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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4

If you are planning to upgrade your system to the Core 2 Duo and wish to do some overclocking, then you are probably deciding bewteen into a motherboard based on either NVIDIA’s 680i or Intel’s P35 chipset. Both chipsets offers good mix of features and overclocking ability. We have previously reviewed the EVGA 680i board and today, we will take a look at the Gigabyte’s GA-P35-DS4. Join us as we take a closer look at this board and put it against the EVGA 680i motherboard. No related posts. Read More »

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage not only continues to offer tests that test the whole system, it also has been updated to test more varied situations than before. Whether you want to find out how well your system can handle high definition video or how fast it can catalogue your music collection, PCMark Vantage has tests for that. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE GA-G33M-S2H

Looking to build a HTPC? Maybe you just want a really energy efficient platform. Well, look no further than the G33m-S2H from GIGABYTE. With integrated HD-Audio and HD video outputs this is as efficient as they come. No related posts. Read More »

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1: Can you say quiet and cool?

Is your graphic card’s noise bothering you? If so, take a look at the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1. This product is a fan-less, noise-less graphic card cooler that is designed for mid-range graphic cards. Check out our review and see if this heat sink is able to offer you the cooling you need while keeping your system running absolutely silent. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Fusion Black 430

From cases to PSU’s if you want the quietest system this is the company for you. Looking at the Fusion Black 430 it’s easy to see why Antec has become so succesful. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 8800 GTS 320 MB: Another Fatal1ty

  Today at Bjorn3D we have the distinct pleasure of reviewing the third card to be included in XFX’s Fatal1ty Professional series, the GeForce™ 8800 GTS. After the success of its predecessors, this card has some big shoes to fill. XFX claims that this is the fastest 8800 GTS based card currently boasting a 30% improvement over the standard 8800 GTS 320MB card. XFX further states we can expect an astounding 15% increase in speed over all other 8800 GTS versions. The statements by XFX would lend us to believe the performance of this card should be approaching the speed of approaching that of the standard 8800 GTX card, I guess we’ll soon see! No related posts. Read More »

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Special Edition

ASUS is a company that never ceases to surprise me. It also is a company that is not afraid of taking chances and try new things. Today I am testing yet another high-end motherboard from ASUS with a twist: the ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Special Edition. As far as I know this is the first motherboard that has on-board DDR3 memory. No related posts. Read More »

ICY DOCK MB664US-1S: 3.5” Hard Drive eSATA External Storage

One limiation of external storage is its inability to offer the same transfer speed as internal storage. This all changed with the introduction of eSATA. The eSATA has been introduced for awhile now but it has not been widely adopte until now. Today, we will be looking at ICY DOCK MB664US-1S, an external storage enclosure fitted with eSATA and USB connector. Read our review to see how this enclosure performs and our thoughts on this product. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair VX450w

From the company that brought you 2000MHz of DDR3 leetness comes a power supply with the same level of commitment to quality and performance. Introducing the VX450 by Corsair. High quality at a low price. No related posts. Read More »

Warhawk

Warhawk is a very good Battlefield clone that anyone who has a PS3 should consider getting. Great graphics and excellent audio is only let down by a bit limited content. No related posts. Read More »

World in Conflict – Performance

Recently the game World in Conflict was released and this is yet another RTS that offers excellent visuals with lots of effects that all work together to bring your computer to its knees. We decided that it would be fun to see how different components in your system are affecting the performance in this game, possibly making it a bit easier to figure out what to upgrade if the game runs like a hog on your current system. No related posts. Read More »

T.I.M. Shootout

Six enter the ring only one will leave. No holds barred thermal paste shootout, old school style. Let’s see if these so called contenders can beat the heat. No related posts. Read More »

Cooler Master Hyper 212 universal PC cooler

All in all, Cooler Master did a wonderful job providing a universal product for both AMD and Intel platforms. This cooler will fit into most recent sockets and will perform well above average retail solution. Although it has just been announced it will sell for roughly $45 green. In my opinion it’s a perfect solution for those seeking peaceful operation and rock solid performance. No related posts. Read More »

Bioshock Gameplay Review (PC)

After surviving a plane crash in the middle of the Atlantic you find yourself in the underwater city of Rapture. After its utter fall from grace you quickly realize there is more to this city than meets the eye. No related posts. Read More »

VisionTek Radeon HD 2400 Pro

Not everyone needs a high performance graphic card. Sometimes a budget graphic card can serve the baic needs and maybe even more provided that you don’t use the card for any gaming purpose. Join us as we take a look at VisionTek’s HD 2400 Pro, the budget card from ATI current line up, and see if this card would be an worthy card to upgrade to from your integrated graphics. No related posts. Read More »

Jetway 966PDAG

Motherboards does not have to be expensive. The Jetway 966PDAG is a very competent budget motherboard for Intel CPU’s that has no problems keeping up with more expensive competitors. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake SwingRS 100

The Thermaltake SwingRS 100 is a very good looking case. With a Piano Mirror coating finnish in the front and a large case window it definitely is not a case that you would like to hide away. But is the beauty just skin-deep or do the case also have some nice features inside? Come and read our review to find out. No related posts. Read More »

In the Zone … Tagan ITZ 1300 Watt Power Supply

  Today, we at Bjorn3D are going to be reviewing one of the latest solutions reputed to satisfy the needs of these power hungry systems; the Tagan TG1300-U33 ITZ 1300 Watt power supply. Our pre-review enthusiasm for this product went through the roof when we learned that the engineers at ABS Gaming Labs certified this power supply for the most extreme gaming rigs needing ultra performance. By the way ITZ is an acronym for “In the Zone” and suggests the level of performance the extreme gamer and/or enthusiast should be able to enjoy with the ITZ 1300. Please join us as we explore this product’s features and capabilities in great detail and determine whether this product truly brings the goods to the table. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair Flash Padlock USB Drive

The Corsair Flash Padlock is the latest entry into the world of secured flash drive. This is an hardware based security unlike many others which are software based. Check out our review and see our takes on this product as we put it through the test. No related posts. Read More »

Revoltec Rhodium Tower

The Revoltec Rhodium is a case that Revoltec hopes will grab the attention of gamers and regular users alike. With a sober look and lots of space there is much to like about it. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor HD 2600 XT

The only thing that stops me from saying ‘forget about that card and grab an X1950 PRO / 7900 GT instead’ is HD video playback. These mid-range / entry-level cards use almost no power yet they come with dual-link, HDMI with audio and UVD support. Think about that when building your home media PC. No related posts. Read More »

Dragon Naturally Speaking

  We spent several hours a day for about a week with Dragon Naturally Speaking and found the longer that we used the product the more accurate it became. Nuance makes claims of 99% accuracy and we do not see that figure being outside of the realm of possibility, especially for a user that properly enunciates the Kings English. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Tai-Chi M+

Does your laptop’s bottom gets hot and burn your leg? If so, you definitely need to check out the Thermaltake Tai-Chi M+. Check out our review and see if this laptop stand can help you to prevent your legs from burning laptop. No related posts. Read More »

Tagan A+ CS-A380

Although a young company, Tagan is determined to make world class products. Does the CS-A380 continue the tradition of the Black Pearl? Read on to find out. No related posts. Read More »

ICY DOCK MB663UR-1S

Are you always in the situation where the flash drive you just purchased is not large enough? If so, the ICY DOCK MB663UR-1S, an internal and external enclosure for 2.5” SATA hard drive, may just be your solution. This enclosure is a great tool for those who need to carry a large amount of data that do not fit in a flash drive or for those who need to retrive information from their laptop hard drive. Check out our review and see more detail pictures of the unit and our take at this internal/external enclosure. No related posts. Read More »

Swiftech MCW-60

When choosing a water block for your GPU you want the very best. With compatibility for the newest cards as well as previous generations the MCW-60 should be atop your short list. No related posts. Read More »

1333MHz … Who Are the Big Dogs?

  First, we were extremely curious why the NVIDIA 680i based motherboard which 60 days ago was the “holy grail” of overclocking lost so much popularity in the enthusiast ranks, seemingly overnight. Secondly, we were curious to see if the 680i as advertised truly supported the new 1333MHz standard and if so how it performed in a head-to-head comparison against the P35. For the record, this is an article for informational puposes and not a review thus we will refrain from scoring any products being tested. No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-109 Pro

NAS (network attached storage) is no longer reserved for small business users due to the drop in the price. In addition, many newer NAS has incorporate many features such as the ability to share multimedia files and download files withtout a computer in addition to the ability to store and share files. These all make NAS a great addition to many home network setup. Today, we will be looking at probably one of the most feature-rich NAS on the market–the QNAP TS109 Pro. Join us, as we take a look at this product and put it through our tests. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS Blitz Formula

  The ASUS Blitz Formula did one thing that impressed us more than anything else, it achieved or surpassed every goal that we set for it and that’s rare in this day and time. ASUS has a true winner on their hands as this is most likely the best of all the P35 motherboards currently available. No related posts. Read More »

SimpleTech SimpleDrive

SimpleTech has just released the SimpleDrive Portable Hard Drive, a sleek, stylish and effective means of providing plenty of storage in a highly portable configuration. No related posts. Read More »

Cascading the Nautilus 500

Double your pleasure, double your fun. Just take two Corsair Nautilus 500 kits, install in PC, add some heat and water then let the good times roll. No related posts. Read More »

Revoltec Zirconium PC Case

The design however isn’t average to say the least — some of you will like it and some will hate it. Personally I have mixed feelings about its looks. I would substitute drive doors for something more standard looking and operational. It’s just silly taking off the panel just to install an optical device, neither is it tool-less as you have to unscrew the top to pull out the front. No related posts. Read More »

Gigabyte 8500GT TurboForce (GV-NX85T256HP)

Iif your main objective with your planned new video card is to play games – you probably should spend a bit more cash on another card, something like the 8600GT or the HD2600XT. When it comes to gaming this card is meant as an upgrade to on-board graphics. Luckily it has some other nice tricks up its sleeve making it an interesting card for HTPC-builders. No related posts. Read More »

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

On the frozen tundra of E.D.N.III you find yourself fighting for survival as you try to unlock the mystery of your past and your father’s murder. Trust no one. No related posts. Read More »

FightBoard Advanced

Anyone playing games on the PC knows how important it is to have a good keyboard. There are a lot of gaming keyboards to choose from, like the Logitech G15 and the Razer Tarantula keyboard, and today I am testing Revoltecs contribution: the Revoltec Fightboard Advanced. No related posts. Read More »

AluBoxDuo LAN

Need more space? Want to share it on your network? The AluBoxDuo Lan from Ac Ryan is an NDAS enclosure for up to two 3.5″ SATA drives. We’ve tested it to see how it performs. No related posts. Read More »

Calibre P860, GeForce 8600GT

The Calibre P860 is a high quality mainstream card from Sparkle. In addition to a higher out-of-box clocked GPU and memory, the card comes with a small sub-card that shows the GPU temperature. No related posts. Read More »

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