Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 02:29 AM | Ron Goldin
Let's see what putting water through a heatsink is all about.
Using our New heatsink test rig we review the super Global Win SilentStream water cooled heatsink so that you can see how well it works using our new heatsink test rig.
We are also adding our own dual-80mm fan radiator we used with the latest Thermaltake Aquarius III to see how much of an improvement in cooling adding this radiator to the Global Win SilentStream makes.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2004 - 09:17 PM | Geoff Baker
Here is a review of the Thermalright for A64/FX and Pentium 4. Check out the comparisons against the Thermaltake competition, the Venus.
Cooling is one of the major concerns for an enthusiast. We like to
overclock our processors to ultimate speeds but for those of us who
can't afford water-cooling kits, it's hard to reach the unbelievable
speeds. For affordable thermal solutions, we turn to air-based
heatsinks. We want something that works just as well as some of the
affordable water-cooling kit.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2004 - 09:13 PM | Geoff Baker
Big Bruin has a review posted of an Evercool for Athlon XP that might be an alternative to the stock cooling. Not for overclockers it looks like.
"One very nice surprise is the mounting clip. Not only does it take
advantage of all three lugs on both sides, it is hinged on the tool side and proved
very easy to use. Latch the first side down under the three lugs, insert a flat
blade screwdriver into the capture, and just hinge the second side onto the lugs.
One of the nicest socket mount clips I have ever used. Should become the standard,
it is that good."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2004 - 09:06 PM | Geoff Baker
3DXtreme has a quick review of this Evercool heatsink that will work with your XP, P4 or A64 processor.
"Today at 3DXtreme we have the great pleasure of reviewing the "Magic
Cooler" MAG-01 Heatsink by Evercool. Yet again Evercool has given us the
chance to voice our opinion about one of their new products in their
product line. The MAG-01 is versatile enough to carry out multiple CPU
applications while keeping performance differences to a minimum.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 10, 2004 - 08:42 PM | Ron Goldin
Modsynergy takes their turn at the Thermaltake Aquarius III Watercooling kit.
There are many ways of cooling your processor. First, there is air-cooling, which
is the most common approach. Second, there is Peltier-cooling, which is not commonly
used yet because it requires massive power. Third, we have water cooling used
extensively by the overclocking and computer enthusiast crowd. Water-cooling has
gained popularity and looks to become mainstream soon, for even non-computer geeks
have been talking about it lately.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 10, 2004 - 08:39 PM | Ron Goldin
Man the Thermaltake reps have been busy. Many reviews lately, maybe more to come. A-1 Electronics performs some mods on their sample, adding some radiators and such.
" We now conclude our reviews on improving the cooling performance of the super
Thermaltake Aquarius III water cooled heatsink system.
Here we try fitting an additional radiator to the inside of the Thermaltake Aquarius
III cooling unit that you can buy easily at many computer parts suppliers and try
adding a dual 80mm fan size external radiator to the Thermaltake Aquarius III system
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 10, 2004 - 08:37 PM | Ron Goldin
X-Treme Modz has posted a look at the Polar Flo water blocks. Check out the performance they get as compared to a couple of air coolers, the Aerocool and the Gladiator 3.
"A year or so ago who would have thought that an unknown (to the PC world) machine shop in
Montana would be such a force in the PC water cooling market. Up until the last year if you
asked someone about water cooling hardware there were only a couple of names that came to mind,
boy has that changed..."
The first installment in the transformation of a Shuttle SB61G2 into a custom-designed and watercooled system. With every component watercooled and a custom-fabricated case, this system is sure to be anything but conventional.
Aerocool has just released a new version of their innovative Deep Impact heat pipe heatsink fan. The new DP-102 incorporates one large heat pipe to transfer heat away from the CPU base plate up to the round copper fins.