G2P - Gaming laptop from ASUS

Subject: Mobile | October 31, 2006 - 01:18 PM |
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HotHardware reviews the ASUS G2P Gaming Notebook.  Very stylish looking, in black and red, with some structural improvements designed around gamers needs on the outside, the inside hides an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2GHz) and an ATI Radeon X1700 512MB. 

Source: HotHardware

Thermaltake updates the Big Typhoon

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 31, 2006 - 12:59 PM |
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Now ready for Socket AM-2, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX gives you even more control over fan speeds and noise.  It's performance blew ThinkComputers away.

Double wide video card

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2006 - 09:01 AM |
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PC Stats reviews MSI's NX7950GX2-T2D1GE, which is 2 single GPUs on full cards with one PCI-Express 16x connector.  That means if you can get 2 of them, you can have a Quad-GPU setup.  Follow the link to find out what one of these can do.

"The GeForce 7950GX2 is nVIDIA's flagship graphics card du jour, and the first true dual core, dual slot PCI Express videocard from the boys

in Santa Carla.

Source: PCStats

It's not just the candy you should be checking tonight

Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2006 - 08:42 AM |
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There is a brand new threat that can disable your Windows Firewall with a malformed packet.  It attacks using ICS, which means you will likely loose your internet connection as well as the firewall.  Slashdot has links to more information.

Source: Slashdot

Four PCI Express x16 Slots on a Core 2 Duo motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | October 30, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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The ASUS P5W64 WS Professional is a very unique board, based around the i975X, which means it could support Crossfire.  The board itself seems designed for a different use, as it seems the 8 monitor trick is being used a selling feature more than some kind of 4 card Crossfire, although it does leave space for a PCI-Express PPU.  The overclocking potential was not huge, at least not from the perspective of the tests X-bit Labs performed.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Reviving the ModStream lineup

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 30, 2006 - 12:06 PM |
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OCZ has updated their power supply line with the EvoStream series, including newer features like 600W total power and four +12V rails, perfect for newer systems, while retaining the modular design that made them popular in the past.  OC3D has a new review posted that covers all the bases of the OCZ EvoStream 600.

Source: Overclock3D

Making it easy to get your MP3s onto your player

Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 11:38 AM |
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Best Buy's online music store is similar to iTunes in some ways, but it hasn't received the notice that Apple's site has.  The SanDisk Sansa e280R may change that, as it is to be the iPod for Best Buy's music site.  Drop by I4U to find out more about Best Buy's site, and their MP3 player.

Source: I4U News

X1650 Pro, a 7600 GT Killer?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 09:24 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews the brand new X1650 Pro, from ATI/AMD.  It is supposed to be priced under $100, although the only models for sale seem to be higher than that.  Read on to find out if it can compete with nVIDIA's budget GPU.

We also have a review at the top of the page, so you can see the tests Ryan put it through.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

A look at AMD-ATI's future

Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 09:14 AM |
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Overclock3d has posted a bunch of captures from an AMD slide show.  They cover their plans on uniting the GPU and CPU, as well as more info on Torrenza.

Source: Overclock3D

AMD Delivers Great Gaming at a Knockout Value with the ATI Radeon X1650 XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 08:26 AM |
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SUNNYVALE,
Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative
graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire™ technology, the ATI
Radeon® X1650 XT
. With its incredible image quality features and superb
performance, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT delivers enthusiast-class technology at an
impressive price point.

Source: AMD

PCPerspective Forums: Feel the heat!

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 02:36 PM |
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When you pick up OEM processors, you don't even get the option to use a stock cooler, and have to wade through all the 3rd party choices, which is something our members know about.  It matters even more when you are overclocking a Conroe, or just consulting the Overclocking Bible.  You also want to make sure that the case you use has good airfl

Shiny new copper heatsink

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2006 - 12:25 PM |
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FrostyTech reviews the Antazone ASC1000 Copper heatsink, a very attractive looking cooler, and it even performs fairly well without deafening bystanders.  The copper coating makes it a good choice for modders who want people looking under the hood of their PC.

Source: Frosty Tech

Look Ma! They like me!

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 11:46 AM |
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Asustek just broke their record for profit, according to this story on DigiTimes.  The vast majority of the sales were motherboards, as you might suspect, but they have plans to expand their laptop line as well, to make sure they can stay on top.

Source: Digitimes

ABIT version 2: Universal abit

Subject: Motherboards | October 27, 2006 - 10:53 AM |
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[H] has always been a fan of ABIT, and now that ABIT has returned as Universal abit, they put the new Core 2 Duo AB9  Pro motherboard.  Find out if it can live up to their old standards.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Steam is building up a head

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 09:46 AM |
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Regardless of the initial reaction to Steam, the online game distribution/download service from Valve, it is definitely growing.  Newest is Take-Two interactive, and there have been many game publishers that have joined recently.  Ars Technica takes a look at Steam's success.

Source: Ars Technica

A handy list of ways to pass the day at work

Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 09:33 AM |
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The Tech Zone has kindly gathered every web video site into a list, to make it easier to spend the entire day watching streaming video.  Everything from viewer created shows to independent films to old TV shows.  It's all out there for you to see.

10 years of lifetime warranties

Subject: Memory | October 26, 2006 - 01:46 PM |
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Tech Spot reviews Crucial's 10th anniversary DDR2 PC2-5300.  While Crucial cannot often claim performance crowns, their stability and warranty are legendary.  With DDR2, they have added flexibility to that reputation, and these DIMMs do not disappoint.

Source: Tech Spot

A very unique case and cooling setup

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 26, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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It is silent, has a case made of wood, wheels on the bottom, and even gel packs to help dissipate heat from the HDDs.  Bill Todd's little project has been posted on SPCR, and is well worth a read.

22 inches, 5 ms response, for less than $500

Subject: Displays | October 26, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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MODTHEBOX reviews an economical display from Samsung, the SyncMaster 225BW TFT-LCD.  With a maximum
resolution of 1680 x 1050 and pixel pitch of 0.282 mm plus a contrast
ratio of 700:1 this mid range monitor offers a good deal.  Drop by for more info.

"I had good results with the 225BW using every day applications for web development, web surfing, e-mail and word processing.

Source: MODTHEBOX

NVIDIA G80 Information Hitting the Web

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2006 - 10:52 AM |
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With the imminent arrival of NVIDIA's new G80 graphics cards, it is no secret that information has been leaking left and right about it.  For the most part, I can't verify or deny anything that you read because of NDA's, but check back here about a weeks time to find all the official answers.  I still can point to various rumors though!  :)


This first story from the Inquirer seems to think that NVIDIA is going to modeling a Playboy Playmate model to show off their new hardware.  Wou

Source: The Inquirer