ECS PN1-SLI2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | November 15, 2006 - 01:53 PM |
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The gang at t-break has gotten a new ECS PN1-SLI2 motherboard that uses the new 680i chipset from NVIDIA.  You can also check out my initial review of the 680i chipset here

It's also one the few boards that will allow you to run an SLi setup under Intel's Core 2 as a lot of older nForce 5xx based boards don't work with Core 2 and require a refresh as far as we know.

Source: t-break

Zune Dissected and Torn Apart

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2006 - 01:49 PM |
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This

Source: [H]ard|OCP

EVGA NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboard Contest

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2006 - 01:38 PM |
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Man, would I LOVE to do this...taking a flight on one of these Zero G flights into the atmosphere!!


FLY with EVGA'S New NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboard Contest


Want to Fly Like Superman?


EVGA has brought you products that make your computer fly for years, but now it's time to make our customers fly as well. EVGA has partnered with Zero G to bring our customers an amazing weightless experience. Imagine free falling 10,000 feet, without a parachute!

AGEIA Technologies Launches 'Fall For PhysX' Game Bundle

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2006 - 01:36 PM |
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How about a free copy of Ghost Recon, City of Villians and Bet on Soldier?  If you've been thinking about an AGEIA PhysX card it might be time to buy!  You can find them in our pricing engine starting at $175!

AGEIA Technologies Launches 'Fall For PhysX' Game Bundle

Exclusive Program A Great Deal For Gamers Who Want To Test Drive PhysX Powered Games

MOUNTAIN VI

Intel.com Gaming Tournament Now Live!

Subject: Processors | November 15, 2006 - 01:32 PM |
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Feeling the holiday blues?  Frag the halls this season with the all-new World Cyber Games 2006 Holiday Clash, presented by the Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor.


The WCG 2006 Holiday Clash celebrates the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor by setting up two ultimate holiday gaming tournaments. We're featuring 2 games and 2 identical sets of prizes.

Exclusive Program A Great Deal For Gamers Who Want To Test Drive PhysX Powered Games

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2006 - 01:30 PM |
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — November 15, 2006 — Responding to the
growing market demand for PhysX powered games, AGEIA™ Technologies,
Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today
introduced a limited-time 'Fall for PhysX' promotion program via key
e-tailers.

Source: AGEIA

FLY with EVGA'S New NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboard Contest

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2006 - 01:19 PM |
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EVGA has brought you products that make your computer fly for years,
but now it's time to make our customers fly as well. EVGA has
partnered with Zero G to bring our customers an amazing weightless
experience. Imagine free falling 10,000 feet, without a parachute!
Zero G makes it possible by flying a plane to approximately 34,000
feet and then going into a nose dive for 10,000 feet before pulling
up. This rollercoaster effect will generate 25-30 seconds of
weightlessness on each drop.

Source: Email

abit moves onto AM-2

Subject: Motherboards | November 14, 2006 - 02:27 PM |
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The newest board from the newly revived abit is the FATAL1TY AN9 32X.  [H]ard|OCP recently reviewed their Core 2 Duo board, which gave some issues when installing an OS on a RAID.  This new nVIDIA board had none of those problems, and in addition, it performed very well.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The software behind Zune

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2006 - 11:43 AM |
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We've all seen what the Zune looks like, and at least a bit about the hardware inside, but TECHGAGE is the first to review the software.  If iTunes helped make the iPod a winner, the Zune interface could make or break Microsoft's player.

"With the Zune being launched shortly, there's no better time than now to take a quick stroll through its native software. It's pretty, but

has a lot of functionality as well."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Source: TECHGAGE

Intel Ignites Quad-Core Era

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2006 - 10:53 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2006 — Intel Corporation today kicked off the computer industry's multi-core PC era by delivering four computing 'brains' inside a single microprocessor with the introduction of the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5300 and Intel Core™ 2 Extreme quad-core processor families. These products deliver immense speed and responsiveness for general purpose servers and workstations and for digital media creation, high-end gaming and other market segments that crave absolute performance.

Add style and functionality to the front of your case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2006 - 09:30 AM |
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Pro-clockers reviews the Scythe Kama-Meter MFD Panel.  Allowing you to control up to 4 fans and your sound level as well as monitoring your temperatures, it also comes with a number of faceplates to help match it to any style case.

But your honour, they needed killing

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2006 - 09:12 AM |
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If the link to a news story at The Inquirer is correct you can thank just 10 people for all the \/|@GR/\ emails that greet you every morning.  All of the cries that spam will kill email and trusted email signatures and the various other ways people have tried to design to combat the problem seem out of proportion.  All we need to do is find these 10 people and their zombie hordes.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD INTRODUCES WORLD'S FIRST DEDICATED ENTERPRISE STREAM PROCESSOR

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2006 - 08:42 AM |
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TAMPA, Fla. - NOVEMBER 14, 2006 - At the Supercomputing 2006
show today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) introduced the world's first dedicated
stream processor
designed to meet the specific hardware demands of
high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

Source: AMD

AMD SIGNS ON AS CORNERSTONE SPONSOR OF OPENFPGA

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2006 - 08:41 AM |
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AMPA, Fla. - NOVEMBER 14, 2006 - To expand industry adoption of the AMD Torrenza initiative and an open-standards approach to innovation, AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today at Supercomputing 2006 it will be the inaugural sponsor for OpenFPGA. OpenFPGA is a non-profit consortium focused on accelerating the adoption and incorporation of reconfigurable computing solutions in high-performance and enterprise computing.

Source: AMD

Quick temporary fix for a broken IDE pin

Subject: Storage | November 13, 2006 - 02:35 PM |
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MAKE:Blog linked to a quick fix that ought to get a HDD with a broken pin running long enough to get the data off of it.  Read down into the comments section for additional tips and tricks, and some stories about playing with older HDDs.

"Here's a low-tech way of fixing a broken pin on a hard drive using some tin foil and a sewing pin."

Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:

Source: MAKE: Blog

Having troubles powering a G80?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 13, 2006 - 02:27 PM |
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850W of power, 6 smeggin' 12V rails and a 135mm exhaust fan, the Coolermaster Real Power Pro 850W means business.  HEXUS does a full review of this powersupply, which might be very important if you are trying to set up a quad-GPU system.

Source: Hexus

The next generation of Lenovo Thinkpad

Subject: Mobile | November 13, 2006 - 01:53 PM |
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The new Thinkpad is no slouch with a 1920x1200 LCD panel and an ATI FireGL V5200, powered by a Core 2 Duo and up to 4 gigs of RAM.  Add to that the reliability of the Thinkpad series and the limited amount of extra software installed, HotHardware may have found the best Lenovo laptop yet.

'In 2005 IBM sold the Thinkpad line to Chinese computer maker, Lenovo making it the 3rd largest computer vendor in the

world.

Source: HotHardware

Pushing ATI card a little harder

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2006 - 01:43 PM |
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Get a little more with the ThermalTake TMG AT2, reviewed by techPowerUp!.  While the performance gains may not be huge, dropping the fan noise from 65 to 51 dbA may be music to your ears.

Source: techPowerUp!

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to processes

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 13, 2006 - 01:25 PM |
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Don't just rely on spyware checks, to really figure out why your computer is acting like it's on Valium you need to be able to recognize some of the common processes, both good and bad.  Futurelooks steps up to the challenge, drop by to get a quick lesson.

Source: futurelooks