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Daily News Round #1 for November 4, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for November 4, 2003

By Cameron Wilmot from Nov 4, 2003 @ 5:27 CST

Sorry for the recent lack of news. Today was a public holiday in our city for the annual Melbourne Cup horse race, which as they say, is "the race that stops the nation" down under.

In the last race of the day a horse called "Tweak" was discovered quickly and paid fairly long odds at $13. Nevertheless, a few dollars had to be put on the horse - naturally. It didn't win. Anyway, on with the news after a fun filled cup day...

- Limited Edition ASUS 9800 XT

The website with an odd name, 8Balls Hardware, has scored some pictures and information regarding ASUS' limited edition Radeon 9800 XT graphics card. The package comes complete with a stylish CD holder and 7-in-1 card reader and a bunch of other goodies. There will only be 2,000 pieces shipped - best get in quickly.

Taipei, Taiwan, November 3, 2003 - In celebration of its record monthly shipments of 700,000 units in September, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a worldwide leader in high-performance graphics solutions, today released a limited edition for the ASUS RADEON 9800XT graphics card. Besides all the cutting-edge features, powerful performance, bundled games and accessories in the original package, this collector's item also comes in a stylish black case and bundles a USB 2.0-based 7-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, 3.3V SM, MD, Type I/II CF, MS, MS Pro) and an elegant CD holder. ASUS will offer only 2,000 units of this limited edition so take advantage of this great opportunity.

- VIA KT600 roundup

The Tech Report, who has a more usual name, posted a VIA KT600 motherboard roundup comparing products from ABIT, ASUS, AZZA, EPoX, FIC, MSI, SOLTEK, and SOYO. If 64-bit processing isn't for you just yet, spend some time reading this article.

Can VIA's KT600 run with or even beat NVIDIA's venerable nForce2? Which KT600 board is right for you? Read on as we compare boards from ABIT, ASUS, AZZA, EPoX, FIC, MSI, SOLTEK, and SOYO to find out.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- ABIT IC7 MAX3 (Intel 875P) Motherboard @ Envy News
- Pioneer DVR-S606 DVD Writer @ Designtechnica
- Creative MuVo NX 128MB @ HEXUS
- Soltek K8AN-RL (nVidia nForce3) Motherboard @ AMD Zone
- ASUS K8V Athlon 64 Motherboard @ Lost Circuits
- SiS 655FX Chipset Reference Motherboard @ PC Stats
- Mushkin PC4000 Memory @ Viper Lair
- OCZ Annihilator Water Cooling Kit @ 3dGameMan

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