Month: January 2005

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CES 2005: A Silencentric Summation

SPCR’s news team of Russ Kinder, Edward Ng and Charles Gilliatt spent several days in the controlled chaos of the 2005 CES in Vegas, slogging through miles of convention center aisles and ogling everything in sight to bring you an SPCR-centric report. Consider it an idiosyncratic, selective web log — blog — from CES through

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Fortron-Source Power Blue Storm AX500-A PSU

Fortron-Source is the source for many power supplies in the PC marketplace, not just under their own brand but many others and as OEM gear. Blues Storm is definitely one of their own line, a new one that features many modern features and performance — including one of the flattest power efficiency curves we’ve seen

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Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Ultra TC heatsink/fan

Arctic Cooling updates an old budget favorite, a deceptively simple aluminum extrusion heatsink with a frameless 92mm fan that features thermal fan speed control. It’s not a giant killer, but it is very quiet, really easy to install and provides perfectly adequate cooling performance — all for US$20. The 4 Ultra TC HSF show that

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Antec SLK3000B mid-tower case

The SLK 3000B is the latest evolution of Antec’s popular 3700 series cases. The SLK 3000B has the same bezel as the 3700 AMB and BQE models, with subtle tweaks and refinements that make it the best of the breed yet. One big change: No power supply is included, with a corresponding drop in price…

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Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Heatsink/Fan

The new Zalman 7700 heatsink/fan is a natural extension of the radial design of the successful 7000 series to the higher thermal demands of the most recent processors — particularly the fastest Intel Prescott core P4s with their >100W output. An integrated 120mm diameter fan is employed instead of a 92mm fan. How does the

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