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Palo Alto Products PA-600 ATX Mid-Tower

July 30, 2017

Quick Look Palo Alto Products International PA-600 Mid-Tower ATX The Good http://www.paloaltoproducts.com + Thumb screw access + Removable Side panels + Drive rails + One Screw Motherboard    Mounting + Decent Price The Bad – Difficult to find – Poor Expansion – Noisier than ATCX When you set out to build a computer where do you […]

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A-Top AT900 Mid Tower ATX

July 30, 2017

Quick Look A-Top AT900 Mid Tower ATX The Good http://www.a-top.com + Thumb screw side panel access + Efficient cooling + Removable motherboard tray + Drive rails The Bad – Poor construction quality – Noisy – Non-removable drive bays A little while back, AnandTech took a look at the Atop Translucent X2, the first translucent case […]

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Senfu Watercooler Unit

July 30, 2017

Watercooling a CPU isn’t exactly a new idea – websites covering this topic have been online for a long time. However, the watercoolers mentioned on these sites are "do it yourself" solutions – and building such a watercooler  takes a considerable amount of time and skill. Even though some retailers have been selling single parts […]

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Socket-A Socket-370 Cooler Roundup – November 2000

July 30, 2017

Introduction It’s been a while since we have tested Socket CPU coolers. In our last Socket heatsink roundup, published in July, a Celeron CPU was used for testing. Today, the most popular CPUs for overclocking are the AMD Duron and Thunderbird, which require even better cooling, and are more picky when it comes to heatsink […]

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2.66GHz P4 running at 3.2GHz with PC3400, 652MHz FSB

Comdex 2002 – New Meaning To The ‘Cold Show’

July 30, 2017

We took a first look at the large array of cooling and case companies at Comdex in the newsletter posted on Monday. Since cooling and case manufacturing seemed to be very prevalent on the floor, we have taken the time to provide a large degree of coverage of both of these markets. To follow up […]

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4-Way Power Supply Shootout: Vantec, Enermax, ThermalTake, Antec

July 30, 2017

Introduction Incredibly, the power supplies on modern PC’s have been fairly slow to develop new technology.  Often, diehard gamers will replace a motherboard, processor, ram, maybe even hard drive several times within the course of a year.  On the other hard, other essential items such as the case and power supply become afterthoughts or items […]

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Case and Cooling Spring 2004: Upcoming Products

July 30, 2017

Over the last few months, Purav and I have been keeping an eye on new technology across the case and cooling industry. In the next few pages we will show off some of the newer cases, power supplies and heatsinks that have peaked our particular attention. Zalman TNN-500A Click to enlarge We first saw the […]

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Cooler Master Centurion 5: Simplicity Meets Functionality

July 30, 2017

Introduction Quick Look Cooler Master Centurion 5 The Good + Front panel audio/USB/FireWire + Included 350W Cooler Master Power Supply + Five 5-1/4″ drive bays + Five 3-1/2″ drive bays (1 exposed) + Tool-less drive bays/expansion slots The Bad – No removable motherboard tray – Unclear documentation We have seen many variations in the external […]

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Logisys CS888UV: Glowing Acrylic!

July 30, 2017

Introduction Quick Look Logisys CS888UV The Good + Side panel audio/USB + Four 5-1/4″ drive bays + Eight 3-1/2″ drive bays (2 exposed) + Four 80mm fans The Bad – Motherboard tray difficult to work with – Inefficient use of screws throughout case – Tedious use of screws to hold case together A few months […]

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Close Encounters of the Small Kind

July 30, 2017

Walking Around in Circles If you look at history, things tend to go in cycles. The climate of the earth transitions between ice ages and global warming; political power ebbs and flows over the face of the world; fashions come and go, only to return again as something “new” and “exciting”. It should come as […]

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