Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 30, 2007 - 07:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Kandalf seems to have a lot of space inside. Enough to fit an Asus P5B Deluxe and E6600 based system with a MSI NX7900GTO and an original XBox, plus lighting, a 5" TFT screen, and lots more.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 29, 2007 - 04:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2007 In one of the biggest advancements in fundamental transistor design, Intel Corporation today revealed that it is using two dramatically new materials to build the insulating walls and switching gates of its 45 nanometer (nm) transistors. Hundreds of millions of these microscopic transistors or switches will be inside the next generation IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad and XeonÂ® families of multi-core processors.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2007 - 07:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Aerocool Zero Flexi Tower has some serious cooling built into it. A 250mm side panel fan is pretty much the biggest you will find on a non-modded case. The front panel has room for 2 120mm fans and the back can fit either 1 120mm or a pair of 80mm. There is a lot more that makes this case unique, so head to Pro-Clockers and take a look.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 24, 2007 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A machine so unique, so stylish, you will be the envy of all your friends.
Up until now, Custom Painted PC gaming systems have always been pre-built. If you wanted a Custom Painted PC — you have one of two choices: buy a pre-built system which might not have all the components you want or build your own and find someone who's skilled enough to bring your visions to reality.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 22, 2007 - 09:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP took 2 BFG 8800GTX's, 2 GB of Corsair RAM and 2 different motherboards. One is an EVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i with a Core 2 Duo X6800 processor. The second is an ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe 590 SLI with an Athlon 64 FX-62.
This a straight up head to head on some of the newest and most demanding games. Any difference seen is an example of the CPU not being able to keep up to the SLI cards.
Read on for a very interesting article.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 22, 2007 - 07:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the advent of Blu-ray and HD DVD, HD playback is becoming important. Hardware Zone takes a look at how the 2 major players in the graphics field handle H.264, the main MPEG-4 codec. Read on to find out about the CPU load you can expect without proper support for HD acceleration, and the difference in frame quality.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 22, 2007 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR has redone their heatsink test bench, and have published an article describing the new system, and the exact process used to test the heatsinks. If you have ever been curious how some hardware review sites go about determining the performance of heatsinks, this article will fill you in.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2007 - 11:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You've got dual GPUs, and dual cores, so why not dual transformers? The Tagan EasyCon XL 700W that SPCR reviews has just that, to go with the quad 12V rails. Each can handle up to 20A (56A total) and 672W are devoted to those 12V lines. There were a few issues discovered along the lines, so keep reading before you run out and buy one.
Introduction and Overview
We have three new PSUs up for review from Ultra Products: the Ultra X-Pro EE 600W, Ultra X-Pro 800W, and Ultra X-Finity 800W. All three tested out very good and one proved to be outstanding!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 16, 2007 - 08:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs does a Thermaltake two-fer. Under examination are the Armor Jr., is a slightly scaled down Armor and the Aguila, a new design. The Armor is made of steel, which adds to the weight and stability, but gone are the detachable cages and modular front panel. The Aguila design incorporates interesting styling as extra ventilation. Both are worthy homes for good systems, so drop by and check them out.