It seems like today anyone who takes their system seriously has a few additional bells and whistles on board. A couple of years back we saw side windows turn into the next best thing since sliced bread, and then it was on to CCFL kits and now, what seems to be the real interest amongst enthusiasts as well as those who realize the benefits of a cool, quiet system are focusing there attention on fanbuses. Today we will be taking a closer look at a very well done product by the folks over at Vantec, the Nexus Face Plate with Variable Speed Fan Control.
You just installed your new temp monitoring gadget to keep tabs on your overclocked CPU and video card. Looks cool, works well. But what do you do if you develop the need or desire to monitor other vital stats such as fan speeds, HD space, or perhaps the title of whatever mp3 you're currently listening to? Well if you purchased a CrystalFontz Model 632 LCD Screen, you just need to make a few configuration adjustments. If you didn't, well you need to get your butt over to HighspeedPC and get yourself one.
This unit, which takes up a single 5 1/4" drive bay is serial controlled and is capable of displaying pretty much what you want it to like anything from MBM 5, memory usage (among other bits of system information) or even game server stats.
Review Link : OCIA Review : Ultra Violet Blue PSU Mod
So you have you case totally pimped out. LED fans, laser cut fan grills, CCFL, EL Wire, baybus, CD Window, case windows. You name it, you got it. And there, in the back near the top is your power supply. Dull. Boring. Plain metal.
What can you do about it? It is ruining the whole look of your pimped out machine. Well, you have come to the right place. Our buds over at www.CaseCooler.com sent us the solution to the PSU problem; “The Ultra Violet Sensitive Blue PSU mod.”
Review Link : GruntvillE Review : Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu Heatsink Cooler
From all the previous Zalman heatsinks, or better known as flowersinks reviews, we knew that the coolers performed very well and operate very silently. With that, to continue their effort in maintaining their reputation in balancing the concept of performance and quietness, Zalman has just came up with their new product known as CNPS5700D-Cu to support the Intel Pentium 4 CPU. But, does the CNPS5700D-Cu live up to its standard? How does it fair with the rest of the competitors?.."