December 2009

by Rafael Hernandez on December 30, 2009 · 0 comments

Putting together a liquid cooling system requires some careful planning and the right selection of components which will properly cool your hardware…a maddening array of choices await! Or you can go with the Larkooler Liquid Cooling Kit which supplies processor, GPU, northbridge, and mosfet cooling blocks and all the necessary gear to get it going. […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on December 29, 2009 · 0 comments

Most motherboards include a good level of overclocking features which is enough to get your CPU to new performance heights, of course there are those that demand even more control over what their motherboard does. The DFI LANParty DK P55-T3eH9 supports the Intel LGA 1156 CPU lineup and piles on the BIOS options so you […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on December 23, 2009 · 0 comments

Fan controllers serve as a sort of peacekeeper whereby you can install those insane high airflow fans and tame them down to a respectable level where you can hear yourself think. Unfortunately most of them are a nightmare of dials to turn. The NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller lets you control everything with a few […]

Read more NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller looks awesome and manages your airflow

by Rafael Hernandez on December 23, 2009 · 0 comments

As nice as a full-tower computer case is there are those occasions where a smaller design is preferred. Of course there are trade offs when you go smaller but there are ways to minimize their effect on your build. The NZXT Panzerbox forces the power supply over your add-on cards which saves some vertical height […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on December 22, 2009 · 0 comments

Intel’s Atom processors popularized the netbook mobile computer platform but its shortcomings were starting to become glaringly obvious with the media rich websites becoming so prevalent. The Asus Eee PC 1005PE takes the familiar netbook dimensions and piles in the new Intel Atom “Pine Trail” platform which promises even better energy efficiency and improved performance. […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on December 18, 2009 · 0 comments

Intel has been on a bit of a performance binge over the past few years trying to get the enthusiasts to latch onto their impressive platforms, that still doesn’t make it any less weird to see their boards offer up enthusiast options. The Intel DP55WG and DP55KG motherboards support the company’s LGA 1156 processors providing […]

Read more Intel DP55WG and DP55KG Motherboards are camouflaged performance boards

by Rafael Hernandez on December 18, 2009 · 0 comments

Testing a selection of coolers is more difficult than you might think. Besides having to carefully control the ambient temperature you’re going to dread mounting cooling hardware and their assorted brackets over and over again. Thankfully Hexus has done all of that so you don’t have to. They have a look at a number of […]

Read more Intel LGA 1156 Cooler Roundup gives you heatsink mounting nightmares

by Rafael Hernandez on December 18, 2009 · 0 comments

It’s getting more and more difficult to differentiate PC hardware especially when it comes to memory products. The biggest thing most manufacturers can do is toss in a few gimmicks and be on their way. Thankfully the G.Skill RipJaws DDR3-1600 memory kit relies on more than just some snazzy heatspreaders, its performance is its key […]

Read more G.Skill RipJaws DDR3-1600 brings good performance and dangerous looking fins

by Rafael Hernandez on December 17, 2009 · 1 comment

Conexant creates many of the audio devices found in laptops and netbooks from all manner of manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, and Dell. The company maintains up to date drivers for various Windows operating systems. Version of their drivers support Windows Vista 32bit and 64bit versions. Version of their drivers supports Windows XP […]

Read more Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221/20561 SmartAudio HD Audio Drivers

by Rafael Hernandez on December 17, 2009 · 0 comments

CPU heatsinks, for all of their impressive cooling prowess, tend to stick with the aggressive styling that’s likely to cut you if you keep staring at it. If you’re constantly in the Holiday spirit at least one company has you in mind. The Titan Fenrir X’Mas Edition CPU Cooler tops off their impressive Fenrir cooler […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on December 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Gaming is as stressful and activity your PC is likely to go through. Those lit, shaded, anti-aliased, and anisotropic filtered pixels require more than a bit of processing power to pump out and have always presented a big problem to graphics card manufacturers…well at least they used to. ATI’s Radeon HD 5970 is so powerful […]

Read more ATI Radeon HD 5970 makes you want even more monitors