Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2005 - 01:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooling off a hot system is about more than just putting as many fans into the PC as the chassis will allow; unless you live alone, and like wearing earplugs. Fan controllers allow you to monitor your temperatures, and reduce the speed, and therefore the noise eminating from under your desk. Ultra Product's newly released Fan Commander may be what you need, and Big Bruin can tell you all about it.
"Ultra Products has a new fan controller called the Fan Commander which can control up to seven fa
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
hardCOREware likes DFI's NF4 Infinity. Unlike their LAN Party series, this board gets the job done with a minimum of embellishments. It handles the latest Athlon's, will overclock fairly well, and costs less than $100!
"We have soft spot for motherboards that offer nothing more than the basics, but are superb
overclockers and performers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2005 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods try to help out with the vast amount of choices available for cooling off your system. If you find yourself wonder what cooler to pick, and are maybe frustrated about having to do so after choosing all your other components, this article may give you some hope.
"It seems like the market makes it harder and harder for the average consumer to make choices.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs can solve your cooling dilemmas. Zalman's CNPS9500 LED, Scythe's Shogun & Ninja (SCNJ-1000), and Thermaltake's Big Typhoon (CL-P0114) & Sonic Tower (CL-P0071), all in one huge comparitive review. There is a lot of detail, everything from cooling performance to installation is covered.
"We would like to offer you a detailed roundup of five today's best CPU coolers with heatpipe
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2005 - 12:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin can answer all of your HTPC video and audio questions in this first installment of their HTPC primer. If you are thinking of putting together a SFF system, or incorporating an HTPC into your multimedia system, give it a read!
"HTPCs don't have to be much different than your typical computer, but a few key areas do need to
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DesignTechnica takes a good look at the iPod Video. While they may not get to the point of tossing it out of a moving vehicle, but they definately give it a serious examination.
"So what makes the new iPod better than previous versions? Well for starters it includes a larger
2.5-inch QVGA color screen and is capable of video playback. The player is slimmer as well,
measuring in at less than half an inch thick — that's 45 percent slimmer than the previous model.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2005 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's big and loud, and it does it's job very well. The Fatal1ty FS-C77 CPU Cooler from Zalman is a 5.5" wide, 2 pound chunk of copper, with a 120mm fan to move the air. See what Tweak News makes of it here.
"Fatal1ty has partnered with Zalman, among other companies, to market high-end products to the
computer gaming community.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2005 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can't afford to buy a brand new graphics card, with the watercooling already built in, consider Danger Den's Acetal Maze4 GPU Block. You can put it onto just about any modern ATI or nVidia board, so consider adding it to your 1/2" or 3/8" OD cooled system. Read all about it at Techniz.
"Overall, the Danger Den Acetal Maze4 GPU water block is performing very well during in the
testing section. The package includes all the necessary components for proper assembly.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 17, 2005 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers has a review of the Mashie Design MDVA. It is a really bright, and programmable LED display that sits in your 5.25" drive trays, facing out of your front panel. See if this is the thing you need to finish off your case mod, or just scare the cats.
“Modding products, where did they go? It seems like we never see any new case mods at all. Well if you’re into case modding at all, then I’m sure you have heard of Mashie. If not take a look at his website.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 14, 2005 - 12:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout has a review of Innovatek's Fan-O-Matic Micro, a fairly advanced Fan Controller. Instead of guesstimating the RPM's you want in order to balance noise an temperature, you set the desired temperature, and it manages the RPM's.
"Innovatek has built a strong product that many people should find useful for either water cooled systems or air cooling. It does everything for you, the only adjustments you make are to the manual temperature knob.