Reviews

7.9
Date: Nov 29th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz HM9 Headphones

MP4Nation is well known for their budget friendly headphone lineup. These solid over-ear headphones also come with a huge bundle and are built for a life on the go. Their pre-order price of $119 makes them a good price/performance option, too.

7.5
Date: Nov 28th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Aerocool GT-S Black Edition

Aerocool's new XL-ATX capable case is simply called GT-S, and it is available in two color choices: The "Black Edition" with red highlights and the "White Edition" with blue ones. We take the dark one for a spin around our test track to see whether it can keep up.

8.9
Date: Nov 27th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Media Players
Shuttle XPC Barebone SH87R6 w/ Core i5-4570T

Shuttle is one of the few manufacturers to specialize in compact but powerful systems. We are testing the SH87R6 using their new R6 chassis. Equipped with Intel's H87 express chipset, it supports the latest Intel Haswell CPUs. It can also take a full length VGA card and two 3.5" or 2.5" drives and a 5.25" ODD.

9.0
Date: Nov 26th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost 2 GB

The HIS R9 270X IceQ X² Turbo Boost comes at reference-design pricing, $200, which makes it the cheapest, highest-clocked R9 270X available at this time. Not only do you get the free overclock out of the box; you also get a better cooler that provides very low temperatures, but ends up slightly noisier.

8.7
Date: Nov 25th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair RM Series 650 W

Corsair is doing their best to dominate the PSU market by constantly releasing new PSU lines, covering all needs and every price range. The RM line addresses users looking for an inaudible PSU at a good price. Today, we will test the RM650: It is 80 Plus Gold certified and features a fully modular cabling system.

9.2
Date: Nov 22nd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC 2 GB

Last week, AMD released their R9 270 Non-X, which is built on the same Pitcairn GPU as the HD 7800 Series before. Unlike the HD 7850, it comes with all its shaders enabled, though. The ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC improves on that with a better cooler and overclock out of the box.

8.9
Date: Nov 22nd 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: Cases
Tranquil PC D33217GKE NUC Case

Though Intel sells their NUC motherboards separately, few manufacturers offer passive NUC cases. One of the first was Tranquil PC. We take a look at their compact, passive chassis for the Gigabit i3-based NUC board to see if it manages to offer better thermal performance without a fan.

7.9
Date: Nov 21st 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
CM Storm Pitch In-ear Gaming Headset

CM Storm is known to produce some very good budget gaming gear, and we take a look at their newest little addition today: the Pitch in-ear gaming headset. At only €29 MSRP, it comes complete with a good bundle ready for gaming on phones, tablets, and laptops .

9.3
Date: Nov 20th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Cosmos SE

Cooler Master Cosmos cases: Large and capable, these come with a hefty price tag to match. The Cosmos SE looks like a smaller version of its bigger brother, but has Cooler Master sacrificed cool features, or has the company created a new universe in the sky?

9.0
Date: Nov 18th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Fractal Design NEWTON R3 800 W

Fractal Design has three PSU lines, but their flagship is the NEWTON series. Today, we will test the 800 W member of the aforementioned line; it is 80 Plus Platinum certified and is, according to its maker, the ultimate choice for demanding high-end gaming systems or ultra-quiet media PCs.

8.9
Date: Nov 15th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Scythe Mugen 4

Scythe has once again revamped the Mugen series with the Mugen 4. Utilizing a unique design and six 6 mm heatpipes, it has all the markings of a typical Tower-style heatsink. What truly sets it apart is the near silent operation that steals even Noctua's thunder.

8.2
Date: Nov 14th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Enermax Revolution X't 630 W

Enermax is well-known for their PSU products, and they have, over all these years, maintained a successful presence in this market segment, although the competition is fierce. We will now take a look at their new Revolution X't PSU with 630 W capacity. It is 80 Plus Gold compliant and features a semi-modular cabling design.

8.5
Date: Nov 13th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT H230

The NZXT H230 is going head on with other players in the sought-after 70 US dollar market. The slogan "All you love about the H" makes us eager enough to figure out if it holds true. But can the NZXT H230 also take on the competition at this price point?

9.5
Date: Nov 12th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 780 Ti SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooler 3 GB

EVGA strapped their ACX cooler onto the GTX 780 Ti just days after NVIDIA's launch. The new card is also overclocked out of the box, which results in a large performance increase over the stock GTX 780 Ti - EVGA's latest card now even matches the performance of the dual-GPU GTX 690.

9.2
Date: Nov 11th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850 W

Thermaltake decided to have their own digital power supply Series with the Toughpower DPS. Today, we will test the 850 W model which, according to Thermaltake, transforms into an intelligent platform via the DPSApp software.

8.9
Date: Nov 8th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
BitFenix Ronin

The BitFenix Ronin is the company's new mainstream chassis, offering a solid build quality with good looks and a few interesting features. We gear this warrior up with our weapons of choice to see if it can fight off the competition.

9.4
Date: Nov 7th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3 GB

NVIDIA's new GTX 780 Ti uses a full GK110 GPU with 2880 shaders. This enables impressive performance that is 10% faster than the GTX Titan / R9 290X. The card also comes with massive overclocking potential that let us overclock GPU frequency by almost 30%.

8.6
Date: Nov 7th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
OCZ Vector 150 240 GB

OCZ's new Vector 150 is a direct replacement for the Vector using the same Indilinx controller. The only major change is that flash chips from Toshiba instead of Micron are used.

9.5
Date: Nov 6th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000 W

EVGA shook the PSU market with top-performing G2 units and is doing it again with the SuperNOVA P2 1000 W model released recently. Many features in common with the G2s, it uses the same Super Flower platform, but comes with extras, like Platinum efficiency and a selectable semi-passive operation.

9.4
Date: Nov 5th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon R9 290 4 GB

AMD is launching their new Radeon R9 290 today. It comes with slightly weaker specifications than the R9 290X, but can compete with its bigger brother in benchmarks. Thanks to the fantastic price of just $399, the card is also extremely affordable.

9.3
Date: Nov 4th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor R9 290X OC 4 GB

PowerColor's Radeon R9 290X is built on AMD's reference design.Using a 30 MHz overclock on the GPU and coming at reference design pricing, the decision whether this card is worth the money is really a no-brainer.

7.8
Date: Nov 4th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
OCZ Fatal1ty 550 W

OCZ revamped their Fatal1ty PSU series with two new models. Today, we will take a look at the smaller 550 W unit featuring a fully modular cabling design and an LED fan. This unit can, according to OCZ, deliver its full power continuously at up to 45°C and is ideal for Haswell gaming rings.

9.5
Date: Nov 1st 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin

The Gamer Storm Assassin from Deepcool looks to be a beast in its own right. Weighing in at a massive 1378 g, this dual tower design seeks to silently dispatch the competition. With its unique appearance and near silent operation, the Assassin may very well succeed.

9.2
Date: Oct 31st 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win GRone

The In Win GRone is a menacing-looking chassis at a disarming price, filled to the rim with features. Available in two cool color choices, the stylish chassis leaves little to be desired.

8.0
Date: Oct 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2 GB

The HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² comes with a greatly improved dual fan heatsink that is just so much better than the AMD reference design cooler. Unfortunately, HIS did not overclock their card out of the box, which would have been easy given the numbers we've been seeing during manual overclocking.