Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 23, 2005 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 18, 2005 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 16, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 14, 2005 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermalrock has a new case in the market, the Oceandome, and it is one that is worth checking out if you want good ventilation, while keeping the noise under control. R&B Mods takes you on a tour through the case, so make sure to pay them a visit today. They also noiticed that there is plenty of room for watercooling, if the 80mm fans aren't your style.
"We have heard about Thermaltake before, but today we will look at a case from Thermalrock which is a fairly new company on the market.
Over three nights, and in -10C temperatures... we overclock three Intel 915 motherboards and see what happens. The results may surprise you!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2005 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This Vapochill Micro from Asetek may look like it's more of an aircooling solution, but it may well be something that can be incorporated into a full water system, once it is readily available. Pop on over to bit-tech, and see what you think!
"We have the first pictures on an in-action VapoChill Micro unit from Asetek.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2005 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over in our tech talk forum, a common topic is how to go about removing leftover thermal goop from a heatsink. Arctic Silver is a common brand to use, and they now have their own cleaning solution. Mikhailtech reviews it, and you should read it if you are wondering just how to remove that old paste from your heatsink.
"Given the minor time investment in cleaning the heatsink, I was pleasantly surprised by ArctiClean's ability to get rid of the leftover compound.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 7, 2005 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake has a nice looking case, called the Soprano. Not only does it look good, but the incorportation of 120mm fans and toolless assembly really make this one shine. Read all about it at Big Bruin.
"For those looking for a case to pay tribute to their favorite HBO show... "fuhget about it"! But... The Thermaltake Soprano is easily at the top of its class for looks. I would certainly not have any problem having this case sit in the family room, office, or professional studio.