GELID IcyPad Review


While cooling might not be in the forefront of your mind during winter season, your components would beg to differ. Sure they are not sentient but if they could speak they would let you know that cooling is always important no matter what season. CPUs and video cards get the bulk of the attention when it comes to prioritizing system cooling and even laptops get their own cushy platforms now but what […] Continue Reading

Intel Core i7 4960X (Ivy Bridge-E) Review


Intel has not released an enthusiast processor for the last two years (Ivy Bridge-E), but in the meantime they have launched not one, but two new mainstream architectures. Ivy Bridge-E changes this, but as a drop in upgrade for the x79 platform, there are no major changes besides a die shrink and better power consumption. Of course this Isn’t what most enthusiasts wanted, but at the end of the […] Continue Reading

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Review

Product Name: NvidiaGeForce GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card
Price: Starting at $699.99 – Amazon


Both the “Kepler” and “Tahiti” architectures have been on the market for nearly two years now, but it was just last month that we saw the best of what Tahiti can do in the form of “Hawaii” and now Nvidia is f […] Continue Reading

AMD Kaveri A10 APU Powered Briefcase PC Mod

AMD kicked off CES with their Kaveri Tech Day event, which was dedicated to the new APU’s coming down the pipe. At the event though AMD was showing off some case mods using Kaveri based systems and Legit Reviews managed to get a few shots of an interesting briefcase mod made by Ed Callaway.

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Seagate 600 Pro 200GB SSD & RAID Review

Over the last few years SSDs have started to replace standard mechanical hard drives in the consumer market, as the speed relative to an HDD makes them logical choice hands down. However, SSDs haven’t been as widely adapted in the enterprise space because of one major issue that has plagued the drives since their initial launch – flash wear. An SSD has a limited number […] Continue Reading

EVGA GeForce GTX 750 SC 1GB Graphics Card Review

The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 is based on Nvidia’s First Generation “Mawell” architecture which packs quite a punch for having a TDP below 75W. Just a few weeks ago we were able to examine the GTX 750 Ti, which is the older sibling of the 750 series, the difference in this model is it comes with a slightly cut down GPU that features 512 CUDA cores instead of 620 and it o […] Continue Reading

HDD vs. SSD Real World Gaming Performance


Hard OCP just posted an interesting review about the gaming performance between SSDs and HDDs. In the article the consensus is that there is no difference in gaming and I can vouch for that, when it comes to the frame rate you are not going to see any difference between using an SSD over an HDD. What we think they missed though is the loading time of games. The difference when loading into games is n […] Continue Reading

MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC Graphics Card Review

Product Name: MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC Edition

Price: Starting at $179.99 – Amazon

AMD has released an onslaught of graphics cards in a short period of time and the “Volcanic Islands” family continues to grow with the release of the AMD Radeon R9 270.

The 270, is similar to that the 270x, but it comes with a more […] Continue Reading

Noctua NH-L9i and NH-L9a CPU Cooler Review

Product: Noctua NH-L9i Heatsink

Price: Starting at $42.99 – Amazon

HTPC builds require not only a heat sink with a physically smaller dimensions, but one that performs silently. Small fan size generally means the exact opposite due to the higher RPM requirement just to produce as much airflow as a larger fan size equivalent, so […] Continue Reading