Reviews

8.9
Date: Mar 11th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Source 340

The NZXT Source 340 aims to draw the masses away from picking elaborate-looking counterparts for 70 USD by showing them how sleek and beautiful a case can look without breaking the bank. Available in black or white, the Source 340 utilizes metal panels all around - a first for a case in this price bracket.

9.5
Date: Mar 10th 2015
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Seasonic Snow Silent Series 1050 W

Seasonic released a special version of their Platinum offering with 1050 W capacity; it comes with a while paint job and is equipped with an FDB fan and a relaxed fan profile for less noise output, which will thrill users looking for a quiet high-performance PSU.

9.7
Date: Mar 9th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Crucial BX100 250 GB

Crucial's new BX100 SSD is a cost-optimized solid state drive that can be had for an ultra affordable price. Built around a Silicon Motion controller, it delivers fast, consistent performance that's just within 1% of the Crucial MX100.

9.9
Date: Mar 5th 2015
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones

HiFiMAN has always been known to produce some pretty interesting high-end headphones. Today, we take a look at the new HE-400i. It uses the same magnet array technology HiFiMAN introduced with the critically acclaimed HE-560.

7.9
Date: Mar 3rd 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Antec Nineteen Hundred

The Antec Nineteen Hundred takes the frame of the Eleven Hundred and pimps it with a bottom compartment, more I/O, extra fans, a splash of color, and an updated exterior. But is this hard-drive swallowing behemoth worth the extra cash you have to throw at it to call it your own?

8.5
Date: Mar 2nd 2015
Author: Frederik S
In: Keyboards
CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Gaming Keyboard

CM Storm is debuting its new gaming keyboard dubbed the NovaTouch TKL. The NovaTouch TKL features Topre switches with Cherry MX-type stems, which allows for a lot of accessories to work on these Topre mechanisms. The keyboard is, as the name suggests, a ten-key-less design, which is great for all gamers with limited desk space and lan-party goers!

8.0
Date: Feb 25th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Fractal Design Core 2300

The Fractal Design Core 2300 sits right in-between the Core 1300 and Core 3300 in the family of enclosures. It essentially offers the same layout and feature set as the Core 3300 for 10 Euro less. But will that result in a better price / performance ratio? We take a close look to find out.

9.4
Date: Feb 24th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Crucial MX200 250 GB

Crucial's new MX200 SSD can utilize portions of its flash capacity in super-fast SLC mode, which makes it the fastest SSD we ever tested. Once the disk gets fuller, the drive automagically switches to MLC mode, block-by-block, all in the background, so you can maximize its disk-space usage.

8.8
Date: Feb 23rd 2015
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Thermalright Silver Arrow ITX

Thermalright is shaking things up with the Silver Arrow ITX. It features a tweaked design that offers better compatibility with Mini-ITX motherboards, especially the ASUS ROG line. With solid performance, exceptional style, and near-silent operation, the Silver Arrow ITX manages to hold its own against the competition.

9.5
Date: Feb 20th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
ASUS GTX 980 Matrix 4 GB

The ASUS GTX 980 Matrix is the company's flagship GTX 980 designed to break world records with liquid nitrogen. It comes with an innovative memory-heating circuit that protects against dreaded cold bugs which cause memory instability. The card also features a dual-BIOS and voltage measurement and control points.

7.5
Date: Feb 18th 2015
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Thecus N4310

Thecus has lately paid some additional attention to mainstream NAS servers by offering solid products at very affordable prices. The N4310 falls into this category and provides users with a rich feature set at a highly competitive price.

8.4
Date: Feb 16th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Antec ISK 600M

Antec aimed to take the ISK 600 and enlarge it with the ISK 600M - for a mATX board, more hard drives, and better cooling, and it does so while re-defining some design elements in the front. Will this bigger version of the ISK 600 manage to leave a mark and is bigger better in this particular case?

8.7
Date: Feb 12th 2015
Author: crmaris
In: Media Players
Shuttle XH97V w/ Pentium G3258

We now have the opportunity to test the XH97V from Shuttle. As its model number denotes, this barebone is based on Intel's H97 chipset, making it compatible with 4th generation Haswell CPUs (its cooling system can support up to 65 W TDP CPUs). Shuttle advertises it as a blend of energy efficiency and performance, and our tests show their claims to be true.

8.3
Date: Feb 10th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li DK-02X

The Lian Li DK-02X should not be considered a computer chassis. It should be considered a designer table with the ability to hold two full systems. But is the biggest of the DK line of desks still a functional piece of furniture, especially once its costs vs. design vs. functionality triangle has been considered?

8.4
Date: Feb 6th 2015
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 360

All-in-one liquid coolers are proving to be ever more popular. In response, Deepcool is setting themselves apart with their all new Gamer Storm Captain 360. Featuring a unique LED-illuminated, reactor-style pump with a visible coolant channel and a 360 mm radiator, it has some serious specifications, and style.

8.5
Date: Feb 4th 2015
Author: Frederik S
In: Keyboards
Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair's newest top-of-the-line gaming keyboard, dubbed K70 RGB, gets put to the test. The keyboard features fully customizable back lighting and full n-key roll-over over USB. You also get a huge driver suite and a choice between three of the most popular mechanical Cherry MX switches.

8.0
Date: Feb 3rd 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
ID-Cooling T60-SFX

ID-Cooling may be a new brand, but they made a splash with their introduction of the ultra-compact T60-SFX chassis. As one of the most compact Mini-ITX cases out there and consisting of nothing but aluminum while featuring a unique shape, we were eager to get our hands on it.

8.7
Date: Feb 2nd 2015
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Fractal Design EDISON M Series 650 W

Fractal Design has for the first time worked with Seasonic, and the outcome is the Edison Modular series. Today, we will take a detailed look at the Edison M with 650 W capacity, the second-strongest unit of the series. It features Gold-certified efficiency, a semi-modular cabling design, and an FDB fan.

9.0
Date: Jan 30th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming 2 GB

With 3x DP, 2x DVI and 1x HDMI outputs, Gigabyte's GTX 960 G1 Gaming features the most complete output configuration. The card is also overclocked out of the box, and a powerful triple-fan thermal solution keeps it cool, yet it stays very quiet in gaming states and will stop the fans completely with idle and light loads.

8.9
Date: Jan 27th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win D-Frame Mini

The In Win D-Frame Mini is a smaller, updated version of the original D-Frame. It actually improves on the compatibility, comes fully assembled, and looks sleeker than the original. Forget looking at the price - the D-Frame Mini is not a sensible buy. Look at it from a design perspective as that is where it really shines.

9.0
Date: Jan 26th 2015
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (Intel LGA 1150)

Another dragon flies ashore! MSI's "high-end" Intel Z97 motherboard, the MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC, swoops down onto my testbench after a long trip to me. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC is MSI's answer for the ultra-dollar gamer, but does it breathe fire or just puff smoke out its nose?

8.8
Date: Jan 22nd 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
Palit GTX 960 Super JetStream 2 GB

Palit's GTX 960 Super JetStream is the highest-clocked GTX 960 we are reviewing today. It also comes with an overclock on the memory for that little bit of extra speed. The card is cooled by a dual-fan, triple-slot cooler that stops the fans in idle and light gaming.

Date: Jan 22nd 2015
Author: btarunr
In: Graphics Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 SLI

With a single GTX 960 threatening to shake up the mid-range the way its bigger siblings did, the question on everyone's mind is whether two GTX 960 cards can measure up to single, bigger GTX 900 series cards, and on the cheap.

9.0
Date: Jan 22nd 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2 GB

EVGA's GTX 960 SSC is built upon the company's famous ACX Cooler for extremely low noise levels, and it turns itself off completely while idling. The card is also overclocked out of the box with a sizable overclock that helps it gain 5% performance over the NVIDIA reference design.

9.0
Date: Jan 22nd 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
MSI GTX 960 Gaming OC 2 GB

MSI's new GeForce GTX 960 Gaming comes overclocked out of the box. Just like previous MSI Gaming cards, the board runs extremely quiet, emitting almost no noise while gaming, and it also turns off its fans in idle. With a price of $200, MSI has chosen to go with NVIDIA's reference-design pricing.