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Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2005 - 02:00 PM | Chuck Smith
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 16, 2005 - 11:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mountain Mods U2-UFO Brushed Aluminum Case is not like too many other cases out there. It is a basic box that is just beggin to be modded and tricked out. Plus, as SystemCooling shows in it's review, adding any type of cooling system to it is almost ridiculously easy.
"For the computer enthusiast and modder there never seems to be enough room inside your computer case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 13, 2005 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sorry, I got nothing in the way of watercooling or phase change reviews today. However, if you will bear with me for a minute, I'd like to show you one of the oddest liquid cooling methods I have ever seen. I can't postively say that this works, but I think you all should see it ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2005 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fan controllers, multifunction panels, and air cooling for your CPU and GPU, it's all here. First, start off at 3DVelocity, and see a fight between a Turbine and a Kamaboko. Neither will take the air-cooling performance crown, but they are ceratinly interesting to look at. Also check out the various flavours of panels, and the 3 GPU cooler reviews at the bottom.
"I'm not quite sure if the recent surge in CPU coolers is due to some kind of upsurge in air cooling or if it's just one of those unexplainable coincidences that we have to put down to some strange, latent
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 9, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Start off with this review of the Antec TX1088AMG at Overclockers Online. At 35lbs, it's a cooling heavyweight, with 1 120mm fan and 2 80mm's, plus an optional 92mm CPU duct. If a new case isn't on your list, how about some greating modding stuff, or a nice multi-function panel?
"As you can see, there was a dramatic drop in temperatures when I shifted cases. Over 10 degrees Celsius in the load temperatures!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 6, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's been a while since we've seen a unique new cooling liquid, for watercooling setups. Non-conductive and UV-reactive fluids are great, but they don't offer that much performance benefit over plain old distilled water. Well, a company called NanoCoolers might just change all that, look at the
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What do Igloos, Typhoons and Beetles all have in common? They are all huge, and all being reviewed at 3D Velocity, that's what. Find out whether bigger means better when the temps are rising.
"Prior to recent developments like strained silicon, low-k and reductions in die sizes, temperatures seemed to be spiralling out of control, and the continued use of air as a suitable method for cooling seemed less and less likely with each new processor.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2005 - 12:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
Koolance is back with a brand new top-loading water cooling unit, called the EXOS-2. It is a replacement for the EXOS-Al, so let's see if they have improved on the technology any. HardOCP has the review.
Speaking of expense, the EXOS-2 is far from inexpensive. In fact, it is downright expensive weighing in at over US$400 after adding a water block (not including shipping and possible sales tax). Then again, the EXOS-2 is built like a brick house with nearly enough cooling for one.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The A-Top Technology Gladiator Mid-tower, as reviewed at Xtreme Resources may not be filled with 120mm fans and other power cooling, but it is ceratinly well built. A-Top gave much more focus to being seen than on being heard.
"A-Top has been one of the long standing leaders in the computer case market by offering innovate new designs or supporting base models for OEMs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 29, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now I'm not saying you are guaranteed to win the PCPer/Corsair contest with these watercooling kits, but it certainly can't hurt! Try Alphacool's new 12V NexXoS, reviewed at MODTHEBOX. It's good at cooling and powerful, as in 30W of 12V, so make sure your powersupply still has a bit of overhead on it, you don't want that pump shutting down!
"One of the key components included with this kit is the Alphacool NexXxoS XP Water Block which measures approximately 2"x 2" x 0.75".
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There's a contest over at 3D Extreme to win Spire's KestralKing, and a review of it as well. It's a good heatsink if you aren't planning to overclock, but want better performance than the packaged heatsink/fan. Also included are 3 VGA cooler reviews, including a two-fer from GruntvillE.
"Spire has always made some decent coolers and the KestrelKing VI ranks among their better ones.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Aspire's new X-Plorer has some interesting features, like a nice top blowhole with a good fan cover. But you would much rather hear about it from the reviewers at Pimprig, right? More case reviews follow, as usual, but at the bottom are 2 articles and a gallery. The casemod competition might read a little easier through babelfish, but the pictures are worth 1000 words, whatever your mother tongue!
"A big bonus for the design of the case is the inclusion of a removable motherboard tray.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 10:07 AM | Joe White
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2005 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Grace at Xtreme Resouces took a Prescott and Revoltec's Liquid-Icer Rev. 2, to see what she could do with it. Well, the short answer is this!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 20, 2005 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today I've got a mixed bag to share with you. First up is air cooled heatsinks, like the Thermaltke K450 that Bjorn3D reviewed. It's not the fanciest on the market, but it can certainy cool an FX-51 or 55. After considering the other CPU heatsinks, move onto the GPU coolers for that extra kick on your games. Increase the life of those Raptors with the HDD enclosures, and wrap it all up with multifunction control panels that do more than just tell you the temperature and let you change the speed of your fans
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 18, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What do you get when you cross a PC Case with a Wiffle ball? Well, some might say you'd get something that looks an awful lot like the R105SH that CREATIVEMODS reviewed. It looks like airflow couldn't be better, though it might not work so well in an environment with furry pets. Read on to see if it's right for you!
"The R105SH computer case from 3R System features a rather unusual airflow design.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 15, 2005 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Its gorgeous, it's cools very well, and it's so passive and silent you may feel the occasional need to check that it's still running. Guru3D got their hands on The Aquabox, and if the amount of pictures they took is any clue, I think they liked it!
"Initially I was a little skeptic about the design concept as I worried a little how well a passively cooled system can cool down a modern CPU, in our case an Athlon 64 4000+, but what if I tell you that we never ever topped 35 Degrees C with this kit, in complete silence and
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2005 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Come on, you know you want it! A nice big chunk of gold, sitting in the middle of your case, LED lights glinting off of it, as everyone stares in envy. Mikhailtech reviews the Aerocool GT-1000, and finds that not only does it look good, but it will do so in just about any system, SocketA, S939 & S754 or the P4 478 & LGA775. Plus, it cools your CPU too!
"As you may have guessed, the entire heatsink is gold plated. This is more of a cosmetic feature, but it doesn't hurt performance either.