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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 »

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 »

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 »

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