PC Components, Peripherals And Gadget Reviews And News

Dig into our deep-dive product reviews and news of PC components from processors, to motherboards, graphics cards (GPUs), sound cards, and storage, along with other gadgets and peripherals that complete the computing experience. Whether you're a DIY PC enthusiast builder or just looking to read-up on what should be inside or connected to your next pre-built PC, here's where you'll find all the nuts and bolts sorted on what makes modern computer systems tick, as well some of the best user interface devices to go with them.

  The Chaintech 7NJS Zenith & Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro Motherboards Nvidia's Nforce2 Chipset pushes out Dual Channel DDR By, Tom Laverriere December 16, 2002 When we think of motherboard chipsets, NVIDIA isn't always the first that comes to mind.  In fact, NVIDIA earns its stripes from their line of graphics chipsets and for good reason.  I would say only the enthusiasts and OEMs among us know that NVIDIA makes a motherboard chipset known as the nForce.  The first iteration of the nForce, proved itself to be a solid chipset backed by a reputable name.  Although most would agree that the nForce was a good match for the AMD platform, we would also agree that it needed some... Read more...
  The Chaintech 7VJL Motherboard Review KT333 and Gold, Lots of Gold By -Chris Angelini August 2nd, 2002 Someone over at Chaintech must have the Midas Touch.  Or, maybe they have been watching too many Dr. Dre music videos.  Regardless, everything we've seen from Chaintech lately has been heavily accented by gold.  Companies like ASUS, ABIT, MSI, and Gigabyte may have more corporate clout here in the United States, but Chaintech claims to be the fastest growing motherboard manufacturer in the world and is obviously sparing no expense to prove it.  The "bling bling" began with the A-GT61 GeForce4 Ti 4600 that we reviewed back in May, and it continues with the... Read more...
  The CrazyPC Biohazard Case MOD Review Getting Crazy with Lian-Li By, Jeff Bouton July 23, 2002 As with any hobby, there are your avid enthusiasts and there are those who like to take the things to the next level.  We all see this in some shape or form on a daily basis.  Every neighborhood has an old man that is always in his driveway polishing his car.  He is the classic example of a car enthusiast.  Then there are the hot rodders who are always rebuilding, modifying and dressing up their classic old cars.  These are the guys who are taking it to a higher level.  Another example of this can be found in avid movie-goers.  There are some who love to go... Read more...
The Chaintech A-GT61 GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Flashy Packaging with Substance! By - Robert Maloney May 2, 2002 There is an old saying that goes something like, "bigger is better".  This definitely seems to apply when talking about video cards. The GeForce 4 is the fourth generation in NVIDIA's GeForce line, and each new installment seems just that much bigger and better, than those that came before it. Today we are going to look at Chaintech's A-GT61.  This is Chaintech's "Special Edition" model using GeForce 4 Titanium 4600 technology, currently the flagship of their line of video cards. We feel this card is a beauty to behold, with its dark PCB board and golden heatsinks... Read more...
Clash of the KT266A Titans! Motherboards from Abit, Asus, Soyo and MSI Do Battle! By, Marco Chiappetta December 13, 2001 Lately, not a day goes by without a reader inquiring about what motherboard we'd buy if we planned on building an Athlon system.  This is a seemingly straightforward question, but the Athlon motherboard market has seen such a large influx of great products since the introductions of VIA's KT266A, that it is almost impossible to recommend one board over another without asking a slew of qualifying questions.  Will you be overclocking?  Do you want RAID?  What type of on-board features, if any, are you looking for?  Are you a gamer?  Without the answers... Read more...
  The CDI InWin Alaska 3 "Cool Case" Practical? Maybe Not...Worth it? You bet! By, Marco Chiappetta September 20, 2001   It's upgrade time.  Picture yourself browsing all of the best on-line retailers looking for great deals on all of those high-end parts you've been dying for.  Only the best of the best will do  Your new rig will be the pinnacle of performance and functionality.  Your shopping cart is comprised of the most sought after video card, tons of RAM, a huge hard drive, the fastest CPU and the motherboard is an overclocker's dream  The list goes on and on.  But where are you going to house all of this killer hardware?  You didn't... Read more...
  The CDI Alaska Cool-Case Divine Intervention or Invention ?   There are three main problems that you'll need to solve with respect to your next computer case selection, accessibility, looks, and cooling/ventilation.  The folks at Computers Divine told us they have the solution.  They claim the "Alaska Cool-Case" is an answer to your prayers sent from the heavens above. Wow, what an intro.  We thought this sounded a little "over the top" too.  So we decided to get in a little piece of heaven to see what it looked and performed like.  This is the H.H. take on the Alaska Cool Case from CDI. Divine Intervention or just a cool invention? ... Read more...
 Hey folks! I have completed a VERY efficient cooling rig for my P!!!-450 ! This chip was sponsored by Dallas Memory You guys are the best! If you want a good deal on the fastest gear, go see these boys!   OK, so we all know that the stock Pentium !!! Heatsink and Fan that comes with the Retail CPU is absolutely inadequate for the job (my humble opinion of course). So, I set out to improve upon the situation. I wanted cool the CPU better with a bigger sink and fan combo and also help the cache chips make contact with the sink in the process! Let's dismantle (my favorite part) shall we? First -- we have to remove the clip on fan assembly. This is very easy to do. Just pull it off. If... Read more...
  Cooling The Cache ! Decapsulating the P2 and delivering a cool breeze over your cache!   I got a little bored Saturday night and decided to "pull a Kyle" on my Pentium 2-333. This was a serious leap of faith in that this processor already does 500+ Mhz. very stable on most BX motherboards. I really didn't have a lot of motive to try to cool my CPU anymore because of this. However, like I said, I was in between hardware reviews and I was bored! Idle hands make the devil's work... At least that's what my Mother always says! :-) One of the most prominent issues with stability of an overclocked P2 is actually the performance of the on board cache, which most often times can't... Read more...
First ... Prev 2 3 4 5 6