It's what's inside the box that matters

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2007 - 02:51 PM |

The box that the ABS BZ800 800w Power Supply comes in has all sorts of odd marketing speak about the new technologies that this PSU offers, but we do know that there is a 64A 12v rail.  The cabling features REMI filters and bead cores, which haven't been shown to do anything apart from making the cables too thick to easily work with.  The negatives don't have an effect on the power though, and apart from the questionabl

Source: [H]ard|OCP

High G storage

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 14, 2007 - 12:03 PM |

PC Stats mentioned an interesting statistic about the SuperTalent FSD28GC25M 128GB 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive, it can handle 1500Gs during operation.  Solid state drives are obviously tougher than their platter based competition, but 1500 Gs during operation is beyond tough and when you add the fact that it can operate under far hotter conditions as well, these drives will probably be showing up in places you would never expect electronic storage to survive.  Too bad they cost $4000.

Source: PCStats

Multi GPU madness

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2007 - 12:32 PM |

Want to run Crossfire but have very little money to spend?  Check out the news over at [H]ard|OCP, where they take the new chipset from AMD, the RS780 which sports a type of R600 integrated GPU that has it's own integrated 16MB or 32MB chip of RAM to act as part of the framebuffer, and also add in an AMD graphics card and run them in hybrid Crossfire.  They managed to run Crysis @ 1024*768 on Medium settings, a relatively impressive feat for a graphics card and a half.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Just a little more juice

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2007 - 03:11 PM |

If you upgrade your video system, or slap in a second card, you may find your old power supply gagging under the load and not giving you the reliable power that you had before.  You can go out and buy a bigger PSU and relegate your previous one to the 'might use one day' pile, or you can check out the Ultra Power PartnerOverclockers Club slipped one into their case

Nanoxia's out of this world cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 11, 2007 - 02:59 PM |

There is a new cooling company called Nanoxia who has provided a very bizarre looking cooler to Tweaknews to test out.  With a very UFO inspired top, and a bright green colour it stands out as very unique.  As well it incorporates heatpipes and fins directly on the contact surface, so your die is being cooled by more than just heatpipes that can lessen the amount of heat for the fins to cool.

Source: Tweaknews

Truth in advertising

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2007 - 12:11 PM |

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V proves that OCZ knows exactly what made PCP&C the best, and that they aren't going to fix something that isn't broken.  There are no fancy colours or racing stripes, the cabling is not modular nor UV reactive or anything else, what there is instead is top of the line components from the PCB to the resistors.  At it's rated 610W, it is over 80%

20" is within your grasp

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2007 - 01:27 PM |

Soyo Group's 20.1in TFT-LCD Monitor 2058 sits in the middle of the pack when it comes to quality.  It's 8ms responses isn't awe inspiring, but should be acceptable in most situations, the 300nit brightness and contrast ratio of 600:1 also place it in the mid range, as does it's 1400x1050 resolution.  Thankfully, it's price also matchesOCIA this regular aspect monito

Source: OCIA

Case modders kit bag

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2007 - 12:25 PM |

Look through this list of case modding tools over at PC Apex.  You should be pleasantly surprised that you can get a nice set of the basic tools for a lot less than you may think.  It is dangerous though, one quick look at the knockout punch or some of the other tools and you may find that you are sprouting all sorts of creative ideas, and a serious desire to head to the hardware store.

Source: PCApex
Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Introduction and Features

Cooler Master’s latest high-end power supply can deliver up to 1,250W quietly and efficiently, with support for up to three high-end VGA cards. Check it out!

Brother against brother

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 4, 2007 - 02:44 PM |

[H]ard|OCP has pitted the Corsair VX550W against the Corsair HX520W, both of which are just over 500W and just over $100.  The big difference is in the guts, with one being a more premium model and theoretically having much better components on the inside. 

Source: [H]ard|OCP