August 2011

by Rafael Hernandez on August 31, 2011 · 0 comments

Count the OCZ Technology RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-E 480GB SSD as something that’s out of reach for most people’s PC building budget… which doesn’t stop us from dreaming now does it? What you’re looking at is a fine selection of flash memory chips being accessed by a pair of SandForce memory controllers that work together to […]

Read more OCZ Technology RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-E 480GB SSD is officially on your wish list

by Rafael Hernandez on August 31, 2011 · 0 comments

The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 motherboard is the sort of platform you want to base your next PC build on. It’s not the snazziest of designs but it does offer enough features to keep you and your Sandy Bridge processor happy. Its LucidLogix Virtu capability will have your PC using less power with its graphics switching capability while the […]

Read more Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 Motherboard is the performance booster you’ve been waiting for

by Rafael Hernandez on August 29, 2011 · 0 comments

The Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler is proof that self-contained liquid cooling kits are turning into a viable option for those looking to push their processors to even higher clock rates. The bulk of the designs that have been on the market offer a single 120mm radiator that can allow two fans to be […]

Read more Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler improves on the cooling potential

by Rafael Hernandez on August 27, 2011 · 0 comments

The Cooler Master GeminII S524 Heatsink isn’t exactly what a highly overclocked processor is looking for, that niche is best left to liquid cooling or a tower style heatsink with a pair of fans attached to it. Instead this CPU cooler is designed to take up very little vertical space which makes it a nice option […]

Read more Cooler Master GeminII S524 Heatsink solves your clearance issues

by Rafael Hernandez on August 27, 2011 · 0 comments

ASUS’s P8B WS motherboard isn’t exactly what you’d consider a PC enthusiast’s dream board. There’s no touting of extreme overclocking and its color scheme is strictly muted. No this board is designed for the workstation crowd. Its Intel C206 chipset is all business but they do include four PCIe X16 slots for those with massive […]

Read more ASUS P8B WS Motherboard is aimed at the corporate crowd

by Rafael Hernandez on August 22, 2011 · 0 comments

The ASUS ROG MARS II video card is one of those niche products that will only find their way into the machines of those that are extremely dedicated to performance no matter the cost. It sports a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics chips working their SLI magic on a single card so you’ll […]

Read more ASUS ROG MARS II Video Card is up to the tweaking if your power supply is

by Rafael Hernandez on August 22, 2011 · 0 comments

Gigabyte’s X58-OC Motherboard marks a weird trend of revisiting an old platform for kicks. It’s joining the ASUS Rampage III Black Edition in taking one last stab at providing the absolute best tweaking, benching, and overclocking platform for those that enjoy pushing their processors to extremes. The board features four PCIe x16 slots with a pair […]

Read more Gigabyte X58-OC LGA1366 Motherboard pulls out all the stops

by Pedro Hernandez on August 18, 2011 · 1 comment

Spotify finally made the transatlantic leap from Europe and landed on U.S. shores earlier this summer. And while others have tried the online music subscription model, Spotify has won over critics and music lovers alike with its user-friendly software, pro-consumer usage policies and a wide variety of ways to access your music – none of […]

Read more Spotify iOS App Review for iPhone and iPod Touch

by Rafael Hernandez on August 17, 2011 · 0 comments

AMD’s Llano based A8-3850 and A6-3650 APUs are some of the first consumer friendly processors to include a graphics chip that offers competent 3D performance making for an upgrade path for a great many people that won’t break their budgets. Their modest price tags get you a quad core processor which won’t be breaking any speed […]

Read more AMD A8-3850 and A6-3650 puts Fusion technology on display

by Rafael Hernandez on August 17, 2011 · 0 comments

The Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard makes its case as your next possible upgrade platform for a myriad of reasons. Should your shiny new Intel LGA1156 processor sport a graphics chip you will be happy to know that the motherboard’s Lucid VIRTU technology will allow you to switch between it and a dedicated graphics card in order to […]

Read more Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard provides high end options at a reasonable price

by Rafael Hernandez on August 16, 2011 · 0 comments

PNY’s new XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling solves a few of the problems a high end gaming computer will run into… namely keeping two of your high priced components running cool. Its cooling system is a self contained loop that effectively cools the company’s overclocked GTX 580, to an 857 MHz core clock […]

Read more PNY XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling removes at least one concern