Hardware Zone Reviews the MSI MEGA 180 Deluxe

Subject: Systems | August 21, 2004 - 12:08 AM |
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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.

Home Theatre PC Project (Part 1)

Subject: Systems | August 20, 2004 - 01:14 AM |
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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.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Thursday SFF Fix

Subject: Systems | August 5, 2004 - 10:46 PM |
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For those SFF addicts out there, get your fix here with three reviews to keep you going!

Source: bit-tech

Doom 3 Hardware Guide

Subject: Systems | July 29, 2004 - 02:50 PM |
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Doom 3. The very name can send chills up the spine of the most hardcore gamers. It is probably one of the most anticipated games of the day, but how well will it fare on your system? Can your box handle the Doom 3 experience or is an upgrade in order? id Software and HardOCP have teamed up to bring you up to speed on how your hardware (or similar configurations) will perform, and what upgrades you might be in need of. If you're getting into the Doom 3 craze, this is definitely worth a read.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

SGI To Build New NASA Supercomputer

Subject: Systems | July 28, 2004 - 01:43 AM |
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has chosen SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.) to build a new supercomputer based on Linux, and powered by 10,240 Intel Itanium 2 processors. This new beast will focus its attention on the areas of space exploration, global warming, and aerospace engineering.

The Tech Report Reviews Shuttle's XPC SB81P

Subject: Systems | July 26, 2004 - 02:14 AM |
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Scott "Damage" Wasson has put together another solid review as he takes a look at Shuttle's XPC SB81P. How does this box stack up to the rigorous testing of Damage Labs? Read on and find out!

Shuttle's designers, ever vigilant, apparently weren't daunted. They've redesigned the XPC from a clean sheet of paper. The result is Shuttle's new P-series chassis, the first incarnation of which is the XPC SB81P.

Saturday System Round-Up

Subject: Systems | July 24, 2004 - 02:42 PM |
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Today I have rounded up two SFF reviews and a digital music system preview (for something a little different). Enjoy!

The ability to listen to music throughout the house is an audio enthusiast's dream.

Source: CoolTechZone

Misc SFF Reviews

Subject: Systems | July 21, 2004 - 11:34 AM |
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Here are a few SFF reviews to keep you going as we push through the middle of the week.

Alienware Broadens Its Horizons

Subject: Systems | July 20, 2004 - 11:34 AM |
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The Inquirer is reporting that Alienware is branching out into larger markets and will be shooting for more than just an enthusiast circle.


FORMERLY SPECIALIST PC company Alienware said it is spreading its wings and will sell a number of ranges of machines aimed at the government, workstation, and small and medium markets.
Source: The Inquirer

DesignTechnica Reviews Home Theater System From Gateway

Subject: Systems | July 19, 2004 - 01:28 PM |
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DesignTechnica has taken a look at the Gateway KAS-303 Home Theater System and likes what they have found (even snagged an Editor's Choice Award)! Check out the review and see for yourself.


Gateway's KAS-303 home-theater is a 6.1 channel, 750 watt system that incorporates some innovative features into a compact, yet powerful system.