Radeon X800 XL Distribution Costs, Cooler Master Aquagate Mini, and more!
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"Cooler Master is introducing the Aquagate Mini in both 120mm and 80mm configurations. While water cooling CPU can be tedious at times with the associations of adding water, testing for leaks, finding the right pump location dealing with reservoir and bleeding. The new Aquagate Mini might well be the "Bic" of computer water cooling."
"The computer itself is a valuable asset and one that should be protected, but it can be replaced, however, the information stored on it in many cases is not replaceable and of greater value to competitors if compromised. A thief can get a few thousand dollars for a top of the line laptop, but he can get a whole lot more for a company's marketing plans."
"We have recently learned that the cost to resellers of Radeon X800 and X800 XL cards via distribution is higher than ATI's suggested retail price. In some cases, this information changes the math on which video card we'd recommend, the ATI or the NVIDIA."
"A lot of people buy the 80mm Waterchill type radiators for their PC water cooling set-ups and a lot of them, it would seem, make a very simple mistake when installing them. That mistake, putting the mounting screws in without the spacers and puncturing the radiator core!"
"Performance from the X800XL was fantastic, quite happily keeping pace with our X850XT PE in many tests, although the highest resolutions and heavy AntiAliasing/Anisotropic filtering did slow it down slightly in comparison."