AMD INTRODUCES MORE CHOICE TO THE AMD LIVE!(TM) PC DIGITAL MEDIA SOLUTION

Subject: Systems | October 11, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — October 11, 2006 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of new AMD LIVE!™ PCs from Alienware and Dell, expanding the selection of popular, easy-to-use PCs designed to help simplify today's digital lifestyle. The AMD LIVE!

Source: AMD

[H] takes another shot at the Falcon

Subject: Systems | October 5, 2006 - 03:53 PM |
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Falcon Northwest's FragBox II is undergoing close scrutiny at [H]ard|OCP.  They discovered some issues the first time the reviewed a system from them, and this system had some too.  Of course, if they didn't run into any problems, how can they find out how well the Tech Support team performs.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Small Form Factor, not just for HTPCs anymore

Subject: Systems | October 4, 2006 - 05:42 PM |
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Ars Technica has published a guide to Small Form Factor PCs.  While the main usage for that footprint still lies in home built HTPCs, it has matured to the point where it can make an attractive and powerful system.  Now that most of the major features come built into the motherboard, and you can buy smaller video cards that are every bit as powerful as the larger versions, you really can consider SFFs for gaming and other computer tasks.

Source: Ars Technica

Origen AE X11, an underdog in the HTPC market

Subject: Systems | September 27, 2006 - 05:53 PM |
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HEXUS heard tell of a company called OrigenAE, who had an HTPC case just waiting to be reviewed.  Seeing as how it is a company almost no one has heard of, and that the case seemed to be designed for higher end HTPC systems, they jumped at the chance to review it.  Drop by to find out if this company should be more popular, or if it remain languishing in obscurity.

Source: Hexus

You can't always teach old tech support new tricks

Subject: Systems | September 26, 2006 - 03:24 PM |
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Dell's XPS 410 is a solid performing system, [H]ard|OCP was quite happy with the performance of the sytem when gaming or using it for other multimedia applications.  However, several issues with the system had them dealing with Tech Support, whose performance was far from stellar.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Sailin' a Core 2 Duo with tha help of Gateway

Subject: Systems | September 19, 2006 - 01:55 PM |
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Our mates at [H]ard|OCP be doing a review of the Gateway FX510XG system o' gaming.  She be rigged out for a hard sail into whatever realms o' tha imagination you might be venturing towards.

"Gateway couples an Intel Core 2 Duo with one of ATI's most powerful graphics processors. Could this be a match made in heaven?"

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

HTPC or LAN party box ... you decide

Subject: Systems | September 14, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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Is a 5.5lb SFF case designed to fit dual video cards, 4 drives, a full power supply, and 4 fans designed for HTPC use, or as a mobile box to take on the road?  Either way SPCR takes a long look at the QMicra from PC Design Lab, to figure out what niche this case best fits in.

New Dell Dimension PCs Featuring NVIDIA nForce and GeForce technologies

Subject: Systems | September 13, 2006 - 05:44 PM |
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Quickly go from work-mode to play-mode with a Dell™ Dimension™ desktop powered by NVIDIA. Whether you are crunching numbers, watching a Hollywood blockbuster, or taking on the enemy in your favorite game, the new Dell™ Dimension™ can deliver the performance and features you need with the flexibility you desire.

The new Dell™ Dimension™ E521 and C521 feature the NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics processing unit (GPU), which is designed to deliver:

Source: NVIDIA
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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: Alienware
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Introduction to System Reviews

Alienware's Aurora 7500 line, featuring the AMD Athlon FX-62 processor and an NVIDIA 7950 GX2 graphics card, is a screamer in games and just about everything else!

Antec's home for overclocked HTPC systems

Subject: Systems | September 5, 2006 - 05:32 PM |
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The Antec Fusion seems aptly named, a mix of HTPC style, with some serious cooling.  It is very easy to set up with the colour coded instructions and the quiet power supply and 120mm fans don't make that much noise.  Take a look and see if you are as impressed as Overclockers Online.