Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2006 - 07:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is silent, has a case made of wood, wheels on the bottom, and even gel packs to help dissipate heat from the HDDs. Bill Todd's little project has been posted on SPCR, and is well worth a read.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2006 - 07:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's a big sturdy aluminum case, with built in features to make it easier to setup watercooling. The Guru of 3D is quiet impressed by the Aurora 570, since they like the extra space. It makes it easier to install the parts, and you can fit more parts in, though the USB ports could use a better location.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2006 - 09:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Various PSUs from NZXT, Thermaltake, Antec, Cooler Master and Silverstone are undergoing testing at R&B Mods. All have dual 12V rails, although only 4 have the 8-pin EPS12V adapter some dual core systems want.
If pure overkill is your preference, Lee's review of the Enermax Galaxy 1kW PSU may be what you want.
Introduction and Features
The Enermax Galaxy PSU is big â€“ both in size and capacity. It can deliver up to 1,000 watts to support multiple processors, multiple video cards and literally dozens of optical and hard disk drives. And it does all this with style and above average efficiency.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 23, 2006 - 07:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS Silent Square CPU Cooler is fairly large (140mm*115mm*100mm, and 656g) in order to accomodate a 92mm fan and 5 heatpipes. X-bit Labs pits it against their current favourite, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon, on both AMD and Intel systems.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2006 - 06:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zippy is a new player in the PSU game, and their newest 850W PSU, the Emacs PSL-68509(G1) gets put to the test at Bjorn3D. This 8lb beast never dips below a .96 power factor, and the fan stays below 50db. It's only weakness might be it's single 12V rail, but at 66A ~ 90A it is still able to deal with SLI setups.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2006 - 04:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virutal Hideout has posted an 8 way watercooling review. Swiftech, Vantec, Asetek, Thermaltake, Zalman, Alphacool, and Koolance are all represented. They rate everything from ease of installation to cooling performance, so this is the article to read if you are considering entering the world of watercooling but aren't sure which kit to choose.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2006 - 07:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (October 17, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc.,
the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D
graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast
products, announced today that the BFG 1000 Watt and BFG 800 Watt power
supplies backed by BFG's famous lifetime warranty will be immediately
available at leading retailers and e-tailers in North America.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 16, 2006 - 06:35 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 - 10:31 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.