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PowerColor X1950 PRO SCS3

Without a doubt, this is one of the best performing passively cooled cards that I have reviewed so far. Taking this very popular RV570 chip and slapping on Accelero S2 silent cooling system was a spot on move. Although the clocks are lowered just a bit, PowerColor X1950 PRO SCS3 does not lose in benchmarks. No related posts. Read More »

Edimax BR-6216mg MIMO XR

The Edimax BR-6216mg MIMO XR combines the IEEE 802.11g standard with the MIMO functionality to increase the range of the WLAN. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 8600GTS & 8600GT XXX Editions!

XFX decided the stock 675mhz core, 1,450mhz shader, and 1,000mhz (Remember that is 2,000mhz effective) memory was to simply far to paltry and is launching their “XXX” Edition 8600GTS with factory overclocks of 730mhz on the core, 1566mhz shaders, and a whopping 1,130mhz (2,260mhz effective) memory clockspeed! No related posts. Read More »


  Today it is our extreme pleasure to share with you our findings on a 680i LT SLI motherboard that is being marketed by an NVIDIA® partner that certainly needs no introduction, XFX. From our rather extensive experience reviewing XFX Graphics solutions we’ve seen their corporate philosophy transcend from merely words into a series of excellent, highly polished digital wonders that go a step beyond in not only performance but quality as well. We highly anticipate that our review sample, the XFX nForce®; 680i LT SLI will continue to follow this same lofty tradition. No related posts. Read More »

GeIL PC2-6400 DDR2 Ultra 2GB kit

If you’re looking for above average performance, consider GeIL’s PC2-6400 DDR2 2GB Ultra kit and forget about running short on memory. Coupling it with overclocked Core 2 Duo / AM2 platform these memory modules will bring you plenty of joy while not hurting your wallet No related posts. Read More »

SteelSeries SteelSound 4H

Do you attend LAN parties? Do you play games late at night where your family members and friends are sound asleep? If you do, then you must need a good pair of headset that will not only feel comfortable but also produce clear sound so you can pinpoint your enemies’ position and defeat them in a bloody virtual battlefield. Check out our review on the gaming headset from Steel Series, the SteelSound 4H and see if this pair of headset is a good choice for you. No related posts. Read More »

Rainbow Six: Vegas

Rainbow Six: Vegas is a game that has some history and gamers that loved the series may not like what it has become. It puts the focus on the action and is much faster than previous titles of the series. Having said that, if you install the game, keeping the above statement in mind, I am more than 100% positive you will enjoy every second of it. The game looks absolutely stunning, sound is like magic and it supplies huge amounts of pure, high quality action scenes. No related posts. Read More »

NZXT Precise PRC-1000 (1000W PSU)

NZXT’s first high end power supply, the Precise 1000W, pakced with a lot of great features, such as modular design, the ability to swtich between combine and split +12V, six +12V rails that will power even the most demanding system on the market. What’s more, the power supply comes with 6 PCIe connectors that will power not only 3 8800GTX cards but also have the ability to power next generation of graphic cards. What’s more amazing is that this PSU’s size is standard ATX PSU size rather over-sized PSUs like some other 1000W PSU. It looks promising but can it performs as good as it seems, check out our review as we test this PSU out. No related posts. Read More »

Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB Kit

  Today it is our pleasure at Bjorn3D to present our take on Mushkin’s XP2-6400 4GB DDR2 memory kit. Is it the highest performance 4GB overclocking kit available? Did Mushkin’s emphsis on quality transcend to this product? Read on my friends and the answer to these and many other questions you may have will be revealed! No related posts. Read More »

ASUS EN8800GTX AquaTank

With the increased power of the GeForce 8800GTX comes an increases need for good cooling. ASUS has combined an overclocked ASUS 8800GTX card with a Thermaltake Tide Water cooling device to create a very special video card. No related posts. Read More »

CoolIT Systems RAM Fan

Do memory needs cooling? You bet if you do any sort of overclocking. What is the cheapest solution that will give you the best cooling then. Well, check out CoolIT Systems Cool RAM in this review and see if this $20 fan can do the trick that allows you push your overclocking to a new height. No related posts. Read More »

Purepower Express 250W

To help take care of the increased need for power, Thermaltake has released a separate PSU intended just for your video cards. In our review we test it to see if it is worth the money or if you better spend it on a new PSU. No related posts. Read More »

Acronis True Image Home 10

  The question is are you willing to risk it? Well I’m not! Since that unfortunate day I have been Chairman of the Board in the “School of Backup”. Along the way I have used several products to facilitate to facilitate my peace of mind, for the last three years I have put all of my eggs in the Acronis basket and have yet to have one cracked. Please join me today as we at Bjorn3d review Acronis’s latest release of their home based product, Acronis True Image 10. We’ll be using build 4942 which is the latest product update released on March 12, 2007. No related posts. Read More »

FOXCONN 8800GTS 320mb: OverClocking Edition!

I’ll rather unfairly compare the FOXCONN 320mb 8800GTS Overclocked Edition I have today to the FOXCONN 512mb 7950GT Overclocked Edition graphics card. Will the almost standard 512mb RAM on the 7950GT give it a chance at XHD resolutions with Anti-Aliasing, where the onboard RAM size matters the most? What can you expect if you upgrade from a 7900-series card today? These are two of the questions I’ll answer in this review. A third important question is what difference one can expect from a 320mb 8800GTS card when using an older or slower processor. To answer this I’ll run a series of benchmarks with an E6300 at stock, and then overclock to 3.4ghz and rerun the same benchmarks again to find out what differences, if any, it will make. No related posts. Read More »


With the nForce6 NVIDIA went all out and released the chipset first for the Intel platform. After the less than stellar nForce590 for Intel a lot of people, including me, were a bit cautious and didn’t know what to expect. Has NVIDIA learned their lesson and delivered an Intel experience as solid as we used to expect from their AMD chipsets? No related posts. Read More »

Foxconn 8800 GTS OC

After a great and successful launch of the G80, as covered in detail here at Bjorn3D back in November, 2006; I have in my hand yet another 8800 card to feast on – Foxconn’s 8800GTS 640MB Overclocked version. No related posts. Read More »

Spire Pininfarina SP-ATX-PALU/B Enthusiasts Case

I think it’s a safe bet Pininfarina is better known by their many sports car designs such as the Ferrari P4/P5 and Maserati GranTurismo rather than by their computer cases. Nonetheless Spire teamed up with Pininfarina Group to design this computer chassis “with functionality, creativity and opulent style in mind”, and in my opinion came up with some very interesting results! Pininfarina’s fresh look at what the professional, stylish computer case should be has brought some great new approaches to the table, and the results should speak for themselves! No related posts. Read More »

AVB USB 2.0 Mobile 4GB Drive

  We were recently contacted by AVB, a subsidiary of Anko/American Anko, a company that is well known for making precision gaming controllers and other high tech electronic devices. AVB explained that they had a brand new dual channel, SLC flash drive with a 4GB capacity that they felt we’d really enjoy reviewing. After reading their specs we agreed! Today we’ll find out if the specs transcend from paper to the finished product, the AVB USB 2.0 Mobile Drive. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition

With the release of Windows Vista it was expected that we would see a lot of products using Vista as a means to separate themselves from other products. ASUS has released four “Vista Edition” motherboards and we have tested the Premium Core2Duo motherboard to see in what the Vista-name actually means for the user. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X1550 SCS

This product is intended for folks with less gaming on their minds. The fact is, I would advise against getting this rebadged X1300 RADEON for your SFF / HTPC system due to high temperatures. It’s okay for your parents / grandmother PC, but that’s about it. No related posts. Read More »

Foxconn 8800 GTX Graphics Card

  When I was contacted by Issac Poon, Marketing Manager for Foxconn’s Channel Division about reviewing this card I wasn’t the least bit hesitant! I knew that given their vast experience in the OEM market that their retail product would more than likely be superior. Join us today as we run the Foxconn model FV-N88XMAD2-OD 8800 GTX graphics card through its paces and confirm if my thoughts are true. No related posts. Read More »

Sparkle Calibre 8800GTX P880+OC

With the Sparkle Calibre 8800GTX P880+OC, Sparkle and MACS have combined to create the ultimate GeForce 8800GTX card. The card comes with a TEC-unit which manages to cool the card down considerably compared to regular 8800GTX cards. No related posts. Read More »

Bluegears b-flexi and b-cools fans

Bluegears b-cool and b-flexi fans are not your boring computer case fans, rather they are “cool” fans that not only deliver the performance but also shows off some interesting light shows. If you are in the market for some cool fan either to help you cool your components or add to your mod case to show off to your friend, then you definitely want to take a look at these fans. Check out our review and see what you can do with these fans and how well they perform. No related posts. Read More »

Overclocking the GeForce 8800 Series

  For this project I have selected the FOXCONN NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS as my test subject, which I reviewed here at Bjorn3D back in November 2006. Presently, the 640MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is the second-best video card available on the market. Gamers and computer enthusiasts alike have already speculated on how the GTS could be made to perform to the same level as the GeForce 8800 GTX with some tweaking. No related posts. Read More »

CoolIT Systems Freezone

CoolIT Systems’s Freezone is an all-in-one CPU cooling that is build base on thermostatic cooling technology. It has provided an excellent alternative for those who wish to keep their processor cool and system noise down, yet do not want to go through the trouble of installing water cooling kits. The unique “Chiller” also is environmentally safe and free from biological growth, hence no maintenance is required. Read more as we put the Freezone to a typical air cooling and see how well it performs and out thoughts on this new product. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake TMG A1 Cooler

In a nutshell, Thermaltake TMG A1 is a good product if you’re looking for stock HSF replacement. Its unique design takes the heat problem to a whole new level. It cools the CPU very well under both load and idle states while not hurting your ear drums No related posts. Read More »

Antec 500W EarthWatts EA500 Power Supply Unit

  Since consumers have long been in the dark about power supply units, it seems common that manufacturers market their product and push features that may not actually make a difference in performance. For example, it could be seen early last year that multi-rail technology was viewed as a positive innovation. Yet later down the road we learn that a single-rail power supply unit not only offers more stable and efficient power if designed and built correctly; it would also cost less. No related posts. Read More »

be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W and Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

Get be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W if you’re looking for a power supply that will handle next generation components with bells and whistles on top of it. If you want to go cheaper without the need for all these nonessential features and enhancements, get Thermaltake Toughpower 850W with 140 mm fan which runs quieter than its contender and performs just as well. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition

  In a continuation from the exclusive GeForce 8800 series product launch covered by here, NVIDIA has added some new spice to the plate with the introduction of a value-priced GeForce 8800 GTS video card featuring a 320MB video frame buffer. Build on the exact same high performance platform as the previous 640MB version, this new edition to the family offers all of the same great performance and almost half the cost. No related posts. Read More »

HT Omega CLARO 7.1 Channel Sound Card

  HT Omega, Inc. is among the first companies to offer authentic high-fidelity sound at a true 24-bit level of performance. The world class Oxygen 8788 based audio processor by C-Media supports most all industry standards for 3D computer sound; including EAX™ 1.0 & 2.0, A3D™ 1.0 and DirectSound™. No related posts. Read More »

Ultra X-Finity and X-Pro: Two 800W PSU for Your SLI Needs

If you just recently purchased the latest GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX graphics card, you may found out that your power supply is just not up to the task to handle such monster card. Since the power supply is the heart of the system and it cannot be overlooked specially if you have expensive components, such as GeForce 8800. Today, we have received not one but two 800W power supplies from Ultra: the X-Finity and X-Pro. Read our reviews and see how these two power supplies perform. No related posts. Read More »

The Hottest Games Coming in 2007

2006 was a great year for gamers, bringing us some great and innovative games. But everything has to end and, as we all know, every ending means a new beginning. It is now time to raise our heads, look forward into the distance and try to figure out what the future holds for us and what we should expect to see on our screen in 2007. No related posts. Read More »

Kristanix Software’s Password Protector 2006

Here we have a nifty program that claims it can protect your passwords. Inside I’ll touch on the security protections employed and then take a run through the application, and along the way give some of the reasons why you actually should give this software some consideration. The simple matter is, if you think remembering all of your passwords now is bad, just keep in mind it will only get worse in the future! No related posts. Read More »

abit NF-M2 nView AM2 m-ATX Motherboard

  Many industry voices have begun to discount the HTPC idea as a fad. Some have professed that it was either a concept ahead of its time, while others conceded that its day had come and gone. But since nobody can agree on the present status of the HTPC trend, I would insist that it is still very much alive and well; and the growing number of Media Center users and home theater themed hardware devices produced seem to support my statement. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS X1950XTX Crossfire 512 MB DDR4

While the X1950XT might no longer be the fastest GPU on the market it still is a fast GPU and with a price that won’t require you to sell your kidneys to be able to afford it (well, maybe one of them). Today we are testing the ASUS X1950XTX Crossfire 512 MB DDR4, the flagship in ASUS ATI-lineup. No related posts. Read More »

Team Group TXDD2048M800HC4DC-D DDR 2-800 Memory

The Team Group TXDD2048M800HC4DC-D is a PC6400 DDR2 that is specifically designed for entry overclocker and gamers in mind. In a fierce market of computer memory, can Team Group’s TXDD2048M800HC4DC-D offer something different from the competitor? How is its performance and overclocking result? Well, in this review, we will put this RAM to the the torture test. So, join us and take a look at our takes on this memory module. No related posts. Read More »

Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle

In a more serious tone, an adventure game is by definition a game that puts the storyline in the center and you can expect a very fascinating and interesting plot when approaching a game from this genre. It usually features one main hero, rarely two or more and you can usually find his character to be quite appealing. In order to make progress, you’ll have to utilize objects you will find scattered around the environments that the game offers. No related posts. Read More »

Antec P180B Performance One ATX Case

  For system builders who cater to the demanding consumer, or the do-it-yourself gamer and enthusiast, the computer case has become a means to extend your personal tastes into a unique appearance. Since modifying a computer case is an extreme endeavor for only the most patient craftsman, the next best solution is to purchase from myriad of styles, sizes, and purpose-driven cases available on the market. No related posts. Read More »

HIS X1650 IceQ Turbo

The card I am testing today, the HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo, uses the relatively new graphic chipset, the x1650XT from ATI. While the name suggests it is nothing more than a slightly faster X1650 Pro, the truth is that it is much more than that. No related posts. Read More »

FOXCONN 975X7AB-8EKRS2H Motherboard

I should first point out that the Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H is fully Core 2 Duo ready. Foxconn has a previous product titled, you guessed it, 975X7AA-8EKRS2H, that is not compatible with Core 2 Duo processors, so hence the “B” in the “975X7AB”. To recap, the board we have in this review is the “AB” product refresh/update with the needed changes having been made to the voltage regulator and BIOS. No related posts. Read More »

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