Tuniq Ripper 1000W Power Supply Review at Overclockers Online

tuniq_ripper_1000w_8 [news]"We'll start with what Tuniq has done right. The Ripper 1000W is a good looking unit; clean finish, sleeved cables with matching heatshrink, connectors and fan grill. The unit comes with plenty of molex connectors and the cables have quite a bit of length in them. In terms of performance, the Ripper finds itself placed comfortably in the middle of the pack- while there are better units available, it outperforms plenty others. Still, all around good performance."

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Unbeatable Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum Edition

cards [news]"Hong Kong 15th June, 2009 – Inno3D are excited to launch the Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum Edition with extreme cooling performance for better gaming speeds. The unbeatable Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 is built with the 2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture with 480 stream processors. The Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 runs at 576/1242/2000MHz and is the fastest card in the market. The advanced Platinum cooler allows airflow to circulate through the front and back of the case chassis which decreases heat more effectively."

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Heat Pipe Direct Touch CPU Cooler

"A few weeks ago CoolerMaster introduced their first heat-pipe direct touch cooler; the Hyper TX3 and it performed very well considering the fan size is of the 92mm variety. A 92mm fan is almost considered too small by what other manufactures are shipping in their tower coolers. Being a top tier manufacture, CoolerMaster couldn't just sit idly by and soon released their 120 mm heat pipe direct touch cooler: the Hyper 212 plus. Cooling your CPU is one of the most important areas to keep in mind when you decide to either upgrade or build a computer. Unfortunately there is a trade off between cooling and noise when selecting a cooler. Most coolers today have hit that "happy medium" when it comes to said trade off and CoolerMaster follows suite here with the Hyper 212 Plus. Don't be fooled this cooler is not just a rehash of the previous Hyper 212, but a redesign with added heat pipe direct touch should help keep this cooler somewhere near the top with a price that won't leave your wallet completely empty."

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Noctua presents quiet CPU coolers for Xeon 5500

noctua_nh_u12dx_1366_1 [news]"Vienna, June 15th 2009 - Noctua today presented two new additions to its DX series of quiet Intel Xeon CPU coolers: Now compatible with Intel's latest LGA1366 based Xeon 5500 (Nehalem EP) processors, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 are true drop-in replacements for standard Intel coolers and make it easier than ever before to significantly reduce the noise emission of high-end workstations and severs. "Our industry clients who build quiet servers and workstations swear by our DX series of Intel Xeon coolers for applications which require both high processing power and low noise emission", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "The new Nehalem EP processors certainly provide an impressive boost in performance, but especially the faster models also require high-quality heatsinks in order to be cooled quietly. That's where our new DX 1366 coolers come in." Based on Noctua's signature NH-U series and fitted with the award-winning NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 form complete premium quality packages that include Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and guarantee outstanding quiet cooling performance for Intel's LGA1366 Xeon 5500 CPUs. While the larger NH-U12DX 1366 is ideal for quiet audio, video, CAD or rendering workstations, the smaller NH-U9DX 1366 fits standard 4U chassis and thus lends itself to special server applications."

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80-way Thermal Interface Material Performance Test @ BmR

80-Way-Thermal-Interface-Material-Best-Cooling-Performance-Comparison-Benchmark-Tests [news]"Prior to our 33-Way Thermal Compound Comparison article published back in March 2008, there had not been another project of its size available online. So when Benchmark Reviews revealed our test results, it was a surprise to find that many overclockers had been ill-informed by marketing hype and misleading enthusiast opinions. Benchmark Reviews later published several other complimentary articles for performance hardware enthusiasts, offering an instructional guide on Thermal Paste Application Methods and testing for the Best CPU Cooler Performance. As the author to both of those articles, I have discovered that the most critical factors pertaining to thermal cooling performance seems to be overlooked. In this massive follow-up article, which was built from entirely new project data taking over one year of research to publish, our collection of test material has grown to include every product we could acquire from the marketplace. Benchmark Reviews has received advice of industry experts, manufacturers, and elite overclockers to bring you this comprehensive 80-Way Thermal Interface Material cooling performance comparison benchmark test."

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Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD4890 1GB Graphics Card Review @ Bigbruin.com

icon.jpg"Never satisfied with just releasing a typical product, Sapphire now offers a variety of Radeon HD4890 cards, including the factory overclocked Vapor-X Radeon HD4890 1GB unit provided for this review.  This card gives the reference design RV790 GPU a slight speed boost from 850MHz to 870MHz, while also giving the GDDR5 memory a bump from 975MHz to 1050MHz."

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ASUS EN9400GT GeForce 9400GT HDMI Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews

ASUS_EN9400GT_front_page [news]"Home Theater Personal Computers have been on the rise in recent years but most HTPC cases have a major flaw that makes them inherently tricky to deal with, their size. Some say size doesn't matter, well that may be true for some things in life but when it comes to HTPC's, if it's small it means limited air flow and thus it's cooling capabilities are limited. It also means that you just can't fit a very powerful video card inside of it. Even if you could, a bigger video card means more heat and we all know that heat is the number one enemy of all your computer components. So what if there was such a video card that would not only fit inside of a small form factor HTPC case but one that can perform well enough to meet the demands an HTPC requires all the while keeping it's cool? Sounds impossible? Maybe or maybe not. Here at Benchmark Reviews, you will find a lot of high end video ca! rd reviews just like many other review websites but not everyone is looking for a high end video card. Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS EN9400GT GeForce 9400GT HDMI video card and puts it through a battery of frame rate tests to see just how well the 9400 GT performs and whether or not it can live up to the requirements of living inside of a HTPC case."

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Cooler Master Notepal D1 Review at CCE Reviews

pkg1 [news]"Cooler Master impressed me with their simple yet elegant D1. By no means is it a flashy notebook cooler with colored LED fans or multiple USB ports requiring a separate AC power supply. They went back to the basics and with a simple tweak of replacing the hard feet with a softer material, I think they would have come up with a huge winner. As it stands, the D1 is still a budget friendly notebook cooler that does the trick of what a 50 dollar cooler would do - keeping your notebook cool."

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Cresyn CS-HP500 Folding HI-FI Headphones Review @ Tweaknews

email [news]"With most new product introductions on the market, usually the first generation is a prototype which they then improve on and then release a better product after they have ironed out all the design bugs. But with Cresyn and their CS-HP500, they definitely buck that trend. With exceptional audio and build quality coupled with a foldable design and comfort, the CS-HP500 can easily be summed up as a safe buy for people needing a good set of foldable headphones that won't break the bank."

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New Extended Cooling Fins give Corsair® DominatorTM Memory Aggressive New Look

dominator-gt-extended-fins [news]"Fremont, CA. June 10th, 2009. Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the launch of Corsair Extended Cooling Fins for triple-channel Dominator and Dominator GT memory kits using Corsair’s DHX+ technology.

Corsair memory modules using DHX+ (Dual-path Heat eXchange) technology – a patent-pending cooling approach that uniquely removes heat from both the memory ICs and print circuit board – feature removal cooling fins that allow for modular cooling accessories to be fitted. These include the recently-announced Hydro Series H30 water-block and Ice Series T30 thermo-electric cooler, which are now joined by the extended cooling fins.

“The extended cooling fins for Dominator and Dominator GT memory kits have been designed with an aggressive, high-performance look for enthusiasts and gamers who want to upgrade their memory to stand out from the crowd,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. “By choosing Corsair Dominator or Dominator GT, you not only get the highest-performing memory in the world, but also the most distinctive and customizable memory too.”

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Silverstone LC10B-E HTPC Case @ Benchmark Reviews

silverstone_sst_LC10B-E [news]"Home Theater PCs continue to gain popularity, particularly as more television networks are pushing their content over the web. They're also a great platform for gaming, watching Blu-Ray movies, running a custom DVR, and centralizing media storage. For some of these tasks, a low-power Atom system might be sufficient, but for gaming and processing high definition content, most consumers will want a little more horsepower. That's where a quality HTPC chassis can make a big difference. With room for full-size ATX components, seven hard drives, and five fans, the SilverStone LC10B-E that Benchmark Reviews is covering today should fit the bill."

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ThermalTake Level 10 Full Tower Case Preview

"Thanks to our friends at ThermalTake we have some first look photos. Due to events unknown to us, the photos are a little late, but better late than never right? I do not have a whole lot of information on the case. Thermaltake says the case should be going into production in late summer or early fall. I have tried to put the photos in the order that I would have taken them. So here we go. BMW and Thermaltake put their heads together and came up with an evolutionary case design. While it is pretty radical, I feel that this is the next stage of case design, but no one can be sure what the future holds in store for case designs."

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Noctua @ Computex 2009

noctua_nf_p12_pwm [news]"The days flew by at Computex last week and we'd like to thank all of you who visited us at our booth – it's been great to meet you! For all those who haven't been able to visit us or who weren't at Computex, we've put up some photos and information about the upcoming new products we've exhibited at the show:"

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=news_list&news_id=46

IR Box construction guide

ir_box"The infrared receiver kits had to go without a enclosure so far and it is time to change this. Now there is the new IR box available, where one can insert for example the PCB of the brand-new USB Ultra infrared receiver v2.0, in order to protect the electronic devices and to get a more beautiful construction for the PC or HTPC. Of course it is also possible to integrate different IR receivers into the small black plastic box, this small modding guide is just an example for the latest USB IR solder guide."

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Antec Introduces Newest Addition to New Solution Series: VSK-2000 Case

"Fremont, CA – June 4, 2009 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the VSK-2000, the latest addition to Antec's New Solution Series line of enclosures. The VSK-2000 joins the New Solution Series as a quality, versatile and cost-effective case option. The VSK-2000 case is designed to maximize value, combining efficient airflow, cable management and CPU and graphics cards cooling with an affordable price. The VSK-2000’s cooling system features up to three 120mm cooling fans (one rear TwoCool™ fan, two front optional fans for HDDs) and Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) 2.0 Design Guide compliance for improved CPU and graphics cards cooling. The VSK-2000’s perforated front bezel also provides air intake for additional cooling. Offering users convenience and flexibility, the VSK-2000 features seven expansion slots and washable air filters that allow for easy cleaning, ten drive bays (six internal front-loaded 3.5” HDDs, three external 5.25” HDDs, one external 3.5” floppy drive), and front ports including two USB 2.0 and Audio In and Out."

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A-DATA Presenting the Killer Speed of 1TB SSD with Latest XPG 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converter at Computex 2009

XPG SSD Total Solution [news]"A-DATA Presenting the Killer Speed of 1TB SSD with Latest XPG™ 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converter at Computex 2009 Taipei, Taiwan – June 4th, 2009 - A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high-performance DRAM modules and Flash application products, presenting the killer speed of eight A-DATA S592 SSDs with XPG 3.5” converter configure in RAID 0 at Computex Taipei 2009. With the utilization of XPG 3.5” converter, the capacity can reach up to 1TB to perform 825 MB/s read and 1,115 MB/s write transfer rate. The eight A-DATA S592 SSDs adopting the latest XPG EX93 3.5” SSD converter, equipped with safety lock mechanism that can easily secure the SSD/hard drive in 3.5”drive bay without purchasing any accessories, to keeps the valuable data operate in a safety environment. This functional and worthful XPG EX93 3.5” SSD converter is the best choice for those PC user and enthusiasts. For more information about the latest XPG series products, please visit A-DATA booth at Computex 2009."

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Corsair: Intel® and AMD CPUs Just Got Cooler

Corsair [news]Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., June 2, 2009 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today debuted the new Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 high-performance CPU cooler at Computex 2009.

Working in concert with ASEtek, a worldwide leader in liquid cooling systems for high-performance computing, Corsair has developed an easy-to-install CPU cooling solution that outperforms stock CPU coolers by more than 30%. Utilizing a copper CPU cooling plate and integrated pump connected to a 120mm radiator and high-efficiency, low-noise fan, the Hydro Series H50 delivers superior cooling for higher overclocking performance and greater stability. Unlike traditional liquid-cooling solutions, the H50 is a closed-loop system that is supplied pre?filled and fully connected using low permeability tubing to virtually eliminate evaporation and leaking.

“Until today, most innovations in CPU cooling revolved around how to fit increasingly bulky and unmanageable heatpipe-based air coolers into a chassis,” said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing for Corsair, “The new Hydro Series H50 changes the game, packing an incredible amount of cooling into a much more compact solution and delivering better performance than even high-end, dual-fan CPU coolers that barely squeeze into a system.”

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Corsair® launches Obsidian Series 800D

case_2 [news]Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., June 2nd, 2009 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today at Computex 2009 announced its entry into the PC chassis category with the launch of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D. Flexible, roomy and sturdy, the Obsidian Series 800D full tower chassis was designed exclusively by Corsair and incorporates features demanded by the enthusiast market. “The Obsidian Series 800D is a true builder’s case,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “It will reliably last you through years of motherboard, power, memory, cooling and component upgrades, while its advanced features and superior cooling performance allows you to build your ultimate dream system.” The steel structure of the Obsidian Series 800D has a matte black coating both inside and out, and is finished with a brushed aluminum faceplate for a professional, high-end look. It supports up to five 5.25 inch and six 3.5 inch drives in total, is compatible with ATX, Extended ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards and incorporates advanced features that make it ideal for demanding system builders. These include four hot-swap SATA bays, a cut-out section in the motherboard tray for easy CPU cooler installation and a unique cable management system that decreases cable clutter to increase airflow. The tool-free design also allows for easy entry and simple installation of 5.25 inch drives.

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