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

A stack of case reviews

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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Cooler Master scores again with the Stacker 830, a full sized aluminium tower.  TweakTown takes you through all the features of this high quality case today.

If you like the case, but think it could use some improvements, Bob Dyl will take you through the steps of some small modifications to the CM Stacker 830.

Source: TweakTown

Cool copper jewlery for your system

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 17, 2006 - 05:43 PM |
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Virtual-Hideout reviews Vizo Sleet Copper Cooling Components, 3 types of copper heatsinks designed to cool system RAM, chipsets, and VRAM.  The double sided thermal tape they come with keeps them on in any orientation.  Plus copper looks good, and cools even better.

So much air intake the case looks bloated

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2006 - 12:33 PM |
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... but not in a bad way. The NZXT Lexa is shaped a little differently than a lot of the boxes on the market, but Overclockers Club loves it anyways.  Check out the full review of this pre-modded and superbly cooled case ... plus the case comes with a T-Shirt!

Also check out Lee's review of the Antec P150, it is a silent design that doesn't limit you to microATX motherboards only.

See your systems info at a glance

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 11, 2006 - 03:30 PM |
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TECHGAGE reviews the CyrstalFontz CFA-635.  It does everything you would expect a fan controller to do, but it can also display a lot more.  Check it out.

"With the dearth of fan controllers and temperature monitors on the market today it's not very

often that you run across one that brings a whole lot more to the table. Today we're taking a look

at one that brings more than just fan speed control and simple temp reporting."

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Source: TECHGAGE