Items tagged with Cool

Air cooling at it's best? That's a pretty bold statement to make, but as ExtremeMHz reports, the AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T might just pull it off. Equipped with 140mm fans, this could be the best choice for you if you don't want to take a chance with water. "When I first heard about this case, I just had to get my hands one as I've been patiently waiting to see which company would jump the gun and release a case with fans larger than 120mm. When it comes to PC cases, all manufacturers have really hit a standstill in terms of providing better air cooling. While 120mm fans paired with a superbly designed case can indeed provide sufficient cooling... Read more...
In the need for a heavy duty Chipset cooler? JingTing, a little known company, has sent HardwareXL one beast of a cooler. Because of it's size, it might not be compatible with every setup though. "Out of the blue we received a small box containing a new kind of chipset cooler. The company that send it to us goes by the name of "JingTing". I must say I have never heard of them before, but when I took a peek at the content in the box it looked very impressive. If you have a noisy chipset cooler you might want to check out this cooler."... Read more...
As someone who can't stand a loud PC, I'm always on the lookout for new, high-performing yet silent cooling products. So far my favorite has got to be Zalman's Reserator 1 Plus, but there are lots of choices out there. Like the Evercool Silver Knight reviewed at ThinkComputers.org. "Liquid cooling is becoming more and more mainstream, but most liquid cooling solutions involve lots of parts and lots of time to assemble. Evercool may have the solution to this problem with an interesting looking product they call the Silver Knight. It is a CPU cooler heatpipe cooling solution with built in water cooling. The Silver Knight is something that might... Read more...
Watercooling isn't cheap, but the prices have become fairly reasonable over the years. If you're still running on air, but find yourself looking for something a little better, XSPC's new X20 is aiming to be a solid choice. It's a small system, but as Madshrimps reports, it gets the job done. "XSPC is fairly new to the water cooling world. Their first water cooling kit has been knighted X20. The kit is both compact and compatible with most motherboard sockets. In this respect X20 may be the ideal entry level kit."... Read more...
Arctic Cooling's NV Silencer series needs no introduction. The NV Silencer has found it's way on to video cards everywhere, and after personally owning 3 NV Silencers over the years, I can tell you Arctic Cooling can make a quality cooler. Tonight Hardware-Review.net puts this baby to the test with Nvidia's 7800GT. "Increasing GPU and memory speeds require manufacturers to come up with unique and creative cooling solutions for their video cards. As PC enthusiasts, we like to take it a step further because by nature we like to tinker and mod every aspect of our rigs. One way to modify our high end video cards is Arctic Cooling's NV Silencer 5,... Read more...
A simple yet customizable case is what BigBruin gets the pleasure of looking at. Cooler Master is known for a wide array of products, quality products, and their CM Media 250 HTPC Case aims to keep in step. "If you're one of those folks who wouldn't dream of passing up the opportunity to create a fully customizable HTPC on their own, this case is for you. It can blend in perfectly with either silver or black components, and provides small details that make it fit in well... It's this kind of detail and the simplicity that make the Cooler Master CM Media 250 a great start to an excellent HTPC."... Read more...
That's right, a 250mm side panel fan. Madshrimps has a quick preview of what Aerocool has in store for us all, a fairly stylish case with some great cooling potential. Fortunately since the fan is so large, they can keep the RPMs down to reduce the noise, while still allowing for plenty of air to flow through. "A 250mm side panel is the eye catcher on this new case from Aerocool, it also features a 140mm intake fan and room for an additional 120mm outtake."... Read more...
Though ATX is still the way to go for most people, support for the BTX form factor is continuing to grow. Today BTXFormFactor.com would like to show off what Cooler Master has to offer, introducing four new BTX cases. "Since its release very few manufacturers have taken advantage of BTX and a majority of the newly released chassis designs still cater to the ATX format. Cooler Master has developed a significant reputation in the consumer market by providing a wide selection of cases that cover desktop and full tower case requirements. Here they come, the Cooler Master BTX family: Centurion B540, Centurion B541, CM Media BTX-B260, and CM Stacker... Read more...
The benefits of watercooling, without the risks? It's a big claim to make, and one VoyeruMods is willing to bet on. GruntvillE takes a look at PC Ice, a non-conductive coolant, which could soon be finding it's way into systems everywhere. "Previously you could find water-replacements and add-ins that would help with lubrication or corrosion, or even cooling. However, many of them are conductive, meaning that a leak in a system with them is just as dangerous as one in a pure water system.. Needless to say I was very interested to see if the PC Ice lived up to these claims."... Read more...
Tonight we bring you a review from ThinkComputers, which covers... the Athlon64 X2 Stock CPU Cooler? No it's not a joke, and yes it's actually a decent cooler. I'm sure many of you have purchased a third party cooler along with your CPU, but as ThinkComputers explains, that might not always be necessary. "Stock coolers that come with CPU's, most people that want to push their systems don't even install them. When they bought their setups they also made sure they got an after market CPU cooler as well. I was moving some stuff around in my attic trying to find something and came across the box for my AMD Athlon X2 4200+ CPU, I had forgotten that... Read more...
The Cooler Master Stacker 830 is a modern looking case that has a stainless steel appearance.  Still, the case has an elegant, modern look that gives it a personality all its own.  This case seems to have a lot of things going for it, including 9 120mm fans which will keep this case cool in virtually any environment.  Lastly, the the Stacker 830 can easily be converted to BTX form factor with a simple kit. "Recently, it seems that cases here have been growing larger. After the initial wave of SFFs, the trend has been going towards larger ATX cases. It seems that every company now has one or two models that are much larger than before, able to hold many more (and larger) fans... Read more...
Those over heating X-box 360s can sure be annoying, eh? HardOCP seems to think so. As you know, HardOCP is mainly a computer hardware site, so how do people like that deal with overheating problems? Some water, a few tubes... you know the drill. Click here to check out HardOCP's Water Cooled X-box 360! "We had plans to water cool an Xbox 360 for over a year now. Little did we know that not only will this water cooling project be more fun than the original, but it may even be practical. Imagine that. With reports of heat related issues and a heat sink that can get almost too hot to touch after marathon gaming sessions, the Xbox 360 water cooling... Read more...
How does a company like Corsair follow up on a well received water cooling kit? By putting out another good kit, as Bjorn3D explains. A few complaints aside, Corsair's COOL Water Cooling Kit looks to be a contender in the water cooling market. "Today, we take a look at the COOL by Corsair water cooling kit. This is Corsair's second water cooler after the very successul Hydrocool, and we are going to see if the new COOL is going to be just as successful."... Read more...
The gang at X-bit Labs have posted some news regarding an innovative new cooling approach ASUS is using for their latest passive GeForce 6600 graphics card called ReverseCool. By placing the GPU on what has traditionally been the "backside" of the PCB, the heat produced by the GPU is allowed to rise upwards and is not contained by the PCB which would normally be overhead. Overall, a pretty simple but effective idea that should have a solid impact on overall temperatures.All the typical graphics cards usually have their graphics processing unit (GPU) installed on the front-side, which means that when installed into a conventional tower computer case, the GPU does not dissipate heat in... Read more...
And interesting product has found it's way into the PimpRig labs, a new type of thermal paste. Liquid Metal is the name, and it looks like, well, liquid metal. It's also a bit hard to spread around, as PimpRig found out. They got the paste from a seller on e-bay, so does this stuff actually perform well? "I was shocked when I pulled the cap off the syringe and saw that the needle was still there. I had no idea how the thermal interface material could get through an opening that small until I pressed the plunger slightly over the CPU. A drop of the material came out with no problem and sat there like a ball on the CPU. It was at that point that... Read more...
X-Bit labs has gone all out and taken a look at 5 different case models from Arctic Cooling. The Silentium series is in the spot light, and even though each of the different models look different, the insides remain the same. "Today we are going to take a look at the whole system case family from Arctic Cooling known under Silentium brand name. The remarkable thing about these mid-tower cases is that Arctic Cooling took an absolutely new approach to building a system case and developed a whole new component layout almost from scratch. We will look at 5 models from this family positioned as ready-made solutions for very quiet computers."... Read more...
Cluboverclocker has a review of the Cooler Master AMMO 533 ATX PC Enclosure.  This is a full gaming case with carry handle and a real industrial look.  It kind of reminds me of a Pevey guitar amp.  Nonetheless, these guys were impressed with the Ammo 533 ATX case, so take a look and see if it belongs on your holiday wish list. "To help out the gamers, especially those who like to LAN up, Cooler Master has added a new ATX mid-tower enclosure to their product line. The Ammo 533 has all the features you expect wrapped up with some pretty unique styling. A heavy-duty SECC construction chassis, 120mm ventilation fans, and plenty of... Read more...
Those of you looking for a beefy GPU cooler, without sacrificing PCI slots, will want to check out the Thermalright V-1 Ultra reviewed at OCIA. It's got a unique "wrap-around" design, with heat-pipes and an oversided fan. The guys at OCIA seemed to like it too; so much so that they granted it their "Seal of Approval".The overall thinness of the V-1 Ultra is designed to minimize intrusion of the cooler into adjacent components. The portion on the front of the card is thinner than most stock coolers, however the addition of the fins and fan on the back of the card may inhibit its use in an SLI configuration. ... Read more...
Is your overclocked rig being held back by high temps? For the extreme overclocker, air cooling just doesn't always cut it. 3dGameMan looks to quench your thirst with Swiftech's H20-Apex "Extreme Duty" kit. In traditional 3dGameMan style, the review is presented in video format, so grab a snack and enjoy the show. "There's a reason they call this product "Extreme Duty"! They include massive tubing (5/8"), the excellent STORM waterblock, and a wicked industrial quiet pump. All this in combination has to yield excellent results, and it does. If you're in the market for an internal watercooling kit, definitely put this baby at the very... Read more...
Some good news for those of you looking to pick up a Xbox 360... iPod compatibility(Thanks Blue!). Microsoft's latest toy should be able to use Apple's iPod as an alternative to game soundtracks. Don't expect to be using the songs you downloaded from iTunes however, DRM makes sure of that. Enjoy the news, goodnight all! Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500 GB Hard Drive @ the GamePC Labs "Today at GamePC, we've taken a quick look at Seagate's new top of the line Serial ATA hard drive solution, the Barracuda 7200.9. Bursting at the seams in terms of storage capacity, the 7200.9 supports four 125 GB platters for 500 GB of storage space. This drive also features 16 MB of onboard cache and native Serial... Read more...
Creative Labs X-Fi @ PC Perspective | HH Perspective "If you're on the fence with the X-Fi, consider gaming as a big factor. At the moment there's no real quality improvement (see 24-bit Crystalizer and CMSS-3D) to audio or performance improvement with the X-Fi (see Game Testing). I would wait a few months to see which titles are going to support X-RAM and then decide on a purchase, otherwise your current Audigy 2 ZS will do you just fine which performs and sounds just as good as the X-Fi (minus the X-RAM)." LapCool 3 (LPC-401) @ Phoronix "Do you own a laptop? Do you have a hard time keeping it on your lap because it's too hot? Well we sometimes do. Most of our reviews here are... Read more...
Hey all, we're back with more news. First off, F.E.A.R. has been patched again. Along with a few bug fixes, a new multiplayer titled "Asylum" map has been included. On the graphics front tonight, The Inquirer reports more on the flexibility of ATI's R520 Memory Controller. Enjoy! Asus VR Cooler Review at motherboards.org "For our closing remarks, I'd have to think that our comments on the performance will more than suffice - wow. At a great price with great performance, there's almost nothing not to love about this heatsink, apart from the disappointing lack of cross platform mounting. Nevertheless, the ability to cool the CPU effectively while chilling surrounding power circuitry... Read more...
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