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Subject: Motherboards | July 19, 2006 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS KA3 MVP Extreme is not lacking when it comes to extras, including a completely new way to reset your BIOS for consumer boards. [H]ard|OCP finds out how it stacks up to the competition, and whether ECS focussed more on features, or overclockability.
Subject: Processors | July 19, 2006 - 03:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has posted the first part of a comprehensive guide to building a system for the new Core 2 Duo chips. Today's article covers motherboards and memory, the next will cover PSUs, cooling and storage.
Subject: Systems | July 19, 2006 - 01:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In their newest system review, [H] looks at the Maingear Prysma HTPC. Maingear has manged to put a lot of powerful components in a uniquely shaped case, and bundled lots of goodies to make the setup easier.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2006 - 01:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Give Guru of 3D a minute of you time and they will wow you. After maiming a Lian-Li case, they insert an Asetek Vapochill LS, and push an Athlon FX-57 to the limit.
Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2006 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech has pitted the new FireFox 2.0 (Beta 1), Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 3) and Opera 9.0 in a battle for ultimate browser dominance. Find out who can claim the prize, and a bit more about the features in each.
Subject: Memory | July 18, 2006 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
G. Skill has released their F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ kit, which is 2 GB of DDR-500, in a pair of DIMMs. These are perfect for a heavily overclocked DDR system, as they don't perform as well as many DIMMs at 400MHz, but really shine when your FSB is overclocked to reach the speeds these DIMMs were built for. Overclockers Club would love to tell you all about them.
Subject: Processors | July 18, 2006 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today unveiled five new products in the Dual-Core
IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® 2 Processor 9000 series. Previously codenamed
'Montecito,' the new processors are designed for the most sophisticated
high-end computing platforms in the world. They double the performance
and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5
times compared to existing, single-core versions.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hexus has gone on a tour of FSP Group's factory for making and testing power supplies. Find out what kind of work goes into designing a new PSU, and the weeks of testing to make sure it works, and works safely.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2006 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake AquaBay M6 is an improvement over the previous model. It comes with an LED to be placed in the case, using a 5.25" bay, or the screen can actually be popped out and the display placed anywhere. Drop by techPowerUp to read about the other enhancements.
Don't miss out on Lee's review of the Thermalright Ultra-120 heatsink, either.
Subject: Memory | July 18, 2006 - 01:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-7200 DDR2
Special Ops Edition. The new DDR2-900 SOE is part of the limited edition
Special Ops series which is a line of memory that caters to the needs of
gamers and features a unique camouflage motif XTC heatspreader.
Subject: Storage | July 18, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Buffalo RUF2-S4G-BS 4GB USB drive is impressive. Not only in terms of capacity, but also the fact that it isn't really that much larger than other USB drives. Plus it beat the OCZ Rally for read and write speeds, with 30.0 MB/s read and 26.9 MB/s write. Read more at Overclockers Online.
Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself looking for something more than just work or school, but aren't really into the bridge-building or ditch digging that the Peacecorps tends to focus on, then consider the Geekcorps. Read all about this group of internationally travelling geeky philanthropists at VIA Arena.
"Geekcorps is a division of the International Executive Services Corps (IESC).
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 17, 2006 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MVKTECH looks at the nVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 1GB Quad SLI. Take two slightly shrunk 7900's, mate the PCBs like conjoined twins, with only one having the PCI Express connector to the motherboard, and sit back and benchmark.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you find yourself frustrated with the placement of keys in your favourite games, consider the Ideazon FANG gaming pad. All your keys are in close proximity, and it is easier than trying to manually change key bindings in-game or with a config.ini file. Read the full review at [H]ard|OCP.
Subject: Mobile | July 17, 2006 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews found a "whitebook" (a bare bones laptop, essentially no components other than the casing, screen and mobo), to build a gaming machine from. The Clevo M575U and Sager 5760 can fit an impressive array of parts, and will function as a perfect desktop replacement.
""It's now officially the summer of 2006 and it's time to do publish another article on how to build
your own gaming notebook. The changes from 2005 to 2006 were significant when it comes to notebooks.
Subject: Processors | July 17, 2006 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The stats on the upcoming Woodcrest server chip from Intel certainly make it seem to be an impressive leap from Xeon. A 4MB L2 cache shared between it's two cores, a 1333MHz Dual-Independent Bus and signifigantly reduced power consumption are just a few of the improvements AnandTech discusses.
"For the past two years Intel has been holding workshops in Oregon, where they invite a few of the
hardware sites to view their upcoming technology.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are finding yourself at a loss trying to explain digital cameras, megapixels and sensor sizes, Dan's Data can straighten you out. Drop by to find out why buying a camera just based on the fact that it has a bazillion megapixels might not take pictures any better than a 2 year old model.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2006 - 03:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In part three of the multi-GPU World TOur, Bjorn3D examines 6 motherboards, 3 based on Radeon chipsets and 3 on nForce. The three SLI systems are beginning to take shape.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR is concerened about heat, but are also concerned about the amount of noise produced as a by-product. While they were checking out the nMedia Icetank, they swapped the original fan with their favorite low noise fan ... click over find out what happened.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2006 - 03:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org takes a sneek peek at the nForce4 590 and 570 chipsets, designed for the new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips from Intel. Even better, they are compatible with all existing LGA-775 CPUs on the market currently.
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