BitFenix Hydra Pro & Recon Fan Controllers Review

Fan controllers may not be a marquee item within many enthusiasts’ systems but the power they grant over airflow within a case cannot be underestimated.  BitFenix’s Hydra Pro and Recon controllers hail from very different ends of the spectrum but they … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Surface RT Prices: Starts at $499, Pre Orders Underway

According to Microsoft, their upcoming Surface with Windows RT tablet will be priced at $499 but won’t come with the associated Touch Cover.  If you want the iconic cover, be prepared to fork over another $100.  The buzz surround Microsoft’s Surface tablets … [Read more...]

Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid & QuickFire Pro Review

Cooler Master’s QuickFire Rapid and QuickFire Pro target two completely different areas of the keyboard market.  The Rapid is a sleek portable gaming device which can be carried just about anywhere while the Pro is geared directly towards enthusiasts … [Read more...]

Amid Investigations & Investor Angst, OCZ’s Stock Plummets

SSD manufacturer OCZ has been on a rollercoaster ride as of late, and the situation is getting substantially worse with allegations of securities fraud and numerous investigations.  At the beginning of 2012, OCZ Technologies’ outlook was rosy.  Their … [Read more...]

NZXT Phantom 820 Review

When it comes to designing new products, NZXT doesn’t take half measures and there’s no better example than the new Phantom 820. After undergoing top secret development for the better part of two years this full tower case is supposed to be perfectly suited … [Read more...]

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD Review

In a market filled with high end SSD’s, it may at first look like SanDisk’s new Extreme 240GB would have a tough time of things.  However, with a price of under $190 and performance that competes with some of the best drives currently available, it … [Read more...]

AMD Trinity A10-5800K APU Review

AMD’s Trinity architecture and its flagship A10-5800K represent the next evolutionary step of AMD’s Fusion initiative.  By effectively combining Piledriver CPU cores, updated integrated graphics designs and a price of only $130, AMD is hoping this … [Read more...]

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review

NVIDIA’s latest  entry into the affordable $149 price point is the GTX 650 Ti.  Based around a cut down GK106 core, it is being touted as a replacement for the GTX 550 Ti but this card offers much, much more than its predecessor. … [Read more...]

Corsair Accelerator 30GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Corsair’s Accelerator 30GB is being introduced into a market that’s found respect for once-lowly cache drives.  Ringing in at just $60, this SSD isn’t meant as a stand alone solution since it is supposed to link up with your hard drive and … [Read more...]

HD 7990 Review; PowerColor’s Devil 13

AMD’s HD 7990 has finally been released, though not in the way some expected.  Instead of an official launch, the HD 7990 moniker has been attached to a massively powerful dual GPU card from PowerColor called the Devil 13.  Priced at $1000 and boasting a … [Read more...]