No, it's not an iMac

Subject: Systems | August 16, 2006 - 11:19 AM |
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ENlight has gone and made a SFF PC case, that is essentially shoved into the back of a 19" touchscreen LCD.  They even managed to do it without making it look too ugly.  HEXUS has a full write up of this mATX setup, and found it very flexible.

Source: Hexus

Adopt a Core 2 for less

Subject: Systems | August 14, 2006 - 03:10 PM |
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The Tech Report points out the pricing of the Core 2s, and AMDs price cuts, have made it fairly cheap to set yourself up with a new system.  Check out the 4 system recommendations they offer, and their subsititions for those who don't like the basic setup.

Don't forget we have our own Hardware Leaderboard here at PCPerspective, with links right to New Egg to buy all the components.

PC Club's new Tech Support

Subject: Systems | August 9, 2006 - 11:47 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP has gone through 4 systems from PC Club, but ran into some serious difficulties with their tech support.  Giving them another chance, they try out a new system priced at just over $1200, and call up tech support to find out what, if anything, has changed.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Shuttle launches AM2 SFF system

Subject: Systems | August 1, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Shuttle's new XPC SN27P2 could bring back their dominance in the barebones SFF PC market.  The Tech Report puts the system through it's paces, and discovers what could be a problem for people trying to save money by buying a cheaper, but easily overclockable AM2 processor.

SLI and PPU, read to play, no effort required

Subject: Systems | July 25, 2006 - 10:54 AM |
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The Systemax Wildcat SLI Gaming PC is pretty impressive for it's $4499 price tag.  You get 2 BFG GeForce 7900GTX 512MBs in SLI and an Ageia PhysX 128MB GDDR3 Physics Accelerator Card, all ready to play GRAW.  Head to Hot Hardware to see it in action.

Source: HotHardware

This HTPC is a pyramid scheme

Subject: Systems | July 19, 2006 - 10:58 AM |
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In their newest system review, [H] looks at the Maingear Prysma HTPC.   Maingear has manged to put a lot of powerful components in a uniquely shaped case, and bundled lots of goodies to make the setup easier.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

[H] gets their game on

Subject: Systems | July 12, 2006 - 09:14 AM |
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The ABS Sniper is a rather nice gaming machine, based around 2GB of Corsair DDR400, an A64 4000+ and a pair of eVGA 7900GTs in SLI.  The stats sound great, but you need to read the full article at [H]ard|OCP to see how the service and tech support performed.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Samsung's take on the UMPC

Subject: Systems | July 6, 2006 - 03:04 PM |
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Take a quick look at Samsung's Q1 UMPC at The Hardware Zone.  It is very modular, with external add-on components like a DVD player and keyboard, but is fully functional by itself.  With 512MB of RAM and a 900MHz Celeron M, it packs some power and a 7" WVGA LCD screen with a resolution of 800x480 means you should have to squint to see it.

"This is exactly where a UMPC, like the Samsung Q1, comes in handy as compared to bigger notebooks.

Build an Ultra-matic HTPC

Subject: Systems | June 29, 2006 - 03:48 PM |
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Drop by motherboards.org for a look at the Ultra Products Microfly SFF case, a perfect home for an HTPC system.  It might take a bit of planning to squeeze a full system in the box, but once you get it in, it should run nice and steady.

iBUYPOWER versus [H]ard|OCP

Subject: Systems | June 27, 2006 - 10:58 AM |
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The next retailer on [H]'s list is iBUYPOWER.  Opting to buy the same system they purchased from Cyberpower, this reivew focuses on the experiences they had with the original purchase and shipping of the system, as well as the Tech Support they used after the box had arrived.  Find out if they met [H]'s expectations or not.

Source: [H]ard|OCP