In the world of technology, you could speculate if there is ever a golden age, or a renaissance. All the time we expect technology to grow and improve, being better than the last. Sometimes there is nostalgia, but it never stops us using the latest because it provides the user experience we expect at a minimum. Like all the motherboard manufacturers, I've followed ASUS for years, and observed their constant iteration as platforms evolve. The newest Skylake platform is upon us, and we review the ASUS Z170-A motherboard to see their interpretation of the desktop this generation.
As we approach the holiday season, the Haswell-E and X99 platform has only been on the market for almost three months. With a rushed launch, the motherboard manufacturers raced...
Ian Cutress on 11/27/2014
With compact cases and SSFs being all the rage nowadays, today Corsair is launching the Carbide Air 240, a cubic Micro-ATX case designed to fit powerful PC hardware. As...
E. Fylladitakis on 8/15/2014
With the new overclockable Pentium processor soon coming to market, named as Pentium-AE and listed under the title ‘Pentium G3258’, it offers an opportunity for some low cost overclocking...
Ian Cutress on 6/13/2014
Corsair has been releasing one case after another lately, expanding their already large ranks with an even greater variety of products. It has been less than three months since...
E. Fylladitakis on 3/27/2014
It seems that the further down the chain of PC components, the more companies there are to produce the hardware. For desktop PCs we have two main CPU...
Ian Cutress on 2/14/2014
OriginPC is a boutique PC system integrator with a twist: they ship their systems in gigantic wooden crates designed to kill reviewers like Dustin (RIP). The past couple of...
Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014
Corsair launches a true successor to the venerable Obsidian 800D.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/24/2013
The successor to the H2 arrives, but it breaks NZXT's winning streak.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/13/2013
The chassis used in the SilverStone Raven RV04 returns in its premium model: does it ameliorate the existing issues or exacerbate them?
Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2013
Corsair fires a shot across the bows of Nanoxia and Fractal Design with a $99 silent enclosure.
Dustin Sklavos on 8/25/2013
Rosewill returns with a case that they claim is bigger and badder than our in house favorite, the Thor v2 and priced to compete with their own super tower...
Dustin Sklavos on 8/2/2013
While cases north of $100 tend to offer the best performance and features, $99 and under is a place where vendors can aggressively innovate and differentiate between one another...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/22/2013
With the 530 model, NZXT continues to fill out their product line with a Phantom for every season and price tag. But is the 530 the Phantom they and...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/18/2013
Corsair's cases have been defined by excellent ease of assembly, solid watercooling support...and middling air cooling performance. The Air 540 is a completely different beast, though, and it looks...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/3/2013
A string of delays have kept the most radical entry in SilverStone's already unconventional Raven series from making its debut, and even now it's only materializing in limited quantities...
Dustin Sklavos on 6/20/2013
It's been a little while since NZXT produced the popular but flawed H2 silent enclosure. The new H630 is radically different; does it make up the difference?
Dustin Sklavos on 5/14/2013
An enclosure built from the ground up for custom liquid cooling loops is actually a fairly rarefied thing. Why wouldn't it be? Building a custom loop is expensive and...
Dustin Sklavos on 4/16/2013
We've long maintained that Rosewill's Thor v2 is one of the best deals floating around for enthusiasts. In that enclosure, Rosewill has a product that's fairly feature rich, quiet...
Dustin Sklavos on 3/28/2013
Ever since we reviewed the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 and Deep Silence 2 enclosures, they've essentially been setting the standard for what a silent enclosure can and should be...
Dustin Sklavos on 3/26/2013