Friday, January 25, 2013

Noctua 140mm NF-A14 ULN, NF-A14 FLX & NF-A15 PWM On eTeknix

"The NF-A15 PWM is my favourite Noctua fan to date. Being someone who deals with many CPU coolers on a daily basis I really respect what Noctua have done."

Ryan Martin - eTeknix

Noctua's new 140mm fans review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SimHQ Take A Look At DCS World v1.2.2

"DCS World is free and comes with a flyable Russian Su-25T Frogfoot aircraft, while other modules can be downloaded from the site. The activation key for each module can be purchased directly online from their E Shop. At this time, available modules include the A-10C Warthog, the Ka-50 Black Shark, the P-51D Mustang, Combined Arms (the ground war package, still in beta), and the recently pre-released Flaming Cliffs 3. All the DCS World products are digitally downloaded and any DCS products you find on Steam or other online retailers are the standalone products, not DCS World."

Erik "EinsteinEP" Pierce - SimHQ

Read Erik's full commentary on SimHQ. If you enjoy a good flight sim, you'd want to take a look at Mittoni's range of flight controllers and the TrackIR.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme On FutureLooks

"Ever since all in one liquid cooling systems first arrived, I’ve honestly not seen one cool as well as the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme"

Eric Garay - FutureLooks

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme liquid cooler review by FutureLooks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tt's Water 2.0 Extreme Under The Pump On ThinkComputers

"I suppose at this point I should admit that in this case the term “Extreme” is warranted. As gaudy as the word is, this closed loop system really is everything and the kitchen sink. Installation was well thought out and simple. The loop itself is of exceptional build quality. Even the software included is admirable! That alone is something worth taking note of for all the other manufacturers selling these types of coolers. Tt has truly set itself apart with this one."

Derrick Ubbink - ThinkComputers

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme liquid cooling loop review by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Swiftech MCP35X Pump On OCAU - Completely Convincing!

"The new Swiftech MCP 35X completely convinced me of its qualities. It's not the new looks, not the new top: it's the perfectly working PWM control of this pump, making it possible for every user to control the pump, even without separate controllers."

bundymania - OCAU Forums

Swiftech MCP35X pump review on the OCAU forums - full review.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Australian Online Retail Set For Great Things In 2013

"A recent report from market research firm IBISWorld predicts that online shopping will be one of five industries to excel in the coming year as more consumers take to the virtual medium.

Forecast to grow by 9.1 percent, the report shows that Australian online retail is not yet in danger of reaching saturation point as more consumers continue to turn to the internet for products and services."

Campbell Phillips - PowerRetail

Read Campbell's full commentary on PowerRetail.

Splash One Hurricane!

Realism... Teamwork... & FUN!!!! It's an online air combat simulator (Cliffs of Dover) and you should get airborne if classic warbirds are your thing! Mittoni offers all the gear you'll need to enjoy the title, from flight controllers to the essential TrackIR.

Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler On TweakTown

"Taking the idea of bringing what I already love about Noctua, the silence, better quality, and being simple to use and install, and shrinking all of that love into this tiny little package, it's just amazing to me. Noctua didn't see any reason to lower their standards just because things need to be small and low-profile to fit in the SSF chassis side of PC builds; those customers deserve the best just the same as the people who can use a D-14."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown

Noctua NH-L9i low profile CPU cooler review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

RIP MSN......

"Thanks MSN, you helped me survive school, make friends at uni, end relationships swiftly and wile away many a long night growing up in deepest, darkest suburbia. You will be missed."

Jennifer Scott - ComputerWeekly

Read Jennifer's full commentary on ComputerWeekly.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Job Creation & Strong Defense - But No Death Star Says White House Official

"The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons....."

Paul Shawcross - Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget

Overview Paul's entire 'Death Star petition' response.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pro-Clockers Praise Noctua's Tiny NH-L9i CPU Cooler

"I was totally impressed by the short in structure Noctua NH-L9i cooler. The cooler performed way better than the stock and allowed us to maintain our taller than normal memory modules. Granted chances are if you are deciding to use a cooler like this you are probably using it in a system where you don’t need high performance memory but it is nice to know you have the option. And using a 37mm tall cooler gives us that option. And if you are using an ITX motherboard, you have to give this cooler a look."

Tony Walker - Pro-Clockers

Noctua NH-L9i review by Pro-Clockers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler On ThinkComputers

"This is a very niche cooler, but we have seen the popularity of mATX and ITX gaming systems grow over the past year. This is the perfect cooler for those applications as it is small and gets the job done. You will not have any clearance issues with this cooler at all. Honestly there really is not much I can say bad about the NH-L9i."

Bob Buskirk - ThinkComputers

Noctua NH-L9i CPU cooler review by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Famine To Feast.... 2012 Flight Sim Highlights With Fred 'Heinkill' Williams

"2012 was a great year if you are a WWII combat flight sim fan!

I wouldn't have expected it to be, going into the year, with a totally broken IL2 Cliffs of Dover on my hard drive, a BoB Developers Group which had gone into hibernation over the 2.12 update of BOBII Wings of Victory, and War Thunder not even in closed beta testing yet.

But my new SSD drive emerged from 2012 running a working IL2 Cliffs of Dover, the 2.12 update to BOBII, the War Thunder Open Beta and to top it off, there was the pleasant surprise of a nicely put together P-51 release from the DCS/Eagle Dynamics stable.

What started as a famine, ended as a feast! Here were the highlights for me..."

Fred 'Heinkill' Williams - SimHQ

Read Fred's full post on the SimHQ forums. So, like grab your TrackIR and get airborne!

Erik "EinsteinEP" Pierce Takes A Look Back At 2012's Flight Sim Releases

"2012 was a turbulent year for the Air Combat and Civil Aviation sim enthusiast. We had plenty of ups (Lunar Flight, IL-2 Sturmovik 4.11m, Falcon 4.0 BMS 4.32, Take On Helicopters) and plenty of downs (IL-2: Cliffs of Dover, Microsoft Flight, DCS World multiplayer), but, overall, a very fulfilling year with lots of new developments to keep us busy."

Erik "EinsteinEP" Pierce - SimHQ

Read Erik's full report on SimHQ. Enjoy your flight sims? You'd be stoked with our collection of flight controllers then.... Splash a bandit today!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

HardwareSecrets Review The Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler

"if you are building a PC (or an HTPC) in an SFF case and looking for a really low-profile and quiet cooler with better performance than the stock cooler, the Noctua NH-L9i is a product to consider."

Rafael Otto Coelho - HardwareSecrets

Noctua NH-L9i chassis review by HardwareSecrets - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake New Soprano Chassis On FunkyKit

"the Soprano is a very sturdy and well-built specimen, and I would go so far as to say it's a reasonable purchase for a broad range of PC users; from enthusiast overclockers and gamers, to people whose jobs require them to be at the desk a lot."

Nick G - FunkyKit

Thermaltake New Soprano chassis review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

You've Never Seen A Fan Like The Noctua NF-F12 Say eTeknix!

"The Noctua NF-F12 may only be a fan, but I have never seen a fan where so much attention to detail has been made to every aspect of its design – airflow, noise, power consumption, aesthetics, accessories, durability and quality."

Ryan Martin - eTeknix

Noctua NF-F12 review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Welcome To 2013.....

G'day all!

Hope you had a safe, enjoyable and relaxing Xmas and we trust the New Year has started well for you and your family.

Heads up that we are fully reopened for 2013 in both NSW and Vic. Should you need anything, be sure to let us know!