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  1. Skyguy

    Samsung 900X3A Notebook

    Sporting an extremely thin profile and lightweight portability, the Samsung 900X3A notebook could be viewed as the PC equivalent of the Macbook Air, excep the former packs far more powerful horsepower under the hood. We've got the tricked-out model that comes with a 256GB solid state drive and...
  2. Skyguy

    ECS P67 and H67 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview

    Today we're previewing two new motherboards from ECS for the Sandy Bridge processors: the P67H2-A and H67H2-M. We are limited as to what we can tell and show you, however, as the processors and specific chipset details are under NDA. However, we can give a photographic walkabout of each of these...
  3. Skyguy

    ASUS P7H55D-M EVO Motherboard

    The ASUS P7H55D-M EVO is one such H55 product, a micro ATX motherboard that offers respectable features such as USB 3.0 for value-conscious consumers. Sporting a solid array of video connection ports and a price of approximately $120 or so, the P7H55D-M EVO looks to be a very nice option...
  4. Skyguy

    Intel Core i5 655K

    The Intel Core i5 655K is a dual core, multithreaded CPU that is essentially just a regular chip but comes with a few significant exceptions. The first is that it has an unlocked multiplier, the Holy Grail of overclocking, allowing enthusiasts to push higher speeds. So how fast can this chip...
  5. Skyguy

    Samsung R580 Notebook

    Packing an Intel Core i5 processor, discrete graphics card, and some gorgeous styling, the Samsung R580 is positioned as an all-around notebook with a respectable price tag. But is Samsung's jump into this tough industry segment successful? Let’s have a look at the Samsung R580 and see how...
  6. Skyguy

    ECS H57H-MUS Micro ATX

    The ECS H57H-MUS is a micro ATX motherboard that offers respectable features such as SATA 6G and USB 3.0 for value-conscious consumers. Sporting a wide array of video connection ports and a reported launch price of approximately $150 or so, the H57H-MUS looks to be a nice option for LGA1156...
  7. Skyguy

    DFI MI P55-T36 Mini ITX

    The DFI MI P55-T35 is a mini ITX motherboard, a positively tiny product that looks to offer big performance. Overclocking ability and tweaking are hallmarks of DFI products, and this little board is no exception. Based on the P55 chipset, the feature list is robust, even if the formfactor...
  8. Skyguy

    ECS H55H-I Mini ITX

    The ECS H55H-I is a mini ITX motherboard that offers respectable features and performance to value-conscious consumers. Sporting a wide array of video connection ports including HDMI, analog and optical audio, eSATA, and even space for a discrete PCI-Express graphics card if you want, the H55H-I...
  9. Skyguy

    Maximus III Extreme Club

    ASUS Maximus III Extreme owners, this is the place to discuss, ask questions, and show all things MIIIE, an outstanding P55 LGA1156 motherboard. A Republic of Gamer board dedicated to those who want to extract the most out of their system, this board is a monster in terms of features and...
  10. Skyguy

    XtremeGear HP-1216B CPU Cooler

    The XtremeGear HP-1216B is features HDT technology and some nice aesthetics, but most significantly it can be found for about $30 USD. That certainly caught our attention here and we jumped at the chance to take a closer look at this cooler. So what does $30 get you these days? How well...
  11. Skyguy

    Msi P55-gd85

    Today we're looking at MSI's foray into the USB 3.0 and SATA III market with their premium LGA1156 board, the P55-GD85. Based on a very similar design of the GD80, this new board looks to build upon the success of its predecessor, offering the same enthusiast features including MSI's OC...
  12. Skyguy

    ASUS Maximus III Formula

    ASUS is a company that doesn't rest on its laurels and is known for innovation, producing some premium products in their popular Republic of Gamers lineup that cater to the diehard gamers and enthusiasts. The ASUS Maximus III Formula is a premium LGA1156 motherboard for those looking to push...
  13. Skyguy

    Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-1600

    We've seen in our past testing that Kingston modules typically offer great performance and value, and we can tell you right now that this trend has not changed with these sticks on the test bench today. In fact, you will be shocked at how far these Kingston modules can be pushed. Without tipping...
  14. Skyguy

    Tuniq TX-3

    The Tuniq TX-3 thermal compound is an evolution of its popular predecessor, the TX-2, and promised peak cooling performance toward keeping your CPU cool under load. Let's take a look as we drop some onto a highly overclocked Core i7 monster and see if it can live up to those claims. Click...
  15. Skyguy

    Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B LGA1156

    Today we are looking closely at the Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B on the LGA1156 socket to see if it can continue its successful ways. More specifically, we'll overclock the snot out of our Core i7 and find out just how far the Rev.B can let us overclock on air cooling. As you'll soon see, we...
  16. Skyguy

    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (LGA1156)

    Today we're testing the Noctua NH-U12P SE2, a mildly-tweaked version of its predecessor that is now compatible with LGA1156 Core i5/i7 motherboards. We were impressed with the previous version, so let's see if this revision can build upon Noctua's success. Click HERE for the full review.
  17. Skyguy

    Titan Skalli

    Today we're testing the Titan Skalli CPU cooler that offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology in a smallform 100mm fan setup. We've seen the big boy Titan Fenrir cooler perform very well in our extensive LGA1366 air cooler testing, so it will be interesting to see if they can continue the...
  18. Skyguy

    ZEROTherm Core i5/i7 Coolers: Nirvana 120 and Core 92

    ZEROtherm is a company probably best known for creating buzz surrounding their butterfly cooler design not long ago. Capitalizing on that success, they have two CPU coolers for the Intel Core i5/i7 platforms: the Nirvana 120 PWM and the Core 92 heatsinks. The Nirvana certainly looks very unique...
  19. Skyguy

    Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000

    Today we're looking at a set of Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000 modules that are optimized for use in the LGA1156 socket Core i5/i7 platform. We've seen in our past testing that Patriot modules typically offer great performance and value, so we'll see today if they can continue the...
  20. Skyguy

    ASUS P7P55D Deluxe

    The P7P55D Deluxe is a premium LGA1156 motherboard for those looking to push their Core i5/i7 and appreciate the finer points of design and quality. It certains looks enticing, but we know that what separates the contenders from pretenders are the features, ease of use, stability...
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