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Thermaltake Tide Water

Now that GPU temperatures are exceeding CPU temps, water-cooling has become a much more appealing way to deliver exceptional cooling to your videocard without a lot of noise. The problem is, no one has built stand-alone GPU water-cooling kits—until now. Thermaltake’s Tide Water is an innovative product that indeed succeeds at cooling your GPU in silence. Trouble is, the omission of RAM heatsinks means that while your GPU will be chillin’, the rest of your videocard will be suitable for grillin’.

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Cooler Master Susurro

Cooler Master says that the word Susurro means “silent” in Latin. And we believe it, based on this cooler’s sound profile (and the fact that we looked the word up). The Susurro specs list the noise output at 16dbA, and that sounds about right. Unfortunately, while this cooler is quiet and easy to mount, its cooling performance is lacking.

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November 2004: Build Your Own PC

In the PDF archive of the November 2004 issue, you can find:

  • Build Your very own PC
  • The Birth of a CPU
  • PC Trauma Kit
  • Awesome Product Reviews, including the Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Speaker System!
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the frickin' huge cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!