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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Been a while since we've seen a shootout, so the six way heastink battle Overclockers Australia set up seemed appropriate. These guys are built for P4 Socket 478's, so if you are looking for a SocketA or 939 solution, scroll down just a bit, you won;t be dissapointed.
"Clockwise from top left we have Thermalright's XP-90, Titan's Siberia, Cooler Master's Jet 4, two versions of Vantec's AeroFlow and Spire's SP450B0 CoolGate.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 24, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviews a new case from Aerocool, called Spiral Galaxies. This case not only has a pre-installed windtunnel, but the clear side panel has a honeycombed pattern of metal on it and a special paint, which they describe togather as this ... "Bee-Hive" side panel for improved EMI protection'. Try it out, your CPU temps may drop, and you might get less interference drowning out the voices in your head telling you to buy new hardware!
Overclockers Online reviews a new case from Aerocool, called Spiral Galaxies. This case not only has a pre-installed windtunnel, but the clear side panel has a honeycombed pattern of metal on it and a special paint, which they describe togather as this ...
"Bee-Hive" side panel for improved EMI protection'. Try it out, your CPU temps may drop, and you might get less interference drowning out the voices in your head telling you to buy new hardware!
"So the next big ques
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 21, 2005 - 11:55 AM | Sean Pelletier
Given the convergence of graphics card vendors and gaming consoles, this seems fitting to post. Although we all have to remember this is not official and may not be true, let's all hope that these images are a good indicator of what PS3 games will look like. Do yourself a favor and follow the link!
Take note that these images are not that of a real althete!!! These are test renders!!! Although these say that the engine is for Fight Night Next Gen, EA tends to use their game engines for all different game titles.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 21, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not too much on the watercooling forefront this week, but don't let that stop you from checking out SystemCoolings review of the ThermalTake BigWater 12cm kit. Easy to install and keep running, acceptable performance, and a nice blue glow.
Following up, a pair of reviews in 3 caegories, VGA cooling, HDD cooling and laptop cooling, to help keep your VGAcard overclocked, your Raptors from igniting and your little soldiers from being broiled.
"Until recently water cooling was the domain
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 19, 2005 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all the new heatsink designs coming out, it's nice to see that people are still trying to improve my least favorite part of the installation, the clip. Most have opted for a cage design, and almost every high performance heatsink expects that you will take the motherboard out of the case to install it. Well, the CoolerMaster Hyper48 Cooler that PimpRig reviews has another way to do the install, maybe you'll even like it more than clips or cages, so give it a read.
"Installation of the H
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2005 - 01:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slim, light and well cooled would describe the ThermalTake Shark perfectly. Don't take my word for it though, head on over to The Tech Report, and get the review first hand.
"On paper, it looks like the Shark delivers. The Atkins Diet has trimmed the case's weight down to just 14 pounds, and the Shark offers loads of both internal and external drive bays.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 14, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Watercooling can really help you to get the most out of your system, and maybe even give it a great seasonal boost, if you take advantage of winter, and keep your reservoir buried in the snow. Indoors or outdoors, take a look at DangerDen's TDX755, reviewed at Red & Blackness, if you want to get that socket775 chip working hard for you.
"Well the new socket 775 from Intel does not have that many coolers yet to it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big. Not much else you can say when you see these heatsinks in a store next to the small aluminium cube that until sometime last year, you used to call your heatsink. But if you want to run the faster AMD & Intel chips, and especially if you want to OC it, then get out a two pound hunk of copper and attach a 120mm fan to it, like Zalman did for their 7700, which Silent PC Review puts to the test.
"The new Zalman 7700 heasink/fan is a natural extension of the radial concept of the successful 7
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2005 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review gets a look at Antec's new silent case. If you like sleek aluminum sides, and a case you look at, not listen to, then this might be the case your looking for.
"One of the most exciting things not to be shown at CES is a new case that will soon be coming from Antec. Rather than a booth at the CES, Antec have a hotel suite nearby where press and customers are invited for a private gander at new products.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Jumping into watercooling doesn't mean you'll have to buy the tubing, reservoir, pump and blocks all seperately today, there are now many complete watercooling kits available, like the Evercool Kit that Overclockers Cafe reviews. Are you ready to make the jump into water?
"The Evercool WC-202 has a lot going for it to include universal CPU application, almost universal VGA application, trim clean looks on the exposed bezel, lots of copper pipes and fins throughout and all for about $100.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2005 - 09:20 AM | Chris Wiles
|Coolermaster are probably one of the best case designers in the world. If you want crazy and whacky designs and colours, then you'll have to look elsewhere I'm afraid. Coolermaster concentrate on functionality, coupled with sleek lines and a high quality finish.|
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 5, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
120mm cooling is becoming very common, especially if you are running the newest, hottest cores. Some builders want to keep their heatsink from reaching a pound or more, and the Thermalright SI-97 that OCIA reviews may just be right up your alley, it's still built around 80 & 92mm fans, and only weighs in at 280g.
"Definitely nothing to block the airflow through the fins. The SI-97 is fairly large, but with its design, it will fit nearly all Athlon XP based motherboards.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:55 PM | Chris Wiles
|For those of you, to whom the name Seasonic is new, here's a quick intro from the Seasonic USA website.|
"Seasonic USA was established in 2002 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Sonic Electronics Co. Ltd., in Taiwan, to develop retail channels and to grow Seasonic as a premier retail brand in the US and Canada.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:18 PM | Chris Wiles
3R Systems Poseidon WCL-03 120cu WaterCooling Kit
Quote: "Ever since I got my first water cooling kit I have been hooked on it, air cooling is just no longer an option for me. Today I will be looking at a kit that will be familiar to those of you who have been browsing around this page for awhile.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 21, 2004 - 04:17 PM | Chris Wiles
|The OCZ PowerStream power supply family offers the quietest, most versatile and adaptable PSU available today. The PowerStream PSU family comes in 420W, 520W and 600W configurations; they are the ideal solution to your computer power needs. With its universal ConnectAll™ connector, the PowerStream power supply offers all-in-one connectivity.|
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 19, 2004 - 02:50 AM | Mark McKee
For those of you looking into watercooling, you might want to check out a review of the ThermalTake Aquarrius 3 watercooling kit. You can find it over at PimpedOutCases.net
" The Aquarius III is a unique little unit. The previous Aquarius models
were a series of parts one had to install into their PC case, including a separate water block, reservoir/pump combination, and radiator. They
took quite a time investment to install properly and effectively.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 17, 2004 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Aquagate from CoolerMaster that OCTools reviews one of the few watercooling related links I found this week. To fill the rest up you have 2 air coolers and a run of nice looking cases. I'll be back in January, so to all I wish a Merry Christmas & happy New Year, and to the rest, enjoy your Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa, O Shohgatsu, Diwali, Soyal, Tongji or Winter Solstice!
"The Cooler Master Aquagate Liquid Cooling System is
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 16, 2004 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AeroCool is offering a snazzy front panel with fan control, LED temperature readout, a Card reader, even SATA connections. Read all about it at Club OC. If a silently cooled video card, or a chillin' hard drive is more your style, read on to see what's new.
"The Cool Panel is a UNIVERSAL controller which means it will work with any computers system out there, as long as the system actually has USB, SATA and so on...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 15, 2004 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today bigger is better in the eyes of mainstream air cooled heatsinks. With the heat generated by the Prescott's, and to a lesser degree, the A64 series, I can certainly understand why. Overclockers Austraila looks at 5 of the biggest, baddest coolers out there, so pick which one to put in your stocking.
"OCAU looked at five coolers for P4 CPUs, in the "this is getting silly" size range.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2004 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silverstone is now designing special heatsinks designed to keep the noise down in their new upside down case, and it comes with a windtunnel too. SilentPCReview looks, and listens to see how good this case is.
"The flagship model from Silverstone is a tall mid-tower aluminum-steel hybrid with a host of unique features: Upside down mounting of the motherboard, a "wind tunnel" duct that directs the airflow of two 120mm fans in push-pull mode across the CPU area, separate thermal zones, a hinged front bezel, etc.