Energy Efficiency? We don't need no steenking energy efficiency

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2006 - 10:18 PM |
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Some may make the sacrifice, and buy a slightly less powerful, energy efficient version of a processor, or a moblie version of a video card.  If you aren't in that particular category, then Tagan's Turbojet is perfect for you.  Overclock3d reviews this 1.1 KILOWATT power supply.

Source: Overclock3D

Sneaking a peek at the new Hyper 7

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 06:24 PM |
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X-Bit labs has a managed to get a preview of CoolerMasters new Hyper 7, an aluminium heatsink with a 120mm fan and 3 copper heatpipes.  It is compatible with newer LGA775 processors, as well as both s939 and AM-2, though there are some limitations to the way it can be set up on the AMD platforms.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Ignore those pesky power outages, get a UPS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 09:54 PM |
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Ultra Products 1200W UPS is pretty impressive as a backup.  It will give most systems about an hour of power, which should be long enough to save whatever it was you were working on when the power went down.  Add to that coverage up to $125,000 for equipment damaged by electrical surges that make it past the UPS, and you can see why Legit Reviews considers this a very good investment.

Three Thermaltakes to tame temperatures

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 03:41 PM |
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AnandTech compares three cases from Thermaltake, the Eclipse DV, the Eureka and the Aguila.  Ease of installation, airflow effectiveness and the noise level all get compared to help you decide between the coolest and loudest, or quiet, without quite so much airflow.

Source: AnandTech

Cooler Masters new Mystique series

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2006 - 06:50 PM |
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The Hardware Zone got their hands on a brand new Cooler Master Mystique 631, a case that may look a little like a Wave Master with new tricks.  At 6.3 kilos, made of brushed aluminium, with an included 120mm fan, and even 2 drainage outlets if you use watercooling, this case is worth a look.

Self Contained Underwater Cooling Apparatus

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 06:48 PM |
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The Sapphire TOXIC X1900 XTX offers you all the benefits of watercooling, with none of the extra work usually associated with setting one up.  [H]ard|OCP has the full review of the card, and the reservior/pump/radiator that fits right into a PCI card slot.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Resisting the idea of Modular Power Supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 04:04 PM |
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There is a debate about the effect using modular wiring on the voltages coming out of a PSU. There are those who claim that the connectors cause much more resistance that a foot or two of wire, and others that laugh at the suggestion.  Armed with a digital multimeter, motherboards.org gets to the bottom of this debate.

A funky room for a hard drive

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 09:51 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the Icy Dock MB122 Drive Enclosure.  With an LCD display and a black finish, this removable HDD enclosure won't spoil the looks of you case.  As well, taking full advantage of SATA's hot swap ability, this is almost as easy to use as a thumb drive, only with a lot more storage capacity.

Cooler Master launches a new case series - Mystique 631/632

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 03:22 PM |
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Mystique --
Fascination, Attitude, Mystery
are the perfect
words to describe the identity of Cooler
Master's new chassis series. The excitement and
sense of achievement PC Modders sought after can
all be found in this all-in-one package of
elegance and sophistication.

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Two new heatsink fans and a bottle of Super thermal grease from Zalman: one cooler for your CPU and the other for your video card. They both offer excellent cooling and plenty of style with minimal noise.