Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 14, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermalright Ultra-120 is the cooler to beat. You have probably seen it's name in mentioned in most heatsink reviews, sitting beside temperatures that are lower than whichever heatsink was being reviewed. PC Apex reminds us why it is so powerful, it weighs over 700g, is almost 6.5" tall and 5" thick on it's wider side.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 13, 2007 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may have noticed in Ryan's review of the XFX 8800 GTX XXX, that the card demands more than 300W to run, and you can double that in an SLI rig. Bottom line is that a 600W PSU will not be enough, and 700W probably won't be either.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 13, 2007 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Rosewill is probably not the first name that jumps into your mind when you think of CPU coolers, but over the past 3 years they have had some successes. Overclockers Online discovered that their new RCX-Z775-EX is another one. Coming within a few degrees of the performance of the might Thermalright Ultra-120, and doing it very quietly is not easy. There is one thing to keep in mind, this cooler stands about 5 1/2 inches tall, so make sure your case is wide enough t
Features and Specifications
SilverStone created the CW01 enclosure for HTPC enthusiasts who want the same great functionality and flexibility found in the high-end LC18 chassis, minus the cost of the LCD touch screen display.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 9, 2007 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master's newest Cooler Innovation, GeminII, is the world's first Main Board and CPU cooler. GeminII's thoughtful design creates high cooling performances due to its excellent heat transport ability and superior heat dissipation ability. Now you can enjoy all the benefits from Windows Vista with ease.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 8, 2007 - 06:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermoelectric cooling is a powerful way to keep your CPU cool, but it comes at a high price. Enter the Monsoon II Lite, which has trimmed some of the features of it's big brother down, and lets you get into TEC for less than $100.
AnandTech managed to get a Core 2 Duo X6800 from it's stock 2.93GHz up to 3.96GHz at 14*283MHz with this 50W TEC cooler, mind you it does so at about 60dB.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 6, 2007 - 03:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Listan BeQuiet Dark Power PRO 850 Watt PSU has a lot going for it. It's modular, with up to 19 cable strands available, it has 4 12V lines for a total of 640W and 20A per line with a max load of 50A and it runs below 40dBA. When you turn it off, it uses 0W and with an efficiency of 84% and active PFC of up to 0.99, you get a lot for ~$230. Get over to the Guru of 3D for the full review.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 5, 2007 - 02:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The NuLOOQ Navigator is a new device from Logitech, which you use in your keyboard hand. A heavy round, puck looking doohickey, with a ring (called a Navring)that can be pushed left, right, up, down and can be twisted clockwise and counterclockwise, giving you 6 'buttons' right there. The center of the navring is touch sensitive and gives you accesss to a popup menu of commmands, and there are also 5 fully programmable buttons, or 'triggerpoints'. The Tech Lounge tries out this interesting little device in a number of differ
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 5, 2007 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Spire Fourier series has a very unique look. By putting the fan below the heatsink fins, and using heatpipes to transfer the heat to those fins, you guarantee that the airflow is going where you want it. This also leads to a bit of a tricky install with the mounting plates, but at least there is little chance of putting a screwdriver through your motherboard. Drop by Pro-clockers for the full review of this heatsink, and take a look at what a big block of unobstructed copper looks like on a motherboard.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 1, 2007 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Xigamatek is new to cooling, and their first device on the market is a self contained watercooled heatsink. It comes with a mix of anti-corrosive and antifreeze liquids mixed with water, and all pre-installed in the reservoir. The waterblock/pump/reservoir comes with brackets to fit any socket size, and it makes installation a breeze. At 55dB it is a little loud, but an interesting feature is separate power sources for the fan and the pump, so you can put a rheostat on the fan power to give you control ove