Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 15, 2004 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today bigger is better in the eyes of mainstream air cooled heatsinks. With the heat generated by the Prescott's, and to a lesser degree, the A64 series, I can certainly understand why. Overclockers Austraila looks at 5 of the biggest, baddest coolers out there, so pick which one to put in your stocking.
"OCAU looked at five coolers for P4 CPUs, in the "this is getting silly" size range.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2004 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silverstone is now designing special heatsinks designed to keep the noise down in their new upside down case, and it comes with a windtunnel too. SilentPCReview looks, and listens to see how good this case is.
"The flagship model from Silverstone is a tall mid-tower aluminum-steel hybrid with a host of unique features: Upside down mounting of the motherboard, a "wind tunnel" duct that directs the airflow of two 120mm fans in push-pull mode across the CPU area, separate thermal zones, a hinged front bezel, etc.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 10, 2004 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Danger Den is a very well known watercooling company, and their TDX series shows why. Club Overclocker takes you through the performance of a socket 939 cooler. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, why not build your own heatcore. Enjoy the weekend!
"Some people think that water cooling can be dangerous, hard to put together, and unreliable, but Danger Den has been active in the water cooled PC market for years, and speaking from personal experience I have yet to experience any kin
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2004 - 01:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Heatsinks are growing in size at an unbelievable rate, just check out this Zalman that Systemcooling just reviewed. If you are happy with the cooling on your CPU, maybe your HDD's, RAM or graphics card could chill a bit.
"The CNPS-7700 Cu is Zalman's latest (and largest) addition to their line of radial coolers. This monster measures 5 3/8"/136mm in diameter, and stands 2 5/8"/67mm tall yet masses only 2.0lbs./0.91kg.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2004 - 12:19 AM | Mark McKee
For those of us that overclock, there is a never ending battle to keep the cpu stable and the temperature low. It looks like Coolermaster has an addition to the selection of heatsinks and fans we use to battle high temperature. What is Coolermaster's answer to the battle on temperature? Introducing the Hyper48 Copper Heatpipe Cooler.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2004 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So what if you made a huge heatsink, and hollowed it out that your entire system could fit in it, and then filled most of the remaining space with heatpipes? You'd have Zalman's TNN500AF case, and X-bit Labs does a great review on it. My only warning about it is the price, a quick look shows the cheapest price to be around $1000.00.
"The new system case from Zalman, the TNN500AF model, beats its precursor, the TNN500A, in every respect. The new system is more efficient, functional and easier to assemble and use.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2004 - 07:42 PM | Mark McKee
Check out the Raidmax Cobra 822 case review over at Overclockers Online.
It isn't often that you see a case of this type turning up on our
desks. Indeed, I have never personally owned one and could not see the lure
to the bright lights, odd styled windows, and themed bezels. I'm talking
about heavily pre-modded cases; Thermaltake, Raidmax, Cooler Master, Antec,
and so many more all do it in some form. These are the cases that were built
to grab attention.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 3, 2004 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Radiators that hide inside the case, watercooling on the cheap, and a way to make your 6800GT cooler and quieter than it is now.
"We're going to be looking at a water cooling solution from a German company that I haven't heard of before. The company is called 1A-Cooling and the system we are looking at is their dual 5 Â¼ drive bay radiator kit. It is this radiator what makes this kit different from most other kits on the market.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2004 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Air cooling is still going through innovations. Thermalright's SI-97 is about half the weight of most newer heatsinks, so it doesn't need to be screwed into the 4 mounting holes, it can use a retention clip, and one that sounds easy to work with, partially because of the unique design of the SI-97.
"Thermalright are renowned for their quality performance heatsinks throughout the enthusiast and overclocking community. Their latest offering for the aging but popular Socket A market, is the SI-97. In Thermalright terms, this is a different kind of heatsink.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 29, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sunbeam case that OCIA reviews has one of the most interesting side panels I've seen on a non-modded case. See if it fits your style too. If not there are 1 or 2 more reviews to try.
"Sunbeam has listened to the cries of enthusiasts for years and has included a 120mm front intake fan hole. I am not sure why they included a fan bracket, as a 120mm fan can be mounted directly to the steel shell behind it, eliminating the need for the bracket.