LCD Kits, VOIP Explained, Enermax PSU, Abit AV8...
Good morning all. It looks like we have a few more last pushes of reviews before the holidays kick in. Did you get all of your shopping done? All I can say is thank God for Amazon. My total time spent in the mall shopping this year was less than 2 hrs and even that wasn't too terrible. Now I just need to prepare for all the extra eating that comes along with package. This morning we have a few tid-bits for you, so let's jump into it...
Matrix Orbital MX222 LCD Kit @ Bjorn3D:
"Case mods have gone from being a simple fad to an all out competition between friends, foes, and everyone in between. Everywhere you go there is someone with a PC filled with lights, fans, custom windows, etc...etc. Now there are the true competitors that go the limit with modding their case and PC to try to achieve pure uber geeky coolness. I have the opportunity to take a look at one of the coolest mods that I have seen so far with the Matrix Orbital MX222 LCD screen. LCD screens aren't just for your monitor anymore, they can add a nifty little display that can show you everything from temperatures to what song you have playing at the moment. "
The Tech Zone has a new article explaining how Voice Over IP works.
"VoIP is the newest advancement in audio communications technology, and has a variety of different applications that make it useful. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, and how VoIP works is actually quite revolutionary because it streamlines the process of sending analog audio signals by converting them to a much easier to send digital form for transmission."
PimpRig Reviews the Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE (W) SFMA V2.0:
"There are three sleeved wire looms on this power supply, and it should be noted the the folks at Enermax abandoned the thick, inflexible plastic covering that plagued the original Noisetaker line. Let us look first at the ATX connector which adapts, in a most ingenious fashion, for use on both 20 & 24 pin connectors. The extra four wires simply snap on and off. Brilliant."
Abit AV8 K8T800 Pro Motherboard @ Hardcoreware.net:
"I have to admit, I was somewhat let down by the bundle (or lack of) in the AV8 box. I guess I have just been spoiled after reviewing boards from DFI and Gigabyte. However after spending a few weeks with this board, and witnessing its unbelievable overlocking and monitoring features, I have to say I am quite impressed with this board! It's lacking some bells and whistles, but for the hardcore overclocker... well..."