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OCZ Mini-Kart 1GB Thumb Drive Review

Most computer enthusiasts out there probably have some piece of portable storage. Well, OCZ has a new type of thumb drive that will have users taking a second look. Its slim design is unique, and its high storage capacity is a must. This is one little drive you'll have to see to believe. So come on, take a look and see if the OCZ Mini-Kart is right for you.
June 19th, 2006

Noctua NH-U 12

Noctua is offering a CPU cooling solution that's sure to impress. The new NH-U 12 CPU cooler is parhaps one of the most gigantic coolers we have seen is years. We pit the NH-U 12 from Noctua against a host of other coolers, and let things heat up before we start to chill. Is this the cooler for you? You'll have to see for yourself!
May 9th, 2006

Corsair Nautilus 500

Corsairs second watercooling product, the Nautilus 500 gets put through its paces.
May 1st, 2006

Arctic Cooling Accelero X2

We take a look at the Accelero X2 from Arctic Cooling and pair it with the ATI X1900 XT. Will this cooler prove a viable solution for the monsterous X1900 XT? How does it compare with the stock cooling setup? Find out in our review.
March 1st, 2006

Thermaltake Golden Orb II

Thermaltake brings back it's famed Orb line in an attempt to capture the midrange cooler market. Larger and fancier than ever before, can the Orb's return signal a new "golden" era for Thermaltake?
September 13th, 2005

Gigabyte 3D Galaxy Watercooler Review

Gigabyte's last cooler was a performer, and now they up the ante with the 3D Galaxy, a complete watercooling kit they hope will be your first venture into watercooling.
September 7th, 2005

Gigabyte G-Power Cooler Pro

Gigabyte's latest innovation on the cooler front sports quad heatpipes, an oversized suspended heatsink, and an enormous 120 mm fan. See how it stacks up against the competition in today's review of the G-Power Cooler Pro!
May 10th, 2005

Coolermaster AQUAGATE R120

Coolermaster's latest innovation is a pre-assembled, turn-key water-cooling solution, with an integrated pump/waterblock design. Come check out the review to see how it performs, and whether it's a product to keep an eye on for that silent PC of yours!
April 18th, 2005

Zalman VF700 AlCu VGA Cooler

Zalman does their own version of cool and quiet with the VF700 AlCu, a replacement heatsink/fan unit for most video cards out there. Can they deliver on the mostly untapped aftermarket video card cooler market?
January 14th, 2005

Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu CPU Cooler

Big but quiet would be an apt description of the Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu. Feature an enormous heatsink fan and Zalman's reputation for quiet cooling solutions, the CNPS7700-AlCu is a great choice for anyone looking to reduce the noise in their system. Find out how it fares in both temperature and audio tests.
December 24th, 2004

Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler Pro

It seems like the Gigabyte cooler really appeals to a lot of users because Gigabyte is back with yet another one. This time, the 3D Rocket Cooler Pro combines cooling with a twist: airflow pushing outwards towards your motherboard's surrounding components.
October 20th, 2004

Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu Cooler

Big, large, ginormous and heavy would be some of the adjectives used to describe the Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu. Quiet and silent would be another two. The Zalman is definitely big and quiet, the latter of which is a Zalman trademark. See how well the CNPS7000A-Cu holds up in terms of setup and temperatures.
March 29th, 2004

Gigabyte 3DCooler-ULTRA PCU31-VH

Go on a vacation a couple months and what happens? Come back a lot heavier. Gigabyte has not been vacationing but the 3DCooler is back in full copper and it's gained a few pouunds and a few rpms on the fan. How much improvement do we expect to see from the 3DCooler this time around? Read on to find out.
March 22nd, 2004

Thermaltake Venus 12 Athlon 64 Cooler

Thermaltake takes a stab at the aftermarket Athlon 64 cooler market with the Venus12 cooler, their high-end, hardcore solution. Take a look at how this behemoth stacks up against the stock cooler as well as the Gigabyte 3D Cooler PRO in both heat and noise tests!
February 2nd, 2004

Microcool NorthPole

How hardcore are you? Are you crazy enough to solder stuff on your motherboard to juice up the northbridge voltage so you can crank your FSB up just that little bit more? If so, the Microcool NorthPole is right up the alley of the extremist and must be checked out.
January 16th, 2004

Gigabyte Cooler-PRO PCU21-VG

Gigabyte makes a foray into the cooler arena with an unique product. Interesting design and the inclusion of features such as a 3 1/4" drive bay rheostat. Only question is how well does this perform.
January 13th, 2004

Aerocool Extreme Socket A and Socket 478 Review

Extremely cool looking and extremely quiet. Is it cool enough to take the heat from a smoking 1800+?
December 7th, 2003

Thermaltake Socket A Silent Boost Review

Thermaltake made it's name with such gems as their Orb cooler and their Volcano 7+ all copper cooler. Now in an age where it seems like everyone and their grandma is out to get a piece of Thermaltake's pie, they've upped the ante with a whole new line of products, including the Silent Boost coolers... coolers reputed to combine not only stylish looks, but very high performance at super low noise levels. How low? 21dBA according to the specs.
November 17th, 2003

Swiftech MCX462-V Review

A variation on the hedgehog type cooler from Swiftech, the MCX462 is a HUGE cooler with a non-standard clip mechanism and support for both 80mm and 92mm fans.
November 5th, 2003

Speed Strip SSA-1 Review

AMD Athlon overclocking is always a tricky game. Many things can be done to speed up processors but many come at the possible cost of the processor itself by using soldiering techniques or whatnot to unlock the potential of the CPU. Speed Strip LLC in these times has come up with a patent pending strip to add onto the bottom of some of these Thoroughbred and Barton core cpu's functioning with the AXDA design. The SSA-1 is the first to a possible line of unlocking strips for these processors.
November 5th, 2003

Thermaltake X-Blower Review

Thermaltake these days seems to be a company that comes to mind instantly off of the minds of many cooling enthusiasts. The lineup has grown so much from the initial Volcano series of coolers into case fans, case accessories or well even cases of their own creation complete with their own system for cooling it. No matter what Thermaltake has grown to take on all aspects of cooling in search of the ideal solution for each end user. Today we get to bring to all of you the X-Blower system. A combination cooling solution to upgrade current heatsink intake fans and add an exhaust port blower fan that pulls hot air away from above and below the cpu area.
November 5th, 2003

Dynatron C42 and C62 cooler review

Check out these two coolers from Dynatron: both the C42 and C62 are rated up to 3200+, but the C62 takes it further by keeping you cool while pushing your chip to its limits.
October 14th, 2003

Thermaltake Volcano 9 Coolmod Review

ThermalTake is arguably one of the best success stories in the world of mod suppliers. We've had a long relationship with the company and have seen their reputation grow as quickly as their product line. We've used the Volcano 7+ for a long time in various systems, but recently we've started to use Volcano 9's in most of our benchmark test beds. Today we're looking at the "CoolMod" version of the Volcano 9, which differs from the original Volcano 9 only in an aesthetic fashion.
January 31st, 2003

OCZ Goliath 2 SE Review

OCZ needs no introduction. The last time we benchmarked one of OCZ’s HSF, it smoked the competition. This time OCZ has a new HSF called the Goliath 2 SE. Warning! This is one big HSF so without further delays here are the specs.
August 14th, 2002

P4 Cooler Shootout

Modern day CPUs are capable of producing more heat than a toaster. Because of this, CPU coolers are necessary to prevent your $300 CPU from frying. Without proper cooling, a CPU could easily burn out in less than ten seconds. We will look at several coolers for the Intel Pentium 4 processor of the 478-pin variety.
April 26th, 2002