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MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr

Today is GeForce GTX 660 launch day, and we're looking at the MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr, a mid-range gaming workhorse that sports the sleek cooler of the same name. We've seen this cooler on other cards models by MSI, and we came away suitably impressed at the low temperatures and noise levels. Can MSI continue the winning ways with the GTX 660 Twin Frozr? Can it beat the mid-range Radeon cards? Is it worth the money? Let's dive in and answer those questions and more. Click through for the full review.



 
 
 
 
 

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Ultra Mini ITX Compact Case

With the home theater becoming a big part of the family entertainment experience, many of us are on the lookout for the perfect home theater computer case. Most of us need something with a small foot print yet big enough to hold the necessary hardware. Also, its aesthetics need to fit in with your home theater surround sound system, so looks are paramount. Today we will be looking at the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced HTPC to see if it’s just what the doctor ordered. Here's a brief description of the case. The Cooler Master’s Elite 120 Advanced is an ultra-compact case with support for full size high-end components. The Elite 120 supports a full size ATX PSU, the largest video cards, 5.25” optical drive bay and will hold a combination of up to 5 HDDs and SSDs. The Elite 120 Advanced also features 3 fan positions for excellent air flow to keep the system cool and quiet. It's nicely painted in a matte black throughout and topped off with a stylish front bezel that features an anodized brushed aluminum fascia. Check out more at the link...



 
 
 
 
 

HIS 7970 X

Not only does this HIS 7970 X come with a Turbo overclock among the highest on the market, it also sports the company's latest IceQ X2 custom cooler. From what we've seen of HIS in the past, we're hoping for some great results on this card, not only in terms of performance but also low temperatures and noise. The 7970 X also has a couple surprises in store for those wanting Eyefinity gaming out of the box, up to Eyefinity 6 in fact. It's a very special premium graphics card, but the question is: Can the HIS 7970 X beat the GTX 680? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X

The Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X comes with a custom cooler, and if history is any indication, we expect very big things from this Vapor-X technology, as Sapphire typically produces some of the coolest-running Radeon cards out there. Perhaps more importantly, however, the 7970 Vapor-X sports a factory overclock, to the tune of a 1GHz clock speed. This should provide enough of a speed boost for it to better competes against the competition's offerings. Can the Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X live up to the expectations? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

CoolerMaster CM Storm Ceres-400

Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres-400, it delivers high-quality sound, in a rugged yet comfortable and light weight frame. Built for gamers “on the go”, Ceres-400 delivers great ultra mobile sound at an affordable price. High Quality 40mm drivers bring out every detail in the game so you can react quickly and hear where the action is. Specially designed sound-absorbing cushions sit comfortably on your ears and help block out distractions or chatter from other gamers. Ceres-400 lets you enjoy the comfort, quality and competitive edge of a professional-grade gaming headset wherever you go. Click here to read more about our review on the Ceres-400



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

Today we're looking at the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard, a fully backlit board that sports bold styling and looks to cater to discerning consumers who want something unique. The Gigabyte Osmium is not your average mechanical board. Are you looking for macro keys? Check. Is 6-Key Rollover not good enough for you? Ok, try 64-key NKRO on the Osmium. What about integrated USB 2.0? Nothing special there, so how about USB 3.0 here on the Osmium. The price of entry here? It's $129 for a keyboard that has an impressive spec sheet. That's not exactly cheap, but good design rarely is. Question is: can the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

ZOTAC GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition

Today we're looking at the ZOTAC GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition, a boldly-styled card that comes with a more attractive price tag of $330 for those on a more modest budget. The AMP! Edition sports a Dual Silencer cooler and a factory overclock that promises big performance results, and we have high hopes since the architecture here is nearly the same as the GTX 670. Can't wait to see how this card slays the bench? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce

We're looking at the Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce, a sleek workhorse that sports the latest cooler of the same name, increased Base Clock speeds, and a Boost Clock potential that appears to be very strong. We've seen this cooler on the GTX 670 by Gigabyte, and it blew us away with low temperatures and noise levels, not to mention high overclocking and killer performance. You're only as good as your last card in this industry though, so the question is whether the Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce can continue the winning ways and provide gamers a strong incentive at a very enticing price of $319? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition

We've got the MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition on the bench today, a sexy powerhouse of a card that sports the latest Twin Frozr IV cooler, increased Base Clock speeds, improved power design, and a factory overclock that's just a tease for the voltage-tweaking overclocking possibilities. MSI impressed us with the GTX 670 Power Edition, and considering the 660 Ti sports nearly identical architecture, we're expecting very big results today with this new card. Can this MSI card put up big numbers on the bench? Click through to find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Roccat Kone[+] Mouse and ISKU Keyboard

Some things just go well together. Peas and carrots, Ferrari and beautiful women, and a keyboard and mouse. Of those examples, there's one that tops the rest, but suffice it to say that at least in the computer realm, the keyboard and mouse are likely the most critical combinations possible for just about everyone using a desktop. The trick, then, is to not only find both a mouse and keyboard that work well for you, but ideally a pair that work well together. That can be a daunting task, with literally hundreds of these products on the market. And certain for the gaming enthusiast crowd, who tend to be a particular and vocal bunch, the mouse and keyboard have to bring something interesting and compelling to the mix. Can the sleek styling and innovative features live up to gamers' performance expectations?



 
 
 
 
 

Xigmatek Gigas

With the popularity of HTPC and small form factor gaming chassis on the rise, we are always searching for the perfect set-up. Today we will be looking at the Xigmatek Gigas HTPC / Gaming chassis. In today's review you will see that Xigmatek has put some real thought into this chassis and kept function and cooling in mind with it. From a design stand point they have kept it simple, with a nice sleek curved front. This makes the chassis look like its one solid piece of hardware and doesn't break up the lines of this attractive design. Before we dive into this review lets first talk a little about the company Xigmatek. Will the Xigmatek Gigas HTPC chassis' build quality and value match its good looks? Read the full article to find out!



 
 
 
 
 

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition

Today we review the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition. This card looks like it could be a screamer... want to find out how it did in our benchmarks and our final opinion? Click through for the full review.







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