Reviews

9.0
Date: Jul 17th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.SKILL TridentX 2933 MHz C12 2x 4 GB kit

G.Skill's F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG kit is a weapon for the seasoned overclocker and Haswell-based systems. Clad in black and red, it is a complex kit that, once quenched and hardened, proves to be valuable to any serious overclocker.

8.7
Date: Jul 16th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec High Current Gamer Modular 850 W

We previously evaluated the Antec HCG-750M, and it left us with a good impression. We will now review its bigger brother, the HCG-850M. Sharing the same features with the aforementioned unit and having been made by the same OEM, Seasonic, we have pretty high expectations, too.

9.5
Date: Jul 15th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Antec GX700

The Antec GX700 is the first of the new series aiming to offer a stylish chassis with a few very cool visual- and functional details at an affordable price point. Clearly going for a military theme, we will see if this chassis can defend itself in the $50 case category or if it shoots nothing but blanks at the competition.

9.4
Date: Jul 15th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO (Intel LGA 1150)

New to the ASUS ROG line-up, the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO is for those looking to get that high-end ROG "GENE" experience in a full ATX format, but does stretching the GENE also stretch the HERO's ability too thin, or has the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO come to save the day?

8.2
Date: Jul 15th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Sunrise Ray DA-P1 Headphone amplifier & DAC

Sunrise Audio's newest DAC / amp gets put to the test. The Ray DA-P1 is built with Android devices in mind and works with devices that feature USB Audio in the kernel. It is also a very capable small form factor DAC / amp that won't give you any problems with Windows.

9.3
Date: Jul 11th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000 W

EVGA decided to dive deeper into the PSU market by recently releasing some new models, including the Super NOVA G2 1000W, which we will test today. The SuperNOVA G2 1000 W can easily be classified as a high-end unit, and considering its features, its price also looks very good.

8.6
Date: Jul 11th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 1866 MHz C10 2x 8 GB

Crucial expanded their line-up a short while ago at Computex by introducing the Ballistix Sport XT product for mainstream users and those who know how to tweak their memory. We take a look at the high-end 1866 MHz C10 model, which carry a few surprises.

9.2
Date: Jul 10th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2

The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 is the second generation of the water-cooling friendly Arc series, and it brings many more or less obvious improvements along for the ride. Will these be enough to make an even better impression than the original?

8.2
Date: Jul 9th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
NZXT Respire T40

The NZXT Respire T40 packs a punch with four 8 mm heatpipes and 48 aluminum cooling fins. As an "easy to install" and "easy on the wallet" option, it could be a force to be reckoned with in the budget cooling arena.

9.5
Date: Jul 8th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 780 TwinFrozr Gaming 3 GB

MSI's GeForce GTX 780 GAMING is a factory overclocked custom design of the GTX 780. It is the quietest GTX 780 we tested so far, making it a great choice for gamers who want low noise levels. With a price of $650, it is just $10 more expensive than the reference design, a reasonable price increase.

8.3
Date: Jul 4th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Be Quiet! PURE POWER L8 500 W

Be Quiet! recently revamped their Pure Power line with several new additions. They released six new non-modular units, and we will test the new 500W unit today. It promises a high price/performance ratio along with ultra-quiet and reliable operation.

9.4
Date: Jul 3rd 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Intel NUC DC3217IYE (Next Unit of Computing)

The Intel DC3217IYE Next Unit Computing is quite the beast, with the ability to connect two HDMI screens at the same time and the power of an Intel Core i3 and QS77 Express Chipset all in a tiny package. Just add memory and SSD and take this tiny system for a ride - we sure did!

9.3
Date: Jul 2nd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Seagate 600 Series SSD 480 GB ST480HM000

Seagate is trying to establish a strong presence in the SSD market using their new 600 and 600 Pro SSDs, which are based on a Link-A-Media controller. Clocking in at $400 for the 480 GB version, our testing shows good price/performance, at affordable storage cost.

8.7
Date: Jul 2nd 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (Intel LGA 1150)

Hatched at the same time as MSI's other GAMING Dragon, the Z87-G45 GAMING comes from the same brood as its bigger brother. The genes may be the same, but the abilities offered are different, including the hole the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING is going to burn into your wallet; being smaller sometimes has its benefits.

9.0
Date: Jul 1st 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Logitech UE BOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker

UE BOOM is a brand new Bluetooth speaker with a lot of neat functions. It plays for roughly 15 hours, is very small, and light. It might just be the ideal companion for a day on the beach or as a wireless speaker for small rooms. With a huge range of colors and a good-looking design, it could be a major hit!

9.5
Date: Jun 30th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Carbide Air 540

The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is the company's first cube chassis; it aims to offer the perfect base for a compact water-cooling system. Don't be fooled by the name as it can swallow up to two 280 mm radiators without issue. While everything looks great on paper, we check to see how it stacks up against the competition.

9.0
Date: Jun 28th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-U14S

The NH-U14S from Noctua continues their well-known tradition of exceptional quality. Offering low noise levels and exceptional cooling performance, the NH-U14S looks to give the competition a serious beating.

8.6
Date: Jun 27th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec High Current Gamer Modular 750 W

Antec added new models to their High Current Gamer series of PSUs, which feature interesting characteristics and good performance. Today, we will evaluate the fresh HCG-750M, that is 80 PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a five-year warranty.

9.6
Date: Jun 27th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 2 GB

The ZOTAC GTX 770 introduces a new dual-fan cooler that looks quite sleek. Even though the card isn't overclocked, it delivers improved performance thanks to ZOTAC's smart thermal design.

8.5
Date: Jun 26th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Rosewill Line-M

The Rosewill Line-M may not look like much, but it comes with a long list of features that make it not only interesting to office users but also budget-minded gamers. Will its inner values be enough to stand out from among the plethora of mATX chassis on the market? Only a closer look will tell!

9.2
Date: Jun 25th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB

MSI's GTX 760 TwinFrozr GAMING comes with the same powerful cooler as their GTX 770. This means that the card is extremely quiet in both idle and load, yet doesn't run hot at all. The card is also overclocked out of the box.

9.0
Date: Jun 25th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ ACX Cooler 2 GB

EVGA's GTX 760 SC comes overclocked out of the box and uses the company's new SCX cooler that promises good performance and low noise levels.

9.1
Date: Jun 25th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Gigabyte GTX 760 WindForce OC 2 GB

Gigabyte is launching the new GTX 760 with their WindForce 3X triple-fan cooler. The card is also overclocked out of the box, which provides a nice performance boost over the reference design.

9.1
Date: Jun 25th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 2 GB

The ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU OC uses the same compact PCB as the DC II Mini, which makes it the smallest GTX 760 reviewed today. Its new DirectCU II cooler keeps temperatures low and noise levels in check. An overclock out of the box is also provides an extra performance boost.

9.1
Date: Jun 25th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 760 JetStream 2 GB

Palit's GeForce GTX 760 JetStream comes with a large overclock out of the box, on both GPU and memory. This makes it one of the fastest GTX 760s reviewed today. The card also uses a dual-fan, triple-slot cooler, and Palit is only asking a $5 price premium over the reference design.