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  • ProphetCHRIS - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - link

    Kristopher, just to correct it, Fortron is an actual manufacturer. Fortron is the brandname of the FSP Group ( which is producing a lot of OEMs. OCZ is buying from Topower and so on... Reply
  • XRaider - Saturday, May 15, 2004 - link

    #20 - NP. You will need to go to the forums and post that though to get any answers.
  • ghoti - Monday, April 12, 2004 - link

    I am new to AnandTech, but am already impressed with the quality of the reviews. Any roundup/ review of cases contemplated? I am going to assemble my first machine once the 939 mb's and socket 939 FX-53's come out. I plan to use two Raptor 74G 10K rpm HDs. I have no plans to overclock, and don't care whether the case has a side window or led fans, but would like a mid-tower case (preferably AL) with GOOD cooling (preferably 120 mm intake and exhaust fans with filters). Also, it'd be great to have a case that is reasonably quiet, reasonably easy to work with, and won't require a second mortgage. Any suggestions? If this is not the right place to post this, please excuse my error. Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, April 09, 2004 - link

    17: It dissapates 150W from just the CPU.

  • bobbozzo - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    If GBT is going to give you a front-panel knob for the HSF, why don't they put a temperature display on it too??
  • bobbozzo - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    Ummm... if the computer draws 200W, and the case can only dissipate 150W, then you've got a big problem!
  • quanta - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    The CoolerMaster heatsink looked like the Aerocool HT-101 and Thermaltake CL-P0024 (TOWER112). However, the Thermaltake version can use 9cm fans. Hopefully CoolerMaster heatsink can support bolt-on mounting instead of just the unstable clip. Reply
  • Warder45 - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    I really liked this article. I wish you guys would do more misc computer equipment reviews. Perhaps a sound related review of speakers or sound cards.

    Definatly looking forward to reviews of the Heatsinks and a battle between OCZ and PC Power and cooling. It would be nice to see some competition for PC P&C in the high end overclocking PS's, perhaps drive them to lower prices a bit. :)
  • Coherence - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    OMG! I just did a Google on the TNN-500A. That Zalman noiseless case is $1200!?! Are they nucking futs?? Noiseless or not, heatpipes or not, NO PC case is worth that kind of money! Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    Actually, fortron doesnt make em either. They have the same OEM though.

  • Zepper - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - link

    It would be nice if you scouted out who actually makes some of these PSUs. Just like Antec cases, lots of these PSUs are OEMed, e.g. the Zalman are actually made by Fortron... You can find out by looking up the UL file number (Exxxxxx)found under the RU symbol on the label, at . Always nice to be able to cut one more mouth out of the money trough.
  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, April 05, 2004 - link

    Oh wait, Antec doesnt make cases....


  • Icewind - Monday, April 05, 2004 - link

    I wish Antec would get their asses in gear and make some aluminum cases.... Reply
  • mkruer - Monday, April 05, 2004 - link

    I want to see a review on just passive cooling Heatsinks, no water, phase change, or fan. Reply
  • tfranzese - Monday, April 05, 2004 - link

    An even more minor typo:

    "We have always relied on Enermax for ARE high performance, well manufactured (and usually expensive) power supplies."

    think that should be OUR ;)
  • mcveigh - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    [q]Wow that is one big case[/q]

  • amdfanboy - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    Wow that is one big case Reply
  • Locutus4657 - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    All I have to say is wow! That SuperFlow PS is just cool! It'd may never find a home in any computer I build (specs are much more important than looks for me whe it comes to power supplies), but that is just danged cool. Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    hehe yeah its joules - misprint on Zalman's site.

  • rsa4046 - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    Sorry -- didn't see Chuckles' post ... Reply
  • rsa4046 - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    A watt is the SI unit of power (energy or work per unit time), and thus contains time implicitly: 1 W = 1 J/s. Perhaps you meant heat flux (i.e., power per unit area, or 150 W/cm2 )? Reply
  • Chuckles - Sunday, April 04, 2004 - link

    I know its relatively minor, but there is an error on page one.

    "A solid block of copper sits on the CPU, and is then sinked by 6 heatpipes anchored onto the 7mm aluminum chassis.  Without moving components, the case is able to sink 150W per second!"

    A Watt is a Joule per second, a measure of energy per unit time (power). Thus the article should read "... 150W!"

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