In the wonderful world of DIY PC building, easily one of the most important components in any system is the power supply. Unfortunately, this is usually one area that is an afterthought for most users, as for the most part, power supplies tend to lack the excitement that is brought upon us by the more performance-effecting components such as the CPU …Read More »
AMD vs Intel – Our 8-Core CPU Gaming Performance Showdown!
As a gamer and hardware enthusiast that spends a lot of time in various PC gaming communities, one of the longest on-going debates has been the best choice for CPU when it comes to gaming; Intel or AMD. While there are users on both sides claiming their favorite brand is the best, we’ve noticed quite a bit more on the …Read More »
Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review – Compact Asymmetrical Design
Today we’ll be taking a look at yet another fine cooling solution from the good folks at Noctua; a company whom, if you’ve read our cooling reports before, you should be quite familiar with by now. However, if you haven’t, all you need to know is that they specialize in making top quality and acoustically fine-tuned PC cooling solutions. While …Read More »
Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition Graphics Card Review
After showing off their new Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Series in Taipai, we were too excited to upgrade the aging GTX 680 in one of our test benches. Thanks to Zotac, we lucked out and today we are looking at the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition Graphics Card. WHY DO I WANT A GRAPHICS CARD? We …Read More »
NVIDIA Partners Cut Prices of GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GTX 980 In Response to AMD R9 Fury
Over the weekend, it appears some of NVIDIA’s AIBs (add-in board partners) have quietly cut prices of high-end Maxwell based GeForce GTX 980, and 980 Ti graphics cards. The move seems to be in response to the disruptive launch of the new AMD R9 Fury cards, which have been making quite the splash among reviewers since they launched early Friday morning. …Read More »
Batman Arkham Knight PC – How Does It Run?
When it comes to comic book based video games, few series have been as successful as the Warner Bros’ Batman Arkham franchise. After a rather mediocre release from WB Games Montreal in the form of 2013’s Arkham Origins, longtime series fans have been eagerly anticipating the latest release from series creator Rocksteady Studios: Batman Arkham Knight. Unfortunately, after its initial release …Read More »
NVIDIA Preparing to Release GeForce GTX 950 Ti Series GPUs
It has been reported that NVIDIA is preparing to release a new GeForce GTX series GPU to replace the aging GTX 750/750 Ti series. The new GPU(s) will serve as low-budget, entry-level gaming graphics cards which should be priced to compete with AMD’s newly launched R7 300 series GPUs. The new GPU(s) will likely be dubbed the GTX 950 and …Read More »
Warner Bros. Suspends PC Sales of Batman Arkham Knight, GMG to offer refunds.
In a recent statement, the publisher Warner Bros. has announced it has suspended sales of the PC version of their recently released sequel to the popular Batman series, Batman Arkham Knight, which is the fourth overall release in the series, and third title in the series to be developed by the studio Rocksteady. Following widespread issues reported by both costumers, …Read More »
Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review – Small Size, Big Cooling Performance
In our review of Noctua’s flagship NH-D15 air cooler, we found it to be among the top performing air coolers, and even stack up against high-end AIO liquid coolers. However, all that performance did come with some drawbacks; its large size makes it a hard sell to users with smaller chassis. Well, in this report will be looking at a product Noctua …Read More »
AMD Launches Carrizo APUs for Laptops
From Windows-based tablets, to high-end gaming latops, and Ultrabooks, Intel seems to be far and away dominating the mobile x86 market. While AMD does offer quite a few mobile processor and graphics solutions in the form of their APUs, OEMs seem to be continually opting for Intel’s alternatives, likely because that is what consumers are buying. In order to change …Read More »