Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2005 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sunbeam Theta TP-101 fan controller is a little different than you might expect. It's a PCI card, with a satndard molex power connector and 8 fan connectors. All the fans in your system connect to it, and are controlled via installed software. Read the full review at Big Bruin.
"Sunbeamtech has offered the typical fan controller (rheobus) in a variety of styles in the past,
but the software based Theta TP-101 is much different.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2005 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 3D Galaxy from Gigabyte has been around for a bit, and you may have seen reviews of this watercooling system. New from Gigabyte is the 3D Aurora, an ATX case designed specifically to house the Galaxy watercooler. See how well they work together in the full review from Legion Hardware.
"They did this by developing the "Galaxy Liquid Cooling Kit" designed for use with high-end
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2005 - 01:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooling off a hot system is about more than just putting as many fans into the PC as the chassis will allow; unless you live alone, and like wearing earplugs. Fan controllers allow you to monitor your temperatures, and reduce the speed, and therefore the noise eminating from under your desk. Ultra Product's newly released Fan Commander may be what you need, and Big Bruin can tell you all about it.
"Ultra Products has a new fan controller called the Fan Commander which can control up to seven fa
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
hardCOREware likes DFI's NF4 Infinity. Unlike their LAN Party series, this board gets the job done with a minimum of embellishments. It handles the latest Athlon's, will overclock fairly well, and costs less than $100!
"We have soft spot for motherboards that offer nothing more than the basics, but are superb
overclockers and performers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods try to help out with the vast amount of choices available for cooling off your system. If you find yourself wonder what cooler to pick, and are maybe frustrated about having to do so after choosing all your other components, this article may give you some hope.
"It seems like the market makes it harder and harder for the average consumer to make choices.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs can solve your cooling dilemmas. Zalman's CNPS9500 LED, Scythe's Shogun & Ninja (SCNJ-1000), and Thermaltake's Big Typhoon (CL-P0114) & Sonic Tower (CL-P0071), all in one huge comparitive review. There is a lot of detail, everything from cooling performance to installation is covered.
"We would like to offer you a detailed roundup of five today's best CPU coolers with heatpipe
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 12:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin can answer all of your HTPC video and audio questions in this first installment of their HTPC primer. If you are thinking of putting together a SFF system, or incorporating an HTPC into your multimedia system, give it a read!
"HTPCs don't have to be much different than your typical computer, but a few key areas do need to
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DesignTechnica takes a good look at the iPod Video. While they may not get to the point of tossing it out of a moving vehicle, but they definately give it a serious examination.
"So what makes the new iPod better than previous versions? Well for starters it includes a larger
2.5-inch QVGA color screen and is capable of video playback. The player is slimmer as well,
measuring in at less than half an inch thick — that's 45 percent slimmer than the previous model.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's big and loud, and it does it's job very well. The Fatal1ty FS-C77 CPU Cooler from Zalman is a 5.5" wide, 2 pound chunk of copper, with a 120mm fan to move the air. See what Tweak News makes of it here.
"Fatal1ty has partnered with Zalman, among other companies, to market high-end products to the
computer gaming community.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2005 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can't afford to buy a brand new graphics card, with the watercooling already built in, consider Danger Den's Acetal Maze4 GPU Block. You can put it onto just about any modern ATI or nVidia board, so consider adding it to your 1/2" or 3/8" OD cooled system. Read all about it at Techniz.
"Overall, the Danger Den Acetal Maze4 GPU water block is performing very well during in the
testing section. The package includes all the necessary components for proper assembly.