Gingerbread Computer!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 23, 2005 - 03:56 PM |
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I saw this one over at HardOCP this morning and thought I would share it with you all as well.  How would like to build your very own gingerbread computer!






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Source: General

ThermalTake's Unconventional Radiator-Waterblock

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 21, 2005 - 01:30 PM |
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Pro-Clockers takes a look at the Thermatake Big Typhoon heatpipe cooler. This heatsink is an absolute monstrosity when it comes to size, but how does it perform? nvNews tackles another Thermaltake product, the Volcano 4005. This cooler is an odd waterblock with an integrated radiator and weighs almost 1kg with a fan.

Source: NVnews

ATI X1800 XT and X1800 XL Review @ PCPer

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 20, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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Today we're taking a look at the ATI X1800XT and XL CrossFire cards. Performance and features look promising, but is availability and pricing haunting ATI yet again?

Morning Cooling News

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 19, 2005 - 09:52 AM |
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The guys over at PimpRig have posted a review of Coollaboratory's Liquid Metal thermal interface.

Source: PimpRig

Building a heat machine

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 15, 2005 - 03:19 PM |
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Procooling gives you a glimpse into the creation of a heat testing rig.  See how you build a die simulator, and learn about heat transferance at the same time.

'What it comes down to is that we are perhaps moving out of a period where die simulator

advantages far outweighed their drawbacks into a time where the complexity of CPUs as heat sources

may preclude simulating them with simple copper dies.

Streaming audio get easier everyday

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2005 - 06:41 PM |
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Slim Devices Squeezebox Network Media Player lets you stream audio wirelessly.  Simply set up your PC with software, to become the Slim Server and the Squeezebox will play through whatever type of speaker system you hook up.  Get the full review at Think Computers.

'Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to

video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players

and media players.

Give your video card some jewlery for Christmas

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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Motherboards.org has posted a review of Swiftech's MC14 BGA Memory Heatsinks, which is a package of 8 copper heatsinks, each  14mm3.  While they may not help a card that already has sufficient cooling, it may bring new life to an older card.

"While the initial gain of 8MHz isn't anything special, it still is enough to garner many an

overclocker's attention.

RAM that Tesla could fall in love with

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 07:01 PM |
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OCZ's PC-3200 Gold Voltage eXtreme was built to be overvolted, in fact it loves it.  Read the full review at Adrian's Rojak Pot to see if these DIMM's are the holy grail for overclockers.

"Overclockers love playing with voltages, clock speeds and timings to get the maximum out of their

memory modules. The OCZ PC-3200 Gold Voltage eXtreme modules allow them to do just that with its

incredible overclockability and affinity for high voltages.

Source: Tech ARP

ULi's M1697, ATI chipset for the A64/x2

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 04:30 PM |
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Anandtech got a hold of a ULi M1697 reference board, and they give us a peek into the new upcoming chipset.  If you are torn between the NForce4 and ATI chipsets, see if this can put you on one side or the other.

"As VIA and SiS seem to be declining in the chipset arena, ULi continues an aggressive push to capture a larger share of the chipset market.

Source: AnandTech

AMD Submits Site Development Plan for New Austin Campus

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 11:47 AM |
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Dec. 13, 2005 - Austin, Texas - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today submitted its site development plan to the City of Austin for a new campus to be built on 58 acres AMD has agreed to purchase in Southwest Austin. The new campus, known by the project name "AMD Lone Star," will bring together local non-manufacturing operations currently spread across multiple locations in Austin. Spansion(tm), the Flash memory venture of AMD and Fujitsu Limited, will build upon AMD's established roots in East Austin by continuing local manufacturing operations at Fab 25 on East Ben White Boulevard.

Source: AMD

Put some Christmas cheer into your Case Mod

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2005 - 03:59 PM |
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CaseModGod has a review of AC Ryan's UV Acryl Panel, a highly UV reactive see through panel of Acrylic to add to just about anything.  The bad news is that you should have an acrylic cutting tool, or else you just end up with an oversized side panel, but the good news is that with a tool, you can cut the sheet into any shape.  So get some red and green, and get your PC into the Christmas spirit.

"Straight from the box the first thing I could notice was that in a room with standard lighting

the edges really pick

Source: CaseModGod

Cooling on a tight budget

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2005 - 06:59 PM |
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If you are having some problems with overheating, but don't want to spend $50 on a new 2 pound block of copper that might or might not fit in yiour case, consider Spire Cooling Solutions' KestrelKingV.  As Techware Labs discovers, it won't unseat any of the current kings of cooling, but it certainly beats the stock heatsink your processor came with.

"In the next few days we will look at a few coolers for the socket 939 platform of motherboards.

One size fits all

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2005 - 02:57 PM |
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Thanks to the bright people of Swiftech, anyone can use their new Apogee CPU waterblocks.  Head over to SystemCooling to see just how many different CPU's you can fit the new Apogee onto.

"SystemCooling.com is proud to bring you our exclusive review of Swiftech's latest universal CPU

waterblock — the Apogee. Along with the Apogee release, Swiftech has also reconfigured their

entire lineup of CPU liquid cooling kits.

Intel Announces Chip Technology Breakthrough Using New Materials

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2005 - 12:53 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced development of a new, ultra-fast, yet very low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors and other logic products beginning in the second half of the next decade.


Intel and QinetiQ researchers have jointly demonstrated an enhancement-mode transistor using indium antimonide (chemical symbol: InSb) to conduct electrical current.

Source: 3DCenter

X1600 previews mobilize around the web

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2005 - 01:01 PM |
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ATI Mobility's Radeon X1600 is making it's debut appearance on the web today.  If you are looking at a high performance gaming laptop, this may be the card you want inside.  Start off at Legit Reviews, and carry on through the reviews, just don't forget to peek at Ryan's look, found here.


"On the ASUS A7G Notebook running an Intel 760 (2.0GHz), 1GB DDR2 memory, and the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 PCIe card we were able to hit an amazing 3797 3DMarks.

Innovative Intel Volunteer Program Supports Schools In Eight Countries

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2005 - 12:51 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2005 — The Intel Volunteer Matching Grant Program, which has served Intel communities in the United States since 1995, is being launched in China, Costa Rica, India, Ireland and Malaysia after successful international pilots in the Philippines and Israel last year.


The Intel Volunteer Matching Grant Program has raised almost $10 million for schools over the past 10 years.

AMD OPENS KOREA TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 03:00 PM |
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Spire tries to tame Prescott's heat

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 02:59 PM |
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Any LGA-775 processor does a great impression of a hotplate, and air-cooling them can be a challenge.  Hi-tech Reviews examines Spires latest, the SP507B7-U DiamondCool.  See if it can beat the heat.

"Spire has introduced a heatsink specifically for the LGA 775 motherboard that essentially should

be a very fine cooler since it makes use of two of the most popular cooling techniques.

Intel Establishes $250 Million India Venture Fund

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 01:46 PM |
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NEW DELHI, Dec. 5, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$250 million venture capital fund to help stimulate technological innovation in India and drive continued growth of the country's Information Technology (IT) industry.


'The pace of technology innovation is accelerating,' said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett.