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MSI GTX 760 HAWK

MSI GeForce GTX 760 HAWK MSI with the introduction of the Gaming series set a whole new category for the MSI brand in the marketplace and a very necessary one at that. However there is still a gap to fill when it comes to extreme performance and that is where the GTX 760 HAWK that we are looking at today comes in. Must like the bigger brother “Lightning” model cards the hawk series is the mainstream performance equivalent for top...

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MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition 1GB Video Card

Today, NVIDIA released their GTX 650 Ti, which is meant for the medium gaming crowd. MSI has, of course, improved on the reference design, and released their GTX 650 Ti Power Edition 1GB. Let’s take a peek inside and see what kind of power it has. Introduction NVIDIA introduced their new GTX 650 Ti today, tailoring it towards “gamers who want to enjoy their games at 1080p resolution with medium to high settings”, along with...

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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP Edition

ASUS has been on a consistent roll recently with every Nvidia 6 series release and it is continuing with the 660 Ti as they drop in again and dressed to impress in full DirectCU II garb and bearing the TOP Edition muscle. Does it have what it needs to top the charts?   Introduction – ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP The ASUS GTX 660 ti DirectCU II TOP is the ASUS version of what a 660 Ti model card should be. As always, ASUS...

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MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming! Even more cooling power to push the Ti Limits!

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming MSI has always entered the graphics game with some excellent twin Frozr based models and even a lightning here and there to really spice it up! If I had to sum up MSI’s specialty it would be making graphics models with a better cooling solution and also boosting the VRM a tick to ensure it can withstand loading if they find a weakness in the stock design. However in the case of the 780 Ti we know that the...

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GIGABYTE GTX 580 SOC

The GIGABYTE GTX 580 SOC is one of the fastest factory overclocked GTX 580’s available. Let’s take a deeper look, and see how it stacks up in testing.   INTRODUCTION Welcome to the second half of our 580 Faceoff. There are many high-performance graphics cards out there, and the NVIDIA GTX 580 is one of the best. Many manufacturers have made their own versions of the GTX 580, so how do we know which card to buy? We’ve...

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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

We put the Zalman CNPS9900 Max against the Noctua NH-D14 and the Prolimatech’s Megahalem. See how this heatsink performs?   INTRODUCTION Back when their CNPS9500 Cooler first hit the shelves, Zalman was the king of heatsinks. With its radical design and excellent performance, the CNPS9500 quickly excelled. Since then, other manufacturers, such as Noctua and Prolimatech, have come to the market with excellent performance heatsinks...

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Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Ultimate PCIe Review

Sapphire improves on its already impressive X800 XL offering by making it nearly silent by employing a Zalman VPU cooler. This new card carries the “Ultimate” moniker and offers all of the performance of the standard X800 XL but at a much lower noise level. INTRODUCTION Now that X800 XL cards are starting to finally fall to (or at least closer to) the $299 MSRP set by ATI, they really are undeniably one of the best...

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ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum

ASUS has a very rare addition to its MATRIX series offerings. MATRIX cards are always of a special build quality, including hand picked components and usually some very unique features not seen on any other card. Today we have the ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum. Let’s see what it has to offer, and can it take the top honors for performance and features. Introduction – ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum The ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum is...

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Sapphire R9 280X VaporX Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon R9-280X VaporX Sapphire as we all know is AMDs premier partner so we always see cool stuff coming from them, but honestly we had already seen a VaporX 280X so we have all simply been waiting for what would come next such as the much rumored 295X or another 290X iteration. To my surprise I got hands on with a newer VaporX 280X model card which is actually a whole new configuration and looks very much like the Toxic model we...

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MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G – MSI’s Flagship Maxwell Model Makes Its Debut!

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G Very much on the heels of the Maxwell and GTX 980 launch was the partner cards and the first GTX 980 model we received much like the 970 we recently looked at is the MSI Gaming 4G edition. First of all the cooler for these cards simply look beastly but also if this card proves to be any shade as impressive as the 970 we saw before then gamers are in for a real treat. The MSI Gaming card comes to market at $579.99...

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Gigabyte EP45-Extreme

The Gigabyte EP45-Extreme is a Monster Motherboard aimed at not only the Extreme Overclocker but also those that just want to drive a quality Rig. INTRODUCTION Looking for an Enthusiast level board that won’t break the bank? Need to satisfy the Enthusiast side of your cravings but have a Motherboard that won’t kill your electric bill? How about some 12 phase power regulation for the CPU and 2 phase power for the ram and Energy...

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Asus 9800 GTX+ Dark Knight

  Are you tired of taking off the stock heat sink so you can put an aftermarket cooler on your graphics card? Well Asus hopes to solve this problem for you with the 9800 GTX+ Dark Knight. The cooler on this card has a total of 4 heat pipes to dissipate heat better than stock cooling could ever do.   INTRODUCTION With the release of the newest Batman movie, there has been a lot of talk about the Dark Knight lately, so much so that Asus...

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Danger Den 295 GTX Water Block

We have all been staggered by the raw power of Nvidia’s 295GTX video card. Now, let’s heat things up when we at Bjorn3D stick a water block on this video card. INTRODUCTION When Nvidia introduced the 295GTX video card, we were all amazed at its shear raw power this video card had. It quickly took the top performance spot in gaming and in benchmarking. So, it was nothing for us users to overclock this powerful video card to gain a...

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MSI R5770 HAWK

The MSI R5770 HAWK is a great buy for the budget gamer wanting to have the best card for their money with a great cooler and tons of overclocking headroom and voltage options all in all great buy. Introduction With ATI’s step into the future with its new line of DX11 GPU’s known as the 5xxx series MSI has taken the opportunity to build a new card to add into the innovative gpu lineup. Today we will be looking at one of their mid range cards,...

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Sapphire HD 5670 1 GB

  Are you looking for a budget card that you can overclock to perform as well as better cards? Well today we have the Sapphire 5670 which comes with a aftermarket cooler pre-installed to keep the card cool so you can keep increasing the clocks.   Introduction Many people out there simply do not have $200 laying around to go out and buy a new graphics card. You may be someone who fits into this category, and are looking for some...

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XFX Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition Video Card

The XFX Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition is a solid mainstream video card for average gamers running smaller resolution monitors. If you are on a small budget and need a video card to get you by which also has great cooling and overclocking potential, look no further than the XFX Radeon HD 7750 video card. Introduction Not everyone can afford expensive computer hardware, such as the $300-$500 video cards that currently dominate the gaming market....

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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4

The GIGAYBTE P67A-UD4 motherboard is designed with mid- to high-end users in mind, providing enough performance and features that an average user would want in a motherboard. Introduction – GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 Overview With the release of the new 32nm Intel Sandy Bridge processors, including the Core i3, i5 and i7, many users are interested in finding out more about the new P67 Express Chipset motherboards, which can push the latest K...

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MSI R7870 HAWK Edition

MSI always has made products built around stability and performance. The card we’re looking at today is no different, offering Military Class components and special designs tailored to those who love a good performing card with headroom to push it when needed. Introduction – MSI R7870 HAWK Edition MSI has a long history of building high performance and high reliability components whether it be graphics cards or motherboards. Along...

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PowerColor PCS+ AX7850 2GBD5-2DHPP Radeon HD 7850 2GB

The PowerColor HD 7850 PCS+ is the fastest factory overclocked HD 7850 on the market. The card features PowerColor’s own custom cooler with 5+1+1 phase power design, DrMos and IR Digital PWM that allows enthusiasts to push it even further. And the mixture of ports and the bundle makes it one of the best HD 7850 available on the market today. Let’s check it out. The PowerColor PCS+ stands for the Professional Cooling System as it...

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ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost DCII

ASUS has put outs its variation of the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost with the DirectCU II cooler and SAP components. Let’s see what exactly this model has to offer to make it worth your cash. Introduction – ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II ASUS as always has its own special way of doing things when it comes to GPUs and when we heard of the 650 Ti Boost model we knew it wouldn’t be long until we received one sporting...

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Gigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD)

The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabyte’s own custom designed WINDFORCE x2 cooler, factory overclocked to 1075 MHz, and 2 GB of GDDR5. Does it worth your hard-earn money with the retailed price of $169.99, let’s find out. Introduction The Radeon HD 7790 is the first card launched from AMD this year that is aimed to fill the $150 price bracket gap left in its line up. The Radeon HD 7790 continues to use the same...

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MSI GTX 770 Gaming

MSI has hit the GTX 770 scene and it has come out swinging with its GTX 770 gaming model card, which is looking to be not only an awesome performer but even an awesome value for enthusiasts gamers. MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming MSI makes some very nice graphics offerings especially with their custom PCB offerings as they bring some engineering to the table that is hard to match. This time, instead of a lightning model we were greeted with a MSI...

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CoolIT Systems Eliminator

We have received the little brother of the CoolIT Systems’s Freezone–the Eliminator. With its price tag of $199.99, it’s much cheaper than the Freezone. Bjorn3D will put this cooler in direct comparison to the Freezone and see what are the differences between two coolers and whether or not it is worth to spend the extra money for the more expensive Freezone or the cheaper model Eliminator can just get the job done with extra...

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MSI Radeon R9-280X 3GB Graphics Card

MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming MSI as always dresses to impress with its non reference designs and well with the Radeon R series of cards there is no mistaking a MSI card from the rest as they carry very distinctive cooler designs and honestly when first seeing this card I was at a loss to tell it apart from the Nvidia 770 version I had tested some time ago when looking at it from the fans side. However once you get past the fans and shroud designs...

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Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil

Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor is one of the AMD partners that you see from time to time and they are really known for such designs as the Devil series cards which really shot them into the limelight for the AMD camp about a year or so back now. Well today we have in hand a newer “Devil” based model in the R9-270X Devil. The Devil edition is always known as the extreme performance variant and this is no exception with...

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Bitspower 5870 Black Freezer Water Block

Bitspower has brought us a unique, and great water cooling block to use on our ATI 5870 video cards. lets step inside and see why. Water, Water, Everywhere Water, Water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Well I don’t think you would remotely want to drink the water we use in our computers to help keep them cool. Water cooling has picked up pace among computer users, it has picked so much that there are more companies that dedicate their...

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GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3: Z68 Chipset With Smart Response

The introduction the Z68 Express Chipset has brought some nice new features to the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard, including Smart Response, an SSD caching technology. The Z68 Chipset and Smart Response Introducing the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 Back in January, Intel released their P67 Express Chipset, which provided users with a great solution to build systems with powerful discreet graphics and Intel’s 2nd Generation Core architecture...

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Swiftech MCX159-CU

The Swiftech MCX159-CU is all-copper chipset cooler that comes with fittings for most types of motherboard. With a fast fan as well as a interesting design it promises lots of cooling for hot Northbridges. INTRODUCTION One thing that I don’t like with many nForce4 motherboards is that their Northbridge chipset get quite hot and most companies thus have to use fans to coole the chipset. There’s nothing wrong with using a fan but too many...

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HIS HD6850 and HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo

The HIS HD6850 and the HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo are two cards that not only offer a lot of performance for a low price, but also have a lot of headroom for overclocking. INTRODUCTION HIS has been making ATI and AMD cards for many years now. In fact, it is now almost exactly 7 years since we reviewed our first HIS card, the HIS Excalibur 9600XT Turbo VIVO Edition. As expected, HIS is fully supporting AMD’s latest GPUs, and today we are reviewing...

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Intel Core i9 9900K – Intel’s Answer to RYZEN is here!

Core i9 9900K is here! I know the 9900k has been rumored until the cows come home but in reality, it has only been a recent development in the core race that really heated up once AMD dropped RYZEN shortly followed by Threadripper. With that we had the 6 core 8700K the close ancestor to the 9900k in the original Coffee Lake lineup. Now come to today where Intel has moved up to an 8 core part with HT for 16 total threads to take on the top...

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PowerColor PCS+ HD6870 1GB GDDR5

The PowerColor PCS+ HD6870 1GB GDDR5 is a factory overclocked HD6870-card with a interesting cooler. How does it compare to the regular HD6870 and the GTX460? Read the review to find out. INTRODUCTION With the release of the HD6950 and HD6970, it is easy to forget the mid-range GPUs that AMD released earlier in October 2010: the HD6850 and the HD6870. However, most buyers don’t want the fastest or the best, so these two GPUs target a...

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CMStorm Sentinel Advance II Mouse

The CM Storm Sentinel Advance II embraces new innovation providing a custom graphical display while enhancing performance with it’s new laser sensor system. Introduction To inject a dose of fresh evolution to the market, Cooler Master, (mostly known for their PC cases and power supplies), has brought some new features to their mouse lineup, specifically improving the Sentinel Advance with a state-of-the art 8200 dpi laser sensor. In this...

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Leadtek 7800 GTX MyVIVO Extreme Review

Leadtek responds to the factory-overclocked competition with a highly-cranked 7800 GTX (490MHz core and 1.25GHz memory). Additionally, Leadtek throws in a good bundle to add value to the package. Check out our review of this fast and big (thanks to the cooler) card. Introduction Leadtek consistently releases unique cooling solutions for its NVIDIA-based video cards. Leadtek also jumped on the factory overclock bandwagon and offers several...

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro HSF Review

We test to see how the new Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro stands up to the Thermaltake K450. The K450 currently cools my FX-51, FX-55 and FX-60. Introduction Today, I am going to look at a fairly new CPU cooler from Arctic Cooling named the Freezer 64 Pro. This is a cooler designed to fit on AMD Athlon 64 CPUs (Socket 754/939/940). Arctic Cooling does also make a version that mounts on Intel systems called the Freezer 7 Pro for the Intel Socket...

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Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X

Sapphire has made quite a name for itself as one of the premier and largest AMD board partners and all with some stylish and simply impressive cards in the process. Today we look at the HD 7950 Vapor-X model and see what kind of magic has been infused in the DNA to make this card a must have for all the enthusiasts gamers out there. Introduction – Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X Sapphire has been making AMD cards since back when AMD first...

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CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 1000 SE

Not everyone needs the best components available, or wants to spend time building a gaming system. How do pre-built gaming systems compare with their custom built counterparts? We examine one today. Introduction There are quite a plethora of computer vendors that provide premade and ready-to-go computer systems, however only few are truly oriented to cater to the gaming audience. CyberPower is one of the fastest growing companies that not only...

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

In order to keep your freshly overclocked CPU cool under its new settings, looking into aftermarket coolers should be your next step. INTRODUCTION Does that processor of yours that you just bought not too long ago seem like it is lacking in power trying to run the latest games and applications? Many people will answer yes to this question, and many PC enthusiasts will turn to overclocking in order to extend the performance life of their...

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Thermalright TRUE Black 120

  The TRUE Black 120 certainly doesn’t disappoint in the looks department; with its shiny black finish and admirable towering posture, it doesn’t cease to amaze. But no matter how good it looks, we certainly can’t forget the most important aspect of an HSF: cooling performance. So does the performance hold up to the looks? Stick around as we find out.   INTRODUCTION As CPU thermal output is on the increase, heatsink...

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HIS HD 4650 iSilence 4 512MB

The HIS HD 4650 iSilence 4 512MB is a passively cooled video card where HIS has combined the HD4650 GPU with a Zalman cooler. We have put the card through its paces to see what kind of performance you can expect for $80. INTRODUCTION HIS is a company known for their various AMD-based video cards, especially those with the excellent IceQ-cooler. We have reviewed a lot of their cards here at Bjorn3d.com and overall, we’ve been very...

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In Win Matrix

The Matrix is both stylish and functional. And you wont be ashamed either to have this sitting next to your HDTV. INTRODUCTION In Win has been around for as long as I can remember. Back in 2000, when I had just gotten out of the military, I bought one of their full tower server cases. I ended up having it for a few years, but after those few good years, my good old case started falling apart. So when I went looking for a new computer case it...

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