Reviews

Razer Mako 2.1

For all the things Razer are known for, one thing that's always present in their products is style. While they've had some big hits, and some unfortunate misses over the past couple of years, it's always there. Unsurprisingly then, their latest release, developed with THX, is not devoid of flare either. The Razer Mako is it's name, and though it might be an impressive looking setup, how does it sound? Well, I'm about to find out.

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Jeantech Absolute 1000w

The last time we got out mitts on Jeantech property, the power supply ended up being used in our test rig for months afterward thanks to its fully modular design. Today I have a slightly more powerful model – the Absolute 1000W which promises a semi-modular design, low noise output and stable rails. Let’s see if it’s ready to give our twin Ultra’s the required oomph.

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Vvikoo 9600GT 512MB

Introduction Well it’s finally here, the 9 series of GPUs has hit the shelves and the reviews have already poured in thick and fast. I know we’re a little behind everyone else on this one, but our 9600GT review is a bit different. Vvikoo’s monstrous 9600, comes with a whopping Zalman heatsink and some hefty factory overclocking. Let’s see what …

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FSP Everest 1010W

As the need for PC juice increases, so does the size of the PSUs providing the needed power. Fortunately, there are a few companies who aren’t willing to extend the chassis of their power providers, and instead stick faithfully to the compact size that we’ve come to expect.Once such company is FSP who have created the Everest PSU which is capable of sending (just) over 1000W of energy to your ever-hungry components. It features a modular design alongside 4 PCI-e connectors and comes in shiny blue. What else could you need? Read on to find out.

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Tuniq Ensemble 1200W

With the recent addition of triple SLI and multi GPU gaming rather than single powerful cards, power supplies with quadruple figure watt values are being recommended more and more by manufacturers. Whether it’s due to actual necessity or the want to sell more, high power PSU’s are now more common than ever.Today I have the Tuniq Ensemble which will be pitted against a couple of 8800 Ultra’s to determine whether it passes the gamer grade. Featuring four PCI-e connectors, dual fans and 87% efficiency, let’s see if you can frag while saving the earth at the same time.

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Gigabyte VPower

Having proved themselves as commendable GPU cooler manufacturers with their Cyclops, Gigabyte were keen for us to test their slightly higher end model, the V-Power. With a wider compatibility and 4 heatpipes more than the Cyclops' 0, let's see how it adds up.

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Gigabyte Cyclops

Most cooler reviews are of products designed for the latest, greatest and usually hottest GPUs. But what if you have an older system, with a once powerful 6600GT or x800? The fan dies or you want to squeeze a few more MHZ in your OC, where do you turn? Well, Gigabyte of all companies have made the Cyclops, which comes with changeable front covers, RAM sinks and a solid aluminium core. Let's see how our 6600GT feels with it attached.

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Noctua NF-B9

We’ve seen a collection of various Noctua fans conforming to the standards of 80mm and 120mm, but nothing in the lesser-used 92mm size.Fortunately, 92mm fan mounts can now use bevelled blade tips and vortex control notches, but more importantly, have a MULNAZ PC. Lets have a look whether it lives up to our previous experiences with Noctua blowers.

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XFX 8800GTS 512MB

For many enthusiasts looking for a new GPU, it would seem best to wait for the 9 series which will be coming from nVidia over the next few months. However, what do you do if you happen to want something now, now, now? Well, the latest card from the green camp is the 8800GTS "refresh" with 512MB. Is it worth it's price tag? Let's find out.

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Gigabyte G-Power 2 PRO

CPU cooling starts with the stock HSF you get with your new processor, but these are loud and poor at removing heat from the overclocked silicon beneath. As a result, the consumer demands more, and the manufactures provide; mostly in the form of tower coolers.Today I have the hip-hop Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro which features ‘atmospheric blue LED lighting’ and a 120mm fan. Lets see how it performs…

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