Daily Archives: Oct 29, 2008

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AeroCool AeroRacer Pro PC CaseThe AeroCool AeroRacer Pro is an amazing-looking race car inspired PC case that offers serious built-in cooling.  The AeroRacer Pro steel, mid-tower PC case features a huge 400-mm fan on the left side of the case, the largest commercial case fan in the world.  It also offers four 5 ¼” drive bays, five 3 ½” drive bays, and screwless access. The AeroRacer Pro is available in a black or red design.  The 400mm side fan rotates at only 400 rpm to accomplish a very quiet environment, while still pushing an airflow of 250 CFM.  The fan connects directly to the power supply via a standard 4-pin peripheral power plug.  Therefore, no speed controls or monitoriong capabilities are available.  USB ports and audio jacks are positioned on the left panel.  The rear panel uses a traditional ATX layout, with the added benefit of a space for installing a 120mm fan (available separately). AeroCool’s AeroRacer offers seven expansion slots.  The case weighs 14.2 Lbs and measures 16 9/64” x 7 31/64” x 17.  The unit has a suggested price of USD $109.99.

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HP Mini 1000 NetbookThe netbook market is growing at an incredible pace.  It seems that every manufacturer is releasing a netbook option.  The HP Mini 1000 stands out as one of the best netbook options due its 92% of full size keyboard, screen options, and storage configurations.

The piano black, 2.23lbs netbook features two USB ports, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 3G broadband, a choice of 10.2-inch or 8.9-inch LED backlit, flush glass screen (both offer a 1024×600 resolution), and SSD and HDD storage options.

HP’s Mini 1000 can be configured with Windows XP or Linux.  All configurations use the Intel Atom N270 CPU, and the system can be customized with 512MB or 1GB of RAM.  Graphics support is handled through the Intel GMA 950 onboard video.

8GB and 16GB SSD storage capacities are available or a 60GB (4200 RPM) PATA hard drive can be selected. The default battery is a 3-cell lithium polymer. The base configuration for the Mini 1000 is $399.99.

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Kingston HyperX PC3-16000 (2GHz) Triple Channel DDR3 Memory KitKingston has now launched their HyperX triple channel kits for the Core i7/X58 platform. 3GB kits will be available first, with their 6GB counterparts following shortly after.  Speeds range from 1375MHz to 2000MHz with the new memory.  The RAM provides full Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) support, and conforms to Intel’s 1.65 volt recommendation for the Core i7 platform.

The memory will be available in the below models:

Model # Specification Price
KHX16000D3K3/3GX 3GB 2000MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) Kit of 3 Optimized for XMP $334.00
KHX14900D3K3/3GX 3GB 1866MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) Kit of 3 Optimized for XMP $317.00
KHX14400D3K3/3GX 3GB 1800MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) Kit of 3 Optimized for XMP $312.00
KHX12800D3LLK3/3GX 3GB 1600MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v) Kit of 3 Optimized for XMP $285.00
KHX11000D3LLK3/3GX 3GB 1375MHz (CL7-7-7-20 @ 1.65v) Kit of 3 Optimized for XMP $192.00
KVR1333D3N9K3/6G 6GB 1333MHz (CL9-9-9 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM Kit $240.00
KVR1333D3N9K3/3G 3GB 1333MHz (CL9-9-9 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM Kit $132.00
KVR1066D3N7K3/6G 6GB 1066MHz (CL7-7-7 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM Kit $240.00
KVR1066D3N7K3/3G 3GB 1066MHz (CL7-7-7 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM Kit $132.00

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ASUS Triton 81 CPU Cooler for X58 SystemsASUS has released its first CPU cooler for the soon to be released Intel Core i7 platform. The ASUS Triton 81 offers a 90mm fan that functions between 800 RPM and 2,500 RPM, with a noise level of 18 dBA during normal operation.  The cooler is controlled by the motherboard’s PWM, and presents a blue glows when running.  ASUS’s Triton 81 is constructed of copper, and includes copper heatpipes that link its base with the fins.  The unit weighs 24.16oz, and supports Intel (sockets 1366 and 775) and AMD (sockets 939/940/1207/AM2/AM2+) motherboards.  Pricing and availability information has not yet been announced.

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