Many of the computer cases these days include an array of features that typically make it a bit more difficult to pick the "better" of the bunch from the very large choice. The choice for many comes down to the external aesthetics because the bigger and better cases tend to all have superb cooling, removable motherboard trays and tool less designs. If you like a classic looking brushed aluminum design and three whopping 230mm fans sounds like a good combination of the two, then you should have a look at Cooler Master's ATCS 840.
While your computer may be used for several things, whether work related or for entertainment purposes; usually the components on the inside were aimed for both options. MSI's new motherboard, the NF980-G65 pushes all other options aside and screams, I was meant for gaming! The NF890 is in every way, a motherboard meant for the gamer enthusiast. Supporting 3-way SLI, the latest AM3 based processors (Phenom II), allowing for an easy overclocking switch and MSI's Active Phase Switching for those who sometimes may feel the need to go green when they are not fragging (or being fragged).
With the ongoing buzz of people worrying about the economy and their own funds, the term "low budget" is becoming used far more often. Today, we are going to be looking at AMD's Athlon II X3 435 processor. The Athlon II X3 435 has 1.5MBs of L2 Cache per core and is a 95W (45nm) processor. It supports all the same features found in the rest of the Athlon II processors (X2, X3 and X4 alike). However, AMD's larger aim is based on it's price point. With a amazing sub $90 price there should be no reason not to take a second look at the new Athlon II CPUs, especially if you are on a budget.
Picking out the right gaming case can be a very tough choice with the ever expanding market, new ideas and fantastic looking innovative designs coming out of a large lineup of companies. With the larger more expensive internal parts putting out more heat, a gaming case that allows more airflow will be needed. NZXT hopes the Zero 2 will fill the gap and targets not just the gamer but also the standard home user by offering a case with cooling and expansion. Check out our review to see if the new NZXT Zero 2 is suited for your needs.
As laptops continue to outsell desktops, the market of laptop/notebook accessories continues to grow. One of the bigger accessories the larger audience is looking into are notebook coolers. While many of these coolers tend to look bulky, bland, and sometimes just plain ugly, GlacialTech has taken a new approach with their X-Wing Series R1 Notebook Cooler.
Today TechwareLabs takes a look at one of the best graphics cards that ATI has to offer. The Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD4890. With the graphics processing power that we all know and love, and the addition of the award winning Vapor-X cooling, this card is sure to be a leading contender.