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March 2000
WebMasterP
03-31-00
G3D has a review up on one of those ever famous slot fans. They all way have reviews on these bad boys claiming 5º F or more difference just because they installed these units. I'll believe it when I see it.

WebMasterP
03-31-00
Game Wire has a review of that SQ2500 from Aureal. This is a pretty good unit. I have read lots of reviews and seen this puppy in action (I guess I listened it didn't I).

WebMasterP
03-31-00
Magic Torch Overclocking has a Coppermine heatsink and fan combo shoot out. Need I say anymore?

WebMasterP
03-31-00
Games Xtreme has a review on South Park Rally. It looks to be really funny and entertaining. Apparently, the game is very difficult.

WebMasterP
03-31-00
The Game Den has an article up titled "The Birth of a Clan." It's all about the concepts of team play and partners relying on you to make gaming more interesting.

WebMasterP
03-31-00
PC Extremes has a review on Vblock application in your computer. Vblock, in case you've never heard of it, is like Dynamat basically just a different brand. Both Dynamat and Vblock are designed to remove noise and vibration in your caused by the road or from your speaker system =). These guys stick it in their PC to make all the noise pollution less (those fans get noisy, I know). Vblock can be found at Car Toys and the like.

WebMasterP
03-31-00
ASUS AGP-V6800 review over at iXBT Labs. the AGP-V6800 is GeForce DDR style. Except no imitations.. or whatever.

WebMasterP
03-30-00
ABIT announced a new motherboard today based on the VIA’s Apollo Pro 133a chipset. The board has a very creative name. You ready for this? ... VT6X4 ... wow. Aside from the mundane name the board has wide CPU support and some promising features.

WebMasterP
03-30-00
HardOCP has a couple of little review thingys up today. They have a way to mod those worthless CP-VUE things (that everyone was buying and getting crapped on for doing so) in to something good. There is also a small "how to" on slapping a golden orb on to your ... GeForce?!? Yup, check it.

WebMasterP
03-29-00
As some of you know (especially if you visit HardOCP on a daily basis) Aureate Media was accused of having ".dll's" that sent information about you and your computer to their servers. Well, they have changed their company name to Radiate Network and have a program now that will remove all of their .dlls from your system. Here's a link to the site and here's a link directly to the download. If you're not sure if you have any of their stuff on your computer you might want to download it just to be sure.

WebMasterP
03-29-00
The Game Den has a little mouse shoot-out between the cordless Logitech mouse and the Mikcrosoft Intellimouse Explorer (optical). This site was put up by the Tech Zone, I think it is just another way for them to make more money.

WebMasterP
03-28-00
There is another quick review of othe Tennmax Lasanga BGA cooler over at G3D. At least it has results for you to see.

WebMasterP
03-28-00
Games Xtreme has a review of Tread Marks. This is one of those one page, throw-it-up so I can get-some-hits reviews. Not much there but four paragraphs and a score.

WebMasterP
03-27-00
There's a new Athlon Motherboard out from Soltek and AMD Xtreme has a review on it. The next site that copys my "Xtreme" is going to get beat. Word. Anyway check out the Soltek SL-77KV.

WebMasterP
03-27-00
Fast-MHz has a look-see of the Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. Linksys is some good stuff. See what Fast-MHz thinks of it. They cover everything benefits to speed.

WebMasterP
03-27-00
Jodo Kast over at Gaming in 3D has a interesting little contest up for free stuff. The first person who views the words "BANG THAT BITCH!" and emails him gets a either a Microsoft Optical Mouse, ABIT BE6, or more! Check out the contest page for details.

WebMasterP
03-27-00
3D Accelerated has a Cambridge's FPS2000 setup and the got review done on it. They cost $150 and you get a lot of stuff with them. 3D Accelerated definetly seems to like it.

WebMasterP
03-26-00
Sorry about that the lack of news yesterday but I was at a LAN party playing with some of the best Half Life players out there. For those of you who do the Half Life thing you might recognize some of these names: ALLIANCE.SHONUFF, .ACID, .VACATE, .MUTE, .LoOpED Slugo and x*factor.

WebMasterP
03-26-00
Firing Squad has a review up on the Razer Boomslang 2000. It's got double the dpi of the Boomslang 1000 and four times that of a regular mouse. Worth a look even though it's a bit costly.

WebMasterP
03-26-00
Games Xtreme has an article up called "Gamers and Companies." It's about different types of gamers and some analysis on game companies. I don't agree with this opinions but everyone is entitled to their own. Just for your information, his first comment about consoles being "dead" is not true. In fact, console gaming makes up a much larger piece of the pie than PC gaming does.

WebMasterP
03-24-00
Sharky Extreme has a preview of the ABIT KA7 Athlon motherboard. I saw something up over at Hot Hardware but Sharky goes deeper. I wish I had an Athlon system to test it with when they are actually released. Oh well.

WebMasterP
03-23-00
There is another 2CoolPC review up. This time it's Fast-MHz style so, you know it's got to be readable. At least, it should be better than some of those dime-a-dozen review sites.

WebMasterP
03-23-00
CPU-Burn has a review up on the Enlight Endura EN-7237. I think I'm going to buy my case as I broke it this eveing going to a small LAN party. I had quite a scare as it wouldn't start for a bit. I was sweating good. Any ways, this case is looking good and I think I'm going to pick one up.

WebMasterP
03-23-00
Games Xtreme has some reviewage on a game titled Battlezone II. They seemed to think it was descent. I can't make a judgment as I haven't played it yet so, head on over and check out there stuff.

WebMasterP
03-23-00
3D Accelerated has some review stuff on a Pinnacle's DC30 Video Capture card. If you're looking for that kind of stuff you might want to check out the review. We have a review of the ATI TV-Wonder coming up pretty soon if you're intersested.

WebMasterP
03-22-00
Tweak Town has another slot cooler review. This time made in a slightly different style by a different company. Check it out and stuff. Oh, the name is even different: The JustCooler FC-900L. (Wow, another original name)

WebMasterP
03-22-00
3D Accelerated has a some review stuff up about the Kensington Mouseworks USB mouse. They seem to like it a little bit except for it's weird out of place buttons and bulk shape.

Gordaen
03-22-00
I have finally filled my 2 Terabyte Hard Drive up with MP3s. It took 3 years but I've done it! No, not really! But check out this pic of an extremely large hard drive. If you have an extra $1000 lying around (or probably more) I'm sure you could pick one and and start the largest MP3 collection yourself.

2 Terrabye Hard Drive... 2 for me, none for you..


WebMasterP
03-22-00
At Lucent's Bell Labs the have managed to push a fiber optic cable to 3.28 terabits per second. What they really meant is that they overclocked a fiber wire to 3.28 up from 10 gigabits per second thanks to HardOCP cooling techniques

WebMasterP
03-22-00
Hexus.com has a forum up. I can't think of any smart-ass comments to make so I'll just say, "I'll have our forum up some day but until then you'll have to settle for a second rate forum!" =P

WebMasterP
03-22-00
iXBT Labs has posted a review of the MS-6301 by Micro-Star on i820 chipset and with SDRAM. They say it it's a very stable board and features an interesting thing called D-LED diagnostic system. Check it. Motherboard companies also need to extend a little creativity when naming their boards. I'm tired of numbers, what about the MS-Virgina6301. You know the guys are automatically going to think of Ms. Virginia and want the board! Hey, you motherboard companies want someone to name your boards I'm RIGHT HERE!

WebMasterP
03-22-00
Games Xtreme has a preview posted of Thief 2: The Metal Age. This will be an Eidos Interactive release. I can just see the anit-games activists now.. "Thief 2! What? We're reinforcing theft into our children's mind."

WebMasterP
03-21-00
After reading my review, Michael Pugliese, pointed out that if one wanted he/she could pick up the Antec PP-303X Power Supply for $20 right now at Buy.com. Here is the link to the coupon, http://www.buy.com/promo/80120082.asp. Thanks a lot Michael!

WebMasterP
03-21-00
Overclockers' Workbench has the low-down on the Soltek SL77KV Athlon KX133 Mainboard. This is either new or I haven't heard about it. It's a damn good board until I read that it has on-board audio. Man I hate on-board stuff.

WebMasterP
03-21-00
Free Speed review over at Gaming in 3D. This is an Athlon speed modifier for those of you who are not in the know. If you're not, go check it out.

WebMasterP
03-21-00
iXBT Labs has posted a review of Gigabyte GA-GF2560 Graphics Card built on NVIDIA GeForce 256 chipset and equipped with SDR SDRAM. Good read, especially if you have some time to kill.

WebMasterP
03-20-00
I messed up the review so bad that like 10 of my readers informed me of a bunch of mistakes. Well, they really weren't mistakes but more of just some FYI stuff. So, I have updated the review accordingly. So, re-check it out.

WebMasterP
03-20-00
I try not to mention to much about consoles but I thought I'd let this slide. Gaming in 3D has a review of the Play Station 2. They claim it has "superior" graphics so I stopped reading it.

WebMasterP
03-19-00
AHHHHhh!!! A new site is up. Stop it you guys! Everyone should just merge together and make one big site. Yeah, I can see it now, Very Sharky Xtremely Hard Tek featuring Mr. Anand in 3D. Oh the new site is called Dual Boot, I went there but I couldn't find anything about Dual Booting which is something I've been looking into.

WebMasterP
03-19-00
iBXT Labs has, what they call, a Monthly Hardware News Overview. I call it a lot of text for you slackers to read to catch up on all that stuff you missed.

WebMasterP
03-19-00
Jsi Hardware has got a hold of a Global Win 802 Case and posted a review. The only thing I want from these companies is a product with a COOL NAME! What the hell is 802? What about the Global Win CompuFreeze802 or the Global Win UnOriginalBastard802. Well, sorry, I just ranted without giving you prior notice.

WebMasterP
03-19-00
After reading my review, I was informed by Mr.BooMY, that he had obtained an 300 Watt Antec PP-303x Power Supply for the same price I got my MultiWave PSU for. He didn't tell me where he got it, but I'm sure if you go to Price Watch you could find it for $49. He sent me a pic of it with some of that black tubing everyone's been using. Apparently this is an AMD approved one and was the only one to score a perfect stability rating in Anand Tech's Athlon PSU stability tests. Thanks Mr.BooMY

Antrc PP-303X 300 Watt Power Supply


Mr.X
03-18-00
The European Media Laboratory in Heidelberg, working together with the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Mannheim have managed to store 10 GB of data onto a roll of conventional adhesive tape. Now that's just cool! Check out the full article over at EML.

WebMasterP
03-18-00
Gaming in 3D has posted their interview with the guy from Speedy3D. I have to admit that I don't particularly visit that on a regular basis but the content is good.

WebMasterP
03-18-00
Tweak Town wanted my to inform my readers that their download section is now more complete and has a new look and name. So, go check out The Tweaking Toolbox. Ok, they tried, at least it wasn't the TweakTown page of stuff... ok that would have been cooler.

WebMasterP
03-18-00
Magic Torch Overclocking has reviewed the Global Win 802 Case. It's a nice case. I'll never buy one though. There is no place for a blow hole in the bottom of the front face.

WebMasterP
03-18-00
Check out this article by Wired.
"With a minor cable tweak, an engineer jerry-rigged his new, $99 Net "appliance" into a fully functional Pentium PC. Supplies are dry -- and now the company's IPO is boasting unexpected glitter."

WebMasterP
03-17-00
Hexus.com has taken a look at the Free Speed Pro. This, in the case of your unknowing, is a gold finger adapter for all your Athlon overclocking pleasure. Good read, though his opinion doesn't differ much from everyone else's.

WebMasterP
03-17-00
There is a new site by the Fast-MHz.com guy's brother. It's called CPU-bURN and definitely has a recognizable format. Check it!

WebMasterP
03-17-00
Tweak Town has got the stuff, the stuff known as the "CPU Software Cooling Guide." Quite interesting, though I find it quite useless (I don't find software cooling to have an real value). Still worth a read though.

WebMasterP
03-17-00
Games Xtreme has a review up on a cool game called Rollcage Stage 2. Looks like it could be a lot of fun or something.

WebMasterP
03-17-00
Jsi Hardware has got a guide on how to remove a stock PIII heatsink and fan. This might be useful for you not-so-brave at heart kind of people. Best to learn from someone else's experiences.

WebMasterP
03-16-00
G3D has an interview with Billy Wilson from Voodoo Extreme. This guy is pretty interesting, really. You probably should read it just for kicks.

WebMasterP
03-16-00
3D Accelerated has a mouse pad round up of their own. I don't know why these reviews keep popping up. You'd think that people could figure out after 5 reviews which pad they want. Yet, they keep coming. Oh well.

WebMasterP
03-15-00
Games Xtreme (I think we should form a partner ship, heh) has a review of Nox. If Firing Squad's Opinion wasn't good enough for you last month, here is someone else's. Enjoy!

WebMasterP
03-15-00
Senfu is at again with another "interesting" product. They call it the Senfu Overclocking DIY House. It's basically a case with out walls, well more actually a two layer self. Well, read the review because this might be for you?!? Oh yeah, this review is done by G3D.

WebMasterP
03-14-00
GameWire has a review of an LCD monitor that has 3D capabilities (kind of like Elsa's Relevator Glasses). It would be nice to have an 18" LCD monitor with this, but I don't have $11,000!!!!!

WebMasterP
03-14-00
Here's another review of that 3Com Gaming Modem we've all been hearing so much about, or maybe not. Anyway, if you've checked out reviews of this, you'd better check this one out for comparison.

WebMasterP
03-14-00
Hexus.com has a review up on the Ratpad from HardOCP. This is yet another site I haven't heard about. Man, they pop up in dozens every day!

WebMasterP
03-14-00
Games Xtreme has an interview posted with the developers of MDK and MDK2. They mostly just talk about new features and the differences that will occur when MDK2 is released.

WebMasterP
03-14-00
Jsi Hardware has a forum up of their own now. It's the kind which is hosted by another site. I'm not down with those kind so you'll have to wait on ours a bit longer.

WebMasterP
03-14-00
Gaming in 3D has a small little give away. They are giving away one of the new EverGlide GIGANTAs. Nice pads indeed, so head on over and get yourself entered in the drawing.

WebMasterP
03-13-00
3D-Unlimited has a review of the Elsa Erazor X² GeForce based card. Nice write up and definitely worth a look.

WebMasterP
03-12-00
Fast-MHz has a bit or reviewage in the digital camera department. CarMan checks out the Nikon Coolpix 950 and gives it a 92%. This product would be perfect in my eyes if it weren't for the $665 price tag.

WebMasterP
03-12-00
Firing Squad has an intelligent analysis of Microsoft's X-Box. Pretty interesting read, if you dig the console market at all this is interesting. Heck, if you're an NVIDIA Zealot or a Intel Zealot this is your bag.

WebMasterP
03-12-00
iXBT Labs has posted some Intel Willamette preview stuff. Not only that, but these busy guys also have a review on the FIC KA-11 motherboard. I wish I was that busy with stuff to review.

WebMasterP
03-12-00
Jsi Hardware has a little bit of Ratpad love up today. Here's a link to our review for a little comparison.

WebMasterP
03-11-00
Fast-Mhz takes a look at the new beta NVIDIA Detonator 5.08 Drivers. They highly recommend them. They got the same speed increase as Firing Squad did when they tried these drivers out. They both only had one major problem, visual artifacts, but that was it, so you might want to go download those ASAP.

WebMasterP
03-11-00
Super Super Slot Fan review over at Tweak Town. They had astounding results with it (10°C) results like that are far from realistic in us tweaker's cases. My 120 Blow hole right in front of the videocard will probably be sufficient =P.

WebMasterP
03-11-00
3D Accelerated has posted a review on Freespace 2. The guy who wrote it seemed to like it a lot, go see why.

WebMasterP
03-10-00
Due to the fact that everyone and their dog has something about EverGlide news or reviews, here's the EverGlide section

Games Xtreme has a review on the EverGlide GIGANTA

EverGlide has a new look and feel to their web page.

Extreme Hardware has a "sneak peak" on some new EverGlide designs.


WebMasterP
03-10-00
iXBT Labs has posted a ATI Rage6, Charisma Engine and Pixel Tapestry Architecture Preview. This is exclusive information folks. You better check out or else the video card fairy won't... ok I better shut up now.

WebMasterP
03-10-00
G3D has a review on, what I feel, is the stupidest product yet. Senfu, the people who make water cooling kits, have a product called the Superbox. I'm not going to tell you what it is so that I don't ruin a good laugh.

WebMasterP
03-09-00
Firing Squad has a couple of reviews up that are pretty interesting. They have a mouse pad round up of all the newest and most popular pads and a write up on the new NVIDIA Detonator Drivers (5.08). The review on the drivers is very interesting, can you say, Full Screen AA?

WebMasterP
03-08-00
Fast-MHz has a venture into the world of peltier and water cooling with a little article they call Overclocking Colorado Cold Style. If you're thinking about doing some Xtreme cooling then you might want to check out this article. Learn from what he screwed up and what he did right.

WebMasterP
03-07-00
G3D has got a review of the Razer Boomslang 2000. This is the higher end, more expensive in the Boomslang series. Check it out, most people just have a small problem with the way it is shaped but say you can't beat the accuracy.

They also have a review on the Alpha PAL6035 Cooler. Not the newest item on the block but worth a look.


WebMasterP
03-07-00
iXBT Labs a low-end video card round up. This should be a good one for you budget guys looking to put together a(nother) system. Everything from a Voodoo 3 2000 to a SiS 300 is covered in this post.

WebMasterP
03-07-00
Free Stuff! Yeah, the only catch is you have to be lucky. Gaming in 3D is giving away a copy of the Sims and a copy of Nox. All you have to do is email the guy and you're entered to win.

WebMasterP
03-06-00
HardOCP tackles, as he so blatantly put it, the Soyo 6VBA-133. You know if there is something wrong with this board, Kyle is going to find it. However, if this board rocks, Kyle is going to show you why.

WebMasterP
03-06-00
Jsi Hardware has a review of the ever-popular Alpha P3125S Heat Sink and Fan Combo. This seems to be the crowd favorite but been told that the Global Win VOS32 is unbeatable right now, for both price and performance. But, you might be an Alpha zealot, so check out Jsi's take on this bad boy.

WebMasterP
03-05-00
G3D has posted a review of the ActionTec USB Call Waiting Modem. Go check it out, I'm sure you're wondering what in the world you would actually need one of these for.

WebMasterP
03-05-00
TweakTown has put up a little PCI vs ISA modems action. This is mostly a "for your information" kind of thing. As we all know PCI is better and it's probably a lot easier to find a PCI modem than it is to get an ISA modem. But! they do have information on why winmodems suck, err, I should say are different from regular modems.

WebMasterP
03-05-00
This is a bit old, but Tweak Town has reviews of both the EverGlide LAP and the HardOCP Ratpadz. This is a bit late but I guess one more person's opinion might effect your judgement on which pad to buy.

WebMasterP
03-05-00
Magic Torch Overclocking followed the pack and now has their very own review of the the 2COOLPC system coolers. Their results are similar to everyone else who has review the unit. If you haven't heard of this unit yet, head on down and check it out.

WebMasterP
03-05-00
3D Accelerated has a review of 3Com's 56k gaming modem. Nice, quick little review. Gets the job done however and tells you what's up with spending $80-90 on this 56k modem.

WebMasterP
03-03-00
Fast-Mhz and The Tech Zone are giving away an Asus V6600 GeForce 256. All you have to do is register in their new board, good luck.

WebMasterP
03-02-00
Here's a new site that covers mainly Quake 3 Mods. I guess there must be a lot of Q3A mods otherwise they would run out of content real quick. Any way, they have informed me of a review of a mod, the Speed Quake mod. It's supposed to make game play similar in speed to that of Doom.

WebMasterP
03-02-00
G3D has whipped up a review of the Alpha P3125S. It's a bit old, but it'll do. So, read up or something.

WebMasterP
03-02-00
Wired has an article that just pisses me off. It's about the government wanting less Web Anonymity. This is just another case of "Something goes wrong, make a big deal out of it and solve nothing" If they try and take away anonymity (which they probably won't ever be able to do), there are going to be a lot of unhappy campers.

WebMasterP
03-01-00
There is yet another computer site up, 3D Accelerated. The only thing that really bugs me is the sites with the "3D" thing going on. There are just far too many 3D sites. Well anyway, they have a little pre-made computer review (Dell Series). I know us tweaks are not much for buying pre-made computers but for those of you who don't know how or prefer to have a computer built, you might want to give this a gander.

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