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Xoxide Z-60 ClearStorm Case Review

By lokem
Mar 24, 2002
  1. Never thought that this mod would be so nice, but have a look:

    http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/xoxide_z60_clearstorm/index.shtml

    After all, you can buy it and you don't have to get yer hands dirty :D
     
  2. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    That is a nice case Lokum, I like the hide-away USB ports on the front of the caes. And I like that it comes pretty loaded with fans etc. !!
     
  3. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    It's getting to the point where aircooling has it's limitations. I'm afraid future cpus, vid-cards & ram will require watercooling.
    Nothing beats that trick Koolance PC2-601 case.
    www.koolance.com
     
  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    That is one cool case to Uncleel, lets hope you aren't right about water cooling. I would hate to have to maintain systems with full time water cooling on CPU, and Video. But I can just imagine the Tech Support calls if factories (Dell, HP, ETC) made computers like that....that would be some funny stuff!
     
  5. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 329

    I've seen several reports of Intel working on a new HSF solution, They feel the current p4 stock heatsink will not be reliably effective above 2.6-2.8Ghz.( this pertains to standard, non-tweaker desktop, and corporate systems)
    Certainly the next gen chips will require something new.
    Phase change (heatpipe) and ducted exhaust seem like likely canidates for air cooling.
    As you say for the corporte market, watercooling, adds a degree of complexity for tech support/maintance, raising cost of ownership.
    pretty hard to slip that by the beancounters.
     
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Another thing too, in some corprate worlds, ther server rooms are at a lower temp than the outside room temp. At my place of employment, the server rooms are always at 55 degrees or so. Can you imagine, with aircooling, companies requiring their server rooms to be close to freezing so the CPU can stay cool.
     
  7. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Uncleel,

    I just got the new issue of Maximum PC and they do a great review of this case. They give it a 9 K/A ( if you read the mag, you know what I am talking about) Great review, case is alittle steep for me though at $260ish US !!
     
  8. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    What do you guys think about watercooling a chipset??? If I were to water cool my next CPU (hopefully the contest prize ;) ) I would go ahead and do the video card to, but wouldn't it make sense to cool the chipset too? I don't even know if this has been done, but it seems like a viable way to overclock even more. If any of you guys know where I can find an article or something about watercooling a chipset I would be more than grateful.
     
  9. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Hey Super,

    Take a look at the post above that Uncleel posted. It's a killer water cooled case with all the bells and whistles, including both CPU and Video !!
     
  10. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    That baby does look nice especially the large case that even comes with hard drive cooling! Very nice chipset cooler!!! :)

    Anyone willing to give me around 300 dollars??? I promise I'll pay back with interest. ;)
     
  11. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    Check out this new case to be coming out soon. Looks pretty sweet from the pics and the specs look nice also.
     
     
  12. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 773

    Seen that b4 some time ago. It resembles the Shuttle SV24 :D
     
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