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Editorials

X58A-UD3R: High-End Overclocking on Gigabyte's Entry X58 Platform

The X58A-UD3R is Gigabyte’s entry X58 motherboard, and has been around for quite some time. It’s been tested by a hundred review sites, and used by overclockers all over the world. How many reviews of this board have you seen with something like an i7 920, some 1600MHz memory, and high-end graphics card, showing you what the weekend overclocker or casual user might expect from this board? We all know this is a proven product, and probably the best value (performance + reliability / $) you can get for an X58-based computer. Let’s see how this entry-level board performs under some real pressure. Read More

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Cooling

CoolIT Vantage ALC Review

The CoolIt Vantage ALC is not the first self-contained watercooling loop to hit the market, and certainly won’t be the last. We have reviewed several already at Overclockers.com: including the CoolIt ECO A.L.C. and the Corsair H50. The Vantage, however, is the most advanced self-contained watercooling product that we’ve seen to date, featuring an LCD screen, wireless-ready monitoring capabilities and customizable performance profiles. Read More

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Reviews

Cooler Master Storm Inferno Mouse Review

Cooler Master has another addition to their Storm gaming product line, the Inferno mouse. For hardcore gamers, the right peripherals can make a huge difference in performance and comfort, so not just any old mouse will do. Although it only has 4000 DPI (the Sentinel Advance has 5600 DPI) and no weight adjustment, the Inferno promises to be more than just good looks. Read More

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Motherboards

Quick Testing On Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5

If you want to see Gigabyte’s 890FXA-UD5 turn a wimpy 2.7GHz single-core sissy into a 4.2GHz+ dual core beast, you’ve come to the right place. I will do some Thuban testing with this board in the near future though. So while this review will be short and to the point, the follow up article will be more extensive as far as overclocking and performance results are concerned. Read More

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Reviews

Psyko Audio Labs 5.1 Headphones Review

Surround sound headphones have never had a good reputation in my book, but Psyko Audio Labs has come up with a new, novel approach which could change this segment of the market for the better. Enter the Psyko 5.1 headphones and their analog sound pipes, which are supposed to properly emulate a real surround sound speaker system. Having a completely new approach to sound delivery intrigued me from the start, but how well can this actually work in practice? Read More