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All News for August 2004

915P Mobo Roundup: ABIT AG8, ASUS P5GD2 Premium, and Foxconn 915A01-P

Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a three i915P motherboard round-up.  We've looked at the Abit AG8, Asus P5GD2 Premium, and Foxconn's 915A01-P.  Click here and check them out......

RAM, Power Supplies, Monitor and the HH Horizon

Heya Folks, how goes it?  We're plenty busy around the HH Labs this week and we have a ton in store for you in new hardware showcases.  Looking into the queue here I see we've got a i915 Motherboard Round-up in store, something new in the way of software from ATi, Low Latency Turbo DDR400 RAM, a Socket 939 Mobo Round-up and even...

Asetek PR, MSI gets Mega, Albatron drops AGP, Halo 2 on the Way

Hey gang, time to ring in the new weekend! I can't believe we are at the end of Summer already. The kiddies are going back to school and soon things should start cooling down some. That also means the hardware front should be kicking into high gear in anticipation of the holiday season. With so much change in the hardware world in recent months,...

Head Sets, Digital Music Servers and a lot about Printers!

Good moring everyone. It's time for your morning news fix.  We have an interesting collection today, covering printers, hard drive enclosures, video cards and more.  Let us jump right into it and see what's on tap for today... The Tech Zone took five of the smallest color printers on the market and pit them against each other to...

Asus V9999 Gamer Edition

Hello All! BW here to let you know that we've just posted a review of Asus' V9999 Gamer Edition GeForce 6800.  ASUS went over the top with the V9999 Gamer Edition, offering a hefty collection of games, a USB camera, and several software packages to put the USB camera to good use. The card is also clocked much higher than standard GeForce...

Waterchill Kit, an X600 Pro, Some Coolers and Some Cases

Hello all!  How is every one doing today?  I hope you're all doing well!  I'm still in a fog trying to comprehend some of this theories put forth by Stephen Hawking and his contemporaries in the special / interview that aired on the Science Channel last night.  I love hearing theories about quantum mechanics and the birth...

MSI GeForce 6800, PowerColor 9250 and others

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Since Marco will be flaked-out on the couch for the next couple of hours, I figured I would hook you up with another shot of juice.  So, go grab a mug, pull up a chair and settle in.  Here is your evening shot, fresh from the juicer...  MSI GeForce 6800 Reviewed @ VR-Zone Hardware...

AOpen Case, Watercooling, a Steelpad & More

Good afternoon HotHardware Fans!  I apologize for the late start today.  I've been sorting, sizing, and organizing a couple of hundred images for a huge Socket 939 motherboard round-up we have in the queue, and I lost track of the time!  It's a good thing I came to my senses though, because I've got a date with the Science Channel...

Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 Review

Good Evening Folks!  BW here checking in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Foxconn's i925X based motherboard for LGA775 Pentium 4 processors, the 925A01-8EKRS2. The 925A01-8EKRS2 is a feature-rich motherboard that takes full advantage of all of the i925X chipset's inherent capabilities including Gigabit Ethernet,...

ATi Drivers & Linux, OCZ DDR Memory Voltage Booster and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  With some new products rolling into the Canadian portion of the labs, this News Jockey will surely be a busy for the next little while. However, just because I live a busy life doesn't mean that I don't like to kick back with a cold beverage and a good read.  Oh my, would you look at that,...

Kingston and ABIT Press Releases and Much, Much More

Good morning brothers and sisters, welcome back to HotHardware.  On my way home last night I stopped by the local computer shop to pick up a few accessories, and well, some stuff I really didn't need.  Upon leaving the store I saw a really good sale on Logitech's Z-5300 5.1 THX cert'd speaker system.  Needless to say, I convinced...

And The Winners Are?...

Wow... With over 1900 entries into our 1G Corsair Pro Series RAM Give-Away contest, I'd say it was a huge success!  Go figure, you folks like free RAM?  Who'd a thunk it?  The only thing better than top quality, high end DDR RAM is, free top quality, high end DDR RAM I guess!  ;-) And our 4 winners are...   (drum...

ATi Press Release, Logisys Liquid Neon Thunder Kit and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware.  Things around the lab have been exceptionally busy today.  Marco, Dave, Jeff and the rest of the crew, have been busy working away on their respective benches with some pretty swank products.  I can't say much at this point in time, but the upcoming weeks should hail some pretty...

X800 Pros, Liquid Cooling, Killer Fans and More!

Happy Friday everyone.  We;re closing out another busy week at HH, although we'll still be plugging away on hardware all weekend long.  We've had a busy one this week so make sure you didn't miss anything!  It looks like we're not the only ones cranking out content for you.  My mail box was loaded with word of the latest...

HIS Excalibur X800 Pro - VIVO Edition with IceQ II

HotHardware's Jeff Bouton steps up to the plate tonight with a showcase of the HIS X800 Pro VIVO Edition with IceQ II cooling.  A cooler and quieter ATi X800 Pro based card?  Come find out!...

DDR vs. DDR2, Crucial Ballistix, Soltek K8AN2E and More

Good evening friends, NJ stopping in with another dose of HH's special brand of juice.  On tap tonight we have a variety of flavours that should suit just about everyone's taste.  So, go grab a mug and pull up a stool, I am starting to server...  DDR vs. DDR2 @ Legion Hardware "After recently reviewing the Gigabyte 8GPNXP...

Xoxide Bio-X, SimpleTech Nitro PC4000, Sony VAIO and More!

Hey gang, JeffB here for your Thursday morning news fix.  It's the same story here, we're all loaded up with hardware, cranking away for your entertainment.  The best part is the stuff just keeps coming, so there is no slowdown in sight.  On a side note, have you guys been paying attention to the BigWop?  We need you to...

Swiftech Thermoelectric Waterblock, a Notebook Cooler, and other Random Goodness

Good evening and welcome back HotHardware fans!  I'm just getting in after a night of food and movies with a buddy, and figured I'd stop in and hook you all up with another shot of hardware goodness.  After this I've got to feed the kitty and rack out though, so I'm going to get right down to business...  Swiftech MCW5002-64T...

Silverstone SST-FP54, AIW 9600XT, 3.4GHz Nacona & More

Good afternoon folks!  How is everyone doing today?  I take it you're all doing well.  We're all doing fine too.  Things here in the New York HH labs have been fairly busy recently, but that's just the way we like it!  Better to have too much hardware on the test-bench, than not enough, right? :)  While we're...

Asus AX800 XT Review

Good afternoon HotHardware fans! This is BW checkin' in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of the Asus AX800 XT. This card sports all of the features of a "built by ATi" X800 XT Platinum Edition, but unlike the ATi branded cards, the Asus AX800 XT has a uniquely colored PCB, lighted cooling fan, and it ships with...

ABIT AV8Pro MoBo, I-Rock X-Slim Keyboards and More

Good morning friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  Things around the HH lab are shaping up to be a busy day.  With most of the team grinding away on their respective reviews I am sure the Mr. Coffee is going to get a through workout today.  Speaking of which, go grab a cup of joe and settle in.  Here is your AM shot......

PowerColor Radeon 9600SE, Mad Dog Entertainer, ThermalTake Jungle 512 and More

Good evening everyone, how was your day?  Mine was fairly uneventful, just your typical Monday at work.  Tonight, the GF and I managed to find some mutual time off and decided a nice quiet dinner was in order.  So, with a belly full of good eats and an inbox packed with gold, I think tonight is going to end on a mellow note.  ...

Enermax Noisetaker, Sapphire X800 XT, Antec FanPal and More

Good morning everyone, how are you doing?  It has been a few days since I have touched the front page, let alone been home.  I can honestly say that the past week has been the busiest in my entire life.  The new position which I took at my day job required me to do a lot of media interaction this week, so I have been running...

Mobility Radeon 9800, Hollenshead Interview, 6800 GT Giveaway

Well it's about time I showed my face again around here, eh?  ;-)  Between all the backend work here with the new forums , our new site design and new product launches, I've become a real stranger here, a real behind the scenes guy.  Yay... NOT.  I'd rather be in the mix for sure.  Never the less, I'm sure Marco, Jeff...

AMD Dual Core Rumors, Quakecon Day 1, Video, Power and More!

Good morning all. It's going to be an interesting couple of days in the south east with two storms rolling around. Bonnie blew through NC yesterday evening and managed to kick up a few tornadoes in my area. Next up is Charlie who is due to arrive on Saturday. I don't mind a good storm, but I draw the line with tornadoes. I hope that's the...

Shuttle's new 17" XP17 LCD - HH Showcase

Shuttle steps into the flat panel LCD arena tonight at HotHardware.com and we've got their 17" XP17 display on showcase.  With its all glass black bezel, base free chassis and zip up and go carrying case, this LCD seems to be a perfect accompaniment to a Shuttle XPC.  Take a look here and see for yourself!  ...

NVIDIA's New Value-Based GeForce 6600 & 6600 GT Preview

Good morning everyone.  We've got a new preview for you this morning. Today, NVIDIA unveiled their next additions to the GeForce 6 series, namely the GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Both are aimed at offering value-based PCI-Express solutions, competing directly with ATI's X600 line.  The goal is to offer a superior performance solution...

A Couple of Mobos, an X800 Review, Memory & Much More

Good afternoon folks!  I apologize for the later than usual start today.  I've been grinding away at a couple of reviews and totally lost track of time!  I'll make it up to you though - there's LOTs of good stuff to get posted.  And if I'm productive in the next couple of hours, we'll have some new content of our own for...

Corsair Giveaway!

Hello HotHardware Fans!  We've got an announcement to make!  We've teamed up with Corsair for a two-week contest, where 4 lucky participants will win a 1GB kit of Corsair Pro Series XL modules, just like the ones we reviewed here! Win 1GB of Corsair Pro Series XL RAM! Dates: August 9 -23 All you have to do to enter is send an e-mail...

Thermaltake Tsunami Case, ABIT KV8Pro Mobo and More

Good morning everyone, how was your night?  Today is the first day off I have had in nearly two weeks, my "Saturday" of sorts.  However, there is some HH work that needs tending too, so I can not stay and chat at this moment.  Go grab a coffee and settle in for a little while, here is your AM shot of juice...  Thermaltake...

Soyo SY-KT880, Gigabyte X800Pro/X800XT and Others

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  The day is drawing to an end and you know what that means.  Yup, it is time for the daily HH wrap-up of news from around the net.  So, go grab a mug and pull up a chair, here is your nightcap...  Soyo SY-KT880 Dragon 2 Motherboard Review @ PC Perspective "The major change from VIA's...

OCZ DDR Booster, Razer eXactMat, 500W PSU and Much More

Good morning friends, how was your weekend?  Things in my life have been extremely hectic over the past week or so.  Thankfully, it seems to be falling into place and my day-to-day schedule is reverting to somewhat sane hours.  Nonetheless, there is no better way to start the work week off then sitting down with a piping hot...

Asetek VapoChill LightSpeed [AC]

Hello HotHardware Fans!  BW here checking in to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Asetek's VapoChill LightSpeed [AC] vapor-phase cooler. Unlike the original VapoChill products, the standalone LightSpeed is compatible with almost any case and it doesn't draw any current from the system's host PSU. It's also using a more...

Doom 3, Doom 3, MP3 Players, Power Supplies and More Doom 3!

So, have all of you had your chance to spend some quality time with Doom 3?  Have you lost countless hours reveling in the horror, fragging the baddies back to where they belong?  I suspect a lot of you have.  I've tried to put some quality time in myself and I can surely say, this game delivers the goods on fear and graphics...

Soyo Dragon2 KT880 Review

Good Evening Folks! Just in case you've missed the new link at the top of the page, I wanted to let you know that we've just posted a review of Soyo's newest Socket A motherboard, the Dragon2 KT880. With this board, powered by VIA's KT880 chipset, Soyo brings some updated technology to the Socket A platform, namely native SATA RAID and Gigabit...

Power Supplies, Water Cooling, FireWare Configuration and More!

Good morning all!  Time for your Thursday morning news post.  There is a lot going on today, with plenty of material to quench your hardware news thirst.  So pour that coffee, rub the sleep out of your eyes and get down to business!  Beginners Guides: Firewall Setup and Configuration @ PCStats.com: "To prepare yourself...

Sapphire Toxic X800 Pro Review

Welcome back everyone!  It's your friendly neighborhood Italian checking-in to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Sapphire's Toxic X800 Pro. This oversized video card sports some major cooling, ships with a utility to dynamically overclock the on-board RAM, and has one of the best bundles we've seen in quite a while....

Power PC on Apple, Asus Mobos, Plextor Products & More

Good morning folks!  As you've probably noticed, the bulk of the recent news has centered around the release of the Doom 3.  Lots of benchmarks, screenshots, console commands and cheats have started circulating.  And yes, we'll be doing a piece of our own shortly as well.  For now though, it's time for some news.  I'll...

ATi Doom3 Drivers and Some Other Goodies

Good evening everyone, how is my HH family doing?  With Doom3 being released today, I am sure many of you have spent the day fraging baddies, or in some cases, screaming like a little girl every time a monster jumps out of the shadows ;)  Nevertheless, just to aid you in your quest of getting the max FPS out of the game, here is...

Motherboards, Memory, Video, Cooling - You Name It

Good morning folks!  How is everyone doing today?  I take it your week started out well? :)  Mine is going pretty good.  I've been taking a ton of pictures to prepare for a few upcoming reviews, did a little benchmarking, and did a some modding.  I also found the time to finish reading "The Da Vinci Code"...

Plextor's PX-712SA Dual-Format DVD+/- SATA Drive

Good evening HotHardware fans! I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Plextor's PX-712SA Dual-Format DVD+/- SATA Drive. This drive is virtually identical to the very popular PX-712A we reviewed back in June, but it sports a Serial ATA interface. Click here and take a look!...

PCI Express GPU Comparison, Lite-On DVDR, Doom3 Benchies and More

Good evening friends, welcome to HH.  The news trend from this morning has continued throughout the afternoon and we have quite a variety on tap for you tonight.  Whether you want hardware suitable for Doom3 or info on an entry level upgrade, we have you covered.  Pull up a chair and settle in, here is your evening shot of juice......

Sapphire Radeon Toxic x800 Pro, Icybox HD Enclosure and More

Good morning friends, NJ here with your AM news update.  The Juice Fairy was very kind to us last night, so we have quite the variety of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a mug, pull up a chair and settle in; you are going to be here for a while ;)  Sapphire Radeon Toxic X800 Pro VIVO Review @ GotApex "The fan that...

SimpleTech PC3700, Gigabyte CPU Cooler, Compucase PSU and Others

Good afternoon friends, how is your weekend going?  After a long work week I was extremely glad to get a chance for some R&R.  However, I can't kick back for long; I have a review that needs tending too.  So, let's dive into the ol'news bag and see what we can find...  SimpleTech PC3700 Nitro Dual-Channel Kit Review...