Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 18, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quiet week for phase change. A1 Electronics has 2 radiators by SilverProp, a companyyou may not have heard of, but that does good work. Also the new improved drinkable Fluid XP+! I'm not saying you should drink it, only that it likely won't make you sick. Maybe overclocking and kids shouldn't mix, but you can get non-toxic, non-conductive fluid, if you feel the need.
Our good friends Bacata kindly sent us two SilverProp radiators for computer water hea
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 16, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Heatpipes are already popular quiet cooling solutions, but built in case ducting is only now hitting the mainstream. The Thermaltake Silent 775 takes advantage of both ideas, but puts the ducting directly onto the heatsink, so the fan's efforts are funneled right to where it matters, and for ~43 CFM at 21dBa, reading the full review at Techtastic is worth it.
If your CPU is already swinging in the breeze, make sure your graphics card doesn't get jealous, below are 4 reviews it doesn't want you to miss.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 14, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Much like children in a previous age, many people want their PC to be seen, but not heard. Arctic Cooling has released a new case, called the Silentium T2, which follows that belief. A True Review sees just how cool and quiet this case is.
"There are many factors to consider when building a computer system; things like power, price, and looks are among the most prominent factors. Another important factor, though not everyone may have in mind but can all appreciate, is noise.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 11, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Systemcooling reviews the Koolance PC3-725BK. This isn't your everyday water cooling kit, this is a case designed with watercooling as it's raison d'etre. Tubing, coolant and splitters are included, as well as several smaller accesories, but no waterblocks, you can choose your own favorites. The cooling system integrated into the case is rated to dissipate 700W of heat, so there is some serious cooling. If the step to phase change cooling isn't in your plans for the weekend, maybe
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 9, 2005 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin reviews a heatsink that comes in 3 flavours (sockets- 939/754, 478 & 775) only weighs 460g, has several heatpipes and a unique fan. It is fairly tall, so putting it into a smaller case may not work, but it is less likely to block RAM slots that are close to the CPU, or make you gently bend capacitors out of it's way.
"The Scythe Freezer 64 does a great job at cooling, and the only negative is also a plus for it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 7, 2005 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the search for a quiet PC, many companies are taking their own proprietary methods and improving them. Such is the case with
"The masters of clever, co
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 4, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is it easier to install a 2 pound chunk of aircooled copper, without crushing your core, or setting up watercooling without frying your mobo, or yourself? Well, your answer may change after you read this review from The Guru of 3D. If you are already a watercooling maniac, read further down, see if you need to pump yourself up.
"The fun thing about it is that within the hour you have everything up and running without drilling, modding, cutting and stabbing yourse
The CNPS7700-Cu is Zalman's latest addition to their 7000 series. The all-copper cooler incorporates a huge 120mm fan, comes with a full assortment of mounting hardware and delivers excellent performance with minimal noise.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 2, 2005 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So, are you secure enough to have a butterfly named Vanessa in your case, or to install it in someone else's? Titan has released a new heatpipe based heatsink, and Big Bruin has a look at it. The cooler performs fairly well, but it is in a very odd shape, with a faceplate you can add, if you are brave enough. Perhaps your CPU will one day be a little more dressy, that biohazard fan grill may not be in style soon.
"Getting away from the plain square heat sinks make the Vanessa truly unique.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 1, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
These cooling tools aren't always in everybodies case, but more and more it seems that inntermittent errors are plauging our forum members. Often the cause is heat, or power. Well, if your RAM is a little hot under the collar, see if the review Phoronix posted of Prime Cooler's new heatspreaders help it cool off. Or maybe Seasonic's PowerAngel will help you prove that your house power mains are the reason for your headache.
"Remember four, five, six years ago when we hardly thought about cooling, much
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