Cases of a Martial Nature & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 20, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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Is it just me, or are a lot of case manufacturers re-usung each others model names, usually with a fighting theme of some sort?  Well, true or not, the Cavalier that Viper Lair reviews would stand out in any battlefield.  Much like a Glitterboy for you Rifts fans :-)

"The basic design of the Chieftec case has not changed for over two years, but it still remains one of the nicer looking cases today, at least in our opinion.

Source: VIPERLAIR

Waterblock, Multifuction Panel & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 17, 2004 - 11:38 AM |
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One lonely watercooling review, from SystemCooling, and some miscellaneous additions to your cooling setup.  The Enermax Panel might be something you are looking for, it reads most memory cards, has serial ATA connectors for external devices, USB & Firewire ... plus it's a fan controller.

"GlobalWIN has always brought quality and innovation to the market. Whether it's power supplies, cases, heatsinks, hard drive enclosures or other accessories you always know that it's going to be some of the best hardware available.

Source: 3DCenter

Both Fanless and fanned cooling, noise dampening & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 15, 2004 - 12:16 PM |
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ExtremeMhz takes a look at a new companies heatsink.  There's a lapping kit to look at, or maybe you are more concerned about noise dampening?  Don't forget the 3 way fanless VGA cooler showdown, and for those neat-freaks out there, PCI slot covers!

Source: ExtremeMhz

Monday the 13th Case Reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 13, 2004 - 11:52 AM |
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Whether you are more concerned with how your case looks on the outside, or on the inside, there should be something to tweek your interest today.  Start off with the Mutant X, and see what else catches your eye.


"Wanting to get away from the sometimes boring and average looking cases that are out on the market, Kingwin designed the Mutant X case for those who want to be a little on the wild side. Many of today's cases have a plain or modern and sterile look to them that may not appeal to everyone.
Source: Bjorn3D

Watercooling Quickie & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 10, 2004 - 12:01 PM |
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Just a quick one today folks, but still worth reading.

"As we've stated at the beginning of the review, building an efficient water cooling system will take some planning and research.

Source: VIPERLAIR

Quiet Cooling Miscellania & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 8, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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It's a mixed bag of fans and fins today.  These reviews cover everything from Phoronix's look at a silent VGA cooler through traditional heatsink/fan combos to a heatpipe based HDD cooler.  Don't forget our Corsair giveaway!

"When one focuses upon cooling their computer system, more often than not the main focus is the CPU. With recent graphics cards getting warmer due to higher clock and memory speeds, stock cooling just isn't satisfactory any more.

Source: Phoronix

Back to School Case Reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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ExtremeMhz looks at a very large and stylish case from Silverstone.  Also, some themed cases, Dracula, and Mutant X and a statement from Cooler Master about some competitors claims ...  and sorry 'bout the school thing.

"Today I have the enviable pleasure of reviewing the brand new Temjin Series flagship from Silverstone Technology…the TJ05S-T. Silverstone is getting to be more and more of a recognized name, and rightly so.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Externally mounted radiator & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 3, 2004 - 11:54 AM |
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Just a few reviews for today, make sure to look at the radbox if you are on a tight budget, or consider the BigWater H2O kit if you want a top performer.  Enjoy your long weekend!

"You're looking to upgrade your water cooling setup and would like to go with a larger radiator and fan combo. One problem — your already cramped box just won't accommodate that '59 Caddy heater core you saw at the bone yard and have lusted after. Well, Swiftech to the rescue!

Consider losing your CPU fan or add 5 to a PCI slot & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 1, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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Pimprig looks at an interesting gadget from Logisys, an adjustable fan bracket that mounts in a PCI slot to keep your cards cool.  Also look at flickerdown's review of a Fanless heatsink from Thermaltake. 

"What is a 3D Edge Fan? Well I'm glad you asked. The 3D Edge Fan is a multi directional/positional fan set-up that can cool anything in the PCI slots or close to them.

Source: PimpRig

Morning cup of coffee, case reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 30, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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fastlanehw looks at a non-Xaser Thermaltake case, there's an acrylic case from beantech, and a "transformer looking" NZXT Guardian at R&Bmods.  Enjoy.

"Thermaltake has been making cases for quite a while now, all of which bear the "Xaser" nameplate, and usually the accompanying flashy graphics and outrageous colors, all of which have been a heavy topic of debate amongst computer builders.

Source: fastlanehw

GPU and Memory Waterblock & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2004 - 11:38 AM |
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Modtown runs through the installation of a waterblock onto a GPU and RAM.  If you are thinking of trying watercooling your own system, take a look how easy it is to set up a watercooled VGA.

"The NV-68 Block is relatively simple to fit, but considering you have just invested heavily in both a top of the line Graphics Card and Block it's well worth taking a little time to read the following step by step guide to ensure you get the block fitted correctly first time without any costly mistakes."

Here are some mor

Source: modtown

We don't need no stinkin' heatsinks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 26, 2004 - 01:00 PM |
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Slashdot, the AP, and Sciam are all reprting on a new material for CPU's - 

Silicon carbide (SiC).  That's the stuff used to make the heat shields on the Space Shuttle.  Although it may take a while, as "SiC semiconductors are generally expected to b

Source: Slashdot

CPU's, VGA's and HDD's all aircooled & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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Happy hump day all.  You should be able to find something in these reviews to cool off even the most stubborn component, perhaps even quietly.

"When one focuses upon cooling their computer system, more often than not the main focus is the CPU. With recent graphics cards getting warmer due to higher clock and memory speeds, stock cooling just isn't satisfactory any more.

Source: Phoronix

PC Case's On Diets, & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2004 - 12:03 PM |
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Bigger isn't always better when it comes to your PC's case.  Many HTPC's are set up for mini-ITX, like in todays review.  Some, like the LaScala, further down, will fit almost any ATX board.  Why don't you take a look, maybe your next PC can live in your IKEA Home Entertainment Centre ... just make sure the PC case isn't from there!

"Since VIA launched their mini ITX platform they have developed somewhat of a cult following.

Source: Sudhian

Peltier + Waterblock = 1 Cool Chip & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 20, 2004 - 11:26 AM |
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If you are looking to do overclocking in the summer, chances are you've already started to use watercooling for your system.  Well, if it's not quite going fast enough yet, consider this actively cooled waterblock from Swiftech that SystemCooling has reviewed.  Then if you can mod it to work on people, please send one out to me, cause I have a really nasty sunburn.  Have a good friday!

"Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling.

Silent VGA Cooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 18, 2004 - 03:39 AM |
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Since PCI-Xpress is being used to bring back old school Scan Line Interleave, you all may end up with 2 videocards in your box.  OCIA looks at a silent VGA cooler from Zalman that might save your ears, and let you hear the bad guys that you can't see onscreen.


"Does silent cooling tickle your fancy? I do believe it does if you're reading this review. Zalman has long since lead the way in silent cooling and now they are back with version 3 of their noiseless VGA cooler.
Source: OCIA

New clothes for your PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 16, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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Here are a few cases, ranging from a HTPC box from Silverstone, to Yeou Chih's classically designed server box.  First have a look at Antec's Aria case, and see if it might just be a new look you want for your PC.   Just look, don't spill your coffee on it!

"The optical drive bay is stealthed and it uses a system that we have seen with the AOpen and Soltek cubes where an external button on the case itself presses against the CDROM eject button.

Source: Neoseeker

LGA775 ABIT AA8 DuraMAX @ HEXUS.net

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 13, 2004 - 04:15 PM |
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Time to put up some more Intel reviews for inquiring minds.

Source: Hexus

Liquid cooled PC's have no sharp blades & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 13, 2004 - 11:59 AM |
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I got a few review links saved up for you all today.  Start off with ProCooling.com's JayDee116 showing off his newest DIY waterblock which beats his previous one by a nice margin.  Zalman, Poseidon and Asetek are all represeted, along with various others, including Part 2 of Watercooling for Everyone.


My heatsink threw my back out again & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2004 - 11:38 AM |
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Tweaknews takes a look at one of the heaviest heatsinks you'll probably ever want to use.  It should keep your CPU cool, if it doesn't squash it like a bug!

"Here is where I conclude my love/hate relationship with the Coolermaster's Hyper 6. There is very little middle ground with this cooler. All the good and bad points are exceptional and should be definitely considered if you are thinking about purchasing this heatsink.

Source: Tweaknews