Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 06:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The BTX form factor is taking a while to be adopted. While not too many systems are being based on it, you can still find cases that meet the new specs, like the SilverStone TJ08, reviewed by TECHGAGE.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 16, 2006 - 04:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seriously, they've posted a full reivew of Marble Blast Ultra for the XBox 360, and they loved it! I can't imagine what drove them to this level, where they describe a puzzle game involving a rolling marble as "...visually impressive and does a great job showing off the power of the Torque Shader Engine". Drop by and watch their descent into madness, and see what else they buy with accumulated Microsoft Points.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2006 - 08:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The NZXT Precise 650 Watt Power Supply that Overclockers Club reviews won't have much problems powering newer graphics cards. Over 500W is dedicated to the 2 12V lines, so even the new 7950GX2 should get enough power. It also cools well, though that makes it a little louder than other models.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2006 - 04:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by Think Computers to find out how unique the iRiver is. It's not very large, at only 0.5" x 2.5" x 1.75", and sports a 2.2" colour display, and a price tag under $200. Can it displace your iPod from next to your heart?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2006 - 09:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by BCCHardware to find out about a way to keep your northbridge cool, passively. The Zalman ZM-NBF47 is a passive cooler that is much quieter than any fan based solution, and it will outperform most stock coolers as well. The blue tinted aluminium construction is rather nice looking, as well.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2006 - 10:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Having a powersupply that is stable is one thing, but having one that is as attractive as it is stable is quite another. The Kingwin Mach 1 600W PSU, as reviewed at Club OC, is exactly that. With a plentiful amount of blue LEDs, this PSU will be at home in any modded case.
Or, for a more unassuming PSU, check out Lee's review of the CoolerMaster iGreen Power 600 PSU here on PC Perspective.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2006 - 07:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HardwareZone reivews MSI's K9N Platinum, an nForce 570 based motherboard. It has most of the extras you would expect from that chipset, with a little trimming, especially on the PCI-E side, making it cheaper while still having some extras, and staying rock solid.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 12, 2006 - 08:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AeroCool Dominator CPU Cooler is huge, and also much quieter than you would expect. Moving 68.37 CFM at 20.87 dBA, it will perform well, if you're motherboard can fit it. Drop by ThinkComputers to find out how well it works.
Introduction and Features
The Cooler Master iGreen 600W power supply was designed for users who want a high-capacity, environmentally friendly power supply that is stable, reliable, quiet and operates with good efficiently.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 9, 2006 - 10:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Apex has rethought their PSU calculator, and updated it to include some of the newer components that have come out. Pick it up as a quick way to judge if the PSU that comes with the case you have in mind is enough to power the peices you want to put inside.