Reviews

8.5
Date: Sep 5th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
Zykon P3 Mouse Pad

The P3 is a large mousepad made from cloth with a soft and very fine surface. The orange logo on the edge looks very nice and the overall feel is great. If you are in the market for an XL pad, this may just be for you. The great price makes this pad a very affordable choice for low-sensitivity gamers who need a large gaming surface.

9.0
Date: Sep 4th 2007
Author: D_o_S
In: VGA Coolers
D-Tek Fuzion GPU and Uni-Sink

Before the next generation of GPUs is released, we must deal with NVIDIA's flag-ship card, the 8800 Ultra, and the massive amounts of heat it produces. There are several air cooling options available, but enthusiasts will surely select water cooling. The D-Tek Fuzion GPU block offers versatility, and coupled with the Uni-Sink it should be a great solution for cooling 8800 Ultra and GTX cards. Is it the same in practice as in theory?

9.5
Date: Sep 3rd 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Cosmos RC-1000

The Cooler Master Cosmos is the company's newest high-end offering designed to be a follow up on the highly successful Stacker Series. The case did not only grow in dimension & weight but also offers a long list of new and unique features. You will find seperate hard drive drawers, four fans and foam covered side panels among many other details.

9.0
Date: Sep 3rd 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Other
Tripp Lite Smart1000LCD UPS

Most users these days know to at least protect their PCs with a surge protector, but in truth, that is not nearly enough. Surge protectors do not protect against blackouts, brownouts or "dirty" power, but an interruptible power supply can. Today we takes a look at the Smart1000LCD UPS from Tripp Lite. It is a 1000VA / 500W unit with a blue backlit LCD display that provides real-time power status.

7.8
Date: Sep 2nd 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mice
Zykon M1 Gamer Mouse

The Zykon M1 is a very cool looking mouse, featuring red LED lighting and a scroll wheel that can be seen from the bottom of the mouse. It is smaller and lighter than most gaming mice these days, which makes it great for low sensitivity gamers, especially with large cloth mouse pads.

9.4
Date: Sep 1st 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: VGA Coolers
Zalman VF1000 LED & RHS88

After a long wait the Zalman VF1000 LED VGA cooler has finally arrived. It is a special cooler designed to meet the cooling requirements of today's high-end cards like the GeForce 8800 Series. The additional RHS88 heatsink plate is required for proper cooling of other components on the board like voltage regulation circuitry. This all copper beauty sure does look nice, but can it live up to the expectations?

8.5
Date: Aug 31st 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Thermal Paste
Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound

Tuniq launches a new thermal compound that should be available September 10, 2007. We put it to the test against Arctic Silver 5 and the older TX-1 compound to see how easy it is to work with, how easy it cleans up and how well it performs.

9.5
Date: Aug 30th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: CPU Coolers
Zaward Vivo Cooler

Next month Zaward will be releasing a new CPU heatsink called the Vivo. This new cooler is based on a 92mm fan and uses exposed heatpipes that contact the CPU heatspreader directly. Add to that the Dimple Technology Golf fan and a unique fan shroud, the Vivo's compact size really packs a punch.

Date: Aug 29th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Tradeshows
Games Convention 2007: Sony After Party

As always there are a lot of parties at Games Convention Leipzig. Sony has managed to fill up an entire hall with their consoles and has used the entire area for a massive party after the convention closed for the public. Four DJs and a large crowd made this party one of the best of this year's show.

Date: Aug 29th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Tradeshows
Games Convention 2007: Hardware

The Games Convention 2007 had some very interesting hardware product launches. We have scoured the halls, snapped pictures and collected information on all the interesting new releases at the show.

8.4
Date: Aug 28th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: CPU Coolers
Zaward Twin Towers Chipset Cooler

In the quest for silent performance, users are looking toward heatpipes for most of their cooling needs. Today we are looking at the new fanless chipset cooler from Zaward, called the Twin Towers. This chipset cooler has two heatpipes, one of which can rotate around the other to reduce compatibility issues. We put the Twin Towers to the test to see what kind of performance comes with its silence.

Date: Aug 27th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Booth Babes
Games Convention 2007: Girls

After running wild search patterns through the halls of Games Convention Germany we are proud to present you the finest collection of booth babes from Europe's biggest gaming show. You will find 300 high-res photos to get an impression of what you missed.

8.5
Date: Aug 20th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Headphones

Zalman's latest ZM-RS6F USB headphones are based on a C-Media USB sound card and a 5.1 capable headset that can do real surround sound. The whole unit has been built to deliver a maximum of comfort while still being rugged and easy to transport. Another plus is that it is quite affordable when compared to other solutions with similar features.

9.2
Date: Aug 17th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Akasa Integral P2NES 2.5" IDE/SATA

The Akasa Integral PNES is one of the first 2.5 inch external enclosures which can either utilize an IDE or SATA drive. This also results in a USB 2.0 or eSATA connectivity, which makes the P2NES perfect for anybody with na eSATA equipped PC at home or work and a USB 2.0 equipped notebook

9.5
Date: Aug 16th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Zalman ZM-DS4F

Zalman first showed their compact ZM-DS4F headphones at Computex. The headphones are designed in an Apple white and can be folded together for easy transportation. Inside you will find two individual audio drives per ear cup which improves sound quality a lot. Actually, it will be hard to find a better set of headphones in the sub-$30 price range.

9.2
Date: Aug 15th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Other
Myvu Personal Media Viewer

Watching video on an iPod is nice, but sometimes it can be difficult. The Myvu Personal Media Viewer allows the user to view video by looking through a set of glasses, putting the display up in front wherever the user looks. Add in a set of noise-reducing earbuds and the Myvu Personal Media Viewer is the perfect iPod accessory for the frequent traveler or a college dorm.

9.0
Date: Aug 14th 2007
Author: DanTheBanjoman
In: NAS
QNAP TS-109 Pro Turbo Station

Nowadays a lot of people have a dedicated home server for data storage, downloads or both. The TS-109 Pro is the latest fully featured NAS server by QNAP, it allows you to house everything your home-serving heart requires in a little box without making your energy bill go through the roof. Among the included features are Gigabit Ethernet, BitTorrent Downloader, Apache+PHP+MySQL Server, FTP and more. Since the system is based on Linux it can also be customized to suit more advanced users.

9.5
Date: Aug 13th 2007
Author: Mandelore
In: Watercooling
Danger Den DD-29XT HD 2900 XT Waterblock

Danger Den is considered to be one of the best companies around when it comes to high performance watercooling hardware. Taking a similar approach used on their previous Tyee waterblock, Danger Den designed a full coverage waterblock for the Radeon HD 2900 Series, the DD-29XT. The waterblock and can cool both the GPU, Memory and Voltage Regulators efficiently and promises dramatic results.

9.4
Date: Aug 11th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Thermaltake Mozart IP

Today, more and more consumers are adding PCs to their home theater systems. With the goal of using it to watch DVDs, listen to music and surf the Internet, these consumers want something that functions well and looks great. The Thermaltake Mozart IP helps bring all those features to the home theater, with the added bonus of an iPod dock that works with or without the PC powered on. Using the included Media Lab display and iMedian software, many functions are at the user's fingertips with an infrared remote control.

9.1
Date: Aug 9th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Silverstone ST85F Strider 850W

The Silverstone Strider 850W is a power supply designed with gamers in mind. It comes with a modularity feature and allows up to eight PCI-Express video card connectors to be used. As fan a 135mm variant is employed, together with the high efficiency of 80%+ it allows the unit to be very quiet, considering the maximum power output of 850W.

9.4
Date: Aug 1st 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Origen AE S21T HTPC Enclosure

The Origen AE S21T with a retail price of about $1000 is the company's flagship HTPC case. Its features like unique layout, incredibly solid construction, modern design, 12.1 inch full HD capable motorized dropdown touch screen and insane price are something you will not find in any other HTPC enclosure. It created a lot of waves as soon as first images surfaced on the Internet and was a big attraction at CeBIT this year.

9.0
Date: Jul 31st 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: Cases
GIGABYTE Triton 180

One of the biggest names around in the consumer computer world has a new case out called the Triton 180. GIGABYTE, well known for their motherboards and graphics cards has a reach on just about every product type out there in the computer market. So today we will see if their cases are as good as their other products.

9.1
Date: Jul 30th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Silverstone Sugo SG02 SFF chassis

The Sugo SG02 is a small form factor case for MicroATX motherboards which is based on the SG01 Evolution but brings it to the mainstream segment at a much lower price point. The interior of the SFF case is kept very simple but efficient, which makes installation a breeze, while the very unusual white color variant will certainly stand out on any desk, living room or LAN party and goes great with a silver optical drive or two.

9.1
Date: Jul 30th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
AirLive WL-5400CAM WLAN IP Camera

The AirLive WLAN IP Camera is a solid and easy to setup camera, which can be implemented into any existing wired or wireless network infrastructure. The included software allows you to control four devices at the same time, making it the perfect choice for all your surveilance purposes.

9.1
Date: Jul 29th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W

The Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W is a massive power supply that can deliver power to any system you could build or dream of. With a total of 99 amps (!) on four 12V rails it easily exceeds any specifications and should be a good choice for a high-performance system with multiple video cards.