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Monday, February 19, 2007
Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 Home Edition SL-8796 Headset Review @ Overclockers Club
"This review is going to be taking a look at Speed-Link's top of the line headset, the Medusa 5.1 Home Edition. I was intrigued by the surround sound and the overall popularity of the entire Medusa 5.1 series on computer and gaming forums."

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Lite-On SH-16A7S Review @ Overclockers Online
"The SH-16A7S replaces the large bulky 40-pin flat IDE ribbon with a slim SATA cable and this small but important change helps put Lite-On above the rest of its competitors. IDE is slowly disappearing and the way of the future is SATA, not only because it's faster, but because cable managers will love its flexibility and ease of re-configurability."

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OCZ Technology ProXStream 1000w Power Supply Review @ OCIA
"One of the good things about the ProXStream that sets it apart from other 1kw power supplies is its small footprint. We measured the unit to be 5 1/2" in length. Most other 1kw units (and even some not as powerful) are much longer, which will cause problems with optical drives and in cases that use a top-mounted exhaust fan. Slotted vents on the "inside" of the unit provide plenty of airflow for the 80mm fan inside to draw air in, across and out the rear."

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Superflower Fan Master SF-609 Review @ Overclock3D
"Just a couple of weeks ago I found myself browsing the usual retailers on the internet looking for a high quality, no thrills fan controller. It's certainly fair to say that there are plenty available from numerous manufacturers, but none seemed to be capable 'holding their own' when coupled with a pair of high-amperage draw Delta EFB1212SHE 140cfm fans."

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OCZ XTC Memory Cooler Review @ techPowerUp
"OCZ's XTC Memory Cooler is a plug-on cooling module for your motherboard's memory modules. With people pumping more and more voltage through their memory, temperature becomes a concern and often limits the maximum overclock. In our testing we saw about 20°C decrease in memory temperature and increased overclocking capability."

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro Review @ GideonTech
"Having the fan pull the hot air right off of the back of my video card certainly isn't going to give me the best cooling. If I turned it around 180 degrees, I'd be pulling hot air from the top of the case (remember, hot air rises) and off the PSU. Therefore, I decided to change things around a bit. First I removed the screw holding the mounting bracket tension lock on, and then everything comes apart easily."

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CoolIt Eliminator CPU Cooler Review @ Techgage
"CoolIT has followed up to their successful Freezone cooler with a more affordable solution called the Eliminator. It has the same technology under the hood, but does its cooling ability aide it in being worth the asking price?"

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Alphacool Cool Answer 3 Water Cooling Kit Review @ BurnOutPC

"What can I say. I wasn't impressed, nor disappointed with this water cooling kit. It has all the ingredients to be a real performer. It has an excellent radiator, and it has a powerful enough pump to get things going in there. Stick a better fan on there, keep the airflow circulating inside your casing and you probably won't be disappointed by this water cooling kit. If you want higher performance, check their web store and pick your own parts for your water cooling kit, but that doesn't give you the advantage of having a pre filled kit that any one can install."

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In Win F430 PC Case Review @ ThinkComputers
"When I hear F430 I instantly think of one of my favorite exotic cars, the Ferrari F430. So when In Win named a case the F430 you would assume it would take on some of the characteristics of the real F430 and it does. The In Win F430 has an amazing car-like paint job, Ferrari-like stylish features, and even something that makes you feel like you are inside of a real F430!"

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n Win F430 Xtreme Series ATX Gaming Case Review @ BigBruin
"So you're dying to own a Ferrari F430 but that $168,000 price tag is putting just a bit of a hitch in your plans. Well In Win has the answer and it will only set you back about $95 (US). OK, this may be a huge and outrageous stretch, but the styling cues, Ferrari red paint job, and even the name of the new In Win F430 Xtreme Series ATX Gaming Case leave little doubt where the inspiration for this case came from."

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Thermaltake Lanbox Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews
"Thermaltake has a real gem in the Lanbox chassis. The design and styling elements join to produce a small, portable case that not only performs very well, but also is relatively easy to work in, given the space limitations. And, it looks as good as it performs. Its sleek, classy look garnered a lot of attention around here, and it's easy to see why. The all aluminum construction keeps the Lanbox light while the modular design keeps it strong."

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Saturday, February 17, 2007
Razer Barracuda Headphones and DeathAdder Mouse @ Driver Heaven
"In the years since then Razer have been producing mice which are more than a match for their competitors and the latest in the range is the DeathAdder, their first to feature a 3rd Generation optical lens. Razer don't just make mice however and in recent times they have branched out into audio products, one of which we have been able to get our hands on. The Barracuda headset features true 5.1 capability and (more than a few) impressive specifications. Let us see how the DeathAdder and Barracuda impact our PC experience."

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PixelClean LCD Screen Cleaner Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"Never again will I suffer with a smudged or dusty LCD screen. This kit was both professionally packaged, easy to use and priced affordably. For a retail price of just $19.95 for the deluxe kit, there is absolutely no reason that everyone reading this review on an LCD, or owns a laptop shouldn't own this product."

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Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 C3 2GB PC2-6400 Memory Kit Review @ PCstats
"In this review PCstats will be testing Corsair's latest 240 pin DDR2-800 memory, the 2GB Twin2X2048-6400C3 kit. Like the Twin2X2048-6400C4 that we had the opportunity to test previously, this set of memory is compatible with Enhanced Performance Profiles. What sets the 6400C3 kit apart from the rest are its timings and they are some of the lowest anywhere."

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ForeSight Systems Pertelian X2040 Review @ techPowerUp
"The Pertelian X2040 is a multi purpose display, which can display IM messages, media information, stock and Ebay items among other things. Its software is based on an ever growing number of plugins, allowing the user to add further functionality to this LCD. The device is very well constructed and the display is quite bright. We give the display a try and set up a few plugins, to evaluate how useful such a secondary display can be."

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How To Paint Steel Aluminum Plastic, and Acrylic @ Overclockers.com
"This guide will cover prepping and painting of steel, aluminum, plastic, and acrylic plus more. I'm sure some people will think some of the steps are not necessary and quite extensive compared to some guides. Yes, this may be true but I am writing this guide to help get a quality finish from your case, not something that looks like the neighbor painted in his homemade cardboard paint booth with a 99 cent can of paint from the dollar store."

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Silverstone MS04 HDD Enclosure Review @ XSReviews
"Whenever I think/hear of the name ‘Silverstone’ I think of an extreme aluminium fetish. Far from being a bad thing, every product that they make has a fair percentage of the ultra light metal in it. The MS04 external HDD enclosure is no different, the curved body and inner tray is their trademark brushed aluminium. Whilst it is undeniably sexy, let’s see whether it performs as well."

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Friday, February 16, 2007
SilverStone CFP51 Review @ XtremeComputing
"Today we will be looking at something different from the normal from SilverStone and that’s the SilverStone CFP51k, what is the CFP51 you may ask, well it’s a HDD to 5.25 adaptor with a difference. The CFP51 is designed to take up to 4 HDD’s inside while keeping the actual bay usage down to 3. This makes this ideal for those who want to mod, or just for those seeking extra HDD space in larger cases."

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A.C Ryan BlackMagic2 UV Paint Review

"When I first did this etching you really couldn’t make it out as it’s only on clear plastic and when AC.Ryan sent me the BlackMagic2 paint this was the very first place I wanted to put it."

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How To Make P2P Programs to Work on Networks Using a Broadband Router @ Hardware Secrets
"If you built your own network using a broadband router, the router will automatically prevent any P2P file sharing program (eMule, Shareaza, etc) from working correctly on your network: it will either get a “low ID” or will be shown as “firewalled”. As a consequence you will get lower transfer rates and also won’t be able to initiate file downloading from users that are also “firewalled”. In this tutorial we will teach you how to configure your router to correctly allow P2P file sharing programs to work."

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Gigabyte 3D Rocket II CPU Cooler Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"CPU coolers come and CPU coolers go, but only a select few really leave an impression on us. The GIGABYTE 3D Rocket II is one of those big impression makers. The Dual Rocket Airflow Design Fan Duct provides better performance and a silent environment. The 3D Rocket II may not be the first to use 2 fans on a CPU cooling device, but it's the first one that I know of that uses one of its fans to blow air down over the CPU and surrounding components. The cooler itself consists of 4 heatpipes, a copper base, and large aluminum fins, along with a Linear fan speed control that can mount in a free PCI bracket or upfront in a 3.5" bay."

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HEC Zephyr 650W Power Supply Review @ PCstats
"The Zephyr line is HEC's high end series of power supply. It has achieved both ATi CrossFire and nVIDIA SLI certification. That itself should tell you that HEC power supplies are pretty good. The Zephyr 650 model is HEC's flagship power supply, and it comes in a cool dark chrome finish,. The HEC Zephyr 650 pumps out a maximum of 650W of power, and that is sufficient for most enthusiast-level PCs."

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Antec 500W EarthWatts EA500 Power Supply Unit Review @ Bjorn3D
"Since consumers have long been in the dark about power supply units, it seems common that manufacturers market their product and push features that may not actually make a difference in performance. For example, it could be seen early last year that multi-rail technology was viewed as a positive innovation. Yet later down the road we learn that a single-rail power supply unit not only offers more stable and efficient power if designed and built correctly; it would also cost less."

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Corsair HX 620W Power Supply Unit Review @ Futurelooks
"Enter the HX620W, a modular power supply, which means you only use the cables that you need for your particular system configuration. This not only cuts down on cable management, but also the clutter within your PC case. This is also Corsair's first entry into the power supply market so without further adieu, let's see if they know power supplies as well as their memory products."

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Ultra X-FinityT 800 Watt PSU Review @ Modders-Inc
"With systems power consumption becoming more demanding than ever you need a power supply that will deliver the power your system needs. SLI setups, multiple hard drives, and more USB devices require a lot of power to keep them running. Ultra comes to the rescue with it's X-FinityT 800 Watt PSU w/ Active PFC. With Quad Rail, FlexForce Cables, & PFC (power factor correction) the X-Finity is one fine power supply."

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Shootout at the 8800 GTX Corall: ECS vs OCZ @ Hexus
"We have two GTX cards from unlikely sources. OCZ - the company normally associated with system memory and PSUs - has rekindled its graphics-card lineup by introducing an 8-series card; 5 generations on from its last GeForce SKU. ECS has also signed up to the green team and is launching a top-to-bottom lineup of GeForce SKUs, so it made sense to request the very best in the range."

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Intel Core2 Q6600 CPU Review @ Overclockers Club
"It's that time of the year again. Your single or even dual core CPU is starting to feel the strain of multi-tasking, and you just need more power. That’s right, it's time for that dreaded "U" word. Upgrade. For the average user, an upgrade comes every couple of years. But for those of us who are always straining to keep up with the bleeding edge of technology, those upgrades can usually be measured in weeks. If you are looking for a new processor, the decision ultimately comes down to either Intel or AMD. While the two companies have always been trading the performance crown back and forth, currently Intel has a very firm grasp of it. With the release of its Q6600 processor a couple weeks ago at CES 2007, Intel has tightened that grasp even further."

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Sunbeamtech Quarterback Case Review @ Madshrimps
"The Quaterback from Sunbeamtech is an affordable midi tower which comes with three silent 120mm fans and several plug and play installation features. We take a closer look and do performance tests to see how cool and quiet this case can be."

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Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review @ PCstats
"In this review PCSTATS is testing out an Intel motherboard based on an nVidia chipset slightly older than the nForce 680i, but it's still wickedly fast. The Asus P5N32-SLI Premium is an nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition motherboard. The nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipset supports all Socket 775 processors from the lowly Celeron D to the Pentium 4/D/XE and of course Intel's flagship Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme Edition CPU (FSB 533/800/1066MHz)."

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Spire Pininfarina Case Review @ DreamWare Computers
"For those not familiar with the name, Pininfarina is an industrial design company. They do design for everything from home consumer items to cars for Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and many others. Today we're looking at a computer case from Spire, the Pininfarina. As the name suggests, the case's design was done entirely by the Pininfarina group."

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SilverStone LC14MC HTPC Case Review @ ThinkComputers
"When you are building a home theatre PC there are many things to consider when choosing a case. You want it to look appealing, it needs to have easy to access USB ports for easy file transfers, you want some type of LCD/VFD display, and maybe some controls on the font. Well the SilverStone LC14MCE has all of those features, plus an included IR receiver and officially licensed Windows Media Center remote. There really is not much more you could ask for."

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Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case Review @ The TechZone
"What separates the Mozart from other HTPC cases is its ability to handle full size ATX motherboards and power supplies, while still being able to fit nicely on an audio/video rack. The Mozart measures 170 x 430 x 452 mm, with a two tone aluminum front panel that looks more like audio/video equipment than computer case. This AV feel is enhanced by the use of stylist gold-plated foot stands and view window for the optional Media Lab VFD display."

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Thursday, February 15, 2007
OCZ Expands into Peripherals with the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse
"Sunnyvale, CA—February 14, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled their plans to introduce gaming peripherals, and offer the best gaming mouse on the market. The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today’s demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge. Designed to give gamers an extra edge, the Equalizer features quality ergonomics and advanced features so gamers can excel in even the most demanding games.

“OCZ’s goal is to constantly develop new cutting edge solutions that make use of the latest technology to offer a superior user experience whether it is editing CAD files or playing the latest games,” said Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology.

Implementing the OCZ Equalizer’s deadly 2500 DPI optimizes the fluidity of gameplay on high resolution LCDs. Hardcore gamers that play the latest First Person Shooter titles will benefit from the lightening fast speed that 2500 DPI provides.

The Equalizer features the innovative OCZ “Triple Threat” button. Gamers can fire three times with just one click making it easier than ever to hit the target and gain a competitive advantage. At the same time, the ingenious Triple Threat button is a useful tool in everyday computing by turning double-click operations, such as opening files and applications, into just one-touch commands.

Thanks to a dual laser engine and extremely responsive sensor array, the OCZ Equalizer promotes pinpoint accuracy and precision and enhanced tracking on a wider range of surfaces, including glass tabletops. For Gamers on-the-go this is an important feature."

More information on this press release can be found right here.
Thermaltake TMG A1 Cooler Review @ Bjorn3D
"I don't think I have to introduce Thermaltake do I? They've been in this business since their beginning. Their product line is huge and everyone will find something they like. Because I've mentioned coolers above you probably figured I would be doing HSF review for you. On the bench today I have Thermaltake TMG A1 HSF weighing ~0.5 kg, roughly 1.10 pounds."

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XIGMATEK 055 Cooler Review @ techPowerUp
"Where would computers be without coolers? High-end systems put out heat just like an engine, and they need to be cooled just like an engine. Water cooling is becoming a more popular format to keep these systems in line, but what if you don't want or can't afford a water system? High-end air coolers are the only next option. XIGMATEK is now starting to fulfill this need with coolers like the 055 which we'll look at today."

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Coollaboratory Liquid MetalPad Thermal Interface Material Review @ PCApex
"This is my second go-round with a Coollaboratory product. I first became aware of them back in September 2005 when a forum member saw an eBay sale for their Liquid Metal thermal interface material (TIM). They were a brand new company and were happy to provide a sample to me for testing and you can see that review here. It was quite innovative and performed well; but because I was sure the mixture contained gallium I couldn't recommend it because of the potential damage to aluminum components. Besides the danger to aluminum, the only other negative point I had was that application of the Liquid Metal was messy and difficult. Well, the smart guys at Coollaboratory came up with a solution for the application problem, Liquid Metal Pads."

More information on this review can be found right here.

Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooler Review

"My first impression when I opened the box was, "It that will never fit." And sure enough, it would not fit in the NZXT Adamas case I had intended on testing it in. Even with the intake fan removed from the side panel of the Adamas, the gargantuan cooler was about .25" too tall for the side panel to fit in place. Of all the tower and mid tower cases I've got around, it might fit in half of them. However it easily fit on both the K8 and 775 motherboards available to me, but the orientation of the cooler would be determined by the placement of components around the socket."

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Noiseblocker Coolscraper v2.0 CPU Cooler Review @ XSReviews
"Noiseblocker make a variety of products, though mainly focus on cooling and sound dampening. Today I will be testing the NB-Coolscraper 120 v2.0 which is designed to be an active cooling solution for your CPU, while combining Noiseblocker's love of silence."

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Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless Water Cooling Review @ Techgage
"Sporting a longer box design rather than the slender tower, the Reserator 2 provides far more surface area than its older brother. With Matt’s opinion of the first generation product in mind, we are now set to work with the second round of liquid cooling from Zalman. Can the new design improve on performance over the original product?"

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XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty Professional Series Video Card Review @ Overclockers Club
"XFX is breathing new life into their 7600 series of Video cards. XFX and Fatal1ty have teamed up and added some new features and it is called the XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty Professional Series. Unlike the past XFX 7600 GT video cards, this one has passive cooling via a large heat sink and its core clock speed has been raised to 650 MHz. Will this resurrection prove itself as a mid-range contender or are the new changes just a big hype?"

More information on this review can be found right here.
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320 Video Card Drawing @ Legit Reviews
"When it comes to performing well in today’s current games the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX edition graphics card is no slouch. In some cases, it was very near the class leading 8800 GTX, which speaks volumes about the kind of gaming experience you can expect. I was more than a little skeptical when I first heard that NVIDIA planned to bring a card to market with half the memory size of the standard GTS but I have been thoroughly impressed with the performance of the XXX 320MB card. It delivers exactly where it counts, at resolutions the largest percentage of the market actually games."

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ThermalTake Bach VX Case Review @ DVHardware
"ThermalTake has a few new cases for computer enthusiasts, one of them is the Bach VX VF4000 series. In this review I'm taking a closer look at the VF4000BWS which features a large case window. For people who don't need fancy stuff like this ThermalTake also has the Bach VX VF4000BNS which features a normal case panel with a 92mm fan hole. On ThermalTake's website they describe this case as "The Charm of the Ordinary", with a simple, low-profile and clean design that stands out from the crowd of countless complex designs."

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ECS KN3 SLI2 Extreme Motherboard Review @ Hardware Secrets
"ECS KN3 SLI2 Extreme is the most high-end socket AM2 motherboard from ECS based on nVidia nForce 590 SLI chipset and targeted to Athlon 64 CPUs supporting DDR2 memory. Part of ECS Extreme series, this motherboard comes with a truck loaded of features and it is aimed to be a cheaper competitor to other nForce 590 SLI motherboards from tier 1 manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI."

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MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD Geforce 8800GTX Videocard Review @ PCstats
"The MSI Computer NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD is the companies' flagship nVIDIA-GPU based PCI Express x16 videocard. This massive slab of chips and thermal solution is built around an equally large nVidia 'G80' GeForce 8800GTX core. The videocard has a 768MB frame buffer, and supports both DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.0, and 128-bit HDR standards. The Geforce 8880GTX GPU operates at 575MHz, and the 768MB of memory runs at 1800MHz. As you might expect, the NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD is High Definition compatible in every way that counts. The NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD is fully HDCP compliant too."

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Cooler Master Mystique 632 Case Review @ Driver Heaven
"Cooler Master manufactures many different products to help in the task of keeping things cool: CPU coolers, VGA coolers, and well-vented PC cases are just a few of them. Today, we want to take a look at one of the most recently developed cases: The Cooler Master Mystique 632."

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Aopen XC Cube Review @ Bit-Tech
"AOpen has added some cool finishing touches to its SFF chassis, like the plastic washers on the thumbscrews so you don't scratch the paint, and the foam across the front and inside so everything transports without breaking or scratching amongst other things. However, we can't help but feel that AOpen needs to go back to the drawing board to iron out the XC Cube's kinks because [WINDOWS-1252?]it’s just not 100 percent there yet. The insides need to be organised better for improved airflow and the rear I/O panel needs to be re-planned. Once these problems have been addressed and providing that AOpen carries over everything that's good about the current design, the company might have something as good as, if not better than, Shuttle's trend-setting XPC range."

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Spire SwordFin PC Case Review @ ThinkComputers
"Spire is a well-known name in cooling products, but the 14-year-old, USA-based, hardware company also produces a line of stylish, functional, and downright slick cases. Because the company's specialty is cooling, it designs its cases with airflow in mind. This case, the Spire Swordfin, is a perfect example of Spire's mix of style and substance."

More information on this review can be found right here.
NZXT Duet HTPC Case Review @ OCIA
"This week I get a chance to check out one of NZXT's latest offerings in the "Classic" series, the Duet. Aptly named for its ability to function in either a mid-tower or desktop orientation, the Duet looks to give users the benefit of a small footprint case without having to sacrifice on hardware due to component size constraints."

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Silverstone SG01 Evolution, Element ST50EF-SC & NT-06 Cooler Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"The combination of these three products really helps eliminate the hassle of creating a small form factor system. The system I created could easily be used as a HTPC or PVR in my entertainment system, and would hardly be noticed as the footprint is really small. Since the entire setup is so light, the other option."

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Top Five Alternative Ways to Spend Valentines Day for the Single Techie @ Futurelooks
"It's the day that every single geek, nerd, and techie fear all year long: Valentines Day. Yes, we've all been there before, but some of us have found better ways to cope with it than others. Here are some of our favourites. Please remember that they are only suggestions, and if you get arrested, we aren't bailing you out."

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AlphaShield Home Edition Personal Firewall Review @ TechWareLabs
"The AlphaShield offers protection from internet risks in a time when it seems everyone is seeking to compromise the security of your computer and personal information. We test the AlphaShield to find out if it offers true protection and how this protection affects your computing."

More information on this review can be found right here.
Thecus N5200 RouStor NAS Review @ techFEAR
"With support for up to five 750GB SATA I/II drives, the Thecus N5200 RouStor is a feature-rich network attached storage device. techFEAR runs the N5200 through the paces and sees how it holds up."

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Mushkin XP2-8500 DDR2 2GB Kit Review @ Overclock3D


"The XP modules from Mushkin come with the trademark FrostByte heatspeaders seen on all of Mushkins higher end kits. I personally quite like the look of these heatspeaders and I expect the ridges yield at least a small performance increase over the standard style of spreader."

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Gainward BLISS 8800 GTS 640MB HDCP Compliant Review @ MVKTech


"Welcome to the world of Gainward, a world beyond your senses! Yeps, after all the exciting GeForce 7 series with several changes and refreshes throughout the past year, we also saw an inventive new product getting introduced by NVIDIA. In November this new chip and the cards based upon it gotten introduced and released by NVIDIA and its partners. And as of that moment all talks have been around DirectX 10, because the new GeForce 8 series are really for the next level in gaming. Gainward jumped on the wagon, releasing their BLISS 8800 GTS accelerator. During all our benchmarks the GTS kept on humming stable with no hickups to finally set the top speed at 650/2000MHz."

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nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Review @ TrustedReviews
"The 8800 GTS 320MB, then, is simply an 8800 GTS with half the usual memory. Standard clock speeds are the same as the full fat GTS with a core running at 500MHz and memory at 800MHz (1,600MHz effective). The core also retains its full complement of 96 stream processors and 20 output engines. You also get all the current buzzword additives like HDCP compliant DVI ports and component output so these cards are ready for HD."

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HIS X1950 XT 256MB GDDR3 IceQ 3 iTurbo Video Card Review @ Bona Fied Reviews
"Today we have the HIS' X1950 XT 256MB iTurbo video card in our lab. This X1950XT is features the popular HIS IceQ 3 cooler and is tagged as one of their "iTurbo" cards meaning it can be overclocked quite easily by using HIS' overclocking software. When overclocked the X1950XT runs at X1950XTX core speed of 650MHz and a memory speed of 900MHz (1.8GHz effective), a nice little speed boost. This card also has full HD video (1080p) with HDCP support right out of the box. When looking at other higher end video solutions including the X1950XTX and recently released GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB the X1950XT is priced quite competitively."

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Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard Review @ Overclock3D
"The IN9 Max is an expensive top-end motherboard and a good bundle is expected. However I feel that abit have gone past the call of duty and this really is a complete package. I'm sure there's something else I would have wanted to see, but I can't think what it is!"

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Computer Recycling - Where Should Old Computers Go? @ PCstats
ets be honest with ourselves for a moment. In the long run, most of us don't think about the environment outside of what directly affects us... hot days, smog, litter in front of our house - that sort thing. At the end of the day, the economic burden we face on a business or personal scale is the price tag that weighs heaviest, and this is a key facet of sustainability. If we take a moment to rethink the economics of something as trivial as tossing out an old junked computer, the idea of "garbage" can be viewed in a whole new light. Consider the amount of time, money and energy spent in acquiring and transporting the materials, not to mention actually making the thing in question."

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Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP P965 Express Motherboard Review

"The latest feature Asus has begun integrating into its motherboards is wireless networking - WiFi. With 802.11b/g support onboard already, setting up a wireless network at home or in the office for notebooks, printers, or other devices is pretty convenient. An 802.11g WLAN system supports data transfer speeds up to 54Mbps, which is more than enough for web surfing, streaming video or audio over the internet, and even LAN gaming. Cross one more thing off the to-get checklist for your new computer.... There is a good level of device integration built into the Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP already, so the two PCI Express x16 slots (one operates at PCI Express x16, one at PCI Express x4) for dual videocards, one PCI Express x1 and three 32-bit PCI slots."

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Logysis PC Extension Station Review @ Hi-Techreviews
"Logisys has come up with a device that may appear to be quite simple when you first look at it, but after using it for a few day you realize how handy it actually is. The device I am referring to is their new Logisys PC Extension Station ™, here is a device that measures 21.5" L X 4.5" H X 9" High, has four built-in switchable on-off switches and four port USB hub. So check out the rest of the review and see what else this device can do."

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NZXT Zero Case Review @ Hexus
"They say first impressions are everything and the Zero does pretty well. Its mixture of high-gloss black and brushed aluminium makes for a good-looking front panel that features a translucent window in the upper section. A single power button and power LED is set into the aluminium with blue LED-lit accents both top and bottom."

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In Win Alpha 360 Case Review @ Driver Heaven
"In Win are a new name to us as we have never seen, or reviewed one of their products in the past. They recently emailed us with some marketing jargon for a new case which was more plastic than metal and featured quite a few unusual features such as an oval shape and a “one touch everything” design so we decided to give the product a test."

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Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Champ1on Case Review @ 3DGameman
"If you’re looking for a thick aluminum mid-tower ATX case, than the Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Champ1on case might fit the bill. It is not for everyone though, since is has excess branding, cautionary warnings and instructions printed all over it. It comes with four external 5.25" drive bays, one external 3.5", and three internal 3.5" drive bays. There are three fans; two 92mm fans at the front and one 120mm at the back. It also has a window and a hinged door on the left side. Unfortunately, all this comes at a very high price."

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
SteelSeries SteelSound 3H Review @ techPowerUp
"Today we will be taking a look at the recently launched and highly anticipated SteelSound 3H gaming headset, which should bring some quality audio to the low-/midrange headphone market. The headset can be folded together nicely to take up very little space in your LAN party backpack, for a very competitive price of $50."

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HT Omega Claro Soundcard Review @ DSM
"A little bit ago I took a look at a soundcard from Bluegears, based on the C-Media Oxygen 8788 sound engine and I found it to be a very capable card. Today for review, HT Omega has sent me their HT Claro soundcard, it is based on the Oxygen 8787 chipset, which is more of a bigger brother to the 8788, and I have to say I’ve found this to be one great soundcard. Normally I’ve been pretty happy with the onboard sound of my motherboards, in the last couple years it has come very far and it’s fairly decent, especially if you have a good set of speakers to use with it, but once you know what it is to use a real high end soundcard, you can really never go back to the onboard sound."

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Rivet Fashion Wrap & MP3 Accessories Review @ The Techzone
"Rivet is in the business of making a wide range of accessories for a number of portable devices, and they have just unleashed a whole army of goodies that any techie-on-the-go may want to consider. More specifically, they have provided us here at The TechZone with products for cell phones, music phones, and MP3 players."

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SilverStone Olympia OP650 650W PSU Review @ Phoronix
"The SilverStone Olympia OP650 is a 650W power supply that supports both the current 6-pin PCI Express power connector as well as the new 8-pin version, and supports 54 Amps on its single +12V rail."

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be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W and Thermaltake Toughpower 850W @ Bjorn3D
"In summer 2006 I've reviewed a high-end PSU from Thermaltake; nonmodular Toughpower 750W. Just about two months ago we've been given an opportunity to check out two power supplies from Listan; be quiet! Straight Power 450W and 600W. Today we make a comeback and bring you high-wattage juice makers from both Listan and Thermaltake. These two are definitely not your regular power supplies you'd use for your grandmothers' computer. Although you can already buy 1.2kW (1200W) power supplies these 850W generators can take everything you throw at them it's just a matter how stable they are."

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Spire Rocketeer VI 600w SLI Series Power Supply Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"The Rocketeer VI had plenty of power to give to the Dual Core 680i test system. There was even extra voltage for the 12 volt rails as the system was completely pounded under load and overclocked situations. The Rocketeer VI handled a full on 658 watt load test which leaves great confidence."

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Vantec Iceberq 6 Review @ Driver Heaven
"One of the most critical components which require cooling in a gamers’ PC is the VGA card(s). While most stock cooling solutions are quite efficient for the card itself, they tend to overlook things like efficiency and noise. Most of them will simply release the heat of the card inside the PC case, which can be a problem if even one, let alone two powerful VGA cards are installed. Couple this with two whirring fans and you can understand why there are many aftermarket VGA coolers available. Today we will take a look at an offering from Vantec, the Iceberq 6."

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Swiftech™ Introduces MCW6500-T Thermoelectric CPU Water-Block for Intel® Core 2 Processors
"Lakewood, CA – Monday February 12th, 2007 7:02 PM Pacific Standard Time - Rouchon Industries, Inc. dba Swiftech™ today announced the release of the new MCW6500-T thermoelectric CPU water-block. The device uses a 226 Watts Peltier module to refrigerate microprocessors down to freezing temperatures. “The increasing popularity of high-end liquid cooling kits such as our H20 Apex Ultra and of capable Power Supplies such as the Enermax Galaxy 1KW makes thermoelectric refrigeration solutions both affordable and relatively easy to integrate by the enthusiast end users” said Gabriel Rouchon Swiftech's Chairman & CTA, also adding “The high temperatures seen in dual and quad-core processors makes a lot of people nervous, which has created a renewed demand among enthusiast users for Thermoelectric cooling solutions. We are committed to continue bringing the best Swiftech has to offer to these customers”. The MCW6500-T is scheduled to start shipping to retailers March 1st, 2007."

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Biostar V7603GS21 GeForce 7600 GS V-Ranger Review @ techPowerUp
"The Biostar V7603GS21 V-Ranger is based on NVIDIA's GeForce 7600 GS but comes at a higher memory clock. In addition to that Biostar added some changes to the PCB to allow software to change the GPU and memory voltages, which allows much better overclocking of the card. In our testing we could increase the core clock by 63% and the memory clock by 20% which made the card play in a completely different performance league."

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GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Review @ Madshrimps
"With the introduction of the Geforce 8800 GTS NVIDIA made available an affordable high end DX10 video card, now they've slashed its memory in half, reduced the price, to make it even better deal. Can the new GTS keep up with its memory-loaded brother? We find out."

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PowerColor X1550 512MB Extreme Video Card Review @ Overclockers Club
"Nothing too special here. The card is fairly small and almost hits the end of the PCI-E slot. There is only a small heat sink on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit, similar to a CPU) with a 40mm fan, as it doesn't need much cooling. There is no need for an external power connector, as it is a low wattage card, so all it's power is supplied by the PCI-E slot. In the front, we have the video outputs and dual DVI connections. This is a definite 'plus' as you can use a dual monitor setup using the DVI interfaces! You won't have to worry about having one monitor using analog and one using the digital connector. I'm surprised by this, as you normally don't see this feature on lower-end cards like this one, but if you have a VGA monitor, you can still use the VGA to DVI connector. Lastly, there is a S-Video output in the center of both DVI connectors allowing you to use your TV as a monitor."

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GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Review @ Bit-Tech
"Back in December when we first looked at the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB, we felt that [WINDOWS-1252?]BFGTech’s implementation hit the right price point and was fantastic at delivering great gaming experiences all the way up to 1920x1200. Resolutions up to 2560x1600 are left to one or two GeForce 8800 GTXs, or you might just get away with a pair of 8800 GTSs in some games.

The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is exactly what it says on the tin [WINDOWS-1252?]– [WINDOWS-1252?]it’s the same card as its bigger brother, with half of the memory footprint. NVIDIA says that it is designed to deliver great gaming experiences at what the company refers to as mainstream resolutions with great image quality and an even more affordable price tag."

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GIGABYTE 7600GS HDMI Video Card Review @ Motherboards.org
"The 7600GS from GIGABYTE is an interesting video card. Unfortunately, the card came bare with no bundle or accessories, and I had no HDMI capable monitor to test it with. With the proliferation of video cards on the market today supporting only the DVI-I and D-Sub adapter, HDMI at the moment is a niche market. As we move further into an era where HD-DVD and Blu-Ray content replace DVDs I believe video cards like the GV-NX76G256HI-RH will become more the norm. The era of HD content is here and the HDCP requirements will push HDMI to the forefront."

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Five Value Laptops for Under $1000 Bucks @ Digital Trends
"Value laptops don’t always have to mean you end up with a hunk of junk and a blinking cursor staring back at you. Great notebook computers exist out there for under $1,000, having become more and more of a reality as prices on components like processors, RAM and hard drives continue to fall. While not all computers in this price range will have Windows Vista installed on them, some are ready to update when you are. And if you aren’t in a hurry to upgrade, you can find some great deals on Windows XP laptops. For some ideas on interesting laptop systems for under a grand, check out our list below."

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Monday, February 12, 2007
Valentines Day – Tech Gifts for Her @ ThinkComputers
"With Valentines Day coming up there are many choices for your significant other. If they are at all into technology then it might be hard for you to find the right gift for them. Well today we will be helping you out by giving you 5 good tech gift ideas for the girl in your life."

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A4 Tech NB 99 Battery Free Wireless Mouse Review @ Futurelooks
"According to A-4 Tech , you make a wireless mouse that doesn't require batteries. Genius, but how well does this new technology really work? That's what we're here to find out today. We've taken their top of the line NB-99 Battery Free wireless mouse and put it through weeks of gruelling gaming and office use to see how it stands up to real world challenges. This is what we found."

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KeySonic 540RF Wireless keyboard Review @ XSReviews
"Today I have the KeySonic ACK-540RF which is the abbreviated way of saying wireless keyboard and mouse. Small in size and wireless in nature, the 540RF should make for interesting testing."

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nMedia 2.4GHz RF Wireless Keyboard w/ Trackball Review @ Virtual-Hideout


"These smaller, multipurpose keyboards work great for HTPC setups, and look far better than a full size media center keyboard. With a maximum thickness of around 1.2", this keyboard will not be in the way of anything. This is a full featured keyboard with big keyboard options found in a small footprint."

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Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard Review @ OCIA
"Before we move to the heart of the diNovo Edge, I wanted to show you just how slim this keyboard really is. The Edge measures just over 1/2" thick; 13mm to be exact. Extending the feet help raise the keyboard up a bit more, should you feel more comfortable with this typing angle. Logitech keeps with this slim design on the face of the keyboard as well. The majority of "accessory" buttons are flush with the plexi surface of the Edge. This only helps to add to the overall sleek appearance of the unit."

More information on this review can be found right here.
Kingston 2GB HyperX PC2-6400 Review @ Techgage


"Are you on the lookout for a good 2GB kit that won't break the bank? Kingstons HyperX PC2-6400 fits that bill. It uses stock 4-4-4-12 timings at low voltages and even has some solid overclocking ability."

More information on this review can be found right here.
OCZ ProXStream 1000W PSU Review @ Pro-Clockers


"The new OCZ ProXStream 1000W PSU utilizes a powerful, server-class core and merges it with an unparalleled compact form factor to accommodate virtually all computer cases, a requisite for today's enthusiasts and system-builders."

More information on this review can be found right here.
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition Review @ Bjorn3D
"In a continuation from the featured GeForce 8800 series product launch covered by Bjorn3d.com, NVIDIA has added some new spice to the plate with their introduction of a new value-priced GeForce 8800 GTS video card featuring a 320MB video frame buffer. Built on the exact same high performance platform as the previous 640MB version, this new edition to the family offers all of the same great performance at almost half the cost."

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
"When it comes to performing well in today’s current games the XFX 8800 GTS 320MB XXX edition graphics card is no slouch. In some cases, it was very near the class leading 8800 GTX, which speaks volumes about the kind of gaming experience you can expect. I was more than a little skeptical when I first heard that NVIDIA planned to bring a card to market with half the memory size of the standard GTS but I have been thoroughly impressed with the performance of the XXX 320MB card. It delivers exactly where it counts, at resolutions the largest percentage of the market actually games."

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ECS AMD690GM-M2 Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown
"Today we are looking at one of the first culminations from ATI/AMD. While some of the older chips have been renamed, today’s contender is the first to be made since the merger occurred last year. Named the AMD 690 chipset series, it carries some new features. ECS have kindly sent us the first sample to us ahead of launch at the end of this month. It’s based on the AMD 690G chipset and comes with embedded ATI Radeon X1250 graphics with support for all Socket AM2 processors."

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nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Review

"They shouldn’t have changed the name anyway, since it is an 8800GTS with just less memory. Fortunately they didn’t do something stupid like call it the “8850GT” which does nothing but cause panic to everyone who owns a new graphics card. Palit have come to the party today and shown us the 320MB version of the 8800GTS - we’re going to have a quick look at it and the package before we gets stuck into what really matters, and of course what we really want to know. Are we sacrificing much by loosing 320MB of memory?"

More information on this review can be found right here.
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review @ PCstats
"The Asus M2-CROSSHAIR motherboard is a computer enthusiast's dream motherboard. Not only does it have quick access buttons for clearing the CMOS or just powering up, it has 16 bright blue LEDs spaced throughout the PCB to highlight SATA and USB ports, an integrated LCD status display panel on the rear I/O called the 'LCD Poster', and an electroluminescent I/O shield so the port names all glow light blue. All these features are extremely useful when there is little light to see what you're doing at the back of the computer, or inside."

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Akasa Integral Fusion HDD Enclosure Review @ XtremeComputing
"With the Akasa Integral fusion you have a good all rounder, not only is it a external enclosure, it also is a one touch backup device, add to that a card reader and the fact you can use the backup button when the PC is off to back up any cards in the reader makes it a slight cut above the rest."

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SilverStone NS311 NAS 3.5" HDD Enclosure Review @ Modders-Inc
"How many times have you thought about setting up a file server on your home network. Doing so makes it easy for everyone to share their files with each other, but what happens if the PC that has the files you want is not on? SilverStone has the solution for you with the NS311 NAS 3.5 Hard Drive Enclosure."

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Antec Nine Hundred Mid-Tower Case Review @ TheTechLounge
"Antec has built their reputation and great following by making conservative cases with outstanding build quality and a mind for acoustics. Even their portable, LAN-centric designs are utile and relatively subtle. The gamer case market is flooded with lesser names and less expensive, if garish, enclosures. What Antec doesn't do often, is change. When some people say timeless, others say dated. Their innovations rarely permeate through to the outsides of their cases, and it’s safe to say they’re not likely to fix what ain’t broke. The Nine Hundred is a gamer’s case; it’s a surprise to see them drive with the body kit, phat pipe and ground lights guys. Will it deliver on the good construction by which Antec has made their name? Is it at all possible for it to manage the kind of silence that they’re renowned for?"

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NZXT Zero Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews
"The new Zero case from NZXT has a lot to recommend it. It's a cooling monster without the growls and roars you'd expect from eight case fans. It has a sleek, classic look that doesn't appear to have been inspired by an Anime episode. The Zero will hold plenty of drives and the tool-free features are well designed and executed. The aluminum and plastic construction keep the weight down without sacrificing sturdiness."

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Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Chassis Review @ XYZ Computing
"A version of that Zalman aluminum case has finally become available to consumers. I have no idea why it took almost a year for the product to go from its CES version (which seemed to be ready for market) to being released, but the Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Chassis is finally here. The case has been getting as much attention for its unique design as it has for its jaw-dropping price tag, but I have been waiting almost a year to tinker with one, so let's get started."

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Saturday, February 10, 2007
Corsair TWIN2X2048-8888 Review @ Neoseeker
"Because it simply screamed when the right balance of FSB/CPU/memory speed was achieved, and because I was able to hit a scorching 1131-4-4-4-12 setting. Let's face it. As soon as you get any memory that hits 1000-4-4-4-12 you are pretty much laughing. After PC8000 you really are only looking for how easy it is to get it running at 1000MHz+, how far above it you can push the memory if you are lucky enough to have a motherboard and chipset that can handle it, and on how many motherboards it will run at that speed. How high you can push the memory is a good indication of the quality of the stick; and often because of processor or FSB limitations you may still be better off to run the memory at less than its maximum speed - if you can run it with a higher FSB and a higher CPU speed."

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Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 Rev 3.3 Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown
"One of our first motherboard to come into our labs based on the P965 Express chipset was the Gigabyte P965-DQ6. This board had it all - great overclocking, plenty of features onboard as well as a great look and feel. Gigabyte did have a few issues with this board in terms of stability, a few samples refused to work properly, this produced a 2.0 revision. While this may have been enough, Gigabyte sporting its new Gigabyte United name still wasn’t fully happy and has now brought out a new revision 3.3 model which on paper looks to be fantastic. The newly formed company is quite serious about making their motherboards the highest quality in the industry with improvements such as All-Solid Capacitor designs using the most expensive components from Japan. Today we will explore the revision 3.3 DQ6 motherboard as there have been quite a few changes made to the overall design. We’ll check out those new changes and then compare it to the first DQ6 released and against one of the best P965 motherboards we have tested so far, the ASUS Commando."

More information on this review can be found right here.

Mushkin Enhanced HP-580AP PSU with Rail Fusion Review

"Today’s article will cover one of those other product lines, namely the power supply. Mushkin’s latest venture into this arena takes the form of what they are calling “Mushkin Enhanced”. It offers 580 watts of continuous power and a modular design that seems to be the direction most quality power supplies are moving towards of late. So relax a bit as we delve deeper into this new kid on the block. We’ll tale a look at what it has to offer, how it handles a dual graphics system, and just see if it is worth consideration for spending out hard earned money on."

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Visiontek X1950 Pro 256MB AGP Review @ Driver Heaven
"About a month ago we reviewed the Sapphire AGP version of the X1950Pro. The focus of the review was on how well the card compared to a PCI-E version of the same card. The results were surprising as there was literally no difference between the two bus types. This time around we'll be focusing more on how far we can actually push the AGP card. While 1600x1200 is enough for most, it can't hurt to see if an AGP card can handle a game running at 1920x1200. After all, one of the main arguments against AGP is the (so called) limited bandwidth."

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ATi R600XTX/XT/XL Series Unveiled @ VR-Zone
"VR-Zone has learned about some new details on 80nm R600 today and there will be 2 SKUs at launch; XTX and XT. There will be 2 versions of R600XTX; one is for OEM/SI and the other for retail. Both feature 1GB DDR4 memories on board but the OEM version is 12.4" long to be exact and the retail is 9.5" long. The above picture shows a 12.4" OEM version. The power consumption of the card is huge at 270W for 12" version and 240W for 9.5" version. As for R600XT, it will have 512MB of GDDR3 memories onboard, 9.5" long and consumes 240W of power. Lastly, there is a cheaper R600XL SKU to be launched at a later date."

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ATi 65nm RV610/RV630 Cards Info

"VR-Zone has gotten some concrete information on the process technology and memory interface of RV610 and RV630. Both will be based on 65nm process technology from TSMC. RV610, the low end version will only have 64-bit memory interface and we have told you earlier that there will be 2 variants at launch; RV610LE which is DDR2 based and RV610PRO which is DDR3 based. The RV610LE card has 4 layers and consumes 25W of power while RV610PRO has 6 layers and consumes 35W of power. RV630, the mainstream version will have 128-bit memory interface and comes in 3 variants; DDR4, DDR3 and DDR2. The power consumption stood at 128W, 93W and 75W respectively. There will be samples in March and expected launch in April."

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Scythe Announces Kama Panel Multi Function Panel with Fan Controller
"Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the multi-function panel with card-reader & fan controller built-in device called "Kama Panel"! 6 fan controller is detachable unit (2 is built-in type and the other 4 is detachable) that you can exchange it with a slim media drive (not included in the package). 2-in-1 solution to save up your 5.25" Bay, and with this device, you would not need to purchase a separate fan controller and card reader media anymore!"

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Zalman CNPS9700 NT CPU Cooler Review @ 3DGameman
"Zalman CNPS9700 NT CPU Cooler is one incredible product that is sure to please. If you don't want to install a water cooling system because of the potential risks, then this is a great alternative. I was impressed that this cooler could keep a Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU overclocked to 3.2GHz using 1.55 voltage cool. This is something that's even a challenge for some water cooling kits to accomplish."

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Gigabyte 3D Rocket II Cooler Review Review @ Overclocker Cafe
"The Gigabyte 3D Rocket II Cooler offers a range of performance based on the user's needs, be that silent operation or raw performance. The included rheostats allow easy and quick adjustment to any point in between. It's nice to see that Gigabyte is sensitive to some people liking rheostats to be hidden behind a case while others like a more practical up front positioning. The two included brackets allow a choice that isn't often seen."

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Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX Review @ Overclockers Online
"I think it is safe to say that Rosewill really does take pride in the quality of their products and this makes one believe their other goal of customer satisfaction is followed through as well. As for how the RCX-Z775-EX performed, I think the thermal testing results outline the abilities of this cooler quite well. The overclock I tested at and the cooler I compared the RCX-Z775-EX with would have made a lot of coolers look far inferior but the Rosewill cooler didn't back down."

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Silverstone TJ09 Temjin Tower Case Review @ Madshrimps
With the TJ09 Silverstone is focusing on airflow to dissipate the heat of Dual/Quad core processors and especially high end VGA cards. Their design is classic elegant with functional and clean looks. This is a high end product made for high end systems."

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Swiftech Apogee GT CPU Water-Block Review @ Legit Reviews
"Swiftech has done what many didn't think was possible by releasing a block that out performs their Storm block at a much lower price point. By increasing real-estate of the pin matrix they have optimized the block especially for the Intel Quad Core processors and it's easy to see in our test numbers that the block doesn't disappoint."

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X-Gene Mini HTPC Enclosure Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"This must be the year of the HTPC or Small Form Factor case. Company after company are producing these smaller enclosures to fill the niche and doing so under the $100 price tag. Well, X-Gene offers two styles of HTPC enclosures. One is a mid-size unit, while the other is a Mini HTPC enclosure. The Mini HTPC is the unit up for review. The key to a low cost Home Theater PC is using low cost materials while still providing a nice looking enclosure. Will the X-Gene Mini HTPC look like a budget enclosure, or will it stand up next to its more expensive siblings? The only way to find out is to get on with the review."

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Friday, February 9, 2007
Windows Vista vs. Windows XP vs. Ubuntu Linux @ Viper Lair
"Suffice it to say, unless you have a relatively new system in hand or you are looking to upgrade your system, don't even pick up the MS Vista box; leave it on the shelf. MS Windows XP Professional is still a very viable OS, and apparently, outperforms or maintains pace with Vista in almost every test we have run with current hardware in place. Vista has the advantage of utilizing the performance a newer setup offers, XP is falling behind in that it is not as efficient with multiple processors or large amounts of memory."

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Logitech MX Revolution Wireless Laser Mouse Review @ ThinkComputers
"When you are thinking about getting a new mouse there are really only 2 choices that you will see at your local computer store, Logitech and Microsoft. While Microsoft mice are nice, Logitech's usually out do them in features and quality. Well today we are taking a look at what Logitech claims to be "The World's Most Advanced Mouse". We are talking about the MX Revolution Mouse, so let's take a look!"

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IONE Genimi R16 Keyboard Mouse Combo Review @ XtremeComputing
"The Gemini R-16 isn’t the thinnest keyboard I’ve seen but it isn’t fat and chunky either as you can tell by the picture above using the tilt position making this keyboard quite comfortable to use but it would have been nice for them to include a wrist rest to support your wrist when typing."

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Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
"A product that does what it says it will always impresses me. While the cooling performance of Noctua's NC-U6 is what the end user ultimately wants in a product like this, one can't ignore the other things that it brings to the table. The simple, clever and effective mounting solutions just make this cooler even more impressive."

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NZXT Precise 650 Power Supply Review @ Futurelooks
"With 650 Watts of juice, dual 12 volt rails, and ready for SLI and other dual graphic card solutions, it sounds like every other power supply out on the market. Besides the fact that it comes from NZXT, is there anything else unique about this power supply to set it apart from the sea of other units?"

More information on this review can be found right here.
HT Omega CLARO 7.1 Channel Sound Card Review @ Bjorn3D
"HT Omega, Inc. is among the first companies to offer authentic high-fidelity sound at a true 24-bit level of performance. The world class Oxygen 8788 based audio processor by C-Media supports most all industry standards for 3D computer sound, including EAX™ 1.0 & 2.0, A3D™ 1.0 and DirectSound™. Other very large companies abused consumer trust and have made claims to having this level of sound, only to wind up in court disputes or offer subsequent products that boast 24-bit processing but haplessly renders at 16-bit. HT Omega has released the real deal: CLARO 24-bit/192KHz 8-channel high definition sound."

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Memory Overclocking Guide @ EclipseOC
"So, it's time to tweak your memory to get maximum performance out of it eh? After playing around with a LOT of memory, I've sorta settled on what I think is a good way to overclock memory. It might not be the fastest, as there is a lot of testing and tweaking involved, but you'll be sure to learn a lot about what the memory can do, and see if there's any hitches along the way."

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A-DATA DDR2 1066+ 2 GB Kit Review @ techPowerUp
"The A-DATA Vitesta DDR2 1066+ 2 GB memory kit is an excellent choice for overclockers who are looking to maximize their clock rates and performance. Even though it is specified to run at CL5, we had no problems running at CL4 above DDR2-1000 - CL3 is possible as well at reduced clock rates. What makes this versatile memory kit even more attractive is its fair price of $365."

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Super Talent 1GB T1066UX1G5 1066MHz DDR2 Review @ MBReview
"Super Talent has taken aim at the overclocking community with their T1066UX1G5 modules. Boasting a rated operating frequency of 1066MHz and 5-5-5-15 timings, these sticks should offer anyone with a willing board and processor, substantial performance headroom."

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OCZ Addresses Enthusiasts Needs and Unveils the New PC2-6400 Flex XLC CAS 3
Sunnyvale, CA—February 8, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Flex XLC CL3 series. This latest edition to the highly-awarded OCZ Flex XLC product family is engineered to produce significant performance gains on the latest NVIDIA® nForce® SLI™ platforms by implementing Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) and allowing the memory to operate at a stable 800MHz at CL3 upon start up. Developed and tested on the 680i platform, the Flex XLC CL3 series provides rock-solid stability and compatibility for enthusiasts looking to reap the benefits of aggressively priced, low latency memory.

Demonstrating great potential for tweaking and overclocking memory, the NVIDIA 680i chipset allows enthusiasts to squeeze the most performance out of their memory. With that in mind, the latest PC2-6400 Flex modules were integrated with an EPP programmed SPD to immediately boot at the correct settings to produce 3-4-4 timings on 680i motherboards. This feature provides a true “Plug and Play” overclocking feature that eliminates the need for manual configuration and makes memory optimizations a household item for the complete range of consumers looking to maximize system performance through overclocking.

“We are pleased to be the first on the market offering a reasonably priced CL3 800Mhz solution with EPP Support,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “The new OCZ PC2-6400 Flex XLC CL 3 Kits are the fastest system memory available when it comes to effective bandwidth in non-streaming applications. OCZ CL 3 Flex modules deliver superior performance in games with out the need for massive overclocking.”

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ASUS EAX1950PRO 256MB Review @ Sharky Extreme
"Since NVIDIA released the GeForce 7 Series, ATI and their Radeon X1000-based video cards have had some difficulty matching up in the mainstream graphics market. First it was the Radeon X1600 Pro and XT line of cards, none of which could touch the features or performance of the GeForce 7600 GT, and then later on, the Radeon X1650 XT came much closer, but still fell a bit short. ATI has taken a different angle with this latest mainstream challenger, and instead of improving an existing design, the company has chosen to "filter down" a high-end model using a slightly less robust graphics core. The result is the RV570, which powers the Radeon X1950 Pro, and is looking to give the GeForce 7900 GS some headaches in this very important sub-$200 market."

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Sapphire X1050 Video Card Review @ TrustedReviews
"Many people have been quick to belittle ATI for basically repackaging a three-year old product and marketing it as a significant upgrade. However, at just under £40, it could be all a lot of people want from a graphics card. Giving them a sparkling new windows interface while offsetting any other graphical overheads and providing better video quality by way of ATI's brilliant video processing. At a push, it will even play the most modern games, just at very low resolutions and quality settings."

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ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard Review @ Motherboards.org
"To say that I'm impressed with the ASUS P5W-DH Deluxe board is an understatement. Doc uses the board in his primary gaming computer and that says a lot right there about what he and I think of the board in terms of features, performance and bundle. The bundle is excellent, as the inclusion of Wi-Fi AP Solo, MP3-In and everything else makes the P5W-DH Deluxe the most full-bundled motherboard on the test bench in a long time."

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Epox EP-AF550G Pro Motherboard Review @ PCstats
"The Epox EP-AF550G Pro supports all Socket AM2 AMD Athlon64/X2/FX and Sempron processors, and up to 16GB of DDR2-800 memory. The board obviously includes an integrated DirectX 9.0C compatible Geforce 6-series videocard. The EP-AF550G Pro hits all the standard bullet points like Gigabit networking, high definition 5.1 channel audio, Serial ATA II with RAID options, nearly a dozen USB 2.0 slots, and one lowly IDE channel. The nVIDIA nForce 430 Southbridge supports RAID modes 0, 1, 0+1 and 5. Expansion comes care of the PCI Express x16 slot for videocards, a PCI Express x1 slot for higher bandwidth devices and four 32 bit PCI slots. All this for a retail price of just $105 CDN ($90 US, £45 GBP). The Epox EP-AF550G Pro a very enticing board for those looking to build an inexpensive PC, and with onboard graphics you can differ buying standalone videocard until you really need one."

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Cooler Master CM Media 280/281 Case Review @ 3DGameman
The Cooler Master CM Media 280/281 Case is one of a kind, because it can be transformed from a mid-tower case into a HTPC. There are two different versions of this case, the 280 and 281. The only difference is, the 280 comes with a remote and media center with VFD, the 281 doesn’t. This case is available in a black color and is mostly constructed from steel, except for an aluminum/plastic front bezel. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end."

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Thursday, February 8, 2007
RAPTOR-GAMING M3 Gaming Mouse Review @ DSM
"Today for review I have another product from our friends at Raptor-Gaming, it is their M3 gaming Mouse, this mouse is not your ordinary mouse, it has numerous special features and even looks like no other I have seen. The Raptor-Gaming M3 mouse has a shape that had me wondering at first, but after using it I've found I love it, and like other 'gaming mice' out there this one does have adjustable DPI and varying weights as well. The main point I'm trying to make here is that this is one cool mouse that has become my favorite. So read on to check this mouse out, it's got some extra cool special features that you'll learn about as well."

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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Power Supply @ Legit Reviews
"PC Power & Cooling has long been known for high-end quality power supplies that perform well and have the cost to prove it. Today we have a look at their Silencer 750 Power Supply to see if it is able to handle today's high-end equipment. With a single 12V rail design that can handle 60A, this power supply might just have what it takes to be in your system!"

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Mushkin XP2-8500 2GB DDR2 RAM Kit Review @ PCApex
"Oh yeah, you've got plenty of headroom for overclocking. For ram rated for 5-5-4-12 timings, the XP2-8500 performs extremely well at CAS 4 timings pushing all the way up to 1044 before failing. On this particular board, I'd probably opt for the tighter timed Mushkin Redline sticks rated at PC-8000 as you'll see better performance at peak performance levels. But if you have a board that can handle the higher speeds and you are pushing the ragged edge, the XP2-8500 is a great choice. Either way you go, the Mushkin XP series is an awesome performer."

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Buffalo Technology FireStix PC2-8000 2GB DDR2 RAM Kit Review

"FireStix is that a great name for overclocker's ram or what? In mid 2004 Buffalo Technology released the first FireStix branded RAM and since that time Buffalo has managed to keep pace with the ever increasing demand for performance memory. FireStix is designed to not only meet the needs of the latest motherboards and processors, but to exceed it. FireStix gives overclockers the means to tweak out every iota of CPU performance without sacrificing memory performance. Today we look at the FireStix PC28000CL5 2GB kit. While this isn't the absolute fastest ram produced by Buffalo, it is the fastest 2-gig matched kit available."

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Asus P5W64 WS Pro 975X Express Workstation Motherboard Review @ PCstats
"With enterprise class hardware like the Asus P5W64 WS Pro motherboard, we get no less than four PCI Express x16 slots for videocards! The capability to support four PCI Express x16 videocards means this system can support up to eight monitors! That is a serious amount of desktop space! Based on the venerable Intel 975X Express chipset, the P5W64 WS Professional is ASUS' most current stab at a workstation motherboard. The multitude of PCI Express x16 slots is possible thanks to an IDT 89HA0324 PCI Express switch. The four PCI Express slots are configured in x16, x0, x4, x0 mode when one videocard is installed. When two graphics cards are installed, say for ATI Crossfire, the four PCI Express slots are split up in x8, x8, x4, x8 mode. Thus each Crossfire videocard would receive 8 lanes of PCI Express."

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AMD ATI Radeon X1650 XT Review @ Driver Heaven
"The battle for supremacy in the graphics card arena is as fierce as ever these days, and both companies (nVIDIA and ATI - yes, we'll continue to call it that) are keen to point out their advantages and try to grab as much market share as possible. nVIDIA has stolen the thunder recently with the introduction of the all-powerful 8800 line of cards, but it's the midrange market segment where the battle is usually won or lost for the two companies. The reason is quite simple: although the super high-end cards earn bragging rights, it's the £100 cards and lower that are the best sellers, and in this category both companies want to be able to claim victory. When was the last time a friend approached you because you know more about computers, and asked: "Hey, I would like to buy a new graphics card to play all the latest games with great speeds, and I am prepared to pay good money; up to £100!" I bet that has happened more than once."

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Thermaltake Bach VX Case Review @ techPowerUp
"The Thermaltake Bach VX case is nothing ordinary, even though the slogan "The Charm of the Ordinary" may imply some form of simpleness. The case sports some gorgeous looks and comes feature packed from start to finish. A brushed aluminum front, black drive bay covers, multiple locks and a partially screws-less design are just some of the highlights. We fill the case with hardware and let you know if we are still smiling in the end."

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Sunbeam Quarterback ATX Chassis Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"The construction is simple, clean, and presents good air flow despite its size. At its current $60.00 average, the price is pretty close to the cost per feature ratio. A couple quick changes would make it a really good deal not to mention improve its appearance."

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Performance OverClocker's System Building Guide @ OCIA
"OCZ has come out with what I consider one of the most innovative products to hit the market in a long time. The FlexXLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) copper / aluminum heatsink has the "flex"ability to function as a passive air cooler or as a liquid cooled solution. The ability to watercool the memory right out of the box will allow you to really crank up the voltage and push these modules to the limit. The watercooling barbs are 1/4" ID (inner diameter). This kit has timings of 4-4-4-15 and is backed by OCZ's Lifetime Warranty up to 2.2V."

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NZXT Duet PC Case Review @ Think Computers
"Media center PCs are becoming more and more common today and with the availability of services like iTunes and Netflicks the need for a PC (or PC-like device) in the living room is becoming more and more necessary. While there are many stand alone devices that can stream media from the PC you generally loose the ability to browse the web or play video games from your couch. Today we will be looking at the NZXT Duet case, which was designed to be used in the living room for all your media center PC needs."

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Cooler Master CM Media 280/281 Case Review @ Hi-Techreviews
"I can't recall ever seeing a case that could be used as a full tower and then if you got bored with it you could make a few a changes and you have a fully functioning HTPC. That is until now with the release of the Cooler Master CM Media 180/182 Case. Thanks to it dampened hard drive enclosure and the use of a low RPM fan the unit operated in near silence."

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
I-Rocks 4-Way Navigation Laser Mouse Review @ techPowerUp
"The I-Rocks IR7330 4-Way Navigation Laser Mouse is a very light, but robust 800/1600 DPI mouse. It offers more than the usual functionality and comes with a very small and slim piece of software to customize these. If you are a gamer looking for an ultra light mouse, this one may be for you. We won't be distracted by the fancy blue scroll wheel and take a close look at form, functionality, feel and performance of this mouse."

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Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth Keyboard Review @ The TechZone
"Logitech is claiming that their diNovo Edge Bluetooth Keyboard is the "world's most advanced keyboard", boasting all sorts of cool toys and features that will have just about every other letter-cruncher drooling for days. It's not exactly revolutionary in terms of changing your computer interface experience, but it does what it needs to do, and it does it well."

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Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZV9 Dual Heatpipe VGA Cooler Review @ PCApex
"The Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZV9 is actually a VF-900Cu LED with slightly different colored Copper and a Red LED instead of Blue. Oh yeah, it also carries Fatal1ty's picture, name, and endorsement. Say what you will about Fatal1ty branded products... any one of us would jump at the chance to market ourselves if we were given the opportunity. I must admit that he has only lent his name to some pretty good performing hardware thus far, even if some of it is a little too flashy for my taste. Let's dig a little deeper into what this Fatal1ty GPU cooler has to offer."

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Corsair XMS2 Dominator PC2-10000 Review @ Tweaktown
"Today we are taking a look at the world’s fastest DDR-2 production memory and it’s from Corsair. Rated at PC2-10000, it’s able to run at 625MHz using a total of 2.4 volts and possibly even more if you are lucky enough. Can it truly dominate the competition, though? Let’s have a look and see what a 2GB dual channel memory kit worth about $750 USD or $1000 AUD down under actually provides."

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Buffalo FireStix PC2-8000 5-5-5 Review @ Overclockers Online
"The performance and the ICs on the pair of modules that I received certainly don't portray the budget end of the enthusiast segment and the results back that up. Both the AM2 and Intel platform clocked really well with these modules and neither gave me a headache to achieve those clocks."

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Corsair HX620W Power Supply Review @ Metku
"From manufacturer of the 'World's Most Awarded Memory' comes the Corsair HX Series Power Supply. With that same legendary focus on performance and reliability, Corsair has engineered the HX Series to support even the most demanding of systems."

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Ultra X-Finity and X-Pro: Two 800W PSU for Your SLI Needs @ Bjorn3D
"If you just recently purchased the latest GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX graphics card, you may found out that your power supply is just not up to the task to handle such monster card. Often, not only a poorly constructed power supply will not deliver the needed wattage to the components, it could potential damage them as well. The power supply is the heart of the system and it cannot be overlooked specially if you have expensive components, such as GeForce 8800."

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IcyDock MB452 eSATA/USB2.0 External Hard Drive Review @ PCstats
"The Icy Dock MB452 is an external eSATA and USB2.0 hard drive enclosure whose removable drive caddy is compatible with the companies PC mounted MB122SKGF system. The removable serial ATA hard drive caddy's are interchangeable with each product family, allowing internal and external drives to be swapped in a few moments. The unit is black in colour with some nice aluminum detailing and vibration reducing rubber feet; multiple units can be stacked one atop the next, or it can be stood on its edge on rubber feet. The HDD caddy is made of aluminum, supports serial ATA I and serial ATA II hard drives only."

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Pertelian X2040 LCD Review @ XSReviews
"ForeSight Systems LLC… ever heard of them? Nor me, but today I have their Pertelian X2040 LCD display designed for the lazy end user who doesn’t want to do through the modding process of using, say, a Matrix Orbital. Hopefully their display will improve on others in the market."

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Samsung 22" WideScreen LCD Monitor Review @ LAN Addict
"Samsung has come through for us again here at LAN Addict! We are happy to be back in the saddle with Samsung's latest 225BW 22" WideScreen LCD. Sporting a native resolution of 1680x1050, an aspect ratio of 16:10, a response time of 5ms (GTG), and a sub $400 price range we will see if Samsung can take back the best bang for your buck award!"

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
How To Install Windows Vista Ultimate With RAID @ Legit Reviews
"Recently, many of the users on the LR Forums want to install their first RAID array while others want to know more about Microsoft Windows Vista. I thought I could knock out two birds with one stone as I just happen to be upgrading my personal system with some new hard drives in RAID 0 and a fresh installation of Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. So, read on to see how to set up and install Windows Vista Ultimate on an Intel Core 2 Duo system using RAID 0."

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Thermaltake Ruby Orb CPU Cooler Review @ Think Computers
"Thermaltake's Orb series of CPU Coolers have always been very popular. I remember when the first Orb's came out a few years ago, everyone I knew wanted one. Well Thermaltake continues the Orb series with the Ruby Orb. We will be testing the Ruby Orb on our AM2 system and see how it performs against all of the other coolers we have tested on the system."

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Cool It Ram Fan Review @ DSM
"There are a slew of companies that make products to keep our CPU, Chipset and VGA cards cool, most people just focus on those things mainly for cooling, but what about your ram? Yes most companies now provide heatspreaders on their ram but when you are overclocking it, sometimes that heatspreader is just not good enough, and may actually hamper your success at overclocking and even overall system stability. Yes there are a very few companies that make active ram cooling solutions, and today for review I have a new product from Cool It, it is aptly names the 'Ram Fan' and that's pretty much what it is, a small fan that actually mounts directly to your ram and keeps it cool."

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Anatomy of a Broadband Router @ Hardware Secrets
"Broadband routers are more popular each day and thanks for the launching of highly integrated controller chips today a broadband router needs only very few components to be manufactured – which is great to reduce the price of this device. Let’s see how a broadband router looks like inside."

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ASUS WL-500W SuperSpeed N Router Review @ Techgage
"We took a look at the ASUS' WL-500g router a few months ago and were quite impressed with its performance. The router we are evaluating today is similar, but can also handle new draft N wireless devices."

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Ultra X Pro (QR) 800w AST PSU Review @ Driver Heaven
"We’re going to be reviewing one of the Ultra Power Supplies (PSU) today. They offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all their Power Supplies. Keep in mind, however, that to qualify for the extended lifetime warranty, the product does have to be registered with the company within 30 days of purchase. We have yet to determine how stringent this requirement is, but it does pay to read the fine print."

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BeQuiet Straight Power 700W PSU Review @ BurnOutPC
"This is a real performer. I would have liked it a bit more if it was modular, but this doesn't do any justice to the performance. So im guessing that's the reason they kept away from the modular thing. Anyway, this power supply is quiet, looks great, performs great and is available in many different wattages. What more could you ask for? If your looking for a new power supply, or simply want something stronger, and more quiet than I highly recommend you taking a good look at this power supply, if it's a bit too powerful for your needs than there's always a smaller version."

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XClio Stable Power 460 Watt Power Supply Review @ Tweaknews
"During my battery of tests, Xclio's Stablepower 460W PSU lived up to its name. They could also legitimately call it the “Silentpower,” as it performed its duties without a whisper of noise. This PSU is available at several online retailers for around $60 US, making it a very good value."

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OCZ ProXStream 1000W Power Supply Review @ Virtual-Hideout

"The look of the OCZ ProXStream 1000W is more industrial than a lot of other units being offered. No bling on this unit; instead, the attention grabber is the 1000 watts of clean power it produces. The 80mm fan is quiet and keeps the power supply cool."

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Gainward 8800GTX Review @ XSReviews
"2006 was the year of Nvidia. Straight off the back of their 7950GX2 release - an awesome card in itself - came the jaw dropping performance of their latest incarnations, the 8800GTX and GTS. Today I have with me Gainward's rendition of the 8800GTX; lets see if this card is all its hyped up to be."

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Galaxy GeForce 7300GT Review @ Tweaktown
"While we’re at it though, we will also have a look at it from a performance perspective in a low-end graphics card environment - is PCI-E x16 nothing more the marketing mumbo jumbo like AGP 8x vs. 4x (1056MB/s vs. 2112MB/s respectively) back in the day or is there actually a performance difference? Considering there is a total of 500MB/s of bandwidth (Single Data Lane - Both Directions) available on x1 slots compared to that of the huge 8000MB/s of bandwidth compared to x16 slots, it will be interesting."

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OCZ Unveils PC2-6400 4GB Dual Channel Kits Designed For Gamers
"Sunnyvale, CA—February 5, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Gold Edition 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. These new modules are optimized for perfect compatibility for extreme gamers transitioning their high-performance systems from Microsoft Windows® XP to Vista™. These new 800MHz modules are the ultimate upgrade for gamers taking advantage of the feature-rich, yet demanding operating system.

As part of OCZ’s Gold series, the PC2-6400 2GB modules deliver the performance and speed gamers require for today’s graphic-intensive DirectX 10 PC games. At 800MHz, the 2GB Gold Edition runs at 5-5-5 latency timings and offers unprecedented stability on the latest AMD and Intel platforms. As a Vista up-grader, the PC2-6400 4GB dual channel kit will provide maximum memory bandwidth and deliver the best possible gaming and productivity on Vista systems.

“Windows Vista provides a fresh experience for both the casual gamer and the die-hard enthusiast, and we are excited to introduce our new 4GB Gold memory kit designed specifically for gamers,” commented Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology. “To assist in delivering the optimal experience for gamers on the new platform, the OCZ Gold Vista Performance memory features a unique blend of high speed and tight timings, providing superior bandwidth to power through groundbreaking DirectX 10 titles.”

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Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D DDR2-1142 Performance Memory Review @ PCstats
"Corsair's DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D memory takes a very bold step in the right direction by ditching the old stick on RAM heatspreaders and going with a fresh approach. Corsair redesigned the memory thermal solution by redesigning the memory module itself. We'll get to what Corsair has done in a bit, first here are some specs on the high performance Dominator Twin2X2048-9136C5D memory that is really the star of the show. Corsair's DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D part is a 2GB dual channel memory kit, each module bing 1024MB in size. The Twin2X2048-9136C5D is rated to run at speeds up to DDR2-1142 MHz with 5-5-5-15 memory timings - that's very quick. The memory supports nVidia's Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) and really designed with nVIDIA nForce 680i based motherboards in particular."

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ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review @ Motherboards.org
"The ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard is an interesting board in many respects. The board is targeted towards the digital consumer with features like HDTV Out and the standard features of ASUS motherboards, making this board an excellent choice for the Home Theater enthusiast."

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TechWareLabs Guide to Computers: A Look beyond the Price @ TechWareLabs
"At some point in time most of us have had to purchase a computer. Regardless of whether it was a laptop or a desktop price was a factor in the purchase. Price plays the dominant role in brand selection, component selection, timing of the purchase, and much more. It is our advice ,however, that consumers start to look beyond price and into factors that determine the overall long term usefullness of the system."

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Moneual Moncaso 932B HTPC Case@ Pro-Clockers
"What makes Moneual one of the premiere HTPC builders as stated above? High quality products like the Moncaso 932B. The 932B is not only constructed of high quality aluminum and has striking good looks, but also boasts a full color seven inch LCD touch screen that supports a resolution of 1024x768. Throw in a remote control and a wireless keyboard and you have the ultimate HTPC case."

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Mainstream OverClocker's System Building Guide @ OCIA
"We have a set budget of $1,300 and a goal of piecing together a very overclockable, well-rounded machine. We will describe each component below and give our reasons for selecting it to be used in our guide. This guide follows the assumption that you already have the basic components such as a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers."

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Monday, February 5, 2007
SteelSound 4H Gaming Headset Review @ Think Computers
"Here at ThinkComputers we have already taken a look at the SteelSound 3H and 5H headsets. The 3H being on the low-end side and the 5H being on the high-end. Today we will be taking a look at the 4H, which is the mid-range headset in the series. SteelSound has always made good headsets so let's see how the 4H measures up."

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Logitech G25 Racing Wheel Review @ OCIA
"As I approach his back bumper I hit redline and slam it in third. With the finish line fast approaching, I made my move, flying around him on the left and crossing the finish line with half a car length to spare. I had won the race! I step out of my car and throw my fists in the air. I look to the crowd for my much earned recognition only to find two cats and my girlfriend looking at me with expressions of bewilderment, bringing me full circle back to reality."

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SilverStone CFP51 Aluminum 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter Review @ 3DGameman
"SilverStone CFP51 Aluminum 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter lets just about anyone add additional hard drives in their case. This is great news, since many mid-tower cases only have 3 or 4 internal hard drive bays. I really like the fact that SilverStone didn't make this an exclusive product for Silverstone Cases only. It's another sleek looking creation in their long list of quality products."

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Logitech Z-10 PC Speaker System Review @ Digital Trends
"The Z-10 speakers ooze quality, and at the price you’ll be paying for two speakers ($150 at review time), they better. The first thing we noticed was that the box was as heavy as many 2.1 speaker setups, a good sign that we’ll be getting quality electronics and probably good bass. The packaging is premium quality, and the all-gloss surfaces come with a plastic peel-off protective cover so they stay smudge free. Besides the speakers themselves, you get a USB cord, male/male stereo cord, and software CD. The power cord is permanently fixed to the right speaker, which also houses the stereo port and media control buttons."

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Enermax Infiniti 720w Review @ XSReviews
"Power supplies have slowly been getting more and more powerful to cater for the ultra high end graphics subsystems that have become the norm. In my hands I have the Enermax Infiniti 720w which not only powers today’s hardware, but features the new PCI-e 2.0 plug."

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SilverStone Element 500W PSU Review @ Overclockers Online
"Overall though, I am very pleased with the SilverStone Element 500W (SCE). The voltage on all of the rails were extremely good, even in a heavily overclocked and power hungry system. There also seemed to be no degradation in voltage regulation throughout the 4 week load testing period. If you are running an m-ATX or HTPC system and would like to easily rid yourself of a cabling nightmare, definitely consider the SilverStone Element 500w (SCE). It is a unique idea and has been implemented very nicely by SilverStone."

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Hiper Type R 730W PSU Review @ Ninjalane
"The Hiper HPU-4S730 is a very unique PSU in both in design and layout. The unit comes with 2x 20dba cooling fans and a fancy Stainless Steel chassis. The main ATX power connector is hardwired and located in the standard location, beyond that things get rather unique."

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Tagan TurboJet TG1100-U95 1100W PSU Review @ Viper Lair
"Surely at some point there has to be stopping point, exactly how much power does a home computer user, or even an extreme PC enthusiast really need? If the answer is more power then the TurboJet TG1100-U95 is the solution . This thing is rock solid and oozes quality and performance from every angle. The TurboJet TG1100-U95 isn't cheap at $400+ , but like in all things you get what you pay for."

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Review @ GideonTech
"In the included instructions it says that the surface was milled down specifically to work with their thermal grease for the best performance. Well, I don't know if that's true, but I'm always willing to give things a try, instead of cleaning the goop off the heatsink, I installed it as is. Don't worry though, I still plan to remove it and test again with the benchmark AS5."

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Ultra ChillTec Thermal Electric CPU Cooler Review @ Modders-Inc
"CPU cooling options are continually on the rise. Ranging from passive heatsinks, heatpipe coolers, water cooling, and Peltier cooling to name a few. We are going to take a look at the ChillTec Thermal Electric CPU Cooler from Ultra Products. The Ultra ChillTec is designed to balance the use of thermo-electric and heat-pipe cooling to optimize your CPU cooling."

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Spire Fourier IV CPU Cooler Review @ Pro-Clockers
"Today, we are going to take a look at the newest cooler from Spire, the Fourier IV. The Fourier is an awesome looking cooler with a new design. With the cooling fan mounted underneath the copper fins air is designed to blow upwards and across the fins. The look of the Fourier IV is identical to that of the III but in copper."

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Zalman 9700LED CPU Cooler Review @ Techgage
"If you love large air CPU coolers, then you will drool over the 9700LED. It's equipped with a 110mm fan, while it's older brother, the 9500LED, has only 92mm. Included extras here include better thermal paste and a fan controller. Does this CPU coolers larger stature make it a winner in our temperature testing?"

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Xigmatek AIO-S80DP Self-Contained Watercooling Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
"In this review Frostytech will be testing out the Xigmatek AIO-S80DP self contained watercooling heatsink. The AIO-S80DP is both a new approach to watercooling, and the first salvo from an entirely new heatsink manufacturer. What makes the Xigmatek AIO-S80DP heatsink unique is that it is an all-in-one watercooling based thermal solution. Coolant runs through the metal veins of this heat exchanger, and it is only this liquid which works to transfer the heat absorbed from the processor into the surrounding environment. The heatsink is set up with two 80mm sized radiators, positioned with direct connections to the reservoir below, and a fan set dead between them."

More information on this review can be found right here.
Kingston 2x1GB PC2-9200 & PC2-9600 DDR2 Memory Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"Well I really don't know what else to say. This review would compare to taking a Ferrari for a spin and going "Yep! It's fast alright!” We're talking about some of the fastest memory on the market today; 1150Mhz and 1200Mhz right out of the box from a name you can trust; Kingston Technology."

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Overclocking The Natural Way @ Phoronix
"Over the weekend a blizzard has hit Michigan causing sub-zero temperatures, inches of snow, and zealous winds. This winter weather has caused the closing of shopping centers and community activities; public transportation systems and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport have also come to a halt. However, we took this opportunity to make the best of it with natural sub-zero overclocking. With the Abit AW9D i975X motherboard, an Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2GB of OCZ's Flex XLC PC2-9200 memory, and cooling provided by Mother Nature, we set off on a spontaneous overclocking adventure. Have you ever seen a motherboard in a snow-bank? We sure have."

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition Review @ Hexus
"On top of its regular GTX, XFX has now launched a couple of GeForce 8800 GTX SKUs that are pre-overclocked right out of the box. We've managed to get our grubby mitts on the fastest - a 630/2000-clocked version. Read on to find out if it's £460 well spent."

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Foxconn 7950 GT OC 512MB Video Card Review @ TheTechLounge
"What company first comes to mind when you think about NVIDIA video cards? Chances are you’re thinking of either BFG, XFX, or EVGA. In today’s review we’ll be taking a look at an overclocked 7950 GT from an enormous company whom, ironically, you may not be that familiar with, Foxconn. Chances are you own something Foxconn had a part in making. They produce Apple’s iPod and Mac Mini, Intel-branded motherboards, components for Dell, Hewlett Packard, and more. The reason Foxconn may not come to mind as a graphics card vendor is that they didn’t enter the market until March of last year. We’ll compare their overclocked 7950 GT with a standard Leadtek 7950 GT along with 6 other cards."

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Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Overclocking @ NordicHardware
"New 3DMark records and overclocking results at over 5 GHz are impressive and all, but for those who can't afford to buy a processor for thousands of dollars, the cheaper models have a lot more appeal. Overclocking of a slower processor can save you a lot of money and gives everyone an opportunity to get real good performance at a low cost."

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Inwin F430 Xtreme Series ATX Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews
"You've got to hand it to In Win. It takes a lot of guts to design and market a computer chassis with such close association to an automotive legend like the Ferarri F430. With their F430 case, though, In Win seems to have pulled it off rather well. The immaculate finish, innovative design elements, single-fan cooling, and racecar sounds all contribute to make the F430 a high-performance and stylish case with that little something extra that sets it apart from the crowd."

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iStar Nitro AX Full Tower Computer Case Review @ PCstats
"The iStar Nitro AX case has a honeycomb vented side panel that meshes up with an internal fan duct to provide a cool air source directly to the CPU fan. The case side panel lockable, and on the inside there are plenty of quick install expansion spaces for hard drives & CDROM. The case will accommodate a full sized Intel or AMD motherboards on a removable board tray."

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Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Case Review @ Overclocker Cafe
"My favorite part of the case would have to be the cable management system. Very few case manufacturers take this into account but with a very few clips and some thought to their end users, Gigabyte had made my (and your) job of building a clean looking machine quite a bit easier. The "Light Beam Projector" on the front of the case is very nice touch that helps to distinguish this case from the rest of the pack. The case is also about as quiet as can be, even with 3 120mm fans going."

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Saturday, February 3, 2007
Otterbox for iPod Nano Review @ Think Computers
"You may of may not have heard of Otterbox. Way back in July we took a look at their 7000 series laptop case. Although the case was not the most eye-catching case out there it provided unrivaled protection for your laptop. Well Otterbox makes a whole slew of cases for all your electronic devices. Today we will be taking a look at the case for the iPod Nano and we will see if the case as well as our Nano survives our tests."

More information on this review can be found right here.
Slim Devices Squeezebox Review @ Techgage
"Wireless is now, so why not include your music within the realm of this amazing technology? That's what Slim Devices is out to do with their Squeezebox. Not only can it wirelessly deliver music to anywhere in your home, it's also finely tuned with the Rhapsody music service for the ability to listen to even more music. It can even handle lossless audio formats!"

More information on this review can be found right here.
G.Skill 2x1GB F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK DDR2 Memory Kit Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"For those who don't feel the need to overclock, as well as for those who are looking for RAM that is highly overclockable, these tests are vital. In this case, the H sort of lives up to its Hi-Performance title, as I was able to get 1012MHz at 2.3v and this was stable while running Prime95 x2."

More information on this review can be found right here.
Super Talent 2 Gb PC2-6400 4-4-3-8 DDR2 Memory Review @ OCIA
"Using the 3.0x memory ratio, we find a little more headroom when slightly relaxing the timings to 4-5-5-8. Still using 2.3v, this brings the modules up to 501Mhz or DDR1002, impressive. The system is completely stable at these settings, able to pass four 32M Super Pi runs in a row."

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Sapphire X1650 Pro Ultimate Edition PCIe Video Card Review @ PCApex
"I don't know who Sapphire worked with to develop their heatpipe design, but I am impressed with the construction. The tubes are 8mm which will allow a lot of movement of fluid and vapor which means more efficient cooling. The bends on the tubing are a little rough, but not enough to affect it's ability. If you look closely at the picture of the side of the card that has the DVI connectors you will notice two rubber pads on the fins. These keep the metal from meeting with circuitry, which is a very good thing."

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Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 640MB Golden Sample Overclocked @ Tweaktown
"nVidia’s GeForce 8800GTS just got a little bit better thanks to Gainward with their Golden Sample graphics card. We understand that overclocking isn’t a hard task but that’s us. Overclocking isn’t for everybody and if it was companies like Gainward and BFG wouldn’t have much joy selling pre-overclocked cards. It’s nice to know that for a few extra dollars you can open the box, place it in your system, and be slightly faster than your mate down the road with a standard GeForce 8800GTS.

The biggest problem that we have really has nothing to do with the card. The package really should have had a little something extra and video cables are really a pretty standard item these days, not choosing to include them was like XFX not choosing to include the PCI Express power adapter in their 8800GTS. While a lot of people might have them, there is still going to be a portion of people who don’t. They should always be included."

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nMedia HTPC 200BA Enclosure Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"We are a little over a month past Christmas, and I know some of us received some really good computer hardware. So what does that mean for the other hardware that was replaced, but is still good? It means it's HTPC computer building time!"

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SunbeamTech Freezing Storm Case Review @ Pro-Clockers
"Sunbeam has bee offer well made PC accessories for the budget minded computer enthusiast and modders for some time now, offering everything from computer chassis all the way down to case fans and just about everything in-between. Today we are going t be looking at one of their newer offerings in their computer chassis line, the Freezing Storm. The Freezing Storm is based on the same basic chassis design as Sunbeam Techs Silent Storm, but with a new front bezel design that allows much better air flow through the case, thus the name “Freezing Storm”."

More information on this review can be found right here.
NZXT Zero Case Review @ Driver Heaven
"NZXT is most probably well known to our readers, although the company was established only 2 years ago. Every single case they have released since then became quickly popular because of their distinctive appearance and high quality. NZXT cases can be quite distinctive like the Nemesis or exceptionally elegant, like the Lexa. The Zero is marketed as the ‘perfect cooling solution’ by NZXT and is a simple but attractive case with a total of 8 fans pre-installed inside it with 7 of those fans being 120mm fans."

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SilverStone TJ09 Case Review @ XYZ Computing
"When SilverStone releases an aluminum tower-sized case, it is a big deal. This company has released hit after hit in their TJ series, including such memorable cases as the TJ03 (Maximum PC's Dream Machine Case 2004) and the TJ07 (Maximum PC's Dream Machine Case 2005 and XYZ Computing current test case). Now they have added another case to this line: the TJ09. This product is intended to be the ultimate in ATX case design, the price-is-not-a-factor, top-of-the-line case that competes with the best from Lian Li, Thermaltake, and other companies known for their aluminum design. (In case you were wondering, the TJ08 was an aluminum Micro-ATX tower. It is no slouch, but does not fall in the same category as all the other TJ cases)."

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NZXT Zero Full Tower Aluminum Chassis Review @ BigBruin
"There is plenty of room for all of your components, and working inside in the NZXT Zero is quite easy given the space and variety of tool-less features. Once you have all of your components installed there is still a good deal of room which is nice since it makes it more visually appealing and will help the airflow keep the system cool."

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Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case Review @ DSM
"A couple days ago I reviewed the Antec EarthWatts 500 Watt power supply, today I have another product from Antec, the Nine Hundred Gaming Case. The Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case is a bit off the norm for Antec products, most of their products are very stylish, subtle and elegant looking, something I could easily see in an Executives Office. Don't get me wrong, the Nine Hundred is very nice as well, but it is aimed at the gamer segment of the market, it's flashy, bold and definitely makes a statement. The Nine Hundred case is unlike any other I have seen, it combines the best of Antecs' designs and experience into a well made, functional and great looking chassis that will be hard to beat."

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Thursday, February 1, 2007
What's It Like To Be A Booth Babe @ Think Computers
"With the thousands of products being shown at CES what better way to show them off than with a beautiful woman! Ever wondered what it is like to be a booth babe? Well we were able to sit down with Kat Garrow, a 19 year old booth babe and she was able to answer some of our questions."

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CES Vs. MacWorld - Clash Of The Titans @ The TechZone
"This year in three overstuffed, stress filled days the Titans of the industry held court on stage in two different cities – Las Vegas, San Francisco. Imagine the dynamics of it all. Members of the media had to decide how to best cover the three who would shape the coming year and possibly the future – Gary Shapiro, CEA; Bill Gates, Microsoft; Steve Jobs, Apple."

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CES - Consumer Electronics Show 2007 Uber Update @ PCApex
"This was my first trip to CES and I was very excited to be going. I have attended E3 a couple times, Comdex (the last show they had) and countless large lanparty/media events. CES is one of the last few shows that I really wanted to attend as it is one of the largest consumer electronics shows in the world. Products you can expect to see there range from car audio to PC video cards to fitness equipment to (fill in the blank). I saw many things which I would not have expected to see at an electronics convention. Pocket knives, furniture, and toilet seats are just a few of the strange objects I did not expect to encounter on the CES floor."

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How to Build a Wireless Network Without Using a Broadband Router @ Hardware Secrets
"A lot of people don’t know that if you run Windows XP or Windows Vista it is possible to build your own wireless network at home or office without using a wireless broadband router or a wireless access point, saving some bucks. In this tutorial we will show you step-by-step how to build this kind of wireless network, also known as ad-hoc."

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Windows Vista Primer Review @ Viper Lair
"The Retail versions of Vista have both 32bit and 64bit versions of Vista in the box. As long as the hardware stays the same, while you will need to reactivate your copy, it won't go against your activation counter. And no, you can't have a dual boot scenario with one 32bit and one 64bit running at once, one or the other at any given time only."

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Windows Vista Review @ TrustedReviews
"It's been five years in the making. Hundreds of thousands of man hours have gone into its development. Millions of words have already been written about it. Some have already written it off, others can't wait to get their hands on a copy."

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A Quick Look at Audio Formats @ BigBruin
"Outside of the government and the military, the computer world uses the most acronyms. This is especially true for the names of audio formats. There are dozens of formats, each with its own reason for being and with its own strengths and weaknesses. But what do all of those names mean? And how do you deal with an audio file that you're not familiar with?"

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RAM Cooling Shootout: The ThermalTake Cyclo vs. The VIZO Armada @ Futurelooks
"In the ring today we have veteran ThermalTake taking on new comer VIZO. The match is to determine who has the best RAM Cooler. Can we even determine that? Does RAM cooling even do anything for you really. Is it even effective? Let's battle first and ask questions later."

More information on this review can be found right here.
OCZ Technology Launches 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kits and Memory Lineup for Vista
Sunnyvale, CA—January 30, [WINDOWS-1252?]2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their Vista Value Upgrade series which includes the highly anticipated 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. The new lineup of memory is optimized for perfect compatibility for those transitioning from Microsoft Windows® XP to Vista™.

OCZ is dedicated to providing memory solutions for the latest industry milestones, and the Vista launch is the ideal platform for OCZ to provide a necessary system component for all Vista advocates. The OCZ Vista Upgrade series was developed to convert a sluggish recently upgraded system into a superior computing experience ensuring the best possible gaming and productivity on Vista systems.

The OCZ Vista Upgrade series will be available in both DDR2-667 and DDR2-800. For gamers shifting to Vista and who prefer the performance of high speed memory, the PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade 2GB kit is the ultimate upgrade from 1GB of RAM. As a Vista up-grader, the PC2-5400 4GB dual channel kit will provide maximum memory bandwidth and deliver the most efficient operation possible.

With the arrival of Vista consumers will now be able to take advantage of a new level of multimedia, gaming, and productivity when paired with the right hardware,” commented Jacky Huang, VP of Product Management, OCZ Technology. For the optimal experience, OCZ is excited to release our new Vista Upgrade series of modules which have gone through the strictest testing with the full spectrum of Vista versions to deliver a perfect balance of memory performance and stability across the full range of applications.”

More information on this press release can be found right here.
CoolIT Systems Eliminator Cooling System Review @ Virtual-Hideout
"The Eliminator is an excellent liquid cooling system for any type of user, experienced or not. Thanks to the simplified mounting process, manual, and hardware, installation is very simple and easy with the detailed directions and revisions."

More information on this review can be found right here.
Thermalright SLK-948U Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech
"The Thermalright SLK-948U is an oldie but a goodie. This 635 gram chunk of copper is still a relevant heatsink however, resembling something akin to a metallic Toblerone with copper fins. It's this design which keeps the SLK-948U alive and kicking, and as you'll see in a moment more than capable for any K8 processor. The heatsink ships in a very plain cardboard box with a small collection of wire fan clips, spring tensioned screws, more screws, mounting plates and more clips. No instructions are provided, which is rather disappointing."

More information on this review can be found right here.

Akasa EVO 120 AK-920 Low Noise Heatsink Review

"This is the second revision of the Akasa EVO 120 (AK-120) heatsink, the first model produced under this name utilized thinner diameter heatpipes and a slim copper base. The new, 2007 model Akasa EVO 120 improves on these shortcomings with a stocky copper base, and three chunky 8mm diameter heatpipes. The changes have been well worth it, allowing the Akasa EVO 120 to handle high heat loads from Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad and AMD Athlon64 processors with quiet ease."

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Antec Fusion HTPC Case Review @ 3DGameman
"There's no mistaking that the Antec Fusion Case has a very sleek design. It fits a micro ATX motherboard, has two 120mm fans, two hard drive bays and one external 5.25" drive bay. They also include a Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) and an Active PFC, efficient 430W power supply. It even uses a three chamber thermal design that facilitates cooling and will result in lower case temperatures than a traditional desktop case. This design also means it will be quieter. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end."

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Cooler Master X Craft External Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ Madshrimps
"The X Craft is Cooler Master's first external hard drive enclosure, their design team has come up with a sleek device that allows you to hook it up by USB 2.0, Firewire or eSATA. We take a closer look."

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Inwin Alpha 360 mATX Case Review @ BigBruin
"The styling of the In Win Alpha 360 mATX Case is definitely unique and is one of its best features. It looks like no other case I have used, and the aesthetics don't get in the way of an easy installation and convenient operation. It provides many well designed tool-less features, more drive space than many other mATX cases, and decent cooling despite just having one case fan. Overall it has made quite a positive impression on me."

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