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Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2005 - 09:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Part 2 of the silencing guide from Hardware.GamersHell is up. Part one is here if you missed it. In it you will find all sorts of tips on how to build a new, silent machine, or how to quiet a PC you've already built, but is drowning out your speakers.
"If you are considering getting into the addictive game that is silencing, you will be looking to
either build a new system with silence in mind or si
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2005 - 06:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 6800GS has arrived, and most sites have a review up, so you won't have to wonder what it can do anymore. Start off at the Guru of 3D, and keep going 'till you've read 'em all.
"It was mid 2004 when NVIDIA released it's young rascal, the GeForce 6800 GT. It offered
staggering performance!. We are now a sturdy year away from that first GT release and a couple of
things have changed in that time-frame. Most importantly, we noticed a massive shift from the AGP
platform towards PCI-Express.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2005 - 06:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware has posted a review of the LANPartyUT RDX200 CF-DR, which uses the new Radeon Xpress 200 chipset. Read through the review to see if this will replace an nForce4 board on your wishlist.
"Already the LANPartyUT RDX200 CF-DR looks much like the DFI nForce4 SLI motherboard. However,
there are a number of small changes made to the board and of course a few new features have been
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2005 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get a new case, with 120mm fans, without blowing a large chunk of the money you were going to spend on your new system with the Thermaltake Swing. It's not the most feature filled or stylized case, but if you want good cooling without breaking your bank, read the review at InsaneTek.
"Want a decent looking case with good features without the expensive price? Thermaltake's new
Swing is a good candidate.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 4, 2005 - 09:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's a huge block of stylish aluminium, with more than enough space for a watercooling setup. Plus, with a pre-installed 120mm fan, and room for more, even with air cooling a system will be quite happy living the the Tai Chi. Even better, it has a removable mobo tray, and can be set up for BTX systems. Read the full review at Neoseeker.
"We have a review of Thermaltake's monstrous Tai-Chi case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 4, 2005 - 04:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD had something to say about Intel's unpcoming full buffer DIMM's ... they'll need about twice the power of a DDR stick to run. As many PC owners have found, the more power you put into a component, the more cooling it requires, and with the heat a Prescott throws out already, these blades will be hot.
"Close chip watchers know that Intel and its OEMs plan to support Fully-Buffered DIMMs in 2007.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 3, 2005 - 09:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Check out PimpRig's review of the Thermaltake Aquabay M3 5.25" Reservoir. Made of translucent blue
Polyethylene, this reservoir will look good in a modded case, and you won't need to worry about it cracking over time.
"I'm one of those people that likes a reservoir over a T-line, yet I've never really cared for the
thought of a plexiglas reservoir inside my case. Plexi ages, plexi cracks...plexi leaks. Plexi
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2005 - 08:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asetek Xtreme KT12A-12VX Triple Radiator Kit can remove a lot of heat from a system. According to Xtreme Resources findings, about "2445Kcal per hour (9702 BTU), which roughly translates to 680W", with all 6 fans running on the radiator!
"When Asetek first entered the PC watercooling market with the introduction of the initial
Waterchill kits, their good value and excellent performance made them loved within the enthusiast
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2005 - 08:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's a big, bad, powerful cooler, but it only fits on P4 systems (LGA 775). Motherboards.org reviews the Asus VR Cooler, which tames the heat of the Prescott, even overclocked.
"For our closing remarks, I'd have to think that our comments on the performance will more than
suffice - wow. At a great price with great performance, there's almost nothing not to love about
this heatsink, apart from the disappointing lack of cross platform mounting.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 31, 2005 - 05:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MVKTech has review up of Sharkoon's Silent Eagles. Not only will it go well with that Golf themed PC you're working on, but an 80mm fan that moves 22.7CFM at 17.8 dB(A) is not something you have to yell over to be heard.
"Sharkoon came up with a new silent solution when it comes to fans, namely the Silent Eagle range.
The Silent Eagle comes in 2 different versions, the Eagle 1000 and Eagle 2000 where the number
stands for the rotation speed of the propeller.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 31, 2005 - 04:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So what if it will be obsolete within a week, get your Pumpkin PC today!!!
"Just in time for Halloween, the staff at the computer store at the University of Arkansas have
created a seasonally appropriate PC."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
like the old one @ The Inquirer
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 28, 2005 - 10:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Who you gunna call? Heat Buster!!! Well, maybe not ... but Maximium CPU does have a review of the PCI cooler with more today. Not only does it provide cooling to whatever component is closest to where you place it, it also has an exhaust to remove more hot air from the case.
'The Heat Buster from PowerColor is a PCI slot cooler, with a little more to offer. It has the
standard exhaust fan, as well as a second, adjustable fan to help facilitate air movement in your
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2005 - 10:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sunbeam Theta TP-101 fan controller is a little different than you might expect. It's a PCI card, with a satndard molex power connector and 8 fan connectors. All the fans in your system connect to it, and are controlled via installed software. Read the full review at Big Bruin.
"Sunbeamtech has offered the typical fan controller (rheobus) in a variety of styles in the past,
but the software based Theta TP-101 is much different.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2005 - 03:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 3D Galaxy from Gigabyte has been around for a bit, and you may have seen reviews of this watercooling system. New from Gigabyte is the 3D Aurora, an ATX case designed specifically to house the Galaxy watercooler. See how well they work together in the full review from Legion Hardware.
"They did this by developing the "Galaxy Liquid Cooling Kit" designed for use with high-end
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2005 - 05:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooling off a hot system is about more than just putting as many fans into the PC as the chassis will allow; unless you live alone, and like wearing earplugs. Fan controllers allow you to monitor your temperatures, and reduce the speed, and therefore the noise eminating from under your desk. Ultra Product's newly released Fan Commander may be what you need, and Big Bruin can tell you all about it.
"Ultra Products has a new fan controller called the Fan Commander which can control up to seven fa
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
hardCOREware likes DFI's NF4 Infinity. Unlike their LAN Party series, this board gets the job done with a minimum of embellishments. It handles the latest Athlon's, will overclock fairly well, and costs less than $100!
"We have soft spot for motherboards that offer nothing more than the basics, but are superb
overclockers and performers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods try to help out with the vast amount of choices available for cooling off your system. If you find yourself wonder what cooler to pick, and are maybe frustrated about having to do so after choosing all your other components, this article may give you some hope.
"It seems like the market makes it harder and harder for the average consumer to make choices.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 09:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs can solve your cooling dilemmas. Zalman's CNPS9500 LED, Scythe's Shogun & Ninja (SCNJ-1000), and Thermaltake's Big Typhoon (CL-P0114) & Sonic Tower (CL-P0071), all in one huge comparitive review. There is a lot of detail, everything from cooling performance to installation is covered.
"We would like to offer you a detailed roundup of five today's best CPU coolers with heatpipe
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 04:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin can answer all of your HTPC video and audio questions in this first installment of their HTPC primer. If you are thinking of putting together a SFF system, or incorporating an HTPC into your multimedia system, give it a read!
"HTPCs don't have to be much different than your typical computer, but a few key areas do need to
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DesignTechnica takes a good look at the iPod Video. While they may not get to the point of tossing it out of a moving vehicle, but they definately give it a serious examination.
"So what makes the new iPod better than previous versions? Well for starters it includes a larger
2.5-inch QVGA color screen and is capable of video playback. The player is slimmer as well,
measuring in at less than half an inch thick — that's 45 percent slimmer than the previous model.