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

Thinking cool thoughts outside the box & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2004 - 02:24 PM |
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I stumbled upon this story in Scientific American and needed to pass it onto those of you who's PC's are in direct sunlight, and overheating.  Hopefully it will be available soon, and not just in the "

somewhat unattractive yellowy brown color" style.  Also available for today ...

Cases and Cooling: The Return & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 9, 2004 - 01:30 PM |
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I'm back, and have quite the pile up of reviews to post.  Expect to see longer lists of reviews this week, as I try to dig my way out of this pile o' emails.  Up today is most of the case reviews that popped up while I was happily goofing off.  Featured today is a funky looking case with an even funkier name.


Quote: "The aesthetic appeal of the AeroCool Jetmaster Jr Gaming Case is achieved when the system is completely powered on and the lights are turned off.
Source: MODTHEBOX

Get yer watercool on! & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 23, 2004 - 11:47 AM |
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I present a review of Swiftech's solution for users who use 1/2" ID tubing. Plus many other manufacturers current offerings in the ways of phase change goodness.  I'm on holidays for the next 2 weeks, so you'll have to read 'em slow.  Great weekend all.


"If you are using a high pressure pump then the MCW6000 will likely perform better than the MCW6002.

Hump-day Heatsinks & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 21, 2004 - 11:39 AM |
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Just a few quick links to help you keep your cool today folks. 


"The Swiftech name has been associated with quality heatsinks for as long as I've been an Overclocker. Continuing their excellent tradition, the MCX line of heatsinks represent the very latest and finest in Swiftech heatsink technology. The entire line of MXC coolers all benefit from the Patented Helicoid pin design which takes air cooling to a whole new level.
Source: Club OC

Frost-byie H2O & More Cases

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2004 - 12:01 PM |
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GruntvillE reviews a pre-modded case designed by VoyeurMods.Com.  It is called a Frost-Byte H2O and is made up of 'a Chen Ming 602 with a laser etched window and an incredible Danger Den Cooling system', and it is impressive looking, and probably cools as well as your fridge.  As well, 2 looks at a NZXT case, in black and green, plus

Source: GruntvillE

Bring some car to your chillin' PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 16, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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Here is a nice interactive chart of many of the waterblocks that are available today, expressed as the delta between CPU and water temp, by flow rates.  This week, the water cooling based reviews dried up a little.  To make up for it, here are coolers designed for your RAM, HDD, your ears and your lap.  Also included, one of the oddest 5.25' bay inserts I have ever seen, if you are a car lover, it's worth looking at. 


"It's a page that allows you to simply choose the waterblocks you are interested in and see their performance.

Give your RAM a good blow, and make it feel pretty

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2004 - 12:13 PM |
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There is an area of the PC I seem to have been neglecting to cool properly, and now that summer has come, it is actually a problem.  Well, GruntvillE has taken a look an active RAM cooler that is good at keping things cool ...   and it's got blinking lights too!

"I find it funny then that for the most part our memory has been left to the feeble protection of thin heat spreaders. I spent some serious cash on my memory and I imagine you did to.

Source: GruntvillE

Monday Case Reviews

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2004 - 04:07 PM |
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MODTHEBOX takes a look at the CM Stacker STC-101 Aluminum Case.  Coolermaster certainly believes that bigger is better when it comes to case fans, and they have also included some very interesting features.  Take a look!

"A single 80mm exhaust fan resides at the top portion of the CM Stacker STC-101 Aluminum Case. A square vent comes pre-installed with a dual ball bearing 80mm fan that allows for warm air to be drawn out of the case.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Your PC wants more money spent on Phase Change

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 9, 2004 - 12:18 PM |
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If you haven't heard, nVentiv (one of the 2 bigger names in watercooling) is no more.  That hasn't slowed Aseteck down at all, take a gander at this guy, "tuned for an optimal 240W of heat removal".  Have a good (normal length) weekend all.


"The brilliant mounting mechanism, peerless cooling performance (now unmatched since the Mach II GT is no more) and stylish enclosure allow Asetek to raise the commercial phase-change CPU cooling bar."

Here are some more Cases & Cooling

Source: Hexus

Thermalright NB-1C Chipset Recursive Reference & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 7, 2004 - 01:04 PM |
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Our own Lee Garbut, AKA robotech, has reviewed the upcoming Copper Thermalright Chipset cooler.  If you haven't yet, read it now!! :)  Then look at some of the other reviews, like a remote controlled fan controller.

"The NB-1C chipset cooler lives up to the reputation many have come to expect from Thermalright. The NB-1C exhibits excellent quality and workmanship in a small package.

July 4th Holiday Case Roundup & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 5, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Enjoy your day off, fellow PCP'ers slightly to the south.  While your kickin' back and relaxing, why not browse through some of the newest cases you might want to have under your desk.  Including this attractive 20 pounder.

"There is a new contender in the case market, Opus Technologies, Inc. The company offers various PC components such as power supply units, cooling fans, heatsinks, and computer cases.

Source: CoolTechZone