NU SBW-242 External Drive, GFX Card Comparison, Thermaltake Tower and More

Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  Sorry about the later edition of news today, but the info-flow has been moving at a snails pace. Nonetheless, we managed to scrounge up a few tidbits for you to read over.  Here is yours evening shot of juice...

NU SBW-242 External Combo Drive Review @ T-Break

"Although Nu-Tech is a new name in Optical devices, we have seen some pretty impressive designs by them. In this review we will be taking a look at a very sleek external CDRW and DVD reader combo – codename SBW-242 "24X COMBI Slim". It can talk the talk, but can it walk the walk?"

Revision 5.0 of the Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide @

"These days, there are so many graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete."

Windows Media Player 10 Technical Beta Preview @ The Crucible

"Even at a glance, it's obvious that one of Microsoft's primary goals in this release of media player is enhanced functionality for external devices. The new "Sync" interface is very similar to the "Burn" or "Rip" menus - very intuitive and apparently easy to use. unfortunately, I don't have an external device for testing, so I can't say with confidence that it works as easily as it looks that it should."

Thermaltake Silent Tower CL-P0025 @ SystemCooling

"The Petronas Towers don't have the word tower in their name for nothing; they are the undisputed tallest skyscrapers in the world. In today's review we'll be examining and testing a tower that you can erect inside your own computer case, the Thermaltake Silent Tower CL-P0025. With today's heatsinks expanding to enormous sizes the Silent Tower might not be the tallest heatsink that you can install in your computer but as you'll be able to see it every bit earns the word tower in its name. This is not only because of the Silent Tower's size but also because of the towering and stealthy performance that it delivers."

Time for me to get some benchies done, I will catch up later :) - Cheers