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Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2006 - 09:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ, Sharkoon and Silverstone have each sent their toughest PSUs to Madshrimps, to participate in battle for top spot. It looks to be a close battle, as each has 4 12V rails, with 750W total from Silverstone and 700W even from the other 2.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2006 - 07:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Titan Amanda TEC is up for review at Virtual-Hideout. Combining heatpipes and a Thermo-Electric cooler (aka a peltier device), you get some serious cooling power. It is really not necessary for low power systems, this is designed for serious overclocking, and also manages to draw 50W off of your 12V rail, when cooling at full power.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 6, 2006 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hi-Tech Reviews looks at the Pininfarina, the new stylish case from Spire. Not only attractive looking, it may well be one of the easiest cases to work in.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2006 - 09:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Lounge wants to help you get a little more life out of your s939 system. By rounding up all the heatsinks they can find and comparing them, they'll help you buy one of the best ones, tweak your multiplier up a bit. Overclock it far enough, and you might even feel like you have a new system.
"AM2 has revitalized AMD's K8 architecture. Core 2 has spurred the competition fiercely. Socket 939
has lost its leg up. Or has it?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2006 - 07:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps look at 2 products from Clever Power, a CPU stabilizer and a VGA booster. Both are essential huge banks of capacitors, which massage the electrical flow to your components into a perfect sine wave. If you are having random power related problems, you owe it to yourself to check these out.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 29, 2006 - 10:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The people at DailyCE are as confused as I am over the soon to be released MP3 player, the Vibex from Trekstor. With a remote control and an FM Tuner, a docking station and more, you have to wonder if we are going a little overboard. Mind you this is the company that also proudly proclaims to have made the world's most expensive MP3 player:
"The casing of the organix is cast in 750 gold (18 karat) and adorned with 63 diamonds (one-karat)"
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 29, 2006 - 04:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Ultra Grid case may seem tiny, at 19.5" deep, 7.5" wide and 16.7" tall, but don't let it's size fool you. This motherboard will fit ATX boards, and even comes with 2 120mm fans. Drop by Pro-Clockers for the full review of this compact, well laid out case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 28, 2006 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3dGameMan reviews PC Power & Cooling's answer to Crossfire and SLI systems, the Silencer 750W. With more than enough power to keep your cards going, and a very high efficiency, you do get your $400+ worth.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 09:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 3-D TVs are coming ... red & blue glasses required. Philips' WOWvx is here, and with the help of a little processing power, each pixel can generate up to 9 angles. Wired News is more than happy to tell you about it, what it looks like, and Philips' plans for the near future.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 06:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
sgOverclockers has gathered quite a collection of waterblocks, and today they gather 9 of them to contrast the best and worst in their designs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A console is only as good as the games that can be played on it, no matter what the technology behind it can do. Sony is making sure that gamers have some choices for their upcoming platform. Head to CNET to look at the choices being offered.
"Sony said Wednesday that it would offer 27 playable games for its PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game
Show next month, a sign of progress in critical software development ahead of the November launch of
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 03:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The fastest residential internet commonly sits at about 2.5Mbs in North America. There are faster ones availbale, but the cost increase is usually much higher than the speed increase. Slashdot looks at Broadband around the world, and while they all have certain differences, I still want my 100Mbs download speed!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
New to the Case Modding scene? Or are you an Expert who
wants to show your case to the world? No matter what level you're at,
we've got the perfect contest for you. Come join the 2006 Cooler Master
Annual Worldwide Case Mod Contest.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2006 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCC reviews Zalmans's newest VGA cooler, a set of RAM heatsinks and a large copper fin style heatsink. It is compatible with almost every nVidia and ATI card on the market, is fairly quiet and keeps your card nice and cool.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2006 - 07:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When faced with a "Message of Doom" like, boot.ini failed to load, don't panic come to the PC Perspective Forums, and get your PC up and running again. MjÃ¶lnir gives some great tips on what to try when faced with that exact message. If you are frustrated with something you saw on the news, get it off your chest at The Lightning Round, open 24 hours a day. You can aways visit the Trading Post either to sell off some of your equipment
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2006 - 10:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some may make the sacrifice, and buy a slightly less powerful, energy efficient version of a processor, or a moblie version of a video card. If you aren't in that particular category, then Tagan's Turbojet is perfect for you. Overclock3d reviews this 1.1 KILOWATT power supply.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 06:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 09:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 03:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2006 - 06:50 PM | Alex Marsters
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.