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Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 20, 2004 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking to do overclocking in the summer, chances are you've already started to use watercooling for your system. Well, if it's not quite going fast enough yet, consider this actively cooled waterblock from Swiftech that SystemCooling has reviewed. Then if you can mod it to work on people, please send one out to me, cause I have a really nasty sunburn. Have a good friday!
"Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling.
Subject: Systems | August 20, 2004 - 01:14 AM | Alexander Munos
MODTHEBOX has put together part 1 of building your own HTPC. These systems have gained popularity over the past several years. Coming in smaller, more powerful sizes, a home theatre PC can really spice up that entertainment center.
The SFF (Small Form Factor) market has been revitalized with a surge of all-inclusive mini PC systems marketed by companies such as ACorp, AMS, Biostar, Hush Technologies, MSI, Shuttle, Soltek, and VIA.
Subject: Processors | August 18, 2004 - 04:58 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 18, 2004 --Security and advanced multi-media capabilities have evolved into the two most critical technology features students seek in new PCs this back-to-school season, according to Current Analysis, a consumer electronics research firm. AMD (NYSE: AMD) meets the needs of these often tech-savvy users with the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family for desktops and notebooks.
'Many students today are performance-hungry users, taking games and multi-media applications to the next level.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 18, 2004 - 03:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Since PCI-Xpress is being used to bring back old school Scan Line Interleave, you all may end up with 2 videocards in your box. OCIA looks at a silent VGA cooler from Zalman that might save your ears, and let you hear the bad guys that you can't see onscreen.
"Does silent cooling tickle your fancy? I do believe it does if you're reading this review. Zalman has long since lead the way in silent cooling and now they are back with version 3 of their noiseless VGA cooler.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 05:05 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks, extending the award-winning AMD64 processor family to new heights with the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor available for mobile PCs.
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is the most advanced PC processor designed for notebook computing, offering outstanding 32-bit power today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 06:00 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is achieving a smooth transition to 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing and has shipped low-power 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for thin and light notebooks (previously codenamed 'Oakville') for revenue.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 16, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here are a few cases, ranging from a HTPC box from Silverstone, to Yeou Chih's classically designed server box. First have a look at Antec's Aria case, and see if it might just be a new look you want for your PC. Just look, don't spill your coffee on it!
"The optical drive bay is stealthed and it uses a system that we have seen with the AOpen and Soltek cubes where an external button on the case itself presses against the CDROM eject button.
Subject: Processors | August 15, 2004 - 01:25 PM | Jason Smith
Well how did I miss this? I suppose they are going to fire me, but here it is, two days late, an early look at some of the first steps into dual core land. Read on, at Virtual Zone.
AMD is going to release the 90nm AMD64 processors soon for mobile, desktop and servers and these are based on Revision D cores. According to some docs we have seen, there is another major silicon revision change on the AMD64 processors taking place next year with Revision E.
Subject: Motherboards | August 13, 2004 - 02:01 PM | Ryan Shrout
After doing some snooping around the Abit booth here at Quakecon, I came across a motherboard that I definitely didn't recognize. What I had was the first prototype of the Abit Fatal1ty motherboard.
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The quick and dirty basics I got on the board were that it was a 925X-based Intel 775-pin platform (obviously) with some added twea
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 13, 2004 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I got a few review links saved up for you all today. Start off with ProCooling.com's JayDee116 showing off his newest DIY waterblock which beats his previous one by a nice margin. Zalman, Poseidon and Asetek are all represeted, along with various others, including Part 2 of Watercooling for Everyone.
Subject: Shows and Expos | August 11, 2004 - 02:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, I am here now at the Gaylord Texas Resort, preparing for Quakecon 2004. The show is still under construction as the cables are still getting wired and the power is getting routed. If you are going to be there, look for me in an Amdmb.com Tshirt (old school style) and if you aren't going to be there, then just check out the Quakecon website.
UPDATE (8/12/04, 12:15pm): Well, the gamers are still setting up and the show booths are getting settled in as we speak. There are already a ton of people playing gam
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2004 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaknews takes a look at one of the heaviest heatsinks you'll probably ever want to use. It should keep your CPU cool, if it doesn't squash it like a bug!
"Here is where I conclude my love/hate relationship with the Coolermaster's Hyper 6. There is very little middle ground with this cooler. All the good and bad points are exceptional and should be definitely considered if you are thinking about purchasing this heatsink.
Subject: Processors | August 10, 2004 - 04:54 PM | Jason Smith
SIGGRAPH, LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2004 --At Siggraph today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: 'Revenge of the Sith.' The AMD64 digital processing pipeline at JAK Films, the production company for Star Wars: Episode III, includes pre-visualization and pre-postproduction, which involves 3-D match moving, 3-D modeling, lighti
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2004 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I stumbled upon this story in Scientific American and needed to pass it onto those of you who's PC's are in direct sunlight, and overheating. Hopefully it will be available soon, and not just in the "
somewhat unattractive yellowy brown color" style. Also available for today ...
Subject: Memory | August 9, 2004 - 08:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you bought Doom 3 and found you might need a boost in your system memory, you really can't pass up this deal. Corsair offers some of the best memory around and getting $20 back just because you bought Doom 3 is quite the nice touch. :)
Fremont, CA, August 9, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced a $20 rebate on selected memory modules when purchased with the DO
Subject: Memory | August 9, 2004 - 08:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Corsair announced their 1 GB modules today with support for Cas 2 latencies.
remont, CA, August 9, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new XMS 3200 speed 1 GByte modules supporting CAS-2 latencies. Following the success of the company's 1 GByte PC3200 CAS-3 modules, these new products offer the same speed and density but support lower latencies and improved performance.
Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2004 - 06:14 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- August 9, 2004 --Bringing a new level of security to desktop and mobile PC computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that with the release of MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) can now be enabled on all AMD Athlon™ 64 processors.* This unique hardware and software combination is designed to keep computers protected against certain malicious viruses, computer worms and Trojan horses.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 9, 2004 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I'm back, and have quite the pile up of reviews to post. Expect to see longer lists of reviews this week, as I try to dig my way out of this pile o' emails. Up today is most of the case reviews that popped up while I was happily goofing off. Featured today is a funky looking case with an even funkier name.
Quote: "The aesthetic appeal of the AeroCool Jetmaster Jr Gaming Case is achieved when the system is completely powered on and the lights are turned off.
Subject: Memory | August 8, 2004 - 11:12 AM | Chris Wiles
As a response to the increased competition in the high-end memory market, Buffalo Technology have introduced their new Firestix memory modules. Clothed in bright-red heatspreaders, the Firestix come in both PC3500 & PC4000 flavours.
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