Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2005 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fan controllers, multifunction panels, and air cooling for your CPU and GPU, it's all here. First, start off at 3DVelocity, and see a fight between a Turbine and a Kamaboko. Neither will take the air-cooling performance crown, but they are ceratinly interesting to look at. Also check out the various flavours of panels, and the 3 GPU cooler reviews at the bottom.
"I'm not quite sure if the recent surge in CPU coolers is due to some kind of upsurge in air cooling or if it's just one of those unexplainable coincidences that we have to put down to some strange, latent
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 9, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Start off with this review of the Antec TX1088AMG at Overclockers Online. At 35lbs, it's a cooling heavyweight, with 1 120mm fan and 2 80mm's, plus an optional 92mm CPU duct. If a new case isn't on your list, how about some greating modding stuff, or a nice multi-function panel?
"As you can see, there was a dramatic drop in temperatures when I shifted cases. Over 10 degrees Celsius in the load temperatures!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 6, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's been a while since we've seen a unique new cooling liquid, for watercooling setups. Non-conductive and UV-reactive fluids are great, but they don't offer that much performance benefit over plain old distilled water. Well, a company called NanoCoolers might just change all that, look at the
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What do Igloos, Typhoons and Beetles all have in common? They are all huge, and all being reviewed at 3D Velocity, that's what. Find out whether bigger means better when the temps are rising.
"Prior to recent developments like strained silicon, low-k and reductions in die sizes, temperatures seemed to be spiralling out of control, and the continued use of air as a suitable method for cooling seemed less and less likely with each new processor.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2005 - 12:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
Koolance is back with a brand new top-loading water cooling unit, called the EXOS-2. It is a replacement for the EXOS-Al, so let's see if they have improved on the technology any. HardOCP has the review.
Speaking of expense, the EXOS-2 is far from inexpensive. In fact, it is downright expensive weighing in at over US$400 after adding a water block (not including shipping and possible sales tax). Then again, the EXOS-2 is built like a brick house with nearly enough cooling for one.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The A-Top Technology Gladiator Mid-tower, as reviewed at Xtreme Resources may not be filled with 120mm fans and other power cooling, but it is ceratinly well built. A-Top gave much more focus to being seen than on being heard.
"A-Top has been one of the long standing leaders in the computer case market by offering innovate new designs or supporting base models for OEMs.
The new Aquagate Mini water-cooling kits are designed for high performance and ease of use. They are available in two sizes to accommodate cases with either a 80mm or 120mm rear fan opening.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 29, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now I'm not saying you are guaranteed to win the PCPer/Corsair contest with these watercooling kits, but it certainly can't hurt! Try Alphacool's new 12V NexXoS, reviewed at MODTHEBOX. It's good at cooling and powerful, as in 30W of 12V, so make sure your powersupply still has a bit of overhead on it, you don't want that pump shutting down!
"One of the key components included with this kit is the Alphacool NexXxoS XP Water Block which measures approximately 2"x 2" x 0.75".
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There's a contest over at 3D Extreme to win Spire's KestralKing, and a review of it as well. It's a good heatsink if you aren't planning to overclock, but want better performance than the packaged heatsink/fan. Also included are 3 VGA cooler reviews, including a two-fer from GruntvillE.
"Spire has always made some decent coolers and the KestrelKing VI ranks among their better ones.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Aspire's new X-Plorer has some interesting features, like a nice top blowhole with a good fan cover. But you would much rather hear about it from the reviewers at Pimprig, right? More case reviews follow, as usual, but at the bottom are 2 articles and a gallery. The casemod competition might read a little easier through babelfish, but the pictures are worth 1000 words, whatever your mother tongue!
"A big bonus for the design of the case is the inclusion of a removable motherboard tray.
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