Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 3, 2004 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just a few reviews for today, make sure to look at the radbox if you are on a tight budget, or consider the BigWater H2O kit if you want a top performer. Enjoy your long weekend!
"You're looking to upgrade your water cooling setup and would like to go with a larger radiator and fan combo. One problem — your already cramped box just won't accommodate that '59 Caddy heater core you saw at the bone yard and have lusted after. Well, Swiftech to the rescue!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 1, 2004 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pimprig looks at an interesting gadget from Logisys, an adjustable fan bracket that mounts in a PCI slot to keep your cards cool. Also look at flickerdown's review of a Fanless heatsink from Thermaltake.
"What is a 3D Edge Fan? Well I'm glad you asked. The 3D Edge Fan is a multi directional/positional fan set-up that can cool anything in the PCI slots or close to them.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 30, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
fastlanehw looks at a non-Xaser Thermaltake case, there's an acrylic case from beantech, and a "transformer looking" NZXT Guardian at R&Bmods. Enjoy.
"Thermaltake has been making cases for quite a while now, all of which bear the "Xaser" nameplate, and usually the accompanying flashy graphics and outrageous colors, all of which have been a heavy topic of debate amongst computer builders.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2004 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Modtown runs through the installation of a waterblock onto a GPU and RAM. If you are thinking of trying watercooling your own system, take a look how easy it is to set up a watercooled VGA.
"The NV-68 Block is relatively simple to fit, but considering you have just invested heavily in both a top of the line Graphics Card and Block it's well worth taking a little time to read the following step by step guide to ensure you get the block fitted correctly first time without any costly mistakes."
Here are some mor
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 26, 2004 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silicon carbide (SiC). That's the stuff used to make the heat shields on the Space Shuttle. Although it may take a while, as "SiC semiconductors are generally expected to b
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Happy hump day all. You should be able to find something in these reviews to cool off even the most stubborn component, perhaps even quietly.
"When one focuses upon cooling their computer system, more often than not the main focus is the CPU. With recent graphics cards getting warmer due to higher clock and memory speeds, stock cooling just isn't satisfactory any more.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2004 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bigger isn't always better when it comes to your PC's case. Many HTPC's are set up for mini-ITX, like in todays review. Some, like the LaScala, further down, will fit almost any ATX board. Why don't you take a look, maybe your next PC can live in your IKEA Home Entertainment Centre ... just make sure the PC case isn't from there!
"Since VIA launched their mini ITX platform they have developed somewhat of a cult following.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 20, 2004 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking to do overclocking in the summer, chances are you've already started to use watercooling for your system. Well, if it's not quite going fast enough yet, consider this actively cooled waterblock from Swiftech that SystemCooling has reviewed. Then if you can mod it to work on people, please send one out to me, cause I have a really nasty sunburn. Have a good friday!
"Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 18, 2004 - 03:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Since PCI-Xpress is being used to bring back old school Scan Line Interleave, you all may end up with 2 videocards in your box. OCIA looks at a silent VGA cooler from Zalman that might save your ears, and let you hear the bad guys that you can't see onscreen.
"Does silent cooling tickle your fancy? I do believe it does if you're reading this review. Zalman has long since lead the way in silent cooling and now they are back with version 3 of their noiseless VGA cooler.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 16, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here are a few cases, ranging from a HTPC box from Silverstone, to Yeou Chih's classically designed server box. First have a look at Antec's Aria case, and see if it might just be a new look you want for your PC. Just look, don't spill your coffee on it!
"The optical drive bay is stealthed and it uses a system that we have seen with the AOpen and Soltek cubes where an external button on the case itself presses against the CDROM eject button.