Reviews

9.4
Date: May 11th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80R Spider Edition

In our CES 2008 coverage of Lian-Li you saw the awesome Lian Li PC-P80 R AMD Spider Edition case. These cases are just now coming through manufacturing, and TPU is one of the first sites in the world to bring you a detailed look at this new case. It features nearly everything an enthusiast could want, but is it truly the dream of an ADM/ATI fan?

8.8
Date: May 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Hiper Anubis

The Hiper Anubis is an incredibly sturdy chassis, which goes the "trusted and true" route. You will not find any fancy layout or interior screw-less system, but thumb screws instead. The beautifully designed front is one good reason to give the Anubis a little plaque with a unique serial number on it.

8.6
Date: May 7th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Other
Hyper Sonic AG2 Notebook

With the recent purchase of Hyper Sonic OCZ has added another company to their portfolio, further diversifying their product range. Hypersonic's AG2 Notebook, which we have on our testbench today has been engineered to be light weight and portable with less than 1.8 kg. The design also looks stunning with its a high quality, glossy paint.

9.4
Date: May 7th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Silverstone Treasure TS01B RFID Enclosure

The Silverstone Treasure TS01B is a very unique 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure. You may not only use it as a plain USB 2.0 powered unit, but may also set it up to safely encrypt your hard drive as well. The two included RFID tags then act as keys to gain access to your data.

8.9
Date: May 6th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC 4GB Kit

The OCZ ReaperX HPC memory series is the newest variant of the heatpipe cooled memory available from the manufacturer. Its new design improves on the cooling with dual heatpipes and finer fins to keep the parts cool. In our testing we saw excellent performance going all the way to DDR2-736 at 3-3-3-12.

8.0
Date: May 5th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Cooler Master Real Power M850 850W

Cooler Master's Real Power M850 power supply is one of the first power supplies that has six 12V rails. This should be enough power for all your SLI or CrossFire needs. Like many other PSUs today, the M850 comes with a high gloss reflective case and a large number of connectors.

8.9
Date: May 3rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
A-DATA S701 & SDHC Eee PC Editions

A-DATA's S701 & SDHC card Eee PC Edition are themed flash storage parts which go especially nice with the ASUS Eee PC subnotebook. The SDHC card is a Class 6 Device which means it can offer write speeds up to 6 MB/s. Both come at no price premium over the non-EeePC branded variants.

9.1
Date: May 2nd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Centurion 590

The Cooler Master Centurion 590 is a very affordable entry level case that brings a lot of features from much more expensive enthusiast class enclosures. Its nine 5.25" drive bays offer ultimate expandability, large video cards will also find a comfortable home in it.

7.8
Date: Apr 28th 2008
Author: Volt
In: Cases
NZXT Tempest

The enclosure market is a one tough cookie. From what Tempest offers, NZXT is certainly bringing an advanced feature set to the entry-level crowd or people seeking simple design. If you're on a tight budget, want to save up some money for better performing hardware and don't care about premium features like a removable motherboard tray you should check out this case.

7.6
Date: Apr 27th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Notebook Coolers
Akasa Gemini Notebook Cooler

The Akasa Gemini Ergonomic notebook cooler is an all plastic unit with two 70 mm fans. Two USB ports can be found on the rear of the device, one of which is used to power the fans. Akasa has designed the notebook cooler, so that it adds ergonomic benefit to your working environment in form of a palm rest.

9.4
Date: Apr 25th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red 800 MHz 4 GB Kit

Crucial has updated their successful Tracer line-up with the Ballistix Tracer 4 GB Dual Channel kit. Despite stock ratings at 800 MHz with CL4 timings at 2.2V this kit is capable of reaching 1120 MHz stable at CL5 and 2.2V. In addition, the Ballistix Tracer Reds were completely stable at stock speed and timings with only 1.8V, making this a great kit for those with limited voltage options. That said, the entirely red LED accented theme and great performance from these high density 2GB modules is sure to please.

9.2
Date: Apr 24th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Head-Direct RE1 Earphones

Head-Direct has just released their RE1 earphones which are quite different compared to all the other in-ears on the market today. The special thing about them is that they are based around some very unique performing drivers that scale particularly well. The better your amplifier is, the better their sound, leaving the competition behind in the dust - if you have a good amp.

8.6
Date: Apr 23rd 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Mushkin XP-800 AP 800W PSU

Mushkin's new XP-800AP power supply offers enough power for even the most demanding rigs. The shiny black paint looks great and the connectors are numerous. One special feature is Rail Fusion which lets the user select if the whole PSU should run with one big rail or in Quad Rail mode.

9.8
Date: Apr 22nd 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
LiveWires T1 Custom IEMs

LiveWires T1 is the name of some new custom earphones that cost about half of its main rivals. They are built exactly to fit your ear with additional customization options like colors. These in-ears use two balanced armatures and play in a completely different league compared to whats usually available in this price segment.

Date: Apr 21st 2008
Author: Easy Rhino
In: Interviews
Interview: Franck Delattre / CPU-Z

Today we have an interview with one of the key figures in the hardware scene. Franck's CPU-Z and ClockGen applications are legendary and part of every overclocker's toolbox. He explains how he made first contact with computers and what made him write CPU-Z. Also he talks about current projects and his future.

8.0
Date: Apr 21st 2008
Author: Pinchy
In: CPU Coolers
GlacialTech Igloo 5750

The GlacialTech Igloo 5750 is a price effective alternative to the Intel or AMD stock retail cooler, which is a lot quieter and still offers sufficient cooling performance. Its silver finish and three heatpipes give it a nice look, the dual fan configuration can easily be changed to single for even less noise.

9.0
Date: Apr 20th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Klipsch Image Earphones

Klipsch Image is the name of a brand new set of high-end earphones. They feature a radical new design and come with an excessive bundle. Besides being extremely good looking they also have a special sound characteristic that appeals to a large crowd.

9.4
Date: Apr 17th 2008
Author: LiNKiN
In: Other
Lamptron Aluminum Case Handles

In a world where case modding is becoming increasingly more popular, Lamptron focuses on giving modders and enthusiasts alike what they are asking for in accessories. The Aluminum Case Handles that we are taking a look at today have style with their custom CNC milled design and smooth elegant finish. The aluminum construction is solid yet very light weight and will certainly please anyone who wants to add portability to their case as well as looks provided that you are willing to spend a little extra money for the quality.

9.6
Date: Apr 16th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Cellshock DDR3 1866 MHz CL8-8-8 2 GB Kit

Cellshock has begun offering their high-end DDR3 memory modules with blue heatspreaders. Their new 1866 MHz CL8 is a speed demon in disguise and has plenty of reserves, pushing our P35 board to the limit. It manages CL7 at the advertised rating and should also be able to break the 2 GHz barrier at CL8.

9.3
Date: Apr 16th 2008
Author: LiNKiN
In: External HDDs
Mapower MAP-KC31 eSATA & USB 2.0 HDD

The Mapower KC31CSJ HDD enclosure has almost everything a user could ask for. The sturdy build quality is complimented by a sleek aluminum finish while remaining lightweight. The performance is pleasing especially compared to more expensive enclosures out there. The passively cooled heat dissipation system ensures silent operation while working hard to get that heat away from your important data.

8.3
Date: Apr 15th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
OVC TC20 Earphones

The OVC TC20 earphones are aimed at the more budget conscious in-ear audience. Priced at only $39 they are many times cheaper than most big brand earphones. The only question is how does their sound performance stack up against the more expensive in-ears.

8.2
Date: Apr 14th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: External HDDs
Rosewill RX82-U HDD Enclosure

The Rosewill RX82-U is a USB enclosure for SATA hard disk drives featuring two easy-to-swap trays. Running in JBOD mode, each drive gets seen as its own self, so the user will see two drives if two drives are installed. More trays can be purchased and drives can be hot-swapped as needed.

9.1
Date: Apr 12th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P60

The new Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P60 is a very elaborate case, which is quite different from the understatement shape of their usual enclosures. Three LED fans are built into the very detailed front door and a top airduct guides air out of the case toward the back. Even though the case retails at $269 it offers a lot of premium features justifying the cost.

8.3
Date: Apr 11th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Aeneon X-Tune DDR3 1333 MHz CL8 2GB Kit

Aeneon is entering the DDR3 market with their X-Tune brand. This series is aimed at the gamers and their first offering is set at 1333 MHz with CL8. It comes with very nice looking black heatspreaders and a unique, blue PCB

9.6
Date: Apr 10th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: Watercooling
EK Water Blocks EK Supreme

Today we take a look at EK Water Block's EK Supreme. This CPU waterblock features a universal mounting plate, as well as a clear acrylic top that can be lit up with two 3mm LEDs. Performance is excellent on the EK Supreme, making it truly worthy of the name "Supreme".