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  Reviews are based on a 6 star rating determined by Price, Appearance, Quality, Performance, Procedure/Installation and sometimes Support.

A 6 star Rating would give the product the Editors Choice Award..

 

4 to 5 Star Rating is given the Editors Blue Ribbon Seal of Approval..

3 and Under gets the infamous Scrap Yard Recycle bin..

Detailed Listing of Test PC's & Equipment

Reviews

~Laptops / Complete Systems~

06-09-06Dell e1705 Inspiron Review Link

~Cooling Fans~

 

10-09-05 Sharkoon "Silent Eagle 2000" 80mm Case Fan

03-07-05 Spire Coolers UV 80mm Case Fan Review

01-22-05 ATake Phantom ROBOT UV LED 80mm Case Fan Review

11-11-04 Arctic-Cooling arctic fan Pro2L TC Review

10-29-04 CableCrazy UV Mod Kit Review

10-23-04 Red CCFL Fan Kit Review

 

~CPU, VGA, ChipSet Coolers~

 

11-31-06 ZEROTherm BTF80 CPU Cooler

12-28-05 arctic-cooling Freezer64 Pro Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Review

07-15-05 Titan "Bianca" water cooling CPU & GPU system

06-03-05 Thermaltake Big Typhoon Heat Pipe

05-05-05 Artic Cooling ATI Silencer 4 (Rev. 2) VGA Cooler

04-25-05 Titan Vanessa S-type CPU Heat Pipe

03-28-05 nPower NPH-K8-1 AMD CPU cooler

02-07-05 Spire SP779B3 KestrelKing IV™ CPU Cooler Review

01-17-05 ATake Phantom ROBOT Socket A CPU Heat Pipe Review

01-16-05 Spire Skive Stream III Socket A CPU Cooler Review

01-15-05 arctic-cooling Freezer64 Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Review

12-20-04 Scythe BAT1VS Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Review

12-11-04 ALPHA S-PAL8055 K7 CPU Cooler Review

11-23-04 Thermaltake POLO 735 3 in 1 CPU cooler Review

11-17-04 Arctic-Cooling NV Silencer 1 VGU Cooler Review

11-14-04 Arctic-Cooling Copper Silent Pro2L CPU Cooler Review

11-07-04 Scythe Kamakiri Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Review

11-04-04 Scythe FCS-50 Heatlane CPU Cooler Review

09-19-04 ThermalRight NB-1C chip set Cooler

 

~Video Cards~

 

01-10-07 ATI X Series Round Up

04-05-06 Apollo 6800 NVIDIA AGP Video Card

02-17-06 XFX Nvdia 6600 GT 128meg PCI-e Video card Review

04-09-05 PowerColor X800 Pro 256meg PCI-e Video card Review

02-04-05 XFX 6600GT 128meg DDR3

10-04-04 ATI RADEON 9600 XT 128 Meg

09-27-04 ProLink GeForce FX 5700 LE 256Meg card

 

~Mother Boards~

 

03-03-06 ASRock 939 Dual SATA2

02-20-06 GigaByte GA-K8U Midrange 754 Socket motherboard

08-05-05 Albatron K8SLI Socket 939 PCI-e Motherboard

06-24-05 Albatron 478 PCI-e Motherboard Review

04-01-05 Abit AN8 "Fatal1ty" 939 AMD motherboard Review

12-12-04 SOYO CK8 Dragon Plus 64bit Motherboard Review

12-03-04 ASUS K8V-X 64bit AMD Motherboard Review

11-13-04 SOYO KT880 Socket a Dragon 2 Rev 2.0 Review

 

~Memory~

 

01-15-06 GeIL PC 3200 DDR 400 Value 2 x 512meg

07-27-05 OCZ Dual Channel Gold GX Series  PC3500 2x512meg

02-14-05 OCZ Dual Channel Gold Series Rev.3 PC3700 2x256meg

10-15-04 CORSAIR Twin XMS 3200XLPro 2 x 512meg

 

~Software & Games~

 

11-24-04 SIERRA Entertainment Half-Life 2 Review

11-18-04 EA Games Need 4 Speed: Underground 2 Review

 

~Lighting & Cables~

 

02-15-05 Spire Cold Cathode Light Kit 15in Blue UV

12-16-04 GLOWIRE 6 Light LED Dancing Light Review

10-29-04 CableCrazy UV Mod Kit Review

10-24-04 Red CCFL Light Kit Review

 

~Cases & Bay Devices~ 

 

10-24-05 Titan "Robela" Complete Case & Watercooling System Review

09-28-05 SPire "GigaPod III" USB External Drive Bay Enclosure  Review

03-21-05 RAIDMAX Scorpio 868 ATX case Review

01-26-05 Arctic-Cooling Silentium S1 ATX case Review

12-01-04 SOYO BAYone 9-in1 Media reader Review

11-26-04 SOYO CX-S262 Gaming Case Review

 

~Power Supplies~

 

09-34-06 Spire 400Watt Rocketeer II PSU

08-12-06 CaseBuy PSU tester Review Link

08-26-05 OCZ 420watt ModStream ATX PSU Review

02-16-05 XG Vortecr 500watt PSU Review

01-29-05 COOLMAX Fan-Less 350watt PSU Review

12-30-04 Xtreme Gamer Vigor 450watt PSU Review

09-17-04 FrozenCPU UV Reactive PSU Covers

 

~All Other~

 

08-12-06 CaseBuy PSU tester Review Link

06-26-06 OCZ mini Kart USB Drive

06-24-06 StealthSwitch Desktop Cloaking Device Review Link

05-19-06 Kensington "PiolotMouse Wireless USB"

04-19-06 Altec Lansing AHP 712i

10-23-05 Kensington "PiolotBoard Mulitmedia Keyboard

09-15-05 AOpen 16x DVD/CD R+/-RW Internal Rom Drive

04-14-05 Logysis Red Ergonomic Fan Mouse Review

03-15-05 Kensington PocketMouse™ Opticle Micro Wireless Review

03-05-05 IceMat Siberia Gaming Head Set Review

02-26-05 ViewSonic NextVision HD12 Review

02-25-05 XaviX Interactive Home Console Gaming System Review

02-06-05 Kensington PocketMouse™ Convertible Mini Wireless Review

01-10-05 datavideo DAC-100 DV Convertor Review

01-05-05 MonsterGecko Pistol Mouse FPS Review

12-21-04 [steel series] Steelpad QcK+ Review

12-06-04 CaseArts PSU Tool Kit Review

09-16-04 Pololu Laser Cutting

 

 

 

Benchmark Data

 

 

~PCMark04 Benchmarks~

 

SOYO KT880 Dragon 2

Asus A7N8X-X

512meg Memory Multicompare

Corsair 3200XLPro

 

~3DMark05 Benchmarks~

 

New!! XFX 6600GT 128meg card

ProLink5700 LE 256Meg card

 

~3DMark03 Benchmarks~

 

Corsair ProLink 5700le

XTasy ATI9100Pro 64 Meg

ATI9600XT 128 Meg DDR

BFG GeForce 5500 OC 256meg

ProLink GeForce FX 5700 LE 256 Meg DDR

 

~3DMark2001 Benchmarks~

 

Corsair 3200XLPro

XTasy ATI9100Pro 64 Meg

ATI9600XT 128 Meg DDR

BFG GeForce 5500 OC 256meg

ProLink GeForce FX 5700 LE 256 Meg DDR

~Comparison Studies~

New!!3DMark03 XFX 6600GT 128meg Vs. Prolink 5700LE 256meg

New!!PCMark04 SOYO CK8 64Bit vs SOYO KT880 K7

PCMark04 ASUS K8V-X vs ASUS A7N8X-X

PCMark04 SOYO KT880 vs ASUS A7N8X-X

3DMark03 ATI9100Pro 64Meg Vs. ATI9600XT 128Meg

3DMark2001 ATI9100Pro 64Meg Vs. ATI9600XT 128Meg

 

 

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