NZXT Source 530 PC Case

NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Computer Case Review

NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Case NZXT has many award winning case designs, which offer features that are high in demand.  One of their latest lines is the Source line.  This case line is designed to include enthusiast level features while keeping the design simple.  Currently there are four cases in this line, each are …more

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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard

GIGABYTE G1.Killer Sniper 5 Intel Z87 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Intel Z87 Motherboard For years GIGABYTE has been among the best of the best when it comes to motherboards and other computer components. Today we will have the pleasure of looking at one of their flagship products, the G1.Killer Sniper 5 motherboard. The G1.Sniper 5 is a beast of a board, both …more

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AMD Radeon R9 270 Cards Arrive

MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC and Sapphire Dual-X R9 270 OC Video Card Review

AMD Targets Video Cards At The $179 Price Point Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been keeping us extremely busy launching new graphics cards and this week is no different. AMD announced the Radeon R9 270 graphics card this morning at the $179.99 price point. This is the sixth video card that AMD has added to …more

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WD My Cloud EX4 8TB

WD My Cloud EX4 8TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Review

WD’s First 4-Bay NAS Server Western Digital’s My Cloud network-attached storage devices are great for storing your data, but they are single-bay devices that can’t offer capacity benefits or mind assuring redundancy of having a RAID array for your data. Millions of people around the world have relied on single-bay or single-drive devices to backup …more

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BlizzCon 2013 Convention Hall

BlizzCon 2013 Wrap-Up Coverage

  The confetti has settled and the CosPlay/BlizzBabes/BlizzDudes have taken off their costumes with BlizzCon 2013 now officially over. Our ears are still ringing from two days of madness at Blizzard’s Greatest Show on Earth.  In case you missed our coverage, we have a wrap up of the first day’s BlizzCon activities here. The second …more

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BlizzCon 2013

BlizzCon 2013 – World of Warcraft Expansion and More

After almost two years away in hibernation, BlizzCon returned to the Anaheim Convention Center with a bang as more than 20,000 fans poured in.  With so many fans, gamers, and CosPlayer itching to see what Blizzard had in store for their three main franchises – World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, many felt that there …more

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OCZ Vector 150 - Barefoot 3 with 19nm NAND

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Attempts To Vector Back It was this time last year that we wrote about our affinity for the then brand new Vector series drive from OCZ which flaunted their homegrown Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. We had high praise not only for the performance but also for OCZ’s persistence with their Indilinx acquisition made …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Ready To Become The Fastest Video Card When we first told you about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan video card back in February 2013, we noted that it was powered by NVIDIA’s GK110 ‘Kepler’ GPU and that one of the Streaming Multiprocessors (SMX unit) was disabled. Our review on the …more

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AMD Radeon R9 290

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card Review

AMD Wants To Destroy The GeForce GTX 780 What happens when you take an AMD Radeon R9 290X video card and disable four compute units, lower the core clock speed just a smidge and slash the price by $150 dollars? You end up with the lower cost AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The new …more

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BitFenix Ronin - No Master. No Mercy.

BitFenix Ronin Mid-Tower Case Review

BitFenix Ronin Mid-Tower Case BitFenix is a fairly new name to the enthusiast case market, however their cases have been getting a lot of attention as providing great cases for budget builders.  Their main focus is on building high quality enthusiast grade cases, offering a multitude of features while keeping the price down.  The case …more

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Phanteks TC12DX Cooler

Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review

The Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Phanteks is a fairly new company that was founded in 2007 by engineers and a Dutch design team.  They first came to fame with their PH-TC14PE cooler.  Since then, they have diversified by developing a case, fans, and several other CPU coolers.  Today, they have sent over the PH-TC12DX the …more

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Tt eSports Level 10 M Gaming Headset

Tt eSports Level 10 M Gaming Headset Review

Thermaltake Gives Level 10 Treatment A Gaming Headset It’s been over three years since Thermaltake surprised computer enthusiast circles with the Level 10 full-tower ATX case. It was both elaborate and absurd in its features and design, costing a not so modest $700 then. That case has since been succeeded by a series of more …more

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Pure Power L8 700W

Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 700W PSU Review

Pure Power L8 700W PSU Review Introduction Be Quiet! is an European company which, despite the strange name, is a very well-known manufacturer  amongst enthusiasts, mostly for their high quality (and notoriously expensive) power supply units. We had an encounter with their very impressive Dark Power Pro 10 series a few months ago; however, impressive …more

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Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 780 at 4K Ultra HD

AMD Radeon R9 290X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 at 4K Ultra HD

Gaming at 4K For The First Time Yesterday, AMD released the Radeon R9 290X video card at $549 that was able to outperform the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 in the majority of benchmarks that we ran.  We tested at 1920×1080, 2560×1600 and 5760×1080 resolutions over six game titles and two synthetic benchmarks, but our testing …more

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AMD Radeon R9 290

AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card Review

AMD’s Radeon R9 290X GPU is Ready To Battle NVIDIA The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is nearly two years old and if you calculate that in ‘gamer years’ it would be easily considered past its prime. Video cards don’t get better as they age, so you would think that this card would be obsolete by …more

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