The Cure for a Hot, Hot, Hot CPU & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 9, 2005 - 12:07 PM |
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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.

Source: Big Bruin

Cases full of fresh air & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 7, 2005 - 12:17 PM |
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In the search for a quiet PC, many companies are taking their own proprietary methods and improving them.  Such is the case with Arctic Cooling's Silentium T2.  A very wide PSU, with large fans, an upside down case and a unique airflow design make this case worth checking out.  Silent PC Review has some new tools to display the sound coming from a PC, and they pull out all the stops for today's review.

"The masters of clever, co

Watercooling made even easier & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 4, 2005 - 11:56 AM |
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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

Source: Guru of 3D
Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction

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.

Powerful heatsink with a catch & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 2, 2005 - 11:51 AM |
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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.

Source: Big Bruin

Cooling Miscellanea, Fan Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 1, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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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

Source: Phoronix

Muchos Boxen Today & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 31, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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Enermax has a new case out, and 3DXtreme puts it to the test.  If that doesn't seem like what you want then keep readin, there are server cases, aluminium cases, upside down cases, even an 8 way comparison.  If you are still confused, Big Bruin published a guide to buying cases, that may help you out.

"We enjoyed reviewing this Case, some of the high points are the screwless drive rails, top USB ports, quiet 120 mm cooling, LCD with temperature and RPM readout and the overall classy, stylish look

Source: 3DXtreme

Corsair Announces COOL

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 29, 2005 - 11:06 AM |
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Yesterday, Corsair Memory announced COOL, a new 120mm PC liquid cooling kit. 


Fremont, California, January 27, 2005:  Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced a water cooling kit that enables greater overclocking performance by cooling Intel and AMD processors far more efficiently than conventional heatsink/fan air cooling units.


Branded simply "COOL", this kit was designed for ultimate ease of installatio

That's not water in my reservoir & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 28, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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Plain old clear conductive water got you down?  How 'bout antibiotic and anti-corrosion green slime that cools as well as water?  Check Pimprig's look at the MCT 5 and 40 fluids from Danger Den. 


Just in case you are wondering how much $$$ "Danger Den has 32 ounce bottles of MCT-5 and MCT-40 for $20.99 and $21.99 respectively. The only competition in this market, Fluid XP sells for $30-$50 for 32 ounces. "


"As might be expected, both of the MCT products have a chemical smell.
Source: PimpRig

P4 heatsink shootout & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2005 - 11:44 AM |
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Been a while since we've seen a shootout, so the six way heastink battle Overclockers Australia set up seemed appropriate.  These guys are built for P4 Socket 478's, so if you are looking for a SocketA or 939 solution, scroll down just a bit, you won;t be dissapointed.


"Clockwise from top left we have Thermalright's XP-90, Titan's Siberia, Cooler Master's Jet 4, two versions of Vantec's AeroFlow and Spire's SP450B0 CoolGate.