Monday News part 5

Posted on Monday, April 14 2003 @ 15:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

FrozenCPU 3.5” Dual Voltage Baybus
It wasn’t too long ago when a baybus was the top-of-the-line case mod you could do. The concept was simple, put some toggle switches in a drive bay to control all the lights and fans you were putting in your system. The concept was refined and improved over time until now when we have professionally manufactured units that can supply adjustable dual voltage with dual color LEDs to indicate which is being supplied. The only problem with them is that they are all built to fit in a 5.25” drive bay, and with the advent of systems with multiple optical drives, there just aren’t enough bays to go around. Well, the good folks at FrozenCPU.Com have come to the rescue with a 3 port unit that fits in a 3.5” drive bay, you know, the one under the floppy drive you never use anymore.

Review Link : GruntVillE

Albatron PX845PEV-800 Anniversary Mainboard
To celebrate their first year anniversary, Albatron released a Limited Edition Anniversary Mainboard, the PX845PEV-800. The board is dedicated to the hardware enthusiasts, especially overclockers. A well styled mainboard, the PX845PEV-800 appeals to each one which has Albatron on top of their lists and even in their hearts. The true Albatron fans will appreciate it. The three words that describe the mainboard better are "style", "simplicity" and "overclocking". A very nice and good combination indeed. The true overclockers who are reading this review will understand the qualities of the Albatron PX845PEV-800 mainboard

Review Link : TechConnect

Thermaltake SubZero4G (from German site)
Ist eine normale Luft-Kühlung zu laut bzw. nicht leistungsstark genug, kam bisher immer alternativ eine Wasserkühlung in Frage. Der bekannte und namenhafte Hersteller Thermaltake stellt mit dem ladenfrischen SubZero4G eine neue und interessante Kühlmethode für alle AMD Sockel 462-Pin Prozessoren vor. Diese Methode basiert auf eine Peltier- Luftkühlung, welche alle normalen Luft-Kühler übertreffen soll. Das Prinzip ist einfach erklärt, ein Peltier-Element erzeugt elektrisch Kälte und kühlt mit dieser über eine Kupfer-Bodenplatten den Prozessor. Die Rückseite des Peltier-Elements erhitzt sich im Betrieb stark und wird mittels einem Aluminium-Kühlers in Kombination mit einem 70 mm Lüfter kühl gehalten. Um die Stromversorgung des Peltier-Elements zu gewährleisten, ist ein zusätzliches Netzteil von Nöten, damit das PC-Netzteil nicht überlastet wird. Wie sich diese Kühler-Neuheit bei uns im Praxistest schlägt, wollen wir in unserem neusten Kühlertest klären...

Review Link : MHZpower (German)

Articmods Fan Controller
There is a few hundred different fan controllers out there but today we are taking a look at a little different one from articmods. I can hold up to 6 six fans. And it has some nice looking leds that shine blue, red depending on if its on or not. Lets have a look at this fan controller now.

Review Link : R&B Mods

FrontX Front Port Solution
After buying the bits for my new system and getting it all put together, I was left with some connectors on the motherboard… I thought that a break out box would go nicely.. After looking at the break out boxes on offer at various online and local computer stores, I was left unimpressed

Review Link : The Modfathers

Huge AMD Barton Price Drops Kick In
AMD has slashed prices of their Barton CPUs as much as 40% today. In addition previous Thoroughbred CPUs seem to have gone down in pricing as well, but not as dramatically. This seems to be in response to what appears to be a paper launched 3GHz 800MHz FSB P4. We have full details and pricing at our site.
More info at AMDZone

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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