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
When it comes to lighting a computer case, the usual products used are simply LED fans or CCFLs (Cold Cathode Florescent Lamp), or more recently EL wire. However, there has been another type of lighting device on the market for quite some time and that has been LED laser beams. Up for review today, we have our hands on the SunbeamTech Chameleon.
10 August 2005
Looking to mod out your rig with some CCFL tubes and fans? Overwhelmed by the number of choices? Well today's review might help you narrow down your choices a little bit. Logisys has provided us with their 120mm CCFL can and a 15" CCFL light. Yes, 15". Perhaps the only 15" on the market!
8 August 2005
When it comes to memory card readers/writers, there are numerous 7-in-1 and 9-in-1 models on the market that make memory card data transfer very convenient. Today though we will be checking out a 21-in-1 card reader/writer! Even while packing in support for 21 digital card formats, the Link Depot USB 2.0 card reader is one of the smallest to ever enter our labs.
30 July 2005
Like overclockers, networking enthusiasts have their favorite chip for the job. Although a wireless networking Chipset may not lead to as many advantages as say a good TCCD batch or BH5 memory chips but poor wireless chips can also lead to a weaker signal and poor performance. In this review, we'll be trying out a NetGear WG511T, which utilizes the infamous Atheros Chipset.
25 July 2005
Although we've only recently begun examining SunbeamTech products we've known of their long product legacy for quite some time. One of the areas that SunbeamTech specializes in is the market for controller/multi-function panels. In this review, we'll be checking out the SunbeamTech Chromatic Windmill.
18 July 2005
GearGrip has been at the game of producing reliable computer harnesses for quite some time. At nearly every LAN event we attend there's dozens of gamers using GearGrip products to assist in the transportation of their computer equipment. Today up for review, we're trying out GearGrip's LCD Shield Harness.
15 July 2005
With a greater number of computer users constructing elaborate wireless and wired networks in their home's or small offices, a centralized SOHO server usually takes center stage in the network. Although there are countless numbers of services the server could offer, most often in these home/small office type situations its to offer a network repository for files and programs and to stream audio and/or video across the network from an HTPC. In this article, we'll be looking at some different products to effectively lower the noise level of any computer system but mainly in the way of HTPCs/servers.
14 July 2005
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