Friday Quicky, Watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 08:29 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 - 08:57 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 - 08:35 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 - 08:43 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 - 08:20 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 - 12:54 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 - 08:47 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 - 08:35 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 - 08:53 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.

A case that could last a lifetime & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 12, 2004 - 08:49 AM |
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I was far too full of turkey to post these yesterday, so the case reviews for this week come a day late.  Everthing from the budget MGE ECO L4 to the more heavy duty Temjin that 3DX reviews is worth a look. 

"The SilverStone TJ05 is just a monster of a Case, it's spacious and rigid. The quality behind this Case was never and will never be questioned. If you are looking for a LAN Party Case, look elsewhere.

Source: 3DXtreme

Easy Make Watercooling Kits & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 8, 2004 - 08:45 AM |
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Overclockers Online puts a Swiftech Watercooling Kit to the test, A1-Electronics compares 3 heatsinks built for 1/4 inch hoses, and even more from GruntvillE.

"The Swiftech H20-120-P Water Cooling Kit we examine today is everything a user needs to jump into water cooling. This kit is made for Socket 478 Pentium 4 users, but most of the material covered should apply well to the other kits using similar parts.

Air cooling is still in style & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2004 - 08:34 AM |
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Bit News has posted a good old fashioned heatsink round-up.  Also, ExtremeMhz and OverClockersClub look at the Thermalright XP-120, and there is more ... cooling solutions for your VGA, chipsets and an air conditioner to boot.

"AMD's socket A may be one of the oldest sockets that's still selling, but it is alive and kicking; Sempron processors are flying out of the shops.

Source: 3DCenter

Cases that change their outfits & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 4, 2004 - 08:46 AM |
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If home decorating is your thing, or maybe i';s the "thing" of someone close to you, and you are getting grief over your PC case not matching the window treatments.  Well, Overclockercafe looks at a case from Aspire that let's you change the colour scheme of the case in 5 minutes.  If that doesn't interest you, look down to see if any of the other reviews catch your eye

"Aspire realizes that you don't always want to look at the same old colors over and over so they have devised a way for you to have some variety in your case.

All Quiet on the Water Front & a little more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 1, 2004 - 08:39 AM |
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Not to much action in the watercooling world this week, but the three I got I give to you.  Including GruntvillE reviewing at a very good performer, the Alphacool NexXxos XP block.

"The Alphacool NexXxos XP block turned in a very impressive performance and really compares well against the top US designed blocks that I put it up against.

Source: GruntvillE

Air Cooling Bazaare & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2004 - 09:24 AM |
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If it moves air to cool your PC, chances are that at least one of these reviews will cover that area.  Start it all off with and odd looking dual fan from Coolermaster, put through it's paces by ExtremeMhz.

'Recently, many enthusiast manufacturers have been starting to shift away from the standard 80mm fan design. This has resulted in several very odd looking setups, and today we get to take a look at Cooler Master's entry — the Dual Storm.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Cases Made For Watercooling, Fan Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2004 - 09:10 AM |
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Thermaltake has designed a case specifically made to accomodate external radiators, and Overclocker Cafe takes a look at it.  If that's not enough, further down we have 2 multifunction panels, and some thumb screws that are a little more artistic than normal.

"If you look closely you will see multiple 3/8' indentations, ten to be exact in several places. These can be punched out so that 3/8' OD hosing can be run through there to reach an external radiator or reservoir if you choose.

Cleaning Copper Waterblocks & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2004 - 08:46 AM |
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Copper ain't so shiny no more?   Your transparent tubing letting you see your liquid cooling system looks like it uses Slushie mix?  Maybe this article's for you!  Or if you just want to toss it and buy a new one, look at the kits being reviewed this week.

"Here you can see some of the residues left on the acrylic tops from such a long period of use. Most likely under closer inspection, you could find a similar residue over the surface of the interior of your copper blocks.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Now Asus makes Heatsinks & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2004 - 08:54 AM |
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As you can see, it is a quiet one, and able to keep a P4 cool n' froody.    If you haven't read Robotech's review of the CoolerMaster Hyper 6, shame on you!  Drop what you're doing and read it, now. 


"Up until this point, Asus had not sold heatsinks under its brand name, and was known primarily as a videocard and motherboard manufacturer.
Source: Frosty Tech

Cases of a Martial Nature & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 20, 2004 - 09:15 AM |
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Is it just me, or are a lot of case manufacturers re-usung each others model names, usually with a fighting theme of some sort?  Well, true or not, the Cavalier that Viper Lair reviews would stand out in any battlefield.  Much like a Glitterboy for you Rifts fans :-)

"The basic design of the Chieftec case has not changed for over two years, but it still remains one of the nicer looking cases today, at least in our opinion.

Source: VIPERLAIR

Waterblock, Multifuction Panel & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 17, 2004 - 08:38 AM |
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One lonely watercooling review, from SystemCooling, and some miscellaneous additions to your cooling setup.  The Enermax Panel might be something you are looking for, it reads most memory cards, has serial ATA connectors for external devices, USB & Firewire ... plus it's a fan controller.

"GlobalWIN has always brought quality and innovation to the market. Whether it's power supplies, cases, heatsinks, hard drive enclosures or other accessories you always know that it's going to be some of the best hardware available.

Source: 3DCenter