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and components, as well as their energy efficiency and thermal performance.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-10-04 16:20.
The latest update to the iconic Zalman CNPS9900 series adds more girth and a second fan... in an ultimately futile attempt to get back to the top ranks of CPU coolers.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-10-01 04:20.
The Prolimatech MK-26 is a sprawling nickel-plated GPU heatsink with six heatpipes and enough surface area for two standard 140 mm case fans. It offers excellent performance and cross-compatibility for a premium price.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Tue, 2012-09-25 18:45.
Fans|Controls | Reference|Recommended
The Recommended Fans article is finally updated. It is a concise practical summary about the technologies, techniques and art of using quiet fans in computers, along with a list of the best candidates.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-09-24 16:20.
The 520 Series 120GB takes the ubiquitous LSI SandForce SF-2281 SSD controller and pairs it with Intel's vast manufacturing and engineering resources. It's backed by a lengthy 5-year warranty and Intel's reputation for reliability.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Sun, 2012-09-23 07:16.
A Platinum-efficiency (92%) power supply from Enermax, one of the oldest names in the computer power sector, promises superb performance and ultra low noise, like its earlier brethren, Modu/Pro 87+... at a price.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-09-20 16:20.
The SilverStone Heligon HE02 has all the design elements of a superb fanless CPU cooler. It's huge, has wide fin spacing, and its odd asymmetrical design takes advantage of all the space around a typical CPU socket.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-09-17 04:20.
Budget graphics cards aren't as exciting as the top tier models but their lower power requirements are perfect for quiet or even silent cooling. ZOTAC has taken advantage of the GeForce GT 640's modest 65W TDP, equipping it with a completely fanless cooling solution.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-09-13 16:20.
Through a quirk of SSD technology, the Crucial M4 64GB has limited write speeds compared to the larger M4 models. The question is whether it's still a worthwhile upgrade for users with limited storage needs and/or budget restrictions.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-09-02 16:20.
The Panther is one of Prolimatech's "low-end" CPU heatsinks, a US$50 tower cooler with premium build quality, four heatpipes, and a 120 mm red LED fan.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Fri, 2012-08-31 07:50.
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE bears a suspicious resemblance to the renowned Noctua NH-D14, with a similar construction, shape, and even mounting style. If immitation is the greatest form of flattery, Phanteks is head over heels in love.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-08-26 16:20.
In a contest of high-end consumer SSDs, the SandForce-based Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB takes on Samsung 830 Series 128GB which uses Samsung's own MCX controller and Toggle NAND chips.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-08-23 16:20.
The GX-7 and Tranquillo Rev.2 are GELID's high-end and mid-range CPU coolers, respectively. The Tranquillo has a modest design and fan while the GX-7 is packed with heatpipes and sports a fancy high speed blue LED model.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-08-20 16:20.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC graphics card has it all: big performance, low power consumption, a very efficient and quieter cooler, and a extravagant price.