DFI's NF4 Infinity - Function over Form

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 11:12 AM |
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hardCOREware likes DFI's NF4 Infinity.  Unlike their LAN Party series, this board gets the job done with a minimum of embellishments.  It handles the latest Athlon's, will overclock fairly well, and costs less than $100!

"We have soft spot for motherboards that offer nothing more than the basics, but are superb

overclockers and performers.

Source: hardCOREware

Help choosing a cooling solution

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 10:10 AM |
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Red & Blackness Mods try to help out with the vast amount of choices available for cooling off your system.  If you find yourself wonder what cooler to pick, and are maybe frustrated about having to do so after choosing all your other components, this article may give you some hope.

"It seems like the market makes it harder and harder for the average consumer to make choices.

Zalman, Scythe and Thermaltake Under The Magnifying Glass

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 02:47 PM |
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X-Bit Labs can solve your cooling dilemmas.  Zalman's CNPS9500 LED, Scythe's Shogun & Ninja (SCNJ-1000), and  Thermaltake's Big Typhoon (CL-P0114) & Sonic Tower (CL-P0071), all in one huge comparitive review.  There is a lot of detail, everything from cooling performance to installation is covered.

"We would like to offer you a detailed roundup of five today's best CPU coolers with heatpipe

technology.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Jump into HTPC's with this primer

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 09:55 AM |
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Big Bruin can answer all of your HTPC video and audio questions in this first installment of their HTPC primer.  If you are thinking of putting together a SFF system, or incorporating an HTPC into your multimedia system, give it a  read!

"HTPCs don't have to be much different than your typical computer, but a few key areas do need to

be addressed.

Source: Big Bruin

iPod goes multimedia

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 10:35 AM |
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DesignTechnica takes a good look at the iPod Video.  While they may not get to the point of tossing it out of a moving vehicle, but they definately give it a serious examination.

"So what makes the new iPod better than previous versions? Well for starters it includes a larger

2.5-inch QVGA color screen and is capable of video playback. The player is slimmer as well,

measuring in at less than half an inch thick — that's 45 percent slimmer than the previous model.

A Fatal1ty heatsink for your Fatal1ty motherboard

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 10:10 AM |
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It's big and loud, and it does it's job very well.  The Fatal1ty FS-C77 CPU Cooler from Zalman is a 5.5" wide, 2 pound chunk of copper, with a 120mm fan to move the air.  See what Tweak News makes of it here.

"Fatal1ty has partnered with Zalman, among other companies, to market high-end products to the

computer gaming community.

Source: Tweaknews

Danger Den has your GPU's best interests at heart

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2005 - 02:52 PM |
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If you can't afford to buy a brand new graphics card, with the watercooling already built in, consider Danger Den's Acetal Maze4 GPU Block.  You can put it onto just about any modern ATI or nVidia board, so consider adding it to your 1/2" or 3/8" OD cooled system.  Read all about it at Techniz.

"Overall, the Danger Den Acetal Maze4 GPU water block is performing very well during in the

testing section. The package includes all the necessary components for proper assembly.

Ultra Bright, Programmable, LED Display

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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Think Computers has a review of the Mashie Design MDVA.  It is a really bright, and programmable LED display that sits in your 5.25" drive trays, facing out of your front panel.  See if this is the thing you need to finish off your case mod, or just scare the cats.

“Modding products, where did they go? It seems like we never see any new case mods at all. Well if you’re into case modding at all, then I’m sure you have heard of Mashie. If not take a look at his website.

Play with your own manual temperature knob

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 14, 2005 - 09:32 AM |
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Virtual-Hideout has a review of Innovatek's Fan-O-Matic Micro, a fairly advanced Fan Controller.  Instead of guesstimating the RPM's you want in order to balance noise an temperature, you set the desired temperature, and it manages the RPM's.

"Innovatek has built a strong product that many people should find useful for either water cooled systems or air cooling. It does everything for you, the only adjustments you make are to the manual temperature knob.

No noise, no hassle; watercooling from Thermaltake

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2005 - 03:03 PM |
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Thermaltake's Silent Water Kit is incredibly easy to install, and as the name implies, very quiet.  Overclocker Cafe can give you all the reasons to consider this setup for your next rig, so give them a visit.

"The Thermaltake Silent Water has lots of good points. The first of these is the absolute ease of installation. When a water cooling kit requires no more effort to install than does any higher quality air cooler, you know you really have something special. Second is the performance.