Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 GPU Heatsink Review

Arctic is one of the most well-known manufacturers of heatsinks for both graphics cards and processors, as well as a popular producer of thermal paste and case fans. In this review we will be looking at Arctic’s flagship air graphics heatsink, the Accelero Xtreme 7970. Read More

AMD Launches the HD 7990 Dual GPU Card

Today AMD is announcing their “new” HD 7990 dual GPU graphics card. This isn’t very new though, as there have been two cards with dual HD 7970’s on them for a while now. Rumored for a long time, AMD is finally bringing the reference HD 7990 to the market. Read More

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Mid-Tower Case Review

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Overview

Nanoxia did not rest when it brought out its first Deep Silence case. Given that it was named Deep Silence 1, we should have expected a Deep Silence 2. And sure enough, the Deep Silence 2 is has arrived. Is it a case that delves deeper into deep silence? Let us explore this sleek creation and see. Read More

Enermax Hoplite ST Mid-Tower Case Review

A couple of years have passed since the first Hoplite case was released by Enermax, which by and large was a well received product. Fast forward to today and we have a remake called the Hoplite ST. There isn’t a whole lot of similarities between this case and the original Hoplite, other than the name of course. As with any product refresh, a good deal of features have been added and updated to meet more current standards. We all know how competitive the sub $100 chassis market is, so let’s dive in to the Enermax Hoplite ST (ECA3261-W) and find out if it’s a solid competitor. Read More

Our Take On NVIDIA's FCAT GPU Testing

If you follow the GPU reviewing world, you have probably seen several articles pop up regarding a new GPU testing method using a tool called FCAT. Our editing team has discussed this extensively and we believe we’ve come to the right decision, but are of course willing to listen to our readers. Please have a look at this article, weigh the options and chime in with your two cents. Read More

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case Review

Since Fractal Design has jumped into the component market, they have done a great job of bringing us affordable cases that look great. Today we look at a refinement of their venerable Define XL, the Define XL R2. Did they make the right changes to make an already solid case a top contender? Let’s find out together, shall we? Read More

Enermax NAXN ADV 650 W Power Supply Review

Previously we looked at a massive (1500 W) Enermax unit, today’s unit is a rather more reasonable 650 W. It also has something interesting, flat cables. Not just flat cables for some connectors, but flat cables for all the connectors! Even the ATX24P connector. Everything! That’s a rather interesting idea if you ask me. Beyond that we also get 80+ Bronze and a <$100 price tag, putting this unit straight into what is arguably the toughest price bracket. Read More

Noctua NH-L12 Heatsink Review

Whether they are for HTPC’s or simply for taking up less room on the desktop, products designed for slim form factor cases are in high demand. CPU heatsinks for cases like this typically blow air down on the motherboard, cooling not only the CPU, but the various components on the motherboard as well. Noctua has responded with five down-blowing CPU heatsinks. This review will focus on the middle model, the Noctua NH-L12. As usual for Noctua heatsinks, it is designed for flexible fan mounting. The fans are controlled by your motherboard through silent PWM circuits. Read More

G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2600 CL10 RAM Kit Review

We’re back with another high speed G.Skill RAM kit review. This one is rated DDR3-2600 at a relatively tight CAS latency of 10 (full timings 10-12-12-31) and standard 1.65 V rating and model # F3-2600C10D-8GTXD. Can it overclock as well as their DDR3-2666 kit? Well, that’s what we’re here to find out. Read More

ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS Motherboard Review

At last count there are no less than 20 choices to be had within the ASUS Z77 lineup. You can find many offerings in the same price range that differ only by the features included on them. Today we’ll’ be looking at one such mid-level offering, the P8Z77-V LE PLUS. So. let’s have a look at what ASUS has packed into this Z77 offering! Read More