End users need to be aware of the performance of their current cooling solutions in order to reasonably assess the upgrade that will fit their needs. In this review we will showcase the thermal performance of some popular stock CPU coolers, including the controversial aftermarket Intel BXTS15A and the highly touted AMD Wraith, marketed as offering 125W of near-silent cooling and the equivalent of a $30 freebie. We also included one of the most popular mainstream coolers available, the Cooler Master EVO 212, as a baseline comparison against aftermarket solutions.
Zalman targets high performance users with large cases that are looking for less noise with their latest PSUs. How you plan to make a quiet system and still require...
Christoph Katzer on 6/27/2008
Sometimes, you need quality - price be damned - and it seems Lian Li's V2110 may be able to satisfy our desires. "Once you go black...."
Rajinder Gill on 6/10/2008
We take the PCP&C 500W Silencer for a test drive; the ride is nice, but engine noise may be a bit of a problem...
Christoph Katzer on 6/9/2008
Antec just launched their new Signature series of power supplies, designed to provide a top-quality experience. Does it succeed or does this signature besmirch their name?
Christoph Katzer on 5/7/2008
It took longer than expected, but Corsair now joins the crowd of companies offering kilowatt power supplies. We put their latest offering through our tests to see if it...
Christoph Katzer on 4/29/2008
Silverstone is competing for the crown of super silent power supplies and this 700 watts unit has a good chance to win the race.
Christoph Katzer on 4/22/2008
Xigmatek brings out their high-end power supplies rated at 1000W and 1200W for testing.
Christoph Katzer on 4/13/2008
OCZ launches their newest "XStream" power supply brand, and we've got the 800W and 1000W models for testing.
Christoph Katzer on 4/7/2008
Some users want a powerful system; for others silence is the goal. It can be difficult to balance these competing objectives, but this fanless PSU from Amacrox looks to...
Christoph Katzer on 4/2/2008
At CES 2008, we caught our first glimpse of Enermax's two new PSU series. We've been anxiously awaiting the chance to test them for a couple months now, and...
Christoph Katzer on 3/25/2008
Noctua launches fan refinements to improve overclocking performance without compromising quiet. Does the new cooler perform as well as Noctua claims?
Wesley Fink on 3/20/2008
We look at the HR-03 GT VGA Cooler to see how it stacks up against NVIDIA's stock cooler solution and the Sparkle fanless 8800GT.
Matt Campbell on 3/3/2008
We've reviewed many PSUs rated at extreme wattages; now it's time to look at more reasonable offerings in the 650W range.
Christoph Katzer on 2/21/2008
Enthusiast System Architecture now has USB-if HID approval and the new system control standard is moving forward. The monitoring capabilites of a working ESA system are examined.
Wesley Fink on 2/19/2008
We had a chance to speak with the Founder of PCP&C Doug Dodson, and felt the interview questions and answers were worth passing along as a closer look at...
Christoph Katzer on 2/11/2008
PCP&C sent us their new Turbo Cool 860W, with a few extras requested specifically by AnandTech. Read on to find out what extras we wanted and what the Turbo...
Christoph Katzer on 2/4/2008
Alpine 7 is a family of $12 to $15 coolers while the Freezer 7 Pro is a step up to the $25 price range. Can these entry-level coolers compete...
Wesley Fink on 1/29/2008
The last ZEROtherm Butterfly cooler showed impressive performance and low noise levels. Can a ZEROtherm design for all-out cooler performance top our charts?
Wesley Fink on 1/16/2008
We've looked at dozens of power supplies, but we haven't given out any awards. In this recap of the 2007 PSU market, we pick out those offerings that have...
Christoph Katzer on 12/20/2007
In the rush for faster processors and GPUs sporting more cores and pipelines, power supply manufacturers are feeling neglected. If you're in the market for an ultra-high-end system, you...
Christoph Katzer on 12/11/2007