Reviews

9.2
Date: Mar 10th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win 904

The In Win 904 is aiming to accomplish one thing: to make computers beautiful. And it does, strutting its mixture of thick aluminium and tempered glass around perfectly. Consider it the McLaren of cases: too tight for that family of four, senselessly expensive to most, but put it into a row with all the cases out there and people will look at it in awe.

9.5
Date: Mar 7th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300 W

Antec, a major player when it comes to PSUs, recently reinforced its flagship High Current Pro series with a new unit, the HCP-1300. The Bitcoin mining craze probably contributed to the release of this 1300 W PSU that is Platinum certified, fully modular, and backed by a seven year warranty.

8.4
Date: Mar 6th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Shuttle OMNINAS KD22

The newest addition to Shuttle’s NAS portfolio, the KD22 is a 2-bay NAS for home and small office users. It packs some incredibly interesting features, like a built-in Wi Fi card that transforms this unit into a hot-spot, and looks incredible because of its nice black aluminum casing.

9.4
Date: Mar 4th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ 4 GB

PowerColor's R9 290X PCS+ uses a large triple-fan, triple-slot cooler, which promises improved temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design. The card is also overclocked out of the box by +50 MHz GPU and +100 MHz memory, making it the highest-clocked R9 290X available today.

9.7
Date: Mar 3rd 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill TridentX 32 GB CAS7 F3-1600C7Q-32GTX

G.Skill sent me a fancy new memory kit with huge capabilities, both in size and for overclocking! Clocking in at a normal 1600 MHz, but with CAS 7, the G.Skill F3-1600C7Q-32GTX's sticks aren't average, and their red and black tridents are nearly the perfect match for any watercooled and overclocked build.

8.9
Date: Feb 28th 2014
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Enermax ETS-T40 Black Twister

Enermax seeks to ruffle the feathers of their competitors with the ETS-T40 Black Twister. They do so by combining solid performance with low noise output; all without compromising on quality and style.

9.3
Date: Feb 27th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750 W

Super Flower is hammering the PSU market with incredibly interesting products, and they have now sent us a mid-capacity unit based on the excellent Leadex platform. The Leadex Gold 750 W unit features Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling design with the crystal-cube connectors particular to the series, and the option for a semi-passive operation.

8.7
Date: Feb 26th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
BitFenix Colossus Mini-ITX

Take the Prodigy and the original Colossus chassis by BitFenix, combine them, and out comes the Colossus Mini-ITX chassis. The love child of these two product lines sports the compatibility of the highly successful Prodigy and the coolness of the very first BitFenix chassis, the Colossus.

9.3
Date: Feb 24th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming 4 GB

MSI's Radeon R9 290X Gaming comes with the company's well-known TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler, which should improve temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design significantly. The card is also overclocked out of the box for some extra performance.

9.0
Date: Feb 20th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 750 Ti OC 2 GB

Unlike most other GTX 750 Tis, ASUS has placed an additional 6-pin power connector on their GTX 750 Ti OC, which promises improved overclocking potential and may even improve out-of-the-box performance due to GPU Boost. The card is also extremely quiet thanks to its dual-fan thermal solution.

8.6
Date: Feb 19th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Xigmatek Vector P Series 700 W

It has taken Xigmatek some time to release their fresh Vector P line, having two members with Platinum efficiency. Today, we will take a look at the P700: It features a semi-modular cabling design, promises ultra-silent operation, and exploits the Reverse Thrust Fan technology to avoid internal dust build up.

8.5
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 750 OC 1 GB

Today, NVIDIA also launched the GeForce GTX 750, which is similar to the GTX 750 Ti, just with fewer shaders and lower clocks. The ASUS GTX 750 OC is overclocked out of the box to provide some extra performance while still being power efficient, cool, and quiet.

9.0
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming 2 GB

MSI's GTX 750 Ti Gaming is the quietest GTX 750 Ti we reviewed today. It is whisper quiet in both idle and during gaming, even with the included overclock out of the box. Thanks to NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, the card also runs incredibly cool and consumes very little power.

9.3
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual 2 GB

Palit's new GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual comes with the fantastic power consumption improvements of the Maxwell architecture, but also includes a large overclock out of the box. Additional overclocking potential is also excellent, making this the card you want if you are after maximized performance.

9.0
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB

Today, NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 750 Ti, which is based on the new GM107 graphics processor introducing NVIDIA's Maxwell graphics architecture. Power consumption of the new card is at a record low, which means temperature and noise levels are impressive as well.

8.5
Date: Feb 17th 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
EVGA Z87 Stinger (Intel LGA 1150)

The intended base of any EVGA Hadron build, the Z87 Stinger is EVGA's answer to a high-end mITX OC solution. Built with a focus on features and overclocking, as with EVGA's high-end videocards and PSUs, the EVGA Z87 Stinger makes its mark, but does it sting like a bee, or is it only as annoying as a fly?

8.9
Date: Feb 14th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX

BitFenix has taken the original genes of the Prodigy and fused them with the exterior of the newer Phenom line. The outcome is a small and compact chassis with all the major functional benefits of the highly successful Prodigy in a cleaner, sleeker package - perfect for that HTPC or Steam Box.

9.4
Date: Feb 13th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2 GB

AMD today released their Radeon R7 265 in a preemptive strike to cover their bases against NVIDIA's upcoming GTX 750 Ti. While the card is based on the aging HD 7850, it still offers good gaming performance and comes with an excellent price/performance ratio.

8.4
Date: Feb 11th 2014
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Scythe Katana 4

The Katana 4 from Scythe is a cooler that changes what one can expect in terms of performance at such a small size. It proves itself by offering good cooling at low noise levels and an affordable price, but can it cut through the competition like the sword it is named after?

9.6
Date: Feb 10th 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION (Intel SKT 2011)

ASUS ROG is back at it again, tossing another bone our way - the RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION. Harkening back to the much older RAMPAGE III BLACK EDITION, this new board seeks to do the same with its ultimately-optimized ROG design and feature focus, but for Intel's X79 Express platform.

8.6
Date: Feb 7th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec TruePower Classic Series 750 W

Today we are taking a look at Antec's TruePower Classic 750 W unit. The strongest of the series, its efficiency is Gold-certified. It also utilizes a non-modular cabling design to be as affordable as possible.

9.1
Date: Feb 5th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Fractal Design Arc Mini R2

Fractal Design's latest mATX chassis brings the Arc Mini series up to par with the Midi line by offering an R2 variant. It includes a few nice updates, but does come with a price tag to match. Is the Arc Mini R2 fly enough to get away with it?

9.4
Date: Feb 4th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC 4 GB

Sapphire's custom design R9 290X Tri-X OC impresses with low noise levels that still run the card at cool temperatures. The card is also overclocked out of the box, which makes it faster than the GTX Titan. In Europe, the price over reference is just 10%, which makes the choice a no-brainer.

7.8
Date: Feb 3rd 2014
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Thecus N2310

Good NAS servers don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Case in point is Thecus' fresh N2310 for use at home. It is equipped with an 800 MHz SoC processor and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM and can take up to two HDDs. Not here to break performance records, its very high price/performance ratio is simply amazing.

8.7
Date: Jan 31st 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS Z87I-PRO (Intel LGA 1150)

We continue our foray into mITX motherboards by taking a look at an high-end enthusiast option from ASUS, the P87I-PRO. Featuring a huge 12+2 VRM design, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, plus all Intel Z87 features, the ASUS P87I-PRO also carries the standard high-level ASUS experience we've all come to expect.