Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Happy hump day all. You should be able to find something in these reviews to cool off even the most stubborn component, perhaps even quietly.
"When one focuses upon cooling their computer system, more often than not the main focus is the CPU. With recent graphics cards getting warmer due to higher clock and memory speeds, stock cooling just isn't satisfactory any more.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2004 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bigger isn't always better when it comes to your PC's case. Many HTPC's are set up for mini-ITX, like in todays review. Some, like the LaScala, further down, will fit almost any ATX board. Why don't you take a look, maybe your next PC can live in your IKEA Home Entertainment Centre ... just make sure the PC case isn't from there!
"Since VIA launched their mini ITX platform they have developed somewhat of a cult following.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 20, 2004 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking to do overclocking in the summer, chances are you've already started to use watercooling for your system. Well, if it's not quite going fast enough yet, consider this actively cooled waterblock from Swiftech that SystemCooling has reviewed. Then if you can mod it to work on people, please send one out to me, cause I have a really nasty sunburn. Have a good friday!
"Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 18, 2004 - 03:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Since PCI-Xpress is being used to bring back old school Scan Line Interleave, you all may end up with 2 videocards in your box. OCIA looks at a silent VGA cooler from Zalman that might save your ears, and let you hear the bad guys that you can't see onscreen.
"Does silent cooling tickle your fancy? I do believe it does if you're reading this review. Zalman has long since lead the way in silent cooling and now they are back with version 3 of their noiseless VGA cooler.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 16, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here are a few cases, ranging from a HTPC box from Silverstone, to Yeou Chih's classically designed server box. First have a look at Antec's Aria case, and see if it might just be a new look you want for your PC. Just look, don't spill your coffee on it!
"The optical drive bay is stealthed and it uses a system that we have seen with the AOpen and Soltek cubes where an external button on the case itself presses against the CDROM eject button.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 13, 2004 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I got a few review links saved up for you all today. Start off with ProCooling.com's JayDee116 showing off his newest DIY waterblock which beats his previous one by a nice margin. Zalman, Poseidon and Asetek are all represeted, along with various others, including Part 2 of Watercooling for Everyone.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2004 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaknews takes a look at one of the heaviest heatsinks you'll probably ever want to use. It should keep your CPU cool, if it doesn't squash it like a bug!
"Here is where I conclude my love/hate relationship with the Coolermaster's Hyper 6. There is very little middle ground with this cooler. All the good and bad points are exceptional and should be definitely considered if you are thinking about purchasing this heatsink.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2004 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I stumbled upon this story in Scientific American and needed to pass it onto those of you who's PC's are in direct sunlight, and overheating. Hopefully it will be available soon, and not just in the "
somewhat unattractive yellowy brown color" style. Also available for today ...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 9, 2004 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I'm back, and have quite the pile up of reviews to post. Expect to see longer lists of reviews this week, as I try to dig my way out of this pile o' emails. Up today is most of the case reviews that popped up while I was happily goofing off. Featured today is a funky looking case with an even funkier name.
Quote: "The aesthetic appeal of the AeroCool Jetmaster Jr Gaming Case is achieved when the system is completely powered on and the lights are turned off.