Subject: Systems | September 21, 2004 - 07:55 PM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | September 14, 2004 - 03:57 PM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | September 7, 2004 - 02:08 PM | Alexander Munos
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!
Subject: Systems | August 31, 2004 - 09:28 PM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | August 21, 2004 - 12:08 AM | Alexander Munos
The guys at Hardware Zone recently took a look at MSI's MEGA 180 Deluxe, and apparently liked what they saw (snagged the Most Innovative Product Award). Overall, I would say a pretty slick looking SFF system. Head over and check it out!
MSI's Entertainment and Gaming Appliance (MEGA) model 180 is based on the NVIDIA nForce2 IGP solution for AMD Athlon XP CPUs.
Subject: Systems | August 20, 2004 - 01:14 AM | Alexander Munos
MODTHEBOX has put together part 1 of building your own HTPC. These systems have gained popularity over the past several years. Coming in smaller, more powerful sizes, a home theatre PC can really spice up that entertainment center.
The SFF (Small Form Factor) market has been revitalized with a surge of all-inclusive mini PC systems marketed by companies such as ACorp, AMS, Biostar, Hush Technologies, MSI, Shuttle, Soltek, and VIA.
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