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Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 11, 2006 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ultimate providers of power supplies has been PC Power & Cooling. With the new power hungry components that are popping up in high end systems everywhere, they went and made a new series of PSU. Bjorn3D reviewed their newest, the 1kW-SR. With a .98 Power Factor and 3 12V lines (two 18 amp and one 36 amp) you won't run short on juice.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2006 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechPowerUp! reviews the PC-A10B from Lian-Li, a case built for watercooling. From a top intake fan placed to cool a radiator to the pair of knockouts in the back to allow tubing to run into and out of the case. Read the full review of this good looking case here.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2006 - 06:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's not that In-Win are a no name company, it's just that their PSUs are usually found pre-installed in cases. X-bit Labs grabbed 6 of their PSUs, of differing wattages and series to test them with the newer, power hungry components found in enthusiast's PCs. Find out if they can still hold their own in this big test session.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2006 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NZXT's Zero case is an unassuming case that hides some interesting features. Overclockers Club found the most odd feature is the front cover. In order to open it and get at your optical drives, you would have to remove anything that is plugged into the front panel. However, if you are looking for a quiet case that can keep your system cool, you may forgive them.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2006 - 05:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A True Review stumbled upon a very shiny case called the XKROMA. Not only is the chrome outside spectacular, there are some interesting things going on around back.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2006 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware can't overstress the importance of a good power supply, and provide you with some help in getting one. The Toughpower comes in at 750W with a 14cm fan for cooling, and some nice cable management. The Turbojet is 1.1kW with a pair of 80mm fans for cooling and a more traditional (non-modular) cable system. See which is right for you, or skip them both and head straight to Lee's review of the Akasa Power+ 650W.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 27, 2006 - 07:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NZXT's head case maker has shown up at futurelooks for an interview. If you wonder where their ideas come from, you don't have to go any further than this link.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 23, 2006 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps reviews 4 new 120mm fans, compared against the winner of the 17 fan roundup they finished recently. Head over to find out how Noctua and Sharkoon perform against GlobalWin.
"We test four 120mm fans which aim to provide lots of airflow at low noise levels. In this roundup 2 models from
Noctua and 2 from Sharkoon are compared to one of the best from our previous 17-fan roundup."
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Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2006 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the advent of SLI and Dual Core, Power supplies have gone through a recent evolution. Drop by X-bit labs for a PSU shootout, and an overview of the new features that high end PSUs are sporting today.
"We continue our series of indepth PSU roundups. This time we would like to offer you two articles.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 20, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The CoolerMaster AquaGate Viva watercooling kit is designed to fit both CPUs and GPUs. Virtual-Hideout tried it in both positions and was impressed by what they saw. The radiator is also well designed, as it can be fit into a case 3 different ways.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2006 - 01:04 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gamepyre reviews the latest from BioWare, Neverwinter Nights 2. To top off a brilliant sequel, it includes an editor to allow you to create your own scenarios and campaigns.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pro-clockers reviews the Scythe Kama-Meter MFD Panel. Allowing you to control up to 4 fans and your sound level as well as monitoring your temperatures, it also comes with a number of faceplates to help match it to any style case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 13, 2006 - 05:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
850W of power, 6 smeggin' 12V rails and a 135mm exhaust fan, the Coolermaster Real Power Pro 850W means business. HEXUS does a full review of this powersupply, which might be very important if you are trying to set up a quad-GPU system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 13, 2006 - 04:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't just rely on spyware checks, to really figure out why your computer is acting like it's on Valium you need to be able to recognize some of the common processes, both good and bad. Futurelooks steps up to the challenge, drop by to get a quick lesson.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2006 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taking a page directly from Apple, Microsoft's Zune player will have a huge assortment of accessories you can buy for it. You can even see a list of them over at CoolTechZone. The only problem I can see is that you can't buy a Zune yet, so why shop for accessories?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2006 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews Koolance's new take on a watercooled case. While many features were updated, it seems that the CPU waterblock hasn't changed in 4 years. It does do well at giving you the ability to balance noise and cooling easily, so all is not lost.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2006 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (November 8, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIAÂ® supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForceÂ® 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express™ and BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB PCI Express™ graphics cards, the first with MicrosoftÂ® DirectXÂ® 10 support.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Enclosing the top of a PSU in see through acrylic makes the Apevia ATX-IB 680W PSU very unique. Don't worry about the choice of materials, it does conform to "ATX12V v2.2 spec. Stating that in the event of a catastrophic failure the
unit must protect from Flame, Charred PCB, emission of molten material, and others". MODTHEBOX puts it to the test, to find out if it is as stable as it is attractive.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 6, 2006 - 03:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When watercooling just doesn't cut it anymore, many turn to Thermoelectric cooling, like the CoolIt Systems Freezone Peltier, that Lee just reviewed. The other choice, at least without breaking out the liquid nitrogen, is to borrow technology from refrigerators, and get into phase changing. WaterCooling 101 has just published a guide to phase change cooling, and explain what it is and how you go about doing it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2006 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Kandalf has been redesigned with a liquid cooling system and given a LCS moniker. Tweaknews was really impressed with the original design, and it seems this new incarnation has learned a lot from it's predecessor.