The same holds true with electricity, which are a bit like icebergs: it’s what you DON’T see that can kill you. Most people have no idea exactly how much electricity they use, even when the monthly bill comes.
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Now that we are all out from under the watchful eye of the IRS and have successfully cashed our income tax checks, it’s time to put some of that stimulus money back into the economy. I was nice to myself and bought a few creature comforts. A new hi-def, and Xbox 360, and some cushy [...]
Generally I’m a big fan of international products. My favorite band is from Finland, my favorite television personality is from Scotland, and my favorite actor is from England. It seems that things made in the USA these days don’t really last as long as they used to. Of course, if Toyota keeps things up the way they have [...]
What are Fiber Optic Inspection Microscopes? Fiber optic inspection microscopes are used to inspect the end face of a optical connector or cleaved fiber. Two types of fiber optic microscopes are popular on the market: fiber optic connector termination inspection and fiber patch panel ferrule inspection. Magnification levels of fiber scope are available at 200X [...]
What is a fiber optic patch cable Fiber optic patch cable, often called fiber optic patch cord or fiber jumper cable, is a optical cable terminated with connectors on both ends. It has two major application areas: computer work station to outlet and patch panels or optical cross connect distribution center. They are for indoor [...]
I don’t know if anyone else here watches ”Ace of Cakes”. It seems like every single one they make is bigger than the last. I’m always sure that they’re going to topple over and cover an entire block with icing. He makes the coolest looking stuff, and his motto is; “Make it bigger, make it badder, make it [...]
Enermax is constantly impressing me with their case fans. When I reviewed the Enermax Twister a few months ago, I was so impressed by their quiet cooling power that I left them in my case and put my NZXT fans in a server case. And now I get the pleasure of checking out the Apollish [...]
Every computer needs a good cooling system, and the bare minimum is a good air intake and exhaust system. Unfortunately, most cases and fans vary on the quality of airflow and the amount of noise they produce. The design of the case may constrain effective airflow strategies. For example, some home theater cases use several [...]
There was no shortage of gaming headphone vendors at PAX 09. Not only were Astro, Dolby and Tritton there, but Turtle Beach was showing off some of their headsets designed for gamers. The one PC headset they had was the EarForce p21. This headset offers high fidelity and is incredibly lightweight for an “around the [...]
There are numerous options out there for cooling your case. The last I checked everyone and their mother had a fan that was meant to “optimize” the effective cooling by having different blade shapes, or floating magnetic movement opposed to ball bearing movement. And then there are sizes… LOTS of sizes. Everyone’s fan is better [...]
The gaming industry is a competitive market these days. Everyone has to have the latest thing to keep up with the demanding, hardware sucking games that are being churned out every day with little hesitation. And the video card makers are making a killing off of us. Not just a killing, a freaking massacre. Sure, [...]
We here at OCMS have reviewed several products from our European pals at Noctua and I was very pleased to hear they contacted me again for some new products up for review this time is the “Noctua NH-C12P” CPU cooler. Ding dong! Oh, Jolly! The frigging mail dude arrived with a nice big package that [...]