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Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review – Compact and Quiet

In our review of Noctua’s latest flagship, the NH-D15, we proclaimed it the king of air coolers, for its massive cooling performance and silent operation. However, while the NH-D15 is the definitive solution where space is not a concern, it is definitely not the end all be all, especially for those looking for a cooler for their small form-factor systems. …

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AMD’s Zen-based CPUs to be released in 2016 on Socket FM3

In recent reports it appears that we can expect the first of AMD’s “Zen” microarchitecture based CPUs and APUs to be released in 2016. These new processors will mark the first major desktop-market release for AMD since 2012 with the launch of the Piledriver based FX CPUs. The news comes courtesy of a series of screenshots taken from an investor presentation, …

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Gigabyte X99-UD3P Motherboard Review – X99 On a Budget?

In our recent review of the of the  Z97X-UD3H-BK from Gigabyte, we found it to be solidly built, reliable, and a fantastic overclocking ability. So, naturally when Gigabyte approached us to do a review of their X99-UD3P, which is the entry-level member of their newly launched X99 Champion Series of motherboards, we jumped at the opportunity! The Gigabyte X99-UD3P, is not only a …

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ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 Memory Review

ADATA is no stranger to the DRAM market, they’ve been making high quality memory kits for both the consumer and enterprise markets for years, as well as consumer flash storage such as flash drives, SSDs and memory cards. Today we’ll be reviewing the latest in their XPG gaming and enthusiast series: the ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 quad channel memory kit; which …

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Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Review – The King of Air Coolers

In the world of PC cooling few names carry as much weight as Noctua; an Austria based cooling technology company, which specializes in high-end air coolers and fans. You may even consider them the BMW of PC cooling. Their former flagship air cooler: the NH-D14 holds high regard with PC enthusiasts and overclockers everywhere. So naturally when they approached us …

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Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB SATA III HDD Review – Premium HDD For Less Than $0.03/GB!

Toshiba is one of the most well-established names in the electronics industry, and has been in business for over 135 years, with over 40 years experience in the storage industry. Toshiba has achieved many innovations over the years – they produced the world’s first mass-market laptop computer, as well as the world’s first wireless laptop computer and the world’s thinnest …

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NZXT S340 Mid Tower Chassis Review – Best Case under $70?

Today we have privilege of looking at the NZXT S340 case, which while the original Phantom cases were less then impressive, we were looking to the S340 to make a bold statement. The S340 is a case that wants to make a statement about what you can get in a value case. NZXT has recently been making a strong push into the …

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Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB HDD Review – Large Capacity At A Low Price!

Seagate is one of the oldest producers of HDD storage solutions in the industry, having started out in 1978 before becoming publicly traded in 1981. Seagate has certainly made its contributions to the consolidations taking place in the storage industry in the last few years, acquiring the likes of Maxtor (2005), LaCie (08/2012), LSI from Avago (05/2014), and backup and …

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