Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 14, 2007 - 07:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermo-Electric Cooling is becoming commonplace, as CPUs grow hotter. While some chips have been designed to utilize lower power settings, once an overclocker get's hold of it the heat shoots up again. OCIA reviews the ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler, a blend of heatpipes and a TEC. The hotter it gets, the better this cooler works.
Introduction and Features
The Silencer 750W power supply can deliver up to 60A on a powerful single +12V rail and is backed by PC Power and Cooling's legendary reputation for reliability and performance. It's relatively quiet, very efficient and affordable too.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 13, 2007 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Shuttle's new X200 HTPC system is tiny at 11.76' X 8.27' X 2.1', as [H]ard|OCP puts it "roughly the size of a single package of printer paper". While Shuttle did pack a fair amount of power into the system, [H] found it lacking in some areas, especially it's lack of an HD tuner, and the fact you can't even get one in afterwards. As well, they really liked the lack of bloatware, but would
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 09:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Join AnandTech in looking at 4 different manufacturers overclocked 8800 GTS and GTXs although only 2 offered the lesser 640MB versions as well as the full 768. Not every manufacturer has set the clock speeds to the same frequency or even the same ratios. As well the voltage and temps differ between the cards. Take a look at the impact that memory and speed has on these otherwise identical cards.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 03:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout reviews the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 case. It's aluminium construction keeps the weigh of the case under 20lbs, and that is a good trick, considering they have upped the cases volume 10% over the ATX specs. Side loading 3.5" bays, easy to install 5.25" bays accessed by opening the front panel and three 120 mm fans push this case beyond a mere box. Watercoolers w
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 12, 2007 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (March 12, 2007) — CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today announced the company will showcase its impressive breath of award-winning products in the upcoming CeBIT Germany trade fair. CeBIT is the world's largest IT related trade event targeting the industry and users passionate about technology.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2007 - 07:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Anand compares 2 of Dell's monitors the 2407WFP and the 3007WFP. The 2407 is a 24" monitor, 1920x1200, with a 6ms grey to grey response time and many different inputs, VGA, Composite, DVI with HDCP, Component and S-Video. The 300WFP is a 30", 2560x1600, with an 11m response time and DVI-D Dual-Link (with HDCP) and can handle Single-Link DVI as well.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2007 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patch Tuesday just won't be the same this month, there are going to be no critical security updates. Sure there will be a Malicious Software tool update, and 2 other non-security updates, but it just won;t be the same. The Inquirer's obscure reference in reaction to the news is here.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 8, 2007 - 11:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One 25cm intake fan, one 25cm fan on the side panel and an optional 12cm exhaust on the back ... who needs watercooling! The Xclio A380 case is up for review on Big Bruin, and with both of the big fans rated at 150.49CFM and 32.1dB this case is pretty well set up.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 7, 2007 - 10:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As the name implies OZC's Flex XLC Watercooled memory is quite flexible. The heatsinks on them are able to function as waterblocks to theoretically give you more room to overclock, but are also quite happy to cool passively without any water at all. As HotHardware discovered, the cooling does dramatically change the temperature, but not the maximum speed. It is very likely that the cooler temps achieved by watercooling would significantly increase the lifetime of the DIMMs, so it is not a meaningless feat