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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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2006 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA-November 1, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and
components, today announced the addition of an 850W power supply to the
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 30, 2006 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ has updated their power supply line with the EvoStream series, including newer features like 600W total power and four +12V rails, perfect for newer systems, while retaining the modular design that made them popular in the past. OC3D has a new review posted that covers all the bases of the OCZ EvoStream 600.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FrostyTech reviews the Antazone ASC1000 Copper heatsink, a very attractive looking cooler, and it even performs fairly well without deafening bystanders. The copper coating makes it a good choice for modders who want people looking under the hood of their PC.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2006 - 03:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is silent, has a case made of wood, wheels on the bottom, and even gel packs to help dissipate heat from the HDDs. Bill Todd's little project has been posted on SPCR, and is well worth a read.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2006 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's a big sturdy aluminum case, with built in features to make it easier to setup watercooling. The Guru of 3D is quiet impressed by the Aurora 570, since they like the extra space. It makes it easier to install the parts, and you can fit more parts in, though the USB ports could use a better location.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Various PSUs from NZXT, Thermaltake, Antec, Cooler Master and Silverstone are undergoing testing at R&B Mods. All have dual 12V rails, although only 4 have the 8-pin EPS12V adapter some dual core systems want.
If pure overkill is your preference, Lee's review of the Enermax Galaxy 1kW PSU may be what you want.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 23, 2006 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS Silent Square CPU Cooler is fairly large (140mm*115mm*100mm, and 656g) in order to accomodate a 92mm fan and 5 heatpipes. X-bit Labs pits it against their current favourite, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon, on both AMD and Intel systems.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2006 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zippy is a new player in the PSU game, and their newest 850W PSU, the Emacs PSL-68509(G1) gets put to the test at Bjorn3D. This 8lb beast never dips below a .96 power factor, and the fan stays below 50db. It's only weakness might be it's single 12V rail, but at 66A ~ 90A it is still able to deal with SLI setups.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virutal Hideout has posted an 8 way watercooling review. Swiftech, Vantec, Asetek, Thermaltake, Zalman, Alphacool, and Koolance are all represented. They rate everything from ease of installation to cooling performance, so this is the article to read if you are considering entering the world of watercooling but aren't sure which kit to choose.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2006 - 03:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (October 17, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc.,
the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D
graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast
products, announced today that the BFG 1000 Watt and BFG 800 Watt power
supplies backed by BFG's famous lifetime warranty will be immediately
available at leading retailers and e-tailers in North America.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 16, 2006 - 02:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The second incarnation of the Vigor Monsoon Active TEC CPU cooler is on the bench at ExtremeTech today. The first version really did not perform as well as they were hoping, but this version shows a lot of improvement. While it is expensive at ~$150, it will be cheaper than setting up a watercooling or phase change system, and much easier.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2006 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR seems to be a little enamoured of Seasonic's M12 700W PSU. It is very similar to the S12, but has modular cables and a second fan (60mm). Unless the PSU hits 40C or higher, the second fan never turns on, and doesn't really add any noise to the system. With an efficiency that stays above 80% in normal operating situations, and less than 3% variance on the voltage, this system will be well at home in a power hungry dual core, dual video card system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 11, 2006 - 01:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (October 11, 2006) — CorsairÂ® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, took its acclaimed water cooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus GPU water blocks supporting the latest NVIDIAÂ® GeForce™based graphics cards in both single and dual SLI™ configurations.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2006 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have a motherboard deisgned to passivly cool your chipsets with heatpipes, the new Coolermaster Hyper TX will help. The idea behind this heatsink & fan is a shroud that redirects some of the airflow onto any heatpipes located near the CPU socket, to turn the passive solution into an active one. The HardwareZone does note that this is not a universal cooler, there are 2 seperate versions for AMD and Intel.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 10, 2006 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA-October 9, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and
components, today announced the new EvoStream Power Supply. The exciting
addition to the prominent OCZ PSU family will be introduced in a 600W
configuration and features an advanced 100% modular cable management system
and polished, titanium mirrored case that is reminiscent of the
award-winning ModStream line.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Transcend's DDR2 modules haven't been reviewed as much as the OCZ and Corsair offerings, but they are not out of the memory business by any means. Big Bruin was pleasantly surprised by their performance, and found it might even be possible to push these DIMMs harder with a better cooling solution.