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.

Power up your aircooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 30, 2005 - 09:06 AM |
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Thermaltake just keeps the innovations coming, not only a new heatsink, but a new 'toolless' retention clip.  Feast your eyes on the K450, brought to you by the folks at Techtastic.  This cooler performs, but as with most targeted at the A64, it is huge, weighing in at 438g, and with a fan it's over 100mm tall.  If you have a tight fit in your case right now, maybe you should think about cutting out a blower!

"Today we take a look at Thermaltake's K450 which is part of a new line of heat sinks developed by

Source: Techtastic

Form & function in PC Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 29, 2005 - 08:57 AM |
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Pimprig checks out Mutant Mods' stylish new acrylic case.  You know they mean business when the case comes complete with gloves to use when you are installing your pieces.  It is also a little smaller and thinner than most cases, so if you are looking at any of the larger CPU fans, then you may want to reconsider your cooling ...

Source: PimpRig
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction

The new Asus Star Ice is designed for gamers, modder's and any other PC enthusiast looking for a jet engine style cooler to install into their PC.

Big Fans, Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 23, 2005 - 08:42 AM |
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So, just how important is the choice of fan nowadays?  There used to be quite a bit of difference between the performance of fans, but now it seems that the size of the fan is your most important consideration.  Mikhailtech compares 6 80 and 92mm fans, 2 Panaflo's and 4 Delta's.  Go see who comes out on top.

"Make no mistake about it, this is the ultimate 92mm fan you can get. Rated at an astounding 126.48CFM, it also sounds like it.

Source: Mikhailtech

New boxen for all & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2005 - 08:56 AM |
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There's been a nice spread of case reviews over the past week, from silent to stormy and from fancy to frugal.  A True Review looks at one right in the middle, the XPER X-Armor ATX Case.  A nice inexpensive box, with good 120mm powered cooling and a 420W PSU.

"With all the mid-range cases on the market, it's hard to find one that has great airflow. We all know 120mm fans are the way to go, but they're reserved for higher priced cases, right? Wrong!

Quick dip into Watercooling News & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 18, 2005 - 08:45 AM |
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Not too much is happening on the watercooling front.  However, that doesn't mean the quality of the products is declining, as Legit Reviews can show you with their look at Corsair's new COOL.  Have a great friday! 

"With the majority of today's processors becoming hotter water cooling is something that is becoming more mainstream. Corsair has been doing watercooling for years with the Hydrocool 200 and has decided to bring out a new product called the COOL to replace their old unit.

Air cooling goes retro & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 16, 2005 - 08:43 AM |
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Just because your heatsink is huge doesn't mean it has to look like a plain old copper square.  Take the new Beetle from Thermaltake, as reviewed by Overclockers Cafe.  This heatsink would look great in the middle of a fully lit, fully modded case ... especially if you went with a plush theme!

"When I first saw the new Thermaltake Beetle Cooler, I thought of beetles all right. Not the four winged type that eat roses but more of the 72' or 73' variety.