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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Abit Officially Launches the Fatality Brand of Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | November 1, 2004 - 02:34 PM |
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Abit today unleashed the Abit Fatality brand of motherboards, based on the 925XE chipset for the Intel LGA775 platform.  Check out all the details on Abit's website.

The Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard integrates no less than five cooling technologies that keep the Fatal1ty AA8XE cool in the heat of battle.

Case Review Bonanza & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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A full dozen case reviews for you to look at this Monday.  Start with SystemCooling's review of an often overlooked case manufacturer, Meridian Tech, and their newest case, the XClio Jr

"It would not be fair or accurate to say the XClio Jr. (referred to as just Junior hereafter) is just a smaller version of the XClio.

AMD Closes Private Offering Of 7.75% Senior Notes Due In 2012

Subject: General Tech | October 29, 2004 - 06:17 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 29, 2004 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has closed a private offering of $600 million of 7.75 percent Senior Notes due in 2012. AMD intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, approximately $587 million, together with existing cash, to prepay the full amount owed by AMD's indirect wholly-owned German subsidiary, AMD Saxony Limited Liability Company & Co. KG, under its existing term loan.

Source: AMD

Video cards you want for Christmas & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 01:55 PM |
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Lots of Video card reviews out now, and with Ryan's great article on what is available and where, it seemed appropriate to give you a few reviews to help decide which goes on the Christmas list, and which one you should buy your friendy neighbourhood newsfrog!  Start off in the Hardware Zone, with a direct comparision of the x800 and the 6800, and then try the rest!

"The GeForce 6800 series and the RADEON X800 series represen

Friday Quicky, Watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2004 - 11:29 AM |
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A watercooling quicky for a busy friday morning.  Trusted reviews compares 3 different watercooling setups,  and RBmods and the OCMod shop both have reviews this week too.  Read Lee's review too, even if it is air cooled instead of using water.

"To help you make the plunge, we've decided to take a closer look at three different approaches to water-cooling, each theoretically suited to a different level of experience.

Todays Intel Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2004 - 07:39 PM |
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STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, Orlando, Fla., Oct.

Todays AMD Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | October 28, 2004 - 07:27 PM |
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Mumbai, India -- October 28, 2004 --To foster the rapid adoption of technology in high-growth markets throughout the world, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today formally unveiled a business strategy with initial participants in India, Mexico and the Caribbean to enable 50 percent of the world's population with Internet connectivity and computing capabilities by 2015.
Source: AMD

PCPer's Dave Phelps Takes on the Media @ ACON

Subject: Shows and Expos | October 28, 2004 - 10:37 AM |
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Our very own dna (aka. Dave Phelps) is representing PCPerspective at Abit's ACON Doom 3 Fragfest! I've personally played against Dave many times and always find myself respawning whenever confronting him. Click on the link and give your vote to Dave and show your PCPerspective Pride!

On October 31st, we are going to find out. ABIT and VIA are proud to announce the ACON DOOM 3™ Media FragFest.

Keep your cool, your quiet & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2004 - 11:57 AM |
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A bit of news for all your possible aircooling projects.  Be it a quiet, powerful heatsink like the one SilentPCReview takes for a spin, or a Multifuntion Fan Control Panel, or even just some stylish amber fans, find it all here ... and read Lee's article, if you haven't already!

"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.

Asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | October 26, 2004 - 11:39 PM |
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Let's start out the motherboard review list with one by our very own Jonathan Hung.

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