Not just a shiny box

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 9, 2007 - 02:25 PM |
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The Ultra X3 1000watt Modular Power Supply has a claims to deliver a full kilowatt of energy efficient power.  PCApex hooked this PSU up to several systems to see how well Ultra could deliver on this promise, and the PSU held between 80-85%.  While multiple 12V rails are missing, delivering 70A to the one rail it does offer will not leave your 8800 starving for power. 

Source: PCApex

A nice start to a silent finish

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 8, 2007 - 05:17 PM |
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Gigabyte's Triton 180 is a low priced case with high priced features, like 120mm fans, extra HDD space and a tool-less design.  Unfortunately it is missing the one feature that many high end cases offer, and that you can easily get used to, a removable motherboard tray.  Still, HotHardware found this case to be well constructed and definitely a good buy.

Source: HotHardware

PC Power & Cooling sees red

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 3, 2007 - 04:17 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has put the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad Crossfire Edition into their PSU torture chamber, and puts this red box under pressure. From the over-sized heatsinks inside the casing, to the wiring guards and the sheer reliability of the unit under load, they felt this PSU lived up to the reputation people have come to expect from PC P&C.  They were left scratching their heads over the Silencer moniker though.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Half way to a watercooled system

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2007 - 05:33 PM |
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The Puget liquid cooled Antec P180B is a handy case for someone just getting into watercooling or those who are old hands at it.  The already watercooling friendly case has been modified for watercooling and comes with a pair of radiators, 2 120mm fans, pump, and a reservoir.  Those just trying out watercooling will appreciate the work that has already been done for them and those familiar with the method will like the amount of heat the system can disperse.  The full review is up at Think Computers.

Tell VIA what you think!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 2, 2007 - 11:42 AM |
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On VIA Arena they have posted a link to the VIA VP of Marketing's blog and email.  If you want a chance to give VIA an idea what you think of them, or even just see what is up on his blog, drop by this thread in their forums for a link, and a chance to see what other people are saying.

Source: VIA Arena

Corsair Introduces Eco-Friendly Power Supply Family

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 1, 2007 - 03:51 PM |
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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.

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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?

A very active 12V rail

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2007 - 01:33 PM |
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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

Source: Modders-Inc

Cooler Master Introduces the CM 690 PC Chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2007 - 01:11 PM |
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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.

Linebacker might be more appropriate

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2007 - 12:22 PM |
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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

Source: Big Bruin