Mix and match SLI

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 09:45 AM |
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Bjorn3D tests nVIDIA's claim that the newer nForce supports mixed SLI.  No longer will you have to buy 2 cards from the smae vendor in order to get SLI to work.

Source: Bjorn3D

Free yourself from the ties that bind

Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 09:29 AM |
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Wireless USB is here to rid the world of some of the spaghetti that seems to grow near PCs.  Drop by Auphan Online to read about the devices that can use it.

Asus has a Leather Fetish

Subject: Mobile | April 28, 2006 - 08:38 AM |
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In our review of the Asus W5F laptop posted yesterday, I made a comment that the laptop market is hot. Maybe it's gotten too hot because Asus is launching a 11" Core Duo laptop that has a leather covering! The leather comes in two different colours: dark chocolate, and camel. There are reports of a hot-pink version as well but Asus has not officially mentioned it even though their product images show a pink version.


But knowing how I treat my own laptop, the last thing I need to worry about is the leather staining from my coffee or water. Plastic wipes easily, leather does not.

Source: The Register

Etch a little class into your case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 11:09 AM |
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Gideon Tech ordered some professional etchings from HyperCore, to give a unique look to a side panel.  Drop by to see the difference a little artistic scraping can make.
Source: Gideon Tech

Valve opens the tap on Source for 360

Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2006 - 10:56 AM |
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Valve is now including the X Box360 as a supported platform. Drop by the OCMODSHOP to find out what they know about this announcement.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Aerobie and Coffee

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 10:39 AM |
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The makers of the crazy far flying ring have moved onto coffee makers.  Dan's Data reviews this nifty little device that will be likely be finding it's way onto many desks.

Source: Dan's Data

Upgrading on a tight budget

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Legion Hardware has some advice for upgrading a computer to play the new FPS games; they spend less in total than many would on just a video card.  Drop by to see how they did it.

Your 1900XT is already obsolete

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 25, 2006 - 11:19 AM |
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Make way for the X1900XTX 512MB, as reviewed at Overclockers Online.  You will be paying over $600 for the video card, but bragging rights are included.

Even ATI recommends it

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2006 - 09:30 AM |
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Neoseeker went hunting for the most powerful PSU they could find.  They found it in the FSP Epsilon FX-700 GLN, a 700W PSU with 4 seperate 12V lines and a 99 PFC.  This PSU is almost a must for high end SLI or Crossfire setups

Source: Neoseeker

Don't let your image deteriorate over time

Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2006 - 09:11 AM |
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ExtremeTech touts the benefits of keeping an up to date image of your usual OS installation and programs.  Instead of having to reinstall everything from scratch after a bad thing happens, just restore from the image.

A new player in the RAM game

Subject: Memory | April 24, 2006 - 04:05 PM |
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A-data is about 4 years old, and has had little in the way of publicity.  Red & Blackness Mods sheds a little light on their very stable DDR-667 Vitesta DIMMs.

Intel Unveils Game-Changing Direction For Business PCs

Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2006 - 03:55 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2006 —
The way the world views and uses business PCs is about to change with
the introduction of Intel Corporation's new Intel® vPro™ technology, a
revolutionary shift in desktop PC security and manageability along with
remarkable energy-saving computing performance.

An iMac lookalike that isn't an Mac

Subject: Displays | April 24, 2006 - 12:57 PM |
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CoolTechZone spotted a very interesting merger of a TV and a PC.  The QuaNext from Quataris is a 19 LCD TV and tuner with an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott, an Intel 915GL chipset, a 2GBs of RAM, plus about 200Gb of storage ... and it runs on Linux.

Source: CoolTechZone

Just mount it and you are cool

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 12:51 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the G-Cooler Liquid CPU Cooler.  It is a closed loop when it arrives, you need not play with tubing or filling the reservoir, just mount it to your processor, and the radiator to the case where you would normally put an 80mm exhaust fan.

Intel will be the death of the BIOS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 09:19 AM |
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Intel is pushing the Extensible Firmware Interface, which is intended to replace BIOS as the most basic component in a working motherboard.  The Register has more information on their plans.

As well, Ryan has finished his review of the Abit A8N 32X, so check out this SLI nForce4 board.

Source: The Register

Common Computer Killing Actions

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 09:08 AM |
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PCStats has put together their latest guide on the most common ways that people kill computers.  If you are under the illusion that your PC is invulnerable, you really should give this a read.

Source: PCStats

Make your nano nigh indestructable

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2006 - 03:56 PM |
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Futurelooks introduces you to the OtterBox, a case for iPod Nanos that does more than just protect it from scratches, it makes it waterproof.  It also happens to be transparent, so you can show off any modifications you might have added.

"They're small, they scratch, they're fragile, they're the iPod nanos! OtterBox has created a

solution to keeping these expensive little digital lifestyle accessories safe and sound, even

underwater."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Source: futurelooks

Video cards are to be seen, not heard

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 02:32 PM |
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If you are trying to silence a PC, there is little point in buying 120mm case fans and a silent CPU heatsink, if you don't silence the video card as well.  Drop by SPCR for a look at fanless video cards from ASUS and AOpen.

As a bonus, PCPer interviews Regeneration, the creator of the ULI SLI patch.

Silent cooling from ASUS

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2006 - 12:38 PM |
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Pro-clockers looks at a large, silent cooler from ASUS, the Silent Square.  With the large heatpipes, it bears a resemblance to an engine block and it does perform well.

Blizzard's Ghost is a no show, but Tom Clancy delivers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2006 - 09:45 AM |
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced was caught and interrogated by Ars Technica.  Drop by to see what secrets were revelead about the newest in this long running series.

Source: Ars Technica