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Corsair Nautilus 500

Known for exceptional memory performance, Corsair looks to enhance the performance of your CPU through water cooling. Do they stand a chance or are they all wet? No related posts. Read More »

Coolink Silentator

  To say we’re extremely impressed with the Coolink Silentator would be a vast understatement. The Silentator is not the best air cooler currently available on the market, we personally know of two or three that would beat it but only by 2° or so. I personally would gladly sacrifice those 2° any day for the quiet operation this cooler brings to the table. No related posts. Read More »

NZXT: The HUSH Case

Introducing the NZXT HUSH, a chassis designed from grounds up to be quiet while having ample cooling. Game and work without all the noise, thanks to the sound dampening foam that is used on the top, side, and bottom panels of the case. Worried about cooling? Not to worry, the HUSH is equipped with two 120mm fans running at low speeds while still achieving high levels of air flow. High end gaming requires faster hard drives and power supplies, so we’ve installed rubber padding near fans and hard drives to further reduce the sound level. The HUSH also ships with USB 2.0, Firewire, and HD audio support. Bring more silence to your gaming experience with HUSH. No related posts. Read More »

CoolIT Systems Eliminator

We have received the little brother of the CoolIT Systems’s Freezone–the Eliminator. With its price tag of $199.99, it’s much cheaper than the Freezone. Bjorn3D will put this cooler in direct comparison to the Freezone and see what are the differences between two coolers and whether or not it is worth to spend the extra money for the more expensive Freezone or the cheaper model Eliminator can just get the job done with extra cash to spare. Check it out as we compare the two units in our review. No related posts. Read More »

Vantec AVOX Jukebox

The Vantec AVOC Jukebox is a small device with lots of capabilities. Not only is it able to play back a variety of media files, it also can be used as a portable storage disk as well as a host USB device. But is it any good in any or all of these functions? No related posts. Read More »

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P

With the release of the Intel P35 chipset, GIGABYTE tries to set itself apart from the rest of the crowd by offering greater compatibilty for legacy hardware. Can they pull it off? No related posts. Read More »

Revoltec FightPad Advanced

Besides the standard functions, it’s possible to assign a long combinations or macros for each key. This is an ideal solution for those needing to automate their movements and actions during a game. It will be especially useful in RPG games where you need to do 3-4 things in one sitting No related posts. Read More »

XFX 8600GT Fatal1ty Professional Series

  Today at Bjorn3D we have the distinct pleasure of reviewing the second product in XFX’s Fatal1ty Professional series, the GeForce 8600GT. With an endorsement from the world’s #1 gamer this gaming graphics solution has big shoes to fill. We plan to use typical testing regimen modified ever so slightly to determine if this product can fill those shoes, or maybe even go beyond. No related posts. Read More »

The HD2400 and HD2600

Completing AMD’s first DX10 line-up is the HD2400 and the HD2600. We have taken two cards using these GPu’s for a serious test drive to see what they are capable of. No related posts. Read More »

Tagan A+ Black Pearl

While not a company you may be familiar with, Tagan provides high end case’s and PSU’s. Can the Black Pearl make a name for itself or will it get lost in the sea of mediocre cases? No related posts. Read More »

Antec P190 Case

  Today, some six months, after the expected launch, this case is finally available on the US market. We at Bjorn3D have every intent of giving the review sample of the Antec P190 that we received the most thorough review possible. If it’s as good as it sounds on paper this case may markedly change the way we look at building and powering our cases in the future. If not we’ll be one of the first to let you know. Join us in our own Bjorn3D lab as we examine every nuance this case has to offer. No related posts. Read More »

Xinix USB CD SmartBox CL-600

Tired of having your disk storage methods because you can never find the disk when you need? If so, you must check out our review on the Xinix USB SmartBox CL-600, a CD/DVD storage box that comes with a software which allows users to create a database for easy disk management and retrieval. Read our review to find out what other functions are in this unit. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 7950GT 512mb 550M

Just when I thought I wouldn’t be able to get any more performance out of my computer, XFX gives me one more reason not to build an entirely new rig just yet with the XFX 7950GT 512MB 550M. This card makes my PC feel like the young stallion it once was. Playing Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars or Quake 4 was alright before the card but now, it is like the difference between night and day. Seriously, this card is a diamond in the rough. No related posts. Read More »

Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler

Although not a well known or widely available brand, Noctua has recently begun aiming to elevate their name in the minds of computer shoppers. One of the easiest and quickest ways to do so is to develop and deliver products that not only succeed but excel at their intended scope of use, and Noctua aims to do exactly that. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 680i SLI

  What we do know is that tody we have XFX’s 680i SLI motherboard here at Bjorn3D and plan to put it through our rather extensive review process. Will it be just another NVIDIA 680i SLI reference board with XFX’s named stamped on it or is there something special about this board that NVIDIA and XFX have reserved until now? We’ll do our dead level best to answer this and other questions in our review. No related posts. Read More »

How-To: Making a Bart PE Disk

Have you ever been in a situation where you were trying to fix a friend’s computer, or yours for that matter, and the PC had so much spyware that it locked up and prevented you from running any tools?  Or maybe you’ve had a situation where you couldn’t even boot into Windows because Windows was corrupt or missing a file.  I have and it’s not fun.  Fortunately, a friend told me a couple years ago about Bart’s PE and it has been a great tool ever since.  I take it with me whenever I go out on call to fix a PC. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU 1200W PSU

It occasionally happens that we get to realize our dreams be they big or small. As a computer enthusiast and an avid gamer, my dreams are often centered around that next piece of equipment. Though sometimes it’s just a wee gadget or a mere trinket that I wish to add to my treasure chest, sometimes it’s something big. Lately, I’ve been dreaming big – livin’ large, so to speak, in the backwaters of my mind. I’ve been dreaming of a monster rig, a monster gaming rig. And my dream is about to be realized. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Sonata III

The third incarnation of Antec maintains the same looks as the first generation. What has changed is the power supply has been upgraded to EarthWatt 500W and the front panel is now including the eSATA. If you are a fan of the original Sonata, you sure will love this case and the the upgrades will definitely make this case a great choice for those who need a case with a good quality power supply. No related posts. Read More »

Tagan Silver Power SP-1000E

Quad-core CPU? Check. Dual graphics card setup? Check. Terabyte worth of hard drives? Check. Beefy power supply? Tagan’s Silver Power SP-1000E may be your missing puzzle piece. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 650i Ultra

Sure, trying new things can be scary. Unless of course it is from a well established company like XFX. New to the motherboard scene XFX offers a solid product at an amazing price. No related posts. Read More »

Arctic Cooling Accelero S2

Is the noise of graphic card’s fan bugging you? If so, you should check out our review on the Arctic Cooling Accelero S2. The Accelero S2 is a fanless graphic cooler that uses two copper heat pipes and 32 fins to dissipate heat away from the core of the graphic card. Not only it promises to reduce the temperature of your GPU, it will also reduce the system noise. Does it performs as it advertises? Well, read the review and find it out. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 8800 Ultra XXX

  The base 8800 Ultra clocks do not look that promising as you can buy overclocked 8800GTX’s with the same speed if not faster. XFX changes this by bringing you 3 different versions of the Ultra. These are the $799.99 Ultra which matches NVIDIA’s reference Ultra speed, the $829.00 USD overclocked Ultra which is faster yet, and finally; the $879.00 XXX version which is by far the fastest of the trio and the product we’ll be reviewing today. No related posts. Read More »

Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC2-8500

There hasn’t ever been a better time than now to be in the market to buy a kit of high performance DDR2 RAM. Unless having been hiding under the proverbial rock it has been hard to miss that prices of high-end DDR2 RAM has not just fallen, they’ve simply collapsed. Kits priced at over $300 (Such as the RAM in this review!) can now be had for just a third of the price, and some very good but not quite as fast kits can be had for even less than that. Is Crucial’s 1067Mhz Ballistix a good choice for your next RAM? No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Purepower RX 500W & 600W

Thermaltake did a wonderful job bringing traits of a high-end product to the less expensive line of power supplies. Now you can power your dual core CPU along with an enthusiast graphic board for no more than $97 green dollars and worry about nothing. No related posts. Read More »

Antec MX-1 External 3.5″ Enclosure

If you have seen one enclosure then you have probably seen them all, right? Is there anything that can make the Antec MX-1 stand above the multitude of external hard drive enclosures that litter store shelves and online merchants like blades of grass on a prairie? To fast forward to the conclusion the short answer is, yes. Unless price is the numero uno consideration the Antec MX-1 should be at the top of anyone’s shortlist. Read on to find out just what makes this enclosure so special! No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Trifecta

Got a USB drive? Check. SD card for the camera? Check. MicroSD card for the cell phone? Check. Now how about one card to rule them all! Introducing the Trifecta from OCZ Technology. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ GameXStream 850 Watt

With a history of catering to the enthusiast crowd OCZ has brought to market many great PSU’s. It’s newest offering comes in the form of a SLi certified 850 watt behemoth dubbed the GameXStream. With plenty of amps and active PFC this is not your father’s PSU. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Reaper HPC 8500 DDR-2 Memory

  Today we have the opportunity and pleasure to review a new memory product from OCZ, a name that is most certainly synonymous with quality in the computer products industry. We will be examining a 2GB DDR2 8500 kit from OCZ’s Reaper HPC series of memory. The Reaper HPC series of memory uses the aforementioned heat pipe technology to help dissipate heat this improving performance. Is it effective? Stick around and we’ll soon see. No related posts. Read More »

Revoltec FightMouse, Lightboard and Gamepad

In a nutshell: If you’re looking for quality gaming gear or simply upgrading your input devices I strongly consider you have a look at Revoltec’s offer. These items are available in the United States, Europe and Asia you just have to find an online store that carries these. No related posts. Read More »

Super Talent T800UX4GC5

With the price of DDR2 taking a huge plunge, it is a great time for any user to upgrade their memory to larger capacity. The release of Vista means that 2 GB is no longer for enthusiasts but rather a somewhat necessity as a clean Vista installation will consumes at least 600MB of RAM. Sooner or later the 4 GB will be the norm and should definitely be the amount of memory for any enthusiasts. The Super Talent, a company that is known for great memory, has released the T800UX4GC5, the 2x2GB DDR2-800. Read our review and see how well this memory performs and if it would fit your budget while getting you the performance you strive for. No related posts. Read More »

Albatron 8600GTS

Building upon the success of their motherboard division, Albatron releases their 8600 GTS. Based upon the Nvidia reference design what value does this card offer to gamers? No related posts. Read More »

S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Was S.T.A.L.K.E.R worth waiting for all these years? Will it implement all promises given by the developers during the development time? I invite you, if you feel you’re brave enough, to put on your anti-radiation suit (some Vodka would help as well), load your Kalashnikov, put your backpack on and join me while I explore the exciting world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. No related posts. Read More »

ECS AMD690GM-M2

The ECS AMD690GM-M2 uses the AMD690 chipset which is the first chipset coming out from AMD since the acquisition of ATI. The motherboard comes in a small form factor and yet has nice features like integrated DX9 graphics, HDPC over DVI and the addition of AVIVO. No related posts. Read More »

HD2000 – The First GPU’s Under the AMD Name

The HD2000 series of GPU’s is a first for AMD in many ways. It is their first GPU’s they release after they bought ATI. It is their first GPU’s with DX10 support and it is their first GPU’s with an unified shader architecture. We have taken some time to examine all the new features and also benchmarks the new enthusiast card from AMD, the HD2900XT. No related posts. Read More »

Jetway HD2900XT

The first retial HD2900XT we review, does not dissapoint. Great performace, a good price and some cool new features makes this a good chocie for the enthusiast. A voucher for Valve’s Black Box also helps. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Performance One P182

Does the newest addition to the Performance One series from Antec have what it takes to keep your components cool? We think so. Come take a look and decide for yourself. No related posts. Read More »

Foxconn 8600 GTS

The 8600 GTS’s release has brought the DirectX 10 to the mainstream buyers. This new card from NVIDIA is not just a cut down version of its big brother, the 8800. Rather, it has packed a few extra features which are not found in the 8800. Check out our review to see what’s in the new card and how it performs as we will take a closer examination to the Foxconn’s 8600 GTS and compare it to the 7900 GT from Gigabyte. No related posts. Read More »

Vantec NexStar LX

As we get more and more computers in our homes, the need for a simple solution for sharing files amongst them increases. The Vantec NexStar LX is a NAS-solution that offers the basic features for a low price. No related posts. Read More »

Icy Dock MB448UR: 2.5” IDE Removable Hard Drive Rack

Need to carry around a large amount of data that does not fit on the flash drive? Don’t want to carry that bulky 3.5” hard drive external enclosure around? If so, then you must check out ICY Dock’s MB448UR, a 2.5” IDE removable hard drive enclosure that functions as both internal and external enclosure. Read our review to find out our thoughts to this product. No related posts. Read More »

SteelSound 3H Headset

Whether a frequent LAN goer or the family computer happens to share the bedroom, there are plenty of reasons why a good quality headset might be needed. 105mm Howitzer fire going off at 1am on a Monday morning with your window wide open and your neighbor’s bedroom about ten feet away would be an ideal example! The SteelSound 3H we have for this review is the most economical headset offered by SteelSeries. Nonetheless these are marketed as a “professional gaming headset”, therefore I will test them accordingly. No related posts. Read More »

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