Evercool WC-202, ASUS Extreme AX600XT, HIS X700 Pro

Hello All!  I just got back from CES in Las Vegas and am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I should be updating my blog shortly and will also be working on a review of a sweet little small form factor PC from Soltek.  For not though, I think it's time for some news.  We're going to try something a little new with this post.  Consider it an experiment...

Evercool WC-202 Water Cooling Kit
Source: http://www.madshrimps.be
Monday - January 10, 2005 - 6:47PM EST
by, Marco Chiappetta

"Ready to take an adventure into water cooling your computer system but don't know much about the subject? Have a desire to mutilate your case, or crave a Dr. Frankenstein approach to piecing a kit together? Evercool may have just what you are looking for in their WC-202."

The crew at Madshrimps didn't give this kit a rating, but they seemed to like the fact that it's a self contained unit that is easy to install.

ASUS Extreme AX600XT/HDTV (Radeon X600 XT)
Source: http://www.hardwarezone.com
Monday - January 10, 2005 - 6:52PM EST
by, Marco Chiappetta

"If you can't wait for prices of the RADEON X700 series to settle or the card made available widely, the RADEON X600 XT might be your cup of tea. With decent performance, video capture, HDTV output and a fitting software bundle, this uniquely designed ASUS card may make an ideal choice."

This is a very good card for the money.  If you plan to do any real gaming though, you'd probably be happier with a GeForce 6600 or Radeon X700.  And if you can wait a little longer, a $250 Radeon X800 would be an even better choice.

HIS X700Pro IceQ Turbo VIVO 256MB PCI-E
Source: http://www.3dgameman.com
Monday - January 10, 2005 - 6:56PM EST
by, Marco Chiappetta

"The HIS X700Pro IceQ Turbo VIVO 256MB PCI-E Video Card has great performance and looks. The quiet stock cooler does a fantastic job at keeping the core cool. Since this is the Turbo version, it has fast default speeds. The core speed is 460MHz and the GDDR3 memory is 960MHz. It also has Video In/Video Out and HDTV output support. Watch the Video to find out more..."

Rodney's video reviews are a little short and don't contain a ton of benchmarks results, but you'll get to see the card in action.

What do you all think of this layout for the news?  We're thinking of doing away with the brief commentary before the link list and commenting on each post individually.  And each post will be its own headline at the top of the page.  If this is something you'd like, let us know...

Tags:  Asus, X600, HIS, Cool, Xtreme, extreme, x6, XT, pro, eme