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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Asus and NVIDIA SLI Break 10,100 points in 3DMark05

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2004 - 11:28 PM |
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The arguments FOR SLI technology are beginning to build up as we get more and more bits of information like this.  While a new high in 3DMark05 by itself is nothing to get excited about, this is good news for hardcore gamers.  (Note: the Asus page seems to be down right now, so the images aren't working at the moment!)

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Alienware Starts Selling SLI Systems

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2004 - 12:58 PM |
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I got an email from a forum reader that pointed me towards the fact that you can configure an Alienware system with SLI graphics cards today.  I poked around a bit more and found this informational page announcing that Alienware has support for NVIDIA's SLI graphics technologies. 


The system that you can configure uses two 6800 Ultra graphics cards on Intel Xeon processo

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Cooler Master meets Olde Time Radio & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 25, 2004 - 11:35 AM |
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The front panel of CoolerMaster's Cavalier 2 will definately be noticed and you will love the inside, but don't take my word for it, read all about it at MODTHEBOX.  You're far from done though, with a product review for almost every major case manufacturer today.

"One of the highlights of the Cooler Master Cavalier 2 CAV-T02 Case is the inclusion of a 60's style analog meter. The analog meter by default can be connected to the audio output of any sound card which will measure the overall sound level.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Early Morning Shopping for Video Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2004 - 10:55 AM |
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Every once in a while, I like to look around the online shops to see whats new in the world of hardware that you can actually BUY and not just read about.  Well, this morning I decided to take a look at graphics cards from around the web, and here is some of what I found.


If you are looking for an ATI-based X800 XT card (

AMD Expands Partner Roster For Validated Server Program

Subject: Systems | October 23, 2004 - 05:08 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- October 21, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today welcomed Sanmina-SCI (Nasdaq NM: SANM) as a new partner in AMD's Validated Server Program (VSP). Launched in June 2003, AMD's VSP connects system builders with VSP partners to obtain validated, stable and reliable solutions built on AMD Opteron™ processor-based server platforms from enterprise-class servers to systems optimized for the value segment.

Source: AMD

AMD Announces Pricing of Private Offering

Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2004 - 05:06 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 22, 2004 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has agreed to sell $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.75% Senior Notes due 2012 in a private offering. The company expects to close the transaction on or about October 29, 2004.

Source: AMD

SLI Motherboards Shown from Iwill

Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2004 - 04:26 PM |
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Looking around this afternoon I found this page on Iwill's website that is pointing to two new SLI motherboards -- on based on the nForce4 chipset and one based on the Intel 7525 (Tumwater) chipsets.  Both are also dual processor boards at that!  These are definitely high-end workstation class motherboards, but I am sure some of you hard core gamers and enthusiasts will take note of it.

 

Abit Announces the NF8 based on the nForce3 Chipset

Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2004 - 04:23 PM |
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ABIT Engineering comes to the nForce3 platform: NF8 motherboa

Cool off your PC in a StormG4 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2004 - 11:43 AM |
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Procooling reviews the newest offering from Little River waterblocks.  Plus 2 guides, on freon cooling, and a basic setup guide for watercooling in a normal case.  Chipset heatsinks and fill ports abound this friday, enjoy.

"The fact that the design of the Storm G4 enables it to outperform the silver Cascade SS is quite surprising and welcome. Consider that the Cascade SS was AUD$255 and available in very limited quantities.

VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset

Subject: Chipsets | October 22, 2004 - 10:18 AM |
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VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset by World's Leading Motherboard Manufacturers


Leading motherboard partners ABIT, ASUS, EPoX, Gigabyte and MSI expected to offer VIA K8T890 based motherboards in mid-Q4, leveraging the unique VIA Flex Express Architecture to deliver platforms on the cutting-edge


Taipei, Taiwan, October 22 2004, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today a

Peek at some new graphics cards & More

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2004 - 02:46 PM |
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Maybe you beleive that Half-Life 2 will be out soon, maybe you just want play through Doom3 again, but this time on Ultra settings.  Either way, chances are you need a new video card.  Well, if you can't wait, or can't afford a pair of PCI-X cards to run in SLI on a brand new NForce4 board, maybe one of these cards will do the trick.  X-bit Labs does a wonderful write up of the ASUS V-9999, which is a great place to start off.


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Source: X-Bit Labs

A heatsink without a fan & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2004 - 11:20 AM |
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Fanless cooling is becoming more and more popular, and it seems to work to!  If putting a dozen or so 50 decibel fans in your system just doesn't appeal to you, then try out this Thermaltake Heatsink after reading Red & Blackness' review.  Or if you are a deadicated overclocker, maybe one of these heatsink & fan combos is more up to your speed.

"We will take a look at a completely fanless solution from Thermaltake today.

ABIT Unleashes the AX8 Motherboard with PCI Express

Subject: Motherboards | October 19, 2004 - 06:23 PM |
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It looks like Abit is going to be the first out of the block with a retail AMD PCI Express motherboard, using the VIA K8T890 chipset.

October 19, 2004

Leading Chipset Partners Extend PCI Express Support

Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2004 - 05:54 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- October 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced PCI Express support from leading chipset manufacturers, offering performance-hungry customers additional graphics bandwidth and improved I/O for gaming and multimedia applications. PCI Express is a next-generation graphics-to-chipset interface which dramatically increases throughput capability, providing added bandwidth for tomorrow's graphic-intensive applications.

Source: AMD

NVIDIA Releases the nForce4 Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | October 19, 2004 - 09:12 AM |
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Well, here is our second product launch of the day!  Be sure to read my preview of the nForce4 Ultra and SLI chipsets, and THEN you can check out the list of reviews I am starting below.

AMD Launches the Athlon 64 FX-55 and 4000+

Subject: Processors | October 19, 2004 - 01:04 AM |
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Be sure to read my review of the FX-55 and 4000+ processors released today from AMD.  In the meantime, I'll also post some other reviews from around the web.

testing, sorry!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 03:54 PM |
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"Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts.

Source: 3DCenter

Monday Morning Case Reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 11:47 AM |
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Couple of differently styled cases for you to look at today.  The Raidmax that Big Bruin reviews is fairly flashy, and the Silverstone Wind Tunnel will help out of you are more into speed than looks.  Or maybe you just don't have enough Spiderman stuff yet. 

"The Raidmax Cobra 822 is a great bargain for a gaming case. Its paint job is superb and it has a striking appearance that is sure to stand out at any LAN party.

Source: Big Bruin