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Another Look at the Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Rev. 1.0

Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Rev. 1.0

The Gigabyte X58A-UD7 motherboards have been out for a while now. Chances are, if you’ve been interested in this board at all, you have had no problem finding information on it. So why sit down and write yet another article about it? For starters, it’s a terrific board, worthy of some more space on the Web and this particular article includes some benchmark results against a rival board that some might find interesting. Read More

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD Review

Today we’ll be looking at the OCZ Vertex 2 120G SSD, which will go head-to-head with the Patriot Inferno 100G. Will the Vertex 2 be able to extinguish the flaming Inferno? Read on to find out! Read More

ADATA Supreme DDR3-1333 Laptop RAM Review

With systems getting smaller and smaller, many are having to rely on laptop memory sticks (SO-DIMM) to fit everything on the motherboard. So, when you change over to one of these tiny systems, are you compromising your ability to tweak and tune the system for it’s top performance? Luckily, the answer is: not necessarily. With any luck, these ADATA Supreme DDR3-1333 sticks can live up to their name. Read More

Swiftech H20-220 Edge Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Many of the members at the Overclockers.com forums who are watercooling experts will often advise you to stay away from water cooling ‘kits’ for a number of reasons. First, the price vs. performance ratios of most kits are poor compared to aftermarket air cooling, and sometimes such kits even perform worse than aftermarket air coolers. Other concerns are the closed loop and not having the ability to upgrade parts. Swiftech reckon they have changed that with its new “Edge” line of water cooling kits. Today we will be reviewing the Swiftech H20-220 Edge Liquid Cooling Kit which has kindly been provided by CrazyPC.com. Read More

Mvix Minix 890GX Motherboard Review

Since the dawn of computers, one goal has always been to stuff more power into a smaller space. The mini-ITX form factor, and the Mvix Minix 890GX specifically, allow you to run a standard desktop processor on a motherboard not much larger than a grown man’s hand. Even more impressive is that almost every feature of a full sized ATX motherboard has been crammed into the miniature footprint of the Minix 890GX…and it can overclock, too. Read More

AMD 6870 Video Card Review

Ahh, new generations of video cards. Gamers and overclockers eagerly await their arrival every time a new one comes around. This one was met with a bit of controversy when rumors circulated that AMD was changing the numbering scheme. That they did, but is the relatively inexpensive 6870 a stout contender – especially for the price? Let’s find out. Read More

LN2Cooling.com Evaporator Under Dry Ice

Tested with Phenom II X6 1090T overclocking… I got in touch with a friend and he agreed to let me take one of his cooling pots for a spin. Aaron Schradin of LN2Cooling.com has lent me an excellent pot to play around with and review for all of you guys. This pot is usually meant for the purpose of running under LN2 and LHe4. This is seen in the many AMD world record breaking overclocking attempts, which can all be seen over at amdblackops.com. However I will be playing around with the dry ice performance of this pot, which has mostly gone overlooked until now. Includes Overclockers.com exclusive video. See it first here! Read More

Thermalright Shaman Review

We have a GPU cooler here which has the “World’s First” moniker attached to its resumé, the Thermalright Shaman. The 8 heatpipes justify this moniker, and it has at least 2 more heatpipes than any other GPU air cooling solution out there. As time permitted over the past couple of weeks, I’ve used my GTX 460 1 GB to test the Shaman against Prolimatech’s MK-13 and eVGA’s “External Exhaust” stock cooler. Today, we take a closer look at the the heatsink itself and its performance. Read More

ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Review

A few months ago we looked at the Crosshair IV Formula, what was then ASUS’ top of the line AMD motherboard. Now they’ve out-done themselves with the Crosshair IV Extreme. This one is definitely designed for extreme benchmarkers, so take it to extremes we did! Read More

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