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Antec PlusView 1000 AMG Enclosure Review

Antec PlusView 1000 AMG Enclosure Review

It wasn't too long ago that any PC you looked at had a very drab and common appearance. Since that time, more manufacturers than ever have jumped aboard the "Looks Cool" bandwagon. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Antec PlusView 1000 AMG case that falls into this new category for enclosures. Though Antec has been making high performance cases for some time, can they now do it with style? Let's find out! | Dec 21, 2002 11:00 pm CST

Cooler Master HAC-V81 XDream HSF Review

Cooler Master HAC-V81 XDream HSF Review

It seems that every time you turn around, someone has another HSF to offer. To be honest, it is getting harder to tell which are good and which are not. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Cooler Master HAC-V81 HSF, or XDream for short. Our friends in Hong Kong have thrown together another in a long line of sinks, but this one costs a lot less than some others available. Could this low cost cooler be right for your rig? Lets find out! | Dec 13, 2002 11:00 pm CST

TherMagic CPU Cooling System (CCS) Review

TherMagic CPU Cooling System (CCS) Review

With processors continuing to gain in speed and power, heat issues are requiring more consideration whether you choose Intel or AMD. To maintain an acceptable level of cooling, many people have turned to alternative cooling methods. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at one such method, the fully enclosed TherMagic CPU Cooling System; or CCS for short. Let's see if it has what it takes to handle the load! | Dec 12, 2002 11:00 pm CST

Swiftech MCX462+ Heatsink Review

Swiftech MCX462+ Heatsink Review

For some, the purchase of a heatsink is a way to try to keep the cost of your new rig down. But for those who actually care about the internals of their system, there is Swiftech. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the highly vaunted Swiftech MCX462+ heatsink. Most of us already know that they're good, but many don't know just how good. It's time to put some numbers to this legendary cooler! | Nov 26, 2002 11:00 pm CST

Xoxide LL60 Case Review

Xoxide LL60 Case Review

Almost all of us would like to have a modified case, but not all of us have the time or skills to pull off a professional looking job. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes at the Xoxide LL60 Enclosure. Based on the vaunted Lian-Li PC60 case design, the folks at Xoxide can feel your pain and try to make something special out of something already special. Let's see if they can pull it off! | Nov 1, 2002 11:00 pm CST

Sky Hawk USA Jupiter Case Review

Sky Hawk USA Jupiter Case Review

So you want an aluminum case but you don't have the time or skills to modify it properly. What are you to do? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Sky Hawk Jupiter Case. It offers an aluminum construction, factory mods and some other items that make it an intriguing enclosure. But of course, we'll also be looking at it's cooling potential and everything else that we can think of. Come see if this is the case for you! | Oct 27, 2002 11:00 pm CST

Neng Tyi Nexus NC02 HSF Review

Neng Tyi Nexus NC02 HSF Review

After looking all over the place for coolers that don't cost a fortune, we have managed to find a company that deals in cheap HSF units. But we need more than just a low price. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Neng Tyi Nexus NC02 HSF. While the entry price is one of the best available, we'll be taking a closer look at the performance of this little thing. If we can match performance with a low price, we'll have a definite winner on our hands! | Oct 26, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Ahanix dboX Case Review

Ahanix dboX Case Review

With so many choices out there for enclosures, it is beginning to get difficult to choose. Come join Tio Chaharbaghi as he takes a look at the Ahaniz dboX Case. It has features and looks combined, but how can it handle the demanding stresses that we put on it? Come see for yourself! | Oct 20, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Neng Tyi Nexus KN02 HSF Review

Neng Tyi Nexus KN02 HSF Review

For those who have been asking for inexpensive heatsinks for your systems, take a peek here as Mike "Darthtanion" Wright takes a look at one of the cheapest coolers to recently hit the market. Of course, inexpensive doesn't take away the necessity for reasonable performance. We've put this Nexus cooler through the standard gauntlet to see if it will suit the needs of those looking for a more reasonably priced cooling solution. Let's see how it fared against some other low-cost sinks! | Oct 20, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Antec Performance Plus 660AMG Case Review

Antec Performance Plus 660AMG Case Review

With many cases becoming more pleasing to the eye, what is a manufacturer to do to try to stand out from the crowd? Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a peek at the Antec Performance Plus 660AMG enclosure. With the reputation of Antec, we can't wait to see what they have in store for us this time. Come find out if they can live up to their past endeavors! | Oct 9, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Topower 520watt Power Supply Review

Topower 520watt Power Supply Review

Power supplies are usually one of the most underestimated components in a system. Recently, however, there has been a lot of testing with the PSU because many systems have cratered due to insufficient power. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a very hard look at the Topower 520watt PSU. With multimeter in hand, he tackles the burning question of "Can this PSU really do 520?" Come see for yourself! | Sep 23, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Lian Li PC6089 Aluminium Case Review

Lian Li PC6089 Aluminium Case Review

For those looking for an enclosure that says "I've got it all together", there is Lian Li. They have become known for both quality and looks in nearly every model they design. Come join Aaron "FragMan" Clegg as he takes a look at one of their newest offerings, the PC6089. With a track record like Lian Li has, it will be tough to keep up the good work. Let's see if they can do it one more time! | Sep 18, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Ahanix Ice Berg 1 Water Cooling Kit

Ahanix Ice Berg 1 Water Cooling Kit

Enthusiasts have always tried to cool their system as much as possible. But cooling usually came with a cost; it was hard to maintain a quiet system while keeping your system extremely cool. With the coming of water cooling, though, users can have extremely cool computers system that doesn't sound like a jet engine. Today we check out one water cooling solution from Ahanix namely in the Ice Berg 1 water cooling kit! | Aug 26, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake 420w PurePower PSU Review

Thermaltake 420w PurePower PSU Review

When many of us started playing around with overclocking, power supplies were about the last thing on our minds when thinking of quality components. Things have changed, however, and both the quantity and quality of power is more important now than ever before. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Thermaltake PurePower 420 watt PSU. Can the King of Cooling do justice to this new area? Let's find out! | Aug 23, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake Xaser II 6000 Plus Enclosure Review

Thermaltake Xaser II 6000 Plus Enclosure Review

What happens when you take a Chieftec case with the Antec SX1030 design and add aluminum to the mix? You get the Thermaltake Xaser II 6000 enclosure. But good looks and an already solid design aren't all that it has to offer. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at this very case and finds out if Thermaltake was able to enhance an already excellent enclosure. | Aug 4, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Antec LED Fan Review

Antec LED Fan Review

When overclocking started to become popular, about the only thing that a company had to do to be successful was to put out a product that worked great. But with today's emphasis on windows and new gadgets, manufacturers are finding the need to cover the looks category as well. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a pair of Antec LED Fans. This company thinks that they qualify in both of these categories so we're going to give them the chance to step up to the plate. Let's see if they succeed! | Jul 30, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Auriga VF-2001GH ATX Case Review

Auriga VF-2001GH ATX Case Review

Aluminium chassis, side windows, cold cahode lighting and blowholes all provide ultimate cooling and looks. All of this comes at a cost though, with quality Lian Li or Coolermaster casings easily pushing the A$500 mark with power supply. Many of us don't have the cash to afford such extravagancies, and are looking for a sturdy case with plenty of room and maybe a few cooling options. Enter the Auriga VF-2001GH. It retails at around A$100, and has a few interesting features, but can it satisfy the moderate tweaker's needs? Aaron "FragMan" Clegg gives us an answer! | Jul 22, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Sunbeam Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp Review

Sunbeam Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp Review

Sunbeam Technology are a relatively new competitor to the cold cathode lighting kit business starting manufacturing in 1998. The Taiwanese company sent us in a couple of their new lighting kits for testing. Does this new competitor have what it takes to compete with lighting products from the likes of PCMods and PC Case Gear? Read on as Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot gives us an answer regarding the CCFL kits from Taiwan based Sunbeam Technology! | Jul 20, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake Volcano 9 HSF Review

Thermaltake Volcano 9 HSF Review

For those looking for good cooling and a lower operating noise level there have been few choices. Thermaltake has a new cooler out that they think will handle the load PLUS give you lower volume in the noise category. Can their new heatsink really deliver? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he delves into this very question while testing out the Thermaltake Volcano 9 HSF. It is a tall order to fill, so let's see if Thermaltake can handle the heat! | Jul 13, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Antec TruePower 550watt Power Supply Review

Antec TruePower 550watt Power Supply Review

Power Supply Units, or PSUs, can often be overlooked as an unimportant product when it comes to choosing the specifications for your PC. For quite a while now Enermax have had control over the high-end PSU market but just recently Antec have entered as a challenger with their TruePower line of PSUs which are being marketed right toward the enthusiast user. After almost four weeks of torture testing, Asher "Acid" Moses has completed his review of the Antec 550watt PSU which includes extensive testing to see if the stated specifications do indeed hold true. | Jul 9, 2002 11:00 pm CDT

Evergreen Technologies TherMagic Thermal Interface Material Review

Evergreen Technologies TherMagic Thermal Interface Material Review

Arctic Silver has long held the crown as being the best Thermal Interface Material on the market. For most enthusiasts out there, it is considered the "Industry Standard" when it comes to TIM. But there's a new kid on the block who thinks that they can take on the Champ. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at Evergreen Technologies' TherMagic TIM. Can this new goop stand toe to toe with the best there is? Come on in and let's find out! | Jul 8, 2002 11:00 pm CDT