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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Seoul - Dec.
Source: AMD

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.

Intel And STMicroelectronics Announce Common Memory Subsystem To Lower Costs For Cell Phone Makers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 01:45 PM |
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GENEVA and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2005 — STMicroelectronics and Intel Corporation today announced a common flash memory subsystem to lower development costs for handset OEMs and enable them to get to market faster with feature-rich phones. In an effort to simplify handset memory design, the two companies will provide hardware- and software-compatible memory products based on common specifications.

Stick the Eiffel Tower under your desk

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 2, 2005 - 03:37 PM |
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Think Computer reviews a case from a manufacturer you may have never run into before, Asys.  The Asys Freedom Tower Series (CK-1022-5) Eiffel Tower impressed them in just about every way they could think to test it, so check it out.

'Today for review I have something I think is very cool, and has now become my favorite case of

all time. Asys is a new sponsor to ThinkComputers, this is our first review for them.

Intel Board Promotes Four To Senior Vice President, Elects Four Others As Corporate Officers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced its board of directors has promoted four people to serve as senior vice presidents and elected four others as corporate officers. The company also named new chief marketing and technology officers.

A Crossfire board you can buy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:13 PM |
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The Tech Report has gotten their hands on the first available Crossfire board, the DFI LANParty UT RDX200 CD-DR.  Not all the benchmarks use Radeon's in a Crossfire setup, so you can see the boards performance against nVidia chipsets, but they do use it when they are comparing to SLI.


Then head back for Ryan's review of the ASUS A8R-MVP Crossfire board, hopefully available in stores soon.


"The first CrossFire board to become available in N

Watercooling, your way to overclocking fame

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 12:16 PM |
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OCMODSHOP grabbed a Danger Den DD12V-D4 Water Cooling Pump and put it to the test.  It's a very compact pump, with a good amount of cooling power, but just how loud does it make your system?

"The amount of noise from a pump is somewhat of a subjective factor but noise can make a pump intolerable regardless of the pump's performance.

Source: OCMODSHOP

More Holiday System Guides

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2005 - 05:08 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has a guide on how to setup a nice system for Christmas, without totally destroying your food budget for next year.  TechReport has also given it a shot over here, and as always, Ryan's recommendations can be found on the PCPerspective Hardware Leaderboard.

"For full systems, we scoured Newegg.com with budgets of $1200 and $2000 and looked at good buys for both AMD and Intel.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Streams of water cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 29, 2005 - 06:39 PM |
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3dGameMan does video reviews, so those on dial-up; consider yourself warned.  On the other hand, if you are all about speed, then stream away, because the Swiftech H2O-Apex "Extreme Duty" liquid cooling setup is built for speed freaks.  If you are finding that most watercooling just can't give you the cooling you need, watch the review before you start playing with liquid nitrogen.

"There's a reason they call this product "Extreme Duty"!

Source: 3dGameMan

Extreme Air Cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2005 - 06:15 PM |
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ClubOC has a look at the AeroCool AeroEngine II, a case with turbine enhanced cooling.  If you aren't getting the cooling you need, and don't want to get your feet wet with liquid cooling, this might be the solution.

"For those who think they need something close to a jet engine to force enough air through their

case to keep their cool, but don't want their machine to look like Frankenstein's monster in the

process, AeroCool presents the AeroEngine II."


Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:

Source: Club OC

A case of design clarity

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 25, 2005 - 03:49 PM |
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MODTHEBOX has a review of the& Mountain Mods Bob Slay Acrylic Cube Case, one of the most unique pre-made cases I have sen recently.  Not only does it have the looks, the setup allows for very efficient cooling.

"The Bob Slay is an American made laser cut 1/4" cast acrylic custom case. It features a stainless

steel carry handle for portability, and has ample room for all your full size components.

Source: MODTHEBOX

A DVD that will be hard to fill

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 25, 2005 - 11:44 AM |
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Imagine being able to do a 1:1 backup of your main computer onto one DVD.  The Inquirer has found that Ricoh is developing a 200GB disk, which won't be ready for a few years, but will certainly make backing things up much easier.

"Japanese firm Ricoh believes it will be able to release a 200GB optical drive by 2008, according to today's Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

The technology will use eight layers rather than the two promised by Sony's Blu-ray and Toshiba's HD tech."


Here are some more Storage reviews from around the

Source: The Inquirer

Prebuilt SFF with watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 24, 2005 - 01:46 PM |
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GruntvillE has posted a review of VoyeurMods' PrimoChill X-Qpack H2O.  It's an SFF case, which comes with one of several different options of wtercooling setups.  If you are looking for a box that will be very quiet, and not take up a lot of real estate, consider this for your next build, unless you were going to use SLI, then you might have some space issues.

"When you order the X-QPack H2O from VoyeurMods you have the option of adding blocks, a different

radiator and many other things.

Source: GruntvillE

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.