One of the things that virtually all power supplies have in common is the drab exteriors. However, NZXT has made a rather bold decision to bring to us their new HALE90 V2 series which showcase an all-white exterior. This move will set NZXT apart from the crowd just for the aesthetics alone. However, we shouldn't be buying a power supply solely based on its color; it still must meet the power requirements for our individual system’s requirements. The new HALE90 V2 1000W from NZXT is a premium-class unit that offers a fully modular design, unique and sleek styling, and claims excellent performance for demanding consumers.
NZXT with the Phantom 630 breaks tradition and continues to raise the bar for the entire industry with its new cutting edge features moving forward and ahead of the pack in every way.
CPU coolers - we all know what they are and we all use them. Whether it be the stock cooler that came with your CPU or a high-end custom water cooling setup we all have one and we all need one. There's cooler that are cheap and relatively inefficient and there are coolers that are expensive and work exceedingly well. What about the happy medium? What about the best of both - price and performance? Enter NZXT and their Respire line of CPU coolers. They aim to give the best performance for the least amount of cash - but do the coolers meet those expectations? We've already looked at their T20 variant (insert link to that review here) and we're thoroughly impressed. Now we've got their Respire T40 here in the lab today so let's check it out!
Air coolers are everywhere these days. They come in every imaginable shape, size and layout and offer varying price points and degrees of performance from "awesome" to "don't waste your money." NZXT is fairly new to the CPU cooler market, having released their first air coolers (the Havik 140 and Havik 120) just last year. Both received great fanfare and praise from their reviewers. NZXT decided to release a more budget-friendly set of air coolers dubbed the Respire series. Today we look at the baseline model, the Respire T20.
As a kid I loved reading comics, especially the ones about super heroes. One of my favorites is the Phantom, an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician. This is a popular feature adapted to several forms of media, including television, film and video games. It stars a costumed crime fighter operating from the fictional African country Bangla. The Phantom is the 21st in a line of crime fighters that originated in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath to fight evil on the skull of his father's murderer, Christopher started the legacy of the Phantom that would be passed from father to son. Believing him to be immortal due to this legacy, his enemies gave the mysterious figure nicknames such as "The Ghost Who Walks", "The Man Who Cannot Die" and "Guardian of the Eastern Dark." Unlike many fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom does not have any supernatural powers, but instead relies on his strength, intelligence, and fearsome reputation for being an immortal ghost to defeat his foes. Today we have the pleasure of reading about another Phantom; only this legacy and legend was conceived and created by our friends at NZXT. The Phantom is reborn again only this time as The Phantom 820, an enthusiast steel full tower chassis, engineered to chill even the most demanding systems. The Phantom 820 is equipped with 200 mm and 140 mm fans in strategic positio...
Today we have the pleasure of reviewing two very unique designs and new arrivals from the NZXT family of coolers, the NZXT CRYO V60 and the NZXT CRYO X60 Notebook Coolers. First, the NZXT CRYO V60 is ultra slim with a very sleek design, and an entirely new concept that features a Vortex Air design blade-less fan. This new tech produces an uninterrupted stream of cool air and is powered by two integrated dual low-noise adjustable 75 mm blower fans. The NZXT CRYO V60 comes available in black or white, and features three USB charging ports for external devices, built in fan speed control, and a power on/off LED button. The CRYO V60 will also support notebooks up to 15 inches and may be perfect for people on the go. It should be sturdy enough to support some of the heaviest laptops. Next, the NZXT CRYO X60 is not your traditional laptop cooler. It was created for optimal comfort for laptop users with a thin and lightweight design. Also, its asymmetrical aluminum body and vertical cutouts offer the user improved air flow to their laptop. This is bolstered by its two 12 mm X 120 mm fans and five speed fan controller. The NZXT CRYO X60 also provisions four USB 2.0 ports, three for peripherals, and one to power up your X60 Via USB connection. It also includes an AC adapter as an additional power source. With the high temperatures we often experience from our laptops (especially when gaming), we are always looking for ways to keep it running cooler. Read on as we put thes...