Subject: Systems | October 19, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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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Subject: Systems | October 11, 2006 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 C7Â®
Subject: Systems | October 11, 2006 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. â€” October 11, 2006 â€” 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!
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.