Reviews

8.9
Date: Nov 19th 2008
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
iStarUSA xAGE-902 Dual HDD Docking Station

iStarUSA has a new dock to add to their large stable of HDD docks, rackmount chassis, and other enclosures. The xAGE-902 Dual HDD Docking Station features a dual HDD design and no-nonsense looks. Look and see why iStarUSA's latest offering may be your next HDD docking solution.

Date: Nov 14th 2008
Author: btarunr
In: Other
AMD Financial Analyst Day 2008

Call it being secretive, selective, being optimistic, or simply realistic, the multi-layered facet of AMD management, presented the company to market analysts and the press. There's quite some matter to decipher from the presentations held at the main sessions of the AMD Analyst Day 2008 event. We attempt to explore what AMD could have in store for you as a consumer, investor, or simply a spectator to a company showing a fair bit of resilience as it battles hostile market conditions.

7.8
Date: Nov 13th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Package

The Spedo Advance package looks like a modded and tuned sports car. There is plenty of space for optical drives and it can hold six hard drives. The three 230 mm fans cool that engine inside the chassis.

8.8
Date: Nov 12th 2008
Author: erocker
In: VGA Coolers
Akasa Vortexx Neo

The Akasa Vortexx Neo is a dual-slot cooler that exhausts warm air out of a computer case filling a void in today's graphics cooler market. This all in one, universal cooler is advertised to cool every component on a graphics card from the voltage circuitry to the GPU, and does so with classic dual-slot cooler looks.

9.1
Date: Nov 11th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master HAF 932

The Cooler Master HAF 932 is a great looking case with its industrial and rugged design. It sports two 230 mm fans to cool those parts to the max. Removable hard drive trays and plenty of space for large components, all packed up inside this steel case makes for a perfect combination.

9.0
Date: Nov 11th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe - HD 4870 X2 2048 MB

Palit's new Revolution 700 Deluxe is the first graphics card that occupies three slots in your PC. The massive cooling assembly successfully increases overclocking performance, lowers temperature and reduces fan noise. But is that good enough to beat the AMD reference design?

9.7
Date: Nov 10th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: VGA Coolers
Xigmatek Battle-Axe VGA Cooler

The Xigmatek Battle-Axe VGA Cooler takes the innovations from the company in the CPU cooler area and applies them to a GPU cooler. This means that you will get direct touch heatpipes and massive fans to cool that modern graphic card of yours.

8.2
Date: Nov 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
OCZ Behemoth Regulator Mousepad

The OCZ Behemoth Regulator is a classic cloth mouse pad with ample size and good feel for the casual gamer. The price of less than 10 US Dollars should make this an interesting buy.

9.8
Date: Nov 6th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li Tyr PC-X500

The X500 is the shrunk version of the already awesome Tyr PC-X2000 case by Lian Li. The larger brother already blew our socks off, featuring a unique layout, great design and lots of features. We take a close look at the Tyr PC-X500 in the hopes to find the same great feature set in a more compact enclosure.

9.2
Date: Nov 6th 2008
Author: Pinchy
In: CPU Coolers
Gelid Solutions Silent Spirit CPU Cooler

Gelid Solutions’ Silent Spirit CPU cooler is a small, lightweight, high performing heatsink for both AMD and Intel CPUs (including Intel Socket LGA1366). Its four heatpipes connect to a pure copper base and an angled block of fins to cool surrounding motherboard components. The cooler is also extremely silent with Gelid's silent 9 2mm PWM fan attached.

9.5
Date: Nov 5th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Yuin G1 Clip-on Headphones

G1 is the name of a brand new set of clip-on headphones from Yuin. These headphones feature a special sound signature and are aimed at people on the move craving great sound.

9.2
Date: Nov 5th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Leadtek GeForce GTX 260 Extreme+ 216 Shaders

The new Leadtek GeForce GTX 260 Extreme+ comes with an increased shader count of 216 compared to 196 on the regular GTX 260. Leadtek has also overclocked the card for some free extra performance. In our testing the GTX 260 Extreme+ delivers excellent performance per Watt claiming a number one spot in the test group.

8.8
Date: Nov 4th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2048 MB

Being priced at reasonable $419, the Sapphire HD 4850 X2 is designed to take some market share from NVIDIA's GTX 280. The card features 2 GB of GDDR3 memory and comes with a custom designed cooling solution. Even though you would expect very little overclocking from a dual-GPU card, we saw an amazing 15% performance increase from overclocking without touching any fan settings.

8.9
Date: Nov 2nd 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD 4650 OC Edition 512 MB

Sapphire's HD 4650 Overclocked comes with a solid overclock out of the box. But during our own overclocking tests we saw an amazing untapped overclocking potential resulting in more than 20% real world performance increase. Even without overclocking this card, that's in the $70 price range, is an excellent deal considering price/performance.

9.1
Date: Oct 31st 2008
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar 3i HDD Enclosure

In today's market there are plenty of external hard disk enclosures to choose from, with a variety of colors, styles and features to set them apart. The Vantec NexStar 3i has some inherent qualities that deffinitely sets it apart from the rest. With fast read times and power saving features, read to find out more on how the Vantec NexStar 3i fares against the rest of the pack.

9.5
Date: Oct 29th 2008
Author: erocker
In: Keyboards
Vidabox Premium Wireless Keyboard

With HTPC's gaining more and more in popularity, various input devices and peripherals for them are becoming a more integral part of the market. With many options to choose from for keyboards, mice and the combination of both, it's hard to come to a conclusion on what suits the HTPC best. Vidabox may have an answer with their Vidabox Premium Wireless Keybaord w/ laser trackball as an all in one solution.

8.0
Date: Oct 28th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier

The Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier is made for all of you who want to use a pair of efficient passive speakers along with your PC without having to shell out the big bucks. Priced at only € 50 this amp could easily become an integrated part of your rig offering very solid performance for its price.

9.7
Date: Oct 26th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-A7010

The Lian Li PC-A7010 takes many of the features found in the Armorsuite or X2000 and wraps it into a sophisticated, but understatement clean look. Every feature within the case aims for ease of use, reliability and to deliver a quiet computing experience.

9.5
Date: Oct 24th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
Corsair Dominator Series 4 GB DDR2 Kit 1066 MHz CL5

The Corsair Dominator Series of 4 GB kits does not only manage to deliver a great overclock but also offers exceptional performance at lower speed settings, making this a kit for almost every scenario. Its attractive price of $125 is a very affordable way to get into the 4 GB club while still being able to run serious overclocks.

9.3
Date: Oct 22nd 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4830 512M

Today AMD launches their new HD 4830 Series. The cards come with a reduced shader count of 640 and lower clocks to fit into the $100 to $150 segment. In our testing we saw amazing overclocking of over 30% which should bring the card much closer to more expensive solutions.

9.0
Date: Oct 22nd 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor Radeon HD 4830 512 MB

PowerColor's new HD 4830 features the same 640 shader pipes as the AMD reference design, but comes with a big dual-slot cooler. Also new is a native HDMI output which supports HDCP and 7.1 channel audio. Thanks to a PowerColor designed PCB the card will retail about $10 cheaper than the reference design from AMD.

9.0
Date: Oct 14th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ultrasone HFI-680 Headphones

The newest addition to the HFI headphone lineup from Ultrasone is called the HFI-680. These new mid to high end cans should effectively fill in the gap between the old Ultrasone lineups 650 and recently launched HFI-780.

9.0
Date: Oct 9th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4550 passive 512M

AMD's new Radeon HD 4550 comes in a passively cooled version without fan. Such a noiseless experience is crucial in media PC designs where you don't want to be distracted by any fan noise. Also included is a native HDMI and DisplayPort output for connection to your big screen. With a price of around $50 the card even offers some potential for casual gaming.

9.5
Date: Oct 6th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 4 GB 800+ MHz CL4

A-DATA's 4 GB Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 memory kit offers great performance at a low price of only $75. The memory can even run CL3 at the specified 800 MHz, with a small voltage increase and scales up to DDR2-1066 at CL5.

8.9
Date: Oct 1st 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Ikonik Zaria A20 ATX Case with SIM

The Zaria A20 is a unique chassis. Having features like a kick-start power button, interchangable side window, out of the ordinary fan placement are just some of the highlights. The optional SIM module gives you total access to your fans, their lighting and several thermal sensors within the Zaria A20.