EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Case Review

EVGA jumped into the chassis market recently with an ITX case dubbed the Hadron. They will have two versions of the case, one for air cooling and one for water cooling. We’ll be taking a look at the Hadron Air to see what EVGA is bringing to table for the growing ITX market. Read More

AMD R9 290 Graphics Card Review

Today we get to see the last of the R9 lineup – the AMD R9 290. To the surprise of many, AMD is positioning this card against the recently-price-reduced GTX 780. Can it hold up against NVIDIA’s cut down GK110 GPU? The R9 290X sure did, so we have high hopes for the R9 290. Let’s see what it has to offer, shall we? Read More

Enermax 120 mm APS Fan Review

In July, 2013, Enermax announced that they had updated their fans with new three-position “APS” switches, which allow a user to select one of three peak speeds. This, in essence, allows you to buy three fans in one. Today we will be looking at three of these fans: the T.B. Vegas Quad, the Cluster Advance, and the Everest Advance. Are these truly advanced fans? Are we really looking at nine fans masquerading as three? Let’s see. Read More

AMD Announces A10-6790K APU Release

AMD held a brief press conference Monday morning to announce availability of the new A10-6790K Richland APU. The A10-6790K APU comes in at 4.1 GHz base clock and 4.3 Ghz max turbo core. The only difference specifications wise from the A10-6800K is a 100 MHz drop in core speed and support for 1866 MHz memory versus 2133 MHz its bigger brother offers. On the graphics end, the A10-6790K offers the same HD 8670D iGPU as the flagship A10-6800K. Read More

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