Petrified Computer

Subject: Systems | June 4, 2009 - 04:10 PM |
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SPCR has turned silent computing into an art form and their newest build really shows off their talent.  There is one single moving part on this PC, a 120mm exhaust fan ducted to the CPU heatsink.  An 80W AC/DC power adapterand a Mini-Box PW-200-M DC-DC power supply
to avoid a PSU fan, the storage is an Intel X25-M 80GB SSD.  The inclusion of DVD burner does technically bring in a second moving part, but it can be pulled out after the OS is installed.  Drop by for a look at t

BFG Upgrades Phobos with new Intel Core i7 950 & 975 Processors

Subject: Systems | June 1, 2009 - 02:43 PM |
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BFG Technologies' Phobos, the only gaming system featuring one-touch overclocking, to offer new Intel Core i7 950 & 975 Processors

Lake Forest, IL - (June 1, 2009) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, and award-winning power supplies announced today that the Phobos Advanced and Elite Editions Gaming/Home Theater System now come standard with Intel's Core i7 950 and 975 processors respectively.

The product is the plug

Subject: Systems | May 28, 2009 - 02:08 PM |
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The Axentra HipServ Plug is a tiny little box (110mm x 69.5mm x 48.5 mm) powered by a 1.2GHz Marvell Sheeva CPU with 512MB of NAND storage memory and 512MB of DDR2.  To interface with it you have a USB 2.0 slot and a gigabit NIC, and to power it up, you simply plug it into a mains power wall wart.  All the interface is web based, as you might assume from it's size, shape and lack of video output.  Legit Reviews does feel it is a work in progress, they used an 8GB USB key that was pre-formatted and it worked fine but when they connected a 1TB USB hard drive, things did not go so

Silence is Golden in the Office with Shuttle's First VIA Nano-Based Mini PC

Subject: Systems | May 27, 2009 - 11:07 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, May 27, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of its VIA Nano processor by Shuttle Inc. in its latest ultra small form factor PC, the fanless Shuttle XS29F.

Source: VIA Arena
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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: CompuLab
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Unboxing and Preview

A pleasant surprise on this Tuesday afternoon, a package arrived on my doorstep from Israel. Perplexed by its origin I ripped open the bag to find a brand-spanking-new fit-PC2 nettop computer in my hands. This little guy has been getting a lot of attention recently for its incredibly small size (fits inside the area of DVD almost) and interesting hardware configuration.

It's cheaper than a PVR!

Subject: Systems | May 25, 2009 - 01:48 PM |
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OCMODSHOP decided it was about time to take a shot at building an inexpensive HTPC system.  In order to keep the costs down they opted to go with a system designed to either stream video from the web or from a DVD, BluRay need not apply.  In some cases, old tech from that system you were totally planning on using in the future sometime can be harvested, and there is always online trading and buying to pick up anything you don't have for less than new prices.  The build isn't finished, but the amount of

Source: OCMODSHOP

Digital Storm's wide selection of PCs

Subject: Systems | May 20, 2009 - 03:53 PM |
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AnandTech had a hard time choosing what system to review from the boutique Digital Storm.  With systems ranging from a $1200 Phenom II and DDR2 system to above $6000, there was a lot of choice and AnandTech decided to go with the high end.  The system they chose is watercooled with a Core i7-965 @ 4.00GHz on an EVGA X58 3X SLI, 6GB of triple channel Corsair DDR3-1600
and three GTX 285 1GB
cards all of which push the price up, along with some other interesting components.  

Source: AnandTech

Hassle-free Hardware-based Overclocking with the ROG OC Station

Subject: Systems | May 20, 2009 - 02:58 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan; May 20, 2009 - ASUS, the world's leading producer and innovator of motherboards, today shed brilliant light on the dark art of overclocking with the introduction of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) OC Station. The OC Station is a pure hardware-based, bay-mounted device with a large 3-inch display that takes OCing to a whole new level of ease, accuracy and sophistication.

Source: ASUS

Crank your 7 up to an 11

Subject: Systems | May 13, 2009 - 01:31 PM |
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ExtremeTech is working on taking Windows 7 (RC1) to new heights of performance with their new system build.  The build list is done, a EVGA X58 SLI and Core i7 920 along with a pair of 6GB OCZ DDR3-1600 kits and an HD 4890 provide the power for this build, with a variety of other expansion cards and storage devices as well.  At this point the components have all arrived and are ready to be assembled.   See the pictures and tips by following the link.

Source: Extremetech

ZOTAC announces the NVIDIA ION-based mini-ITX platforms - the ZOTAC ION series

Subject: Systems | May 12, 2009 - 01:57 PM |
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ZOTAC is pleased to announce the world's first NVIDIA ION-based mini-ITX platforms - the ZOTAC ION series.
The new ZOTAC ION platforms deliver superior power efficiency without any compromises. Powered by an NVIDIA ION
graphics processor and your choice of an Intel Atom N330 dual-core or N270 single-core processor, the ZOTAC ION
features Blu-ray high-definition video playback capabilities, compatibility with NVIDIA CUDA-enabled applications
and quick multi-tasking performance.

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Source: ZOTAC