Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 10, 2006 - 03:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has spotted an impressive optical drive in the works, at Ricoh. Designed to read just about any media, it may make life much easier, as you won't have to choose between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, it will read both. This first generation will be pretty expensive though, think $1000 or so.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 7, 2006 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The XP-90C was king of the cooling hill for quite a while. With new sockets coming out, and much hotter systems, techPowerUp! revists this Thermalright cooler to see how it stacks up against the new breed of coolers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 6, 2006 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The most noticable things on the ICute 0502ULA case are the 140mm fan on the front panel and the 250mm fan on the side. Head to Overclockers Club to see what effect an enclosed tornado has on running temps.
"Captain, we need MORE power! Hurry men fire up that extra turbine. The latest addition to a large
line of cases from ICute the astutely named 0508ULA Series. While the name may not be very appealing,
the looks are.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 5, 2006 - 06:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The recently rebranded Aspire sent their new As550w-bk PSU to R&B Mods for testing. With an LED switch to change the colour of the 120mm fan and a blck finish you can have power and style.
If you feel function trumps form, then check out Lee's review of the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU.
Introduction and Features
The Toughpower 750W is Thermaltakeâ€™s newest flagship power supply targeted towards high-end power users and gamers who want a power supply with plenty of reserve capacity that is reliable, quiet and very efficient.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2006 - 12:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout has a review of the Zalman CNPS8000, a powerful cooler that is only 62.5mm tall. This makes it perfect for HTPCs and other slim cases, but still keep an eye on the sides, it is as wide as most current heatsinks.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 30, 2006 - 02:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techgage will take you through the improvements offered by the summer update of Day of Defeat. Read the article while you are waiting for Steam to finish the download.
"Valve has unleashed a new DoD: Source update, and this one is a winner. Included is a brand new mode, Detonation, which will be familiar to some CS players. Two new maps and the film grain graphic effect are also included. We give our first impressions inside."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 29, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ClubOC puts the 750W iStar TC-750PD2 to the test. With 4 rock solid 12V rails, it is perfect for quad SLI. It only has one fan, an 80mm exhaust, so you shouldn't find it terribly loud either.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2006 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The nMedia Icetank is not strictly for HTPC usage, but considering how quietly it can cool, it is perfect for that type of use. It is fairly large, but designed to fit almost any processor type, which greatly helps during installation. Drop by O2 for the full review.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 26, 2006 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake's Aguila is a hefty beast, that is designed to be set up either as a normal ATX system, or a BTX. It has plenty of space in HDD bays for hiding your cabling, and good airflow. On the other hand, it will be difficult to place a Bigwater 735 and a large video card into the case, at the same time.
If you want a more spacious interior, check out Lee's review of Thermaltake's new Armour Jr.