Get your drivers while they're hot

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 03:06 PM |

[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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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.

What's cool about the Icetank?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 06:43 PM |

SPCR is concerened about heat, but are also concerned about the amount of noise produced as a by-product.  While they were checking out the nMedia Icetank, they swapped the original fan with their favorite low noise fan ... click over find out what happened.

nForce chipsets for the Core 2 Duo

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 03:24 PM |
Tagged: takes a sneek peek at the nForce4 590 and 570 chipsets, designed for the new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips from Intel.  Even better, they are compatible with all existing LGA-775 CPUs on the market currently.

Ghosts in your Xbox 360

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 12:46 PM |

[H] takes a look at Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360.  Find out what the single player is like, and take a look at the multiplayer game types, available with Xbox360 Live.

"The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur, and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies

and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

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Case envy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2006 - 05:18 PM |

OCMODSHOP has fallen deeply in love with the Antec P180 case ... perhaps disturbingly so.  Drop by to see just how enamoured they are with this case, you have to read it to beleive it.