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April 2000
WebMasterP
04-27-00
iBXT Labs a review on a very cool portable MP3 player. I'm not going to say anything to spoil the surprise (if you haven't already seen this).

WebMasterP
04-27-00
Games Xtreme has a review on a remake of Lemmings!! It's called Lemmings Revolution and it appears that the Lemmings have gone at least a little 3D. You can't find out too much from this small article but it's worth a quick look maybe.

WebMasterP
04-27-00
Alpha CO-6035MFC review over at PC Extremes. These are a bit pricey but some of you are willing to pay for it. This is a socket style HSF unit.

WebMasterP
04-27-00
Cordless iTouch Keyboard Review over at Gaming in 3D. These are made by Logitech and loved by many and hated by few. I don't like cordless but you might!

WebMasterP
04-27-00
Magic Torch Overclocking has a review on both the Soltek SL 67KV and SL65KV motherboards. Check it out. These are Apollo 133A Pro Chipset based.

WebMasterP
04-27-00
In the event you haven't had enough Soltek action, Active-Hardware has a review up on the SL-77KV based on the KX-133 chipset. It's definitely nice to see another Athlon board out there.


WebMasterP
04-26-00
Insane Hardware (not to be confused with Active-Hardware?!?) has informed me that Asus has a card based on the GeForce2 GTS chip as well. Heck, they even have a box =).

WebMasterP
04-26-00
Active-Hardware has some reviewage of the MSI K7 Pro. This is MSI's second offering to the Athlon world. VIA KX-133 based, this board is rumored to do some rocking.

WebMasterP
04-26-00
Elsa sent me this fine announcement this morning. This is the first public announcement I have received of any company releasing a card with the GeForce 2.
"ELSA Introduces Its NEW 3D Accelerator for Stunning Gaming Realism and Speed

The ELSA GLADIAC(TM) Delivers a Radical New Visual Experience to PC Games, Using NVIDIA's New GeForce 2 GTS(TM)

NEW ORLEANS, WinHEC 2000, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ELSA, Inc., a world leader in computer graphics and communications solutions, today announced a new 3D accelerator packed with visual advancements that promises to whet the appetites of the most hard-core game player. ELSA GLADIAC(TM) based on NVIDIA's new GeForce 2 GTS(TM) (GigaTexel Shader) graphics processing unit (GPU), makes 3D games more intense than ever on PCs equipped with Pentium II or later processors as well as AMD K6 and K7 enabled systems. Starting at an estimated street price of under $350, ELSA GLADIAC will be available in May through major distributors and retailers nationwide."


WebMasterP
04-26-00
You got a hot hard drive? Check out this review over at TweakTown. They review the 3DfxCool HDDho.

WebMasterP
04-26-00
PC Extremes has a review of the Card Cooler. It's pretty much been replaced by Global Win's version because they are superior (at least that's what results show). You can pick up the large CAF12 over at 2CoolTek.

WebMasterP
04-26-00
Monsoon MM-700 speaker review over at The Game Den. These guys write up a pretty nice review. The MM-700 are those flat speakers you might have seen around; pretty cool, really.

WebMasterP
04-26-00
Games Xtreme has a preview of Diablo 2 posted. This is no more than a 5 paragraph blurb. Here's a link to our Diablo 2 preview for a much more in depth preview.

WebMasterP
04-26-00
iXBT Labs is hot on the preview route these last couple of days. They have a preview of the GeForce GTS (again, no actual silicon here). If they preview something tomorrow I'm going to start to wonder.

WebMasterP
04-26-00
Chicks' Hardware has a write up entitled "Gigapixel: Past, Present & Future." Gigapixel, in this case, is referring to the company that merged with 3Dfx. Interesting stuff, I'm guessing it's meant for chicks? Ugh.


WebMasterP
04-25-00
3D Accelerated has a review posed on a ... Palm 3xe?!? I don't know; I guess that could be considered under 3D Accelerated because they have ways to play Doom on palm pilots now.

WebMasterP
04-25-00
iXBT Labs has a preview of the ATI Radeon 256 GPU. They don't have the actual silicon like these recent Voodoo5 5500 previews, but it does have a lot of updated information about the product and what we can expect.


WebMasterP
04-24-00
A company called Frontx has created what some call a very nifty device. I think it's going to create a wire mess inside your computer. This Frontx device moves your ports from the back of your computer to one of the front slots. If that's something that makes you happy check out their site.

WebMasterP
04-24-00
F1 2000 review at game den. I love racing games until I get bored with them, which I do very quickly. But, if you are who likes racing games you might want to try looking at this one.

WebMasterP
04-24-00
3D Accelerated has one of those 18.1" 3D LCD Monitors on their hands from DTI. These aren't even out yet and have a few bugs but you might want to check it out.


WebMasterP
04-23-00
G3D has a page which lists the products needed to assemble different types of toolboxes for different types of PC users. I just don't know anymore.

WebMasterP
04-23-00
High Speed PC is offering a new Gold Finger Device (GFD) for the Athlon. It's produced by Innovac and is called the Tweaking Device2. It doesn't have any external power connectors and has only 8 dip switches. This is probably one of the smallest GFD units I have seen yet. They're not available to be sold yet but can be pre-ordered at HighSpeed PC.

WebMasterP
04-23-00
Our boys from down under, Insane Hardware, have a PC133 Memory round up. This is a good thing to look at if you were even thinking about getting generic RAM.

WebMasterP
04-23-00
That crazy guy over at G3D is giving away all his stuff again. This one has some cool prizes but are hard to win. Go take a look.

WebMasterP
04-23-00
If you have a Quake 3 clan and would like free hosting for your clan site, check out QuakeClans.net


WebMasterP
04-22-00
This site is in for some pretty big changes pretty soon. I'll be adding a good price guide and increasing my traffic. More traffic means more reviews for you guys (and me)!

WebMasterP
04-22-00
PC Extremes has an article entitled "My Date with 5.14." It's just a review of the new drivers that were leaked. Basically, he says they suck a fatty but that might not be necessarily true on your computer. You will not know until you try.

WebMasterP
04-22-00
iXBT Labs has posted a EPoX EP-6VBA2 Mainboard Review. This is another VIA Apollo Pro133A based mainboard designed for Slot 1 processors. If you're still shopping for a Apollo Pro board, check this out.

WebMasterP
04-22-00
TweakTown has posted a five page Windows 2000 modem tweaking guide. He is barely making my limit for a full page on these but it's good content so read up.


WebMasterP
04-21-00
3D Accelerated has a write up on the Napster Controversy. I didn't read this, but I'm sure it has some interesting information.

WebMasterP
04-21-00
Game Wire has a review up on the Logitech Wingman Extreme Digital 3D. I have one of these and I think, if anything, it looks damn cool.

WebMasterP
04-21-00
Another short review over at Games Xtreme, this time of Stephen Kings F13. They disliked it so much they gave it a 47% score. Ouch!

WebMasterP
04-21-00
Gaming in 3D has review yet another Gold Finger Adapter for the Athlon. This one is from Northwind. What's special about this one is that if doesn't have a molex power adapter and uses the power from the Athlon itself.


WebMasterP
04-20-00
Happy 4-20 for all you ganja smokers out there. Have fun, or whatever you do.

WebMasterP
04-20-00
Games Xtreme has a review on that new Star Wars Strategy game called Force Commander. I've seen screen shots of this game it and it looks pretty cool and from what they say, I think I might pick it up. I don't know, whatever money allows.

WebMasterP
04-20-00
A site called chicks hardware has an interview with Nathan McKenzie, one of the programers from Raven Software who helped create Soldier of Fortune. It could be interesting.


WebMasterP
04-19-00
HardOCP has a preview of the Voodoo5 5500. Need I say more? Ok, there are benchmarks too!

WebMasterP
04-19-00
Oracle's Larry Ellison could overtake Bill Gates as the world's richest man. It all depends on a stock swing. So it's not for sure. Just read about it over at Wired.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
Fast-MHz has a comparison up of Cable versus DSL. This actually depends on where you live somewhat as cable shares bandwidth with neighbors. So, if you lived suburban like myself, you could possibly whoop up on DSL with a 1000 k/sec cable modem. Read up, if you don't have a preference you might want to check this out.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
The wonderful Germans over at iXBT Labs have posted an article devoted to the memory technology of the near future. At least that is what they say. I say that they are just posting some stuff up about DDR SDRAM.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
AOpen has been know to make a pretty good product in its time. Well, PC Extremes has a review of the A-Open DVD-1040 Pro. Is it worth your time? I can't tell you. It depends on how much time you have.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
The Game Den has a Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed review. Firing Squad had one up a little while ago and second opinions on games are very much appreciated.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
Star Trek: Armada review? Yah, sure ya betcha (ok, I'll never do that again, I promise). It's over at 3D Accelerated so go have a look.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
TennMax Mega7 cooler review over at G3D. Never heard of this? Neither have I but apparently it's a cost friendly unit. Might fit in the bargin cooling category.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
TweakTown has some review stuff going on in the way of an Alpha PEP66u HSF Kit. This is a pretty good little unit and deserves to be at least considered.

WebMasterP
04-19-00
MPlayer has a nice little review on the Diamond MX400 sound card. As you might know, the MX300 was a pretty popular card in its day. See how Diamond did the second time around.

WebMasterP
04-18-00
3D Accelerated had heard some good stuff about the Crucial PC133 SDRAM. So, they decided they review the stuff. It's a good read and plenty informative if you want to know some basic logistics.

WebMasterP
04-18-00
Well, you know that technology has reached its peak when you see a review on one of these. TweakTown has a review on the Sexy Mouse and the Sexy MousePad. All I have to say is, "Oh...My...God."

WebMasterP
04-17-00
In case you had not noticed, my FTP account has been messed up my web host (again, it happens, nothing I can do). So, here's some news.

WebMasterP
04-17-00
3d Accelerated has a review on what they call the one of the greatest addon ever created for a major game. I could not give you my opinion as I have not played it myself, so out their review on Rogue Spear: Urban Operations!

WebMasterP
04-17-00
PC Extremes has a review on the larger Global Win Card Cooler take off. Get that? If you are familiar with The Card Cooler, Global Win makes to similar products. The one reviewed here, CFA12, is superior to all other models (in my opinion). It beats out Global Win's other model and the Card Cooler. I say it's bigger because it uses one large fan rather than a pair fo smaller fans. Well, I think I ruined the review for you, but you can go see what PC Extremes thinks of it.

WebMasterP
04-17-00
G3D has a review on the BigMoFo-REX-FAN from 3Dfx Cool. This is basically what you get from a Really Big Retro Fit Kit from 2CoolTek. I would recommend ordering from 2CoolTek, whether you're buying just a Retro Fit Kit or a preassembled unit, the 2CoolTek products do not have a dumb sticker. They have the original OEM sticker. Sounds dumb? Well, it is but I just would rather have my Global Win sticker than one that says "3Dfx Cool." Say what you want, it just bugs me.

WebMasterP
04-14-00
iXBT Labs has posted a review of the new mainboard by Gigabyte based upon the VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset. The board is so boldy called the GA-6VX7-4X mainboard. It is designed for Socket 370, take a look, might be a possibility for you Coppermine users.

WebMasterP
04-14-00
Games Xtreme has a very short (as usual) article on Planescape Torment. Neat game, brief review, should be worth a little bit of you time. It'll only take a couple of seconds to read anyway.

WebMasterP
04-13-00
iBXT Labs has their monthly hardware overview posted. It was worth a look last month, so it's probably worth one this year.

WebMasterP
04-13-00
PC Extremes has an article up on how to super size you hard drive cooler. It works pretty good. If you have or were thinking about buying a hard drive cooler, you migh want to look at this one.

WebMasterP
04-13-00
Gaming in 3D has a review on the Artic Circle HSF. This is the older brother to the Golden Orb, but it's obvious the Goldern Orb is a better solution.

WebMasterP
04-12-00
3D Accelerated has got some Die Hard Trilogy action going on in their house. Their review will give you a pretty fair idea of what the games about.

WebMasterP
04-12-00
Another Soldier of Fortune review? Yup, this time over at The Game Den. This guy writes a pretty good review. So, you might want to check it out from his perspective.

WebMasterP
04-11-00
G3D has a quicky review on the IBM 34GXP 13.6GB Hard Drive (ATA/66). Very quick, not a whole lot of benchmarks, but he likes it. The major plus that he points out is that it is quiet and still 7200 RPMS.

WebMasterP
04-11-00
PC Extremes is giving away the AMK case they just reviewed. Get your free stuff over there. I promise, someday I'll have some free stuff to give away.

WebMasterP
04-10-00
Gaming in 3D has a review up on Cliff's FanBus. I was thinking about getting one of these units, but I did not want to cut all the connectors off my fans. It's a good unit however and deserves a look.

WebMasterP
04-10-00
Magic Torch Overclocking (ugh) has a review on the Golden Orb. If you're unfamilar with this cooling item, then READ THE REVIEW! =P

WebMasterP
04-10-00
The Game Den has a review of Messiah. The game is finally out! I've been watching and waiting of this game for awhile. The story line is great and it's all based on a body snatching cherub.

WebMasterP
04-09-00
iBXT labs has a great comparison of different chipsets all running with a PIII. They benchmark the i440BX, i820 and VIA Apollo Pro133A chipsets. They test each of those chipsets at 100 MHz and 133 MHz Front Side Bus. You might be surprised at the results. I, however, was not.

WebMasterP
04-09-00
The Game Den has a review of NASCAR Racing 3. They like a lot. Why not take a look yourself?

WebMasterP
04-09-00
G3D has another contest up. This isn't one of those send-me-an-email contest though. You have to design him a graphic and you win an Athlon Gold Finger Adapter. So, if you suck at art and you don't have or want an Athlon, this is not for you. =)

WebMasterP
04-09-00
PC Extremes has a review on one of those AMK cases with the blow holes. Personally, I like to do it myself but you might be afraid of screwing it up. This particular model is the AMK-33336H. Nope, my key didn't stick and that is quite a mouthful.

WebMasterP
04-08-00
The Register reports that there is company's website that scans your hard drive for security holes and tells you what they are, this isn't exactly a new thing but you might find it useful.

WebMasterP
04-08-00
Are you in the market for a web cam? Well you're in luck. CPU-bURN has taken a look at the 3Com HomeConnect PC Digital WebCam and given it a going over. So, go check it out.

WebMasterP
04-08-00
I think we have hit an all time low. G3D has posted an article about which foods you should eat while playing games. I don't know anymore.

WebMasterP
04-07-00
I got an email from one of my visitors, Frank, who did the same thing I did in my BX Chipset cooling article except he actually drilled holes into the HSF unit. He used the little green heatsink as a guide and then bolted the bad boy straight to the board. Good idea Frank! Also, I forgot to mention, if you're really sure you want this setup, use thermal epoxy for a more permanent bond.

WebMasterP
04-06-00
G3D has some Athlon Gold Finger Adapter review action. They take a look at the Afterburner from Outside Loop. This is the one with the little dials so it's pretty close to idiot proof.

WebMasterP
04-06-00
Games Xtreme has is giving away 3 copies of Delta Force 2 and 5 Delta Force 2 survival packs. Good Luck.

WebMasterP
04-06-00
Cole 3D has a watercooling guide up. Worth a look, the reviewer discusses everything from low sound output to how good it will cool.

WebMasterP
04-06-00
PC Extremes has a review on The Digital Doc. I've been looking for a unit like this but the price out weighs its usefulness so I built a fan toggle switch. If you have some money laying around you might want to check this puppy out.

WebMasterP
04-05-00
Chaintech Desperado RI70? GeForce? Yep, new card as far as I know. iBXT Labs has the juice, so check out.

WebMasterP
04-05-00
PC Extremes has a review on the CO-CBF-32 from Global Win. This is one of two coolers that Global Win has produced which are similar to The Card Cooler.

WebMasterP
04-05-00
CPU-bURN has an article posted titled "The Little 486 That Could." It's all about saving that old 486 hunk of junk. We will have a similar article up in a few days. However, we'll be taking a different approach.

WebMasterP
04-04-00
I've been hearing rumbling about Need for Speed: Porche Unleased for a while now. Well, 3D Accelerated has a full blow preview with screen shots and the whole bit. It's definitely worth at least a peak.

WebMasterP
04-04-00
Leadtek has released their WinFast GeForce256 DDR Rev.B Graphics Card and iBXT labs has a review up or something. Did you know that adding the phrase "or something" at the end of a statement makes it sound 50% more intelligent.

WebMasterP
04-04-00
Gaming In 3d has posted a review on Proton Computers' latest gaming bundle. It comes with a Soyo mobo and a PIII 550E at a guaranteed overclocking speed of 850mhz. Thing reportedly comes stock with an Alpha HSF combo

WebMasterP
04-04-00
TweakTown put a fairly large 5 page guide to tweaking your modem. If you're still caught in dial up land, this is for you. The 5 pages is basically 1 page spanned out real good.

WebMasterP
04-04-00
3D Accelerated has a Soldier of Fortune review up. This seems to be a pretty popular game as I've seen many reviews for it. So, if you haven't seen any reviews on it yet you might want to take a look at this one.

WebMasterP
04-03-00
Fast-MHz has a review of Napster 2.0?!? Normally CarMan and mARK write some good reviews and I'm not saying this is a bad review but what else is there to say about Napster other than download it and get yourself some MP3s.

WebMasterP
04-03-00
The Game Den has a review of Nox. This seems to be a popular game to review. This seems to be a temporary fix to people's Diablo II cravings which, as of yet, can not be satisfied. On the positive side, I was chosen as one of the beta testers and will be able to post exclusive screen shots among other things.

WebMasterP
04-03-00
Games Xtreme has posted part I of a preview of Trans. It's a third person shooter not yet available (hence, "preview").

WebMasterP
04-03-00
As you may or may not know, ABIT has jumped into the video card industry recently. Both HardOCP and iBXT labs have a review on the ABIT Siluro 256 (GeForce based w/ SDRAM). Of course, Kyle a bit deeper into the overclocking of the card.

WebMasterP
04-03-00
Looking for one of those guns that you used to shoot at your old Nintendo? Remember Duck Hunt? Well, in the event you're itching for some gun action on your PC Act-Labs has a product dubbed Act-Labs SGA (Single Gun Arcade) and PC Extremes has a review on it.

WebMasterP
04-02-00
TweakTown makes the news again with PIII heatsink removal guide. They say it takes 30 MINUTES. I hope they were exaggerating

WebMasterP
04-02-00
Target PC has a review on one of those products that makes you say, "Why the hell didn't they do this in the first place!" Evercool (maker of shitty cooling fans) has created a jumperless slocket adapter. I was setting up a Socket 370 chip on a ABIT BE6-2 for a friend and the jumpers just made it all the more confusing.

WebMasterP
04-02-00
JustCooler ST-900 review over at TweakTown. This is one of those Bay coolers designed to remove heat from hot case. This is only a single fan model. I have seen double fan products with really good results.

WebMasterP
04-02-00
Nope, it wasn't an April fools joke on me or you. My site was really down yesterday. Not my fault, probably my web host (as usual). I got some news for you today though.

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