Phase Change Phriday, DIY Reservoirs & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 2, 2004 - 01:57 PM |
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Here's a guide on building your own reservoir at a signifigant discount compared to store bought.  Of course, once you've built that, you'll be looking for other phase change components to keep your PC cool'n'froody during the summer.

"Today, I'm going to help you keep a little bit of money in your wallet by showing you a step-by-step guide on how to build your very own reservoir for your water cooling system.

Clear cases, red cases, silver cases and rubber fans

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Today I give you a link to a nice looking case for a home theatre PC, incase anyone is planning on building their own PVR.  Also a mix of aluminium, steel and acrylic cases.  Be sure to check out the little USB fan/Down near the bottom.

"Cooler Master has outdone themselves, actually thinking about what would make an excellent HTPC (Home Theater PC) case. Style wise it matches, layout wise it is awesome, and cooling wise it's effective.

Source: VIPERLAIR
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Manufacturer: General
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Intro

After doing some surfing I found www.cardkeeper.net and soon learned what these ingenious devices were and that was exactly what their name implied...

Fancy Fan roundup, 6 Thermaltake reviews & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2004 - 12:08 PM |
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A round up of prettyfied fans at Madshrimps to start off, with duelling Thermaltake reviews to follow.  Also available are memory coolers, and fans that are a bit shy about making noise.

"When you want to add extra cooling to your case, you can go for performance, silence or good looks.

Source: Madshrimps

A batch of case reviews to brighten your monday & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2004 - 01:10 PM |
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Take a gander at these cases, with names from Armor to Z-Alien.  Maybe one of them will hold you off until the BTX form factor gets going as the new standard. 


"At first glance, the A600 does not seem to be a "stand out from the crowd" type of case. There is no crazy pre-painted design, no elaborately cut window, but this is exactly what I liked about the case. So many cases today are too "XTREME!!!" for me ... Once opened up, the A600 is a dream. The A600 sports four 5.25" drive bays as well as two external and six internal 3.5" bays.
Source: Bjorn3D

Zalman's and phase change & more ... oh my!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 18, 2004 - 06:28 PM |
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A member of the pimprig forums walks through the change from aircooling to watercooling, and 3 different sites look at Zalman's Fanless Reserator.

"Our own unaclocker, ZENNZZO, has a first quicky article up on phase change cooling as he makes the initial transition from water cooling: "This is all new to me, and by no means is a bible or the end all on the subject. There are many HVAC engineers that build Phase change units.

Source: PimpRig

Asus and Abit temperature readings examined closely & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2004 - 01:03 PM |
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BleedinEdge drills a hole in a stock heatsink, inserts a temperature probe into it and looks at the differences in temperature readings from the motherboard's sensors, MBM 5 and their temperature probe.  If reading the article makes you want to upgrade your CPU cooling, well here's a list of solutions.

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Manufacturer: Lian Li
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Introduction

What we are about to share with you, is the most revolutionary and innovative design concept to come down the pike in many a year, destroying many of the preconceived notions we’ve held in the past.

Manufacturer: PC Power & Cooling
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Introduction

In this review we will be taking an in-depth look at two of PC Power & Cooling's newest power supplies, the Silencer 360 ATX and the Silencer 410 ATX.

PC Case or cell phone accessory & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2004 - 01:13 PM |
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Convergence just keeps on coming.  Overclockers Australia looks at this case from COMSCOM.  It has a fan controller, thermal monitoring, and keeps your fans spinning for ~3 minutes after shutdown.  It also has a mobile phone charger?!?  Take a look and decide if it's too much for you, or if it is the case that finally has everything you need.

"This front panel also has an LED to show when the mobile phone charger is operating.