NZXT Announces H440 Case and Shine 3 Gaming Keyboard

Not to get lost in the CES shuffle, NZXT unveiled the new H440 case as well as the matching Shine 3 mechanical gaming keyboard. In addition to keeping with NZXT’s traditional good looks, the H440 will feature an integrated power supply shroud and four of the new FN V2 fans. The shroud will make cable management a breeze and make for an awesome view from the case’s side window. The H440 should have plenty of room for watercooling and will be available in white/black or black/red. Read More

CES 2014: New Gaming Peripherals from FEENIX and ROCCAT

After CES 2014, it’s clear there are enough manufacturers in the gaming peripheral market to support a spin-off, maybe OCGaming.com? That definitely is not an Overclockers.com New Years resolution, so we’ll start with covering some of the new toys we saw this week. Read More

CES 2014: Thermaltake Continues to Expand Enthusiast Level Products

After our meeting with Thermaltake during CES 2014, we came away impressed with their desire to further penetrate the enthusiast market. Thermaltake showed us several prototypes of upcoming chassis and water cooling goodies they hope to bring to market in 2014. Thermaltake has also been working on a new line of digital power supplies (DPS) and software to accompany them. We also had a quick look at new keyboards, mice, and gaming headsets that should be available by Q2 2014. Read More

CES 2014: VisionTek Unleashes Liquid Cooled R9 290 Graphics Card

After fading from the enthusiast market over the past few years, VisionTek is back in a big way with the release of a watercooled R9 290 video card. Dubbed the CryoVenom, this GPU is the first and thus the fastest custom-built liquid cooled R9 290 on the market. The waterblock and backplate were custom-designed by EKWB, exclusively for VisionTek. Read More

AMD R7 260 Video Card Review

In my last single card review (AMD R9 270), I mentioned that AMD and its partners are beginning to fill in the blanks in the pricing and performance holes left by only having the 250, 260x, 270x, and 280x lines out (290/290x do not matter in this context). If you recall from my ’roundup’, the performance gaps between those cards were pretty significant, on the order of 50% between them. Today, we have a reference model R7 260 to continue to fill in those blanks. It is time to see if this card can do accomplish it like its big brother did. Read More

EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified Graphics Card Review

Team Green’s latest attempt at graphics card domination has landed… this time in the form of a GTX 780 Ti. EVGA has long been the number one seller of NVIDIA based products; and with all the enthusiast-level hardware they offer, it’s easy to see why. Today, we’ll be looking at yet another such enthusiast-level offering from EVGA – The GTX 780 Ti Classified. When EVGA slaps the “Classified” name on one of their GPUs, it usually means we get a graphics card loaded with features that performs great. Let’s get going and see if this holds true this time around as well! Read More

PowerColor PCS+ R9 270X Graphics Card Review

It’s been a while since we reviewed the AMD reference design GPU14 graphics cards. However, now that the partner cards are becoming available, PowerColor has sent along their PCS+ R9 270X for us to have a look at. This card comes factory overclocked and has what appears to be a pretty stout cooling solution. The AMD R9 270X GPUs offer good performance at an affordable price, and I’ve been waiting to see how AMD partners incorporate these GPU14 cards into their product lineups. So, let’s see what PowerColor has been able to do as we run this card through our review process. Read More

Fractal Design ARC XL Case Review

Today, we have an opportunity to look at a new full tower case from Fractal Design named the ARC XL. In the past, we have reviewed other smaller cases from them such as the ARC Midi and Mini, the Define R3 mid-tower, and the Full Tower XL R2. However, the ARC XL is a different design then the “Approved” XL R2, but looks to build upon some of its merits. Let’s see what this case has to offer a builder, shall we? Read More

Gigabyte G1. Sniper Z87 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s G1-Killer series motherboards bring a unique set of features coupled with a distinctive look, which makes them stand out in a crowd. We’ve already reviewed the G1. Sniper AMD offering and came away impressed with its performance, features, and rock solid stability. This time around, we move over to the Intel side and have a look at the G1. Sniper Z87. Armed with a discrete-like Creative audio solution and all the features the Z87 chipset offers, the G1. Sniper Z87 certainly looks good on paper. Let’s get to work and find out how this board stacks up! Read More