Month: February 2006

Zalman TNN-300 Fanless PC Enclosure System

It’s raining TNNs at SPCR!? Our second Zalman TNN review in a week, this one tackles the TNN-300 as a case, cooling system, PSU and remote control for the home system builder. The concept is simple: A smaller, more user-friendly, more affordable version of their Totally No Noise system for broader tech consumer appeal. Mostly,

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Fanless Ultra Powerhouse PC by EndPCNoise

It’s a review of a system EndPCNoise sells in a range of configurations, based around the massive Zalman TNN-500AF. Our sample system featured a hot P4 Prescott, mostly to showcase the silent cooling capability of the EPCN / TNN-500AF system. It is quite impressive and not as costly as you might think.

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AMD Turion 64 on the Desktop

It seemed to take forever, but our article on running AMD’s mobile 64-bit CPUs on socket 754 desktop boards is finally done. We examine the power efficiency, cost and implementation of Turion 64 ML44, ML40, MT40 and MT34 models, along side Athlon 64-3200+ and Intel Pentium M 770 CPUs. It’s a complicated, sprawling piece, far

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Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe A64-939 Motherboard

It’s arguably the most full-featured single CPU desktop motherboard ever produced. It also happens to be cooled with heatpipes and features a complex chipset configuration. We put the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe under the microscopes in the SPCR lab to come up with a thorough thermal / power profile of this impressive motherboard.

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Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Notebook HDD

The first perpendicular recording drive to reach the market, this new 5400rpm model from Seagate breaks new ground. It has 30% higher capacity than any other notebook drive, yet requires no more power, generates no more heat, and makes no more noise.

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