BuffaloTech FireStix, WindwsXP SP2 Preview, Maxtor DiamondMax 9 and More

Good morning everyone, N.J. here with yet another serving of juice.  The news front is moving at a fantastic rate today, so there is quiet the variety of articles for you to choose from.  So, go grab your lunch and settle in.  This is going to be a big one...

BuffaloTech FireStix PC4000 1GB DDR @ GideonTech.com

"BuffaloTech has long been in the OEM field and just recently slid into the performance market. We've taken a look at their previous DDR modules and they all faired rather well. Today we have their newest dual channel matched pair package in the 2X512MB flavor. If anything, they have THE coolest names...let's see if they perform that way."

X-Bag CTSSL LAN Bag @ ExtremeMHz

"This is a great product, no bones about it! Even I had very little to complain about. The metal loops for the Velcro straps that are a little too close to the painted surface of the case for my taste, and the inside of the CTSSL has no real protective mechanism to prevent the scratching or marring of the surface of the case itself or the window if you have one. The quality of construction in the CTSSL just oozes out everywhere you look at it, and there is more than enough space for all the gear you'd need to bring with you wherever the road might go."

Windows XP SP2 RC2 Preview @ I Am Not A Geek

"The most talked about part of this service pack is of course the Security center and the much improved firewall. Anytime a new program tries to access the internet an alert message will pop up and ask you if you'd like to prevent this program from accessing the internet. Something I noticed is it doesn't stop the program at all! Behind this alert message my entire contact list was loaded in Trillian!"

XFX GeForceFX 5700 Ultra review @ OCModShop

"I really like this card because of many reasons, the first and most important being that it performs really well. The next best thing to a great video card is giving it two DVI ports to output that performance to DVI ports on two LCDs. The stock speed of this video card makes it a great buy and the overclocking ability makes it even better. One of my complaints with the XFX 5600 Ultra I previously reviewed was that it lacked a game bundle. XFX has addressed that negative aspect by including a pretty good bundle and also includes all of the necessary cables and adapters."

Maxtor DiamondMax 9 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive @ HTPCnews.com

"In the ever expanding world of HTPC users, one item that most of us don't think much about when building our HTPC's but all use on a daily basis are hard drives.  HTPCnews.com takes a look at one of the latest offerings from Maxtor and reports back on if this 250gig drive is something that could find a home in your HTPC or possibly a nice Terabyte drive array in a server (depending on performance and noise issues)."

Lian Li PC-V1000 Aluminum Alloy Case @ GamePC Labs

"Today at GamePC, we've taken a look at the new Lian Li PC-V1000, the first member of their new V-series cases to make it to market. The V1000 boasts a radically different design in comparison to Lian Li's previous aluminum alloy cases, complete with an inverted motherboard mounting system, dedicated thermal zones, and an Apple G5-esque open-airflow body."

Samsung ML-1740 Laser Printer @ Bjorn3D

"Laser printers have traditionally been very expensive and something you only saw at work. The prices have dropped significantly over the past few years, and it is now viable for a normal user to buy one to complement a color ink-jet printer."

Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB Drive Review @ CoolTechZone

"Verbatim has been producing optical storage media for a long time. They are especially known for producing blank media for DVD and CD writers. Their media discs are very popular in the market with unique designs. Blank media are not the only products produced by Verbatim. Verbatim also manufactures highly popular portable USB drives. "

That is all for the time being, there will be more to come :) - Cheers