Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 16, 2007 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has posted a review of a very unique PSU. Koolance's 1200W PSU is watercooled ... as in fluid flowing around inside the PSU. It isn't water, and is likely non-conductive, but still! The base unit appears to be an 850W that is able to be pushed to 1200 because of the extra cooling, although not without some drawbacks. If you are planning on a 2900XT Crossfire setup this is the kind of power you need, but read on to decide if this is the right PSU for you.
Introduction and Features
The new Ultra X3 is a solid, high output power supply that offers quiet operation, comes with a full assortment of modular cables, and is backed by Ultra's lifetime warranty.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2007 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Following the simplicity of design that has made them famous, Lian Li has released the PC-A08 Case. OCC reviews this roomy case, that may not have many special features but does have a low price. If you aren't looking for any fancy insides, just a case that won't limit your choices in cooling and graphics, and looks sharp on the outside, Lian Li might just have your answer.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 10, 2007 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When the limited edition nVIDIA 8800 GTX hit's the street, you are going to see something you never have before ... a graphics card that wants an 8 pin power connector. Before you get the wire cutters out, read about the new PSU from Enermax, the Galaxy 1000W DXX. Guru3D has a full write up of this PSU, that is a must have if you are looking at purcahsing the Limited Edition 8800GTX.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 9, 2007 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sunbeam UFO ACUF-T Acrylic case is much cheaper than most acrylic cases, coming in at under $100. It's shape is a little odd, at 11.8" x 11.61" x 14.96", and that is assuming you assembled it correctly as it comes in about the same shape as IKEA furniture ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 7, 2007 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At the Overclocker's Club, the roar of fans is as frightening as the overclock on their processors. In an effort to change that, they review the NZXT Hush; a case designed to reduce noise. The interior is liberally coated with a 3/16" layer of foam and every retention bracket comes with a rubber washer. The pair of 120mm fans give good airflow without the noise a smaller fan would make. Head over and find out if it cools well enough to quiet OCC down a bit.
Introduction and Features
Gentlemen, start your engines! XClio is taking flight with their new twin engine case. If you are an avid gamer or budding aeronautical engineer, the A380 offers unique styling and features that are sure to please.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2007 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs reviews 6 1000W PSUs from 6 different manufacturers. Every single one has the power to run even the most cutting edge performance PCs, and they do so within acceptable electrical parameters. One of the deciding factors turned out to be the fans. Those that were cooled by 80mm fans tended to become uncomfortably loud when stressed, but the 2 models with 135mm fans were quite acceptable. This review covers a lot of tests for each PC, so make sure you have some time to read throu
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2007 - 05:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has a brand new overclocked E6300 for it's test-bed, and the first cooler that gets to try and tame it is Thermalright's Inferno FX-14. It's shape is a little bizarre, but it does allow you to install 2 120mm fans if you so desire. The size could lead to some problems though, at 6.3'(160mm) tall x 5.75'(146mm) wide x 4.8'(122mm) deep and 790 grams it is huge. It also performs well, keeping that C2D at room temperature when idle and the load temps within 15Â°.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 30, 2007 - 01:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Ultra ChillTec Thermoelectric CPU Cooler is designed in such a way that the TEC part does not begin to draw power until a certain temperature is reached allowing you a bit of savings in electricity. It also comes with an LCD panel to display current temperatures, fan speed and the load that the TEC is under. Since it is a TEC, the cooling capability is quite impressive allowing you respectable overclocking potential, as Le