Alphacool has the answer to easy watercooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2006 - 02:04 PM |
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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.

Source: Guru of 3D

Be Quiet, sit Straight and look at my shiny PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 06:19 PM |
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DriverHeaven reviews the Be-Quiet StraightPower, a new lower cost version of their original series, the DarkPower.  Boasting very solid rails and a black finish so shiny it looks copper in the review, due to it reflecting the wooden table it is sitting on, this is definitely worth a look, even without modular power cabling.

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Corsair Enters the Power Supply Market with Two High Performance Best in Class Solutions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:43 AM |
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Fremont, CA (August 1, 2006) —Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory and cooling solutions, today announced the introduction of the Corsair HX Series power supply product line.

More than just a temperature score

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2006 - 01:49 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has released a seven way AM-2 cooler shootout.  In keeping with their style, this is more than just a comparison of temperatures, they delve into the ease of installation, what fans are possible to fit onto the coolers, and of course, whether it will drown out a vacuum cleaner, or vice versa.

For more extreme cooling, check out Lee's shiny new review of the peltier based Vigor Monsoon II.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Bling for your chipsets & RAM

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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Vizo's Sleet chipset and DDR heatsinks are small, finned and pure copper.  Attach the chipset sinks with the thermal tape that comes pre-stuck and you are ready to go, to install the DDR heatspreaders with the included metal clip.  Pro-clockers went through the whole pack!

A Power Supply built for 2 (GPUs)

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM |
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TweakTown tests OCZs claim that the 600W GameXStreme Multi GPU PSU does what it's name implies.  Not only does it have the connectors for multiple video cards, there are also 6 SATA power connectors.

Source: TweakTown

Thermaltakes cool behemoth

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM |
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Based around a 12cm fan, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon works very well, if you can fit it in your case.  Take a look at techPowerUp!'s review for an idea just how big it is, and what you need to do to be able to install it.

Source: techPowerUp!

The next winning case at ExtremeTech

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 24, 2006 - 02:11 PM |
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The fourth winner in ExtremeTech's case modding contest was inspired by Star Wars and a certain frozen smuggler-pop.  If you find yourself inspired to mod your own case, don't forget our own Member Gallery here at PC Perspective.

Source: Extremetech

Serious cooling from a well centred case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 06:54 PM |
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Check out 3dGameMan's look at Enermax's Chakra case, perfect for Yoga practioners and quite cooling fanatics.  Thanks to the size of the fans in this case, you can get some serious cooling without having to wear ear protection.

Source: 3dGameMan

Get your drivers while they're hot

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 03:06 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP buttonholed Brent Justice, Senior Video Card Editor at nVIDIA about the brand new beta drivers released today.  Find out as much as you can, then think about buying a pair of 7950s and installing the driver.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Not going for power overkill

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 01:29 PM |
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With most new power supplies having 600W or more of power, and many being quite loud, it can be hard to find a PSU for an HTPC or other low powered machines.  Overclockers Online looks at a PSU perfect for low powered, low noise situations.  Take a look at the nMedia Mute Power MP-400.

Make some noise and some frozen processor pops

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2006 - 01:13 PM |
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Give Guru of 3D a minute of you time and they will wow you.  After maiming a Lian-Li case, they insert an Asetek Vapochill LS, and push an Athlon FX-57 to the limit.

Source: Guru of 3D

Building and testing PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 03:01 PM |
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Hexus has gone on a tour of FSP Group's factory for making and testing power supplies.  Find out what kind of work goes into designing a new PSU, and the weeks of testing to make sure it works, and works safely.

Source: Hexus

You can teach an old reservoir dog new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 02:28 PM |
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The Thermaltake AquaBay M6 is an improvement over the previous model.  It comes with an LED to be placed in the case, using a 5.25" bay, or the screen can actually be popped out and the display placed anywhere.  Drop by techPowerUp to read about the other enhancements.


Don't miss out on Lee's review of the Thermalright Ultra-120 heatsink, either.

Source: techPowerUp!

What's cool about the Icetank?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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SPCR is concerened about heat, but are also concerned about the amount of noise produced as a by-product.  While they were checking out the nMedia Icetank, they swapped the original fan with their favorite low noise fan ... click over find out what happened.

nForce chipsets for the Core 2 Duo

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 03:24 PM |
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Motherboards.org takes a sneek peek at the nForce4 590 and 570 chipsets, designed for the new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips from Intel.  Even better, they are compatible with all existing LGA-775 CPUs on the market currently.

Ghosts in your Xbox 360

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 12:46 PM |
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[H] takes a look at Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360.  Find out what the single player is like, and take a look at the multiplayer game types, available with Xbox360 Live.

"The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur, and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies

and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Tech Talk

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Case envy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2006 - 05:18 PM |
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OCMODSHOP has fallen deeply in love with the Antec P180 case ... perhaps disturbingly so.  Drop by to see just how enamoured they are with this case, you have to read it to beleive it.

Source: OCMODSHOP

PSU testing, the easy way

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2006 - 03:09 PM |
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3dGameMan reviews a handy PSU tester from Ultra Products.  Instead of using a multimetre to test each wire individually, this PSU tester has 6 connectors - 20/24 Pin ATX, 4 Pin/8 Pin CPU, 4 Pin Floppy, SATA, and PCI Express, all with LED lights representing the various voltages.

'So who needs a Power Supply tester anyway? Well, anyone who has a Power Supply should have one to

insure everything is in order. This tester is especially useful for anyone purchasing a new Power

Supply.

Source: 3dGameMan