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...
Does this high-quality cooler with a mirror-finish mounting plate perform as well as it looks? We take a closer look at this new cooler from a server cooling company.
Wesley Fink on 6/27/2007
The iCEAGE is the first air cooler from Korea-based 3RSystem. How does it compare to the best air coolers tested?
Wesley Fink on 6/21/2007
There has been lots of buzz around the Big Typhoon VX, so we took a look for ourselves. Is the performance top drawer or is there less there than...
Wesley Fink on 6/7/2007
A closer look at two top-end coolers with heatpipes and fans that blow down. Do they compete with the best heatpipe towers tested so far? Do the down-facing fans...
Wesley Fink on 6/4/2007
Thermalright is finally in full production of the Ultra-120 eXtreme. We review the refinements and performance of this chart-topping cooler since our first look at the prototype.
Wesley Fink on 5/4/2007
Cooler Master introduces a huge heatpipe tower with the ability to mount dual 120mm fans. Does the size and design pay off in new standards for cooling performance...
Wesley Fink on 4/30/2007
Noctua designs products in their Austrian center and manufactures them in Taiwan. Does the "designed for silence" NH-U12F have what it takes to also woo the computer performance crowd?
Wesley Fink on 4/25/2007
Motherboard giant ASUS also produces coolers targeted at the computer enthusiast. Does their top-line Silent Square Pro compete with the best heatpipe towers on the market?
Wesley Fink on 4/16/2007
Antec's P180 is still one of the most popular tower cases available. Can they make it even better? The P182 SE is their attempt to do just that.
Joshua Buss on 4/12/2007
Scythe Updates the Ninja Plus and adds AM2 support. Does the updated Ninja Plus give the best we have tested a challenge for the cooling performance crown?
Wesley Fink on 4/11/2007
OCZ is taking a page from their past and shipping some serious coolers for the computer enthusiast. How does the Vindicator compare to the best we have tested?
Wesley Fink on 4/5/2007
Thermalright refines their chart-topping Ultra 120 with two more heatpipes. Does the updated design really improve performance? We find out in our exclusive review.
Wesley Fink on 3/7/2007
The high-end Thermalright Ultra 120 boasts top-of-the-line air cooling with a beautifully finished heatpipe tower. Is the Ultra 120 heir to the cooling performance crown or is it just...
Wesley Fink on 3/5/2007
A closer look at the legendary Scythe Infinity in both single and push-pull fan configurations. Have we finally found a cooler that challenges the performance of the Tuniq Tower 120?
Wesley Fink on 2/26/2007
A closer look at the classic 9500 Zalman and the larger, beefed-up 9700 just introduced. Do the innovative air tunnel designs with looped heatpipes live up to the performance...
Wesley Fink on 2/19/2007
A high-performance cooling tower from Cooler Master designed to fit virtually any motherboard.
Wesley Fink on 2/14/2007
Vigor Gaming introduces a version of their hybrid TEC and Heatpipe Tower Cooler at a reduced price. Is it the new leader in sub-$100 cooling?
Wesley Fink on 2/6/2007
Thermalright and Scythe introduce tower CPU cooling at a bargain price. The Thermalright MST-9775 and Scythe Katana are compared to the best we have tested.
Wesley Fink on 1/23/2007
Our first look at CPU cooling compares a stock heatsink/fan to the Sunbeam Tuniq Tower 120. Are there really any performance differences that justify the cost?
Wesley Fink on 1/15/2007
Small factor cases are finally starting to get almost everything right... but what makes one better than.
Joshua Buss on 1/2/2007