Switching to a higher power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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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.

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Hitting the high notes

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2007 - 02:26 PM |
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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

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AMD Empowers PC Industry to Deliver Innovative Small Form Factor Solutions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2007 - 11:27 AM |
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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.

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Passive power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 05:14 PM |
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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

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25 ways to tame your Prescott

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 01:34 PM |
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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.

Source: Hexus

Sneaking into Computex

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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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.

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Asetek Liquid Cooling Solution Supports DTX Platform at Computex 2007

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2007 - 11:06 AM |
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Computex Taipei, June 5 9 2007 Asetek, the market leader of thermal management solutions for semiconductors will show their Low Cost Liquid Cooling (LCLC) solution inside the new DTX small form factor platform at Computex this week. DTX is an open industry standard specification initiated by AMD to enable the broad adoption of small form factor PCs.

PCs and consumer electronics are facing a variety of challenges as they trend towards smaller form factors and designs. This leaves little room for existing bulky cooling solutions.

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Introduction and Features

The Toughpower 1,200W is targeted towards high-end power users and gamers who want a power supply with plenty of reserve capacity that is stable and efficient. And our testing shows it delivers!

What can Vista do for your HTPC

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2007 - 03:24 PM |
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OCMODSHOP builds an HTPC running on Vista Home Premium, to see how it does at replacing the Media Center edition.  You also get some good recommendations on what hardware to include in an HTPC.  Read on to find out why Vista may be your new best friend when it comes to HTPCs.

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Give your case some flash

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2007 - 12:09 PM |
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Get attention and distract opponents at LAN parties with the help of Techware Labs, and their recently published guide on how to put strobe lights in your PC.  Just pick up a strobe kit at your friendly neighbourhood auto store, and with a little bit of soldering people will be raving over your PC.