Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techspot has their own High End PC component guide up, in case you wanted a second opinion after looking at Ryan's Hardware Leaderboard. Or I suppose you could pick up one of the new offerings from Dell, and have it all together when you pick it up.
"Back like a bad RMA request, TechSpot's High-end PC builders' guide takes another stab at fabricating the finest custom PC possible.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hi-Techreviews takes a look at the Thermalright SI-120. This is the follow up to the XP-120, and fits on almost any AMD chip, and with a LGA 775 RM you can put it into an Intel system, assuming your motherboard can fit it in.
"When the XP-120 heatsink was released it became an immediate success with people singing its praises in forums here in the states and abroad. Yet as good as it was there was one thing that made it far from perfect and that was its failure to fit on a large number of motherboards.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Want to overclock your SFF PC, or just put 2 gigs of high speed Corsair memory in it to improve performance? Shuttle and SilverStone thinks you should be able to, and so do the guys at hardCOREware!
There's no question who rules the prebuilt SFF system market. Shuttle was the first true innovator, and haven't rested since taking over.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At 4.5 inches tall, the Ultra Fire Heatpipe AMD CPU Cooler may not fit in every case, but it is certainly compatible with sockets,
370, 462, 754, 939, and 940 are all supported. PimpRig puts it and it's dual 80mm fan design to the test! It's not quite as good as watercooling yet, so if you have your heart set on the lowest heat, look below.
"Not to call Ultra liars but I wanted to see how heavy this heatpipe really was.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2005 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't just build a replica of R2-D2, make him useful too! Head on over to PimpRig to see all the pics.
"One of our forum regulars, TheGreatSatan, has completed his amazing R2-D2 project.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2005 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only is Corsair's Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR fast RAM, but it has programmable LED lights. If you long for the days when red scrolling LED signs were everywhere, now you can get some for your PC, just like ModTheBox did.
"Included with the Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory modules are two matching 10-digit alphanumeric displays. Each display consists of a small PCB with identical 34-pin connectors.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 26, 2005 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ThermalTake's Bigwater SE is a 120mm Fan & Radiator, a copper waterblock, a 12V pump and a 5.25" drive bay tank. It might not be quite as easy to install as it's predecessor, but it is cheaper, and as Tweaknews discovers it cools pretty well.
"Some time ago, Thermaltake entered this market with a complete system they called Bigwater. Recently, Thermaltake introduced their next generation successor to the Bigwater liquid cooling system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 23, 2005 - 07:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Whether you want ultra quiet, ultra powerful, or a compromise between those 2 extremes, one of the 3 fans reviewed by Overclockers Online will probably be exactly what you are looking for.
"As we can see in the testing numbers there is not a huge difference between the three models and because of this there is no single winner.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 23, 2005 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's friday, sit back, relax and shoot some ducks with the BFG9000. Even better, if you figure out how, you can convince the dog that laughing at you isn't exactly the best idea.
"Some cool folks have combined the classic NES game Duck Hunt with Doom. Duck Doom Deluxe is an updated version of the 2004 Duck Doom. I've been playing this game quite often recently and it is highly addictive. The objective is simple.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2005 - 07:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks has posted a very simple and easy to understand guide on inexpensive upgrades that can keep your computer running. If you are wondering where to start when upgrading an older PC, give it a read!
"The cruel reality of the personal tech revolution is that to keep up with the virtual Joneses, you have to upgrade your hardware and software about every two years. Nowadays, no one wants to spend several grand on a new system.