Thermalright puts some pressure on Scythe and Thermaltake

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 12, 2007 - 02:40 PM |
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Brand new from Thermalright is the Ultra-120 eXtreme for any LGA775 or AM2 processors.  It's a big one, weighing in at 790g, and 160mm tall, 132mm wide and 63mm thick, and can fit 2 120mm fans.  X-bit Labs tested it both ways, and their findings place this heatsink as a major contender for the top place in air cooling.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Apple's medium for your messages

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 11, 2007 - 02:45 PM |
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The Tech Lounge have spent enough time with their iPhone to give it a full review, 14 pages worth.  If you haven't picked one up because you aren't sure it can do what you want, then read on.  Ther's lots to cover from the bad, like the battery and EDGE problems, to the great UI.

Time to kiss your heatpipes goodbye?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 10, 2007 - 02:22 PM |
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The new hotness in cooling is the self-contained watercooled heatsink.  With no risk of spillage and no more complex to install than a normal heatsink, they are much easier to setup than a full watercooling system.  AnandTech reviews the Xigmatek AIO and the Evercool Silver Knight, to see if this new cooling technique has what it takes to compete with Thermaltake and Scythe's top of the line air coolers.

Source: AnandTech

Decoding power states

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 9, 2007 - 02:36 PM |
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TechARP presents the PC Power Management Guide, a perfect primer on figuring out what exactly is going with power in your PC, beyond how many amps to expect from your 12W rail.  If you are confused between ACPI and APM, or trying to figure out what a C4 State is and why your CPU went there, then read on, and all shall become clear.

Source: Tech ARP

TEC and watercooling, together at last

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 6, 2007 - 01:46 PM |
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TechwareLabs grabbed the CoolIT Freezone, a CPU waterblock, attached to a TEC radiator that is to be attached to one of the rear outake fan grills at the back of the case.  Unfortunately, they used a 92mm fan, rather than opt for the 120mm, but as the pictures show you, it is a tight squeeze and the 120mm might not have worked in many cases.  The technology is sound and the performance is great, but Techware Labs thought there were a few improvements to be made to this powerful cooler.

The Silentator: it's name speaks for itself

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 4, 2007 - 05:35 PM |
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At 153mm x 126mm x 85mm and 640g, the Coolink Silentator has a rather large presence.  With it's prepackaged fan, it moves 90CFM @ 24dB making it essentially silent in most systems.  OCC expected performance similar to other heatsinks that focus on noise reduction, and received a pleasant surprise.

Time for a new king of the hill?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 3, 2007 - 02:44 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP put PC Power & Cooling's Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR into their new PSU torture chamber, and came away with some interesting findings.  Until recently, they have always had the most powerful PSUs on the market, but as the power demand from high end PCs has grown, other manufacturers are entering the upper end of wattage.  Read on to see how PC P&C stands up against today's competition.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Get your own Black Pearl

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 2, 2007 - 05:23 PM |
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In the form of a case from Tagan.  A lot of work has gone into this case, from the exterior looks, to the inclusion of features that make setting up watercooling a breeze.  Bjorn3D thinks there are few improvements that could be made to the A+ Black Pearl, like a removable tray and separate fan controllers, but overall were very impressed.

Source: Bjorn3D
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Introduction and Features

The SilverStone OP750 power supply is targeted towards gamers and power users who want a compact power supply with a single, powerful +12V rail and connectors that support the latest video cards.

Cubic Zirconium for enthusiasts

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 27, 2007 - 01:37 PM |
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For a low budget case, the Revoltec Zirconium offers some unique features.  For instance, the extra external USB and Firewire and audio ports are located in a recess at the top of the case, and the front panel has integral eject buttons for your optical drives.  Read on to see how well the case satisfied the Guru of 3D's discerning needs, and where it fell short.

Source: Guru of 3D