Good graphics for under $100

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 29, 2006 - 06:31 PM |
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ATI's X1600 Pro is available for under $100.  It probably will not impress the hard core gamer with it's results, especially if you are used to anti-aliasing, but a casual gamer may well love it.  It is a VIVO card that lets you output to TV's, so drop by [H]ard|OCP to see what else it can do.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Not so mobile desktop replacement

Subject: Mobile | May 29, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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The Saiger 9750-C that [H]ard|OCP ordered is a very powerful laptop, but it is fairly heavy, and the battery really won't last long.  Considering the components they chose, including an X2 4200+, 2 Gigs of RAM and a GeForce Go 7800GTX, that really isn't a surprise.  Drop by to see just how powerful a laptop it is.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Hard drive basics served up on a platter

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 29, 2006 - 12:55 PM |
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If you find yourself confused about hard drives, the RPM speeds available, and the difference between various ATA, SATA and SCSI interfaces, then worry no more.  The Tech Zone has put together a guide that should answer all your questions.

Lamptron will sell you a rubberized screw replacement

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 29, 2006 - 12:05 PM |
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Screw replacements that reduce vibration noise, fan grills tight enough to act as filters and keep you clean, and other noise reducing fan add-ons are their specialty.  Think Computers gives Lamptron's products a try, so check out how it worked out for them.

Google's got a file system

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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OS Weekly takes an introductory peek at what would seem to be a file system designed and used by Google.  It's not likely that a Google OS is included in with all the other projects Google is working on, this is probably just the biggest distributed file system going.

Source: OS Weekly

Monarch Hot Deals Available in Forums!!

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 06:16 PM |
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Please join me in welcoming Monarch Computers as a sponsor to PC Perspective.  He brings with him amazing daily deals and specials from Monarch Computer Systems, and you can find out about them before anyone else just by keeping an eye on the thread

Overclocked right out of the box, with a warranty to boot!

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 26, 2006 - 06:16 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP likes the idea of the idea of buying GeForce 7900's that come overclocked from the manufacturer.  Of course, as many have discovered, this means there is an abnormal amount of casualties, as some manufacturers may have pushed the cards too far.  Join them as they examine how the various companies have dealt with the issues that arise from the 7900 series.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

For the Emperor!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 26, 2006 - 03:57 PM |
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A member of PC Apex has designed a case mod themed on an Inquisitor from the tabletop game Warhammer 40K.  Everything, right down to the Seal of Purity is included, so get over there and look at it, or else you are a spawn of Chaos.

"This mod is based on the Inquisitor characters in the warhammer 40000 universe. For those who have no

idea what I'm talking about, it's a table top miniatures wargame from a british company called Games

Workshop.

Source: PCApex

The fastest processor we've seen

Subject: Processors | May 26, 2006 - 01:46 PM |
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Check out the A64 FX-62 and the X2 5000+ at PC Stats.  They are impressed by the performance, calling the FX-62 the fastest processor they ever tested.

Source: PCStats

Enough about Vista, what's up with Linux?

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 12:59 PM |
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Vista news is becoming much like a Soap Opera, with new characters and devious plots introduced almost weekly, and a story line that could drag on for years.  So switch your channels to XYZ computing, and check out what's new on Linux.

Oblivion's lead designer speaks

Subject: General Tech | May 26, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP sits down with Ken Rolston, a designer at Bethesda who has lead the past 2 Elder Scrolls installments.  Learn about the design of the game, and what a designer does in his spare time.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The newest motherboard chipsets from ATI and nVIDIA

Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 03:39 PM |
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ExtremeTech spills the beans on ATI and nVIDIA's newest series, the CrossFire Xpress 3200, and the nForce 500.  ATI has extended their existing 3200 series, while nVIDIA has changed almost everything.

Don't forget to read Ryan's sneak peek, there is a lot of info on these 2 chipsets to learn.

Source: Extremetech

Mushkin moves into power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 25, 2006 - 03:22 PM |
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Mushkin isn't just memory anymore, with the release of their Enhanced 650 W power supply.  It has the proper ATX 2. 0 standard setup, plus some extras, like an optional ground wire.  TweakTown is ready to tell you all about it.

Source: TweakTown

Everything you wanted to know about the 7900 series

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2006 - 12:58 PM |
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The Tech Report will fill you in on nVIDIA's 7900 series, from GT to GTX, and from 4 manufacturers, BFG, XFX, ASUS and BioStar.  Check out the comparitive benchmarks, and other qualities like availability and price.

Make every surfing session as safe as if you were at home

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 12:40 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the StealthSurfer II Privacy Stick, a USB stick that comes in four sizes, all loaded with Thunderbird, Firefox, RoboForm and Anonymizer.  
It should be enough to protect you form whatever spyware or malware migth be on a public computer.

Intel Computer Clubhouse Opens At Boys & Girls Club In Heart Of Atlanta

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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ATLANTA, May 24, 2006 — Intel Corporation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) today are celebrating the opening of a new Intel® Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for youth ages 10 to 18. The clubhouse is located at the John H. Harland Club in the city's southwest area.
'Intel and the Boys and Girls Club's collective goal is to help open up the world of opportunities to the youth of southwest Atlanta through access to the latest technology and support of dedicated staff and mentors,' said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel director of diversity.

Fatal1ty Partners with XFX

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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Calabasas, Calif., May 24, 2006 - Auravision, Inc., master licensor for Fatal1ty Brand Products, today announced a partnership with XFX (XFX), a worldwide leader in the manufacturer of NVIDIA based graphic cards.  Under the agreement, Fatal1ty and XFX will collaborate on the design and technical specifications for a variety of graphics cards with a focus on the video gaming community.


"A graphics card is one of the most critical pieces of hardware that makes up a competitive gaming PC", says Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.  "XFX is the perfect partner to develop Fatal1ty bran

Source: Email

abit Launches Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 11:38 AM |
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May 23, 2006
Universal abit is proud to unveil its next generation
of Fatal1ty gaming motherboards. Tested and approved by fivefold professional
world champion Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel, the Fatal1ty AN9 32X
is Built to Kill!
 

Source: ABIT

Chatting with the co-founder of Corsair about EPP

Subject: Memory | May 24, 2006 - 06:36 PM |
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EPP memory technology intrigued TECHGAGE enough to sit down with John Beekley, the VP of App Engineering and co-founder of Corsair.  See what he can tell you about this new joint technology from nVIDIA and Corsair.

Source: TECHGAGE