So, I get another email. Its Hilbert. Coming to California? Why, yes he is! This, of course, was the nVidia 8800 GT launch event, which they flew the man himself out here for. So, I drive down to meet him. Hes still tall. After a site meeting, he leaves with a very hot 8800 GT (old news I know, but it's part of the story), and very much the envy of this editor, I return home to await some new products coming in for review, something a little different.
I get a small discreet package in the mail. An anonymous brown box from Xoxide. It didnt rattle, didnt buzz, and thankfully didnt tick. It was something from Thermaltake, the much vaunted cooling gear supplier. Well, theyve made a little sum-sum called the Flare Board, part of their Flare Series, which consists of this keypad and a wrist wrest.
So I settle myself in for a little hand time in a dark room come in and let's find out what!
Thermaltake Flare Board Thermaltake's take on a gaming keybpad results in the Flare Board, a 44-Key, USB plug & play, keypad with a comfortable layout tailored for games. It's easy to use, but it feels a little mushy and we wish the LED's lit more of the keypad and less of the desk.
ThermalTake Mozart With Media Lab Today we are entering the mysterious world of the HTPC .. the Home Theater PC. A PC that has been built for the sole purpose of playing back music, movies and or media files, basically a multimedia center. And that is not an easy mission, as everybody has different goals, budgets and tasks for such a PC. Essentially this is a review about the Thermaltake Mozart. Look at the choices and building part of the HTPC as an additional bonus in this review.
ThermalTake PurePower PST520W ATX PSU Thermaltake has taken moddable PSU's to the next level ... and in a very clever way, I must add. The PSU we will be testing today is a truly hefty SLI/Crossfire ready piece of gear. It carries the label "Pure Power P.S.T. Series" and this model comes with a 520 Watt rating.
Thermaltake Tai-Chi Super Tower Case Thermaltake recently released a new PC case. Targeted at the high-end and enthusiast consumer with a diminutive amount of money to spare, Thermaltake offers a new series of PC ATX/BTX ready casings. It's widely compatible with all mainboards and has a certain balanced feel to it. It's huge, it's heavy, it's impressive, it's beautiful and it's called the Tai Chi.