Subject: Systems | October 5, 2006 - 03:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | October 4, 2006 - 05:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | September 27, 2006 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | September 26, 2006 - 03:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | September 19, 2006 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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?"
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
Subject: Systems | September 14, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | September 13, 2006 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 6150 LE graphics processing unit (GPU), which is designed to deliver:
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!
Subject: Systems | September 5, 2006 - 05:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Systems | September 5, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a bit of tweaking, and a good cooling system, [H] will show you how to put together a budget system with the performance of an Intel Extreme Edition or an AMD FX processor. Make sure you read it.
You can also get a second opinion from Ryan, he has just updated the Hardware Leaderboard, and for the first time ever, 3 of the 4 systems are Intel.