Achieve The Most From Your High-Performance Computing Platforms With New Intel(R) Software Developme

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 03:45 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — Intel Corporation today began shipping five new software development tools that make it easier to create the distributed applications used in high- performance computing (HPC) clusters.


Currently, more than half of the world's Top 500 HPC systems are based on Intel® processors**. Intel® Software Development Products greatly improve the scalability and help maximize the performance of those systems.

Getting close to that season

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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Either you've got a list, and have emailed to everyone you know a dozen times, or you have no list and are struggling to figure out what you'd like ... apart from that $10,000 72" HDTV, of course.  Well, The Tech Zone has compiled a list, that may help you shop for someone else, or for telling someone what to get for you.


"Finding the perfect gift for the person in your life can be tricky. That's made even more so when

the person you're buying for happens to be a techie.

Is the PC Gaming industry suffering from console-itis?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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HardwareHell has published an article on the history and future of computers and gaming, specifically x86 gaming.  It covers much more than just the current market, so read on to see if they think this next generation of consoles will put a bigger dent in the industry than previous generations have.

"Since PCs are used for gaming, and consoles are getting more and more PC-like abilities, it is

likely that this may end up as a battle between the two different approaches to computer design,

wit

Source: HardwareHell

What's next in heatsinks? Gold plating!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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Not only is AeroCool GT-1000 Heatsink gold plated, it cools well, and does it quietly.  Club Overclocker gives this big beautiful tower style heatsink a job cooling a 3600+.

"Since 2002, AeroCool has been providing innovative thermal cooling solutions to the high-end PC

enthusiast. Today we are going to take a closer look at their GT-1000 CPU cooler.

Source: Club OC

Gotall's got mods

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 11, 2005 - 04:59 PM |
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Red & Blackness Mods has a gallery of the modded cases they will be taking with them to Dreamhack.  Now you can see all their hard work, even if you can't make it to the LAN Party.

"Our modder Gotall is taking of to Dreamhack in a few weeks. Dreamhack is the

world biggest LAN party with over 6000 people.

GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 11, 2005 - 04:34 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan November 11th, 2005—GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal, the world first SLI technology enabled motherboard equipped with four PCI Express X16 slots. Based on the NVIDIA® nForece4™ SLI™ Intel® Edition and NVIDIA® nForece4™ SLI™ chipsets, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal is designed for gamers who lived by ultimate performance and ultimate scalability.

Barracuda leads with a burst of speed

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 07:06 PM |
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500GB of performance drive is BigBruin's findings on Seagate's SATA Barracuda 7200.9.  If you are looking for a large capacity drive that has good speed, and a great warrantee, this may be the solution!

"Taking a look at the burst results honestly made me say "WOW"! The Seagate

Barracuda 7200.9 not only outscored the RAID 0 array of SATA 1.5 Gb/s drives,

but it also blew away the Hitachi SATA 3 Gb/s 500GB drive by over 20 MB/s.

Source: Big Bruin

An excel spreadsheet in 52" of HD glory?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 12:08 PM |
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Soon you won't need the TV-out that comes on most graphics cards today, you will be using your TV as your main monitor.   LCD's, DLP and plasma TV's will soon be taking over the monitor market, why play on a 19" screen when you can do it on a 42"?  Mind you, there may well be many 3 way fights over getting control of the TV, between the movie fan, the console gamer and the PC gamer ...

Spying on Silverstone

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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Overclockers Online got a sneak peak at the Silverstone Temjin 7 and snapped a couple of pictures.  The good news is that Silverstone said they're allowed to share them.  If you are curious as to what the new Temjin will look like, then clicky the linky.

"Silverstone has been pretty hush hush about there new Temjin 7. Until recently, there were very

few photos, if any, that were available to the public.

Power pure as the driven snow

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2005 - 06:46 PM |
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Bjorn3D has a review of the Thermaltake PowerStation 520W.  This is Thermaltake's solution to the growing power needs of recent generations of PC components, to provide more stable power, not just more power. 

"Power supplies play a crucial part in how our computers operate. Number of Watts a power box has

will not make your computer more stable -- as long as you don't overload your system.

Source: Bjorn3D

AMD BOOSTS DATACENTER EFFICIENCY WITH BEST PERFORMANCE PER WATT ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2005 - 11:36 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Nov. 9, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a variety of customers are embracing the powerful combination of Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors, Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Visual Studio 2005 to improve business processes.  Customers who demand leading-edge performance are rapidly recognizing and embracing the speed, price and efficiency advantages offered by AMD64 and Microsoft x64 innovations.

Source: AMD

Quiet! We're trying to compute

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2005 - 04:11 PM |
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Part 2 of the silencing guide from Hardware.GamersHell is up.  Part one is here if you missed it.  In it you will find all sorts of tips on how to build a new, silent machine, or how to quiet a PC you've already built, but is drowning out your speakers.

"If you are considering getting into the addictive game that is silencing, you will be looking to

either build a new system with silence in mind or si

Source: HardwareHell

The 6800 GS arrives

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2005 - 01:54 PM |
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The 6800GS has arrived, and most sites have a review up, so you won't have to wonder what it can do anymore.  Start off at the Guru of 3D, and keep going 'till you've read 'em all.

"It was mid 2004 when NVIDIA released it's young rascal, the GeForce 6800 GT. It offered

staggering performance!. We are now a sturdy year away from that first GT release and a couple of

things have changed in that time-frame. Most importantly, we noticed a massive shift from the AGP

platform towards PCI-Express.

Source: Guru of 3D

All aboard the Radeon Xpress

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2005 - 01:40 PM |
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Legion Hardware has posted a review of the LANPartyUT RDX200 CF-DR, which uses the new Radeon Xpress 200 chipset.  Read through the review to see if this will replace an nForce4 board on your wishlist.


"Already the LANPartyUT RDX200 CF-DR looks much like the DFI nForce4 SLI motherboard. However,

there are a number of small changes made to the board and of course a few new features have been

included.

Take Thermaltake's new case for a Swing

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2005 - 01:32 PM |
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Get a new case, with 120mm fans, without blowing a large chunk of the money you were going to spend on your new system with the Thermaltake Swing.  It's not the most feature filled or stylized case, but if you want good cooling without breaking your bank, read the review at InsaneTek.

"Want a decent looking case with good features without the expensive price? Thermaltake's new

Swing is a good candidate.

Source: InsaneTek

Big and Beautiful, Thermaltake's Tai Chi

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 4, 2005 - 04:06 PM |
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It's a huge block of stylish aluminium, with more than enough space for a watercooling setup.  Plus, with a pre-installed 120mm fan, and room for more, even with air cooling a system will be quite happy living the the Tai Chi.  Even better, it has a removable mobo tray, and can be set up for BTX systems.  Read the full review at Neoseeker.

"We have a review of Thermaltake's monstrous Tai-Chi case.

Source: Neoseeker

Full Buffer DIMM's hunger for power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 4, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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AMD had something to say about Intel's unpcoming full buffer DIMM's ... they'll need about twice the power of a DDR stick to run.  As many PC owners have found, the more power you put into a component, the more cooling it requires, and with the heat a Prescott throws out already, these blades will be hot.

"Close chip watchers know that Intel and its OEMs plan to support Fully-Buffered DIMMs in 2007.

Source: The Register

Leaky reservior got you down?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 3, 2005 - 04:02 PM |
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Check out PimpRig's review of the Thermaltake Aquabay M3 5.25" Reservoir.  Made of translucent blue 

Polyethylene, this reservoir will look good in a modded case, and you won't need to worry about it cracking over time.

"I'm one of those people that likes a reservoir over a T-line, yet I've never really cared for the

thought of a plexiglas reservoir inside my case. Plexi ages, plexi cracks...plexi leaks. Plexi

bad.

Source: PimpRig

Able to cool 7 cpus with one radiator

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2005 - 03:56 PM |
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The Asetek Xtreme KT12A-12VX Triple Radiator Kit can remove a lot of heat from a system.  According to Xtreme Resources findings, about "2445Kcal per hour (9702 BTU), which roughly translates to 680W", with all 6 fans running on the radiator!

"When Asetek first entered the PC watercooling market with the introduction of the initial

Waterchill kits, their good value and excellent performance made them loved within the enthusiast

circles.

Taming the heat of a P4, Asus style

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2005 - 03:13 PM |
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It's a big, bad, powerful cooler, but it only fits on P4 systems (LGA 775).  Motherboards.org reviews the Asus VR Cooler, which tames the heat of the Prescott, even overclocked.

"For our closing remarks, I'd have to think that our comments on the performance will more than

suffice - wow. At a great price with great performance, there's almost nothing not to love about

this heatsink, apart from the disappointing lack of cross platform mounting.