Thursday, November 21, 2013

Piping Aboard Bitfenix!

Joining the prize winning herd of industry leading enthusiast level IT manufacturers at Mittoni - Today we'd like to welcome aboard Bitfenix!

Stay tuned for more details as we map out the massive range of kit incoming from this supplier including chassis, accessories - shiploads of swag.... As such, it seemed rather appropriate to kick off this truly huge range with none other than the Colossus chassis series.

We salute those whom refuse to quit!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SilverStone Milo ML05 Chassis On SilentPCReview

"The Silverstone Milo series ML05 is one of the most attractive, really small HTPC cases we've seen. The acrylic mirror finish and understated design of the fascia fits in nicely with Silverstone's generally cool, modern theme. Given its modest price, the build quality is high"

Mike Chin - SilentPCReview.

SilverStone Milo ML05 chassis review by SilentPCReview - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Cronos Headset A Winner Says Neoseeker

"the Tt eSPORTS CRONOS is a headset that employs a very balanced soundstage that attempts to balance out all the instruments and lets each one stand out through its own melody. In many of our tests, the 40mm drivers brought outstanding stereo crosstalk and well-rounded clarity trumped only by our $200 ear buds. Outside of actual testing, I have worn the CRONOS for everyday music and it is still a treat to discover a new sense of depth to background harmonies and instruments from songs I have listened to for years."

Aaron Chen - Neoseeker.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Cronos headset review by Neoseeker - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone Raven RV04 Chassis On APH Networks

"The design of the SilverStone Raven RV04 simply does not cease to impress - and after staring at the same case for the last few weeks, I have yet to be bored. In fact, coming from a RV03, I am still a big fan of the RV04. Now, customization and slick design is a subjective topic, but if you find enough of the market to like it, it becomes a popular trend. The RV04's simple and clean design with a large window will certainly flatter your friends when they come over."

Preston Yuen - APH Networks.

SilverStone Raven RV04 chassis review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lian Li PC-Q30 SFF Chassis On eTeknix

"It is cool to look at, it performs well enough and the build quality is the usual excellence that you would expect from Lian Li. If you want to show off your build, that front panel window does look rather awesome."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

Lian Li PC-Q30 chassis review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

EVGA GTX 770 Classified On HighTech Legion

"We knew that the GTX 770 platform is an absolute beast going in, so there is really little reason to rehash that here. Simply look at the benchmark results. It’s faster than a GTX 680, has positively incredible price to performance, but is a little high on the power usage end of things. So what did EVGA do with this beast of a platform? They simply tweaked every ounce of its potential out of it while staying within safe voltages and temps right out of the box. If that isn’t enough for you, they gave you a myriad of tweaking options to work with."

George Cella - HiTechLegion.

EVGA GTX 770 Classified graphics card review by HiTechLegion - Introduction & Conclusion.

Dave From Vortez Loves The SilverStone FT04 Chassis!

"SilverStone demonstrate their continuity and prowess with the new FT04. We’re confident this new addition to the Fortress family is a resilient counterpart that shines through with its excellent build quality and multitude of convenient features. It’s our pleasure to hand out our prestigious Gold award."

David Mitchelson - Vortez.

SilverStone FT04 chassis review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Cronos Headset Wows @ Overclockers Club

"While bass-heads may be disappointed in the bass output of the CRONOS most people will have no complaints in that department. The clear and non-fatiguing sound combined with the utility of the folding earcups and interchangeable cables mesh together into a great headset that really doesn't have any drawbacks."

Waco - Overclockers Club.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Cronos headset review by Overclockers Club - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-L9 Low Profile Coolers: The FrostyTech Recommendation

"at low fan speed, the NH-L9i is roughly 25-35°C cooler than all five other sub-45mm low profile heatsinks in the heatsink reference chart. Given the choice between a Evercool HPL-815, Scythe Kozuti, Thermolab TLI-U, Silverstone NT07-775 and Zalman CNPS2X, the Noctua NH-L9i is our recommendation."


Noctua NH-L9 low profile coolers reviewed by FrostyTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Massive 14 Square Notebook Cooler On FunkyKit

"The Thermaltake Massive 14² Notebook Cooler is pretty impressive to say the least. The durablility of the plastic construction is surprising despite the light-weight design. This notebook cooler is very ergonomic-friendly with multiple adjustments to maximize comfort levels. The cooling performance for the price adds to the overall value of the product. The soft glow of the Blue LED 140mm fans adds a nice accent to the surrounding area and does not distract."

Jeremy Gulley - FunkyKit.

Thermaltake Massive 14 Square review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Nvidia 3Gb GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card Intro By eTeknix

"Nvidia’s GTX 780 Ti is a mammoth graphics card. It quite easily beats everything else on offer. In relation to the GTX 780 it is easily 10-15% faster depending on the 3D application, in relation to the GTX Titan its about 5-10% depending on the 3D application and it is also about 5% faster than the R9 290X depending on the application."

Ryan Martin - eTeknix.

Nvidia GTX 780 Ti graphics cards reviewed by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

AnandTech Examine The Nvidia GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card Series

"gradual performance increases in conjunction with periodic price drops have kept the market fresh while making NVIDIA’s high-end cards a bit faster and a bit cheaper each time"

Ryan Smith - AnandTech.

Nvidia GTX 780 Ti graphics cards reviewed by AnandTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone RV04 Chassis On OCIA

"For its fourth generation RAVEN case, SilverStone has abandoned the 90° rotated interior component layout and gone with a more traditional configuration. As the RV03 and a revamped edition of the RV02 are both still available for those who want the original format, the RV04 introduces the RAVEN appearance to those who prefer a standard tower orientation. Although upright and lacking the long, low-slung look, the RV04 maintains excellent cooling properties with its dual 180mm Air Penetrator fans and separate top-mount power supply chamber."

Zahn Funk - OCIA.

SilverStone Raven RV04 chassis review by OCIA - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Volos Gaming Mouse On NiKKtech

"the VOLOS is really one of the most comfortable to use gaming mice we've ever used especially if you have medium to large hands like we do. Accuracy is also excellent, glide is extremely good, the lift-off setting works as it should, all buttons have good feedback (not very soft) and speed well if you play at 2560x1600 like we do (or more) you will be able to see exactly how fast the 8200DPI of the Avago laser sensor really are"


Thermaltake Volos mouse review by NiKKtech - Introduction & Conclusion.

TechPowerUp Review EVGAs 780 Ti 03G-P4-2884-KR Graphics Card

"EVGA's GTX 780 Ti SuperClocked with ACX cooler delivers truly impressive performance. While the GTX 780 Ti is very fast already, EVGA topped it by quite a big margin with their overclock out of the box and the new ACX cooler. ACX plays a significant role in these improvements as it enables the card to run cooler, which results in better performance due to NVIDIA's GPU Boost 2.0 mechanism."

W1zzard - TechPowerUp.

EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SilverStone ML05 Chassis Hits Sweet Spot @ Ocaholic

"The SilverStone Milo ML05 left a very good impression. With the ML05 one can build a small but powerful Mini-ITX Home Theater PC without breaking the bank. We really like the design, the size and the selling price of the thing"

Christian Ney - Ocaholic.

Silverstone ML05 chassis review by Ocaholic - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pirates, Heroes & Spies Game Bundles With EVGA Graphics Cards

Get popular game titles Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Deluxe Edition free with the purchase of a qualifying GeForce GTX 660 or above. Arm yourself with a GeForce GTX 770, 780, or TITAN, and you’ll also get Batman: Arkham Origins.

Check the EVGA announcement for more information and the full list of qualifying cards.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thermaltake eSPORTS Cronos Headset On Vortez

"The Tt eSport Cronos is certainly distinctive and unique in appearance and the inclusion of the modular cables is certainly welcomed. The red LED logo will appeal to gamers and if you didn't want a cliche black headset... The build quality is as good as the competitors in this price range, using quality plastics with metal reinforced adjustable strap."

Tony Le Bourne - Vortez.

Thermaltake Cronos headset review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, October 25, 2013

OC Clubs's ClayMeow Reports From Nvidias 'Way It's Meant to Be Played' Event

"While I'm sure there are many people excited about GameStream, Twitch support, 4K Surround, and the GTX 780 Ti, it's NVIDIA's answers to those aforementioned questions that I'm most excited about. Flex, GI Works, and Flame Works are huge leaps forward for game development, while G-Sync will allow gamers to experience all that in buttery smooth goodness. Want to run your favorite game maxed out, but can't achieve a high, stable FPS? No need to worry if you have a Kepler GPU and G-Sync monitor. Those next-gen consoles may be getting most of the spotlight, but it's a great time to be a PC gamer!"

ClayMeow - Overclockers Club.

Mittoni stocks a wide range of Nvidia based graphics cards via our vendor EVGA. You can read ClayMeow's full commentary on the OCClub site: Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake F5 Fan Controller Review By TechGage

"For sure, I think the F5 is worthwhile if you need to keep fan speeds under precise control. In my opinion, manual fan controllers make the most sense for users who run super-fast (and therefore super-noisy) fan set-ups, primarily to combat super-high ambient temperatures during the summer: Instead of swapping out fans when the weather changes, you can just dial your fans’ capabilities according to your current needs."

J.D. Kane - TechGage.

Thermaltake F5 fan controller review by TechGage - Read the full article.

The Unique SilverStone Raven RV04 Chassis On TweakTown

"For those of you in the market for something different both inside and out from the standard offerings, there is no denying that at $159.99, SilverStone is delivering quite a bit of chassis for the dollar... Anyone with the desire to be different than everyone else, look no further than the Raven 4, as it will definitely be something I guarantee all of your friends won't have anything like."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

SilverStone Raven Series RV04 chassis review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SilverStone Tundra TD02 A-I-O Liquid Loop On OCIA

"What I consider the most appealing of their unique design particulars is the all-metal pump housing. Every other manufacturer I've seen incorporates some form of plastic, which has a greater likelihood of cracking or warping, whether from overaggressive/improper installation, overtensioning or overheating."

Zahn Funk - OCIA.

SilverStone Tundra TD02 all in one liquid cooler review by OCIA - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake NiC F4 Cooler Review On Overclockers Club

"Thermalatake's NiC series CPU coolers address one of the big concerns that the community faces when using larger more efficient coolers. They almost always impact the amount of memory one can install and how many DIMM slots can be populated. Most require either low-profile DRAM modules or only populating the slots furthest from the processor socket. If you are only using 8 or 16GB of memory in a 2 x 4GB or 2 x 8GB configuration you can most likely get away with taller modules. Filling up all the DIMM slots is going to necessitate a compromise in either DRAM capacity or alternate fan mounting solutions at best. The NiC series and specifically the NiC-F4 will allow you to populate all of the DRAM slots and still use a large efficient cooling solution with both fans properly attached to maximize airflow through the curved 0.4mm aluminum heat sink fins."

ccokeman - Overclockers Club.

Thermaltake NiC F4 CPU cooler review by Overclockers Club - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Your Perfect Day?

Mittoni stocks a wide range of Playstation peripherals from gamepads to racing wheels. Into your racing? Have you checked out the Playseat range for PC, Playstation and Xbox?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SilverStone NT06-PRO Cooler On FutureLooks

"There are simply very few low profile high performance CPU coolers for home theater computers or mini-ITX gaming systems. Thankfully, Silverstone’s NT06-PRO kept my tried and true Intel Core i7-980X hex-core processor’s temps well under control which means it’ll handle anything else out there at stock clocks."

Eric Garay - FutureLooks.

SilverStone NT06-PRO cooler review by FutureLooks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Just Another Day In The Nam....

Another flight sim... What a year this has been for flight titles - virtual pilots rejoice! Check out the official Air Conflicts: Vietnam page and download via Steam. Depending on your gaming platform of choice, you'll either want some PC/Mac flight controls or a PC/console gamepad.

Don't you just love the smell of Napalm in the morning?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Noctua NF-S12A 120mm Fans On OverclockersClub

"Noctua seems to thrive off of achieving the impossible. Every generation its fans are always slower, quieter, and crazier looking than the previous. Noctua competes with other top brands whose fans are much more powerful, and yet it still delivers. The company not only stays competitive, Noctua continues to make its own equipment better. Compared to the last generation, it has made the fans quieter and raised the airflow while retaining the same RPMs. Though the differences seem minimal, this is impressive because of how good the last generation of fans really were."

Mrwooshoo - OverclockersClub.

Noctua NF-S12A 120mm fans reviewed by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Train Simulator 2014 - Railfans Unite!

There surely could be no better way to enjoy a title such as Train Simulator 2014 than with the CK101 steam train PC case from Lian Li! A title this immersive demands great audio - and if you really want the ground to reverberate with the low level locomotive noise - then take special note of the Strato Evo 5.1 headset from Ozone with its inertial vibration unit.....

Get Rise Of The Triad Free With EVGA Videocards!

Bigger, better and more ludicrous than ever before, the EVGA exclusive Rise of the Triad bundle has just launched! Now for a limited time when you purchase an EVGA GeForce GTX 770, 760, 690, 680, 670, 660 Ti, 660, 650 Ti BOOST, 650 Ti, 650, on or after July 19th, 2013, you will get Rise of the Triad absolutely free! This will be a Steam code that will allow you to redeem the game.

Full details on the qualifying EVGA models, etc, here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rise Of Flight: Channel Battles Edition Now Available On Steam

Rise of Flight is the most realistic WWI PC flight simulation ever created. Take to the skies of war torn Europe and experience daring air combat at the dawn of aviation. Re-enact famous air battles fought by legendary aces such as Manfred von Richtofen, James McCudden, Georges Guynemer and Eddie Rickenbacker.

Now available on Steam, Rise Of Flight Channel Battles Edition is an amazing recreation of WWI aerial combat. Quality flight controls and head tracking are the order of the day.... We'll see you on the flight line for the Dawn Patrol!

What a top year for flight sim releases!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight Now Available & DCS Back Catalogue Sale On Steam!

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight is a highly realistic PC simulation of the Mi-8MTV2, a combat transport and fire support helicopter and an upgraded variant of one of the most widely produced helicopters in the world - the Russian Mi-8 (NATO reporting name ‘Hip’). Having serving in over 50 countries in a wide variety of models over the past 40 years, the Mi-8 is a revered veteran of countless military operations and civilian services around the world. Developed by Belsimtek and Eagle Dynamics, the team behind the hit title DCS: UH-1H Huey, DCS Mi-8MTV2 continues to deliver exceptional realism and immersive gameplay within the DCS World virtual battlefield.

Grab your copy off Steam today & note that the DCS range is also 50% off in celebration of the Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight release.... Don't forget to stop by the hanger to ensure your control inputs and head tracker are up to scratch - Shack!

Dive! Dive! Dive! Ubisoft Launches Silent Hunter Online

Ubisoft Entertainment, in true submariner form, have surprised all launching Silent Hunter Online before anyone realised there were torpedoes in the water!

Submarine games are best played in the dark and what better way to enjoy that tense atmosphere than with an Ozone illuminated keyboard? You'll also want a quality mouse - or better yet, how about commanding your Uboat by voice? Now we're talking - literally!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Nintendo Pioneering Legend Dies At 85

"Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global video game giant, has died from pneumonia. He was 85."

ABC News.

Read the full story on ABC News. Big Ups and hats off to Hiroshi, he was a genuine legend and pioneer of the video game industry and without whom we'd have never seen such classic games as the Mario series.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Noctua & The Wife Acceptance Factor On Big Bruin

"The bottom line is that these coolers have made this HTPC the quietest it has ever been, and since it is installed in my bedroom - where my wife happens to spend even more time than me - that is definitely a good thing. The wife acceptance factor has never been so important, and if she can forget that there is a computer running 24/7 over in the corner, I would say paying a bit extra is a worthy investment."

Richard Jackson - Big Bruin.

Noctua NH-U12S & NH-U14S coolers reviewed by Big Bruin - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-U12S Quiet Cooler On Think Computers

"When it comes to noise the NH-U12S is not very loud at all. I’m sure you’ve heard so coolers that sound like a jet engine taking off! The NH-U12S is not one of those. The fan runs at only 1500 RPM and when using the low-noise adapter it goes down to 1150 RPM. Even when you add a second fan the cooler is not loud at all."

Bob Buskirk - Think Computers.

Noctua NH-U12S cooler review by Think Computers - Introduction & Conclusion.

NinjaLane Get Dark With EVGA - X79 Dark That Is!

"When it comes to overclocking we found the X79 Dark to be one of the easiest systems to use and attribute it all to the new UEFI system layout and a little experience on our part. We have seen many companies working hard to create the best looking UEFI system interface and in the end the best interface is the one that is easy to navigate and usable at a glance. We feel that EVGA has accomplished this and hope they only improve from here."

Dennis Garcia - NinjaLane.

EVGA X79 Dark motherboard review by NinjaLane - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

SimHQ Video Details Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS & Joystick

The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog, alongside its lil bro Warthog joystick, are available from Mittoni alongside a hanger full of sweet, sweet flight sim hardware from a range of vendors. We also have the NaturalPoint TrackIR for in game head tracking.

With an entirely new range of flight simulation titles about to be released, there has been no better time to get involved with this side of PC gaming.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Benchmark Reviews Examine The SilverStone Tundra TD03 A-I-O Liquid Cooler

"Possibly the most interesting quality of the TD03 is the value. As of August 2013, the SilverStone SST-TD03 was selling for $99.99 online (NewEgg / Amazon), which is right in the ballpark of what you would pay for a 45mm thick radiator and a push/pull configured AIO liquid cooler. Once you throw the metal construction of the custom water block and unique radiator (resulting in some impressive performance) in the picture, I’d say that’s a fair price."

Tom Jaskulka - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone Tundra TD03 A-I-O liquid cooling loop examined by Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Review On APH Networks

"Thermaltake’s Armor Revo Gene is definitely a good choice, whether you are looking for a mid-tower case that will handle all the latest gaming components, or just to give your PC a new look. The Armor Revo Gene holds a lot of potential due to the enormity of the interior, and the versatility of fan setups you can achieve for maximum cooling efficiency. If you don’t like changing cases yet enjoy upgrading components, the Armor Revo Gene allows you to adapt in the long run."

Aaron Tam - APH Networks.

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene chassis review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Battlefield 4 PC Hardware Requirements - Need An Upgrade Anyone?

EA have released the Battlefield 4 PC system hardware requirements, which you can view here.

As any seasoned virtual soldier will agree, you never want to be close to minimum specs, you'd be much better off exceeding the recommended hardware requirements! So, having checked the specifications for a great playing experience, is it time for a new graphics card or memory upgrade? I think I'll need both!

Gran Turismo 6 - Is Your Racing Kit Ready???

With great new racing titles about to be released, such as Gran Turismo 6 as detailed in the above video, there has never been a more important time to ensure your racing hardware is up to scratch! For the best racing simulation experiences, you should really consider a Playseat cockpit and a TrackIR head tracker.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Noctua NH-U14S Lays Da Smackdown On Inferior Coolers In TechSpot Roundup!

"That leaves the NH-U14S standing as the best cooler of our shootout, assuming price isn't an issue. It may cost $75, but the NH-U14S is worth every penny if you want the best performance, operating volume and great compatibility."

Steven Walton - TechSpot.

Noctua NH-U14S cooler review by TechSpot - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, September 6, 2013

EVGA 780 Classified Runs At Titan Speeds - Just Ask The Guru!

"The Classified is a top notch GTX 780, factory overclocked to run at GeForce GTX Titan performance levels. It really is a nice card with a leading class design. The Classified edition is perfectly capable of serving the guys and gals that want sheer performance and a cool looking card right out of the box, or it can serve the enthusiast end-user just as well as this product was made and designed to break barriers."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

EVGA GTX 780 Classified graphics card review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone AR03 CPU Cooler Stands Its Ground - Even Against Liquid Coolers!

"With its greater surface area and additional heat-pipes, the AR03 should be your choice if you are working with higher thermal loads from high-end processors. It may be overkill for some setups, but that’s what the other Argon coolers are for.

I was surprised to see the AR03 go toe-to-toe with some popular all-in-one liquid coolers. Of course, this shouldn’t be that surprising – usually, the more surface area the cooler has to dissipate heat, the better it will perform. With its larger 140mm width and six 6mm direct-contact heat-pipes, the AR03 handles the heat from an overclocked FX processor without an issue."

Tom Jaskulka - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone AR03 cooler on Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-U12S Improves On A Classic Design Writes APH Networks

"From improved aerodynamics for further reduced turbulence noise, better fan clips, to the adaptation of the company’s awesome SecuFirm2 mounting system, there is a lot to like about the NH-U12S. Furthermore, its slim form factor is a welcome addition to today’s market of super saturated, big-metal-chunk approach to cooling. Because it is so slim, it will not interfere with adjacent RAM slots."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

Noctua NH-U12S cooler review by APH Networks - full article.

Tt eSPORTS Volos Mouse Refreshes On eTeknix

"TteSports have done it again, this is easily one of the best mice on the market today and it only gets better when you see the price tag (around £50). There are a few unique quirks about it that make it stand out from the crowd and in a market flooded with familiar products I think a fresh design is a great thing to see."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Volos mouse review by eTeknix - full review.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SilverStone Arm One Monitor Stand On Benchmark Reviews

"There are going to be high expectations for a passive mechanical product that bills itself as an “interactive” arm that will liberate your view. Fortunately, the SilverStone ARM11SC lives up to its marketing claims and provides a truly useful and interactive device that allows you to position your monitor outside of the normal work envelope. All angular and positional adjustments can be performed easily, and in most cases without the need to tighten up the included set screws."

Aidan Moore - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone Single LCD Monitor Stand discussed by Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE4000 Headphones On PCMag

"The UE 4000 is a solid, no-frills headphone pair that delivers mids and highs cleanly and avoids overly boosted bass—without avoiding bass altogether for less than $100. For this, it earns our Editors' Choice award."

Tim Gideon - PCMag.

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE4000 examined by PCMag - Read the full review.

Noctua NH-U14S Cooler - The Po-Po Is Here Say APH Networks!

"The Noctua NH-U14S is the police. It drives around, relatively unnoticed, until it gives unaware individuals nasty surprises. The Noctua NH-U14S is a highly efficient, relatively slim, extremely well built, low noise, and great performing heatsink that delivers everything it promises to do."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

Noctua NH-U14S cooler review by APH Networks - Read the full review.

Monday, September 2, 2013

SilverStone TD02 & TD03 A-I-O Coolers On HardOCP

"SilverStone continues to impress with the release of the Tundra TD02 and TD03 all-in-one coolers. Silverstone introduced some new design elements that made the units both look more appealing as well as perform above the expected range."

Marc Adams - [H]ard|OCP.

SilverStone Tundra TD02 & TD03 A-I-O liquid coolers reviewed by HardOCP - Introduction & Conclusion. Review The Noctua NH-U14S Cooler

"This is a premium product from a specialty manufacturer that is both thermally effective and acoustically pleasing. Although I was impressed with the NH-U14S and would happily use it in any of my own personal systems, I'd probably be just as satisfied with the smaller NH-U12S."

Phil -

Noctua NH-U14S cooler review by PCGamers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, August 30, 2013

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Now Pre-Ordering

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad - What does one say? OMG gimme???? Well, a lil wait as yet - just enough time to sort out your flight controller and TrackIR.

Za Rodinu Comrades!

SilverStone Tundra TD02 A-I-O Liquid Cooler On Hardware Secrets

"The cooling performance of the TD02, on the other hand, was excellent, reaching the same level of the best watercoolers we tested so far."

Rafael Otto Coelho - Hardware Secrets.

SilverStone Tundra TD02 review by Hardware Secrets - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Chaser A71 Has You Covered Writes Legit Reviews

"The Chaser A71 has the space needed to support the components that enthusiasts want. Plenty of cooling options, an integrated hard drive dock, support for the longest video cards, high quality construction and Superspeed USB 3.0 support makes this one case that won’t let you down."

Steven Kean - Legit Reviews.

Thermaltake Chaser A71 review by Legit Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thermaltake Chaser A71 On Benchmark Reviews

"Every time I start shopping around for a new chassis, I tell myself that my priorities are as follows; features, followed by dimensions, and finally, aesthetics. However, I end up considering all of the cool-looking cases first, and if one of those visually appealing towers has the size and features I’m looking for, that’s usually the one I go with. I think what Thermaltake has in the Chaser A71 is a case that has the necessary visual appeal to grab your attention, and then seal the deal with everything else it has going for it. Yeah, it doesn’t look like Megatron, but it is still going to turn heads. In all reality, it has the look to play the role of either a gaming rig, a desktop PC found in a professional setting, or both."

Greg Schepers - Benchmark Reviews.

Thermaltake Chaser A71 chassis examinded by Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone Tundra TD02 Pwns On Tweaktown

"If you want the best of the best, in all categories, and are tired of that plain and simple looking AIO that is currently in your system, step up the quality of your build and opt for an AIO that not only can handle the heat, makes like easy with its awesome mounting system, but with the use of top end materials and finishing touches, you will definitely be the envy of all of your friends and likely the trend setter."

Chad Sebring - Tweaktown.

SilverStone Tundra Series TD02 AIO liquid cooler review by Tweaktown - Introduction & Conclusion.

eTeknix Review The Legendary Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler

"this is my last CPU cooler review for now, maybe for ever or maybe not – who knows, and what better way to end than with perhaps the best air CPU cooler money can buy. The Noctua NH-D14 (SE2011) is certainly well respected and has almost legendary status and after testing it, it is easy to see why. So I go out with a bang and as a very “happy bunny” after seeing the best Noctua have to offer."

Ryan Martin - eTeknix.

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 Headset On The Examiner

"The F.R.E.Q. 7 is a USB surround-sound headset powered by Dolby headphone technology and twin Neodymium 50mm drivers. In addition to virtual 7.1 surround sound, the Dolby-powered tech can upmix standard stereo signals into virtualized surround sound"

Bryan Edge-Salois - Examiner.

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 Dolby 7.1 headset review by The Examiner - Full review.

SilverStone Teratrend TS231U RAID Storage Tower On eTeknix

"The TS231U is a great looking, well built unit that does exactly as it says on the tin. For many home users this is an ideal product for boosting your expansion needs with ease."

Chris Hadley - eTeknix.

SilverStone Teratrend TS231U RAID storage tower review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

TweakTown Review The SilverStone SOB02 Blu-ray SlimODD - A Must Have For Any HTPC Or Mini PC!

"With the SOB02, SilverStone offers a must have accessory for any HTPC build. Adding to the value, the PowerDVD 9 BD software makes watching Blu-ray movies clean cut and simple."

Tyler Bernath - TweakTown.

SilverStone Blu-ray SlimODD review by TweakTown - full review.

Thermaltake Chaser A41 Chassis Review On OverclockersClub

"The Chaser A41 is a nice looking mid tower case - not too dramatic and not too bland. The fit and finish are excellent, and I have to say I was surprised by the air flow. I fully expected the Ostrog GT with the twin 140mm front fans to lead the race, but the A41 stayed right there through all the testing. It offers the expandability of support for liquid cooling, multiple video cards, four 5.25" drive bays, and up to five 3.5" HDD bays. The cable management and space is top notch, which allows for a really clean build. My oversized extended ATX motherboard is right at home in the A41."

Red454 - OverclockersClub.

Thermaltake Chaser A41 review by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, August 2, 2013 Check Out The New Noctua NH-U12S Cooler

"This is a premium product from a specialty manufacturer that is both thermally effective and acousticly pleasing. I really liked the NH-U12S and would happily use it in any of my own personal systems. The fan clips and mounting system make the heat sink really easy to install and clean later down the track if dust is an issue. For all the reasons above, it's a worthy inclusion into a quality build"

Phil Carroll -

Noctua NH-U12S cooler review by - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone ST45SF-G PSU On TweakTown - A Little Gem!

"Performance wise, the ST45SF-G is just what we have come to expect from SilverStone. We'd be quite unhappy if it wasn't up to the standards that they've set for themselves. Voltage regulation faired the best for the ST45SF-G with the 12V and 5V rails staying within 1% of specifications. The 3.3V rail wasn't too far off, staying with 2% itself. DC Output quality could have been a little better, but with a maximum of only 46mV on the 12V rail, it is more than low enough for a stable rig with quality power. The efficiency was spot on during our testing as well, meaning that the ST45SF-G passes with flying colors."

Zac O'Vadka - TweakTown.

SilverStone ST45SF-G 450w SFX Cable Management PSU review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, July 26, 2013

SilverStone Tundra TD03 A-I-O Liquid Cooler Impresses At Vortez

"During our benchmarks the TD03 performed well in our extensive cooling league and demonstrated that it can give other rivals a run for their money. Stock and overclocked results when used on Intel’s high-end Sandy Bridge-E were admirable but noise levels were perhaps on the loud side, especially when overclocked since the cooling fans move up to 2500RPM (100%).

Not only do we like TD03 for its build quality but we found it was very easy to install too and the mounting system can be confidently relied upon – components are again, very good in their quality and easy to use."

David Mitchelson - Vortez.

SilverStone Tundra TD03 A-I-O liquid cooler review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone Sugo SG10 Mini Chassis Isnt Much Bigger Than A PS3!

SilverStone Sugo SG10 chassis is now in stock!

Hitech Legion Check Out The Wicked Precision PS08 Budget Mid Tower From SilverStone

"I do not mind the non-availability of tool-free mounting as I always prefer secure mounting over a swift install. I am not a reviewer that grants points for how convenient the installation was for me but I do consider how effective the installation will be for average and beginner users. A lot of manufacturers simply toss in the tool-free mounting feature, inconsiderate of whether it secures well or whether it fails. I’m glad Silverstone was more sensible in their approach and opted for a much more secure installation method."

Ron Perillo - Hitech Legion.

SilverStone Precision PS08 chassis review by Hitech Legion - Introduction & Conclusion.

3DGameman Checks Out The SilverStone Milo ML04 Chassis

SilverStone Milo ML04 is now in stock!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thermaltake Urban S71 Chassis Finds Sweet Spot @ TweakTown

"Costing the same as the Chaser A71 is nice to see, and it really gives users a very different way to see the design now that we have seen the Urban S71. Both being averagely priced at $139.99 in most locations makes this another chassis that really delivers a fully featured full-tower chassis, that doesn't break the magic $150 mark, where most users have as a cutoff for what they will spend on a chassis.

As much as I liked what I saw with the first chassis like this, the Urban S71 is a stunning looking, full featured solution that is well worth the investment and one that can grow as your needs and desires change over time."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

Thermaltake Urban S71 chassis review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

LegitReviews Graphicgasim Over EVGAs GTX 760 Superclocked With ACX Cooler!

"When it comes to visual appearance the EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked also gets a big thumbs up. The triple black color scheme and ACX cooler give it a fairly aggressive look that is not too bold or overpowering. The EVGA ACX GPU cooler has just three copper heatpipes and that concerned us at first as the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX cooling had five. After running this card we discovered that it idled at 25C and never hit 70C even with our extreme overclock. With temperatures like that you don't need to worry about GPU temperatures and even when overclocking we left the fans on auto!

The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked w/ ACX runs $259.93 shipped and is backed by a 3-year warranty. We have to say that it is worth every penny! It looks like enthusiast community knows that though and the EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB w/ ACX ($249.99) and the EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked w/ ACX are both frequently out of stock. If you wanted to spend right around $250 on a graphics card, this is the one we would get today."

Nathan Kirsch - LegitReviews.

EVGA GTX 760 Superclocked With ACX Cooler 02G-P4-2765-KR review by LegitReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thermaltake NiC C5 Cooler On Vortez

"Thermaltake have addressed a key issue which many enthusiasts are concerned with – memory clearance. The new NiC C5 does not overhang any of the memory slots on the motherboard and as a result means that a memory kit of any height can be used in conjunction with this cooler. This is great, because it removes any such limitations – low profile memory kits are mandatory for many other CPU coolers which overhang the slots.

In all our performance tests we found the NiC C5 to be a great CPU cooler. We tested both extremes of low and high settings on the fan controller but since this controller has a variable knob and not a two-switch state, we are able to tweak the fan speed accordingly, finding the balance between noise and performance."

David Mitchelson - Vortez.

Thermaltake NiC C5 cooler review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mittoni Proudly Representing For SilverStone Technology!

Mittoni is proud to announce representation and distribution for SilverStone Technology in Australia. With their renowned portfolio encompassing leading solutions including chassis, power supplies and accessories, SilverStone are favoured by enthusiasts worldwide.

A few words of introduction from SilverStone themselves:

"Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices. With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use. Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful."

Would you like to know more? Be sure to visit the SilverStone Technology section of our website, alongside SilverStone's parent site and Australian Facebook.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

World Of Warplanes Released

Have you checked out the new free to play game World Of Warplanes as yet? Looks like a great way to get into the multiplayer side of combat flight sims! Don't forget to stop by our flight controls section, we've everything you need to dominate the skies!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thermaltake eSPORTS Theron Mouse On HardwareHeaven

"The performance of the Theron is excellent and given its RTS target market we tested it extensively with StarCraft 2. We found that the accuracy of the Theron was spot on and with a click heavy game like StarCraft 2 the OMRON switches performed very well. The switches on the Theron have a life cycle of 50 million clicks so it will certainly stand up to anything we can throw at it."

Stuart Kerley - HardwareHeaven.

Thermaltake (Tt eSPORTS) Theron mouse review by HardwareHeaven - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Chaser A71 Chassis Review On TweakTown

"The Chaser A71 is very solid in all aspects. With the panels off, the chassis does not flex much at all, the tool-free clips on the ODD bays are very secure and kept the DVD drive locked tight. The removable bay covers on the front don't rattle and are easy to access and remove from outside the chassis, I mean no matter where I want to look at the way the Chaser A71 was built or holds on to components, things are right as rain, and exactly what you should look for in a chassis.

When it comes down to the all mighty dollar, and we have to get back to the pricing, I still feel, maybe even more so, that the Chaser A71 from Thermaltake is feature rich, aesthetically appealing, a pleasure to work with, and for $139.99 that most people are listing it for, I not only think it is money well spent, but I strongly urge you to go out and at least look at one - the images are close, but they just don't do this case the justice it deserves in my humble opinion."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

Thermaltake Chaser A71 chassis review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Legion Hardware Examine Thermaltakes Urban S71 Chassis

"The Thermaltake Urban S71 is clearly going to be an attractive option for those who prefer a more minimalistic design. We really appreciated the attention to detail, build quality and overall polish of the case. So, if you’ve made it past that first hurdle of looks, the next question is how does the Urban S71 fare in terms of value? With the quality tool-less design, sound damping that does the job very well, plenty of room to move and great cable management, we believe this case is well worth purchasing. For those hoping to build a professional looking no fuss kind of rig, the Urban S71 makes for a perfect future-proof base."

Chris Ittensohn - Legion Hardware.

Thermaltake Urban S71 chassis review by Legion Hardware - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Noctua NF-A14 & NF-A15 Fans Reviewed By Vortez

"Overall, the Noctua A series is a fine set of fans. Careful attention to airflow and acoustics, along with the best PWM circuits in existence, make these superb fans. They rate a Vortez Gold rating."

Ed Hume - Vortez.

Noctua NF-A14 & NF-A15 fans on Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

EVGA GTX 760 Superclocked With ACX On LanOC

"The reference GTX 760 left a little to be desired both in its cooling as well as styling. EVGA did a great job improving on both of those things. I think the ACX cooling of the EVGA GTX 760 Superclocked w/ACX is going to look great in any build without drawing to much attention as well. Even better yet was the boost in performance that I saw over the stock speeds with the GTX 760 Superclocked w/ACX’s overclock. The overclocked numbers inched close and sometimes beyond the performance of the GTX 670, at a considerably lower cost. Speaking of cost, this card is going to run you $259.99 at launch, $10 more than the reference card. For $10 you are getting much better cooling, styling, and a big boost in performance."

garfi3ld - LanOC.

EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ACX graphics card review by LanOC - Introduction & Conclusion.

EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked With ACX On TweakTown

"The GTX 770 2GB represents some really good value, especially when you throw overclocking into the mix. Of course when you add a superior cooler like the ACX one we've seen today from EVGA, the value jumps up even more as we can see firsthand how much stronger overclocking is when we move away from the reference cooler."

Shawn Baker - TweakTown.

EVGA GTX 770 SC w/ACX graphics card review by Tweaktown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, June 24, 2013

ArmA3 Passes Alpha - So You'd Beta Grab Yourself A TrackIR!

"Bohemia Interactive has confirmed the 25th of June as the official release date for the Arma 3 Beta. Building upon the well-received Arma 3 Alpha, the Arma 3 Beta features a varied selection of brand new content – including 10 vehicles, 7 weapons, 4 showcase missions (Combined Arms, Supports, Commanding & Night), 2 multiplayer scenarios and 4 challenges.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Stratis (20 km²), the Arma 3 Beta turns its focus towards firepower and logistics. The Challenges game mode will also be making its first appearance, enabling players to practice their weapons handling and movement across a selection of firing drills. Plus, all of the content from the Arma 3 Alpha will be available, alongside the popular scenario editor and modding support."

Grab a digital copy of ArmA3 today! You'll find this title, like its predecessor, plays best with a NaturalPoint TrackIR 5.

Pro-Clockers Check Out The Thermaltake Urban S21 Chassis

"For a long time I have waited for Thermaltake to release a case what could be classified as elegant and sleek. Well, my wish has come true with the Urban series. This is my first look into the series and hopefully not my last as there are larger versions is the Urban S21. The Urban S21 is the smallest of the group but still portray the looks that anyone would be looking for in a classy case. Visually, the entire exterior surface is smooth and worthy of being displayed in any room of a typical house including the living room where people tend to be a little more discriminatory.

Yes, the Urban S21 is a refined case but if is still capable of servicing those that are looking for a modest gaming rig. There is plenty of room for multiple long video cards and plenty of space for a decent amount of mechanical storage devices and we know many gamers and enthusiasts are into water-cooling. With the S21, you can take advantage of the many 120mm mountable all-in-one coolers like the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer and Pro. Not into water? Well, there is plenty of width in the case to support some large air-coolers like the Thermaltake Frio series."

Tony Walker - Pro-Clockers.

Thermaltake Urban S21 chassis review by Pro-Clockers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, June 21, 2013

EVGA GTX 770 SC With ACX Cooling Review By NinjaLane

"EVGA raises the bar even further with the SC edition by bumping the base clock and memory speed for even more performance. Nice. Now, throw in the ACX system and you can count on 20% better cooling efficiency, a reduced sound signature and a marked increase in the expected life span of the card. Since ACX is a replacement to the reference cooler you can enjoy all of these benefits with almost no change to the power draw even at load. There is a price premium for the ACX cooling solution but at around $20 more this is an upgrade you can afford to pay for."

Darren McCain - NinjaLane.

EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked With ACX Cooler review by NinjaLane - Introduction & Conclusion.

Get Your Freak On With Mad Catz - The F.R.E.Q 5 Headset On Benchmark Reviews

"The Mad Catz Cyborg FREQ 5 has excellent audio quality. Its 50mm Neodymium drivers guarantee deep bass and crisp highs. Compared to competing products, there's very few that work as well as the Mad Catz FREQ 5 out of the box. Since this is a plug-and-play headset, it requires no software installations, no computer restarts, and can be carried from computer to computer easily."

Joey Peng - BenchmarkReviews.

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 headset review by BenchmarkReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The New PC-Q27 From Lian Li On Tweaktown

"Stability in the chassis is very good. I removed many components trying out various mounting positions for the hard drives, and just to see if once all you had was the shell left, can the chassis still stand on its own. What I found is that it is in fact very solid in its construction. I do believe the compact nature of this specific case helps, but none the less, the PC-Q27 B is solid as a rock and vibration free when in use. There can be hard drives almost anywhere you could think to put them, you have room for an ODD, and with it being fan less, this is also a perfect solution for those looking for something for their HTPC. Inside and out, no matter what part of the chassis, I like what I see."

Chad Sebring - Tweaktown.

Lian Li PC-Q27 review by Tweaktown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Active Noise Cancellation - The Future Of Low Noise Cooling From Noctua!

Would you like to know more? Check out this brief introduction by Geek. Now, while this new cooling technology is some time off, we've the current range from Noctua in stock and ready to order - Get into it!

Noctua NH-U12S & NH-U14S Coolers Reviewed By Pro-Clockers

"Noctua did a pretty good job with their NH-U12S and NH-U14S coolers, producing two new cooler models that performed very well without having to be overweight and large. During our testing, we have seen above-average performance from both models when everything is stock settings. But when things are turned up a little like the voltage and BCLK, both coolers shine. When dual fans are used, both coolers top the charts in our overclocking tests. When only using a single fan, the U14S came in third place. It was only beaten by its little brother using two fans and itself also using an additional fan."

Tony Walker - Pro-Clockers.

Noctua NH-U12S & NH-U14S CPU coolers reviewed by Pro-Clockers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Noctua NF-S12A Fan Series On Pro-Clockers

"Once again we see that Noctua continued to take fan development to the next level. After the NF-F12 series, I really thought there was nothing more to add to this fan series from Noctua. I mean they were able to keep the fans quiet and performance well under various cooling situations. I believe Noctua is just on a quest to give their fans (buyers) more options and more value for their money. This shows in the newer Noctua NF-S12A series. Each fan is given a new set of features and technical specifications with the only difference between them are the rotation speeds. Noctua is continuing to produce winners and we really enjoy bringing them to you."

Tony Walker - Pro-Clockers.

Noctua NF-S12A fan series review by Pro-Clockers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Lian Li PC-Q12 MiniITX Chassis Review On TechGage

"Anyone on the market for a small PC to serve as an entertainment hub or a simple workstation would do themselves a solid by considering this chassis. Available online for around $130 US, it might be a little steep for many, considering what it is. But, as with most things, you pay for what you get and with this case, you get quality."

Greg King - TechGage.

Lian Li PC-Q12 review by TechGage - Introduction & Conclusion.

Guru3D Checks Out EVGAs GTX 770 Superclocked With ACX Cooler

"Overall the card is a real treat. It's silent and is closing in on the all new GTX 780. The higher factory clocks are nice and next to that there still remains to be room left for tweaking allowing this product to reach the 1250 to 1300 MHz fairly easily. We have no hesitation to recommend the product to you if you are in the market for a nice performance upgrade. Definitely recommended."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked With ACX Cooler review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Haswell Overclocking On The Tech Report - Moar Power Requires Moar Cooling!

"Of the processors Asus has tested, 70% hit 4.5GHz, 30% reached 4.6GHz, and 20% made 4.7GHz. Only 10% were stable at 4.8GHz. Heat is reportedly the limiting factor, and Asus recommends using a dual-fan water cooler to prevent thermal throttling past about 4.5GHz or 1.25V."

Geoff Gasior - TechReport.

Read the full article on TechReport.

Fortunately for y'all Mittoni has a colossal range of liquid cooling solutions, plus some beefy air cooling options as well. Get into it!

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked Graphics Card On LegitReviews

"We haven't been impressed by an add-in board partners card in some time, but that quickly changed after we spent some time with the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked with ACX Cooling video card (part number 03G-P4-2784-KR). What you get for an extra $10 over the cost of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 reference design is downright amazing. You get a video card that performs right around 9% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 with stock speeds and is faster than NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan video card more often than not. This is something that is hard to believe since the GTX 780 has fewer cores and texture units than Titan, but the numbers don't lie. Also keep in mind that at $659.99 shipped, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked is $340 less than the GeForce GTX Titan. That is a steal!"

Nathan Kirsch - LegitReviews.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked With ACX Cooler review by LegitReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

GeForce GTX 770 Is Toms Favourite Videocard....

"GK104 might be an older GPU, but it’s still a potent piece of gaming hardware. Just ratchet up its clock rates, retrofit it with the best looking and performing graphics cooler we’ve ever seen, and knock its price back $50 from the GeForce GTX 680’s price point as of one week ago. AMD was sitting pretty with its Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition at $450. But GeForce GTX 770 walked into the bar, turned over a table, and showed the same sort of aggression we saw when it launched GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost under $200. And that’s why we’re bestowing Tom's Hardware's Smart Buy award on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 770. Although high-end graphics cards are still expensive, we’re happy to get more performance in a better-built package for $100 less than what we could buy a year ago in GeForce GTX 680."

Chris Angelini & Igor Wallossek - Toms Hardware.

EVGA GeForce GTX 770 review by Toms Hardware - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, June 3, 2013 3 Step Haswell Overclocking Guide

"Like all chips, you want to try to keep your chips as cool as you can to increase their longevity. Personally, I’d try to keep a Haswell chip below 85 °C for 24/7 operation (definitely below 90°C); not because they can’t take more (they can), but because it’s usually safer to err on the side of caution."


Interested in overclocking a Haswell CPU? Check out the 3 Step Guide from As mentioned repeatedly in the article, these new processors run hot.

If you're wanting to keep those temps down, consider a high end CPU cooler, liquid cooling kit and also, importantly, some better quality thermal compound.

Friday, May 31, 2013

GTX 770 NOT ENUF??? MOAR YOU SAY???????? Crikey.... & EVGA Listened!

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Nvidia GTX 770 Introduction & Overview By Vortez

"Not only does it beat the competition on price but for the most part, it equals and often surpasses both the previous generation flagship NVIDIA card and current range topper from AMD. With this in mind it can be argued that the GTX770 actually offers very good value for money. Sure, £330 is still a lot of cash for a card which cannot be labelled as class leading. It does however give those who like to watch the pennies flagship performance at a drastically reduced cost."

w3bbo - Vortez.

Nvidia GTX 770 introduction & overview by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

EVGA GTX 770 With ACX Cooler On LanOC

"The ACX cooling was especially impressive in our testing, when under load in game temperatures sat at 20 degree’s less than a reference cooler the entire time. This also translated to some impressive overclock numbers that on the memory side of things broke the speeds that I hit with the reference card."

garfi3ld - LanOC.

EVGA GTX 770 With ACX Cooler review by LanOC - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake A31 Blue Thunder Chassis Review On NinjaLane

"As you can probably tell I liked the color scheme much more than I expected. In fact, I love it. It's nice to see ThermalTake still offering so much variety in color even at this price point. The effect is only enhanced by the subtle blue lighting the rear 120mm provides. It has been a while since I found myself rummaging around the lab for a cold cathode kit!"

Darren McCain - NinjaLane

Thermaltake Chaser A31 Blue Thunder mid tower chassis review by NinjaLane - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

EVGA GTX 780 Review On TechPowerUp

"When looking at the performance of the EVGA GTX 780 SC, we see performance that exceeds the GeForce GTX Titan by 3%. Compared to the GTX 780 reference design, the improvement is 9% on average and 13%(!) at 2560x1600. AMD's fastest single-GPU card, the HD 7970 GHz, is 24% slower—no danger at all."

EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSPORTS Knucker Keyboard On eTeknix

"The keyboard is incredible value for money and for those who want something that is straight forward, uncomplicated and stylish, typically someone who will be doing more web browsing, work and typing in general, then this is the perfect keyboard for you. Yet on those evenings when your done with your work and you want to fire up your favourite game for a couple of hours, the Knucker isn’t going to let you down one bit."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

Tt eSPORTS Knucker keyboard review by eTeknix - Full review.

Noctua Fans Roundup & Review By ThinkComputers

"Overall I do believe that Noctua delivers. The fans all come well packaged, with a great assortment of accessories, which is great if not a little expected. They are made of high quality plastics and their inner parts are designed to be just as nice. You can tell from the list of features just how much engineering and testing has gone into making these fans as quiet and efficient as possible. I truly do believe they deliver on that. Aside from the 140mm bequiet! fans I reviewed, and these more quiet still, I have not used anything even close. In summary these fans are a joy to install and use."

Derrick Ubbink - ThinkComputers.

Noctua fans reviewed by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Meet The New GTX 780 From Nvidia!

EVGA 03G-P4-2781-KR GTX 780 graphics cards are now available!

Nvidia GeForce 780 Card Performance Overview & Introduction By eTeknix

"There are a number of additional advantages of getting the GTX 780, most of these down to small features such as the improved fan controller that gives a smoother audible output of the coolers fan, but the massive advantage is the price. At £549 the GTX 780 is by no means cheap, however it is considerably less than Titan and if you’re gaming on a single screen then to be honest I would recommend you look at this card.

For those of you that have awaited the arrival of the 700 series to upgrade from a GTX 580 for example, now is the time to do so. Whilst there are some good gains to be seen over a previous generation GTX 680, the difference that will be seen over a GTX 580 is far greater with around a 70% performance gain to be had.

Some may find the launch of the 700 series cards conveniently times in relation to the upcoming launch of Haswell and whilst there have been changes in launch dates, NVIDIA stress that this is purely coincidental, however from a new buyers point of view, this is the ripe opportunity to upgrade and with the imminent launch of Intel’s new 4th Generation chips, the combination will see some amazing results – re-writing the definition of high quality, high resolution gaming."

Chris Hadley - eTeknix.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thermaltake NiC F4 CPU Cooler Review By Pro-Clockers

"The cooler took on our moderately overclocked Intel 3930K and performed better than some of the larger coolers we have tested and it was done efficiently without a crazy amount of noise.

One feature, and perhaps are most notable one as Thermaltake said, is the 'non-interference' cooling space aspect. Yes, this is a big one for many users as coolers are getting to the point where if you really want to use a good air-cooler, you have to sacrifice your ram for another model in order to fit such huge cooler. Fortunately, that is not the case with the Thermaltake NiC F4. From the images we have shown you, the cooler with the fans attached on it still allowed the use of all eight slots on our test board."

Tony Walker - Pro-Clockers

Thermaltake NiC F4 PWM CPU cooler review by Pro-Clockers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake 850w Evo Blue 2 PSU Review On TweakTown

"As the EVO Blue 2.0 features an LED fan, it is obviously meant to be seen and when you add in the color choice of the unit it does help make the unit stand out a bit. That is the key to the success of the EVO Blue 2.0. It has the aesthetic edge over the competition while still performing well at a decent cost. It is one of a handful of units with an LED fan in the 850W market that I could find."

Zac O'Vadka - TweakTown.

Thermaltake 850w EVO Blue 2.0 PSU review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Noctua NH-U12S & NH-U14S CPU Coolers On Guru3D

"for both coolers combined with one or two fans the sound levels are just not an issue. With the lwo RPM fans both the NH-U12S and NH-U14S under normal operation are silent, even more silent then liquid cooling. I can write an entire paragraph about this fact, but let's just call it what it is and get it over with, the noise levels are darn good and thus extremely silent, even with two fans in push-pull configuration noise should not be an issue whatsoever."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

Noctua NH-U12S & NH-U14S reviewed by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tt eSPORTS Knucker Keyboard On BenchmarkReviews

"The Tt eSPORTS Knucker keyboard supports up to 12-key anti-ghosting in USB mode and 16 anti-ghosting in PS/2 mode. For gamers that need to adjust key repeat rate on the fly the Knucker is the only keyboard that supports this feature to my knowledge. The plunger switches will give you a better experience in comparison to a regular rubber dome keyboard and come very close to real mechanical switch with regards to tactile feedback."

Steven Iglesias-Hearst - BenchmarkReviews.

Tt eSPORTS Knucker plunger switch gaming keyboard review on BenchmarkReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse Review By NikkTech

"the price tag of the Theron is extremely tempting and so because of its design and all of its features specifications i really think it's a steal especially since there aren't many gaming mice in the market currently that can offer the same (lightning fast speed, great grip, excellent gliding)."


Tt eSPORTS Theron gaming mouse review by NikkTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, May 13, 2013

LOMAC 3 Released!

So... LOMAC is back - And looking the part as well! To get the best from simulations on this level, you'll be needing a good joystick at the least, however you'll want a HOTAS to really turn & burn! Don't forget that your control inputs aren't complete without rudder pedals and a TrackIR.

TweakTown Review Thermaltakes Chaser A41 Mid Tower Chassis

"Structurally the chassis is great. There is no flex to discuss, plenty of room in front of and behind the tray, all the drive options most gamers are going to require, the design is really well thought out. With all of the mesh down the front, the large open top, and the ventilated bottom and rear of the chassis, the three fans included with the chassis offer ample air flow, with minimal noise."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

Thermaltake Chaser A41 mid tower chassis review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.