Getting it all out of your notebook

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 21, 2005 - 01:14 PM |
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If you buy a newer notebook, it is worth considering all the options that are on it, and making sure you get to use them.  Not just the 3 various LAN ports and so on, but hyperthreading and dual channel memory might be available on the motherboard,but as in this article from 3D Velocity, without 2 DIMMs, you are letting it go to waste.

"As I pondered my final decision, one of the factors I took into consideration was memory, and it

dawned on me that several of the notebooks I'd looked at were guilty of havi

Source: 3DVelocity

Same styling, with 120mm goodness

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 18, 2005 - 05:42 PM |
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If you have an old, less fanciful case you love, lacking any sort of anthropomorophic features on the front, and want to keep that look, but to get rid of the whine of the 80mm fans that have kept you company for years, check out Lian-Li's PC-7.  All the minimalistic looks of their previous models, but with a 120mm intake, and outake as well.  System Cooling's got the whole story, give them a visit.

"Today we are reviewing the Lian Li PC-7B Plus, which is one of the latest designs in the classic PC-6x se

Attention E-mart shopper ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 18, 2005 - 11:46 AM |
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... someone claiming to be you just bought the $500 Dawsons Creek box set ... thank you for shopping on the web.


Don't let it happen to you, if you are unsure about how identity theft happens, and what you can do to protect yourself, read this article at The Tech Zone.


"Although you can recover from having your identity stolen, it is far better to prevent it from

happening in the first place. Knowing what criminals can do with your identity is the first best

step to protecting your identity.

Sapphire's take on the X800GTO, a gem with 4 facets

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 17, 2005 - 04:41 PM |
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Sapphire has 4 versions of the X800 GTO, the GTO, the GTO2, the Fireblade and the Ultimate.  HardwareZone tested all 4, and you can see their results here.

"Sapphire dropped a bombshell on us with its complete range of Radeon X800 GTO 256MB cards for the

PCI Express interface. Consisting of four similarly clocked cards that target different users, the

lineup is very comprehensive.

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
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Introduction

The Cooler Master Centurion 531 enclosure is a mid-tower case that features hybrid construction, tool-less installation, and enhanced air flow that is sure to appeal to price conscious consumers.

The ice have it?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 04:20 PM |
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PrimoChill's PC Ice is a liquid coolant that is touted as a better cooler than water, which is supposed to be both non-conductive and to lubricate your water pump as it moves through your system.  Head over to Think Computers to see how it performed.

Quote: 'I've been into liquid and water cooling for almost a year now, you may think that that isn't a long time, but trust me it is. I've learned A LOT in that short amount of time about the various aspects of liquid cooling.

Achieve The Most From Your High-Performance Computing Platforms With New Intel(R) Software Developme

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 03:45 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — Intel Corporation today began shipping five new software development tools that make it easier to create the distributed applications used in high- performance computing (HPC) clusters.


Currently, more than half of the world's Top 500 HPC systems are based on Intel® processors**. Intel® Software Development Products greatly improve the scalability and help maximize the performance of those systems.

Getting close to that season

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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Either you've got a list, and have emailed to everyone you know a dozen times, or you have no list and are struggling to figure out what you'd like ... apart from that $10,000 72" HDTV, of course.  Well, The Tech Zone has compiled a list, that may help you shop for someone else, or for telling someone what to get for you.


"Finding the perfect gift for the person in your life can be tricky. That's made even more so when

the person you're buying for happens to be a techie.

Is the PC Gaming industry suffering from console-itis?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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HardwareHell has published an article on the history and future of computers and gaming, specifically x86 gaming.  It covers much more than just the current market, so read on to see if they think this next generation of consoles will put a bigger dent in the industry than previous generations have.

"Since PCs are used for gaming, and consoles are getting more and more PC-like abilities, it is

likely that this may end up as a battle between the two different approaches to computer design,

wit

Source: HardwareHell

What's next in heatsinks? Gold plating!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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Not only is AeroCool GT-1000 Heatsink gold plated, it cools well, and does it quietly.  Club Overclocker gives this big beautiful tower style heatsink a job cooling a 3600+.

"Since 2002, AeroCool has been providing innovative thermal cooling solutions to the high-end PC

enthusiast. Today we are going to take a closer look at their GT-1000 CPU cooler.

Source: Club OC