Corsair COOL water cooling kit, Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, and more!
Hey folks, how goes it? Not featured in the list below, but still a good read, is a roundup of 13 PSUs from Overclockers Australia. If your still using a cheap, low wattage PSU in your high end rig, you might want to check it out. I'm off to bed now, good night :)
"In fact, here is something to think about, the RADEON X850 XT runs at 520MHz with 16 pixel pipelines, which gives it 8.3 gigapixels per second of fillrate. The MSI NX6800GT runs at 350MHz with 16 pipelines, which gives it 5.6 gigapixels per second of fillrate. Yet the MSI NX6800GT matches the RADEON X850 XT in DOOM 3 and Chronicles of Riddick. Just goes to show it is indeed not always about clock speeds, pipelines, and fillrate. The architecture of a GPU can make a huge difference in games."
"Corsair has recently returned to the CADCAM drawing board. This time they´ve eschewed the external box design, opting instead for an integrated system. Their new system given the moniker COOL is a partially pre-assembled affair and should provide the entry-level user, as well as those more familiar with H20 systems, a cooling alternative superior to air."
"With fiscal matters in mind, PCStats will be testing out a mainstream Athlon64 (socket 939) motherboard based on the VIA K8T890 chipset, with support for just one PCI Express x16 videocard. If that sounds enticing, bear in mind that the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 motherboard retails for just $157 CDN ($127 US). That's about $75-100 less than the average SLI board, but still includes a lot of PCI Express goodness!"
"Raising the LDT bus speed and dropping the multiplier so as to maintain a close-to-stock clock speed on the CPU nearly nothing for overall system performance. In synthetic CPU tests, CPU performance actually dropped a tiny bit, and memory bandwidth performance went up a non-impressive 3.2%."