Merry Xmas

Subject: General Tech | December 24, 2004 - 12:28 PM |
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Jetart JACSH1 Video Cooling Kit

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2004 - 01:38 PM |
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This is the Jetart JACSH1 Video Cooler and it looks like it performs as good as it looks, according to this review at Club Overclocker: "Just recently we reviewed the now infamous NV5 silencer.

Source: Club OC

OCZ PowerStream 600watt PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 21, 2004 - 01:17 PM |
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The OCZ PowerStream power supply family offers the quietest, most versatile and adaptable PSU available today. The PowerStream PSU family comes in 420W, 520W and 600W configurations; they are the ideal solution to your computer power needs. With its universal ConnectAll™ connector, the PowerStream power supply offers all-in-one connectivity.

Source: 3DCenter

Shuttle CR40 DVD+RW DL 16x Burner

Subject: Storage | December 21, 2004 - 12:42 PM |
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According to Shuttle, the world's first 16X DVD writer with 'style'; it's Simply Beautiful! Designed to match the XPC's superb industrial design and performance metrics, this latest addition to the XPC Accessories product-line features fast 16X DVD ± RW burning (4X DL b

Source: Club OC

OCZ DDR Booster Diagnostic Device Review

Subject: Memory | December 21, 2004 - 01:15 AM |
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Auphan Online has put up a review of the OCZ DDR Booster. All of you overclockers out there might want to check out the review here.


"Us overclockers have had many great tools added to our arsenal in the last couple years. We've had great CPU's like the Athlon XP-M, the P4 2.4c and most recently the Athlon 64 Winchesters. It has never been a problem getting volts to the CPU. RAM however, has been a different story. Short of volt mods, we had to settle for what our motherboards gave us...

Metal Gear USB/Firewire External 5.25 and more...

Subject: General Tech | December 20, 2004 - 07:48 PM |
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Busy, busy, busy. Here's a few bits and pieces of general hardware you might be interested in, especially if you're looking for that last minute stocking filler.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Gigabyte K8NS Ultra-939

Subject: Motherboards | December 20, 2004 - 07:03 PM |
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Supporting the latest AMD socket 939 AthlonTM64/ 64 FX processor, the GA-K8NS Ultra-939 brings new levels of performance and features to the desktop platform.

NetGear's MP101 Digital Music Player Reborn

Subject: General Tech | December 20, 2004 - 06:17 PM |
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Netgear's MP101 Digital Music Player is one of those gadgets that connects to a LAN so you can play music files and Internet radio on your stereo without running audio cables through the house or putting a computer in your lounge room.

Source: Dan's Data

Mushkin PC2-5300 (DDR2)

Subject: Memory | December 20, 2004 - 05:56 PM |
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How fast?! Mushkin Enhanced Memory is definitely one of THE choices for the discerning computer fanatic, as well as being a really good choice if you're looking to build your first PC, or even just upgrading.

Time to start getting ready for the holidays

Subject: Editorial | December 20, 2004 - 04:15 PM |
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If you haven't read my NVIDIA PureVideo article yet, it will probably interest you if you find video image quality important at all. The new driver (publically available soon) will actually enable that video processor that exists in all the 6-series graphics cards from NVIDIA, with the exception of the WMV9 hardware decode that is still broken on the NV40 and NV45 chips.

I was interesting for me to delve into the world of high defintion DVD and all the different standards that are fighting for dominance.

ATI Radeon X700

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 20, 2004 - 07:22 AM |
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Not everyone needs or wants a top of the range graphics card and there are some good mid range alternatives on the market right now. One alternative to consider is one of the Radeon X700 series graphics cards, based on ATI's RV410 GPU. The X700 Pro is a smart looking little card, with a compact dual exhaust cooling solution.

ThermalTake Aquarius III Watercooling Kit

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 18, 2004 - 11:50 PM |
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For those of you looking into watercooling, you might want to check out a review of the ThermalTake Aquarrius 3 watercooling kit. You can find it over at PimpedOutCases.net

" The Aquarius III is a unique little unit. The previous Aquarius models
were a series of parts one had to install into their PC case, including a separate water block, reservoir/pump combination, and radiator. They
took quite a time investment to install properly and effectively.

PQI PC4000-1024DBL TURBO

Subject: Memory | December 18, 2004 - 01:16 PM |
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During the last year PQI have begun to make a name for themselves as a manufacturer of high quality memory. They may not be at the top of the tree yet, but they have certainly begun to make a name for themselves within the overclocking community.

CoolerMaster gets into watercooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 17, 2004 - 08:37 AM |
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The Aquagate from CoolerMaster that OCTools reviews one of the few watercooling related links I found this week.  To fill the rest up you have 2 air coolers and a run of nice looking cases.  I'll be back in January, so to all I wish a Merry Christmas & happy New Year, and to the rest, enjoy your Hanukkah,

Kwanzaa, O Shohgatsu, Diwali, Soyal, Tongji or Winter Solstice!


"The Cooler Master Aquagate Liquid Cooling System is
Source: OCTools

Gigabyte Previews dual-chip 6600GT SLI Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 16, 2004 - 08:21 PM |
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I just got this in an email from Gigabyte, and it looks damn cool.  We are looking at a dual 6600GT card (that's right, one card) with 256 MB of DDR3 memory on a 256-bit memory bus, running at a memory clock of 600 MHz and a core clock of 500 MHz (each, I assume).  I have included the 1 page PDF file as an image they sent out below.


What is still left to be determined is how exactly this is working!  My first theory is presume that the card itself is splitting the PCIe bus into two buses, one going to each chip seperately and with a direct connection between

Intel Strengthens Investment In Intel® Itanium® Architecture

Subject: General Tech | December 16, 2004 - 02:28 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2004 - Intel Corporation today reached an agreement with HP to hire HP's Intel® Itanium® processor design team based in Ft. Collins, Colo. The deal strengthens Intel's investment in the Itanium architecture and bolsters the development of multi-core processors. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Intel CEO Craig Barrett to Speak at International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 6

Subject: General Tech | December 16, 2004 - 02:26 PM |
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On Jan. 6 at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Corporation CEO Craig Barrett will present the opening keynote, focusing on how digital transformations, both within and outside the home, continue to impact the lives of people around the world. Barrett will outline Intel's continued plan to drive silicon innovations that support the PC and consumer electronics industries as they work together to create new categories of products, technologies and specifications.

Nvidia 'gets Its Game On' At The Cyberathlete Extreme Winter Championships

Subject: General Tech | December 16, 2004 - 02:25 PM |
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DALLAS, TX — DECEMBER 13, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processor, today announced its plans for the Cyberathlete® Extreme Winter Championships, a premier competitive gaming competition and gathering place for gamers from around the world.

Source: 3DCenter

Geode GX SOM-144 Reference Design Kit Provides Low-Power, High-Performance Solutions

Subject: General Tech | December 16, 2004 - 02:23 PM |
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AUSTIN, TX -- December 13, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of the AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 Reference Design Kit (RDK), a low-power, high-performance System-On-Module designed to speed development and functionality of the next generation of industrial computing products, such as embedded controllers, point-of-sale terminals, information appliances and kiosks. The RDK is a small form factor reference design tool that includes both hardware and software specifications.

Source: AMD

AMD, IBM Announce Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Breakthrough

Subject: Processors | December 16, 2004 - 02:20 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA and EAST FISHKILL, NY -- December 13, 2004 --AMD and IBM today announced that they have developed a new and unique strained silicon transistor technology aimed at improving processor performance and power efficiency. The breakthrough process results in up to a 24 percent transistor speed increase, at the same power levels, compared to similar transistors produced without the technology.

Source: AMD