Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2007 - 03:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 1 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer memory and peripheral components, today unveiled the environmentally friendly Corsair VX Series of power supplies. Designed and engineered for mainstream computer users, both the VX450W and VX550W supplies support the Energy Star 2007 Standard and feature the industry's most efficient power-management and ultra-quiet design available.
Introduction and Features
Not in the market for an 800W to 1,200W PSU? OK then, how about a solid 450W power supply with stable voltages, high efficiency, and virtually silent operation for well under $100?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2007 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ's ModXStream 780W gives you a very feature rich, as well as powerful, power supply. OCZ's EZMod cable management system makes for a clean install and the black mesh will fit in with the interior of most PCs. Four 20A 12V rails, with a max 755W will ensure that even multiple graphics cards get enough power, and the overall efficiency is good. Modders-Inc will take you through a tour
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2007 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When it comes to PC chassis, no one does it better than Cooler Master. For years now, Cooler Master has been on the leading edge of PC chassis design. Today, Cooler Master is pleased to announce its latest creation - the CM 690 PC chassis. By utilizing a unique mesh design, the CM 690 effectively blends together both form and function, offering users a mid-tower chassis without compromise.
When looking at the CM 690, it's easy to be taken in by its bold lines and superb styling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2007 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunbeamtech's Quarterback case seems a little larger than your average Quarterback, but it is a great case to build a system with. It weighs just over 9kg, and has four 120mm fans to go with the large openings in the front of the case. It is also very inexpensive for a tool-less case, but Big Bruin had some concerns about being able to use the core fan setup and longer graphics cards at the same
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 30, 2007 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has designed a pair of gaming boxes to satisfy gamers everywhere. One is a bit price conscious, weighing in at ~$1200, and the go all out for the ~$3000 performance box. It is worth the time to look if you are thinking about picking up a PC, or just figuring how long you will have to live on Mr. Noodles to buy one.
You can always contrast their choices with our own PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard, to see which setups you prefer.
Introduction and Features
The Silencer 750W CrossFire edition can deliver up to 60A on a powerful single +12V rail and is backed by PC Power and Cooling's legendary reputation for reliability and performance. It's bright red, relatively quiet, very efficient and affordable too.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2007 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI P6N SLI Platinum and Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI are very similar boards, with dissimilar prices. The MSI based on the 680i SLI and the Abit on the 650i SLI. The main difference between those 2 chipsets is the third PCI express slot, and the 650i's being limited to 8x as opposed to 16x, not that there is any benefit to be gained from the 16x PCI ex
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2007 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone has a look at LogiTech's new Wii inspired Cordless mouse. It is unlikely that gamers will adopt it as a replacement, and besides they have the actual Wii to game with. However, if you are using a projector to show off a presentation or controlling an HTPC, this mouse suddenly makes a lot of sense to use.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2007 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XIGMATEK is a company that has some interesting ideas, but hasn't really caught on with enthusiasts. X-bit Labs is going to try to undo that by reviewing their HDT-S963, a cooler with Heatpipe Direct Touch. They find that it is efficient enough to compete with the major brands, especially at lower fan speeds. At higher speeds the fan noise becomes a problem, but that could easily be rectified by replacing the stock fan with a quieter model.