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hadn't heard from the folks over at OC Opolis for a while, but they still have their noses to the grindstone for us. Take a peek at their latest review that covers the Cooler Guys Silver Pro Gamer Case. here's a snip:
"The only other really notable feature is that there is a selection of ports up front, fire wire, usb, game port, sound jacks and volume control. All useful, especially USB for digi cams etc and the game port for your joystick, the volume control though because the ports are right at the bottom of the case isn't very well placed."
Case Modders Australia has just posted a review that covers not one, but two heatsinks. Check out their take on the Dynatron Micro-Fin Copper Coolers and see if they're worth your hard-earned dollars. here's a snip:
"Microfin technology is a construction technique utilized by Dynatron that enables them to produce a much higher fin density compared to other heatsinks. The great thing about Microfin technology is that it doesn't rely on normal manufacturing techniques, (ie extrusion, forging and die-casting) but rather cuts through the aluminium or copper block to form the heatsink."
For those who want some great cooling without the hassle of doing it themselves, there is the Cooler Guys Wind Tunnel III Case. here's a snip:
"With the great success of the original 'WindTunnel, Todd over at the CoolerGuys released the WindTunnel II, and most recently, the Wind Tunnel III and IV. Based upon the Fong Kai FK320, this is visually one of the most beautiful cases one will ever find. For this reason, I chose to review this instead of the WindTunnel IV. So how does this latest work of art from the CoolerGuys perform in an everyday environment? Read on to find out!"
Overclocker Cafe has just posted a review of the Cooler Guys Wind Tunnel III Case. here's a snip:
"I do have to say this is one of the better cases I have had a chance to get my hands on. Its sleek sports car like appearance is very pleasing to the eye. The case is a mid tower with three external 5 1/4" bays and one 3 1/2" bay. Internally, it has three more 3 1/2" bays (it has four sets of mounting holes, but only three are usable at a time with standard HDD's.) It has a total of 4 fans not counting the PSU. I have listed the specifications of each fan above. The total CFM of these babies is 256.6 (Ouch), and the loudest is 42 dBA. I do not have to tell you this thing is circulating some serious air."
CoolerGuys and ThermalTake have teamed up to help with WTC and Pentagon disaster. All proceeds of from the purchase of the new Volcano 6Cu will be donated to the Red Cross. Our goal is to sell 1000 units by September 23rd and deliver $20,000 to the Red Cross!
XTreme Mods wants us to know about the Blue Orb Chipset Cooler, so head on over to take a peek.
Cooler Guys have been making the Windtunnel model of cases for a while now, and each seems to get progressively better than the last. Can the newest model keep up the reputation? The only way to fond out is to head on over to WinHQ.net and check out their review of the Windtunnel IV Case. here's a snip:
"After our excellent experience with the Windtunnel II Gamers case, I thought that CoolerGuys couldn't get any better cooling-wise since the case performed so well. Now that the new Wintunnel III and IV are out, we may see even better cooling at a less expensive price. Today we look at the newest case, the Windtunnel IV."
2CoolPC has a couple of coolers that they have designed that are meant to help keep the entire setup cool and not just a single component. Overclocker Cafe has gotten both of them and have written up a review of them so that we can see if they work or not. Go see what they found about the 2CoolPC System Coolers Review. here's a snip:
""As we said before, differences between heatsink performance is measured in 1/10 degree increments anymore. High performance sinks seem to be pushing the edge of what seems possible with air cooling a CPU. With this in mind, we saw a staggering 2.4 degree Celsius drop."
OCAU has a new HDD cooler that they just finished testing. Go see their take on the Macase MS-10 "Hermannator" HDD Cooler. here's a snip:
"At the front, behind a removable dust filter there are two 40mm Sunon ball-bearing fans. These are very thick, much more so than the 486-cooler type 40mm fans more commonly seen. Being Sunon they give you some reassurance of reliability and as there's two, should one fail your drive will still be cooled. However, there is no facility provided to monitor the RPM's of the fans so you won't know if a fan fails unless you are actively monitoring the HDD temperature or removing the dust filter while the unit is powered. The air is directed both along the top edge of the heatsink (among the fins) and straight into the back of the drive. This means that some air flows under the drive as well, helping to cool the electronics. Realistically though, most of the heat from a HDD is generated within the HDA area so that's where the focus should be - and is, with this design."