In a world where closed-loop liquid cooling systems have become a default choice for enthusiast-class PCs, the evolution of air coolers has inevitably slowed down. Nonetheless, there are manufacturers that keep introducing rather interesting air coolers that can cool down even high-end desktop processors. One of such devices is Deepcool’s Assassin III, which was demonstrated at this year's CES.
The 165-mm tall Deepcool Assassin III is comprised of a massive aluminum radiator equipped with seven heat pipes and two 140-mm fans. According to the comapny, to optimize airflows and maximize performance the cooling system actually features spoilers on its top fins, a rather unusual engineering decision. The Assassin III is rated for up to 280 W of cooling, which is enough for any high-end workstation...
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
We've got ten power supplies for this roundup, representing the higher end of the PSU spectrum.
Christoph Katzer on 11/22/2007
We test four moderate power supplies ranging from 400W to 450W. What separates budget 400W units from higher quality midrange units? Read on to find out.
Christoph Katzer on 11/6/2007
NVIDIA launches a new open standard for monitoring and controlling computer components.
Wesley Fink on 11/5/2007
Cooler Master has not topped recent cooler tests. Will the mid-priced Hyper 212 turn the tide?
Wesley Fink on 10/31/2007
We test three power supplies ranging from 1200 to 1300 Watts. For those who need as much power as a small business, which if any of these units comes...
Christoph Katzer on 10/22/2007
Earlier this year AMD announced its DTX form factor, and we got a chance to play around with AMD's first DTX reference platform.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2007
The Scythe Kama Cross and OCZ Vendetta introduce new approaches to $30-$40 CPU cooling. Do they succeed in providing good cooling value at a midrange price?
Wesley Fink on 10/1/2007
Swiftech has introduced a simpler and more reasonable two-piece water cooling system based on their Apogee water block. We compare it to the external Corsair Nautilus 500 and the...
Wesley Fink on 9/17/2007
As Confucius once put it, "Silence is the true friend that never betrays." We've heard the calls for a review of Seasonic's power supplies, and it's time to see...
Christoph Katzer on 9/14/2007
Enermax first launched their Infiniti line a year ago. We take a look at this pricey offering to see how it measures up to the competition.
Christoph Katzer on 9/11/2007
Zippy has sent us a second PSU for review, claiming 86% efficiency. Can it live up to these claims, and if so, can you actually find it for sale anywhere?
Christoph Katzer on 9/3/2007
A seemingly new name in the European market sent us their 600W model for testing. The results might even be shocking.
Christoph Katzer on 8/27/2007