HardOCP's 10th Round KO

Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2005 - 04:07 PM |

Nearly everyone in the industry is familiar with the epic saga involving Infinium Labs suing HardOCP for this article outlining the facts behind the upcoming Phantom console. Being one of the few people in the industry who is always willing to fight for the truth (regardless of who's on the other side of the ring), Kyle appropriately gave Infinium the finger. A few months and obscene amounts of cash later, Infinium Labs has motioned to relent all of Kyle's claims.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2005 - 12:00 AM |

It looks like DFI has done it again. DFI has made another great overclocker according to Hardcoreware.net's review of the DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard. If your looking for an intel board this is for you.

Source: hardCOREware

Seasonic S12 430watt Silent PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:55 PM |

For those of you, to whom the name Seasonic is new, here's a quick intro from the Seasonic USA website.

"Seasonic USA was established in 2002 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Sonic Electronics Co. Ltd., in Taiwan, to develop retail channels and to grow Seasonic as a premier retail brand in the US and Canada.

Cooling Solutions for 2005

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:18 PM |

3R Systems Poseidon WCL-03 120cu WaterCooling Kit

Quote: "Ever since I got my first water cooling kit I have been hooked on it, air cooling is just no longer an option for me. Today I will be looking at a kit that will be familiar to those of you who have been browsing around this page for awhile.

Chaintech GeForce 6600GT AGP

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 2, 2005 - 02:51 PM |

"The GeForce 6600 video card was initially released as a PCI-Express video card. Recently Nvidia released an AGP version of the 6600 for those who have not made the leap to the new bus type. Nvidia places the 6600 series in the performance category while the biggest and baddest 6800 is in the enthusiast category. Currently there are two models of the 6600 line, the regular 6600 and 6600GT which is faster than the regular 6600.


Of Mice and Men

Subject: General Tech | January 2, 2005 - 02:24 PM |

Here's the latest mouse/keyboard combo review, the Microsoft® Wireless Optical Desktop, Comfort Edition @ XYZ Computing

"When it came time to actually use the keyboard and mouse, they did not disappoint. Though I am very attached to my small, minimalist Eluminx keyboard, I am very much a fan of ergonomic keyboards.

Intel Boosts Investment In The Digital Home

Subject: General Tech | December 30, 2004 - 03:47 PM |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec.

Mobility Radeon X800

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 30, 2004 - 02:02 AM |

Those of you interested in laptop gaming might want to check out this review of ATI's Mobility X800. You can find the review over at Beyond3d.

"M28, fundamentally, is very similar to M18 as they are both derived from basically the same core parts. Where M18 is derived from ATI's R420 core,
M28 is derived from R423 - both of these cores are architecturally, and performance configuration wise, the same but R420 is built for AGP graphics
whilst R423 is built for PCI Express.

Source: Beyond3D

Rock Direct Quaddra 64 3700 Laptop

Subject: Mobile | December 27, 2004 - 05:47 AM |

Introducing the Quaddra 64 Laptop from Rock Direct

  • Up to AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home

  • Up to 2Gb DDR400 RAM

  • 60Gb 7200rpm / 80Gb 5400rpm HDD

  • 17.0' WXGA+ TFT Screen (
  • Source: Hexus

    Merry Xmas

    Subject: General Tech | December 24, 2004 - 03:28 PM |

    Source: ZZZ

    Jetart JACSH1 Video Cooling Kit

    Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2004 - 04:38 PM |

    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 - 04:17 PM |

    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 - 03:42 PM |

    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 - 04:15 AM |

    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 - 10:48 PM |

    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 - 10:03 PM |

    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 - 09:17 PM |

    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 - 08:56 PM |

    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 - 07:15 PM |
    Tagged: blog

    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 - 10:22 AM |

    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.