Reviews

8.9
Date: Aug 14th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics 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.

9.0
Date: Jul 8th 2009
Author: erocker
In: Other
Vantec ezSHARE Adapter

With more people having more than one computer the need to share and transfer files between them has grown. Vantec has come up with a product geared towards this market with the Vantec ezSHARE Adapter. It boasts an easy setup with no additional software to install and a setup time of only seconds. Let's see what the ezSHARE Adapter has in store.

8.9
Date: Jul 8th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Xigmatek Midgard

The Xigmatek Midgard aims to redefine the mainstream case segment by packing it full with all kinds of features. From plenty of fan mounts to screw-less systems everywhere, along with an all black interior and a low, low price tag of $60. That is bound to get our attention, so we take a real close look, but will it manage to do away with the doubts?

8.4
Date: Jul 6th 2009
Author: Fitseries3
In: Cases
Scimitar Computers Vertex Pyramid Case

The Vertex is a very unique HTPC chassis. Shaped like a pyramid and constructed of solid metal sheets along with a choice of three colors, the case is certainly an eye catcher. The chassis is currently available in very limited quantities, but you can count on us to get one of them to fill up with hardware for your viewing pleasure.

9.0
Date: Jul 2nd 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Maximo iM-590 iMetal Earphones

Relatively unknown Maximo recently released their iM-590 earphones. Based on a 9 mm driver and boosting a metal exterior these earphones will undoubtedly turn some heads. The price of just $59 certainly will.

7.9
Date: Jun 30th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
Sapphire HD 4730 512 MB

Sapphire's new HD 4730 is based on the RV770 GPU which is used on the HD 48xx Series. Such a choice had to be made because the availability of the HD4770 GPU is extremely limited at this time - while customer demand is up. Sapphire offers their card with 640 shaders and 512 MB GDDR5 memory at an extremely competitive price point of only $79. But is that enough to take over that market segment?

9.0
Date: Jun 28th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum (Single PCB)

NVIDIA has silently introduced a new revision of their GeForce GTX 295. The new version crams everything onto a single PCB. While the performance characteristics have not changed, thermals, fan noise and power consumption did change indeed. Is the new single PCB GTX 295 a success or just an unimportant product revision?

8.6
Date: Jun 25th 2009
Author: Pinchy
In: CPU Coolers
Spire TherMax II

Spire's TherMax II is a new DHT CPU cooler for AMD and Intel CPUs. Its four heatpipes make direct contact with the processor for optimum cooling. Also included in the package is a fan controller which allows you to control the UV reactive fan in any way you want.

9.1
Date: Jun 22nd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
G.Skill Trident 2000 MHz DDR3 CL9 6 GB Tri-Channel Kit

The Trident Series from G.Skill is a very affordable kit, but manages up to 2000 MHz right out of the box. The kit also has very nice high quality heatspreaders. We push the kit to 1.65 V and way beyond that to see check for additional OC potential or if it manages to impress us with a great price / performance ratio.

9.1
Date: Jun 21st 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Panzerbox

The Panzerbox intends to mow down the competition like a tank, as it is aimed at the uncompromising LAN party gamer. The compact case has all the space for large components to pack quite the punch. We take the case for a spin to see if it delivers more than just a menacing look.

8.8
Date: Jun 18th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Gladiator 600

The Gladiator 600 is another entry into the fray what some may call the "mainstream case market". We tear the case down from all angles to let you know if it can keep up with today's expectations and deserves the Gladiator name and if it is a worthy evolution from the Centurion.

Date: Jun 18th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Other
8.5
Date: Jun 16th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Beta

The NZXT Beta is an extremely affordable enclosure with a sub 50 US Dollar price tag. We take a close look at the case to see if any corners were cut to keep the price down or if NZXT managed to combine usabilty, a solid feature set with that low, low price tag. In other words: will it come across as cheap or affordable?

8.8
Date: Jun 16th 2009
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700

The Audio-Technica ATH-AD700s headphones surprise with their unusual appearance and performance. Outperforming most of the competitors in its price range these headphones are quite a treat to anyone looking for a set of $100 headphones.

9.4
Date: Jun 12th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
Sapphire HD 4890 Toxic / Vapor-X

Sapphire's HD 4890 Toxic uses their exclusive Vapor-X cooling technology. This results in a card that delivers considerably more performance than the HD 4890 reference, yet does so without any excess noise. Actually the Sapphire HD 4890 Toxic is the quietest HD 4890 we ever had in our hands.

Date: Jun 8th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Booth Babes
Computex 2009: Show Girls

Even though this year's Computex happened during economic crisis, a lot of companies had hot asian girls at their booths to draw the visitors' attention. We got 176 pics showing what you missed at the show.