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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 »


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 »

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 »


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 »

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