Cooler Master Case Mod Contest 2006 Officially launched!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:26 AM |
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New to the Case Modding scene? Or are you an Expert who
wants to show your case to the world? No matter what level you're at,
we've got the perfect contest for you. Come join the 2006 Cooler Master
Annual Worldwide Case Mod Contest
.

Zalman's GPU cooler gets along with almost everyone

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2006 - 02:26 PM |
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OCC reviews Zalmans's newest VGA cooler, a set of RAM heatsinks and a large copper fin style heatsink.  It is compatible with almost every nVidia and ATI card on the market, is fairly quiet and keeps your card nice and cool.

PCPer Forums: Come for the advice and stay for the members!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2006 - 03:21 PM |
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When faced with a "Message of Doom" like, boot.ini failed to load, don't panic come to the PC Perspective Forums, and get your PC up and running again.  Mjölnir gives some great tips on what to try when faced with that exact message.  If you are frustrated with something you saw on the news, get it off your chest at The Lightning Round, open 24 hours a day.  You can aways visit the Trading Post either to sell off some of your equipment

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

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2006 - 06:18 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 - 02:24 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 - 05:54 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 - 11:41 AM |
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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 - 02:50 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 - 02:48 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 - 12:04 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.