One case, hold the bells and whistles please

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2007 - 01:21 PM |
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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.

When will we start seeing GPU & PSU bundles

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 10, 2007 - 01:35 PM |
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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 DXXGuru3D has a full write up of this PSU, that is a must have if you are looking at purcahsing the Limited Edition 8800GTX.

Source: Guru of 3D

Clearly a good deal

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 9, 2007 - 04:13 PM |
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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 ...

PCs should be seen, not heard

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 7, 2007 - 12:33 PM |
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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.

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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.

A plethora of powerful PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2007 - 02:42 PM |
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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

Source: X-Bit Labs

Fight fire with fire

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2007 - 05:45 PM |
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[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 15°.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

An energy conscious peltier

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 30, 2007 - 01:22 PM |
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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

Wendel's case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2007 - 01:33 PM |
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The Fatal1ty brand has expanded into cases, with the release of the Zalman Fatal1ty Champ1onship Series FC-ZE1 Chassis.  Now you can build an entire PC, barring the processor, out of Fatal1ty branded parts and peripherals, although you will probably still lose to him in a CS:S match.  There are some things about the case that disappointed Hi-Tech reviews, but overall they were very impres

We need more power!!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 26, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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The Thermaltake ToughPower 1200W is one impressive PSU.  With four 12V rails, and a combined output of 100A, [H]ard|OCP thought it sounded to good to be true until they loaded the PCI-E with a full 1200W and 100A and the PSU pulled it off easily.  If you are looking for that kind of power, then read on.

Source: [H]ard|OCP