X800XT (PCIe) Review, BFG 6800 GT OC, and MUCH more!

Good morning folks!  What a weekend!  The weather here in the big apple was fantastic, the Fourth of July fireworks were great, the BBQ was perfect and on top of it all, I got engaged!  Woo Hoo!  Here's a bit of the story and some pictures if you're interested in knowing how to incorporate some "smooth-geekiness" into a proposal!  :)  When you're done, head back here to though, we've got a ton of news for you...

 ATI Radeon X800 XT (PCIe) Review @ Beyond3D:

"Comparing R423 to R420 we see that all the main characteristics of the two chips - process, complexity, configuration - are identical and this is indeed the case. The only difference between the two new high end ATI chips is of course the interface difference, with R420 featuring an AGP8X host interconnect bus interface, whilst R423 replaces this for a 16 lane PCI Express interface."

 BFG Tech GeForce 6800 GT OC @ Bjorn3D:

"Even when I had just heard the name BFG Tech for the first time, I knew that the company planned on doing something different, being a different kind of hardware company. I mean, it sure as hell better be with a name that uses those three letters in its name, right?"

 Intel's 925X Platform - D925XCV Desktop Board Review @ Beyond3D:

"PCI Express's serial point-to-point nature requires few sideband signals, meaning the bandwidth per pin can be very high in comparison to PCI Conventional. The upshot of this is that a x1 connector can be a fraction of the size of a PCI Conventional slot, whilst still providing twice the bandwidth on its first implementation. Bandwidth can be further scaled up by increasing the number of lanes running two and from a device and the PCI Express standard allows for x1, x4, x8 and x16 slots."

 Samsung ML-1710 Laser Printer Review @ MrPCPro.com:

"Samsung has a history of manufacturing a variety of different products for many different applications, including their large high volume laser printer lines, such as the ML-2151N or ML-7300N we took a look at many months ago. With the ML-1710 however, Samsung is targeting the home/student market of consumers, lucky for us this means a fairly reasonable retail price of around $200 US, although it can be found much cheaper online."

 BTC 8193 Deluxe Office Keyboard Review @ Hardware-Pacers:

"The BTC 8193 corded keyboard is stylish and it is pleasant to the eye. Each time a key is pressed, scarcely any noise is released. It is exceptionally quiet and it has many features such as multimedia keys, unique F-keys and a set of Internet keys. The keyboard is extremely comfortable and contains a detachable palm rest. Most importantly the keyboard is very comfortable and each key is soft to the finger."

 Kingwin Arctic Liquid Cooler Review @ ClubOverclocker:

"If you take into consideration of the many options that we have now within regards to the kind of cooling options we have for our computers it becomes a very confusing world. However, there is one company out there that seems to offer it all, Kingwin..."

 Zalman Theatre 6 5.1 Review @ IPConfig:

"The computer audio market has grown dramatically since the days of the beeps and bonks of the 80's genre games. Today, there are powerful 5.1 surround sound audio systems that will move your pant legs with the sound of explosions and rifle fire. The problem is that with a really nice speaker system, there are times when you don't want everyone around you hearing the noises. Not to mention, carrying a 5.1 surround sound speaker system to a lan party would be rather difficult and rather impracticable."

 Opus Technologies MT-200 Titanium Mid Tower Case Review @ CoolTechZone:

"There is a new contender in the case market, Opus Technologies, Inc. The company offers various PC components such as power supply units, cooling fans, heatsinks, and computer cases. There are a variety of computer cases in the market already and they are all designed to suit one small group of users - the enthusiasts."

That's just about going to do it for this edition.  Check back a little later though, I'm sure we'll have some more goodness for you!  Thanks!

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