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Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg has been lowering their AMD Athlon FX and Athlon X2 prices during the week and I thought I pass on their current status and the best deals available!
First up, the mother of all AMD processors, the
Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After gaming for 12 hours straight, do you find the mouse slipping out of your grasp, and getting you killed? If you don't want to buy the weird mouse with the fan in it, take a look at what Think Computers found, Mouse Grips V2.0.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown tests OCZs claim that the 600W GameXStreme Multi GPU PSU does what it's name implies. Not only does it have the connectors for multiple video cards, there are also 6 SATA power connectors.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2006 - 01:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechPowerUp! pits the GeForce 7900GTX against the 7950GX2. While this might seem unfair at first, it lets them show what difference a second core makes, even if that second core is running slightly slower than it's single core competitor.
Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD has released new information about their new 4x4 systems, 2 dual core CPUs and 4 GPUs. Now you will be able to encode DVDs and play UT2007 at the same time, with no noticable slowdown. Get the full story at The Inquirer.
Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With patch tuesday now immediately followed by explot wednesday, getting those Windows updates has become a little more pressing. CNET has some info on the 2 newest proof of concept vulnerabilities, so patch before they find their way into the wild.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2006 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based around a 12cm fan, the Thermaltake Big Typhoon works very well, if you can fit it in your case. Take a look at techPowerUp!'s review for an idea just how big it is, and what you need to do to be able to install it.
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers gave a listen to Altec Lansing's VS2321 Powered Audio System. It is a 2.1 system that really doesn't take much space even less money, which sounds and looks good.
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOISE, Idaho, and SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
July 25, 2006 — Demonstrating their commitment to move quickly up the
technology leadership curve, Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel
Corporation today announced they are sampling the industry's first NAND
flash memory built on industry-leading 50 nanometer (nm) process
technology. The samples were manufactured through IM Flash
Technologies, a joint development and manufacturing venture from Micron
Subject: Systems | July 25, 2006 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Systemax Wildcat SLI Gaming PC is pretty impressive for it's $4499 price tag. You get 2 BFG GeForce 7900GTX 512MBs in SLI and an Ageia PhysX 128MB GDDR3 Physics Accelerator Card, all ready to play GRAW. Head to Hot Hardware to see it in action.
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If all you know about NTFS is that you like FAT32 better for some reason, get over to OCMODSHOP to familiarize yourself with it. Up until now, you have had a choice, but Vista wants NTFS, and nothing but.
Subject: General Tech | July 25, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE looks at a new beta for a distro of Linux release by a team of Polish programmers, called Kate. Very colourful and running Xfce4 to display the desktop. Although a lightweight distro, it comes with Open Office, The Gimp, Super Tux and more. The attention getter is updateos, a very easy way to upadte the entire system.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 24, 2006 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has had some problems with factory overclocked GeForce cards, and they aren't the only ones. Today they look at the XFX GeForce 7900GT 550M Xtreme VIVO, with a close eye on the temps, and any possible video anomolies.
If you are looking at picking up a PPU, don't do it before you've read Ryan's full review of Asus PhysX P1 Physics Accelerator PCI Card.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 24, 2006 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The fourth winner in ExtremeTech's case modding contest was inspired by Star Wars and a certain frozen smuggler-pop. If you find yourself inspired to mod your own case, don't forget our own Member Gallery here at PC Perspective.
Subject: Motherboards | July 24, 2006 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Intel P965 offers support for the newest Conroe Core Duo chips from Intel. Drop by Hexus to see how a 965 motherboard you can go out and buy performs.
Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slashdot has linked to an article examining Vista's new way of installation. Instead of many .cab files and other compressed data, the Vista disk is an image of a fully functional OS install. Read on to find out what tweaks you might expect to be able to ad to it.
Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today, in a $5.4 billion deal, AMD and ATI announced their plans to combine forces to become an industry processing powerhouse. AMD's leadership in CPUs, combined with ATI's leadership in graphics and digital media processing technologies, will enable significant new product innovations, resulting in more integrated, open standards-based solutions to address customers' needs. AMD aspires to re-invent the industry as the customer-centric technology leader and partner of choice.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2006 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Neoseeker continues the benchmarking and performance analysis of the 6 multi-GPU systems by trying out some of the most popular multiplayer games going right now.