Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 11, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sooner or later we will all be using BTX cases, but the change is coming slow. Currently we have several of the innovations being touted for BTX being incorporated into our current ATX form factor, though we are still waiting to see if the "You got chocolate in my peanut butter" idea will work as good for tech as it did for snacks. In this Enermax case that PureOverclock reviews, a wind tunnel to isolate the CPU fan is the biggest innovation brought from BTX, although maybe not for DFI users. Read on to see w
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 8, 2005 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sorry guys, I've only manged to spot 2 Watercooling reviews, and no phase changed ones ... but hey, it's quality, not quantity, isn't it?
Danger Den's Maze 4 Waterblock was built with AMD in mind, and GideonTech takes a look. They had to put a little extra work into it, but the temperatures they got made it well worth it!
"To connect the Maze 4 block to the CPU socket using the 4 holes in the motherboard, the kit comes with an unusually large selection of threaded rods, nuts, thumb nuts, washer
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2005 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 4, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 1, 2005 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 30, 2005 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 29, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 ...
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.
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!