Subject: Systems | August 13, 2007 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Mozart IP adds some new functionality to the Mozart HTPC series, including an integrated iPod dock. Even with the design being mostly focused on looks, which they do very well, there is enough space inside the case for a full ATX motherboard. techPowerUp liked the solid construction of this case, as well as Thermaltake's decision to make the Media Lab display optional, for those who want a different LCD display panel.
Subject: Systems | August 9, 2007 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Systems | August 8, 2007 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 8, 2007 - At LinuxWorld San Francisco this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the availability of AMD Validated Server platforms certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, further confirming AMD's commitment to the channel by offering solution providers the ability to brand and differentiate their solutions to address customer needs.
Subject: Systems | August 7, 2007 - 06:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can replace just about every A/V component on the market with the new ASRock 4Core1333-FullHD HTPC motherboard. Just about every type of signal you want encoded or decoded can be done on this fully loaded board, as well as some good gaming potential with the right expansion cards. Virtual-Hideout can tell you all about this rock solid base to build a dream HTPC on.
Subject: Systems | August 7, 2007 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is an indisputable fact that the majority of members at PC Perspective, as well as most other hardware sites on the web are predominately male. There are some women on the boards, but nowhere near the same numbers. Don't take that to mean that women aren't interested in gaming or PCs, simply that they don't spend the time talking about upgrading hardware or gadgets as men do. TECHGAGE is hoping to inspire some women to take part (or to admit they already do), and a
Subject: Systems | July 26, 2007 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Systems | July 9, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | July 5, 2007 - 02:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Systems | June 28, 2007 - 01:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.