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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the MainGear SHIFT do-it-yourself case kit and the recently released Intel SSD 520 series solid state drive built on SandForce controller technology. The guys also discuss the used game debate and game devs locking down DLC content for new game buyers only, and ask the question, “Should next-gen consoles be upgradeable?” Finally, Dave hints at an upcoming contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:50 - Maingear Shift DIY Sneak Peek 06:12 - Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review... Read more...
The Thecus N5200BR NAS Server is targeted at end-users with demanding network storage needs.  To offer a more universal solution, Thecus designed the N5200BR with five SATA II bays supporting numerous RAID options, an LED status read-out, router capabilities and a host of other features to make it a serious contender for home users and in the commercial environment where a highly configurable NAS unit is a must.  On the surface, the Thecus N5200BR looks to have what it takes to fit a wide variety of NAS needs.  In the article, we'll look below the surface to ascertain the... Read more...
As digital media increases in popularity, so will the demand for larger storage options, whether in the form of increased hard drives capacities or through the use of expandable network storage devices.  The last time we broached the topic of NAS was with our article on two impressive SOHO units from QNAP.  While not industrial strength solutions, both QNAP models offered a balance of hardware and software features that made them excellent solutions for both home and small business users.  However, with the TS-101 being a single drive solution and the TS-201 being a two-drive... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting that ATI is busy prepping their Mobility Radeon X1800XT series to battle NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7800 GPU's. Considering the fact that ATI supposedly had to lower core frequencies to an estimated 445MHz (versus the 500MHz of its desktop counterpart), it is more than a bit surprising to see ATI not opting to wait for their mobile R580 part. If R580 is nearly ready as the rumors suggest and it is similar to R520, giving ODM notebook vendors an R580 part with a few minor changes seems like a much more strategic move on ATI's part. Then again, the Inquirer could be right and we... Read more...
Beyond3D recently made some rather disturbing comments in regards to ATI's R520-based flagship notebook GPU. Apparently, ATI is caught between a rock and a hard place with regards to launching a highly-clocked R520 part when R580 parts will likely be available in the very near future. Regardless, a mobile R580 part would still need to be qualified leaving the high-end desktop replacement notebook market wide open for NVIDIA and its GeForce Go 7800 GPU's for a large chunk of time.Still left off the list, though, is any type of high end product intended for DTR / mobile gamer platforms. M58 was scheduled... Read more...
USModular Cold Fusion 2 x 512MB PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DXtreme: "Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review, this review comes from a relatively newcomer in the memory field, USModular. In this review we are taking a look at the 1GB Kit of USModular Cold Fusion PC4000 Memory; this memory is rated for use at 250 MHZ or DDR500 with the timings of 3-4-4-8. The Cold Fusion 512MB sticks of memory feature gold heatspreaders and the Cold Fusion insignia under the hood are specially tested, speed binned Hynix ICs." ATI R520 to Hit Retail Shelves in Q3, 2005 @ CoolTechZone: "After... Read more...
Anyone up for some late night news? For the insomniac in you, we have reviews for products from Thermaltake, MSI, RaidMax, and Altec Lansing. I'd like to chat more, but as my vision becomes a little blurrier, I realize I probably should get some sleep, so good night :) Thermaltake Fanless 103 @ Phoronix "Large heatsinks are quite a hit these days, and the Fanless 103 from Thermaltake is no exception. In fact, it's so big that we just had to nickname it "Big Blue." The largest question we have for Big Blue is: can it in fact take the pressure that other heatsinks with fans can handle,... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back.  From the looks of my inbox, the news has been flowing at a good rate throughout the day.  There seems to be articles from all different aspects of the hardware scene tonight, so, everyone should be happy.  Go grab a chair; I am starting to serve...  AOpen AX4SPE Max II motherboard @ TrustedReviews "At first glance the AX4SPE Max II doesn't look all that impressive as it has a fairly standard board layout and there are no special connectors around the back. Dig a little bit deeper in the box though and you realise that AOpen has actually... Read more...
The Albatron Gigi GeForce FX 5200 Ultra Mainstream With Muscle? By - Tom Laverriere October 28, 2003 When a new OEM emerges in PC Hardware, their products are initially gawked at from afar, as most end users are reluctant to take the plunge into uncharted waters.  As soon as a few end users claim good experiences with new hardware, word spreads and the bandwagon jumping begins.  It's safe to say that Albatron has become one of these companies as of late.  Since Albatron came onto the scene only a short time ago, they have become target of exploration for some in the hardware enthusiast... Read more...
  The MSI GeForce FX5200 TDR128 A Budget Card with a Little Extra By: Jeff Bouton June 3rd, 2003 If there is one thing that is certain, it's that there is no other channel of the PC hardware industry more heated in competition and embroiled in controversy than the graphics sector.  This is a fierce market consumed with debates over whose video card is on top.  Those of us who follow the industry often find ourselves glued to our monitors with both great interest and excitement in the daily goings on.  While most PC Enthusiasts are interested in what the best video card available... Read more...
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra Performance Analysis Detailed Benchmarks With NVIDIA's Value Gaming Card By - Marco Chiappetta and Dave Altavilla March 12, 2003 Last week's Game Developers Conference was pumped up with lots of hype and excitement, regarding not only the software behind next generation game engines, but also the hardware that will power them.  Both ATi and NVIDIA announced DirectX 9 capable Graphics Cards, that will deliver fantastic levels of realism in upcoming titles like Doom 3.  As we know, in the land of PC Gaming, Graphics Cards are sort of like that tricked out engine you... Read more...