Liquid cooled case, just add water

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2006 - 06:55 PM |
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X-Bit Labs provides a full rundown of ThermalTake's Tai Chi water cooled case.  Everything you need, except the liquid, is included in this well thought out case.

"Today we are going to take a closer look at a very interesting system case from Thermaltake with

pre-installed water-cooling system, which features extravagant and demanding image, boasts quiet

operation, efficient internal cooling and the whole bunch of other attractive features."


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Source: X-Bit Labs

A challenger for Arctic Silver?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2006 - 06:41 PM |
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OCMODSHOP reviews a new Thermal Compound with a big name, TherMax Tech XFlux-GA Thermal Compound.  Head over to see if this newcomer can replace Arctic Silver and AS Ceramique as the paste of choice for overclockers.

"Thermal compound is used to fill these microscopic gaps with a material that conducts heat, but

is pliable enough to fit in all the nooks-and-crannies, creating a complete physical surface that

heat can pass through.

Source: OCMODSHOP

What is WiMax, and why you should care

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2006 - 12:19 PM |
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Techware Labs takes the time to explain what WiMax is, and why it is slowly taking over wireles data transfer from WiFi.  Then keep reading, because there are a plethora of links today.

"WiMax is new wireless networking standard that will provide non-line of sight wireless coverage

up to 30 miles. This article explains how this new technology affects other wireless technologies

like cellular phones and WiFI.

Good looking, and quiet too!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 13, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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Sunbeamtech's newest case, the Silent Storm is reviewed by Big Bruin today.  Not only is it an attractive case with good cooling, with the proper fan choices, it is almost silent.  Read on to find out what a Core Fan can do for you.

"If you are looking for a case that is not meant to be seen or heard, the Sunbeamtech Silent Storm

is a great option! It has a very plain look to it, but has the added benefit of being silent,

while keeping your gear cool.

Source: Big Bruin

955X vs. nForce4 IE x16

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2006 - 11:56 AM |
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nVidia tries another go at their Intel Edition nForce4 chipset, with the ASUS P5N32-SLI.  Tweaktown contrasts it's performance with the workhorse chipset from Intel, the 955X.  See if nVidia can bump Intel's own chipset into second place for performance.


"With all these features you would expect us to get a good amount of overclocking out of this

board, you are not wrong here.

Source: TweakTown

Cool camoflauged computer case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 11, 2006 - 04:12 PM |
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Driver Heaven reviews a unique case offering from Newance, the Triplecone.  I can guarantee you haven't seen a case that looks anything like this, so take a peek.

'For most home users, when it comes on deciding which high end computer case to buy, the greatest

factor is most probably not the efficiency of the case but the innovation of its design. Today I

have a pretty strange looking case for review from Newance, a new found company which is a

subsidiary of the large German company Listan, the Triplecone.

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State of the art cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2006 - 01:10 PM |
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FrostyTech takes a look at the advances in cooling over 2005.  More than just a shootout of heatsinks, they examine what changes have been made to the way we cool our hotplates ... er ... processors.  Read the article to see if you missed any products, and get an idea of what to expect from 2006.

"This article is a follow-up to the 2004 issue which looked at all the latest heatsinks and

cooling systems from that period.

Source: Frosty Tech

Professional Heatsink Abusers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2006 - 02:40 PM |
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Heatsink manufacturers are proud of the way they accuratly test heatsinks to ensure that they are sufficient for the various types of processors out there.  In fact they are proud enough to show the various ways they test heatsinks and Thermal Interface Materials to FrostyTech.

"Have you ever wondered how a heatsink manufacturer tests its new heatsinks to ensure what you buy

will do the job?

Source: Frosty Tech

Gingerbread Computer!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 23, 2005 - 03:56 PM |
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I saw this one over at HardOCP this morning and thought I would share it with you all as well.  How would like to build your very own gingerbread computer!






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Source: General

ThermalTake's Unconventional Radiator-Waterblock

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 21, 2005 - 01:30 PM |
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Pro-Clockers takes a look at the Thermatake Big Typhoon heatpipe cooler. This heatsink is an absolute monstrosity when it comes to size, but how does it perform? nvNews tackles another Thermaltake product, the Volcano 4005. This cooler is an odd waterblock with an integrated radiator and weighs almost 1kg with a fan.

Source: NVnews

ATI X1800 XT and X1800 XL Review @ PCPer

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 20, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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Today we're taking a look at the ATI X1800XT and XL CrossFire cards. Performance and features look promising, but is availability and pricing haunting ATI yet again?

Morning Cooling News

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 19, 2005 - 09:52 AM |
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The guys over at PimpRig have posted a review of Coollaboratory's Liquid Metal thermal interface.

Source: PimpRig

Building a heat machine

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 15, 2005 - 03:19 PM |
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Procooling gives you a glimpse into the creation of a heat testing rig.  See how you build a die simulator, and learn about heat transferance at the same time.

'What it comes down to is that we are perhaps moving out of a period where die simulator

advantages far outweighed their drawbacks into a time where the complexity of CPUs as heat sources

may preclude simulating them with simple copper dies.

Streaming audio get easier everyday

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2005 - 06:41 PM |
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Slim Devices Squeezebox Network Media Player lets you stream audio wirelessly.  Simply set up your PC with software, to become the Slim Server and the Squeezebox will play through whatever type of speaker system you hook up.  Get the full review at Think Computers.

'Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to

video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players

and media players.

Give your video card some jewlery for Christmas

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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Motherboards.org has posted a review of Swiftech's MC14 BGA Memory Heatsinks, which is a package of 8 copper heatsinks, each  14mm3.  While they may not help a card that already has sufficient cooling, it may bring new life to an older card.

"While the initial gain of 8MHz isn't anything special, it still is enough to garner many an

overclocker's attention.

RAM that Tesla could fall in love with

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 07:01 PM |
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OCZ's PC-3200 Gold Voltage eXtreme was built to be overvolted, in fact it loves it.  Read the full review at Adrian's Rojak Pot to see if these DIMM's are the holy grail for overclockers.

"Overclockers love playing with voltages, clock speeds and timings to get the maximum out of their

memory modules. The OCZ PC-3200 Gold Voltage eXtreme modules allow them to do just that with its

incredible overclockability and affinity for high voltages.

Source: Tech ARP

ULi's M1697, ATI chipset for the A64/x2

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 04:30 PM |
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Anandtech got a hold of a ULi M1697 reference board, and they give us a peek into the new upcoming chipset.  If you are torn between the NForce4 and ATI chipsets, see if this can put you on one side or the other.

"As VIA and SiS seem to be declining in the chipset arena, ULi continues an aggressive push to capture a larger share of the chipset market.

Source: AnandTech

AMD Submits Site Development Plan for New Austin Campus

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 11:47 AM |
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Dec. 13, 2005 - Austin, Texas - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today submitted its site development plan to the City of Austin for a new campus to be built on 58 acres AMD has agreed to purchase in Southwest Austin. The new campus, known by the project name "AMD Lone Star," will bring together local non-manufacturing operations currently spread across multiple locations in Austin. Spansion(tm), the Flash memory venture of AMD and Fujitsu Limited, will build upon AMD's established roots in East Austin by continuing local manufacturing operations at Fab 25 on East Ben White Boulevard.

Source: AMD

Put some Christmas cheer into your Case Mod

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2005 - 03:59 PM |
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CaseModGod has a review of AC Ryan's UV Acryl Panel, a highly UV reactive see through panel of Acrylic to add to just about anything.  The bad news is that you should have an acrylic cutting tool, or else you just end up with an oversized side panel, but the good news is that with a tool, you can cut the sheet into any shape.  So get some red and green, and get your PC into the Christmas spirit.

"Straight from the box the first thing I could notice was that in a room with standard lighting

the edges really pick

Source: CaseModGod

Cooling on a tight budget

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2005 - 06:59 PM |
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If you are having some problems with overheating, but don't want to spend $50 on a new 2 pound block of copper that might or might not fit in yiour case, consider Spire Cooling Solutions' KestrelKingV.  As Techware Labs discovers, it won't unseat any of the current kings of cooling, but it certainly beats the stock heatsink your processor came with.

"In the next few days we will look at a few coolers for the socket 939 platform of motherboards.