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Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2006 - 07:45 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 28, 2006 - 12:05 AM | 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 - 08:38 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."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 22, 2006 - 10:06 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 - 06:39 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 - 06:04 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 - 05:30 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 - 10:27 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 - 09:25 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 - 08:22 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 - 07:46 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 - 07:59 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 - 08:47 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 - 08:02 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 - 07:44 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 - 11:01 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 - 08:06 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 - 07:25 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 - 07:02 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.