Waterblocks from across the pond & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 19, 2004 - 11:35 AM |
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What's the real difference between Eastern Block and Western Block?  Procooling knows.  Also, Polarflo escalates the conflict with an announcement about a new series and 2 more reviews compete for your attention.

"Procooling has been trying to test more European waterblocks lately to provide a clear and fair picture of the designs and technology to our readers.

Heatsinks, Fan Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 17, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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hi-techreviews puts Scythe's new heatpipe based heatsink to the test, and gives it high marks.  Also, the ATake Phantom is a very inexpensive solution for older Socket A/P3 systems you might have running Seti@Home.  Plus, if you want to get some more control over your 9800pro, read the article at techpowerup!

"We have reviewed numerous products from Scythe USA in the past and each one of them was somehow unique in its design and the Scythe's new SCKKR-1

PC Cases for everyone & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2004 - 11:53 AM |
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Hexus reviews a fairly unadorned,  but extremely stylish case from Akasa.  For those of you who prefer a little flash at the front, check out the Janus, Samurai or the Dracula, and Coolermaster announces that their CM Stacker line is BTX ready.

"Akasa, while not the original manufacturers of the chassis, have worked with the original creators to tweak it just as they like it, engineering out any initial flaws they saw and paying close attention to the smaller details and the wider coolin

Source: Hexus

Easily switch to watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 12, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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Big Bruin looks at a watercooling setup from Thermaltake that makes it easier to set up your first watercooled PC and there's three more reviews for those of you looking for a little more from your current setup.

"Thermaltake has really hit the mark with this kit. It has everything you need to easily make the switch from air to liquid cooling for your CPU.

Source: Big Bruin

Cool your fire with fast moving air & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2004 - 11:44 AM |
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VGA coolers and heatsinks to tame the fire of the prescott, not to mention helping you OC your A64

"Ap0calypse.com takes a look at a new cooler from Cooler Master...only this time the cooler is for your video card! That's right, the people over at Cooler Master have released their first video card cooling solution and we are here to tell you how it performs.

Source: ap0calypse

Full Sized Lightweight PC Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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Thermaltake has a nice all aluminium case, and 3DVelocity takes a good look at it.  Duelling Tsunamis, Yeong Yangs, and Liang Lis; all your favorites for a Monday morning. 

"In a market full of aluminium-fronted steel cases, it's nice to see Thermaltake have opted to run with a complete aluminium construction. This may take away slightly from the rigidity but look at that weight! The 0.8mm aluminium chassis means the case tips the scales at just a shade over 13lbs without the power supply.

Source: 3DVelocity

Watercooler or PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 5, 2004 - 11:41 AM |
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Globalwin is trying out a new style of watercooling, and A True Review has it in for testing.  Take a look and see if this new stylish cooler is the right one for you.  Danger Den and Swiftech also have products being tested, if you aren't ready to make the plunge into a new style of cooling.


"Today's water cooling systems are simple and consistent in design. Generally, a system consists of a radiator, reservoir, pump, and waterblock.

Air cooling for the masses & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 3, 2004 - 11:37 AM |
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I find large heatpipe heatsinks are starting to look like car engines, and the Thermalright XP-90 that Silent PC Review looks at is no exception.  If that HS/F isn't the one for you, the Phoronix has looked at a few other types, and that's not even half the reviews today.

"Thermalright's XP-90 CPU heatsink, which features four heatpipes, thin aluminum fins and a nickel-plated copper base, was released at the same time as the XP-120.

Heatspreaders, Silent VGA Cooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2004 - 11:32 AM |
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Another random mix of cooling supplies.  A True Review looks at a RAM heatspreader, several sites review silent ways to cool your video card,  many take a look at the JetArt notebook cooler, and more.  When you're done, go Vote if you should be!

"Our computers have become one big show and tell. With the advent of acrylic cases and case windows, visually what is on the inside has become just as important as what is on the outside. Moreover, what is on the inside does not sit there in hopes that we look; it reaches out and grabs our attention. How you ask?

Case Review Bonanza & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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A full dozen case reviews for you to look at this Monday.  Start with SystemCooling's review of an often overlooked case manufacturer, Meridian Tech, and their newest case, the XClio Jr

"It would not be fair or accurate to say the XClio Jr. (referred to as just Junior hereafter) is just a smaller version of the XClio.

Video cards you want for Christmas & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 01:55 PM |
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Lots of Video card reviews out now, and with Ryan's great article on what is available and where, it seemed appropriate to give you a few reviews to help decide which goes on the Christmas list, and which one you should buy your friendy neighbourhood newsfrog!  Start off in the Hardware Zone, with a direct comparision of the x800 and the 6800, and then try the rest!

"The GeForce 6800 series and the RADEON X800 series represen

Friday Quicky, Watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 11:29 AM |
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A watercooling quicky for a busy friday morning.  Trusted reviews compares 3 different watercooling setups,  and RBmods and the OCMod shop both have reviews this week too.  Read Lee's review too, even if it is air cooled instead of using water.

"To help you make the plunge, we've decided to take a closer look at three different approaches to water-cooling, each theoretically suited to a different level of experience.

Keep your cool, your quiet & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2004 - 11:57 AM |
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A bit of news for all your possible aircooling projects.  Be it a quiet, powerful heatsink like the one SilentPCReview takes for a spin, or a Multifuntion Fan Control Panel, or even just some stylish amber fans, find it all here ... and read Lee's article, if you haven't already!

"Thermalright's XP-90 CPU heatsink, which features four heatpipes, thin aluminum fins and a nickel-plated copper base, was released at the same time as the XP-120.

Cooler Master meets Olde Time Radio & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2004 - 11:35 AM |
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The front panel of CoolerMaster's Cavalier 2 will definately be noticed and you will love the inside, but don't take my word for it, read all about it at MODTHEBOX.  You're far from done though, with a product review for almost every major case manufacturer today.

"One of the highlights of the Cooler Master Cavalier 2 CAV-T02 Case is the inclusion of a 60's style analog meter. The analog meter by default can be connected to the audio output of any sound card which will measure the overall sound level.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Cool off your PC in a StormG4 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2004 - 11:43 AM |
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Procooling reviews the newest offering from Little River waterblocks.  Plus 2 guides, on freon cooling, and a basic setup guide for watercooling in a normal case.  Chipset heatsinks and fill ports abound this friday, enjoy.

"The fact that the design of the Storm G4 enables it to outperform the silver Cascade SS is quite surprising and welcome. Consider that the Cascade SS was AUD$255 and available in very limited quantities.

A heatsink without a fan & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2004 - 11:20 AM |
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Fanless cooling is becoming more and more popular, and it seems to work to!  If putting a dozen or so 50 decibel fans in your system just doesn't appeal to you, then try out this Thermaltake Heatsink after reading Red & Blackness' review.  Or if you are a deadicated overclocker, maybe one of these heatsink & fan combos is more up to your speed.

"We will take a look at a completely fanless solution from Thermaltake today.

testing, sorry!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 03:54 PM |
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"Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts.

Source: 3DCenter

Monday Morning Case Reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 11:47 AM |
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Couple of differently styled cases for you to look at today.  The Raidmax that Big Bruin reviews is fairly flashy, and the Silverstone Wind Tunnel will help out of you are more into speed than looks.  Or maybe you just don't have enough Spiderman stuff yet. 

"The Raidmax Cobra 822 is a great bargain for a gaming case. Its paint job is superb and it has a striking appearance that is sure to stand out at any LAN party.

Source: Big Bruin

2 Waterkits & No More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 15, 2004 - 11:35 AM |
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Quiet again this week, only 2 watercooling reviews to offer you, but then it's the quality, not the quantity that counts, right?  The Asetek kit that Big Bruin reviews, based on 1/2 inch tubing, should keep your A64 nice and cool while you crunch SETI numbers or frag friends.

"The added heat created by overclocking the Athlon 64 really didn't do much to stress the WaterChill system. Temperatures rose by nominal values across the board, from mere fractions of a degree to a couple degrees maximum. Very nice!

Source: Big Bruin

Heatsink Roundups & More new products

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2004 - 11:53 AM |
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Silent PC Review looks at a new offering from CoolerMaster, OCModShop looks at a heatsink designed for the Prescott, and there is a 7 way round up at bit news.  Hope you don't have any deadlines today.

"The Ultra Vortex is a recent addition to CoolerMaster's enthusiast HSF line, one that addresses the quiet market -- at least in the promotional material and packaging. It is also one of an increasing number of cross-platform HSF. This one works for socket 478 and the AMD K8 sockets.