Month: March 2011

NZXT H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis

The H2 is NZXT’s attempt at a budget tower case with a silent slant. For US$100, it offers noise dampening foam, three quiet fans, a built-in fan controller, a SATA docking station, and a variety of other niceties including a brilliant front fan mounting tray.

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SSD Roundup: Corsair F180 vs. Zalman S Series vs. Kingston SSDNow V+100

In this roundup we examine the performance of three SSDs from Corsair, Zalman, and Kingston. The results should be interesting as they have different controllers, capacities, and prices.

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Antec ISK 100 Mini-ITX Case

The Antec ISK 100 is a followup to the ISK 300, a smaller case without the 300’s steel exterior, optical drive bay, expansion slot, and 8 cm fan(s). The ISK 100’s most interesting features are its well-ventilated mesh cover and 10cm fan which should provide excellent cooling.

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OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI Express SSD

The OCZ RevoDrive 120GB is a high performance solid state drive that utilizes a pair of SandForce controllers in RAID 0. To alleviate any bandwidth limitations, it is housed on a PCI Express 4x card, offering a much fatter pipe than SATA 3/6 Gbps.

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Miika’s DIY Silent Aluminum-frame HTPC

Miika’s monolithic HTPC is the result of classic old-time DIY ingenuity and savvy, which seem in decline in silent computing as quiet off-the-shelf solutions proliferate. DIY initiative can still vye with all the gleaming new high efficiency computer technology today.

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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

The Barracuda Green 2TB is an attempt by Seagate to crack the low power consumption and excellent acoustics of low power desktop drives from WD and Samsung. The Momentus 750GB on the other hand doesn’t have much to prove, coming from the same stock as the surprisingly quiet Momentus 7200.4 and XT.

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Intel Core i3-2100 vs. AMD Phenom II X2 565

In a dual core battle, Intel’s entry level Sandy Bridge chip, the Core i3-2100, takes on AMD’s best, the Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition. Find out how they stack up against each another and Intel’s Clarkdale processors.

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Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case

The Zalman Z9 Plus is a budget ATX tower case targeting the enthusiast/gamer market. The Z9 Plus has the usual trappings of such cases plus a temperature sensor with LCD display and a fan controller, all at a very reasonable price.

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Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

Plasma was the first technology to bring us big flat screen TVs. They’re still considered tops by videophiles. We take our first close look at a big 58″ plasma 1080p TV from Samsung.

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