Happy Halloween

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 31, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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So what if it will be obsolete within a week, get your Pumpkin PC today!!!

"Just in time for Halloween, the staff at the computer store at the University of Arkansas have

created a seasonally appropriate PC."


Here is some more Tech News from around the web:


Tech Talk

like the old one @ The Inquirer

  • Source: ZDNet

    When there's something strange ... with your temperatures ...

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 28, 2005 - 06:58 PM |
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    Who you gunna call?  Heat Buster!!!  Well, maybe not ... but Maximium CPU does have a review of the PCI cooler with more today.  Not only does it provide cooling to whatever component is closest to where you place it, it also has an exhaust to remove more hot air from the case.

    'The Heat Buster from PowerColor is a PCI slot cooler, with a little more to offer. It has the

    standard exhaust fan, as well as a second, adjustable fan to help facilitate air movement in your

    case.

    Source: Maximum CPU

    The Invisible Fan ... Controller

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2005 - 06:19 PM |
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    The Sunbeam Theta TP-101 fan controller is a little different than you might expect.  It's a PCI card, with a satndard molex power connector and 8 fan connectors.  All the fans in your system connect to it, and are controlled via installed software.  Read the full review at Big Bruin.

    "Sunbeamtech has offered the typical fan controller (rheobus) in a variety of styles in the past,

    but the software based Theta TP-101 is much different.

    Source: Big Bruin

    Gigabyte's 3D series, together at last

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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    The 3D Galaxy from Gigabyte has been around for a bit, and you may have seen reviews of this watercooling system.  New from Gigabyte is the 3D Aurora, an ATX case designed specifically to house the Galaxy watercooler.  See how well they work together in the full review from Legion Hardware.

    "They did this by developing the "Galaxy Liquid Cooling Kit" designed for use with high-end

    systems.

    Fan Commander to the rescue

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2005 - 01:09 PM |
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    Cooling off a hot system is about more than just putting as many fans into the PC as the chassis will allow; unless you live alone, and like wearing earplugs.  Fan controllers allow you to monitor your temperatures, and reduce the speed, and therefore the noise eminating from under your desk.  Ultra Product's newly released Fan Commander may be what you need, and Big Bruin can tell you all about it.

    "Ultra Products has a new fan controller called the Fan Commander which can control up to seven fa

    Source: Big Bruin

    DFI's NF4 Infinity - Function over Form

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 02:12 PM |
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    hardCOREware likes DFI's NF4 Infinity.  Unlike their LAN Party series, this board gets the job done with a minimum of embellishments.  It handles the latest Athlon's, will overclock fairly well, and costs less than $100!

    "We have soft spot for motherboards that offer nothing more than the basics, but are superb

    overclockers and performers.

    Source: hardCOREware

    Help choosing a cooling solution

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 01:10 PM |
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    Red & Blackness Mods try to help out with the vast amount of choices available for cooling off your system.  If you find yourself wonder what cooler to pick, and are maybe frustrated about having to do so after choosing all your other components, this article may give you some hope.

    "It seems like the market makes it harder and harder for the average consumer to make choices.

    Zalman, Scythe and Thermaltake Under The Magnifying Glass

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 05:47 PM |
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    X-Bit Labs can solve your cooling dilemmas.  Zalman's CNPS9500 LED, Scythe's Shogun & Ninja (SCNJ-1000), and  Thermaltake's Big Typhoon (CL-P0114) & Sonic Tower (CL-P0071), all in one huge comparitive review.  There is a lot of detail, everything from cooling performance to installation is covered.

    "We would like to offer you a detailed roundup of five today's best CPU coolers with heatpipe

    technology.

    Source: X-Bit Labs

    Jump into HTPC's with this primer

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 12:55 PM |
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    Big Bruin can answer all of your HTPC video and audio questions in this first installment of their HTPC primer.  If you are thinking of putting together a SFF system, or incorporating an HTPC into your multimedia system, give it a  read!

    "HTPCs don't have to be much different than your typical computer, but a few key areas do need to

    be addressed.

    Source: Big Bruin

    iPod goes multimedia

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:35 PM |
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    DesignTechnica takes a good look at the iPod Video.  While they may not get to the point of tossing it out of a moving vehicle, but they definately give it a serious examination.

    "So what makes the new iPod better than previous versions? Well for starters it includes a larger

    2.5-inch QVGA color screen and is capable of video playback. The player is slimmer as well,

    measuring in at less than half an inch thick — that's 45 percent slimmer than the previous model.

    A Fatal1ty heatsink for your Fatal1ty motherboard

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:10 PM |
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    It's big and loud, and it does it's job very well.  The Fatal1ty FS-C77 CPU Cooler from Zalman is a 5.5" wide, 2 pound chunk of copper, with a 120mm fan to move the air.  See what Tweak News makes of it here.

    "Fatal1ty has partnered with Zalman, among other companies, to market high-end products to the

    computer gaming community.

    Source: Tweaknews

    Danger Den has your GPU's best interests at heart

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2005 - 05:52 PM |
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    If you can't afford to buy a brand new graphics card, with the watercooling already built in, consider Danger Den's Acetal Maze4 GPU Block.  You can put it onto just about any modern ATI or nVidia board, so consider adding it to your 1/2" or 3/8" OD cooled system.  Read all about it at Techniz.

    "Overall, the Danger Den Acetal Maze4 GPU water block is performing very well during in the

    testing section. The package includes all the necessary components for proper assembly.

    Ultra Bright, Programmable, LED Display

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2005 - 02:39 PM |
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    Think Computers has a review of the Mashie Design MDVA.  It is a really bright, and programmable LED display that sits in your 5.25" drive trays, facing out of your front panel.  See if this is the thing you need to finish off your case mod, or just scare the cats.

    “Modding products, where did they go? It seems like we never see any new case mods at all. Well if you’re into case modding at all, then I’m sure you have heard of Mashie. If not take a look at his website.

    Play with your own manual temperature knob

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 14, 2005 - 12:32 PM |
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    Virtual-Hideout has a review of Innovatek's Fan-O-Matic Micro, a fairly advanced Fan Controller.  Instead of guesstimating the RPM's you want in order to balance noise an temperature, you set the desired temperature, and it manages the RPM's.

    "Innovatek has built a strong product that many people should find useful for either water cooled systems or air cooling. It does everything for you, the only adjustments you make are to the manual temperature knob.

    No noise, no hassle; watercooling from Thermaltake

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2005 - 06:03 PM |
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    Thermaltake's Silent Water Kit is incredibly easy to install, and as the name implies, very quiet.  Overclocker Cafe can give you all the reasons to consider this setup for your next rig, so give them a visit.

    "The Thermaltake Silent Water has lots of good points. The first of these is the absolute ease of installation. When a water cooling kit requires no more effort to install than does any higher quality air cooler, you know you really have something special. Second is the performance.

    She's gone from suck to blow!

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 12, 2005 - 03:20 PM |
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    You've heard all about 3rd party video card cooling, or mayve just seen the reviews for heatsink add-ons to video cards that allow for better overclocking.  If you are a little worried about disassembling your shiny new card, then TECHGAGE has the review for you.  The Antec VCool Video Card Cooler is easily mounted into 2 PCI slots.  It is a big fan that can be setup to either suck in external air and blow it onto the card, or to exhaust hot air from around the card out the back of your PC.

    "You have

    Source: TECHGAGE

    AMD REPORTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2005 - 05:18 PM |
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    - EPS of $0.18 Driven by All-Time Record Sales of $1.523 Billion -


    - 44 Percent Year-on-Year Sales Growth in Microprocessors Highlighted by Accelerated Mobile Processor Sales -


    SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 11, 2005 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported sales of $1.523 billion and net income of $76 million, amounting to $0.18 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 25, 2005. Third quarter sales were up 23 percent compared to the third quarter of 2004 and increased 21 percent from the second quarter of 2005.

    Source: AMD

    Show MODTHEBOX your mods & win

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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    What better contest could their be?   You get inspiration to start on that mod you've been considering, in the form of prizes from SilverStone Technology, Cooler Master, Sunbeam Technology, Vantec and Ultra Products, and when you are done, you've still got your modded ... whatever ...

    Source: MODTHEBOX

    Good CPU cooler ... if slightly modified

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2005 - 02:21 PM |
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    Lexcool may not be the first name that comes to mind when you mention heatsinks, though that won't stop Overclockers Online from reviewing their newest, the Lexcool XC-801.  It hasn't got a MSRP price yet, so it is unlikely you'll see it in stores, read the review and see if you want to wait for it.

    "The biggest drawback from the Lexcool XC-801 is the mounting issues that I ran into but I have a very simple solution to alleviate the pressure on the motherboard and to make mounting a lot eas

    $44,000 MP3 Player

    Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2005 - 02:06 PM |
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    Maybe when you are looking for an MP3 player, you aren't looking to spend a lot.  If that is not the case, well, CoolTechZone may have found the player for you.  Head over to see what you get for the price of a Luxury sedan.

    "We know how crowded the MP3 player market is. We have the king of MP3 players, the iPod from Apple and the "little" players like Sony, Creative, iRiver and many more.

    Source: CoolTechZone