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The ASUS P5B-E is a very good motherboard. While not having all those extra bells and whistles you find on ASUS high-end motherboard it still manages to perform very well. No related posts. Read More »

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent Review

fter waiting for a long time, reading every piece of information on the net, it is finally available to the PC gamer. The fourth game in the Splinter Cell series is in my hands and you are welcome to take a seat and hang on tight because this is going to be a hell of a ride. No related posts. Read More »

Antec SpotCool

What is holding you back from your overclocking? Is the RAM, Chipset, or the processor running too hot? If so, you must check out our review on Antec’s SpotCool. This is a versatile cooling solution which can be mounted almost anywhere inside your PC to add cooling to the needed components. Read the review and see how it performs and our takes on this innovative cooling fan. No related posts. Read More »

HIS X1950Pro IceQ3 Turbo

Not veryone can afford one of the latest and greats video cards. We have tested the HIS X1950 Pro to see what it can offer for the price-consious gamer. No related posts. Read More »

VIZO Voyager Hard Drive Cooler

  It is an understatement that performance computer hardware gets a little warm. Even with the best cooling on your CPU, motherboard, and video card, there are still components which may suffer from thermal breakdown. Despite advances in design and architecture of computer cases, the hard disk drive still manages to show a weakness in passive cooling. This is why supplimental cooling solutions will prove invaluable to preserving performance and stability. The VIZO Voyager is a just what high-performance hard drives need to sustain high output and maintain stability. No related posts. Read More »

ATI Radeon X1950XTX CrossFire

  Please join me at Bjorn3D’s Southeastern US test facility (my computer room) where we’ll take the ATI® X1950XTX CrossFire™ edition to its limits. It is our plan to test this card in comparison with the two fastest single GPU graphics cards currently on the market. Is it a fair test pitting a dual GPU graphics solution against ones with effectively only half the processing power? We’ll soon see! No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-101: a 9-in-1 NAS Server Station

QNAP TS-101 is an NAS enclosure which takes SATA hard drives. It supports both SATA 1 and SATA II. It functions as an 9-in-1 NAS Server Turbo Station as it does not only supports NAS, it also comes with a slew of other features and applications. If you need a simple server in your house or you business but does not want the hassle of setting up a full server backbone, then join us as we take a detailed closer look at what QNAP’s TS-101 has to offer and see if this NAS can get the job done. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium

The ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium is a compelling and feature-rich product. As with all ASUS high-end products you get a lot for your money. No related posts. Read More »

Lian Li PC-B20A All-Aluminum ATX Case

  Well known to computer enthusiasts and gamers alike, Lian Li has built a name based on performance and quality above everything else. Every single product released by Lian Li has had meticulous attention paid to details which the competition usually ignores. Clearly, there is no equal to Lian Li, especially in terms of construction and craftsmanship, but even the closest competitors have learned not to try and one-up Lian Li at their own game. In this review, the Lian Li PC-B20A (A for Aluminum Finish) mid-tower ATX computer case is up for close inspection. Labeled as part of the Classical Silent family from Lian Li, you will soon see if this should deserve to be your next investment. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS P5W64WS Professional Motherboard

  The story doesn’t exactly end here, about ten days ago I received a call from Scott, one of my bosses at Bjorn3D, asking if I wanted to review the P5W64 WS Professional. Guess what I said? So here we are today ready to put this baby through its paces. Oh! I guess you can readily understand which motherboard I’ll be comparing the P5W64 WS Professional to in the testing phase of this review. Did I make the right purchase decision? We’ll soon see! No related posts. Read More »

EDOVA Innovations X-Pad Laptop Platform

  The Xpad’s innovative design shields user from laptop heat while improving laptop cooling without noisy fans or awkward straps. Its clever ABS composite structure design allows it to have a thin profile while providing an amazing structural stiffness. The Xpad is sized optimally to accommodate most laptop sizes while maintaining its portability, and yet it is large enough to sit comfortabily on most users. In addition, the Xpad provides a stable laptop pad by smartly employing non-slip interfaces to comfortably secure the laptop on the user’s lap and prevent it from slipping & sliding – a feature the laptop user will greatly appreciate after discovering the Xpad. No related posts. Read More »

Company of Heroes

That game, ladies and gents, is called Company of Heroes. When it comes to strategy, Relic knows what it’s doing … Relic’s new strategy title is indeed the best RTS for 2006 in so many aspects. If you consider yourselves RTS gamers, you must battle your way to the nearest store and purchase your copy ASAP! This game’s atmosphere, beauty and realism is quite hard to describe in text … But you know what? I am going to try anyway! No related posts. Read More »

VIZO pargon & LUXON Drive Enclosures

  We are in the age of mobile data and removable media. You can see it all around us. Most industry professionals keep a portable computing device in close company, and nearly everyone carries a USB flash drive on them. Cell phones double as MP3 players, and MP3 players double as personal video devices. It seems progressive then that external hard disks are quickly becoming something more of a personal carry item as their size grows smaller. Conversely, some stylish trends have managed to give a new look to the old ideas. So whether you are a mobile power user with compact storage needs, or discerning office user who enjoys a stylish environment, VIZO offers products to satisfy both needs. No related posts. Read More »

Revoltec Gamepad Precision Pro

The Gamepad Precision Pro is a mouse pad aimed at the gamers. It has two different surfaces which are supposed to cater both those gamers who need fast movement (“low sense gamers”) and those who need high precision (“high sense gamers”). No related posts. Read More »

Super Talent Mega Screen MP3 Player

Super Talent Mega Screen MP3 Player is a flash based MP3 player that is full of features. It plays music, records sounds, displays pictures and even comes with an FM tuner. It has colored screen and very easy to use buttons. In a market dominated by Apple’s iPod, can this MP3 player take a bit off the big Apple? Certainly by looking at the features, it has what it takes to be a great player. Join us and take a closer look at this MP3 player. No related posts. Read More »

Freedom V Wireless Guitar Controller

The Freedom V Wireless is an excellent alternative to Red Octane’s official controllers. Without the constraints of the cable you are free to live out your fantasy of being Yngve Malmsteen. No related posts. Read More »

XFX Geforce 8800 GTX

Please join me along with the Bjorn3D’s founder Bjorn Endre, and my staff as we present four reviews of the 8800 series of graphics cards. Each review will present many similarities and yet many differences as each product is from a different manufacturer and being prepared by four separate reviewers, each of whom have a unique, and very interesting approach to the product they’ve been assigned. It is now my pleasure to present to you my take on the XFX GeForce® 8800 GTX. No related posts. Read More »

Sparkle GeForce 8800GTX

The Sparkle GeForce 8800GTX delivers breathtaking performance, DX10 support and impressive image quality at a good price. What more can you want from a video card? No related posts. Read More »

FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS

  The GeForce 8800 GTS is based on the same G80 GPU which NVIDIA uses to build the flagship GeForce 8800 GTX. While the GTS variant is the second best in this 8th generation of products, is not just a binned down version which didn’t meet the strict standards and performance of the GTX; The GTS is built as its own product model. While most enthusiasts will likely clear the shelves clean of any GeForce 8800 GTX offering simply because it is the newest and fastest product available, it wouldn’t be a wise decision to discount the more affordable GeForce 8800 GTS. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA 8000 GPU/VPU: An Introduction

  When planning for this mammoth task we decided the best approach would be to prepare one additional introductory article expressing what NVIDIA® brings to the table from a technology, Physics, and general usage standpoint for each of the products we’ll being presenting. The article will be a consortium of facts supplied by NVIDIA® and will express no opinions, rather it will simply act as adjunct to the accompanying reviews. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek Winfast PX8800 GTX TDH

  Well today’s launch day and we were graciously supplied the Winfast®PX8800 GTX TDH by Leadtek. Please join with me now as we put this card through its paces and determine in fact if it’s just a snack for the gamer to munch on, or an entire seven course meal of graphics delight. No related posts. Read More »

be quiet! Straightpower 450W & 600W

You’ll be happy with either model, just think of what you’ll run. For Crossfire / SLI however I’d rather recommend the 600W model as it’s a more of a future proof investment. The 450W version supports dual graphics, but it might “squeak” if you throw a whole lot more at it. Straightpower PSUs are efficient and quiet, but with drawbacks; both produce high voltages for 12v rails. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Nine Hundred Advanced Gaming Case

  All that gibberish that I just regurgitated is actually a preface to the new product we just received for review, the Antec® Nine Hundred Advanced Gaming Case. This case on paper offers a tremendous amount of airflow and is targeted at the gaming market. Our intent with this review is to make it much more detailed than usual. We will explore aesthetics, construction, air flow dynamics, noise levels, and last but certainly not least functionality. Please join us for what we hope will be our best and most in-depth work to date which we feel will set the standard for all our future enclosure reviews. No related posts. Read More »

MACS MA-7131-A Triumph Deluxe

The MACS MA-7131-A Triumph Deluxe is big, heavy, noisy and expensive. But it is also a top class cooler that will give you even more headroom if you want to overclock your AM2 CPU. No related posts. Read More »

Vantec NexStar 3 NST-260SU-BK eSATA Enclosure

  Vantec has done an excellent job of joining function with fashion with their new NexStar 3 hard drive enclosure. While they offer nearly thirty different drive enclosure solutions, the NexStar 3 is a solid eSATA enclosure which offers extremely fast 3Gbps transfer rates. If your computer is not equipped with the new eSATA port, then you should be glad that Vantec has included one with the NexStar 3 kit; It’s even been designed to operate with existing USB 2.0 and 1.1 connections as well. Finally, there has never been a better reason to keep large data files and backups within reach since 2.5″ hard drives now hold several hundred gigabytes. No related posts. Read More »

NZXT Adamas Aluminum ATX Case

  You can’t win the hearts of computer enthusiasts, system builders, and hardcore gamers by simply releasing one good product and calling it quits, so it’s a good thing that companies such as NZXT have built a reputation based on releasing one great new product after another. In this review, the brand new Adamas completely aluminum mid-tower ATX case from NZXT’s Classic Series will be put under the microscope and be completely dissected. No related posts. Read More »

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 430W

Computer systems need more and more power. But is wattage and amperes the only indication on how good a power supply is? The be quiet! Dark Power Pro shows us that quality many times is more important than quantity. No related posts. Read More »

Thermalright SI-128 CPU Cooler

  Built upon the SI-120 model, the new and improved SI-128 boasts tightly gapped fins for more surface area with longer and wider wingspan. In addition, the huge 8mm multiple heatpipes permit even more efficient heat transfer to the aluminum fins. The SI-128 offers a more robust aluminum fin group, which is perfectly designed to support a 120mm fan mounted onto the top of the unit for maximum cooling performance. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X1950 PRO

If you were to buy X1800 XT, but don’t have enough money get X1950 PRO with native CrossFire support. Later on get another one of those and you’ll be set for a long time. RADEON X1950 PRO is NOT a respin. PowerColor X1950 PRO 256MB is a steal for $229. It plays my games smoothly, it’s quiet and cool and I can buy another one of those without the need for external dongle or master card No related posts. Read More »

NZXT Zero–A Case Designed for Quiet Cooling

Today, we are going to take a look at the first product in the Crafted Series, the Zero. Zero is a full tower aluminum case that is targeted for enthusiasts and gamers who need lots of expansion and comes with ample of cooling solutions to keep the system cool. Join us and let’s take a closer look at Zero and see if the case is just as unique as the name implies. No related posts. Read More »

Jetart CK5000 RAM Heatsinks

  Thanks to Jetart, system builders and performance enthusiasts will have a new tool to help maintain a cool running and stable system. If you want to overclock the system or video RAM to the extreme then you will need to compensate for the increased heat. The Jetart CK5000 is a perfect fit for system and video RAM cooling. No related posts. Read More »

Revoltec VGA Graphic Freezer Pro

The Revoltec VGA Graphic Freezer Pro is a cheap but capable VGA cooler than not only will keep your video card cool but also make your system less noisy, especially when compared to an ATI or NVIDIA reference cooler. No related posts. Read More »

KuFormula VF1 Plus VGA Cooler

  Overclocking and overcooling the video card is more of a phenomenon now then ever before thanks to the molten-hot video cards on the market and high-demand video games demanding more power. Thankfully, there are cooling solutions addressing and controlling this hot new trend. One of them is the KuFormula VF1 Plus VGA cooler by Sytrin. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek Winfast® PX7950 GT TDH Extreme

  Please join with us as we review the Leadtek Winfast® PX7950 GT TDH Extreme, 512MB video card. We’ve got a much more extensive agenda than usual in mind for this product as well as two other cards in the 7900 series to compare it with. Will we still call this card “EXTREME” after a foray in our test facilities or will we refer to it with less flattering terms? Why not join us and find out! No related posts. Read More »

Jetart JACSG1 North Bridge Cooler

  Computer enthusiasts are demanding more from their computers systems then what they receive from the manufacturer. Often times, settings will be tweaked and hardware may be over-clocked so that more performance may be squeezed from the system. When more performance is demanded, it usually brings increased heat with it. This is where the aftermarket industry has really catered to the computer enthusiast. Thanks to Jetart, system builders and performance enthusiasts will have a new tool to help maintain a cool running and stable system. The Jetart JACSG1 North Bridge Cooler is a perfect fit and replacement for the standard Pentium-based Northbridge chipset cooling solution. No related posts. Read More »

ICY Dock MB559UEA-1S: A Worthy Upgrade to the MB452MK?

The MB559UEA-1S we have received functions very similar to the MB452MK that was reviewed. There are few distinctive changes from the MB452MK. The new MB559UEA-1S uses native SATA connector instead of the converter that was used in the older enclosure. Also, the new enclosure has been slimmed down and has slightly better design than the previous product. It looks great, but how well it performs. Read our review to find out. No related posts. Read More »

nMedia System HTPC 180SA & 280BA Media Center Enclosures

  If you already play video games, watch movies, listen to music, or record television on your personal computer, then your computer is just one step away from looking the way it acts. This is where the HTPC enclosure market has taken keen note and met the needs of the home theater and computer enthusiast with a variety of stylish computer cases. Now, with many of the most current enclosures being build with IR remote compatibility and Media Center components in mind, it makes perfect sense to build it yourself. The nMedia System HTPC 180 and 280 series enclosures are ready for your entertainment center. No related posts. Read More »

Antec VCool Review–A Hassle-free Way to Cool the Video Card

Antec VCool provides a simple solution to those who want to keep their video card cool but do not want to mess with the existing HSF. It uses two expansion slots next to the video card and blows cool air to the video card. How does this cooler performs? Can it help to keep the system cool while keep the noise level down? Check out our review and see if this is a good option for you. No related posts. Read More »

Zippy-Emacs PSL-6850P(G1) 850 Watt Power Supply

  So much for the trials and tribulations of obtaining the product! Please join me as we submit the Zippy PSL-6850P(G1) 850 Watt PSU to the our extremely thorough Bjorn3D scrutiny. The question remains will this be my new reference PSU for SLI and Crossfire testing or will it make a nice paper weight? Read on and ye shall be informed! No related posts. Read More »

Frontier Labs NEXBlack

The NEXBlack is one of the kind of digital music player, a removable CF/MD MP3 player. In addition, it also comes with FM tuner and the ability to record sounds. With so many digital music players in the market, is NEXBlack the choice for you? Check out our review to see more. No related posts. Read More »

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