Hey folks, here's the last bit of news for the night. Before we get to what's in the box, Jeff has reviewed the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe, which as the name implies, uses a heat pipe instead of a fan. Goodnight all :)
"The Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case has great looks, good features and is affordable. The case is available in a number of different colors and build quality is quite good for this line of product. There are plenty of drive bays: 5x5.25", 2x3.5" (Ext.), and 4x3.5" (Int.). It also comes with two 80mm fans, one at the top and rear. It even has a window with a ventilation port for the CPU cooler to insure proper case cooling."
"When we first heard it was a mini version, we thought it was one of those convenient cooler that generally don't offer too much in the way of performance. On the contrary, this device seemed full of surprises. Right from laying eyes on the box, I was quite surprised by its size. The box itself was twice the size of a normal motherboard retail box."
"The Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A PCI Express x16 videocard uses a vanilla GeForce 6600 GPU, but backs it up with Samsung GDDR3 memory (128MB, 2.0ns DRAM). ASUS has also set the GPU and memory clock speeds of this card considerably higher than that of a stock GeForce 6600, accordingly the speeds are 400Mhz core and 900MHz memory."
"If you are looking to build a new desktop system the Athlon64 processor line has proved itself to be a capable performer under just about any circumstances. From gaming to overclocking to workstation performance these processors are tough to beat. We expect the 3200+ to be especially impressive from a price/performance standpoint."