Arctic cooling produces some of the worlds better heatsinks and their products can be found in many an enthusiasts humming rig. However heatsinks are not the only product they focus on, they also put a lot of R n 'D into their fans. Today I have two of them, their 120mm and 90mm PWM Arctic Fans; lets see how they perform.
In general, mouse pads are very hard to choose. The surface you prefer is very different from the guy sat next to you, and often the worlds greatest pad can be loved by one and hated by another. Today I have the Rantopad Super C4.
Hard or cloth, it’s a problem that faces gamers looking for a new mouse pad. Fortunately, there are some manaufacturers that give you the best of both worlds. Rantopads is one of them, with their Rantopad P4 they aim to please both camps.
Rantopads aren’t particularly well-known, in fact this is my first insight into their products. Offering several types for different gamer’s tastes, there is sure to be one that suits your playing style. Today I have the Rantopad Mammoth; a hard plastic pad.
Crucial has been one of the top memory manufacturers for a while now, and their Ballistix kits are some of the best loved performance products on the market. Today I have their PC8500 2gb kit, hopefully it can live up to the standard we have all come to expect of products wearing the Ballistix tag.
External HDD enclosures have always been just a box with a USB cord out the back. No regard was given to cooling, or very high speed access. But today I have the Antex Veris MX-1 enclosure with not only e-SATA support, but a large blower fan that circulates air around your HDD.
The heatpaste crown has generally always been awarded to Arctic Silver, whether it is because of widespread publicity or top class performance. But since testing Jetart’s attempt, I’ve seen that the most well-known isn’t always the best. Today I have Akasa’s ‘pro-grade’ AK-460 paste. Let’s see if its name is warranted…
After chatting with the Noctua rep at Channel Expo, we managed to get our hands on the Noctua NC-U6; a rather excessive chipset cooler. With 29 aluminium fins, and 2 dual heatpipes, this should give you a nice drop in temperature, and being passive, a drop in noise too.
USB drives have become the norm, with many of us carrying them round on our necks; the floppy disc is officially dead due to the huge amounts of data that can be transferred and easily using USB. However, not all pen drives are created equal and today I have the speedy Corsair Voyager GT which boasts 8GB of storage and quick snap transfers.
Nvidia's 8800GTX has been dominating the high end GPU market for around 6 months now and there has been little variation in this department. However, MSI have now released an overclocked GTX with its own water cooling setup. This is the MSI OC Liquid, let's see if it can give us some nice numbers.