Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 4, 2007 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest style of case from Cooler Master is the Cosmos, a very high end design for a case. Most of the case is designed to be tool free, but for those few remain screws and for cable management, the Cosmos comes with it's own handy tool kit. The size makes components easy to install, the four quiet fans will help your ears, and this case will be around for quite a while thanks to it's steel design. You can
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2007 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs looks a two very different coolers, the Zalman CNPS8700 LED and the Thermaltake V1. The Zalman is aimed at those without the room in their case for a huge cooler, and the V1 is a unique looking cooler with a special fan that fits in between it's fins. Take a look and see which one would fit your needs best.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2007 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - August 30, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today announced the OCZ Vanquisher CPU cooler, a much-anticipated expansion of their cooling product line. Using a highly efficient and compact design, the Vanquisher is an enthusiast-grade thermal solution for the latest high performance processors. Catering to the needs of gamers and enthusiasts, the Vanquisher will become an integral addition to any extreme-performance gaming rig.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 30, 2007 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Antec's 850 TruePower Quattro has four 18A 12V rails that can handle up to 768W, as well as a nice modular design that makes it very easy to spot the dedicated PCI Express plugs. Hi-Tech Reviews was worried that the single 80mm fan wouldn't be enough to keep this PSU cool, but it did the job admirably, and Antec offers a 3 year warranty in case anything goes wrong.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 29, 2007 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zaward's Twin Towers have incorporated some nice flexibility into their design. They are fanless, which means they are a very large and not compatible with all motherboard/case combos, but more so than other huge coolers on the market now. techPowerUp's testing also proved that you can expect better cooling from this heatsink than the one shipped with retail C2Ds.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2007 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake's new case design bears the name Wing RS 100. Aimed at those that don't want to pay $100 or more for a case, but still want a 120mm fan and a nice look. HARDWARE LOGIC found it to be a good example of it's kind, a low budget case you won't be disappointed with.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
1600W!!! Seriously, think about that for a second. The 12v rail can run up to 117A, and 1404W! Originally Ultra had planned this model to be 2000W, but they couldn't get certification, and you would probably have needed to plug it into a 240W plug, and possible install 3-phase circuits. [H]ard|OCP struggled to get this PSU up to it's full load, but did finally manage.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2007 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At over $300, the SilverStone Temjin TJ10 has a lot to live up to, following the already impressive TJ9. Phoronix found that it has what it takes, this EATX case has it all. You can find out why in the full review.
"Last year we reviewed the SilverStone Temjin TJ09, which was an incredible EATX chassis and the best that we had
seen all year.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 22, 2007 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you need a bit more than the 450W you can get from the Corsair VX450W, try the Zalman 600W HS Heatpipe cooled PSU. From the testing at Hi-Tech reviews, by choosing the Zalman you get a fairly reliable PSU, whose 120mm fan does indeed keep the noise down while still providing an exit for the hot air in your case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2007 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D has three gaming system build to recommend, from a budget PC that should keep your old system in the game to a high end one that is built in the hopes it will be able to handle Crysis. Read through them, and compare PC Perspective's own recommendations from our Hardware Leaderboard.