Ivy Bridge Unveiled: A look Inside the Intel Core i7 3770K

Mon, 2012-04-23 22:16 -- Elric Phares
Ivy Bridge In Real Time
Summary: 
With the release of Ivy Bridge, Intel did not reinvent the wheel, but they did make a better tire to grip the road you're on. Ivy Bridge breathes just enough new life into the desktop environment to at least keep things interesting through the summer season and show a positive direction for the future of embedded graphics.

Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition Case Review

Wed, 2012-04-18 00:29 -- Elric Phares
THOR V2-White Introduction

Rosewill is Newegg's house brand and they make a wide assortment of accessories including cables, enclosures, keyboards and cases.  The Rosewill Thor V2 White Edition is a $100+ full tower case targeting the gaming/high-end market that accepts motherboards up to XL-ATX and has 10 expansion slots.  While this case is called V2 it is actually the third iteration.  Previous versions were Thor, Thor V2 Black and now the Thor V2 White.  White cases have increased in popularity lately and Rosewill is hoping to cash in on that popularity with this latest release.  Now let's take a look at this new

Summary: 
The Thor V2 White is a quality case with a lot of features that allow you to go big while still keeping everything cool. Being able to fit XL-ATX motherboards, multiple 12”+ video cards and maintaiThis was my first experience with a Rosewill case and I was pleasantly surprised with the look, feel and performance.

Asus X79 Rampage IV Extreme Review And Benchmarks

Tue, 2012-04-17 00:11 -- Elric Phares
Rampage IV Extreme Introduction
Summary: 
The bottom line for the ASUS X79 Rampage Extreme is this: many motherboards made today are very similar in their feature set and their options, not true with X79 Rampage IV Extreme as it breaks the standard mold and recreates itself as the absolute king of X79 motherboards and a Solid Editors Choice Product.

ZOTAC GTX 680 (Kepler) Video Card Review And Benchmarks

Tue, 2012-03-27 09:22 -- Elric Phares
ZOTAC GTX 680 Introduction
Summary: 
In the ever-continuing GPU war we always see the same game of leapfrog played by one company or the other as they try and surpass the other guy. If you pay close attention though, you will notice it’s always just enough to claim a victory, never anything so dynamic you want to pick up the phone and begin telling everyone you know about it.

BitFenix Raider Case Review

Fri, 2012-03-16 21:03 -- B. Ramirez
Raider Introduction

This is the new Raider case from BitFenix. This is a mid-tower case that has many of the features that you would expect to find in a full-tower. It has very clean lines and a classic design. For those that aren’t familiar with BitFenix, they make a variety of cases and case accessories that are particularly geared for the gaming community.

Summary: 
This is the new Raider case from BitFenix. This is a mid-tower case that has many of the features that you would expect to find in a full-tower. It has very clean lines and a classic design. For those that aren’t familiar with BitFenix, they make a variety of cases and case accessories that are particularly geared for the gaming community

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Review And Benchmarks

Thu, 2012-03-15 14:45 -- Elric Phares
Octane 512GB Introduction

Technology is the one area of our lives that is now constantly in a state of change, what was the best just yesterday is the fluff of today and it seems there is no end in sight. For those of use who are lucky enough to be able to test and review hardware sometimes it looks like an endless sea of the same thing with just a new face on the surface. On some occasions however being a tech guy has its really up points and I feel today is one of those days.

Summary: 
If you want the best it always cost the most, but once you get past that the new OCZ 512GB Octane is one of the fastest and largest capacity SSD products on the market and show scores that are nothing short of awesome.

Sapphire Ultimate Silent HD 7750 Review

Fri, 2012-03-09 00:20 -- B. Ramirez
Silent HD 7750 Introduction
Summary: 
For the average PC user this card will be more than adequate and deliver outstanding performance for a fairly reasonable price. It also won't become intolerably noisy when playing games. In fact, it won't make any noise at all as it has no moving parts. This is the perfect card for s silent running HTPC.

Biostar X79 TPower Motherboard Review

Wed, 2012-03-07 23:49 -- B. Ramirez
X79 TPower Introduction

Today we are going to be taking a look at Biostar's X79 TPower motherboard. This board supports the latest Intel 2011 processors and also features their latest X79 chipset. Biostar has earned a well-deserved reputation for producing very powerful products that come with a very reasonable price tag. This board shouldn't be any different. It currently retails for about $230 dollars. This puts it in the lower range of pricing for a board like this and it's actually one of the cheapest options for this new chipset from Intel at the moment.

Summary: 
In terms of overall performance this board is simply amazing. it managed to keep pace with most of enthusiast level motherboards. At this price point it represents an amazing value to the consumer. Most of whom tend to be gamers rather than hard-core enthusiasts.

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