Traditional PC component manufacturers are moving into other areas of interest. For MSI that means devices such as tablets and notebooks, as well as moving forward with their traditional motherboard and graphics cards lines. Similar to ASUS and ASRock, MSI is now moving into the full desktop space with their own barebones package. Like some other barebones we have reviewed, MSI will supply the chassis, the motherboard, the CPU cooler, the power supply and the optical drive, and the user (or system integrator) will have to choose a CPU, DRAM, a GPU and storage. MSI is today launching the MSI Nightblade, a gaming mini-ITX barebones designed to fit a full size GPU (such as the MSI R9 290X), be easy enough to carry around...
NVIDIA launches a new open standard for monitoring and controlling computer components.
Wesley Fink on 11/5/2007
Cooler Master has not topped recent cooler tests. Will the mid-priced Hyper 212 turn the tide?
Wesley Fink on 10/31/2007
We test three power supplies ranging from 1200 to 1300 Watts. For those who need as much power as a small business, which if any of these units comes...
Christoph Katzer on 10/22/2007
Earlier this year AMD announced its DTX form factor, and we got a chance to play around with AMD's first DTX reference platform.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2007
The Scythe Kama Cross and OCZ Vendetta introduce new approaches to $30-$40 CPU cooling. Do they succeed in providing good cooling value at a midrange price?
Wesley Fink on 10/1/2007
Swiftech has introduced a simpler and more reasonable two-piece water cooling system based on their Apogee water block. We compare it to the external Corsair Nautilus 500 and the...
Wesley Fink on 9/17/2007
As Confucius once put it, "Silence is the true friend that never betrays." We've heard the calls for a review of Seasonic's power supplies, and it's time to see...
Christoph Katzer on 9/14/2007
Enermax first launched their Infiniti line a year ago. We take a look at this pricey offering to see how it measures up to the competition.
Christoph Katzer on 9/11/2007
Zippy has sent us a second PSU for review, claiming 86% efficiency. Can it live up to these claims, and if so, can you actually find it for sale anywhere?
Christoph Katzer on 9/3/2007
A seemingly new name in the European market sent us their 600W model for testing. The results might even be shocking.
Christoph Katzer on 8/27/2007
Thermalright introduces a smaller version of the 6-heatpipe and top performing Ultra-120 eXtreme. Is the smaller package too compromised? How does it compete with the best tested at AnandTech?
Wesley Fink on 8/20/2007
ZEROtherm creates a delicate butterfly-shaped cooler with claims of super silence and killer performance. Does the BTF90 deliver as promised?
Wesley Fink on 8/13/2007
Silverstone's Decathlon series differs from their Olympia line in that it features modular cables. In nearly all other respects, the designs are the same, but let's see how this...
Christoph Katzer on 8/8/2007
Zippy has created a hybrid power supply that straddles the line between server and gaming requirements; can it actually satisfy either market, or does it end up making too...
Christoph Katzer on 8/3/2007
The Enermax Liberty line has been around for a while, but we wanted to test an older PSU to show how it stacks up against newer units. Those looking...
Christoph Katzer on 7/30/2007
The Odin is the first power supply that can be controlled and monitored by software. It actually works, so might this be your next power supply?
Christoph Katzer on 7/24/2007
Our latest power supply review takes a look at the PCP&C Silencer, which is designed for the high-end enthusiast market.
Christoph Katzer on 7/18/2007
As the first power supply in our new lab we will be looking at the Olympia OP650 from Silverstone. It comes with a single 12V rail and is fully...
Christoph Katzer on 7/13/2007
AnandTech has heard the requests and we are ready to begin publishing power supply reviews. Before starting, we wanted to take a moment to explain our testing procedures and...
Christoph Katzer on 7/12/2007
Do the self-contained water cooling heatsinks bring that extra bit of performance to CPU cooling? We take a closer look at two integrated water coolers that sell at air...
Wesley Fink on 7/10/2007