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Subject: Systems | November 2, 2007 - 01:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
R&B Mods has published the second article in their 2 piece series on building PCs. The first installment took you through the list of parts that you will want to get, this article focuses on the assembly of the pieces you chose into the case, and getting it to that first boot. If building a PC from scratch has you feeling overwhelmed, then read on and put your mind at ease.
Subject: Systems | November 1, 2007 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just because your HTPC system is full to overflowing, even thought it has several terabytes of storage doesn't mean you have a problem. All it means is that you have to figure out a way to organize all your files better. OCModShop offers a suggestion on what to do as an alternative to actually deleting some of your favourite shows.
Subject: Systems | October 16, 2007 - 01:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP has gathered together everything they could find out about SkullTrail in this list. The major problem seems to be that Intel is only planning on running 2000 of them off the production line.
Since you probably won't be able to get your hands on one, check out the newly updated PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard, and get some ideas on building your own dream machine.
Subject: Systems | October 1, 2007 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gateway's One looks a bit like an iMac, with the system contained in the screen. Thankfully, it is more like the new one, with a nice flat panel. That is where the similarities stop, other than the design, it is pure PC. The Techgage article has pictures of the machine, both inside and out, so go on a take a look ... you know you are curious.
Subject: Systems | September 27, 2007 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Check out the Antec Veris Fusion Black 430 Media Centre HTPC case and it's A/V cooler, which are up for review at OCC. The case's design will look right at home in an entertainment center, and should have no problems fitting into a cabinet. Antec has als
Subject: Systems | September 20, 2007 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report revisits their systems guide in the wake of new pricing from Intel and AMD. While we may not be able to buy all the fancy new toys we are hearing about at the IDF for quite a while, this price war is a boon on anyone building a new system, or looking to upgrade an existing one. See what new components you can get without breaking the bank.
Subject: Systems | September 6, 2007 - 06:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hewlett Packard has released a very powerful machine that stems from VoodooPC. The Blackbird 002's components are hugely modifiable, allowing an AMD X2 or you can go with an Intel C2D or Quad, and the other components are just as customizable. There is a completely self contained watercooling system inside of it, and installation of all components are totally tool-less.
Plus, the case is able to support 600 pounds ... just cause.
Subject: Systems | September 6, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's hard to say that either the AMD 4X4 platform, or Intel's V8 lack in performance, as they are going to be a huge jump from current platforms. Not that motherboards.org is going to let that stop them. They take reference models of both out for a test drive and benchmark them. Head over a get a good look at what these platforms will be capable of when they are released to market.
Subject: Systems | August 30, 2007 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Arena shows you just how easy it is to build a PC that consumes less than 60W. It's not a crippled system either. It doesn't have the power to max out the settings in some intense games, but it handles World of Warcraft perfectly.
Subject: Systems | August 28, 2007 - 01:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NMEDIAPC HTPC 288 SA offers a cheap way to get into HTPCs. With plenty of features, inputs and cooling, you can skip a lot of the planning that otherwise goes into building an HTPC, and overall X-bit Labs decided this is a great entry level case. Those who are old hands at building HTPCs will probably prefer other models, though.
Subject: Systems | August 28, 2007 - 12:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While not available on the entire lineup, the OptiPlex 740 and 745 can be customized to include the 2400Pro or XT, giving you an advantage over systems with an Intel IGP. If you are looking at picking up a cheap PC for friends or family, or even a new line of PCs to supply your company with, these new options are worth checking out.
Subject: Systems | August 17, 2007 - 04:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
Get suckered into buying a Dell XPS 700 system? This news is for you! :)
The upgrade kit includes the motherboard from Dell’s latest XPS 720 system. Dell also includes the required front panel I/O assembly, cables, mechanical assemblies, resource CD, owner’s manual, XPS mouse pad and DTS audio upgrade in the kit.
The Dell XPS 720 motherboard features NVIDIA’s nForce 680i SLI MCP chipset.
Subject: Systems | August 13, 2007 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Mozart IP adds some new functionality to the Mozart HTPC series, including an integrated iPod dock. Even with the design being mostly focused on looks, which they do very well, there is enough space inside the case for a full ATX motherboard. techPowerUp liked the solid construction of this case, as well as Thermaltake's decision to make the Media Lab display optional, for those who want a different LCD display panel.
Subject: Systems | August 9, 2007 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Systems | August 8, 2007 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 8, 2007 - At LinuxWorld San Francisco this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the availability of AMD Validated Server platforms certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, further confirming AMD's commitment to the channel by offering solution providers the ability to brand and differentiate their solutions to address customer needs.
Subject: Systems | August 7, 2007 - 06:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can replace just about every A/V component on the market with the new ASRock 4Core1333-FullHD HTPC motherboard. Just about every type of signal you want encoded or decoded can be done on this fully loaded board, as well as some good gaming potential with the right expansion cards. Virtual-Hideout can tell you all about this rock solid base to build a dream HTPC on.
Subject: Systems | August 7, 2007 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is an indisputable fact that the majority of members at PC Perspective, as well as most other hardware sites on the web are predominately male. There are some women on the boards, but nowhere near the same numbers. Don't take that to mean that women aren't interested in gaming or PCs, simply that they don't spend the time talking about upgrading hardware or gadgets as men do. TECHGAGE is hoping to inspire some women to take part (or to admit they already do), and a
Subject: Systems | July 26, 2007 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Shuttle has added the SG33GH to their popular G-series, and added a lot of new features to take advantage of the recent advances in HDTV. The usual suspects all make an appearance, HDCP-compliant HDMI onboard video and full support for Dolby Digital Live and DTS encoding. Shuttle adds one of the best integrated graphics controllers The Tech Report has seen on an HTPC, although it isn't enoug