I spy with my i ... something that is not an iPod

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2006 - 12:51 PM |

Drop by Think Computers to find out how unique the iRiver is.  It's not very large, at only 0.5" x 2.5" x 1.75", and sports a 2.2" colour display, and a price tag under $200.  Can it displace your iPod from next to your heart?

Keep your northbridge chilled quietly

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2006 - 05:16 PM |

Drop by BCCHardware to find out about a way to keep your northbridge cool, passively.  The Zalman ZM-NBF47 is a passive cooler that is much quieter than any fan based solution, and it will outperform most stock coolers as well.  The blue tinted aluminium construction is rather nice looking, as well.

Source: BCCHardware

Stable like a rock, pretty like a glow-in-the-dark butterfly

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2006 - 06:47 PM |

Having a powersupply that is stable is one thing, but having one that is as attractive as it is stable is quite another.  The Kingwin Mach 1 600W PSU, as reviewed at Club OC, is exactly that.  With a plentiful amount of blue LEDs, this PSU will be at home in any modded case.

Or, for a more unassuming PSU, check out Lee's review of the CoolerMaster iGreen Power 600 PSU here on PC Perspective.

Source: Club OC

A 570 Ultra intended for 1 graphics card

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2006 - 03:15 PM |

The HardwareZone reivews MSI's K9N Platinum, an nForce 570 based motherboard. It has most of the extras you would expect from that chipset, with a little trimming, especially on the PCI-E side, making it cheaper while still having some extras, and staying rock solid.

It's got a 140mm fan!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 12, 2006 - 04:12 PM |

The AeroCool Dominator CPU Cooler is huge, and also much quieter than you would expect.  Moving 68.37 CFM at 20.87 dBA, it will perform well, if you're motherboard can fit it.  Drop by ThinkComputers to find out how well it works.

Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Introduction and Features

The Cooler Master iGreen 600W power supply was designed for users who want a high-capacity, environmentally friendly power supply that is stable, reliable, quiet and operates with good efficiently.

New and improved power calculator

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 9, 2006 - 06:04 PM |

PC Apex has rethought their PSU calculator, and updated it to include some of the newer components that have come out.  Pick it up as a quick way to judge if the PSU that comes with the case you have in mind is enough to power the peices you want to put inside.

Source: PCApex
Manufacturer: General

Thermaltake Assault

We preview products from Thermaltake, Silverstone, Cooler Master, Thermalright and Corsair that will be cooling and enclosing your system into 2007.

Getting back to basics

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2006 - 05:51 PM |

The RAIDMAX X-1 gets back to basic case design, with a few extras.  There's no moulded plastic front, it is simply black and silver although there is an integral display included.  Add the 120mm fan, and you have a pretty well designed case, though I'm sure once Modders-Inc has finished with it, it will look quite different.

Source: Modders-Inc

What ever would they call themselves?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2006 - 11:53 AM |

Tweaknews has been keeping an ear to the ground at Computex, and they seem to feel that Intel believes the ATI - AMD merger is likely.  No word on Intel taking nVIDIA out on a date though, everyone know nVIDIA's chipsets like hanging out with Opterons.

Source: Tweaknews