DigitalStorm Carves Their Own Path with Aventum II and Bolt

I reviewed the DigitalStorm Bolt not too long ago and found it to be a mostly good product in concept, but flawed in execution in two major ways: price...

0 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

The Phantoms of NZXT

I recently reviewed the NZXT Phantom 820 and found it to be a remarkably excellent, intelligent case, so imagine my delight in learning that NZXT is following up that...

10 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Thermaltake Brings a Little Sophistication

For the most part I like Thermaltake, but generally they've been one of the holdouts producing glossy, ostentatious enclosures while the rest of the industry has been moving past...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Antec's Stunning New Value and Curious New Direction

Truth be told I'm a little bit surprised I haven't heard from our friends over at Antec in a while. I do have one of their cases sitting at...

11 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Rosewill Expands, Consuming Everything In Its Wake

Okay, so consume isn't entirely accurate. But what started as NewEgg's house brand has continued to show unusual vitality and growth each year, and here at CES 2013 we...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Fractal Design Node 605 Case Review: Is Fractal Design Ready for Primetime?

Media center enclosures can be a very tricky business. 25 years ago, horizontally-oriented cases were the norm, but the ATX standard complicates things. We're also dealing with hotter components...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/1/2013

Arctic Cooling Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Review: Not For the Faint of Heart

Traditionally in the desktop space, the next step after high quality air cooling has been high quality liquid cooling, usually centered around custom designed cooling loops that cost a...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/28/2012

Closing the Loop: Contained Liquid-Coolers from Corsair and NZXT Compared

While closed-loop liquid coolers seem to perform at best comparably to the highest end air coolers, there's a certain appeal in their flexibility, stress on the motherboard, and sometimes...

68 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/26/2012

Capsule Review: Thermaltake Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Input peripherals can be an interesting subject to tackle in these tiny bite size reviews. It's difficult to quantify strict performance, an issue ameliorated somewhat by the fact that...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2012

HP EliteBook 8570w Notebook Review: The Other Side of the Coin

We recently reviewed Dell's top of the line Precision M6700 mobile workstation and found that the overall design left something to be desired compared to HP's high end EliteBooks...

54 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/18/2012

Corsair Carbide 200R Case Review: How Low Can You Go

Corsair entered the enclosure business from the top with a measure of care to establish a solid brand identity. The Obsidian 800D was released as a flagship product and...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/15/2012

Dell Precision M6700 Notebook Review: The Enterprise Split

When you think about it, the enterprise workstation market really only has three key players. You have HP, who produce some excellent mobile workstations but have been stagnating horribly...

126 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/12/2012

HP EliteBook 2170p Ultraportable Review: Business Class, But Business Savvy?

We recently reviewed Acer's Aspire V5-171, a notebook that proves that there's a life (and a market) after netbooks but before ultrabooks. The essential gap that's materialized has been...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/30/2012

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case Review: You Asked For It, You Got It

When I reviewed the BitFenix Ghost, some of you requested we take a look at the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1. Nanoxia isn't selling on American shores yet, but there's...

75 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/27/2012

Capsule Review: Rosewill's Illuminated Gaming Keyboard and RK-9000I Keyboard

One of the beautiful things about Rosewill's line of mechanical keyboards is that they're about as close to pure as you could conceivably get. They're not fancy, not tarted...

39 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/25/2012

Fractal Design Node 304 mITX Case Review: Paving the Way to the Future

We've said it before but it bears repeating: desktop systems are getting smaller. ATX is becoming less and less necessary, and mini-ITX-based machines more and more offer the same...

78 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/23/2012

Acer Aspire V5-171 Notebook Review: The Death and Rebirth of the Netbook

With all of the coverage we've done of ultrabooks in recent months, it's easy to forget that the big vendors are still out there plugging away with more basic...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/21/2012

Lenovo ThinkStation D30 Workstation Review: 16 Cores and 32 Threads Under Your Desk

This month is a massive rush of new hardware. Users fond of high-powered portables are probably losing their minds; while Windows 8 and RT are of questionable value to...

68 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2012

BitFenix Ghost Case Review: Begging for the Premium Treatment

In the short time that they've been around, BitFenix has consistently proven an interest and willingness to design cases that are at the feature curve while being price competitive...

34 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/10/2012

Cougar Challenger Case Review: Is Competitive Performance Enough?

It's fun to review the big enthusiast-class cases like the NZXT Phantom 820 and the Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX custom marvels like the BitFenix Prodigy and SilverStone SG09, but the...

40 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/29/2012

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