A fan for your notebook & More air cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2004 - 03:08 PM |

Want to extend the life of your laptop, or just dropped a lot of cash on a LAN-party worth notebook and need to keep your cool?  Take a look at this little USB device from Coolmax, reviewed at Extensiontech.

"Overclocking enthusiasts love to keep their desktop PC's cool. But what about us laptop users? Sure, many companies have done laptop cooling pads, but here is one design I haven't seen before. COOLMAX has created an X shaped dual 60mm fan laptop cooler.


A Plethora of Cases

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2004 - 05:02 PM |

There is certainly a vast selection of case makers out there, and they are doing their best to keep the fresh ideas coming.  Here is a batch of reviews that appeared over the weekend.  Enjoy! 

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The Silent PC & More Watercooling options

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 30, 2004 - 07:03 PM |

There is a writeup of a silent PC over at trustedreviews, that covers a lot of the theory behind the noises the PC makes.  For those of you who have sworn off air, and gone back to living in the water ... you're covered too!

Have a great weekend.

"It doesn't even have to be a particularly loud sound to be distracting - a relatively quiet noise containing a strong tonal component such as a high frequency whine or a low frequency hum can be just as irritating to some people.

Is that a Heatsink in your pocket, or ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 29, 2004 - 04:27 PM |

Never been a fan of thursdays ...  feels like I'm just blowing hot air around.

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Cases Galore

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 28, 2004 - 02:39 PM |

Here's a case, there's a case, everywhere a case, case!!!

Be it for looks, or because you need better airflow, or a horrible, disfiguring dremel accident, we all end up looking at PC Cases.  Here are some of the newer ones you can find, from bargain to premium.

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Non-standard cooling equipment

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 26, 2004 - 04:12 PM |

Here are a few links encompassing cooling solutions for parts of your computer not usually covered everyday.  Everything from an odd, powered heatsink, to a case that takes convergence persoanlly.

Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:

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Waterblocks - DIY, Premade & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2004 - 06:20 PM |

Over at procooling.com, there is a member by the name of #rotor.  If you are into watercooling, the name is probably familiar, and here is #rotors latest project, with plans on his website, and at procooling too.

'In the style of open source software, #rotor has produced a thriving community of "open source" shade tree machinists by making his waterblock de

AMD Launches the AMD64 Masters Group

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 22, 2004 - 06:57 AM |


NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV-APRIL 20, 2004-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the formation of the AMD64 Masters Group comprised of digital production masters from the entertainment industry. Members include Grammy Award-winning and nominated audio professionals Phil Ramone, Elliott Scheiner, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Rory Kaplan, Chuck Ainlay, Fred Maher, and Robert Hill and Dan Gregoire of JAK Films, pre-visualization supervisor for Star Wars: Episode III.
Source: AMD

How hot was it ... & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2004 - 06:46 PM |

We all know it gets hot inside a PC, but it isn't always easy to know exactly how hot or where exactly the hotspots are.  Maybe you are just wondering if the OC you have managed means you should get a fan for your northbrige, or Hedgehogs for your VRAM.  Well, how about this handy little tool, the Raytek MT4 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometre.

"For computer users heat can be anything from a minor byproduct to a brick wall that halts our overclocking plans dead, and how you deal wi

Source: 3DVelocity

Personal Cooling, Heatsinks, Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2004 - 04:16 PM |

As we head into summer, temperatures are rising, and the new hardware you bought over the winter may start heating up, unless your air conditioning is set to deep freeze.  Here are a few links to get the heat away from your components, and out of the PC.  Of course moving all that hot air may turn your computer area into a mini sauna.  Well, here is an accessory from ThermalTake that our friends at overclockercafe reviewed.  The XJOG USB Fan/Light Accessory ca

ATI Joins ACON4: World's biggest gaming event just got bigger

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 17, 2004 - 11:05 AM |

We just got word that ATI has joined up with Abit on the ACON4 tourny!

 April 12, 2004 Spanning 20 countries and territories, ACON4 is 2004's largest gaming event. Now, ABIT is proud to announce that graphics leader, ATI Technologies, has joined ACON4 as a major sponsor.

Source: Email

Liquid refreshments for your PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2004 - 02:03 PM |

Well, it's Friday, and if you are like many of our pond's members, your thoughts are turning to liquid refreshments.  Well, here's a liquid you can't drink, but the possibilities it allows may keep you thinking for a while.  It's called ANSUL® SAPPHIRE™ and is available from Tyco Fire & Security, a small pdf i

Source: Slashdot

Thermalright SP-97 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 15, 2004 - 07:16 PM |

The ThermalRight SP-97 ...

Artic Silver 5 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 14, 2004 - 04:22 PM |

Here are the stats for Artic Silver 5, and a few new case offerings.  Some are pre-modded, and some, like the SpecialTech i-Tee are simply built to make modding as easy as possible.

Arctic Silver 5 · Thermal Conductance: 350,000W/m2 °C (0.001 inch layer) · Thermal Resistance: 0.0045°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer) v · Average Particle Size: 0.49 microns <0.000020 inch · Extended Temperature Limits: Peak: —50°C to >180°C Long-Term: —50°C to 130

HP aims to ship 11 million notebooks in 2004 &more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2004 - 02:45 AM |

With sales last year nearly doubling over previous year, Hewlett Packard is looking for more of the same in 2004

Quote: "Hewlett-Packard (HP) now expects to sell 11 million notebooks in 2004, a 10% jump from its earlier target of 10 million and an increase of close to 70% from the 6.5 million it shipped in 2003, according to sources at HP's contract makers in Taiwan."

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Fanless Powersupply & Peltiers for the beach

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 9, 2004 - 08:01 PM |

The 350W proSilence Fanless® for $199.99 and the, 420W proSilence Fanless Pro® for 299.99.

The emerging heat is transported over a heat transporting system from the massive internal heat sink to the heat sink mounted on the outside. Absolutely quiet 0dB(A), 0 s

Source: TechTV

1 TeraByte External Hard Drive & More Storage Bytes

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 8, 2004 - 03:04 PM |

Another milestone in the computing world has been reached: 1TB of storage space on a single hard drive! It makes my 80GB drive seem so tiny now, LOL.

UPDATE 04-09-04: "It's been brought to our knowledge that LaCie is combining several hard drives in a RAID array to reach the 1TB storage levels. We haven't received a confirmation email from LaCie regarding this report and the thanks goes to our loyal readers for correcting us."

Quote: "The "Bigger Disk" product line already consists of 320GB, 400GB, and 500GB external models.

Source: CoolTechZone

AOpen EZ65 XCcube SFF PC Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 7, 2004 - 04:26 PM |

Running out of space, but still addicted to First Person Shooters and other 3D games?  How about a Small Form Factor PC that can get 80 FPS in an Unreal Tournament 2003 Botmatch at 640*480?

As the SFF PC movement has gained momentum, companies from Abit to MSI, and Soltek to AOpen have each introduced their own varying models onto the market.

Source: PCStats

Case and Cooling Spring 2004: Upcoming Products @AnandTech

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2004 - 11:52 AM |

A round-up of several of the up'n'coming cases, powersupplies and heatsinks you can expect to drool over this spring, including power supplies by OCZ.  Anyone familiar with Kokanee brand beer may have some suspicions as to the inspriation of CaseArts featured artwork.

Over the last few months, Purav and I have been keeping an eye on new technology across the case and cooling industry.

Source: AnandTech

Ahanix Black Knight Mid-Tower Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 2, 2004 - 08:28 AM |

It's nice to see case manufacturers take to heart some of the requests seen on older case reviews, like, why cant you have 120mm fans instead of 80m fans. More and more cases are being designed around these larger fans. That means good news for everyone. Those who like quiet can enjoy the relative quiet of most stock fans to come in these systems and the overclockers can purchase their windtunnel fans to replace the stock ones without having to do any modifications. The best of both worlds.