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

Free is not always good

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 26, 2007 - 11:57 AM |
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The next time you use a free WiFi connection to surf, you should probably question who provides it.    Some of those networks could easily be run by someone trying to harvest your personal data, and not just an altruist with bandwidth to spare.  Ars Technica tells you just how easy it is to fall prey to a scheme like that.

Source: Ars Technica

Redesigning the Reserator

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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Zalman has redesigned their Reserator, and are aiming for zero noise.  The pump is absolutely silent, and there are no fans on the radiator to make noise.  As X-bit Labs discovered in their testing, this change of focus has lead to a degradation in the performance of the cooler, especially when the optional waterblock for the VGA  is installed and running.

Source: X-Bit Labs

OCZ Technology Announces the Ultra-Quiet StealthXStream 600W

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2007 - 11:16 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-April 23, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power
supplies, today announced the new StealthXStream Power Supply. This new 600W
PSU features a conservative look with a sleek, black case and fan.

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Introduction and Features

The OCZ ProXStream power supply is intended for high-end rigs running multiple GPUs and features stable outputs and high efficiency. It packs a lot of power in a very compact chassis.

"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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