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Subject: Storage | July 27, 2006 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has pitted two 320 GB HDDs in a battle royal, one from Western Digital and one from Seagate. Both are fast drives for their size, and even better they are quiet and relatively cool.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Vizo's Sleet chipset and DDR heatsinks are small, finned and pure copper. Attach the chipset sinks with the thermal tape that comes pre-stuck and you are ready to go, to install the DDR heatspreaders with the included metal clip. Pro-clockers went through the whole pack!
Subject: Displays | July 27, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone reviews the multi-talented ASUS PW201 Widescreen LCD monitor. Take a good look at this 8ms reponse 20" widescreen LCD panel runnuing a native resolution of 1680*1050.
"It's hard to imagine an LCD monitor that provides more than just visual functions in an aesthetically
pleasing package that boasts a jaw-dropping screen size, quick gray-to-gray response time, a built-in
camera, speakers, and a whole range of connectors.
Subject: General Tech | July 27, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Register was a fly on the wall at a meeting at ICANN where the USA has more or less given up control of that body in favour of more international control. It will still be an almost exclusively English-speaking commitee, and it is yet to be seen if the decision will have any real impact on most peoples use of the internet.
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
Hot on the heels of our recent AMD AM2 post, Newegg sends over word that they have launched and are selling the new Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 processors!!
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:52 AM | Jonathan Hung
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg has been lowering their AMD Athlon FX and Athlon X2 prices during the week and I thought I pass on their current status and the best deals available!
First up, the mother of all AMD processors, the
Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After gaming for 12 hours straight, do you find the mouse slipping out of your grasp, and getting you killed? If you don't want to buy the weird mouse with the fan in it, take a look at what Think Computers found, Mouse Grips V2.0.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown tests OCZs claim that the 600W GameXStreme Multi GPU PSU does what it's name implies. Not only does it have the connectors for multiple video cards, there are also 6 SATA power connectors.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2006 - 01:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechPowerUp! pits the GeForce 7900GTX against the 7950GX2. While this might seem unfair at first, it lets them show what difference a second core makes, even if that second core is running slightly slower than it's single core competitor.
Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD has released new information about their new 4x4 systems, 2 dual core CPUs and 4 GPUs. Now you will be able to encode DVDs and play UT2007 at the same time, with no noticable slowdown. Get the full story at The Inquirer.
Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With patch tuesday now immediately followed by explot wednesday, getting those Windows updates has become a little more pressing. CNET has some info on the 2 newest proof of concept vulnerabilities, so patch before they find their way into the wild.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based around a 12cm fan, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon works very well, if you can fit it in your case. Take a look at techPowerUp!'s review for an idea just how big it is, and what you need to do to be able to install it.
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers gave a listen to Altec Lansing's VS2321 Powered Audio System. It is a 2.1 system that really doesn't take much space even less money, which sounds and looks good.
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOISE, Idaho, and SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
July 25, 2006 — Demonstrating their commitment to move quickly up the
technology leadership curve, Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel
Corporation today announced they are sampling the industry's first NAND
flash memory built on industry-leading 50 nanometer (nm) process
technology. The samples were manufactured through IM Flash
Technologies, a joint development and manufacturing venture from Micron
Subject: Systems | July 25, 2006 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Systemax Wildcat SLI Gaming PC is pretty impressive for it's $4499 price tag. You get 2 BFG GeForce 7900GTX 512MBs in SLI and an Ageia PhysX 128MB GDDR3 Physics Accelerator Card, all ready to play GRAW. Head to Hot Hardware to see it in action.
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If all you know about NTFS is that you like FAT32 better for some reason, get over to OCMODSHOP to familiarize yourself with it. Up until now, you have had a choice, but Vista wants NTFS, and nothing but.
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE looks at a new beta for a distro of Linux release by a team of Polish programmers, called Kate. Very colourful and running Xfce4 to display the desktop. Although a lightweight distro, it comes with Open Office, The Gimp, Super Tux and more. The attention getter is updateos, a very easy way to upadte the entire system.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 24, 2006 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has had some problems with factory overclocked GeForce cards, and they aren't the only ones. Today they look at the XFX GeForce 7900GT 550M Xtreme VIVO, with a close eye on the temps, and any possible video anomolies.
If you are looking at picking up a PPU, don't do it before you've read Ryan's full review of Asus PhysX P1 Physics Accelerator PCI Card.
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