Though we have nothing against reference cards, we strive on performance and you can't get much more than the HD 7770 DirectCU TOP graphics cards from Asus. For those unaware about these cards, we invite you to check out our single card review here. As we've already taken a look at the single card, there isn't much point us dwelling on the merits of the cooler and design, so instead we will jump straight into how these perform in CrossFire under our usual barrage of benchmark tests.
Mad Catz released their new STRIKE 7 keyboard two months back, representing the high end model of their new cyborg series keyboards. Like the Cyborg RAT-9/7/5/3 mice, the STRIKE 5 is now released. It's more affordable, and just as promising. Equipped with the same keyboard and customization setup, the STRIKE 5 is equipped with the same power with the only difference being the auxiliary panel. Instead of the VENOM touchscreen which came with 12 apps, the STRIKE 5 comes with a simplified OLED EYE display. For those looking for a cheaper alternative to the STRIKE 7, Benchmark Reviews will analyze the STRIKE 5 to see if it holds up.
I've never been fond of HTPC (mini-ITX) systems mainly because they offer very little in terms of performance so especially for someone in my line of work that's extremely important. Now as some of you know i do own a basic HTPC system (Intel ATOM/Nvidia ION) which i rarely use but the small enclosure it's housed in (Antec ISK3100-150) doesn't leave much space for anything else aside the mainboard, memory modules, an slim optical drive and a 2.5" hard disk drive. Of course there are quite a few larger HTPC cases in the market (such as the V353 by Lian-Li) that offer superior build quality and a more spacious interior for enthusiasts but the end result is not really that different mainly due to the design of the interior. Well Bitfenix seems to be aware of that issue and so just recently they launched their own HTPC (mini-ITX) solution, the quite impressive Prodigy.
Looking to take your PC gaming to the next level? Trying to find a way to crank up the sound without imposing on your neighbors or loved ones? Looking for the extra level of immersion into your current PC game of choice? Then you’re probably in the market for a quality headset for your PC. For many years I was resistant about using a headset and honestly only used one with for communicating with my friends while gaming. However, recent changes in my life (becoming a father) have forced my hand into looking for a headset that can offer me voice and a comparable (or better) surround sound experience to my 5.1 setup. Needless to say, when Corsair sent us their Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset to review, I eagerly jumped at the opportunity.
Seeing a gap in the market, XSPC, a respected name in the custom watercooling arena, have put together a variety of their own components to create packages that take the hassle out of configuring your own custom watercooling setup by selecting all the components for you, right down to the nuts and bolts of the setup so the only thing you will need to add is water.