Is the PC Gaming industry suffering from console-itis?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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HardwareHell has published an article on the history and future of computers and gaming, specifically x86 gaming.  It covers much more than just the current market, so read on to see if they think this next generation of consoles will put a bigger dent in the industry than previous generations have.

"Since PCs are used for gaming, and consoles are getting more and more PC-like abilities, it is

likely that this may end up as a battle between the two different approaches to computer design,

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Source: HardwareHell

What's next in heatsinks? Gold plating!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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Not only is AeroCool GT-1000 Heatsink gold plated, it cools well, and does it quietly.  Club Overclocker gives this big beautiful tower style heatsink a job cooling a 3600+.

"Since 2002, AeroCool has been providing innovative thermal cooling solutions to the high-end PC

enthusiast. Today we are going to take a closer look at their GT-1000 CPU cooler.

Source: Club OC

Gotall's got mods

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 11, 2005 - 04:59 PM |
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Red & Blackness Mods has a gallery of the modded cases they will be taking with them to Dreamhack.  Now you can see all their hard work, even if you can't make it to the LAN Party.

"Our modder Gotall is taking of to Dreamhack in a few weeks. Dreamhack is the

world biggest LAN party with over 6000 people.

GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 11, 2005 - 04:34 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan November 11th, 2005—GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal, the world first SLI technology enabled motherboard equipped with four PCI Express X16 slots. Based on the NVIDIA® nForece4™ SLI™ Intel® Edition and NVIDIA® nForece4™ SLI™ chipsets, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal is designed for gamers who lived by ultimate performance and ultimate scalability.

Barracuda leads with a burst of speed

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 07:06 PM |
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500GB of performance drive is BigBruin's findings on Seagate's SATA Barracuda 7200.9.  If you are looking for a large capacity drive that has good speed, and a great warrantee, this may be the solution!

"Taking a look at the burst results honestly made me say "WOW"! The Seagate

Barracuda 7200.9 not only outscored the RAID 0 array of SATA 1.5 Gb/s drives,

but it also blew away the Hitachi SATA 3 Gb/s 500GB drive by over 20 MB/s.

Source: Big Bruin

An excel spreadsheet in 52" of HD glory?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 12:08 PM |
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Soon you won't need the TV-out that comes on most graphics cards today, you will be using your TV as your main monitor.   LCD's, DLP and plasma TV's will soon be taking over the monitor market, why play on a 19" screen when you can do it on a 42"?  Mind you, there may well be many 3 way fights over getting control of the TV, between the movie fan, the console gamer and the PC gamer ...

Spying on Silverstone

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 10, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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Overclockers Online got a sneak peak at the Silverstone Temjin 7 and snapped a couple of pictures.  The good news is that Silverstone said they're allowed to share them.  If you are curious as to what the new Temjin will look like, then clicky the linky.

"Silverstone has been pretty hush hush about there new Temjin 7. Until recently, there were very

few photos, if any, that were available to the public.

Power pure as the driven snow

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2005 - 06:46 PM |
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Bjorn3D has a review of the Thermaltake PowerStation 520W.  This is Thermaltake's solution to the growing power needs of recent generations of PC components, to provide more stable power, not just more power. 

"Power supplies play a crucial part in how our computers operate. Number of Watts a power box has

will not make your computer more stable -- as long as you don't overload your system.

Source: Bjorn3D

AMD BOOSTS DATACENTER EFFICIENCY WITH BEST PERFORMANCE PER WATT ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2005 - 11:36 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Nov. 9, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a variety of customers are embracing the powerful combination of Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors, Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Visual Studio 2005 to improve business processes.  Customers who demand leading-edge performance are rapidly recognizing and embracing the speed, price and efficiency advantages offered by AMD64 and Microsoft x64 innovations.

Source: AMD

Quiet! We're trying to compute

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 8, 2005 - 04:11 PM |
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Part 2 of the silencing guide from Hardware.GamersHell is up.  Part one is here if you missed it.  In it you will find all sorts of tips on how to build a new, silent machine, or how to quiet a PC you've already built, but is drowning out your speakers.

"If you are considering getting into the addictive game that is silencing, you will be looking to

either build a new system with silence in mind or si

Source: HardwareHell