3Ware 9550SX-4LP SATA-II/300 RAID, CaseGears 450W PSU, More!
"The new 9550SX card boasts dual RAID processing engines, 128 MB of DDR2 cache memory, SATA-II/300 with NCQ support, and a host of other features. We take a look at the hardware and software which drive the cad, and we run some quick RAID-0 and RAID-5 performance numbers against other competing RAID cards on the market today."
"Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant computer towers standing at everyone's feet. The gaming laptop computers of today sport huge, crisp LCD screens, cutting-edge video cards and full-size keyboards. Not only can these gaming laptop computers hang with the standard clunky computer tower, but they can also be ordered fully custom to meet the exact specifications of any gamer."
"Casegears is an unfamiliar name to all of us, they are introducing their first Tri-Fan series power supply in 400, 450 and 500 Watts. Modular, UV reactive sleeved cables, 20/24-pin main and blue LEDs; this 450 Watt power supply in Gun Metal Mirror finish will be priced competitively. Will it deliver?"
"For a HTPC the idea of having a way to remote start the computer is a pretty good idea, it also gives you a way to monitor the temps as well as tweak fan speeds without making the PC look tacky or out of place. The inclusion of USB and Firewire also goes right along with the HTPC theme and provides an easy way to transfer files from digital cameras and recorders."