Most PCs don't require a massive power supply capable of 750W or more sustained output, and even the 500-550W models can be overkill for many users. Today we'll be looking at he Silverstone Nightjar 520W power supply, a PSU with a moderate power output but a very distinct feature: it's completely fanless. Fanless PSUs aren't a new idea, but advances in technology have taken them from expensive and rather esoteric devices to modern designs that are more reasonable. The Silverstone Nightjar 520W retails for $139.99 including shipping (after rebate), a steep price for a 520W unit even if it is 80Plus Platinum certified, but that's due in large part to its fanless nature. Does it perform well enough to justify such a price? We'll...

Scythe Andy Samurai Master vs. Thermaltake MaxOrb

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...

50 by Wesley Fink on 6/4/2007

UPDATE: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme - Retail

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.

45 by Wesley Fink on 5/4/2007

Cooler Master GeminII: Performer or Poser?

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...

44 by Wesley Fink on 4/30/2007

Noctua NH-U12F: Quiet Air Cooling from Austria

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?

30 by Wesley Fink on 4/25/2007

ASUS Silent Square Pro: Compact Embedded-Fan Heatpipe Tower

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?

24 by Wesley Fink on 4/16/2007

P182 Special Edition - One of the best cases gets better

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.

63 by Joshua Buss on 4/12/2007

Scythe Ninja Plus Rev. B: Updated Cooling Legend

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?

37 by Wesley Fink on 4/11/2007

OCZ Vindicator: Heatpipe Tower Cooling from OCZ

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?

41 by Wesley Fink on 4/5/2007

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme: Is More Better?

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.

54 by Wesley Fink on 3/7/2007

Thermalright Ultra 120: Elegant, Fanless and Efficient Cooling

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...

30 by Wesley Fink on 3/5/2007

Scythe Infinity: 5 Heatpipes and Silent 120mm Fan

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?

39 by Wesley Fink on 2/26/2007

The Zalman Twins: 9500 & 9700 Air Tunnels

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...

50 by Wesley Fink on 2/19/2007

Cooler Master Hyper 6+: Universal Heatpipe Tower

A high-performance cooling tower from Cooler Master designed to fit virtually any motherboard.

24 by Wesley Fink on 2/14/2007

Monsoon II Lite: Thermal Electric Cooling Tower

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?

19 by Wesley Fink on 2/6/2007

Value Cooling: Two Towers for under $30

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.

28 by Wesley Fink on 1/23/2007

Tuniq Tower 120: Air Cooling to the Max

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?

50 by Wesley Fink on 1/15/2007

Micro-ATX Cases - Shoebox Showdown

Small factor cases are finally starting to get almost everything right... but what makes one better than.

37 by Joshua Buss on 1/2/2007

A Trio of Thermaltake Towers

Three of the latest cases from world-renowned case maker Thermaltake compared in detail. Which one best fits your needs?

43 by Joshua Buss on 8/16/2006

Evolution of Lian Li's SOHO Server Cases

Ever thought about what a premiere case for people looking to build a personal server would look like? Lian Li sure has.

25 by Joshua Buss on 5/16/2006

Zalman HD-160 and Accompanying Products

We had a unique chance to look at several of Zalman's latest goodies, but most importantly, the all-new HD-160 HTPC case.

48 by Joshua Buss on 3/31/2006

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