Is a see-through case vapourware? & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2004 - 08:47 AM |
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SystemCooling takes a look at an acrylic case from Logisys.  While it may not be the kind of case to haul around to LAN parties, it is definately not a case to hide.  Also featured are some Small Form Factor cases, compatible with EPIA, micro-ATX and other smaller motherboard designs.

"The Logisys CS888CL has changed my opinion of acrylic cases considerably.

Air cooled northbridges, warm coffee & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2004 - 09:01 AM |
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It's June, and time to find out if your new motherboard likes heat and humidity.  MyWorldhardware takes a good look at a very functional chipset cooler from Thermaltake.  There are a few other things to get the air moving inside your case, and a fun little device that keeps your morning brain lubrication warm.

"Mainboard chipsets are often forgotten when it comes to cooling.

A mixed bag of cooling supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2004 - 10:50 AM |
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A few articles touching on just about every aspect of keeping your system cool, quiet, or both.  Hitachi gives The Inquirer a sneak peak at their new quiet watercooling offering.

"The prototype exclusively pictured here, is installed in a customised Shuttle Small Form Factor PC and is capable of dissipating 150W at <34dB(A) and 120W at <28dB(A).

Source: The Inquirer

MCW6000 from the inside @ More watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 28, 2004 - 03:07 PM |
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The folks over at procooling have reviwed the Swiftech MCW6000.  After that, one of their forum members tore one apart to look at the insides.  Have a great weekend.

"The low flow rate performance (0.75GPM and less) of the MCW6000-A is the best I've seen in my testing.

A plea, Some cooling tools & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 27, 2004 - 03:09 PM |
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I beg of you, my fine readers, to never ever do this to a machine.


Unless it was really naughty and deserved it.


" NeuHausPlatz Computer Systems is proud to announce: The NHP 200NC, a lightweight caseless PC the world has never seen before."

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Selection of Thermally Energetic Gas Transfer Motivators

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 26, 2004 - 10:50 AM |
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I am not too sure what a Pentium 4 heatsink is, how it differs from an Athlon64 heatsink, or why it is becoming standard to see thermal solutions being branded to a specific chipmaker.  I never want to get a Windows error that reads "Incompatible Heatsink detected, please contact your system administrator.  The system will now shut down."


Here's a 3 way shoot out, and some other reviews from 'round the net.


"Not too long ago when the Pentium 4 was released it w
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A case of the 70's & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 25, 2004 - 09:17 AM |
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Have you ever wondered what a Mod'ed PC would look like?  Do you think Pete Townsend has one?


"The front bezel, I am pleased to say, is a big hunk of thick aluminum adorned with color and flashy lights. The first of two doors… yeah, I said two, is decorated with color, knobs, LED's, and knobs. These two big knobs up front are actually fan controllers.

MSI Making ATI-Based Cards As Well?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2004 - 01:05 PM |
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In the past, MSI has created some controversey by producing a limited amount of ATI-based cards specifically for Europe. Going with the current trend as of late in offering cards based on both NVIDIA and ATI chipsets, MSI is finally making their full product line public.

Source: Email

Danger Den TDX Nozzle Testing & More Wet Cooling Solutions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 21, 2004 - 10:16 AM |
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Friday, and a long weekend for us Canuks!  Here are all the watercooling links that have come my way this week.  Have a fun friday evening. 

"It is clear that for all the pumps tested that using the #4 or #5 nozzle results in improved temperatures. It also becomes apparent that, for nozzles #4 and #5, the gain from changing to the more restrictive #5 nozzle is offset by the accompanying decrease in flow rate.

Are you a fan of quiet?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2004 - 10:26 AM |
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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.

Source: The Register

Cases of the Monday

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2004 - 11:02 AM |
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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 - 08:59 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 ...

Source: PCStats

Suffer from enclosure envy?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2004 - 01:24 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.


Here are some Case reviews from around the web:

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Air cooling of the quiet kind & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 10, 2004 - 12:44 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 - 03:29 PM |
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A fan for your notebook & More air cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2004 - 12:08 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 - 02:02 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 - 04:03 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 - 01:27 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 - 11:39 AM |
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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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