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Subject: Systems | June 17, 2008 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps examines the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC-style ATX Case, a case that will really let you show off your components. The addition of blue LED fans to provide cooling and a unique look will make it even more attractive to those wanting an HTPC that stands out rather than blending in. It is a full sized ATX case, even with it's uncommon shape, so you can use it to house a more robust PC as well.
Subject: Systems | June 10, 2008 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As strange as it may sound after the original experience most had with Vista and it's hardware requirements, it is now possible to set up a Vista PC for ~$350, with a copy of that much maligned OS included. ExtremeTech has the list, and some quick pictorial instructions on installing the hardware. Don't expect to be using the Aero interface though, Solitaire will be fairly graphics intense for this budget PC.
Subject: Systems | June 10, 2008 - 02:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
Even though information was a bit short at the show, ASUS is planning on selling complete systems to enthusiasts and gamers alike:
Subject: Systems | June 5, 2008 - 11:30 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 5 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to ensure an optimized multimedia and computing experience in small form factor desktop PCs.
Subject: Systems | June 2, 2008 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TOKYO -- June 2, 2008 --AMD Japan (NYSE: AMD) today announced the official start of operation of the T2K supercomputer systems featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and with specifications developed jointly by the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University. These T2K systems were delivered to the University of Tsukuba by Cray Japan Inc. and Sumisho Computer Systems, to the University of Tokyo by Hitachi Ltd., and to Kyoto University by Fujitsu Ltd.
Subject: Systems | May 29, 2008 - 06:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Researchers at the University of Antwerp in Belgium have created a new supercomputer with standard gaming hardware. The system uses four NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards, it costs less than 4000EUR to build and thanks to NVIDIA's CUDA technology it delivers roughly the same performance as a supercomputer cluster consisting of hundreds of PCs!
Subject: Systems | May 28, 2008 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you missed the first ExtremeMhz HTPC guide, fear not for it is old and busted. The new and improved second version has arrived, covering everything you need to know about building your own HTPC ... at least until the third version arrives
Subject: Systems | May 28, 2008 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 28, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced growing industry support for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor among global OEMs continues with IBM's launch of three updated System x servers. Designed to address customer priorities such as energy efficiency, performance, scalability, and virtualization, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers from IBM offer an exceptional power-efficient platform for today's most demanding datacenters.
Subject: Systems | May 23, 2008 - 01:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Acer Aspire Predator Gaming PC is orange, whether they would prefer it be called metallic copper or not, it is as orange as a recent release from Valve. bit-tech did look beyond the finish on the case, to the interior of Acer's PC which features a self contained watercooling setup, SLI'd cards and more. If you are looking for an impressive system, both on the outside and the inside, drop by for a look.
Subject: Systems | May 22, 2008 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, May 22 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA M700 Mini-ITX board, the first to feature the VIA VX800 chipset, for sophisticated digital signage and retail display systems.
Subject: Systems | May 21, 2008 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It may seem a little strange for Alienware to produce a system that uses a Radeon HD 2400XT for it's graphics, and has no hope of playing any of the new titles, but that is exactly what the Hangar18 HD
Entertainment Center has. The name really gives it away, Alienware has jumped into the HTPC market and they have done it with all the class you would expect from them. Drop by Think Computers for a look.
Subject: Systems | May 14, 2008 - 11:24 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, May 14 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board that features the extremely power efficient 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, offering embedded developers an uncompromisingly compact, highly integrated board.
Subject: Systems | May 13, 2008 - 01:37 AM | Ryan Shrout
Even though we just recently were gifted with the release of the Dell XPS 630, a move intended to bring the Dell XPS line to a lower cost product range, it would appear that the company plans on dropping a lot of their XPS line in order to help with the financial issues the company has had. While we are not sure which of the XPS products will survive, or for how long, or what the XPS notebooks' fate is, the idea will apparently be to continue to push the Alienware brand for high-perf
Subject: Systems | May 8, 2008 - 01:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The VL System M-Play Blast is a combo LCD display and remote control perfect for an HTPC system that doesn't have either set up in it's case. It gives you a lot more freedom to choose an HTPC case, as you are no longer limited to picking up a case that has them already included. Check out the software suite and hardware over at Tweaknews.
Subject: Systems | May 1, 2008 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Dell has raised
the performance bar yet again with the launch of the XPS 730 H2C edition, a
premier gaming desktop that is one of the most advanced gaming platforms on the
support for optional quad-core processors, quad GPU graphics solutions and up
to four hard drives, the XPS 730 is more than ready to deliver an immersive
experience and ensure gamers pwn their opponents in the most demanding PC games available today.
Subject: Systems | April 30, 2008 - 05:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Spring is here, time to toss out that old system and get a fresh new one, or at least to cherry pick some prime new components to put in your system. To help you with that, The Tech Report has updated their System Guide, with 4 updated systems including a totally reworked HTPC system.
Subject: Systems | April 28, 2008 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Matching the AMD 4850e and the ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI Micro ATX board will not help you break any performance records. It will however give you a great HTPC system that is fairly cheap to set up, very cheap to power and easy to cool quietly. While we would all like to see AMD processors at the top of the performance char
Subject: Systems | April 28, 2008 - 11:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 28, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced AMD Business Class, an initiative dedicated to developing AMD processor-based commercial desktop and notebook solutions designed specifically for businesses.
Subject: Systems | April 23, 2008 - 02:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte has jumped into the world of barebone thin clients with it's STA Thin Client. Even though it ships with no memory or storage, it can handle both PATA and SATA drives, giving it a one up on other flash based thin clients. Phoronix, being who they are, immediately tried to install Linux on it. You might be surprised to hear that Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, and even SLAX worked just fine, extending the possible usefulness of this thin client significantly.
Subject: Systems | April 16, 2008 - 11:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 16, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is now offering five server platforms based on high-performance, energy-efficient Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. This news follows last week's announcement that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are generally available, and brings the number of available global OEM platforms based on the new processors to 13.