21 December 2005
When one seeks to quiet their computer system while retaining from eliminating any of their cooling components they often turn to noise dampening products for their fans as well as turning down the fan speed. One of the areas often overlooked by enthusiasts is the noise emitted from the power supply. With us for this review, we have the SilverStone PP02 Power Supply Acoustic Cover, which is a simple yet unconventional product for silencing your system.
20 December 2005
When it comes to computer case fans we generally avoid doing any articles on the subject matter due to general lack of innovation that comes by traditional case fans. Today, however, we are going to be looking at a fan that is unlike any of its competition thanks to a unique feature that allows the case temperature to be projected onto the fan blades as they spin. This fan is the 80mm Sharkoon Rainbow TC.
9 December 2005
Swiftech has come out with a new revision to their H20-APEX water cooling kit and is named the APEX Ultra with its Apogee waterblock and new MCRES-Micro reservoir. For today's review, we are experimenting with the new H20-220 kit that is designed for high-end usage and had no problems pushing the CPU past the 4GHz marker.
4 December 2005
Is bigger always better? With us today is the SilverStone Nitrogon NT03, which is only 72mm tall but is able to pack the cooling performance of a heatsink twice its size; in fact, the heatsink is able to cool Socket 478. LGA-775, 754, 939, and 940 CPUs and for our testing today we threw it up against a roasting hot Intel Pentium D.
28 November 2005
For those of you who had missed out on part one of our water cooling round-up, we are presently in the midst of a 5-way radiator comparison with the Hardware Labs Black Ice Xtreme I and II, Danger Den Dual Heater Core, CoolingWorks CoolRad 12T, and Thermaltake 12cm Big Radiator. Posted today we have the second part of this article that consists of the chilling results.
22 November 2005
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.
10 November 2005 - 2 Comments
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.
2 November 2005
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.
20 October 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.
14 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.