Month: January 2007

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Thermaltake’s Big Contender: The Big Typhoon

Thermaltake is not known for being quiet or even particularly innovative… but they are well known, and they have a lot of products on the market — far too many for us to test them all. However, we’ve heard good things about the Big Typhoon, so we decided to take a closer look. In the

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Archive: SPCR’s Unique Heatsink Testing Methodology

After our two main test beds for heatsink testing developed intermittant defects, we’ve rebuilt our test bed for the fourth (or is it the fifth) time so we can continue to bring you quality heatsink reviews. At the same time, we’ve brought our article on testing heatsinks up to date — a long overdue update

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SPCR Does CES 2007

After missing CES 2006, SPCR was back at CES in 2007 doing the usual: Watching for new and unusual Silencentric products. Low noise was everywhere and nowhere: Quiet has reached the status of an industry buzzword, but, as usual, one or two companies seemed to treat it as more than just marketing speak. What did

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Tagan EasyCon XL 700W: A Tagan at Last

We’ve been anxious to get our hands on a Tagan for some time now, as our forum members have often commented that they have the potential to challenge for the silent crown. We got one at last, and it’s a high end doozy: 700W, modular cables, dual transformers… what more could we want? Well, there’s

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Antec TruePower Trio 550

Antec’s latest revision of their long-running TruePower series of power supplies is just hitting the market now. A modestly priced line of just three models (430W, 550W, 650W), the Trio still offers many “high end” features such as Active PFC, high efficiency and low noise. We’ve run it through our usual torture treatments.

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