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Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2005 - 09:42 AM | 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 - 08:53 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 - 08:57 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 - 08:47 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 - 08:53 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 - 07:07 AM | Joe White
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2005 - 08:39 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 - 08:58 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 - 08:52 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 - 08:34 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 - 08:40 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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 11, 2005 - 08:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sooner or later we will all be using BTX cases, but the change is coming slow. Currently we have several of the innovations being touted for BTX being incorporated into our current ATX form factor, though we are still waiting to see if the "You got chocolate in my peanut butter" idea will work as good for tech as it did for snacks. In this Enermax case that PureOverclock reviews, a wind tunnel to isolate the CPU fan is the biggest innovation brought from BTX, although maybe not for DFI users. Read on to see w
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 8, 2005 - 08:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sorry guys, I've only manged to spot 2 Watercooling reviews, and no phase changed ones ... but hey, it's quality, not quantity, isn't it?
Danger Den's Maze 4 Waterblock was built with AMD in mind, and GideonTech takes a look. They had to put a little extra work into it, but the temperatures they got made it well worth it!
"To connect the Maze 4 block to the CPU socket using the 4 holes in the motherboard, the kit comes with an unusually large selection of threaded rods, nuts, thumb nuts, washer
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2005 - 08:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are a hardcore overclocker who likes having to wear earplugs when sitting at your computer, then this isn't for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for peace and tranquility, consider a fanless CPU Heatsink. XYZ examines the Thermaltake Fanless103. It isn't the coolest or the lightest, but you can't beat fanless if you want a silent running PC.
"If you are looking to quiet down your system there are a lot of options available.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 4, 2005 - 08:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With an 80mm in the front, a 120mm in the rear, and intake scoops that make it look turbo charged, the ASUS Vento is a unique looking case and PCStats has one to review. If it's a not the case you are looking for, then keep scrolling, because there is more.
"What used to be the solitary pastime of a few geeks with Dremels and too much free time is now a full scale modding industry, and even major computer retail chains are selling 'enthusiast' parts like.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 1, 2005 - 08:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wanna buy a case that could give you a 1.2Ghz overclock? The new Asetek Vapochill X-treme Edition II did it for Extreme Overclocking, it may not be silent, but it sure is cool. If that's a little too much power for you, then keep scrolling down for some of the newest watercooling products.
"In the constant quest for better cooling, Asetek has released their VapoChill Extreme Edition II offering 180 watts of cooling at sub-zero temperatures.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 30, 2005 - 09:06 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake just keeps the innovations coming, not only a new heatsink, but a new 'toolless' retention clip. Feast your eyes on the K450, brought to you by the folks at Techtastic. This cooler performs, but as with most targeted at the A64, it is huge, weighing in at 438g, and with a fan it's over 100mm tall. If you have a tight fit in your case right now, maybe you should think about cutting out a blower!
"Today we take a look at Thermaltake's K450 which is part of a new line of heat sinks developed by
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 29, 2005 - 08:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pimprig checks out Mutant Mods' stylish new acrylic case. You know they mean business when the case comes complete with gloves to use when you are installing your pieces. It is also a little smaller and thinner than most cases, so if you are looking at any of the larger CPU fans, then you may want to reconsider your cooling ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 23, 2005 - 08:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So, just how important is the choice of fan nowadays? There used to be quite a bit of difference between the performance of fans, but now it seems that the size of the fan is your most important consideration. Mikhailtech compares 6 80 and 92mm fans, 2 Panaflo's and 4 Delta's. Go see who comes out on top.
"Make no mistake about it, this is the ultimate 92mm fan you can get. Rated at an astounding 126.48CFM, it also sounds like it.
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