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Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2005 - 12:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At 1000 Watts of power, the Enermax Galaxy is the Toolman's dream PSU.
Currently in final production at the time of writing, the two samples in the photos are engineering samples so we couldn't get out hands on one for testing, but having run the figures past Rys, they add up to just a little over 1000W output, drawing 1400W from the mainsâ€¦ so no need for a dimmer switch in the lounge anymore!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2005 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Antec's P180 will give you a classy look in the BTX style, while still accepting the installation of ATX boards. Washable filtres and 4 120mm fans make it a top air cooler to start with, and the extra space inside could easily fit a pump and reservior, if you were so inclined. The full story is at Legit Reviews, go read it.
"In the end, the P180 is one of the finest cases I've ever seen.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 19, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Asetek has a WaterChill 3/8" ID Power Kit, which includes CPU, GPU and NB Waterblocks with a 120mm Radiator cooled by 3 fans. The CPU waterblock is designed for Intel's LGA 775 (Socket T), thought the GPU block should fit almost any card. Read the full review at PimpRig.
"My initial expectations of this kit is that in it's complete configuration it will provide very reasonable performance but that better performance could be achieved with a little "tw
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Weighing in at only 334 grams, and
around 7.5 - 8 cm a side, the Nexus AXP-3200 is tiny compared to most heatsinks available today. MODTHEBOX has a full review of this low noise CPU cooler, see how it performed in their tests.
"The AXP-3200 introduces Nexus's new SkiveTekÂ® technology which involves the process of shaping materials to produce high fin density thermal solutions. The AXP-3200 includes patented V-shaped fins which optimize the airflow and prevent air obstruction.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2005 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermalrock has released the Eclipse chassis, and Phoronix has a good look at it. Along with some interesting additions, this case has the tool-less assembly and 120mm fans that are almost standard in PC Cases this year.
"ThermalRock, a division of Thermaltake, has diverted away from the design of traditional ATX cases in favor of offering a new level of innovation with such things as CD storage on the front bezel.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 12, 2005 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SystemCooling has a Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump to review, and it does exactly what Swiftech says; it improves on the MCP650. There is a pot on the pump, letting you run it at anywhere between 5 and 14 V, with a simple twist of the wrist.
"In their on going quest for the perfect PC water-cooling pump, Swiftech has recently released the MCP655 12 VDC Pump, which features several key improvements over the ori
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2005 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Asetek has released a line of Vapochill CPU heatsinks designed to be air cooled, not watercooled. There are 3 models in the series, and Overclockers Online has posted a review of the Ultra Low Noise version. It performs fairly well, and does so nearly silently.
"The addition to the Asetek arsenal is more traditional than a phase change or water cooling system, but still cutting edge in its own right.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2005 - 01:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Starting off with the full sized systems at the top, and carrying on into SFF enclosures perfect for home theatre use, there are a few recent case reviews to check out. Start with Extreme Overclocking's review of the Antec TX1050B.
"Antec is one of the top most recognized brand names when it comes to high-end PC enclosures. The original Performance Series is undoubtedly the most well-known Antec design, and each new generation since then has been based on this classic chassis.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 5, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Asetek has released a 12V Waterchill reservoir and pump, and PimpRig has it for review. While it may not be a top of the line performer, some of the extras that it comes with may influence your decision somewhat.
"Odd shape or not, the reservoir is very precisely mated to the pump body over the inlet to the impeller making for a very clean look. A small tube is modeled into the back of the reservoir to accommodate a LED which is accessible from the underside of the pump.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Your Graphic card's GPU and RAM are probably the 2 hottest components in your case. While it is common to have a fast main processor running at 35-45 C, the GPU is often nearly twice that temperature. Treat the poor card to a Zalman VF700-Cu, not only will the card be cooler, but the fan has a silent setting too. Read the full story at Xtreme Resources.
"Is your video card one of those that is getting very hot and even
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2005 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte seems to produce everything nowadays, and is doing a good job of it to boot. Next on their list is CPU heatsinks, like the G-Power Cooler Pro that is reviewed at ExtensionTech, that will keep your chips cool and good looking. Also included are 2 news releases from Muskin, and some dust proof fans.
"Gigabyte, a name you'd come to think of as a motherboard company, has been diversifying themselves over the last few years.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Foxconn TP-230 case is steel with a black and silver colour scheme. It features screwless mounting, something many of us have become very used to, as well as a removable motherboard tray. Read the full review at X Bit Labs.
"We would like to offer you a review of a new system case from Foxconn, which appears to be one of the most interesting mainstream solutions out there.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 29, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Swiftech is offering up the Storm, a universal CPU waterblock. Not only is it pretty; if paired with a powerful pump, it is also very cool. Read the full review at SystemCooling.
"Swiftech has teamed up with the well-known Australian engineer Stew Forster (aka Cathar) to commercialize one the most innovative and exquisitely executed waterblocks on the market today.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 28, 2005 - 01:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
Ever want to see a video of someone making blow holes in their case before you try it on your own? This article over at VIA Arena does just that.
Case cooling is very important to the healthy operation of any PC. John has produced many articles that give blow by blow descriptions of how to provide your case with adequate cooling. One such article is how to insert blow holes (with fans) in a metal case. The end result of that effort was a Star Wars case mod with serious air flow.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 28, 2005 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is an amazing amount of choice in the PC case market today. From newer companies just getting into manufacturing them, to companies that have been in the market for years. No matter if you want inexpensive, spacious, wind tunneled or just easily mod-able, you can find it. Coolermaster is a well recognized name, that has been making cases for years.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2005 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
RAM coolers, HDD coolers and fans with filtres nay not be in everyones PC, but the chances are good that if you have them, you've at least considered Evercool products. If you want your HDD floating in the breeze of a 120mm fan, then head over to 3DXtreme to read the full review.
"Evercool may not be one of the names that immediately comes to mind when you think of cooling products, but they are actually one of the top five cooling manufacturers in Taiwan.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2005 - 09:34 PM | Ryan Shrout
Taipei, Taiwan; July 25, 2005 — ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless cooling solution for high-performance graphics cards. The all-new thermal innovation operates at 0db for silent operation and reduces GPU (graphics processing unit) by 40ËšC compared with competing cooling technologies.
'In the past, enhanced video capability also comes with louder noise.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 22, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte enters the watercooling market with the 3D Galaxy. It's the usual pump/reservoir/rad/waterblock solution for cooling CPU's, and the water block is designed to fit both the newer AMD and Intel processors. Based on 1/2 ID tubing enough water flows to allow more headroom in overclocking. Get the full review at InsaneTek.
"Gigabyte continues to amaze us with their cooling advancements.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tuniq tower is monstrous, it weighs in at 798g, and is 131mm (W) x 108mm (H) x 153mm (D), so you may want to take measurements before you run out and buy one. All that heatsink does serve a purpose though, so head over to Big Bruin to see how well it cools ... and what it looks like installed.
"The overall size no doubt plays a significant role in the Tuniq Tower's performance, but I think it may actually be too big.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gaming Bomb 2 is a full size aluminium case with a huge list of features inside, including integral handles for carting it to your next LAN party. Read the review at Bjorn3D to get the full list of cooling and assembly tricks incorporated into it.
"When Chenbro released its design for the second generation Gaming Bomb, I wasn't interested in it because I figured it would only be a slight change from the first GB. Much to my surprise, I was totally wrong.