ATI Introduces Radeon X700 Family

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2004 - 10:41 AM |
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In case you somehow missed that big icon above, be sure to read our X700 Pro review as well today!

ATI introduces the RADEON(r) X700 family of visual processors with best-in-class price and performance

MARKHAM, ON — September 21, 2004 — ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today introduced the RADEON(r) X700 family of visual processors. The RADEON X700 delivers excellent graphics performance for gaming and visual processing, at a price suited to a broad range of customers.

AMD Teams Up With Atari To Deliver 64-Bit Firepower

Subject: Processors | September 21, 2004 - 06:43 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 21, 2004 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces the first 64-bit game optimized for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems, 'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury,' is available now on retail shelves. 'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury,' published by Atari and designed on AMD64 technology, includes specific 64-bit enhancements that enable a richer and more immersive gaming experience. The power of the AMD64 platform has opened the door for game developers to truly capture the imagination and creativity of artists and industry visionaries.

Source: AMD

Cases of a Martial Nature & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 20, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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Is it just me, or are a lot of case manufacturers re-usung each others model names, usually with a fighting theme of some sort?  Well, true or not, the Cavalier that Viper Lair reviews would stand out in any battlefield.  Much like a Glitterboy for you Rifts fans :-)

"The basic design of the Chieftec case has not changed for over two years, but it still remains one of the nicer looking cases today, at least in our opinion.

Source: VIPERLAIR

AMD Drives Performance and Security With New Mobile Processor

Subject: Processors | September 20, 2004 - 11:35 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 20, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today further expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer outstanding performance, security and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing.

Source: AMD

Shuttle SB81P XPC Reviews

Subject: Systems | September 18, 2004 - 10:40 PM |
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It has been a little slow on the SFF front, but I was able to scrape up a couple Shuttle SB81P XPC reviews.

Source: AnandTech

Waterblock, Multifuction Panel & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 17, 2004 - 11:38 AM |
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One lonely watercooling review, from SystemCooling, and some miscellaneous additions to your cooling setup.  The Enermax Panel might be something you are looking for, it reads most memory cards, has serial ATA connectors for external devices, USB & Firewire ... plus it's a fan controller.

"GlobalWIN has always brought quality and innovation to the market. Whether it's power supplies, cases, heatsinks, hard drive enclosures or other accessories you always know that it's going to be some of the best hardware available.

Source: 3DCenter

Iomega Announces NAS 100d Network Storage Solution

Subject: Storage | September 16, 2004 - 04:00 PM |
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Iomega is announcing today the release of their new network attached storage device, the 100d.  It comes in two versions, a 160GB and 250GB version.  I spoke with Iomega about this device earlier in the week, and I can assure you this is more than just a hard drive with a network plug on it.  It is basically a very small form factor PC that is self contained and managed through a web interface that functions as network storage as well as a wireless access point if so desired.  We are supposed to be getting one of these soon from Iomega for testing and you can be sure we'll

Both Fanless and fanned cooling, noise dampening & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 15, 2004 - 12:16 PM |
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ExtremeMhz takes a look at a new companies heatsink.  There's a lapping kit to look at, or maybe you are more concerned about noise dampening?  Don't forget the 3 way fanless VGA cooler showdown, and for those neat-freaks out there, PCI slot covers!

Source: ExtremeMhz

Shuttle's SN95G5 XPC Reviewed @ GamePC

Subject: Systems | September 14, 2004 - 03:57 PM |
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The guys over at GamePC have thrown the Shuttle SN95G5 nForce 3 Ultra Socket-939 through the lab. Read on and see what they found!

Despite the valiant attempts of every major motherboard maker to grab a piece of the small form factor market, Shuttle is still the dominating player.

Source: GamePC

Monday the 13th Case Reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 13, 2004 - 11:52 AM |
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Whether you are more concerned with how your case looks on the outside, or on the inside, there should be something to tweek your interest today.  Start off with the Mutant X, and see what else catches your eye.


"Wanting to get away from the sometimes boring and average looking cases that are out on the market, Kingwin designed the Mutant X case for those who want to be a little on the wild side. Many of today's cases have a plain or modern and sterile look to them that may not appeal to everyone.
Source: Bjorn3D

VIA Releases PadLock SDK for Windows and Linux

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2004 - 11:47 AM |
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VIA Releases PadLock SDK for Windows and Linux-Based Information Security Software Developers


Easy to use Software Development Kit assists third party developers in integrating support for the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite


Taipei, Taiwan, September 10th 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the release of the VIA PadLock SDK, a step by step programming guide designed for third party software developers who want to capitalize on the performance

Watercooling Quickie & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 10, 2004 - 12:01 PM |
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Just a quick one today folks, but still worth reading.

"As we've stated at the beginning of the review, building an efficient water cooling system will take some planning and research.

Source: VIPERLAIR

RIAA Playing Defense

Subject: General Tech | September 10, 2004 - 11:55 AM |
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Yes, you did indeed read the title correctly. The RIAA is now on the defensive side of things concerning this case...

SUING MACHINE, the RIAA is on the legal defensive after a P2P software company has accused it of nicking its technology.

Altnet is suing the RIAA and several of its partners of pirating its patent covering technology for identifying requested files on a P2P network.

Source: The Inquirer

New Weblog Entry

Subject: Editorial | September 8, 2004 - 11:51 PM |
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No, this isn't exactly news, but I figured I would throw a link to my lastest weblog entry out to you all in case you hadn't checked it in a while (as if you did before) because I took so long to update it.  :)


It has personal junk as well as work related info it, so maybe you'll find it worth your while to read... 


Have a great week!


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Quiet Cooling Miscellania & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 8, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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It's a mixed bag of fans and fins today.  These reviews cover everything from Phoronix's look at a silent VGA cooler through traditional heatsink/fan combos to a heatpipe based HDD cooler.  Don't forget our Corsair giveaway!

"When one focuses upon cooling their computer system, more often than not the main focus is the CPU. With recent graphics cards getting warmer due to higher clock and memory speeds, stock cooling just isn't satisfactory any more.

Source: Phoronix

Alienware Introduces 4GHZ Desktop

Subject: Systems | September 7, 2004 - 02:08 PM |
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Alienware has introduced one of the first desktop systems that runs at 4GHZ. Don't worry, you're not losing your mind, you didn't miss the Intel Press Release containing 4GHZ P4 information, because it hasn't occurred yet! Being the speed freaks they are, Alienware has used a water-cooled overclocked P4 to hit that magical 4GHZ mark. But get ready to donate a redundant internal organ, because this system ain't cheap!

Back to School Case Reviews & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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ExtremeMhz looks at a very large and stylish case from Silverstone.  Also, some themed cases, Dracula, and Mutant X and a statement from Cooler Master about some competitors claims ...  and sorry 'bout the school thing.

"Today I have the enviable pleasure of reviewing the brand new Temjin Series flagship from Silverstone Technology…the TJ05S-T. Silverstone is getting to be more and more of a recognized name, and rightly so.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Externally mounted radiator & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 3, 2004 - 11:54 AM |
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Just a few reviews for today, make sure to look at the radbox if you are on a tight budget, or consider the BigWater H2O kit if you want a top performer.  Enjoy your long weekend!

"You're looking to upgrade your water cooling setup and would like to go with a larger radiator and fan combo. One problem — your already cramped box just won't accommodate that '59 Caddy heater core you saw at the bone yard and have lusted after. Well, Swiftech to the rescue!

Corsair Memory Giveaway!!!

Subject: Memory | September 2, 2004 - 10:45 AM |
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Contest Ended!!  Winners are:




  • John Jenkins, Charlotte, NC


  • N.

Consider losing your CPU fan or add 5 to a PCI slot & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 1, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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Pimprig looks at an interesting gadget from Logisys, an adjustable fan bracket that mounts in a PCI slot to keep your cards cool.  Also look at flickerdown's review of a Fanless heatsink from Thermaltake. 

"What is a 3D Edge Fan? Well I'm glad you asked. The 3D Edge Fan is a multi directional/positional fan set-up that can cool anything in the PCI slots or close to them.

Source: PimpRig