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Daily News Round #2 for November 23, 2003

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for November 23, 2003

By Steve Dougherty on Nov 23, 2003 09:28 pm CST - 1 min, 2 secs reading time

- Soltek EQ-3401M SFF PC

If you're on the lookout for an SFF machine whether it be for your lan'ing, HTPC purposes or what have you, you should seriously consider this one which has been reviewed at Sudhian Media. It's currently the quietest SFF machine around, and apparently also has a higher FSB ceiling than most.

Today we'll be taking an in-depth look at what is arguably the quietest SFF ever tested in our lab, the Soltek 3401M. Achieving this record, you'd expect to have to compromise in terms of performance. Not the case with the 3401M. This system also overclocked to the highest FSB of any Springdale or Canterwood based SFF system we've ever tested.

- Gigabyte GeforceFX 5950Ultra 256MB

Hard Avenue fire up Gigabyte's version of the 5950 Ultra and run it through multiple benchmarks. This card isn't one of the cheaper of the bunch but comes with a nice bundle of goodies and excellent cooling.

As far as 5950Ultra's go, the Gigabyte implementation is going to be hard to beat. With the great cooling, awesome game bundle and the general all-round grunt of the 5950Ultra, it would be safe to bet this one will be right up there with the best.

Steve Dougherty

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