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Wednesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Building an Affordable "Skulltrail" System @ Techgage
- Re-Inventing the Media Center PC/HTPC @ Techwarelabs

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS P5K-E WiFi-AP Motherboard @ TechLounge
- MSI P35 Platinum Combo @ Neoseeker
- Gigabyte X48-DQ6 @ Overclockers Club
- ASUS P5E3 Premium: One to Rule them All...@ Anandtech
- Intel P35 / X38 Motherboards Roundup @ Digital-Daily

 

Memory

 

- Corsair Dominator TWIN3X2048-1800C7DFIN G Kit @ Hot Hardware
- Aeneon XTUNE DDR3-1333 2GB Memory Kit @ OCIA
- Rightmark Memory Analyzer: AMD Phenom X4 Processors @ Digit-Life

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Soyo Topaz S 24" LCD Monitor @ ASELabs
- 19" LCD Monitors Roundup. Part IX @ XBit Labs
- AMD makes pre-emptive price cuts against NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT @ Hexus

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Bgears b-Tarantula 650 Watt PSU @ Modders-inc.
- Corsair VX550W (CMPSU-550VX) PSU @ Technic3D
- SilverStone 400 watt ST40EF Power Supply @ Hardware Logic
- Lamptron Modders Case Handles @ 3dxtreme
- Tagan PipeRock 1300W @ HardwareOC
- NesteQ E²CS 500W PSU @ Nordic Hardware

 

Cooling

 

- CoolJag Falcon 92-CU CPU Cooler @ Hardware

 

Canucks
- Gigabyte Cyclops GPU Cooler @ XSReviews
- Zalman ZM-NC2000 Notebook Cooler @ Techpowerup
- CPU Cooler Charts 2008, Part 1 @ Toms Hardware

 

Storage

 

- Buffalo LinkStation EZ 500GB Network-Attached Storage Device @ ThinkComputers
- A-DATA Sport S702 2 GB USB Flash Drive @ Techpowerup
- Seagate 750GB Recertified Hard Drive @ Madshrimps

 

Other

 

- Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet @ Mikhailtech
- AMD - Open-Source APL @ BHFO
- Emotiv Set To Deploy First Consumer PC Brain Driven Controller @ Dailytech
- Intel's Silverthorne Unveiled: Detailing Baby Centrino @ Anandtech

 

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Tuesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- EeePC by Asus @ CowCotLand
- Alienware m9750 Notebook Review - SLI, RAID and Gaming on the Go @ PC Perspective

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte EX38-DS4 @ Overclockers Club
- DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R S775 Motherboard @ Madshrimps
- Asus P5K Pro motherboard @ RBMods
- ASUS Striker II Formula motherboard @ EliteBastards
- Foxconn lines up against Asus as high-end mainboard battle looms @ The Inquirer

 

Memory

 

- Kingston HyperX 2x1GB 1375MHz CL7 DDR3 Kit @ CircuitRemix
- A-Data Vitesta DDR2-800+ Extreme Edition Memory @ OCIA

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Sparkle 8800GT: silent and comfortable @ Digital-Daily
- The Single-Decker Champ: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Graphics Card @ XBit Labs
- MSI RX3870X2-T2D1G-OC @ ht4u
- Palit GeForce 8600GT Super+1GB @ Techgage
- HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ3 TurboX 512 MB @ Techpowerup
- Samsung 2232GW 22" LCD Monitor @ Dreamware Computers

 

Audio/Media

 

- HD DVD bids its farewell @ Hexus
- Re-Inventing the Media Center PC/HTPC Editorial @ Techwarelabs

 

Networking

 

- Who needs Wi-fi when you can work anywhere with this? @ The Inquirer
- AirLive WHA-5500CPE Hi-Power Multiple Mode Wireless PTP /PTM @ TechMessenger

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC Chassis @ Guru3D
- Corsair's TX750W power supply @ bit-tech
- bgears b-Tarantula 650 Watt Power Supply @ 3dxtreme
- Phantom Power Draw @ icrontic
- OtterBox 7030: Durable Notebook Case @ Phoronix
- Corsair HX620W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets

 

Cooling

 

- Noctua NF-B9 fan @ XSReviews
- XIGMATEK 1283 CPU Cooler @ Techpowerup
- Zalman ZM-MFC2 Multi Fan Controller @ FrostyTech
- Four Heatpipes for Two: AeroCool SilverWind and Xfire Coolers Reviewed @ XBit Labs
- Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 Video Card Cooler @ DragonSteelMods

 

Storage

 

- WD and Toshiba Join the 320 GB 2.5" HDD Club @ Toms Hardware
- OCZ 64GB SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive OCZSSD64GB @ Benchmark Reviews
- Terabyte Round II: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 @ SilentPCReview

 

Other

 

- Overclocking Intel's Wolfdale E8000 @ Toms Hardware
- Razer Diamondback 3G Mouse @ BurnoutPC
- LapWorks Attache Laptop Cooler @ BCCHardware
- Cowon A3 @ DigitalTrends
- A Closer Look at ESA @ Anandtech

 

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Monday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte X48T-DQ6: Linux On Intel's X48 Chipset @ Phoronix
- Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 DES X48 DDR3 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
- MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i based motherboard @ Overclock3D
- Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @ Motherboards.org

 

Memory

 

- Cellshock PC3-14400 (DDR3-1800) 2GB DDR3 Kit @ Overclock3D
- Patriot Viper Extreme 2x1024MB PC3-15000 @ Overclockers Online

 

CPU

 

- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad Core Processor @ TechArp
- Intel Core 2 Performance Comparison Guide @ Techarp

 

Video/Monitor

 

- X2gen 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor @ OCIA
- Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GT ZL 512Mb Video Card @ Madshrimps
- PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 Xtreme PCS 512MB @ bit-tech
- Inno3D iChiLL GeForce 8800 GT Accelero X1. Great cooler but.. @ Hexus
- ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB @ Techgage
- EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GS 384 MB @ Techpowerup
- A brief look at three-way SLI @ Tech Report
- GeForce 8800 GT: 256 vs. 1024 MByte @ Hartware.de (Translated)

 

Audio/Media

 

- Sonos Bundle 130 Digital Music System @ DragonSteelMods
- Altec Lansing UHP336 In-Ear Earphones @ Legit Reviews

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- bGears b-Envi SFF Case @ DragonSteelMods
- BFG 800 W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets
- Sunbeam Acrylic HTPC Case @ OverclockerCafe
- Thermaltake SwordM VD5000 Chassis @ Virtual-Hideout
- Sunbeam Acrylic HTPC Case @ Techpowerup

 

Cooling

 

- Watercooling Fluid Shootout @ bit-tech
- Coolink ChipChilla - Sweet Chipset Cooling @ BCCHardware

 

Storage

 

- iStarUSA T-7MI HDD Rackmount Enclosure @ Hardware Logic
- Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB External Hard Drive @ BigBruin
- Hard Drive Performance Comparison Guide @ Techarp
- LG GGC-H20L Super Multi Blu-ray & HD DVD-ROM @ CDFreaks
- Adata T703 2GB Mickey Mouse Flash Drive @ Ninjalane

 

Other

 

- Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 14.1-inch & 15.4-inch Laptops @ ThinkComputers
- Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Gaming Mouse @ OCIA
- Wolf King Warrior Gaming Pad @ Overclockers Club
- Ideazon Reaper Edge 3200DPI Gaming mouse @ XtremeComputing
- Adesso Win Touch Pro Multimedia Touchpad keyboard @ DragonSteelMods
- Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 @ i4u

 

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Friday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Motherboard

 

- MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Motherboard @ Viperlair
- Sapphire Pure CrossFireX PC-AM2RD790 motherboard @ bit-tech
- Asus Z7S WS Skulltrail Motherboard Exclusive Sneak Peek @ Hot Hardware

 

Memory

 

- Aeneon Xtune DDR3-1333 2GB Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers
- OCZ and Kingston PC3 14400 DDR3 @ Driver Heaven

 

Video/Monitor

 

- XFX 8800GTS 512MB graphics card @ XSReviews
- Samsung Syncmaster 275T 27-inch LCD Display @ PCStats
- GIGABYTE 8800GT TURBOFORCE @ Bjorn3D

 

Audio/Media

 

- RAZER Piranha Gaming Communicator Headset @ Futurelooks
- Logitech G51 5.1 Computer Speakers @ Aphnetworks

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- APEVIA X-Telstar Jr. G Type Case @ Overclockers Club
- Tagan 900Watt BZ900 Power Supply @ TechwareLabs
- In Win Allure crystal-encrusted PC case @ ComputerShopper

 

Cooling

 

- ASUS Triton 77 CPU Cooler @ Hardware Logic
- Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Fan Controller @ Techpowerup

 

Storage

 

- Super Talent Pico-A 1GB @ Mods4You
- Vantec NexStar 3 Enclosure @ BIOSLevel
- Rosewill RX353-S BLK USB eSATA HDD Enclosure @ OCIA
- interviews :: Corsair's Andy Paul introduces 32GB USB stick drives @ Hexus.tv
- Samsung 64GB SATA II SSD In Mass Production @ Dailytech

 

Other

 

- Maingear Ephex 3-Way SLI Gaming System @ Hot Hardware
- CyberSnipa Stinger 3200 DPI laser gaming mouse @ Guru3D
- Razer Destructor Gaming Surface @ Virtual-Hideout
- The TR Hardware Survey: What's in your main PC? @ Tech Report
- Adesso Wireless Keyboard and Remote for HTPC @ BCCHardware
- Vista Workshop: More RAM, More Speed @ Toms Hardware
- Intel quad-core Nehalem pictured @ TechConnect

 

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Thursday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Why does MSI stick notebooks in 'easy bake' ovens ? @ Hexus.tv
- Dell XPS M1730 Gaming Laptop @ ExtremeTech

 

Memory

 

- Corsair Dominator 4GB PC2-1066 @ 3DXtreme
- High-end DDR3 duel ends with a draw @ The Inquirer

 

CPU

 

- AMD vs. Intel: The processors of the future @ Nordic Hardware
- Wolfdale Shrinks Transistors, Grows Core 2 @ Toms Hardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HIS HD 3450 & 3650 Video Cards @ 3DGameMan
- ATI Radeon HD 3870 + 3850 CrossFire - Mixing Video Cards @ Legit Reviews
- The best graphics card for £50? @ Hexus
- PowerColor Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ Guru3D
- First benchmarks of Geforce 9 mobile @ PCGamesHardware
- Nvidia to port PhysX to GeForce 8 GPUs @ Tech Report
- ASUS EN8800GS TOP - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS @ Hardtecs4u
- ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ Motherboards.org
- LCD Monitor Buyer's Guide @ PCMech
- 1GB Is a GB: Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS Graphics Card @ XBit Labs
- Pentium 4 system saved by HD 3850 AGP card @ The Inquirer

 

Audio/Media

 

- Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52 PC Gaming Headphones @ Overclockers Club
- Super Talent Vidego28 @ OCIA
- Terratec Noxon 2 Radio for iPod @ Technic3D
- Scythe Kama Bay Amp @ Overclock3D
- AutumnWave OnAir GT USB HDTV/DTV Receiver @ DragonSteelMods

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Seasonic M12II 500W Power Supply @ Dreamware Computers
- Lian Li Lancool Metal Boned K10 Case @ Hardware Secrets
- SilverStone Decathlon DA800 800W Modular Power Supply @ ThinkComputers
- Ultra m998 Mid-Tower ATX Case @ PC Perspective
- NZXT Rogue mATX Gaming Case @ Techpowerup
- PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W @ EliteBastards

 

Cooling

 

- Thermaltake BigWater 760i Liquid Cooling Kit @ Digit-Life
- Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler @ OCIA

 

Other

 

- Windows Vista SP1 Performance -- Mixed Results @ Dailytech
- TRENDnet TEW-631BRP Wireless N Router @ Techgage
- Hard Drive Performance Comparison Guide @ TechArp

 

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Sixteen upper-midrange GFX roundup

By: Array

Having trouble working out which upper mid-range graphics card fits the bill for you? With the many different choices on offer it's certainly not easy.

 

Thanks to the folks over at Tech Report they've rounded up sixteen cards based around the highly popular GeForce 8800GT and Radeon HD 3800 series from all the big name vendors. If you weren't sure which way to go before, you certainly will be after reading this.

 



We are living in perhaps the most exciting time in recent history for PC graphics. What's particularly striking about this latest flurry of excitement is that it isn't tied to a new standard in performance set by high-end "halo" cards that few enthusiasts can actually afford. Instead, it's being driven at an almost grassroots level, fueled by the class of graphics cards that most of us seem to end up actually buying-cards in the $200 range. These cards don't incite as much geek lust as those higher up the line, but they're far more attainable and often boast a better value proposition than the latest flagships.

 

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Wednesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Motherboard

 

- Foxconn Mars @ Overclockers Club
- Abit of what you fancy - inside the mainboard maker's HQ @ Hexus.tv
- Foxconn G33M-S Micro-ATX Motherboard @ Virtual-Hideout
- Gigabyte X48-DQ6 (Intel X48) @ Digital-Daily
- abit IX38 QuadGT Mainboard Review @ XBit Labs

 

CPU

 

- AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition @ Techwarelabs
- Wolfdale Shrinks Transistors, Grows Core 2 @ Toms Hardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- VisionTek HD 3870 @ Neoseeker
- ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ TechSpot
- AMD's CrossFireX Details Leak Out @ Toms Hardware

 

Audio/Media

 

- Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1 @ GamePyre
- Thermaltake Blac-X Hard Drive Pod @ Pro-Clockers

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Lancool K7 Metal Boned case @ CowCotLand
- Nexus Caterpillar ATX Quiet Case @ Virtual-Hideout
- Seasonic M12II-430 modular cable PSU @ SilentPCReview

 

Cooling

 

- Thermalright HR-03 GT GPU Cooler @ Hardware Canucks
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU Cooler @ FutureLooks
- Zerotherm Hurricane HC92 Cu 8800 VGA Cooler @ Technic3D
- ASUS Silent Square EVO CPU Cooler @ Hardware Logic
- HIS iClear: Filtering Out Graphics Card Noise @ Digit-Life

 

Storage

 

- Eagle Tech ET-CS2LSU2-BK 2.5 Inch USB Drive Enclosure @ BigBruin
- Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 8GB USB Flash Drive @ LegitReviews

 

Other

 

- SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse @ ThinkComputers
- Cebit 2008: Asus shows Geforce 9800 GX2 @ PCGamesHardware
- how to successfully "update" a Vista system to Windows XP @ Icrontic

 

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Tuesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

CPU

 

- GPGPU: far more important than you think. Think 10x a CPU's performance @ Hexus
- Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor @ bit-tech
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 45nm Wolfdale CPU @ Madshrimps
- Tweaking the Phenom 9600 Black Edition @ Tech Report

 

Video/Monitor

 

- i3DSpeed, January 2008 @ Digit-Life
- Here come the 9600GT specs @ The Inquirer
- XFX 8800 GS XXX / Sapphire HD 3850 @ Driver Heaven

 

Audio/Media

 

- Aluratek ADMPF311F 11-inch Digital Photo Frame @ i4u
- mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb iPod Dock @ Overclockers Club
- Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote @ Techgage
- Able Planet Noise Canceling Headphones @ BCCHardware
- ASUS Xonar D2 Sound Card @ Digit-Life
- Portable Media Player Buyer's Guide, Part 1 @ Digit-Life

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Anubis - First ATX System Case from Hiper @ XBit Labs
- GMC K1 Muse MediaCentre Mid Tower @ XtremeComputing
- NZXT Rogue SSF chassis @ Guru3D
- Corsair TX750W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets
- Origen AE S21T HTPC Enclosure @ Modders-Inc.
- Case Mod: Electric Bill's Van-Puter: Computing goes mobile! @ PC Perspective
- Apevia X-Supra Mid Tower Case @ OCIA
- Hiper Media Chassis HMC-2K53A-A3 @ ComputerShopper

 

Cooling

 

- Asus Triton 77 Heatsink @ FrostyTech
- Cooler Master Aquagate S1 Liquid Cooling System @ XBit Labs

 

Other

 

- Exclusive Interview with PC Power & Cooling Founder @ Anandtech
- NVIDIA Acquires AGEIA: Enlightenment and the Death of the PPU @ Anandtech
- Überclok Ion: Midrange Overclocking, with a Warranty @ Anandtech
- Ask Dan: SATA controllers and trayless bays @ DansData

 

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Eight-Way GeForce 8800GT Roundup

By: Array

In the market for an 8800GT? Well that's certainly a good choice right there. To help you along the way in choosing which model is right for you, our friends over at the FiringSquad have rounded up no less than eight 8800GT's which mostly seperate themselves from one another with different clockspeeds, coolers used and what's bundled with 'em.

 

Check out the full roundup here to help you make your final decision.

 



The GeForce 8800 GT didn't just establish new levels of performance at the $250-$300 price point, it completely redefined what gamers expect out of a $300 graphics card: a factory overclocked GeForce 8800 GT card can give the GeForce 8800 GTX a run for its money at 1600x1200, all while costing hundreds of dollars less.

 

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Monday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- ASUS EeePC @ Hardtecs4u
- Intel Skulltrail Platform @ Driver heaven
- Intel's SkullTrail Platform, Playground for Titans? @ LostCircuits
- The Importance of Having a Second Computer @ PCMech

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS P5N-T Deluxe @ InsideHW
- ASUS Maximus Formula Intel X38 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers
- EVGA 780i SLI Motherboard @ Motherboards.org

 

Memory

 

- CSX Overclocking CEC DDR-2 800 RAM @ HardwareOC
- The Secrets of PC Memory: Part 4 @ bit-tech
- Patriot Viper Fin Extreme Latency PC2 6400 @ Overclockers Club

 

CPU

 

- The Youngest of Yorkfields: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor @ XBit Labs
- Intel Q6600 CPU Overclocking @ 3DGameMan

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Crossfire vs SLI @ T-break
- V7 D22W12 22 Inch Widescreen Monitor @ Gamepyre
- Zotac GeForce 8800 GT 512MB AMP! Edition graphics card @ bit-tech
- ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB @ EliteBastards
- DisplayLink's USB-to-DVI adapter @ Tech Report
- XFX 8800 GT 256MB XXX Alpha Dog Edition @ Hot Hardware

 

Audio/Media

 

- Razer's Piranha Gaming Communicator headset @ bit-tech
- OnAir Solution GT Mobile HDTV Tuner @ Overclockers Online
- Outel USB Media Remote @ DragonSteelMods

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- OCZ ProXStream 1000 W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets
- Hiper TypeM 630W Mk II (HPU-4M630-PE) PSU @ Technic3D
- Moneual Labs M775 Mid Tower Professional Series Case @ BigBruin

 

Cooling

 

- Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Heatsink @ BIOSLevel
- CoolIT PURE Silent Liquid CPU Cooler @ Techgage
- Thermaltake DuOrb VGA Cooler @ Virtual-Hideout
- Thermalright IFX-14 CPU Cooler @ Madshrimps
- Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler - The Sound of Silence @ LegitReviews
- GlacialTech Igloo 5750 Silent CPU Cooler @ Hardware Canucks
- Asus Silent Knight II CPU Cooler @ Hardware Logic
- Scythe Shuriken SCSK-1000 Heatsink @ FrostyTech

 

Storage

 

- OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB Flash Drive @ i4u
- Kingston SD2/8GB SDHC Card @ ASELabs

 

Other

 

- The TR Podcast: Episode 1 @ Tech Report
- AMD CTO reckons the CPU is dead: APU is the new king @ Hexus

 

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