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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET posted a story on Intel's first working chips produced using a 45 nanometre process. This keeps Moores' Law on track for the next year, 65 and 90 nanometre were the last greatest processes, and we've doubled again over 18 months. This year they will be able to etch using normal lithography, as opposed to immersion, or other, more complex ways like Extreme Ultraviolet lithography, something that will be needed in the future to continue this shrinkage.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2006 - 09:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone has posted a comparsion between the the newest FX processor, the FX-60, versus the FX-57 and the 4800+. Head over to find out which is fastest, and which will give you the best bang for your buck!
"AMD welcomed the new year with a spanking new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Based on the Toledo
core, it's a dual-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2006 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review takes a look at 2 low noise coolers, from Noctua/Coolink. See how they stack up agaisnt heavy hitters like Scythe's Ninja.
"Noctua of Austria and Coolink of China are working together to offer large tower-style heatsinks
for the performance-oriented aftermarket. Both companies supplied review samples of two models,
one very large and one merely big. Coolink's products are offered with a fan and fan controller;
Noctua's are bare.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 23, 2006 - 09:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE points out a very easy and economical way to make your case a little more interesting. Logisys' LED Lazer lights let you chose Blue, Red, Green, Ultra-Violet (UV), or a Red, Green, and Blue each about $5.
"Are you looking to add some pizzazz to your computer but don't want to hand over a huge chunk of
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 20, 2006 - 08:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While the Evercool STC-01 that Overclockers Online reviews make not be the top performing thermal paste on the market, it is a very solid product. Hopefully we will see it in heatsink bundles soon, and on store shelves.
"After an interesting battle among the thermal interface gladiators,
we have a verdict. Evercool has earned its place in the thermal interface
market. Though not the best performer, the Sidewinder STC-01 is hardly a
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2006 - 11:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs provides a full rundown of ThermalTake's Tai Chi water cooled case. Everything you need, except the liquid, is included in this well thought out case.
"Today we are going to take a closer look at a very interesting system case from Thermaltake with
pre-installed water-cooling system, which features extravagant and demanding image, boasts quiet
operation, efficient internal cooling and the whole bunch of other attractive features."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2006 - 11:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP reviews a new Thermal Compound with a big name, TherMax Tech XFlux-GA Thermal Compound. Head over to see if this newcomer can replace Arctic Silver and AS Ceramique as the paste of choice for overclockers.
"Thermal compound is used to fill these microscopic gaps with a material that conducts heat, but
is pliable enough to fit in all the nooks-and-crannies, creating a complete physical surface that
heat can pass through.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2006 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techware Labs takes the time to explain what WiMax is, and why it is slowly taking over wireles data transfer from WiFi. Then keep reading, because there are a plethora of links today.
"WiMax is new wireless networking standard that will provide non-line of sight wireless coverage
up to 30 miles. This article explains how this new technology affects other wireless technologies
like cellular phones and WiFI.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 13, 2006 - 04:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunbeamtech's newest case, the Silent Storm is reviewed by Big Bruin today. Not only is it an attractive case with good cooling, with the proper fan choices, it is almost silent. Read on to find out what a Core Fan can do for you.
"If you are looking for a case that is not meant to be seen or heard, the Sunbeamtech Silent Storm
is a great option! It has a very plain look to it, but has the added benefit of being silent,
while keeping your gear cool.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2006 - 04:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVidia tries another go at their Intel Edition nForce4 chipset, with the ASUS P5N32-SLI. Tweaktown contrasts it's performance with the workhorse chipset from Intel, the 955X. See if nVidia can bump Intel's own chipset into second place for performance.
"With all these features you would expect us to get a good amount of overclocking out of this
board, you are not wrong here.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 11, 2006 - 09:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Driver Heaven reviews a unique case offering from Newance, the Triplecone. I can guarantee you haven't seen a case that looks anything like this, so take a peek.
'For most home users, when it comes on deciding which high end computer case to buy, the greatest
factor is most probably not the efficiency of the case but the innovation of its design. Today I
have a pretty strange looking case for review from Newance, a new found company which is a
subsidiary of the large German company Listan, the Triplecone.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2006 - 06:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FrostyTech takes a look at the advances in cooling over 2005. More than just a shootout of heatsinks, they examine what changes have been made to the way we cool our hotplates ... er ... processors. Read the article to see if you missed any products, and get an idea of what to expect from 2006.
"This article is a follow-up to the 2004 issue which looked at all the latest heatsinks and
cooling systems from that period.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2006 - 07:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Heatsink manufacturers are proud of the way they accuratly test heatsinks to ensure that they are sufficient for the various types of processors out there. In fact they are proud enough to show the various ways they test heatsinks and Thermal Interface Materials to FrostyTech.
"Have you ever wondered how a heatsink manufacturer tests its new heatsinks to ensure what you buy
will do the job?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 21, 2005 - 06:30 PM | Jonathan Hung
Pro-Clockers takes a look at the Thermatake Big Typhoon heatpipe cooler. This heatsink is an absolute monstrosity when it comes to size, but how does it perform? nvNews tackles another Thermaltake product, the Volcano 4005. This cooler is an odd waterblock with an integrated radiator and weighs almost 1kg with a fan.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 20, 2005 - 02:40 PM | Jonathan Hung
Today we're taking a look at the ATI X1800XT and XL CrossFire cards. Performance and features look promising, but is availability and pricing haunting ATI yet again?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 19, 2005 - 02:52 PM | Jonathan Hung
The guys over at PimpRig have posted a review of Coollaboratory's Liquid Metal thermal interface.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 15, 2005 - 08:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Procooling gives you a glimpse into the creation of a heat testing rig. See how you build a die simulator, and learn about heat transferance at the same time.
'What it comes down to is that we are perhaps moving out of a period where die simulator
advantages far outweighed their drawbacks into a time where the complexity of CPUs as heat sources
may preclude simulating them with simple copper dies.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2005 - 11:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slim Devices Squeezebox Network Media Player lets you stream audio wirelessly. Simply set up your PC with software, to become the Slim Server and the Squeezebox will play through whatever type of speaker system you hook up. Get the full review at Think Computers.
'Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to
video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players
and media players.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2005 - 05:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org has posted a review of Swiftech's MC14 BGA Memory Heatsinks, which is a package of 8 copper heatsinks, each 14mm3. While they may not help a card that already has sufficient cooling, it may bring new life to an older card.
"While the initial gain of 8MHz isn't anything special, it still is enough to garner many an