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HIS 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 4GB and CrossFire

Adding a second card to boost gaming performance certainly has its positives, but a few potential downsides can exist. Does it make sense to add a second HIS card or upgrade to a 7970 instead? Let's find out as we look at the HIS iPower IceQ Turbo in single card and CrossFire configurations.



 
 
 
 
 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780

Today marks the launch of the GeForce GTX 780, the next step in the evolutionary development of Nvidia's Kepler lineup. Gorgeous styling and innovative features underscore performance numbers that are similarly impressive. Want to see something special? Read on for more.



 
 
 
 
 

PowerColor 7790 Turbo Duo

The PowerColor 7790 Turbo Duo comes with a custom cooler cooler and a factory overclock that reaches over 1GHz. Cool and quiet, it looks like an enticing option for gamers on a modest budfget. Toss in Bioshock Infinite for free and we've got a great deal for this card.



 
 
 
 
 

Nanoxia Next Generation Deep Silence 2 Mid-Tower Case

Nanoxia is a company well known in Europe for their Legendary Green Nanoxia Nano-bearing fans and other peripherals, as well as their Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Gaming cases. Nanoxia re-entered the enthusiast arena with another arrival, called the Deep Silence 2, a second generation Mid-Tower chassis based on their Deep Silence 1 classic design. The Deep Silence 2 mid-tower chassis is also part of a new line of future products whose objective is to offer the perfect relationship of ideal system cooling, and sensationally low noise levels in one package. It is designed especially for high-end PC and gaming systems. Recently when we reviewed The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1, we were very impressed with the build quality. We were also impressed by how both cool and quiet could coexist together. With this and all the other amenities the Deep Silence 1 had to offer, it received our Pure Overclock's Great Hardware award. I am especially excited to be reviewing the next generation Nanoxia Deep Silence 2. At $99.00 US it is slightly less expensive than the Deep Silence 1. Read on to see how well the Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 stacks up to its predecessor.



 
 
 
 
 

CM Storm Skorpion Mouse Bungee and Control-RX Gaming Surface

Introduction Do you ever find yourself suffering from sticky mouse cord syndrome? You’re just trying to move your mouse to dodge some bullets but your cord keeps getting hung up and getting you killed. Does your mouse pad lack the technology to utilize your ultra-low DPI for those massive long-range head shots? If so then CM Storm has some products that you NEED! Introducing the CM Storm Skorpion mouse bungee and the CM Storm Control-RX gaming surface. These two products from CM Storm (a division of Cooler Master) will solve all of your gaming problems! Read on to find out how!   “Ever missed the perfect shot cause your mouse cord got stuck? Are you tired of mouse cord drag and pull? Do you constantly bend and move your mouse cord around, but don’t want to compromise and go wireless? Get the Cooler Master CM Storm Skorpion and make your mouse feel like its wireless! Don’t restrict your options to a few tiny wireless mice, use any mouse you want. No added delay, interference issues, higher weight due to batteries, and constant recharging and swapping batteries like actual wireless mice.” “The CM Storm Control-RX is a mouse surface designed for gamers that prefer low DPI settings. A smooth Lycra material gives your mouse a very enjoyable gliding experience. The thickness of the surface will make sure that your hand can rest comfortable for long gaming sessions. The bottom of the mouse surface is an anti-slip polyurethane that will make the mo...



 
 
 
 
 

CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse

Anyone who games knows how crucial it is to have great peripherals to give you the edge over your competitors. The gaming accessory market has exploded the last few years with tons of mice, mouse pads (or gaming surfaces as the're now known) and more, showing up everywhere you look. Sure, your shiny new 6-core CPU and top-level graphics card will handle the output end of things. But what about the input side of it? All that hardware does you no good when gaming with a $10 wally-world mouse and a dollar-store mouse pad. Enter CM Storm and their wide range of gaming peripherals. They were kind enough to send me over a Recon mouse, Skorpion mouse bungee and a Control-RX gaming surface to play with, and for this first review we'll be looking at the Recon Gaming mouse. Let's get to it!



 
 
 
 
 

Sapphire 7790 Dual-X

The Sapphire 7790 Dual-X comes with a custom cooler cooler, a factory overclock over 1GHz, and an A+ gaming title in Bioshock Infinite worth $60. That sounds like an excellent deal, even if the performance isn't terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card.



 
 
 
 
 

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard Review

The Z77 Chipset has now been on the market for almost a year since its first debut. During its launch we saw several products from various manufactures that jumped into the pond to bring their latest and greatest at the time. Now that we have seen this platform and chipset mature a bit, many manufacturers have hit the drawing board and are trying to revamp new revisions to this already well bloomed platform. With that being said, today we are going to look at a new motherboard from MSI. On the test bench today we have the MSI Z77-GD65 Gaming Edition Motherboard for the Intel 1155 socket platform. We have seen the well matured version of the MSI Z77-GD65 perform above the average standard and actually received our Editors Choice award during its initial release. The new MSI Z77-GD65 Gaming Edition has spruced up its aesthetic appeal but that's not all. MSI has given this board a new set of software and hardware to meet the demands of today's gamers. Let's put it to the test and see if it lives up to its predecessor.



 
 
 
 
 

Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475W

The Toughpower XT Gold 1475W is a beast of a power supply, with an enormous amount of juice, and despite a lack of 80Plus Platinum it's still very much a premium unit. It comes with an expensive price tag for those with big power demands, so let's see if the performance can measure up.



 
 
 
 
 

HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo and CrossFire

The HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo comes with a custom cooler cooler and a factory overclock that reaches over 1GHz. It also qualifies for an AMD promotional offer that tosses in a free copy of Bioshock Infinite worth $60 into the package. That sounds like an excellent deal, even if the performance isn't terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card. But as an added bonus, we're also looking at a pair of these in a CrossFire configuration.



 
 
 
 
 

Leetgion El’Druin RPG Mouse

In the midst of a highly competitive mouse market dominated by several very popular products, Leetgion is trying to make a splash with the El'Druin RPG Mouse. The El'Druin looks to battle the competition with bold claims of innovative features and advanced customizable ergonomics. At a price of $100, the El'Druin is among the upper echelons of gaming mice. It's not cheap, but it looks intriguing. Is it worth the premium? Can the El'Druin satisfy the needs of RPG gamers? Let's find out.



 
 
 
 
 

MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC

With a custom cooler and strong overclock, can the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC shove aside the Radeon 7790 and capture the minds and hearts of budget-conscious gamers? It looks very promising on paper, so let's get it on the bench and find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790

  Introduction AMD’s current 7000 generation cards have matured rather nicely for the most part, and now we’re looking at the latest addition to the lineup, with the Radeon HD 7790. It’s a more budget-oriented card, positioned against Nvidia’s GTX 650 Ti which hasn’t had much competition of late. It seems AMD has designed this card purposely to compete both in performance and price in the $150 bracket, targeted at mainstream consumers who want some moderate gaming without breaking the bank. Specifically we’re examining the Gigabyte HD 7790. It comes with a sleek little cooler and a factory overclock. What’s particularly enticing is this Gigabyte card qualifies for an AMD promotional offer that tosses in an A+ gaming title in Bioshock Infinite worth $60 into the package. That sounds like a great deal, even if the performance isn’t terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card. Let’s take a closer look at the Gigabyte HD 7790 and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 

PowerColor PCS 7870 Myst Edition

The PowerColor PCS 7870 Myst Edition brings the new Tahiti-based GPU to the market, along with two A+ game titles tossed into the package for an outstanding value. Can it measure in performance for gamers who want a great card for the buck? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Sparkle Dragon Cyclone GTX 650

The non-reference Sparkle Dragon Cyclone GTX 650 derives its name primarily from the custom cooler (though you also get a factory overclock) that Sparkle has designed. It includes three fans that are swap-and-drop, allowing consumers the choice of Turbo, Stock, or Silent options to install in order to suit their preferences and needs. It's definitely innovative, but can the card compete in criteria other than price and fan design?






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