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Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2004 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So what if you made a huge heatsink, and hollowed it out that your entire system could fit in it, and then filled most of the remaining space with heatpipes? You'd have Zalman's TNN500AF case, and X-bit Labs does a great review on it. My only warning about it is the price, a quick look shows the cheapest price to be around $1000.00.
"The new system case from Zalman, the TNN500AF model, beats its precursor, the TNN500A, in every respect. The new system is more efficient, functional and easier to assemble and use.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2004 - 07:42 PM | Mark McKee
Check out the Raidmax Cobra 822 case review over at Overclockers Online.
It isn't often that you see a case of this type turning up on our
desks. Indeed, I have never personally owned one and could not see the lure
to the bright lights, odd styled windows, and themed bezels. I'm talking
about heavily pre-modded cases; Thermaltake, Raidmax, Cooler Master, Antec,
and so many more all do it in some form. These are the cases that were built
to grab attention.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 3, 2004 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Radiators that hide inside the case, watercooling on the cheap, and a way to make your 6800GT cooler and quieter than it is now.
"We're going to be looking at a water cooling solution from a German company that I haven't heard of before. The company is called 1A-Cooling and the system we are looking at is their dual 5 Â¼ drive bay radiator kit. It is this radiator what makes this kit different from most other kits on the market.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2004 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Air cooling is still going through innovations. Thermalright's SI-97 is about half the weight of most newer heatsinks, so it doesn't need to be screwed into the 4 mounting holes, it can use a retention clip, and one that sounds easy to work with, partially because of the unique design of the SI-97.
"Thermalright are renowned for their quality performance heatsinks throughout the enthusiast and overclocking community. Their latest offering for the aging but popular Socket A market, is the SI-97. In Thermalright terms, this is a different kind of heatsink.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 29, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sunbeam case that OCIA reviews has one of the most interesting side panels I've seen on a non-modded case. See if it fits your style too. If not there are 1 or 2 more reviews to try.
"Sunbeam has listened to the cries of enthusiasts for years and has included a 120mm front intake fan hole. I am not sure why they included a fan bracket, as a 120mm fan can be mounted directly to the steel shell behind it, eliminating the need for the bracket.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 26, 2004 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Everything comes in kits nowadays, and watercooling is no exception. For around US$150, you can have Thermaltakes's newest watercooling kit, and The Tech Zone picked one up to review. Plus a guide on how to assemble watercooling systems in general and Asetek's watercooling kit as well.
"Not too long ago, water cooling was reserved for the elite, adventurous few who are willing to pay the extra bucks for the extra cooling power.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 24, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Air cooling innovations are still coming out, even with the growth of water cooling as a solution for top preforming PC's. With 120mm fans and multiple heat pipes being the main improvements lately, it is nice to see someone improve that which usualy gives me the most trouble, the retention clip. Phoronix reviews the Spire VertiCool and one of the comments that stood out for me was "
The Spire VertiCool is among the easiest heatsinks on the market as far as installation is concerned."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2004 - 05:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A nice spread of cases, with a style that should suit just about anyone looking at getting a snazzier case. Pimprig's look at the warrior is the place to start.
"I was really impressed with the actual construction. Instead of using glue or rivets to attach the mesh and plastic window, they used screws with end caps.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 19, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Alex Marsters
What's the real difference between Eastern Block and Western Block? Procooling knows. Also, Polarflo escalates the conflict with an announcement about a new series and 2 more reviews compete for your attention.
"Procooling has been trying to test more European waterblocks lately to provide a clear and fair picture of the designs and technology to our readers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 17, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
hi-techreviews puts Scythe's new heatpipe based heatsink to the test, and gives it high marks. Also, the ATake Phantom is a very inexpensive solution for older Socket A/P3 systems you might have running Seti@Home. Plus, if you want to get some more control over your 9800pro, read the article at techpowerup!
"We have reviewed numerous products from Scythe USA in the past and each one of them was somehow unique in its design and the Scythe's new SCKKR-1
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2004 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hexus reviews a fairly unadorned, but extremely stylish case from Akasa. For those of you who prefer a little flash at the front, check out the Janus, Samurai or the Dracula, and Coolermaster announces that their CM Stacker line is BTX ready.
"Akasa, while not the original manufacturers of the chassis, have worked with the original creators to tweak it just as they like it, engineering out any initial flaws they saw and paying close attention to the smaller details and the wider coolin
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 12, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin looks at a watercooling setup from Thermaltake that makes it easier to set up your first watercooled PC and there's three more reviews for those of you looking for a little more from your current setup.
"Thermaltake has really hit the mark with this kit. It has everything you need to easily make the switch from air to liquid cooling for your CPU.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2004 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VGA coolers and heatsinks to tame the fire of the prescott, not to mention helping you OC your A64
"Ap0calypse.com takes a look at a new cooler from Cooler Master...only this time the cooler is for your video card! That's right, the people over at Cooler Master have released their first video card cooling solution and we are here to tell you how it performs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake has a nice all aluminium case, and 3DVelocity takes a good look at it. Duelling Tsunamis, Yeong Yangs, and Liang Lis; all your favorites for a Monday morning.
"In a market full of aluminium-fronted steel cases, it's nice to see Thermaltake have opted to run with a complete aluminium construction. This may take away slightly from the rigidity but look at that weight! The 0.8mm aluminium chassis means the case tips the scales at just a shade over 13lbs without the power supply.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 5, 2004 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Globalwin is trying out a new style of watercooling, and A True Review has it in for testing. Take a look and see if this new stylish cooler is the right one for you. Danger Den and Swiftech also have products being tested, if you aren't ready to make the plunge into a new style of cooling.
"Today's water cooling systems are simple and consistent in design. Generally, a system consists of a radiator, reservoir, pump, and waterblock.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 3, 2004 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I find large heatpipe heatsinks are starting to look like car engines, and the Thermalright XP-90 that Silent PC Review looks at is no exception. If that HS/F isn't the one for you, the Phoronix has looked at a few other types, and that's not even half the reviews today.
"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 | November 2, 2004 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Another random mix of cooling supplies. A True Review looks at a RAM heatspreader, several sites review silent ways to cool your video card, many take a look at the JetArt notebook cooler, and more. When you're done, go Vote if you should be!
"Our computers have become one big show and tell. With the advent of acrylic cases and case windows, visually what is on the inside has become just as important as what is on the outside. Moreover, what is on the inside does not sit there in hopes that we look; it reaches out and grabs our attention. How you ask?
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.