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.
When it comes to cooling the CPU inside your computer, most machines use an old-fashioned fan and a heat sink. There are some enthusiasts that use large liquid cooling systems with huge copper water blocks and massive radiators with several fans but those systems are expensive and bulky.
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.
A new liquid-cooling setup from Thermaltake has been announced, the PW880i, offering more flexibility than the company's all-in-one systems. Consisting of a copper water block, a tank, a P500 pump and a 24cm Motorsports Radiator, the PW88oi is intended for mainstream processor sockets such as the AMD AM2 or Intel's P4 478.
iBUYPOWER have announced a new range of gaming PCs, the Paladin XLC series, which use Intel's Core i7 processors, Coolermaster's HAF 932 cases and Asetek's 240mm radiator liquid-cooling. Despite the high performance - up to a Core i7-975 can be specified - the systems are apparently "virtually noiseless" by virtue of two huge 230mm fans running at just 800rpm.
Reminding us of Thermaltake's monster Level 10 PC case, this is actually the Edelweiss PC, the handiwork of Pius Geiger and in fact initially constructed all the way back in 2006. Updated this year with a crisp new white color-scheme, the water-cooled Edelweiss separates out drives, graphics and power-supply, and then illuminates them with a discrete but effective lighting system.
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.
You might remember the Steampunk Frankenstein case mod from last month: an 8ft behemoth of brass, ominous lighting, tricked-out gages and water-cooling. Creator D.Mattocks has been in touch to let us know the huge PC is now finished, complete with some much-welcome Steampunk tweaking to the drives (which previously were left bare plastic).
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.
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.