Thermaltakes cool behemoth

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM |
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Based around a 12cm fan, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon works very well, if you can fit it in your case.  Take a look at techPowerUp!'s review for an idea just how big it is, and what you need to do to be able to install it.

Source: techPowerUp!

The next winning case at ExtremeTech

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 24, 2006 - 02:11 PM |
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The fourth winner in ExtremeTech's case modding contest was inspired by Star Wars and a certain frozen smuggler-pop.  If you find yourself inspired to mod your own case, don't forget our own Member Gallery here at PC Perspective.

Source: Extremetech
Manufacturer: Spire
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Introduction and Features

The SP-500W Rocketeer V power supply sports a Titanium-look finish, two blue LED fans and sleeved cables that should appeal to enthusiasts looking for a PSU with solid rails and great looks.

Serious cooling from a well centred case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 06:54 PM |
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Check out 3dGameMan's look at Enermax's Chakra case, perfect for Yoga practioners and quite cooling fanatics.  Thanks to the size of the fans in this case, you can get some serious cooling without having to wear ear protection.

Source: 3dGameMan

Get your drivers while they're hot

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 03:06 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP buttonholed Brent Justice, Senior Video Card Editor at nVIDIA about the brand new beta drivers released today.  Find out as much as you can, then think about buying a pair of 7950s and installing the driver.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Not going for power overkill

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 01:29 PM |
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With most new power supplies having 600W or more of power, and many being quite loud, it can be hard to find a PSU for an HTPC or other low powered machines.  Overclockers Online looks at a PSU perfect for low powered, low noise situations.  Take a look at the nMedia Mute Power MP-400.

Make some noise and some frozen processor pops

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2006 - 01:13 PM |
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Give Guru of 3D a minute of you time and they will wow you.  After maiming a Lian-Li case, they insert an Asetek Vapochill LS, and push an Athlon FX-57 to the limit.

Source: Guru of 3D

Building and testing PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 03:01 PM |
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Hexus has gone on a tour of FSP Group's factory for making and testing power supplies.  Find out what kind of work goes into designing a new PSU, and the weeks of testing to make sure it works, and works safely.

Source: Hexus

You can teach an old reservoir dog new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 02:28 PM |
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The Thermaltake AquaBay M6 is an improvement over the previous model.  It comes with an LED to be placed in the case, using a 5.25" bay, or the screen can actually be popped out and the display placed anywhere.  Drop by techPowerUp to read about the other enhancements.


Don't miss out on Lee's review of the Thermalright Ultra-120 heatsink, either.

Source: techPowerUp!
Manufacturer: Thermalright
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Introduction and Specifications

The new Ultra-120 heatsink is designed for use with a 120mm fan of your choice and delivers excellent cooling with minimal noise or outstanding cooling performance with a higher air flow fan.