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All News for October 2004

ASUS DRW-1604P Dual Layer DVD+/- R/RW Review

Good Afternoon Folks! If you take a gander at the top of the page, you'll see that we've just posted a new review of ASUS' DRW-1604P Dual Layer DVD+/- R/RW drive. This drive sports a very complete list of features, including the ability to burn DVD+R and -R discs at 16X speeds, and the ability to burn dual-layer discs at 4X speeds. And it's...

USB TV Wonder, NF3 250Gb, TwinMos RAM, Piracy and More!

Good morning all.  The weekend is just about here and the gang at HH are in full swing with various hardware reviews.  I know I have 5 pieces queued up and some of the other fellas have even more, so there will be no shortage of hardware treats for quite some time.  Top that off with the holiday season and we are sure to be...

State of 3D Article, Shuttle SN95G5 and Much More

Welcome everyone, NJ here with another edition of the HH Nightcap.  On tap tonight we have a varied selection of juice which should satisfy the rumbling in your news-hungry bellies.  So, pull up a chair, toss on some music and enjoy the news.  Here is your evening update...  The State of 3D Article @ PenStar Systems "NVIDIA...

Red Sox World Series Champions - The Curse Is Reversed!

Good Morning and Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, the best team in professional baseball! The World Champion Boston Red Sox defeted the St. Louis Cardinals last night in a final 4 game sweep of the World Series of Baseball! The Curse of The Bambino has been lifted! Since 1918, generations of Boston Red Sox Fans have been waiting - Curt,...

Samurai Case, Shuttle SN95G5, DFI LANParty and DDR2 Galore

Finally, it's over. The Red Sox made history last night with their amazing march to, and through, the World Series. After sending the Yankees back home with a 4 game come back, they just kept on winning, shutting out the Cardinals in 4 games. I'm not a big baseball fan, but you have to respect that. These guys dug deep and did the unthinkable,...

DDR2 Shoot-Out: Corsair vs. Kingston

Good Evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you've missed the link at the top of the page, I wanted to let you all know that we've just posted a shoot-out between two 1GB DDR2-675 capable memory kits, Corsair's TWIN2X1024-5400C4PRO and Kingston's KHX5400D2K2/1G. We ran some tests at stock settings, with more aggressive 3-3-3-10 timings, and...

Abit Press Release, Jetart Xcool NP5000, Abit KV8 Mobo and More

Good evening all, glad to see you are back :)  I came home tonight and to my surprise, my high-speed account was actually working.  Needless to say, I am itching to get back to abusing my bandwidth ;)  However, before I begin my downloading binge let's get some news posted... ABIT Announces ACON DOOM 3T Media FragFest Do they...

ASUS Press Release, Scythe FCS-50 Heatlane and More

Good morning peeps, how was your night?  Things around the Canadian portion of the HH labs should be backup and running this the afternoon with the return of my High-Speed connection.  No more dialup for this fool ;)  Nevertheless, it is getting late and I need to start thinking about heading to work so here is your AM news...

Covering All The Bases: Video, Cases, Motherboards & More

Good evening all!  We may be a little later than usual with the news today, but we didn't forget ya! We just got caught up in some testing this morning and didn't get a chance to update the main page.  So, without further delay, here's a healthy sampling of news that should keep you busy for a while.  Enjoy! Intel Continues...

TJ05 Tower Case, Radeon X700XT and Much More

Good evening all :)  With bedtime closing in fast and my inbox filling up, I think it's time to round the day off with one final news post.  Go grab a warm beverage, toss on some music and settle in; here is your nightcap...  SilverStone Temjin TJ05 ATX Tower Case @ Hardcoreware "Today we're reviewing SilverStone's current...

Hot Off The Presses! Alienware SLI, FarCry Patch v1.3, Leaked Detonators & More

Good evening HotHardware Fans!  We've got some interesting news for you tonight, hot off the presses... Alienware to offcer NVIDIA SLI Configurations... Area-51 ALX with SLI Alienware ALX Full-Tower Chassis Alienware X2 and NVIDIA SLI Technology Cutting Edge Performance-Enhanced Hardware Personalized Pre- and Post-Sales Support Alienware...

EPoX eX5-320S Small Form Factor PC Review

Good afternoon folks! BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a review of EPoX's eX5-320S small form factor PC. This mini-system is powered by the Intel i865 chipset for the Pentium 4, and sports some useful features not found on competing products. It even includes a remote control! Click here and check it out!...

BenQ 16x DVD+-RW, Mushkin PC3200 and More

Good morning everyone :)  The news front is bumping and it is getting late.  So, let's skip over the banter and get right down to business...  BenQ 16x DVD -RW Double Layer Writer @ ExtremeMhz "Based on some email requests from our readers, today we will take a look at yet another 16x DVD writer, this time from BenQ. ...

Thermaltake TrueLight Memory, Ultra X-Connect 500W, Enermax 470W PSU and More

Good afternoon friends, welcome back to HotHardware.  With my ISP having some "technical issues," I have been stuck on dial-up access for the past two days.  I tell you, there is nothing like going from a 5MB connection to the lighting quick speed of 56K ;)  Here is your news...  Thermaltake TrueLight Memory Heat...

ABIT Press Release, Cooler Master Stacker, Tyan Tomcat i915 and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to the place which we like to call home, HotHardware.  Before we get to the news tonight, I want to take a quick second and say "thanks" to all of our hard working Folding @Home members.   You guys rock!!! I am sure there are a few of you who are saying, "Folding @Home, what...

iPod Adapters, HDTV Wonder and Lots O' Memory!

Hey gang! I think a lot of us are winding down from a sports laden week, getting some much needed rest. There were some long baseball games that kept some of us up into the wee hours several times. I know I got the best night sleep of the week last night and it was really needed. To top that off, today my wife and I are going to play at the...

MSI nForce4 Boards, Corsair PC5400 Pro and More

Good evening friends, welcome back.  With all the sports talk today, I feel the need to round off the mix by touching on the most important sport of all, Hockey (I can already feel the heat from e-mails already).  With the NHL Blackout now peaking over the one month mark, this editor is getting tired of the Hockey Night in Canada...

Red Sox ALCS Champs - Yankees Fall!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to congratulate our boys from Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox!  Last night they upset the New York Yankees in an amazing 10 - 3 victory in the Bronx.  It was history in the making for sure, as the Red Sox showed the world what champions are made of.  Never-say-die, always believe,...

ASUS Mobos, WiFi and Proper Password Management

Good morning all!  Man, last night was a tense evening around the HH labs.  With the Yankees "blowing it" and the Red Sox making history, emotions were high.  Needless to say, Yankees fans are pretty cranky and Davo, our lone Sox fan, (correction Jeff, Tom is one too!) is laughing all the way home.  It was fun...

SilverStone TJ04, Corsair TwinX Memory, ASUS N5900 and More

Hello everyone, how is your day going?  With a cold weather front hitting the Canadian portion of the HH labs, I have a feeling my good friend Mr. Coffee will be getting an extra large workout today.  The news front seems to be moving at a fairly steady rate, so there should be tons of goodies heading your way today....  SilverStone...

Corsair Press Release, Crucial Gizmo USB Drive, PQI DDR2 Kit and More

Good evening brothers and sisters, welcome back :)  The day is coming to a close and the HH news-bin is busting at the seams.  However, before I jump over to the news front, I want to point out that Jeff recently posted his review of S3's OmniChrome TV/Graphics Card, their competitor to ATi's All-In-Wonder and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema...

GeCube X300, NV Silencer 5, Designtechnica Editorial and More

Good morning everyone, welcome to HotHardware.  Things in my personal life have been acting like a pendulum over the past few weeks.  With my fair-share of ups and downs, I am almost at the point where I need to switch to a digital clock; maybe this one ;)  Nonetheless, my inbox is filling up quiet nicely so I think it is time...

Tons of FX-55, 4000+ & NF4 News, and More

Good afternoon brothers and sisters! There's a whirlwind of news today, thanks to the release of the Athlon 64 FX-55, Athlon 64 4000 and NVIDIA nForce 4.  We have our own articles posted here and here, but many of our compadres were busy as well.  Here's a list of links, along with some other news that should keep you busy for a...

AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 & 4000+

Good Evening Folks! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a review of AMD's latest high-end desktop processors, the Athlon 64 FX-55 and the Athlon 64 4000+. We benchmarked these new processors against the Athlon 64 FX-53, the 3800+, and Intel's current flagships, the 3.6GHz Pentium 4 560 and the 3.4GHz Pentium...

3GHz FX Overclocking, PEG Shoot-Out, a Memory Round-Up & More

Good morning HotHardware fans!  How are you all doing today?  I take it everyone had a good weekend?  Mine was pretty fun, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my fiance on Saturday, and on Sunday we went to a Jets game.  On top of that, I had some benchmarking to do, we had a Yankee game to watch, and I had to contribute...

ATi TV Wonder USB 2.0 Review

ATi' s TV Wonder USB 2.0 is on the HotHardware.com Test Bench today.  Tom takes us through the ins and outs of this new little PVR nugget from the folks up in the Great White North.  TV Tuning and TiVO-like capabilities driven with ATi's Mutlimedia Center software, all over a USB 2.0 connection, just what the doctor ordered for those...

1GB Swivel Drive, Seagate Savvio, CoolDrive6 and More!

Good morning all, it's time for your Friday news post.  World Series fever is running rampant through the HH labs these days.  The rivalry is especially hot with Rob and Dave, Rob being the Yankees fan and Dave being the BoSox guy.  Lots of trash talking going back and forth for a while there, but all in good fun.  So far...

GeForce 6800/Ultra Roundup, Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP and More

Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  The day is winding down and my inbox is filling up.  I think you know what that means!  Yup, time for the HH Nightcap.  Go grab a beverage, a few snackies and settle in, here is your news shot...  GeForce 6800/Ultra Roundup @ HardOCP "It all comes down to money and your...

Book Case Modding, PCMCIA Audigy 2, Latest DFI LANParty and More!

Good afternoon folks.  We have to apologize for the delay in news this morning.  We had some gremlins acting up on the server earlier that gave us some unscheduled downtime.  But now we're back and we've got some good reading to get you through your day. LeadTek WinFast A400 Ultra/GT TDH 6800 Review @ Beyond3D: "At a glance,...

Xoide Clear Keyboard, GeCube Radeon X800 Pro and Much More

Hello everyone, welcome to the HH Nightcap.  Tonight we are serving a buffet of news from all over the continent.  With just about the entire spectrum of hardware being covered this evening, everyone should find what they are looking for ;)  Xoxide Clear Keyboard @ Bytesector "Xoxide is well known for their active involvement...

Corsair Memory, Etymotic Isolater Earphones and Much More

Good morning friends, welcome back to HotHardware.  I am pretty short on time this morning, so we are going to cut the chit-chat to a minimum.  However, this does not mean we are going to skimp on the news... ;)  Corsair TWIN2X1024-5400C4PRO @ Viper Lair "Corsair has earned a reputation as makers of fast and reliable ram,...

ATI Press Release, Albatron PCX5750 and Others

Good evening fans, welcome back :)  I hope all my Canadian friends had a good thanksgiving weekend.  Myself, I spent some quality time with my parents back in my ol'hometown.  There is nothing like quality "mom food."  I don't know what it is, but it always tastes better!?  Speaking of tasting good, I have...

Supermicro PR, a Lian Li PC-V1000, an iPod Mini and More

Good morning folks, welcome back.  Today has started out busier than the average Tuesday. We've got a good amount of news to get posted here, so I'm not going to ramble on much longer.  Plus, I've got to layout some pages for an upcoming article I'm SURE you'll all be interested in.  God, I love higher clock speeds... Supermicro...

Asus K8N-E Deluxe Review

  Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Asus' K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 motherboard. This board, which is based on the NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb chipset, sports a very complete BIOS and host of useful integrated features. Click here and check it out!    ...

NVIDIA GeForce 6200 News

Good morning HotHardware fans!  Some previews have already hit the web in regard to NVIDIA's new entry level GPU, the GeForce 6800. The GeForce 6200 has all of the features found in NVIDIA's flagship GPU, but the GeForce 6800 sports only 4 pixel pipelines. Here are some board shots, and some official information direct from NVIDIA......

nVidia's GeForce 6200, Socket 939 Shootout and Much More

Good morning everyone, NJ here with yet another edition of the HH times.  Awaking to a cool morning with just a touch of frost, it looks as if winter is approaching fast.  Not that I mind though.  The faster the snow is on the ground, the faster I can bust out the new snowboard.  Nonetheless, lets get to the real reason...

Antec NeoPower 480 PSU, Logitech X-530 Speakers and More

Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Before we hit the news-bin, I want to take a second and wish all our Canadian readers a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I just finished up a feast of turkey and all the dressing myself.  So, before I slip any further into this food coma, let's get some news fired up for your reading enjoyment....

Case Mods, ATI Mobos, Dealing with Loss, A Case to Sink Your Teeth Into

Good morning everyone.  It looks to me like things are winding down a bit as the weekend approaches.  That doesn't mean that the wheels have come to a screaching halt at HH, however.  We've got a lot of cool items on the HH test bench as we speak.  So while most of you get ready for a nice relaxing weekend, rest assure...

VIA's K8M800, IBM's ThinkPad X40, Intel vs ATI IGP, MiniDV and More!

Hey there gang, welcome back!  Man, it has just been one of those stretches where nothing seems to be going right for me.  The last few weeks I've been dealing with an ailing pet, who is looking much better thankfully.  Now my neck has decided to give me a lesson in pain, to the point that I am looking at the world with a bit...

Shuttle SB81P XPC Review

Good evening all!  BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Shuttle's swank SB81P XPC for the LGA775 platform.  With this small form factor system, powered by Intel's i915G chipset, Shuttle unveils their new "P Series" chassis, that not only looks great, but offers more configuration options than...

Asetek Vapochill Lightspeed, Keeping the Prescott Cool, and Other Goodies

Good afternoon, and welcome back HotHardware fans!  There has been a good amount of activity today, so we'll have a sampling of news posted for you shortly, but we also want to let you know about a new feature we've just enabled.  You should now see a new "Submit News" link at the bottom of the "Hot Headline News"...

Sapphire X600 XT PCIE, CrazyPC's Vampire Mid-Tower Case and Others

Good evening friends, NJ here with your nightcap.  I just walked through the door from work, so I am going to cut the banter short.  The smell of fresh pasta and garlic bread is just killing me ;)  Here is your news shot...  Sapphire X600 XT PCI Express Video Card Review @ AMD Zone "The advanced graphics port first...

Intel Press Releases, Vantec HD Enclosure, and More

Good afternoon folks!  How are you all doing today?  The crew here at HH all seem to be doing well, although we have been unusually busy as of late.  There just seems to be a neverending stream of product announcements / launches recently.  But that's good news, right?  :)  That's what keep us all going here on...

Asus V9999 Ultra Deluxe - GeForce 6800 Ultra

Good morning all.  Asus starts our day off right, here at HotHardware.com, with a new high end GeForce 6800 Ultra card that really calls attention to itself.  Asus' V9999 Ultra Deluxe is a GeForce 6800 Ultra with style, flare, a great bundle and the icing on the cake, a stock out-of-the-box overclock in its GPU. Come get some - right...

Intel Press Release, Steelpad S&S Gaming Mouse Pad, Albatron GeForce 6800 Ultra and Others

Good evening everyone :)  According to the clock in my system tray, it is time for the HotHardware nightcap.  So, toss on some music, grab a warm drink and settle in for a good read.  Here is our final shot of juice for the day... Having Difficulty Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help SANTA...

Chaintech SK8T800, ATI TV Wonder USB and More

Judging by the amount of "you have mail" notifications I have received over the past few hours, I think it is time for another shot of juice.  So, run over to the water cooler, grab a cold drink and shut the cubical door.  It is time for round two...  Chaintech SK8T800 Review @ AMD Zone "Well the big plus of the...

ASUS P5GD2, Logisys 500W PSU and Others

Good morning friends, welcome back to HH.  With a cold and rainy day outside, today is a perfect excuse for huddling around the warmth of my computers.  With an AMD on one side and a P4 on the other, I think I am well situated for the day ;)  Here is your AM shot of juice...  Asus P5GD2 Deluxe review @ OCMod Shop "Because...

NZXT Guardian Case, ATI Radeon 9800 AIW and More

Good evening friends, I am glad to see you are back :)  It looks as if fall has arrived here in the Canadian portion of the HH labs.  With a small amount of frost on the grass this morning, the leaves should soon be hitting the ground very shortly.  Though raking is not my favourite job, I surely enjoy the fantastic visuals...

Saturday Cold-Shot

Good morning all.  Here's a quick cold shot of hardware news to get you going today.  There's a lot going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, so make sure you stick around over the next week as well.  We'll have new graphics cards, motherboards and even a new Shuttle XPC coming at you this week.  The holidays are...

Mini-PCs, DDR2, Budget CPUs, PSUs and a Bunch More!

Happy Friday all!  Looks like a lot of people have been very busy in the hardware world this week. We've got a slew of news for you on a typically quiet Friday morning.  We're all working on some awesome hardware ourselves, so stay tuned.  I wonder how many of you feel real old after checking out Rob's retro Coleco piece.  I...