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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. ®



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