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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 9, 2007 - 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP presents the PC Power Management Guide, a perfect primer on figuring out what exactly is going with power in your PC, beyond how many amps to expect from your 12W rail. If you are confused between ACPI and APM, or trying to figure out what a C4 State is and why your CPU went there, then read on, and all shall become clear.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 6, 2007 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechwareLabs grabbed the CoolIT Freezone, a CPU waterblock, attached to a TEC radiator that is to be attached to one of the rear outake fan grills at the back of the case. Unfortunately, they used a 92mm fan, rather than opt for the 120mm, but as the pictures show you, it is a tight squeeze and the 120mm might not have worked in many cases. The technology is sound and the performance is great, but Techware Labs thought there were a few improvements to be made to this powerful cooler.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2007 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At 153mm x 126mm x 85mm and 640g, the Coolink Silentator has a rather large presence. With it's prepackaged fan, it moves 90CFM @ 24dB making it essentially silent in most systems. OCC expected performance similar to other heatsinks that focus on noise reduction, and received a pleasant surprise.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 3, 2007 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP put PC Power & Cooling's Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR into their new PSU torture chamber, and came away with some interesting findings. Until recently, they have always had the most powerful PSUs on the market, but as the power demand from high end PCs has grown, other manufacturers are entering the upper end of wattage. Read on to see how PC P&C stands up against today's competition.