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
Of all the illuminated keyboards we've come across, the brightest has been the Phone Smart LED from Logisys. The keyboard offers an individual LED under every single key on the keyboard rather than an EL wire. Up for review today, we have the SunbeamTech Pro-Series Lite Up Keyboard. The keyboard continues to use an EL wire but just how well does it really perform?
12 July 2005
It used to be that fans were used just for utilitarian purposes. Nowadays, however, it's becoming increasingly popular for fans to be used for lighting up your computer and decorating computer cases as well. Computer accessory manufacturers now offer hundreds of choices for computer case fans. Today we have a new revision of the AC Ryan Blackfire4 80mm and 120mm fans for review.
3 July 2005
Ultra Products is most notably known by computer enthusiasts for their X-Connect power supply series, which were some of the first modular PSUs on the consumer market. Today however, we'll be checking out one of Ultra Products newer endeavors, and that is the CPU cooling market. In this review, we have the Ultra Products Copper Core CPU Cooling Fan for LGA775 processors.
2 July 2005
There are a few factors that determine a heatsink's cooling performance; the heatsink itself of course, the thermal interface material, and the factor most people forget, flatness of the heatsink base. A large number of heatsinks these days have bases that are not flat. Even the best heatsinks are not free from this problem. How do we solve this problem however? Lapping is usually the solution, and Easy PC Kits has a Premium Heatsink Lapping Kit to make it easier.
27 June 2005
Scythe has been at the game of cooling computer processors for quite a while, over time these coolers have evolved from petite aluminum heatsinks to enormous heatsink fans, which generally use a mixture of copper and aluminum. The Scythe CPU cooler have our hands on now is the Shogun CPU radiator with 120mm fan.
26 June 2005
Utilizing a single heatpipe, will Prime Cooler's PC-VGAHP 1 be able to provide the VPU temperatures overclockers are looking to achieve? In this review, we'll be taking a look at this rare offering from the folks at Prime Cooler.
24 June 2005
Although there are many ways to build your own remote relay for your computer, whether it be from dismantling an old garage door opener or building one from scratch, today we have a rare look at one of Logisys' products thats under development. Today, we'll be sharing some of our initial thoughts regarding the Logisys Remote Multifunction Panel.
18 June 2005
The last time we had some Prime Cooler products displayed at Phoronix was when we were looking at their Hypercool III+ & Hypercool 4+ CPU heatsinks and memory heatspreaders. Today we’re back with some more Prime Cooler action as we try out the CoolPad (PC-NTB).
16 June 2005
Even though most of our reviews here at Phoronix focus on computer hardware or software, today is one of the rare occasions where we are looking at electrical testing equipment. The digital multimeter up for review today is the Triplett 3526-B Digi-Probe from Cable Organizer.
25 May 2005
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