Glamour; by Shuttle

Subject: Systems | July 26, 2007 - 02:24 PM |
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Shuttle has added the SG33GH to their popular G-series, and added a lot of new features to take advantage of the recent advances in HDTV.   The usual suspects all make an appearance, HDCP-compliant HDMI onboard video and full support for Dolby Digital Live and DTS encoding.  Shuttle adds one of the best integrated graphics controllers The Tech Report has seen on an HTPC, although it isn't enoug

Business ponder trimming the fat from IT

Subject: Systems | July 19, 2007 - 06:19 PM |
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Imagine walking into the IT department and finding the place immaculately clean and everyone working there thin as a blade ... or maybe not.

Source: AnandTech

Hot roddin' HTPC

Subject: Systems | July 9, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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Shuttle's brand new HTPC, the SDXi is based around the Intel 975X
with a ICH7-R
southbridge.  Handling up to 8GB of RAM, and any C2D Extreme, you get a lot of power for your HTPC, a philosophy they complete by offering custom watercooling setup for an X1950 Pro.  HotHardware reviews this flaming hot HTPC barebones kit and it's paint job, which is the only way you will see it until Shuttle starts making them available.

Source: HotHardware

The other end of Dell

Subject: Systems | July 5, 2007 - 02:57 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP recently put the high end $5600 710 H2C Dell, and now they are examining their value end, with the $1000 Dimension E521.  Not only do they put the machine, as configured by Dell, through the wringer, they also scoop up a few higher end video cards to see if they can beef up the performance after the fact.  That testing lead to a few interactions with Dell's tech support.  Head over and get the full story.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

All inclusive deal

Subject: Systems | June 28, 2007 - 01:48 PM |
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Legion Hardware has specked out a nice midrange system, that includes a 22" monitor as well as a C2D E6420, ASUS P5N-E SLI = $130, 2GB of DDR2-800 and a 640MB eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS.  Check out the results of the build as well as the overclocking potential.

If you want a second opinion, head to the PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard, where there are 4 recommended builds.

VIA Introduces EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX Mainboard

Subject: Systems | June 27, 2007 - 11:15 AM |
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Meeting customer's requirements for connectivity and versatility, the VIA EPIA LT mainboard, featuring the VIA CX700 system media processor, offers a number of innovative features for the fast-growing x86-based embedded market.

The secrets of Tesla

Subject: Systems | June 21, 2007 - 05:51 PM |
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Not too many sites have had much to say about Tesla, the newly announced GPGPU from nVIDIA.  You can count PC Perspective in amongst the sites that have, as well as PenStar Systems.  Heading over there will give you an idea of the hardware that makes this card tick, as well as the software it will be running; CUDA.

Serious power for content creation

Subject: Systems | June 15, 2007 - 01:32 PM |
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While Intel's V8 system is not going to be used for much in the way of gaming, those who spend there time at the PC creating various multimedia content will probably pony up the money required to purchase one.  HotHardware puts the system to the test, focusing on programs that benefit from the V8's multi-threading capabilities, which is where this system really shines.

Source: HotHardware

A new home for HTPCs

Subject: Systems | June 14, 2007 - 06:02 PM |
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Big Bruin reviews the lengthily named nMEDIAPC HTPC 500SA ATX Media Center PC Case.  They found that it's ample ventilation keeps the temperatures very reasonable with essentially silent operation.  The VFD on the front adds a nice touch, even if it does need drivers, and the awkwardness of PSU and HDD cage installation is to expected in an attractive HTPC case.  Read on to see what else this case has to offer.

Source: Big Bruin

Alienware launches Hangar18: HD Entertainment Center

Subject: Systems | June 6, 2007 - 11:14 AM |
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MIAMI - June 5, 2007 - To ensure the ultimate entertainment experience right
from your living room, Alienware - the leading manufacturer of
high-performance desktop, notebook and professional systems - has introduced
the new Hangar18: HD Entertainment Center.

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