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Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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One, singular sensation...

Corsair has always been one of our favorite brands of memory as they have consistently catered to our enthusiast desires with newer, faster options. This time Corsair is offering up a reasonably-priced 4GB kit of DDR3 memory that still runs at 1600 MHz or beyond. Come see if DDR3 has FINALLY overtaken DDR2 for our recommendations.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction

GIGABYTE produces several models with the P45 chipset, among these are the GA-EP45T DQ6 (DDR3) and GA-EP45 DQ6 (DDR2). For this particular review, we will be taking a look at the GIGABYTE GA-EP45 DQ6 (DDR2) version. This is one of GIGABYTE’s higher end P45 variants. The board is stuffed full of hardware and software features, including their DES (dynamic energy saver) with 6-gears.

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Manufacturer: Intel
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Pentium Strikes Again!

Intel's Larrabee architecture could be the second coming of 3D graphics and high performance computing, but it is still a year away and there are many who are questioning Intel's direction of using simple X86 processors to achieve performance. Today Intel has given us a slightly more in depth look at what they hope to be the future of 3D graphics.

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Subject: Chipsets
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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As NVIDIA's World Turns...

It's been a whirl-wind past few weeks for NVIDIA - bad mobility GPUs, the possibility of seeing NVIDIA inside Apple machines and now the death of the NVIDIA chipset products. Quite a bit for a single company to take all at once, but how much truth is there to the idea of the end of the nForce? We take yet ANOTHER look at NVIDIA...

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Centrino is out, but who is in?

Rumors, rumors, rumors. We seem to be hearing these about Apple on a daily basis and most recently about a possible move away from Intel's chipset technologies on the MacBook line of products. Though we don't often delve into the world of Apple we spent some time researching where Apple might go for a chipset replacement and the pieces came together rather easily.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: VIA
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VIA Nano and Intel Atom hit the labs

The VIA Nano processor, formerly known as Isaiah, is finally benchmarked and tested against the Intel Atom platform. Which of these two budget processors and systems is going to be the best value? Come in and read our review of the Nano and Atom CPUs to find out!

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Sub-$100 gaming gets a refresh

The NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT is a budget card with a sub $100 price tag that offers up impressive features and performance for the price. Does your girlfriend or dad finally get that much-needed gaming upgrade??

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Manufacturer: Thermalright
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Features and Specifications

Back in black – the True Black 120 adds subtle enhancements to Thermalright’s current reigning king of the CPU cooler market; the Ultra 120 eXtreme. The best just got better!

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Super Talent
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The Super Talent MasterDrive MX 60GB SSD

Super Talent is offering up a new solid state drive that promises to bring you SSD performance with prices at less than half of previous tested models. Can they possibly live up to that claim or is there something that Super Talent is holding back on?

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Another excellent power supply from Zalman. The ZM750-HP uses heat pipe technology to help increase reliability and reduce noise while keeping a high 750 watt output could make this a great power supply. Check it out!

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Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction and Features

OCZ’s new high performance EliteXStream PSU delivers 1,000W of clean, well regulated power with good efficiency and minimal noise; another very worthy contender in the high-power PSU market.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Intel
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Centrino Update for 2008

Intel's new Centrino 2 platform is formally debuted today and it includes quite a few new products and technologies including mobile 1066 MHz FSB processors, a new chipset and integrated graphics core, hybrid graphics support for IGP and discrete GPUs, draft-N wireless support and more!

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Manufacturer: AMD
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A little preview action

AMD let us spend some time with an R700 - yes that means the dual-GPU RV770 card is nearly here! This is not the official launch yet, but the card is just around the corner and AMD was excited to show off its performance. It looks like the GTX 280's reign was short and sweet...

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Manufacturer: Cooler Master
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A truly impressive case

Want to see what a $1200 case looks like? I'll give you a clue - it has a red, fiery dragon air-brushed on the side with a car-like clear coat finish that should be polished and waxed just like a shiny new Corvette. Prepare to save your pennies though!

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Manufacturer: Thermaltake
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Features and Specifications

The SwordM is an aggressively styled chassis designed for gaming enthusiasts. In Part 2 we will take a detailed look at Thermaltake’s optional water-cooling system.

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Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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Introduction and 8800 GT OCX TI

BFG has released a pair of new graphics cards based on names we are all too familiar with: the 8800 GT and the 9600 GT. Even in the face of the GT200 series and Radeon HD 4800-series of cards these two new offerings have some strengths in the price/performance arena that make them stand out.

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Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction and Features

Corsair took their time and did it right. The new HX1000W quietly serves up 1,000W of clean, efficient power and continues to reinforce Corsair’s reputation for delivering quality and reliability.

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction and the ASUS EN9600 Silent

Even with new GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA the GeForce 9600 GT is very appealing. Price drops and a large variety of cards featuring passive coolers, overclocked cores and custom heatsinks have expanded the 9600GT market to offer someone for just about everyone. If you are looking for a new budget graphics card check out out roundup of options.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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And I don't Mean "Cold"

With recent accusations of "They're cheating again", I decided to dig a bit further and talk to the a few of the players in the 3D graphics world. The results may not be surprising, but the journey certainly was interesting!

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Manufacturer: AMD
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RV770 Makes its Debut

After several false alarms, the ACTUAL official launch of the HD 4800 series of GPUs from AMD is upon us! We tested both the HD 4870 and HD 4850 in single and multi-GPU modes for your viewing pleasure. Has AMD taken back the reins at $199 and $299?