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Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2004 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A full dozen case reviews for you to look at this Monday. Start with SystemCooling's review of an often overlooked case manufacturer, Meridian Tech, and their newest case, the XClio Jr.
"It would not be fair or accurate to say the XClio Jr. (referred to as just Junior hereafter) is just a smaller version of the XClio.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lots of Video card reviews out now, and with Ryan's great article on what is available and where, it seemed appropriate to give you a few reviews to help decide which goes on the Christmas list, and which one you should buy your friendy neighbourhood newsfrog! Start off in the Hardware Zone, with a direct comparision of the x800 and the 6800, and then try the rest!
"The GeForce 6800 series and the RADEON X800 series represen
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A watercooling quicky for a busy friday morning. Trusted reviews compares 3 different watercooling setups, and RBmods and the OCMod shop both have reviews this week too. Read Lee's review too, even if it is air cooled instead of using water.
"To help you make the plunge, we've decided to take a closer look at three different approaches to water-cooling, each theoretically suited to a different level of experience.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2004 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A bit of news for all your possible aircooling projects. Be it a quiet, powerful heatsink like the one SilentPCReview takes for a spin, or a Multifuntion Fan Control Panel, or even just some stylish amber fans, find it all here ... and read Lee's article, if you haven't already!
"Thermalright's XP-90 CPU heatsink, which features four heatpipes, thin aluminum fins and a nickel-plated copper base, was released at the same time as the XP-120.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The front panel of CoolerMaster's Cavalier 2 will definately be noticed and you will love the inside, but don't take my word for it, read all about it at MODTHEBOX. You're far from done though, with a product review for almost every major case manufacturer today.
"One of the highlights of the Cooler Master Cavalier 2 CAV-T02 Case is the inclusion of a 60's style analog meter. The analog meter by default can be connected to the audio output of any sound card which will measure the overall sound level.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2004 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Procooling reviews the newest offering from Little River waterblocks. Plus 2 guides, on freon cooling, and a basic setup guide for watercooling in a normal case. Chipset heatsinks and fill ports abound this friday, enjoy.
"The fact that the design of the Storm G4 enables it to outperform the silver Cascade SS is quite surprising and welcome. Consider that the Cascade SS was AUD$255 and available in very limited quantities.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2004 - 11:20 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fanless cooling is becoming more and more popular, and it seems to work to! If putting a dozen or so 50 decibel fans in your system just doesn't appeal to you, then try out this Thermaltake Heatsink after reading Red & Blackness' review. Or if you are a deadicated overclocker, maybe one of these heatsink & fan combos is more up to your speed.
"We will take a look at a completely fanless solution from Thermaltake today.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 03:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
"Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Couple of differently styled cases for you to look at today. The Raidmax that Big Bruin reviews is fairly flashy, and the Silverstone Wind Tunnel will help out of you are more into speed than looks. Or maybe you just don't have enough Spiderman stuff yet.
"The Raidmax Cobra 822 is a great bargain for a gaming case. Its paint job is superb and it has a striking appearance that is sure to stand out at any LAN party.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 15, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quiet again this week, only 2 watercooling reviews to offer you, but then it's the quality, not the quantity that counts, right? The Asetek kit that Big Bruin reviews, based on 1/2 inch tubing, should keep your A64 nice and cool while you crunch SETI numbers or frag friends.
"The added heat created by overclocking the Athlon 64 really didn't do much to stress the WaterChill system. Temperatures rose by nominal values across the board, from mere fractions of a degree to a couple degrees maximum. Very nice!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2004 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review looks at a new offering from CoolerMaster, OCModShop looks at a heatsink designed for the Prescott, and there is a 7 way round up at bit news. Hope you don't have any deadlines today.
"The Ultra Vortex is a recent addition to CoolerMaster's enthusiast HSF line, one that addresses the quiet market -- at least in the promotional material and packaging. It is also one of an increasing number of cross-platform HSF. This one works for socket 478 and the AMD K8 sockets.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 12, 2004 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I was far too full of turkey to post these yesterday, so the case reviews for this week come a day late. Everthing from the budget MGE ECO L4 to the more heavy duty Temjin that 3DX reviews is worth a look.
"The SilverStone TJ05 is just a monster of a Case, it's spacious and rigid. The quality behind this Case was never and will never be questioned. If you are looking for a LAN Party Case, look elsewhere.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 8, 2004 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online puts a Swiftech Watercooling Kit to the test, A1-Electronics compares 3 heatsinks built for 1/4 inch hoses, and even more from GruntvillE.
"The Swiftech H20-120-P Water Cooling Kit we examine today is everything a user needs to jump into water cooling. This kit is made for Socket 478 Pentium 4 users, but most of the material covered should apply well to the other kits using similar parts.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2004 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bit News has posted a good old fashioned heatsink round-up. Also, ExtremeMhz and OverClockersClub look at the Thermalright XP-120, and there is more ... cooling solutions for your VGA, chipsets and an air conditioner to boot.
"AMD's socket A may be one of the oldest sockets that's still selling, but it is alive and kicking; Sempron processors are flying out of the shops.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 4, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If home decorating is your thing, or maybe i';s the "thing" of someone close to you, and you are getting grief over your PC case not matching the window treatments. Well, Overclockercafe looks at a case from Aspire that let's you change the colour scheme of the case in 5 minutes. If that doesn't interest you, look down to see if any of the other reviews catch your eye
"Aspire realizes that you don't always want to look at the same old colors over and over so they have devised a way for you to have some variety in your case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 1, 2004 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not to much action in the watercooling world this week, but the three I got I give to you. Including GruntvillE reviewing at a very good performer, the Alphacool NexXxos XP block.
"The Alphacool NexXxos XP block turned in a very impressive performance and really compares well against the top US designed blocks that I put it up against.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2004 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If it moves air to cool your PC, chances are that at least one of these reviews will cover that area. Start it all off with and odd looking dual fan from Coolermaster, put through it's paces by ExtremeMhz.
'Recently, many enthusiast manufacturers have been starting to shift away from the standard 80mm fan design. This has resulted in several very odd looking setups, and today we get to take a look at Cooler Master's entry — the Dual Storm.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2004 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake has designed a case specifically made to accomodate external radiators, and Overclocker Cafe takes a look at it. If that's not enough, further down we have 2 multifunction panels, and some thumb screws that are a little more artistic than normal.
"If you look closely you will see multiple 3/8' indentations, ten to be exact in several places. These can be punched out so that 3/8' OD hosing can be run through there to reach an external radiator or reservoir if you choose.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Copper ain't so shiny no more? Your transparent tubing letting you see your liquid cooling system looks like it uses Slushie mix? Maybe this article's for you! Or if you just want to toss it and buy a new one, look at the kits being reviewed this week.
"Here you can see some of the residues left on the acrylic tops from such a long period of use. Most likely under closer inspection, you could find a similar residue over the surface of the interior of your copper blocks.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2004 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As you can see, it is a quiet one, and able to keep a P4 cool n' froody. If you haven't read Robotech's review of the CoolerMaster Hyper 6, shame on you! Drop what you're doing and read it, now.
"Up until this point, Asus had not sold heatsinks under its brand name, and was known primarily as a videocard and motherboard manufacturer.