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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Introduction to the Nehalem Architecture

Intel's Nehalem-based Core i7 processors have been the discussion of the tech world for over two years as we have tracked their development, the technology inside the architecture and the performance they might bring. No more guessing is required though: the Core i7 CPUs are here and we have all the performance and analysis you need to understand Intel's newest processor technology.

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Manufacturer: Galaxy
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Galaxy Enters the GTX 260+ Game

The updated GeForce GTX 260+ GPU with 216 shader processors is really one of the best choices in today's graphics market that balances top performance with a reasonable price. In this article we are looking at a card from Galaxy that takes that GPU and overclocks it while selling it for a price that might make you go "Hmmm".

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: AVADirect
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Introduction and Specifications

AVADirect is a relatively unknown system builder in the boutique world and is a small company that has a lot to offer. For a much lower price than you can get comparatively fast Alienware or Voodoo systems, AVADirect can build you a top-of-the-line gaming PC for a reasonable cost while also offering the tech support that many gamers really want.

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: Alienware
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Introduction and Specifications

Alienware is the most well known name in the world of boutique system builders and they have a wide following of users consider the size of pre-built enthusiast PCs. Today we are looking a new Area-51 system configuration that sports some impressively fast components including a QX9770, VelociRaptor drives and CrossFire X graphics cards.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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One more mid-range contender

Turns out the answer is yes. The new AMD Radeon HD 4830 512MB graphics card competes with NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GT and is actually a better overall choice in my opinion. Budget and mid-range cards are getting a BIG boost in validity this fall and it doesn't seem to be slowing down yet.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The End/Beginning

NVIDIA gave media a preview of all the features coming in the new 180.xx driver set known internally as 'Big Bang II' and we have all the information for you here today. Even better, you can get a very early beta of these drivers if you are picking up Far Cry 2 as well!

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Manufacturer: General
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A busy segment, Radeon HD 4550 Card

Several new cards have been released from AMD recently in the sub-$70 graphics market including the Radeon HD 4550 and HD 4350 to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce 9500 GT and its recent price drop. Oh, and S3 Graphics is back in the mix with the new Chrome 440 GTX.

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Subject: Chipsets
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Introducing the GeForce 9400/9300 Chipset

NVIDIA's MCP7A chipset has been in development for quite a long time and was in fact implemented in the MacBooks just yesterday. Now we can finally tell you all about the desktop variant of this chipset and how it beats out Intel's G45 solution quite handily.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Apple
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NVIDIA will be in the new MacBooks

The world is up in arms about the newly announced October 14th date Apple has set for a refresh on its line of notebook computers. We continue to stand by our assertion that MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will all be getting NVIDIA chipsets in them next week and we have more evidence for it.

Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

SilverStone’s high performance OP1000-E PSU delivers 1,000W of clean, well regulated power with good efficiency and minimal noise; another strong contender in the high-power PSU market.

Manufacturer: Hiper Group
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Introduction and Features

Hiper’s new Osiris mid-tower case features clean styling, all aluminum construction, and good airflow with plenty of drive space. Will a case built for the gods meet your needs? Read on and find out what the Osiris has to offer.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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RV730 becomes the Radeon HD 4670

AMD is rolling through the budget graphics market like thunder with release after release for gamers and HTPC builders with a budget in mind. Today we take a quick look at the new Radeon HD 4670 512MB card that offers up great gaming and all the HTPC goodness that AMD has on a sub-$90 GPU.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction

ASUS has long been on the forefront of stable high performance motherboards. ASUS then stepped it up a notch and released their “Republic of Gamers” series. The branding is supposed to offer up extreme levels of performance and system control. Does the ASUS X48 Rampage Formula fall in line with these ideals, or does it fall short of its lofty goals? Read on to find out…

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: AMD
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690G Til Now

The AMD 790GX chipset is aimed at creating a new enthusiast level of product that should be far more accessible to regular people, both in terms of price and the ability to wring every spare MHz of performance out of the latest generation of AMD processors. While it succeeds in some areas, it is weighed down by some extraneous baggage that may not make it as appealing as AMD hoped to its targeted market.

Manufacturer: Zalman
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Features and Specifications

The CNPS9300 AT is a scaled down version of Zalman’s popular CNPS9700 and takes up less space for greater compatibility without sacrificing too much performance. Come see how it stacks up to some recent competitors.

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Manufacturer: Galaxy
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Introducing the KFA2 Line

A new comer to the US graphics card market, Galaxy brings their KFA2 brand of products to our test bench with the promise of great performance and even better prices. How does this "new" GeForce 9800 GT product compare to some other similarly priced products? Is it worth a look for your next system build?

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Retail VelociRaptor Returns

Western Digital sent us a pair of retail-ready VelociRaptor hard drives that compare to our initial pre-release drive we tested a couple of months back. Of course, we couldn't get away without seeing how these drives performed in a RAID-0 array.

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Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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Introducing a new card with a familiar name

NVIDIA is updating the GTX 260 to be more competitive with the recently Radeon HD 4800 releases from AMD. Can this upgraded GTX 260 model put NVIDIA back into the clear lead for performance gaming? We take a look at an overclocked BFG model to find out!

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Dell
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Introduction and Specifications

Dell's XPS line of notebooks and PCs has been a fair success in the eyes of gamers as the brand continues to exist even in conjunction with the Alienware brand that Dell purchased a couple years back. We take their flagship M1730 notebook for a spin that features SLI graphics!

Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

Are you looking for a totally silent power supply that can still support a high-end graphic adapter? How about dual PCI-E connectors, 450W DC output, and zero noise? Check it out!