Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A True Review points out all the ways that a strong PSU is the heart of any system. Now that every component in your PC is thirsting for more power ... a high end graphics card will drain as much power as an entire system would have 5 years ago, you need to put a lot more thought into the PSU you use.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2006 - 04:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have more spare time than spare change, and have avoided phase change cooling because of the price, then this guide will eat up some of that time. MAKE:Blog has linked to an article describing how to build your own phase change cooling system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 03:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs reviews a Viiv system, based around an ASUS N4L-VM DH and a socket 479 processor, Intel's Core Duo T2600 clocked at 2.16GHz. While it is essentially a mATX board, it contains far more built in features than you would expect. Drop by for a sneak peak.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviews 2 budget coolers from Spire, the VertiCool II and the DiamondCool II. While neither will win prizes for extreme cooling, they are certainly powerful enough to use in a normally clocked PC.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 12:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
IBM and Dell need to watch their backs. AMD and nVIDIA are working together to get a foot in the office door. The Inquirer has more info on their plans to become the choice of business PC's.
"NVIDIA AND AMD are readying to give Intel a bloody nose in the business market, confirming our
earlier reports it's readying a full frontal attack on Chipzilla.
According to Echannel Line, Nvidia has signed up the top 20 system integrators worldwide to take a
chunk out of Intel's arm and Dell's leg.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
New eo™ Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) equipped with advanced connectivity, easy to use touch panel interface, and enhanced battery life though the ultra-low power VIA UMPC Platform
Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC computing solutions, has selected the VIA UMPC platform to power eo, its new Ultra Mobile PC.
eo is one of the first of a new breed of UMPC devices that fuse traditional PC functionality, with unpreced
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2006 - 08:30 AM | Jonathan Hung
There's a nice review of the Silver Stone LC20M HTPC case. For the money, no one else makes a nicer HTPC enclosure than Silver Stone.
"The VFD, IR, power LED and HDD activity LED are all behind the acrylic strip beside the drives. The LEDs that were chosen for this case do not fit well, as they are bright blue and very noticable from your sofa. Even behind the darkened acrylic, I found them to be distracting when watching a movie in a dark environment.
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Ever thought that your power supply might be bad or causing some problems for your system? This quick tester will easily tell you if your PSU is bad or good to go for under $20.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 07:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seasonic has abandoned Dr. Cable in lieu of cable sleeves, and has seriously increased the number of connectors on the PSU. Drop by SPCR to see all the changes the S12-330 Rev A3 has incorporated.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 03:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats reviews S3's latest PCI Express card, the Chrome S27. At only $80 US, it is a very affordable solution to anyone looking to run Vista and mid-range games. It is a far superior card to their last offering, even coming close to a 6600GT in some cases. Keep your eye on their upcoming projects.