AMD Announces Development of DTX Open Standard

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2007 - 11:52 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 10, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced development of DTX, an open standard specification designed by AMD to enable the broad adoption of small form factor PCs. The DTX standard will be designed to empower OEMs, ODMs, and component vendors to deliver innovative solutions to market that are smaller, quieter, and desktop-friendly, while leveraging commonalities within the ecosystem that benefit both customers and end users.

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Watercooling without a radiator

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 8, 2007 - 03:09 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP tried the CoolIT Freezone Chilled Liquid CPU cooler, and fell in love.  Not only does it have incredible cooling potential, it is fairly easy to install.  The only complaint they have is that there is no way to get a GPU cooler into the loop.

You can also catch Lee's review of the Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless cooling system at the top of our front page.

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

The Reserator 2 is a fanless water cooling system designed for easy installation and silent operation. Come check it out as we take a look under the hood and see what makes this system tick. You may be surprised at the results… :)

A PSU that ought to last you a while

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 5, 2007 - 02:57 PM |
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While I can't imagine what made Ultra design a 2kW PSU, they have, and Legit Reviews is there to examine it.  The +12V rail is rated at 1800W ... 150A load, about twice the power draw of a pair of 8800GTXs.  Head over and check this monster out!

The winds of change blow cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 4, 2007 - 12:39 PM |
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Ionic cooling is a little known way of cooling PCs efficiently and silently.  The Future of Things gives you an overview of how the technology works, and an interview with 3 very knowledgeable scientists in that field, one of whom is the CTO of Kronos Advanced Technologies.

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Manufacturer: Thermalright
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Introduction and Features

The new HR-03 VGA cooler is modeled after Thermalright’s classic XP-120 CPU cooler and delivers outstanding performance. It features two flexible mounting options and can even be used in a passive, fan-less mode.

Silverstone Tundra TD01 Watercooling Kit Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 24, 2006 - 10:22 PM |
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Do you remember that very unique Silverstone passive water cooling setup we saw at Computex last June?  Well it finally made its way out and XSReviews.co.uk has it on the testing block.

The SilverStone Tundra TD01 is a nice, well made product that would look at home in a HTPC setup.

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Zalman to Giveaway Two Systems at CES

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 20, 2006 - 12:29 PM |
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While this won't help most of you NOT going to CES this year, if any of you are, you can stop by the Zalman booth, watch a presentation and be entered to win one of two complete systems from our  friends at Zalman.

1.      HTPC


        a.      HD160XT Silver


        b.      CNPS9500AT


        c.    &nb

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Zalman’s debut entry into the mid-tower case arena is targeted squarely at PC gamers with high-quality construction, bold styling, and new features. This is an awesome case that excels in many areas but has a couple rough spots.