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In Win GRone Full Tower ATX Case Review

In Win GRone Full Tower ATX Case Review

The In Win GRone case has a lot of great features that PC enthusiast and gamers will like. There is lots of room to install hardware, so it’s very expandable. The case is also very flexible with how you want to cool your rig.

AzzA Solano 1000 Gaming Chassis Review

AzzA Solano 1000 Gaming Chassis Review

When I opened the box I was a little disappointed at the front of the case. It was about as standard as it gets when it comes to cases. Flat black from top to bottom, with ten drive bay covers covering the entire front.

NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

The Phantom 820 is NZXT’s sidewinder missile, and they have it aimed right at the top of the market for gaming cases. And when I say huge, that’s exactly what I mean. It’s 12” wide, 27” long, and 29” tall. That’s almost two and half feet tall. With a total weight of 32 pounds.

Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard

Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard

With the first Sapphire motherboard we looked at, we found ourselves really impressed with it. The X58 offering we tested performed well and offered great overclocking potential. When we got the P67 offering from them it was a good board as well, but in such a competitive market we found it just didn’t really stand […]

Sentey Optimus GS-6000 PC Case

Sentey Optimus GS-6000 PC Case

So, you’re an Incredibly Cheap Bastard and decided that you need a brand-spanking new PC case instead of screwing Ebay sellers for brand-name quality merchandise for a fraction of the cost.  Since you’re an Incredibly Cheap Bastard, then not just any old inexpensive case will do: you have to have a really cool-looking case without […]

Audio Codecs Compared

Audio Codecs Compared

Audio codec is a small chip measuring 0.25 sq. in. (7 mm2) located on the motherboard in charge of the analog audio functions. Knowing the specs of a codec will permit you to compare the audio quality of different motherboards, allowing you to choose the right product for your needs. For further details on audio codecs, including […]

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z (Intel Z68) mATX Motherboard Review

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z (Intel Z68) mATX Motherboard Review

I’m not sure why, but I’m such a sucker for the mATX format when it comes to computing. I say I’m not sure why because I don’t have an mATX system, nor do I have a need for one, but it doesn’t stop me from being interested in the layout. For years we saw companies […]

AcoustiFan DustProof 120mm PC Fan

AcoustiFan DustProof 120mm PC Fan

We review a lot of fans and other computer cooling equipment here at OCModShop.  In some ways, testing fans are quite straightforward, and in other ways they are very subjective.   The noise and airflow ratio produced by any given fan changes as the blades and motor gather dust.  Debris on the blades can actually chip […]

Server Setup Guide

Server Setup Guide

Hardware is one of the most important items in building a server, regardless of its overall purpose. Without enough power or memory to run the necessary applications, the server would subsequently be useless. Depending on its intended usage, however, the hardware may vary slightly. It is often a good idea to sit down and create […]

Vantec SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-e Host Card Review

Vantec SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-e Host Card Review

  Computer technology never stands still for long.  It wasn’t that long ago that USB took over as the de facto standard for PC computer peripherals, and has evolved into the standard data path for hard drives, cameras, and just about everything else you can think of.  USB 2.0 is well and good, but it still doesn’t […]

Enermax Phoenix Neo Case

Enermax Phoenix Neo Case

A generation ago the only way to tell the difference between a high end gaming PC and a beige office box was by looking inside.  Today PC gamers want to brand their gear as fashionable as gaming consoles, so everyone knows what’s up.  There are no shortages of gaming computer cases, and because there are so many […]

nMedia Wood HTPC 8000 Case Review

nMedia Wood HTPC 8000 Case Review

Back in the day when computer modding was brand new, people came up with some of the most innovative PC cases. Some shoved their cases into custom steel cases, acrylic and even cases made from Legos. By far one of the most prestine-looking cases have been made from wood. I even did a case mod […]

Building a Media Center PC Part 2

Building a Media Center PC Part 2

Not too long ago I realized that I could pretty much write whatever I wanted and get away with it.  So I decided that I wanted to write a review on an adult 3D game that was all about sex.  Complete with video and lots of screenshots.  I quickly found out that my previous revelation […]

Bigfoot Xeno Network Card First Look

Bigfoot Xeno Network Card First Look

Every person on the internet has experienced lag… the feeling of frustration while waiting for something online.  It’s not that big a deal when waiting for a download or web page, but can be absolutely critical when playing an online PC game.  Humans can perceive less than 16 milliseconds of delay (60fps is equal to 60hz, […]

GlacialTech Altair A381 Home Theater Case

GlacialTech Altair A381 Home Theater Case

We review so many Home Theater PC cases that sometimes they all start to look alike.  Many of them try to mimic the look of either a home theater amplifier or DVD player.  Due to size constraints, many manufacturers opt for the amplifier, which allows the consumer to use standard-size PC components.  Some of the […]

NZXT Tempest Gamer Case Review

NZXT Tempest Gamer Case Review

PC Gaming is a serious business.  Maybe it’s because PC gamers are constantly upgrading their hardware and are usually on the cutting edge (if not bleeding edge) of the latest PC technology.  PC gamers not only require their hardware to be fast, but look cool at the same time.  There is a degree of one-upmanship […]

ECS EliteGroup GeForce 6100PM-M2 V2.0 Motherboard Review

ECS EliteGroup GeForce 6100PM-M2 V2.0 Motherboard Review

The funny thing about how expensive technology is, is that as soon as you buy something that costs $300, it’s automatically obsolete and is worth roughly 1/3 of the original price. Actually, it was pretty much obsolete the moment you bought it. The world of the PC DIYer is a fantastic world, but the price […]

GMC AVC-K1 Muse Media PC Case

GMC AVC-K1 Muse Media PC Case

The GMC Corporation (not to be confused with General Motors in the USA) is a Korean company that has produced some of the most innovative case designs in recent memory.  OCModShop has had a chance to review some of their creations in the past,  and each of their designs has provided a good shot in […]

nMedia 1000B Home Theater Case Review

nMedia 1000B Home Theater Case Review

More people are trading in their complicated rack of home theater equipment in exchange for an Home Theater PC.  Most HTPCs are all-in-one appliances that can easily replace a DVD player, BluRay player (or burner), DVR, MP3 player, and can do many other entertainment tasks like gaming. If you’ve made the decision to upgrade your […]

Antec Veris Multimedia Station Premium Review

Antec Veris Multimedia Station Premium Review

We’ve reviewed many Home Theater cases over the years at OCModShop.  Some of them have multimedia features that are seamlessly integrated with the case, while many others are nothing more than standard desktop cases with a fancy front panel.  There are several cases I have owned that were awesome, but converting them into Home Theater […]