A more Xtreme Cyberpower, for less

Subject: Systems | January 20, 2010 - 02:37 PM |
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CyberPower has sent their newest Xtreme Gaming system to Ars Technica, with a price tag that has dropped from their previous system.  Housed inside is a Gigabyte P55A-UD4P with an i5-750 @ 2.66GHz and 4GB of Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-1600 and perhaps most importantly an ATI HD 5870 1GB.  That P55 board, with a pair of DIMMs seems to have allowed CyberPower to drop the price,

Source: Ars Technica

Streaming online content to a Linux HTPC

Subject: Systems | January 18, 2010 - 03:00 PM |
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One alternative to the Windows Media Centre when building an HTPC is to go with a flavour of Linux and MythTV.  The set up may be a little daunting to those who have never used or installed Linux, but the rewards are worth the time invested.  MythTV does have an Achilles Heel, which is its inability to deal with streaming video from the net.  Many have tried to integrate that capability into the program, with mixed results.  There is a new plug in in the works that may solve this dilemma, MythNetVision which consists of a search screen and a site/RSS browser screen.  <

Source: Hack a Day

Move over Eee Keyboard, this Linux Keyboard PC is only $99

Subject: Systems | December 18, 2009 - 02:47 PM |
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Remember the ASUS Eee Keyboard we showed you LAST year at CES 2009?  You can see a video of the impressive device that we have yet to actually see for sale anywhere, here

Source: SemiAccurate

VIA Nano Processor Readies VIA EPIA Boards for Next Generation Embedded Applications and Windows 7 T

Subject: Systems | December 15, 2009 - 11:35 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, December 15, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the latest VIA EPIA-M800 Mini-ITX and VIA EPIA-N800 Nano-ITX boards.

There are heatsinks almost as big as this case

Subject: Systems | December 11, 2009 - 01:28 PM |
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The Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 case is specifically built for miniITX boards, which in this case you can read as made for an ION based system.  This means that the case can be built to a much smaller scale, 12.5 x 10.6 x 2.8 inches, just enough room to fit a system in and also remain inconspicuous in a living room.  Motherboards.org takes you on a tour of the case as well as one possible system build to place inside the case in their latest review.

Cryo makes cool systems

Subject: Systems | December 8, 2009 - 02:59 PM |
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Cryo is a UK based custom computer shop with some good taste in components and a willingness to overclock.  Their Cryo Quad is housed in a Lian Li PC7-YCF case and features a Core i5 50 CPU running 4GHz kept cool by a Corsair H50 cooler as well as 4GB of Corsair GT PC3-12800 and a BFG GTX295.  Join Elite Bastards as they benchmark every piece of this system.

VIA Mobile-ITX Brings Further Miniaturization and Greater Flexibility to Embedded Devices

Subject: Systems | December 1, 2009 - 02:23 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, December 1, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced Mobile-ITX, the latest VIA-developed open form factor specification for the creation of ultra-compact and portable embedded devices.

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It's time to DIY

As a holiday gift to myself, I decided to upgrade my own personal machine this Thanksgiving holiday and thought it would be a good idea to record the physical construction process to share with our readers.

Every case should have some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Subject: Systems | November 30, 2009 - 03:51 PM |
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A Swedish company called Fractal Design offers custom systems with some interesting features.  Their
Define R2
ships with a feature called ModuVent, which are pieces of bitumen in either 120mm or 140mm squares which you can install into unused fan holes to both reduce noise and stop dust from coming into your system.  Since you can fit up to 7 fans in the system you can choose to make it either very quiet or fill all the holes and get a ton of airflow.  You may not get out to Sweden often,

Source: MetkuMods