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Corsair COOL Water Cooling Kit Review

Corsair’s continuation of enigineering excellence is the COOL by Corsair. Check out our review of the next iteration of water coolers from Corsair that follows in the footsteps of the Hydrocool. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X800 GTO 16

To make the long story short, it would’t be wise of me not to recommend this card. Everyone who is seeking a cheap upgrade yet wants decent performance should give PowerColor X800 GTO16 a considerate and detailed look. Whether you’re a gamer, enthusiast or graphics editor you should not look beyond what Tul offers with this rebranded XL video card. This board is packed with features (including dual DVI links) and great performance. At $179 USD it’s simply a steal. The only gripe I have is lack of VIVO capability — only TV out. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek 7800 GTX MyVIVO Extreme Review

Leadtek responds to the factory-overclocked competition with a highly-cranked 7800 GTX (490MHz core and 1.25GHz memory). Additionally, Leadtek throws in a good bundle to add value to the package. Check out our review of this fast and big (thanks to the cooler) card. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X1800 XT

Check out our review of PowerColor’s flagship video card – the X1800 XT VIVO. With 512MB of memory and an advanced architecture, it promises great performance. See if it delivers! No related posts. Read More »

SilverStone LC16M HTPC Case Review

The SilverStone LC16M offers a lot for a HTPC case, including a VFD, IR receiver, remote control, room for six hard drives, good cooling and great style. Like any other product, it’s not perfect though. Check out our review of this HTPC case to see what we like and dislike about it. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce 7800 GTX 512 XXX Edition Review

We take a look at our first retail GeForce 7800 GTX 512 card to see how fast it flies. The GTX 512 is undoubtedly the fastest performing card on the block right now, but is it worth the current asking price? Read this review of XFX’s 7800 GTX 512 XXX Edition to get a better idea. No related posts. Read More »

ATI All-In-Wonder X1800 XL

With the All-In-Wonder X1800XL ATI has created a card that sits just as confortable in a MediaPC as a gaming-PC. Support for both analogue and DVB-T channels as well as true RGBScart, DVI, VGA and Component output makes it an ideal card for anyone who wants to get the best possible image to their TV. No related posts. Read More »

Albatron 6600GT (single and SLI) Review

Once only for the hardcare gamer SLI has become much more interesting for every budget now that there is a lot of different cards supporting it. I’ve tested the Albatron PC6600GT both as a single mid-level video card but also in a SLI-configuration. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 Preview

Check out our preview of the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512. As the name implies, this is a 512MB version of the 7800 GTX, but more than just memory was added to this card. We look at reference GTX 512s in SLI and at the XFX 7800 GTX XXX Edition. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake PowerStation 520W

Thermaltake 520W model is stable even when overclocking the CPU to 2.5GHz from standard 1.8GHz and accordingly adjusting voltages. The only potential problem I noted is the whole PowerStation device “thing” I have nothing against flexibility and benefits coming from innovative components such as this one, but in the long run it plays too much of a decisive factor with this product. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 7800 GT SLI Review

With its factory overclock, generous bundle and unique Double Lifetime Warranty, the XFX GeForce 7800 GT offers a lot of performance and value. Check out our review of this card by itself and paired up in SLI mode. We compare it to a Gigabyte 7800 GT and GTX and a reference 6800 GT. No related posts. Read More »

ULTRA Mini Portable Disk

With the ULTRA Mini Portable Disk, a “traveling” harddrive can be made into a reality. “Just add a drive and go!” claims ULTRA. Let’s see if that is really the case. No related posts. Read More »

Albatron nForce4 K8SLI

The Albatron K8-SLI is a cheap yet competent nForce4 SLI motherboard. If you are on a budget yet want to treat yourself with SLI support, the K8SLI is a good choice. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ 2GB Rally USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

OCZ decided to jump in the crowded USB flash drive market. Rather than focus on a gimmicky design or extra bells and whistles, OCZ set out to become the undeniable flash drive performance leader. Check out this review to see if the Rally hits this target. No related posts. Read More »

HIS X800GT IceQ II Turbo and HIS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo

HIS is back with two new X800-series cards, the HIS X800 GT IceQII Turbo and the HIS X800GTO IceQII Turbo. These might not be super fast cards but with a low price they might still provide the best bang for the buck. We have tested both to find out. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Golden Orb II CPU Cooler

If you’re in the market for a new CPU cooler that you want to be able to forget it’s doing its job because you can’t hear it, you should read this review of Thermaltake’s Golden Orb II. No related posts. Read More »

Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GT (GV-NX78T256V-B) Review

If you can’t quite justify a 7800 GTX but still have a nice budget for pixel crunching, then you really need to (and probably are) consider a 7800 GT. Check out this review of Gigabyte’s 7800 GT, which we compare to Gigabyte’s 7800 GTX and a reference 6800 GT. No related posts. Read More »

SunBeam Trio

The SunBeam Trio case has one visible cool feature; the three glowing analogue meters in the front of the case. We’ve tested it to see if this is all that the case has to offer or if there is more cool features lurking beneath the surface. No related posts. Read More »

The X1000 series – ATI goes SM3.0

ATI has finally released their first Shader Model 3.0 famlily of Shader Model 3.0 supporting chips. With a new and updated architecture, new features and even more performance ATI has closed and in many cases passed NVIDIA again. We’ve not only listened to tons of presentations about the X1000 but also done some extensive benchmarking to give you the low-down on the new cards. No related posts. Read More »

Frontier Labs NEX 3+ MP3 Player Review

If you’re looking for a simple MP3 player with a built-in FM transmitter to play your MP3s on your car stereo, then you might want to check out this review of the Frontier Labs NEX 3+. No related posts. Read More »

GeForce 6100 and nForce 400 preview

Today nVIDIA is throwing its hat back into the integrated video market again. Last time they where in it was with the nForce 2 product line. nForce2 was aimed at the enthusiast market for the most part, this time they are aiming for corporate desktop, media center machine and what I call the inexpensive mom and pop machine. No related posts. Read More »

Ergodex DX1 Input System

Ever wonder why you are stuck using the same keyboard layout for all of your applications? Check out the Ergodex DX1 for a new perspective on input devices. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Phantom 500 Silent PSU

Antec’s Phantom 500 is a 500W silent power supply, but it’s not fanless like most silent PSU’s. The Phantom 500 is a “hybrid” design that includes a fan that only comes on at a certain, user-configurable temperature and then shuts off after lowering to that temperature. Check out our review of this high efficiency and quality PSU. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce 7800 GTX

By now, you all know how exciting the GeForce 7800 GTX has proven to be. It’s definitely on a whole new level of performance. This review covers XFX’s offering into this whole new level of graphic card goodness. Check it out to see just how well a single retail 7800 GTX performs compared to a Radeon X850XT PE. No related posts. Read More »

ECS Editors’ Day Coverage

ECS was kind enough to invite Bjorn3D to its first Editors’ Day event in the US. We cover all the interesting stuff that ECS presented during the event, including HYBRID motherboards and Scalable Dual Graphic Engine (S.D.G.E.). No related posts. Read More »

Kingston HyperX DDR2 750MHz (KHX6000D2K2/1G)

If you’re looking for some DDR2 memory that will take your PC’s memory clock up to 750 MHz, Kingston has a new 1 GB memory kit that is worth consideration. From Kingston’s high-end HyperX line, the KHX6000D2K2/1G features the fastest DDR2 modules the company offers. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek 7800 GTX SLI

In our 7800 GTX preview and reviews to date, we have seen it is a great card. But how does it stack up in SLI? I took some current programs and an upcoming game and did some testing. No related posts. Read More »

Sapphire Radeon X550 Review

While becoming infatuated with the mid- and high-end video card segments is quite easy, we must not forget the entry-level cards. This review focuses on Sapphire’s Radeon X550, which is a step up from the X300. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X800 GT Strikes Back With Improved Performance

The new BIOS from Tul Corporation seems like a trick up their sleeve. Albeit PowerColor X800 GT performs marvelously with stock BIOS, additional FPS will never hurt anyone — just the opposite. The updated software provides a whopping 24% benefits in some cases. On average and across all resolutions there is ripping ~8% increase in scores, especially with Antialiasing and Anisotropic Filtering enabled. No related posts. Read More »

ECS KN1 Extreme nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review

ECS has always been a “go to” brand for budget motherboards when top performance wasn’t a concern. Now, with its Extreme line, though, ECS offers great performance and maintains a great price, which results in excellent bang for the buck. Check out ECS’s solid nForce4 Ultra offering – the KN1 Extreme. No related posts. Read More »

Quakecon 2005 – Day 3

Quakecon 2005 is officially over and it was definitely a blast. Come check out the latest on the final day of Quakecon 2005! No related posts. Read More »

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