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IN-WIN IRONCLAD Case Review

IN-WIN Development, Inc. has been around the block a time or ten. Founded in 1986 as a manufacturer of computer chassis, they have since expanded to include power supplies and digital storage devices, but their core business remains their cases. Today we’re going to be looking at their flagship, the full-tower IRONCLAD. Read More

G.Skill Pi DDR3-2400 4GB Memory Kit Review

My first experience with G.Skill RAM was as a moderator of the (dearly departed) abit forums. They. Just. Work. We’d recommend them all the time because once you set the BIOS properly, you were done. In an Overclockers.com exclusive, the kit we’re looking at today is one of their highest, the PI series DDR3-2400 4Gb kit, model # F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS. Read More

Scythe Yasya Six Heatpipe CPU Cooler Review

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Today we are bringing you a look at the new Scythe Yasya tower cooler. This is a brand new design from Scythe that utilizes six, 6mm heatpipes in the popular tower configuration. This particular design is very unique and looks great. But looks aren’t nearly as important as performance, so the question is: Does the Yasya have the performance to back up the looks? Read More

IN WIN Griffin Case Review

Computer cases have been around since the pc age and now it’s a huge market geared towards the pc builder. There is literally a plethora of brands, sizes, styles and colors to choose from. IN-WIN has been around for quite sometime no doubt, and their quote states: “Contemporary & Innovative”

Today we’re going to take a look at IN-WIN’s new GRIFFIN Yellow Mid Tower case. Read More

Lamptron FC-2 and FC-3 Fan Controller Review

What’s in a fan controller? If you’re Lamptron, a large chunk of your business! Lamptron “…develops and markets the next generation of high performance computer peripherals…” Their products have been around for a little while now and no doubt most of you have seen at least one of their controllers floating around. Needless to say, they definitely look the part.

Previously, Earthdog completed a review on their top-of-the-line FC-5 Fan Controller. Today we’ve been graced with the middle children of the Lamptron family – their FC-2 and FC-3. Read More

Gigabyte P55A-UD7 on liquid nitrogen

UD3R + i5 670 in CPU-Z

Gigabyte now has an extensive lineup of motherboards based around the LGA1156 socket. The top range boards use the P55 chipset, and at the top of the heap is the new UD7. I’ve already looked at the P55-UD3R, the P55A-UD3R, and the P55A-UD6…does this new entry really have what it takes to be called the best? Read More

NZXT Tempest EVO Case Review

NZXT does cases. Well, they do other things, but their main and largest product line consists of their cases. Their stated goal is a lofty one:

“NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers…”

Their Tempest EVO we’re looking at today certainly sounds like a case that puts the consumer first. So sit back and let’s have a look to see if they’ve come up with something out of a gamer’s dream. Read More

Vantec NexStar3 Superspeed USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

There are lots of USB 3 enclosures and docking stations popping up lately, and if you’re in the market for one, it can be hard to know exactly where to start sorting the nice ones from the less desirable units. I’ll go ahead and say the Vantect NexStar3 looks to be in the former category. Read More

DIMASTECH Bench/Test Table Easy V2.5 Review

Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - eVGA 8800GTX

I have been overclocking and benchmarking computer hardware for quite a few years. However, Once I joined the realm of competative benchmarking about 2 years ago, things changed a lot. One thing that I have found to be essential in a proper benching table. Today, I’m looking at the new and improved benching table built by DIMASTECH in Italy. Does it have what it takes to replace my long time benching table build by Navig? Read on… Read More

Thermalright Venomous X Review

Thermalright is a name that has been synonymous with enthusiast-level air cooling for quite a while now. Their venerable Ultra 120 Extreme (aka the TRUE) has won accolades and was once the favorite high end air cooler among overclockers worldwide. In recent times, the TRUE has fallen behind a little bit. While still one of the top air coolers, it’s not quite standing alone on the podium as it once was.

Thermalright aims to up their game with the recently released Venomous X, which we’re going to have a look at today. Read More

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