So you say your Hard Drive is shock proof

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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BCC Hardware needs your help in shock testing a hard drive from Plextor.  Give them your shocking ideas in the thread they started specifically for suggestions.  Remember they aren't mad at the hard drive, they don't want to just kill it, they are trying to determine the limits of the shock proofing.

Source: BCCHardware

Antec's new HTPC chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 04:13 PM |
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Antec does not disappoint with their new HTPC chasiss, the Fusion.  Get the full story at Futurelooks.

"Antec's new baby: The FUSION! It's finally here and we've got one of the first reviews of this highly

anticipated case. Will we be disappointed or totally impressed after waiting over seven months for it

to arrive? Let's find out!"

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Source: futurelooks

The flower evolves

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 02:04 PM |
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FrostyTech reviews the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu, a cooler very reminiscent of the old flower coolers, with an added 90mm fan in the center.  Also like the old series, performance and noise are balanced, not sacrificing extra performance on one side for a penalty in the other.

Source: Frosty Tech

They're still not rocket shoes, and there's no phone!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 11:27 AM |
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CoolTechZone looks at the recent Nike and Apple project, shoes that collect biometric data which is stored in your iPod.  Not only can your shoes now tell exactly how lazy you are, they will build a database so you can track it over time.  They will also play music that matches the beat of your feet.

Source: CoolTechZone

PSUs for picky people

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 05:56 PM |
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Legit Reviews has put together a very exclusive list of PSUs, in fact only 2 qualify for their exacting specifications.  Drop by to find out why they chose the criteria they did, and what you can expect from setting your sights as high as theirs.

Core Duo or Core 2 Duo, it may be hard to tell

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 02:55 PM |
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AnandTech has noticed that Centrino branded laptops do not have any difference in brand name or serial # to let you tell if you are buying a Core or Core 2.  The good news is that they will be compatible (much like Jon discovered about Dell's XPS).  AnandTech took advantage of that compatibilty to go benchmark crazy, go check it out.

Source: AnandTech

Alphacool has the answer to easy watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2006 - 02:04 PM |
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The Guru of 3D looks at a company new to the watercooling mainstream.  Alphacool, and their Answer III, may not be the first to your mind when you think watercooling, but that could change.  Their system is not at the top of the cooling performance pile, but it is hard to find an easier to install watercooling setup.

Source: Guru of 3D

Be Quiet, sit Straight and look at my shiny PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 06:19 PM |
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DriverHeaven reviews the Be-Quiet StraightPower, a new lower cost version of their original series, the DarkPower.  Boasting very solid rails and a black finish so shiny it looks copper in the review, due to it reflecting the wooden table it is sitting on, this is definitely worth a look, even without modular power cabling.

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Corsair Enters the Power Supply Market with Two High Performance Best in Class Solutions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:43 AM |
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Fremont, CA (August 1, 2006) —Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory and cooling solutions, today announced the introduction of the Corsair HX Series power supply product line.