Month: January 2009

Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: A Bigger Typhoon

The Thermaltake’s BigTyp 14Pro, as its name suggests is a bigger version of the Big Typhoon, sporting longer heatpipes and a 14cm fan. The Big Typhoon at the time of its release was one of the larger heatsinks one could buy, but by modern standards it is rather quaint. Can this updated titan compete with

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WD and Seagate take steps to fix terabyte drives

Reaching the terabyte mark was an important symbolic step for hard drive makers — a way of saying, “Our drives are so big, we need a new word to describe how big they are!” But that was two years ago, and, as the drives have aged, some problems have come to light. Both Seagate and

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Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?

The Apex MI-008 is one of the few widely available mini-ITX cases on the market. It looks great but the low price tag may have you wondering… it couldn’t possibly be quiet, could it? Well if it isn’t, we do have a few tricks up our sleeve…

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Caviar Black: WD’s Performance 1TB HDD

The Caviar Black is Western Digital’s premium 7200 RPM hard drive. The 1TB model has 3 platters and 32MB of cache putting it in direct competition with the Samsung F1 1TB drive. Which is faster, and more importantly, which is quieter?

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Zotac GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi: A Compact AM2 Solution

Finally, an affordable mini-ITX motherboard for the AM2/AM2+ socket. The Zotac GeForce 8200-ITX is priced well, powered by the formidable GeForce 8200 chipset and they even threw in WiFi. Does it deserve your hard earned lucre?

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Zalman CNPS9900 LED: The End of the Nines

The fins of a 9700 tower heatsink get split into two sections to allow a 120mm fan to fit between them. The 9900 looks like the Zalman’s last kick at the 9000 series. Postcript: Zalman CNPS9900 LED Unshrouded added Jan 9, 2009 (page 8)

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