The MFD & Fan Controller for micro managers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 19, 2007 - 02:45 PM |
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Check out the NZXT Sentry Temperature Controller MFD up for review over at OCC.  Along with the clock display and fan controllers you would expect, there are also 3 thermocouples.   These allow you to take temperature readings from 3 separate areas in your system, your choice which ones.  As well there are 3 separate programmable temperature alarms, so you can adjust for the components you are monitoring. 

Alienware Offers Exclusive Dekstop Chassis in Limited-Time Barebones Kit

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 19, 2007 - 12:09 PM |
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MIAMI - June 19, 2007 - Alienware - the leading manufacturer of
high-performance desktop, notebook and professional systems - is now giving
PC enthusiasts a limited-time opportunity to purchase an Alienware barebones
kit featuring the company's highly popular P2 desktop chassis.

Source: Alienware

The mothership has landed

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2007 - 12:10 PM |
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The Rosewill RCX-Z2 Heatsink has a very odd overall shape with fasteners that look a bit like landing gear as well as a glowing blue fan.  If it is run on a motherboard without PWM, the full 59dBA adds to the overall impression of some sort of alien craft landing.  Frosty Tech gave it a try on their test bench, and you can find out how well it did here.

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Features and Specifications

The Monsoon II Lite cooler combines the features of a high-performance HSF with a Peltier device to provide outstanding cooling without the disadvantages normally associated with Thermoelectric Cooling.

Watercooled test bench

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 12, 2007 - 01:38 PM |
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Danger Den has released something that was once found only in their test labs.  Hardware Canucks have posted a review of Danger Den's Torture Rack, which is a fully acrylic case designed for fast access to components, much like a test bench.  The large interior also allows you to fit just about any combo of heatsinks  and video cards, which can be very handy as both are growing very quickly.  Read on to see what other tricks this case will le

Switching to a higher power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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Tagan joins their high powered competition with their Silver Power SP-1000E.  Not only does it offer 1000W of power at a claimed 85% efficiency, it has 6 12V rails.  Bjorn3D has spent a week testing it out, and while the power efficiency is not good enough to get it an 80 PLUS rating, it wasn't a disappointment to them at all.

Source: Bjorn3D

Hitting the high notes

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2007 - 02:26 PM |
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ThermalTake has updated their most popular case series with the new Soprano DX.  The old 120mm in the back has been dropped in favour of a 140mm fan at the front of the case, offering a definite improvement in cooling performance.  The only real drawback that X-Bit Labs found was that with the included fastening clips, you can't install dual-slot PCI cards, but it isn't to hard to implement a solu

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD Empowers PC Industry to Deliver Innovative Small Form Factor Solutions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2007 - 11:27 AM |
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TAIPEI, Taiwan - June 5, 2007 - Further advancing the availability of energy-efficient platforms, at Computex today AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the finalization of the DTX specification, an open standard initiated by AMD to enable the development of small form factor PCs. AMD also introduced new 45-watt energy-efficient processors based on 65nm technology, the AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processor BE-2350 and the AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processor BE-2300.

Source: AMD

Passive power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 05:14 PM |
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Over at MADSHRIMPS they're reviewing a passively cooled 400PSU from FSP.  While it may not have the power of the liquid cooled 1200W PSU from OCZ that Lee just reviewed, MADSHRIMPS didn't have any problems with their test system.  Read the full review if you are interested in getting rid of a bit more noise from your system, or if you

Source: Madshrimps