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Cougar Challenger Mid-Tower Case Review

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The Challenger is a new case from Cougar. When you see it you are to think about missile firing switches. It is designed to accommodate large graphics cards and to facilitate cooling as well as looking cool. And though they don’t advertise this, Cougar has clearly gone to some lengths to make the Challenger easy to work in. So did they succeed? Let’s go exploring and see. Read More

HighPoint RocketCache 3240X8 Review

Today, we have a product from a company typically associated with the server and business market, HighPoint Technologies, Inc. What we’ll be taking a look at in this article is their RocketCache 3240×8; a product for combining multiple SSDs and HDDs into high performance, high capacity storage solutions. Read More

Arctic Accelero Hybrid 7970 GPU Cooler

Today we will be taking a look at Arctic’s venture into a closed-loop cooling solution – the Accelero Hybrid 7970. Supporting a dozen AMD video cards ranging from the HD 5830 through the HD 7970 (with some exceptions) this cooler is set to be marketed as their flagship cooling solution. Read More

AMD FX-8350 - Piledriver - CPU Review

Today AMD is releasing their new FX processors. They are an evolutionary step from AMD’s oft-maligned Bulldozer processors released just over a year ago. How large of a step forward is Piledriver? We’re here to show you! Read More

EVGA GTX 650 Ti SSC 1GB Review

The GTX650 Ti is Nvidia’s latest offering in the Kepler lineup, we looked at MSI’s entry into this field on NDA drop day, now it’s EVGA’s turn. Who will come out on top? Read More

Sapphire PURE Platinum A85XT Motherboard Review

With the recent release of AMD’s new Trinity APUs, motherboard manufacturers have been quick to respond with their Socket FM2 offerings to support this new platform. You can include Sapphire in this group – with their newest release, the PURE Platinum A85XT, which is armed with full support for everything the Trinity APU and A85X chipset brings to the table. Read More

ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Edition Video Card Review

Did I say flagship when we reviewed the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP? Apparently I should have said flagship…for now. The Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Edition is clocked even higher (1100 MHz!) and has even more features that make it the new flagship. The embargo on this beastly hardware lifts today and we’re right here to bring it to you! Read More

Thermaltake Smart 730 W Power Supply Review

I’m back at it again! This time it’s a Thermaltake Smart 730 W PSU that I’m torturing. The Smart series promises solid performance for a low price. An entry level buyers dream! The question of the day is: How’s the performance? We’ll see. Read More

MSI GTX 650 Ti Power Edition Graphics Card Review

It’s another Kepler launch day for NVIDIA! The thrust behind this launch is to bridge the price/performance gap between the GTX 650 and GTX 660. This time around the GTX 650 Ti takes center stage. The MSI GTX 650 Ti Power edition will be our specimen as we dive in for a look at this new NVIDIA GPU architecture. Read More

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case Review

Nanoxia, who brings us fine fans, has taken the plunge and brought us their first case: the Deep Silence 1. Is this a silent monolith? Let’s see – and hear. Nanoxia is a German company best known for their green bladed fans and nanotechnology fan bearings. You can hear the composite in their name. They pride themselves on their “German Engineering.” Read More

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