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Posted on Friday, May 02 2003 @ 7:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Thermaltake Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
Taking a look at the heatsink, it is completely copper. This is an upgrade from the Volcano 9's copper core. The fins of the heatsink are very thin, which helps with heat dissipation, but they are soldered onto the plate. Sometimes when a heatsink is built this way, there are gaps between the fins and the plate. This usually results in below average cooling. Lets hope the Volcano 11 is built well.

Review Link : The Tech Lounge

Home Systems April 2003
The home systems return for April. Find out our picks for budget, midrange, and high end home systems!

Link : ASE Labs

Samsung SyncMaster 241MP TFT LCD Monitor/TV
The Syncmaster 241MP is the newest addition to Samsungs strong and versatile MP series. The target audience for this particular unit would most likely be someone such as myself who spends long days in front of their computers and would either like to also enjoy video/TV at the same time, or for the audience who would also like to use their TV as a monitor, of course Its also ideal for those just looking for a great quality large TFT LCD monitor/TV.

Review Link : MonkeyReview

Koolance PC2-C goes air-cooled
Aircooling your CPU in the Koolance PC2-C case after the water-cooling was ripped away from its belly. Watercooling style without the water

Review Link : Madshrimps

Swiftech H20-8500 Water Cooling Kit
In an attempt to make water cooling more accessable to the masses, Swiftech created an easy to install kit that is made up of their latest products. Will performance be equal to the sum of its parts?

"Performance-wise, we were quite happy with it. There are cooling setups that perform better (such as Swiftech's own Q-Power), but they don't offer the ease of use the H20-8500 has. A larger radiator and perhaps a reservoir would have improved performance, but it would defeat the purpose of the kit, which is to be compatible with most cases, be easy to install, and be very quiet."
Review Link : Viper's Lair

Thermaltake XView
When one thinks about Thermaltake, usually the first thing to come to mind is high performance cooling. Products like the Orb Series, the Volcano 7 and 9, and the GF4 Cooler, have ranked among the best cooling products. Today we’ll be looking at a product from another side of Thermaltake, something that has absolutely nothing to do with cooling, the Thermaltake Xview.

Review Link : OCC

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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