ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Review

The last ASUS board we looked at was for AMD’s new Bulldozer platform, the Crosshair V Formula. It is currently their top of the line AMD board, but it isn’t top of the line like an “Extreme” ASUS board. Today we’re looking at the Rampage IV Extreme, and let me tell you, top of the line may not be strong enough. Read More

Antec Eleven Hundred Case Review

Antec has been in the PC enclosure game for quite some time now, putting out gems like the full-tower Twelve Hundred and the Nine Hundred (now on V2), as well as some uniquely designed cases such as the LanBoy Air and Skeleton. They have given us a chance to review their brand new case as it is brought to market: the Antec Eleven Hundred. This case is designed to fill the gap between the mid-tower Nine Hundred V2, and the full-tower Twelve Hundred. Read More

Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Heatsink Review

Arctic’s heatsinks have a reputation for providing a quiet, high performance cooler while at a reasonable price. Over the past few weeks, I have used this cooler on my GTX 580 (1.5 GB) to test and compare against the following heatsinks: Thermalright Shaman, Asus DirectCuII, MSI TwinFrozrIII, and the stock rear-exhaust reference cooler. Read More

VisionTek 2x4GB DDR3-1600 Memory Review

VisionTek has given a chance to review their 2×4 GB DDR3-1600 MHz (PC3-12800) RAM. Outside of videocards and other components, VisionTek is in the memory business as well! Let’s see if the little known RAM segment can produce some solid results like its AMD videocards. Read More

MSI Twin Frozr III 6950 1GB Review

Today MSI has given us an opportunity to check out their Twin Frozr III 6950 1 GB. What makes this a bit different from other 6950’s are the 1 GB of memory and MSI’s Twin Frozr III cooler which make claims of ~14 dB quieter and 11 °C temperature differences over reference cooled models. Read More

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 Motherboard Review

Today we’re back with another high end motherboard featuring AMD’s 990FX / SB950 chipset, the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7. The last 990FX board we looked at was the ASUS Crosshair V Formula, which was quite impressive. Does the UD7 have what it takes to compete? Let’s find out! Read More

ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 Motherboard Review

When the Asrock 990FX Extreme 4 was given to me to for a review, I looked at it and thought it was just another motherboard. From what I could tell there was nothing special about this board and that this was going to be a typical write up. You know that old saying though? Don’t judge a book by its cover. Read More

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