is a Thermaltake company making its name known with CPU coolers. The
TR2-M4 is very similar in design to the Cooler Master Aero 7 coolers.
Check out the review to see how the "X Blower" HSF performs.
XTrac Zoom Mouse Pad Review @ EOC Mousing
surfaces can be a big deal to the extreme gamer, especially in first
person games where accuracy and precision is important. There are many
types of mouse pads out there. Some are made of plastic, aluminum, and
even glass. There are many different aspects that make a mouse pad
good besides controlling the mouse. Durability, size, and maintenance
are all factors that should be taken into consideration when buying a
Cobalt3 Pyramid V+ Fan Controller Review @ The Tech Zone "Back
when I started to get into the technical side of computers, the louder
your computer was, the better it was. Well, perhaps not a true
correlation, but it certainly was the general impression amongst
people: "Wow, his computer is so fast and so hot it needs all those
fans screaming away!" However, this craze has gradually died down, in
favour of quieter PC's for both the normal user and overclocker. "
Noise Isolator Water Cooling Components "I
first became aware of the Noise Isolator name when I purchased one of
their fan controllers. They also have a line of water-cooling
components, and we have them here for review. The Noise Isolator
water-cooling line up consists of their Glacial 120mm radiator, the
Icicle dual mount P4/AMD water block, a round acrylic reservoir and a
hard drive cooler. Illustrated instructions and hardware are included.
After some detail on each component, I’ll add a pump and do some flow
tests before installing it on my test system."
Thermaltake Volcano 11+ and X-Blower Review @ FastLaneHW.com Thermaltake
has been making its Volcano line of enthusiast heatsinks for a few
years now, and today we'll be taking a look at Thermaltake's newest
addition to this line; the Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition. It's a
full-copper, 80mm heatsink for the AMD Socket A platform we're all
familiar with, and includes a nice SmartFan II on top to keep it cool.
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu review
"The heatsink itself is huge, about the size of a CD-ROM in
circumference. For tight cases where the PSU is right on top of the
mobo the 7000A-Cu may not fit. Also, at 773 grams the 7000A-Cu is well
over the maximum limits specified by AMD (300g for XP's, 450g for
A64's) and Intel (450g). Take care when moving a computer with this
beast installed... The base comes lapped to a mirror polish, but if you
run your fingernail across it you can feel the ridges of the many fins
compressed together to form the base."
Aerocool El Badge Review
"This is definitely a one-of-a-kind product. However I expect others
will be close behind with similar offerings. The AeroCool El Badge may
not appeal to everyone, but is guaranteed to draw attention to your PC
and make it stand out from the crowd. The El Badge proved easy to
install, generates virtually no heat and will add dramatic lighting
affects to your PC. "
Zalman ZM80C-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler "Zalman
is a recognized leader in the PC industry for their line of innovative
noise prevention cooling products. Today we are taking an in-depth look
at Zalman’s latest fan less video card cooler, the ZM80C-HP. This
massive, dual heatsink cooler incorporates a heatpipe and is designed
to cool the graphics processing unit (GPU) on today’s hottest video
cards. Zalman also offers a silent fan option that can be attached to
the ZM80C-HP for addition cooling."
decided I could do it better, cheaper, faster and especially cheaper. I
went to K&J Electronics in Westminster, Ca – a fine source for all
your bits and pieces, and bought two hi-intensity 5mm 3.5v LED’s for
about 5 bucks a piece. Then I wondered about how to step down the power
from a Molex to run them … but since I am a lazy guy that would be too
much work so I decided to take my power from the internal USB extension
Coolermaster Aero 7+ CPU cooler Review at 3dXtreme "The
quiet noise level, ease of installation, choice of front or rear fan
speed control and the superb performance make this a top notch cooler
in my book. If you're in need of a new HSF for that high end AMD gaming
rig, with the Coolermaster Aero 7+ you wont be disappointed...."
we’ll look at the very interesting Enermax CS-517LBFS-B+ steel (front
bezel manufactured of aluminum) Mid-Tower case. I say interesting,
because it has the glossiest automotive type finish I’ve seen on any
case, plus a slew of innovative and downright cool features, not to
mention the low suggested retail price of around $ 80.00 US, and that
includes a power supply."
"I use the phone a lot while I am working on the computer. With my
120mm, 90mm and 2x80mm fans I have a hard time hearing clients or
friends. The Rheobus fan controller allows me to quickly turn my fans
down to a quiet speed."
Albatron GeForce FX5200 Ultra at Dukgamers
The first thing that strikes you about the FX5200 Ulta is how long it
is, it's roughly 1/2" longer than a 128MB Radeon 9800 Pro card, the
card is also quite heavy due to the copper heatsink on the core and
large heatsinks on both the front and back memory modules.
Univ of Kentucky Supercomputer Breaks The $100 Per GFLOPS Barrier Press Release
The remarkable thing about KASY0's price/performance is that, while
network hardware is often the dominant cost for a system of its size
(128 plus 4 spare nodes), less than 11% of the system cost went for the
network hardware. The AMD Athlon XP 2600+ processors were more than 35%
of the total system cost; memory was 21%. Even more significantly, the
network design technology that made this possible can be applied with
similar benefit to cluster supercomputers with thousands of nodes.
KLAT2's network was the world's first Flat Neighborhood Network; the
enhanced version used for KASY0 is the world's first Sparse Flat
Neighborhood Network (SFNN). KASY0 also is the first supercomputer to
have its physical node and switch placement optimized by a computer
program. FNN design technology and tools have been freely available and
used by various other groups; so too will the new SFNN technology be
The Gateway/NVIDIA "Cinematic Computing Experience"- 22 August @ 18:40 EST by Scott - 0 comments
NVIDIA and Gateway are working together to
promote new gaming PCs including the Gateway 500S, featuring a 128MB
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200G Ultra and the Gateway 700X featuring a 256MB
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900G Ultra.
WHAT: Participating Gateway stores nationwide will be hosting
stunning in-store demonstrations of the latest graphics cards by NVIDIA
Corp., the world-leader in visual processing solutions. NVIDIA product
specialists will showcase the hottest advancements in graphics
technology within the world of gaming, entertainment and education with
Register here: http://programs.gateway.com/nvidia/ to reserve your spot at the "Cinematic Computing Experience" and win three amazing products from courtesy of
FREE NVIDIA/BATTLEFIELD 1942 t-shirt for all attendees.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 27th through Tuesday, September 16th
6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration
6:30-7:30 p.m. NVIDIA presentation and raffle drawing
"Having a product that is cheap and so easy to install, the ATI TV
Wonder Remote Control Edition is by far a great buy. For ~US$75, you
can compliment your videocard with a whole multimedia suite that is
simple to use and proven to work flawlessly. As I have said before,
once you have TV on your computer, you will never be without it again."
OCZ EL DDR PC3700 Premier Dual Channel @ Viper Lair
"As we approached the higher speeds, we had a booting issue, and we've
had to increase the memory voltage up to a big 2.9 to maintain
stability. At 3-4-8-4, we managed a maximum over clock of 488MHz, but
the ram fails the Memtest86 tests. Clocking back down to 16MHz (472 MHz
DDR) resolved the problem."
Our Latest Review: VisionTek Xtasy 9800 Pro 128MB- 22 August @ 11:42 EST by shanewu - 0 comments
The last time we looked at a VisionTek
product the company was still selling NVIDIA-based video cards. Now,
they are selling ATi-powered cards though, and I got the chance to
review their 128MB Xtasy 9800 Pro.
As expected, it's an awesome
performer. I compared it to the recently reviewed MSI 5900. The bundle
is pretty sparse, but the card makes up for the lack of goodies with
its great performance.
NVIDIA Announces Dismissal of Class Action Securities Litigation- 22 August @ 09:16 EST by Scott - 0 comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug 22, 2003
/PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA),
today announced the United States District Court for the Northern
District of California has approved the dismissal of the consolidated
securities class action lawsuit against NVIDIA. As previously
announced, this lawsuit arose out of NVIDIA's announcement on February
14, 2002 that it was conducting an internal investigation of certain
accounting matters and its subsequent net positive restatement of
financial statements for the periods February 15, 2000 through February
The court's action yesterday follows its ruling on
June 12, 2003 dismissing with prejudice all of the claims arising from
NVIDIA's restatement of its financial results. Plaintiff's requested
the dismissal of their remaining claims and the court ordered the
dismissal with prejudice as to the lead plaintiffs.
Well I must say I really like the Gigabyte
boards, their colour, layout and overall design and features really
appeal to me. This is their top-of-the-line nForce2 MB and the price
reflects this, but for the price you really get a great MB with a tonne
of features... there's SATA, external SATA bracket, RAID 0/1, 0+1,
GigaLAN, 10/100 LAN, 4 USB 2.0, 6.1 sound system, 6 phase power, 4 DDR
slots, Dual BIOS, alll the cables you could think off and a very neatly
designed and colourful MB.
This is a review with some very high rez images so you can see exactly what all the fuss is about, check it out here
Well Nordics' been quiet for a while but I
guess this is why, it takes a long time to bench and test 9 graphics
cards. They have a 5200 Ultra, a 5600, 3 - 5600 Ultra's, 3 - 5900's and
a 5900 Ultra. Cards are from ABIT, Creative, Gainward and Inno3D and
are compared against the Radeon 9600 Pro, 9800 and 9800 Pro.
good review giving you a very comprehensive idea of the full FX line,
only missing the 5200 non-ultra. If you're thinking FX in the near
future this review could help you decided which one fits your budget
and performance needs. Read it here
Digit-Life Review: ASUS V9950 Ultra (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra) Video Card Review. Extremal Overclocking
"This is a strong, powerful, reliable, high-quality and well
overclockable solution (at least, this sample). Such accelerator
can offer you high 3D performance, DX9 support and good cooling. But
remember that such cards nearly lock the first PCI slot (although the
cooler is not that thick). Such cards are actually identical as
they use the reference design. The companies can attract users with
coolers, packages and accessories. But the price is the most vital."
Digit-Life News: More details on Prescott processors and the Grantsdale family "As you know, Prescott's crystal size will make 109.1mm? instead of Northwood's
131.4mm? due to 90nm process instead of the 0.13µm technology. This
time the company won't have to change the wafer size like it had to
do while transiting to 0.13µm process (from 200mm to 300mm
wafers). Prescott clock speeds will start from 3.4GHz to reach
4GHz in 2004. According to provisional estimations, Tejas chips will
be launched in Q4 2004 with 4.4GHz+ clock speeds. By that time Prescott
might reach 4.0-4.2GHz."
Spire CopperStream P4 Cooler Review at 3dXtreme
"Using a single piece copper base with many skived fins creating lots of
surface area and a quiet cooler to whisk the heat away. Again, we've
seen this design many times before in the AMD market usually sporting a
7000 RPM fan that will deafen most people. Spire is able to deliver
this similar design to the Intel crowd without the 700 RPM fan...."
Building an AMD Based Computer System
"Building your first computer system can be a daunting task. With the
help of this guide and our forum members, we can help you get on your
way to building this computer and many more in the future. This guide
will help you decide what type of computer you want, what components
you need, and what software to need to run on your system to suit your
needs. You’ll need to decide which parts are right for you and decide
how you’re going to use your system. "
MSI CR-52M 52/32/52 CD-R/W Review
Our very own Andy takes the newest optical storage drive from MSI and
puts it through the paces. CD-R/W speeds are climbing at an amazing
rate, and soon it won't be long before they start putting them back
into a caddy so they won't just explode during use. Ok, so maybe that's
a little far fetched, but I don't think that little disc of plastic can
take much more!
Biostar launched i848 motherboard It
seems that Biostar has silently launched a new motherboard based on the
cheap i848 chipset. The i848 is basically a stripped down and cheaper
version of the Springdale chipset, without dual channel memory support.
But motherboards based on it do support Intel his upcoming CPU, the
Palit Daytona GeForceFX 5200 Ultra review "This
being my first experience with a GeForceFX video card I am pretty
impressed. I was not expecting to be blown away by a GeForceFX 5200
Ultra and I was not. This is a really good low end/budget video card
which can still perform up there with a GeForce 4 Ti4200. I really like
the purple PCB and the fact that the card has S-Video and a DVI
connection which can be absent in a lot of budget cards. I would have
liked to see a better software bundle and some more accessories
provided with the card but that would have raised the price of the
PCStats has up their review of the FX 5900 Ultra offering from Asus.
FX 5900 Ultra's are fast, that's a given. Thankfully for enthusiasts
out there, the test sample was also an awesome overclocker! Hitting 531
MHz core and 1.02 GHz on the memory is simply unbelievable! The
benchmarks certainly loved those overclocked videocard!"
If you've been unfortunate enough to have had
a failed BIOS flash operation or a corupted BIOS, then this product
could be a worth while investment.
flashed your BIOS before? If you are anything like us it’s for sure you
have done it at least once, if not dozens of times, either because of
CPU compatibility issues or just because you want to keep up with the
latest release from your motherboard manufacturer in hope of getting
some extra tweak-ability. Now what would happen if the flashing process
failed for any reason? You know this may happen to you, but this time
it happened to me, I was left alone in the cold with a corrupt BIOS and
no possible way of booting."
Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU Cooler (Socket 478/462/754) Video Review "The
Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCU Cooler is the revised version of their 7000 model
which only supported the Socket 478/754 whereas this model fits the
Socket 478/462/754. So no matter what setup you have this cooler should
fit perfectly. Also, this product is extremely quiet but still offers
great cooling performance. Watch the Video to find out more..."
DVD to DVD±R: step by step article @ Short-Media "This
tutorial is focused on getting retail Digital Video Discs to archive on
DVD±R media. Within the tutorial, the necessary instructions, pictures,
and programs will be written, posted, and linked to successfully make
replicas of your purchased DVDs."
MEDIA ALERT: EA DEBUTS COMMAND & CONQUER GENERALS DEMO EXCLUSIVELY ON NVIDIA.COM- 20 August @ 18:37 EST by Scott - 1 comments
WHAT: EA Games, in conjunction with NVIDIA,
today announced the release of the "Command & Conquer™ Generals"
playable demo. The never-before-released demo for the top-selling
real-time strategy game of the year lets gamers experience the action
of modern warfare on a state-of-the-art battleground, brought to life
in stunning detail, when played on PCs equipped with NVIDIA GeForce FX
graphics processors. The demo gives gamers an opportunity to experience
C&C Generals prior to the release of the forthcoming expansion pack
“Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour”, slated for release later
WHEN: The 412 MB demo is available exclusively for download beginning at 12PM PST today at <http://www.nvidia.com/nzone>.
C&C Generals leverages the power of NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs to
elevate the best-selling game series to new heights with unbelievable
performance with exciting 3D visual effects. C&C Generals takes
advantage advanced 3D features on the NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs to bring
urban cityscapes, rugged deserts and frozen wastelands to life.
worldwide, C&C Generals also carries the "NVIDIA: The Way It's
Meant to Be Played" seal on its retail packaging, advertisements,
advising gamers on how to get the ultimate Command & Conquer
experience through unmatched compatibility, stability and reliability
and unsurpassed visual fidelity.
Aug 25, 2003
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB Graphic Card
Palm Zire 71 Personal Organizer
Thermaltake Highest Xaser III V1000A Super Tower Extended ATX Tower Case
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