It's a PSU that sounds like it should be a really fast Unix based text editor

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2006 - 02:50 PM |
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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.

Source: Bjorn3D

8 top watercooling setups to tame the heat

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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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.

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF 1000 WATT AND 800 WATT POWER SUPPLIES

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2006 - 03:29 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (October 17, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, 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.

Peltier cooling, the easy way

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 16, 2006 - 02:35 PM |
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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.

Source: Extremetech

What do you get the PSU that has everything?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2006 - 06:31 PM |
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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.

Corsair Launches Nautilus GPU Water Cooling Blocks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2006 - 01:27 PM |
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Fremont, CA (October 11, 2006) — Corsair® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, took its acclaimed water cooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus GPU water blocks supporting the latest NVIDIA® GeForce™based graphics cards in both single and dual SLI™ configurations.

Helping out the heatpipes on MOSFETs and chipsets

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2006 - 03:12 PM |
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If you have a motherboard deisgned to passivly cool your chipsets with heatpipes, the new Coolermaster Hyper TX will help.  The idea behind this heatsink & fan is a shroud that redirects some of the airflow onto any heatpipes located near the CPU socket, to turn the passive solution into an active one.  The HardwareZone does note that this is not a universal cooler, there are 2 seperate versions for AMD and Intel.

OCZ Technology Launches the EvoStream Power Supply Series

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2006 - 11:21 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-October 9, 2006-OCZ Technology Group
, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and
components, today announced the new EvoStream Power Supply. The exciting
addition to the prominent OCZ PSU family will be introduced in a 600W
configuration and features an advanced 100% modular cable management system
and polished, titanium mirrored case that is reminiscent of the
award-winning ModStream line.


DDR2 from Transcend

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2006 - 02:38 PM |
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Transcend's DDR2 modules haven't been reviewed as much as the OCZ and Corsair offerings, but they are not out of the memory business by any means.  Big Bruin was pleasantly surprised by their performance, and found it might even be possible to push these DIMMs harder with a better cooling solution.

Source: Big Bruin

Save $45 now, and spend $1450 later

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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HotHardware points out a glaringly obvious oversight that a lot of people are guilty of.  Why are you plugging a PC worth more than $1000 into a $5 power bar?  If you ever get a power surge that kills your PC, you may be kicking yourself for not getting anything like the Ultra Power Systems.

Source: HotHardware