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.
We’ve taken a spy at ZEROtherm's GPU cooling range, and we're impressed; now its time for their CPU offerings. Today I have their range of butterfly coolers which may frighten the masculine but if their silent and cool well no-one will notice your lack of manlihood…
ZEROtherm make products that cool and stay quiet, as our GX700 series review showed. But today I have the GX810 which is a step up from the GX710, with more fins, LEDs, temperature controlled fan and other extra fancy bits. Lets have a look.
Nvidia's latest G84 and G86 cards are doing the rounds on review sites at the moment, and because of this they are rather hard to come by. Fortunately, we have managed to get hold of a second 8600GT. Let's see what these bad boys can do in SLI.
ZEROtherm are a relatively new player in the cooling market. They have a number of different heatsinks including the odd Butterfly range and flower coolers; all of which feature at least one heatpipe. Today I have two of their universal GPU coolers, let’s see how they perform…
Nvidia has dominated the high end of the GPU market for the last 5 months with their 8800GTX and GTS offerings. However up to now ATI/AMD has managed to hold their own in the mid range market with their X1950 series, specifically the great "bang for buck" x1950 Pro. Now though, Nvidia are bringing in their mid-range muscle; it's time for the 8600GT.