October 2010

by Rafael Hernandez on October 28, 2010 · 0 comments

Getting a PC hooked up to your large screen TV has become quite easy over the years but there are those that want an extremely powerful gaming computer which doesn’t exactly fit into a living room, what with its extremely loud fans and all, besides which it’s probably already tethered to a couple of monitor […]

Read more WHDI promises to help you hide that unsightly PC

by Rafael Hernandez on October 28, 2010 · 1 comment

Niche PCs tend to offer some compelling reason to own one, otherwise they wouldn’t make them, but they tend to struggle in one form or another which makes it more of a pain to deal with. Dell’s Inspiron HD 410 mini PC somehow hits the right marks in order to place itself in a good […]

Read more Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 has the makings of a mini wonder

by Rafael Hernandez on October 26, 2010 · 0 comments

Multi GPU performance relies quite a bit on how well the graphics chips handle communicating with each other and the quality of the drivers that are available for the setups. The AMD Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 offer an intriguing combination of pricing, power consumption, temperature, and driver maturity that somehow manages to push their […]

Read more AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series CrossFireX scales quite nicely

by Rafael Hernandez on October 26, 2010 · 0 comments

Creative has had a bit of a tough time convincing people that they need something better than on-board sound and their infuriating driver support issues probably lead users away from their products. The Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD seeks to reassure you that they are keeping your need for superior sound quality in […]

Read more Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD sneaks its way into your heart

by Rafael Hernandez on October 22, 2010 · 0 comments

Those expecting miracles from the AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 graphics cards should instead hold on to their hopes for the 6900 series. Everyone else has a lot to look forward to with AMD’s latest chip refresh which takes the tried and true design of last year’s ground breaking 5800 series and does some […]

Read more AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 seem familiar

by Rafael Hernandez on October 21, 2010 · 0 comments

Through careful component selection and routing there’s still no way you’ll fit most of the massive gaming hardware into a run of the mill mid-tower case thus the huge current massive full-tower trend we’re all seeing. The Thermaltake Armor A60 cuts down on those silly 5.25″ external bays in favor of lots more internal harddrive […]

Read more Thermaltake Armor A60 paradoxically offers full-tower space in a mid-tower

by Rafael Hernandez on October 21, 2010 · 0 comments

It’s difficult to say what a PC user will do with their system once they put it together so many manufacturers pile on the features to entice use over to their camp. The ASRock X58 Extreme6 might just pull you in with its 12 SATA ports, six of which are SATA 3.0, or its USB […]

Read more ASRock X58 Extreme6 really likes storage interfaces

by Rafael Hernandez on October 20, 2010 · 0 comments

When building a budget machine there are some sacrifices to be made in order to splurge on the things that matter the most…such as processors and graphics cards leaving the PC case funds a little lite. The Cooler Master Elite 370 is built with the gamer in mind meaning you have plenty of clearance for […]

Read more Cooler Master Elite 370 accepts your oversized hardware

by Rafael Hernandez on October 20, 2010 · 0 comments

If you’ve ever been near a PC with high end hardware you’re all too aware of the sort of noise those performance heatsinks can put out with their over the top fan speeds. Thermaltake’s Jing heatsink goes for a different approach with open frame fans pushing air through its not-so-densely packed fins which minimizes the […]

Read more Thermaltake Jing somehow accomplishes cooling performance and silence

by Rafael Hernandez on October 19, 2010 · 0 comments

Finesse has been the name of the game in many of the high end cases being made today which doesn’t always cut it especially if you load up on a bunch of high end hardware. The AZZA Hurrican 2000 is practically bulging with fans, as can be noted by its side panel, which sports two […]

Read more AZZA Hurrican 2000 lives up to its name

by Rafael Hernandez on October 19, 2010 · 0 comments

The mid-range has seen its fair share of quality products as of late with processors and chipsets showing some hefty feature sets but the advance of technology means new standards show up just to annoy you. The ASRock P55 Extreme4 brings along with it SATA 6G and USB 3.0 ports (four USB 3.0 ports to […]

Read more ASRock P55 Extreme4 has many tools at its disposal