Your PC wants more money spent on Phase Change

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 9, 2004 - 12:18 PM |
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If you haven't heard, nVentiv (one of the 2 bigger names in watercooling) is no more.  That hasn't slowed Aseteck down at all, take a gander at this guy, "tuned for an optimal 240W of heat removal".  Have a good (normal length) weekend all.


"The brilliant mounting mechanism, peerless cooling performance (now unmatched since the Mach II GT is no more) and stylish enclosure allow Asetek to raise the commercial phase-change CPU cooling bar."

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Source: Hexus

Thermalright NB-1C Chipset Recursive Reference & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 7, 2004 - 01:04 PM |
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Our own Lee Garbut, AKA robotech, has reviewed the upcoming Copper Thermalright Chipset cooler.  If you haven't yet, read it now!! :)  Then look at some of the other reviews, like a remote controlled fan controller.

"The NB-1C chipset cooler lives up to the reputation many have come to expect from Thermalright. The NB-1C exhibits excellent quality and workmanship in a small package.

July 4th Holiday Case Roundup & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 5, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Enjoy your day off, fellow PCP'ers slightly to the south.  While your kickin' back and relaxing, why not browse through some of the newest cases you might want to have under your desk.  Including this attractive 20 pounder.

"There is a new contender in the case market, Opus Technologies, Inc. The company offers various PC components such as power supply units, cooling fans, heatsinks, and computer cases.

Source: CoolTechZone

Phase Change Phriday, DIY Reservoirs & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 2, 2004 - 01:57 PM |
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Here's a guide on building your own reservoir at a signifigant discount compared to store bought.  Of course, once you've built that, you'll be looking for other phase change components to keep your PC cool'n'froody during the summer.

"Today, I'm going to help you keep a little bit of money in your wallet by showing you a step-by-step guide on how to build your very own reservoir for your water cooling system.

Clear cases, red cases, silver cases and rubber fans

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Today I give you a link to a nice looking case for a home theatre PC, incase anyone is planning on building their own PVR.  Also a mix of aluminium, steel and acrylic cases.  Be sure to check out the little USB fan/Down near the bottom.

"Cooler Master has outdone themselves, actually thinking about what would make an excellent HTPC (Home Theater PC) case. Style wise it matches, layout wise it is awesome, and cooling wise it's effective.

Source: VIPERLAIR

Fancy Fan roundup, 6 Thermaltake reviews & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2004 - 12:08 PM |
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A round up of prettyfied fans at Madshrimps to start off, with duelling Thermaltake reviews to follow.  Also available are memory coolers, and fans that are a bit shy about making noise.

"When you want to add extra cooling to your case, you can go for performance, silence or good looks.

Source: Madshrimps

A batch of case reviews to brighten your monday & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2004 - 01:10 PM |
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Take a gander at these cases, with names from Armor to Z-Alien.  Maybe one of them will hold you off until the BTX form factor gets going as the new standard. 


"At first glance, the A600 does not seem to be a "stand out from the crowd" type of case. There is no crazy pre-painted design, no elaborately cut window, but this is exactly what I liked about the case. So many cases today are too "XTREME!!!" for me ... Once opened up, the A600 is a dream. The A600 sports four 5.25" drive bays as well as two external and six internal 3.5" bays.
Source: Bjorn3D

Zalman's and phase change & more ... oh my!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 18, 2004 - 06:28 PM |
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A member of the pimprig forums walks through the change from aircooling to watercooling, and 3 different sites look at Zalman's Fanless Reserator.

"Our own unaclocker, ZENNZZO, has a first quicky article up on phase change cooling as he makes the initial transition from water cooling: "This is all new to me, and by no means is a bible or the end all on the subject. There are many HVAC engineers that build Phase change units.

Source: PimpRig

Asus and Abit temperature readings examined closely & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2004 - 01:03 PM |
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BleedinEdge drills a hole in a stock heatsink, inserts a temperature probe into it and looks at the differences in temperature readings from the motherboard's sensors, MBM 5 and their temperature probe.  If reading the article makes you want to upgrade your CPU cooling, well here's a list of solutions.

Source: BleedinEdge

PC Case or cell phone accessory & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2004 - 01:13 PM |
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Convergence just keeps on coming.  Overclockers Australia looks at this case from COMSCOM.  It has a fan controller, thermal monitoring, and keeps your fans spinning for ~3 minutes after shutdown.  It also has a mobile phone charger?!?  Take a look and decide if it's too much for you, or if it is the case that finally has everything you need.

"This front panel also has an LED to show when the mobile phone charger is operating.

Friday's Frigid Fluids Fare & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 11, 2004 - 12:01 PM |
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A look at 2 different, and powerful watercoolers.  Xtreme Resources really gave their Flukes a workout, as there are a lot of temperature readings from key spots in the evaporator, as well as the temperature of air giong in and out.  A True Review gives you another look at Fluid XP, and much more for you to discover.  Unless you're just in a partyin' mood tonite...


"If you want the lowest temperatures you can get on

PCPer! you heatsink too small!! enlarge it with new product!!! & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 9, 2004 - 04:07 PM |
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Is that a heatsink or a jet engine?  Heatsinks designed for the Prescott seem to prove that AMD no longer deserves to be though of as the producer of the hottest chips around, and Legit Reviews shows off some displays from Computex.  Another round-up of Prescott heatsinks, an new company just starting out and a neat little device from Logisys round out today's cooling news.


Quote: "One of the first things noticed about the new socket, LGA775, is the size of the heatsinks used to cool the new prescotts w

Lian Li turns their box upside down & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2004 - 01:22 PM |
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Lian Li has a released a different kind of box layout, and Dan at Dan's Data takes you on a guided tour.  Then take a look at some of the others, and see if your next, must have upgrade is just a click away.

"The PC-V1000 is the first of Lian Li's new V-series cases to make it to market, and it's a corker. For years now they've been making 101 variants of the PC-60, but this thing's all-new, and pretty much all good.

Source: Dan's Data

Friday, so it must be watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2004 - 03:39 PM |
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hard-h2o looks at a silent external passive water cooling kit, the Xice-e900.  MODTHEBOX reviews a bundle of cooling supplies from Arctic cooling, and even more.

"With this external watercooling system we can get more than average temperatures, even if we overclock the processor. And best of all, it is noiseless. Without any doubt this is a great choice to become initiated in water cooling.

Source: hard-h2o

Is a see-through case vapourware? & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2004 - 11:47 AM |
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SystemCooling takes a look at an acrylic case from Logisys.  While it may not be the kind of case to haul around to LAN parties, it is definately not a case to hide.  Also featured are some Small Form Factor cases, compatible with EPIA, micro-ATX and other smaller motherboard designs.

"The Logisys CS888CL has changed my opinion of acrylic cases considerably.

Air cooled northbridges, warm coffee & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2004 - 12:01 PM |
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It's June, and time to find out if your new motherboard likes heat and humidity.  MyWorldhardware takes a good look at a very functional chipset cooler from Thermaltake.  There are a few other things to get the air moving inside your case, and a fun little device that keeps your morning brain lubrication warm.

"Mainboard chipsets are often forgotten when it comes to cooling.

A mixed bag of cooling supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2004 - 01:50 PM |
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A few articles touching on just about every aspect of keeping your system cool, quiet, or both.  Hitachi gives The Inquirer a sneak peak at their new quiet watercooling offering.

"The prototype exclusively pictured here, is installed in a customised Shuttle Small Form Factor PC and is capable of dissipating 150W at <34dB(A) and 120W at <28dB(A).

Source: The Inquirer

MCW6000 from the inside @ More watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 28, 2004 - 06:07 PM |
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The folks over at procooling have reviwed the Swiftech MCW6000.  After that, one of their forum members tore one apart to look at the insides.  Have a great weekend.

"The low flow rate performance (0.75GPM and less) of the MCW6000-A is the best I've seen in my testing.

A plea, Some cooling tools & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 27, 2004 - 06:09 PM |
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I beg of you, my fine readers, to never ever do this to a machine.


Unless it was really naughty and deserved it.


" NeuHausPlatz Computer Systems is proud to announce: The NHP 200NC, a lightweight caseless PC the world has never seen before."

Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:

Click Here to go to Cases & CoolingSource: ZZZ

Selection of Thermally Energetic Gas Transfer Motivators

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 26, 2004 - 01:50 PM |
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I am not too sure what a Pentium 4 heatsink is, how it differs from an Athlon64 heatsink, or why it is becoming standard to see thermal solutions being branded to a specific chipmaker.  I never want to get a Windows error that reads "Incompatible Heatsink detected, please contact your system administrator.  The system will now shut down."


Here's a 3 way shoot out, and some other reviews from 'round the net.


"Not too long ago when the Pentium 4 was released it w
Source: Club OC