Cooler Master launches a new case series - Mystique 631/632

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 11:22 AM |

Mystique --
Fascination, Attitude, Mystery
are the perfect
words to describe the identity of Cooler
Master's new chassis series. The excitement and
sense of achievement PC Modders sought after can
all be found in this all-in-one package of
elegance and sophistication.

OCZ gets cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2006 - 02:53 PM |

OZC spends a little time away from pushing memory to it's limits to get into the cooling business.  Red & Blackness Mods reviews their new heatsink, the Tempest.  They have memory down pat, find out if they can do the same with their cooler.

Power for when you have to have 2 of everything

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2006 - 01:27 PM |

The Guru of 3D looks at the 1000W Enermax Galaxy, the PSU for people with 2 cores, and 2 dual-GPU graphics cards.  If you can afford to build a system like that, you might even be able to afford the electrical bills that could come with it.

Source: Guru of 3D

Too cute to be cool? You be the judge.

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 01:30 PM |

If you can handle the shape, these Apack coolers promise to keep your system cool without breaking 30db, and that is with the proprietary fans.  Throw on an efficient and quiet fan and even a Prescott can be cooled without a deafening accompanyment.  Learn more at SilentPCReview.

So you say your Hard Drive is shock proof

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 12:01 PM |

BCC Hardware needs your help in shock testing a hard drive from Plextor.  Give them your shocking ideas in the thread they started specifically for suggestions.  Remember they aren't mad at the hard drive, they don't want to just kill it, they are trying to determine the limits of the shock proofing.

Source: BCCHardware

Antec's new HTPC chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 04:13 PM |

Antec does not disappoint with their new HTPC chasiss, the Fusion.  Get the full story at Futurelooks.

"Antec's new baby: The FUSION! It's finally here and we've got one of the first reviews of this highly

anticipated case. Will we be disappointed or totally impressed after waiting over seven months for it

to arrive? Let's find out!"

Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:

Source: futurelooks

The flower evolves

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 02:04 PM |

FrostyTech reviews the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu, a cooler very reminiscent of the old flower coolers, with an added 90mm fan in the center.  Also like the old series, performance and noise are balanced, not sacrificing extra performance on one side for a penalty in the other.

Source: Frosty Tech

They're still not rocket shoes, and there's no phone!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 11:27 AM |

CoolTechZone looks at the recent Nike and Apple project, shoes that collect biometric data which is stored in your iPod.  Not only can your shoes now tell exactly how lazy you are, they will build a database so you can track it over time.  They will also play music that matches the beat of your feet.

Source: CoolTechZone

PSUs for picky people

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 05:56 PM |

Legit Reviews has put together a very exclusive list of PSUs, in fact only 2 qualify for their exacting specifications.  Drop by to find out why they chose the criteria they did, and what you can expect from setting your sights as high as theirs.

Core Duo or Core 2 Duo, it may be hard to tell

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 02:55 PM |

AnandTech has noticed that Centrino branded laptops do not have any difference in brand name or serial # to let you tell if you are buying a Core or Core 2.  The good news is that they will be compatible (much like Jon discovered about Dell's XPS).  AnandTech took advantage of that compatibilty to go benchmark crazy, go check it out.

Source: AnandTech

Alphacool has the answer to easy watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2006 - 02:04 PM |

The Guru of 3D looks at a company new to the watercooling mainstream.  Alphacool, and their Answer III, may not be the first to your mind when you think watercooling, but that could change.  Their system is not at the top of the cooling performance pile, but it is hard to find an easier to install watercooling setup.

Source: Guru of 3D

Be Quiet, sit Straight and look at my shiny PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 06:19 PM |

DriverHeaven reviews the Be-Quiet StraightPower, a new lower cost version of their original series, the DarkPower.  Boasting very solid rails and a black finish so shiny it looks copper in the review, due to it reflecting the wooden table it is sitting on, this is definitely worth a look, even without modular power cabling.


Corsair Enters the Power Supply Market with Two High Performance Best in Class Solutions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:43 AM |

Fremont, CA (August 1, 2006) —Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory and cooling solutions, today announced the introduction of the Corsair HX Series power supply product line.

More than just a temperature score

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2006 - 01:49 PM |

[H]ard|OCP has released a seven way AM-2 cooler shootout.  In keeping with their style, this is more than just a comparison of temperatures, they delve into the ease of installation, what fans are possible to fit onto the coolers, and of course, whether it will drown out a vacuum cleaner, or vice versa.

For more extreme cooling, check out Lee's shiny new review of the peltier based Vigor Monsoon II.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Bling for your chipsets & RAM

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM |

Vizo's Sleet chipset and DDR heatsinks are small, finned and pure copper.  Attach the chipset sinks with the thermal tape that comes pre-stuck and you are ready to go, to install the DDR heatspreaders with the included metal clip.  Pro-clockers went through the whole pack!

A Power Supply built for 2 (GPUs)

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM |

TweakTown tests OCZs claim that the 600W GameXStreme Multi GPU PSU does what it's name implies.  Not only does it have the connectors for multiple video cards, there are also 6 SATA power connectors.

Source: TweakTown

Thermaltakes cool behemoth

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM |

Based around a 12cm fan, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon works very well, if you can fit it in your case.  Take a look at techPowerUp!'s review for an idea just how big it is, and what you need to do to be able to install it.

Source: techPowerUp!

The next winning case at ExtremeTech

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 24, 2006 - 02:11 PM |

The fourth winner in ExtremeTech's case modding contest was inspired by Star Wars and a certain frozen smuggler-pop.  If you find yourself inspired to mod your own case, don't forget our own Member Gallery here at PC Perspective.

Source: Extremetech

Serious cooling from a well centred case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 06:54 PM |

Check out 3dGameMan's look at Enermax's Chakra case, perfect for Yoga practioners and quite cooling fanatics.  Thanks to the size of the fans in this case, you can get some serious cooling without having to wear ear protection.

Source: 3dGameMan