Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2007 - 07:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP builds an HTPC running on Vista Home Premium, to see how it does at replacing the Media Center edition. You also get some good recommendations on what hardware to include in an HTPC. Read on to find out why Vista may be your new best friend when it comes to HTPCs.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2007 - 04:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get attention and distract opponents at LAN parties with the help of Techware Labs, and their recently published guide on how to put strobe lights in your PC. Just pick up a strobe kit at your friendly neighbourhood auto store, and with a little bit of soldering people will be raving over your PC.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 29, 2007 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online spotted the CoolingWell V14 Vortex 800W, a PSU maker without much of a reputation either way. When they put it through their tests, it passed with flying colours. If you are looking for 800W of solid power, and care less about modular cabling than you do about price, check this PSU out.
For even more extreme power, Lee has finished his review of the Koolance 1200W PSU ... the one that is liquid cooled!
Introduction and Features
1,200 Watts of DC power bathed in liquid coolant gives this power supply an extreme Koolness factor! Check out the review to see how it performed.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 28, 2007 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Antec 900 Advanced Gaming Case is up for review at HotHardware. With a 200mm blowhole on the top, you will want to keep your caffeinated beverage of choice far away from it, but it is great for getting rid of hot air. It also means that the PSU is located at the bottom, giving you a more stable case, if you are in the habit of trying to knock your PC over. Read on to see w
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 25, 2007 - 09:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Power & Cooling, THE name in high quality PSUs, has been bought by OCZ! Their website and products will still be sold, but the company itself is now part of OZC. They have certainly come a long way from simply selling RAM.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2007 - 05:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In their 4th 120mm fan roundup, SPCR tests 8 different fans. All of the fans tested did move a fair amount of air at a reasonable noise level, but only one can come out on top. Read on to find out which fan could manage 34CFM at only 22dBa and still moved 19CFM @ 19dBa when reduced to 7V.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 23, 2007 - 06:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews 5 PSUs ranging from 450W to 500W and from $20 to $100. There are a lot of systems that only need a maximum of 500W, in fact for most office PCs it is almost overkill. You would expect that these PSUs would be very stable and conform to specs, as the PSU manufacturers have managed that with PSUs twice as powerful. Read the full review, as you may be surprised what they found.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2007 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclock3d has published a review of 2 new water pumps from Laing. They compare the performance with Swiftech's MCP600 pump and use Alphacool, Petra's Tech and OCLabs tops to see how powerful these pumps are. Flow rate and head may not mean much to those who are not into watercooling; if you are though, it looks like these pumps are a step up in performance.
"Today in the OC3D Labs we get to compare the Alphacool, OCLabs and Petra's Tech tops for the Laing DDC
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2007 - 09:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Up for review at TechPowerUp! is the Noctua NH-U12F, a large (640g) cooler with 120mm fan and a few neat tricks. It will fit on any current processor socket and has a rather innovative screw design that will keep you from over tightening them when attaching it and cracking your core. The cooling performance is quite impressive at 27dB and the included adapter to slow down the fan makes it much quieter, albeit with reduced cooling capacity.