Zalman's CNPS9500 Standing Tall & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2005 - 11:59 AM |
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If you can fit all 125mm (5 inches) in, the CNPS9500 LED will certainly satisfy you.  X-Bit Labs has the numbers to show just how well this thing cools.

"We would like to introduce to you a real masterpiece of the air cooling art designed by Zalman. This new baby, which was first showcased at the Computex 2005 has now reached our lab and simply impressed us with its cooling potential.

Source: X-Bit Labs
Manufacturer: Asetek
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Introduction

The new VapoChill Micro Ultra Low Noise HSF uses vapor chamber technology instead of traditional heat pipes to cool the CPU and comes fitted with a low-speed, ultra low-noise fan.

MORE POWER !!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2005 - 12:41 PM |
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At 1000 Watts of power, the Enermax Galaxy is the Toolman's dream PSU.

Currently in final production at the time of writing, the two samples in the photos are engineering samples so we couldn't get out hands on one for testing, but having run the figures past Rys, they add up to just a little over 1000W output, drawing 1400W from the mains… so no need for a dimmer switch in the lounge anymore!

Source: Hexus

BTX case with an ATX centre & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2005 - 12:20 PM |
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Antec's P180 will give you a classy look in the BTX style, while still accepting the installation of ATX boards.  Washable filtres and 4 120mm fans make it a top air cooler to start with, and the extra space inside could easily fit a pump and reservior, if you were so inclined.  The full story is at Legit Reviews, go read it.

"In the end, the P180 is one of the finest cases I've ever seen.

Waterchill Complete Kit & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 19, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
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Asetek has a WaterChill 3/8" ID Power Kit, which includes CPU, GPU and NB Waterblocks with a 120mm Radiator cooled by 3 fans.  The CPU waterblock is designed for Intel's LGA 775 (Socket T), thought the GPU block should fit almost any card.  Read the full review at PimpRig.

"My initial expectations of this kit is that in it's complete configuration it will provide very reasonable performance but that better performance could be achieved with a little "tw

Source: PimpRig

Lilliputian Heatsinks & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2005 - 11:59 AM |
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Weighing in at only 334 grams, and

around 7.5 - 8 cm a side, the Nexus AXP-3200 is tiny compared to most heatsinks available  today.  MODTHEBOX has a full review of this low noise CPU cooler, see how it performed in their tests.

"The AXP-3200 introduces Nexus's new SkiveTek® technology which involves the process of shaping materials to produce high fin density thermal solutions. The AXP-3200 includes patented V-shaped fins which optimize the airflow and prevent air obstruction.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Cases with extras & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2005 - 12:12 PM |
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Thermalrock has released the Eclipse chassis, and Phoronix has a good look at it.  Along with some interesting additions, this case has the tool-less assembly and 120mm fans that are almost standard in PC Cases this year.

"ThermalRock, a division of Thermaltake, has diverted away from the design of traditional ATX cases in favor of offering a new level of innovation with such things as CD storage on the front bezel.

Source: Phoronix

Adjustable Waterpumps & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 12, 2005 - 11:58 AM |
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SystemCooling has a Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump to review, and it does exactly what Swiftech says; it improves on the MCP650.  There is a pot on the pump, letting you run it at anywhere between 5 and 14 V, with a simple twist of the wrist.


"In their on going quest for the perfect PC water-cooling pump, Swiftech has recently released the MCP655 12 VDC Pump, which features several key improvements over the ori

Air Cooled Vapochills & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2005 - 12:15 PM |
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Asetek has released a line of Vapochill CPU heatsinks designed to be air cooled, not watercooled.  There are 3 models in the series, and Overclockers Online has posted a review of the Ultra Low Noise version.  It performs fairly well, and does so nearly silently.

"The addition to the Asetek arsenal is more traditional than a phase change or water cooling system, but still cutting edge in its own right.

Full Sized, SFF/HTPC Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2005 - 01:22 PM |
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Starting off with the full sized systems at the top, and carrying on into SFF enclosures perfect for home theatre use, there are a few recent case reviews to check out.  Start with Extreme Overclocking's review of the Antec TX1050B.

"Antec is one of the top most recognized brand names when it comes to high-end PC enclosures. The original Performance Series is undoubtedly the most well-known Antec design, and each new generation since then has been based on this classic chassis.