Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2005 - 10:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The FX57 is geared towards gaming and the X2 will cater for those engaged in Content Creation. AMD will put even more emphasis in the future on this segmentation so that there is no overlapping of the two products in people's minds. The FXers will always be the best for gaming: designing games, distributing them and playing them.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 04:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMDGamer has some pictures of Innovatek's brand new Cool-Matic G70, and a link to Innovatek for more info. The G70 is a water based cooler (block) for both the GPU and the memory on the just released 7800. Before you ask, there are pictures of what look to be a 2 card SLI setup, so the G70 takes full advantage of the card's smaller footprint to make sure both cards can be cooled with 2 seperate G70's.
"Parallel to the upcoming Launch of the new Nvidia G70 Graphic Card -Monster (Geforce
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2005 - 04:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Coolermaster has re-imagined the classic Hyper 6 into a Hyper 6+, and it is put through some testing at Insanetek. Not only does it provide some respectable cooling power, but it is small enough to fit into most cases, unlike many of the other high performance heatsinks that have come onto the market recently. If it's your videocard that's overheating, you can find help here too!
"The Hyper 6 is probably considered Cooler Master's first high performance cooler.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 20, 2005 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Maybe you have heard of Sytrin, and their Nextherm ICS 8200 airconditioned case, but if you haven't InsaneTek has a review you should read. The Nextherm has a thermoelectric cooler sitting on its intake, and has a significant impact on the temperatures in the case, including the video card. Of course, the case will also have a significant impact on your wallet, but think what you can save by overclocking.
"Summer is around the corner an
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 17, 2005 - 03:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extreme Cooling Technologies new Mach II GT might sound like a razor, but it is the coolest thing in phase change technology. It will let COC run an A64 3500 at a stable 2991Mhz, and do it with an average core temp of -18C! It's not cheap though, the MSRP is $949. If that's a little too rich, a review of Titan's economically priced Bianca is just b
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Battlefield 2 is just around the corner, and so are summer temperatures. If you don't want to turn your expensive new PCI-X card into melted slag at the bottom of your case, and are unwilling to back off even a little on the overclock that was stable in the middle of February, then has SystemCooling got a review for you! The ThermalRight V1. With 2 fans on this heatsink, you will get temps that are comparable to a watercooled card. Only two caveats, one being that 6800 users may find the HS doe
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 03:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master's Annual Case Mod Competition for 2005 has begun! This year, the prizes are beyond your expectation, ranging from our soon to be released Stacker 830 to a complete set of Aquagate Liquid Cooling System, and many more!!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a choice of styles today when you are picking cases. Perhaps you prefer the molded plastic and lighting effects of the newer stylized cases, and would like NZXT's Nemesis Elite Edition as reviewed at Xtreme Resources. If you prefer a more studious approach, check out the X1 from Raidmax. If nothing is catching your eye, well then mod it into a Cenobite.
"All computer related parts and components are evolving very
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2005 - 03:58 PM | Alex Marsters
Quietly cooling todays CPU's often means a huge heatsink and a 120mm fan. How about a heatsink from Thermaltake that the reviewer at futurelooks summed up as "B
igger than a Mac Mini". If that's too much metal for you, consider the 2 multifunction display panels, including one that knows when you've got mail.
'Good heatsinks are a little hard to come by these days as CPUs get hotter and hotter.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 04:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pistons, pyramids or snail? Virtual-Hideout has a look at some interesting new form factors and case shapes from Computex. If those are a little too wierd for you, perhaps a more vanilla case, or some good old case mods will be more to your taste.
"Whenever a new form factor comes out, it means a new opportunity. We saw several new form factor designs on the show floor of Computex 2005 May 31-June 4.