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Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 22, 2006 - 05:11 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 - 03:39 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 - 12:56 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 - 12:44 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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 19, 2006 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
By copying the design for the s939 CNPS9500LED, Zalman's heatsink for AM-2 systems is bound to impress. Drop by Pro-clockers to see how well the cooling power transferred.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 03:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs examines 2 AM-2 boards, a reference ATI board from Sapphire called "Sturgeon" and the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe. Drop by and find out what these chipsets are capable of, and the different implementations used by the two competitors.
Also check out Ryan's review of the Asus N4L-VM DH, a Core-duo motherboard.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The BTX form factor is taking a while to be adopted. While not too many systems are being based on it, you can still find cases that meet the new specs, like the SilverStone TJ08, reviewed by TECHGAGE.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seriously, they've posted a full reivew of Marble Blast Ultra for the XBox 360, and they loved it! I can't imagine what drove them to this level, where they describe a puzzle game involving a rolling marble as "...visually impressive and does a great job showing off the power of the Torque Shader Engine". Drop by and watch their descent into madness, and see what else they buy with accumulated Microsoft Points.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2006 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The NZXT Precise 650 Watt Power Supply that Overclockers Club reviews won't have much problems powering newer graphics cards. Over 500W is dedicated to the 2 12V lines, so even the new 7950GX2 should get enough power. It also cools well, though that makes it a little louder than other models.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2006 - 12:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by Think Computers to find out how unique the iRiver is. It's not very large, at only 0.5" x 2.5" x 1.75", and sports a 2.2" colour display, and a price tag under $200. Can it displace your iPod from next to your heart?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2006 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by BCCHardware to find out about a way to keep your northbridge cool, passively. The Zalman ZM-NBF47 is a passive cooler that is much quieter than any fan based solution, and it will outperform most stock coolers as well. The blue tinted aluminium construction is rather nice looking, as well.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2006 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Having a powersupply that is stable is one thing, but having one that is as attractive as it is stable is quite another. The Kingwin Mach 1 600W PSU, as reviewed at Club OC, is exactly that. With a plentiful amount of blue LEDs, this PSU will be at home in any modded case.
Or, for a more unassuming PSU, check out Lee's review of the CoolerMaster iGreen Power 600 PSU here on PC Perspective.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2006 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HardwareZone reivews MSI's K9N Platinum, an nForce 570 based motherboard. It has most of the extras you would expect from that chipset, with a little trimming, especially on the PCI-E side, making it cheaper while still having some extras, and staying rock solid.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 12, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AeroCool Dominator CPU Cooler is huge, and also much quieter than you would expect. Moving 68.37 CFM at 20.87 dBA, it will perform well, if you're motherboard can fit it. Drop by ThinkComputers to find out how well it works.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 9, 2006 - 06:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Apex has rethought their PSU calculator, and updated it to include some of the newer components that have come out. Pick it up as a quick way to judge if the PSU that comes with the case you have in mind is enough to power the peices you want to put inside.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2006 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The RAIDMAX X-1 gets back to basic case design, with a few extras. There's no moulded plastic front, it is simply black and silver although there is an integral display included. Add the 120mm fan, and you have a pretty well designed case, though I'm sure once Modders-Inc has finished with it, it will look quite different.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaknews has been keeping an ear to the ground at Computex, and they seem to feel that Intel believes the ATI - AMD merger is likely. No word on Intel taking nVIDIA out on a date though, everyone know nVIDIA's chipsets like hanging out with Opterons.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 06:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech has written an article describing ways to get your music CD's onto your hard drive, and then broadcast them to your home audio system. I guess those 750Gb drives will be selling a little faster.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just like Anand admits, I am also having trouble with the fact that DX10 video cards will be consuming 300W of power, and either want their own dedicated PSU, or for your systems PSU to be at least a kilowatt. That's not all they spotted at Computex, but it is the most shocking.