Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 23, 2007 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman's Z-Machine GT1000 offers a lot, which helps justify the price you have to pay to own one. Every case has been inspected to ensure the parts fit perfectly, and combined with the 4-5mm thickness of the sides, it offers stability, and good airflow while remaining relatively quiet. The tool-less assembly philosophy is carried to extremes, even the front panel can be removed with thumbscrews. Read on a Pro-clockers to see what
Features and Specifications
The Zalman ZM-MFC2 is a multi-function controller that allows setting and monitoring the speed of multiple fans, monitors four channels of temperature and displays real-time system power consumption - how cool is that!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte is really getting into the case and cooling business, this time combining watercooling and stylish case design in the 3D Mercury. Not only does this case have five 120mm fans, it has watercooling built right in. Contained in the case is a pump, radiator and reservoir set, as well as a CPU waterblock, and an optional pair for GPUs. Guru3D has some great shots of this sharp looking case in their review
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2007 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seasonic 500W S12II PSU may sound a little underpowered, until you look at some of the stats, like the fact that 408W is available to the two 12V rails at 34A. [H]ard|OCP put it on their torture bench, and was quite impressed at this PSUs ability to live up to all the claims Seasonic made. It even went through a whole hour of the 100% power tests and stayed at 45C.
Features and Specifications
The new SI-128 Silent Edition is a large down-draft CPU cooler that performs extremely well and is virtually silent when used with a good low-speed 120mm fan.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 17, 2007 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The marketplace today is flooded with heatsinks that weigh about 2 pounds, and are 120mm or more in at least one dimension so they can fit the largest common fan size. This can make it hard for HTPC builders, or anyone who is looking at upgrading a rack-mount case. FrostyTech has found a heatsink from Akasa, the AK-975Cu which is designed to fit in a 2U case. It is 77x56x89mm and weighs in at 350g, with a pair of heatpipes and isn't going to be much competition for the Thermalright Ultra 120, or other high
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2007 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750w offers 4 separate 12V rails, with a combined 54A and 648W output, which should keep your PCI Express cards quite happy. When subjected to [H]ard|OCP's torture test, there was barely a ripple, with or without the Bead Cores. Read about those and more in the full review.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2007 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Brand new from Thermalright is the Ultra-120 eXtreme for any LGA775 or AM2 processors. It's a big one, weighing in at 790g, and 160mm tall, 132mm wide and 63mm thick, and can fit 2 120mm fans. X-bit Labs tested it both ways, and their findings place this heatsink as a major contender for the top place in air cooling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 11, 2007 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Lounge have spent enough time with their iPhone to give it a full review, 14 pages worth. If you haven't picked one up because you aren't sure it can do what you want, then read on. Ther's lots to cover from the bad, like the battery and EDGE problems, to the great UI.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 10, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new hotness in cooling is the self-contained watercooled heatsink. With no risk of spillage and no more complex to install than a normal heatsink, they are much easier to setup than a full watercooling system. AnandTech reviews the Xigmatek AIO and the Evercool Silver Knight, to see if this new cooling technique has what it takes to compete with Thermaltake and Scythe's top of the line air coolers.