High end bargain power supply

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2007 - 12:07 PM |

It is hard not to stress how well Antec did with the Quattro 850W PSU.  It offers quality that you would expect to see in a PSU that will run you over $200, for about $150.  It is no surprise that Overclockers Online awarded it an editors choice rating.

Overclocked butterfly

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2007 - 05:31 PM |

Zerotherm's BTF92 Overclocker Edition carries on the very distinctive butterfly style of the original, but supposedly with increased performance.  It's all copper design is rather attractive, and it will fit where some coolers can't go, thanks to it's 92mm fan.  TechPowerUp! took a look at this butterfly's effect.

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Manufacturer: Corsair Components

Introduction and Features

The new Corsair TX650W and TX750W PSUs are targeted towards value conscious users who want stable outputs, high efficiency and minimal noise with higher output capacities.

This new kid is kinda cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 30, 2007 - 11:59 AM |

ZEROtherm may be a new name in cooling, but you would never tell that from the performance of the Nirvana NV120 CPU CoolerThink Computers may have tested it in a rather chilly room, but when you see it outperforming the Big Typhoon and the Ultra-120m, you realize this cooler is powerful.  There are lots of r

Kingwin finds a power up

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2007 - 02:28 PM |

Kingwin has produced a first for them, the ABT-800MA1S Mach 1 800w power supply.  That doesn't mean that [H]ard|OCP will go easy on it though, they put it through the same tests the other PSUs go through.  As it turns out, it is a great first try, with some reservations.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The opposite of SFF

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2007 - 02:51 PM |

If you aren't a fan of SFF PC's, then the recent release of AMD's DTX form factor probably doesn't excite you too much.  For fans of larger systems, like Extended ATX, why not check out the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000The Tech Report found this quiet giant (37lbs!) to have more than enough space to fit any system you could want to build and looks stylish at the same time.

A blue PSU, is it for you?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2007 - 02:50 PM |

Antec's Neopower 650W Blue PSU offers you 3 19A 12V rails, as well as some nice modular cabling.  It's price is well below $200, offering a great value for those who don't feel the need to get a kilowatt or more of power into their case.  Hardware Canucks feel that the efficiency and ripple will satisfy anyone who can't

AMDs cute new form factor

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2007 - 01:46 PM |

Considering the overwhelming success that the BTX form factor has created, it seems odd that AMD would go about creating their own form factor, but that is exactly what they have done.  The DTX comes in 2 sizes, the full 9.6" x 8" and mini-DTX boards that are 6.7" x 8".  This is an attempt to standardize SFF cases, with the added bonus that these board will also line up with the mounting holes in ATX cases.  If you have a SFF case that you love, you will still be able to use it with these new boards, although there will also be cases designed to hide behind LCD monitors.  <

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Thinking inside the box

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2007 - 01:42 PM |

The first Apevia X-QPack was a good looking and solid box shaped case, perfect for LAN parties.  The new X-QPack 2 incorporates more serious cooling solutions that are needed with dual and quad core systems, and the backplate has change to fit modern mATX board layouts.  TechPowerUp!

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OCZ's experimental cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2007 - 02:52 PM |

The OCZ HydroJet CPU cooler is a cylindrical cooler with a radial fan, aluminium fins and heatpipes as well as a completely enclosed watercooling system, and a copper base doped with carbon nanotubes.  You can get a sneak peek at Hardware Secrets, but we still don't know how well it will cool.