I will listen to my lossless music

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 06:04 PM |

ExtremeTech has written an article describing ways to get your music CD's onto your hard drive, and then broadcast them to your home audio system.  I guess those 750Gb drives will be selling a little faster.

Source: Extremetech

My graphics card needs it's own 300W power supply?!?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 12:12 PM |

Just like Anand admits, I am also having trouble with the fact that DX10 video cards will be consuming 300W of power, and either want their own dedicated PSU, or for your systems PSU to be at least a kilowatt.  That's not all they spotted at Computex, but it is the most shocking.

Source: AnandTech

Teach an old router new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 11:56 AM |

It's not something that can be done to every router, so make sure to double check the list, but with 2 flashes of an open sourced firmware update, you can have a router that handles QoS, IP prioritization, plus all the stuff it did before.

Source: MAKE: Blog

Thermaltake's newest chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2006 - 02:00 PM |

Thermaltake's Aguila ATX case and their TruePower 600w PSU are both up for review on Virtual-Hideout.  Drop by to see what they thought about the Aguila, and what kind of influences they used, properly and not so proper.

PSU review and giveaway

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 06:00 PM |

Big Bruin reviews the CM iGreen Power 500W PSU, and now that they know all about it they are giving it away.  With a quiet 120mm fan, and very solid rails, this PSU is definately worth a post on the forums to try to win it.

Source: Big Bruin

Get up! Stand up! Stand up for your Bytes.

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 02:39 PM |

Perpendicular recording is here, in the form of the 750Gb Barracuda 7200.10 from Seagate.  With 4 188Gb platters, fairly low CPU resource usage, it's performance is sure to please, even with it's higher than average power consumption.  Drop by The Tech Report for the whole story on this huge drive.

12.8 Gbs bandwidth @ 800 Mhz

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 01:55 PM |

The Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 kit, with EPP, is made just for making sure that socket AM-2 FX-62 isn't waiting around and wasting cycles.  Drop by PC Stats and see how these DIMMs stack up against Super Talent and Patriot.

Source: PCStats

Dead or Alive or Dead or Alive or Dead or Alive or Dead or Alive or ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2006 - 12:24 PM |

The newest installment of Dead or Alive is available for the Xbox360, and [H]ard|OCP just couldn't keep their hands off it.  With 16 characters, most of whom you've met before, they have added a few new faces.  Now if only someone could explain why the Master Chief has had a sex-change.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

How AMD cools the AM-2

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2006 - 12:10 PM |

If you have been wondering what AMD has been using to cool it's Socket AM-2 displays and reference setups, it's called the AVC Z7U7414001.  Frosty Tech reviews it here, so take a look as it is probably the fan that will be included in retail AM-2 packages.

Source: Frosty Tech

The UMPC shows off it's stuff

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 31, 2006 - 04:13 PM |

The first Ultra Mobile PC, the VIA Oragami, is put on [H]ard|OCP's examination table.  Join them as they find out whether it is just a big iPod Video, or if the inclusion of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition allows you to get enough done to make it stand out.

Source: [H]ard|OCP