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Lian Li’s cooling chassis for Xbox 360

Lian Li’s cooling chassis for Xbox 360

If you’ve run into trouble with your Xbox 360 overheating, then the PC-XBO1 chassis from Lian Li may be a great solution for you. The chassis was specifically designed for the X360 and promises to keep your system cool.

The $150 chassis has a 120mm fan to constantly cool your system and promises “silent, vibration-free” gaming as well as keeping your system cool. Putting your Xbox 360 in the chassis will undoubtedly take a little effort, so it’s not a great solution for people who aren’t tech savvy.

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The Belkin Laptop Cooling Lounge

The Belkin Laptop Cooling Lounge

Many studies have popped up and said that for men, the heat from sitting your laptop directly on your lap could end up causing infertility.  Which means if you like lounging on the couch with your laptop, it might be time to consider getting a stand for it.

This new model from Belkin is wide enough to even hold the larger 17” laptops.  It also features an adjustable height, to get your laptop at a comfortable angle for you.

This isn't out just yet and they don't say when it will be, but it is listed as coming soon.  Once it is released it will be sold for $39.99.

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CoolIT releases liquid cooling for GTX280 cards

CoolIT releases liquid cooling for GTX280 cards

When a new must-have graphics card comes out, you can end up dropping a lot of money to have the latest-and-greatest. Many people will want to hold off until prices drop, or just get an older card at a discount. However, if your machine must be the best and the fastest, why not take that new card and overclock it? You're probably going to need some better cooling, which is why CoolIT is always on top of things with their liquid cooling solutions. Their latest is for the new GeForce GTX280 and GTX260 cards.

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AMD Phenom X4 overheat revisited: cooling tweaks save budget boards

AMD Phenom X4 overheat revisited: cooling tweaks save budget boards

After AMD was forced to address the potential overheating issues experienced by the higher-speed processors in its Phenom X4 range earlier this week, new testing suggests that workarounds can be implemented so that the 9750 and 9850 chips will work with motherboards not using AMD's recommended 790 chipset.  AnandTech found that, with four low-cost boards claiming support for AMD's 125W processors, modifications including tweaked or aftermarket heatsinks or an additional, targeted 120mm fan would significantly boost stability.  The compatibility claims of those tested had not in fact been validated by AMD themselves.

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SlashGear Review – CoolIT PURE

SlashGear Review – CoolIT PURE

When you want to get the most performance out of your gaming rig, you'll naturally want to try and overclock it. However, you have to deal with the excess heat put off by your CPU (or whatever component you're overclocking). One option is to get a bigger heatsink and throw in some extra fans, which while it may do the trick, it can make your computer sound like a small hurricane. That's when you should start thinking about a liquid cooling system. They'll keep your computer running ice cold without creating all of that noise.

Of course if you've never actually set up a liquid cooling system, it probably looks a bit overwhelming. There are several different components you'll need to carefully assemble, not to mention the cost of actually acquiring said parts. To the novice, it can seem like much more work than it's worth. That's why this PURE from CoolIT can be quite appealing. It's a self-contained liquid cooling system that is supposed to be simple install. I've had a chance to test one out, and I've shot a video of the installation process. Hit the jump to see the results.

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CoolIT Releases a new liquid cooling unit for GeForce 8800 cards

CoolIT Releases a new liquid cooling unit for GeForce 8800 cards

PC gamers generally care about two things when it comes to their computer. They're want to have the latest and greatest hardware, and they want it to run nice and cool. Unfortunately those two things don't always go hand-in-hand, which is why you sometimes need to turn to a company like CoolIT for a little help. Their latest product is designed specifically to keep your Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX/Ultra GPU chilled.

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