Well good morning! After loosing power for five hours yesterday, and my internet still touch and go, I'm going to make this brief... On with the news!
"That right we are giving away a copy of Halo2. This game is going to rock, make sure you get your name in the drawing for two copies of Halo2. We will announce the winners 11/12/04 at 12:00AM CST. Simple register on these forums and post in this thread to enter."
"With GPUs producing so much heat, it is inevitable that third-party GPU coolers are becoming more and more popular. However, some GPU coolers sound like jet engines at full blast! Can we still get good cooling without inducing hearing loss?"
"The most annoying factor of enjoying music is when you get disturbed from outside noises that you don't want to be in contact with. This is a particularly tricky situation considering that many of us don't know what to do except move to a separate and possibly quieter location. Is this a correct way of handling such preposterous circumstances? We, along with numerous manufacturers, believe otherwise. To tackle this problem, earphones and headphones manufacturers have developed noise-canceling technology, which is integrated in the earphones and headphones to prevent outside noise from vibrating through ear canals."
"Using a thermoelectric cooler offers several advantages (compact size, solid-state, no moving parts, etc.) but also suffers from several disadvantages as well (low efficiency, high power requirements, etc). Bottom line, the PAC 400 just doesn't have enough thermal capacity to produce the degree of cooling most PC enthusiasts will be looking for from a product like this."
"Want to overclock your graphics card? Want to replace that noisy stock cooling? We take a closer look at Danger Den?s MAZE4 water block to see if it can tame an ATI X800 Pro video card."
"The main difference between Kingston's regular CF cards and their Elite Pro line is the type of NAND flash chip. The standard CF cards use Multi-Level Cells (MLC) which translates into two data values per cell. The Elite Pro uses Single-Level Cells (SLC) which translates to one data value per cell. This allows for higher capacities and higher speeds, both of which are crucial when dealing with high resolution images and any other large files."