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There seems to a lot of cooling going on in hardware land, so today we bring you some of the reviews we found, as well as the usual mix of reviews and other stuff - the good the bad and the really ugly.



Planet Hardware has been chilling out in a big way. First off it has reviewed the CAF12 card cooler. The installation was fairly painless, the airflow is impressive, but it's a bit noisy. Go

here

for more details. And for the truly overheated, they've also had a look at the

hddHO-FAN

from 3dfx.




Insane Hardware is keeping cool during the Southern Hemisphere's winter with its snaps of nVidia's GeForce2 next generation coolers. These

pictures

were taken at Computex, so check 'em out!




Further cold stuff can be found at Anandtech, who did a roundup of socket-A and socket-370 coolers a couple of weeks back. If you didn't get to it the first time round,

here it is

now.




Moving on to warmer subjects: Hardware Unlimited has

reviewed

D-Link's DMP-100 MP3 Player. This gets a big thumbs up straight off, for having a clear case and doesn't do much wrong, apart from using AAA batteries and not having a belt clip.




HardOCP has stuck up a head to head of the Classic Athlon and the upstart(!) T-Bird.

Benchmarks a-go-go

. And while you're there, they are giving away their one gig T-bird. It is broken, but as they say you'll have the most

expensive key ring

ever. ®



Think you could do with another dose of silicon? Have a snoop around in our archives

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WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.