Reviews

8.1
Date: Sep 29th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
BitFenix Pandora

BitFenix is looking to step things up in terms of the material mix with the Pandora. While plastic and steel have dominated their cases until now, the Pandora utilizes aluminium side panels and a bolder design. Will the Pandora bridge the gap between function and design or will it remain as elusive as a planet on which tall, blue creatures live?

Date: Sep 26th 2014
Author: btarunr
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI

NVIDIA's $550 GeForce GTX 980 shook up the high-end graphics card market, and today, we are testing two of these cards in SLI. This killer combination will let you build an Ultra HD capable gaming system, or enjoy smooth fragging with G-SYNC Surround.

9.5
Date: Sep 26th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Pure Black

A chassis with the ability to hold some serious liquid cooling within its belly, six USB ports, and with enough to still satisfy air cooling fans - at less than 100 USD? It seems as though such is possible with the Aquarius X90 Pure Black - but will this case be a beacon of light and hit its crowded market with guns blazing, or does it shoot with nothing but blanks?

9.5
Date: Sep 25th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 970 JetStream 4 GB

Palit's GTX 970 JetStream is one of the highest-clocked, custom design GTX 970s out there. It features a triple-slot, dual-fan cooler that will completely stop the fans in idle and light gaming. Palit's card is also the most affordable custom design, with just a $15 price premium.

7.5
Date: Sep 24th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Mice
Attitude One Rapira Elite Gaming Mouse

Attitude One's newest laser-sensor-equipped gaming mouse, the Rapira Elite, gets put to the test. It features the Avago ANDS-9800 sensor, which guarantees good tracking performance on pretty much any surface imaginable. Priced at €59 MSRP, it isn't nearly as expensive as other high-performance gaming mice we recently tested.

9.5
Date: Sep 23rd 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Nanoxia Deep Silence 3

The Nanoxia Deep Silence 3 is the company's third generation of low-noise cases. Available with an all-black or graphite-colored front, the chassis may not look very different on the outside, but it does offer some surprises within.

8.7
Date: Sep 22nd 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Rosewill Fortress 750 W

Rosewill's portfolio includes the Fortress line, a Platinum PSU series for users who look for high efficiency and reliability, but are on a tight budget. We are testing the 750W model today, which features a non-modular cabling design to save on cost and comes with a hefty seven-year warranty. The cherry on top is its silent operation.

9.6
Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB

Today, NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 980, which brings the Maxwell architecture to the high-end. It features massive power efficiency improvements and reduced noise, but also beats the GTX 780 Ti in raw performance. Pricing is quite acceptable, too, with an MSRP of $549.

9.9
Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB

ASUS just released their GeForce Strix GTX 970 OC, an overclocked version of the GTX 970 with its own custom-PCB. What is special about the STRIX technology is that it will shut off the fans completely during idle, media playback, and light gaming, resulting in a completely noiseless experience.

Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: btarunr
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SLI

At half the price of a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 970 can tempt you into buy a pair of them. With Ultra HD monitors dropping below the $500 mark, a playable Ultra HD gaming PC under $2000 suddenly sounds realistic. Here's why spending 3 grand on a GTX TITAN-Z was a bad idea.

9.6
Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 4 GB

EVGA's brand-new GeForce GTX 970 SC ACX uses the company's latest ACX cooler, which promises to improve its noise and temperatures over the reference design. It is also overclocked out of the box for that little bit of extra performance it needs to beat the Radeon R9 290X.

9.4
Date: Sep 17th 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS Z97-A (Intel LGA 1150)

Looking for an affordable, yet highly-featured Z97 board? ASUS has the board for you! The ASUS Z97-A is ASUS' mainstream Z97 product, yet you might wonder about whether ASUS made a mistake with the price once you get one and see what it packs. The $120 Z97-A definitely offers more than you would expect.

9.3
Date: Sep 15th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
QNAP TS-451

QNAP released the TS-x51 series, which, although classified lower than the TS-x70 line, is comprised of high-performance members that feature the brand-new Intel Bay Trail SoC. Today, we will take a look at the TS-451. It not only features good performance but also looks great because of its white finish.

8.5
Date: Sep 12th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz Delta In-ears

MP4Nation's newest budget-minded in-ears get put to the test. The $22.50 Brainwavz Delta in-ears feature a metal enclosure and four sets of well-performing tips, including a set of Comply foam tips. A 8 mm Ø driver allows for a very slim enclosure, which makes achieving a good and comfortable fit a breeze.

9.4
Date: Sep 11th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Graphite 780T

The Corsair Graphite 780T is the successor to the 760T, a chassis that has been on the market for quite some time. It features the same new bold design we have seen on the 380T, but allows you to install a fully sized ATX board and features a lot more expandability.

9.1
Date: Sep 10th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
DeepCool Steam Castle

The DeepCool Steam Castle aims to take steampunk to the main stream. Available in four different colors with elaborate looks, will it manage to deliver hip looks right out of the box while remaining functional at a competitive price point, or is it a hip shell with a boring interior?

9.3
Date: Sep 8th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair HXi Series 1000 W

Corsair just introduced the new HXi series, comprised of members with Platinum efficiency and full compatibility with the Corsair Link software. Today, we will take a look at the second-strongest unit of the line with 1 kW capacity, ideal for a power-hungry system with up to four VGAs.

9.8
Date: Sep 4th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Crucial MX100 256 GB

Crucial's new MX100 SSD is super affordable, yet provides excellent performance that can easily compete with the big boys. It uses brand-new 16 nanometer flash chips from Micron, paired with a proven Marvell controller. Hands down the best SSD you can get!

8.9
Date: Sep 3rd 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Aerocool DS Cube

Aerocool's Dead Silence series of cases aims to be quiet, but flashy, thanks to its various bright color choices. With the DS Cube, the company is offering a compact mATX chassis having the ability to hold potent components, which allows you to build a hip gaming rig.

8.0
Date: Sep 2nd 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC 2 GB

Today, AMD launches the Radeon R9 285 based on their brand-new Tonga GPU, which replaces Tahiti, promising to be faster and more power efficient. Sapphire's board comes with a custom cooler and is overclocked out of the box for some extra performance.

9.7
Date: Sep 1st 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600 W

EVGA recently introduced their new flagship SuperNOVA unit with 1600 W capacity and 80 Plus Gold efficiency. According to their description, this PSU is the ultimate tool for any highly overclocked system, and in this review, we plan to push it beyond its limits to see how it fares.

8.9
Date: Aug 29th 2014
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Graphite 380T

Corsair is aiming to take the Graphite series on the road with the Graphite 380T. A compact Mini-ITX chassis with a solid grip and sweet looks, it certainly has the specs to be an awesome LAN-gaming rig. But all this comes at a fairly high price - will the Graphite 380T manage to make each cent count?

9.3
Date: Aug 29th 2014
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
MSI X99S GAMING 7 (Intel LGA 2011v3)

Another new Intel debut is upon us, and you just can't miss it if you use multiple monitors and videocards. Today, we take our first look at Intel's X99 Express platform with MSI's X99S GAMING 7 to show us what's in store. Including SATA Express, M.2, DDR4, and support for Intel's new Haswell-E CPUs, the MSI X99S GAMING 7 might just be what you're looking for.

8.7
Date: Aug 27th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair RM Series 1000 W

Corsair's RM series includes some of the quietest PSUs available on the market. Today, we take a detailed look at the strongest member of this series, the RM1000. It promises good performance and ultra-silent operation, a rare feature for a 1 kW unit.

8.9
Date: Aug 26th 2014
Author: MSnyder
In: Processors
Intel Haswell Core i7-4790K vs. i7-4770K Comparison

Intel released the Intel Core i7-4790K, which created quite the stir with Intel Core i7-4770K owners. Does the Intel Core i7-4790K outperform the Intel Core i7-4770K in every way or does it fall a little flat? If you already own a 4770K, is the upgrade worth it?