Asus Adds A8N-SLI to Website

Subject: Motherboards | November 18, 2004 - 10:50 PM |
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This might be old news, but I just saw that Asus has added the A8N-SLI motherboard to their website.  This of course is their nForce4 SLI motherboard that supports dual PICe graphics cards.  Expect an article on it very shortly.  Here is the specification list:








One Year Later, AMD And Sun Continue To Redefine Enterprise Computing

Subject: General Tech | November 18, 2004 - 08:30 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- November 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today celebrated the one-year anniversary of the strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems, Inc. As part of the alliance, AMD also announced support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) introduced on Monday, Nov. 15.

To date, the AMD-Sun alliance has produced a complete roster of AMD Opteron™ processor-based Sun Fire servers and Sun Java workstation solutions that deliver industry-leading performance to the enterprise.

Source: AMD

Heatsinks, Fan Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 17, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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hi-techreviews puts Scythe's new heatpipe based heatsink to the test, and gives it high marks.  Also, the ATake Phantom is a very inexpensive solution for older Socket A/P3 systems you might have running Seti@Home.  Plus, if you want to get some more control over your 9800pro, read the article at techpowerup!

"We have reviewed numerous products from Scythe USA in the past and each one of them was somehow unique in its design and the Scythe's new SCKKR-1

NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT - AGP Version

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2004 - 11:29 AM |
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The PCI Express version of this card has been out for a few weeks, but the AGP version has finally also been released.  This card seems to be NVidia's successor to the low priced GeForce4 Ti 4200, with a fairly impressive performance boost, of course.  If jumping into PCI Express isn't in your plans, but a new videocard is, NVidia may have your answer.

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Alienware Releases SFF Machine

Subject: Systems | November 15, 2004 - 04:05 PM |
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Wow, even Alienware is getting into the SFF biz now!  These are starting pretty cheap, but you can deck them out with a lot of upgrades like the Intel 560 processors and even Radone X800XT's or GeForce 6800 GTs!  Head on over to read about the technology behind it or you can just start configuring your own!

This weeks AMD Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2004 - 02:40 PM |
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Sorry for the delay in these latest press releases from AMD. My net connection has been messed up and I haven't been able to post much lately.

Source: AMD

PC Cases for everyone & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2004 - 11:53 AM |
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Hexus reviews a fairly unadorned,  but extremely stylish case from Akasa.  For those of you who prefer a little flash at the front, check out the Janus, Samurai or the Dracula, and Coolermaster announces that their CM Stacker line is BTX ready.

"Akasa, while not the original manufacturers of the chassis, have worked with the original creators to tweak it just as they like it, engineering out any initial flaws they saw and paying close attention to the smaller details and the wider coolin

Source: Hexus

Half Life 2 on Sale!?

Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2004 - 05:35 PM |
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I just back from a visit to our local Best Buy, and guess what I found? 




The real question is now, am I going to be allowed to play it?  I'll let you know in a few!  I started a thread in our forums to discuss it and see what everyone else is finding out...


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Easily switch to watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 12, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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Big Bruin looks at a watercooling setup from Thermaltake that makes it easier to set up your first watercooled PC and there's three more reviews for those of you looking for a little more from your current setup.

"Thermaltake has really hit the mark with this kit. It has everything you need to easily make the switch from air to liquid cooling for your CPU.

Source: Big Bruin

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Adopted Never-Seen-Before Innovations

Subject: Motherboards | November 11, 2004 - 10:33 AM |
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Direct Power Supply and User-Friendly SLI Switch Design Provide Stable Power Source and Easy Activation of SLI Technolo

Cool your fire with fast moving air & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2004 - 11:44 AM |
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VGA coolers and heatsinks to tame the fire of the prescott, not to mention helping you OC your A64

"Ap0calypse.com takes a look at a new cooler from Cooler Master...only this time the cooler is for your video card! That's right, the people over at Cooler Master have released their first video card cooling solution and we are here to tell you how it performs.

Source: ap0calypse

NVIDIA Announces SLI Certification and Logo Program

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2004 - 09:00 AM |
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This marks the final step for the world as we prepare for the release of NVIDIA's SLI technology.  By the end of next week, the full story will be out and ready on the web as motherboard vendors and graphics card vendors are shipping out their samples to editors and to the system vendors.  This certification program will give buyers a quick way to tell if the hardware they are buying is going to work with the SLI setup they might be building.  Below are the logos you'll find; "SLI-ready" for systems, motherboards and video cards that support SLI and "SLI" to be used only on c

Super Talent - new Kid on the Memory Block?

Subject: Memory | November 8, 2004 - 07:55 PM |
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Super Talent are an American company based in San Jose, who produce competitively priced high speed memory solutions. They produce a range of DDR modules for workstations, notebooks and servers, all of which come with a lifetime warranty.

Source: PimpRig

ATI Launches the Radeon XPRESS 200 Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | November 8, 2004 - 01:42 PM |
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ATI now makes the third entry into the PCI Express market for AMD-based systems in less than a month.  Now when do we get retail board and graphics cards?  Soon, very soon.  Below I'll link to some other previews of the chipset for comparisons sake, but be sure to read our preview too. 


Full Sized Lightweight PC Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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Thermaltake has a nice all aluminium case, and 3DVelocity takes a good look at it.  Duelling Tsunamis, Yeong Yangs, and Liang Lis; all your favorites for a Monday morning. 

"In a market full of aluminium-fronted steel cases, it's nice to see Thermaltake have opted to run with a complete aluminium construction. This may take away slightly from the rigidity but look at that weight! The 0.8mm aluminium chassis means the case tips the scales at just a shade over 13lbs without the power supply.

Source: 3DVelocity

Watercooler or PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 5, 2004 - 11:41 AM |
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Globalwin is trying out a new style of watercooling, and A True Review has it in for testing.  Take a look and see if this new stylish cooler is the right one for you.  Danger Den and Swiftech also have products being tested, if you aren't ready to make the plunge into a new style of cooling.


"Today's water cooling systems are simple and consistent in design. Generally, a system consists of a radiator, reservoir, pump, and waterblock.

AMD Appoints RadioShack President And COO, David Edmondson, To Board Of Directors

Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2004 - 12:38 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- November 2, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the appointment of David J. Edmondson, president and chief operating officer of RadioShack Corporation, to its board of directors. Mr. Edmondson, 45, was elected at AMD's board of directors meeting on Oct. 27.

"The appointment of David Edmondson to our board is another symbol of AMD's transformation to industry leadership," said Hector Ruiz, AMD CEO and chairman of the board.

Source: AMD

Air cooling for the masses & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 3, 2004 - 11:37 AM |
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I find large heatpipe heatsinks are starting to look like car engines, and the Thermalright XP-90 that Silent PC Review looks at is no exception.  If that HS/F isn't the one for you, the Phoronix has looked at a few other types, and that's not even half the reviews today.

"Thermalright's XP-90 CPU heatsink, which features four heatpipes, thin aluminum fins and a nickel-plated copper base, was released at the same time as the XP-120.

Heatspreaders, Silent VGA Cooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2004 - 11:32 AM |
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Another random mix of cooling supplies.  A True Review looks at a RAM heatspreader, several sites review silent ways to cool your video card,  many take a look at the JetArt notebook cooler, and more.  When you're done, go Vote if you should be!

"Our computers have become one big show and tell. With the advent of acrylic cases and case windows, visually what is on the inside has become just as important as what is on the outside. Moreover, what is on the inside does not sit there in hopes that we look; it reaches out and grabs our attention. How you ask?

The Election is Tomorrow...

Subject: Editorial | November 1, 2004 - 10:37 PM |
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I know many of you may think I should remain impartial and thus keep PC Perspective that way as well, but with the race this close, I just couldn't do that.  I would like you all to read my latest weblog entry, even if you are against what it has to say.  Thank you.

And no matter what, go out and vote...

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