Are you a fan of quiet?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2004 - 01:26 PM |
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The Register has a few hints on how to keep your system cooling from drowning out your speakers.  2 round ups from Madshrimps, and 3 reviews of a Coolermaster heatsink.  Silent PCReview takes a look at ducting, and among other things, shows how lower rotation speeds limit suction, regardless of the CFM rating.

"If you're tired of the racket your PC is making, you have two choices before you.

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Cases of the Monday

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2004 - 02:02 PM |
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Monday morning, and the caffiene is still trying to plug the holes in my spinal column.  I have just about enough mental dexterity to conglomerate a list of case reviews for you all.  Without further mumbling,  I bring you ...

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A cool dip in the water & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 14, 2004 - 11:59 AM |
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Here's a nice little article at PC Stats that covers the basics of cooling. It covers the 3 main ways of cooling, air, water, and fire ...

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Suffer from enclosure envy?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2004 - 04:24 PM |
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Do you brag all day about your components, only to have people point and laugh at your beige box?  Still punching holes through the backplate with a screwdriver to try to get one more fan inside?   Just want a stoned Cylon staring at you while you mass murder pixelated people?  Well, relax, PCP can help you.


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Air cooling of the quiet kind & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 10, 2004 - 03:44 PM |
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It used to be that an SK-6 with the biggest, baddest, and loudest Alpha fan you could find was the penultimate air cooling solution.  Now, not only do we expect good heatsinks to keep the heat down, but we also demand a reasonable noise level.  Here are a few of the "Silent" cooling options I've seen over the past week, see if any of them have the qualities you look for in a cooling solution.

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A few new water toys reviewed

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 7, 2004 - 06:29 PM |
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A fan for your notebook & More air cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2004 - 03:08 PM |
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Want to extend the life of your laptop, or just dropped a lot of cash on a LAN-party worth notebook and need to keep your cool?  Take a look at this little USB device from Coolmax, reviewed at Extensiontech.

"Overclocking enthusiasts love to keep their desktop PC's cool. But what about us laptop users? Sure, many companies have done laptop cooling pads, but here is one design I haven't seen before. COOLMAX has created an X shaped dual 60mm fan laptop cooler.

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A Plethora of Cases

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2004 - 05:02 PM |
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There is certainly a vast selection of case makers out there, and they are doing their best to keep the fresh ideas coming.  Here is a batch of reviews that appeared over the weekend.  Enjoy! 


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The Silent PC & More Watercooling options

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 30, 2004 - 07:03 PM |
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There is a writeup of a silent PC over at trustedreviews, that covers a lot of the theory behind the noises the PC makes.  For those of you who have sworn off air, and gone back to living in the water ... you're covered too!


Have a great weekend.


"It doesn't even have to be a particularly loud sound to be distracting - a relatively quiet noise containing a strong tonal component such as a high frequency whine or a low frequency hum can be just as irritating to some people.

Is that a Heatsink in your pocket, or ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 29, 2004 - 04:27 PM |
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Never been a fan of thursdays ...  feels like I'm just blowing hot air around.

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Cases Galore

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 28, 2004 - 02:39 PM |
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Here's a case, there's a case, everywhere a case, case!!!


Be it for looks, or because you need better airflow, or a horrible, disfiguring dremel accident, we all end up looking at PC Cases.  Here are some of the newer ones you can find, from bargain to premium.


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Non-standard cooling equipment

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 26, 2004 - 04:12 PM |
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Here are a few links encompassing cooling solutions for parts of your computer not usually covered everyday.  Everything from an odd, powered heatsink, to a case that takes convergence persoanlly.

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Waterblocks - DIY, Premade & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2004 - 06:20 PM |
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Over at procooling.com, there is a member by the name of #rotor.  If you are into watercooling, the name is probably familiar, and here is #rotors latest project, with plans on his website, and at procooling too.

'In the style of open source software, #rotor has produced a thriving community of "open source" shade tree machinists by making his waterblock de

AMD Launches the AMD64 Masters Group

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2004 - 06:57 AM |
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NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV-APRIL 20, 2004-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the formation of the AMD64 Masters Group comprised of digital production masters from the entertainment industry. Members include Grammy Award-winning and nominated audio professionals Phil Ramone, Elliott Scheiner, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Rory Kaplan, Chuck Ainlay, Fred Maher, and Robert Hill and Dan Gregoire of JAK Films, pre-visualization supervisor for Star Wars: Episode III.
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How hot was it ... & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2004 - 06:46 PM |
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We all know it gets hot inside a PC, but it isn't always easy to know exactly how hot or where exactly the hotspots are.  Maybe you are just wondering if the OC you have managed means you should get a fan for your northbrige, or Hedgehogs for your VRAM.  Well, how about this handy little tool, the Raytek MT4 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometre.

"For computer users heat can be anything from a minor byproduct to a brick wall that halts our overclocking plans dead, and how you deal wi

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Personal Cooling, Heatsinks, Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2004 - 04:16 PM |
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As we head into summer, temperatures are rising, and the new hardware you bought over the winter may start heating up, unless your air conditioning is set to deep freeze.  Here are a few links to get the heat away from your components, and out of the PC.  Of course moving all that hot air may turn your computer area into a mini sauna.  Well, here is an accessory from ThermalTake that our friends at overclockercafe reviewed.  The XJOG USB Fan/Light Accessory ca

ATI Joins ACON4: World's biggest gaming event just got bigger

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 17, 2004 - 11:05 AM |
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We just got word that ATI has joined up with Abit on the ACON4 tourny!


 April 12, 2004 Spanning 20 countries and territories, ACON4 is 2004's largest gaming event. Now, ABIT is proud to announce that graphics leader, ATI Technologies, has joined ACON4 as a major sponsor.

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Liquid refreshments for your PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2004 - 02:03 PM |
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Well, it's Friday, and if you are like many of our pond's members, your thoughts are turning to liquid refreshments.  Well, here's a liquid you can't drink, but the possibilities it allows may keep you thinking for a while.  It's called ANSUL® SAPPHIRE™ and is available from Tyco Fire & Security, a small pdf i

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Thermalright SP-97 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 15, 2004 - 07:16 PM |
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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