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Our DNS server crashed and burned over the past 24 hours or so for reasons unknown to us. Everything appears to be back to usual now. If you tried sending us email over this time, please re-send as our server could not receive any during this period.
We've finally got our very own edition of SiSoft's Sandra 2003 benchmarking program uploaded to our servers ready for you folks to download.
The new Sandra has been released. Here is a detailed breakdown:Download from Our Server (about 5mb)
- Gauge overall system performance in a flash with the combined performance index wizard and compare and contrast upgrading options.
- Supports the latest technologies (AGP 3, Hyper-Threading), chipsets (Intel 750X, 845GL/GV/GE/PE; SiS 648, 655, 746; VIA KT400, P4X400), controllers (SiS 963; VIA 8233A/C, 8235/L), Clock generator ICs and other devices on the market.
- Detailed context sensitive help for Tips/Warnings/Errors. Detailed technical definitions.
- Extensive reference results: over 50 different reference results from legacy to cutting edge systems. Can save your own and combine with the reference results.
- Burn-in wizard: improved monitoring options, can see in real-time the changes in system state as burn-in progresses. Can program terminate conditions in case of out-of-range states.
- Cooling system information: Can estimate thermal resistance to determine the performance of the cooling system, thus ensuring proper cooling for the processor(s).
- Multi-platform: Both ANSI (for legacy systems) and Unicode (native for Windows NT4/2000/XP/.Net) versions included in a single improved installer.
- Improved graphing options: users can compare the results in log, or inverse mode as well as standard linear mode.
Our friends and long-time website sponsor CoolerGuys have setup a special page on their website where you will find a range PC Toys "Power Maxx" power supplies for sale, at heavily discounted prices, for TweakTown Members only.
Prices have been slashed by up to $30 per product. Deals are good up until Friday; make sure you click the link below for further information.
More information @ CoolerGuys - TweakTown Special
I just wanted to take a moment to remind you all about TweakTown Deals - The Smart Place to Shop!
Throughout the day we post many different deals on products and services from all of your favorite online stores, 300 of them to be exact - and not just computer hardware. As well as daily deals, we have a searchable database of over 800 regularly updated coupon discounts and free offers, to make the SMART purchase, as we move into the Christmas season to get gifts for your friends and family at heavily discounted prices.
Remember, TweakTown is not only your place to keep up-to-date on all the latest PC information, but also your place to start your buying from and getting all of the best deals, discounts and free offers on a range of products. For an example, today AI Systems will include a free 17" NEC LCD monitor, $100 mail back rebate and shipping for less than $1 - How can you beat that?
Another sweet deal has just been posted on our new TweakTown Deals section - YOUR smart place to start shopping!
You can pick up a brand new Hi Val 48x16x48 CD-RW drive for only $39.99 after rebate, and if you spend $10 more on a separate item from OfficeMax.com you'll get free shipping. If you're on the market for a new CD-RW drive, you should pay this little bargain of a deal some attention.
It's that time again, time for another TweakTown Deal from our newly formed TweakTown Deals section. This deal is pretty remarkable, you get a brand new Dell Dimension 4550 Pentium 4 2.0Ghz computer system for $403.10 after Rebate with FREE Shipping. This is the last day for this deal, so jump in quickly - Here are the details:
Start here at Dell Small Business. DELLSB
Click on Featured Systems under Advanced Computing Tasks,
Excellent Value, NEW Dimension 4550 Now from $459
Update: Did you click on Featured Systems here? Make sure you
did, and NOT on Customize It. Clicking on Customize It is in the next step. If
you failed to click on Featured Systems, you'll probably not arrive at the
Click on Customize It under Advanced Technology, NEW Dimension
The options for the lowest cost should already be selected. If you decide to
upgrade something, remember, since there's a 10% off coupon, everything you buy
is actually 10% less than the price shown there. Here are a few that might be
worth your while (but will increase the final price):
40GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive [add $10] - (actual cost: $9)
16x Max DVD-ROM Drive [add $30] - (actual cost: $27)
New 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Graphics Card with TV-Out [add $20] -
(actual cost: $18) Note: This is actually
the Geforce 4MX 420 card, so it comes with SDR memory. Their specs are
Scroll to the bottom and click on Continue
Scroll to the bottom and click on Add to cart
Use coupon code: 38695016F661 to get 10% off. Expires TODAY, 10/30/2002.
Finish checking out. Shipping is free. Send in the $100 rebate. Expires
TODAY, 10/30/02. REBATE
Keep in mind, you can still purchase from Dell Small Business even if you don't have your own business. Simply use your name in the business name.
Look at the link above everyone! ExoticPC.com is helping us with an upcoming giveaway of a nice new case. We want to show them that this is a sound investment so go over there and take a look at what they have to offer. You can find some pretty sound deals from a RELIABLE company and we're recommending them. I'll put a link to them up in the corner shortly to help ya'll find your way over there. The more you support them the more we will give to ya'll, I promise.
On another note, expect to see a number of SCSI Hard Drives reviewed here in the coming months. Seagate has been very kind to us and will also be donating a monster 15k.3(rd generation) hard drive for our Database Server.
And, again, I have more to say! TTGamer is still being *ACTIVELY* developed. We will let you know more as more develops. Now go read our reviews, articles, and guides and visit the forums!
Our Alex rating has dropped again! It dropped from 20,402 to 19,430.
Take note that once site's drop under 20 000, the competition heats up and the gains are usually very low.
One of the first amazing hot deals we noticed through our new TweakTown Deals section was the powerful new Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook which is going for only $1,024 including a 10% discount, FREE SHIPPING, as well as after a $100 mail rebate! We just had to let you know about this one.
Start here at Dell Small Business Inspirons. DELLSB
Click on Featured Systems under Extreme Performance Mobile Pentium
4-M, Inspiron 8200 $1,249 (Note: NOT Customize It, that's for the next step)Click on Customize It under
Cutting Edge Inspiron 8200 $1,249The lowest cost options should
already be selected. These are the upgrades we suggest. Remember,
since there's a 10% off coupon code at the end, all of the prices you see here
are 10% more than you'll actually end up paying:
Mail in Rebate (can not be combined with Free Memory Upgrade Offer) [$0]
Click on Continue and make sure nothing is checked on this page. Then
click Add to Cart
Use coupon code: 38695016F661 to get 10% off. Expires 10/30/2002.
Finish checking out. Shipping is free. Send in the $100 REBATE. Expires 10/30/2002.
Keep in mind, you can still purchase from Dell Small Business even if you don't have your own business. Simply use your name in the business name. Act fast as Dell are likely to remove it, this deal is amazing!
It contains regular updates of all the best discounts on the Internet which we update throughout the day. But, not just for computer hardware or software, also other things we think you may find useful or cool. You are able to search through thousands of saved coupons that you can use to obtain discounts at all your popular online stores, or free gifts with your order.
We're still working on TweakTown Deals, so you may notice bugs here and there, but it functions well enough for us to tell you guys and girls about it now. Go and check out, afterall - it really is the best place for any smart person to start shopping at if you want free stuff with your order or don't want to pay full price!