Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Rosewill RCX-Z2 Heatsink has a very odd overall shape with fasteners that look a bit like landing gear as well as a glowing blue fan. If it is run on a motherboard without PWM, the full 59dBA adds to the overall impression of some sort of alien craft landing. Frosty Tech gave it a try on their test bench, and you can find out how well it did here.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2007 - 02:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Features and Specifications
The Monsoon II Lite cooler combines the features of a high-performance HSF with a Peltier device to provide outstanding cooling without the disadvantages normally associated with Thermoelectric Cooling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 12, 2007 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Danger Den has released something that was once found only in their test labs. Hardware Canucks have posted a review of Danger Den's Torture Rack, which is a fully acrylic case designed for fast access to components, much like a test bench. The large interior also allows you to fit just about any combo of heatsinks and video cards, which can be very handy as both are growing very quickly. Read on to see what other tricks this case will le
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2007 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagan joins their high powered competition with their Silver Power SP-1000E. Not only does it offer 1000W of power at a claimed 85% efficiency, it has 6 12V rails. Bjorn3D has spent a week testing it out, and while the power efficiency is not good enough to get it an 80 PLUS rating, it wasn't a disappointment to them at all.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2007 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ThermalTake has updated their most popular case series with the new Soprano DX. The old 120mm in the back has been dropped in favour of a 140mm fan at the front of the case, offering a definite improvement in cooling performance. The only real drawback that X-Bit Labs found was that with the included fastening clips, you can't install dual-slot PCI cards, but it isn't to hard to implement a solu
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2007 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TAIPEI, Taiwan - June 5, 2007 - Further advancing the availability of energy-efficient platforms, at Computex today AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the finalization of the DTX specification, an open standard initiated by AMD to enable the development of small form factor PCs. AMD also introduced new 45-watt energy-efficient processors based on 65nm technology, the AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processor BE-2350 and the AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processor BE-2300.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 05:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over at MADSHRIMPS they're reviewing a passively cooled 400PSU from FSP. While it may not have the power of the liquid cooled 1200W PSU from OCZ that Lee just reviewed, MADSHRIMPS didn't have any problems with their test system. Read the full review if you are interested in getting rid of a bit more noise from your system, or if you
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS has put together the mother of all LGA775 cooler reviews, with 25 different models and 15 different manufacturers represented. They test them all, and break the winners and runners up apart based on price, so you can pick the best cooler you can afford. Pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee before you start reading, this one will take you a while.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware managed a sneak peek into Computex before the official start. They have pictures of people hard at work assembling the booths and displays that will dazzle everyone today, as well as some nice external shots.