AMD Expands Partner Roster For Validated Server Program

Subject: Systems | October 23, 2004 - 05:08 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- October 21, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today welcomed Sanmina-SCI (Nasdaq NM: SANM) as a new partner in AMD's Validated Server Program (VSP). Launched in June 2003, AMD's VSP connects system builders with VSP partners to obtain validated, stable and reliable solutions built on AMD Opteron™ processor-based server platforms from enterprise-class servers to systems optimized for the value segment.

Source: AMD

IWill's Dual Opteron SFF Cube Preview @ Hexus

Subject: Systems | September 23, 2004 - 02:43 PM |
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Over the past several days, we have been seeing the hype surrounding IWill's new Dual Opteron SFF system build tremendously. And why not? It is still quite amazing to me to see a dual processor SFF. Ryszard at Hexus has the World Exclusive Preview of IWill's ZMAXdp.

Dual Opteron in small form factor works, and it works well.

Source: Hexus

Intel's New Products Improve Features For Value-Priced PCs

Subject: Systems | September 22, 2004 - 08:34 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new products to provide cost-conscious consumers more fully featured PCs. The Intel® Celeron® D processor 340 and the Intel® 910GL Express chipset offer solid computing reliability and value with improved features and technologies for value-priced PCs, including support for PCI Express*, Intel® High Definition Audio, and the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900.

[H]ard|OCP's $500 Upgrade Guide

Subject: Systems | September 21, 2004 - 07:55 PM |
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Low budget and low FPS? Fear not, [H]ard|OCP's $500 Upgrade Guide provides some basic common sense upgrades to keep that box kickin' strong for under $500.

The [H]ard|OCP 500, Q3-04 : Do you want upgrade your box that is a bit long in the tooth without having to take out a second mortgage? We give you some economically minded suggestions using $500 and parts from NewEgg that you can purchase today.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Shuttle SB81P XPC Reviews

Subject: Systems | September 18, 2004 - 10:40 PM |
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It has been a little slow on the SFF front, but I was able to scrape up a couple Shuttle SB81P XPC reviews.

Source: AnandTech

Shuttle's SN95G5 XPC Reviewed @ GamePC

Subject: Systems | September 14, 2004 - 03:57 PM |
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The guys over at GamePC have thrown the Shuttle SN95G5 nForce 3 Ultra Socket-939 through the lab. Read on and see what they found!

Despite the valiant attempts of every major motherboard maker to grab a piece of the small form factor market, Shuttle is still the dominating player.

Source: GamePC

Alienware Introduces 4GHZ Desktop

Subject: Systems | September 7, 2004 - 02:08 PM |
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Alienware has introduced one of the first desktop systems that runs at 4GHZ. Don't worry, you're not losing your mind, you didn't miss the Intel Press Release containing 4GHZ P4 information, because it hasn't occurred yet! Being the speed freaks they are, Alienware has used a water-cooled overclocked P4 to hit that magical 4GHZ mark. But get ready to donate a redundant internal organ, because this system ain't cheap!

Gaming Inspired Update to the Ars Technica System Guide

Subject: Systems | August 31, 2004 - 09:28 PM |
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With gaming the focus, Ars Technica has updated the System Guide, bringing you The Performance Gaming Box and The Ultimate Gaming Box. The Ars Technica System Guide has always been an excellent resource to anyone building a new system. To get fraggin and increase those FPS, head over and check it out!


Major upgrades are often driven by software, not hardware. And one of the biggest software categories driving upgrades is games.

Source: Ars Technica

Ohh... There's TWO of Them!

Subject: Systems | August 29, 2004 - 12:13 PM |
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Only two SFF reviews for you today, but both are good reads. And yes, I have been watching too many Strong Bad Emails...

Misc. SFF Reviews

Subject: Systems | August 26, 2004 - 12:31 PM |
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We have the SFF reviews rollin' in! Enjoy.