High-Powered Shoot Out

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2006 - 02:43 PM |

Legit Reviews grabbed 8 SLI/CrossFire PSUs, none less than 550W.  Drop by to find out who makes the cut.

ZoneAlarm picks a fight with Eudora and McAfee

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 12:44 PM |

CNET reports that ZoneAlarm users are having dating difficulties with Eudora, and some McAfee users are unable to install the program.  The fix was released yesterday, so drop by ZoneAlarm to have your difficulties removed.

Zalman tames the AM-2

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 19, 2006 - 04:00 PM |

By copying the design for the s939 CNPS9500LED, Zalman's heatsink for AM-2 systems is bound to impress.  Drop by Pro-clockers to see how well the cooling power transferred.

Manufacturer: General

Aluminum Input

Keyboards might all seem the same, but this Enermax model offers USB connectivity as well as audio and microphone connectors for gamers.

A closer look at nVIDIA and ATI's AM-2 offerings

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 03:34 PM |

X-Bit Labs examines 2 AM-2 boards, a reference ATI board from Sapphire called "Sturgeon" and the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe.  Drop by and find out what these chipsets are capable of, and the different implementations used by the two competitors.

Also check out Ryan's review of the Asus N4L-VM DH, a Core-duo motherboard.

Source: X-Bit Labs

BTX - Forgotten, but not gone?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 02:30 PM |

The BTX form factor is taking a while to be adopted.  While not too many systems are being based on it, you can still find cases that meet the new specs, like the SilverStone TJ08, reviewed by TECHGAGE.


[H]ard|OCP has lost their marbles

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 12:15 PM |

Seriously, they've posted a full reivew of Marble Blast Ultra for the XBox 360, and they loved it!  I can't imagine what drove them to this level, where they describe a puzzle game involving a rolling marble as "...visually impressive and does a great job showing off the power of the Torque Shader Engine".  Drop by and watch their descent into madness, and see what else they buy with accumulated Microsoft Points.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

NZXT provides precise power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2006 - 04:00 PM |

The NZXT Precise 650 Watt Power Supply that Overclockers Club reviews won't have much problems powering newer graphics cards.  Over 500W is dedicated to the 2 12V lines, so even the new 7950GX2 should get enough power.  It also cools well, though that makes it a little louder than other models.