Reviews

9.0
Date: Sep 9th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Asustor AS-302T

Asustor is working hard to establish itself, and the recently released 3 Series follows through on those endeavors by targeting home and SOHO users. We will take a look at the AS-302T: It can take up to two HDDs, is equipped with a dual-core Atom processor, and includes many multimedia features.

9.8
Date: Sep 5th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME (Intel LGA 1150)

Not everyone needs a board built to push the limits of what is possible with up-to-date silicon, but I and many other enthusiasts most definitely do. Achieving records requires a special board, and ASUS's MAXIMUS VI EXTREME is that board. Is it EXTREME?

8.8
Date: Sep 4th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Rosewill Tachyon 750 W

Rosewill’s current high-end PSU series, Tachyon, includes Platinum members made by Super Flower. In this review, we will evaluate the second-strongest Tachyon PSU with 750 W capacity to see if it has what it needs to defeat the competition in this category.

8.7
Date: Sep 4th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Corsair Force LS 240 GB SSD

Corsair's new Force LS SSD is a value-oriented alternative to SandForce drives. The solid-state disk is based on a Phison flash controller with Toshiba 19 nm flash and delivers quite decent performance.

8.1
Date: Sep 3rd 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: External HDDs
Transcend StoreJet 25A3

Transcend combines AES encryption and one-touch backup functionality in the StoreJet 25A3, all while offering an excellent 3-year warranty. Will all this be enough to sway potential buyers to go for this 1TB drive?

9.6
Date: Sep 2nd 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Avexir Core Series 3100 MHz 2x 4 GB DDR3

I've got AVEXIR's latest high-performance Core Series 3100 MHz C12 DIMMs in for testing, and they definitely show what Avexir is capable of. Not for everyone, this blazingly fast kit will probably also make your wallet crumble to dust.

9.2
Date: Aug 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 780 Lightning 3 GB

MSI's new GTX 780 Lightning is built to provide a ton of overclocking features for enthusiasts and record breakers. Its large overclock out of the box makes this card faster than the GTX Titan, yet it still has more headroom inside, as our manual overclock yielded another hefty 14% performance increase.

9.6
Date: Aug 28th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2

be quiet! looks to dominate the CPU-cooling market with their Dark Rock Pro 2, having armed this behemoth with two SIlentwing fans, dual cooling towers, and seven 6 mm heatpipes. But whether it will live up to the be quiet! name or falters in the face of stiff competition remains to be seen.

8.7
Date: Aug 27th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Rosewill Hercules 1600 W

Rosewill craves to establish themselves as a top name in the PSU market, so they keep on releasing high-end models. Their top of the line PSU is the Hercules-1600, which we will have the chance to test today. With 1600 W of max power, things are going to be very interesting.

9.3
Date: Aug 26th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9Q-16GXL 2133 MHz 4x 4 GB DDR3

T-Topology on nearly every Z78 motherboard makes filling all four of your motherboard's memory slots an interesting option. G.Skill's new G.Skill F3-2133C9Q-16GXL kit uses four sticks, comes in red, and has great heatsink compatibility, but does using single-sided sticks hurt performance?

9.6
Date: Aug 23rd 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H (Intel LGA 1150)

Gigabyte's Z87X-UD3H is a board I like to refer to as "The Sleeper". Built to meet the needs of most average consumers, it not only comes with everything you need for daily use but also has an overclocking focus, though it may not appear so.

7.8
Date: Aug 22nd 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA Bronze 500 W

EVGA introduced the 500B, a mainstream unit featuring a non-modular design, compact dimensions, Bronze efficiency, and a very nice price tag of only $50, right at the same time as their new SuperNOVA units. We will put it through its paces to find out how it performs.

9.6
Date: Aug 21st 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: Cases
Phanteks Enthoo Primo

Phanteks is entering the case market with the Enthoo Primo. The case, clearly aimed at high-end users with a fetish for liquid cooling, is not here to take prisoners. Instead, it aims to throw a grenade into the party to establish the Phanteks brand as a serious choice when it comes to cases.

9.2
Date: Aug 20th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 760 HAWK 2 GB

MSI's new GeForce GTX 760 HAWK comes with several features for overclockers, like LN2 Dual-BIOS and voltage measurement points. For normal users, the card has been heavily overclocked out of the box, making it the fastest GTX 760 we tested so far.

8.0
Date: Aug 19th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Mice
GIGABYTE Aivia Touch Charge Neon Presenter Mouse

GIGABYTE seems committed to expanding their line of Aivia products beyond gaming. Today, we will take a look at the innovative Neon presenter mouse with quite a few tricks up its sleeve!

8.2
Date: Aug 16th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (Intel LGA 1150)

MSI has won me over recently with their new dragon-themed GAMING SERIES products for Intel's Z87 platform, but that's not all they have been working on. The MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX, with yellow to match MSI's own Lightning VGAs, makes some big claims, but does it break limits, or is it a MAX failure?

9.4
Date: Aug 15th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300 W

EVGA is hitting the PSU market and the competition hard with their latest PSU offerings. The new SuperNOVA G2 1300 W delivers exceptionally good performance at a very nice price, which actually has the unit compete with its 1000 W capacity sibling since the price difference is minimal.

8.9
Date: Aug 14th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT H630

NZXT is moving the H series to the next level with the H630, using high quality materials and a spacious interior. Will its radical new looks, compared to NZXT's previous silent cases, be able to convince users to jump on the silent bandwagon?

8.9
Date: Aug 13th 2013
Author: FireKillerGR
In: Processors
Intel Haswell i5-4670K vs. i7-4770K Comparison

We compare the top two Intel Haswell processors Core i5-4670K and Core i7-4770K at stock and overclocked. Ivy Bridge results are included, too, to determine whether an upgrade makes sense. We also did a run with liquid nitrogen, resulting in maximum clocks of over 6 GHz.

8.1
Date: Aug 12th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
In Win GreenMe 750 W

In Win is very sensitive to environmental issues, and the GreenMe series is clear proof of this, since they donate $1 for every GreenMe PSU they sell to the WWF. Today, we will take a look at the GreenMe 750 W unit; it is the strongest unit of the lineup.

8.0
Date: Aug 9th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ozone Oxygen Headset

Ozone manufactures a wealth of gaming peripherals, and today, we take a look at their brand-new set of gaming in-ears. This in-ear headset is meant for gaming on the go but can also work well with a stationary setup. We put it to the test to see how it compares to other competing products.

8.9
Date: Aug 8th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Plextor M5 Pro 256 GB SSD

Plextor's M5 Pro is the company's current flagship SSD, based on a Marvell flash controller and Toshiba 19 nm NAND flash. In our testing, we see solid results that can easily compete with other high-end drives. The included five year warranty is another bonus.

9.5
Date: Aug 7th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
CaseLabs Merlin SM8

CaseLabs is known for their modular cases because they allow for the most intricate water-cooling setup without compromising on quality. While their cases have been quite large in the past, the Merlin series offers smaller, more traditionally sized enclosures. We take the SM8 for a spin to see how it fares.

9.5
Date: Aug 6th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000 W

Super Flower hits the competition really hard with their new Leadex series units utilizing a fresh platform, promising Titanium efficiency levels with 230 VAC input. Today, we will test the Leadex Platinum 1000 W unit. How will it perform against the high-end competition?

9.1
Date: Aug 5th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Synology DS713+

Synology specializes in high-performance NAS servers with good price/performance ratio. Today, we will take a look at the DS713+ offering reliability and performance along with scalability to business environments, since it can be easily hold up to 28 TB with the Synology DX513 expansion unit.