Today we're taking a look at horizontal CPU coolers from Reeven, Phanteks, and Noctua. Although horizontal CPU coolers are likely to always remain a niche market relative to their tower-style brethren, the continued growth in and shift to smaller form factor PCs has given them a higher profile among system builders as of late. Sometimes you cannot just buy the best cooler for the job for the simple reason that it will not fit into the system. This is particularly true for compact and/or narrow cases, especially those meant for ITX systems and horizontal placement. With the majority of typical CPU coolers being tower-type constructs, it is difficult to find one that fits inside compact case designs.
To that end we've grabbed a few horizontal...
Silverstone aims for silence with the ST45NF, and removing the fan will certainly achieve that goal. Can they also manage to provide clean and stable power? Find out as...
Christoph Katzer on 8/25/2008
One of the largest PSU ODMs in the business sent us their latest offering. You may not be familiar with FSP Group; the question is, are you missing out?
Christoph Katzer on 8/5/2008
Cooler Master looks to set new standards in power supply quality with their Ultimate Circuit Protection (UCP) power supplies, boasting 80Plus Silver certification and a 5-year warranty.
Christoph Katzer on 7/29/2008
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Christoph Katzer on 7/21/2008
Kingwin's low-end Revolution cooler takes a spin in our test bed, as we compare its performance with coolers that can cost three times as much. Unfortunately, sometimes you get...
Matt Campbell on 7/16/2008
Silverstone sent us their highest output PSU for testing. Capable of delivering up to 1200W, this is a unit for extreme users and systems.
Christoph Katzer on 7/7/2008
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