Items tagged with Cool

Good cooling is pretty much an art form.  It takes exotic mechanical and aero-thermal engineering to design a cooler with maximum heat transfer and a quiet acoustic signature.  3DGameMan has a look at a universal CoolerMaster HSF that gets the job done pretty and looks good doing it... "The Cooler Master Eclipse cooler has a very interesting first impression. With a snail shaped profile and claw like heat pipes, this cooler demands your attention. You will notice that it has a plastic hood that has a large opening at the top, we will get to that later. " Demands your attention... come on now.  The Pats rolling on the Texans, now that demands my attention - that and this cold... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils the PC2-9200 FlexXLC Modules The World's fastest memory now integrated with a Premium Hybrid Cooling Solution Sunnyvale, CA - November 20, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC 2x1GB Kit, a revolutionary new memory solution that offers unprecedented speed, signal integrity, and thermal management. These new modules feature the new OCZ FlexXLC heatsink that delivers superior heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. As the World's fastest DDR2, the PC2-9200, in combination with the innovative... Read more...
Claiming up to twice the performance of current standard CPU coolers, IBM has given us a glimpse of their latest cooling technology. The technology concerns the layer of thermally conductive paste between the chip and the heatsink. Taking inspiration from nature, IBM has developed a unique surface design with a series of branched channels on its surface, in order to equally disperse the thermal paste when pressure is applied. As well as this approach, IBM is also developing another new technique called "direct jet impingement", which is a new type of water cooling system. "The team has demonstrated cooling power densities of up to... Read more...
Cooler Master Annual Case Modding Contest is now extended for two weeks! Don't forget to submit your Mods to enter in Coolermaster Annual Case Modding contest. This year they have an awesome list of prizes to give out. Retail value is worth over $3000 USD. So hurry and enter your Mod's today! You never know, Christmas can come a bit early for you this year. Enter today!... Read more...
Corsair Launches Nautilus GPU Water Cooling Blocks -- Tailored for the NVIDIA GeForce 7800, 7900 GT/GTX, and 7950GT Video Cards, the new Nautilus GPU blocks provide extreme cooling performance -- Fremont, CA (October 11, 2006) - Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, took its acclaimed water cooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus GPU water blocks supporting the latest NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cards in both single and dual SLI configurations. The Corsair Nautilus GPU water blocks are the perfect accessory for the Corsair Nautilus500 external liquid cooling system, and other third party liquid cooling solutions... Read more...
There have always been benchmarks you watch to gauge the march of technology --Processor speed, number of channels available on cable, maximum screen size, etc. I must have fallen asleep for ten minutes, because they're putting 10 megapixel cameras into phones now. Camera Phone Plaza has pictures of the little wonders: "Samsung made a press release today in which announced the world's first super camera phone, the Samsung SCH-B600. The handset features an amazing 10 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, 5x digital zoom and a flash unit. The SCH-B600 also has a LED autofocus that automatically determines the distance and utilizes the appropriate focus setting." The camera phones are exactly... Read more...
Arctic Cooling today announced the release of their latest AMD socket AM2 based cooler with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan control.  Utilizing a unique design with 6 vertical copper heat pipes, vibration dampened frame, and fluid dynamic bearings, the Freezer 64 Pro is designed for swfit absorption of heat and dispersement through the fins.  Armed with a 6 year warranty, this cooler should provide years of trouble free cooling.    For additional details check out product page.  The Freezer 64 Pro will be available in October with an MSRP of $34US.  ... Read more...
SeattlePI has a story on-line that talks about a Ukrainian-born professor from the University of Washington that's been working a method to cool computer chips using an ionic wind. It may sound like something out of Star Trek, but ionic winds are relatively easy to generate, and have been put to use in a number of different things from basic "lifters" to the Ionic Breeze air filtration units you see offered on TV. If incorporated into the design of future processors, this technology could help cool a chip from the inside out. "A corona discharge is basically the product of some seriously electrified (or more accurately, "ionized") air molecules, also known as a plasma. St. Elmo's... Read more...
Water cooling for high-end PCs is, in theory, a terrific idea. Using water to cool vital system components like your CPU and GPU allow for cooler temperatures, lower noise levels, longer component life spans and / or enhanced overclockability. Water is simply a more efficient medium for transferring heat compared to traditional metal-based, airflow cooled heatsinks. With CPU and GPU power levels increasing, it seemingly appeared as if the industry was bracing for a transition to water cooling in late 2005 / early 2006, as if the technology would be necessary in order to keep up the clock speed increases of the past year. However, a new industry wide focus on performance-per-watt has given air... Read more...
Brent from [H] has taken a look at one of the few factory-overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX cards currently available, the liquid cooled Sappire Toxic Radeon X1900 XTX. We took a look at this card back in April when Sapphire was still calling it the "Blizzard".  We ended up being impressed by the card and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It looks like all these months later, the crew at [H] were equally impressed. "We are glad Sapphire is stepping out of the mainstream and giving end users another option with high-end graphics. This is the first factory overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX GPU based video card we have seen. This is also the first fully pre-assembled self-contained liquid... Read more...
If you've jumped on the Socket AM2 bandwagon and are looking to upgrade from AMD's stock CPU cooler, the crew at [H]Enthusiast have a round-up posted today that will be of interest. They take a look at a handful of AM2 compatible coolers from Scythe to Zalman, and two unit stood out from the rest. "So you've got a new AM2 based machine and you want to keep it cool, but you don't know what heatsink to use? We didn't either, so we tested seven coolers from six different companies to find out. Rather than just show you a graph with a bunch of temperatures we also take into account ease of installation, perceived noise levels and price. This way you can make an informed decision about which... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces their Highly-Anticipated New Tempest CPU Cooler Sunnyvale, CA - July 10, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the anticipated release of the OCZ Tempest, the pinnacle of air and heat pipe CPU cooling technology. A perpetual commitment to the enthusiast community and previous experience in advanced cooling led to OCZ's unveiling of the Tempest. The Tempest implements a state-of-the-art design to address the demanding cooling requirements of gamers and enthusiasts. No stranger to premium cooling solutions, OCZ built the Tempest to provide reliable, extreme cooling capabilities... Read more...
Corsair's new external water cooling kit, the Nautlius 500, gets high marks for decent performance at a low price. The folks over at sudhian.com compare the Nautlius 500 to Silverstone's NT03 and NT06 coolers, and for $149 it does a decent job. "This time around Corsair is placing greater emphasis on simplicity and easy installation. The new Nautilus 500 promises to be an easy to install system that is universally compatible with all processors. Corsair also promises a low price too. The big question is whether the Nautilus 500 can cool processors adequately without making the install too complex."... Read more...
Continuing with the coverage of Computex 2006, we have some more great pictures of the event thanks to PC Perspective. One eye catching piece of hardware is Thermaltake's monster case which can house two whole computers. As if that wasn't enough, the case also comes with a touch-screen LCD monitor which can be connected to one of the systems inside the case. "PC Perspective has published an article this morning that takes a look at what new cases, cooling and power products were on display from vendors like Thermaltake, Cooler Master and Silverstone. There are more than a few very unique system designs and products on display... Read more...
We haven't posted any links to digital camera reviews for some time, but according to Bytesector, Nikon's Coolpix L3 5MP deserves some attention. The suggested MSRP for the camera is around $270, which makes it a great buy for someone who's looking for a decent camera that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. "Nikon's L series got a big push this year with three new models and offers the Coolpix L3 as the only new 5 megapixel camera for 2006. The L3 provides some of Nikon's reliable features to help you take better pictures. But have they addressed the fidgety flash we have experienced here at Bytesector all too often?"... Read more...
With today's super-fast, power hungry processors and multi-GPU rigs, power supplies are getting a lot more attention than they used to.  DriverHeaven has taken a look new 550W PSU from the folks at Cooler Master, and they ended up liking it enough to give it an award. "To follow up on the success of the Real Power 450W PSU, Cooler Master has released the new Real Power 550W SLI. It complies with both the Intel standard ATX 12V V 2.01 and SSI standard EPS 12V V2.1. They recommend the Real Power 550W as a viable solution for high end workstations and gaming rigs that contain those power hungry dual graphic card solutions based on SLI... Read more...
The uniqueness of these CPU Coolers makes the article. They're not kidding when they say "wild", especially when it comes to the silent coolers. Odd looks aside, some of them manage to cool pretty well. "With the fans finally spinning down, we can see that through mounting difficulties, the monstrous heatsinks, predictably, came out on top. While there are no clear cut recommendations to be made today, we're hoping that this review will help clear up any questions and doubts you might have had, and help you on your way to picking out one of the three sinks we see here. Thermaltake has a lot of products to choose from and these are... Read more...
As if Gigabyte's 3D Aurora case wasn't good enough, Gigabyte also has a stylish water cooling system to go with it. While the 3D Galaxy Liquid Cooler probably isn't the best performing water cooling solution you can buy, it still gets the job done of keeping your hardware cool, and looks great when attached to the 3D Aurora. "There are many liquid cooling solutions out there to choose from, the good things about the 3D Galaxy are it's really good looks, its ergonomic design and its price. As far as being the best cooling solution out there, no it's not that, but it does provide adequate performance for moderate overclocking and in the role of... Read more...
THERMALRIGHT RELEASES HR-05 NORTH BRIDGE COOLER As technologies get more advanced each day we see faster CPUs, motherboards, VGA cards, and etc. Unfortunately all of that translates into generating more heat inside our computers. Many of us forget that one of those heat sources also comes from the North Bridge chipset. Like the CPU coolers, the North Bridge coolers can also be passively cooled OR actively cooled. Now, with the heatpipe technology existing in just about every CPU cooler, we applied that same technology to our new NB cooler, the HR-05 and allowing you to make the choice to go either cooling passively or actively. Basically, the HR-05 has the same design as our HR-01 CPU cooler... Read more...
The Praetorian 730 is a sweet case that includes alot of ventilation upgrades that were problems associated with the popular Wave Master series. Read on to see what PCPer.com thought about this uniquely designed alumnium case from Cooler Master.The Cooler Master Praetorian 730 incorporates an all aluminum chassis fitted with an open mesh front panel and sculptured aluminum front door. One of the original Wave Master's weaknesses was poor airflow into the chassis thru the front panel. The new Praetorian 730 door design fixes that problem and provides for much better airflow. There is also better clearance behind the closed door for accessory bay devices like fan speed controllers that have knobs... Read more...
Arctic Cooling, known for many decent coolers including their VGA Silencer series, is back with a new offering. This time they're covering the CPU Market with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, but does it live up to AC's quality reputation? "Today, I am going to look at a fairly new CPU cooler from Arctic Cooling named the Freezer 64 Pro. This is a cooler designed to fit on AMD Athlon 64 CPUs (Socket 754/939/940). Arctic Cooling does also make a version that mounts on Intel systems called the Freezer 7 Pro for the Intel Socket 775."... Read more...
Using water to cool the components in a PC was once considered and outlandish idea, and maybe even a little crazy. We all know what happens when water gets spilled onto something electronic, so why intentionally pump it into a system? Well, the short answer to that question is that water is far more effective at absorbing and removing heat than air. But the problem with using water is that it must be confined in a closed loop, like it is in most automobiles, and it cannot make direct contact with any exposed circuitry that has an electric current running through it. This wasn't an insurmountable problem by any means, though. Once the idea of using water to cool a desktop PC caught on, hardcore... Read more...
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