Hard work pays off in monstrous case mods

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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Leecho's newest case mod at MODTHEBOX is a monster ... literally.  Already with a frightening facade, and a backbone ... he adds gull-wing doors.  Check out the pictures of this almost completed mod.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Lets hear from a little guy

Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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You have probably never heard of a Polish software company called CD Project, so let Think Gaming introduce them and thier newest project "The Witcher"

Source: Think Gaming

What to buy before next January (or so)

Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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CNET posted the requirements for Vista, straight from Microsoft.  There are the usual 2 lists, the minimum stats and then the recommended, or as they call it "Premium Ready".  Read through to find out if you are ready, or if you need a component or two to get there.

Gigabyte keeps LGA755's nice and cool

Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2006 - 06:26 PM |
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Gigabyte's GA-G1975X G1-Turbo has a good chance of keeping your Intel chip nice and cool, thanks to a unique cooling solution around the socket.  Drop by HotHardware to find out how good a job it can do in keeping your temps down.

Source: HotHardware

AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice

Subject: Systems | May 18, 2006 - 06:01 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 18, 2006 --AMD
(NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the
announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it
intends to offer AMD Opteron™ Dual Core processor-based servers.

Source: AMD

Creative's response to NGOHQ's scandalous emails

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 03:43 PM |
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If you have been bitten by the X-Fi bug, keep an eye on this page on NGOHQ.  They have not recieved any response to their questions yet, but they will post them if/when they do.

Source: NGOHQ

The next dimension in mousing

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 01:47 PM |
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Game O' ... Gaaaa-me O' ... Game O' come and youse gunna get owned.

The Tech Zone reviews the world's first 3D mouse, designed to leave your keyboard hand free to do other things.  Drop by and check out the video of this mouse in action.

Will you believe the PSU is important now?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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A True Review points out all the ways that a strong PSU is the heart of any system.  Now that every component in your PC is thirsting for more power ... a high end graphics card will drain as much power as an entire system would have 5 years ago, you need to put a lot more thought into the PSU you use.

Get the most out of your custom build

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP has garnered a bit of experience in buying custom built PCs from numerous vendors recently.  They took all that they learned from these purchases, and have put together their best tips on buying a custom build for yourself.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

MSI First to Market with Turion 64 X2 Notebook

Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2006 - 10:44 AM |
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Following yesterday's announcement from ATI of their new Radeon Xpress 1100 chipset, MSI today is announcing the availability of the new Megabook S271 supporting the Turion 64 X2 dual core CPU. The S271 is an ultra portable notebook with an aluminum alloy body and comes in black, red, and blue.

Network Attached Storage for the little guy

Subject: Storage | May 17, 2006 - 06:32 PM |
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Think Computers introduces a handy little box from IOGear, the BOSS 120GB home/office network srever appliance.  For around $300, you can get one, and set up your own file server in about 10 minutes.

An HTPC your stereo might be jealous of

Subject: Systems | May 17, 2006 - 04:49 PM |
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Kingwin's HTPC box, the Supernova gets a full examination at MODTHEBOX.  It has a well designed LED display, and the total stereo aesthetic has been executed perfectly, read the review to see how it performs.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Do it yourself extreme cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2006 - 04:26 PM |
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If you have more spare time than spare change, and have avoided phase change cooling because of the price, then this guide will eat up some of that time.  MAKE:Blog has linked to an article describing how to build your own phase change cooling system.

Source: MAKE: Blog

Mayhem in the mainstream

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2006 - 12:05 PM |
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This is no battle of the titans, but the 2 mainstream cards that [H]ard|OCP pits against each other are more commonly bought than the ultra high end models.  BFGTech's GeForce 7600 GT OC versus an ATI Radeon X1800 GTO, see who can claim victory.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Need a fatter pipe?

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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hardCOREware looks at an alternative to buying your own T1 line, the Hawking Technology HBB1 Broadband Booster.  It might not provided as big an effect as they claim in all situations, but less lag is always good.

Source: hardCOREware

Controversial Anti-Spam Start-Up Closes Doors

Subject: General Tech | May 17, 2006 - 11:12 AM |
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Blue Security, the little start-up company in Isreal that touted some innovative anti-spam technology, has officially closed its doors. After the massive DoS attack unleashed by a spammer in early May that shut down servers around the Internet, including those of Tucows, Blue Security decided it can not morally take the burden of indirectly causing the collateral damage resulting from escalating spam retaliation.


While it appears that the spammers have won this round, the technology developed by Blue Security proves that it is possible to effectively shut down a spammer.

Source: Wired News

ATI Announces Radeon Xpress 1100 Notebook Chipset for Turion 64 X2

Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2006 - 10:02 AM |
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ATI is announcing their latest mobile chipset the Radeon Xpress 1100 which supports AMD's latest Turion 64 X2 and DDR2 memory. The Xpress 1100 boasts a graphics core that is 33% faster than the Xpress 200M. More interestingly is the 5th generation Powerplay scheme which now adjusts graphics voltages and clock speed in additon to CPU frequency and voltage.

Buffalo's non-standard DIMMs are on fire

Subject: Memory | May 16, 2006 - 06:30 PM |
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PCStats reviews some very fast RAM, Buffalo's FireStix FXZ1000D2C-K2G PC2-8000, 1 Gb DDR2 DIMMs. They manage to push them up to 1020MHz, and would have gone further, if the board would have allowed it.

Source: PCStats

Announcing the Perfect Partnership: XFX and Fatal1ty

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2006 - 05:56 PM |
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Ontario, Calif., May 3, 2006—XFX, a worldwide presence in the manufacture of nVIDIA®-based graphics cards, today announced a partnership with Auravision, Inc., the master licensor for Fatal1ty Brand Products. Under the agreement, Fatal1ty will collaborate with XFX on the design and technical specifications of a series of graphics cards with a special focus on the needs of competitive PC video gamers. Future products will be designed for maximum performance and stability.

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What the nForce 500 can do for you

Subject: Motherboards | May 16, 2006 - 03:21 PM |
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Hardware Zone looks at the feature rich ASUS M2N32 SLI-Deluxe.   ASUS has managed to utilize almost every available feature in the nForce 500 chipset, drop by and see all the bells and whistles that includes.