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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newly released 6800GS is one of the best bangs for your buck in the current graphics market, whether you want the AGP or the PCI-e version. AnandTech has grabbed cards from 4 of the current manufacturers, to see how they work out of the box, and what kind of an overclock to expect.
"Today, we'll be looking at four different manufacturers' versions of the 6800 GS, and seeing what each has to offer. The cards that we have are from Leadtek, PNY Technologies, EverTop, and EVGA.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 05:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Power & Cooling has a 1KW PSU on sale, and Bjorn3D has a review. If you have an obscene amount of power hungry components, this PSU will handle them all with power to spare, and it will have no problem with the heat, either.
"Have two video cards, two optical drives, three hard drives and a plethora of other components in
your PC? If so, you might wonder if your PSU is struggling. Well, there's certainly no struggling
for PC Power & Cooling's Turbo-Cooling 1KW.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
sgOverclockers has posted a review of Cool-Trek Vostok Watercooling kit. They are a newcomer to the cooling business, and are now focusing on watercooling that will fall into more people's budgets, without affecting cooling performance too much.
"Cool-Trek are a relative new comer to the world of watercooling.
Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2006 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Abit is hosting a survey on their website, and if you participate, you are entered to win some really good prizes. Depending on how far you go in the survey, you can end up with more than just one chance to win, as well as letting you in on even bigger prizes. There are daily draws, and the grand prize winners are announced on Feb 10th.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't want to submit to them, perhaps you should take a peek at Think Computers review of UFO: Aftershock for the PC. It carries on in the same vein as Aftershock, with updates to gameplay, graphics and it's overall complexity. While it may not live up to it's distant ancestor, X-Com:UFO Defense, it is certain worth checking out.
'Science Fiction, probably one of the most popular themes of video games, in the past and most
likely in the future as well, combine that with strategy role
Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Well, maybe not quite that powerful, but the Spyder Series Portable lasers that MVKTECH has linked to are something else. While they are quite expensive, you can do useful things with them, like burn holes in black garbage bags or melt plastic ... or use it as a pointer, I suppose.
"Wicked Lasers is proud to introduce the most unique and innovative portable lasers available in
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 27, 2006 - 10:35 AM | Ryan Shrout
Here is a tiny power supply that is 100% silent and delivers 120 watts of power at only 12V. Dang!
Tiny picoPSU Power Supply Enables Design of Small, Quiet PCs and Smart Appliances; Gives Robots More Freedom to Roam
World's tiniest PC power supply offers new design possibilities for PCs, case mods and X86 devices
FREMONT, CAâ€”January 26, 2006 -- Mini-box.com, a division of Ituner Networks today announced the picoPSU, the worl
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 06:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE grabbed a copy of Nero 7 - Ultra Edition, and took it out for a spin. Drop by and see how this baby handles, and what new bells and whistles have been added.
"Nero has released a new version of their Ultimate Edition and we are here to take a look at
what's new and upgraded.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now DFI users have a choice between nVidia's SLI and ATI's Crossfire with the introduction of the LanParty UT RDX200 CF-DR motherboard, based on the Radeon Xpress 200 Crossfire chipset. Read the full review at X-Bit Labs.
"DFI Company is very well-known for its overclocking friendly mainboards on NVIDIA nForce4
chipsets. Now they have got down to building a similar solution around the Radeon Xpress 200
CrossFire chipset from ATI.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. Jan. 26, 2006 Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC)today announced it is shipping its new high-capacity 500 GB Serial ATA
(SATA) WD CaviarR SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Providing a half terabyte of capacity for data-intensive applications such as graphic design, digital
video editing, personal video recorders and advanced business computing, WD Caviar SE16 500 GB drives also deliver high 7,200 RPM performance with 300
MB/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2006 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware, has posted a reveiw of the Squeezebox Wireless Media Player by Sean Pelletier (aka Pelly). The audio box seems like the perfect way to get the songs on your PC to play anywhere in your house, without adding to your already existing cable spaghetti, plus it comes with a "MP3 is not a crime" sticker. Give it a read.
"We've just posted a new article at HotHardware.Com where we evaluate Slim Device's sleek
Squeezebox Wireless Media Player.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Beyond3D has a conversation with Eric Demers and Richard Huddy from ATI. If you are curious about the power behind the X1900, these guys have a lot of answers.
"In our recent R580: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX and Crossfire article we took a look at the architecture
of this new ATI chip and the performance it brings with its interesting configuration.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET posted a story on Intel's first working chips produced using a 45 nanometre process. This keeps Moores' Law on track for the next year, 65 and 90 nanometre were the last greatest processes, and we've doubled again over 18 months. This year they will be able to etch using normal lithography, as opposed to immersion, or other, more complex ways like Extreme Ultraviolet lithography, something that will be needed in the future to continue this shrinkage.
Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2006 - 06:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptop Gamers attempts to bring everyone up to date on all of the new technology that has appeared in laptops over the past 12 months or so. If you find yourself wondering what you really need in a laptop, or what exactly the catch words mean, stop by.
"But laptop technology is changing so fast new innovations are coming on stream as you read this
article. There is a whole new generation of notebook technology every two years or less.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Forty teens are nearing their quest to be named America's most promising young scientist, as Intel Corporation today named finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). Competing for more than $530,000 in scholarships and prizes, these students hail from 19 states, a record number in the competition's 65—year history.
Intel invests more than $100 million annually to improve education around the world and inspire and celebrate student success.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 05:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced it has become the first company to reach an important milestone in the development of 45 nanometer (nm) logic technology. Intel has produced what are believed to be the first fully functional SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) chips using 45nm process technology, its next— generation, high—volume semiconductor manufacturing process.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2006 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone has posted a comparsion between the the newest FX processor, the FX-60, versus the FX-57 and the 4800+. Head over to find out which is fastest, and which will give you the best bang for your buck!
"AMD welcomed the new year with a spanking new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Based on the Toledo
core, it's a dual-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 02:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 2 contenders are Logitech's G5 and Razer's Copperhead. Head to Techspot to see which gaming mouse can claim to be the mightiest!
"In our last gaming mice showdown, the Logitech MX518 came on top of both the Razer Diamondback
and Razer Viper. Since then however, new products have been released by both companies, and we are
glad to inform you we have had several weeks to test them and report back to you.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 25, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review takes a look at 2 low noise coolers, from Noctua/Coolink. See how they stack up agaisnt heavy hitters like Scythe's Ninja.
"Noctua of Austria and Coolink of China are working together to offer large tower-style heatsinks
for the performance-oriented aftermarket. Both companies supplied review samples of two models,
one very large and one merely big. Coolink's products are offered with a fan and fan controller;
Noctua's are bare.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD and Innovative Technology are trying to increase the density of memory, specifically in the L2 cache on high end AMD chips. The article on Processor Blog is pretty technical, and it hints at some of the advantages that could come about.
Plus, the members have spoken, see who they chose as the best of 2005 in the PC Perspective 2005 Readers Choice Awards.
"L2 cache continues to increase as time moves on and fabrication processes
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