Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Battlefield 2 is just around the corner, and so are summer temperatures. If you don't want to turn your expensive new PCI-X card into melted slag at the bottom of your case, and are unwilling to back off even a little on the overclock that was stable in the middle of February, then has SystemCooling got a review for you! The ThermalRight V1. With 2 fans on this heatsink, you will get temps that are comparable to a watercooled card. Only two caveats, one being that 6800 users may find the HS doe
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master's Annual Case Mod Competition for 2005 has begun! This year, the prizes are beyond your expectation, ranging from our soon to be released Stacker 830 to a complete set of Aquagate Liquid Cooling System, and many more!!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a choice of styles today when you are picking cases. Perhaps you prefer the molded plastic and lighting effects of the newer stylized cases, and would like NZXT's Nemesis Elite Edition as reviewed at Xtreme Resources. If you prefer a more studious approach, check out the X1 from Raidmax. If nothing is catching your eye, well then mod it into a Cenobite.
"All computer related parts and components are evolving very
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2005 - 11:58 AM | Alex Marsters
Quietly cooling todays CPU's often means a huge heatsink and a 120mm fan. How about a heatsink from Thermaltake that the reviewer at futurelooks summed up as "B
igger than a Mac Mini". If that's too much metal for you, consider the 2 multifunction display panels, including one that knows when you've got mail.
'Good heatsinks are a little hard to come by these days as CPUs get hotter and hotter.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pistons, pyramids or snail? Virtual-Hideout has a look at some interesting new form factors and case shapes from Computex. If those are a little too wierd for you, perhaps a more vanilla case, or some good old case mods will be more to your taste.
"Whenever a new form factor comes out, it means a new opportunity. We saw several new form factor designs on the show floor of Computex 2005 May 31-June 4.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Got a hot computer, but no room for a reservior or pump? Look to Koolance for the answer, and LegitReviews for the scoop. Not only is this an well designed solution, the video card cooler is essentially a box that seals your entire card away from ambient air, and surrounds it with cool water instead.
"Today, we take a look at the latest and greatest from Koolance, one of the premier players in system cooling, the Koolance Exos-2.
The new COOL Water Cooling kit is easy to install and offers impressive cooling performance with minimal noise. However, an issue with the pump needs to be resolved before it will receive the market acceptance it deserves.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It weighs the better part of 2lbs, and moves 54 CF/M, what is it? Thermaltake's Big Typhoon, as reviewed at LAN Addict. If you think you can fit in your case without incorporating too many new blowholes, try it out!
"Yes, it is a big heatsink and requires that you have some room (OK, a lot) around your CPU socket, but the Big Typhoon's design keeps it from have any clearance problems with components on the motherboard.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Register posted an article from Forbes, about the release of the A64 X2, and why the PC market isn't jumping all over the release date.
"Intel, with $34 billion in sales, can afford to pay for a lot of advertising - $2.1 billion in 2004 to be exact. A sizable chunk of that goes to a co-marketing program called "Intel Inside." The company doesn't disclose how much it spends on Intel Inside, but in its 2004 10-K filing with the U.S.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunbeam's Trio comes with a fairly strong PSU, a 120mm fan and a nice looking front panel. Read about it in LANAddict's review. Plus more news about the BTX from factor, if you haven't already seen enough, and an interesting looking case from Antec, that SilentPCReview hasn't finished testing yet.
Sunbeam has done a pretty outstanding job with the Trio! Although it is a steel case, its size helps keep the weight very manageable without sacrificing strength.