We review the all new be quiet! Dark Base 900 PRO. The all new enthusiast class chassis from be quiet! is full of intricate little features like a Qi wireless charger for your phone, and what about a full window side-panel made out of tempered glass? Next to that it houses pretty much anything you need it to and is offered in a near tool free product. A lovely chassis design, it's fairly tool free, offers good space to work in and has very quiet airflow plus is prepped for liquid cooling. It doesn't stop there though, the chassis has silent fans, a fan controller... and yes, even a nice RGB LED lighting system built in. Have a peek at the product we'll review today.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/23/2016 08:54 AM [ 44 comment(s) ]
We review two MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X editions graphics cards in a 2-way Multi-GPU setup. We'll obviously focus at Ultra HD performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/21/2016 09:02 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We test and review the DeepCool Captain 240 EX, this updated All-in-One Liquid cooling kit is very decent in performance for an AIO with a 240mm rad. These liquid cooling kits are pre-fitted with a single loop and ready to install straight out of the box. Armed with pretty nice looks and an attractive price, DeepCool managed to keep up with similar competing product.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/17/2016 09:54 AM [ 40 comment(s) ]
Palit joins in with a review as well, they released their GameRock series in several flavors, we test the GTX 1080 version with G-Panel. The product looks totally different opposed to what you are used too in a black and white coating. Don't let the looks fool you though as this card runs very fast, in fact it is the fastest tested to date.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/15/2016 09:55 AM [ 34 comment(s) ]
ASUS unleashes their first GTX 1080 ROG card, the STRIX edition has been set free to run in the wild. It is armed with an all custom design including the STRIX cooler and a very healthy factory tweak. This dawg is what many of you have been waiting for, all custom, all tweaked and now with AURA RGB LED lighting as well. Join me in a review of Lucifer in an 8 GB form from ASUS, the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 located under SKU code ROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/14/2016 09:34 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
Samsung has releasd the 500 GB version of the 750 EVO SSD. The 750 series should be a notch more price-competitive yet offers enthusiast class SATA3 performance. Armed with truckloads of performance and that attractive pricing, Samsung will once again set the tone!
Gigabyte released their GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING edition graphics card. This bad boy is what many of you have been waiting for, all custom, all tweaked and cooled much better opposed to the founders edition. Join me in a review of this 8 GB demon From Gigabyte, the GTX 1080 G1 GAMING located under SKU code GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD with that all new WindForce 3X cooler.
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X armed with 8GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Now we all like the reference founders edition cards, but be honest with me .. everybody really waiting to see the board partner cards, right ? These are factory tweaked and cooled better. Let's check out the new 8 GB beast from MSI, the GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G with the very cool TwinFrozr revision VI cooler.
In this review we test the GeForce GTX 1070 (Nvidia Founders Edition). The 8 GB graphics card is the somewhat limited little brother of the GTX 1080, this little demon on the Pascal architecture and 16 nm FinFET has finally arrived. Obviously better priced as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/07/2016 08:45 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
It is time for the May edition of the Guru3D Rig of the Month 2016. This months build is is called Project "Muscle" by a 34-year old dude that in his free time likes to modify hardware. Meet Sinda and his awesome PC.
We review GeForce GTX 1080 but this time in a 2-way setup. We'll have a look at Ultra HD performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything.
We take a look at Total War WARHAMMER in our usual tech savvy ways. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/01/2016 11:34 AM [ 129 comment(s) ]
Two weeks ago we reviewed the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition. But in reality the stuff that everybody is waiting to see are the board partner cards, all custom, tweaked and cooled better. let's check out the new 8 GB beast From MSI, the GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G with the all new TwiNFrozr VI cooler.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/31/2016 08:00 AM [ 78 comment(s) ]
We review the Core i7 6950X Extreme Edition (Broadwell-E) 10 core processor and check the performance of the 6900K / 6850K & 6800K processors as well. The new Broadwell-E type processors can be used on the existing X99 motherboards after a BIOS update. Intel's most high-end processor SKUs just got updated with four new models, the top dog being the enthusiast class ten-core processor!
Today an article slash guide dedicated on overclocking the GeForce GTX 1080. Can we take it towards 2000 MHz ? Yes we can. Armed with a new trick or two overclocking will never be the same though. But if you want another notch extra performance out of an already seriously fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, we'll gladly teach you how to do it.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/26/2016 08:45 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
Corsair Gaming outs their all new RapidFire K70 cherry MX mechanical keyboard with RGB LEDs. The K70 RGB RapidFire is the successor of the REGULAR K70 in terms of the overall basis and concept, but it adds RGB lighting per key configurable with full RGB LED lit keys that can be animated and profiles. Also the keyboard uses a new type of Cherry switches, ready for some keyboard madness ?
We review the new Toshiba OCZ RD400 PCIe NVME SSD. The product series is among the fastest storage unit we have had in our lab. In certain scenarios we close in at 2.6 GB/sec speeds whereas 1.6 GB/sec for writes can be considered normal. Priced attractively Toshiba seems to have the crown jewels of storage performance in their hands.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/19/2016 08:46 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
We review the N2810, this is a Linux based NAS unit that is price competitive while offering great performance. Armed with a dual-core Intel Celeron processor and 2GB of memory with the ability to upgrade, this unit rocks and offers a lot of value for money in a crowded NAS channel. This puppy can take 2 HDDs, has low power consumption, but most of all can be used for 1080p / 4k HTPC accelerated media playback as it has HDMI out and support for a custom version of XBMC (Kodi).
We review the all-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (Founders Edition). The new 8 GB beast based on the Pascal architecture and 16 nm FinFET has arrived. It's cool, it's silent and it rocks hard when it comes to sheer performance.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/11/2016 08:57 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
We review the AMD Radeon R7-370 series in the form of the MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 2G Review. That means 1080P gaming will become in reach at an affordable 149 Euro/ USD price level. We test the MSI's latest, will 2GB be enough ?
In this article we'll do a quick review / overview of the new MSI SLI bridges. MSI recently updated the SKUs with a new 3 and 4-way SLI Bridge kit that comes with an all new design and even some added cooling.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/05/2016 03:42 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
AMD released a new model, Godavari. The new A10-7860K APU slash processor that was announced in February. It is an APU at a reasonable price. The 7860K is the second best APU in terms of perf yet only costing roughly 115 USD while offering a nice balance in-between performance and energy consumption.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/03/2016 09:03 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
EK has released a liquid cooling kit consisting out of all components needed to assemble and design your own liquid cooling loop. In this review we will build a performance class PC and test this kit on a Core i7 6700K processor. The end result is a setup that is surpassing any AIO kit in both performance and low noise levels. Even overclocked the results are terrific!