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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

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

EVGA GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC Graphics Card Review

We’re back today with another iteration of NVIDIA’s new GTX 650 Ti BOOST, this time from EVGA in the form of their GTX 65 Ti BOOST SuperClocked (SC for short). This card is obviously clocked above the stock 650 Ti BOOST, but how much does that gain? Let’s find out. Read More

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 120 GB SSD Review

The name Super Talent will probably bring memory modules to mind. Like most memory manufacturers have done, Super Talent has migrated into the SSD market with a full line of products. Today’s review is on their TeraDrive CT3 120 Gb SSD, which certainly carries enthusiast-like specifications. Let’s find out if the TeraDrive CT3 SSD is a worthy contender in both the SSD and enthusiast market, shall we? Read More

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200 W Power Supply Review

Today we have something interesting. We have the German version of Excess in Power Supply form. Previously we checked out the American version of Excess in the NEX1500. Today’s unit, the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200 W is an entirely different sort of excess. It looks suspiciously like people at be quiet! are thinking about people’s needs. If this unit has performance to match its specifications I am going to be very happy indeed. Will I be happy? Will it function correctly? Will it come with a USA power cable? All that and more will be revealed! Read More

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