Aerocool HT-101 CPU Cooler Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 08:53 PM |
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Here's a review about the Aerocool HT-101 for your Socket A or Pentium 478 cpu. While the tall design makes me nervous, they get some good performance numbers here.

Aerocool is rapidly making a name for itself in the
performance air cooling market. They have been very
successful in the past with their use of super conductor
tubes (Heatpipes). Back in January I looked at the Deep
Impact DP-102, and today we will be looking at another
unique super conductor tube based heatsink, the High Tower
HT-101. Can Aerocool repeat the success they had with the
DP-102?

Spire WhisperRock IV Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 08:50 PM |
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AllHardwarezone has a review posted of this inexpensive heatsink for Athlon XP. Though you wouldn't want to overclock with it, it looks to be a pretty good performer for a great price.

"Marketed as a product for computer users looking for a quiet cooling
solution with competitive cooling capabilities, the WhisperRock
performs exactly as Spire claims it to. While I wouldn't recommend
this cooler to overclockers, it is a fine cooler to put in any other
computer. The build quality was great, it has an attractive look and
it's near-silent."

Antec Super Lanboy Review & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 09:27 AM |
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Like most people who consider themselves PC enthusiasts, I think I know a fair lot of what cases should be and how they can improve their designs. Thats probably one reason I have done case reviews here previously at AMDMB. Not only did I have a fair bit of knowledge walking in the door, I also learned a lot. One thing I know is taller is not always better. One of my favorite reviews that I have had the pleasure to do was the Chenbro Junior server case.

Source: Icrontic

Bits & Pieces -- SPOTLIGHT!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 22, 2004 - 09:26 PM |
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Click Here to go to Cases & Cooling  As you can probably understand, after almost two years of doing Bits & Pieces™, it takes a lot to suprise me, or even catch my eye.

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Asetek VapoChill XE Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:52 PM |
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X-Bit Labs has their hands on an Asetek Vapochill XE.  Not only they are reviewing it, but seing how high they can push their collection of P4's.  Benchmarks too.

Today we are going to offer you an unprecedented material devoted to super-extreme overclocking of the top Intel Pentium 4 processors, namely Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.20GHz (Gallatin), Intel Pentium 4 3.20C GHz and 3.4C GHz (Northwood) and Intel Pentium 4 3.20E GHz (Prescott).

Source: X-Bit Labs

Thermaltake POLO735 Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:40 PM |
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PCTechzone is reviewing a new heatsink from Thermaltake.  This one adapts to Socket A, Pentium 478 and your A64.  Take a look as they do pretty well with it.


"The POLO 735 is o­ne heck of a cooler. Those of you that have the Volcano 12 will love this cooler. The POLO is the Volcano 12, with a few well done changes."
Source: PCTechzone

Bits & Pieces Special Focus -- Cases & Cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 20, 2004 - 03:21 PM |
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Welcome to this Special Focus edition of Bits & Pieces™ -- Cases & Cooling Galore!

Source: General

Alpha S-PAL8952 Intel Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:45 AM |
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The Madshrimps are exited as Alpha comes forward with a heatsink for Intel socket 478.  See if it is still a top performer.

"Alpha has delivered a solid solution for the P4 with their new updated release
of the PAL heatsink. A few minor adjustments
to the pins (height/form) has brought the performance on par with other high end
products while mounting system could have benefited
from an overhaul as the installation is still quite a time consuming process."

Source: Madshrimps

Arctic-Cooling Super Silent 4ProL Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:25 AM |
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OCIA has posted a review of this cooler for the Intel socket 478.  They are getting some decent performance for the price, and it looks cool too.

"Installtion of the 4ProL was one of the easiest I've ever done, even
easier than Intel's retail P4 heatsink, which has been praised by many,
including myself. Installation of the 4ProL was as easy as adding some
thermal compound to the processor, placing the heatsink between the
retention bracket, and pushing the 4 clips onto the 4 retention posts.

Source: OCIA

Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:21 AM |
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Have a look at how 3Dextreme did with the tall glowy Gigabyte sink with the long name that you can use on just about any processor.

"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing the newly released and
innovative Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Cooler-Ultra Heatsink. We'd like to
thank our friends over at PCPartsLeader for providing this Heatsink for
review. The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Heatsink is a unique heatsink
featuring a heat pipe design and provides '360 Degrees of Cooling'..."

Source: 3DXtreme