OCZ Technology Announces the New 1000W ProXStream Power Supply for Enthusiasts

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-January 15, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power
supplies, today announced the launch of the ProXStream power supply series,
a new high performance PSU that was first showcased at the recent 2007
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCZ engineered the
ProXStream to provide ample power to even the most demanding high-end
systems.

The first year of the UMPC

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 15, 2007 - 03:58 PM |
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Just about a year ago, VIA Arena looked at the first ultra mobile PC at E3 2006.  Now, with multiple providers offering UMPCs, extended battery life and support for XP tablet edition and WiFi, these little guys are really coming into their own.

Source: VIA Arena

Self contained watercooling device

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2007 - 04:01 PM |
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The VIZO Igloo allows you to jump into watercooling your CPU, with no muss or fuss.  As is normal with self-contained devices, you can't really expect performance on the level of a fully designed solution, but even with that in mind Bjorn3D felt there should be more from the Igloo.

Source: Bjorn3D

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.

Source: AMD

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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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.