Bits & Pieces -- SPOTLIGHT!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 22, 2004 - 06:26 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 - 01:52 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 - 01:40 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 - 12:21 PM |
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Welcome to this Special Focus edition of Bits & Pieces™ -- Cases & Cooling Galore!

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Alpha S-PAL8952 Intel Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 12:45 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 - 12:25 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 - 12:21 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

Evercool CUW8-715 Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 06:23 PM |
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FrostyTech looks at this cooler for Pentium 4.  Though its brother might work out for your AthlonXP, this one doesn't seem to make the grade. 


Evercool CUW8-715 is a carbon copy of the Evercool
CUF-715 for the AthlonXP, it will be interesting to see how the former
performs when faced with the increased thermal interface of the Pentium 4
synthetic temperature test platform."
Source: Frosty Tech

Bits & Pieces Special Focus -- Cases & Cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 05:27 PM |
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Welcome to this Special Focus edition of Bits & Pieces™ -- Cases & Cooling Galore!

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Aerocool HT-101 HSF

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 14, 2004 - 11:47 PM |
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This is just one of those items that just looking at it makes me cringe.  I would not suggest a heatsink design like this for a LAN party case at all.  Frankly, just its size alone to me looks like it would put undo strain on the cpu socket clips on any tower case.  Desktop model pcs that lay flat only, would be the only place I personally would put a heatsink of this design in.  You be the judge, better yet, shoot me an email about your opinion of this heatsink.

The single fan performance is slightly better (1-2°C) than I've seen with a Thermalright SLK-800 and

Source: VIPERLAIR