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

Phase Change Phriday, DIY Reservoirs & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 2, 2004 - 01:57 PM |
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Here's a guide on building your own reservoir at a signifigant discount compared to store bought.  Of course, once you've built that, you'll be looking for other phase change components to keep your PC cool'n'froody during the summer.

"Today, I'm going to help you keep a little bit of money in your wallet by showing you a step-by-step guide on how to build your very own reservoir for your water cooling system.

Clear cases, red cases, silver cases and rubber fans

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Today I give you a link to a nice looking case for a home theatre PC, incase anyone is planning on building their own PVR.  Also a mix of aluminium, steel and acrylic cases.  Be sure to check out the little USB fan/Down near the bottom.

"Cooler Master has outdone themselves, actually thinking about what would make an excellent HTPC (Home Theater PC) case. Style wise it matches, layout wise it is awesome, and cooling wise it's effective.

Source: VIPERLAIR

Fancy Fan roundup, 6 Thermaltake reviews & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2004 - 12:08 PM |
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A round up of prettyfied fans at Madshrimps to start off, with duelling Thermaltake reviews to follow.  Also available are memory coolers, and fans that are a bit shy about making noise.

"When you want to add extra cooling to your case, you can go for performance, silence or good looks.

Source: Madshrimps

A batch of case reviews to brighten your monday & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2004 - 01:10 PM |
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Take a gander at these cases, with names from Armor to Z-Alien.  Maybe one of them will hold you off until the BTX form factor gets going as the new standard. 


"At first glance, the A600 does not seem to be a "stand out from the crowd" type of case. There is no crazy pre-painted design, no elaborately cut window, but this is exactly what I liked about the case. So many cases today are too "XTREME!!!" for me ... Once opened up, the A600 is a dream. The A600 sports four 5.25" drive bays as well as two external and six internal 3.5" bays.
Source: Bjorn3D