Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 16, 2006 - 02:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The second incarnation of the Vigor Monsoon Active TEC CPU cooler is on the bench at ExtremeTech today. The first version really did not perform as well as they were hoping, but this version shows a lot of improvement. While it is expensive at ~$150, it will be cheaper than setting up a watercooling or phase change system, and much easier.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2006 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR seems to be a little enamoured of Seasonic's M12 700W PSU. It is very similar to the S12, but has modular cables and a second fan (60mm). Unless the PSU hits 40C or higher, the second fan never turns on, and doesn't really add any noise to the system. With an efficiency that stays above 80% in normal operating situations, and less than 3% variance on the voltage, this system will be well at home in a power hungry dual core, dual video card system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2006 - 01:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (October 11, 2006) — CorsairÂ® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, took its acclaimed water cooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus GPU water blocks supporting the latest NVIDIAÂ® GeForce™based graphics cards in both single and dual SLI™ configurations.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2006 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have a motherboard deisgned to passivly cool your chipsets with heatpipes, the new Coolermaster Hyper TX will help. The idea behind this heatsink & fan is a shroud that redirects some of the airflow onto any heatpipes located near the CPU socket, to turn the passive solution into an active one. The HardwareZone does note that this is not a universal cooler, there are 2 seperate versions for AMD and Intel.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2006 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA-October 9, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and
components, today announced the new EvoStream Power Supply. The exciting
addition to the prominent OCZ PSU family will be introduced in a 600W
configuration and features an advanced 100% modular cable management system
and polished, titanium mirrored case that is reminiscent of the
award-winning ModStream line.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Transcend's DDR2 modules haven't been reviewed as much as the OCZ and Corsair offerings, but they are not out of the memory business by any means. Big Bruin was pleasantly surprised by their performance, and found it might even be possible to push these DIMMs harder with a better cooling solution.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware points out a glaringly obvious oversight that a lot of people are guilty of. Why are you plugging a PC worth more than $1000 into a $5 power bar? If you ever get a power surge that kills your PC, you may be kicking yourself for not getting anything like the Ultra Power Systems.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 5, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D offers some advice on building a truely unique case, without having to get a CNC machine. They start out with several designs of wooden cases, but as the build progresses they find some of their ideas don't work out the way they wanted. In the end though, a great looking wooden case is made, and advice on how to start your own is plentiful.
Features and Specifications
The HD160 Home Theater PC enclosure features elegant audiophile styling, very good airflow, and accommodates a full size ATX motherboard. Zalmanâ€™s quiet, yet powerful, 460W power supply is a great match for this system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 3, 2006 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair has moved into the PSU market with the same panache as they display with their memory. The HX620W Modular PSU really impressed TweakTown with the stability of it's rails, a .01 V difference between idle and load.