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Scythe, the Japanese company that specializes in the art of CPU cooling, has come up with a novel way to attach additional internal storage to your PC. The solution goes by the name of the Slot Rafter and allows you to attach up to four additional HDDs or SSDs to your system by slotting a mounting module in a spare PCI slot (nowadays, they’re all spares) within your PC. The module has no electronic elements to it, the “card” sticks out of the PCI slot and screws to the bracket mount, just like a regular expansion card. You can then attach one to four additional 2.5-inch drives to the... Read more...
GIGABYTE Makes Back-to-School Fun with AMD Slot Machine-- Play the GIGABYTE Slot Machine and Win an AMD-based Motherboard --GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today announced the kickoff of its GIGABYTE Back-to-School Online Quiz to promote their latest GIGABYTE AMD 780G series motherboard. By simply answering correctly three questions about some of the latest technologies from GIGABYTE, users will get the opportunity to play the GIGABYTE slot machine to win a new GA-MA78GPM-DS2H motherboard plus a GIGABYTE Travel Bag!For more information about AMD online... Read more...
23-year-old Kelly Gray was just hoping to defray some of the costs of her wedding when she decided to auction off a bridesmaid spot in her wedding on eBay. But she got far more than she bargained for.When the bidding closed at 7:27 p.m. on Wednesday, the winning bid was $5,700. The winner: "drpeppersnapple".Gray and her fiance had planned to keep the wedding budget under $7,000 by using an iPod, instead of a DJ and baking their own wedding cake. Now they can plan for something a bit bigger.A representative for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group says they'll even provide drinks for the April 19, 2009 wedding.... Read more...
One of the features of the Sound Blaster Xi-Fi that many have wished for in a laptop sound card was the simply amazing positional audio support for headphone users. It seems it shall finally come to pass. "The new Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook card forgoes the PCMCIA interface and instead uses the Express Card interface. The card itself features an optical out/in jacks and a port for the breakout box to connect your speakers." One has to wonder if a Fatal1ty version will be in the offering.... Read more...
The Inquirer writes that ATi's upcoming Conroe chipset, codenamed RD600, will have no less than 3 PCIe 16X slots; 2 for CrossFire, 1 for Physics Acceleration. The RD600, tentatively named ATi Xpress 3200 Intel Edition, is obviously aimed at enthusiasts and is expected to debut later this year. It will sport a 1333Mhz front side bus, Dual Channel DDR2-1066 and automatic PCIe overclocking when certain ATi cards are detected. The word at the rumor mill is that it will be quite the overclocker too, thanks in part to a memory clock that is independent from the front side... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-7VX KX-133 Based Motherboard Does the tradition live on? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta September 22, 2000    In the "Athlon Community", there was much anticipation for a chipset that would really let the performance of AMD's new flagship processor stand out.   The original Iron-Gate chipset was marred with a few minor glitches that disappointed many power users.  Not being able to run their new high-end graphics card at AGP 2X or constantly having to upgrade chipset drivers only to have a new incompatibility arise was a real turn off.  Enter... Read more...
Soyo's SY-6VCA Slot 1 Motherboard Is there a new Sheriff in town? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta June 16, 2000    Soyo has been making quite a name for themselves as of late.  When Intel?s very popular BX chipset was prevalent, Soyo arguably produced a few of the very best boards available.  Time goes by and new products enter the market, so the  SY-6BA+IV and SY-6BA+III may not be on top of everyone?s ?buy? list anymore.  Intel?s successor to the BX chipset, the i820, has met with limited success and a multitude of ?issues?, which has left board manufacturers looking... Read more...
Unlocking & Overclocking The AMD Slot A Thunderbird Straddling the fence between the old and the new July 4, 2000 - By Dave Altavilla  In this weeks installment of "my PC is faster than yours", we have a new processor that has emerged in the High End space.  AMD's long awaited Thunderbird (god I love that code name) has arrived and it's sporting 256K of on chip full speed L2 Cache.  Along with this new CPU, we will be using a new motherboard from Gigabyte, the GA-7VX (full review coming soon), designed around VIA's new KX133 chipset affording AGP4X and PC133 memory... Read more...