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Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techspot has their own High End PC component guide up, in case you wanted a second opinion after looking at Ryan's Hardware Leaderboard. Or I suppose you could pick up one of the new offerings from Dell, and have it all together when you pick it up.
"Back like a bad RMA request, TechSpot's High-end PC builders' guide takes another stab at fabricating the finest custom PC possible.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hi-Techreviews takes a look at the Thermalright SI-120. This is the follow up to the XP-120, and fits on almost any AMD chip, and with a LGA 775 RM you can put it into an Intel system, assuming your motherboard can fit it in.
"When the XP-120 heatsink was released it became an immediate success with people singing its praises in forums here in the states and abroad. Yet as good as it was there was one thing that made it far from perfect and that was its failure to fit on a large number of motherboards.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Want to overclock your SFF PC, or just put 2 gigs of high speed Corsair memory in it to improve performance? Shuttle and SilverStone thinks you should be able to, and so do the guys at hardCOREware!
There's no question who rules the prebuilt SFF system market. Shuttle was the first true innovator, and haven't rested since taking over.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At 4.5 inches tall, the Ultra Fire Heatpipe AMD CPU Cooler may not fit in every case, but it is certainly compatible with sockets,
370, 462, 754, 939, and 940 are all supported. PimpRig puts it and it's dual 80mm fan design to the test! It's not quite as good as watercooling yet, so if you have your heart set on the lowest heat, look below.
"Not to call Ultra liars but I wanted to see how heavy this heatpipe really was.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2005 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't just build a replica of R2-D2, make him useful too! Head on over to PimpRig to see all the pics.
"One of our forum regulars, TheGreatSatan, has completed his amazing R2-D2 project.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2005 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only is Corsair's Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR fast RAM, but it has programmable LED lights. If you long for the days when red scrolling LED signs were everywhere, now you can get some for your PC, just like ModTheBox did.
"Included with the Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory modules are two matching 10-digit alphanumeric displays. Each display consists of a small PCB with identical 34-pin connectors.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 26, 2005 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ThermalTake's Bigwater SE is a 120mm Fan & Radiator, a copper waterblock, a 12V pump and a 5.25" drive bay tank. It might not be quite as easy to install as it's predecessor, but it is cheaper, and as Tweaknews discovers it cools pretty well.
"Some time ago, Thermaltake entered this market with a complete system they called Bigwater. Recently, Thermaltake introduced their next generation successor to the Bigwater liquid cooling system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 23, 2005 - 07:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Whether you want ultra quiet, ultra powerful, or a compromise between those 2 extremes, one of the 3 fans reviewed by Overclockers Online will probably be exactly what you are looking for.
"As we can see in the testing numbers there is not a huge difference between the three models and because of this there is no single winner.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 23, 2005 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's friday, sit back, relax and shoot some ducks with the BFG9000. Even better, if you figure out how, you can convince the dog that laughing at you isn't exactly the best idea.
"Some cool folks have combined the classic NES game Duck Hunt with Doom. Duck Doom Deluxe is an updated version of the 2004 Duck Doom. I've been playing this game quite often recently and it is highly addictive. The objective is simple.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2005 - 07:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks has posted a very simple and easy to understand guide on inexpensive upgrades that can keep your computer running. If you are wondering where to start when upgrading an older PC, give it a read!
"The cruel reality of the personal tech revolution is that to keep up with the virtual Joneses, you have to upgrade your hardware and software about every two years. Nowadays, no one wants to spend several grand on a new system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2005 - 03:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3DXtreme reviews 2 of Aerocools latest cases, the Masstige which resembles a slightly scaled down CM Stacker, and the AeroEngine II, that bears a striking resemblance to a light weight ThermalTake Armor. Check out the review to see how they compare to the originals.
"Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review of the AeroCool Masstige and AeroEngine II Cases. We've been privileged to review some of AeroCool's newest hardware and they've never failed to impress us.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 21, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Start your overclocking, t'is the season to squeeze some extra heat out of your PC, and start thinking about what you want other people to buy you. The Guru of 3D has his hands on a Thermaltake Tai Chi, another giant heatsink that has been hollowed out and sold as a PC case. If you can afford it, this case will not dissapoint.
"Thermaltake recently released a new PC case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 19, 2005 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the size of components shrinking, the size of the cooling seems apparatus to grow. With the norm quickly becoming huge heatsinks, 120mm fans, oversized videocards, or a radiator and waterpump, the size of your case can become an issue. Gamepyre reviews the Lian Li PC76, a huge case, 24.79'(D) x 10.43'(W) x 22'(H), that should fit just about anyhing you want in it.
"After our exhaustive tour-de-force, there's one thing we've got to say about this case — it's big, really big — you wo
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 16, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Titan's Robela Water Case is a simple watercooling solution, that will net you some good temperatures. As just about everything is built right into it, you get to worry less about jumping into watercooling to see what it is all about. The folks over at hi-techreviews show you just what this case is made of.
"What do you get when you take a full-size tower case and turn one side-panel of it into a radiator with two 120mm fans mounted on it? You get the new Titan Robela Water Case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 14, 2005 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SystemCooling reviews the ThermalRight SI 120, a much more compatible version of the XP 120, with almost no performance difference. If you want your A64 to run at under 40C, but couldn't fit the XP 120 into your PC, then this may be the cooler for you.
"The new Thermalright SI-120 heatsink is a redesigned XP-120 that offers greater motherboard compatibility while still accommodating a 120mm fan of your choice.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 12, 2005 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Miss one Monday, and a dozen new reviews come out. First up today we have the MGE Titanium at Think Computers, a case that seems to incorporate every new innovation in case design from the past year into one case. It is roomy, it still has enough space for a watercooling setup, and all that, and a price tag around the $100 mark. If that's not the case you're looking for, there are almost 20 other reviews to choose from!
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 9, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you've never heard of Wintsch, they are a company making waterblocks with thermoelectric cooling built in. I'm not sure if you are comfortable running something that makes ice in your box, but as Pimprig found in their tests, it can give you a bit of room for overclocking ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2005 - 03:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg sent along word about their latest Case Mod contest winners. The winner built a PC in a Ford Bronco model
So I started making a model out of clay and spent about 3 months getting it right. I found a 12.1'' LCD screen on EBay for $100 that was just the right size for under the hood. After the clay was done and all measurements checked out I made a rubber mold.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs takes 4 coolers from Thermaltake,
the Big Typhoon, Silent Tower, PIPE101 Rev.2 and Sonic Tower, and sees which comes out on top as the best cooler from Thermaltake right now.
"Today we are going to witness a breath-taking race among four processor air coolers from Thermaltake Company.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 26, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's very bright, and with a 12v pump, very powerful, Hexus takes apart Asetek's WaterChill Xtreme 12V Pump & Reservoir.
"The design is revolutionary. I'm sure we'll see copycat designs surfacing to flatter the Asetek engineers. Performance is excellent, this pump should be able to handle the most taxing of watercooling circuits.