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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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 11:00 pm CDT

Dynatron DY1206BH-625 HSF Review

Dynatron DY1206BH-625 HSF Review

With effective cooling becoming too important to overlook, it's getting hard to keep having to spend more money to get the job done right. That said, lets join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Dynatron DY1206BH-625 HSF. It's a cooler that won't rape your wallet, but can it withstand the stress of your processor? Lets find out! | Jun 27, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake GeForce 4 Highest Performance Cooler Review

Thermaltake GeForce 4 Highest Performance Cooler Review

With the new GeForce4 video boards hitting the streets, is it any wonder that Thermaltake has come up with a cooling solution for it? Probably not. So come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Thermaltake GeForce4 "Highest Performance Cooler". Not only do we need to see if the cooler is more effective than a stock heatsink, but we also want to know if it will allow us to overclock the core any higher. Let's see if it can do both! | May 25, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Antec Performance Plus1080 Case Review

Antec Performance Plus1080 Case Review

What happens when you take an Antec SX1030 SOHO case and give it a healthy dose of steroids? You get the topic of today's review; namely the Antec Performance Plus1080 Case. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at this new line of enclosure from Antec. The SX1030 was a mighty fine case, so we need to find out if they were able to improve it to a point to make it worthy of spending more hard-earned money on. Try it, you just might like it! | May 2, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Alpha PAL8942 Review

Alpha PAL8942 Review

Most of us who have been using the AMD line of processors have long ago figured out that cooling is essential. But with the new interest in the Intel line mixed with the overclockability of the new Northwood processors, this idea is becoming a larger part of the Pentium Power System. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a look at the Alpha PAL8942 HSF. It's time to see if the Alpha coolers can do for Intel what they have long done for AMD. | Apr 25, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake HardCano II Review

Thermaltake HardCano II Review

Those who think about Thermaltake normally think about heatsinks for processors, but there is so much more. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at one of their newest offerings, the HardCano II. It is being marketed as a hard drive cooler, but it also includes two thermal probes that are mounted right on the front of your case. Can it serve both purposes in a satisfactory manner? Let's find out. | Apr 13, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Enermax 710B Steel Case Review

Enermax 710B Steel Case Review

Since 1989, Enermax have been known for producing their high quality range of power supplies and case fans. Sometimes not as highlighted are their cases, which are equally as impressive in their own right. Today we show you the new Enermax 710B ATX black steel case... Does it have what it takes to be your next case? Read on and find out as Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot tells us if it has what it takes to fulfill that intended role! | Apr 7, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Coolink H2T HSF Review

Coolink H2T HSF Review

With so many folks today wanting less noise out of their heatsinks, it is becoming a growing trend for manufacturers to try to accomodate. Some succeed, and others fail. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a newcomer in the performance cooling game. The Coolink H2T comes with two fans, but produces less noise than most others that are available. Come see if it can cool as well as remain silent. | Apr 5, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Lian-Li PC30 Mini-Tower Review

Lian-Li PC30 Mini-Tower Review

Lian-Li (pronounced "Liann Lee") are known for producing a range of high quality and attractive aluminium cases for the enthusiast user. Aluminium cases are set aside from the rest for their ease of modifying and improved heat dissipation over cheaper cases. Lian-Li have cases ranging from fully decked out server towers, to mid towers with factory installed window sides and all the way down to mini towers, as well as various other accessories. Today Asher "Acid" Moses takes a look at the compact Lian-Li PC30 Mini-Tower case, does it have what it takes to house your precious parts? Read on and find out! | Apr 2, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Coolink U1P2 HSF Review

Coolink U1P2 HSF Review

Not too many people have heard of a company by the name of Coolink, but that may change in the very near future. This company is creating some new heatsinks that aim at the overclocking crowd, but can they succeed? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at one of this fledgling company's coolers; namely the U1P2 HSF. Its a strange name for a strange looking cooler, but the bottom line is results, and you may just have to take a second look when you see how it performs. | Mar 31, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

PC Case Gear Cold Cathode Light Kit Review

PC Case Gear Cold Cathode Light Kit Review

Neon lighting is very cool. The concept was originally designed for companies to advertise their products or services through eye-catching neon lit signs, then it was introduced into the club scene and then eventually into PC casing by case modders worldwide. Today Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot, or should we say DJ Tweak, tells us about the new PC Case Gear Cold Cathode Light Kit and just what we can do with it, branching away from regularity into a pretty cool and new concept, just waiting for you to see. | Mar 20, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Zalman CNPS5500-Cu Review

Zalman CNPS5500-Cu Review

In recent years, we have seen new heatsink manufacturers pop up all over the place. Most boasting a unique, innovative design method, fighting for a place in an already crowded market. Today we are looking at a new heatsink/fan unit from Zalman, called the CNPS5500-Cu. Zalman is a Korean company that was founded in 1999, and since the introduction of their CNPS (Computer Noise Prevention System) range of coolers, they have received much praise for being able to create heatsink/fan units that are high performing, yet virtually silent. Can they continue their trend with the CNPS5500-Cu? Join Asher "Acid" Moses as he attemps to find out! | Mar 9, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

GlobalWin TAK68 HSF Review

GlobalWin TAK68 HSF Review

Today's heatsinks are finding themselves in a whole new world. It seems that everyone is wanting to have some good cooling, but without all the noise. This is a mighty tall order, but one of the old-timers has stepped up to the plate again. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes us on a tour of the new GlobalWin TAK68 HSF. It features a dual fan setup and some other features that may just set it apart from the crowd. | Mar 3, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Antec SX1240 Tower Case Review

Antec SX1240 Tower Case Review

With PC enthusiasts of today going for bigger and better system configurations, enclosures have been requiring a little more thought. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Antec SX1240 Tower Case. Antec has been making quality cases for some time now, but we wanted to see if this full tower had anything to offer that sets it apart from the competition. In short... it does. | Feb 20, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Thermaltake Volcano 7+ HSF Review

Thermaltake Volcano 7+ HSF Review

Many of you may be familiar with the original Volcano 7 HSF. While a good concept, the self-adjusting fan on it didn't work as well as intended. But now that a new version has hit the streets, things have changed a bit. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the new Thermaltake Volcano 7+ HSF. The new design promises both cooling prowess and quiet, so let's see if it succeeds in these lofty goals. | Feb 18, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Zalman CNPS6000Cu HSF Review

Zalman CNPS6000Cu HSF Review

A lot of folks have been complaining lately of the noise that emits from a decent cooling setup. It's pretty common to have to withstand 45+ decibels of sound in order to get passable temperatures, but there may just be a new system that can help. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Zalman CNPS6000Cu HSF and find out if it can handle the load AND remain quiet. | Feb 7, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

New Nanotherm Thermal Compound Review

New Nanotherm Thermal Compound Review

For most of us who overclock our systems, Arctic Silver has been the only real contender for use as a Thermal Interface Material. The folks over at ESG Associates want to change that thought pattern, and have brought out a second rendition of their Nanotherm compound to try to make it a reality. But can Arctic Silver be bested, or even matched as far as effectiveness? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he delves into this very question. | Jan 31, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Dr. Thermal TI-V77N HSF Review

Dr. Thermal TI-V77N HSF Review

Remember a little while back when we raved at the retention system of the Dr. Thermal TI-V86N HSF? Well there's another model running around, and this time it features a larger footprint and fan to help in those cooling chores. So come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a closer look at the Dr. Thermal TI-V77N HSF. It's time to see if it has what it takes to be a part of your overclocked system. | Jan 29, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Evercool vs. GlobalWin Pentium 4 HSF Shootout

Evercool vs. GlobalWin Pentium 4 HSF Shootout

Due to new chipsets hitting the streets, the Pentium 4 processor is starting to gain in popularity. And with a larger share of folks going back to Intel, the overclocking game is beginning to come around full swing with these processors. So cooling is now becoming a vital necessity once again, and what better way to test some coolers than by having them sweat their way through some testing in 30C ambient temperatures? Come join Jon "Albinus" Albiez as he does his best to torture the Evercool NW6-610 and the GlobalWin WBW-76 in a head-to-head shootout to the death. | Jan 22, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Evercool CUD-725CA HSF Review

Evercool CUD-725CA HSF Review

With so many cooling choices out there, it is sometimes hard to figure out how to spend your money on a heatsink. To help you in this decision, Mike "Darthtanion" Wright has taken a look at one of the newest Evercool heatsinks to hit the streets; namely the CUD-725CA. So come on in and see if this new cooler is just what the doctor ordered. | Jan 18, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Evercool 3-Way Heatsink Shootout

Evercool 3-Way Heatsink Shootout

Evercool has been in the business of producing cooling components for some time, but have never tried to hit it big in the End User arena... until now. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at three sinks from Evercool and lets you know whether they have what it takes to be contenders. Being very inexpensive coolers, we'll look to see if the Price vs. Performance ratio makes them worthy to reside within your rig. | Jan 12, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Lian-Li PC65 USB Case Review

Lian-Li PC65 USB Case Review

Over the past year, aluminium PC enclosures have risen in popularity dramatically. Not only do users want the highest performing PCs, but also the best looking PCs. Lian-Li, a Taiwan based company pioneered mainstream aluminium PC cases directed at the enthusiast crowd. Their range has been praised by reviewers all over the world and many people classify Lian-Li cases as the highest quality in the world. I have gotten a chance to test the latest addition to the Lian-Li range, the PC65. The PC65 is a mid-tower case that is the same as the critically aclaimed PC60, but with one exception. A factory installed window! Read on as we determine if Lian-Li can continue their trend of high quality aluminium PC enclosures. | Jan 1, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

SkyHawk ATX-4378C-IV Case Review

SkyHawk ATX-4378C-IV Case Review

The most popular range of aluminium cases would have to be the ones made by Lian-Li. These cases were light, innovative, attractive and appealed to frequent LANers. Skyhawks, a Taiwanese company which has long been regarded for producing cost effective casing designs with bits of translucent plastic, steps into the aluminium case foray. SkyHawk were kind enough to send us their ATX-4378C-IV aluminum PC chassis for review. Continue reading to find out our verdict about this case. | Jan 1, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST