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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new products to provide cost-conscious consumers more fully featured PCs. The IntelÂ® CeleronÂ® D processor 340 and the IntelÂ® 910GL Express chipset offer solid computing reliability and value with improved features and technologies for value-priced PCs, including support for PCI Express*, IntelÂ® High Definition Audio, and the IntelÂ® Graphics Media Accelerator 900.
Subject: Systems | September 21, 2004 - 07:55 PM | Alexander Munos
Low budget and low FPS? Fear not, [H]ard|OCP's $500 Upgrade Guide provides some basic common sense upgrades to keep that box kickin' strong for under $500.
The [H]ard|OCP 500, Q3-04 : Do you want upgrade your box that is a bit long in the tooth without having to take out a second mortgage? We give you some economically minded suggestions using $500 and parts from NewEgg that you can purchase today.
Subject: Systems | September 14, 2004 - 03:57 PM | Alexander Munos
The guys over at GamePC have thrown the Shuttle SN95G5 nForce 3 Ultra Socket-939 through the lab. Read on and see what they found!
Despite the valiant attempts of every major motherboard maker to grab a piece of the small form factor market, Shuttle is still the dominating player.
Subject: Systems | September 7, 2004 - 02:08 PM | Alexander Munos
Alienware has introduced one of the first desktop systems that runs at 4GHZ. Don't worry, you're not losing your mind, you didn't miss the Intel Press Release containing 4GHZ P4 information, because it hasn't occurred yet! Being the speed freaks they are, Alienware has used a water-cooled overclocked P4 to hit that magical 4GHZ mark. But get ready to donate a redundant internal organ, because this system ain't cheap!
Subject: Systems | August 31, 2004 - 09:28 PM | Alexander Munos
With gaming the focus, Ars Technica has updated the System Guide, bringing you The Performance Gaming Box and The Ultimate Gaming Box. The Ars Technica System Guide has always been an excellent resource to anyone building a new system. To get fraggin and increase those FPS, head over and check it out!
Major upgrades are often driven by software, not hardware. And one of the biggest software categories driving upgrades is games.
Subject: Systems | August 21, 2004 - 12:08 AM | Alexander Munos
The guys at Hardware Zone recently took a look at MSI's MEGA 180 Deluxe, and apparently liked what they saw (snagged the Most Innovative Product Award). Overall, I would say a pretty slick looking SFF system. Head over and check it out!
MSI's Entertainment and Gaming Appliance (MEGA) model 180 is based on the NVIDIA nForce2 IGP solution for AMD Athlon XP CPUs.
Subject: Systems | August 20, 2004 - 01:14 AM | Alexander Munos
MODTHEBOX has put together part 1 of building your own HTPC. These systems have gained popularity over the past several years. Coming in smaller, more powerful sizes, a home theatre PC can really spice up that entertainment center.
The SFF (Small Form Factor) market has been revitalized with a surge of all-inclusive mini PC systems marketed by companies such as ACorp, AMS, Biostar, Hush Technologies, MSI, Shuttle, Soltek, and VIA.
Subject: Systems | July 29, 2004 - 02:50 PM | Alexander Munos
Doom 3. The very name can send chills up the spine of the most hardcore gamers. It is probably one of the most anticipated games of the day, but how well will it fare on your system? Can your box handle the Doom 3 experience or is an upgrade in order? id Software and HardOCP have teamed up to bring you up to speed on how your hardware (or similar configurations) will perform, and what upgrades you might be in need of. If you're getting into the Doom 3 craze, this is definitely worth a read.
Subject: Systems | July 28, 2004 - 01:43 AM | Alexander Munos
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has chosen SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.) to build a new supercomputer based on Linux, and powered by 10,240 Intel Itanium 2 processors. This new beast will focus its attention on the areas of space exploration, global warming, and aerospace engineering.
Subject: Systems | July 26, 2004 - 02:14 AM | Alexander Munos
Scott "Damage" Wasson has put together another solid review as he takes a look at Shuttle's XPC SB81P. How does this box stack up to the rigorous testing of Damage Labs? Read on and find out!
Shuttle's designers, ever vigilant, apparently weren't daunted. They've redesigned the XPC from a clean sheet of paper. The result is Shuttle's new P-series chassis, the first incarnation of which is the XPC SB81P.
Subject: Systems | July 24, 2004 - 02:42 PM | Alexander Munos
The ability to listen to music throughout the house is an audio enthusiast's dream.
Subject: Systems | July 20, 2004 - 11:34 AM | Alexander Munos
The Inquirer is reporting that Alienware is branching out into larger markets and will be shooting for more than just an enthusiast circle.
FORMERLY SPECIALIST PC company Alienware said it is spreading its wings and will sell a number of ranges of machines aimed at the government, workstation, and small and medium markets.
Subject: Systems | July 19, 2004 - 01:28 PM | Alexander Munos
DesignTechnica has taken a look at the Gateway KAS-303 Home Theater System and likes what they have found (even snagged an Editor's Choice Award)! Check out the review and see for yourself.
Subject: Systems | July 14, 2004 - 10:04 PM | Alexander Munos
Have you ever wondered what hardware to buy for your new machine, what components are going to get you the best bang for the buck, or how to build the baddest box on the block? Ars Technica's System Guide is just the thing for you.
Subject: Systems | July 14, 2004 - 01:01 AM | Alexander Munos
The guys over at AnandTech have put together another solid review as they take a look at the Shuttle SK83G. Head over and check it out!
You knew it was coming, and indeed it has. Today, we bring you a Shuttle SFF review as part of our effort to bring you more SFF articles. Read on to find out if Shuttle's latest Athlon 64 SFF, the SK83G, is what you've been looking for.
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