Sounds like Lego, cools like crazy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2005 - 03:05 PM |
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OC Labs is not one of the main names in watercooling, though they have been in the business for almost 5 years now.  Insanetek has posted a review of their Monoblock 6, a powerful performer overall.

"Great watercooling is not always limited to Swiftech, Asetek, and Danger Den. OCLabs makes a

great appearance with their latest CPU waterblock.

Source: InsaneTek

Intel Computer Clubhouse Opens At Boys & Girls Club Valley Of The Moon

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 21, 2005 - 01:38 PM |
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SONOMA, Calif. Nov. 19, 2005 — The Intel Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for children ages 10 to 18, opened today at the Boys & Girls Club Valley of the Moon in Sonoma, Calif. This program is sponsored by Intel Corporation with additional funding from the Vadasz Family Foundation.


'The Intel Computer Clubhouse gives children access to the latest technology, connecting them with the world and stimulating their minds and imagination,' said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.

Micron And Intel Create New Company To Manufacture NAND Flash Memory

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 21, 2005 - 01:37 PM |
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BOISE, Idaho, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2005 — Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel Corporation today announced they have agreed to form a new company to manufacture NAND flash memory for use in consumer electronics, removable storage and handheld communications devices. The new company will exclusively manufacture product for Micron and Intel.

Brian Harrison To Lead Intel Flash Memory Group

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 21, 2005 - 01:36 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced that Brian Harrison has been named vice president and general manager of the company's newly formed Flash Memory Group. Harrison will oversee all flash memory businesses for Intel, including its interest in the recently created NAND flash memory manufacturing company, IM Flash Memory Technologies, LLC, as well as Intel's long-standing NOR flash memory businesses.

Getting it all out of your notebook

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 21, 2005 - 01:14 PM |
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If you buy a newer notebook, it is worth considering all the options that are on it, and making sure you get to use them.  Not just the 3 various LAN ports and so on, but hyperthreading and dual channel memory might be available on the motherboard,but as in this article from 3D Velocity, without 2 DIMMs, you are letting it go to waste.

"As I pondered my final decision, one of the factors I took into consideration was memory, and it

dawned on me that several of the notebooks I'd looked at were guilty of havi

Source: 3DVelocity

Same styling, with 120mm goodness

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 18, 2005 - 05:42 PM |
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If you have an old, less fanciful case you love, lacking any sort of anthropomorophic features on the front, and want to keep that look, but to get rid of the whine of the 80mm fans that have kept you company for years, check out Lian-Li's PC-7.  All the minimalistic looks of their previous models, but with a 120mm intake, and outake as well.  System Cooling's got the whole story, give them a visit.

"Today we are reviewing the Lian Li PC-7B Plus, which is one of the latest designs in the classic PC-6x se

Attention E-mart shopper ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 18, 2005 - 11:46 AM |
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... someone claiming to be you just bought the $500 Dawsons Creek box set ... thank you for shopping on the web.


Don't let it happen to you, if you are unsure about how identity theft happens, and what you can do to protect yourself, read this article at The Tech Zone.


"Although you can recover from having your identity stolen, it is far better to prevent it from

happening in the first place. Knowing what criminals can do with your identity is the first best

step to protecting your identity.

Sapphire's take on the X800GTO, a gem with 4 facets

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 17, 2005 - 04:41 PM |
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Sapphire has 4 versions of the X800 GTO, the GTO, the GTO2, the Fireblade and the Ultimate.  HardwareZone tested all 4, and you can see their results here.

"Sapphire dropped a bombshell on us with its complete range of Radeon X800 GTO 256MB cards for the

PCI Express interface. Consisting of four similarly clocked cards that target different users, the

lineup is very comprehensive.

The ice have it?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 04:20 PM |
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PrimoChill's PC Ice is a liquid coolant that is touted as a better cooler than water, which is supposed to be both non-conductive and to lubricate your water pump as it moves through your system.  Head over to Think Computers to see how it performed.

Quote: 'I've been into liquid and water cooling for almost a year now, you may think that that isn't a long time, but trust me it is. I've learned A LOT in that short amount of time about the various aspects of liquid cooling.

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