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Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2006 - 07:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3dGameMan reviews a handy PSU tester from Ultra Products. Instead of using a multimetre to test each wire individually, this PSU tester has 6 connectors - 20/24 Pin ATX, 4 Pin/8 Pin CPU, 4 Pin Floppy, SATA, and PCI Express, all with LED lights representing the various voltages.
'So who needs a Power Supply tester anyway? Well, anyone who has a Power Supply should have one to
insure everything is in order. This tester is especially useful for anyone purchasing a new Power
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 11, 2006 - 06:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Take a look at this paint that MAKE:Blog found. It changes colour with temperature, just like some kids toys, and some older 80's - 90's T-shirts. With the right setup, it might even be an early warning for overheating.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 10, 2006 - 09:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware compares nVIDIA's 570 SLI chipset (MSI K9N SLI Platinum) against it's newer 590 SLI (ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe). Considering the price difference between motherboards, is the newer chipset worth what it will cost you?
"The performance of these two chipsets using a single graphics card is almost identical and you can
expect SLI performance to be much the same.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 10, 2006 - 07:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has spotted an impressive optical drive in the works, at Ricoh. Designed to read just about any media, it may make life much easier, as you won't have to choose between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, it will read both. This first generation will be pretty expensive though, think $1000 or so.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 7, 2006 - 05:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The XP-90C was king of the cooling hill for quite a while. With new sockets coming out, and much hotter systems, techPowerUp! revists this Thermalright cooler to see how it stacks up against the new breed of coolers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 6, 2006 - 06:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The most noticable things on the ICute 0502ULA case are the 140mm fan on the front panel and the 250mm fan on the side. Head to Overclockers Club to see what effect an enclosed tornado has on running temps.
"Captain, we need MORE power! Hurry men fire up that extra turbine. The latest addition to a large
line of cases from ICute the astutely named 0508ULA Series. While the name may not be very appealing,
the looks are.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 5, 2006 - 10:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The recently rebranded Aspire sent their new As550w-bk PSU to R&B Mods for testing. With an LED switch to change the colour of the 120mm fan and a blck finish you can have power and style.
If you feel function trumps form, then check out Lee's review of the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2006 - 04:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout has a review of the Zalman CNPS8000, a powerful cooler that is only 62.5mm tall. This makes it perfect for HTPCs and other slim cases, but still keep an eye on the sides, it is as wide as most current heatsinks.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 30, 2006 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techgage will take you through the improvements offered by the summer update of Day of Defeat. Read the article while you are waiting for Steam to finish the download.
"Valve has unleashed a new DoD: Source update, and this one is a winner. Included is a brand new mode, Detonation, which will be familiar to some CS players. Two new maps and the film grain graphic effect are also included. We give our first impressions inside."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 29, 2006 - 04:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ClubOC puts the 750W iStar TC-750PD2 to the test. With 4 rock solid 12V rails, it is perfect for quad SLI. It only has one fan, an 80mm exhaust, so you shouldn't find it terribly loud either.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2006 - 09:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The nMedia Icetank is not strictly for HTPC usage, but considering how quietly it can cool, it is perfect for that type of use. It is fairly large, but designed to fit almost any processor type, which greatly helps during installation. Drop by O2 for the full review.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 26, 2006 - 04:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake's Aguila is a hefty beast, that is designed to be set up either as a normal ATX system, or a BTX. It has plenty of space in HDD bays for hiding your cabling, and good airflow. On the other hand, it will be difficult to place a Bigwater 735 and a large video card into the case, at the same time.
If you want a more spacious interior, check out Lee's review of Thermaltake's new Armour Jr.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 26, 2006 - 04:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer starts off the week with an overview of the new Office 2007 Suite, Beta 2. More than just an aesthetic change, this Office incorporates several new ideas like ribbons. Drop by for this overview, and keep an eye open this week as they test each application individually.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2006 - 08:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has discovered AMD's answer to Conroe, and have posted a bit of information on what their upcoming plans may be.
If you are unfamiliar with Conroe, and the idea of IPC, read Ryan's preview, right here on PC Perspective.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2006 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The case mods are starting to arrive at ExtremeTech. Drop by to look at the competition, and sumbit your own if you have 'em. Don't forget we have our own Member Gallery here at PC Perspective to show off your mods too!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2006 - 09:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hands free input devices, such as head tracking devices are steadily improving. Drop by PDAToday to look at Natural Point's newest offering, the Track IR Pro 4, and see if you are ready to eveolve past the mouse & keyboard.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 07:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 7300GT DDR3 from Galaxy won't be breaking any 3DMark records, but it is incredibly feature rich for a $100 VGA card. Get to Guru of 3D, and read the indepth look at this well designed mid-level card.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 04:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ThinkComputers has taken pictures of the 8 winners of the Case Contest from the Bring Your Own Computer portion of that huge LAN Party. See what they brought that stood out among all the entries.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 04:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET reports that ZoneAlarm users are having dating difficulties with Eudora, and some McAfee users are unable to install the program. The fix was released yesterday, so drop by ZoneAlarm to have your difficulties removed.