OCZ Modstream PSU, Forceware 66.93 vs 71.20, and more!
I just received a ASUS A7N8X-X, and after looking around in the bios, it has some pretty decent features. After building a few systems using variants of the A7N8X, I've come to really like the brand. The NF7 series from ABit is also one of my top choices for Athlon XP systems. I'm going to miss the times I've spent working with Athlon XP systems, but once I get my Athlon 64, I'm sure all that will change :)
"Almost everything about the device is easy to use and set-up, which generally speaking makes it a joy to use. My biggest concern prior to testing the device was that such a small component would struggle to provide a good quality picture and sound, but it proved me wrong and then some. The only missing link in the package seems to be Teletext abilities - Although the player software and remote control both make mention of it, I could find no such functionality anywhere."
"Due to the PowerWhisper design of the OCZ ModStream, there is only one 120 mm fan present in the power supply, and it is located on the under side of the unit as opposed to the rear. The entire rear of the power supply is one large, non-obtrusive grill, allowing for unobstructed air flow."
"I have done some quick benchmarks with both Forceware drivers, version 66.93 and version 71.20. Forceware 66.93 is official and Forceware 71.20 has leaked to the internet today"
"This board is a fine specimen of computer hardware, and just like previous Foxconn motherboards, has pretty much everything you could possibly want, and they also threw in some voltage options! That's right ladies and gentlemen, Foxconn is learning from us overclockers that test and review their stuff, and the nicest thing about it is that we get to watch Foxconn literally evolve into a board manufacturers capable of being reckoned with..."