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Month Archives: June 2009


Cooler Master Sileo 500 Mid Tower Chassis with 500W Power Supply Review

Is your mother complaining to you about her computer being too loud? I bet she also doesn't like all the bells and whistles of a lot of gaming cases, but I have an answer to your problem. The Cooler Master Sileo 500 is a plain, yet sturdy case jam packed with sound insulation material. You probably want to check this out even if your mother isn't complaining to you because the Sileo 500 also comes with a 500 watt power supply for an affordable silent case & power supply solution. Read on further to see how easy it is to install.


Synology DS-409+ Network Attached Storage Device Review

Storage device maker Synology introduced the DS-409+ a few months ago into a market filled with competitors. The NAS sector is booming right now as small businesses and even home users are realizing the benefits of a NAS: less power draw, persistent backup, media services, and compact units. The DS-409+, as the name alludes, is a business-class four-bay device ready to serve up a variety of protocols, services, and other devices to a network. ThinkComputers checks it out in this review.

GamingInput DevicesReviews

Thrustmaster T.16000M Joystick Review

Joysticks aren't a common item around the reviewers circle, but there are those ones from time and time again, like the Thrustmaster T.16000M Joystick we got a chance to review. It offers a total of 16 buttons on four different axes. A high precision of 256 million dots resolution blows other pro joysticks out of the water at their 1 million dots resolution. This ambidextrous joystick is very comfortable and easy to use. It includes a free copy of Tom Clancy's HAWK PC, a combat style flight simulator. Read on further to see how well I did after eight years of not playing a flight simulator.


Kingwin HTC XT-1264 i7 Ready CPU Cooler Review

Though the RVT-12025D is still being manufactured, Kingwin has replaced both tower coolers with a new series, the HTC (Heatpipe Touch Chip) Series. Today I will be looking at the 120mm version of the HTC series, the XT-1264. Still utilizing the concept of the heatpipes making direct contact with the CPU surface, the HTC Series has a new twist that should improve the cooling capabilities of these already capable coolers. Read on to check out the Kingwin XT-1264!


NZXT Panzerbox ATX Gaming Case Review

If you are a gamer you probably tend to go to a lot of LAN parties. I have been going to LAN parties for quite a while now and something I've done over the years is keep on trying to make my gaming rig lighter and smaller so when it comes down to lugging it to a LAN party the task is pretty simple. It's no fun carrying a steel full tower around with you! NZXT knows this and has come up with the Panzerbox, which will fit an ATX motherboard, large graphics cards, and 4 hard drives. All of this inside a light and compact package, let's take a look...


Thermaltake ISGC-300 CPU Cooler Review

Today we got a chance to check out the Thermaltake ISGC-300, the third of four Thermaltake ISGC CPU Coolers. Its tall, yet narrow design allows for plenty of airflow and an easy of installation. Supporting the latest CPU's, the ISGC-300 provides a powerful cooling method which can be easily adjusted between low and high speed settings. Read on further to see how well it performed in comparison with the ISGC-100 and ISGC-200.


GlacialTech X-Wing Notebook Cooling Pad Review

Most notebook cooling pads are the same, a simple design that lifts your notebook of the ground and a fan in the middle to cool things down a bit. Well today we have a notebook that not only does that but adds a ton of features like a set of touch-sensitive media keys, temperature and fan speed display, and a 3 port USB hub. Let's see if this cooler with all its bells and whistles can actually cool our notebook as well.


Lowepro SlingShot 100 AW Camera Bag Review

We have taken a look a quite a few Lowepro bags over the past few years here at ThinkComputers, but most of them have been a combination camera and laptop bag. Today we get the chance to look at one of the camera bags that I've wanted to check out for quite a while, the SlingShot 100 AW. As the name hints this is a sling bag that is meant to be carried on your back with just 1 strap. Even though this is a small bag it still has enough room for a SLR camera with lens attached and a few extra lenses and accessories. Let's take a look...

Power SuppliesReviews

Thermaltake Litepower 450W Power Supply Review

Today we have a chance to take a look at the Thermaltake Litepower 450W Power Supply, a stable and highly efficient power supply. Awarded an 80PLUS Bronze Certificate the Litepower 450W is a powerful device for its class. It automatically detects the voltage (100~240V) to make sure it's getting the right voltage no matter what country you're in. It's even compatible with the latest PCI-Express and Dual/Quad Core CPU configurations. Read on further to get a better look.


LaCie D2 Safe 1TB External Hard Drive Review

<a href="" target="new">External hard drives</a> are everywhere, I currently use 4 with my main rig and 1 with my laptop. I really like using them because they are easy to setup and if you need to transfer large files from one computer to another you can just go ahead and unplug the drive and plug it into the new computer. Today we will be looking at an external drive that gives you more security than most others, the LaCie D2 Safe drive has a fingerprint reader on it so you can securely access files. So if someone decides they want to snatch this off your desk they cannot access your files.

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