UK commits to full fibre future
By 2033, anyway.
Fractal Design has finally updated its popular but aging Define R4 - can it still compete?
One new giant case and the makings of a very small one too.
The PC-90 and PC-100 both feature a number of innovative touches
We love Fractal's low-noise cases, but can its new range of high-airflow cases steal our hearts too?
Can NZXT's new low-noise midi tower usurp the Fractal R3 as the best low-noise case?
The first Be Quiet! cooler that we've seen impresses in more ways than one
SilverStone reinvents the wheel with its upside down and back-to-front case.
We attempt to break this triple-slot behemoth to see what's under the new DirectCU II cooler
Impeccable build quality and great cooling makes for a brilliant, if pricey, case.
Need a quiet home for a micro-ATX build? Fractal Design thinks it's got your needs sorted.
We loved Fractal's Define R3 case but will the super-sized XL version be a class act?
The update to the Define R2 is officially our favourite quiet case, read on to see why!
This dual-channel fan controller can keep your PC cool and quiet via temperature-controlled magic!
Seasonic's new version of its highly efficient X-Series PSU does away with the fan altogether.
We take a gander behind the technology that powers Seasonic's latest 80Plus Gold, fully modular power supplies: the X-Series. We strip apart what's inside to find the details.
Apple is winning; the iPhone is the sexiest gadget going, Apple’s computers are gobbling market share like Pacman eats pills and Apple stores are filled with eager customers. Mark Mackay and Alex Watson pit their wits against the Jobs Mob and try to build an Mac killer.
We constantly recommend the 650W Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro, but does the 850W afford the same awesome efficiency and virtual silence? With the same style of modular cables, shiny box, and a very similar build it be just as good or it might suffer from being just too hot.
The Cooler Master Hyper Z600 brings something a little different to the table with support for totally passive, single and dual fan cooling. Can it still perform without the help of additional airflow and just what has made Harry so happy with it? There's only one way to find out! Why are you still reading this?
OCZ's latest PSU has a PC Power & Cooling core and a pretty decent price to boot. Will this quiet, all black non-modular power supply become our new favourite? We stressed it to its limits to find out.
Corsair HX series has been a staple diet of many for a few years now, and finally those wanting a super-high wattage, Corsair quality modular power supply might be in for a treat with its HX1000. We put it on the testing block to squeeze it to its limits and beyond to see if it survives!
OCZ is back to settle the score with the Vendetta 2 heatsink. With a larger low noise 120mm fan, and even more cooling fins, it promises to improve on the original Vendetta and then some! We strap it into the bit-tech test rig and find out if the Vendetta 2 can settle its feud with the competition.
The name might be a relative unknown in the PSU industry but the people behind it sure aren't - in a whisper we discover if this German brand makes a power supply to rival the best of them.
We've all heard of green PCs - but what about a green case? Claiming excellent noise reduction and an innovative thermal management system, the Silentium T2 Eco 80 is a case which seems to have it all - but appearances can be deceiving...
Thermaltake introduces a new QFan to its Toughpower range, adding this new 14cm "silent" performer to modular connectivity and a five year warranty. Is it enough to tempt you away from everyone else in the busy mainstream market?
Are you looking for the ultimate home theatre case? Well, look no further because Zalman has sent it to us - we have a look at the HD160XT Plus, a 100 percent aluminium design with looks to die for. It even has a 7" touch screen to tie it all off. Excessive? Awesome? Costly? We find out.
Noctua has not just changed the F to a P when it updated its popular NH-U12 heatsink, as there are other design tweaks from improved materials and elevation, along with a new fan which apparently makes it perform even better. Inevitably, we had to put these claims to the test.
We test two 120mm heatsinks designed for the hardcore enthusiast to determine which one dons the crown in this cooler faceoff. How will the widely praised Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme compare to the Zerotherm Nirvana NV120 on the bit-tech grill? Let's find out...
Ultra X3s are shiny, totally modular and ooze coolness factor. We take a look at the mainstream 600W and enthusiast 1,000W models to see if the insides are as good as the outsides.
Is your PC too noisy? Tried everything from low noise fans to silent PSUs and quiet hard drives and it's still not good enough? How about a foam kit to cover the inside of your case as well!
So you want a PSU that can run a high end system, but your case overheats, is too small or you want something really, really quiet? We may have finally found what you're looking for.
The Revoltec Rhodium may not be the most nicely named case in recent memory, but it certainly looks sleek enough to please. Check out our comprehensive review to see how Revoltec's latest offering holds up in our battery of tests.
COMPUTEX 2007: Zalman makes yet another stunning case, but instead of crazy heatpipes and passive cooling we get integrated watercooling.
The original Antec P180 may have looked like a fridge, but it was also one of the coolest and quietest cases we've ever seen. Is the new and improved P182 any better? Let's find out.
We look at another barbeque... err, I mean, a passively cooled graphics card from Inno3D's iChiLL range. DirectX 10 cards are looming, but does Inno3D do enough to tempt you in the meantime? Read on to find out.
The AOpen XC Cube EU965 is an SFF based on Intel's G965 chipset that features support for Core 2. We were dying to find out if the XC Cube was capable of matching or even surpassing Shuttle's market-leading XPC products. Read on to find out if it was up to the task...
Zalman has added an 'almost low profile' HTPC case to its product range called the HD135. We find out if size really does matter.
Zalman open up a can of Shhh with three new products: CNPS9500-AT CPU cooler; VF900-Cu graphics cooler; and ZM460-APS Power Supply. Will they stun us into silence too?
Zalman join the HTPC revolution with their HD160 enclosure. We take a look to see if they have what it takes to retain their everlasting promise of silence.
Want a Media Center? Don't want to buy a pre-built rig, but worried about MCE's notorious component compatibility woes? QuietPC has brought out a kit that pairs build-your-own flexibility with guaranteed component choices. Is this the quietest PC we've ever (not) heard?