May 2011

by Rafael Hernandez on May 21, 2011 · 0 comments

AMD’s early Fusion chips are creating a bit of a problem for portable manufacturers since it offers great graphics performance but middle of the road CPU performance so you’ll be seeing them pop up into souped up netbooks or somewhat watered down notebooks. The MSI X-Slim X370 Notebook fills an interesting void with its 13.4″ display […]

Read more MSI X-Slim X370 Notebook is impressively awkward

by Rafael Hernandez on May 17, 2011 · 0 comments

Video cards are a notoriously difficult PC upgrade to choose because AMD and NVIDIA have seen it fit to provide so many great products within pricing distance of each other meaning a couple of extra bucks spent could equal a hefty performance bump. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 shouldn’t be confused with its Ti labeled […]

Read more NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Video Card confuses you with even more options

by Rafael Hernandez on May 17, 2011 · 0 comments

It’s interesting to watch the  new Intel Z68 sporting motherboards roll out with its fancy SSD caching technology and other impressive features that makes the LGA 1155 socket even more compelling than it was before. The ASUS P8Z68-V PRO motherboard isn’t a budget option so it offers plenty of extra added goodies and potent overclocking capabilities […]

Read more ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard sits comfortably in the middle of the pack

by Rafael Hernandez on May 9, 2011 · 0 comments

It’s difficult to get excited over power supplies when they add no real performance to your PC but when you look at it as more of a way to save yourself a bit of money in the long run and as a provider of stable power to all of your components things get very interesting. […]

Read more Antec High Current Pro 1200 Power Supply is efficient and beastly

by Rafael Hernandez on May 9, 2011 · 0 comments

PC builds range from the extremely cheap to the absurdly expensive but they all have one thing in common: they need a good case in order to shield it from the elements and to provide proper airflow to all of your components. The Cooler Master Elite 371 PC Case isn’t going to win any beauty […]

Read more Cooler Master Elite 371 PC Case goes the inexpensive route

by Rafael Hernandez on May 6, 2011 · 0 comments

Apple’s MacBook Air is one of the sleekest and thinnest ultraportable notebooks on the market, unfortunately that slim profile doesn’t exactly allow for room to expand its storage capabilities so you’ll have to rely on some unconventional methods… at least for an Apple user. The OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express is a Solid State Drive […]

Read more OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD Upgrade speeds up your Apple MacBook Air

by Rafael Hernandez on May 6, 2011 · 0 comments

The mid-range notebook space is in a state of flux with plenty of models sporting exceedingly capable processors but horrific graphics solutions while AMD’s Fusion chips comes along and flips the script with a beefy integrated graphics core but middle of the pack CPU performance. MSI’s CR650 is the latest entry into the Fusion powered […]

Read more MSI CR650 Notebook relies on AMD Fusion power

by Rafael Hernandez on May 6, 2011 · 0 comments

Ah the dreaded wait until a CPU manufacturer releases their newest chipset platform. The weeks leading up to the launch date are filled with all manner of detail leaks only serve to heighten your need for the latest and greatest. It would seem that ASRock is ready for the roll out since they’ve got, at […]

Read more ASRock Z68 Pro3 and Extreme4 Motherboards play peek-a-boo

by Rafael Hernandez on May 5, 2011 · 0 comments

MP3 playback is a basic feature of nearly every gadget we carry around with us so it takes quite a bit in order to pique our interest in a dedicated player. The Creative Zen Style M300 is an incredibly small MP3 player that manages to cram in up to 16GB of memory, which can be […]

Read more Creative Zen Style M300 touts incredible features in a small package

by Rafael Hernandez on May 5, 2011 · 0 comments

Most PC users don’t take their motherboard into account when it comes to airflow or cooling in general but, given the number of support chips on a design, it shouldn’t be so easily overlooked. ASUS’ Sabertooth P67 motherboard sports a fancy “shield” that acts as a buffer between the heat output from your video card […]

Read more ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard shields the lesser known components

by Rafael Hernandez on May 5, 2011 · 0 comments

Since you can cram a whole lot of computing power in ever shrinking motherboards it only stands to reason that PC cases would follow suit. The Antec MicroFusion Remote 350 sacrifices some vertical space in its attempt to minimize its footprint so you’ll be dealing with half-height peripherals but that segment is well stocked with all […]

Read more Antec MicroFusion Remote 350 Shrinks your Home Theater PC