This week Alphacool announced the availability of their new M.2 SSD Coolers, the HDX-2 and HDX-3. Some may recall the original HDX M.2 cooler was a simple, passive, clip on heatsink for M.2 SSDs, and was designed to help prevent thermal throttling which has a tendency to plague synthetic test results on some M.2 based drives. With the advent of the HDX-2 and HDX-3, they have moved beyond the simple clip cooler and to using a PCIe x4 card. This design change allowed a full sized heatsink to be mounted on it giving more surface area to cool the attached M.2 device. The HDX-3 takes the HDX-2 and its passive setup a step further and uses a waterblock instead of the large heatsink to...
Cooler Master's ATC-201A has been getting a lot of publicity because of its high performance design. We take a look at why it performs so well and where...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/11/2003
Ahanix devoted a lot of resources into their latest case, the dBox. Attempting to become the first case that comes standard with an LCD control panel, the dBox...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/9/2003
As Shuttle reigns primarily uncontested in the small form factor market, Lian Li follows suit with Cooler Master and jumps headlong into the small form factor market.
Kristopher Kubicki on 12/2/2002
Many are calling this the last and probably most uninteresting Comdex ever, but the cooling and case companies beg to differ. Get ready for an indepth analysis of...
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/21/2002
Kingwin takes a stab into the case market with an Al-Mg alloy behemoth based on the same design as the ever popuplar Lian Li cases. Is the beauty...
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/12/2002
Its been a long time since we did cases at AnandTech. To welcome case reviews back to AnandTech, we bring to you ThermalTake's first attempt at an aluminum...
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/11/2002
With server rack space at a premium, building low profile 1U servers is an endeavor many are undertaking. But how do you cool Athlon MP processors in a...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 12/19/2001
If you've got a Socket-A processor then this is the guide to read. Our largest cooling roundup to date. Read on as our resident cooling expert, Tillmann...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 9/7/2001
Quite a lot has happened since our last cooler roundup in November of last year. Not only did we see new products from previously unknown manufacturers, we saw the...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/7/2001
With the Athlon running hotter than ever one of the most common questions we're asked is "What is the best CPU cooler on the market?" Our resident cooling...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 11/21/2000
AnandTech takes a look at 9 of the best Socket-370 / Socket-A coolers on the market right now. Whether you're looking to overclock your CPU or just want...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 7/14/2000
AMK doesn't actually manufacture cases, but they do take other people's cases and modify them heavily. Modifications are primarily focused at massive cooling. The LAN-0334 is designed for being...
Mike Andrawes on 4/10/2000
Finding a good case is tough, so when we stumbled across the excellent FK-603, we decided to check out bigger and better things from Fong Kai. Enter the...
Mike Andrawes on 4/5/2000
As the clock speed of today's processors increases, so does the amount of heat that they dissipate. The quest for more efficient cooling techniques has lead companies to...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/22/2000
Three new heatsinks have made it into our labs since last month's roundup. Looking to cool that Athlon of yours? Read on to find out if the...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/13/2000
A comparison of ten Athlon heatsinks available, with a special focus on high performance heatsinks suitable for overclocking
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 2/21/2000