Vantec NexStar HX4R External HDD Enclosure

Looking at the title one can immediately notice this is not a CPU, GPU, or motherboard. Though it may resemble a coffee maker just a bit, it certain isn’t! All joking aside we have an External HDD enclosure from Vantec, the NexStar HX4R, to look at today. The enclosure offers several levels of RAID and the ability to hold up to four HDD’s and up to 16TB of data. Let’s take a closer look! Read More

MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC (GTX 760) Video Card Review

Here we are again folks, towards or at the end of a ‘new’ card series from NVIDIA. This time around, we will be reviewing MSI’s N760 TF 2GD5/OC. Otherwise known as GTX 760. This card, according to NVIDIA, is supposed to be a GTX 660 Ti replacement, and compete with the HD 7950. What is weird is that I always thought the 670 competes with the HD 7950, but their marketing has it performing well against a HD 7950. We will see what magic MSI has done to their version of the card, and as always, see how it stands up performance wise. Read More

Galaxy Releases GTX 760 GC

Galaxy has just released their latest offering for the graphics performance enthusiast, the Galaxy GTX 760 GC. The card is the newest member of their NVIDIA 700-series lineup. It features a custom PCB, a twin-fan quad-heatpipe custom cooling and is factory overclocked. Read More

SanDisk Extreme II 240 GB SSD Review

Its been a while since I have had the opportunity to review an SSD, and never have I reviewed a SanDisk SSD before. Normally SanDisk tends to play in the OEM arena including laptops and such, but since their Extreme SSD and now, what we have for review, the SanDisk Extreme II, they are broadening their horizons and continuing their drive in to the performance segment. We will dissect the drive and see how it does against some more, familiar to the performance market, drives. Read More

ASUS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition DCII 2GB GPU Review

ASUS sent us a Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition DCII (or, if you prefer, ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2) to test, and you my lucky readers get to see the results of this test. Of course there’ll be a number of pictures between there and here, as well as some specs and such. The DCII cooler promises to be 20% cooler and “Vastly quieter”. That’s a direct quote off the box, I find it vaguely amusing as it sounds like something I would write in a review! It’s also difficult to pin down exactly what “vastly” is, but I figure I can take a crack at it. To conclude this rather lengthy introduction, I will say that the testing process has been rather interesting. To find out what was so interesting you’re just going to have to read the review! Read More

ASRock Extends Warranty on Top Motherboard to 5 Years

ASRock announced that its flagship Z87 OC Formula motherboards will ship with an industry leading five years warranty. The new mainboard is built around the new Z87 chipset from Intel and is meant to support Haswell processors for socket 1150. Aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers, the board features hardware and software features to allow easy overclocking and stability, dual-stack MOSFETs, enhanced cooling and ASRock’s new waterproof conformal coating. Read More

AMD Unveils Server Roadmap

AMD today unveiled its server strategy and roadmap, giving a hint at what to expect and not to expect in the consumer desktop market. No signs of 8+ cores Steamroller parts on the horizon. Read More