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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: Graphics Cards | December 2, 2004 - 09:34 AM | Jonathan Hung
Some interesting news from NVIDIA and Intel today. Intel will be bundling GeForce 6600GT video cards with their PCI Express motherboards until December 31. The following products qualify:
- Intel Desktop Board D925XCV/BC family
- Intel Desktop Board D925XECV2/BV2 family
- Intel Desktop Board D915PBL/CY/CM family
Holiday upgrading just got a lot more interesting.
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: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2004 - 08:36 AM | Chris Wiles
Not so much a review of a specific card, but rather an in-depth discussion on the merics of SLI technology. A very well written first piece to complement your next graphics purchasing decision.
Fremont, CA, November 23, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced System Select, a new memory product line specifically designed to meet the needs of consumers and IT professionals in the upgrading of their desktops, laptops, and servers.
Subject: Processors | November 24, 2004 - 06:18 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- November 23, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks, expanding the popular product family that has redefined everyday computing for today's mobile lifestyle with AMD's latest technology. In addition to offering best-in-class performance, this full-featured mobile processor also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Subject: Storage | November 23, 2004 - 10:13 PM | Chris Wiles
|No sooner had I mentioned the variety of products from Kingston, than into my in-tray pops this review of their top of the range USB 2.0 Flash Drive. The Data Traveller Elite is aimed squarely at the Corporate I.T. user, combining advanced data security with outstanding performance.|
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2004 - 09:39 PM | Chris Wiles
|Kingston are well known to most people, with more than a passing interest in computers, as one of the leading players when it comes to the supply of quality PC memory. But what you may not know is that they also manufacture a diverse range of portable media, from Smart Cards to USB Flash Drives.|
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2004 - 06:20 AM | Chris Wiles
|Back in July Ryan announced the launch of Crucials Ballistix High-Performance Memory. Back then if you wanted to get your hands on one of the 512MB PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), CL4-4-4-10 modules, it would have cost you a hefty US$238.99.|
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: Chipsets | November 19, 2004 - 09:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
You heard it here first, guys! I just learned that NVIDIA and Intel have inked a deal to allow NVIDIA to develop chipsets for the Intel platforms. Here is a link to the PR news on Yahoo.com. Here's what I can tell you so far, based on the info in the press release and other information I was given. First, this is a broad cross-license, which means we will be seeing multiple chipsets from NVIDIA's nForce line for Intel's platforms, probably including the high-end markets as well as the integrated grap
Subject: Motherboards | November 18, 2004 - 10:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
This might be old news, but I just saw that Asus has added the A8N-SLI motherboard to their website. This of course is their nForce4 SLI motherboard that supports dual PICe graphics cards. Expect an article on it very shortly. Here is the specification list:
Subject: General Tech | November 18, 2004 - 08:30 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- November 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today celebrated the one-year anniversary of the strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems, Inc. As part of the alliance, AMD also announced support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) introduced on Monday, Nov. 15.
To date, the AMD-Sun alliance has produced a complete roster of AMD Opteron™ processor-based Sun Fire servers and Sun Java workstation solutions that deliver industry-leading performance to the enterprise.
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: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2004 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The PCI Express version of this card has been out for a few weeks, but the AGP version has finally also been released. This card seems to be NVidia's successor to the low priced GeForce4 Ti 4200, with a fairly impressive performance boost, of course. If jumping into PCI Express isn't in your plans, but a new videocard is, NVidia may have your answer.