The final contenders for the Phoronix Radiator Round-Up have been narrowed down to the talented folks at Danger Den, Hardware Labs, CoolingWorks, and Thermaltake. Just how well do these various 120mm water cooling radiators perform when they attempt to be tamed by a raging DFI nForce4 Ultra-D with Athlon 64 Venice? Today we have a presentation of the opponents in our two-part radiator challenge.
22 November 2005
Well over a year ago we tried the Razer eXact Mat here for testing, and we were pleasantly surprised by the phenomenal quality of this metal mouse surface, back with us today is Razer as we view their latest product - the Copperhead. This optical mouse features a Razer Precision 200 DPI laser engine, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, and 32Kb of onboard memory. Today we will see how the Razer Copperhead can fair under our usual Linux gaming.
10 November 2005 - 2 Comments
Do you own a laptop? Do you have a hard time keeping it on your lap because it's too hot? Well we sometimes do. Most of our reviews here are geared toward enthusiasts and overclockers, however, desktops are not the only things that need after-market cooling these days. For our mobile readers out there, today we have Vantec's LapCool 3 laptop cooling pad.
2 November 2005
Prime Cooler, who has been in business since 1998 but isn't widely recognized in the United States, recently unveiled their initial line of water cooling components. These products range from a lift pump with water tank to a triple 120mm fan radiator, and today we have an exclusive preview of what's to come from these Prime Cooler Water Cooling components. Continue on as we dive into these frigid waters.
20 October 2005
With the Razer Copperhead, and its 2000 DPI laser engine, and the Logitech G5, with its 2000 DPI laser, receiving much of the attention lately when it comes to computer mice, many smaller competitors such as the SunbeamTech X-1300 Sensor-X Gaming Mouse haven't received much mindfulness. With us today we have the X-1300 optical mouse that features a 1300/650 DPI switch and a sleek ergonomic design.
14 October 2005
Taking a break from our usual computer-oriented articles, we have a few products with us today that are designed for assisting in the cable management process for more than just a simple desk but is able to adequately cover a working environment, or for our purposes some LAN party wire management. The items of focus are the Cable Organizer Cable Management Kit, Dropover-Lite, and Flexiduct Cord Protectors.
2 October 2005
Designed by Daniel Guermeur, the Das Keyboard has been receiving a fair amount of attention since its design was publicized. Although the keyboard may look nice in theory and on paper, is the weighted key switches and blank keys anything worth compensating for the premium price? Today we have the Das Keyboard with us and we'll share a wealth of pictures as well as our opinion on this innovative typing solution.
1 October 2005
Due to the requests and user input from some of our readers, we have a new addition to our Silencing The SOHO article. In part two of this article, we'll be looking at several additional products for keeping your system cooling and quiet. These additional products expand from our active LGA-775 cooler we used in the first article to some additional heatsinks for Socket 478 as well as Socket 462/754/939. We also take a look at a relatively simple fan controller from Sunbeamtech and finishing off this piece with a golf ball textured fan from the folks at Sharkoon.
22 August 2005
Nearly eight months ago we presented a review of the CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester, and today we'll be looking at CaseBuy's latest revision to this tiny device. Among other improvements, the EZ Power Supply Tester 2 now supports testing 24-pin motherboard cables, SATA, and even 8-pin P4 connectors.
21 August 2005
Almost nothing in an enthusiast computer is left un-modded these days. Whether it is functional mods done to heatsinks, motherboards, processors, or aesthetic mods done to cases and fans, almost everything you can imagine can be done to a computer. However, modders sometimes find it hard to find the perfect matching peripherals for their newly decked out system. Today we have a product from Hiper Group that just might solve some of your peripheral matching dilemmas, the Hiper Clavier Aluminum Keyboard.
17 August 2005
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