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Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 7, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GeekExtreme has posted an article dealing with adding a Danger Den Maze 4 GPU waterblock to a X800XT AIW. The investment of time and money did result in better cooling for the card, but read on to see if the effort invested was rewarded properly.
'With my recent purchase of a X800XT AIW from the trusty Newegg, I decided to take advantage of my
newly constructed watercooling setup by investing in a Danger Den Maze 4 GPU waterblock and
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 7, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Energy prices are creeping up across the board, except when they are sky-rocketing. While your PC might not account for a huge percentage of your utility bill, that could change. (Unless you are in a DC project like SETI, and heat your bedroom via the heatsinks of at least dozen older computers.) As PC's demand more and more power, Intel has decided to take some of the focus away from the CPU, to see if efficiency can be increased in other components, and C
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 6, 2006 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 6, 2006 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techniz reviews 2 of VIZO's fan lines today, the Muffle and the Windstorm. The Muffle gives you some pretty good cooling, without trying to deafen you, the 120mm version moves 53CFM @ 28dBA, and the Windstorm will help with OC'ing, the 80mm model moves an impressive 84.1CFM, though it does so at 55.2 dBA.
"The VIZO cooling products is design to provide the cooling solution for the enthusiast that
prefers low noise and also good performance.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 3, 2006 - 04:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MetkuMods has posted a gallery of an extremely unique case by Janos Marton. I can't begin imagine where the inspiration might have come from.
"I already had a powerful computer setup so I wanted something more quiet, small and low power
consumptioning to function as a basic home server. I love to tinker with hardware etc.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 3, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Although we have little information yet, Gamehelper has translated a german interview with some Crytek employees and a German website (Gamestar) about the upcoming FPS, Crysis. While it does not exactly seem to be a follow up to Far Cry, it certainly sounds like they took everything that made FarCry great, and improved it.
"There will be a high degree of interactivity with the environment.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 2, 2006 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods tests the new Danger Den Thermalchill radiator, and as you might expect, it performs admirably. It also manages to cool without being larger than your average tower case.
"Today we take a look at a radiator from Dangerden, we know that Dangerden is one of the top
companies when it comes to watercooling and their previous products have got very good ratings. We
will see how good this radiator performs vs a Alphacool Cora 6 and vs a BlackIce extreme.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 31, 2006 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is the LGA775 version of the Freezer 64 Pro. It combines decent performance and low noise into an affordable package. It also uses a different fan than the AMD model, so drop by and visit DriverHeaven to see what this heatsink can do.
"Today we have another Arctic Cooling cooler for evaluation, the Freezer 7 Pro.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 30, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A1-Electronics has posted a review of the Act-on Optical MicMouse, which is, well, exactly what it sounds like. Now you too can pick up your mouse and use it to talk over VOIP. No word if it will work as a CB Radio too.
Also, Ryan has posted a review of the Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 with Dolby Digital Live Sound, so check it out.
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 30, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you thought that getting unexpectedly flashed was for Frosh Week and Football games, you have something new to consider. According to this story from The Register, malicious BIOS flashing could be the next big viral problem for PC's. This kind of exploit has not been spotted in the wild yet, but it is probably coming ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newly released 6800GS is one of the best bangs for your buck in the current graphics market, whether you want the AGP or the PCI-e version. AnandTech has grabbed cards from 4 of the current manufacturers, to see how they work out of the box, and what kind of an overclock to expect.
"Today, we'll be looking at four different manufacturers' versions of the 6800 GS, and seeing what each has to offer. The cards that we have are from Leadtek, PNY Technologies, EverTop, and EVGA.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 05:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Power & Cooling has a 1KW PSU on sale, and Bjorn3D has a review. If you have an obscene amount of power hungry components, this PSU will handle them all with power to spare, and it will have no problem with the heat, either.
"Have two video cards, two optical drives, three hard drives and a plethora of other components in
your PC? If so, you might wonder if your PSU is struggling. Well, there's certainly no struggling
for PC Power & Cooling's Turbo-Cooling 1KW.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
sgOverclockers has posted a review of Cool-Trek Vostok Watercooling kit. They are a newcomer to the cooling business, and are now focusing on watercooling that will fall into more people's budgets, without affecting cooling performance too much.
"Cool-Trek are a relative new comer to the world of watercooling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't want to submit to them, perhaps you should take a peek at Think Computers review of UFO: Aftershock for the PC. It carries on in the same vein as Aftershock, with updates to gameplay, graphics and it's overall complexity. While it may not live up to it's distant ancestor, X-Com:UFO Defense, it is certain worth checking out.
'Science Fiction, probably one of the most popular themes of video games, in the past and most
likely in the future as well, combine that with strategy role
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 10:35 AM | Ryan Shrout
Here is a tiny power supply that is 100% silent and delivers 120 watts of power at only 12V. Dang!
Tiny picoPSU Power Supply Enables Design of Small, Quiet PCs and Smart Appliances; Gives Robots More Freedom to Roam
World's tiniest PC power supply offers new design possibilities for PCs, case mods and X86 devices
FREMONT, CAâ€”January 26, 2006 -- Mini-box.com, a division of Ituner Networks today announced the picoPSU, the worl
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 06:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE grabbed a copy of Nero 7 - Ultra Edition, and took it out for a spin. Drop by and see how this baby handles, and what new bells and whistles have been added.
"Nero has released a new version of their Ultimate Edition and we are here to take a look at
what's new and upgraded.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now DFI users have a choice between nVidia's SLI and ATI's Crossfire with the introduction of the LanParty UT RDX200 CF-DR motherboard, based on the Radeon Xpress 200 Crossfire chipset. Read the full review at X-Bit Labs.
"DFI Company is very well-known for its overclocking friendly mainboards on NVIDIA nForce4
chipsets. Now they have got down to building a similar solution around the Radeon Xpress 200
CrossFire chipset from ATI.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. Jan. 26, 2006 Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC)today announced it is shipping its new high-capacity 500 GB Serial ATA
(SATA) WD CaviarR SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Providing a half terabyte of capacity for data-intensive applications such as graphic design, digital
video editing, personal video recorders and advanced business computing, WD Caviar SE16 500 GB drives also deliver high 7,200 RPM performance with 300
MB/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Beyond3D has a conversation with Eric Demers and Richard Huddy from ATI. If you are curious about the power behind the X1900, these guys have a lot of answers.
"In our recent R580: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX and Crossfire article we took a look at the architecture
of this new ATI chip and the performance it brings with its interesting configuration.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET posted a story on Intel's first working chips produced using a 45 nanometre process. This keeps Moores' Law on track for the next year, 65 and 90 nanometre were the last greatest processes, and we've doubled again over 18 months. This year they will be able to etch using normal lithography, as opposed to immersion, or other, more complex ways like Extreme Ultraviolet lithography, something that will be needed in the future to continue this shrinkage.