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Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A True Review tries out the SteelPad 5L, a mousepad with many layers. Hard plastic, foam, rubber and cloth are all combined in an attemy to give you the accuracy benefits of a hard surface, and the comfort of a soft pad. Find out if they can make it all come together, or if it makes as good a mouse pad as 5 layer dip would.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 15, 2006 - 02:50 PM | Alex Marsters
The Hardware Zone got their hands on a brand new Cooler Master Mystique 631, a case that may look a little like a Wave Master with new tricks. At 6.3 kilos, made of brushed aluminium, with an included 120mm fan, and even 2 drainage outlets if you use watercooling, this case is worth a look.
Subject: Memory | August 15, 2006 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers reviews Crucial's new DDR2-5300, running at 667 Mhz. Since it is part of their Ballistix line, it comes with Gold coloured heatspreaders and black PCB. With the low latencies at stock speeds, overclocking reveals some interesting results.
Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2006 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (August 15th, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North America and European supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that the company has had over 100,000 unique users play on its free to the public gaming servers hosted by Insomnia365 since the company launched the community in December of 2004.
"BFG is a company of gamers building products for PC enthusiasts and gamers throughout North America, Europe, Australia andparts of Asia," said Scott H
Subject: Motherboards | August 15, 2006 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The recent purchase of ATI by AMD, and the merger of Gigabyte and ASUS are very much in the news. DigiTimes has noticed another, much quieter deal. It looks like Flextronics has purchased Iwill. Just what could this all mean to the consumer?
Don't miss out on Ryan's review of the new Socket AM2 motherboard from ASUS, the Crosshair.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 15, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There IS such a thing as a Rocket Belt convention! MAKE:Blog can tell you where to sign up, and for $85.00, how can anyone near NY resist?
"The Rocketbelt convention 2006 is September 23 - 24 @ the Niagara Aerospace Museum, New York and
looks to be an incredible event! I have a thing for rocket belts, it's a Maker doing what we all dream
about - flight."
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Subject: Systems | August 14, 2006 - 06:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report points out the pricing of the Core 2s, and AMDs price cuts, have made it fairly cheap to set yourself up with a new system. Check out the 4 system recommendations they offer, and their subsititions for those who don't like the basic setup.
Don't forget we have our own Hardware Leaderboard here at PCPerspective, with links right to New Egg to buy all the components.
Subject: Processors | August 14, 2006 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews takes a socket AM2 4200+ from it's default 2.2 GHz, all the way up to 3.1. They went most of the wasy with aircooling, but to get that last bit, they slapped on a Corsair Nautilus 500. It has been a while since we have seen AMD chips that can be overclocked almost 50% from stock, a free 900MHz is nothing to sneer at.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sapphire TOXIC X1900 XTX offers you all the benefits of watercooling, with none of the extra work usually associated with setting one up. [H]ard|OCP has the full review of the card, and the reservior/pump/radiator that fits right into a PCI card slot.
Subject: Mobile | August 14, 2006 - 01:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
Asus will officially unveil their newly designed Lamborghini notebook computer at this year's Concorso Italiano on August 18th. We have some of the official PR and specs already lined up before the show starts. This partnership between Asus, Automobili Lamborghini and Intel will be the first in a series from the group of officially licensed products. We first saw this notebook in Taiwan at the annual Computex show; see our article here for more picture
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 14, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a debate about the effect using modular wiring on the voltages coming out of a PSU. There are those who claim that the connectors cause much more resistance that a foot or two of wire, and others that laugh at the suggestion. Armed with a digital multimeter, motherboards.org gets to the bottom of this debate.
Subject: General Tech | August 14, 2006 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Remember Mozilla, the predecessor to Firefox? The web browser suite is still alive, being maintained by fans of the extra functionality who call it Seamonkey. NewsForge has tried out the newest version to see what has changed, and how well it can compete with Firefox.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers reviews the Icy Dock MB122 Drive Enclosure. With an LCD display and a black finish, this removable HDD enclosure won't spoil the looks of you case. As well, taking full advantage of SATA's hot swap ability, this is almost as easy to use as a thumb drive, only with a lot more storage capacity.
Subject: Mobile | August 11, 2006 - 03:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has found a way to get a dual-core whitebook. It is from ASUS, based on Intel's 945 chipset, with a 15.4" screen and an integrated X1600 with 256Mb of memory. Check out the full stats, and what HotHardware decided to put into it, after paying about $710 for the shell.
Subject: Displays | August 11, 2006 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
22 inches of HCDP compliant, 5ms widescreen goodness. BCC Hardware has their hands on a very attractive HD LCD from Samsung.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 11, 2006 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
From the company that invented SLI and quad core graphics cards ... the never officially released Voodoo5 6000 can be yours! Get a look at the stats on The Register, or just go straight to the bidding (currently $685 on eBay).
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2006 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fascination, Attitude, Mystery are the perfect
words to describe the identity of Cooler
Master's new chassis series. The excitement and
sense of achievement PC Modders sought after can
all be found in this all-in-one package of
elegance and sophistication.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 10, 2006 - 10:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
Thanks to Lee, our own cooling and power editor, for pointing out to me that I had left power consumption numbers out of my Quad SLI evaluation. If you haven't read it yet, I of course highly recommend you do. And if you already did, but are curious to see what the power consumption of a Quad SLI powered system running on a Core 2 Extreme X6800 totals to, head on over the last page of the review for the upda
Subject: General Tech | August 10, 2006 - 05:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual-Hideout reviews Corepad's entire lineup, including a choice of many mats, low friction mouse feet and even wax. Get them all together, you may have no choice but to watch your gaming experience improve.
"Corepad has a really solid line up of products that are sure to meet everyone's needs, one way or
another. From the hardcore gamer, to the regular office user, they have something to offer everyone."
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