Hardware Reviews

Posted by Heath Coop
on Tuesday, 23 December 2014
In Win D Frame Mini

The In Win D Frame Mini is very much like its sibling. It features similar aluminum tube open air construction. It has temper glass side panel like just its big brother too. The Mini however has two distinct differences; its appearance is more subdued and it is an ITX form factor. This much smaller form factor could allow it to be used in places the larger D Frame cannot, such as in a small office or a home theater application. It also allows it to more easily travel with you, to say a LAN event.

Last updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Michael Pabia
on Monday, 22 December 2014
Silverstone RVZ01

We have reviewed a few mini-ITX cases recently. We've seen the trend regarding small form factor desktops and it certainly getting more popular for different purposes like LAN parties, eSports, portable workstations and others. Today, our friends at Silverstone Technology provided us one of their best mini-ITX cases to date for us to review. Read on and join us as we check out the RVZ01 mini-ITX chassis under Silverstone's Raven series.

Last updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 19 December 2014
Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5

With the release of the Z97 and X99 chipsets, Gigabyte has decided to cosmetically overhaul the G1 Gaming line. Gone is the familiar green of old, for it has been replaced with a new red color scheme and a new logo as well. Gigabyte has also saw fit to dramatically increase the number of models, from the previous 6 with the Z87 chipset to 10 with the new Z97 chipset. Today we will be taking a look at one of the lesser priced models, Z97MX-Gaming 5. Based around the mATX, it may be smaller than its ATX counterparts, but certainly does not lack their features.

Last updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by William Lyon
on Thursday, 18 December 2014

Have you ever been out and about when you pull out your phone to snap a few pics or send a quick text when suddenly you realize your battery is almost dead and you're nowhere near a charger? It happens to everyone from time to time. Luckily our good friends over at LUXA2 have you covered with their complete line of power bank solutions! They were kind enough to send over their TX-P1 5000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank for us to check out, so let's get to it!

Last updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE

For the last couple of generations of motherboards, specialty designs have become ever increasingly popular. Many manufacturers have created overclocking and gaming specific designs. Biostar decided to go a different route and design a motherboard that forgo most of the other specialty board features and focus on mainly on the audio. Soon the Hi-Fi Z77X was born. Now, two generations later, the legacy continues with the Hi-Fi Z97WE.

Last updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Michael Pabia
on Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Thermalright Archon IB-E X2

Cooling the components of your computer is important for longevity and efficiency. As computer hardware enthusiast and professional PC builders, we know that the stock cooling that comes in with your processor is not efficient in doing its job. Aftermarket coolers are here to fix that problem and one of the experts on this field is Thermalright which is happy to give us one of their coolers to test, the Archon IB-E X2. Join us as we check it out today!

Last updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Read More >>>