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Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Cooler - PCstats.com Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Cooler
Wed, May 26 2010 | 9:02AM | PermaLink Feedback?
"With a pretty serious lineup of products already out from Scythe, they decided to rethink and redesign to bring life to a name that has been with Scythe for many years. The Samurai cooler was a cantankerous looking cooler developed in the days when there was little thought of overclocking with the jumpers, or modifying the sockets for more volts. As the needs of users changed, Scythe rolled with the punches and developed the Samurai Z. This was a very basic, two heat-pipe cooler and I use that term loosely. By today’s standards, those two pipes ran to the outer edges and would have improved cooling then, but it couldn’t handle the TDP of today’s processors. With the Samurai Z there was even improvement made and a revision “b” cooler was soon out on shelves. Even with all the working and reworking of the Samurai coolers, Scythe saw ways to improve the idea even further. This time around the Samurai gets more pipes and a very unique mounting setup, which has moved up to include all the newest sockets from both AMD and Intel. Since its inception, the Samurai coolers have never taken up loads of room, as do tower coolers. At that time it was more the normal size for coolers. Today it offers those with a SFF or HTPC chassis; yet another candidate to cool your machines. With all the new goods and redesign, Scythe has also adapted the naming as to differentiate this against the previous versions. Today we will be taking a look at the Samurai ZZ from Scythe. Let’s get it mounted to the T.E.C.C. and see just how well it does."
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Zotac Blu-ray HD-ID34 Nettop / HTPC Review: - PCstats.com Zotac Blu-ray HD-ID34 Nettop / HTPC Review:
Sun, October 24 2010 | 9:01AM | PermaLink Feedback?
Zotac recently launched a couple of revamped ZBox nettops, that feature a new, sleeker design and integrated Blu-Ray drive, the ZBox HD-ID33 and HD-ID34. The only difference between the two models is the included / not included RAM and hard drive; the ID33 is better suited to DIYers who may already have a spare 2.5" HDD and SO-DIMM laying around, while the ID34 ships with a 250GB 5400RPM drive and 2GB of RAM. There's also NVIDIA's next generation Ion (Ion 2) inside, which means that 1080p playback and some light-duty gaming should theoretically be no problem...
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