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Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2006 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When faced with a "Message of Doom" like, boot.ini failed to load, don't panic come to the PC Perspective Forums, and get your PC up and running again. MjÃ¶lnir gives some great tips on what to try when faced with that exact message. If you are frustrated with something you saw on the news, get it off your chest at The Lightning Round, open 24 hours a day. You can aways visit the Trading Post either to sell off some of your equipment
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2006 - 06:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some may make the sacrifice, and buy a slightly less powerful, energy efficient version of a processor, or a moblie version of a video card. If you aren't in that particular category, then Tagan's Turbojet is perfect for you. Overclock3d reviews this 1.1 KILOWATT power supply.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit labs has a managed to get a preview of CoolerMasters new Hyper 7, an aluminium heatsink with a 120mm fan and 3 copper heatpipes. It is compatible with newer LGA775 processors, as well as both s939 and AM-2, though there are some limitations to the way it can be set up on the AMD platforms.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 05:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ultra Products 1200W UPS is pretty impressive as a backup. It will give most systems about an hour of power, which should be long enough to save whatever it was you were working on when the power went down. Add to that coverage up to $125,000 for equipment damaged by electrical surges that make it past the UPS, and you can see why Legit Reviews considers this a very good investment.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech compares three cases from Thermaltake, the Eclipse DV, the Eureka and the Aguila. Ease of installation, airflow effectiveness and the noise level all get compared to help you decide between the coolest and loudest, or quiet, without quite so much airflow.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2006 - 02:50 PM | Alex Marsters
The Hardware Zone got their hands on a brand new Cooler Master Mystique 631, a case that may look a little like a Wave Master with new tricks. At 6.3 kilos, made of brushed aluminium, with an included 120mm fan, and even 2 drainage outlets if you use watercooling, this case is worth a look.
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!"
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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.