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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.
Subject: Systems | July 29, 2004 - 02:50 PM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | July 28, 2004 - 01:43 AM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | July 26, 2004 - 02:14 AM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | July 24, 2004 - 02:42 PM | Alexander Munos
The ability to listen to music throughout the house is an audio enthusiast's dream.
Subject: Systems | July 20, 2004 - 11:34 AM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | July 19, 2004 - 01:28 PM | Alexander Munos
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.
Subject: Systems | July 14, 2004 - 10:04 PM | Alexander Munos
Have you ever wondered what hardware to buy for your new machine, what components are going to get you the best bang for the buck, or how to build the baddest box on the block? Ars Technica's System Guide is just the thing for you.
Subject: Systems | July 14, 2004 - 01:01 AM | Alexander Munos
The guys over at AnandTech have put together another solid review as they take a look at the Shuttle SK83G. Head over and check it out!
You knew it was coming, and indeed it has. Today, we bring you a Shuttle SFF review as part of our effort to bring you more SFF articles. Read on to find out if Shuttle's latest Athlon 64 SFF, the SK83G, is what you've been looking for.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2004 - In one of the most significant PC platform changes in a decade, Intel Corporation today announced products that usher in a range of audio, video and other capabilities previously found only on specialty PCs. In addition to making the PC experience more entertaining and productive, these technologies pave the way for such emerging capabilities as High Definition (HD) video, 7.1 surround sound and robust file protection for office and home users.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 14, 2004 - Intel Corporation today cut costly red tape for enterprise server OEMs with the formation of a program to precertify server platforms based on IntelÂ® architecture processors with the offerings of major hardware and software vendors.
Currently, server OEMs that want to incorporate the hardware and software offerings must individually submit their new IA-based systems to those vendors for independent certification.
Subject: Systems | June 10, 2004 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wednesday 9th June 2004 23:21 GMT --- AMD has worked its way into the heart of the Chinese computer market, announcing a deal today with leading manufacturer Lenovo.
Lenovo is set to roll out the Feng Xing V series of consumer PCs running on AMD's Athlon 64 and Athlon XP processors. AMD, for the first time, joins Intel as a supplier for Lenovo - the largest PC maker in China.
Subject: Systems | June 3, 2004 - 07:22 AM | Sean Pelletier
Today, Alienware launches its new premium "ALX" brand of high-performance gaming systems. Complete with a custom watercooling system and the latest and greatest hardware money can buy, these new systems are certianly worth taking a look at.
Alienware ALX systems feature performance-enhanced hardware to provide more speed, power, and responsiveness than ever before. High-performance hardware is carefully engineered and configured to define and deliver a brand new class of high-performance systems.
Subject: Systems | May 28, 2004 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bit of news via c|net this morning. HP, Gateway and eMachines are all mentioned as interested in selling the media centres, based on the cool'n'quiet athlon64's. May the market share be with you, AMD!
Advanced Micro Devices is talking with Hewlett-Packard, Gateway and others about developing media-center style personal computers based on AMD's Athlon 64 chips, an AMD official said on Thursday.