Reviews

8.4
Date: Dec 13th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS MARS GTX 760 4 GB

ASUS engineered a truly unique product with their ROG MARS GTX 760. It is based on two GTX 760 GPUs on a single card, which provides amazing performance sitting right between the GTX 780 and 780 Ti. The cooling solution is also decent and makes sure the card always runs full NVIDIA Boost clocks.

8.8
Date: Dec 12th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Prolimatech Black Series Genesis

Prolimatech looks to beat the competition with the Black Series Genesis CPU cooler. Utilizing a unique design out of ninety matte black fins and being whisper quiet as tested, this stylish heatsink keeps more than just the CPU cool.

7.5
Date: Dec 11th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
BitFenix Shadow

The BitFenix Shadow looks pretty sweet with its dual LED lighting element in the front, which can be toggled off, red, or blue. Is the chassis able to shine or will it have to stay in the shadows due to shortcomings?

9.2
Date: Dec 10th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
QNAP TS-470

QNAP recently released their new TS-x70 line, and in this review, we are going to take a look at the TS-470, a 4-bay NAS suitable for SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business) environments. QNAP even claims this server to be capable of offering higher than 400 MB/s read and write speeds.

9.2
Date: Dec 9th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 780 Ti JetStream 3 GB

Palit's GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream comes with company's triple-fan, triple-slot cooler, which provides impressive temperatures. The card is also overclocked out of the box, making it faster than the $1000 dual-GPU GTX 690 on average. Overclocking works great, too, thanks to the new GTX 780 Ti GPU.

8.4
Date: Dec 6th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Cooler Master G550M 550 W

Cooler Master has lately been revamping their PSU lines with units that feature innovative platforms and killer price/performance ratios. Today, we will take a look at the G550M PSU, a mid-level product that, although its affordable price promises high performance, comes with a five year warranty!

8.9
Date: Dec 5th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Keyboards
Func KB-460 Gaming Keyboard

Func's brand new KB-460 gaming keyboard gets put to the test. This keyboard features Cherry MX switches, macro capability and many more game-oriented features. Despite being a hardcore gaming keyboard, it also includes convenient features such as USB hub and wrist rest.

8.8
Date: Dec 4th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 2x 8 GB 1600 MHz C9

We take another look at Crucial's memory products, this time a set of tiny Very Low Profile, Low Voltage DIMMs at a rather standard 1600 MHz. Screened for operation at CAS 9, the Crucial Ballstix Sport VLP kit is for those looking to save a bit on power consumption, or those that have a confined case to build their system in.

9.2
Date: Dec 3rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor R9 270X PCS+ 2 GB

PowerColor's R9 270X PCS+ comes overclocked out of the box and introduces a completely new cooler design. In our testing, the card delivers good temperature and noise levels. With a price of $200, it's also the cheapest R9 270X available at this time.

8.9
Date: Dec 2nd 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: USB Sticks
Lexar JumpDrive P10 32 GB USB 3.0

The Lexar JumpDrive P10 may look like the Triton released last year, but don't be fooled: Lexar has upped the maximum speeds of the unit to 265 MB/s read and 245 MB/s write!

8.9
Date: Dec 2nd 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: Cases
Silverstone Fortress FT04

The Silverstone Fortress FT04 continues to push the boundaries when it comes to unique interior layouts and excellent cooling attributes. Silverstone even added a side of thick aluminum panels for good measure. But how does all of this come together as a package?

8.9
Date: Nov 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS R9 270X DirectCU II TOP 2 GB

The ASUS R9 270X DC II TOP comes overclocked out of the box and features the well-known ASUS Direct CU cooler, which results in excellent temperatures and very low idle noise levels. The card ends up a bit noisier during gaming, though. With a price of $210, it's just marginally more expensive than the cheapest R9 270X on the market.

7.9
Date: Nov 29th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz HM9 Headphones

MP4Nation is well known for their budget friendly headphone lineup. These solid over-ear headphones also come with a huge bundle and are built for a life on the go. Their pre-order price of $119 makes them a good price/performance option, too.

7.5
Date: Nov 28th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Aerocool GT-S Black Edition

Aerocool's new XL-ATX capable case is simply called GT-S, and it is available in two color choices: The "Black Edition" with red highlights and the "White Edition" with blue ones. We take the dark one for a spin around our test track to see whether it can keep up.

8.9
Date: Nov 27th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Media Players
Shuttle XPC Barebone SH87R6 w/ Core i5-4570T

Shuttle is one of the few manufacturers to specialize in compact but powerful systems. We are testing the SH87R6 using their new R6 chassis. Equipped with Intel's H87 express chipset, it supports the latest Intel Haswell CPUs. It can also take a full length VGA card and two 3.5" or 2.5" drives and a 5.25" ODD.

9.0
Date: Nov 26th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost 2 GB

The HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost comes at reference-design pricing, $200, which makes it the cheapest, highest-clocked R9 270X available at this time. Not only do you get the free overclock out of the box; you also get a better cooler that provides very low temperatures, but ends up slightly noisier.

8.7
Date: Nov 25th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair RM Series 650 W

Corsair is doing their best to dominate the PSU market by constantly releasing new PSU lines, covering all needs and every price range. The RM line addresses users looking for an inaudible PSU at a good price. Today, we will test the RM650: It is 80 Plus Gold certified and features a fully modular cabling system.

9.2
Date: Nov 22nd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC 2 GB

Last week, AMD released their R9 270 Non-X, which is built on the same Pitcairn GPU as the HD 7800 Series before. Unlike the HD 7850, it comes with all its shaders enabled, though. The ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC improves on that with a better cooler and overclock out of the box.

8.9
Date: Nov 21st 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: Cases
Tranquil PC D33217GKE NUC Case

Though Intel sells their NUC motherboards separately, few manufacturers offer passive NUC cases. One of the first was Tranquil PC. We take a look at their compact, passive chassis for the Gigabit i3-based NUC board to see if it manages to offer better thermal performance without a fan.

7.9
Date: Nov 21st 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
CM Storm Pitch In-ear Gaming Headset

CM Storm is known to produce some very good budget gaming gear, and we take a look at their newest little addition today: the Pitch in-ear gaming headset. At only €29 MSRP, it comes complete with a good bundle ready for gaming on phones, tablets, and laptops .

9.3
Date: Nov 20th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Cosmos SE

Cooler Master Cosmos cases: Large and capable, these come with a hefty price tag to match. The Cosmos SE looks like a smaller version of its bigger brother, but has Cooler Master sacrificed cool features, or has the company created a new universe in the sky?

9.0
Date: Nov 17th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Fractal Design NEWTON R3 800 W

Fractal Design has three PSU lines, but their flagship is the NEWTON series. Today, we will test the 800 W member of the aforementioned line; it is 80 Plus Platinum certified and is, according to its maker, the ultimate choice for demanding high-end gaming systems or ultra-quiet media PCs.

8.9
Date: Nov 15th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Scythe Mugen 4

Scythe has once again revamped the Mugen series with the Mugen 4. Utilizing a unique design and six 6 mm heatpipes, it has all the markings of a typical Tower-style heatsink. What truly sets it apart is the near silent operation that steals even Noctua's thunder.

8.2
Date: Nov 14th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Enermax Revolution X't 630 W

Enermax is well-known for their PSU products, and they have, over all these years, maintained a successful presence in this market segment, although the competition is fierce. We will now take a look at their new Revolution X't PSU with 630 W capacity. It is 80 Plus Gold compliant and features a semi-modular cabling design.

8.5
Date: Nov 13th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT H230

The NZXT H230 is going head on with other players in the sought-after 70 US dollar market. The slogan "All you love about the H" makes us eager enough to figure out if it holds true. But can the NZXT H230 also take on the competition at this price point?