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SilverStone has been in the AIO (all-in-one) liquid cooling game since 2013, so the cooler we're reviewing today should be a fairly refined product with years of deep feedback and iteration built in. Back in the day, closed loop, AIO liquid coolers were relatively limited in terms of options, but SilverStone was able to distinguished itself by having a unique full alloy water-block that was constructed with a copper base, along with an aluminum body. The cooler also featured brazing fins, similar to those of air coolers, for increased heat transfer. It was initially well received, but was ultimately sidelined due to a myriad of small issues. 2020 is a long way from 2013 though, and since then... Read more...
Long-time enthusiast will remember the Corsair Hydro H50. It was one of the first closed-loop water coolers on the market and it changed the game. Though the H50 was popular at the time of its release, it was a bit of a head-scratcher, because its performance and installation weren't ideal. Consumers bought it up though, and AIO water coolers were off and running. That was Corsair's first entry into the market, however, and things have gotten considerably better since. It seems as if each new AIO liquid-cooler released by Corsair has improved on their original designs, so much so that closed loop coolers are performing at levels approaching much more expensive custom water cooling loops. In the... Read more...
Everyone perceives warmth or coldness a bit differently; for proof, just stroll through any cubicle farm and note that while one person is wrapped in a blanket, someone a few doors down is loosening his tie and holding a tiny fan to cool down. Wearable technology may be part of the solution to that problem. A team of four engineering students at MIT developed a thermoelectric bracelet that’s powered by a lithium polymer battery and is designed to keep individual wearers at their preferred temperature. The device monitors both skin and air temperature and sends small pulses of warm or cool waveforms to keep the wearer feeling comfortable. How effective could such a technology possibly be?... Read more...
Noctua is a high-end Austrian company with a decided focus on the upper-end of air cooling—the company's cheapest heatsink/fan combo is the NH-U9B for $59, while other coolers run as high as $86. Considering that one can buy lower-end water cooled rigs for $59.99, that's definitely rareified air the company's fans are blowing. Perhaps in recognition of that fact, Noctua is offering its customers that rarest of rare gifts—a free upgrade. Anyone who owns a Noctua cooler dating back to 2005 and who upgrades to one if Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors will receive a mounting conversion kit, free of charge. "We feel that product quality and service quality should always go hand... Read more...
Heat is always a concern for any power system builder. To help meet the thermal dissipation demands of power users, MSI introduced its Twin Frozr thermal design. We originally learned about the Twin Frozr cooling system when it was first introduced with the N285GTX SuperPipe in March. Now, MSI is pushing the cooling system into the spotlight again by calling it one of the best designs available on the market today. According to MSI, what makes the Twin Frozr so special is its combination of fans, base, and heatpipes. Resembling a turbo-propeller fighter concept, the Twin Frozr’s two fans are said to increase cooling efficiency by more than 50%. They also provide a good balance between performance... Read more...
In our little spin around the block with the Core i7, we used the Thermalright Ultra-120 to keep thermals in check with our Core i7 Extreme 965 processor, all the way up to a lofty 4.1GHz overclock.  Asus just announced a chunk of aluminum and copper that might rival the Thermalright beast as well.  Here's the skinny...  Exclusive Twin-pillared Design for Ultimate Overclocking Fun  ASUS Triton 88 CPU Cooler Supports Latest LGA1366 Chipset Socket for Top-of-the-line Overclocking Performance Taipei, Taiwan, December 23, 2008 – To keep up with the latest trends in processor technologies, ASUS has been constantly launching powerful CPU coolers to cater... Read more...
More breaking news in from the Inq... The collective ears of ATI fans worldwide can rejoice as Fudo over at The Inquirer has confirmed that ATI will be changing to a new heatsink assembly design for the company's upcoming R600 flagship GPU. Although effective, the dual-slot heatsink assembly on all high-end R520/R580 graphics cards is painfully loud and obnoxious and is nearly on par with the infamous GeForce FX 5800 cooler. ATI's engineers will have to be creative in their design however as recent flagship GPU's have already taken advantage of the performance benefits allotted by heatpipes, blower fans, and using copper in place of aluminum. "We have confirmation that ATI plans to do something... Read more...
Hey folks, do you like roundups? We sure do, and we seem to be getting a lot of them lately. The most recent one to find it's way into our news box, is Madshrimp's May CPU Heatsink Roundup. A total of 29 different CPU coolers are put to the test, so make sure to check it out, especially if you're in the market for a new cooler. "Eight new heatsinks are compared to 21 other air cooling solutions from different manufactures. We have some promising entries from Spire, Aerocool, Scythe, Thermaltake and Tuniq for you today."  ... Read more...
Well folks, we hope you all had a great Christmas. Can you believe it? Christmas is already over... but that means the news is back in full force, and today we're going to start off with a Q4 2005 Heatsink Roundup, brought to you bad Madshrimps."We are proud to present you with our last heatsink roundup of 2005. Featuring the latest offerings from Arctic, Scythe, Silverstone, Sharkoon and newcomer Noctua. We compare them to the best out there in 3 different test configurations." ... Read more...
Hey folks! Incase you haven't heard the good news, the demo for F.E.A.R. will be released on friday morning. The japanese horror inspired theme, while already been done in the movies, is new to the FPS genre. This, combined with the intense action we've already seen from screenshots and trailers, should make for one hell of a game. AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU: Dual-Core and 64-Bit Go Mass! @ X-Bit Labs "We would like to introduce to you this summer's hit: the new mainstream dual-core processor from AMD. For only $354 you can get yourself two processor cores working at 2GHz frequency and featuring 512KB L2 cache. But is it enough for satisfactory performance results? You can find the answer... Read more...
Hey folks, before we get to the news I'd like to bring your attention to Robert's review of the Asus P5WD2 Premium i955X Motherboard. It's an expensive piece of hardware, going for around $225, but is the package worth the price? Only one way to find out. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Intel Researchers Develop CMOS Radio Supporting All Flavors Of The 802.11 Wi-Fi Standard KYOTO, Japan, June 17, 2005 -- Intel Corporation announced it has developed a prototype of an all-CMOS direct conversion dual-band radio transceiver capable of supporting every current Wi-Fi standard (802.11a, b and g), as well as the projected requirements of 802.11n. The system-in-a-package technology is a significant step... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  With the sun shinning bright and work fast approaching I think it is time for your AM update.  So, go grab a cup of Joe and settle in...  EPoX 9NPA Ultra (nForce 4 Ultra AMD) Motherboard Review @ TweakTown "EPoX sent us one of their newest motherboards recently, the 9NPA Ultra, which is based on nVidia's new nForce 4 Ultra chipset for the AMD Athlon Socket 939 processor platform. We've compared the motherboard against the nForce 4 SLI chipset to find out if there are any differences in performance in a non-SLI system setup. If you're on the market for a new PCI-Express Socket 939 motherboard with some decent overclocking support, you... Read more...
Hey folks, just checking in here with another update before the weekend hits us. As for HotHardware news today, Andrew has reviewed the Dell Inspiron 6000(d). Also, Dave's post below gives you a little bit if info on the upcoming nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board from ASUS, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe. Enjoy! ASUS AX800XT/TVD 256MB (RADEON X800 XT P.E.) @ Hardware Zone "With the launch of ATI's X850 series, the honor of leading ATI's lineup has passed from the X800 XT P.E. to its X850 counterpart. Meanwhile, price and availability for the X800 XT P.E. has improved significantly. Find out why we think the ASUS AX800XT/TVD 256MB is an attractive option for those requiring a high-end performer with... Read more...
Happy Easter everyone! I've already had the family dinner yesterday, so today I'm taking it easy and surviving off left overs. As for the news today, Bjorn3D has taken a look at the Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe, which I have also reviewed, so if your interested in the product: Click Here. Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone "The Sorell SF 2000 is more than just a flash based MP3 player - there is also a built in voice recorder and FM tuner. Plus the unit can double as a USB flash drive, making filing transfer quick and easy. The SF 2000 is available in? 256MB and 512MB configurations. The player is really small, just 3.1" long by 1.2" wide by 0.59" thick and... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, it's that time again. Today we have a DDR-2 PC-5400 memory shootout, Intel P4 aircooling heatsink roundup, an article on the current problems with Linux, and a couple more items. Read on and enjoy! DDR-2 PC-5400 Memory Shootout – OCZ vs. Corsair vs. Kingston @ TweakTown "We've got modules on the test bench from OCZ (PC-5400 Performance series), Corsair (XMS2 Pro series) and Kingston (HyperX series). After taking a close look at each set of Dual Channel modules, we tested them at their default speeds and as far as we could overclock them." Shuttle SB86i XPC @ t-break "When the unit is powered up, a blue horizontal line lights up making the unit look very... Read more...
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the year 2005 :) I hope everyone had a good time last night, I know I did. The news is moving a bit slow today, and so am I, so it works out ;) For your evening dose of news, we have... APC TravelPower Notebook Case @ A True Review "...A mouse, extra battery, power adapter, etc... must be carried along with the notebook. This is where a notebook case is your best friend for carrying the accessories and protecting the notebook from damage. Computer Geeks has some great deals on these cases, including the APC TravelPower Synthetic Leather Notebook Case." Thermalright XP-90 Heatsink Review @ Techniz "Today, we are review another solid heatsink, the... Read more...
It's almost the end of December, and I almost went an entire month without a single problem from my ISP! The "Horrible Ping From Hell" problem has risen it's ugly head again, which makes a few things I do on the net impossible or very problematic. All you online gaming fans know the pain that a ping of 400 can bring. Next year, maybe Santa will bring me Comcast ;) Enough of my problems though, let's get this going... Zalman VF700-AlCu GPU Cooler Review @ Rojakpot "The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra has already shown us how the heat generated can be unbearable, both thermally as well as acoustically. Is quiet cooling still possible? Today, we will take a look at the new Zalman VF700-AlCu... Read more...
Anyone up for a little bedtime reading? I'm a little short on words tonight, but I do want to remind you all that TwistedMods is still having their contest for... 1GB of Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 Memory! You can enter once a day until Dec. 30th, so Click Here and try your luck! Thanks again to TwistedMods :) Swiftech MCX775-V Heatsink Reviewed @ Hi-Techreviews.com "So what Swiftech has done is take the .50" copper plate we talked about earlier an populate the entire top of the heatsink with their patented aluminum helicoid pins. These thin aluminum pins promote increased turbulence for more efficient heat dissipation compared to traditional fin extrusions." Sunbeam PCI Wherever... Read more...
I'm feeling much better now, and it's great to be back! I'll tell you, you don't realize how great breathing is until you can't do it anymore. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I didn't get to enjoy it myself, but my friends had plenty of leftovers at their house so I still had my fill of turkey :) Anyway, there isn't much news tonight, but I'll give you what I got... Thermalright SI-97 Heatsink Review @ Techniz "Today, we are review another solid heatsink, the Thermalright SI-97. This heatsink is cost around $35 US. To install the SI-97 on to the motherboard, it is no needed to take out the motherboard, unlike the installation of the SP-97. This is a newer generation of... Read more...
Well guess what I've been doing the last couple of days? Probably the same thing as you, HL2 :) Valve has created one amazing game, and one I'm sure the mod community is going to be all over. Is it the best game of the year? Well that's a debatable issue, but it certainly is up at the top. On with the news... and then off I go to play HL2 some more ;) Thermalright XP-90 Heatsink Review @ OCModShop "In addition to the fins there are four heat pipes. Heat pipes are closed metallic tubes that generally contain a phase change liquid in side. Heat is applied to one end of the pipe, which in turn changes the liquid to vapor where it moves to the other end of the pipe where heat can be removed.... Read more...
I just got home and let me tell you... it's hard trying to teach someone, who thinks AOL is the Internet, to actively protect themselves against spyware ;) It's almost as fun as explaining that pop-ups that say "You have a virus, Click Here!!!!1!", might not be telling the truth! Enough of that, it's news time... ATI X800 Pro Video Card Review @ CoolTechZone "NVIDIA is back in the market with full force and ATI is slowly taking the back seat in few of its product lines, namely it's mid-end graphics card lines. We have evaluated NVIDIA's 6800 graphics cards previously and have been quite impressed with the overall performance. This time, however, we have changed tracks and will... Read more...
Good morning all.  I can't believe we are gearing up for another hurricane here in NC.  I moved down here from NY about 5 months ago to find a more affordable place to live with a slower pace.  While those virtues hold true, I never expected to be dodging hurricanes and tornadoes on a regular basis.  Mother Nature is active this season and if all goes well, we'll keep dodging her fury.  At this point, I'm actually looking forward to Winter! Debugging the Megahertz Myth Editorial @ CoolTechZone: "Most, if not all, of you have read or been in heated debates over why or why not higher clocked microprocessors are better than their "comparable" competition.... Read more...
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