Thermalright SP-97 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 15, 2004 - 07:16 PM |
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The ThermalRight SP-97 ...

Artic Silver 5 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 14, 2004 - 04:22 PM |
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Here are the stats for Artic Silver 5, and a few new case offerings.  Some are pre-modded, and some, like the SpecialTech i-Tee are simply built to make modding as easy as possible.


Arctic Silver 5 · Thermal Conductance: 350,000W/m2 °C (0.001 inch layer) · Thermal Resistance: 0.0045°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer) v · Average Particle Size: 0.49 microns <0.000020 inch · Extended Temperature Limits: Peak: —50°C to >180°C Long-Term: —50°C to 130

HP aims to ship 11 million notebooks in 2004 &more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2004 - 02:45 AM |
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With sales last year nearly doubling over previous year, Hewlett Packard is looking for more of the same in 2004

Quote: "Hewlett-Packard (HP) now expects to sell 11 million notebooks in 2004, a 10% jump from its earlier target of 10 million and an increase of close to 70% from the 6.5 million it shipped in 2003, according to sources at HP's contract makers in Taiwan."

Here are some more Mobile reviews from around the web:

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MobileSource: Digitimes

Fanless Powersupply & Peltiers for the beach

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 9, 2004 - 08:01 PM |
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The 350W proSilence Fanless® for $199.99 and the, 420W proSilence Fanless Pro® for 299.99.

The emerging heat is transported over a heat transporting system from the massive internal heat sink to the heat sink mounted on the outside. Absolutely quiet 0dB(A), 0 s

Source: TechTV

1 TeraByte External Hard Drive & More Storage Bytes

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 8, 2004 - 03:04 PM |
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Another milestone in the computing world has been reached: 1TB of storage space on a single hard drive! It makes my 80GB drive seem so tiny now, LOL.

UPDATE 04-09-04: "It's been brought to our knowledge that LaCie is combining several hard drives in a RAID array to reach the 1TB storage levels. We haven't received a confirmation email from LaCie regarding this report and the thanks goes to our loyal readers for correcting us."

Quote: "The "Bigger Disk" product line already consists of 320GB, 400GB, and 500GB external models.

Source: CoolTechZone

AOpen EZ65 XCcube SFF PC Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 7, 2004 - 04:26 PM |
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Running out of space, but still addicted to First Person Shooters and other 3D games?  How about a Small Form Factor PC that can get 80 FPS in an Unreal Tournament 2003 Botmatch at 640*480?

As the SFF PC movement has gained momentum, companies from Abit to MSI, and Soltek to AOpen have each introduced their own varying models onto the market.

Source: PCStats

Case and Cooling Spring 2004: Upcoming Products @AnandTech

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2004 - 11:52 AM |
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A round-up of several of the up'n'coming cases, powersupplies and heatsinks you can expect to drool over this spring, including power supplies by OCZ.  Anyone familiar with Kokanee brand beer may have some suspicions as to the inspriation of CaseArts featured artwork.

Over the last few months, Purav and I have been keeping an eye on new technology across the case and cooling industry.

Source: AnandTech

Ahanix Black Knight Mid-Tower Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 2, 2004 - 08:28 AM |
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It's nice to see case manufacturers take to heart some of the requests seen on older case reviews, like, why cant you have 120mm fans instead of 80m fans. More and more cases are being designed around these larger fans. That means good news for everyone. Those who like quiet can enjoy the relative quiet of most stock fans to come in these systems and the overclockers can purchase their windtunnel fans to replace the stock ones without having to do any modifications. The best of both worlds.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Heatsink and Watercooling Reviews

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 30, 2004 - 04:09 AM |
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If you are looking into re-doing your cooling, lots to look through today.

Click Here to go to Cases & Cooling  CASES & COOLING

Source: General

AeroCool HT-101 CPU Cooler Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 26, 2004 - 03:55 AM |
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3Dxtreme has posted a quickie review of the Aerocool "Hightower" for Socket A or P4. They'll show you how it stacks up against the Volcano 12 and a stock AMD cooler.

"The HT-101 tower cooler is a large cooler when you first take a look at it,
but it is designed to compensate for that larger size. The cooler does come
with one blue UV LED fan that can be mounted on one side of the cooler;
however AeroCool has included the ability to mount a fan on each side.

Source: 3DXtreme

EverCool K802-715 Heatsink

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 26, 2004 - 03:53 AM |
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A1 is testing an Evercool fan and sink for A64. If you can pick out the right colors in the graph you can see it is an OK, but not outstanding performer.

" We were hoping for better performance from this EverCool K802-715 all
copper heatsink compared to the EverCool Magic Cooler we reviewed earlier
which is Aluminium with a Copper insert. It must be remember that both these
EverCool heatsinks are much smaller and lighter than the other heatsinks
shown here.
"

Aerocool HT-101 CPU Cooler Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 08:53 PM |
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Here's a review about the Aerocool HT-101 for your Socket A or Pentium 478 cpu. While the tall design makes me nervous, they get some good performance numbers here.

Aerocool is rapidly making a name for itself in the
performance air cooling market. They have been very
successful in the past with their use of super conductor
tubes (Heatpipes). Back in January I looked at the Deep
Impact DP-102, and today we will be looking at another
unique super conductor tube based heatsink, the High Tower
HT-101. Can Aerocool repeat the success they had with the
DP-102?

Spire WhisperRock IV Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 08:50 PM |
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AllHardwarezone has a review posted of this inexpensive heatsink for Athlon XP. Though you wouldn't want to overclock with it, it looks to be a pretty good performer for a great price.

"Marketed as a product for computer users looking for a quiet cooling
solution with competitive cooling capabilities, the WhisperRock
performs exactly as Spire claims it to. While I wouldn't recommend
this cooler to overclockers, it is a fine cooler to put in any other
computer. The build quality was great, it has an attractive look and
it's near-silent."

Antec Super Lanboy Review & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 09:27 AM |
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Like most people who consider themselves PC enthusiasts, I think I know a fair lot of what cases should be and how they can improve their designs. Thats probably one reason I have done case reviews here previously at AMDMB. Not only did I have a fair bit of knowledge walking in the door, I also learned a lot. One thing I know is taller is not always better. One of my favorite reviews that I have had the pleasure to do was the Chenbro Junior server case.

Source: Icrontic

Bits & Pieces -- SPOTLIGHT!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 22, 2004 - 09:26 PM |
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Click Here to go to Cases & Cooling  As you can probably understand, after almost two years of doing Bits & Pieces™, it takes a lot to suprise me, or even catch my eye.

Source: General

Asetek VapoChill XE Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:52 PM |
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X-Bit Labs has their hands on an Asetek Vapochill XE.  Not only they are reviewing it, but seing how high they can push their collection of P4's.  Benchmarks too.

Today we are going to offer you an unprecedented material devoted to super-extreme overclocking of the top Intel Pentium 4 processors, namely Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.20GHz (Gallatin), Intel Pentium 4 3.20C GHz and 3.4C GHz (Northwood) and Intel Pentium 4 3.20E GHz (Prescott).

Source: X-Bit Labs

Thermaltake POLO735 Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:40 PM |
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PCTechzone is reviewing a new heatsink from Thermaltake.  This one adapts to Socket A, Pentium 478 and your A64.  Take a look as they do pretty well with it.


"The POLO 735 is o­ne heck of a cooler. Those of you that have the Volcano 12 will love this cooler. The POLO is the Volcano 12, with a few well done changes."
Source: PCTechzone

Bits & Pieces Special Focus -- Cases & Cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 20, 2004 - 03:21 PM |
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Welcome to this Special Focus edition of Bits & Pieces™ -- Cases & Cooling Galore!

Source: General

Alpha S-PAL8952 Intel Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:45 AM |
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The Madshrimps are exited as Alpha comes forward with a heatsink for Intel socket 478.  See if it is still a top performer.

"Alpha has delivered a solid solution for the P4 with their new updated release
of the PAL heatsink. A few minor adjustments
to the pins (height/form) has brought the performance on par with other high end
products while mounting system could have benefited
from an overhaul as the installation is still quite a time consuming process."

Source: Madshrimps

Arctic-Cooling Super Silent 4ProL Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:25 AM |
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OCIA has posted a review of this cooler for the Intel socket 478.  They are getting some decent performance for the price, and it looks cool too.

"Installtion of the 4ProL was one of the easiest I've ever done, even
easier than Intel's retail P4 heatsink, which has been praised by many,
including myself. Installation of the 4ProL was as easy as adding some
thermal compound to the processor, placing the heatsink between the
retention bracket, and pushing the 4 clips onto the 4 retention posts.

Source: OCIA