Motherboards, Video Cards and a Happy New Year to You!

Hey gang, sorry for the lack of news postage here, looks like some of our guys fell off the radar last night :)  Well, tis the season, so we'll let'em slide this time around.  We've all been plugging away at some pretty nice stuff these days.  I'm working on two separate DDR2 pieces on some modules that are sure to please.  The rest of the guys are covering the spectrum, with a little something for everyone, so stick around, things are going to get real interesting.  With that said, I want to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe '04 is over, but as we ring in '05, we hope all have a good time...and be SAFE!  Best wishes to all in the new year.

FIC P4M-RS350 Motherboard @ Viper Lair:

"The P4M-RS350 itself is a complete package that gives you the ability to upgrade the graphics when you have the money to do so. It carries competent performance and enough onboard solutions that voids the fact there is only 3 PCI slots available."

Shuttle XPC SN96G5 Barebones nForce3 Ultra Socket 939 @

"Today we're looking at the XPC SN96G5 from Shuttle. It uses their own proprietary format motherboard, based on the NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra chipset. It's the 5th generation of this particular chassis, so form-factor wise, it's about as good as it gets for now. However, there are some glaring issues with this system that kept us from going crazy over it."

Leadtek WinFast A400 Ultra/GT TDH @

"The most obvious selling point of these two WinFast A400 boards is the cooling solution. Not only does it look the part, but it's quiet and extremely effective too. Both the GT and Ultra variants we've looked at have exhibited impressive overclocks, and the A400 GT is almost irresistible when you look at the potential headroom in both core and RAM clocks."