Reviews

9.0
Date: Apr 1st 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD 4890 1 GB GDDR5

Sapphire's new HD 4890 comes with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and yet unseen clock speeds offering much better performance at a competitive price. Will that be enough to beat NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 275 ?

Date: Apr 1st 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 4890 CrossFire

Our HD 4890 CrossFire review investigates whether running two of these brand-new cards is a viable choice if you need that extra bit of performance or want to run with even more eye candy than what is possible with a single HD 4890 board.

9.3
Date: Apr 1st 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce GTX 275 Amp! Edition

Today NVIDIA released their GeForce GTX 275 Series. While there are no architectural improvements, the new cards offer substantially improved performance at competitive prices. Zotac's Amp! Edition offers higher clocks out of the box - is that enough to combat ATI's new offerings?

9.2
Date: Mar 31st 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Mushkin Ascent XP3-14400 CL8 2 GB Kit

The Ascent series from Mushkin represents their high-end line-up with thick eVCI heatspreaders, very tight timings and fast speeds. On top of that, the memory scales extremely well with voltage and has plenty of potential for overclockers

9.1
Date: Mar 30th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
In Win NA eSATA & USB Enclosure

The In Win NA is a very stylish and unigue HDD enclosure. In Win has gone all out and included a porcelain plate as cover and hid the USB 2.0 and eSATA interface within the confines of the smooth white bowl.

8.9
Date: Mar 29th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lancool Metal Boned K6

The Lancool Metal Boned K6 packs a lot of the exclusive new features found in the modern Lian Li cases in a sleek and clean designed case. The Lancool Metal Boned K6 is intended for LAN party gamers, wanting great construction quality and sturdiness in combination with the looks and engineering backbone one has come to expect from Lian Li.

8.6
Date: Mar 26th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS HD 4650 iSilence 512 MB

The HIS HD 4650 iSilence with its passive Zalman cooling solution offers a noise free experience, which is especially important when building a quiet media PC system. On top of that you will also receive a full version of the STALKER Clear Sky game.

9.6
Date: Mar 25th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ultrasone PRO900 Headphones

The Ultrasone PRO900s have finally arrived! This newest addition to the Ultrasone lineup promises an enhanced listening experience through the use of some radical new sonic principles. Lets see how they fair against the present top models from rivaling brands.

8.2
Date: Mar 24th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS HD 4870 IceQ4+ Turbo 1 GB GDDR5

In addition to the long and complicated name, the HIS HD 4870 IceQ4+ Turbo features twice the memory compared to the AMD HD 4870 reference design. The clock speeds have also received a boost, now running at 770 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory out of the box. Last but not least, HIS replaced the AMD cooler with their own IceQ cooling system.

9.2
Date: Mar 20th 2009
Author: Pinchy
In: CPU Coolers
CoolIT Domino A.L.C CPU Cooler

The CoolIT Domino A.L.C. CPU cooler is a water cooling unit at the price of an air cooler. It has three fan speed modes and features a blue backlit LCD screen. Installation is simple for a water cooling unit and its performance is exceptional considering its low price of $79.99.

9.0
Date: Mar 11th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
FiiO E3 & E5 Portable Headphone Amplifier

When it comes to portable headphone amplifiers one brand that has everybody talking is FiiO. Their inexpensive portable headphone amplifiers shook the market and has gained immense popularity. Read on as we take the E3 and E5 out for a spin.

8.5
Date: Mar 10th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1 GB

While NVIDIA's GTS 250 isn't really new technology, Galaxy has chosen to put an Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo cooler on their card. Even though it uses two fans, the card is extremely quiet making it an excellent choice for a media PC. The best is that it won't cost you anything extra. Galaxy is offering their cards at NVIDIA's reference design MSRP of $149.

8.5
Date: Mar 9th 2009
Author: DanTheBanjoman
In: NAS
Thecus N4100 Pro

The Thecus N4100 Pro is a relatively low cost four bay NAS. It features basically all features the other models do and promises high performance. Where is the catch? We tested the N4100 to find out.

Date: Mar 7th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Booth Babes
CeBIT 2009: Girls

In times of economic crisis companies are saving where it hurts most: the amount of booth babes at this year's CeBIT has been at an all-time low. We looked extra hard to bring you proof that there are still companies out there who can afford to please your eyes.

7.5
Date: Mar 2nd 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GeForce GTS 250 2048 MB

Today NVIDIA released their GeForce GTS 250 Series which is based on the G92 graphics processor that has already been used on a number of GeForce 8 and GeForce 9 designs. While NVIDIA's reference design comes with 1 GB of memory, Palit has chosen to create a card that comes with 2 GB of VRAM.

9.6
Date: Mar 1st 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Inno3D iChill GTX 260 896 MB (216 SP)

If you are looking for a quiet high performance card, then the factory-overclocked iChill GTX 260 is certainly a great choice for you. Using Arctic Cooling's Accelero XXX cooler it emits less fan noise than most low-end cards, yet offers performance close to the GeForce GTX 280.

8.1
Date: Feb 27th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Silverstone Fortress & Strider 750W

The Silverstone Fortress aims to shrink the same awe inspiring and award winning uni-body construction of the legendary TJ07 to a mid-tower case, while still offering modern functionality and all the bells and whistles one should expect from an enthusiast enclosure.

9.0
Date: Feb 17th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP 896 MB

Palit's new GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP is based on NVIDIA's latest GT200b 55 nm graphics processor. Palit has chosen to go with a dual fan design for improved airflow and increased overclocking. Not only the thermal design has been changed but also the PCB design, which features several cost optimizations and comes in an appealing ATI-red.

9.9
Date: Feb 16th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Westone 3 Earphones

The long awaited Westone 3s are finally here and they make quite an entry. Leaving the competition behind, these earphones set the pace. Using the first true three way cross over ever to be fitted in a universal style in-ear solution these set the standard when it comes to sound quality.

9.0
Date: Feb 12th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce GTX 295 1792 MB

Zotac's GeForce GTX 295 comes with two NVIDIA GT200b GPUs sandwiched together in one graphics card. The card can successfully defeat ATI's HD 4870 X2 in our benchmarks and offers plenty of overclocking headroom beyond that. Thanks to the 55 nm GPU design and clever power saving methods the card even delivers in the performance per Watt segment.

9.3
Date: Feb 11th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Storm Sniper

The CM Storm Sniper is Cooler Master's first offering of the new "CM Storm" branding. The gear is intended for the enthusiast, semi-pro or even professional gamer. That said, the Sniper is jam packed with unique features, all wrapped up on a beautiful design and incredible paint job.

9.6
Date: Feb 8th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Qinpu V-1.8 Mini Desktop Speakers

Qinpu's V-1.8 mini speakers represent great value. Available for only £249 a set these speakers are ready to take on the competitors with their dual driver design and good looks.

8.8
Date: Feb 5th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NOX Coolbay HX Case & APEX 700W

Yes, the Coolbay HX looks similar to the Antec 900, but this chassis from NOX manages to score with additional features, a nice interior paint job and better cooling, making it a choice to be taken very seriously, especially considering the price point.

9.5
Date: Feb 3rd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Upek Eikon & Eikon To Go Fingerprint Readers

There are plenty of fingerprint readers out there and odds are that you may have used one here and there. Upek is one of the companies behind such units and also offers two very interesting retail products, which managed to surprise with both Windows and OS X functionality.

9.1
Date: Feb 2nd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Ikonik Ra X10 SIM

The Ra X10 SIM case is the company's flagship model, featuring the unique software controllable fans and thermal monitoring system for the 13 included cooling fans. On top of that you will be able to stuff the Ra X10 with 10 hard drives, an eATX motherboard, multiple GPUs and a full compliment of external drives - with room to breath.