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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 »

Bluegears b-Enspirer 24-Bit/192KHz 7.1 Sound Card

  Bluegears’ b-Enspirer is a high quality PCI 8 channel sound that can be built into home audio electronics or personal computers to provide high fidelity sound playback and processing. b-Enspirer enables studio level audio performance. With support for 8 outbound streams, b-Enspirer can easily support the latest theater quality 5.1, 6.1 or even 7.1 surround sound systems. For enhanced playback, b-Enspirer enables the hardware that allows customers to experience the complete surround sound experience whether using four, or even two speakers. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Mozart TX

Mixing two different enclosures, PC and HTPC, the design team built a very unique case for both enthusiasts and home theater entertainment folks. If you are tired of desktop Home Theater PCs and want more than just HTPC case, Mozart TX should be your object of desire. Its clever and neat design sends shivers down my spine every time I look at it. Can you withhold from not buying it? I think not as I would like to recommend it as my top pick of the year. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Platinum 7200 EPP DDR-2 Memory

  Well so much for explanation and speculation! Please join me as we attempt to discern with a high degree of objectivity how well OCZ has meshed NVIDIA’s EPP profile into their Platinum 7200 EPP modules. I assure you we’ll leave no table unturned and after reading this review you should be able to readily determine: 1) If this technology fits your needs and the needs of future patrons of our art; 2)  If you’re ready to invest your hard earned $$$ in these memory modules; and 3)  If you feel this technology is worthy of being included as one of the many JEDEC standards. No related posts. Read More »

Building A Wooden PC

I knew with my woodworking skills I would be able to create something with more style and presence, and even improve on existing case layout and cooling, however after giving it some thought I wasn’t convinced that a wooden box mixed with the surroundings of a sleek monitor, keyboard and speakers, would be all that fitting. No related posts. Read More »

ICY Dock MB454SPF-B Multi-Bay Backplane Module

As hard drives’ price getting cheaper, having multiple hard drives seem to be the trends. Now, wouldn’t you love to be able to mount them all in a place that’s easy to exchange them? Today, we will be lookin at ICY Dock MB454SPF-B Multi-Bay Backplane Module, a multi-bay backplane module that allows to mount multiple hard drives using the space of three 5.25’’ to house 4 SATA I or SATA II hard drives. Come join us and see all how this module performs. No related posts. Read More »

Noctua NH-U12F CPU Cooler & NF-S12-1200 Fan

  Once the product arrived at my doorstep I gingerly picked it up as not to damage what I sincerely hoped was the final long-lasting cure to my ailment. What follows is my description of just how this cure was implemented to stem the rising temperature issues associated with my disease. Will this product, the Noctua NH-U12F, cure my ills or will I lapse into the final stages of this deadly disease? Join me and we’ll soon find out! No related posts. Read More »

nMedia System ICETANK Cooler

  In this segment, I will review the new nMedia System ICETANK active CPU cooling solution. I will take a comparative look at the nMedia System ICETANK, positioning it against similar active cooling solutions. We will see just how efficient the unique heat pipe and fin design really are, and whether it is worth it for you to use this cooler. No related posts. Read More »

Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt Power Supply Unit

  This year alone the computer industry has made huge leaps in power supply technology. Single rail power supplies were dominantly standard heading into 2006. Now just one year later, we have seen a very sudden shift making dual-rail power supplies the most common configuration. As power supply technology continuously evolves, a three-rail power supply may not make headlines against the bleeding edge five-rail power supply we unveiled here last week. However, Antec helps drive power supply evolution forward and brings to us the Trio series with three independent power rails to enhance power stability under load; all at a bargain price that won’t bleed the wallet. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition

While ASUS of course offer lower end solutions, it is the high-end motherboards that we look at today and more specifically the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition. This motherboard uses the latest nForce 590 chipset for AM2 from NVIDIA and is chocked full with cool solutions and goodies in the box. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate Barracuda ES

  Today we have the good fortune to the latest iteration of Seagate’s work, the 750GB Barracuda ES SATA drive, an enterprise level drive that boasts many new features. Please join me in the Bjorn3D lab where we fully intend to rigorously test this device with the intent of determining if the adorned title of being #1 transcended from Seagate the company into the production of this drive. No related posts. Read More »

ECS KA3 MVP Extreme

Not only is the ECS KA3 MVP Extreme the first Xpress3200 AM2 motherboard but also one of the cheapest ones. We’ve compared it to two nForce590 motherboards to see if it can keep up. No related posts. Read More »

Enermax Galaxy 850W EGA850EWL

Enermax Galaxy 850W EGA850EWL is a must have PSU for those who plan to build the best gaming system that packed with high-end components. It is packed with five 12V and will support Quad Core & Quad CPU system as well as Quad graphics systems and up to 24 HDDs. Not only that, it has packed with many features that will not only satisfy any system configuration but also more, read our review to see what is packed in this monster and how it performs. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce 7950 GT XT

  Will the XFX’s “silent approach” in their design of the 7950 GT be a flash-in-the-pan idea that in a few months is a distant memory or will it truly be a fleeting glimpse of what the future has to offer. Join me today in Bjorn3D lab while we put this card through it’s paces to find out for sure. I will assure you that shy of running this card in a fanless case we will have no mercy pursuant to its new design. At the end you can be the judge! No related posts. Read More »

PC Mesh Internet Cleanup

  Internet Cleanup offers many of the same features I have become familiar with through the use of freeware programs; such as CCleaner. In this article I will review the functionality and standout features of PC Mesh Internet Cleaner. I will also compare this software to its biggest rival, and see if it is worth the price of purchase. No related posts. Read More »

Super-Talent Fireball 2GB Flash Drive

Super-Talent is a company that in the last 6 months is starting to spring up everywhere with some very good memory, MP3 Players and Jump Drives. Today we are going to look at their FireBall 2GB Jump Drive. It is going against the Corsair Flash Voyager which up to this review was the fastest USB Jump Drive I have seen and we have many laying around. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce 7900 GS XT

  So much for history! Today, September 6th, 2006 is a new day and a special one at that. NVIDIA® along with XFX® are launching a new product, the GeForce7900 GS. The GeForce 7900 GS is the latest addition to the GeForce 7 family, and raises the performance bar in the $199 price range for the gaming enthusiast market segment. Please join us as we too launch our own extensive review of the XFX® GeForce™ 7900 GS XT edition to determine if it fits both your needs and pocketbook. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor X1650 PRO aka X1600 XT

RADEON X1600 XT in different pants? That’s right. One of the things that may lead you to buy this card is the retail price of $99 green — supposedly. Pretty sekzy if you ask considering the price of X1600 XT holds tight at $110-140 depending on the vendor. If all goes well, you should be able to pick one of those boards in mid September. No related posts. Read More »


  All that being said, I invite you to join me today as we review one of the newest contenders on the block, the Asus® P5NSLI. This board is not only the newest kid on the block, but it’s different from the standpoint it’s the first released version of a Conroe™ motherboard based on the NVIDIA® 570 chipset. Will it be the panacea everyone’s been looking? Let’s venture forth without further ado and find out! No related posts. Read More »

Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H

The Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H is an excellent motherboard. With full nTune 5 support, lots of overclocking capabilitiees and great performance it is a mohterboard that does full justice to the nForce 590 chipset. No related posts. Read More »

Acronis True Image Workstation Version 9.1

  Given the sheer scope and magnitude of this task I began to question whether the home version of Acronis True Image would facilitate the imaging tasks I was planning using a number of different RAID formats on several different computers. A short visit to the Acronis website revealed a product in their “Corporate/Enterprise Product” line that appeared to be perfect for the tasks at hand, Acronis True Image Workstation, version 9.1. Please join me today as I test the capabilities of this product to see if it will truly measure up and keep my previous “lily white impression” of Acronis products in tact. No related posts. Read More »

ATI X1950XTX, X1650 Pro and X1300XT

ATI is back with a bunch of fall refresh products. The most interesting is the X1950XTX that not only supports GDDR4 and has a better and more silent cooling but also will be quite cheap compared to other high-end video cards. No related posts. Read More »

Tuniq 2 Case

  The personal computer case has been a recent addition to the list of products a computer enthusiast will consider in designing a high-performance system. Not long ago, when everything was beige and cooling meant more internal fans, computer cases were the very last item of consideration in such undertakings. The Tuniq 2 case from Sunbeamtech vows to offer the computer enthusiast and case modder a unique blend of elegant design and performance cooling at the entry-level price of $69.99. Please join me as I put the Tuniq 2 case through a torturous Bjorn3D review. No related posts. Read More »

Swift To Do List Version 5.10

  >Today we’re going to take an extensive look at Swift To-Do List version 5.10 engineered by Dextronet Smart Software. An overview of this product’s advertised features suggests that it would readily meet the needs of both the user involved in home projects as well the small to medium sized business user. Please join us while we dissect each of these features to find out if they’re accurately depicted or simply marketing hype. No related posts. Read More »

Razer Pro Solutions 1.6

The Razer Pro Solutions is a great mouse regardless if you are playing a game or doing web development work. The only downside are the hard to reach side-buttons and the fact it doesn’t allow left/right scrolling with the wheel. No related posts. Read More »

Sansun Galaxy Case

The Galaxy case from Sansun is a case that tries to both look stylish while distinguish itself from other cheaper cases. No related posts. Read More »

VisionTek Radeon X1600XT 512MB AGP

  Today we’ll have an opportunity to see if the resurrection of the AGP video card, even if its only a temporary measure was a sound move on the part of at least one of the manufacturers involved. Join us as we investigate the latest AGP release from VisionTek®, the Radeon™ X1600XT 512MB XGE (Extreme Gamer Series)video card. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620 Watt Power Supply

  Today we have the rare opportunity of reviewing a product before its actual release date. Corsair, a company well known to the entire enthusiast market for making some of the finest memory currently available has joined a few of its memory manufacturing brethren in moving into the manufacture and sales of power supplies. Corsair’s first two offerings consist of both a 520W and 620W watt PSU that offer most if not all of the bells and whistles currently available. Please join us while we review the Corsair’s CMPSU-620HX 620 watt power supply to see if this product fully warrants your consideration as a viable alternative to its considerably more expensive counterparts in the PSU arena. No related posts. Read More »

Insomnia365 Game Server

The Insomnia365 Game Servers provide an easy way to administrate game-servers on the net. We have tested one server for a few months to see if they are worth the money. No related posts. Read More »

Verbatim 4GB Store ‘n’ Go USB Drive

  Today we’ll be reviewing a product that for lack of better terms I’ll call a hybrid USB drive, the Verbatim 4GB Store ‘n’ Go USB HD Drive. Why do I call it a hybrid? Read on and ye shall be enlightened on the answers to this and many other questions! No related posts. Read More »

ICY Dock Removable Hard Drive Enclosure

If you want an easy way of changing your hard drive without ever opening up the sidepanel, you should check ICY DOCK’sremovable hard drive enclosuer. We will be looking into two removable SATA hard drive rack —Modiflash 722 and MB122SKGF-1B. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Toughpower 750W

This Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU is all about stability, quad +12V rails with combined total of up to 60 Amps and very quiet operation. Give it a clean look and you have a perfect power supply for as low as $159 green! You can’t miss it! No related posts. Read More »

Antec SOLO Case

  Today we are going to an in-depth look at the new Antec SOLO Case; the newest member of their LifeStyle Series of computer enclosures. In this review we’ll focus on determining how well this case fits each of the above captioned criteria which hopefully will answer most if not all of your questions about whether this case is right for you. We’ll also look at whether a case of this stature would solve the common complaints that ever present. No related posts. Read More »

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