Actively Cool Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 20, 2005 - 08:45 AM |
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Maybe you have heard of Sytrin, and their Nextherm ICS 8200 airconditioned case, but if you haven't InsaneTek has a review you should read.  The Nextherm has a thermoelectric cooler sitting on its intake, and has a significant impact on the temperatures in the case, including the video card.  Of course, the case will also have a significant impact on your wallet, but think what you can save by overclocking.

"Summer is around the corner an

Source: InsaneTek

Phase Change in the air & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 17, 2005 - 08:52 AM |
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Extreme Cooling Technologies new Mach II GT might sound like a razor, but it is the coolest thing in phase change technology.  It will let COC run an A64 3500 at a stable 2991Mhz, and do it with an average core temp of -18C!  It's not cheap though, the MSRP is $949.  If that's a little too rich, a review of Titan's economically priced Bianca is just b

Source: Club OC

Extreme GPU Chillin' & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 08:44 AM |
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Battlefield 2 is just around the corner, and so are summer temperatures.  If you don't want to turn your expensive new PCI-X card into melted slag at the bottom of your case, and are unwilling to back off even a little on the overclock that was stable in the middle of February, then has SystemCooling got a review for you!  The ThermalRight V1.  With 2 fans on this heatsink, you will get temps that are comparable to a watercooled card.  Only two caveats, one being that 6800 users may find the HS doe

Cooler Master 2005 Case Mod Competition is Here

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 08:37 AM |
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Cooler Master's Annual Case Mod Competition for 2005 has begun!  This year, the prizes are beyond your expectation, ranging from our soon to be released Stacker 830 to a complete set of Aquagate Liquid Cooling System, and many more!!

Making the case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 08:48 AM |
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There is a choice of styles today when you are picking cases.  Perhaps you prefer the molded plastic and lighting effects of the newer stylized cases, and would like NZXT's Nemesis Elite Edition as reviewed at Xtreme Resources.  If you prefer a more studious approach, check out the X1 from Raidmax.  If nothing is catching your eye, well then mod it  into a Cenobite.

"All computer related parts and components are evolving very

Cooling off big time & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2005 - 08:58 AM |
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Quietly cooling todays CPU's often means a huge heatsink and a 120mm fan.  How about a heatsink from Thermaltake that the reviewer at futurelooks summed up as "B

igger than a Mac Mini".  If that's too much metal for you, consider the 2 multifunction display panels, including one that knows when you've got mail.

'Good heatsinks are a little hard to come by these days as CPUs get hotter and hotter.

Source: futurelooks

Wierd & Wild Cases from Computex & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 09:01 AM |
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Pistons, pyramids or snail?  Virtual-Hideout has a look at some interesting new form factors and case shapes from Computex.  If those are a little too wierd for you, perhaps a more vanilla case, or some good old case mods will be more to your taste. 


"Whenever a new form factor comes out, it means a new opportunity. We saw several new form factor designs on the show floor of Computex 2005 May 31-June 4.

That's not a scanner, it's an EXOS-2 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2005 - 08:41 AM |
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Got a hot computer, but no room for a reservior or pump?  Look to Koolance for the answer, and LegitReviews for the scoop.  Not only is this an well designed solution, the video card cooler is essentially a box that seals your entire card away from ambient air, and surrounds it with cool water instead.

"Today, we take a look at the latest and greatest from Koolance, one of the premier players in system cooling, the Koolance Exos-2.

Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction

The new COOL Water Cooling kit is easy to install and offers impressive cooling performance with minimal noise. However, an issue with the pump needs to be resolved before it will receive the market acceptance it deserves.

Air cooling for summer & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2005 - 08:44 AM |
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It weighs the better part of 2lbs, and moves 54 CF/M, what is it?  Thermaltake's Big Typhoon, as reviewed at LAN Addict.  If you think you can fit in your case without incorporating too many new blowholes, try it out!

"Yes, it is a big heatsink and requires that you have some room (OK, a lot) around your CPU socket, but the Big Typhoon's design keeps it from have any clearance problems with components on the motherboard.

Source: LAN Addict