Silent PC Review is dedicated to reviews, news and information about silent computers
and components, as well as their energy efficiency and thermal performance.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-10-21 16:20.
The Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB gives us an opportunity to explore how capacity affects the real world performance of SandForce SSDs.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Thu, 2012-10-18 15:07.
This 90% efficient 350W PSU was announced nearly a year before the entrance of the Seasonic G360, but hasn't made much noise in the marketplace. A close examination shows that the product is quite competitive with the new Seasonic.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2012-10-17 06:20.
The name is a big mouthful, which fits with the rest of the Dark Power Pro 10 550W the big packaging, the big casing, and in the end, the big performance. Our first gander at a bequiet! PSU in years, and it manages to catapult past most of the traditional leaders, right to the top of our super-silent, high efficiency, high performance PSU list.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-10-15 16:20.
The ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II is a high-end graphics card with a large dual fan cooler. Though it has an impressive look, it doesn't have quite what it takes to cool the GPU quietly at full load.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Thu, 2012-10-11 04:54.
A Silent Pro M 700W power supply has been doing reliable yeoman duty in SPCR labs for years. We examine a new variant, the CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 720W out of curiosity and not a little hope for more of the same.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Wed, 2012-10-10 16:20.
AMD's new Trinity processor micro-architecture drives new APUs powered by 2nd gen Bulldozer (Piledriver) CPU cores and updated graphics chips for value systems on the new FM2 socket.
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.