Giant case found in the centre of The Zone

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 19, 2007 - 02:48 PM |

The Tagan CS-Monolith is huge!  Huge as in it has a pair of 250mm fans on the side, five 5.25" bays and seven 3.5" bays.  It will have no troubles fitting a kilowatt PSU, with space leftover to make sure the PSU stays cool.  OCIA is wondering if they can fit a radiator over those two 25cm fans, something that would seriously improve an internal watercooling rig.

Source: OCIA

Enough power for most

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 18, 2007 - 01:21 PM |

Sure, having a 1300W PSU is impressive, but the chances are very good that even the dream righ you have in your head isn't going to need that much power.  600W seems to be enough to power most systems, as long as that 600W PSU is of high quality.  The KingWin Mach 1 600W PSU fits that bill and more, it has modular cabling and some seriously bright blue LEDs.  PC

Source: PCApex

Thermaltake's sharp new case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 17, 2007 - 01:39 PM |

The Thermaltake SwordM has a very unique feature, that will probably be the make or break feature for enthusiasts ... it has a hydraulic lid that lifts up.  It is 16kg of aluminium and absolutely huge, referred to as a Super Tower.  There is a lot going on in this ~$500 case, you will have to read the full review at Hardware Zone and look at the pics to believe it.

Corsair is First Official Licensee for Intel's DDR3 Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Specification

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 14, 2007 - 03:55 PM |

Fremont, CA, September 14, 2007 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced they have been licensed by Intel to use the new Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) certification logo.

SunbeamTech is a big fan of airflow

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 14, 2007 - 03:20 PM |

From the mesh front and 2 normally place 120mm fans to the extra internal stand that can hold another pair, the Freezing Storm case will keep the air flowing through your case.  GideonTech has posted a full review of the black version of this case.

Source: Gideon Tech

X38 is almost here

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 14, 2007 - 11:53 AM |

AMD's new chipset release will have some brand new competition from Intel to match it, the X38 will be available soon.  According to DigiTimes, that Intel chipset won't be long for the world, as the X48 is on schedule to arrive sometime in the next 4 to 6 months. 

Source: Digitimes

Illuminating power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 13, 2007 - 05:37 PM |

Kingwin's Mach 1 800W PSU has 4 12V rails, a pair at 18A, one 20A and a 22A, proving that it is capable of living up to it's SLI Ready status.  OCIA was torn about their favourite part to this PSU, whether the fact that the 12V rail never varied from 12.01, or the plethora of blue LEDs that shine from everywhere.

Source: OCIA

Sticking to your mod

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 13, 2007 - 11:56 AM |

Madshrimps looks at a pair of products that will help any addicted modder from killing their PC or having to redo the mod several times over the life of their PC.  The adhesive thermal pads perform about the same as other brands of thermally conductive double sided tape, but they stick much better.  No longer do you have to reseat all of your heatsinks if you nudge your PC, these pads will hold up a dangling 500g heatsink.  The protective core rubber cutouts prevent said 500g

Source: Madshrimps

Dumping the fake diamonds for fake platinum

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2007 - 01:35 PM |

Rhodium, the metal, is very similar to platinum, though not in the way cubic zirconium is to diamond.  It is also Revoltec's newest full tower case.  The pair of 120mm fans helps keep the noise down, and there is plenty of space for a big PSU and heatsink.  The only thing that Bjorn3D held against the design is the hex bolts that keep the front panel on, and make it difficult to get off for installation or cleaning.

Source: Bjorn3D

Antec's TruePower grows

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2007 - 12:18 PM |

The new model from Antec adds another 12V line, 200W and racing stripes to the old 650W TruePower Trio.  They have managed to put the performance into the 80+ category, and it offers relatively stable power.  Read the full story at Benchmark Reviews.