Reviews

8.9
Date: Sep 24th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Origen AE M10

Origen AE has taken their legendary construction quality down to a mini ITX platform with their newest HTPC chassis - the M10. It is made of two thick pieces of aluminum and features an external, passive 150W power brick - two aspects you won't get anywhere else. But is this enough to justify the 400 Euro price tag?

9.0
Date: Sep 23rd 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS EAH5870 CrossFire

We pair two AMD Radeon HD 5870 1 GB accelerators for some CrossFire action, and see how viable it proves as a high-end graphics setup.

9.5
Date: Sep 22nd 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 5870 1 GB GDDR5

Today AMD launches their new Radeon HD 5800 Series of graphics cards. They are powered by a brand new graphics processor called "Cypress". Our review goes into all the detail about the new HD 5870 flagship, but we also have HD 5850 scores so you can get an idea what to expect.

Date: Sep 22nd 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 5870 PCI-Express Scaling

AMD's latest generation of graphics cards offers unprecedented single GPU performance levels. Such performance requires an optimum environment, especially important is PCI-Express bandwidth. We investigate if these cards can still deliver on a PCI-E x8, x4 or even x1 link.

8.9
Date: Sep 17th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62

The Lancool PC-K62 is the high-end model of the Dragonlord Series. It comes stuffed with four fans, screw-less systems everywhere you look within that black interior and a cool looking window to top things off. We go in for the kill to see if we can tame the Dragon.

Date: Sep 16th 2009
Author: btarunr
In: Video Cards
AMD HD 5800 Series Leak Collection

A compilation of all plausible information about the Radeon HD 5000 series graphics processors found on the web, stitched into a collage.

Date: Sep 14th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS MARS/2DI/4GD3 Dual GeForce GTX 285 4096 MB

If any graphics card has been hyped in the past months it's the ASUS MARS Dual GTX 285. It is the first and only graphics card featuring two GTX 285 GPUs with 4 GB VRAM. The card is set out to dominate every other card on the market delivering amazing performance - at a breathtaking price of USD 1200 per card.

9.0
Date: Sep 13th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Mice
Razer Orochi and Kabuto

Razer's two most recent products are put to the test as we examine the performance of the Orochi dual mode gaming mouse and the Kabuto gaming mat. Both of these products are part of Razer's new product line intended for gamers on the move.

8.9
Date: Sep 9th 2009
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar Vault

In a time when all of our information is going digital there is more of a need for a way to store our information securely. The Vantec NexStar Vault aims to make this data secure by providing the security of a keypad, along with data encryption.

8.9
Date: Sep 7th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Mushkin GeForce GTX 295 Single PCB 1792 MB

Mushkin's GeForce GTX 295 comes in a very stylish wooden box that radiates "premium product" as soon as you have it in your hands. Other than that the card follows NVIDIA's single PCB GTX 295 reference specifications to the letter, but also comes at an attractive price point of $499.

8.0
Date: Aug 31st 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
SoundMagic PL30 In-ears

SoundMagic is one of the few brands out there dedicated to making quality in-ears that are affordable as well. Today we take a look at their PL30 in-ears which boast a mighty bundle and good sound quality to boot. Being priced at $25 they provide amazing value in the IEM segment.

8.2
Date: Aug 28th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI HD 4890 Cyclone SOC 1 GB GDDR5

MSI's HD 4890 Cyclone SOC is the fastest model of the Cyclone Series. It comes with clocks of 1000 MHz / 1000 MHz out of the box and uses a huge heatpipe cooler to keep the card cool. As an extra feature a native HDMI connector has been added in case you want to connect the card to your big TV screen.

9.5
Date: Aug 24th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Head-Direct HiFiMAN EF2 Headphone Amplifier

The recently launched HiFiMAN EF2 amplifier takes center stage as we test to see if it is worthy of such a name. Manufactured and sold by Head-Direct this product is both competitively priced and well equipped.

8.1
Date: Aug 21st 2009
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock

With more and more people becoming entrenched within the digital age there is an increasing need for storage. Hard drive docks are definitely a part of the solution with easy to use USB and eSATA connections all in a package that sits on your desk. Today we will be looking at what the Vantec NexStar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock has to offer.

8.9
Date: Aug 18th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Powercolor HD 4770 PCS 512 MB

Powercolor's new HD 4770 PCS comes with a cooling solution designed by Artic Cooling and a custom PCB design by Powercolor. This should result in improved thermal performance, less noise and better overclocking. Thanks to decisive product design, Powercolor manages to offer the card at no extra price over other HD 4770 cards.

8.9
Date: Aug 14th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI N275GTX Lightning GTX 275 1792 MB

MSI's latest addition to their Lightning Series is the N275GTX Lightning with 1792 MB memory and a new Twin Frozr II dual 80 mm fan cooler. Being targeted at overclockers it is overclocked out of the box of course. All this sounds like a noisy card? Nope, on the contrary, the card is actually the quietest card in its performance class, by far.

9.4
Date: Aug 11th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Luxa2 LM100 Mini

The Luxa2 LM100 Mini is the smallest HTPC enclosure of that brand in the line-up. It can fit a mini-ITX board, but does it manage to deliver a compact and concentrated dose of all the features we look for in an HTPC chassis?

8.5
Date: Aug 10th 2009
Author: erocker
In: Cases
AZZA Spartan

In a market saturated with mid-tower computer cases there are countless designs and different features to choose from. The one choice most people can agree on is getting a good value for their money. AZZA is trying to make this choice easier by offering the Spartan, a case with bold looks for gaming at a low price.

8.6
Date: Jul 30th 2009
Author: DanishDevil
In: USB Sticks
Patriot Xporter Magnum 64 GB Flash Drive

If you need to move a lot of data around then the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64 GB is a great choice. It offers enough storage for all your needs on the road and pairs that with maximum transfer speeds of up to 33 MB/s. Patriot has also made their $150 flash drive stand out by designing it in a menacing red.

9.6
Date: Jul 29th 2009
Author: Pinchy
In: Thermal Paste
GELID Solutions GC-2 Thermal Compound

The new GC-2 thermal compound by GELID Solutions is unique from its competition. It comes in a large 7 gram container and is priced the same as competitors' 3.5 gram products. Its thermal conductivity is excellent and an included applicator tops this product off.

9.5
Date: Jul 27th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ Reaper HPC 6 GB DDR3 1866 MHz CL 8 Kit

OCZ expands the Reaper series with the HPC tri-channel kit. This one runs at 1866 MHz and offers CL8 right out of the box. The heatspreader design with heatpipe cooling looks menacing, but will it manage to keep cool under pressure when we push the memory to the limit and reap some praise?

8.0
Date: Jul 23rd 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Razer Megalodon USB Headset

The newest addition to the Razer headset lineup is the USB powered Megalodon headsets. Featuring an all new USB sound card developed by Razer called the Maelstrom sound engine. Depending on user preference you can run in either 2.0 or 7.1 mode.

8.6
Date: Jul 17th 2009
Author: Pinchy
In: Thermal Paste
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

The new GC-Extreme thermal compound by GELID Solutions is definitely one to consider when you are in the market for some thermal grease. It has amazing thermal conductivity and does better than the competition.

8.1
Date: Jul 14th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
A-DATA S805 Flash Drive

The S805 from A-DATA is the perfect storage companion for the outdoor user or as a key chain. The nice metal clip along with a solid frame make this stick perfect in that regard, even if it is not a speed demon, but the S805 still manages to be Vista Readyboost ready.

7.8
Date: Jul 13th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Element T

The Element T is the most affordable case in the Element family from Thermaltake. It aims to please both the the professional user and the mainstream gamer. This is certainly no easy task, but he case has space for up to six hard drives, an excellent construction and clean looks along with a large red LED fan up top.