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Friday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Motherboard

 

- Asus Striker II @ AMDZone
- Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5 - AMD 790FX Mainboard @ Technic3D

 

Memory

 

- The Secrets of PC Memory: Part 3 @ bit-tech
- Aeneon XTUNE DDR3-1333 2GB Memory @ Hardware Logic
- Patriot Viper 2x1GB DDR3 PC3-15000 @ Hardware Canucks

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Leadtek 8800GT @ AMDZone
- ASUS EAH3870 X2 & ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ HardInfo
- VisionTek Radeon HD 3850 @ PC Perspective
- PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB @ Hot Hardware
- HIS HD 3870 X2 1GB GDDR3 Video Card @ 3DGameMan
- New ATI Radeon HD3100, 3200, 3000, 3430 and more new products from AMD/ATI @ MadBoxPC
- RV770 on par with expectations,

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Big eight 700w-1000w PSU roundup

By: Array

With most enthusiast/gamer PCs of today requiring plenty of solid consistant power to provide for a reliable rig, it's not uncommon for one to look at Power Supplies upwards of 700watts. With the mass of different models on the market though, it can sometimes be a little confusing as to which you should go for.

 

Tech Report come to the rescue with a huge roundup of quality Power Supplies compared ranging from 700 to 1000watts, these from well known PSU makers including Antec, Corsair, Gigabyte, Hiper, PC Power & Cooling, Super Talent, Tagan, and Ultra.

 



There was a time when the power supply was the most neglected component inside the PC. The PSU was an afterthought for most, usually a generic unit that came bundled with a case. And there it would sit, often not-so-quietly, entrusted with the important task of supplying power to other components that were usually chosen with far more consideration and deliberation. Over time, the odds that a generic PSU's voltage lines would start sagging were pretty good. If you were lucky, this would only cause system instability. However, in more serious cases, other system components could be damaged.

 

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Thursday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Asus Eee PC 701 4G @ ChileHardware (Translated)
- Intel Skulltrail Part 2: Overclocking & Power @ Toms Hardware

 

Motherboard

 

- MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard, AMD 790FX Chipset (Socket AM2+) @ Digit-Life
- AMD 770/790 Chipsets: Hyper-Transport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0 @ Digit-Life
- ASUS P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n Motherboard @ GamePyre

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Palit GeForce 8600 GT Super+1GB Video Card @ ThinkComputers
- Asus EAH3870X2 1GB Top @ Overclockers Club
- Samsung 245T: LCD Prime @ Anandtech
- Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GT 512MB Graphics Card @ XBit Labs
- PCGH explores Multichrome - a competitor to SLI and Crossfire? @ PCGamesHardware
- Powercolor Radeon HD3850 @ TweakPC

 

Audio/Media

 

- AutumnWave OnAir GT USB HDTV Tuner @ OCIA
- BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth Voice Isolation Headset - Triple Your Pleasure! @ BCCHardware

 

Networking

 

- Actiontec MegaPlug AV200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter @ Techgage
- Corinex GameNet Powerline Network Adapter @ BIOSLevel

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Tuniq Ensemble 1200W Power Supply @ 3DGameMan
- SilverStone Kublai Series KL03 Case @ Hardware Secrets
- Sunbeamtech Tuniq 3 Mid Tower ATX Case @ BigBruin
- NZXT Hush case @ CowCotLand
- ABS/Tagan BZ800 800W Power Supply @ PCPerspective

 

Cooling

 

- Asus Triton 75 Heatsink @ FrostyTech
- Gigabyte G-Power 2 PRO CPU cooler @ XSReviews

 

Other

 

- Here's more than ever wanted to know about Silverthorne @ The Inquirer
- Nvidia May Continue with Dedicated Physics Processors - Ageia @ XBit Labs
- Overclocking shifts from hobby to profession @ The Inquirer
- Mark Friga Jr. (owner of FrozenCPU.com) Interview @ PCApex
- Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave @ DreamwareComputers
- Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 @ DigitalTrends
- OCZ 2GB DDR3-1600 Titanium - Intel XMP Edition @ Techgage

 

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Wednesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Intel Skulltrail Hands-On Performance Preview @ FiringSquad
- Intel Skulltrail high-end gaming system @ Reg Hardware
- Asus Eee PC @ InsideHW
- Intel Skulltrail Part 1: The Power of 8 Cores @ Toms Hardware

 

CPU

 

- Small wonder: inside Intel's Silverthorne ultramobile CPU @ Arstechnica
- Phenom 9600 Black Edition Review & TLB Fix Investigation @ Neoseeker
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 @ Overclockers Club
- Full 45nm Intel mobile CPU specs list @ Chilehardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- GeCube Radeon HD 3870 X2 X-Turbo Dual (O.C Edition) @ Hardware Zone
- GeCube XHD3870X2 X-Turbo Dual @ Hartware (Translated)
- 3D LCD Monitors @ ReviewSpring
- AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 Sanity Check @ Anandtech

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Silverstone ML-02 MoDT Multimedia Case @ BIOSLevel
- BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 650W First Class Edition @ Guru3D

 

Cooling

 

- Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 Video Card Cooler @ Madshrimps
- NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews & OCIA
- Thermalright XWB-01 Waterblock @ Ninjalane
- OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler @ Hardware Logic
- NZXT Cryo LX Laptop Cooler @ APHNetworks
- I Am Legend: Scythe Ninja Copper Cooler @ XBit Labs

 

Storage

 

- Rosewill RX81-CW-US-SLV eSATA/USB 3.5" Drive Enclosure @ BigBruin
- Western Digital Scorpio 320GB SATA-II 2.5inch Hard Drive @ OzHardware
- Vantec NexStar MX Dual Hard Drive External Enclosure @ Mikhailtech

 

Other

 

- NVIDIA - AGEIA PhysX acquisition interview @ FiringSquad
- Ageia Goes Green: The Future of Ageia PhysX Discussed @ XBit Labs
- Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard @ Techpowerup
- Ageia PhysX Card @ DriverHeaven
- ASUS Maximus Extreme Mainboard @ XBit Labs
- Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Surround Sound Headphones @ ThinkComputers

 

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Tuesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Intel's 8-core Skulltrail Platform: Close to Perfecting the Niche @ Anandtech
- First INQpressions Intel Skulltrail @ The Inquirer
- Intel SkullTrail Preview - Dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Processors @ LegitReviews
- Intel SkullTrail Platform @ Motherboards.org

 

Motherboard

 

- Home Theatre PC motherboard shootout @ bit-tech
- Asus Maximus Extreme Intel X38 Express Motherboard @ PCStats

 

CPU

 

- Intel's Silverthorne to revive Hyper-Threading @ Tech Report
- C2D 6420 vs C2Q 6600 - Quad Vs. Dual Comparison @ DragonSteelMods
- AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition - A New Hope? @ Toms Hardware

 

Video/Monitor

 

- GeCube HD3850: new attire @ Digital-Daily
- AMD HD3000 CrossFire: not yet a radiant future @ Digital-Daily
- AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 dual-GPU graphics card @ RegHardware
- Samsung 743B 17-inch Monitor @ Techgage
- FireGL V5600 vs. QuadroFX 1700 vs. FireGL V3600 @ Hot Hardware
- HIS HD3850 ICE Q3 Turbo X @ Driver Heaven
- MSI vs. ZOTAC: shootout at the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 Corral @ Hexus

 

Audio/Media

 

- Viewsonic DF88W 8-inch Digital Photo Frame @ i4u
- Audio Codec Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Zalman ZM500-HP 500W Modular Power Supply @ ThinkComputers
- Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Case @ OCIA
- NZXT Rogue SFF Gaming Case @ Metku
- Hiper TypeR 680W Mk II and 880W PSU @ Technic3D
- Thermaltake Sword M Super Tower Case w/Liquid Cooling @ Hardware Canucks
- Antec Sonata 550 Chassis @ SWEMod

 

Cooling

 

- Thermalright Ultima 90 Heatsink @ Overclockers Club
- Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm Case Fan @ Overclock3D
- Noctua NH-U12P Silent. Performance. Sweet @ BCCHardware
- Zalman CNPS8700 LED Low Noise Heatsink @ FrostyTech

 

Storage

 

- 1-Bay SATA NAS Server from Synology: Disk Station DS107+ @ XBit Labs
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB Hard Drive @ Viperlair
- Buffalo MiniStation 320GB Turbo USB Hard Drive @ EverythingUSB

 

Other

 

- PMA 2008: Part 1 - Printers @ Toms Hardware
- Hardware News Roundup - February 2008 @ Toms Hardware
- Aerocool FP-01 LCD Display @ Techwarelabs
- Analysis: Nvidia's Ageia Purchase - A Brilliant Move? @ Toms Hardware

 

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Monday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @ Motherboards.org
- ASRock ALiveDual-eSATA2 AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard with AGP and PCIe @ OCInside.de
- ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP @ NordicHardware

 

Memory

 

- Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x1GB DDR2-8500 Memory Kit @ Mikhailtech
- Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 DDR2 2GB @ Gideontech

 

CPU

 

- Intel sheds light on 45nm Silverthorne CPU and 2bn-transistor Itanium 2 @ Hexus
- Upcoming Intel Processor & Memory Technologies @ TechARP

 

Video/Monitor

 

- 3870 X2 scales much better than 8800 Ultra with more CPU power @ PCGamesHardware.de
- 3 MSI Webcam Models Compared @ Madshrimps
- Sapphire's Radeon HD 3870 512MB Atomic @ bit-tech
- Asus EAH3870X2 TOP @ Neoseeker

 

Audio/Media

 

- How On-Board Audio Works @ Hardware Secrets
- eDimensional's Audio FX Pro 5+1 Gaming Headset @ bit-tech

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W PSU @ XtremeComputing
- Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC chassis @ bit-tech
- Zalman ZM850-HP Power Supply @ PCApex
- Cooler Master 690 Case @ Overclockers Online
- PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 860W: Special AnandTech Edition @ Anandtech
- Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS Super Tower Case @ Hardware Logic
- Zalman 750W Heatpipe Cooled PSU @ BCCHardware
- Antec Veris Fusion 430 HTPC chassis @ Phoronix

 

Cooling

 

- Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Grease @ Overclockers Club
- 4 CPU Cooler by Cooler Master @ CowCotLand
- Scythe Zipang CPU Cooler @ Pro-Clockers
- Aqua-Pcs Flow Performance CPU Block @ Overclock3D
- Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink @ FrostyTech
- 8 Graphics Card Coolers Tested With the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT @ Digit-Life

 

Other

 

- SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse @ Techpowerup
- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 - Part 2 @ Virtual-Hideout
- Sony VAIO NR160E/T Laptop @ DigitalTrends
- Kingston MobileLite Card Reader @ ASELabs

 

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Friday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Shuttle's XPC SP35P2 Pro SFF barebones system @ Tech Report
- VIA-powered, EasynoteXS weighs in at 950g on our turntable @ Hexus.tv
- Packard Bell EasyNote XS20 sub-1kg notebook @ Hexus
- Alienware Area-51 ALX CrossFire desktop @ ComputerShopper
- Asus F5R Notebook: Competition within the Same Company @ XBitLabs
- Tiny Asus Eee Runs Linux & Windows for $399 @ Toms Hardware
- Rock reveals graphics benchmark beating monster laptop @ RegHardware

 

Motherboard

 

- MSI P35 Platinum Combo Motherboard @ Viperlair
- AMD's new RS780 IGP and SB700 pictured @ bit-tech
- Intel Releases 965/G35 IGP Programming Documents @ Phoronix
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n Motherboard @ GamePyre

 

Video/Monitor

 

- BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB graphics card @ bit-tech
- his radeon hd 3850 hdmi @ UltimateHardware
- Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 512MB @ Phoronix
- Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP Sneak Peek @ Hot Hardware
- Intel Skulltrail and Multi-GPU Graphics: Mixed Results @ PC Perspective

 

Audio/Media

 

- Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset @ TheTechLounge
- Razer Piranha Headset @ Techpowerup

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Freezing Storm Case @ AOAForums
- Silverstone CW03 HTPC Case @ 3DGameMan

 

Cooling

 

- Danger Den MPC-975X Chipset Waterblock @ Techpowerup
- GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX Cooler Comparison @ Techgage
- Swiftech H2O-220 Compact Liquid Cooling Kit @ OCIA
- 6 High End CPU Water Blocks Tested and Compared @ Madshrimps
- Arctic Cooling Duo: Alpine 7 & Freezer 7 Pro Attack Value @ Anandtech

 

Other

 

- Ideazon Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard @ Overclockers Club
- Razer Pro|Click Mac Gaming Mouse @ Virtual-Hideout
- Steelseries Ikari Optical Gaming Mouse @ Tweaknews
- Microsoft and Yahoo! Imperfect Together @ PCMag
- 7 Things You Should Know About Windows Vista @ ReviewSpring
- Adata S701 2GB Sport Flash Drive @ Ninjalane
- Razer Lachesis Gaming Mouse @ 3dxtreme
- Hardware News Roundup - February 2008 @ Toms Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Duo 45nm Wolfdale vs. 65nm Conroe @ TechSpot
- How ISPs Can Solve the BitTorrent Problem @ ExtremeTech

 

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Thursday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Keynux WideaDX, a laptop who use a Quad-Core @ Cowcotland
- Gateway P-171XL FX Edition laptop @ Computer Shopper

 

Motherboard

 

- XFX 780i SLI Motherboard @ Overclock3D
- MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Motherboard @ Hot Hardware
- MSI X48 Platinum: Four PCI Express x16 Slots to go Please.... @ Anandtech

 

Memory

 

- CSX Diablo Overclocking 2 GB DDR-2 kit- 1200 MHz @ HardwareOC
- G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 2x1GB Kit @ Hardware Canucks

 

Video/Monitor

 

- GeForce 8800 Graphics Performance: GT vs GTS vs GTX @ Benchmark Reviews
- Sapphire Radeon HD3870 ATOMIC @ TweakPC.de
- HIS Radeon HD 3870 X2 1024 - retail dual-GPU cards are go @ Hexus
- AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ Digital-Daily
- NVIDIA SLI performance scaling @ EliteBastards

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Mod of the Month - January 2008 @ bit-tech
- Origen S21T Motorized 12.1 inch touch screen HTPC enclosure @ Madshrimps
- Antec Truepower Quattro 1000w ATX PSU @ Overclock3D
- Nesteq ECS7001 PSU @ Driver Heaven
- Ultra Products M998 Case @ Motherboards.org

 

Cooling

 

- CPU Cooler Roundup on C2D - 12 Compared, who's the best? @ DragonSteelMods
- NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler @ BigBruin
- Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro: The Alpine 7 Revisited @ SilentPCReview

 

Storage

 

- ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Combo Drive @ CDRLabs
- LaCie Hard Disk Design by Neil Poulton 500GB @ DigitalTrends

 

Other

 

- 3D Mark Vantage inspired by X3: Reunion? @ PCGamesHardware
- Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Benchmark Screen Shots @ LegitReviews

 

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Wednesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Motherboard

 

- ECS GeForce7050M-M and Foxconn 945G7AD-8EKRS2H Motherboards @ Digit-Life
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n Motherboard @ Motherboards.org
- Nvidia To Launch NForce 790i Chipset In Q2 @ Digitimes
- abit AN52 vs. MSI K9A2 Platinum @ Digital-Daily

 

Memory

 

- Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 2GB Memory @ BCCHardware
- OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum Dual Channel 2gig Kit OCZ2P8002GK @ DragonSteelMods

 

CPU

 

- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz - Wolfdale Arrives @ Techgage
- AMD CPU Efficiency Compared @ Toms Hardware
- Contemporary Dual-Core Processors Shootout @ XBit Labs

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ECS Geforce 8800 GT Dual Turbo 512MB @ Guru3D
- ATI and NVIDIA video card image quality shoot-out @ MaximumPC

 

Audio/Media

 

- OnAir USB HDTV-GT Mobile ATSC/QAM TV Tuner @ Viperlair
- AutumnWave OnAir HDTV-GT USB ATSC/NTSC Tuner/Receiver @ ThinkComputers
- Saitek Cyborg 5.1 headset @ 3dxtreme

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Zumax 950 Watt X4 PSU @ OverclockersClub
- GMC R2 Toast Mid-tower Case @ Mikhailtech
- Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W PSU @ Overclockers Online
- Antec True Power Quattro 850W Power Supply @ Hardware Logic

 

Cooling

 

- Akasa revo Bubble Pump cooler @ XtremeComputing
- Thermaltake NBcool T2000 Notebook Cooler @ Techwarelabs
- Zerotherm Nirvana NV120 CPU Cooler @ Technic3D
- Scythe NINJA Copper CPU Cooler @ 3DGameMan
- Thermaltake DuOrb CPU fan blows hot and cold @ The Inquirer

 

Other

 

- RAZER Destructor Pro Gaming Mouse Pad @ Futurelooks
- HTC Shift Mobile Computer Overview @ Techarp
- Futuremark: of Benchmarks and Gaming @ Anandtech
- ASUS DRW-2014L1T DVD±/RW Drive w/ LightScribe @ Hardware Canucks
- Living with Vista, one year on @ The Inquirer
- Zeus Shows Off $750,000 PC @ RegHardware

 

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Tuesday Evening Roundup

By: Array

Systems

 

- Maxdata Belinea s.book 1 sub-notebook @ RegHardware
- Falcon Northwest 3-Way SLI @ Toms Hardware

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L @ Techgage
- MSI K9A2 Platinum 790FX Motherboard @ Neoseeker
- Gigabyte 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6 @ GamePyre
- 2008 Motherboard Buying Guide @ ComputerShopper
- Asus BLITZ Formula Intel P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard @ PCStats
- Asus BLITZ Extreme Intel P35 Express DDR3 Motherboard @ PCStats
- Gigabyte 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6 @ Motherboards.org

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 USB Webcam @ EverythingUSB
- Two GPUs, one card: A review of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ Arstechnica
- AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 @ bit-tech
- Nvidia 8800M GPU Gets SLI Treatment @ ExtremeTech
- R500 XAA/EXA RadeonHD Performance @ Phoronix
- The Two Tigers: Asus EAH3870 TOP/G/HTDI/512M and EAH3850 TOP/G/HTDI/256M @ XBit Labs

 

Audio/Media

 

- Galaxy Tvisto Pro Digital Media Enclosure @ ThinkComputers
- Neuros OSD - one device to organise all of your media @ Hexus

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Sunbeam Tuniq 3 Case @ 3DGameMan
- Apevia X-Jupiter Jr Case @ Pro-Clockers
- NZXT Rogue Super Cube @ TweakPC

 

Cooling

 

- Thermalright Ultima-90 Heatpipe CPU Cooler @ BigBruin
- Cooler Master Hyper TX2 CPU cooler @ EliteBastards
- New Shining CPU Cooler: Gigabyte G-Power II Pro @ XBit Labs
- Zalman ZM-NB47J Passive Northbridge Heatsink @ FrostyTech
- Arctic Cooling Duo: Alpine 7 and Freezer 7 Pro Value Attack @ Anandtech
- Watercooling your chipset can bring some benefits @ The Inquirer

 

Storage

 

- Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB @ Overclockers Club
- Enermax Jazz EB307ES Hard Drive Enclosure @ Technic3D
- HighPoint RocketRAID 3520 SATA Raid Controller @ Techwarelabs
- Scythe Kama Connect 2 @ Overclock3D

 

Other

 

- Wireless Multimedia Flexible Keyboard @ DragonSteelMods
- Logisys UltraSlim Keyboard @ Techpowerup
- VIA's Glenn Henry Speaks on Isaiah Processor @ Hot Hardware

 

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