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28th May 2003- David
at OCC has completed a review on the Noise
Isolator (SWFC-6-BK) Switch Fan Controller.
posted up a review of the Seagate
Cheetah 15,000 RPM SCSI hard drive.
have just reviewed the Albatron
KM18G Pro Version 2.0 MicroATX motherboard. Based on nVidia?s
nForce 2 chipset, this AMD micro ATX board promises all the tweakability
and options we have come to expect from Albatron?s boards, without
sacrificing the dinky size.
checks out some Corsair
TwinX 1024-3200LL Memory Review. We've got the 512-3200LL TwinX
set here in testing.
Zire 71 handheld is one of the most versatile PDAs around...
and for a good price. The new OS 5-based Palms are completely re-done
both style and performance-wise. The Zire 71 features a Texas instruments
ARM-based CPU runningat 144 MHz. Such speed really shows you what
the Palm OS is capable of. Applications and documents appear in
an instant. ModFactor has the goods.
in co-operation with the biggest overclocking site in Norway, Overklokking.no
takes a look at the latest and greatest from Corsair, the Corsair
reviews some of the latest Arctic
Silver Céramique Thermal Compound.
checks out the new Logitech
Cordless MX Duo, man, i'd love this one...
has this to say: "The Zalman
ZM80A-HP cooler achieves its aims of cooling even the fastest
of current GPUs passively. The clever engineering, large dissipation
area, and excellent heatpipe ensures that we can run powerful GPUs
fanless. Installation should take you no more than 30 minutes, even
if you do go slowly. If you want to quieten your PC, an excellent
start would be with the Zalman ZM80A-HP cooler. It does everything
it promises and looks impressive doing it."
26th May 2003- David
Kitchen Toaster PC How-To Guide Posted
ML-1710 Laser Printer @ FutureLooks
HydroCool200 Kit @ IpKonfig
ATX-301KE Silver Aluminum Case Review @ Modsynergy.com
HWZ review: NEC
VERSA S900 (Centrino) Notebook
HWZ sneak peek: Samsung's
Matrix Reloaded Phone
Gaming Generations reviews Logitech
9PJL Apogee Springdale Motherboard Review @ OCTools
Cordless Controller for PS @ EnvyNews
Magicolor 2350 EN color laser printer @ EnvyNews
802.11g WiFi Router review @ EnvyNews
Illuminated Keyboard Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
SLK-900 HSF @ MHW
Art of Overclocking; Is It For You? @ PCStats
Spode's Abode: ECS
K7S7AG with Onboard Xabre 200
K7N2 Nforce2 Motherboard
FX5800 Ultra VGA Review @ OCNZ
Compound showdown OCZ Ultra II, Nanotherm Silver XTC and Nanotherm
PCM+ @ XTM
23rd May 2003- David
has posted some benchmarks
on the upcoming SiS648FX chipset officially supporting the 800MHz
FSB Pentium4 CPUs.
takes a crack at CoolerMaster's
CoolDrive3. More cooling for your hot hot harddisks. We've got
one here too, expect a review of it soon.
reviews the Lian
Li PC-6010. Nice, but i'll stick to my trusty PC-12 :P
review the Intel
Desktop Board D865PERL (865PE). The new Intel Desktop Board
D865PERL is based on the new Springdale-PE chipset that supports
an 800MHz FSB processor, dual-channel DDR400 memory, serial ATA
and AGP 8x graphics. What's important is the board's pricing and
performance that's well suited for the masses.
Rojak Pot just posted a new editorial titled "The
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra : The Real 5800 Ultra?"
takes on the two fastest, most powerful 3D Graphics / Gaming cards
on the planet and put them head to head in a performance analysis
and frame rate shoot-out. The new 256MB
Radeon 9800 Pro, with it's new Catalyst 3.4 drivers, takes on the
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra. Boot up, dial in and game on brothers
and sisters. This is 3D Graphics Hardware at its best.
Overclocker Café has posted up a new cooler review. This
go round it is on the Z-Bra
hybrid (Cu/Al) heatsink. Sporting a new style in design in both
shape and construction material ratios, it wasn’t exactly
clear what to expect by its looks but the testing results were pleasantly
have to recognize Antec as one of the leading case manufacturers
of today. The overall layout and design of Antec cases are pleasing
to the eye of the enthusiast, as well as to mainstream consumer.
The fit and finish, engineering, and functionality coming from Antec
is always leading edge when it comes to the cooling of a overclocked,
or enthusiast built system. When ClubOC received this case for review,
it was nice to see that even the people that know very little about
computers appreciate the attractiveness of the Sonata's
case design. Of course building a system with this case is more
about what functionality or cooling will it provide from an overclocked
reviews the Springdale Shuttle called the SB61G2
- This is the latest XPC from Shuttle: "Performance-wise,
the SB61G2 didn't disappoint with a discrete Radeon 9800 Pro hogging
the AGP port. Performance was just where we'd have put it beforehand,
that is, sandwiched between the Canterwood and i845PE (200FSB) chipsets.
The very fact that such performance can be attained from such a
little package is a bewildering thought. You can add whatever extra
the cube doesn't feature by utilising the single PCI slot."
Corsair Hydrocool 200 Water Cooling Kit gets the once-over at
AthlonXP. Maybe Corsair will send us one of these to check out!
Springdale goodness from PCStats, the Albatron
PX865PE Pro II i865PE Springdale Motherboard. OCAddiction checks
out the Abit
IS7 as well.
17th May 2003- David
Timings Analysis @ TechwareLabs
SM-352B CDRW/DVD Combo Drive Review @ MonkeyReview
1.5 @ 3DCenter
Maya R9000 and R9000 Pro Graphic Cards Review @ OCNZ
vs nForce2 vs SiS746 @ Madshrimps
Volcano 11+ @ PC Tech Zone
ZM-MFC1 Multi Fan Speed Controller Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
Aqua 1300 Pump @ MHW
P4 Air Cooling @ SystemCooling
TC-4 Revision 2 Water Block Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
Lazer Beam Kits @ ASE Labs
Double Shot of SunBeam 1
a 240x128 LCD to a LPT-port @ Viper Lair
4 Video Card Cooler @ X-TremeModz
450W Triple Ceramic Fan Power Supply Review @ Modsynergy.com
G4Ti4200-TD8X64 Giveaway @ Viper Lair
Closer to the Inevitable? @ AMDMB
New nForce2 Chipsets : New Or Just Retouched? @ RojakPot
Home Entertainment PC: Part 4 Assembly @ Icrontic
Vice City @ B3D
day in the world of MSI @ Icrontic
Utilities SpeedUpMyPC @ TheTechLounge
PC Hardware reviewed the Qubs
wireless WLAN solution
8th May 2003- David
Hardware has just posted their latest review article on GAINWARD's
latest DirectX 8.1 card offering, the Ultra/
750-8X XP. The card runs on NVIDIA's GeForce 4 Ti4800SE.
New Zealand has posted a review on Albatron
KM18G-Pro nForce 2 IGP Motherboard: "From the benchmarks
above, we can see that the KM18G-Pro is a bit behind in business
and multimedia applications. However, it is as fast as its competitors
under gaming situations."
have just released a review of the Thermaltake
Aquarius II Watercooling Kit. If you're tired of your jet plane
like [insert noisy cooler name here] and have considered getting
into water cooling, maybe this is the kit to consider!
sapphire keyboard review @ CaseModGod.com : "Some of the
keyboards features are kind of subtle, like the fact that the keyboard
stays lit after you power down your PC... The keyboard turns off
it's EL after around fifteen minutes of system inactivity as well,
a feature that will extend the life of the product, moving the mouse
or touching the keys causes it to light back up... Also of note,
when the EL does turn off it is not an abrupt thing instead it gently
dims to off, subtle indeed."
Tek has posted a review of the Dynatron
DC1206BM-O CPU Cooler. The DC1206BM-O is a relatively cheap
copper cooler that performs quite well.
continues their five part series guiding you on the path towards
Theatre PC or Home Entertainment PC (HEPC) enlightenment. In
part One Micro-ATX PC cases were examined, how they looked and what
they offered. In Part Two the Micro-ATX motherboard is reviews featuring
the latest NFORCE2 technology.
Madshrimps put CoolerMaster's
latest heatsinks through furious testing, from low noise cooling
to keeping cool an overclock AXP with 2v vcore! : "Coolermaster
Aero7 (Aero 7) tested and compared to the X-Dream SE. To finish
it of we slap on a 80mm Delta and see how this baby performs compared
to the SLK800/900 and the older Alpha PAL8045 and Swiftech 462-A!"
says, " With the Athlon XP line of processors from AMD moving
to the new Barton core, it was inevitable that the Athlon MP line
would step in that direction as well. With the release of the Athlon
MP 2800+, the multi-processor line pulls within a hair of the
fastest Athlon XP processor available, the XP 3000+. Keep reading
as we see the advantages provided by the new Barton core over the
previous line of processors. "
VGA Maxx VGA Card Heatpipe Cooler gets the once over by the
chaps at ModTheBox.
Radeon 9700 PRO has been available for some time now, but sales
of the board are still quite strong. Despite numerous add-in board
vendors adopting ATI's R300 chipset there has been very little in
the way deviation from ATI's reerence designs, hence a lack of product
differentiation. Sapphire introduced one of the more interesting
configurations of 9700 PRO and Beyond3D checks out what the Sapphire
Atlantis Radeon 9700 PRO Ultimate Edition 128MB has to offer.