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Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sapphire TOXIC X1900 XTX offers you all the benefits of watercooling, with none of the extra work usually associated with setting one up. [H]ard|OCP has the full review of the card, and the reservior/pump/radiator that fits right into a PCI card slot.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a debate about the effect using modular wiring on the voltages coming out of a PSU. There are those who claim that the connectors cause much more resistance that a foot or two of wire, and others that laugh at the suggestion. Armed with a digital multimeter, motherboards.org gets to the bottom of this debate.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers reviews the Icy Dock MB122 Drive Enclosure. With an LCD display and a black finish, this removable HDD enclosure won't spoil the looks of you case. As well, taking full advantage of SATA's hot swap ability, this is almost as easy to use as a thumb drive, only with a lot more storage capacity.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fascination, Attitude, Mystery are the perfect
words to describe the identity of Cooler
Master's new chassis series. The excitement and
sense of achievement PC Modders sought after can
all be found in this all-in-one package of
elegance and sophistication.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2006 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OZC spends a little time away from pushing memory to it's limits to get into the cooling business. Red & Blackness Mods reviews their new heatsink, the Tempest. They have memory down pat, find out if they can do the same with their cooler.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2006 - 01:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D looks at the 1000W Enermax Galaxy, the PSU for people with 2 cores, and 2 dual-GPU graphics cards. If you can afford to build a system like that, you might even be able to afford the electrical bills that could come with it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can handle the shape, these Apack coolers promise to keep your system cool without breaking 30db, and that is with the proprietary fans. Throw on an efficient and quiet fan and even a Prescott can be cooled without a deafening accompanyment. Learn more at SilentPCReview.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BCC Hardware needs your help in shock testing a hard drive from Plextor. Give them your shocking ideas in the thread they started specifically for suggestions. Remember they aren't mad at the hard drive, they don't want to just kill it, they are trying to determine the limits of the shock proofing.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Antec does not disappoint with their new HTPC chasiss, the Fusion. Get the full story at Futurelooks.
"Antec's new baby: The FUSION! It's finally here and we've got one of the first reviews of this highly
anticipated case. Will we be disappointed or totally impressed after waiting over seven months for it
to arrive? Let's find out!"
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FrostyTech reviews the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu, a cooler very reminiscent of the old flower coolers, with an added 90mm fan in the center. Also like the old series, performance and noise are balanced, not sacrificing extra performance on one side for a penalty in the other.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 4, 2006 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone looks at the recent Nike and Apple project, shoes that collect biometric data which is stored in your iPod. Not only can your shoes now tell exactly how lazy you are, they will build a database so you can track it over time. They will also play music that matches the beat of your feet.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews has put together a very exclusive list of PSUs, in fact only 2 qualify for their exacting specifications. Drop by to find out why they chose the criteria they did, and what you can expect from setting your sights as high as theirs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2006 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has noticed that Centrino branded laptops do not have any difference in brand name or serial # to let you tell if you are buying a Core or Core 2. The good news is that they will be compatible (much like Jon discovered about Dell's XPS). AnandTech took advantage of that compatibilty to go benchmark crazy, go check it out.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D looks at a company new to the watercooling mainstream. Alphacool, and their Answer III, may not be the first to your mind when you think watercooling, but that could change. Their system is not at the top of the cooling performance pile, but it is hard to find an easier to install watercooling setup.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DriverHeaven reviews the Be-Quiet StraightPower, a new lower cost version of their original series, the DarkPower. Boasting very solid rails and a black finish so shiny it looks copper in the review, due to it reflecting the wooden table it is sitting on, this is definitely worth a look, even without modular power cabling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (August 1, 2006) —CorsairÂ® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory and cooling solutions, today announced the introduction of the Corsair HX Series power supply product line.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2006 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has released a seven way AM-2 cooler shootout. In keeping with their style, this is more than just a comparison of temperatures, they delve into the ease of installation, what fans are possible to fit onto the coolers, and of course, whether it will drown out a vacuum cleaner, or vice versa.
For more extreme cooling, check out Lee's shiny new review of the peltier based Vigor Monsoon II.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Vizo's Sleet chipset and DDR heatsinks are small, finned and pure copper. Attach the chipset sinks with the thermal tape that comes pre-stuck and you are ready to go, to install the DDR heatspreaders with the included metal clip. Pro-clockers went through the whole pack!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown tests OCZs claim that the 600W GameXStreme Multi GPU PSU does what it's name implies. Not only does it have the connectors for multiple video cards, there are also 6 SATA power connectors.