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Daily News Round #1 for July 20, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 20, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 20, 2004 11:28 am

- Thermaltake Aquarius III Modding Guide

If you've bought Thermaltake's Aquarius III Watercooling kit in the hopes it would provide an easy solution to lower temps, yet find it offers somewhat dissapointing performance? You'll be glad to know a series of mods are possible in order to gain substantially better results, all of which A1-Electronics have explained to us in seperate guides over the past 5 months or so with their latest mod going live this morning. A1's original full review on the TT Aquarius III can be viewed here, along with links to the earlier guides for Mod1, Mod2, Mod3, Mod4, and Mod5.


After having a break from modifying our Thermaltake Aquarius III we decided to try something we had thought of trying earlier. Quite simple really, instead of using two fans to push/pull air through the two cooling radiators we would try using just the one powerful fan that comes as standard with the Thermaltake Aquarius III.


One of the ideas of these series of mods has been to keep the price down to the minimum and yet achieve the best cooling possible from the Thermaltake Aquarius III.


- DFI® Unveils New Flagship LANParty™ 925X-T2 Motherboard

DFI have now broadened their highly popular LANPARTY series of motherboards with a press release announcing their new 925X-T2, designed for Intel's latest LGA775 platform. With the obvious inclusion of Intel's own 925X/ICH6R chipset, all the features one would expect to see are there such as DDR2, 16x PCI-Express, 8 Channel High-Definition Audio, Gigabit LAN and being a part of the LANPARTY group, you can be certain there's a whooole lot more thrown in too. Full details in DFI's official press release folks.


Hayward, CA (July 20, 2004) - DFI®, a worldwide leader in corporate stable and performance desktop motherboard solutions, today launched the highly anticipated LANParty™ 925X-T2 motherboard. Designed for the new Intel® LGA 775 platform, the LANParty 925X-T2 features Intel 925X / ICH6R chipset and boasts support for the new DDR2 memory in dual channel mode, 16x PCI-Express video cards, 2+1 1x PCI Express connector slots for future PCI-E based devices, proprietary 8-channel Karajan™ high definition audio, dual Gigabit (PCI + PCI-E) LAN, Serial ATA Matrix™ RAID, USB 2.0, and IEEE 1394 Firewire ports.

Answering to the discerning demand for a flexible PCI-E lock to enable 10%+ overclocking on this platform, DFI's new LANParty addition is industry's first to adopt a completely intuitive PCI-E algorism that automatically detects overclocking requirements and hardware bottlenecks and adjusts on the fly. As a part of the proprietary CMOS Reloaded overclocking utility, users can now enjoy unsurpassed performance boost in a smart way.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Explaining DDR Memory Bandwidth @ CoolTechZone
- Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Player @ DesignTechnica
- Creative labs Europe Interview @ Guru3D
- Thermaltake Tsunami Dream VA3000BWA Case @ Barrys-Rigs-N-Reviews
- HP Compaq nx9110 notebook @ Trusted Reviews
- New HL2 Counterstrike Source movie @ Hardware Hell
- Flexiglow xRaider Gaming Pad @ ClubOC
- Wisetech USB Cables @ ClubOC
- EverLAN Summer 2004 report @ TechReport


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