Low noise case with a lot of airflow

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2006 - 02:55 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 - 05:22 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 - 02:45 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 27, 2006 - 07:05 PM |
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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 - 03:38 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 - 05:06 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 - 01:39 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 - 01:04 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 - 12:30 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 - 05:27 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

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to processes

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 13, 2006 - 04:25 PM |
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Don't just rely on spyware checks, to really figure out why your computer is acting like it's on Valium you need to be able to recognize some of the common processes, both good and bad.  Futurelooks steps up to the challenge, drop by to get a quick lesson.

Source: futurelooks

Buying gifts for things that don't even exist yet

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2006 - 03:22 PM |
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Taking a page directly from Apple, Microsoft's Zune player will have a huge assortment of accessories you can buy for it.  You can even see a list of them over at CoolTechZone.  The only problem I can see is that you can't buy a Zune yet, so why shop for accessories?

Source: CoolTechZone

Koolance's redesigned watercooled case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2006 - 02:46 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews Koolance's new take on a watercooled case.  While many features were updated, it seems that the CPU waterblock hasn't changed in 4 years.  It does do well at giving you the ability to balance noise and cooling easily, so all is not lost.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THE WORLDS FIRST GRAPHICS CARDS WITH DIRECTX 10 SUPPORT

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2006 - 02:59 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (November 8, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA® supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express™ and BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB PCI Express™ graphics cards, the first with Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support.


A revealing PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2006 - 03:47 PM |
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Enclosing the top of a PSU in see through acrylic makes the Apevia ATX-IB 680W PSU very unique.   Don't worry about the choice of materials, it does conform to "ATX12V v2.2 spec. Stating that in the event of a catastrophic failure the
unit must protect from Flame, Charred PCB, emission of molten material, and others
".  MODTHEBOX puts it to the test, to find out if it is as stable as it is attractive.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Ready for a change of phase?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 6, 2006 - 03:02 PM |
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When watercooling just doesn't cut it anymore, many turn to Thermoelectric cooling, like the CoolIt Systems Freezone Peltier, that Lee just reviewed.  The other choice, at least without breaking out the liquid nitrogen, is to borrow technology from refrigerators, and get into phase changing.  WaterCooling 101 has just published a guide to phase change cooling, and explain what it is and how you go about doing it.

A big case with a watercooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2006 - 02:44 PM |
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The Thermaltake Kandalf has been redesigned with a liquid cooling system and given a LCS moniker.  Tweaknews was really impressed with the original design, and it seems this new incarnation has learned a lot from it's predecessor.

Source: Tweaknews

OCZ Technology Enhances the Award-Winning GameXStream with 850 Watt

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2006 - 06:01 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-November 1, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and
components, today announced the addition of an 850W power supply to the
GameXStream family
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Thermaltake updates the Big Typhoon

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 31, 2006 - 03:59 PM |
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Now ready for Socket AM-2, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX gives you even more control over fan speeds and noise.  It's performance blew ThinkComputers away.

Reviving the ModStream lineup

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 30, 2006 - 03:06 PM |
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OCZ has updated their power supply line with the EvoStream series, including newer features like 600W total power and four +12V rails, perfect for newer systems, while retaining the modular design that made them popular in the past.  OC3D has a new review posted that covers all the bases of the OCZ EvoStream 600.

Source: Overclock3D