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Subject: Storage | November 14, 2005 - 07:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the original Star Wars, you could always tell the good guys because they shot blue lasers. It may not be as clear cut with CD ROMs, as you may find the The Tech Zone's article, but still ... laser beams are cool.
"We've been challenged numerous times to give an "educated" guess as to how the blue laser war
will end, and when. It has come to a point where it is no longer about the technology nor the
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 06:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
R&B Mods tests a Creative X-fi Fatal1ty soundcard out. If you are in the mood for a new soundcard, and are looking for one of the best, you've found the most likely suspect.
"Today we are taking a look at one of the new Creative sound cards from their new X-fi series. We
recieved their Fatal1ty card which is the middle card out of three different price classes.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2005 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only is AeroCool GT-1000 Heatsink gold plated, it cools well, and does it quietly. Club Overclocker gives this big beautiful tower style heatsink a job cooling a 3600+.
"Since 2002, AeroCool has been providing innovative thermal cooling solutions to the high-end PC
enthusiast. Today we are going to take a closer look at their GT-1000 CPU cooler.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 14, 2005 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This monday, everyone who has been playing with a 512M version of the 7800GTX gets to release their findings. While you may not be able to afford to run out and buy one (or two) you can certainly live vicariously through the reviews, and dream of a card as powerful as the one Bjorn3D reviews.
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 02:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have been having difficulty setting up, or evenjust understanding VPNs, PC Stats has a posted a guide that is sure to help. They also cover the security aspects of having one running on your network.
"This article is intended to deal with creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to connect a home
network with the outside world.
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SEATTLE, WA, November 14, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Cray Inc, (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) today announced that they have signed an agreement that extends their successful relationship through the end of the decade. Cray will continue to use AMD Opteron(tm) processors for the microprocessor-based supercomputer products Cray develops during this period. In addition, the two firms will actively collaborate on Cray's mid-2006 proposal for Phase 3 of the federal government's DARPA HPCS (High Productivity Computing Systems) program.
"After an extensive review of marketplace alternati
Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NEW YORK CITY-NOVEMBER 14, 2005-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that the Grand Ole Opry, the world's most venerated name in country music, will be capturing live performances tonight at Carnegie Hall using AMD64 processors. The special Carnegie Hall event commemorates the 80th anniversary of live Grand Ole Opry broadcasts and will feature performances by many of today's top musical artists. The performances will provide content for a planned 5.1 surround sound DVD.
Subject: Mobile | November 11, 2005 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The fellows at Legit Reviews take you step by step through ordering a whitebox laptop chassis from ASUS, and turning it into a powerful little machine. If you've held off buying a laptop because none of them have all the components you would have chosen, consider foing it this way.
"The performance capabilities of the Centrino package are amazing. The ASUS
Z63A is as fast as my overclocked Pentium-4 desktop in almost all computing
Subject: Motherboards | November 11, 2005 - 05:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S includes the newly released IGP from SIS, The Mirage. Read the full review at PC Stats to see how it stacks up to the N4 boards, both in price, and performance.
Don't forget to read Ryan's review of the A8N32-SLI either.
"The Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S motherboard is based upon a new chipset from
SiS which has a couple media-friendly assets.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 11, 2005 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown analyses the new ATI Catalyst 5.11, and checks the difference in performance between the sample drivers for the 1800's and this first official release.
"We did mention in our regular Catalyst performance analysis earlier in the day
that one of the most important additions to the Catalyst 5.11 drivers was the
inclusion of the X1800XL and X1800XT.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 11, 2005 - 04:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods has a gallery of the modded cases they will be taking with them to Dreamhack. Now you can see all their hard work, even if you can't make it to the LAN Party.
"Our modder Gotall is taking of to Dreamhack in a few weeks. Dreamhack is the
world biggest LAN party with over 6000 people.
Subject: General Tech | November 11, 2005 - 04:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pro-clockers has a guide on how to install a window into your PC. If you've got the tools and the time, it can really make your case look unique.
"Nowadays, there are countless numbers of computer cases available with panels
that have been pre-fabricated with windows. Two of the most popular methods of
window mounting are gluing and riveting, both of which work quite well but
leave something to be desired aesthetically.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 11, 2005 - 04:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan November 11th, 2005—GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal, the world first SLI technology enabled motherboard equipped with four PCI Express X16 slots. Based on the NVIDIAÂ® nForece4™ SLI™ IntelÂ® Edition and NVIDIAÂ® nForece4™ SLI™ chipsets, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal is designed for gamers who lived by ultimate performance and ultimate scalability.
Subject: Processors | November 10, 2005 - 11:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a link on PC Stats leading to pictures of an upcoming socket F AMD server processor.
"Tweakers.net have some leaked photos of what is apparently a new AMD Opteron Socket F server mainboard, and in particular its LGA1207 pinless processor interface.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 07:06 PM | Alex Marsters
500GB of performance drive is BigBruin's findings on Seagate's SATA Barracuda 7200.9. If you are looking for a large capacity drive that has good speed, and a great warrantee, this may be the solution!
"Taking a look at the burst results honestly made me say "WOW"! The Seagate
Barracuda 7200.9 not only outscored the RAID 0 array of SATA 1.5 Gb/s drives,
but it also blew away the Hitachi SATA 3 Gb/s 500GB drive by over 20 MB/s.
Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 04:28 PM | Jonathan Hung
Since publishing our review of the X-Fi sound card, i've heard about incompatibilities with the X-Fi and certain nForce 4 motherboards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2005 - 04:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVidia's 7800 series stock cooling solutions can often be loud, and in some cases limit your overclocking abilty. InsaneTek looks at the Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev3, built for cooling 7800's, and doing it very quietly. If you have one of these cards, you owe it to your ears to read the review.
"Arctic Cooling has done it again. The NV Silencer 5 Rev3 made for the Geforce 7800 series is an
excellent cooler that performs in dead silence.
Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2005 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 25 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 10 cents per share beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2006.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Soon you won't need the TV-out that comes on most graphics cards today, you will be using your TV as your main monitor. LCD's, DLP and plasma TV's will soon be taking over the monitor market, why play on a 19" screen when you can do it on a 42"? Mind you, there may well be many 3 way fights over getting control of the TV, between the movie fan, the console gamer and the PC gamer ...