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CoolerMaster HK has issued a recall for one of their latest coolers according to a story over at Warp2Search. Many owners of the Aero 7 CPU cooler are reporting all types of bizarre problems with the product such as sudden scratches on the cooler material up to it actually catching on fire!
This is a very serious issue, if you use an Aero 7 owner I would look at replacing it right away and checking with your supplier for a refund or replacement with the newer Aero 7+ which apparently fix these strange problems.
To HK Aero 7 owner only: due to the design problem, our previous Aero 7 fan will potentially be damaged after certain amount of usage. We have noticed the problem and released the improved Aero 7+ to replace Aero 7. To be safe and this is a recall notice, we advise you to take your Aero 7 to our office before July 15th to exchange with Aero 7+. Should you have any inquiry please feel free to contact us.More information @ Warp2Search
For some light reading, Rocky and the guys from Sudhian Media come SFF Tech posted a humorous article about the Top 10 options you have with your tower computer case after upgrading to a Small Form Factor based system. The video which is available for download made me laugh and the acting was quite good - fans of the movie Office Space will appreciate it that little bit more.
More information @ SFF Tech
Thermaltake, the company made famous by their odd looking Orb style processor coolers, have just announced their new range of Laser III computer cases. They look a little like modern space craft yet stylish. As you would expect, each come included with a bunch of various Thermaltake products. You'll find more picture by clicking the link below.
More information @ Thermaltake
Benny from CoolerMaster let us know about the release of their newest heatsink for the Athlon platform, the attractive looking HAC-V81. It's similar to many of their previous model products, with the exception of a few new cool ideas to help give the product a little more spot light in the ever growing market.
You have such things as fan control speed options from 2,500 RPM to 4,800 RPM and a new and stylish looking fan grill which CoolerMaster claim reduces noise.
I've posted information and pictures of the HAC-V81 HSF in our New Products Forum for those interested.
Hey I've got a few items here that fit into this category that maybe of interest to some of you who maybe in the market for such things.
- Voyuer Mods SF50 Modded Chenming Aluminium Case @ PCReviewSpot.com
- Project: [RICE:CASE] Part 2 @ M:6
- Koolcase's Blue Meany Case @ OCModShop
- ColorCases Stealth-X Midtower ATX Case @ Maximum3D.com
- Skyhawk PSR-4616-B7 Aluminium Case @ Modtown
- Antec 480W True Blue PSU @ OCAddiction
- TTGI TT-520SS 520w PSU @ XtremeSystems.org
- Jab-Tech Dual Cathode Kit @ ReviewNation.com
There's a bit here today, probably as I was a bit slack yesterday, but take a look at these as some may interest you.
- Kool Cases Dynax Server Tower Case @ MODTHEBOX!
- Zalman 300A-APF PSU @ OCModShop
- PCToys 430watt PSU @ TwistedMods.com
- PCToys 520w Power Maxx PSU @ Club Overclocker
- Frozencpu 6port Bay Bus @ Virtual-Underground.com
- Lian Li RH-Series Aluminium Mobile HDD Rack @ OCAddiction
- Xoxide Sound Activated CCFL @ BurnOutPC
- Make Your Own Mini-Fanbus and Control Device Power Extender @ Virtual-Hideout.Net
I've got some news this morning for you all so carve it up and while you're waiting for the rest just check these out.
- Lian Li PC6099B Aluminium Case @ Warp2Search
- Antec 1080AMG Case @ KEP Technologies
- Enermax 305B Pre-Modded Black Case @ 3dXtreme
- 4 LED fan and Tricolor RGB Cold Cathode @ Overclock Intelligence Agency
- SunBeam Multi-Color CCFL Kit @ SubZeroTech
- Poorman's Mouse Feet Guide @ GideonTech
- PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 475W PSU @ Extreme Overclocking
- Creative Labs SBS250 Speakers @ Spode's Abode
For those of you in need of a new power supply for that new setup or because the old one just isn't up to the task anymore might like to head over to Overclocker Cafe and check out their review of Kingwin's Triple Fan 450w PSU.
The selector switch gives you the option of auto, low, and medium. With the selector switch set to 'medium' the unit was anything but silent. Not annoying just very noticeable. In low mode, things were pretty much silent. Set in the auto position, the fan speed is controlled by a temperature probe embedded in the PSU's heatsink.More information at Overclocker Cafe
This one maybe a little short but for those looking at buying Thermaltake's Hardcano 5 may find the information that PCReviewSpot has is more than enough to make that decission on whether to buy one or not.
As you can see in the graphs, the fan is capable of keeping the drive a full 7C below what it would normally be. This 7C could translate into a few years more of life for your drive! Overall this is a great product that has a great many uses. You can hook up virtually any fan to the fan switch, the thermal probe can be used to record temperatures on a limitless amount of things such as RAM, hard drives, cpu's, gpu's, north bridge chips, and even ambient case temps.More information at PCReviewSpot
Over at Dan's Data today, Dan takes a look at two cases from Codegen that some people out their may like the look of so go and have a gander.
At a glance, you'd say these were fairly expensive tweaker-cases, since two of them have aluminium panels and three of them have side windows to show off the computer's guts. The ones with windows even come with a blue cold cathode fluorescent light (CCFL) as part of the package.More information at Dan's Data
But these Codegen cases are actually cheapies.
With our review of the Topower 520W Power Supply, you may still be left with some questions as to just how a PSU works, and what makes a good unit. Head on over to ZephirTech as they explain all this and more!
When you think about building a killer PC, do you spend a lot of time thinking about what power supply to buy? Probably not. If you have done your homework you probably know that today's components are becoming increasingly power hungry, and you should be getting something in the 250 to 350 Watt range...More information @ ZephirTech
Generally, though, most enthusiasts and system builders pick up a generic 350 Watt PSU... Some people have picked up through online forums and online PC builders guides that they should buy a name-brand PSU from a trusted company like Enermax, PC Power and Cooling, or Sparkle. Unfortunately, there are few that actually understand what sets a higher quality power supply apart from a lower quality one.