Zalman manufacture some of the worlds best loved coolers for the hardware enthusiasts. From graphics card chillers to CPU heatsink and fan combos, they do it all. Today I have their VF-900 GPU cooler to test, I wonder how it will do…
At Channel Expo I had the privilege of being stabbed with a case panel by their rep showing me their new P190 case. Building on the success of the P180 range, this case now has 2 140mm fans, 2 120mm fans and an Antec Big Boy 200mm fan slapped on the side. If the box is anything to go by, this case is big…
Zalman have always been at the forefront of silent computing with their CNPS mark; accreditation for the quietest components. Today I have one of their modular power supplies, the ZM500-HP, which features a heatpipe fed heatsink.
For those that don't know, the performance graphics card market is dominated by two rivals; ATI and nVidia. These two companies constantly play the game of "One Upmanship" with each other and recently it has been no different. As ATI released – after much delay – their HD 2900 series of cards, Nvidia brought to the market a hugely overclocked 8800GTX card, known as the Ultra. This card promised monster performance that would keep Nvidia as the performance king for that bit longer. Today I have the Superclocked version of this card from EVGA; lets see how it does.
Antec, the makers of several user-centric cases, making the best use of space and always using tool-free designs. Today I have their current flag-ship model; the P182, which features noise-deadening panels and the first case I’ve seen with an optional spoiler.
Although many have been a bit disappointed that the latest hardware renditions that ATI released didn't take the GTX performance crown, they tend to forget that the money is in the mid to low range cards, not the top end. This is a market that is still held pretty firmly by ATI with their x1950 Pro cards. Today I have Sapphire's version of the series which has proved itself time and time again; let's see how this one fairs against new challengers from the 8600 series.
After testing their heatpaste, we managed to get our mitts on a Zaward Sylphee which has a rather original design. Instead of one fan blowing across the fins, this packs two. That coupled with a fully aluminium chassis should make for interesting testing.
Microcool? Anyone? No? Okay then… I was contacted by a Microcool rep about reviewing their heatsink adhesive, and never to turn down a free product; I accepted.