AMD Announces Development of DTX Open Standard

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2007 - 04:52 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 10, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced development of DTX, an open standard specification designed by AMD to enable the broad adoption of small form factor PCs. The DTX standard will be designed to empower OEMs, ODMs, and component vendors to deliver innovative solutions to market that are smaller, quieter, and desktop-friendly, while leveraging commonalities within the ecosystem that benefit both customers and end users.

Source: AMD

Watercooling without a radiator

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 8, 2007 - 08:09 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP tried the CoolIT Freezone Chilled Liquid CPU cooler, and fell in love.  Not only does it have incredible cooling potential, it is fairly easy to install.  The only complaint they have is that there is no way to get a GPU cooler into the loop.

You can also catch Lee's review of the Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless cooling system at the top of our front page.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

A PSU that ought to last you a while

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 5, 2007 - 07:57 PM |
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While I can't imagine what made Ultra design a 2kW PSU, they have, and Legit Reviews is there to examine it.  The +12V rail is rated at 1800W ... 150A load, about twice the power draw of a pair of 8800GTXs.  Head over and check this monster out!

The winds of change blow cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 4, 2007 - 05:39 PM |
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Ionic cooling is a little known way of cooling PCs efficiently and silently.  The Future of Things gives you an overview of how the technology works, and an interview with 3 very knowledgeable scientists in that field, one of whom is the CTO of Kronos Advanced Technologies.

Silverstone Tundra TD01 Watercooling Kit Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 25, 2006 - 03:22 AM |
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Do you remember that very unique Silverstone passive water cooling setup we saw at Computex last June?  Well it finally made its way out and XSReviews.co.uk has it on the testing block.

The SilverStone Tundra TD01 is a nice, well made product that would look at home in a HTPC setup.

Source: General

Zalman to Giveaway Two Systems at CES

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 20, 2006 - 05:29 PM |
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While this won't help most of you NOT going to CES this year, if any of you are, you can stop by the Zalman booth, watch a presentation and be entered to win one of two complete systems from our  friends at Zalman.

1.      HTPC


        a.      HD160XT Silver


        b.      CNPS9500AT


        c.    &nb

Handy kit to quiet a PC

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2006 - 06:49 PM |
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MODTHEBOX continues their review of 7zoneUSA's DIY kits.  From fan adapters to upsize heatsink fans from 70 to 120mm, to ducting and rubber fixings and silica gaskets, 7zoneUSA has everything you could possibly need to increase cooling and reduce noise.  They will even sell you a stylish blue anti-static wrist strap, for those who are into them.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Professional Power Providers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 11, 2006 - 07:59 PM |
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The ultimate providers of power supplies has been PC Power & Cooling.  With the new power hungry components that are popping up in high end systems everywhere, they went and made a new series of PSU.  Bjorn3D reviewed their newest, the 1kW-SR.  With a .98 Power Factor and 3 12V lines (two 18 amp and one 36 amp) you won't run short on juice.

Source: Bjorn3D

Lian-Li tries a few new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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TechPowerUp! reviews the PC-A10B from Lian-Li, a case built for watercooling.  From a top intake fan placed to cool a radiator to the pair of knockouts in the back to allow tubing to run into and out of the case.  Read the full review of this good looking case here.

Source: techPowerUp!

Can bundled PSUs still compete?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2006 - 11:21 PM |
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It's not that In-Win are a no name company, it's just that their PSUs are usually found pre-installed in cases.  X-bit Labs grabbed 6 of their PSUs, of differing wattages and series to test them with the newer, power hungry components found in enthusiast's PCs.  Find out if they can still hold their own in this big test session.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Low noise case with a lot of airflow

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2006 - 07:55 PM |
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NZXT's Zero case is an unassuming case that hides some interesting features.  Overclockers Club found the most odd feature is the front cover.  In order to open it and get at your optical drives, you would have to remove anything that is plugged into the front panel.  However, if you are looking for a quiet case that can keep your system cool, you may forgive them.

Oooh ... Shiny!!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2006 - 10:22 PM |
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A True Review stumbled upon a very shiny case called the XKROMA.  Not only is the chrome outside spectacular, there are some interesting things going on around back.

Tagan Turbojet & Thermaltake Toughpower, which fits you to a 'T'

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2006 - 07:45 PM |
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HotHardware can't overstress the importance of a good power supply, and provide you with some help in getting one.  The Toughpower comes in at 750W with a 14cm fan for cooling, and some nice cable management.  The Turbojet is 1.1kW with a pair of 80mm fans for cooling and a more traditional (non-modular) cable system.  See which is right for you, or skip them both and head straight to Lee's review of the Akasa Power+ 650W.

Source: HotHardware

A glimpse inside the mind of a case maker

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2006 - 12:05 AM |
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NZXT's head case maker has shown up at futurelooks for an interview.  If you wonder where their ideas come from, you don't have to go any further than this link.

Source: futurelooks

Finding the best 120mm fan

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 23, 2006 - 08:38 PM |
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Madshrimps reviews 4 new 120mm fans, compared against the winner of the 17 fan roundup they finished recently.  Head over to find out how Noctua and Sharkoon perform against GlobalWin.

"We test four 120mm fans which aim to provide lots of airflow at low noise levels. In this roundup 2 models from

Noctua and 2 from Sharkoon are compared to one of the best from our previous 17-fan roundup."

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

Source: Madshrimps

The new tricks to expect from PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2006 - 10:06 PM |
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With the advent of SLI and Dual Core, Power supplies have gone through a recent evolution.  Drop by X-bit labs for a PSU shootout, and an overview of the new features that high end PSUs are sporting today.

"We continue our series of indepth PSU roundups. This time we would like to offer you two articles.

Source: X-Bit Labs

This waterblock goes both ways

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 20, 2006 - 06:39 PM |
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The CoolerMaster AquaGate Viva watercooling kit is designed to fit both CPUs and GPUs.  Virtual-Hideout tried it in both positions and was impressed by what they saw.  The radiator is also well designed, as it can be fit into a case 3 different ways.

Time to get that 8800

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2006 - 06:04 AM |
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Gamepyre reviews the latest from BioWare, Neverwinter Nights 2.  To top off a brilliant sequel, it includes an editor to allow you to create your own scenarios and campaigns.

Source: Gamepyre

Add style and functionality to the front of your case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2006 - 05:30 PM |
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Pro-clockers reviews the Scythe Kama-Meter MFD Panel.  Allowing you to control up to 4 fans and your sound level as well as monitoring your temperatures, it also comes with a number of faceplates to help match it to any style case.

Having troubles powering a G80?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 13, 2006 - 10:27 PM |
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850W of power, 6 smeggin' 12V rails and a 135mm exhaust fan, the Coolermaster Real Power Pro 850W means business.  HEXUS does a full review of this powersupply, which might be very important if you are trying to set up a quad-GPU system.

Source: Hexus