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Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 11, 2005 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may not thing of your PC Case when someone mentions Gigabyte, but you may keep them in mind after reading the review at Bjorn3D. 3 120mm fans keep the case cool and quiet, and it has enough room to easily fit a watercooling rig, if that is your preference. The installation of components is completely tooless, and it has blue LED projector so you can show off a logo if you wish.
"Lately, it seems like I have been changing my computer cases almost as often as I have been changing my oil.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 8, 2005 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you've heard the term brazing before, but aren't sure how to do it, perhaps this article from PimpRig can give you the basics. Brazing is usually used in phase change, but it could certainly make a water cooling system look unique.
"Zennzzo, our resident phase-change expert, has written up a really quick intro guide to brazing and the process involved.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 6, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Time for take 2 of the Golden Orb, aptly named the Golden Orb II, and reviewed at Overclockers Cafe. It is much bigger, as it is based around a 100mm fan, but it is also almost silent. Read on for more...
"A successful product or movie cannot go long without a sequel. Sporting a similar design but much larger body size, the Tt Golden Orb II looks to make an effort to continue the Orb's name here in 2005.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2005 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The CoolerMaster Stacker or CM Stacker has been around for quite a while in various forms. It has always been one of the better choices to build a high powered 'puter in, but the price is steep ($200 +). The newest incarnation is on the dissecting table at X-Bit Labs, and it is able to work with both ATX and the new BTX form factor.
"We reviewed an interesting system case for wealthy PC enthusiasts from CoolerMaster.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 29, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviews the Ultra Fire from Ultra Products. A heatsink with 2 fans, one pushing and one pulling mean that you get reasonable airflow with very little noise. It was designed for AMD retention clips only, Socket
A, 754, 939 & 940, and seems reasonably easy to install.
"Ultra Products still has a bit of refinement left for the Ultra Fire; more fins would definitely be an advantage.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 27, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 24, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2005 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 20, 2005 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 17, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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!!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2005 - 11:58 AM | Alex Marsters
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.