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9-21-2005

Thermaltake Tai-Chi Super Tower Review
Phirewerkz
Guru3D takes a look at one of Thermaltake's new series of economic ATX/BTX ready cases for the enthusiast, the Thermaltake Tai-Chi Super Tower:
This case my friends is gigantic , it weighs roughly 20 kilograms when it's empty and functions as one huge heatsink, I'm not kidding here. The dimensions of the bugger are 695x380x690 mm! The casing frame is made almost completely from brushed aluminum.
Read on to find out if this case is for you..


Apple iPod Nano MP3 Player Review
Phirewerkz
As the new batch of iPod Nano are invading the portable audio industry, CoolTechZone gives us a thorough review on the Apple iPod Nano MP3 Player:
If you think the iPod Shuffle was as small as iPods could get, you are in for a surprise. Apple’s latest iPod avatar, the iPod Nano is arguably the most chic looking iPod in the world, and comparing that to the standards that iPods have already set, that really is saying something.
I wonder how small portable audio players will be in 5 years...


Edifier e3100 Speaker Review
Phirewerkz
Ninjalane has posted a review on the Edifier e3100 Speaker. The reviewer is surprised to see great sound quality for such a small 2.1 speaker system. Read on to find out what makes this sound system so enjoyable.

7-21-2005

ETT & UTT Memory IC's Explained
WebMasterP
Legit Reviews has posted an explanatory article about ICs. More specifically, what exactly are ETT and UTT Memory ICs.
If a memory company chooses not to use branded IC's then they can use several different types of unbranded parts. The three major types of IC’s to select for value memory are; ETT, UTT, and downgraded DRAM. Right now UTT and ETT modules are starting to make a buzz in the DIY computer industry.
This is interesting stuff and a must read for any enthusiast.


Thermaltake Symphony
WebMasterP
Overclocker Cafe has posted a review on an external watercooling unit (similar to Zalman's silent unit) called Symphony. The performance seems to be more than adequate if you have the spare room for a large cooling tower.

5-3-2005

Antec TX1088AMG Case
Phirewerkz
Overclockers Online has posted a review on the Antec TX1088AMG chassis. Here is a little clip from their article:
As you can see, there was a dramatic drop in temperatures when I shifted cases. Over 10 degrees Celsius in the load temperatures! Despite having one fan, we can see that the CPU Cooling duct greatly improves air flow to the CPU even if a fan is not installed. There was also a 5C drop in the hard drive temperature in both states. Not a bad change if you ask me.

Will this case continue Antec's streak of high performance enclosures? Read on to find out...

4-26-2005

WinHEC 2005 Day 1 Coverage
WebMasterP
Anandtech.com has posted day 1 coverage of this years WinHEC. There is some very interesting items covered. One topic I found particularly interesting was Microsoft's involement of hard disk drives that have a caching system built into them.

4-13-2005

The AquaBox, Passive Watercooling
WebMasterP
Hilbert over at Guru3D has written a review of The AquaBox, a passive watercooling system for a processor and chipset or graphics core. Zalman has a product similar to this that was introduced a while ago that also doesn't use fans, the Reserator 1.

3-29-2005

USBGeek Liquid Optical USB "Ducky" Mouse
Phirewerkz
Controlled Insanity takes a look at the USBGeek Liquid Optical USB "Ducky" Mouse, a mouse with a duck swimming in a a viscous liquid all enclosed in the mouse:
The first thing you see when you look at this mouse is the “Ducky” swimming around the back end of it. Hence it has been nicknamed the “Ducky Mouse”. The duck swims around in what appears to be some type of clear oil and will provide you with hours of giggles and “What the heck is that” comments from friends and family.

Go read up on this if this provides eternal happiness, or just several hours of laughter..

3-24-2005

Build a 10in. Subwoofer
WebMasterP
Hardware Analysis has posted a guide entitled "Build your own 10" subwoofer". Depending on where you're from, this might mean a few different things. However, in this case, the authors means building an enclosure and modifying a woofer for the best performance possible. It is definitely an interesting read if you have the time.



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