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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!"
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2006 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (August 1, 2006) —CorsairÂ® 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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2006 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 24, 2006 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 06:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2006 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2006 - 01:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.