Temps are risin! Break out the Watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2005 - 08:39 AM |
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Grace at Xtreme Resouces took a Prescott and Revoltec's Liquid-Icer Rev. 2, to see what she could do with it.  Well, the short answer is this!

Air Cooling Bonanza & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 20, 2005 - 08:58 AM |
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Today I've got a mixed bag to share with you.  First up is air cooled heatsinks, like the Thermaltke K450 that Bjorn3D reviewed.  It's not the fanciest on the market, but it can certainy cool an FX-51 or 55.  After considering the other CPU heatsinks, move onto the GPU coolers for that extra kick on your games.  Increase the life of those Raptors with the HDD enclosures, and wrap it all up with multifunction control panels that do more than just tell you the temperature and let you change the speed of your fans

Source: Bjorn3D

Oh Holey Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 18, 2005 - 08:52 AM |
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What do you get when you cross a PC Case with a Wiffle ball?  Well, some might say you'd get something that looks an awful lot like the R105SH that CREATIVEMODS reviewed.  It looks like airflow couldn't be better, though it might not work so well in an environment with furry pets.  Read on to see if it's right for you!

"The R105SH computer case from 3R System features a rather unusual airflow design.

Source: CREATIVEMODS

Silent Watercooling with class & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 15, 2005 - 08:34 AM |
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Its gorgeous, it's cools very well, and it's so passive and silent you may feel the occasional need to check that it's still running.  Guru3D got their hands on The Aquabox, and if the amount of pictures they took is any clue, I think they liked it!

"Initially I was a little skeptic about the design concept as I worried a little how well a passively cooled system can cool down a modern CPU, in our case an Athlon 64 4000+, but what if I tell you that we never ever topped 35 Degrees C with this kit, in complete silence and

Source: Guru of 3D

Get your heatsink pimped out & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2005 - 08:40 AM |
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Come on, you know you want it!  A nice big chunk of gold, sitting in the middle of your case, LED lights glinting off of it, as everyone stares in envy.  Mikhailtech reviews the Aerocool GT-1000, and finds that not only does it look good, but it will do so in just about any system, SocketA, S939 & S754 or the P4 478 & LGA775.    Plus, it cools your CPU too!

"As you may have guessed, the entire heatsink is gold plated. This is more of a cosmetic feature, but it doesn't hurt performance either.

Source: Mikhailtech

Cases for Spring & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 11, 2005 - 08:52 AM |
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Sooner or later we will all be using BTX cases, but the change is coming slow.  Currently we have several of the innovations being touted for BTX being incorporated into our current ATX form factor, though we are still waiting to see if the "You got chocolate in my peanut butter" idea will work as good for tech as it did for snacks.  In this Enermax case that PureOverclock reviews, a wind tunnel to isolate the CPU fan is the biggest innovation brought from BTX, although maybe not for DFI users.  Read on to see w

Pair of Watercooling Reviews & no More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 8, 2005 - 08:37 AM |
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Sorry guys, I've only manged to spot 2 Watercooling reviews, and no phase changed ones ...  but hey, it's quality, not quantity, isn't it?


Danger Den's Maze 4 Waterblock was built with AMD in mind, and GideonTech takes a look.  They had to put a little extra work into it, but the temperatures they got made it well worth it!


"To connect the Maze 4 block to the CPU socket using the 4 holes in the motherboard, the kit comes with an unusually large selection of threaded rods, nuts, thumb nuts, washer
Source: Gideon Tech

Cooling you see, not hear & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2005 - 08:35 AM |
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If you are a hardcore overclocker who likes having to wear earplugs when sitting at your computer, then this isn't for you.  If, on the other hand, you are looking for peace and tranquility, consider a fanless CPU Heatsink.  XYZ examines the Thermaltake Fanless103.   It isn't the coolest or the lightest, but you can't beat fanless if you want a silent running PC.

"If you are looking to quiet down your system there are a lot of options available.

Case with an attitude & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 4, 2005 - 08:41 AM |
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With an 80mm in the front, a 120mm in the rear, and intake scoops that make it look turbo charged, the ASUS Vento is a unique looking case and PCStats has one to review.  If it's a not the case you are looking for, then keep scrolling, because there is more.

"What used to be the solitary pastime of a few geeks with Dremels and too much free time is now a full scale modding industry, and even major computer retail chains are selling 'enthusiast' parts like.

Source: PCStats

X-treme cooling, Hydro cooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 1, 2005 - 08:46 AM |
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Wanna buy a case that could give you a 1.2Ghz overclock?  The new Asetek Vapochill X-treme Edition II did it for Extreme Overclocking, it may not be silent, but it sure is cool.  If that's a little too much power for you, then keep scrolling down for some of the newest watercooling products.

"In the constant quest for better cooling, Asetek has released their VapoChill Extreme Edition II offering 180 watts of cooling at sub-zero temperatures.