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Daily News Round #3 for October 16, 2003

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for October 16, 2003

By: Cameron Wilmot from Oct 16, 2003 @ 20:25 CDT

- WinAMP5 Beta

I noticed over at Warp2Search that beta 1 of WinAMP5 is floating around - and luckily for all you WinAMP freaks, they have links to download mirrors. I haven't tried it yet but from the screenshots it looks rather nice indeed.

There is big anticipation among MP3 users about Winamp5 as it promises the simplicity and sleekness of Winamp2.X and iCandiness of Winamp3. ( therefore its Ver.2 sleekness + Ver.3 icandiness=Ver. 5 heaven)


The folks over at AMDMB have posted a review of the ASUS K8V Deluxe motherboard based on VIA's K8T800 chipset for the Athlon 64.

Storage solutions are well covered on the Asus K8V Deluxe. From our VIA VT8237 south bridge we get two UltraATA 133 channels for standard IDE drives as well as two Serial ATA channels and support for RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. The motherboard also includes a Promise R20378 controller that supports an additional UltraDMA 133 IDE channel for hard drives only and two Serial ATA channels with support for RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1. That means, you can have a total of 4 SATA drives and 6 IDE devices - probably more than you will ever need. The VIA 8237 south bridge is quickly becoming the dominate feature that motherboard manufacturers point to when telling us why the went with the VIA solution instead of the NVIDIA on the Athlon 64 platform.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Raidmax Scorpio 868 Silver Aluminum Case @ PC Stats
- Gigabyte Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB @ Dukgamers
- 80mm Vantec Stealth Case Fans @ SubZeroTech
- Innovatek Tank-o-Matic Plugon water reservoir @ Hard-h2o