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  1. Cooler Master X-Craft 250 review

    Cooler Master X-Craft 250 review

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    This diminutive fellow is a gem. It looks dead classy, and is very compact, making it perfect if you're after a portable drive. It takes IDE 2.5inch drives rather than SATA, so it's the perfect way to recycle drives from old laptops

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    Antec Sonata III review

    Antec Sonata III review

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    The Sonata III has a 500W PSU pre-installed in the case, which comes with the requisite dual 6-pin PCI-E plugs needed if you're looking at fitting a whopper like the 8800GTX, or an SLI or Crossfire system

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    Antec MX-1 review

    Antec MX-1 review

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    Antec's enclosure is another biggy, but can be tilted on its side to save space. It's one of the more awkward chassis here to use, too. Having to unplug the control board and slide out the internal disk caddy is a bit of a fiddly task

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    Impex MG100 Hi-Tack Glue Gun review

    Impex MG100 Hi-Tack Glue Gun review

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    Impex MG100 Hi-Tack Glue Gun review: There are a million potential uses for hot-melt glueing when it comes to PC tinkerage. Consider: how do I mount these cold cathode tubes to the interior of my pimped out case?

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    Gigabyte Triton 180 review

    Gigabyte Triton 180 review

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    Gigabyte's rather solid-looking 3D Aurora case, while a couple of years old now, is still a popular choice for rig builders and modders. However, at a shade over 100 pounds, it's a bit on the pricey side, pushing it into serious upgrade territory

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    Cooler Master Ultra Silent System Fan review

    Cooler Master Ultra Silent System Fan review

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    Good airflow, provided by quality system fans, is like sweet love for your PC. But this isn't the noisy kind of love, it's as quiet as it comes. With a diameter of 120mm and a depth of 25MM, this fan is capable of gulping gallons of air into your chassis.

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    Zalman CNPS7500-CU review

    Zalman CNPS7500-CU review

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    Zalman CNPS7500-CU review: We've seen Zalman's 'flower' cooler design a fair few times. And this latest incarnation ups the surface area of its copper fins considerably, but obviously grows to much larger proportions to accomodate for this

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    Asus Silent Square Pro review

    Asus Silent Square Pro review

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    Asus Silent Square Pro review: A few months ago we covered Asus' V60 cooler. We learned later that Asus has absolutely no plans to release it. Why? Well, this similarly-designed, but slicker looking cooler is likely to be the main reason

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    Apack Zerotherm BTF95 review

    Apack Zerotherm BTF95 review

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    Apack Zerotherm BTF95 review: Passive cooling once involved sticking a small lump of metal onto your CPU. Well, those days are gone, as this particular heatsink proves. You might be eyeing it up for your media centre - it is, after all, utterly silent

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    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 review

    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 review

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    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 review: CoolerMaster's Stacker 830's already has a long list of features, and it's hard to see how more can be added. The Stacker 831 has a few extras. The main point is the aluminium build.

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    CoolerMaster Geminll review

    CoolerMaster Geminll review

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    Cooler Master Geminll review: This is a cooler that seems like it could cause metal shortages across the world. A gigantic lump of a heatsink makes up the design that spreads itself all over your case's internals.

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    Antec P182 SE review

    Antec P182 SE review

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    This special edition chassis is big and, if you've got a Narcissuscomplex, it's utterly beautiful. Even if you haven't, the polishedJapanese steel enclosure is thoroughly pleasing to the eye

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    AOpen EU965 review

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    Shuttle isn't the only company to have a handle on what makes a small form-factor chassis great. We have the occasional effort from Biostar, and while its SFF releases are rare as rocking-horse crap, they're usually pretty good

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    Zalman CNPS7500-CU review

    Zalman CNPS7500-CU review

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    This is a tried and tested design that's been doing the rounds since Athlon XP days. Though this latest 'flower' is a lot bigger, it's still up to the task, running very quietly and still cranking out a minimum of heat

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    Zaward Square ZCJ002 review

    Zaward Square ZCJ002 review

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    Heatpipes are everything for this colossus. The heatsink fitted to the CPU is barely any larger than the kind you'd see on GPU RAM. It works, though, with most of the heat being dragged up to a larger block hovering above with a 120mm fan bolted to its top

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    Scythe Andy Samurai Master review

    Scythe Andy Samurai Master review

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    Worth buying for the comical box alone, an apparently deadly serious attempt to appeal to Westerners by badly Photoshopping the face of a scowling teen - yes, called Andy - into a Samurai helmet

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    CoolerMaster Mars review

    CoolerMaster Mars review

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    The Mars looks good: it's small and discreet, and like the ASUS, has its fan fitted internally, which serves to both appear tidier and muffle some of the noise. It unquestionably looks great, though the sacrifice is fairly average heat management.

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    Asus Silent Square Pro review

    Asus Silent Square Pro review

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    This stylish offering is our favourite. We are jealously clinging onto it for our thrice-monthly rig upgrades and draining the planet dry of thermal paste as a result. There is a pleasing pro feel to it, and it's entirely self contained

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    Apack Zerotherm BTF95 review

    Apack Zerotherm BTF95 review

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    If the BTF90 was the kid who grew up to become captain of the rugby team, this is his clumsy, weak-chinned brother, determined he's still capable of anything his sibling is

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    CoolerMaster Geminii review

    CoolerMaster Geminii review

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    A cooler this big must be capable of bringing about a new Ice Age, right? Nope - this brute treated our CPU as well as its stock cooler did. But Coolermaster reckons its sheer girth means it'll suck heat away from RAM, mobo and GPU too

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    Apack Zerotherm BTF90 review

    Apack Zerotherm BTF90 review

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    Not quite sure where Apack got the idea that hardcore gamers and modders are really into butterflies, but that's the risible motif stuck on the top of this slim tower. That aside, it keeps temperatures low even under full load

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    Asus V60 review

    Asus V60 review

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    Take a quick glance at the V60 and you're unlikely to be impressed by its humble appearance. With the name Asus on the top you could be forgiven for assuming this early effort doesn't hold much promise

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    Zalman HD160XT review

    Zalman HD160XT review

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    Although it can provide great flexibility as the centrepiece of your digital entertainment, the PC is way behind standalone DVD players and stereos in terms of appearance and useability

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    Zalman HD160XT PC Enclosure review

    Zalman HD160XT PC Enclosure review

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    The concept of using Windows on your TV is still waiting to hit the mainstream. Zalman's HD160XT won't bring new users into the Media Centre Edition fold, but it might appeal to MCE users who wish to upgrade their kit in style

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    Enermax Infiniti 720W review

    Enermax Infiniti 720W review

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    Unsheathing this beast of a power supply is a pleasing process. Clad in gunmetal grey armour, and sporting a cooling fan the size of Bolton, it's clearly a high-performance product. The modular cabling can handle a massive number of components

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