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Hey folks! It's Friday and most are getting set for a little R&R this weekend. Sadly, that will not be the case with most of the guys here at HH. We've got a lot of hardware to review and I myself have a piece slated for early next week that you're sure to like. So it's going to be busy for us, but that's what we're here for! Abit's AV8 motherboard @ The Tech Report: "With all the must-have integrated peripherals, a working AGP/PCI lock, a sub-$110 price tag, and a BIOS laden with tweaking and overclocking options, the AV8 has the potential to be the ultimate Athlon 64 overclocking platform. Let's see if it delivers. " Thermaltake TWV480 Total Watts Viewer Power Supply @ BigBruin.com:... Read more...
Good morning all. It's going to be an interesting couple of days in the south east with two storms rolling around. Bonnie blew through NC yesterday evening and managed to kick up a few tornadoes in my area. Next up is Charlie who is due to arrive on Saturday. I don't mind a good storm, but I draw the line with tornadoes. I hope that's the last of those for a long time. Before I head to the basement, here's some news for you :) AMD Rev E Dual Core CPUs info @ vr-zone.com: "VR-Zone has posted some info on the AMD64 processors based on the Revision E core. Rev E will include support for Dual core, better mismatched DIMM support, 2-beat DRAM timing, better power management features, an enhanced... Read more...
Good evening HotHardware fans! I'm here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of Plextor's PX-712SA Dual-Format DVD+/- SATA Drive. This drive is virtually identical to the very popular PX-712A we reviewed back in June, but it sports a Serial ATA interface. Click here and take a look!... Read more...
Back in mid-June we took a look at the latest offering from Plextor, the PX-712A.  This drive boasted 12X DVD+R write speeds and maintained the same level of quality we've come to expect from Plextor.  For years, Plextor has been in the optical drive business and for most of that time they've been the one company all others can be gauged against.  This is because Plextor makes drives for the professional and the serious enthusiast looking for advanced features and the ability to control drive performance.  Sometimes, they are not the first to reach the market with the fastest speed or the newest features, but when they do, you can be certain Plextor has done their homework... Read more...
Greetings HotHardware Fans!  Can you believe it's already Wednesday?  Those long weekends really throw me for a loop!  They make it seem like the week is just flying by.  Then again, when you've got a pile of hardware to test, stacked from floor to ceiling, there never seems to be enough hours in the day!  But that's a story for another time - Right now, it's time for the news...  SATA RAIDing With Maxtor @ Bjorn3D: "RAIDing - it's what pirates and vikings do... no, wait, this is a computer hardware and software review site, so that's probably the wrong kind of RAID. How about a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks? Yeah, that's more like it. For those unfamiliar... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  With today being Canada Day, yours truly has been out enjoying the gorgeous weather.  With a gentle breeze, sunny skies and an ample supply of BEvERages, the day has gone by quite nicely.  However, there is work to be done.  So, before it gets much later, let's see what I can dig up for you... OCZ PowerStream 470W Power Supply @ ClubOC "Its been quite the voltage competition in the last nine months at ClubOC. First we had a modified Enermax power supply for our AMD testbed, then we pitched a new offering from ThermalTake up against the Enermax and the Thermaltake won by a surprisingly good margin. Next up we had a... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  Man-o-man the news just keeps flowing this week.  After seeing Marco's post last night, I was worried I may not have much for you this morning, but that certainly is not the case.  Once again we pulled together a hefty dose of hardware reality for you to start your morning off the right way.  By the time your are done with this, your coffee should be cold.  So let's jump in and see what's on tap... Corsair Memory Announces 667 Megahertz XMS2 Modules Fremont, CA, June 30, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new XMS2 5300 speed modules at low latencies.... Read more...
Good morning all.  Time for some morning reading courtesy of your good friends at HotHardware.  JeffB checkin' in with the latest news floating around the hardware world.  Got a decent selection waiting for me in my mailbox this AM, so let's not waste any time! Aristec Accent HT-400b HTPC Case Review at htpcnews.com: "As newcomers to the HTPC community begin their journey one of the first questions that they have is "what case should I buy" and the answer is not always what they want to hear. HTPC's are not a cheap hobby by any means... Yes you can build a HTPC for practically nothing but you will be heavily limited on what it can do in the grand scheme of things.... Read more...
We've taken a look at quite a few dual format DVD burners over the last few months, and found some to be better than others for various reasons.  Most, if not all, of the drives we've reviewed shined in one area, but were lacking in another. Whether it be slower CD-R burning speeds, lack of options, or slow access times, we keep pressing on trying to find that one drive that will cover all the basics well.  Don't take this the wrong way, however, as we have generally been impressed by of what we've seen in the past, and the Plextor 708A still reigns supreme as our burner of choice (a drive, by the way, that we gave a 9.5 and an Editor's Choice award last December). Today, we're going... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Well, today is the day that we celebrate our mothers.  Whether they are cooking our food, mending our cloths or tending to our wounds; mothers are the adamant friend that is always there.  We may not always get along with them, but we always love them.  On behalf of the HH crew, to all the mothers out there;  Happy Mothers Day :) Building the Super Case for a Liquid Cooled Dual Xeon Workstation @ PC Perspectives "The concept used here is really quite simple.  It starts by putting the motherboard and all of its accessories in an isolated area, under a greenhouse style window.  This allows easy viewing of all the "must see"... Read more...
  The Artec Dual DVD±R/RW DriveA Quality DVD±R/RW for Less By,Jeff BoutonMarch 17, 2004 When it comes to CD and DVD writers, the market is filled with quality models from a wide array of manufacturers.  This wasn't always the case, however.  Just a few years back, when it was time to purchase a recordable drive, there were only a few top models, with other manufacturers trying to break into the market with cheaper, sometimes less reliable products.  Today, all of that has changed.  While the CD/DVD writer market... Read more...
The MSI K7D Master Dual Socket A Motherboard Athlon Power X 2! By Marco Chiappetta May 21, 2002 There is no denying that AMD has done very well with their Athlon line of processors.  A few years ago, back in the K6 days, AMD CPUs were found only in low-end desktop systems.  The terms "high-performance" and "K6" were never used in the same sentence.  Things began to turn around a bit with the K6-2 though.  Performance was better than the K6, and new proprietary features were added like AMD's 3D Now!.  Then the K6-III hit the market, and while it wasn't a best seller, it's price / performance ratio was relatively good when compared to similarly clocked... Read more...
The ECS D6VAA Dual-CPU VIA Powered Motherboard Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta July 26, 2001 Dual-CPU systems, previously reserved for use as high-end servers, have now become affordable due to the efforts of companies like ECS, Abit, Intel and Via (among others).  With the increased popularity of Windows 2000 and relatively "low" prices of SMP capable CPUs like the Pentium III, running a Dual-CPU rig on you desktop is now a viable option to the true hardware enthusiast or discerning power user. There is a common misconception when it comes to SMP (Symmetrical Multi-Processing) systems though.  I have been in many situations... Read more...
    Gigabyte's GA-BX2000 Dual BIOS Slot 1 Pentium II/III Motherboard   Gigabyte has long been a manufacturer of top shelf PC motherboards and have a huge network in the various reseller channels. Many small clone shops use Gigabyte's boards because of their aggressive pricing and high quality. Gigabyte has always done things a little different from the rest of the pack. For instance they are the only motherboard manufacturer that I am aware of that uses dip switches in their product for clock setting etc... There latest creation, the BX2000 is an Intel BX chipset based Slot 1 board with a unique safety feature called "Dual BIOS".   Those two red arrows are pointing... Read more...
Abit's VP6 VIA Apollo Pro 133A Dual-CPU Motherboard Worth the trouble? By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta February 22, 2001 Being afflicted with an addiction to PC hardware, I'm always on the lookout for my next major computer upgrade. Recently, Intel's Pentium 4 arrived on the scene but for me personally, that meant converting over to a whole new platform.  This was more than I wanted to chew on at the time but regardless, I still had that "power hungry" feeling.  Right around the same time as the P4 was making it's debut on "the net", Abit's much anticipated dual processor capable VP6 began shipping, and the wheels started turning... The VP6 is Abit's much... Read more...
Preparing For a Dual-Processor PC Know what you're getting into... By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 1 / 11 / 2001    Hello Folks.  Today we?re doing something a little different here on H.H.  We normally focus on straightforward hardware reviews but while working on my most recent project?a review of the Abit VP6?I hit a little speed bump.  As most of you probably know by now, the VP6 is Abit?s newest Dual-Processor motherboard.  Last week I sat down to install our review board and about an hour into checking it out my system went dead.  I had killed my power supply!  What a bummer!  It was a decent 300-Watt unit that came with my case.  It had been... Read more...
The Matrox Millennium G450 - 32MB Dual Head New Levels Of Integration for the Multimedia Fanatic and Corporate User By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 9/5/00 As technology moves on, new markets are exploding for Personal Computing.  The Business and Corporate Sector was the dawn of the information and computing age and it is still a very large portion of the over all market. Now, many of today's latest technologies in the PC space, are targeted towards the Personal User.  As of recently however, there has been a resurgence in products targeted towards the Business User and the Graphics Card Market is contributing its fair share. This is a look at a new product that falls into this category... Read more...
  Dual Pentium II Setup @ 515 MHz.!   So you're thinking to yourself, "self" you say... "why would Davo bother with a Dual Pentium II rig"? Well, besides feeding my ego saying it can be done, SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) is the wave of the future! Sun, Alpha, SGI and many other high end platforms have been doing this for years with multithreaded operating systems. With the advent of Windows 2000 (word is it will be released this year) the "WIntel" platform will be moving this way as well! Already we have heard of Quake 3 Arena and Falcon 4 support for SMP. So I ask you, why play the MHz. game when you can just add another processor and increase your processing power exponentially?... Read more...
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