Coolers and cases, Goliath is born, Sony Ericsson talks PlayStation Phone - Smooth Systems

The Asus GeForce GTX 580 received an in-depth review at PC Advisor, being commended for improving on an already good stock graphics card. It was praised for high clock speeds, while also being open to further overclocking, but those who already have some reasonable high-end cards were cautioned to wait for a more substantial improvement to hit the market.

Overclockers Online tested and reviewed the Crucial 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600 RAM, coming to the conclusion that it was a great option for those looking to replace or upgrade their memory. It did well on price, its 10 percent overclock ability, and limited lifetime warranty, while the review team had a hard time finding any faults with it.

TechPowerUp brings news of Zalman's latest CPU cooler, the CNPS5X, which it has just announced. It's aimed at the media to heavy thermal loads, so it should be able to handle an overclocked processor no problem.

Nvidia fans looking for a new case for their system might want to check out the new Cooler Master HAF X and CM 690 II Advanced cases, featured at HardwareSecrets. They both offer a lot of room and ports, but the first uses the particularly garish lime green colour from Nvidia's logo, while the second case is much more subdued.

Those looking to fill the case without having to bother fiddling around with wires and worrying if they've fried their motherboard may be interested in Smooth Creations' custom build offering, a Core i7-980X beast of a machine, suitably called Goliath, reported by TweakTown. It features an Asus Rampage III X58 LGA 1366 motherboard, 12GB of RAM, two 2GB ATI HD 5970 graphics cards and several other nice pieces that will make any hardware enthusiast salivate. The roughly $7,000 price tag kind of ruins the moment, however.

The Wall Street Journal brings a possible confirmation of the much-rumoured PlayStation Phone. In response to the speculation, the CEO of Sony Ericsson, Bert Nordberg, said: “There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere.”