Cheap, good looking case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 27, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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How about a $50 case which includes a side fan, a blow hole and a back exhaust that can accomodate an 80, 92 or 120mm fan? The Rosewill that 3DXtreme reviews has all of that, and some style in it's design too.  Plus, a mouse which will help rid you of any sweat on your plams from fragging all night.

"I'm sure if you asked anyone these days what brand of computer case they wanted, they would probably tell you Lian Li, Thermaltake, Silverstone, CoolerMaster or maybe even Antec.

Source: 3DXtreme

Pump up your H<font size=1>2</font>0 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 24, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
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C-Systems is replacing their aging CSP-750 pump with a newer more powerful pump, the CSP-MAG, and SystemCooling has the review.  While not the most powerful pump available, it does have several things to recommend it, including it's small size, and it's small price tag $49.99US on the manufacturers website (C-systems.ca), and it's even cheaper if trade in an old 750.

"The C-Systems CSP-MAG is a next generation brushless DC pump that replaces the original CSP-750.

AMD to officially sanction overclocking

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2005 - 06:33 PM |
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The FX57 is geared towards gaming and the X2 will cater for those engaged in Content Creation. AMD will put even more emphasis in the future on this segmentation so that there is no overlapping of the two products in people's minds. The FXers will always be the best for gaming: designing games, distributing them and playing them.

Source: The Inquirer

Cooling the GeForce 7800

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 12:09 PM |
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AMDGamer has some pictures of Innovatek's brand new Cool-Matic G70, and a link to Innovatek for more info.   The G70 is a water based cooler (block) for both the GPU and the memory on the just released 7800.  Before you ask, there are pictures of what look to be a 2 card SLI setup, so the G70 takes full advantage of the card's smaller footprint to make sure both cards can be cooled with 2 seperate G70's.

"Parallel to the upcoming Launch of the new Nvidia G70 Graphic Card -Monster (Geforce

Source: AMDGamer

Cooling Cramped Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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Coolermaster has re-imagined the classic Hyper 6 into a Hyper 6+, and it is put through some testing at Insanetek.  Not only does it provide some respectable cooling power, but it is small enough to fit into most cases, unlike many of the other high performance heatsinks that have come onto the market recently.  If it's your videocard that's overheating, you can find help here too!

"The Hyper 6 is probably considered Cooler Master's first high performance cooler.

Source: InsaneTek

Actively Cool Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 20, 2005 - 11:45 AM |
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Maybe you have heard of Sytrin, and their Nextherm ICS 8200 airconditioned case, but if you haven't InsaneTek has a review you should read.  The Nextherm has a thermoelectric cooler sitting on its intake, and has a significant impact on the temperatures in the case, including the video card.  Of course, the case will also have a significant impact on your wallet, but think what you can save by overclocking.

"Summer is around the corner an

Source: InsaneTek

Phase Change in the air & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 17, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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Extreme Cooling Technologies new Mach II GT might sound like a razor, but it is the coolest thing in phase change technology.  It will let COC run an A64 3500 at a stable 2991Mhz, and do it with an average core temp of -18C!  It's not cheap though, the MSRP is $949.  If that's a little too rich, a review of Titan's economically priced Bianca is just b

Source: Club OC

Extreme GPU Chillin' & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 11:44 AM |
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Battlefield 2 is just around the corner, and so are summer temperatures.  If you don't want to turn your expensive new PCI-X card into melted slag at the bottom of your case, and are unwilling to back off even a little on the overclock that was stable in the middle of February, then has SystemCooling got a review for you!  The ThermalRight V1.  With 2 fans on this heatsink, you will get temps that are comparable to a watercooled card.  Only two caveats, one being that 6800 users may find the HS doe

Cooler Master 2005 Case Mod Competition is Here

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM |
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Cooler Master's Annual Case Mod Competition for 2005 has begun!  This year, the prizes are beyond your expectation, ranging from our soon to be released Stacker 830 to a complete set of Aquagate Liquid Cooling System, and many more!!

Making the case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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There is a choice of styles today when you are picking cases.  Perhaps you prefer the molded plastic and lighting effects of the newer stylized cases, and would like NZXT's Nemesis Elite Edition as reviewed at Xtreme Resources.  If you prefer a more studious approach, check out the X1 from Raidmax.  If nothing is catching your eye, well then mod it  into a Cenobite.

"All computer related parts and components are evolving very

Cooling off big time & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2005 - 11:58 AM |
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Quietly cooling todays CPU's often means a huge heatsink and a 120mm fan.  How about a heatsink from Thermaltake that the reviewer at futurelooks summed up as "B

igger than a Mac Mini".  If that's too much metal for you, consider the 2 multifunction display panels, including one that knows when you've got mail.

'Good heatsinks are a little hard to come by these days as CPUs get hotter and hotter.

Source: futurelooks

Wierd & Wild Cases from Computex & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 12:01 PM |
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Pistons, pyramids or snail?  Virtual-Hideout has a look at some interesting new form factors and case shapes from Computex.  If those are a little too wierd for you, perhaps a more vanilla case, or some good old case mods will be more to your taste. 


"Whenever a new form factor comes out, it means a new opportunity. We saw several new form factor designs on the show floor of Computex 2005 May 31-June 4.

That's not a scanner, it's an EXOS-2 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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Got a hot computer, but no room for a reservior or pump?  Look to Koolance for the answer, and LegitReviews for the scoop.  Not only is this an well designed solution, the video card cooler is essentially a box that seals your entire card away from ambient air, and surrounds it with cool water instead.

"Today, we take a look at the latest and greatest from Koolance, one of the premier players in system cooling, the Koolance Exos-2.

Air cooling for summer & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2005 - 11:44 AM |
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It weighs the better part of 2lbs, and moves 54 CF/M, what is it?  Thermaltake's Big Typhoon, as reviewed at LAN Addict.  If you think you can fit in your case without incorporating too many new blowholes, try it out!

"Yes, it is a big heatsink and requires that you have some room (OK, a lot) around your CPU socket, but the Big Typhoon's design keeps it from have any clearance problems with components on the motherboard.

Source: LAN Addict

Why AMD is less expensive, and less well known.

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 12:01 PM |
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The Register posted an article from Forbes, about the release of the A64 X2, and why the PC market isn't jumping all over the release date.


"Intel, with $34 billion in sales, can afford to pay for a lot of advertising - $2.1 billion in 2004 to be exact. A sizable chunk of that goes to a co-marketing program called "Intel Inside." The company doesn't disclose how much it spends on Intel Inside, but in its 2004 10-K filing with the U.S.

Source: The Register

Analogue Case Pride & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 11:57 AM |
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Sunbeam's Trio comes with a fairly strong PSU, a 120mm fan and a nice looking front panel.  Read about it in LANAddict's review.  Plus more news about the BTX from factor, if you haven't already seen enough, and an interesting looking case from Antec, that SilentPCReview hasn't finished testing yet.

Sunbeam has done a pretty outstanding job with the Trio! Although it is a steel case, its size helps keep the weight very manageable without sacrificing strength.

Source: LAN Addict

Tubing in 1/2 or 3/8 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 27, 2005 - 11:49 AM |
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GruntvillE has 2 12V pumps up for testing today.  The PolarFLO TT is the larger, prettier one, with barbs for both 1/2ID and 3/8ID tubing, and the Swiftech MCP-600 is the smaller, quieter performer, built only for 1/2 inch.  See which is right for you, then consider build flexible LED leads to highlight it.

Source: GruntvillE

Cornucopia of Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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NZXT's Trinity is a nice open case, that can be set up to be very breezy.  Head on over to ExtremeMhz and read the full review.  Then keep looking down, there are over a dozen reviews, and one of them might just be the case you're looking for.

'When it comes to gaming cases, NZXT has quickly taken the interest of many in the gaming community thanks to their highly unique product line. Their cases certainly do stand out from a majority.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Another mixed cooling bag & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 20, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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The one liquid cooling review I have to give you comes from MODTHEBOX, the Cooler Master AquaGate Mini R80.  If you are wondering, it's an 80mm-based radiator, and you can also get a 120mm version.  It has no abliilty to add video cooling to it, so here's a few new coolers below, in case you need 'em!

"One unique aspect of the Cooler Master AquaGate Mini R80 is the inclusion of an integrated pump and reservoir housing. This all-in-one solution works well with case interiors tight on free space.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Aerocool Gatewatch

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2005 - 02:00 PM |
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GruntvillE has put together a nice review on the Aerocool Gatewatch fan contoller.

The Gatewatch unit is made of a plastic material that matches the aluminum cases very well. This unit comes in silver aluminum and black only. The front plate is plastic, but the base of the unit is aluminum. Recently I reviewed the Coolpanel from Aerocool, which was made entirely of plastic, which made mounting the unit difficult. I do not expect the plastic screwholes to last long.

Source: GruntvillE