Cool IT RAM Fan

Now, I’m going to be honest with you (when am I not?) I am a bit skeptical going into this review. Why? I’ve never actually thought that RAM ran hot enough to actually require active cooling. Furthermore, at a price…

Thermaltake LanBox VF1000BWS Case

Lanning has become a staple of most computer gamers. It’s a social gathering for the (largely) socially inept. It gives you a chance to crawl out of your darkened, fluorescent lit den and wander into a darkened fluorescent lit den…

Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W Power Supply

So this week I’m playing with the Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W power supply. The particular unit on the bench is the W0155RU. This is the fixed cable version. There is an identical modular version, or “CableManagement” version, with the part number…

Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply

Today I have the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W power supply on the bench. The particular unit I’m testing is the “RS-A00-EMBA.” Remember that, because there is also a modular version of this power supply with the model number…

Silver Power GuardianX SP-1000E 1000W Power Supply

I received an email from Tagan asking me if I wanted to have a look at one of their new units. Naturally, I said “YES!” I pondered whether I would get a power supply packages in a briefcase, miniature bureau…

Vantec LapCool 4 Notebook Cooler

Typically, actively cooled notebook coolers consist of multiple small fans. As we all know, small fans are louder than larger fans when they’re moving the same volume of air. So when I had seen the Vantec LapCool 4 with it’s…

Koolance 1200W Liquid-Cooled Power Supply

The other day I received a very large box. I mean a VERY LARGE box. And inside this very large box was a box that was not as large, of course, but was still a box that was worthy of…

NZXT Duet Mid Tower Case

Today, we will be delving deep into the world of the home theater PC (or HTPC) by reviewing a case from NZXT intended for that very purpose: the Duet. Will it allow us to watch our archived episodes of Mystery…

Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1200W (W0133) Power Supply

It seems like every day I’m seeing power supply companies coming out with power supplies with more and more output. It used to be that 1000W was a big deal. Now it seems to be the norm. Then 1100W units…

Cooler Master Notepal S Notebook Cooler

Today I’m having a look at another notebook cooler; the Cooler Master Notepal S. I had thought about doing a “passively cooled notebook cooler shootout,” but the soft, fold-able Thermaltake iXoft cooler is made for portability and is made to…

Thermaltake iXoft Notebook Cooling Pad

So sure, the iXoft might look like a small quilt or over sized pot-holder to throw on your lap so you can use your notebook in comfort, but a quilt’s just going to make your notebook run hotter. At $25…

Micro Temp MTPRO Digital Infrared Thermometer

The Micro Temp MTPRO is a fun tool. Essentially point it at something you want to know the temperature of and it will tell you. Take one of these bad boys to a party and things will really get interesting….

Enermax Infiniti 720W Power Supply

This week I received a package from Enermax. I’ll save some of the other stuff that was in the box for later. But the Infiniti 720W in the box I couldn’t wait to tear open and throw on the bench….

Ultra Products X3 1000W Power Supply

Just a few short years ago Ultra burst onto the scene with their groundbreaking X-Connect. It was amazing in that it allowed the user to remove any cable they didn’t need. The power was in the then upper end at…

SilverStone Strider ST85F 850W Power Supply

Today we have the SilverStone Strider ST85F. What may be the third installment in the Strider Trilogy (ST60F, ST75F and now the ST85F.) What makes the unit a “Strider” is that it’s modular and is OEM Enhance. SilverStone lists important…

SilverStone Olympia OP650 Power Supply

There is buzz about the Olympia OP650 in the forums because it has one, large 54A +12V rail, is rated at 50°C, a compact size, is ready for an R600 card right out of the box with an 8-pin PCI-e…

Scythe Kamariki II 550W Power Supply

Scythe, a company that’s made a name for itself by introducing several cooling products aimed at users seeking improved cooling at lower noise points. They’ve not only produced products under their name but also under the Arctic Cooling nomenclature. Today…

Antec EarthWatts EA-500 500W Power Supply

The EarthWatts product is Antec’s attempt to address the specific needs of those looking for the most efficient power supply available. The EarthWatts is 80 Plus certified; meaning that it has 80% or better efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100%…

Etasis ET850 850W Power Supply

The high end power supply market has grown considerably over the last couple years and the waters have been tested. Etasis has proven themselves, and feels that they can go at marketing their own product under their own name. REVIEW…

1kW Shootout – Turbo-Cool 1kW vs. SilverStone Olympia 1kW

Until 3-way G90 video cards are a reality, anything over 700W can be considered “overkill.” That’s not to say that a 1kW power supply is a complete waste of money. By having a power supply that is engineered to potentially…

Corsair Nautilus 500 CPU Cooler

The most obvious advantage of having everything in one unit is that the assembly has a very clean look. Furthermore, it makes assembly easier and the margin of error that could result in a leak is reduced because there are…

Rosewill RP500-2 500W Power Supply

Ask any purist about Rosewill power supplies and you’re sure to get the same response “Look elsewhere man, Rosewill’s are a joke.” but is that truly the case? Today we look at the RP500-2 and see whether such a harsh…

Zalman ZM600-HP 600W Power Supply

Zalman is a company typically associated with quiet computing. In the past, Zalman has offered power supplies, but they have been limited in output power. Unfortunately, until we figure out how to make a power supply 90% efficient or better,…

Ultra X-Pro 600W Power Supply

Ultra has really expanded their power supply library. Today we look at one of their newest offerings in the form of a 600W, active PFC unit with a large 135mm fan and quiet good looks. It brings a single rail…

Ultra ChillTEC CPU Cooler

The pursuit of overclocking demands one thing above all others: keeping things cool. Today, we will find out if Ultra will help us achieve that end using a mixture of Peltier technology and traditional air cooling. And, can it be…