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Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 31, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Enermax has a new case out, and 3DXtreme puts it to the test. If that doesn't seem like what you want then keep readin, there are server cases, aluminium cases, upside down cases, even an 8 way comparison. If you are still confused, Big Bruin published a guide to buying cases, that may help you out.
"We enjoyed reviewing this Case, some of the high points are the screwless drive rails, top USB ports, quiet 120 mm cooling, LCD with temperature and RPM readout and the overall classy, stylish look
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2005 - 01:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
I was just looking around tonight and found that we now have three SLI motherboards available in our PriceGrabber engine.
- Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe - starting at $181
- Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI - starting at $184
- MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum - starting at $189
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 29, 2005 - 11:06 AM | Ryan Shrout
Yesterday, Corsair Memory announced COOL, a new 120mm PC liquid cooling kit.
Fremont, California, January 27, 2005: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced a water cooling kit that enables greater overclocking performance by cooling Intel and AMD processors far more efficiently than conventional heatsink/fan air cooling units.
Branded simply "COOL", this kit was designed for ultimate ease of installatio
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 28, 2005 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Plain old clear conductive water got you down? How 'bout antibiotic and anti-corrosion green slime that cools as well as water? Check Pimprig's look at the MCT 5 and 40 fluids from Danger Den.
Just in case you are wondering how much $$$ "Danger Den has 32 ounce bottles of MCT-5 and MCT-40 for $20.99 and $21.99 respectively. The only competition in this market, Fluid XP sells for $30-$50 for 32 ounces. "
"As might be expected, both of the MCT products have a chemical smell.
Fremont, California, January 18, 2005: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced immediate availability of a new 2GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0 flash drive.
Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 11:01 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the 10-year anniversary of its reseller channel program, a worldwide network of distributors, resellers, dealers, local integrators and sales teams that has helped drive a dramatic increase in markets served and sales of Intel-based solutions. Collectively, sales from this organization now account for approximately one-third of all Intel processor sales.
Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 10:59 PM | Joe White
Intel and Onkyo to Cooperate in Audio and Visual Technology Development to Accelerate PC and CE Convergence
TOKYO , Jan. 24, 2005 -- Onkyo Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved the sale to Intel Capital of a convertible bond having a face value of approximately Â¥760 million (approximately US$7.4 million at present exchange rates).
Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 10:57 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA , Calif. , Jan. 26, 2005 — Intel Corporation today recognized the 40 finalists who will vie for more than $530,000 in scholarships in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), America 's oldest pre-college science competition for high school seniors.
'These finalists reflect the best accomplishments of solid, project-based, curiosity-driven education,' said Intel CEO Craig Barrett.
Subject: Processors | January 27, 2005 - 10:53 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 25, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that high-tech market research firm In-Stat selected the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 processor as best desktop processor of 2004. In-Stat Microprocessor Report recognized the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor for its superior performance, feature-rich architecture, support for 32- and 64-bit capability and Enhanced Virus Protection.
SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 24, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the company has donated AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based high-end computer systems to a senior capstone design lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. AMD donated the systems as part of their University Campus Team, an ongoing program to forge strong relationships and technical partnerships with select U.S. universities.
Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2005 - 10:49 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 18, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported record sales of $1.26 billion and operating income of $20 million for the quarter ended December 26, 2004. The fourth quarter net loss of $30 million, or $0.08 per share, includes charges of $49 million, or $0.13 per share, largely associated with the conversion and retirement of debt.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Been a while since we've seen a shootout, so the six way heastink battle Overclockers Australia set up seemed appropriate. These guys are built for P4 Socket 478's, so if you are looking for a SocketA or 939 solution, scroll down just a bit, you won;t be dissapointed.
"Clockwise from top left we have Thermalright's XP-90, Titan's Siberia, Cooler Master's Jet 4, two versions of Vantec's AeroFlow and Spire's SP450B0 CoolGate.
Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2005 - 02:46 PM | Sean Pelletier
For those PCP readers who happen to be developers, there is an important upcoming event at this year's GDC which will give you the opportunity to showcase your goods to leading publishers around the world. If you're looking for your big break, this could very well be the opportunity you've been waiting for.
Game Connection is the premier event for innovative game developers to meet with top publishers in the game industry.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 24, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviews a new case from Aerocool, called Spiral Galaxies. This case not only has a pre-installed windtunnel, but the clear side panel has a honeycombed pattern of metal on it and a special paint, which they describe togather as this ... "Bee-Hive" side panel for improved EMI protection'. Try it out, your CPU temps may drop, and you might get less interference drowning out the voices in your head telling you to buy new hardware!
Overclockers Online reviews a new case from Aerocool, called Spiral Galaxies. This case not only has a pre-installed windtunnel, but the clear side panel has a honeycombed pattern of metal on it and a special paint, which they describe togather as this ...
"Bee-Hive" side panel for improved EMI protection'. Try it out, your CPU temps may drop, and you might get less interference drowning out the voices in your head telling you to buy new hardware!
"So the next big ques
Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2005 - 01:52 PM | Joe White
The Folding Frogs (Team 734) is our very own Folding@Home distributed computing team. The Folding Frogs use their spare CPU cycles to simulate protein folding in an attempt to unlock the mysteries behind mis-folding proteins that result in diseases like alzheimers disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow Disease), and many types of cancers.
One of the ways Folding teams/members use to track contributions made to the project, as a whole, is thru points that are assigned to each simulated protein based on complexity.
Subject: Processors | January 22, 2005 - 01:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
At a VIA event we are at, I got a picture of the first dual processor mini ITX board featuring C7 processors. Take a look at this:
Edit: Just back from lunch, so here are some more details for you. The picture above shows the two C7 processors, and they are the two small chips underneath the ATX power connector. The two larger chips are the north and south bridge chipsets. This has a lot of implications for SFF computing, as well as for the s
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 21, 2005 - 11:55 AM | Sean Pelletier
Given the convergence of graphics card vendors and gaming consoles, this seems fitting to post. Although we all have to remember this is not official and may not be true, let's all hope that these images are a good indicator of what PS3 games will look like. Do yourself a favor and follow the link!
Take note that these images are not that of a real althete!!! These are test renders!!! Although these say that the engine is for Fight Night Next Gen, EA tends to use their game engines for all different game titles.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 21, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not too much on the watercooling forefront this week, but don't let that stop you from checking out SystemCoolings review of the ThermalTake BigWater 12cm kit. Easy to install and keep running, acceptable performance, and a nice blue glow.
Following up, a pair of reviews in 3 caegories, VGA cooling, HDD cooling and laptop cooling, to help keep your VGAcard overclocked, your Raptors from igniting and your little soldiers from being broiled.
"Until recently water cooling was the domain
Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
As a second little treat for you today (if you didn't see the Abit motherboard preview below, just scroll down), I have some of the first shots of a finished DFI NF4 SLI-DR motherboard that was sent to me yesterday. As I'll be out of town during the weekend and most of next week, I won't get a chance to review it until I get back, but I thought I'd share some pictures of the board with you before I head out.
This is the full, NF4 SLI chipset motherboard, not the NF4 Ultra motherboard with two x16 PCIe
Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 11:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
A little birdie tipped me off with some new information on a NVIDIA nForce4-based dual Opteron board from Abit that is due to be released in February. The board specifications are pretty impressive, and include SLI support as well as 4 SATA II ports and dual Gigabit ethernet connections. Even more interesting is the fact that I am told that this board does not require registered memory and will work with standard non-ECC and non-registered memory modules, saving considerable costs on system. And with the
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