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Video Review #699: Enermax Chakra ATX Case

The Enermax Chakra Case will lift your spirits. At least with a name like chakra, it should! What does chakra mean, you ask? Well, look up chakra at www.thefreedictionar... and you'll get, "One of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy". In this case I believe the spiritual energy comes from the massive 250mm fan. This is one of the few cases on the market with a reversible 250mm fan. It's a very welcome addition in today's high-performance computers and it will have no problem keeping everything cool.


Video Review #800: The 800th Video: Bloopers

In the special edition 800th video I'll be looking at all the bloopers from Video Review 697 to 798. This video is around 30 minutes long, so get comfortable and enjoy :) Be sure to let us know which blooper you like the best. Watch the video to find out more.


Video Review #700: The 700th Review: Celebrating over 650 Video Reviews!

After 700 reviews and over 650 video reviews, it's time to reflect. Take a peek through 7 years of Rodney Reynolds Video Reviews. Rodney also explains how he got started doing video reviews and much more. Warning: It will be funny at times, so popcorn is definitely recommended! Watch the Video to find out more...

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Video Review #701: NZXT Precise 650W Power Supply

While the NZXT Precise Power Supply doesn't have modular leads, it has efficient power, is Active PFC, looks great, and has a quiet 120mm fan. It comes with the standard leads, but also has dual PCI-E lends for an NVIDIA SLI or ATI Crossfire setup. It even has 6 fan connectors on three additional leads. Overall, it's a very stable power supply that will satisfy most computer users. Watch the Video to find out more...


Video Review #702: NZXT Lexa & Apollo ATX Cases

Both the Lexa and Apollo cases look great. The Lexa is an all aluminum case with a few plastic parts, and it is extremely light. It weights in at only 13lbs! It has a tool-less design, a large window, & lots of fans and drive bays. This case even comes with a strong case carry harness. The Apollo case is an all steel case, and while it has lots of features, it's not in the same league as the Lexa. The Apollo does have most of the right ingredients for a great product and it's affordable. The Lexa, on the other hand, is a little on the pricey side. But, you get what you pay for.

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Video Review #704: Super Talent MEGA Screen MP3 Player

One of the first things that you will notice about the Super Talent MEGA Screen MP3 Player is its size. At 87 x 42 x 9 mm, and weighting in at only 36 grams, it is really small and light weight. It comes with a large 128x128 pixel 262k color LCD which is bright and easy to read. The buttons are in the correct location so it makes navigating the menus a breeze. It can play regular music files, has an FM tuner, records voice, displays pictures, and much more. It's also available in 120MB to 2GB capacities. The only downside to this player is the maximum capacity of 2GB.


Video Review #706: Coolmax 700W & 1000W Power Supplies

There is a clear difference between these two power supplies. The CTG models are pretty plain looking, offer lots of power, and are not modular, so they are really targeted towards the server side of things. On the other hand, the CUG models look great, have a quiet 120mm fan, and are modular, so they are going to appeal to the gamer. What both of these power supplies have in common is their clean, stable, and quality power. Watch the Video to find out more...


Video Review #707: Tuniq 2 Mid-Tower ATX Case

The Tuniq 2 case does have some excellent features. One of the best things about this case is the layout inside. There are three 120mm fans that provide excellent cooling power. There is also a plastic ducting system that assists in cooling. Also, the power supply gets mounted at the bottom. There are plenty of drive bays, but the way the 5.25" drives are installed is odd. It's a steel case for the most part, so it's fairly heavy. Watch the Video to find out more...

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Video Review #708: HEC WIN550UB Power Supply

The HEC WIN550UB Power Supply has stable, reliable, quality power, and that is what's important. It also looks great and comes with a very quiet 120mm fan, so it's virtually silent when inside the case. It's available in three different wattages; 420, 480 and 550. An excellent product for the budget gamer! Watch the Video to find out more...

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Video Review #712: Tyan Tomcat h1000S (S3950) AM2 Motherboard

The Tyan Tomcat h1000s Motherboard has lots of excellent features, is stable, and performs very well. This motherboard is based on the socket Broadcom HT-1000 chipset and supports the AMD AM2 and AM2 Opteron 1000 series processors. It accepts up to 8GB of ECC or NON-ECC UNBUFFERED DDR2 memory. It's not an overclocker's motherboard though. Rather, it's intended for the non-tweakers, a workstation, or server environment. Watch the Video to find out more...

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Video Review #714: SilverStone LC18 HTPC Case W/ Touch Screen

If there ever was an ultimate Home Theatre Case, this is it! It has all aluminum construction, comes with a 7" widescreen LCD, and looks fantastic. Considering this is a HTPC case, it has lots of drive bays (2x5.25 & 1x3.5" external, & 5x3.5" internal). There's great air circulation with the included two 80mm fans at the back and two optional, but recommended, 80mm fans at the front. It even has rack mount brackets, and optional rack mount handles can be installed for a server environment. The cool factor on this product is extremely high! Watch the Video to find out more...


Video Review #715: Enermax Galaxy 1000W Power Supply

Who would have thought that 1000W power supplies would have been required to power computer gaming systems? Well, that is the case if you have a dual or quad video card setup with lots of hard drives. The other scenario is a server with 20+ hard drives. This power supply would have no problem powering the most demanding computer system that's currently on the market. This product also stands out from many because it has a PowerGuard feature to protect computer hardware, and it has a 135mm fan. Its Galaxy name is very fitting because it has all the power in the world!