Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 26, 2007 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has posted a review of a case just perfect for LAN parties, the Thermaltake LANBOX. From the integrated handle to the ability to handle micro and miniATX motherboards. There is enough space to fit a RAID in, as well as some well thought out cooling, that make the case for this enclosure. The only drawback they found was that the front aluminium panel is attractive, but
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 22, 2007 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SSO is a fancy name for a way to make a fan that is very quiet. OCMODSHOP reviews Noctua's NF-S12 (120mm) and NF-R8 (80mm) fans. 47cf/m for the 120mm and 31 for the 80mm at 17dBA, and a slower setting that moves about half the volume but runs at 7dBA.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2007 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 — From today through April 19, people can visit www.intelchallenge.com and vote for their favorite concept PC design. Voters get to choose from designs submitted by companies competing for $1 million in the industry IntelÂ® Core™ Processor Challenge.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2007 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It was with great trepidation that SPCR fired up the Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL-DXX02. In the search for quiet systems, a kW PSU isn't going to fit in very well, but it will support quad core and quad video card setups, as well as having two sets of electrically isolated 12V transformers, to give it 5 12V rails. It may not reach the 80% efficiency rating they claim at most power levels, but with essentially no ripple or voltage fluctuation, it is one solid performer.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 19, 2007 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AeroCool's AeroEngine JR, AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T, and AeroCool Zero are all up for review at X-bit Labs. Although all 3 sport very large fans to help with the cooling, there were some issues discovered during installation and usage. Drop by to find out if one of these cases is right for you, or if you are better off looking elsewhere.
Features and Specifications
Thermaltake has combined their popular Kandalf full-tower case with a complete water-cooling system to produce the Kandalf LCS. The unique location of the large pre-installed radiator and fans may surprise you!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 16, 2007 - 10:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
All this begins from the desire to control the temperature in our computers with minimum effort. You are probably familiar with the topic of PWM technology from Intel and AMD, of which the motherboard consists of 1 PWM header to auto-adjust CPU cooler fan speed according to CPU loading and temperature variation. However, the only one is not enough at all.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2007 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Corsair HX620 is the second PSU you undergo [H]ard|OCP's new testing method. At 620W, this PSU is tough, keeping it's efficiency over 80% under 120V loads, and functioning for 8 hours in a 45C room it isn' t likely to die in most systems. With 3 12V rails running at 18 amps, a combined amperage of 50, it is not likely to run out of power either.
"What happens when
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 14, 2007 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes has a quick look at Intel's newly announced solid state drives. They come in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB densities and read at 28MB/s and write speeds at 20 MB/s. Finally we are seeing some movement in larger sized SS drives.
"Intel has announced its entry into solid state drives with the Intel Z-U130 Value Solid-State Drive featuring NAND flash
memory with industry standard USB interfaces.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 14, 2007 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermo-Electric Cooling is becoming commonplace, as CPUs grow hotter. While some chips have been designed to utilize lower power settings, once an overclocker get's hold of it the heat shoots up again. OCIA reviews the ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler, a blend of heatpipes and a TEC. The hotter it gets, the better this cooler works.