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SilverStone B032FW Enclosure Review

SilverStone B032FW Enclosure Review

In the not too distant past, the thought of getting an aluminum case meant pouring out a huge chunk of change. While there are some high-dollar aluminum cases out there, it is getting easier to find them in a more reasonable price range lately. Come join us as we take a look at a low cost aluminum case with some very high end features and see for yourself if it is worth the meager entry fee! | Dec 27, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

AcoustiPak Deluxe Sound Dampening Material Review

AcoustiPak Deluxe Sound Dampening Material Review

If you're like many PC users today, you'll find that the excessive noise and vibrations coming from your system are just too much. Come join us as we take a look at a product that claims to do away with this nuisance. It may be just what the doctor ordered to fix your own noise problems! | Dec 25, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Thermaltake Aquarius III Water Cooling System Review

Thermaltake Aquarius III Water Cooling System Review

With Christmas only just around the corner, there may be no better time than now to look into PC water cooling as an interesting gift to spice up a computer for friends or family. Today we've taken a look at the Thermaltake Aquarius III water cooling system. Read on and find out if this is the right gift or not! | Dec 19, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Cooler Master Musketeer System Dynamics Detector

Cooler Master Musketeer System Dynamics Detector

We've seen a whole range of rheobus style front bay devices hit the market over the past couple years all offering uniqueness for ones computer case and functionality in controlling fans and monitoring system temperatures. Not many are able to beat the Cooler Master Musketeer "System Dynamics Detector" when it comes to looks though. Read on! | Dec 19, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Cooler Master Aerogate II - Thermal Controlling your PC

Cooler Master Aerogate II - Thermal Controlling your PC

If you're the type of person who likes to have a fair idea of what is happening inside your computer case, namely system temperatures - we have just the perfect product for you. | Nov 26, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Thermaltake PurePower 480 Butterfly PSU Review

Thermaltake PurePower 480 Butterfly PSU Review

We've got the latest Power Supply Unit in from the folks at Thermaltake today. Quality power output, looks, sleeved cables - it's all there and then some more for thrills along the way. | Nov 23, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Lian Li PC-6077 ATX Computer Case Review

Lian Li PC-6077 ATX Computer Case Review

We've got the very latest ATX computer case under the spot light today from Lian Li. The PC-6077 includes a whooping total of six 5.25 bays which is more than most full tower cases and it's only a midi tower! | Nov 11, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Thermaltake EXTREME Volcano 12 HSF Review

Thermaltake EXTREME Volcano 12 HSF Review

Thermaltake's latest heatsink fan for the AMD Athlon XP platform, the EXTREME Volcano 12, is on the test bed today. Extreme or conventional? Read on and find out! | Nov 8, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

VL System L.I.S VFD Blue Platinum Front Panel Display Review

VL System L.I.S VFD Blue Platinum Front Panel Display Review

There are a lot of front panel display products on the market which spit out all sorts of interesting information. However, have you ever seen one which spits out as much as the funky-looking L.I.S VFD Blue Platinum from VL System? Read on and find out! | Oct 20, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

ExtremeCase.com Z-Black Windowed Case Review

ExtremeCase.com Z-Black Windowed Case Review

Remember back a couple of years when all computers were created in a beige box? Things have changed considerably since then, but that doesn't mean all new designs are created equally. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Z-Black Case from Extreme Cases, Inc. It offers a true budget price and some features that may give you enough reason to add it to your wanted items list! | Oct 12, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Koolance EXOS External Water Cooling System Review

Koolance EXOS External Water Cooling System Review

Computers aren't getting cooler, and as this is true, we are seeing more and more water cooling products hit the market place as the said style of product slowly gets closer to becoming a mainstream commodity. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at the Koolance EXOS External Water Cooling System. How does the near silent system compare to air cooling? Read on! | Sep 29, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Allied 500 Watt PSU Review

Allied 500 Watt PSU Review

Well, we're back at it with another new name in the power supply market. Though these folks have been around for a while, they aren't a name that is always heard of when it comes to a PSU. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Allied 500 watt Power Supply. It boasts an abundance of power, and quiet, cool operation. We're going to stress it out a bit and see if it can live up to it's own claims! | Sep 22, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Four Way AMD Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout

Four Way AMD Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout

Even though it is under one week till AMD conduct their worldwide launch of their desktop 64-bit processor, Athlon 64, many people will still buy current Athlon XP 32-bit processors for a little while to come as Athlon 64 drives its pricing down across the globe. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker has a four way AMD Athlon XP heatsink shootout comparing two heatsinks from CoolerMaster and Thermaltake including the CoolerMaster Jet 7 which only came out of NDA today! | Sep 16, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

SilverStone Strider SST-ST400 PSU Review

SilverStone Strider SST-ST400 PSU Review

Power supplies... The past couple of years have shown just how important this component really is. It is no longer a matter of just picking whatever happens to be cheap and creating a master system. No, now you have to make sure that you have a PSU that can handle the high amount of stress that comes naturally to an enthusiast rig. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a new company's entry into the PSU rat race. The SilverStone SST-ST400 makes bold claims of being both powerful and quiet, so let's delve a little deeper and see for ourselves if this newcomer can live up to their own claims! | Sep 11, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

3-Way Thermal Interface Material Shootout

3-Way Thermal Interface Material Shootout

With processors and video boards getting more powerful, they are also getting considerably hotter. Anyone with a computer needs to take a look at cooling. But there is more to this topic than just a good heatsink. There also has to be a manner to transfer the heat built up from the processor TO that good heatsink. This is where a good Thermal Interface Material (TIM) comes into play. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he pits Arctic Silver III against OCZ Ultra II against Arctic Silver Ceramique. Who knows, the results just might surprise you! | Aug 13, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

GMC X-21 Trinity - Quiet Computer Casing

GMC X-21 Trinity - Quiet Computer Casing

Many of us spend the majorioty of our spare time trying to squeeze every last drop of performance out of our computer systems. Why not consider your flat mate or partner for a moment and think about the bonuses of completely silent or near silent computing? If this is something you've been considering, you should really take a look at Shawn "Toxic" Bakers review of the GMC X-21 Trinity computer case which we promise your flat mate or partner will thank us for! | Aug 10, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Scythe Kamakaze HSF Review

Scythe Kamakaze HSF Review

How many times have we heard some company claiming the ability to give you performance air cooling with little noise? And how many times has it ended up that the cooler was either quiet or cool, but not both? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he delves into the Scythe Kamakaze HSF. They make these very same claims but with a difference; they managed to pull it off. Come see for yourself as we look at this new name in cooling! | Jul 18, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Enermax CS-528 & CS-718 Series Aluminum Cases Review

Enermax CS-528 & CS-718 Series Aluminum Cases Review

When you hear about modified aluminum casing, you don't generally think of the word "affordable" in the same sentence. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a pair of Enermax enclosures that somehow fit into both of the above mentioned categories. Pre-modded aluminum are generally expensive, but we'll see if you can make a cheaper product and still maintain any sort of quality! | Jul 3, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Corsair HydroCool 200 Water Cooling Kit Review

Corsair HydroCool 200 Water Cooling Kit Review

In the past just mentioning the words water and computers in the same sentence usually scare the average computer users that much that they avoid the two, at all costs. Enter the Corsair HyrdoCool 200 Water Cooling Kit. It offers simple installation with a package including everything required to water cool your AMD or Intel processor. Read on as Shawn "Toxic" Baker tells us the good and bad on Corsair's first attempt at the PC water cooling market. | Jun 26, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Five Way Performance PSU Roundup

Five Way Performance PSU Roundup

It wasn't too terribly long ago that the power supply was just another component that had to be bought when it was time to build a new system. But times have changed with the advent of the newer more powerful computers hitting the market. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at five power supplies and gives some solid answers as to whether it might be just the right one for your own system. | Jun 24, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake SubZero4G AMD Cooling System Review

Thermaltake SubZero4G AMD Cooling System Review

For many, the mere sound of the term Alternative Cooling is enough to make them cringe. But what if I were to tell you that someone has placed some safeguards into the mix? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a hard look at the Thermaltake SubZero4G Cooling System. It uses a peltier cooling device but with some added features. He'll be looking at normal operation of this device as well as some results for an overclocked system, so come see if this is your chance to get into the new cooling craze! | May 18, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Antec New Cases - Sonata and Lanboy

Antec New Cases - Sonata and Lanboy

Antec are a company who have been turning many heads over the past couple years with the selection of affordable and quality computer cases and power supply products. We've got two of Antec's latest ATX mini tower cases in the labs, the ultra-stylish Sonata and light-weight Lanboy ideal for those who frequent LAN parties. Follow Shawn "Toxic" Baker has he gives his impressios on both of Antec's newest cases! | May 12, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake Xaser III Super Tower Case Review

Thermaltake Xaser III Super Tower Case Review

Are you finally ready to graduate from those cheap $50 cases? Are you prepared to look more into quality than price? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it may just be time to look toward Thermaltake. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he tales a look at the Xaser III Super Tower Enclosure from Thermaltake. It has airflow, features and some other nice surprises that might be just what the doctor ordered. Come check it out! | Apr 11, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Antec TrueControl 550 watt Power Supply Review

Antec TrueControl 550 watt Power Supply Review

With all of the new goodies coming out all the time, the concept of using that old 250 watt power supply just doesn't work anymore. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a solution to this problem; namelt, the Antec TrueControl 550 watt PSU. Not only does it have power to spare, it also includes some features that truly set it apart from the competition. Come see for yourself! | Apr 8, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake Volcano 11 Xaser Edition HSF Review

Thermaltake Volcano 11 Xaser Edition HSF Review

By now, nearly everyone has heard of the product line called Thermaltake Volcano. With their latest revision hitting the streets, we need to find out firsthand whether it is a worthwhile choice for our cooling needs. So come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the newest heatsink to wear this name, the Volcano 11 "Xaser Edition". And whie we're at it, we'll go ahead and see if it deserves a spot in our own power system! | Apr 2, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Cooler Master HSC-V83 X-Dream SE HSF Review

Cooler Master HSC-V83 X-Dream SE HSF Review

It wasn't too long ago that we looked at the Cooler Master X-Dream heatsink. It showed a lot of promise and wasn't nearly as loud as some of the others on the market. But what happens when they decide to take this same design and make it out of copper? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the new Cooler Master X-Dream SE and gives you an answer to this very question! | Mar 27, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Mini HSF Roundup - Spire vs Thermal Integration vs OCZ

Mini HSF Roundup - Spire vs Thermal Integration vs OCZ

We recently got a new batch of coolers in for testing, so what better way to bring you what's hot than to let them all go head to head? So come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he pits some of the market's newest coolers against one another. Some of the results may just surprise you a little! | Mar 15, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Zalman ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler

Zalman ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler

After all the buzz about the new Zalman heatpipe coolers for the high-end video cards, there were some of those less fortunate who were feeling just a little left out. But fear not! Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Zalman ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler. It features the same quiet cooling method as the larger models but is made for those who are still using a low-end video card. Can it still maintain good results in a smaller package? Lets find out! | Mar 8, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Zalman ZM80A-HP VGA Heatpipe Review

Zalman ZM80A-HP VGA Heatpipe Review

We've been hearing about these Zalman Heatpipe coolers for the video cards lately, so it is time to see what they are all about. In a nutshell, they are claiming to be able to give sufficient cooling for performance video boards without the use of a fan. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at both the installation and performance of the Zalman ZM80A-HP VGA Heatpipe and finds out the final answer... can this contraption really work? | Feb 14, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Antec Hard Drive Cooling System (HDCS) Review

Antec Hard Drive Cooling System (HDCS) Review

Every time you turn around these days, hard drives are getting faster and faster. At speeds of 7200 RPM common and higher speeds peeking around the corner, cooling of these vital components is becoming more important than ever. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Hard Drive Cooling System (HDCS) from Antec. Since we already know that cooling the drives is essential, it is time to see if this device can carry the load! | Feb 6, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Rheobus Round Up

Rheobus Round Up

With case modding becoming the way of the future, several manufacturers have come up with retail Rheobus units to meet the high demands of the enthusiast. What used to be a DIY (Do It Yourself) modification has now become a monstrously successful product line of its own. But how can we tell what works and what doesn't? To help answer this question, we'll be joining Shawn "Toxic" Baker as he takes a look at five of the most popular brands currently on the market. After all, its YOUR hard earned money that we're talking about here! | Feb 3, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Case Modding, Sunbeam Style

Case Modding, Sunbeam Style

Computer case modding has became so popular that it has featured in the world's largest newspapers, captivated many users worldwide, and changed the marketing strategy direction of many mobo and graphics card manufacturers to please the growing enthusiast market. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker gives us a run down of a company who is dedicated to the case modding user, Sunbeam in Taiwan - and we aren't talking about the Kettle and Toaster makers either before you ask! | Jan 28, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Swiftech MCW50-T - GPU Cooling Oasis

Swiftech MCW50-T - GPU Cooling Oasis

Swiftech have been around in the processor cooling business for many years now. Today they produce coolers that are air, water and thermoelectric in nature. Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the MCW50-T thermoelectric water cooling GPU kit for ATI and nVidia based graphics cards! | Jan 10, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Vantec Nexus Multi-function Panel

Vantec Nexus Multi-function Panel

How many times have you wished that you could just plug in that extra USB device without having to crawl around behind your system case? If this sounds like you, then come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Vantec Nexus Multi-function Panel. It offers this very capability and a whole lot more. Can it hang with the needs of an enthusiast? Lets find out! | Jan 3, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST