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By TweakTown Staff from May 21, 2002 @ 22:15 CDT

Creativity has gone out the window today (what little there was to begin with), so yet again I think I'll just jump straight in to it:

- Seems that Xoxide cases are popping up all over the place, with reviews at Gaming In 3D, and Tweaknews for their pre-modded cases. If you are lazy like me, these cases are a great idea. Check them out.

- The folks over at have decided to give themselves a new layout for their website, and are running a contest for people out there to create a new logo for the site! There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best entrues, so for those of you who are interested, click here for more details. Good luck!

- Tweakers Australia have put 5 sticks of high quality DDR333 and DDR266 to the test in their latest article, DDR Memory Performance Roundup. The article explores the performance each stick has to offer in synchronous 133MHz and 166MHz as well as asynchronous 166MHz modes. Here's a snip:

Not many systems out there run a system bus of 166MHz, so without an overclocked system your not going to benefit from the extra bandwidth DDR333 memory provides, since both AMD and Intel currently make CPUs that only run on a 133MHz bus. A lot of motherboards have a setting in the BIOS which allow you to set a divider that adjusts the DIMM frequency, enabling you to run DDR333 memory in on a system bus of 166MHz, 133MHz and even 100MHz. In my experience, running DDR333 in asynchronous mode doesn't do much at all, as DDR memory can only derive its true speed and bandwidth from doubling the actual system bus in synchronous mode.

Quick Links:

- OCSystem Enhanced Radeon 8500 64mb review @ Mikhailtech
- TDK VeloCD 24/10/40 External CDRW review @ DesignTechnica
- EPoX 4BDA2+ review @ HardTecs4U
- MSI GeForce4 Ti4400 review @ HardTecs4U
- SUMA Platinum GeForce4 Ti4400 review @ X-bit labs