S3 improves in leaps and bounds

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 03:42 PM |
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PC Stats reviews S3's latest PCI Express card, the Chrome S27.  At only $80 US, it is a very affordable solution to anyone looking to run Vista and mid-range games.  It is a far superior card to their last offering, even coming close to a 6600GT in some cases.  Keep your eye on their upcoming projects.

Source: PCStats

Increase your modding potential

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 12:26 PM |
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3DVelocity took on the task of rounding up some of AC Ryan's best modding tools and add ons, and gathered them together for your pleasure.  All you need is a case you like to start with, and with the help of AC Ryan, it can look like almost anything, and you can add funcionality as well.

Source: 3DVelocity

Get your PhsyX card with Ghost Recon

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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If you have seen the GRAW videos PC Perspective has posted, you know why you want this card, and this game. If not, take a break and watch them, then read the good news over at The Inquirer.

"The biggest problem is of course the content.

Source: The Inquirer

ECS Elitegroup Jumpstarts the Summer Gaming Season

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 11:37 AM |
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Fremont, CA (May 3, 2006) — Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS®), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, today announced sponsorship of a series of large scale LAN parties in North America this spring/summer. As a part of the efforts to support the gaming community, ECS Elitegroup has been involved in gaming events of various sizes in the past 2 years.



'When we decided to launch the Extreme series of motherboards, we were also ready to engage with the gamers immediately.

Source: Email

The new benchmarkers game

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2006 - 07:15 PM |
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Bethesda's newest installment to the Elder Scrolls has taken the lead in video card abuse.  It pushes even the newest hardware to it's limits, when you enable all the bells and whistles.  AnandTech takes it for a spin to see what the current generation of cards can do.

Source: AnandTech

A different type of storage

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2006 - 03:48 PM |
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The Tech Zone begins a series of articles on Magneto-Optical storage technology.  Not many have heard of it, and even less use it; but that is no excuse not to learn about it.

A case for the price conscious

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 06:23 PM |
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Monster-Hardware reviews an incredibly low priced case that would be perfect for building a cheap PC.  If you have a family member that needs a PC built, consider this CableMart case for a starting point.

Mix and match SLI

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 12:45 PM |
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Bjorn3D tests nVIDIA's claim that the newer nForce supports mixed SLI.  No longer will you have to buy 2 cards from the smae vendor in order to get SLI to work.

Source: Bjorn3D

Etch a little class into your case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 02:09 PM |
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Gideon Tech ordered some professional etchings from HyperCore, to give a unique look to a side panel.  Drop by to see the difference a little artistic scraping can make.
Source: Gideon Tech

Aerobie and Coffee

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 01:39 PM |
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The makers of the crazy far flying ring have moved onto coffee makers.  Dan's Data reviews this nifty little device that will be likely be finding it's way onto many desks.

Source: Dan's Data

Upgrading on a tight budget

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2006 - 03:16 PM |
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Legion Hardware has some advice for upgrading a computer to play the new FPS games; they spend less in total than many would on just a video card.  Drop by to see how they did it.

Even ATI recommends it

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2006 - 12:30 PM |
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Neoseeker went hunting for the most powerful PSU they could find.  They found it in the FSP Epsilon FX-700 GLN, a 700W PSU with 4 seperate 12V lines and a 99 PFC.  This PSU is almost a must for high end SLI or Crossfire setups

Source: Neoseeker

Just mount it and you are cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 03:51 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the G-Cooler Liquid CPU Cooler.  It is a closed loop when it arrives, you need not play with tubing or filling the reservoir, just mount it to your processor, and the radiator to the case where you would normally put an 80mm exhaust fan.

Intel will be the death of the BIOS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 12:19 PM |
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Intel is pushing the Extensible Firmware Interface, which is intended to replace BIOS as the most basic component in a working motherboard.  The Register has more information on their plans.

As well, Ryan has finished his review of the Abit A8N 32X, so check out this SLI nForce4 board.

Source: The Register

Common Computer Killing Actions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 12:08 PM |
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PCStats has put together their latest guide on the most common ways that people kill computers.  If you are under the illusion that your PC is invulnerable, you really should give this a read.

Source: PCStats

Silent cooling from ASUS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2006 - 03:38 PM |
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Pro-clockers looks at a large, silent cooler from ASUS, the Silent Square.  With the large heatpipes, it bears a resemblance to an engine block and it does perform well.

Blizzard's Ghost is a no show, but Tom Clancy delivers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2006 - 12:45 PM |
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced was caught and interrogated by Ars Technica.  Drop by to see what secrets were revelead about the newest in this long running series.

Source: Ars Technica

Intel First-Quarter Revenue $8.9 Billion

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 20, 2006 - 11:35 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced first-quarter revenue of $8.9 billion, operating income of $1.7 billion, net income of $1.3 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 23 cents. Excluding the effects of share-based compensation, the company posted operating income of $2.1 billion, net income of $1.6 billion and EPS of 27 cents.

More info at the Intel Pressroom.

The pick of the 7800GTX litter

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2006 - 07:07 PM |
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If you are looking for the best of the best, check out ExtremeTech's review of 3 top 7800GTX models.

Source: Extremetech