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The gang at X-bit Labs have posted some news regarding an innovative new cooling approach ASUS is using for their latest passive GeForce 6600 graphics card called ReverseCool. By placing the GPU on what has traditionally been the "backside" of the PCB, the heat produced by the GPU is allowed to rise... Read more...
If your looking for a unique case, something a little different from the all to common tower with bright lights, than feast your eyes on the Protocase SL100 Mini-ITX Case. Today Epiacenter gets the chance to look at this slick design."My immediate impressions of this case were stunning. The case looks amazing and... Read more...
These things aren't cheap, but according to techFEAR, the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H Headphones are a nice set of heaphones. They're geared towards gamers, so you comfort and sound quality should be excellent for the $140-$100 asking price."Gamers' headphones require three things to compete: Long-term comfort... Read more...
A GeForce 7800GT with no fans?  Better make sure that case has plenty of ventilation and a little extra slot space for the cooler on this thing! VR-Zone lit it up and it's typical Asus top-notch stuff.The temperature of the N7800GT under load seems directly related to the airflow of the CPU fan. Those with a... Read more...
Looks like ATi is gearing up to give NVIDIA a run for their money in the integrated video motherboard chipset space.  X600-like graphics on board; smells like it has HTPC all over it.  The Inq posted the skinny on this yesterday but I was... Read more...
Please pardon our appearance as we are currently in the midst of a new server migration for the main HotHardware.com web engine.  Yes, we're aware of a few random broken images and will have all files reloaded shortly.  Thanks for your... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted a brief but confusing bit of news regarding how ATI's upcoming R580 flagship core will compare against NVIDIA's upcoming G71 flagship GPU. In one breath, it sounds like R580 will be an absolute slam dunk however the post ends with what seems to be a complete contradiction. Head on over to... Read more...
The TechZone.com pulled together a test comparing the performance of WiFi and WiMAX.  They discuss the differences for each technology as well as analyzing and comparing their performance.  This is a good read if you are entertaining a wireless upgrade and want to see if it really worth the added cost... Read more...
The team at Bigbruin got to thinking one day and decided to run a RAID experiment using USB thumbdrives.  This is more of a proof-of-concept article as the need for RAIDed USB drives are minimal.  Nonetheless, it's refreshing to see someone think outside the box from time to time, and this experiment... Read more...
When it comes to sound cards, the competition is a lot more "low-profile" than the video card sector.  With audio cards, Creative is enjoyed the most success, being the most recognizable name in the market.  ExtremeMHZ.com has a review of the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeMusic, which they... Read more...
It seems as though supposedly Intel is planning to drop the "Intel Inside" logo and slogan, come the new year, at least according to the Inq.  Fact, fiction?  Who knows for sure but Intel definitely seems poised and ready for a change in the consumer processor space. The change is part of... Read more...
For those looking to brush up on our VB and SQL skills, Microsoft is offering free courses.  The first course covers SQL Server 2005 while the other is for Visual Studio 2005.  The course range from a 90 days to a full year at no charge... Read more...
Well, the GPU gods must be smiling down on us all as we wait for 5pm to show up as the Chinease website HKEPC has posted what looks to be the first pics and details of ATI's next generation flagship R580. Fortunately, the folks at X-Bit Labs have pulled the meat from the article and posted their own thoughts in... Read more...
It's no secret that Blu-Ray has gained major support in recent months, gaining momentum over HD-DVD.  Furthering the growth, Pioneer is releasing their first Blu-Ray Disc Drive for the PC.  The BDR-101A boast storage capacities of 25GB on... Read more...
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