Pre-HP Voodoo Small Form Factor

Subject: Systems | October 20, 2006 - 02:55 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP published a review of the Voodoo Hexx, just before HP purchased Voodoo, so their review may not be representative of the experience one will have with HP.  That said, this $3000 SFF gaming machine has the stats to perform on paper, but [H] found the real machine a little lacking.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Faster than a speeding HTPC, more powerful than a normal SFF

Subject: Systems | October 19, 2006 - 05:57 PM |
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It's the Shuttle SD37P2 SFF XPC, built for Core 2 Duo and Crossfire.  [H]ard|OCP was given one to try out and they found that while it's performance certainly stood out amongst other SFF systems, there were some irregularities with the power that caused some concerns.

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VIA and UK System Partners Launch World's First Carbon Free Personal Computers

Subject: Systems | October 11, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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IA joins with leading UK-based system providers Evesham and
Tranquil to launch computers ideal for organizations looking to reduce
their Carbon Footprint

London, England, October
11, 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of
silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced
with partners Evesham Technology and Tranquil PC the world's first
Carbon Free Computers based on the ultra energy-efficient VIA C7®

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