Ageia PhysX Engine for Linux

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 06:16 PM |
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Maybe you won't be able to get the latest and greatest game titles the same day as your friends running Windows, but as Phoronix found out, when they do release them for Linux, Ageia PhsyX will work.

"For nearly a year Ageia has been making headlines with its innovative physics technology that they hope will revolutionize game-play not only for PC games but also console platforms such as Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Source: Phoronix

Make a LAN party laptop to brag about

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 06:09 PM |
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The Tech Zone has posted a guide on assembling a laptop that will game as well as full tower PC's.  If you follow their advice, the only technical difficulty you might have at a LAN party would be your battery dying.

"Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant computer towers standing at everyone's feet.

Cisco And Intel Collaborate In Building The Next-Generation Supply Chain

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 11:38 AM |
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HONG KONG, Sept. 27, 2005 — Cisco Systems® and Intel Corporation today announced a collaborative effort to support EPCglobal Hong Kong's EPCnetwork initiative to bring end-to-end supply chain visibility to the Pan Pearl River Delta (PPRD) region.

Techspot provides a 2nd opinion on high end PCs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 06:46 PM |
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Techspot has their own High End PC component guide up, in case you wanted a second opinion after looking at Ryan's Hardware Leaderboard.  Or I suppose you could pick up one of the new offerings from Dell, and have it all together when you pick it up.

"Back like a bad RMA request, TechSpot's High-end PC builders' guide takes another stab at fabricating the finest custom PC possible.

Source: Tech Spot

120mm based heatsinks cool quietly

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 02:44 PM |
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Hi-Techreviews takes a look at the Thermalright SI-120.  This is the follow up to the XP-120, and fits on almost any AMD chip, and with a LGA 775 RM you can put it into an Intel system, assuming your motherboard can fit it in.


"When the XP-120 heatsink was released it became an immediate success with people singing its praises in forums here in the states and abroad. Yet as good as it was there was one thing that made it far from perfect and that was its failure to fit on a large number of motherboards.

Plentiful power, petit package

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 06:01 PM |
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Want to overclock your SFF PC, or just put 2 gigs of high speed Corsair memory in it to improve performance?  Shuttle and SilverStone thinks you should be able to, and so do the guys at hardCOREware!

There's no question who rules the prebuilt SFF system market. Shuttle was the first true innovator, and haven't rested since taking over.

Source: hardCOREware

Heatpipe technology keeps evolving

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 02:42 PM |
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At 4.5 inches tall, the Ultra Fire Heatpipe AMD CPU Cooler may not fit in every case, but it is certainly compatible with sockets, 

370, 462, 754, 939, and 940 are all supported.  PimpRig puts it and it's dual 80mm fan design to the test!  It's not quite as good as watercooling yet, so if you have your heart set on the lowest heat, look below.

"Not to call Ultra liars but I wanted to see how heavy this heatpipe really was.

Source: PimpRig

Check out the beep codes on this case mod

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2005 - 04:11 PM |
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Don't just build a replica of R2-D2, make him useful too!  Head on over to PimpRig to see all the pics.

"One of our forum regulars, TheGreatSatan, has completed his amazing R2-D2 project.

Source: PimpRig

Memory that RAM's the message home

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2005 - 03:19 PM |
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Not only is Corsair's Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR fast RAM, but it has programmable LED lights.   If you long for the days when red scrolling LED signs were everywhere, now you can get some for your PC, just like ModTheBox did.

"Included with the Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory modules are two matching 10-digit alphanumeric displays. Each display consists of a small PCB with identical 34-pin connectors.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Watercooling Means They Can't Sneak Up On You

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 26, 2005 - 11:33 AM |
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ThermalTake's Bigwater SE is a 120mm Fan & Radiator, a copper waterblock, a 12V pump and a 5.25" drive bay tank.  It might not be quite as easy to install as it's predecessor, but it is cheaper, and as Tweaknews discovers it cools pretty well.

"Some time ago, Thermaltake entered this market with a complete system they called Bigwater. Recently, Thermaltake introduced their next generation successor to the Bigwater liquid cooling system.

Source: Tweaknews