Hard work pays off in monstrous case mods

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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Leecho's newest case mod at MODTHEBOX is a monster ... literally.  Already with a frightening facade, and a backbone ... he adds gull-wing doors.  Check out the pictures of this almost completed mod.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Will you believe the PSU is important now?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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A True Review points out all the ways that a strong PSU is the heart of any system.  Now that every component in your PC is thirsting for more power ... a high end graphics card will drain as much power as an entire system would have 5 years ago, you need to put a lot more thought into the PSU you use.

Do it yourself extreme cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2006 - 04:26 PM |
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If you have more spare time than spare change, and have avoided phase change cooling because of the price, then this guide will eat up some of that time.  MAKE:Blog has linked to an article describing how to build your own phase change cooling system.

Source: MAKE: Blog

Introducing Viiv

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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X-bit Labs reviews a Viiv system, based around an ASUS N4L-VM DH and a socket 479 processor, Intel's Core Duo T2600 clocked at 2.16GHz.  While it is essentially a mATX board, it contains far more built in features than you would expect.  Drop by for a sneak peak.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Cooling solutions balanced for your bank account

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 02:30 PM |
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Overclockers Online reviews 2 budget coolers from Spire, the VertiCool II and the DiamondCool II.  While neither will win prizes for extreme cooling, they are certainly powerful enough to use in a normally clocked PC.

AMD and nVIDIA have some big plans for your office

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 12:34 PM |
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IBM and Dell need to watch their backs.  AMD and nVIDIA are working together to get a foot in the office door.  The Inquirer has more info on their plans to become the choice of business PC's.

"NVIDIA AND AMD are readying to give Intel a bloody nose in the business market, confirming our

earlier reports it's readying a full frontal attack on Chipzilla.

According to Echannel Line, Nvidia has signed up the top 20 system integrators worldwide to take a

chunk out of Intel's arm and Dell's leg.

Source: The Inquirer

VIA based TabletKiosk eo Arrives in US Marke

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 11:41 AM |
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New eo™ Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) equipped with advanced connectivity, easy to use touch panel interface, and enhanced battery life though the ultra-low power VIA UMPC Platform


Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC computing solutions, has selected the VIA UMPC platform to power eo, its new Ultra Mobile PC.


eo is one of the first of a new breed of UMPC devices that fuse traditional PC functionality, with unpreced

Silver Stone LC20M HTPC Case Reviewed

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2006 - 08:30 AM |
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There's a nice review of the Silver Stone LC20M HTPC case. For the money, no one else makes a nicer HTPC enclosure than Silver Stone.


"The VFD, IR, power LED and HDD activity LED are all behind the acrylic strip beside the drives. The LEDs that were chosen for this case do not fit well, as they are bright blue and very noticable from your sofa. Even behind the darkened acrylic, I found them to be distracting when watching a movie in a dark environment.

Source: bit-tech

Third time is the charm

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 07:13 PM |
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Seasonic has abandoned Dr. Cable in lieu of cable sleeves, and has seriously increased the number of connectors on the PSU.  Drop by SPCR to see all the changes the S12-330 Rev A3 has incorporated.

S3 improves in leaps and bounds

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 03:42 PM |
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PC Stats reviews S3's latest PCI Express card, the Chrome S27.  At only $80 US, it is a very affordable solution to anyone looking to run Vista and mid-range games.  It is a far superior card to their last offering, even coming close to a 6600GT in some cases.  Keep your eye on their upcoming projects.

Source: PCStats

Increase your modding potential

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 12:26 PM |
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3DVelocity took on the task of rounding up some of AC Ryan's best modding tools and add ons, and gathered them together for your pleasure.  All you need is a case you like to start with, and with the help of AC Ryan, it can look like almost anything, and you can add funcionality as well.

Source: 3DVelocity

Get your PhsyX card with Ghost Recon

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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If you have seen the GRAW videos PC Perspective has posted, you know why you want this card, and this game. If not, take a break and watch them, then read the good news over at The Inquirer.

"The biggest problem is of course the content.

Source: The Inquirer

ECS Elitegroup Jumpstarts the Summer Gaming Season

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 11:37 AM |
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Fremont, CA (May 3, 2006) — Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS®), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, today announced sponsorship of a series of large scale LAN parties in North America this spring/summer. As a part of the efforts to support the gaming community, ECS Elitegroup has been involved in gaming events of various sizes in the past 2 years.



'When we decided to launch the Extreme series of motherboards, we were also ready to engage with the gamers immediately.

Source: Email

The new benchmarkers game

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2006 - 07:15 PM |
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Bethesda's newest installment to the Elder Scrolls has taken the lead in video card abuse.  It pushes even the newest hardware to it's limits, when you enable all the bells and whistles.  AnandTech takes it for a spin to see what the current generation of cards can do.

Source: AnandTech

A different type of storage

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2006 - 03:48 PM |
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The Tech Zone begins a series of articles on Magneto-Optical storage technology.  Not many have heard of it, and even less use it; but that is no excuse not to learn about it.

A case for the price conscious

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 06:23 PM |
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Monster-Hardware reviews an incredibly low priced case that would be perfect for building a cheap PC.  If you have a family member that needs a PC built, consider this CableMart case for a starting point.

Mix and match SLI

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 12:45 PM |
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Bjorn3D tests nVIDIA's claim that the newer nForce supports mixed SLI.  No longer will you have to buy 2 cards from the smae vendor in order to get SLI to work.

Source: Bjorn3D

Etch a little class into your case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 02:09 PM |
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Gideon Tech ordered some professional etchings from HyperCore, to give a unique look to a side panel.  Drop by to see the difference a little artistic scraping can make.
Source: Gideon Tech

Aerobie and Coffee

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 01:39 PM |
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The makers of the crazy far flying ring have moved onto coffee makers.  Dan's Data reviews this nifty little device that will be likely be finding it's way onto many desks.

Source: Dan's Data