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Easy PC Kits Premium Lapping Kit

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 - Add A Comment
Scythe Shogun CPU Heatsink

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 - Add A Comment
Prime Cooler 1PC-VGAHP 1 VGA Cooler

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 - Add A Comment
Logisys Remote Multifunction Panel

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 - Add A Comment
Prime Cooler CoolPad (PC-NTB)

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 - Add A Comment
Triplett 3526-B Digi-Probe

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 - Add A Comment
Logisys Cool Fan & M-Coupe Mouse

Over time we have tested numerous cases, power supplies, CCFLs, modding supplies, and even heatsinks from Logisys, but surprisingly enough we've never checked out their mice. Today however, we will be breaking this de facto tradition as we try out two of their mice - the silver ergonomic cool fan mouse and the M-Coupe black optical mice.

19 May 2005 - Add A Comment
CoolJag JAC16EC (OAK-D)

With the sheer number of desktop CPU coolers on the market, it can be a bit puzzling when you're looking for a simple yet powerful heatsink. At Phoronix today we'll be evaluating the CoolJag JAC16EC (OAK-D).

13 May 2005 - Add A Comment
Logisys Day & Night Inter-Switchable CCFL

Logisys has provided us with many interesting products lately such as the unique cases, power supplies, coolers, and various other products. Today we have another product from Logisys, the Logisys 12-inch Day & Night UV-Blue Inter-Switchable CCFL Kit.

7 May 2005 - Add A Comment
Jetart ThermoEye (DT2000)

Heat is always a big issue these days in modern computers. Being able to obtain the temperatures of your components can help prevent costly heat damage to your expensive new components. Today we have a thermometer device from Jetart called ThermoEye.

5 May 2005 - Add A Comment
Thermaltake Beetle (CL-P0086)

We're sure most of you have heard of the beast called the Asus Star Ice. The massive cooler was constructed out of copper and weighed a whopping 865 grams. Today from Thermaltake we have a very similar looking cooler called the Thermaltake Beetle.

3 May 2005 - Add A Comment
Triplett Line-Bug 4 Phone/LAN Tester

In this article for the weekend, we'll be taking a look at the Triplett Line-Bug 4 Phone/LAN Tester. This tester is designed to test any phone jack (RJ-11) or LAN jack (RJ-45).

30 April 2005 - Add A Comment
Ultra 256MB MP3 Player

A few weeks back, we reviewed the Ultra Products X-Finity 600W, the Ultra UV cable sleeving kit, and the Ultra Mini Portable HDD enclosure. Thanks to Ultra Product's generosity, we have yet another one of their products for review, the Ultra 256MB MP3 Player (ULT31576).

22 April 2005 - Add A Comment
CoolJag JAC84MC CPU Cooler

With the recent release of the 64-bit 6XXX series and soon to be released Intel dual core processors, more manufacturers will be focusing their operations on LGA775 cooling as the market becomes flooded with these chips. One of the manufacturers to recently release new Socket T heatsinks has been CoolJag. The heatsink we'll be testing today is the CoolJag JAC84MC CPU Cooler.

19 April 2005 - Add A Comment
Antec VCool

Amongst gamers, one of the most hotly contested computer components are the graphics cards. With each new model come new features or higher clock speeds and performance. Inevitably this also leads to more and more heat, and as we all know, heat is unhealthy for electronic components and needs to be dissipated, otherwise overheating and damage could occur. With these new high-end graphics cards easily exceeding $400-500, it's important to protect your investment. The item up for review today, is unlike any other graphics card cooler we've seen. The Antec VCool offers 100% compatibility with any existing graphics card, as it simply mounts underneath the card in two expansion slots while claiming to lower the card temperature 5 to 15 degrees.

14 April 2005 - Add A Comment
Xtrac InstaGlide

Recently when we had the Xtrac Hybrid in for testing, we were very impressed with its triple layer design and slick surface. In this review, we bring back the Xtrac Hybrid as we use it in combination with the newly released Xtrac InstaGlide.

11 April 2005 - Add A Comment
Speeze CopperSnake III

Although Intel has focused all of their attention on the Socket T LGA775 processors, the supply of Socket 478 coolers hasn't dried up yet. In this review, we are bringing the Speeze EE475B13 CopperSnake III to the testing table to see just how well it can tame a power hungry Prescott core.

8 April 2005 - Add A Comment
Transcend JetFlash MP3 128MB

This afternoon, we are venturing a bit into consumer electronics as we take a look at the Transcend JetFlash MP3. Although this may have only a fraction of the storage capacity of a traditional Apple iPod or Creative Labs Zen Micro, its price surely isn't something to cause worry.

4 April 2005 - Add A Comment
Cooler Master Aluminum Fan

Wrapping up the reviews for this week, we have a case fan from Cooler Master. This is not any ordinary fan, but is constructed entirely out of aluminum. In this review, we'll experience what exactly this aluminum construction offers over the traditional plastic frame.

1 April 2005 - Add A Comment
D-Link DGL-4300 Gaming Router

Sporting a black shell, blue LEDs, and an 18cm antenna, this is definitely one of the most unique routers we've seen here at Phoronix. Not only is its appearance a head turner, but also the 4-port Gigabit connectivity and 108Mbps 802.11g WiFi support. But will the D-Link DGL-4300 Gaming Router be worth the hefty $170 USD price tag?

28 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Xtrac Hybrid

In recent years cloth mouse pads have proved to be very reliable for professional gamers. Some of the recent cloth/fabric based mousing surface we've examined recently here at Phoronix are the Steelpad QcK+, Xtrac Ripper, and X-Ray Aqua3. In this review we have the new Xtrac Hybrid which is a combination of cloth and plastic.

22 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Razotech UFO Mouse

When Razer Inc was a new start-up firm and they had just released the Boomslang optical mouse to the gaming community, it received numerous accolades from gamers. Razotech, also in their early months of being an established company, recently released their UFO mouse. This mouse isn't one to be praised for extreme gaming performance, but rather its unique appearance.

21 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Scythe Silent Box

Although computer enthusiasts spend countless hours attempting to improve their CPU cooling performance, much less time is spent on cooling our ever so important hard drives. One of the newest devices attempting to silence and cool our 10,000 RPM hard drives is the Silent Box from Scythe.

17 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Matrix Orbital MX610

The Matrix Orbital MX5 series included nearly every LED feature an enthusiast could imagine. It will be interesting to see what can be packaged into the brand new MX6 line. Today we have the exclusive honor and privilege of introducing you to the Matrix Orbital MX610!

15 March 2005 - Add A Comment
FrontX CPX088 (Ivory)

FrontX, short for Front X-tension, is a unit that allows you to connect your ports to the front of your computer for easy access. A company that fittingly carries the same name, FrontX, makes the device. You can either use your existing motherboard connectors or you can even extend the ports on the rear of your computer to the front using adapters offered by FrontX. Almost any type of port can be extended to a front port that can be accessed conveniently. FrontX has kindly provided us with a review sample that we will be examining today.

14 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Speeze EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3

Speeze, a name synonymous with PC cooling, manufactures products such as the Atlantic Wave, Vulture Spin, and the GigaPod. Speeze has been in the thermal solutions business since 1991 and currently possess ISO-9001 and ISO-9002 quality certifications. The subject in this review is the EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3 from Speeze.

11 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Scythe Kamaboko (SCKBK-1000)

When pulling the Scythe Kamaboko heatsink out of its packaging, we were astounded at its immense size. In our testing labs, we have a Pentium 4 system with a Prescott core, which refuses to remain cool regardless of what we throw on it. In this review, we'll see if the Scythe Kamaboko CPU Cooler can tame our smoking hot Socket 478 processor.

2 March 2005 - Add A Comment
Icemat Siberia Headset

With PC Gaming a thriving industry, here in the United States and around the world, it's no wonder why companies are expanding their offerings from a single array of products, to a whole multitude of gaming devices. Icemat, known for their high performance mouse pads, recently plunged into the audio market, releasing the Icemat Audio MP3 followed by the Siberia. Up for examination in this review is the Icemat Siberia gaming headset.

23 February 2005 - Add A Comment
ATake EasyView 2-Port KVM Switch

It used to only be many years ago where you would need a keyboard, video, and monitor for every computer you owned, luckily with the advent of a KVM (Keyboard Video Monitor) switch on the consumer level, this is no longer the case. Single-user KVM switches have been around since the early 1980s, finding their ways into large data centers to preserve valuable rack space, now over the past few years with home users owning multiple computers, KVM switches have become quite popular on the consumer level. In this article, we'll be checking out one of ATake's USB mini KVM switches, the EasyView 2-port USB All-in-one mini KVM switch.

12 February 2005 - Add A Comment
MonsterGecko Pistol Mouse FPS

MonsterGecko, a previously unknown company to Phoronix, has released their Pistol Mouse FPS and has graciously allowed us to test and review it. Let's take a closer look at it and see how it performs.

20 January 2005 - Add A Comment

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