Subject: Systems | November 21, 2007 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over at PenStar Systems there is a lighter look at AMD's Spider, and the components we have heard so much about lately. A lot of the information you can garner from reading the review may be stuff you have already seen, bu I bet you have not heard the Phenom referred to as "the big girl with attractive friends".
Subject: Systems | November 15, 2007 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sonys' VAIO VGP-XL1B3 Media Changer gives you the ability to hold 200 DVDs in an enclosure, which you can play on your PC or HTPC. While OCModShop found it far from perfect, if you are looking to tidy up your DVD collection or can't fit anymore HDD into your HTPC, it is a far better solution than rental storage or deleting old movies. Besides, you may like the sound effects.
Subject: Systems | November 8, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With new parts coming out for almost every component in your PC in the recent past, low priced parts to build a PC have undergone a significant change. Some parts that were considered high end have had their prices reduced to levels the budget PC builder can reach, and there are lower cost parts that did not exist until now. AnandTech has revamped their budget PC builders guide, and one of the biggest surprises is the cheap DDR800.
Subject: Systems | November 8, 2007 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The NEC Home Entertainment Concept is a different take on the HTPC. The POWERMATE P5000 looks like the new iMacs, it is a large monitor that conceals an AMD Turion 64 X2 processor and RS690MC chipset with integrated ATI Radeon X1200 graphics. The POWERMATE X is a more traditional looking box, playing the role of a powerhouse media server with a C2Quad processor and a NVIDIA GeForce 8600-series GPU plus 2TBs of storage. Read on at Hardware Zone to see how CyberLink's SoftDMA and Media Server applications are used in tandem with these units to get you your music, TV and movie f
Subject: Systems | November 5, 2007 - 06:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif. - November
5, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced PC
Power & Cooling's adoption of ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture), the new
and exciting initiative to enable PC components to communicate operational
information in real-time and provide enthusiasts with unprecedented software
control to manage the conditions within their high-end system.
Subject: Systems | November 5, 2007 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are going to be at least 2 camps immediately forming after nVIDIAs new Enthusiast System Architecture hits the market. There are those who own a laser thermometer and already run a half dozen voltage and temperature tracking programs congruently and average the results will leap for joy at the chance to add yet another set of reading to their statistics. Then there will be those who want to save clock cycles for gaming and consider stability testing a weekend project, not the purpose of their build. Whichever camp you decide you fall into, you need to know what nVIDIA i
Subject: Systems | November 2, 2007 - 01:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
R&B Mods has published the second article in their 2 piece series on building PCs. The first installment took you through the list of parts that you will want to get, this article focuses on the assembly of the pieces you chose into the case, and getting it to that first boot. If building a PC from scratch has you feeling overwhelmed, then read on and put your mind at ease.
Subject: Systems | November 1, 2007 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just because your HTPC system is full to overflowing, even thought it has several terabytes of storage doesn't mean you have a problem. All it means is that you have to figure out a way to organize all your files better. OCModShop offers a suggestion on what to do as an alternative to actually deleting some of your favourite shows.
Subject: Systems | October 16, 2007 - 01:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP has gathered together everything they could find out about SkullTrail in this list. The major problem seems to be that Intel is only planning on running 2000 of them off the production line.
Since you probably won't be able to get your hands on one, check out the newly updated PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard, and get some ideas on building your own dream machine.