Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2007 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When we first started seeing non-conductive fluids being sold for watercooling setups, the advantages seemed obvious. Unfortunately, the first products to hit the market were very expensive, didn't cool as well as water, and some even proved to be able to conduct electricity. PC Apex has revisited the non-conductive coolant market to see how it has improved.
Introduction and Features
Cooler Master is targeting the enthusiast with their latest enclosure, the Cosmos 1000. This refined product offers up a lot of space to work in as well as an environment built for quiet usage.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 5, 2007 - 05:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The PC Power and Cooling 750 Quad Black Power Supply does exactly what you would expect a product from them to do; deliver rock solid power. Big Bruin threw everything they could at it, and the voltages never varied. Of course, you can't really expect it to live up to it's Silencer name when you are torture testing it; though there are still much louder PSUs out th
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 4, 2007 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest style of case from Cooler Master is the Cosmos, a very high end design for a case. Most of the case is designed to be tool free, but for those few remain screws and for cable management, the Cosmos comes with it's own handy tool kit. The size makes components easy to install, the four quiet fans will help your ears, and this case will be around for quite a while thanks to it's steel design. You can
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2007 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs looks a two very different coolers, the Zalman CNPS8700 LED and the Thermaltake V1. The Zalman is aimed at those without the room in their case for a huge cooler, and the V1 is a unique looking cooler with a special fan that fits in between it's fins. Take a look and see which one would fit your needs best.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 31, 2007 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - August 30, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today announced the OCZ Vanquisher CPU cooler, a much-anticipated expansion of their cooling product line. Using a highly efficient and compact design, the Vanquisher is an enthusiast-grade thermal solution for the latest high performance processors. Catering to the needs of gamers and enthusiasts, the Vanquisher will become an integral addition to any extreme-performance gaming rig.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 30, 2007 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Antec's 850 TruePower Quattro has four 18A 12V rails that can handle up to 768W, as well as a nice modular design that makes it very easy to spot the dedicated PCI Express plugs. Hi-Tech Reviews was worried that the single 80mm fan wouldn't be enough to keep this PSU cool, but it did the job admirably, and Antec offers a 3 year warranty in case anything goes wrong.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 29, 2007 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zaward's Twin Towers have incorporated some nice flexibility into their design. They are fanless, which means they are a very large and not compatible with all motherboard/case combos, but more so than other huge coolers on the market now. techPowerUp's testing also proved that you can expect better cooling from this heatsink than the one shipped with retail C2Ds.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2007 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake's new case design bears the name Wing RS 100. Aimed at those that don't want to pay $100 or more for a case, but still want a 120mm fan and a nice look. HARDWARE LOGIC found it to be a good example of it's kind, a low budget case you won't be disappointed with.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
1600W!!! Seriously, think about that for a second. The 12v rail can run up to 117A, and 1404W! Originally Ultra had planned this model to be 2000W, but they couldn't get certification, and you would probably have needed to plug it into a 240W plug, and possible install 3-phase circuits. [H]ard|OCP struggled to get this PSU up to it's full load, but did finally manage.