News Archive

All News for March 2005

nForce 4 SLI Round-Up: DFI vs. Gigabyte vs. MSI

Good evening HotHardware fans! It's BW here, stopping by to let you all that we've just posted a Socket 939, NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI motherboard round-up, where we pit DFI's LANParty NF4 SLI-DR against MSI's K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI and Gigabyte's K8NXP-SLI. Click here to find out which one we thought was best......

Wintec AMP-X PC2-5400 DDR2, Seagate Barracuda 400GB HD, and more!

Hey folks, how about this weather? Those in the northeast know what I mean... it hasn't be in the high 50's since what, September, October? Anyway, we've got some good items today, including new Hard Drive tech from Seagate and Intel, and a Athlon 64 3500+ overclocking adventure with PCstats. Also, April is almost here, so don't forget that...

Corsair COOL water cooling kit, Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, and more!

Hey folks, how goes it? Not featured in the list below, but still a good read, is a roundup of 13 PSUs from Overclockers Australia. If your still using a cheap, low wattage PSU in your high end rig, you might want to check it out. I'm off to bed now, good night :) MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Video Card Review @ HardOCP "In fact, here is something...

Wireless Networking: Setup and Security, Dual Layer DVD Shootout, and more!

Hey folks, how's it going? Corsair sent us a notice today, they've produced a document that takes a look at the importance of memory latency and it's impact on performance. If your interested, you can download the PDF file: Here. Here's the rest of your news... Wireless Networking: Setup and Security @ Bigbruin "There are definitely additional...

Abit AV8, Asus Star Ice CPU Cooler, and more!

Hey folks, it's time for one more update to cap off the night. I received my BFG 6800GT OC w/ NV5 Silencer today... wow, big step up from a 9800 Pro :) Goodnight all. Asus Star Ice CPU Cooler Review @ PC Perspective "At the end of the day I have mixed feelings about the Asus Star Ice CPU cooler. If you are looking for a large cooler that looks...

Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD, Danger Den Fillport, and more!

Good afternoon folks :) There are a couple items in the mailbox that I haven't listed below, but are still a decent read. To help you get through all the reviews we post, how about giving Firefox a boost? ipKonfig will show you how. The next item is a review of Sony's PSP from Designtechnica... incredible device I must say. Well, now I'm off...

Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player, Thermaltake K450 Heatsink, and more!

Happy Easter everyone! I've already had the family dinner yesterday, so today I'm taking it easy and surviving off left overs. As for the news today, Bjorn3D has taken a look at the Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe, which I have also reviewed, so if your interested in the product: Click Here. Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone...

Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe, Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player & More!

Good morning once again all!  We've lined up several good news-bits for you today.  The Tech Zone checks in with a Sorell SF 2000 MP3 player, while Bjorn3D lines up with a Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe.  When your done there, come on back and check Matt's take on Leadtek's Deluxe TV kit.  Enjoy the holiday weekend! Sorell...

"Sound or no sound creates industries", SilverStone Temjin TJ06 Case, and more!

Hey folks, up for some reading? How about some updating? Version 1.0.2 of Firefox is now available, it's nothing special unless you consider browser security important :) Now, on with the reviews... Pentium M on your Socket 478 platform: Part 2 @ Legit Reviews "Included with the CT-479 are the installation guide, a heatsink/fan, one 4-pin...

Opteron Vs. Xeon, DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D, Samsung SyncMaster and More!

Hey there everyone, JeffB stepping in with your Thursday morning news update.  We've got a shootout between an AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon as well as a good looking Samsung LCD.  If you are in the market for a laptop, Designtechnica has a look at a Gateway M210XL.  For more on how to select the right laptop for you, check out...

Thermaltake Silent Purepower 680W, Athlon 64 Cooler Roundup, and more!

Hey folks, I've got a few minutes to spare right now so I'll bring you some reading material. Hard Tecs 4U has posted a Athlon 64 CPU Cooler Roundup. Like the description says it's written in German, but the benchmarks can be understood by anyone. And if this is your first time here today, Robert has taken a look at the Albatron PC6600U GeForce...

Albatron PC6600U Review

Hello All! This is BW here, dropping by to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Albatron's GeForce 6600 powered PC6600U. The PC6600U is clocked much higher than standard GeForce 6600 reference cards, however, and it sports a custom cooling apparatus complete with large heatsinks and heat-pipes. This card is definitely a...

PC Upgrading Fundamentals, Nvidia SLI Support - Getting Better, and more!

Hey folks, it's late but I know some of you are looking for a good read before bed. For those of you who are still a little cautious of Nvidia's SLI, HardOCP takes a look at what Nvidia has done lately to improve support for it's crown jewel of performance enhancing technology. Good night all :) Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC @ PCstats "Every...

Creating a Blog, TwinhanDTV Magic Box, and more!

Hey folks, up for some news? For those of you looking to turn your computer into a media center, techniz has reviewed the TwinhanDTV Magic Box, which is the first of its kind that doesn't require an extra power supply to work. If media is still on your mind, you can also check out my review of the Leadtek Winfast TV USB II Deluxe. Enjoy the...

DDR2 Roundup and Kingston HyperX, Xoxide X-Treme Case, and more!

Hey folks, what's up? If this is your first visit to HH of the day, Dave has taken a look at the HIS Radeon X850 XT and Radeon X800 XL - IceQ II Turbo. And yes, with a cooler that spiffy, there had to be some overclocking ;) Oh, and for you X-Box owners who are still interested in the cable replacement fiasco, you might want to check this...

HIS Radeon X850 XT and Radeon X800 XL - IceQ II Turbo Review

Good evening all!   We invite you to feast your eyes on a couple of beastly new graphics cards from HIS - The HIS X850 XT IceQ II Turbo and HIS X800 XL IceQ II Turbo.  We cover these cards top to bottom, from the standard gaming benchmarks to a brand new Doom 3 engine based title and of course a bit of overclocking just to keep...

Startup File Database, Transformer ATX Case, and more!

Hey folks, we've got the last update of the weekend for you. For those of you who aren't exactly sure what Windows is loading when your computer is started, PC Review has created a startup file database to help you determine if a file is a harmless printer driver, or a menacing trojan. Adios for now folks, Mr. Sandman is tugging at my eyelids....

Radeon X800 XL Distribution Costs, Cooler Master Aquagate Mini, and more!

Hey folks, how's the weekend treating you? Anyone hear of the upcoming game called F.E.A.R.? How would you like to beta test it? Vivendi is having a sweepstakes with 20 slots open for beta testers, so click here, enter your info, and pray your going to win :) Anyway, here's the news, enjoy! Cooler Master Aquagate Mini Review @ Madshrimps "Cooler...

Silverstone LC10, Samsung LCD, HIS X800XL and More!

Hey there folks, we've got a full line-up for you this Friday morning.  If you are in the market for a sweet HTPC case, the SilverStone LC10 may be what you need.  You may also want to check the LC11 I reviewed not too long ago as another option.  The HIS Radeon X800XL is another piece that catches my eye.  While they can...

Speeze Vulture Spin 3, asetek WaterChill KT03A Extreme, and more!

Hey folks, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Tonight's reading material contains the Speeze Vulture Spin 3, ASUS A8V-E Deluxe, asetek WaterChill KT03A Extreme, and the Bluetake BT007SI Bluetooth USB Adapter. Also, Jeff has reviewed the Sapphire Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128. Well I'm off to celebrate my Irish heritage with a beer, good night ;) Speeze...

Sapphire Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128 Review

Hello HotHardware Fans! And Happy St. Patrick's day! Just in case you've jumped right to the news and missed the fresh link at the top of the main page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Sapphire's Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128. This is a PCI Express based Radeon X700 Pro with an interesting bundle, and an oversized,...

Silverstone Strider, DDR @ 600MHz, Abit's Fatal1ty AN8

Good morning everyone, time for your morning news post this Thursday AM.  We've line up several interesting items, including an article on the future of DDR.  Think it's dead?  Guess again, DDR's time isn't up just yet.  Check out the details below as well as the rest of the reviews on tap. Silverstone Strider SST-ST46F...

CeBIT 2005, Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI, and more!

Hey folks, how about some CeBIT 2005 coverage? Hardware Zone, Madshrimps, Team Hardware, and HEXUS have some pretty good coverage of the event, and yes, lots of pics. Well guys, to be honest I can barley keep my eyes open, so here's your news, and good night :) NVIDIA SLI Technology Transforms the PC Enthusiast Segment Award-Winning Dual GPU...

HIS X850 XT PE IceQ II VIVO, ATI Theatre 550 TV Card, and more!

Werd up! Looking for some news? Don't worry, we have plenty. Aside from the news, we have also added a Folding @ Home banner that will appear at the end of some of our news posts. If your interested in joining our team, or are not familiar with what Folding @ Home is, just click the image link and you'll have all the information you need to...

ATI Mobility Radeon X700, Corsair COOL Water Cooling, and more!

Good evening ladies and gents, need some night reading material? After a long day of fighting the Windows ME Operating System, my head is just about fried. I'm sure the blue screen of death will haunt my dreams tonight. For those of who you have never had the pleasure of working with the mentioned OS, you may be scratching your head right...

ASUS 6800GT SLI, Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2, and more!

Hey folks, it's that time again. Before getting to the news, I'd like to direct you to Marco's review of the ATI All-In-Wonder X800 XT, which combines the power of the Radeon X800 XT, with the media capabilities of the All-In-Wonder series. Enjoy the rest :) Ultra Products XL PC3200 Low Latency Memory @ SystemCooling "Today we're going...

All-In-Wonder X800 XT Review

Good Evening HotHardware fans! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, dropping by to let you know that we've just posted a new review of ATI's latest multimedia card, the All-In-Wonder X800 XT. As the name implies, this card incorporates all of the technology found in other All-In-Wonder products, along with ATI's powerful 16-pipeline...

VisionTek XTASY X850 XT, Soltek SL-K890PRO-939, and more!

Hi Ya'll! To help alleviate your case of the mondays, we have plenty of reviews for you. Video cards, a motherbard, sub zero overclocking, and a look at a new case by Thermaltake, are all ready for your eyes to view. If you haven't checked in since sunday afternoon, make sure to take a look at Andrew's latest review, the Asus Z80K: Athlon...

Asus Z80K DTR Notebook Review

Good Evening Folks! Just in case you're the type that just jumped right to the news, we wanted to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Asus' Z80K. This Athlon 64 powered desktop replacement notebook is equipped with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 and sports a 15.0" SXGA+ TFT LCD with a native resolution of 1400 x 1050. Click...

Intel and AMD on same Mobo, Razotech Blizzard Case, and more!

Hey folks, how's everyone doing? A foot of snow has fallen, adding to the 4 inches we had yesterday, so hurrah for March and the fact that's it's not even half over. Well, I'll end with the sarcasm and get you the news, enjoy :) Razotech Blizzard Case @ PimpRig "Before I go any further, let me talk a little bit about the airflow design...

ATi Radeon Xpress 200 Coverage

Good Morning Peeps, how goes the battle?  Things are clicking along nicely here in the HH Labs this weekend.  Yet another white-out with snow going on in the area, adding another 8-10" of the stuff before the day is through. It's all good though because there are many of us here on the HH Team in the Northeast and it only forces...

New ATI and SiS Chipsets, NEC Dual-Layer DVD, More ATI news from CEBIT 2005

Good morning everyone.  We're starting off the weekend with some news out of ATI and SiS.  ATI is unveiling the Radeon XPRESS 200 with DX9 and DDR2 support.  SiS follows that up with the release of their latest AMD64 PCI Express chipset, the SiS761GX.  We close things out with a NEC DVD 16X Dual-Layer Drive and more news...

VapoChill LightSpeed[AC], NVIDIA SLI, and more!

Hey folks, it's been a day of trojan and spyware fighting, and all that's left is the news and a good 8 hours of sleep. For your reading pleasure tonight, we have reviews for the asetek VapoChill LightSpeed, ASUS Extreme N600GT PCI-E, Hiper Type R Black & Silver Label 480W PSU, and a look at NVIDIA's SLI. Good night :) asetek VapoChill...

Leadtek WinFast USB II Deluxe Review

Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that Matt has just posted a new review of Leadtek's WinFast USB II Deluxe. This little white box gives users the ability to watch and record TV, as well as tune-in to FM radio stations. It ships with some decent software too. Click here and take a look......

New AMD Mobile Processor, Hiper 480w PSU and a Touch of SLI

Good morning folks! We're starting off this morning with the latest major release from AMD.  Next, we follow that up with a breakdown of SLI and a review of a couple of 6600GTs in SLI.  Rounding out the bunch is a 480w PSU from Hiper.  Let's get going! AMD Ushers In A New Era In 64-Bit Mobile Computing With AMD Turion™...

Thermaltake Soprano Case, Samsung 193P 19'C LCD, and more!

Good evening ladies and gents. For you ATI card owners, Catalyst version 5.3 is out now, with OpenGL 2.0 support. They'll probably be performance benchmarks out in a few days or so, and we'll be sure to post them when we see them. Well, I'm out for now, good night all. Thermaltake Soprano Mid-Tower Case @ SystemCooling "Thermaltake is...

Jetart JACSH1 Universal VGA Cooler, Basics of RAID, and more!

Hey folks, my internet is back and so is the news :) Today we have a few articles that shy away from the actual hardware review, such as the "Basics of RAID", and "Are you addicted to the internet". Am I? Are you? Maybe, maybe not, but I'll bet many of the people who answer "no", probably are. Enjoy! Jetart JACSH1...

Hewlett Packard ZE2000 Notebook Review

Good evening folks! Andrew just finished a new review of a value-priced notebook from Hewlett Packard, the ZE2000. The HP ZE2000, which is based on the Intel 855GME/ICH4-M Chipset for Pentium/Celeron-M processors, sports a 15" LCD and a great set of built-in Hardmon Kardon speakers. If you're in the market for an inexpensive notebook, you'll...

Asetek VapoChill Micro News

Hello again HotHardware fans.  We have some more news for you today, by way of Asetek.  They are announcing a new product today dubbed the VapoChill Micro.  Here's a snip from the official press release... The powerful VapoChill CPU cooler goes mainstream Powering the fastest PC's on the planet for almost a decade the compressor-based...

AGEIA PhysX Information

Good afternoon folks! At midnight tonight, a new player in PC gaming unveiled its plans to introduce a new physics accelerator, that promises to vastly improve the realism of games. AGEIA's PhysX chip, as it's called, won't debut for a few more months, and its success depends on the adoption of the technology by the game development community,...

Overclocking Socket 939 Athlon 64, DFI NF4 Ultra-D, and more!

Good afternoon folks, ready for more news? Today we have reviews for the DFI NF5 Ultra-D Motherboard, Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI and 3D1, a Business Printers Buyer's Guide, and a few other items. Enjoy your read :) HIS X800XL IceQ II Turbo 256MB PCI-E Video Card Video Review @ 3dGameMan "This product is based on the ATI R430 chip, has a core...

Silverstone LC11 HTPC Case

Good afternoon HotHardware fans! BW here, stopping by with a quick update to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Silverstone's sleek LC11 HTPC case. The LC11 is designed to mesh well with the various components of a home theater, while accommodating a standard Micro-ATX motherboard and other standard PC components. Click...

Silentium T2 Case, Fanless PSU Roundup, and more!

Good afternoon folks, welcome back from the weekend. To start you off today, we have an announcement... there's going to be a beast of a machine unveiled at CeBIT 2005, the description is below you so check it out and feel free to drool all over your keyboard, you won't be alone. Enjoy the rest of the news :) PC enthusiasts' dream machine...

MSI NX6600 Diamond, Samsung 711t LCD, and more!

Good evening folks! The news has been moving slow this weekend, but we've got enough items now for a decent sized sunday night update. If this is your first visit of the day, scroll down a bit to see Dave's recent post about HotHardware's upcoming appearance at the Nor'Easter LAN. Well ladies and gents, I'm out until tomorrow :) Goodnight....

Team HotHardware.com Exhibitor Showcase At Nor'Easter LAN!

Good afternoon all and Happy Sunday... Davo just dropin' in here to tell you about an massive upcoming LAN Event that HotHardware.com will be attending and sponsoring in the month of April.   The Nor'Easter LAN is a 500 seat capacity LAN Event coming to Massachusetts on April 16th and 17th. BigWop and I will both be there.  We'll...

Linux Gaming, Sempron 2600+ for Socket 754, and more!

Hey folks, just thought I'd stop in and give you something to read for Friday night. If this is your first visit of the day, Andrew has reviewed the ATI TV Wonder Elite, so check it out. As for other news, we have an article on Linux Gaming, a look at the AMD Sempron 2600+, and some pondering of the age old question... computers: to build...

ATI TV Wonder Elite Review

Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  Just in case you haven't seen the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a review of ATI's new TV Wonder Elite. This is ATI's latest add-in PCI TV Tuner card based on their Theater 550 chip, which includes the new Remote Wonder Plus. Click here and check it...

TR's CPU Decoder Ring, SliverStone LC11 HTPC Case, Saprano Case and More!

Hey gang, happy Friday to ya!  I'm still trying to shake a nasty bug and the NyQuil fog from last night.  So let me wish you a great weekend and start you off with the morning news.  Thanks for stopping bye! A.C.Ryan RyanPower2 450w Modular PSU @ Viper Lair: "Overall, the AC Ryan 450w modular power supply is an excellent...

Sunbeam Lightbus, Thermalright XP-90, and more!

Hey folks, after a long and intense battle with Windows Networking, I'm here to deliver the news. Most people wouldn't consider networking very intense, but as many of you know... it can be. Yeah I'm a geek, and I love it :) Anyway folks, here's your news. Enjoy! AOpen i915Pa-PLF Motherboard Review @ PCStats "The AOpen i915Pa-PLF motherboard...

X800XL 256MB, IDF Spring 2005 - Day 2, Corsair XPERT Memory and More!

Good morning everyone, JeffB checking in with your Thursday morning news update.  We've got more info on IDF day 2 along with info on  an X800XL 256 card from Club-3D.  Rounding things out is some Corsair XPERT Memory and a great looking Lian-Li case.  Let's get started. Club-3D X800XL 256MB PCI-Express Review @ tcmagazine.info:...

Spyware and Hijacker Removal, Aerocool Spiral Galaxies case, and more!

Hey folks, I'm a bit tired tonight so please forgive the lack of conversation as I get straight to the news. If your just checking in for the first time today, take a look at Dave's post below to see our hot new threads(100% Pre-shrunk cotton). Goodnight folks :) Aerocool Spiral Galaxies WTX Case @ Controlled-Insanity "I spent a few moments...

Get Your HOT Threads Here!

Get your HotHardware Threads here from our buds at Hacker Threads!  These stylish Tees with the HOT logo bustin' through will be sure to score you the Chicks.  And Ladies, we hope to be cooking up some nice Baby-Tees and HOT Mamma threads shortly for you as well!  Of course these stylish Tees will look good on any human - male,...

Shuttle SB86i XPC, Thermalright SI-97 Heatsink, and more!

Good afternoon folks, it's that time again. Today we have a DDR-2 PC-5400 memory shootout, Intel P4 aircooling heatsink roundup, an article on the current problems with Linux, and a couple more items. Read on and enjoy! DDR-2 PC-5400 Memory Shootout – OCZ vs. Corsair vs. Kingston @ TweakTown "We've got modules on the test bench...

Leadtek PX6800 TDH(SLI) PCIe, Speeze Coppersnake 3, and more!

Hey folks, how is everyone doing this morning? Me? Well, there's a lot of snow on the ground... new snow, that needs to be removed soon(unfortunately). But before I get to that, I must empty the news box. If you happen to be checking in for the first time today, Jeff has given us a preview of ATI's HyperMemory technology, so check it out if...

ATI HyperMemory Technology For Graphics - Preview

Good morning.  ATI has released a counter-attack to TurboCache with the release of their HyperMemory Technology and we've pulled together a preview of its features. On paper, HyperMemory is similar in design to TurboCache, using a combination of local memory and system memory to offer advanced performance in a business-class card. Click...