16x DVD Burner Comparison(Aopen, Gigabyte), ASUS K8N-E Deluxe, and more!

Hey folks, We've got some news for you to digest on your lunch break :) HTPC news has sent us an article regarding bugs with the GeForce 6xxx series cards and using them as a HTPC(Home Theater Personal Computer). Probably a good idea to check it out if your thinking of making a media center out of your system. Anyway, here are the reviews...

Thermaltake K450 (CL-P0075) AMD Athlon 64 Heatpipe Cooler @ Bjorn3D

"The first time I heard about the Thermaltake K450 heatsink was when I started my search for a CPU cooler for my Athlon 64 FX 55 in my SLI system. The problem I had was that the heatsink that was sent to me for my FX 55 was not meant for that CPU. I found this out by seeing my FX 55 temperatures soar to 70C when running Folding@Home. I knew this was way too high and headed to AMD's sight to find approved heatsinks. At that time, the only approved heatsink was the K450."

16X DVD Burner Comparison: Aopen vs Gigabyte @ AMDZone

"Today great DVD and CD burners can be picked up for $50 as prices drop across the board and implementation of DVD-/+R standards have allowed for mass storage backup in a few minutes on one disc. Functionality continues to improve and DVD media is now at a reasonable price for all to afford. More functionality, more speed, and more reliability at a cheaper costs is a continuing force in the spread of mass storage."

Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review @ CoolTechZone

"For some reason, the 250Gb boards perform extremely well than their 250 predecessors. According to NVIDIA, the only difference between the two should just be the features, but as we apparently found out that wasn't the case at all. Though this article primarily focuses on the features of K8N-E Deluxe over its K8N version."

Next Generation SATA (and SATA-II) Hard Drive Comparison @ hardCOREware

"Today we'll be putting the latest drives from the 4 HD manufacturers to the test. We have WD's venerable Raptor, in 74GB form, Seagate's latest flagship, the Barracuda 7200.8, Maxtor's DiamondMax10. And representing the first SATA-II drive to hit our labs is the T7K250 from Hitachi."

AMD and its Process Technology @ PenStar Systems

"I have posted a quick article chronicling AMD's process technology throughout the past decade. While not a huge and highly detailed read, it does go over the salient points of AMD's process transitions, and the advantages (and pitfalls) that each jump has produced."