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Intel details next-next generation CPU

Intel's new CPU, code-named Nehalem, may feature an integrated GPU and memory controller, plus 16 threads per core!

Thermaltake Symphony Mini

Can a CPU water cooling unit from Thermaltake keep your case cool and quiet?

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OCZ Tempest

This month, memory-maker OCZ wades into the hotly contested CPU cooling arena with its blingy Tempest cooler. Though the Tempest has the signature OCZ flair, we were let down by its midrange performance and loud operation.

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Kingwin Big Air BA-12 for AMD

Kingwin’s BA-12 shares a similar design with the popular Thermalright XP-120. A copper base plate connects to an aluminum heatsink, which is aligned parallel to the motherboard. A 12cm fan blows air over the heatsink, cooling the fins and also all the components around the CPU socket.

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Swiftech H20-120 Premium

We reviewed the new Premium version of the H20-120, which is Swiftech’s standard high-performance water-cooling kit. Since we last reviewed the kit, Swiftech made several changes in order to simplify installation, improve performance, and promote silent operation. All in all, Swiftech has fixed almost every issue the previous kit had, with one exception—the instructions are still horrible.

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ThermalTakeTyphoon Mini

This cooler’s predecessor is the Big Typhoon—a great cooler, as long as your PC doesn’t have a side door. You see, that cooler is so damn big that it extends almost all the way to the door of most cases, depriving the cooler of a source of fresh air. Thermaltake recognized the issue and thus the Mini Typhoon was born.

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Intel's Core is a Brainiac

Architecture isn't just constructing buildings, it also dictates how your computer processes data, and Intel's got a few tricks yet.

Voodoo Omen a:121 CrossFire

Bring out your inner witchdocter with the suprisingly sexy Voodoo Omen.

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Cooler Master Hyper L3

Typically, people swap out their heatsink/fan apparatus for one that is either quieter than the stock cooler or capable of better cooling performance. Cooler Master’s Intel-only Hyper L3 doesn’t grant enough improvement on either front to warrant a switch.

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January 2005 - The Breakthrough

In the PDF archive of the January 2005 issue, you can find:

  • Amazing new technologies will reinvent your PC
  • How fast is Intel's new 3.8ghz Pentium 4J?
  • 36 Lab Tests
  • Half-Life 2 Exclusive!
  • Power Supply Showdown
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the big giant cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!