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

Shh, It's A Silent Cooling Shootout

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 7, 2005 - 12:16 PM |
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Red&Blackness Mods has a comparison between the Asetech VapoChill Micro & the Zalman CNPS9500.  Both are lightweight coolers, who try to provide good cooling, and be almost silent doing it.  See which one you think is right for you.

"This new Vapchill Micro has been very anticiped by many since this is a part of the Vapochill technology.

Sing a song of Antec

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2005 - 05:33 PM |
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Antec's Sonata 2 might not be a tool-less case, but it has been designed to reduce noise, and the black finish is a wonderful touch.   It migth not be big enough to fit some of the newer ginormous heatsinks and video cards, but it certainly has enough room for most systems to fit in it.  Think Computers has the full review.

'Antec, a name that pretty much anyone who is into computers knows. They make various products from top quality computer cases to lights and cables.

Zalman adds to their Reserator 1

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 5, 2005 - 01:28 PM |
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X-bit Labs got their hands on the Zalman Reserator 1 Plus.  Find out exactly what the plus will give you, and the stylish new way they have finished their waterblocks.

"We would like to introduce to you a water cooling system from Zalman — The new modification of their exclusive Reserator solution: Reserator 1 Plus.

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD Solar Decathlon Team

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 5, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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More info can be found here.


SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Oct. 5, 2005- AMD (NYSE: AMD), a leader in developing power-efficient, environmentally-conscious innovations such as Cool'n'Quiet(tm) technology, today announced its sponsorship of The University of Texas at Austin Solar Decathlon Team (UT SolarD). The UT SolarD Team will compete in the 2005 Solar Decathlon taking place October 7-14, 2005 in Washington, D.C. Founded by the U.S.

Source: AMD

The Internet Archive now includes movies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 3, 2005 - 06:35 PM |
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The Internet Archive now does moving pictures.  From open sourced films to Feature Presentations that have moved into the public domain, and more ... it's all available.   Brought to you by the same people that provide you with the Wayback Machine.

This collection is free and open for everyone to use. Our goal in digitizing these movies and putting them online is to provide easy access to a rich and fascinating core collection of archival films.

Esthetic Cooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 3, 2005 - 01:17 PM |
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Don't blame me for the odd start of PimpRig's review, but if you don't recognize what it is in the first paragraph, you should buy the book.  As for the review of the AquaBay M1, which I promise they do get to, not only does it give you some great info about the current state of your watercooling, it is gorgeous.

"The AquaBay M1 is actually

Source: PimpRig