Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has gotten their hands on the first available Crossfire board, the DFI LANParty UT RDX200 CD-DR. Not all the benchmarks use Radeon's in a Crossfire setup, so you can see the boards performance against nVidia chipsets, but they do use it when they are comparing to SLI.
Then head back for Ryan's review of the ASUS A8R-MVP Crossfire board, hopefully available in stores soon.
"The first CrossFire board to become available in N
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP grabbed a Danger Den DD12V-D4 Water Cooling Pump and put it to the test. It's a very compact pump, with a good amount of cooling power, but just how loud does it make your system?
"The amount of noise from a pump is somewhat of a subjective factor but noise can make a pump intolerable regardless of the pump's performance.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2005 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has a guide on how to setup a nice system for Christmas, without totally destroying your food budget for next year. TechReport has also given it a shot over here, and as always, Ryan's recommendations can be found on the PCPerspective Hardware Leaderboard.
"For full systems, we scoured Newegg.com with budgets of $1200 and $2000 and looked at good buys for both AMD and Intel.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2005 - 01:55 PM | Alex Marsters
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 29, 2005 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3dGameMan does video reviews, so those on dial-up; consider yourself warned. On the other hand, if you are all about speed, then stream away, because the Swiftech H2O-Apex "Extreme Duty" liquid cooling setup is built for speed freaks. If you are finding that most watercooling just can't give you the cooling you need, watch the review before you start playing with liquid nitrogen.
"There's a reason they call this product "Extreme Duty"!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2005 - 06:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ClubOC has a look at the AeroCool AeroEngine II, a case with turbine enhanced cooling. If you aren't getting the cooling you need, and don't want to get your feet wet with liquid cooling, this might be the solution.
"For those who think they need something close to a jet engine to force enough air through their
case to keep their cool, but don't want their machine to look like Frankenstein's monster in the
process, AeroCool presents the AeroEngine II."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 25, 2005 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MODTHEBOX has a review of the& Mountain Mods Bob Slay Acrylic Cube Case, one of the most unique pre-made cases I have sen recently. Not only does it have the looks, the setup allows for very efficient cooling.
"The Bob Slay is an American made laser cut 1/4" cast acrylic custom case. It features a stainless
steel carry handle for portability, and has ample room for all your full size components.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 25, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Imagine being able to do a 1:1 backup of your main computer onto one DVD. The Inquirer has found that Ricoh is developing a 200GB disk, which won't be ready for a few years, but will certainly make backing things up much easier.
"Japanese firm Ricoh believes it will be able to release a 200GB optical drive by 2008, according to today's Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
The technology will use eight layers rather than the two promised by Sony's Blu-ray and Toshiba's HD tech."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 24, 2005 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GruntvillE has posted a review of VoyeurMods' PrimoChill X-Qpack H2O. It's an SFF case, which comes with one of several different options of wtercooling setups. If you are looking for a box that will be very quiet, and not take up a lot of real estate, consider this for your next build, unless you were going to use SLI, then you might have some space issues.
"When you order the X-QPack H2O from VoyeurMods you have the option of adding blocks, a different
radiator and many other things.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2005 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OC Labs is not one of the main names in watercooling, though they have been in the business for almost 5 years now. Insanetek has posted a review of their Monoblock 6, a powerful performer overall.
"Great watercooling is not always limited to Swiftech, Asetek, and Danger Den. OCLabs makes a
great appearance with their latest CPU waterblock.