Reviews

8.8
Date: Dec 14th 2008
Author: erocker
In: Cases
Tagan A+ Diablo Advance & BZ700 PSU

Tagan is a company well known for their power supplies and in recent years have ventured into the case market. In a case market of limitless varieties see how the Tagan A+ Diablo Advance separates itself from the pack with high styling and an elaborate air cooling system that features good looks right out of the box.

8.9
Date: Dec 12th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
IKONIK Vulcan 1200W PSU

IKONIK's latest power supply comes with a whopping 1200W of output power. It offers six 6+2 PCI-Express connectors, which means it is able to handle any video card configuration you can throw at it. The efficiency of over 83% also makes it a viable choice for green computing.

9.3
Date: Dec 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win Matrix

The In Win Matrix is a unique and extremely compact mATX enclosure. It looks good all around, thanks to a clever design and features a unique and well thought out interior. Despite its small size you can still fit in a regular graphics card and several harddisks.

9.3
Date: Dec 8th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Hiper Type R Mk-II 680W PSU

The Hiper Type R Mk-II 680W is a unique power supply because it comes with an integrated 8-port USB hub. A ninth USB connector is dedicated to charging any USB based devices like your Iphone or Ipod, even while the PC is turned off. The PSU itself delivers excellent performance values in stability and fan noise. Efficiency is also high with 82%.

9.8
Date: Dec 6th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Head-Direct RE0 Earphones

RE0 is the name of the brand new high-end in-ear solution from Head-Direct. Despite the naming scheme, these new in-ear have very little in common with its predecessors in the RE-line of products.

9.5
Date: Dec 5th 2008
Author: DanTheBanjoman
In: External HDDs
QNAP TS-509 Pro

QNAP's latest NAS device is built around a full featured PC. As processor a Socket775 1.6 GHz Celeron is used. Upgrading the SO-DIMM memory should be easy too since QNAP was so kind to leave a memory slot unpopulated. The new hardware greatly improves the processing power resulting in much better transfer rates over the dual Gigabit interfaces.

9.2
Date: Dec 4th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Hiper Type M 780W

The Hiper Type M 780W is a great all-round power supply. It offers an exceptionally stable 12V line and is sufficiently quiet to not annoy you during every day PC use. Also it supports SLI or CrossFire with a high efficiency of over 83%. With a price of around $125 it is also cheaper than similar products from bigger brand names.

8.8
Date: Dec 2nd 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Other
Zotac Nitro VGA Overclocking Controller

Zotac's Nitro is a clever little USB gadget that puts the overclocking power of your graphics card right at your finger tips. You can also monitor temperatures and adjust the fan speeds. The best is that all this can be done on the fly, without switching out of your game or benchmark.

8.9
Date: Dec 1st 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Notebook Coolers
Vizo mini Ninja II Notebook Cooler

The Vizo mini Ninja II notebook cooler is the evolution of the first mini Ninja. While keeping the same design as the previous model, it also features the same great construction quality and cooling performance, but also adds an USB hub to the mix.

9.0
Date: Nov 27th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Future Sonics Atrio In-ears

Future Sonics is a brand that produces some very unique in-ears. In this review we will be taking a look at their universal fit in-ears dubbed Atrio. Future Sonics emphasizes their strong bass performance - of course we put this to the test amongst other things in the review.

9.8
Date: Nov 21st 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Sleek-Audio Custom Earphones

Sleek-Audio's much anticipated Custom earphones are put to the test, pitted against the usual suspects in the in-ear arena. These new Custom in-ears can be customized in any thinkable way, right from the frequency response, to the color and artwork on the shell.

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.