"More than meets the eye"

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 23, 2007 - 12:23 PM |
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The Cooler Master CM Media 281 is a very talented case.  Able to switch between HTPC and desktop at ease, with ample space in the interior for anyone's needs.  It is an interesting design from Cooler Master, but can this multifunction case stand up against some of CM's better cases?  Head over to The Tech Lounge and find out.

AMD Reports First Quarter Results

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 19, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 20071. AMD reported first quarter 2007 revenue of $1.233 billion, an operating loss of $504 million, and a net loss of $611 million, or $1.11 per share. These results include ATI acquisition-related and integration charges of $113 million, or $0.21 per share, and employee stock-based compensation expense of $28 million, or $0.05 per share.

Source: AMD

Drowning in decibels

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2007 - 11:58 AM |
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Is your PC is starting to sound a bit like a vacuum cleaner, maybe because summer approaches or that  video card you just bought?  Does the thought of switching to watercooling seems to be a bit much, and there is no way you are underclocking components so that passive cooling will work?  R&B Mods has posted a review of something you may not have thought of, but could really help.  Read on to see if SFM-1000 Case Fan Vibration Absorbers are the solution to your problems, or just a gimmick.

A PSU for the next generation of graphics cards

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2007 - 02:43 PM |
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Enermax has redesigned their Galaxy series, with the release of the new SGalaxy DXX 1000W PSU.  [H]ard|OCP takes a look at this PSU, with 5 12V rails at a combined 900W and 75A.  If that wasn't enough to impress them, the fact that the advertised efficiency rating was not exaggerated did.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Bionic Beaver

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2007 - 01:27 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has linked to an incredibly odd case mod.  In fact this is probably one of the oddest case mods you've ever seen.  Don't believe me?  Click on over and take a look.

"You can't make this stuff up, someone turned a stuffed beaver into a case mod. Kasey McMahon, the girl behind the case mod

(yes, girl), said the hardest part was actually cleaning out the beaver."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

OCZ Launches the ModXStream Power Supply Family

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2007 - 11:45 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-April 12, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and
components, today announced the ModXStream Series, a new line of power
supplies designed to offer consumers a combination of OCZ's legendary PSU
architecture and an efficient modular cable management system. Available in
780W and 900W models, the high efficiency ModXStream offers the industry's
highest performing modular power supplies on the market.

So, a heat spreader isn't good enough for you?!?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 11, 2007 - 02:06 PM |
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The Inquirer reminisces about the days before the the heatsink, when a heatspreader was all a CPU needed.  Now we are placing 1lb blocks of copper on the CPU's, and they are only getting hotter, especially with work on 3 dimensional processors.  Find out what the future may hold.

Source: The Inquirer
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Features and Specifications

The premium HD160XT Home Theater PC enclosure features an elite 7” LCD touch-screen display, elegant audiophile styling, excellent airflow, along with an impressive suite of software. Awesome!

A summer treat for your RAM

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 3, 2007 - 03:28 PM |
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3dGameMan takes a look at CoolIT Systems RAM Fan.  An aluminium housing clips onto the same notches that the RAM clips attach to, with one 60mm fan rated at 17.74 CFM
@ 4200 RPM and 31.6dBA.  While it does help keep the RAM cooler than it would be without the extra airflow, the performance doesn't blow 3dGameMan away.  As well, the instructions are a bit vague, and if you don't install it properly, you can damage your RAM, as you can see in the article.

Source: 3dGameMan

Turns out the green is mostly envy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 3, 2007 - 01:29 PM |
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The Ultra X-Pro 600W EE is the next PSU to face [H]ard|OCP's electrical obstacle course.  With an 85% efficiency sticker (at 300W load), and a 135mm fan it does fit the bill as an energy efficient PSU.  It's 600W total may be why it has an odd classification at SLIZone when it comes to powering an SLI setup.  Find out what happened when [H] stressed it out (though it's not as nifty as what Lee did to the Miller Electric).

"This Ultra PSU falls into a category that is drawing more

Source: [H]ard|OCP