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Leadtek PX8600 GT SLI

Leadtek 8600 GT is an example where we can have a nice mid range chip with old school DDR2 memory. Now that AMD HD 3850 / 3870 are out, Leadtek should have priced these models more aggressively in case someone plans on bridging them No related posts. Read More »

Asus Xonar D2 & U1 Sound Station

As a maker of quality technology Asus is determined to leave no stone unturned. With its Xonar D2 and Sound Station U1, Asus is poised to extend its reach of top notch products. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition

  In our review of the XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition we fully intend to either prove or dispel many of the myths that have been communicated concerning this graphics solution; “Graphics Myth Busters” if you will. We have also changed some of the products as well as the operating system used on our test system to bring you the most up to date and accurate results possible. These changes will be discussed in detail in the “Testing” segment of the review. Please join us as we endeavor to continue Bjorn3D’s tradition of bringing you not only the most, but the best graphics card reviews on the Net! No related posts. Read More »

Ultra m998 Mid-ATX Case

Aten-hut! Toughen up with Ultra’s new m998 aluminum case and get organized with their exclusive Power Bar. Wheel-in some Humvee-inspired might at your next LAN party, and roll over the competition with some uniquely useful features. No related posts. Read More »

A.C. Ryan AluBoxTFX

With the AluBoxTFX A.C. Ryan has taken a good enclosure (AluBox eSATA) and made it even better. With slightly better performance and (finally) the ability to install a hard drive without using any tools, the AluBoxTFX is a very good and flexible eSATA/USB2 enclosure for both IDE and SATA drives. No related posts. Read More »

The AMD Spider platform: Series-7 chipset, Phenom CPU, HD38x0 GPU

After a long wait AMD has finally unveiled their new Spider platform. For the first time since their merger with ATI they now can offer a complete package with a new chipset, a new CPU-family and new GPU’s. We were invited to the big launch-event in Warsaw, Poland, and have both photos and some benchmarks from the new products. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate 1TB Family of Drives … Part 2 – ES.2

  We plan to test the Barracuda 1TB ES.2 drive strictly in the 64-bit VISTA environment which is much akin to what it will face in real-world application. We have added additional tests to our regimen that are 64-bit specific that we feel will help give the potential consumer a better feeling of this drive’s performance. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate 1TB Family of Drives … Part 1 – 7200.11

  Today it is our pleasure at Bjorn3D to continue our reviews of the Seagate storage review saga. Because we were fortunate enough to receive both the Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.11, aimed at the mainstream consumer market and the Seagate Barracuda 1TB ES.2, designed more for enterprise networking solutions; Scott and I will split this review into two separate parts. Part 1 will feature the Barracuda 7200.11 and Part 2 will concentrate on the Barracuda ES.2. No related posts. Read More »

A.C. Ryan AluBox eSATA

As more and more motherboards and computers come with a external eSATA connector it is becoming more interesting to get a external hard drive enclosure that supports this interface. The AluBox eSATA not only supports eSATA but also USB2.0, making it a good choice even if you have to move it around to computers that lacks eSATA. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake SopranoFX

The case is indeed eye catchy. Piano black finish gives it great looks and brushed front aluminum doors fit in without any questions. Ten accessible drive bays is something not many enclosures possess. Additionally, power bay as well as accessory box can be placed into any of the bays making it very user friendly No related posts. Read More »

PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Quad Silencer Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling has once again updated their power supplies to bring you a true Crossfire HD 2900 or SLI 8800 Ultra capable power supply with the 750 Watt Quad Silencer. With a few surprises up its sleeve such as a massive single 60A 12V rail and the optional 12-Point Power Supply Certification report this PSU certainly deserves to be on your next list of potential power supplies. No related posts. Read More »

Ultra X3 Modular PSU

Combining up to 85% efficiency, a 135mm fan, Flex-Force modular connections, and a great warranty, Ultra has given you more than enough reasons to put the X3 in your next rig. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair Voyager GT

The Voyager GT’s mission; To boldly go where no drive has gone before. Under a tire, out the window and submersed in water. Let’s find out if this drive is as rugged as it is fast. No related posts. Read More »

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 »


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 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 »

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