Mikhailtech takes a look at Cooler Master's ATC-600-VX1, one of the very few aluminum desktop cases out there, though I think it would be a great looking loungeroom multimedia PC.
The Plexiglas panel in the front. After all it's what makes at least 50% of the scenic look of the case. It covers the two 5.25" bays and can be opened with just one finger. All you need to do is push softly on the aluminum sticker on the center, the cone that says "Cooler Master", and the panel will slowly open towards you. It's absolutely silent and a mechanism slows it down during opening and closure. You can see part of it on the sides and in this close-up picture.More information at Mikhailtech
myWORLD Hardware has done their piece on Coolermaster's latest HSC-V62 HSF.
Of course, with some modification such as adding a black 80mm delta fans helped a lot but another problem arises again! This time around is the noise factor! Could we do our daily computing task in such a noisy enviroment especially the noise generated by the heatsinks fan that rotates at insanely 8000rpm? Even when you are running a low CPU utilization program, does your heatsink fan really need to run at the optimal speed? The solution, an auto-speed control fan by CoolerMaster, based on their latest HSC-V62.More information at myWORLD Hardware
Ok there are a couple of cases reviews plus some mods in the mailbox today so I'll just toss them at you all.
- Lian Li PC-72 SCA Server Case @ Heatseekerz
- Swiftech Q. Power Water Cooled Case @ SystemCooling
- How-To Build a Rheobus @ PimpedOutCases
- Break-out Headphone Amplification Box @ Spode's Abode
- EL Wire Ice Blue Kit @ GiBTEK
Ok it's time for cooling action today so take your pick or read the lot and they're not all for CPU's.
- ThermalRight SLK-800 @ Overclocker Cafe
- Thermaltake Geforce 4 Powerbooster Copper VGA Cooler @ Ascully.com
- Lead Khan LK-CAA05 Copper Heatsink @ Tech-Fusion
- Bitspower NP81DS20 HSF @ MODTHEBOX!
- Cybercooler CC-290 System & NK-360 Notebook Coolers @ Active-Hardware
- Taisol CEP426151A Pentium 4 HSF @ FrostyTech
Dan today has a look at an unusual PSU that some of you might be interested in. It has a mind boggling four IEC outlets and is quiet.
More information at Dan's Data
PC PowerZone has reviewed a couple of 550 watt PSU's, the Starnet 550 and the Antec TruePower 550 with some interesting results!
What's so important about a computer's power supply then? Well, a good PSU (Power Supply Unit) can make the difference between a stable and unstable machine, a highly overclocked machine can soon fail with a poor PSU and a hard-worked, 24/7 machine will soon cause a poor PSU to give up and die.More information at PC PowerZone
Ever though about a clear PSU case? Well the guys at SubZeroTech got their hands on one and take you through the assembly process.
More information at SubZeroTech
Over at AusPCWorld they get hold of Arkua's Socket 478 Cooler (868S-6M) and put the heat to it.
Cooling is a part of life, you don't keep your CPU cool you can have an endless amount of problems, especially if you want to overclock it!More information at AusPCWorld
Think back to the 3DFX VooDoo 5 days, The Inquirer is reporting that the ATi Radeon 9700 will require an external power supply.
It was easy to assume that even Radeon 9700 would need external power to be able to work simply as this chip will have about 50 million transistors more than TI 4600 chip, and is still the fastest chip on market.More information at The Inquirer.
Spiderman the movie is taking the world by storm, but it hasn't been released that long in Australia so I'm yet to see it. Coincidence or not, CoolerGuys have released some special Marvel Comic licensed Spiderman and Punisher fan guards, they are numbered and are only going to be a certain number produced and then that's it. Our first review sample found itself lost in the postal system, but another shipment is on the way, and I can't wait to get hold of them. In the meantime, check them out over at CoolerGuys, one of the companies which help us put the food on the table! :)
At Slautech takes time to check out the Cooler Master ATC-500 uATX case which is contructed out of aluminium and has 2x 5.25" external bays plus 5x 3.5" bays of which 2 are external and even features a motherboard tray so head on over and take a look to see if this case would suit you.
Do you have a In-Win Q500N case and a few warm HDD's that need some extra cooling? Well over at the Overclock Intelligence Agency they do and want to show you how they did their In-Win Q500N HDD Cooler Case Mod so head on over if you're interested.
Dan at Dan's Data is still going crazy as he's added another 8 HSF's to that huge CPU Coolers Compared! review of his and you'll find the additions on the first 2 pages but, he has promised not to add any more. Well at least for 2 weeks anyway though I don't really know if there is any left that he hasn't looked at yet. Oh and remember those of you out there on dailup that these huge pages will take some time to load.
Over at the Overclocker Cafe the heat is on as they check out the Cooler Guys Modified Swiftech MCX-370 HSF which is a MCX-370 heatsink, a fandapter and a high output 80mm fan then compare it against a Vantec CCK-6035 as well as a standard Swiftech MCX-370 so go on over and see how it goes.