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September 2003

Swiftech's MCX462-V Heatsink
I have come across yet another heatsink review... but hey, who doesn't like to read about a new heatsink? ipKonfig has posted a review of the Swiftech's MCX462-V. It looks kinda like a bloomin' onion, go check out the review to see how it preformed.

OCZ 512meg Platinum Dual Channel PC3200 Memory Kit
Tweak News had the opportunity to review the OCZ 512meg Platinum Dual Channel PC3200 Memory Kit. Here's a snip from the article:
The OCZ Platinum Dual Channel Memory Kit would be an expensive stock or mild overclocking alternative to generic memory, but honestly any informed consumer would be better off putting your money into the Corsair TwinX PC3200 kit for the SAME money and be able to push your system to the edge.
Go check out the full review.

Overclocker Cafe is giving away a X-UFO Ultimate Aluminum Cube Case. To win you need to answer correctly a question, that will change daily, for a shot at winning this crazy case. You may enter up to once per day until Friday, 10/10/2003.


Opteron vs Xeon in Linux
Hexus.net has posted an AMD Opteron / Xeon Comparison under Linux. I would have liked to see a few more benchmarks, but it is still a good read.


Crucial 7 in 1 Card Reader
A couple of reviews have been posted on the Crucial 7 in 1 Card Reader by Ase Labs and Bjorn3D. Go check 'em both out for comparison.

Thermaltake's Extreme Volcano 12
PC Abuser's have reviewed the Extreme Volcano 12. Go check it out for all the info, and if you're interested in comparing this model to the Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition, click HERE for our latest review. Happy reading. Smile

Crossover Mission II Water Cooling Kit
Viper Lair has posted a review of the Crossover Mission II Water Cooling Kit. Here is a tid bit from the article:
The pieces that were included were very good, however the fact that the first sample I received had a leak on the water block itself is not a good sign. This was not an isolated occurrence as The Tech Lounge had the same problem with their first review sample as well. Testing the water cooler before you put it on the CPU is a good idea as the problems we had shows.
Go check it out for all of the results.


New Athlon Reviews Up The Wazzu
It seems the NDA has expired on AMD's Athlon 64 products. Here's the list:

Overclockers Austrailia: AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
Legit Reviews: AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
PCStats.com Review: AMD Athlon64 3200+
Sudhian: AMD's Athlon 64 and FX-51 Battle Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
AthlonXP.com: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ and Athlon 64 FX-51
HardOCP: Athlon 64 Vs. Pentium 4

Lots of reading for the day. Have Fun! Smile

DFI 865PE Infinity Motherboard
Bjorn 3D had the wonderful opportunity to review the new DFI 865PE Infinity Motherboard. Sounds like a good deal for those on a budget, go check it out.

Aerocool Aeropower II Titanium PSU
Viper Lair has reviewed the Aerocool Aeropower II Titanium PSU. Here is a tid bit from the article:
The lowest recorded 12v under load is 12.04v and the lowest recorded for the 5v rail under load is 5.08v. The OVP and OCP (Over Volt/Current Protection) would appear to be doing there things as well with no sign of too high voltages; everything is within a nice medium.
Go check out the review for all the details.

Computex 2003 in Taiwan
Comuptex 2003 began in Taiwan yesterday the 22nd. For full coverage of the event you can check out Tweak Town, this will link you to day one and you can click here for their coverage of day 2. Hardware Analysis has also been posting their coverage of the event, here is their two cents on day one. For continous coverage, check out the sites daily.


Chaintech Apogee FX71 GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
Tweak Town had a chance to review the Chaintech Apogee FX71 GeForce FX 5600 Ultra. For more info go check it out.

SilverStone Strider SST-ST360 Power Supply
Voided Warranty has reviewed the SilverStone Strider SST-ST360 Power Supply. Here's a tid bit from the article:
SilverStoneTek is new to the power supply scene, and they sure know how to make an entrance. With their sleek design and looks that can kill being matched with a great price tag, this power supply is a huge contender in the PSU market.
Go check out the full article for all of the details.


Corsair TwinX1024 4000 Pro Series
IPKonfig.com has a review of some memory that has been making a lot of noise lately (by 'noise' I mean it is heavily reviewed around the net, not that it makes actual sound, because, as we all know, RAM does not scream at you or ask you to mow the lawn... yet), Corsair TwinX1024 4000 Pro Series RAM. Anandtech posted a review as few days ago as well.

Case Reviews and a Contest!
3D Xtreme has a contest going right now, they are giving away a ThermalTake Xaser III Lanfire series Full Tower case, click the link for all of the details. They have also reviewed the Enermax CS-EN5688
. Go check it out for all the details, and don't forget to enter that contest!


Samsung SF-555P Multifunction Laser Printer
Need a laser printer? How about a fax machine too? And maybe throw in a scanner... and a copier. Well, Tweak News had the chance to review the Samsung SF-555P Multifunction Laser Printer. This is one hardworking piece of equipment, go check it out for all of the specs and performance.

Atech Flash PRO 9 USB 2.0 9 In 1 Card Reader
Bjorn 3D has reviewed the Atech Flash PRO 9 USB 2.0 Internal/External 9 In 1 Card Reader. Go check it out.

Cooling Galore
The Jet7 cooler from Coolermaster seems to be getting quite a bit of attention. It has been reviewed at Burn Out PC, Voided Warranty, and at Tweak Town in their Athlon Heatsink shootout. If you're really into comparing coolers, now would be a good time to go check out Pimp Rig's review of the CoolerMaster Aero 4 Lite. Now that should be enough cooling reviews to hold you over for a while. Smile


Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro
Viper Lair has reviewed the Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro for your reading pleasure. Here's a taste of the review:
Additions such as onboard 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, Dual channel DDR memory, the ability to lock the AGP/PCI bus speed, and in most cases the ability to unlock the TBred chips multiplier's for higher FSB speeds.
Go read up for all of the details.

Athenatech A747CS Designer Case
Tweak News has posted a new case review on the Athenatech A747CS Designer Computer Case. They seem to think it's a pretty good case for the price but it comes up short in the cooling department. Go check out the review for more info and don't worry, there are plenty of pictures.

Heliodisplay Images
Do you ever wish that you could manipulate what you see on your computer screen with your hand, and just get rid of your monitor altogether? Well one day you just might be able to do that. A new projection technology called heliodisplay which projects images without a screen is turning some heads. Here's a snip from the article:
The machine modifies the air above a video projector, creating a working, 27-inch screen that can display any kind of video. The image is two-dimensional, can be seen from several angles, and can be manipulated by hand.

Gamin' on a Budget
Can't afford the Ferrari of graphics cards? Well then, Tweak Town has the review for you. They have reviewed the Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro Graphics Card and from the sounds of it, you get a whole lot card for your money.


Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000
Logitech has a nifty little web cam, the Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 to be exact, and SL Central has had the opportunity to review it for you. I'm not big on web cams but this one looks pretty enticing!

irock! 830 Digital Audio Player
Computer Critics has reviewed the irock! 830 Digital Audio Player. We reviewed the irock! 730i MP3 Player for comparison. So go check 'em out, and see which player you think is best.


Lian Li PC-60H3 Mid-tower
Tweaknews.net has posted a review of a case from Lian Li, the PC-60H3 Mid-tower Designer Aluminum. I'm not sure I like the design that much, but it does not look like too bad of a case, it has seven hard drive spaces for those of you looking for some serious RAID lovin'. Smile

Free Stuff!
Pimprig News is giving away a Crossover WS-5 Mission II water cooling kit . All you have to do to win this bad boy is create an avatar and sig in their forums. So head on over and good luck!


Peltier Condensation Prevention
Into water cooling? Then your probably into condensation prevention as well. Techware Labs has written a review on Peltier Condensation Prevention. So go read up and fight unwanted condensation! Smile

Taisol Heatpipe HSF
Cool Tech Zone had the opportunity to review the Taisol Heatpipe HSF. This bad boy looks pretty damn cool and it cools with it's heatpipe system rather than standard air-cooling. They say it works well but you should head on over to see how it held up.


OCZ PC4000 Gold Dual Channel
OcPrices Hardware has a review up of OCZ PC4000 Gold Dual Channel memory. Here's a snip from the review:
The PC4000 Gold is the latest from OCZ, and is their current flagship, promising 500mhz at 2.5-7-4-4 timings.
.They say it preforms well, and it looks snazzy too. Smile So head on over and read up.

Samsung Syncmaster 172MP 17Inch LCD
If you're in the market for a new monitor then Tweaknews has the review for you. They had the oportunity to review the Samsung Syncmaster 172MP 17INCH Multifunction LCD monitor. I purchased a Samsung LCD a while back and I have been really happy with it, so go head on over and check it out.


Segway has celebrity effect
Lonely? Having trouble with the ladies? Well then you should fork out $5000 for a segway. Apparently when you're riding one of these things in public, you attract an awful lot of attention! So what are you waiting for... go get yourself a segway now!


Neighbors From Hell
Fan of reality TV? Well you might also be a fan of reality gaming! CNN.com has the scoop on a new game Neighbors From Hell that allows you to be in your own reality show. The point is to play practical jokes on your neighbor without getting caught, sounds pretty funny to me. Go check it out for more details.

Intel's Deerfield Chip
The Register has the lastest on the release of Intel's Deerfield chip, heres a bit from the article:
The low voltage version of Intel's Itanium processor will go on sale Monday, making its first appearance in a new HP workstation.
Head on over for the full story.


Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II
FrostyTech, the king of synthetic heatsink benchmarks, has reviewed the Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II. This review is worth looking at just to see the clip on this thing. Someone was thinking outside of the box when they came up with it, that is for sure (unless someone else has already done this and they stole it, but I've never seen anything like this before).

Video Cards
Viper Liar was lucky enough to review the ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro. It sounds pretty bad ass, here is a tid bit from the review:
Combining feature rich multimedia options, coupled with the fastest VPU in ATI's arsenal, it certainly has all the tools to be the best all round card.
Now that you've had a taste, head on over and check out the whole review. While your at it, you might as well head on over to OcPrices and check out their review on the Crucial 9800 Pro 128MB for comparison. Smile


MSI CR52-M 52/32/52 CDRW
In the market for a new burner? Well if you really need to splurge for the 52X Viper Lair has reviewed the MSI CR52-M 52/32/52 CDRW for your reading pleasure. If you're thinking of upgrading from a 48X, I wouldn't bother, unless your unhappy with your burner... but if you're in dire need for that extra 2 seconds or so off your burning time you'd better go check it out. Smile

Kingwin K-11-BK-WM Aluminum Case
Overclockers Cafe has a new case review up on the Kingwin K-11-BK-WM Aluminum Case. From what I could see, it looked alright, but they didn't get very good shots, in my opinion. But hey thats a minor thing, so go check it out.


Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
Aselabs.com has a review up of the Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro. If you're in the market for a new chip set you should definitely go check it out.


GPS device thief caught by GPS
FYI to all you theives out there.. don't steal a GPS device, the police will find you! Head on over to CNN.com to read all about the guy who stupid enough to steal a GPS device.

CrazyPC Stealth Case Mod
Case mods can either make the case or well, make something you'd rather throw out. Bjorn3D has a review up on CrazyPC Stealth Case Mod's, the designs you see are laser cut.. and they look awesome. Go check it out to find out more.

Samsung HT-DB300 Home Theatre
MrPCPro.com has reviwed the Samsung HT-DB300 Home Theatre system. I know this isn't computer related.. but hey, who doesn't want to hear about a new home theatre system? So go check it out. Smile

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