Anyone who has tried to build a quiet PC has quickly realized that cheap (and usually included with your case) fans just don't cut the mustard when it comes to performance and noise levels. In years past pretty much every fan used a very similar fan design and there really wasn't too much to get excited about when it came to fan design. This all has changed in the past couple years as companies have started to re-design the fins to help increase performance as well as reducing noise. . .
FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9149&Itemid=40)
"As everyone knows, AMD just recently pushed their hexa-core Phenom II X6 out the door. This new CPU is a $300 six core piece of silicon that promises performance at a low price. The opinions were mixed about how well it managed this feat, but there is no question that AMD has pushed out the top end chipset for this CPU in the form of the 890FX.
The 890FX brings a few extras to the table and offers enthusiast performance and overclocking options. We have the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula in the lab (we used it for our Phenom II X6 review) and found that it has more than a few nice features to offer. With features such as Core Unlocking with the press of a button, Turbo Key II “push button” overclocking. X-Fi audio, and much more, all for about $230 over at Newegg, it makes for a good deal if you either already own an AMD CPU or are thinking of investing in the new Phenom II X6."
FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN (http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3302/asus_crosshair_iv_formula_amd_890fx_motherboard/index.html)