Sneaking a peek at the new Hyper 7

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 06:24 PM |
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X-Bit labs has a managed to get a preview of CoolerMasters new Hyper 7, an aluminium heatsink with a 120mm fan and 3 copper heatpipes.  It is compatible with newer LGA775 processors, as well as both s939 and AM-2, though there are some limitations to the way it can be set up on the AMD platforms.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Ignore those pesky power outages, get a UPS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 09:54 PM |
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Ultra Products 1200W UPS is pretty impressive as a backup.  It will give most systems about an hour of power, which should be long enough to save whatever it was you were working on when the power went down.  Add to that coverage up to $125,000 for equipment damaged by electrical surges that make it past the UPS, and you can see why Legit Reviews considers this a very good investment.

Three Thermaltakes to tame temperatures

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 03:41 PM |
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AnandTech compares three cases from Thermaltake, the Eclipse DV, the Eureka and the Aguila.  Ease of installation, airflow effectiveness and the noise level all get compared to help you decide between the coolest and loudest, or quiet, without quite so much airflow.

Source: AnandTech

Cooler Masters new Mystique series

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2006 - 06:50 PM |
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The Hardware Zone got their hands on a brand new Cooler Master Mystique 631, a case that may look a little like a Wave Master with new tricks.  At 6.3 kilos, made of brushed aluminium, with an included 120mm fan, and even 2 drainage outlets if you use watercooling, this case is worth a look.

Self Contained Underwater Cooling Apparatus

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 06:48 PM |
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The Sapphire TOXIC X1900 XTX offers you all the benefits of watercooling, with none of the extra work usually associated with setting one up.  [H]ard|OCP has the full review of the card, and the reservior/pump/radiator that fits right into a PCI card slot.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Resisting the idea of Modular Power Supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 04:04 PM |
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There is a debate about the effect using modular wiring on the voltages coming out of a PSU. There are those who claim that the connectors cause much more resistance that a foot or two of wire, and others that laugh at the suggestion.  Armed with a digital multimeter, motherboards.org gets to the bottom of this debate.

A funky room for a hard drive

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 09:51 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the Icy Dock MB122 Drive Enclosure.  With an LCD display and a black finish, this removable HDD enclosure won't spoil the looks of you case.  As well, taking full advantage of SATA's hot swap ability, this is almost as easy to use as a thumb drive, only with a lot more storage capacity.

Cooler Master launches a new case series - Mystique 631/632

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 03:22 PM |
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Mystique --
Fascination, Attitude, Mystery
are the perfect
words to describe the identity of Cooler
Master's new chassis series. The excitement and
sense of achievement PC Modders sought after can
all be found in this all-in-one package of
elegance and sophistication.

OCZ gets cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2006 - 06:53 PM |
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OZC spends a little time away from pushing memory to it's limits to get into the cooling business.  Red & Blackness Mods reviews their new heatsink, the Tempest.  They have memory down pat, find out if they can do the same with their cooler.

Power for when you have to have 2 of everything

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2006 - 05:27 PM |
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The Guru of 3D looks at the 1000W Enermax Galaxy, the PSU for people with 2 cores, and 2 dual-GPU graphics cards.  If you can afford to build a system like that, you might even be able to afford the electrical bills that could come with it.

Source: Guru of 3D

Too cute to be cool? You be the judge.

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 05:30 PM |
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If you can handle the shape, these Apack coolers promise to keep your system cool without breaking 30db, and that is with the proprietary fans.  Throw on an efficient and quiet fan and even a Prescott can be cooled without a deafening accompanyment.  Learn more at SilentPCReview.

So you say your Hard Drive is shock proof

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 04:01 PM |
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BCC Hardware needs your help in shock testing a hard drive from Plextor.  Give them your shocking ideas in the thread they started specifically for suggestions.  Remember they aren't mad at the hard drive, they don't want to just kill it, they are trying to determine the limits of the shock proofing.

Source: BCCHardware

Antec's new HTPC chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 08:13 PM |
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Antec does not disappoint with their new HTPC chasiss, the Fusion.  Get the full story at Futurelooks.

"Antec's new baby: The FUSION! It's finally here and we've got one of the first reviews of this highly

anticipated case. Will we be disappointed or totally impressed after waiting over seven months for it

to arrive? Let's find out!"

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Source: futurelooks

The flower evolves

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 06:04 PM |
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FrostyTech reviews the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu, a cooler very reminiscent of the old flower coolers, with an added 90mm fan in the center.  Also like the old series, performance and noise are balanced, not sacrificing extra performance on one side for a penalty in the other.

Source: Frosty Tech

They're still not rocket shoes, and there's no phone!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 03:27 PM |
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CoolTechZone looks at the recent Nike and Apple project, shoes that collect biometric data which is stored in your iPod.  Not only can your shoes now tell exactly how lazy you are, they will build a database so you can track it over time.  They will also play music that matches the beat of your feet.

Source: CoolTechZone

PSUs for picky people

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 09:56 PM |
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Legit Reviews has put together a very exclusive list of PSUs, in fact only 2 qualify for their exacting specifications.  Drop by to find out why they chose the criteria they did, and what you can expect from setting your sights as high as theirs.

Core Duo or Core 2 Duo, it may be hard to tell

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 06:55 PM |
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AnandTech has noticed that Centrino branded laptops do not have any difference in brand name or serial # to let you tell if you are buying a Core or Core 2.  The good news is that they will be compatible (much like Jon discovered about Dell's XPS).  AnandTech took advantage of that compatibilty to go benchmark crazy, go check it out.

Source: AnandTech

Alphacool has the answer to easy watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2006 - 06:04 PM |
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The Guru of 3D looks at a company new to the watercooling mainstream.  Alphacool, and their Answer III, may not be the first to your mind when you think watercooling, but that could change.  Their system is not at the top of the cooling performance pile, but it is hard to find an easier to install watercooling setup.

Source: Guru of 3D

Be Quiet, sit Straight and look at my shiny PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 10:19 PM |
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DriverHeaven reviews the Be-Quiet StraightPower, a new lower cost version of their original series, the DarkPower.  Boasting very solid rails and a black finish so shiny it looks copper in the review, due to it reflecting the wooden table it is sitting on, this is definitely worth a look, even without modular power cabling.

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