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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: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2004 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeMhz looks at a very large and stylish case from Silverstone. Also, some themed cases, Dracula, and Mutant X and a statement from Cooler Master about some competitors claims ... and sorry 'bout the school thing.
"Today I have the enviable pleasure of reviewing the brand new Temjin Series flagship from Silverstone Technologyâ€¦the TJ05S-T. Silverstone is getting to be more and more of a recognized name, and rightly so.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 3, 2004 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Just a few reviews for today, make sure to look at the radbox if you are on a tight budget, or consider the BigWater H2O kit if you want a top performer. Enjoy your long weekend!
"You're looking to upgrade your water cooling setup and would like to go with a larger radiator and fan combo. One problem — your already cramped box just won't accommodate that '59 Caddy heater core you saw at the bone yard and have lusted after. Well, Swiftech to the rescue!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 1, 2004 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pimprig looks at an interesting gadget from Logisys, an adjustable fan bracket that mounts in a PCI slot to keep your cards cool. Also look at flickerdown's review of a Fanless heatsink from Thermaltake.
"What is a 3D Edge Fan? Well I'm glad you asked. The 3D Edge Fan is a multi directional/positional fan set-up that can cool anything in the PCI slots or close to them.
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: Processors | August 31, 2004 - 06:17 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-AUG. 31, 2004-Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces it is demonstrating the industry's first x86 dual-core processor.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 30, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
fastlanehw looks at a non-Xaser Thermaltake case, there's an acrylic case from beantech, and a "transformer looking" NZXT Guardian at R&Bmods. Enjoy.
"Thermaltake has been making cases for quite a while now, all of which bear the "Xaser" nameplate, and usually the accompanying flashy graphics and outrageous colors, all of which have been a heavy topic of debate amongst computer builders.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 27, 2004 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Modtown runs through the installation of a waterblock onto a GPU and RAM. If you are thinking of trying watercooling your own system, take a look how easy it is to set up a watercooled VGA.
"The NV-68 Block is relatively simple to fit, but considering you have just invested heavily in both a top of the line Graphics Card and Block it's well worth taking a little time to read the following step by step guide to ensure you get the block fitted correctly first time without any costly mistakes."
Here are some mor
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 26, 2004 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silicon carbide (SiC). That's the stuff used to make the heat shields on the Space Shuttle. Although it may take a while, as "SiC semiconductors are generally expected to b
Subject: General Tech | August 26, 2004 - 08:34 AM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg.com today announced the launch of its Weekly Online Sweepstakes promotion. This web-based initiative offers Newegg.com visitors a weekly opportunity to win prizes ranging from Canon's latest 6MP Digital Camera to powerful Compaq/ Hewlett Packard Notebooks.
"The sweepstakes program is a fun, yet strategic endeavor crafted to supply rewarding incentives to Newegg.com visitors" says Stuart Wallock, Newegg.com Director of Marketing.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2004 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Happy hump day all. You should be able to find something in these reviews to cool off even the most stubborn component, perhaps even quietly.
"When one focuses upon cooling their computer system, more often than not the main focus is the CPU. With recent graphics cards getting warmer due to higher clock and memory speeds, stock cooling just isn't satisfactory any more.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2004 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bigger isn't always better when it comes to your PC's case. Many HTPC's are set up for mini-ITX, like in todays review. Some, like the LaScala, further down, will fit almost any ATX board. Why don't you take a look, maybe your next PC can live in your IKEA Home Entertainment Centre ... just make sure the PC case isn't from there!
"Since VIA launched their mini ITX platform they have developed somewhat of a cult following.
Subject: Displays | August 22, 2004 - 03:04 PM | Chris Wiles
No it's not a 'typo', it really does say Sixty One inches! Samsung have done it again, further blurring the line between Monitor and TV, with their latest Projection Television. So, get out your wallet (you'll need it!), get settled in that comfy armchair and experience your favourite games like never before.
Subject: Processors | August 21, 2004 - 03:44 AM | Jason Smith
AMD reportedly is making some slight changes to their chips that may help them out with heat dissipation. Read more at X-bitlabs
Advanced Micro Devices is reportedly adopting strained silicon for an array of its processors that will be available this Fall. The design tweak is likely to improve the company's ability to ship high-speed microprocessors while maintaining sufficient yield as well as keeping heat dissipation of the products into generally-acceptable envelope.
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: Cases and Cooling | August 20, 2004 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking to do overclocking in the summer, chances are you've already started to use watercooling for your system. Well, if it's not quite going fast enough yet, consider this actively cooled waterblock from Swiftech that SystemCooling has reviewed. Then if you can mod it to work on people, please send one out to me, cause I have a really nasty sunburn. Have a good friday!
"Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling.
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.