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Daily News Round #2 for November 11, 2003

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for November 11, 2003

By Steve Dougherty on Nov 11, 2003 08:23 am CST - 1 min, 59 secs reading time

- DFI LANParty 865PE Motherboard

The folks over at 3DVelocity let us take a look at DFI's feature-rich intel board utilizing the 865PE chipset. One thing's for certain, they sure know how to make their products look good.

With the introduction of Dual Channel, Intel brought out two chipsets, the i865 and the i875. The i865 has support for lower FSB (400) CPUs which includes the early Northwood, Celeron and Willamette members. DFI have launched their new LANParty series, and the i865 is chipset included in the family. A new series, aimed at the LAN gamers of this world who also like to show off their systems - but is it all show and no performance? Let us show you!

- Epox 8HDA3+ K8T800 Athlon64 Motherboard

Here's another addition to the slowly but surely growing area of Athlon64 boards entering the market at the moment. This time around, PCStats have decided to do a full review on Epox's latest variant of the socket754 range.

With the fresh taste of enthusiast friendly motherboards in our minds, you can imagine that expectations are quite high for the brand new Epox 8HDA3+, a VIA K8T800 and VT8237 based motherboard. The AMD Athlon64 processor was released in two pin configurations, the first socket 754 and second socket 940.

- Windows XP Game Advisor

Microsoft have just taken the next step towards making Windows easier and more efficient for gaming purposes, this is part of a broad plan they have had in the works for quite some time now. It went online yesterday and you can try it out at the official page.

Want to find out more about the cool new games coming out? Want to make sure those games will work on your Windows computer? With the Windows XP Game Advisor, you select the type of game you're interested in and the age range of the person who'll be playing, and you get a list of games you'll love-or gift ideas that will leave your favorite gamer breathless with anticipation of high scores to come.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Solarism Flex-View LM-1730 17" LCD monitor @ Mikhailtech
- Misleading Apple G5 Ads @ ITC
- Powercolor Radeon 9800XT @ OC Workbench
- Belkin - 2 Port KVM Switch with Built in Cabling @ TechNiz
- ATI 9800 Pro 256 MB @ Short-Media
- simFUSION 6000q - Quad-R300 with 1GB RAM @ Dark Crow

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