Mushkin DDR2 PC2-4200 (CL 3-2-2-8) Memory Video Review #528:
is currently the fastest in its class due to the fantastic memory
timing of 3-2-2-8. Reduced latencies on DDR2 are a very welcome
improvement. The default speed of this memory is 533MHz DDR2 &
will work in any compatible motherboard. If you are not
overclocking & in the market for DDR2 memory, definitely check it
out. Watch the Video to find out more..." ~3dGameMan.com
VIA PT Series Chipsets Overview @
"We think VIA has released some
worthy chipsets for the Intel crowd, especially for those who have
been somewhat sitting on the fence. Outside of the upgrade
flexibility we've mentioned time and time again today, VIA has
given us a choice when it comes to the LGA775 platform. In terms
of features, we feel it stacks up well against Intel, but we feel
that VIA may have a slight edge here."
Arctic Silver 5
Thermal Compound Review @ mikhailtech.com
recently tossed my near-empty tube of AS3, I noticed several
differences between the two. From a packaging perspective, one
complaint I had with the previous container was that it would
always "leak". That is, the compound would be at the very tip
every time which eventually caused a few messes. The new packaging
suffers no such fate. Also, AS5 is a lot thicker and harder to
spread. Surprisingly, what seems like a few grains of sand is more
than enough to cover an entire P4 core after a few minutes of
spreading. I prefer to use an index card, but a finger through a
plastic sandwich bag will also work."
Exclusive First Look at the XG Vortec 600w Power Supply
Let’s jump in
the waaay back machine for a minute. Power supplies have come a
long way since the days of the Pentium 1 and 2, needing only a
250w PSU to deliver more then enough power to keep your system
stable was pretty standard. Nowadays, gaming systems are blazing
fast, and thus require a stronger, more reliable source of power.
Enter our next product for review. Not only does it look amazing,
but this 600w PSU from XG (Extreme Gamer), dubbed the Vortec,
packs a big punch. Let’s go see if the Vortec delivers a knock out
blow, or is just swinging at air.
I-rocks X-Slim EL Keyboard @
"When I first heard about the X-Slim keyboard I knew exactly what
it was, and I was very excited about it. The X-Slim, in my
approximation, was designed to be an updated version of the
Eluminx keyboard, with all the little issues worked out. I
obtained a sample unit to test out and see how true my hypothesis
ATake Dual Cathode
Fan Grill @ ComputekReviews.com
“LED fans only go so bright, but when
you want the best in fan and case lighting, turn to ATake's Dual
Cathode Fan Grill. These circular cathodes aren't hidden in
corners like normal 12" cathodes, but rather blasting the light
right where it counts. Keeping the same pattern, ATake has
provided this unit with UV wiring to add to the look.”
Kingston 2 GB Data Traveler Elite Review @ Controlled-Insanity
I am a computer
professional by trade and there are just some tools in a
technicians toolbox that are indispensable, this is one of those
tools. I have used the Data Traveler for just about everything,
but my favorite use is to deploy system images. This thing can
pump a 2GB system image out in a blistering 1:24, yes you read
that right, one minute and twenty four seconds. This is fast
considering a common CD-R took 4:57 for the exact same image. My
boss is really happy too. Because now I can do 4 times the work!
Bonzai Mods Custom Hand Sculpted Fan Grilles v3.0
Well what can I
say? No matter how you word it, it’s clearly evident that Bonzai
Mods has come through a winner in this our third review. Their
unique design and amazingly detailed paint put these grilles in a
league of their own. Nothing in today’s modding market even
compares, and I don’t expect anything to come close for some time.
Not as long as Bonz is on the job at least ;)
Akasa Integral 3.5in External HDD
Enclosure Review @
went with a minimalist approach when designing their Integral
series of enclosures. There are three parts to the entire case:
the main aluminum shell, an acrylic front panel, and a sliding
acrylic back panel. On each side is a clear plastic strip with
indentations to refract light coming from rear-mounted LEDs, in
effect creating a lighted strip. The rear has a USB2.0 connection,
a power plug, and an on/off switch. There are also a few vent
holes present. Notice that no fans are present. Many 3.5" cases
use 40mm fans to cool down the drives inside them. I assume Akasa
decided against any fans in order to allow for a quieter and much
smaller enclosure; how this impacts heat output is something we'll
see in our thermal test."
Crucial Ballistix PC4000 Giveaway
@ Steamed Turtle
Swiftech H20-120 REV. 3 Liquid Kit
@ Viper Lair
"One of the main reasons we have
water coolers is for the performance and quietness. In this the
Swiftech system delivers, at least compared the the stock Intel
cooler. With the included fan the H20-120 is fairly quiet, but
when we put a Vantec Stealth fan in it basically didn't register
on our sound meter. Cooling performance was very good especially
when overclocked, with the system being from 5-10°C cooler under
load than the Intel cooler."
FRONTX Front Panel Computer Port
System @ BRNR
"The PC accessory market is filled
with products that often turn out to be either over-hyped,
over-priced solutions looking for a problem—or poorly-designed
junk. Fortunately, something that is useful, innovative,
easy-to-use and reasonably priced comes along once in awhile that
is truly outstanding and a worthy addition to a PC. The
FRONTX Front Panel Computer Port System
is such a product, and is a perfect choice for anyone who wants a
quick and super-easy way to add their choice of I/O and multimedia
ports to the front of their rig, while having the option of future
expandability that no other product on the market can currently
match . . ."
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe AMD Athlon 64
socket-939 motherboard review @
" The Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
motherboard uses the latest high performance Nvidia nForce4
chipset supporting AMD Athlon 64 socket-939 processors and is a
Asus top of the line AMD Athlon 64 939-socket motherboard.
ATI All-In-Wonder X600 Pro 256MB Video Card #527:
All-In-Wonder X600 Pro 256MB Video Card does it all. You can play
the latest games, watch TV and listen to the radio all on one
Video Card. This is very impressive to say the least, but it's
also capable of many audio/video in/out connections. These
features make this an extremely versatile product and the perfect
affordable card for a HTPC. Watch the Video to find out more..."
Scythe Arctic Silentium 2 [AC-ST2]
Case w/350W PSU Video Review #526:
"This case has
a quality Seasonic 350W PSU, great looks & unique features. Most
cases have the PSU compartment located at the rear, but this
product has it located at the front. With four 80mm fans, air
circulation is good. Also, there are 2x5.25" (ext.), 2x3.5"
(ext.), & 2x3.5" (int.) drive bays. One of the internal 3.5" drive
bays is a unique HDD muffler. Watch the Video to find out more..."
Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Review
"The retail price for this Titan
Vanessa is 49USD, inexpensive for a heat pipe CPU cooler of this
performance. From the previous page, we can see that the Titan
Vanessa actually outperformed some of the more popular high-end
heat pipe coolers out in the market today. Performance aside, the
Titan Vanessa also has a nice package bundle, a great looking fan
controller, universal mountings, silent operation, light in
weight, easy installation etc. The Titan Vanessa is definitely a
good air-cooled replacement for a water-cooled solution (which is
much more expensive and complex). For those who are still
deliberating on which solutions to choose from, look no further
because the Titan Vanessa might just be the answer!"
Swiftech H20-120 water cooler
water block tests @ A1
" Today we put
the Swiftech H20-120 h20 cooler heatsink system we reviewed
earlier to the test with two other water blocks, the PolarFLO TT
& SilverProp we have reviewed earlier and are designed for 1/2
inch pipe systems. "
A4Tech Wireless Battery Free Mouse
Review @ XYZ Computing
"What can I say about the A4 Tech
Battery Free NB-30? I guess it would be wise to start with my
first impressions, which, keep in mind, are my first impressions
without ever plugging the mouse in. When a product comes packaged
in a box like this, it’s hard not to take notice. The front of the
box shows an exploding double-A battery, blowing through the Ocean
Spray cranberry-juice wave. A4 Tech’s true contempt for the simple
AA battery is most obvious on the back of the box. Without so much
as a “do-not-try-this-at-home” warning, a hatchet is taken to the
Ocean Spray battery’s life partner."
mCubed T-Balancer Review
lives up to mCubed claims!! It does all it can and actually doing
excellent in it. The engineers at mCubed have really made a unique
fan controller that differentiates it from others. No more manual
adjustments, no more annoying humming and one could rest in peace
knowing that the intelligent T-Balancer is doing the thinking in
assuring your computer's health. It seems to have a brain of
Kingston 2x1GB DDR/DDR2 Memory Giveaway @ Mikhailtech
There’s still 1
week left to enter our January 2005 giveaway. Kingston is giving
away a couple 1GB (2x512MB) HyperX DDR and DDR2 memory kits!
ASUS Star Ice Cooler @ Viper Lair
"Numbers when compared to a stock HSF
are very good, although that can be pretty much said about any
non-stock cooler. An 11°C drop in temperature under load compared
to the stock HSF is nothing to be scoffed at however, and this was
at the fans lowest speed."
520W Power Supply Video Review #525:
"The ModStream 520W Power Supply offers lots of power for any
current computer system. It looks fantastic and is virtually
silent with the quiet blue LED 120mm fan. While these are top
notch features, it is the modular design which sets it apart. This
unique design and the premium shielded UV EZmod cables ensure no
more cable mess. This product also comes with a no quibble 3 year
warranty. Watch the Video to find out more..." ~3dGameMan.com
OCZ ModStream 520W Power Supply Review
"OCZ certainly has
come a long way from being a small high-end memory manufacturer
dedicated to enthusiasts. First they took the performance
enthusiast market by storm with the Powerstream series and its
adjustable rails, and now they are looking to impress the case
modder market with the Modstream and its modular UV cables."
Professional Technology Overview @ Viper Lair
"Compared to what was previously offered for the
professional market in
terms of the Opteron workstation and server side of things, the
Professional is a vast improvement. While the performance is in
until we see some professional level benchmark numbers,
NVIDIA is putting a lot on the table."
SW: Knights Of The Old Republic 2
Giveaway @ WNYGamer.com
"My name is Mike Pengelly, I write
reviews and post news for
3DXtreme.net. I've just opened a new site pretty much devoted to
gaming, WNYGamer.com. As a way of kicking off the site I am
contest until Feb 8th, 2005 and I will be giving away a copy of
Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2."
Intel Centrino Sonoma Pentium-M
mobile technology @ A1
" The first generation
of the Centrino mobile brand is the 'Carmel' and this second
generation goes by the name 'Sonoma'. The Sonoma processor the
'Dothan' Pentium-M will use the new Sonoma system mobile 915
chipset called 'Alviso' and is joined with the new Intel
Half-Life 2 Review @ BRnR
"The G-Man’s piercing eyes and
mocking smile fade into the recesses of your mind as you awaken on
a train to—where? There are two other individuals with you, their
faces drawn and weary, carrying tattered suitcases and dressed in
blue denim uniforms that remind you of the ones worn by convicts
in prison. If you were someone else and anywhere else, you might
be just another working stiff on his way to the job."
InnoDV MiniDrive-USB2! Review
"All in all, the MiniDrive-USB2! is
definitely the smallest yet spacious mini drive out in the market.
Best of all, it supports USB2.0 for high transfer speeds and
weighs around 40g. The sexy leather case not only serves to
protect the mini drive, but to give a elegant touch to the mini
drive. If you need a massive storage on the go, the MiniDrive-USB!
from InnoDV should definitely be in your pocket. Priced only at
USD$116 / RM 450, this has got to be the cheapest, portable and
smallest USB drive in the market!"
Samsung 193P LCD Review @
looking at the Samsung 193P LCD monitor, which is a massive 19
inches of screen size! The 193P is aimed more at the office/bank
setting, it's stylish looks blend well it an office setting and
the fact that it has a slower response time than most monitors
won't be a problem."
Inno3D GeForce 6600GT PCI-E & AGP
"Both the Inno3D GeForce 6600GT PCI-e
and AGP comes powered with four units of Samsung K4J55323QF-GC16
memory chips onboard totalling up to 128/256MB onboard. While the
reference NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT PCI-e we reviewed previously,
these Inno3Ds comes with 1.6ns memory chips instead of 2.0ns that
we found on the reference model. Looks like we have plenty of
headroom when overclocking these cards."
01/21/05 Dell Inspiron
700M Notebook Review @ XYZ Computing
"The 700m has a look that’s a little
bit different, a little more elegant, than most Dell. Gone are the
dull blues and grays, and we are left with a case that resembles
the slightly battered offspring of a Powerbook and an iBook.
Considering the aesthetic beauty and simplicity of those two Apple
machines, it’s a vast improvement for the Dell design team. When
closed the primary metallic silver color is nice, with an “arctic
white” accent around the edges."
Venus Series Micro ATX Case w/270W PSU Video Review #524: @
"This is a
Micro ATX case which comes with an Enermax 270W PSU. While 270
watts doesn't seem like much, it is more than adequate for most
computer systems. The glossy "car-like" paint finish looks great
in black but this case is also available in silver. One 80mm fans
is included and another optional 80mm can be installed for better
case air circulation. Watch the Video to find out more..."
Kamakari & Atake Phantom Robot HDD Sink
@ Extensive Mods
"With the advances in computer
technology and speed, comes great increases in the overall heat
that a computer will generate. With most of todays enthusiasts
looking to overclock their rig's as far as possible, there are
more and more people looking in the high end heatsink marketplace
for the best cooling solution for the ongoing problem of heat.
Read the review to find out more!"
"The Atake Phantom Robot HDD sink
doubles as both a 3.75 to 5.25” bay adapter, hard drive noise
reducer / hard drive cooler. Made of a thick piece of aluminum
with rubber mounting brackets, the hard drive cooler is also
stylish. Though not as affective as i would have liked, it still
lowers temperatures when the hard drive is moved from the direct
airflow from the front intake."
SteelPad QcK+ Mouse
Pad Review @ PCmoddingmy
"I prefer the Steelpad QcK+ because
it’s more suited to my gaming style and because I have found a way
to make the Steelpad fit on my table, therefore, I couldn’t find a
reason preventing me from using it and I'm recommending it to
everybody out there."
01/20/05 ATI Radeon
X600 XT @ Viper Lair
"When reviewing a product like
the X600XT, it's important to keep in mind what the product's
purpose is - in the case of the X600XT, it is to provide a
budget/mid-range PCI-Express solution. In this respect, ATI has
definitely succeeded - the X600XT is within the boundaries of
mid-range cards, and performs well."
Geforce 6200 Review
"The Gigabyte GeForce 6200
graphics card is an entry level graphics card which was not
targeted for gamers. However, with some ingenious overclocking (a
250Mhz overclock on the core), you most definitely can play some
system stressing games with decent frame rates. Besides that, it
is also future proof thanks to its SM3.0 support and many other
interesting features inherited from GeForce 6800 and 6600 series.
The active cooler also helps to keep the card cool but thankfully,
the GeForce 6200 naturally runs pretty cool when compared to its
predecessor. If you plan to build a new NF4 or LGA775 setup with a
PCI-e motherboard on a tight budget, the Gigabyte GeForce 6200
should definitely be in your check list!"
01/20/05 AC Ryan Lan
Ranger Ethernet Cable @ Comp-Reviews
stuff is simply amazing. Right out of the box I was astounded by
the looks of the cabling. The cable is completely sheathed in a
silver foil, which not only aids in the EMI shielding, but also
looks great, something you definitely wont see often and will set
your cabling apart from the rest."
S12 500W Power Supply Video Review #523: @
S12 500W Power Supply offers ample power for any current computer
system on the market. It has plenty of leads for most motherboards
which add versatility and longevity. One of the plus points of
this particular product is the true power it provides in virtual
silence. The extremely quiet 120mm fan included makes it a product
for anyone interested in building a silent computer system. Watch
the Video to find out more..." ~3dGameMan.com
& Intel P4 Silent Solution Kit Review
"In most common
setups, the Power Supply Unit (PSU) often produces much more noise
than any other component installed. Paired with a noisy CPU cooler
and a noisy case fan, your machine can create an incredible amount
of noise. Studies have shown that noise produced by these
hardwares can cause stress and loss of concertration. If you
happen to face this problem, fret not as FSP Group is here to save
the day with their Silent Solution Kit. Therefore in this review,
we took a look at their AMD and Intel P4 Silent Solution Kit."
Soltek K8TPro-939 AMD socket 939
"Soltek are well known for
their great value motherboards and this K8TPro-939 is no
We would have liked to seen a
fan assisted heatsink on the North Bridge chipset and small
heatsinks on the voltage controllers but one cannot ask for
everything from a great value-for-money AMD Athlon 64
Seagate USB 2.0 5GB
Pocket Hard Drive Review @ Voodooreviews
for one am not going to use a USB drive if I am interested in
speed. But this Seagate drive delivered a compact, sleek design,
that performed its duties."
Interview with Intel @ Viper Lair
"If the application is not threaded,
it will not see benefits from Dual Core. However, if the OS is
threaded and it's running two non-threaded applications, we'll see
some improvements as compared to a single core design. Say you
have a virus scanner running and you open a 20MB PowerPoint
presentation, a dual core CPU will do so much more efficiently."
Announcing Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2
You've no doubt seen Crucial's new Ballistix(TM)
Tracer(TM) memory, featuring two rows of activity-indicating
LEDs and revolutionary ground- effects LEDs. Talk about some major
"bling bling" for your rig!
memory is for hardcore gamers and modders - those who demand top
performing, stable memory, but who also appreciate the aesthetic
value of their hardware. To better meet the needs of this crowd,
we’ve expanded the Tracer memory line to include 1GB DDR and DDR2
for enthusiasts sporting the newest technology.
The Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory line now
includes the following modules in densities of both 512MB and 1GB.
Let the fraggin' begin!
Crucial(R) Ballistix(TM) Tracer(TM) PC4000 (DDR 500)
Crucial(R) Ballistix(TM) Tracer(TM) PC2-5300 (DDR2 667)
out our online video and see what the excitement is all about!
for an interactive demo, Flash and
Media video, product images, and complete specs.
RAIDers of the Lost
Benchmark" @ XYZ Computing
"When the drive started taking longer
and longer to access, and kept repeating the same
spin-up-spin-down process, I realized it was sounding similar to
other, more severe crashes I’ve experienced in the past. I
realized I had limited time, and any kind of utilization of the
drive would accelerate its demise. I had to make this count. I
copied the data to another drive, a process that took up an entire
day and required multiple reboots in order to run CHKDSK and
restore the MFT of the external drive, which kept becoming
corrupted in the process of copying the data. This is guerilla
Enermax Midi Tower Series Case
CS-527 Series @ XtremeComputing
time to install
some equipment inside plus check out some of the features. We will
start buy taking a look at the hidden bay mechanism which is
unique to Enermax and quite appealing.”
Vantec EZ Swap
2 (Serial ATA & IDE) Video Review #522
"The Vantec EZ
Swap 2 Serial ATA & IDE Hard Drive racks are fairly plain looking
since they do not have an LED at the front. This does, however,
keep the cost down. Installation of a 3.5" HDD is simple, &
overall the units are great. Please note: there are a few small
issues with positioning of the plastic popup gate. It may easily
be cracked off. While this gate is not vital to the operation of
the units, it's poorly designed. Watch the Video to find out
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC5400 memory @
"Computer technology continues it’s
steady march into the future. Random Access Memory (RAM) has not
been spared from these advancements, and today we will be looking
at one of Corsair's offerings in its "performance" line up, the
XMS2 DDR2 675Mhz RAM module."
01/17/05 PolarFLO TT water
blocks Universal AMD Athlon & Intel Pentium
" We can see
that these PolarFLO TT water blocks come in a choice of colours
from plain Chrome to Red, Blue and Black making them very smart,
stylish and modern looking to enhance any computer. "
01/16/05 ATI Radeon X800 Pro @ Viper
"The X800 Pro is definitely no
slouch. Smooth performance in most games with the image quality
turned up and the resolution maxed is something to be proud of.
Based on our results, we have no problems recommending this card
to our readers. While some benchmarks have shown the 6800 GT to be
faster, the actual gaming experiences with the X800 Pro were
01/16/05 Buying Guide for 2005 @
"Is your computer running slow?
Still using that old K6 processor running at a blazing 133 mhz?
Think it's about time for an upgrade? Well we have you covered! A
7 part guide on High End, Middle Level and Budget systems for both
AMD and Intel processor systems. Also includes a full
comprehensive guide to peripherals! Take a look now!"
Dear WebProNews Reader,
Lots of items in the news this week. Tuesday, Apple turned a
few heads when they released details on a couple of new products.
The announcement of the Man Mini and the iPod shuffle generated so
much buzz the resulting traffic gave the Apple Store web site a
real run for it's money.
Of course there have been some security issues brought to light
as well. Microsoft released 3 security patches, (two of them
critical) so Windows users need to be hitting the update button.
Google was quick to patch a security flaw of their own. Evidently,
there was an exploitable hole in Gmail that allowed unauthorized
access your account...
Enjoy the issue.
Staff Writer, WebProNews
Google May Be The Favored Tool Of Hackers In 2005
ZDNet predicts that Google will be increasingly used by
hackers, looking to find their way into your computer.
One expert suggests...
"Using robots.txt and other techniques to prevent indexing is a
best practice for non-public systems and the various components
supporting public systems. Treat all Internet-facing devices --
even apparently obscure ones such as network cameras -- as
relevant to security,"
What all us SEOs know is that a "robots.txt" file is the first
place to look when trying to discover exactly what a web site
owner wants hidden. What's to stop a worm from scouring for
01/15/05 How To: Laptop Memory (2GB) and Hard
(2GB) and Hard Drive (7,200RPM) Upgrade Video Review #521:
"This upgrade is all about getting more performance out of your
existing laptop. Going from a 4,200 rpm to a 7,200 rpm HDD will
result in a tremendous increase in disk access. Windows will load
faster, and programs will open quicker. Also, upgrading from 512MB
of memory to 2GBs will greatly help when using memory hungry
programs. Watch the Video to find out more..."
01/14/05 Scythe Co., Ltd New Product
- Scythe SCKBK-2000 Kamaboko Z Heatpipe CPU Cooler -
While the CPU heat generated from the latest processor is getting
larger and larger, so does the CPU cooler price is going upward.
the latest Heatpipe CPU Cooler "SCKBK-2000 Kamaboko Z" from Scythe
company, users can enjoy the GREAT performance & SILENCE for a
affordable price! A must features for Do-It-Yourself PC users
installation, good performance, low noise and affordable price)
featured in Scythe SCKBK-2000 Kamaboko Z, you can't go wrong with
============ Features of SCKBK-2000 Kamaboko Z CPU Cooler
1. Easy Installation!
2. Universal Socket Compatibility! (socket 478/754/939/940/LGA775)
3. 3-in-1 CPU Cooler! Aluminum Heatsink + Copper Wave Stacked Fins
(*HP stands for Heatpipe)
4. Ultra Silent Mode! (14dBA at 1000rpm)
5. Fan Speed Adjustable! (1000rpm - 3800rpm)
For further information regarding the product, please visit:
01/14/05 Corsair TWINX1024-3200XL
v1.2 @ Viper Lair
"The benchmarks really didn't give us
any surprises as higher frequencies equals better performance. The
focus of the review today was simply the overclocking, and the new
TWINX1024-3200XL v1.2 brought it in spades. The new PCB was the
deciding factor here as we've reached overclocks that were
unattainable with Corsair's earlier XL kit."
Vantec EZ Swap 2 Review
"This Vantec EZ Swap 2 has a better
cooling solution than the EZ Swap. Although this Vantec EZ Swap 2
does not come in fancy designs e.g. LCD display, temperature
probes but it has its own advantages because it is simple and
cheaper. (around 7.00 USD cheaper than EZ Swap.) Vantec’s EZ Swap
2 definitely is one of the better choices amongst the plethora of
removable HDD racks out in the market right now in terms of both
price and performance."
Crucial PC3200 DDR400
CT12864Z40B @ A1 Electronics.net
" Not all of us
want to buy the best most expensive high-performance DDR memory
for the ultimate overclocking so we bought a basic PC3200 DDR400
1GB memory kit from Crucial, their CT12864Z40B. This comes as just
one stick. "
X800 Pro Review @ PCmoddingmy
"The default core speed for the
Gigabyte Radeon X800Pro is 475MHz which is the core speed for an
original Radeon X800Pro. It only has 12 pixel pipelines while
X800XT and X800Pro have 16 pipelines. All of them have 160 million
transistors and 0.13 Micron process technology was used and it is
ascertained from Radeon 9800Pro/XT which has 0.15 Micron process
technology. However, the Radeon X800Pro does not support Pixel
Shader 3.0 because its architecture is quite similar with the R300
ATI All-In-Wonder X600
Pro @ Viper Lair
"Overall, if you're not much of a
gamer and you're looking for more than just a "video card" without
breaking the bank, the AIW X600 Pro is a good choice for you. If
you are a more serious gamer who is also interested in multimedia,
you may want to wait for ATI's AIW X800 XT flagship to arrive."
Swiftech H20-120 water
cooled heatsink kit @ A1
So for cooling performance we are proud
to award this Swiftech H20-120 water cooled universal AMD & Intel
heatsink our Editors top choice but less for design and
Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2 @ Comp-Reviews.com
" This cooler
has a hybrid heatsink utilizing two different metals, copper and
aluminum. The core itself where the die comes in direct contact
with the heatsink is copper and is approximately 44 x 44 x 5 mm in
size. The rest of the heatsink is aluminum to aid in heat transfer
into the air."
DDR2 @ Viper Lair
"However, having the number of different
speeds of DDR 2 coming from as many of the memory manufacturers as
they are, DDR 2 should be quite refined by the time most people
migrate to it. During my testing, I noticed absolutely no problems
with this memory. I am quite impressed with the results that I was
able to achieve when overclocking the memory as well. "
EZ Power Supply Tester Reviewed (Beneath the skin style) @
"So, if your PSU is fine, this
tester will indicate just that. If the supply if broken in one way
or another, EZ Power Supply Tester will give you very little
information on what is wrong. In the worst case, the tester itself
can get damaged in the process. In my opinion the low price
doesn't justify the low usability of this product."
140mm Silent Cooling Fan Switching Power
Supply Review @ Voodooreviews
"This is a very good choice for a power supply. With its large
140mm fan, it delivered the cooling power we required."
Thermalright LGA775RM Review
"If you are upgrading to the LGA775
package from your previous 478 package and you happen to own a
great CPU cooler such as the Thermalright XP-120 or XP-90, don’t
sell it off yet. Yes, this is good news for almost everyone.
Thanks to the Thermalright LGA775RM, now you can install your
favourite s478 CPU cooler or heatsink directly on your socket
CoolerMaster 'Wavemaster' TAC-T01 Chassis @ OCWizard.com
"After upgrading my video card
recently, I quickly noticed that the internal ambient temperatures
inside my boring, old, generic case were rising rapidly. So, it
was time to consider purchasing a new chassis. After two days of
contemplation, the CoolerMaster Wavemaster was selected to
become my new PC enclosure. Lets take a closer look at it."
ATI Silencer 4 Review @ PCmoddingmy
"Here comes the ATI Silencer 4 from
Arctic Cooling. Their latest iteration of the cooler, version 4 is
specifically designed for the ATI X800 series. It is a really
large cooler with an equally large fan. Large fans generally are
good, as they can push a large amount of air even with slow
rotational speeds, thus the silencer gimmick of this cooler. Not
only that, the cooler definitely looks cool and also it has a very
appealing high-end façade attached to it."
EQ3901-300P SFF PC @ Viper Lair
"In the end, what we're really concerned about
are the features, performance and stability. Feature-wise, the
Soltek EQ3901-300P SFF has it all. Sure, PCI Express would have
been nice, but that is a limitation of the chipset used rather
than the barebone design and can easily be added once VIA releases
their new chipset for mass adoption."
Mushkin 1GB PC2-5300 DDR667 Review
"Priced at just $274 a pair, these
modules are certainly worthy. If only our test motherboard did not
maxout at 253FSB, we would probably see this kit running beyond
DDR674! If you’re looking for high performance yet reasonably
priced DDR2 memory kits, you should probably check out the Mushkin
1GB PC2-5300 DDR2."
Led down the
garden path? editorial @ tekbunker.com
have always been full of things to say about big companies. Not
all bad. I don’t hate a big company, because it is big, or good.
Or even if it has the only market share. I am very in favour of a
good thing being supplied to all people, for at least a profit,
but a reasonable profit. There is a big gap between the amount
companies earn, and what they pay, their employee’s. Anyway, this
is besides the point I will make, but a small part of the
psychology, of what I believe to be a root cause of the issues in
security software @
" We take this
opportunity to review ZoneAlarm web internet security software. A
excellent piece of software at a small price to secure your
computer against intrusion from hackers and more."
Tech Station @ Viper Lair
"The Techie in me rejoices, a case
that I can quickly build a system in and test its function, rip it
down as quickly and start all over again. HighSpeed PC has hit the
mark with the Tech Station. Not only does it fit the bill, you can
rest assure your components are cool and protected from static
shock the short period of time it will reside there."
Asour VPC-1000B Multimedia DVD Optical Drive Review
"The Asour VPC-1000B is a exotic thus
unique product that you might want to have in your rig. So far
I've only known of such similar product in the market, which is
from another manufacturer and it is OEM from Asour. The VPC-1000B
is much nicer because it gives a cooler interface with its vacuum
ATake 4-pin Y-splitter
“For those who have run out of molex
connectors for their extra optical drive, or have more fans than
they do connectors, ATake has a solution, their 4-pin Y-splitter
saves the day. Designed for the modder in mind, this unit comes
complete with UV reactive material and is lit up by 2 blue LEDs
and puts a complimentary look to your PC.”
Vantec EZ-Swap 3.5" SATA
hard drive mobile enclosure
" So for those
of you looking for a mobile carrier for your SATA drive this
Vantec EZ-Swap to our mind certainly fits the bill for ease of
installation and use while looking great. It works for us. "
VL's Editor's Choices
of 2004 @ Viper Lair
Another year has gone by, and
we gather up our list of who rocked, and who sucked.
"Some things caught our attention, and other things not so much.
In the end, we saw some interesting technology, and put together a
list of what we felt is truly deserving of recognition, and one
company guilty of dipping its hands into the well once too often."
Article Link Must See!!!!
CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester Review
"Troubleshooting a PC quickly
and correctly is an art mastered only by a select group of
enthusiasts. However, more often than not, troubleshooting tools
are occasionally needed to complement this “acquired” knowledge to
find out the root of the problem. Hence, today I am going to
introduce a power supply tester from CaseBuy – the EZ power supply
tester. The main highlight of the EZ power supply tester is its
ability to check if the power supply is faulty or in working
condition easily and without fuss. Please read on to find out more
about this product."
ATake HDD Sink Review @
"With manufacturers constantly making bigger and bigger hard
drives most people don't think about the side effects. Heat is a
hard drives worst enemy and if not taken care of it can lead to a
shortened lifespan of the hard drive. ATake has come up with a way
to battle the heat and take care of the noise as well. This is the
ATake HDD Sink, read on!"