Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 24, 2004 - 09:27 AM | Ron Goldin
Like most people who consider themselves PC enthusiasts, I think I know a fair lot of what cases should be and how they can improve their designs. Thats probably one reason I have done case reviews here previously at AMDMB. Not only did I have a fair bit of knowledge walking in the door, I also learned a lot. One thing I know is taller is not always better. One of my favorite reviews that I have had the pleasure to do was the Chenbro Junior server case.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:52 PM | Geoff Baker
X-Bit Labs has their hands on an Asetek Vapochill XE. Not only they are reviewing it, but seing how high they can push their collection of P4's. Benchmarks too.
Today we are going to offer you an unprecedented material devoted to super-extreme overclocking of the top Intel Pentium 4 processors, namely Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.20GHz (Gallatin), Intel Pentium 4 3.20C GHz and 3.4C GHz (Northwood) and Intel Pentium 4 3.20E GHz (Prescott).
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:40 PM | Geoff Baker
PCTechzone is reviewing a new heatsink from Thermaltake. This one adapts to Socket A, Pentium 478 and your A64. Take a look as they do pretty well with it.
"The POLO 735 is one heck of a cooler. Those of you that have the Volcano 12 will love this cooler. The POLO is the Volcano 12, with a few well done changes."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:45 AM | Geoff Baker
The Madshrimps are exited as Alpha comes forward with a heatsink for Intel socket 478. See if it is still a top performer.
"Alpha has delivered a solid solution for the P4 with their new updated release
of the PAL heatsink. A few minor adjustments
to the pins (height/form) has brought the performance on par with other high end
products while mounting system could have benefited
from an overhaul as the installation is still quite a time consuming process."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:25 AM | Geoff Baker
OCIA has posted a review of this cooler for the Intel socket 478. They are getting some decent performance for the price, and it looks cool too.
"Installtion of the 4ProL was one of the easiest I've ever done, even
easier than Intel's retail P4 heatsink, which has been praised by many,
including myself. Installation of the 4ProL was as easy as adding some
thermal compound to the processor, placing the heatsink between the
retention bracket, and pushing the 4 clips onto the 4 retention posts.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:21 AM | Geoff Baker
Have a look at how 3Dextreme did with the tall glowy Gigabyte sink with the long name that you can use on just about any processor.
"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing the newly released and
innovative Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Cooler-Ultra Heatsink. We'd like to
thank our friends over at PCPartsLeader for providing this Heatsink for
review. The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Heatsink is a unique heatsink
featuring a heat pipe design and provides '360 Degrees of Cooling'..."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 09:23 PM | Geoff Baker
FrostyTech looks at this cooler for Pentium 4. Though its brother might work out for your AthlonXP, this one doesn't seem to make the grade.
Evercool CUW8-715 is a carbon copy of the Evercool
CUF-715 for the AthlonXP, it will be interesting to see how the former
performs when faced with the increased thermal interface of the Pentium 4
synthetic temperature test platform."