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MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G Video Card Review

By now we have all seen the many reviews published on AMD’s ‘new’ GPU lineup. Outside of the 290 and 290x, the mid-range and down were essentially a refresh of the last generation cores. Most of what Overclockers.com brought to you was of the reference type, outside of the HIS R9 280x. This time around, we have an MSI R9 280x Gaming card to take a look at. This card uses the same Twin Frozr IV cooler found on previous generation cards, so we should have a cool, quiet running card on our hands. Let’s take a look at MSI’s offering and see how it stacks up! Read More

VisionTek Red Label DDR3-2133 2x4GB Memory Kit Review

If you have been around computers for a long time, then the VisionTek name probably conjures up thoughts of video cards. Actually, that’s not such a bad thought as VisionTek used to be one of the “go-to” names in the video card industry. I owned several of their video cards back in the day, but admittedly, it was quite some time ago. VisonTek has branched out since then and now offers enthusiast level memory, SSDs, and of course, video cards as an AMD partner. Today, we’ll be looking at one of their branch-out products in the form of a Red Label DDR3-2133 2×4 GB memory kit. VisionTek has been working hard to get the attention of computer enthusiasts once again, so let’s find out if this memory kit will help propel them a little deeper into that market. Read More

Enermax iVektor Case Review

Well, well. A new case from Enermax. The iVektor comes in three colors: Black (naturally), White, and a bright Red! And they are advertised as having a “special rubber skin” that supports the blinding white and red colors, and gives these cases a “soft touch.” These are pretty cases. But pretty is as pretty does. How do these cases do? Read on. Read More

G.Skill 16 GB TridentX DDR3-1600 CL7 Memory Kit Review

Well, we brought you two of the higher speed kits in the past. Neither of them did well in testing due to their astronomical prices. Sure, they reached mind bending frequencies, but that alone is not enough to make a reasonable person consider them. With the G.Skill TridentX kit we’re looking at today, now we’ve gone to the other extreme, with a kit rated at DDR3-1600 but with extra tight timings. Let’s find out how it performs! Read More

EVGA Z87 Stinger Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

There’s more Mini-ITX goodness in store today thanks to EVGA’s Z87 Stinger. EVGA jumped on the enthusiast Mini-ITX bandwagon last generation with the Z77 Stinger, and they’re riding that wagon into the next generation. They are also touting a brand new UEFI BIOS with their Z87 lineup, which should top off their new motherboards nicely. I’ll quit rambling, and let’s get into the good stuff… Read More

Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Modular Case Review

Cooler Master recently released its much anticipated HAF Stacker line of cases, and we’re here to introduce you to this new and innovative enthusiast level offering. We were sent the HAF Stacker 935 for review, which consists of a Mid-Tower HAF Stacker 925 and a mITX HAF Stacker 915R. Together, they appear to make for a truly unique system build opportunity that’s limited only by one’s imagination. So, let’s go ‘stacking’ and find out what this new HAF Stacker series is all about! Read More

Gigabyte Z87X-OC Motherboard Review

It has been a while since Overclockers.com had a chance to review a Gigabyte board. Not because they haven’t put anything out though, that is for sure. Gigabyte, like all other board partners, came out with an entire line of Z87 boards but we just now had a chance to look at them, specifically the Z87X-OC. While this isn’t the much more robust and expensive Z87X-OC Force, the board still packs a lot of features for the extreme overclocker, which this boards is geared towards. We will take a look at what makes this board tick and see how it stacks up against a couple of other boards we have had the pleasure of reviewing. Read More

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A88W 3D Motherboard Review

BIOSTAR has wasted no time getting a motherboard released with the new A88X chipset, and it falls within their popular Hi-Fi family of motherboard products. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A88W 3D appears to be a step forward in their Hi-Fi audio and now has 3D audio technology with multi-directional sound. I’ve reviewed other Hi-Fi motherboards from BIOSTAR and always came away impressed with the audio quality as well as their overclocking prowess. So, let’s find out how they did with this new offering! Read More

MSI N780 Lightning Video Card Review

I see bright flashes in the distance. What could it be? Wait… listen. What is that noise following it? Sounds like thunder. So, I guess that means the flashes are lightning. Could it be? Is it really? That’s right ladies and gentlemen, since this is obviously a computer enthusiast based website that has nothing to do with meteorology – this HAS to be the long awaited MSI N780 Lightning that has rumbled its way into my reviewer’s den of torture! MSI surely took its sweet time bringing this card to market with a teaser or two along the way. From the looks of those teasers and leaked shots we saw recently, this video card loos to be a beast! At least hardware wise. Let’s see if my attempt at ‘wordsmithing’ is backed up by the hardware and performance of MSI’s top tier GTX 780. Read More

HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Graphics Card Review

The new AMD GPU14 partner cards are beginning to surface, and we’re here to bring you a new offering from HIS. The HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo is the flagship R9 series for HIS at the present time. It’s factory overclocked and promises voltage control via their iTurbo software. The card is also outfitted with their best cooler to date, the IceQ X2. With the factory overclock, voltage control, and a good cooling solution, the card certainly appears to be geared towards the overclocking and enthusiast crowd. So, let’s get the card on the bench and see what HIS has in store for us! Read More

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