Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2005 - 11:00 AM | Chuck Smith
GruntvillE has put together a nice review on the Aerocool Gatewatch fan contoller.
The Gatewatch unit is made of a plastic material that matches the aluminum cases very well. This unit comes in silver aluminum and black only. The front plate is plastic, but the base of the unit is aluminum. Recently I reviewed the Coolpanel from Aerocool, which was made entirely of plastic, which made mounting the unit difficult. I do not expect the plastic screwholes to last long.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 16, 2005 - 08:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mountain Mods U2-UFO Brushed Aluminum Case is not like too many other cases out there. It is a basic box that is just beggin to be modded and tricked out. Plus, as SystemCooling shows in it's review, adding any type of cooling system to it is almost ridiculously easy.
"For the computer enthusiast and modder there never seems to be enough room inside your computer case.
The new all copper XP-90c heatsink from Thermalright provides excellent performance in a compact size that will fit virtually all motherboards.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 13, 2005 - 08:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sorry, I got nothing in the way of watercooling or phase change reviews today. However, if you will bear with me for a minute, I'd like to show you one of the oddest liquid cooling methods I have ever seen. I can't postively say that this works, but I think you all should see it ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2005 - 08:40 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 - 08:53 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 - 08:43 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 - 08:43 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 - 09:42 AM | 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.
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