Hardware Roundup

Hardware Roundup

Video:
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB Toxic Edition Review @ Hardware Canucks
  • MSI HD R5770 Hawk Review @ OCC
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition against XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition @ XbitLabs
  • Samsung 55in. LED HDTV Review - BCCHardware
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC Video Card @ Tweaktown
  • Gainward Radeon HD 5670 Review at ultimatehardware.net
Motherboards and Chipsets:
Memory and Storage:
  • Computer Geeks eSATA Enclosure HE-2521B Review @ OCIA.net
  • Micron RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
  • Kingston SSDNow V Series 128gb SSD Notebook Bundle @ TestFreaks
  • A-DATA 32 GB 633x Compact Flash @ techPowerUp
  • OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) 100GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
  • USB 3.0 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure @ TestFreaks
Systems:
Cases, Cooling & Misc.:
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Not too sure why you guys have a zune as an image...since there is no reference to a zune.

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I still can't decide between Nvidia or Radeon...

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It's easy Komando 93 do you want to waste money or not. If not go with a 5850 (crossfire is especially positive on these Vs. money), a 5870 which is somewhat faster, or a 5970 which is 2 5850's with 5870 memory basically in crossfire on one card. Of course the cheaper option for crossfire is the 5970 I am pretty sure. Any of them outperform anything on the market except there brothers for obvious reasons in a single slot, in crossfire a 5870 does not really outperform the 5850, and neither does the 5970 which is actually kind of strange.

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Either way right now the ATI cards outperform anything. Of course Nvidia is supposed to release a $699 dollar card this quarter, and of course ATI will probably, but not yet confirmed release on the normal schedule early to mid next quarter. With wide availability die end of 2nd start of third quarter. Like I said on next gen ATI it is not confirmed, and Nvidia says they will release by the end of the quarter, but they have also said it would be soon on there next gen for quite some time, and we still have nothing and it will be two months of car payments to buy as well.

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As to the EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition against XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition part of this post:

Isn't there a hack that lets you run a Radeon AND an NVIDIA card for Physics processing at the same time on the same computer?

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PhysX isn't worth it in my opinion @realneal, simply because it takes a massive performance hit any time you enable it, whether you are running a dedicated nvidia card for it or not. Also I believe there is a hack to do that where you set up a dummy monitor, you can google it and find it easy enough.

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