Watching TV with a little depth to it

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 05:36 PM |

The 3-D TVs are coming ... red & blue glasses required.  Philips' WOWvx is here, and with the help of a little processing power, each pixel can generate up to 9 angles.  Wired News is more than happy to tell you about it, what it looks like, and Philips' plans for the near future.

Source: Wired News

9 waterblocks, what's hot, what's not

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 02:06 PM |

sgOverclockers has gathered quite a collection of waterblocks, and today they gather 9 of them to contrast the best and worst in their designs.

27 Games for the PS3, whenever it gets around to being sold

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:57 AM |

A console is only as good as the games that can be played on it, no matter what the technology behind it can do.  Sony is making sure that gamers have some choices for their upcoming platform.  Head to CNET to look at the choices being offered.

"Sony said Wednesday that it would offer 27 playable games for its PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game

Show next month, a sign of progress in critical software development ahead of the November launch of

the latest

Think North American broadband is fast, eh?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:31 AM |

The fastest residential internet commonly sits at about 2.5Mbs in North America.  There are faster ones availbale, but the cost increase is usually much higher than the speed increase.  Slashdot looks at Broadband around the world, and while they all have certain differences, I still want my 100Mbs download speed!

Source: Slashdot

Cooler Master Case Mod Contest 2006 Officially launched!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:26 AM |

New to the Case Modding scene? Or are you an Expert who
wants to show your case to the world? No matter what level you're at,
we've got the perfect contest for you. Come join the 2006 Cooler Master
Annual Worldwide Case Mod Contest

Zalman's GPU cooler gets along with almost everyone

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2006 - 02:26 PM |

OCC reviews Zalmans's newest VGA cooler, a set of RAM heatsinks and a large copper fin style heatsink.  It is compatible with almost every nVidia and ATI card on the market, is fairly quiet and keeps your card nice and cool.

PCPer Forums: Come for the advice and stay for the members!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2006 - 03:21 PM |

When faced with a "Message of Doom" like, boot.ini failed to load, don't panic come to the PC Perspective Forums, and get your PC up and running again.  Mjölnir gives some great tips on what to try when faced with that exact message.  If you are frustrated with something you saw on the news, get it off your chest at The Lightning Round, open 24 hours a day.  You can aways visit the Trading Post either to sell off some of your equipment


Energy Efficiency? We don't need no steenking energy efficiency

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2006 - 06:18 PM |

Some may make the sacrifice, and buy a slightly less powerful, energy efficient version of a processor, or a moblie version of a video card.  If you aren't in that particular category, then Tagan's Turbojet is perfect for you.  Overclock3d reviews this 1.1 KILOWATT power supply.

Source: Overclock3D

Sneaking a peek at the new Hyper 7

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 02:24 PM |

X-Bit labs has a managed to get a preview of CoolerMasters new Hyper 7, an aluminium heatsink with a 120mm fan and 3 copper heatpipes.  It is compatible with newer LGA775 processors, as well as both s939 and AM-2, though there are some limitations to the way it can be set up on the AMD platforms.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Ignore those pesky power outages, get a UPS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 05:54 PM |

Ultra Products 1200W UPS is pretty impressive as a backup.  It will give most systems about an hour of power, which should be long enough to save whatever it was you were working on when the power went down.  Add to that coverage up to $125,000 for equipment damaged by electrical surges that make it past the UPS, and you can see why Legit Reviews considers this a very good investment.

Three Thermaltakes to tame temperatures

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 11:41 AM |

AnandTech compares three cases from Thermaltake, the Eclipse DV, the Eureka and the Aguila.  Ease of installation, airflow effectiveness and the noise level all get compared to help you decide between the coolest and loudest, or quiet, without quite so much airflow.

Source: AnandTech

Cooler Masters new Mystique series

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2006 - 02:50 PM |

The Hardware Zone got their hands on a brand new Cooler Master Mystique 631, a case that may look a little like a Wave Master with new tricks.  At 6.3 kilos, made of brushed aluminium, with an included 120mm fan, and even 2 drainage outlets if you use watercooling, this case is worth a look.

Self Contained Underwater Cooling Apparatus

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 02:48 PM |

The Sapphire TOXIC X1900 XTX offers you all the benefits of watercooling, with none of the extra work usually associated with setting one up.  [H]ard|OCP has the full review of the card, and the reservior/pump/radiator that fits right into a PCI card slot.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Resisting the idea of Modular Power Supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 12:04 PM |

There is a debate about the effect using modular wiring on the voltages coming out of a PSU. There are those who claim that the connectors cause much more resistance that a foot or two of wire, and others that laugh at the suggestion.  Armed with a digital multimeter, gets to the bottom of this debate.

A funky room for a hard drive

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 05:51 PM |

Think Computers reviews the Icy Dock MB122 Drive Enclosure.  With an LCD display and a black finish, this removable HDD enclosure won't spoil the looks of you case.  As well, taking full advantage of SATA's hot swap ability, this is almost as easy to use as a thumb drive, only with a lot more storage capacity.

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