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Kingston Unveils Water-Cooled DDR3 Memory Kits, Intended for Hardcore Gamers

Kingston Unveils Water-Cooled DDR3 Memory Kits, Intended for Hardcore Gamers

Kingston has been a big name in the memory business for awhile now, especially amongst those that want to grab some good, but relatively cheap memory options. However, Kingston wants to make their name known in every available facet, so that's why they've recently unveiled their new water-cooled DDR3 memory kits, which are specifically targeted for the hardcore gamers out there.

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BFG GeForce GTX 295 and 285 self-contained liquid-cooling video cards

BFG GeForce GTX 295 and 285 self-contained liquid-cooling video cards

BFG Technologies have announced their latest liquid-cooling system, this time for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 and GeForce GTX 295, promising maintenance-free performance cooling.  The two cards come pre-fitted with BFG's ThermoIntelligence advanced cooling systems, with the company claiming running temperatures of up to 30-degrees centigrade cooler than standard air-cooled models.

 

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Liquid-Cooled Desk PC mod

Liquid-Cooled Desk PC mod

Desk PC mods are relatively rare, but not unseen, but they generally aim to discretely hide the computer into the furniture.  Popular Mechanics' version, however, puts everything very much on show: a water-cooled Intel quad-core PC sandwiched inside clear acrylic and bolted to a custom aluminum frame.

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$16k Water-Cooled PC with four QuadCore Opterons

$16k Water-Cooled PC with four QuadCore Opterons

Ever wondered what $16,000 worth of custom PC would get you?  Over at Tom's Hardware they've been chatting with Puget Systems, who have recently finished putting together a monster computer costing its buyer in excess of $16k.  The brief was to create a quiet performance machine, with four quad-core Opteron CPUs, 32GB of memory and eight hard-drives in various levels of RAID.

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8ft Steampunk Frankenstein Computer case mod

8ft Steampunk Frankenstein Computer case mod

As insane Steampunk PC case mods go, this Frankenstein machine by D. Mattocks will take some beating.  Standing almost eight feet tall, and bristling with copper piping, vintage gauges and glass indicator lights from an old navy ship, it's not so much a computer as a tribute to H.G. Wells, Dr Frankenstein and the sort of coffin Isambard Kingdom Brunel would've probably liked to be buried in.

The vent was salvaged from an old church, and now acts as the air inlet for the water-cooling system.  Meanwhile everything is backlight with green cold-cathode tubes, which manage to make the Frankenstein Computer look even more ominous.  Happily one of the gauges does actually show the computer temperature, though there's probably not a steam blow-off valve.

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