Cooling & Cases Reviews

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    Scythe FUMA SCFM-1000 Twin Tower CPU Air Cooler

    By Marc Adams   January 12, 2017

    Scythe has a history of building CPU air coolers that not only perform well, but are also are a value in terms of your hard earned money. The FUMA cooler is built with the PC hardware enthusiast in mind and sports multiple fan configurations and comes supplied with two fans so you do not have any added cost.

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    Streacom DB4 Fanless Aluminum Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   January 06, 2017

    This case review is for all of you mini-ITX system builders out there that may be looking for something a bit different than the normal case....that looks like a computer case. The Streacom DB4 fanless chassis may be exactly the HTPC case that will grace your living room....with grace.

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    Thermaltake Tower 900 Vertical Super Tower Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   December 04, 2016

    It's a tower and it's super! Thermaltake's new Tower 900 is not close to your typical PC computer enclosure. It is built for a very specific customer; the enthusiast that wants plenty of room to do highly customized build and then have the ability to easily show it off is the target demographic for this chassis.

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    Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Case Review

    By Steve Lynch   November 07, 2016

    Anidees tells us, "It's not just a case with glass side panel." Fair enough, and most enthusiasts know they either want to be able to peek inside and feel the satisfaction of their handiwork. Assuredly though, now days you need more features than just a glass door to satisfy system builders.

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    Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 Cube Case Review

    By Steve Lynch   October 10, 2016

    Corsair is back with another cube type case this time in its Carbide AIR series. The model AIR 740 is a big steel case that has a big footprint, and along with that comes a spacious interior that will lend itself to just about any amount of hardware you want to install and Corsair has its sights set on excellent cooling for all that hardware.


    Enermax ETS-T50 Axe CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   September 29, 2016

    Enermax keeps up its onslaught of CPU air cooler designs today with a tower cooler that uses five direct touch heatpipes to move all those BTUs. It has LED lighted fans along with a stealthy black exterior. Interestingly, Enermax has included a ducting system on the back in order to hopefully help better exhaust all that hot air from your CPU.

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    Thermaltake Core P3 Wall-Mounted Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   September 12, 2016

    The Thermaltake Core P3 chassis can be mounted standing, in a desktop orientation, or directly to the wall. The open design allows you to see all the components in your system easily and the wall-mount option allows you to place your system in view like a work of art. All of these options come in at an easy-on-the-wallet price as well.

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    Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   September 08, 2016

    The Alphacool Eisbaer series of AIO CPU coolers are one of the units that spearheaded the non-sealed liquid cooling systems that are becoming popular. This means adding coolant and expanded the loop if you need to. Alphacool has configured its kit in a very smart way as well that will make sense to enthusiasts.

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    Thermaltake Core P100 Pedestal Extension Review

    By Steve Lynch   August 19, 2016

    The Thermaltake Core P100 Pedestal is an expansion part for the Thermaltake W100 full tower case previously reviewed here. What the P100 does is give you the ability to expand you cooling system's ability or give you space for extra storage among other things into an entirely self-contained unit below the W100 chassis.

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    Reeven Justice 120mm CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   July 18, 2016

    Reeven is the new kid on the block, and is attempting to break into the CPU cooling market here in North America. Without a doubt that is a tall order considering just how crowded that space is. The Justice however looks to have what it takes to be a great CPU air cooler, but it all about temperatures, noise, and install when it comes to value.

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    Streacom FC9 Alpha Fanless Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   July 06, 2016

    There are more than a few enthusiasts that have been experimenting with the "smaller and quiet is better" end of the computing spectrum the last few years, and because of this more companies are delivering mini-ITX and micro-ITX cases. Streacom is one of those companies looking to shrink the footprint and banish the sound.


    SilverStone Argon Series AR08 CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   June 14, 2016

    SilverStone's Argon Series AR08 looks to address those building a budget mid-level computer that balances performance and budget. It does however bring some enthusiast features with it like direct contact heatpipes, a 92mm PWM "diamond edged" fan, and noise dampening technologies.