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All News for January 2005

Danger Den MCT-5 and MCt-40, MSI K8N Diamond, and more!

Another Saturday, another news post. It's 5:30 and I still haven't changed out of my sweat pants, weekends are great :) I'll try and muster up some energy though, just for you guys. Read on, and enjoy! Danger Den MCT-5 and MCT-40 Liquid Review @ Madshrimps "Danger Den has partnered with Midwest Cooling Technologies to bring two non-conductive...

Corsair press Announcement, Supermicro 'Super Quiet' Tech, and more!

Hey folks, it's that time again. Using my computer earlier today, I noticed it acting a little funny. The first thing I suspected was a virus, and as I usually do when this happens, I went to find the Avast! Anti-Virus setup file. I decided to check for a new version on their web site, and while checking out the site, I noticed the home edition...

CTX LCD, Corsair gets Flashy, Volari Video and XM Radio To Go...

Happy Friday all.  JeffB checking in with your morning news post.  CTX is sporting a cheap 17" LCD worth checking out if you're in the market.  Speaking of cheap, we have links to a budget Volari video card to cover basic video needs.  We also found the Delphi portable XM receiver a cool little device.  Check...

Gigabyte 3D1, Satellite radio battle, and more!

Good evening everyone. Following Jeff's lead in bringing you something different, there's a review of Sirius Satellite Radio Vs XM Satellite Radio. Other items for your reading pleasure include the Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case, Gigabyte 3D1, and Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface. Read on, and enjoy! Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface...

Notebook Buyer's Guide

Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  BW here to ler you know that we've just posted a new article, the link is at the top of the page.  It's a Notebook Buyer's Guide that answers some of the questions commonly asked by potential notebook consumers.  Click here and check it out......

Chenbro Case, Maxtor HD, Seasonic 380w PSU and More!

Morning friends, we've got a broad range of news bits this AM.  Whether you want feedback on a new case, hard drive or power supply, it's covered.  Also, there's something a little different from BigBruin in the StarTech.com TV Jockey.   It's good to get something different once in a while, it keeps things interesting....

Thermaltake Silent Purepower 410W, AOpen i915a-E, and more!

Hey everyone, I'm back to deliver the rest of the news. For tonight's offerings, we have some mice directed towards the gamer in you, the Sunbeam Chameleon case, and a couple other items. For those of you still interested in my Morrowind water experiment, check the forums later tonight or tomorrow. Goodnight all! Razer Viper and Razer Diamondback...

GF 6600GT and SLI, Sunbeamtech Case Accessories, and more!

Good afternoon ladies and gents. I've got some new hardware to play around with, and a few errands to run, so I'm going to get straight to the news. Enjoy! Soltek Qbic EQ3901-300P Review @ AMDZone "We are quite happy to have an Athlon 64 small form factor that can handle two hard drives and two optical drives. We are also impressed with...

JAHT 5 Port Gigabit Switch, 64 bits for desktop PCs, and more!

Good evening folks. I recently found that, Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, allows you to edit the visual properties of the water through the INI file. I spent the better part of last night trying different settings in order to try and make it look more realistic. The result as of now? Well, I don't know if it looks more realistic, just different....

HIS X700 Pro IceQ Turbo VIVO 256MB PCI Express

Good afternoon folks! Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of the HIS' X700 Pro IceQ Turbo VIVO 256MB PCI Express. This card sports an oversized dual-slot cooling solutions and is guaranteed to overclock to a pre-determined level using HIS' proprietary iTurbo...

MSI NX6800-TD128, Tranquil PC T2.e/MCE2005, and more!

Good evening folks. How is everyone doing tonight? I guess that's kind of a silly question to ask, considering a good number of our readers just had a few feet of snow dumped on them. To get your mind off the shoveling, and the plow work, I've come to bring you some of the latest tech news. An interesting thing that I haven't been paying attention...

NVIDIA nForce Professional Announced

Good morning folks. We've got some interesting news this morning, by way of NVIDIA. They have just announced their new nForce Professional MCPs that bring PCI Express, SLI, and a few other new technologies to AMD's Opteron platform. Dave and I spent some time talking with NVIDIA about the nForce Professional, and its various implementations,...

Logisys Pitbull PSU, Corsair Flash Drive and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  With quite the mammoth amount of snow falling over the past few days, things have been "interesting" up here in the Great White North.  Not that I am really complaining though, this fresh snow has enabled me to patch a few holes in the roof of my igloo which where letting in a nasty...

USB 5.1 Headphones, Soltek K8T890 Performance, and more!

For those of you not watching football at the moment, I ask you to take a look below at our latest news offerings. I'm going to get straight to it since I'll be off shortly to watch my beloved Patriots battle the Pittsburgh Steelers. Enjoy! Gigabyte GA-81915P Duo Pro-A @ Club Overclocker "This board gives you the flexibility to keep your...

Mutant Mods Acrylic Case, Kingston PC2-6000, and more!

Good evening folks, it's time for the latest update. Coming at you straight from the news feed: Kingston show of PC2-6000, Easy Network Storage Guide, Samsung CLP-550 Color Laser Printer, and more! For those of you in the northeast, I hope this helps the time go by as your stuck inside, watching the snow cover your house. Enjoy! Kingston shows...

Overclocking the Pentium M, Sunbeam Chameleon, and more!

Hello and good evening to all :) In the news tonight, Madshrimps has taken a shot at overclocking the Pentium M (Dothan) using DFI's 855GME-MGF. In addition to that, we also have reviews for the Dell Ispiron 700M Notebook, Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard, and the Sunbeam Chameleon case. Enjoy! Overclocking the Pentium M: Silent Powerhouse...

New Release from Asetek, 6600GT, X600 XT and Two PSUs

Asetek has big news this morning with a release of their newest VapoChill unit.  The XE II sports a new case design with, USB ChillControl unit and support for Socket T.  There are also a couple of mid-range video card reviews worth checking out as well as a PSU shootout. NEW VapoChill Extreme Edition II 115V released including Socket...

Alphacool Cape KC42-X2 water block, Abit Lawsuit, and more!

Good evening everyone, it's that time again. I'll be eating supper in a minute, but first, I'm here to bring you articles about MSI's NX6600GT-TD128E, Corsair XMS2, and a Class Action Lawsuit against Abit... interesting stuff. Well folks, enjoy! Class Action Lawsuit Against ABIT for Bursting Capacitors @ PCstats "The Class Representative...

ATI All-In-Wonder X600 Pro Review

Hi all!  Today at HotHardware.com we've posted our review of ATI's All-In-Wonder X600 Pro.  This is the first All-In-Wonder based on PCI Express, but that's not all that's new.  ATI revamped the design with a much smaller tuner and came up with an innovative approach to cable management too.  Check out the full...

SLI Questioned, Mini-PCs, and a Sweet Gigabyte Video Card

This morning HardOCP checks in with an interesting piece on the real benefits of SLI in gaming.  After that, there are a couple of mini-PCs worth checking out from Shuttle and Soltek.  Rounding things out is Gigabyte video card that got Hardwarezoom so excited, they posted a preview.  Check It! HardOCP has an editorial questioning...

Seasonic S12 500W PSU, Diamondback 1600dpi Gaming Mouse, and more!

Hey folks, how is everyone doing tonight? I'm in a hurry at the moment, so please excuse my lack of conversation, and feast your eyes on the news below... Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply Video Review @ 3dGameMan "The Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply offers ample power for any current computer system on the market. It has plenty of leads...

Corsair TWINX 1024-3200XL v1.2 & TWINX 1024-4400C25PT

Good afternoon folks! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of two Corsair DDR memory kits, the TWINX 1024-3200XL v1.2 and TWINX 1024-4400C25PT. One of these kits is geared for low-latency 2-2-2-5 operation, and the other is tweaked to hit high front side bus speeds....

AOpen MoBo, Enermax Case and More

Welcome back friends :)  Last night I started to build my first HTPC.  It is typically what one would find in a high-end box, so I will spare you the details.  However, I have to mention the SilverStone case I picked up.  This is my first experience with one of their products and let me tell you, I am thoroughly impressed....

ABIT AG8 Review, Athlon 64 Overclocking, and more!

Good evening everyone, I'm here with more news from the tech world. I'd like to take this time and comment on a game I've recently bought... Resident Evil 4 for the Gamecube. I'll spare you any details, as multiple in depth reviews have already be published, but I will say that this game has brought life into the Resident Evil series in a...

LCD vs. CRT, ATi Catalyst 5.1 Analysis and Others

Good morning everyone, the news front is moving at a fantastic rate.  So, needless to say, we have a quiet the variety of fresh juice on tap this AM.  I don't know about you, but I am planning on kicking back for a few minutes and indulging my hardware fetish... Here is your first shot for the day...  BigBruin.Com Article: Monitors...

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GeForce 6 for AGP announcement, Catalyst 3.2-5.1 Roundup, and more!

Good evening folks, it's time for a little news. For those of you who are Counter-Strike: Source fans, Bots are now available! Just restart your Steam client to receive the update. NVIDIA Delivers GeForce 6 Series for AGP-Based Systems NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), today extended the world-renowned GeForce 6 Series architecture and performance...

Superpower XP03P Case, ATi X800 Pro and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back to HotHardware. The news front is slowly starting to picking up steam after a sluggish weekend. However, we were able to dig up a few tasty articles for your reading pleasure. So, go grab a coffee and settle in. Here is your AM update...  Superpower XP03P Gaming Case reviewed @ Hi-techreviews.com "Superpower...

PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK, Superpwer XP02 Gaming Case, and more

Hey folks, there's little news in at the moment, but we do have some decent articles for the SuperPower XP02 Case, the NextStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure, and a review for some apparently good overclocking ram(PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK). SuperPower XP02 Gaming Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme presents their latest review of...

Swiftech MCX462-V HSF, Thermaltake Xpeaker Panel, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here to start you off with your weekend fix of tech news. One little interesting bit we have is a review of Thermaltake's 5.25" bay "Xpeaker"... these guys think of everything ;) Thermaltake Xpeaker Panel @ Mikhailtech "The drivers are too small and too weak to reproduce any low frequencies, so the result...

PDP Systems PDC22G4200+XBLK Review

Good Evening Folks!  BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of PDP Systems' PDC22G4200+XBLK 2GB DDR2 memory kit. We overclocked these bad boys, and compared them to some other DDR2 modules from Corsair and PQI. Click here and check 'em out......

PC4800, TwinX PC3200 and an Different Kind of Enermax PSU

Good morning folks.  We've got a few memory reviews that should peak your interest, including some impressive PC4800 modules.  Follow that with an interesting Enermax PSU whose fans keep running even after you power down.  Check it out! G.SKILL Extreme Series PC4800 512Mb Kit @ OCTools.com: "The Extreme Series PC4800 512Mb...

Soltek QBic EQ3901-300P Review

Hello 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 review of a small form factor system from Soltek, the EQ3901-300P. This little machine is based on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset and has support for all Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors. Click here and check it out......

Qbic 3901a S939 SFF, Thermaltake POLO735 Extreme, and more!

Good evening folks, it's time for another round of news. Coming at you tonight, we have subjects ranging from wireless networks and security, to the Spire Coolwave II, a Heatsink for LGA775 CPUs. Enjoy ;) Spire Coolwave II (LGA 775 Heatsink) reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "...This time around it's the Spire Coolwave II, a very nice looking...

NVIDIA 6200, Altec Lansing MX-5021 and ECS 915P-A

We've got an interesting line-up for you this AM.  First, an entry level 6200 that should appeal to those on a budget, while Altec Lansing and ECS deliver some treats of their own.  Check it! Today Beyond3D takes a look at NVIDIA's NV43 based (non-TurboCache) GeForce 6200: "Although the NV43 chip has 8 internal fragment (Pixel...

CES 2005 Photo Report

Hello Everyone, We've posted our Consumer Electronics Show 2005 Photo Report here at HotHardware.  Swing on by and take a look at all the new leading edge gear we saw, when you get a moment!  ...

BTX Form Factor Exposed, EPoX 9NPA+ Ultra, and more!

Hey folks, we have some more news for your reading pleasure. One interesting item we have is an article about the current, and future state of the BTX Form Factor. Let's have a look and see... BTX Form Factor Exposed @ PCStats "Weren't we all supposed to be using BTX by now? When this radical form-factor change for motherboards and PC...

HIS Press Release, ATI AIW x600 Pro and More

Good morning friends, welcome back to HotHardware.  With time running a bit short this morning we are going to dive right into the news barrel.   I will catch you back here later tonight... HIS X850XT Platinum Edition & X850XT are now available from Retail (Hong Kong) - January 12th, 2005 -- HIS introduces HIS Excalibur...

MSI 925X Neo Platinum, SLI Hands-On Feature, and some others.

Guys and Gals, it's that time again. Apparently it's also time for another winter storm. Not to worry though, it's going to be around 55'F in my area on Thursday! Well, that's the weather for now, and here's the tech stuff... MSI 925X Neo Platinum (Intel 925X Express) @ hardwarezone "Alderwood motherboards aplenty, but throw in a robust...

Thermaltake PSU, CES 2005 Coverage and Others

Good morning all :)  Sorry about the later update, yours truly is feeling really under the weather today.  So, I don't mean to be rude, but we are going to get things started so I can get some rest.  Here is your AM update...  Thermaltake PurePower 680W Power Supply @ Bjorn3D "After you stop drooling at the thought...

Evercool WC-202, ASUS Extreme AX600XT, HIS X700 Pro

Hello All!  I just got back from CES in Las Vegas and am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I should be updating my blog shortly and will also be working on a review of a sweet little small form factor PC from Soltek.  For not though, I think it's time for some news.  We're going to try something a little new...

Corsair TWINX1024-4300C3 Review & a DDR2 Round-Up

Hello and welcome to the evening portion of our news program ;) I just finished stuffing myself with everything the freezer had to offer. Oh, how I wish typing would reduce more calories. Alright, I need to get case modding, so without further ado, here's your headlines... CORSAIR TWIN2X1024-4300C3 DDR-2 MEMORY REVIEW @ PCStats "In it,...

AeroCool Spiral Galaxies Case, Best of 2004, and more!

Good afternoon folks, and welcome to another Manic Monday(I wish it was Sunday). I'm still trying to get things going after a weekend of drinking the world's finest beer... all right, fine, I was drinking Budweiser ;) Though once I get enough coffee in me, I'll be ready to run a marathon. Actually, I'd rather do the news, so here we go......

Phantom Game Service, Nvidia in the Car, and a couple more!

Howdy Ya'll! The day after a blizzard is the perfect day to do nothing, really, every brain cell has stopped. I was barley able to crawl myself over to the computer, and work these unwilling hands. I've got a wood stove and football is on TV, can you blame me? Dell 2005FPW 20" LCD Review @ Mikhailtech "My model has significant backlight...

PDP System Memory, RIO MP3 Player and More

Good morning all :)  It was my sister-in-laws 30th birthday last night, so, needless to say my head is feeling a little fuzzy this morning.  But, a night of good times is well worth the few hours of feeling under the weather ;)  Nervetheless, it is getting later in the day so let's got down to business...  PDP System Patriot...

asetek VapoChill XE 2, SMC Gigabit, and more!

I just came back from Boston... and the roads are a complete mess. My friends car doesn't have the best tires, so the ride was fun with a few jaw clenching moments. I'm wiped out though, so I'll deliver the news and then crawl into my comfortable bed with the electric blanket ;) Mushkin 1GB PC2-5300 (667) DDR2 Dual Pack @ OCTools.com "OCTools...

NVIDIA Powered Intel SLI?

Good evening folks!  Dave checking in here but I'm going stealth under BW's login.... Why?  Feast your eyes below.  Marco and I are out at CES in Las Vegas right now and we've captured some spy photos of a few new motherboards that we're sure will pique your interest.       Alrighty then, it's an Intel...

PCI-Express Roundup, X850s, and Audigy Goodness

Good morning and happy Friday to you all!  It's the end of another work week and the weekend is about to start. Personally, I can't wait to get out and enjoy some of this warm weather here in NC.  It's been in the 70s all week and I'm wearing shorts in January.  It's taking a little bit for this northern boy to get used to the...

Corsair XMS Xpert, ATi Radeon X800 XL, and more!

Hello and good evening folks :) Looks like we got a decent storm today, everything has a coating of ice on it. Will it last? Probably not, I hear it's supposed to warm up early next week. I love these freak winters... and I also love tech news, and so don't you, so let's get to it. Coolermaster CoolDrive 5 Hard Drive Cooler @ ExtremeMHz "The...

PQI24200-1GDB DDR2 Turbo Memory Kit

Good afternoon HotHardware fans! Our man Jeff just finished up a review of some top notch DDR2 memory from PQI. Their PQI24200-1GDB DDR2 Turbo Memory Kit held its own against some of Corsair's best, and it ran at even lower latencies than it was rated for. Click here and check it out......

PSUs from Enermax, 865P and 915P 775 Mobos, and Oveclocking with SLI!

Morning there folks, you've got a sleepy JeffB checking in with your latest news bit.  A couple of nights ago I picked up HL2 so I could use it in future benchmarks. Surely, I took a few minutes to see how it played, even though time is precious these days.  Needless to say, it's been 2 days since I bought the game and I would say...

ABIT AA8 DuraMAX, AMD64 PCI-E Chipset Comparison, and more!

Well folks, some of us might be getting a bit of snow tonight. I'm sure some sleet will also make it into the mix. Come on now, it's January and so far the winter has been a dud! I'm looking for a storm right now, but I'm sure I'll be less enthusiastic about the situation when I'm outside shoveling steps and salting the driveway ;) ABIT AA8...

Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS

Good afternoon all! Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've taken a look at a motherboard powered by the SiS755FX chipset, the inexpensive Foxconn WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS. With the 755FX, SiS has added support for Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors, dual-channel memory, and a 1GHz HyperTransport...

Best of 2004 Hardware, Danger Den TDX Block, and more!

Well folks, I just finished watching the news, and apparently the "King of Spam" lives in New Hampshire. Of course I started cracking up immediately, as anyone with an e-mail address knows every state in America has at least two Spam Kings. This guy was great though, he developed spyware software, and then developed software that...

DFI LANParty Press Release, The Best Hardware of 2004 from TechReport and More

Welcome back everyone :)  The news front is moving slowly this morning, but we managed to dig up a few tasty tidbits for your reading pleasure.  So, since it is getting later, let's get things rolling... DFI Answers to the Enthusiastswith Launch of LANParty™NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT™NF4 Ultra-D Motherboards Hayward, CA...

EZ Power Supply Tester, ASUS P5AD2 Premium, and something else...

Hey folks, anyone up for some nighttime news? I'm half asleep myself, but that's never stopped me from using the computer ;) CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester @ HardwareHounds.com "Today's review is for all you technically inclined readers out there or for anyone who just seems to have a lot of bad luck when it comes to computers. I have...

Toshiba 80Gb HD, DFI Mobo with Dothan, Matrix LCD kit and More

Good morning folks, Happy New Year!  With the holiday season coming to a close, it is back to the grind for this ol'boy.  Not that I really mind though; in some sick way I am actually finding myself missing work.  Nonetheless, it is getting late and I have a pile of news for you.  Here is your AM update...  Toshiba...

DFI 855GME-MGF and Pentium-M Dothan Desktop Performance

Hello all!  We've taken a long hard look at Pentium M "Dothan" CPU core performance tonight on DFI's new 855GME-MGF motherboard.  Based on Intel's Pentium M embedded chipset architecture that utilizes their mobile i855GME Northbridge and the i6300ESB Southbridge, this combination actually gives the fastest Pentium 4 Extreme...

Albatron PX915G4 Pro, AeroCool VM-101, GFX Card Comparison

Well the whole holiday season is finally coming to an end, and I'm looking forward to getting things back to normal. Who knows, maybe I'll get a few more tech calls from all the folks who got expensive computers and don't know how to use them :) Which brings me to a rather odd realization. Spyware and computer viruses, as annoying as they...

Mushkin PC2-5300, Soltek K8TPro-939, and... more!

Hey folks! After a bit of troubleshooting, the User News Submission feature is now working properly. Do you have something interesting to share? Think it should make the front page? Yeah? Then Click on the 'Submit News' link, right under the 'Hot Headline News' section, or the link on the top right of each news post, and fill out the form....

TravelPower Notebook Case, ThermalrightXP-90 Heatsink, and more!

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the year 2005 :) I hope everyone had a good time last night, I know I did. The news is moving a bit slow today, and so am I, so it works out ;) For your evening dose of news, we have... APC TravelPower Notebook Case @ A True Review "...A mouse, extra battery, power adapter, etc... must be carried along...