A case for the racing fan

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 19, 2007 - 12:42 PM |

The InWin F430 is indeed themed off of the Ferrari model, and that caught the attention of Think Computers. Sporting a very bright red finish and a sound effect when you first start the machine up will get racing fans eyebrows up. Add to the creative exterior a very roomy interior with removable hard drives and 120mm fan cooling and this is more than just a gimmick case. No word on how temperamental it makes your PC.

'When I hear F430 I instantly think of one of my favorite exotic cars, the Ferrari F430.

Unusually powerful, but still the same size

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 16, 2007 - 04:00 PM |

When you are picking up a high powered PSU, of 1kW or so, you may notice that it is longer than the power supplies you are used to.  Some are large enough to give troubles installing it in certain cases.  OCZ comes through with their ProXStream 1000W PSU, and HotHardware has the review.  It will fit in your case, and the 4 12V rails with 20 amps each will keep your graphics happy.

Source: HotHardware
Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Introduction and Features

The Toughpower 850W is targeted towards high-end power users and gamers who want a power supply with plenty of reserve capacity that is very stable and efficient. And our testing substantiates those claims!

The current King of the Coolers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 14, 2007 - 02:08 PM |

The Thermalright Ultra-120 is the cooler to beat.  You have probably seen it's name in mentioned in most heatsink reviews, sitting beside temperatures that are lower than whichever heatsink was being reviewed.  PC Apex reminds us why it is so powerful, it weighs over 700g, is almost 6.5" tall and 5" thick on it's wider side. 

Source: PCApex

What to do when your graphics system wants 600W on it's own

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 13, 2007 - 06:31 PM |

You may have noticed in Ryan's review of the XFX 8800 GTX XXX, that the card demands more than 300W to run, and you can double that in an SLI rig.  Bottom line is that a 600W PSU will not be enough, and 700W probably won't be either.

Source: Bjorn3D

This cooler stands tall among the competition

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 13, 2007 - 12:53 PM |

Rosewill is probably not the first name that jumps into your mind when you think of CPU coolers, but over the past 3 years they have had some successes.  Overclockers Online discovered that their new RCX-Z775-EX is another one.  Coming within a few degrees of the performance of the might Thermalright Ultra-120, and doing it very quietly is not easy.  There is one thing to keep in mind, this cooler stands about 5 1/2 inches tall, so make sure your case is wide enough t

Manufacturer: Silverstone

Features and Specifications

SilverStone created the CW01 enclosure for HTPC enthusiasts who want the same great functionality and flexibility found in the high-end LC18 chassis, minus the cost of the LCD touch screen display.

GeminII - the Most Effective Main board and CPU Cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 9, 2007 - 11:34 AM |

Cooler Master's newest Cooler Innovation, GeminII, is the world's first Main Board and CPU cooler. GeminII's thoughtful design creates high cooling performances due to its excellent heat transport ability and superior heat dissipation ability. Now you can enjoy all the benefits from Windows Vista with ease.

Find out the upper limit of your CPU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 8, 2007 - 06:04 PM |

Thermoelectric cooling is a powerful way to keep your CPU cool, but it comes at a high price.  Enter the Monsoon II Lite, which has trimmed some of the features of it's big brother down, and lets you get into TEC for less than $100.

AnandTech managed to get a Core 2 Duo X6800 from it's stock 2.93GHz up to 3.96GHz at 14*283MHz with this 50W TEC cooler, mind you it does so at about 60dB.

Source: AnandTech

Good price, great power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 6, 2007 - 03:34 PM |

The Listan BeQuiet Dark Power PRO 850 Watt PSU has a lot going for it.  It's modular, with up to 19 cable strands available, it has 4 12V lines for a total of 640W and 20A per line with a max load of 50A and it runs below 40dBA.  When you turn it off, it uses 0W and with an efficiency of 84% and active PFC of up to 0.99, you get a lot for ~$230.   Get over to the Guru of 3D for the full review.

Source: Guru of 3D