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  1. Cooler Master Mars review

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    The mothership has landed! Inside the PCF test rig, no less. This is perhaps the most curious, B-movie prop of a cooler we've ever seen, coming on like a hot air balloon from some steampunk fantasy

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    Apack Zerotherm review

    Apack Zerotherm review

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    Office opinion of this CPU cooler is quite distinctly polarised between 'very cool' and 'a camp as a boy-scout's outing'. There's no denying, that if you pack one of these into your rig, it'd be the kind of thing that would draw a crowd at a LAN party

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    Antec 550W Neo HE review

    Antec 550W Neo HE review

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    This may seem like a lot ofmoney to pay for a PSU that you're not going to show off. It does haveone trick up its sleeve though - it's very quiet. This is moreimpressive when you consider its 550W maximum output.

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    Asus Silent Night review

    Asus Silent Night review

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    So you know the score by now - greater surface area means a greater ability to dissipate heat, and the Silent Knight CPU cooler has the surface area of a football pitch. All right, that might be a wee bit of an exaggeration

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    Antec 900 review

    Antec 900 review

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    If this case had any more surface area in fan-blades, it might actually achieve lift-off. And while the thought of a component-packed chassis hovering around at eye level ?lls us with a certain degree of terror, the cooling that such a case provides just isn't in doubt.

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    Zalman 460W Noiseless PSU review

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    Zalman and quiet computing go together hand in hand, and once this unit with its 120mm fan was installed in our test PC, the noise from the CPU cooler became more pronounced than ever.

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    Nesteq Nova 600W review

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    Nesteq has broken all the usual design constraints. The Nova comes in two parts: a bracket that sits in your case's usual PSU area, and a power unit outside your case. All the internal connections trail from this bracket...

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    Hiper Type M 730W Low Noise PSU review

    Hiper Type M 730W Low Noise PSU review

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    Unlike some of the other PSUs from Hiper, this lacks modular connectors and does not come packaged with unnecessary frivolities such as plastic tool cases. The package does, however, have all the required splitter leads...

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    Hiper Power 730W review

    Hiper Power 730W review

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    While there's no modular cable system, this Hiper model boasts a whopping 730W output, with Active PFC circuitry built-in. You're getting a lot of punch for your money here - easily enough for a dual 8800GTS system.

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    Enermax Galaxy 1,000W PSU review

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    The Galaxy is the first PSU we've seen that reaches the 1,000W barrier, but is also the first to use a form factor 50 per cent larger than standard, making fitting it into a small case a tricky business with the added size and weight.

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    X20 Performance PC Watercooling Kit review

    X20 Performance PC Watercooling Kit review

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    You really can't beat setting up a water-cooling kit for that Doc Brown feeling of kerrrazy scientific endeavour. Especially when that kit comes with water colouring and UV-reactive dye.

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    Lian Li PC-S80 review

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    This weighty case screams quality - the airflow is so well designed that your components will be humming away happily. Thanks to the vanes and ducts that festoon this case.

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    Lian Li PC-201B review

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    This is a giant, immovable totem of an enclosure, and its party trick is having a massive array of 12 hard drive bays and seven spaces for 5.25-inch drives on the outside.

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    Enlight EN-2411 review

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    This micro-ATX case is cheap and almost cheerful. The 350W power supply that comes bundled with the case will no doubt be removed straight away and replaced with something infinitely superior.

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    Cooler Master Cavalier review

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    Yeah, it's knocking on, but the Cooler Master Cavalier is still one of the classiest cases around. Its screwless design ensures faffless upgrades, and the door is reassuringly chunky.

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    3XS Isotope IX review

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    This is one case that you'll want sitting next to you on your desk. It's the most interesting, unique and altogether cool-looking chassis we've seen - and it wants to be, at over £200.

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    Antec TP3-630 Trio review

    Antec TP3-630 Trio review

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    When we think of Trio, we can't help but think of the chocolate bars, the ones that were like a Club, but not as popular. There's no confectionery inside this PSU, Trio refers to the fact it has three 12 volt rails

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    Zalman Reserator 2 review

    Zalman Reserator 2 review

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    Standing on the ground, the Reserator 2 is almost the same size as a PC tower, resembling a portable radiator in both appearance and functionality. Using a liquid cooling cycle, heat is transferred from your CPU and video card...

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    Zalman FS-C77 Fatal1ty review

    Zalman FS-C77 Fatal1ty review

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    Zalman uses a pro-gamer to brand this heatsink at the enthusiast looking for better gaming performance. However, 3D rendering is more GPU bound than affected by the CPU, so the association is not an obvious one.

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    Noctua NH-U12 CPU Heatpipe review

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    The NH-U9 is a great example of a heatsink that can be used for eitherefficiency or quiet computing. It's made of intersecting fins ofaluminium, which afford a maximum surface area for heat loss.

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    Coolit Freezone CPU Cooler review

    Coolit Freezone CPU Cooler review

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    The Freezone CPU cooler combines the best things about other cooling mechanisms, while producing as little noise as possible. The combination of a peltier, liquid pipes and an active 120mm fan to cool the massive heatsink...

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    In-Win O3 case review

    In-Win O3 case review

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    This case, which hails from the little-known manufacturer In-Win, is a reasonably handsome beast. Three coldcathode halos decorate the sturdy front door and the case itself, we're reliably informed by the box, is fashioned from Japanese ECO steel.

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    Asus Chilly Vent LUX review

    Asus Chilly Vent LUX review

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    The packaging claims that this is a 'charming looking' case fan. We beg to differ, unless, by 'charming', Asus means 'boasts an eye-bleeding colour clash'. The eye-watering bright green fan aside...

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    OrigenAE X10 Chassis review

    OrigenAE X10 Chassis review

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    Requiring the manipulation of six tiny screws to get inside, it's clear that OrigenAE is aiming its X range at HTPC purists who prefer to build and go, rather than tinker with their PC over time.

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    Antec Fusion chassis review

    Antec Fusion chassis review

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    Marking a departure from its previous HTPC efforts, Antec has finally produced a case that doesn't scream 'I'm a PC!' quite so loudly. However, if you did have any intentions of hiding the fact that there's a PC hanging out with your hi-fi...

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