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High-End Buyer's Guide (Q2'05) @ TheTechLounge: "The goal of this guide is to outline an entire high-end computer system for around $3,000. This includes the internal hardware, input devices, monitor and speakers (everything but an OS). The components we have chosen for this system are what we consider to be great products with the best bang for the buck. Depending on your individual needs, you may prefer to swap out different components in order to focus more on gaming, multimedia or multitasking. While we will recommend specific components throughout the article, we will also point out some options that you may want to consider as well." 2005 AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour Coverage @ The... Read more...
Well today the net is flooded with reviews for the brand spankin new Athlon64 FX-57 CPU(San Diego Core). Here at HH, Marco and Dave both had the pleasure of reviewing one of these bad boys, and of course, there was some overclocking ;) Make sure to check back later tonight for a roundup of the reviews from across the web! If your looking for some different news, check out the selection below, including a different kind of review by The Tech Zone. Enjoy! HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 Gold Sound Card Review @ 3DXtreme "Bluegears has released a new sound card, the HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 Gold. For years gamers like us have relied on Creative Labs and their Sound Blaster line of sound card to... Read more...
Hey folks, just checking in to drop off the news, and let you know that Andrew has reviewed the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 notebook, gamers looking for a mobile beast should give this one a look. Enjoy the news, good night! Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 - Gaming and Performance Andrew Ku "Consider this: a few years ago there were a handful of names making true blue notebook gaming rigs, i.e. Alienware, albeit in small quantities. But as the gaming generation grows, so does the interest in these powerful systems. So, it really comes as no surprised to us to see Dell and HP joining the fray. The difference is that Dell has really gone after the "enthusiast" gamer, rather than the casual "once... Read more...
Ultimate Idiot's Guide to RAM @ FutureLooks: "Memory: What is it? How does it work? What kinds are there? We try to answer almost everything you can possibly think of, and maybe bring up a few things you didn't think mattered!" AmacroX Super Wide Camera Phone Lens Review @ Modtown: "Once the steel ring is attached to the camera mobile phone, the AmacroX Super Wide Camera Phone Lens can be offered into place and it will be held securely by the magnetic ring built into it. The process of taking photographs using the camera mobile phone does not change and the user should proceed to take a photograph how they normally would, according the camera mobile phone manufacturer instructions..."... Read more...
Hey folks, E3 is going on and we have a few bits from the show. Along with the AGEIA press announcements below, you can check a screenshot of the upcoming game, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, as well as some info on the PS3. AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3 with Key Hardware and Software Alliances Promoting Physics in Games.   AGEIA physics technology continues to gain enthusiastic support from game industry LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 18, 2005 – At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced a flurry of design wins and new partnerships with game developers, add-in board vendors, publishers,... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Albatron has sent us a pic of their new device... the "ATOP". This nifty thing allows 8x AGP cards to be used in a PCI-E system. ATOP stands for AGP-To-PCIe and some information about it as well as a pic can be found below. Oh, and Designtechnica has pics and specs of the Playstation 3 which can be found here. Enjoy! Albatron's "ATOP" breathes new life into AGP-8x VGA cards   Your AGP-8x card simply piggybacks on the ATOP card's AGP-8x slot located on the top edge. The ATOP card is then plugged into the mainboard's PCI-Express slot. The only other installation requirements are replacing the bracket on the AGP-8x card with an ATOP bracket and installing... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here with your first dose of the news for day. Read on, enjoy, and if you can, get outside cause it actually looks and feels like summer today! Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Ultimate PCIe Review @ Bjorn "Now that X800 XL cards are starting to finally fall to (or at least closer to) the $299 MSRP set by ATI, they really are undeniably one of the best bang-for-your-buck gaming video card solutions available. I took a look at Sapphire's X800 XL PCI Express card several weeks ago and was very impressed by its performance. The recent price drops makes this card even more appealing." SATA-II 3 Gb/s RAID Performance Guide @ hardCOREware "Today we'll be exploring the 3 Gb/s transfer... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  With the weekend winding down and a small slush storm inhabiting the outer limits of my house, I think it is time that we cuddle up with our favourite caffeinated beverage and delve into the world of tech news. Here is your Nightcap...  SilverStone Gemini ST46GF Redundant Power Supply @ SystemCooling "SystemCooling.com has reviewed a lot of power supplies over the past two years but none that provided hardware redundancy and hot-swap capabilities. The new SilverStone Gemini series ST46GF is actually two power supplies in one. Each power supply module is capable of delivering 460 watts continuous power. During normal operation... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that time again. Before getting to the news, I'd like to direct you to Marco's review of the ATI All-In-Wonder X800 XT, which combines the power of the Radeon X800 XT, with the media capabilities of the All-In-Wonder series. Enjoy the rest :) Ultra Products XL PC3200 Low Latency Memory @ SystemCooling "Today we're going to look at one such manufacturer, Ultra Products that has just released their new low latency PC3200 ram into the market place. And they are doing it with a little twist, Ultra Products has specified speeds and timings for their PC3200 XL ram up to PC4200 speeds." ASUS 6800GT SLi @ t-break "One of the problems we initially faced with SLI was the... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that wonderful time again :) If your checking in for the first time today, Marco has reviewed the Sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL, so make sure to check it out. Well, I'm going to check out the review for the Corsair XMS4400 with a CAS of 2.5, dream about money I don't have, and then get a coffee. Adios! Corsair XMS4400 CAS 2.5 Review @ Club Overclocker "Corsair has been in the memory market for some years now, and their memory is getting better and better. Their memory has been a favorite on the enthusiasts market for quite a while. Today we are looking at their newest DDR memory. Corsair has added the fastest Samsung TCCD memory chips, lowered the latency and manufactured... Read more...
Good morning folks, the box is filling up so it's time to unload the latest news. As a side note, a S-ATA to USB bridge chip has been released, so click the link to find out more. Also, Phoronix has posted some screenshots of the Matrix Online(Beta) for you to enjoy. 4 Channel Wireless Camera System @ Bigbruin "In today's world we have to live with the reality that cameras are everywhere. You never know when or where you are being watched. Ever feel like you would like to do some surveillance of your own? Well now with the help of the people at Geeks.com you can, and it is easier and cheaper than you might have thought with the use of the 4 Channel Wireless Camera System." Behringer... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to start off the new week with more news. GamePC Labs has sent us their review of the Radeon X850 XT PE, so if your interested, make sure to check out Marco's article on the same product. Read on and enjoy! Abit AG8 915P Motherboard Review @ PC Perspective "Overclocking aside, the ABIT AG8 is a top performer. It is slightly faster than the Chaintech V915P even though the two boards use the same chipset and RAM, and are identically configured. Somewhere ABIT has done some engineering to this motherboard that has given it a kick in performance. Compared to the more expensive 915P using DDR2, it performs essentially the same." Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for the last news post of the day. Coming straight at you are reviews for the ThermalTake PurePower 680w PSU, and Logisys LED Stove Fan. You can try your luck with a contest for some Sunbeamtech Chameleon products, and there's also a much needed guide for the WindowsXP Command Prompt. Also, if your checking in for the first time today, make sure you don't miss Robert's review of the Foxconn e-bot Small Form Factor PC. Goodnight all :) ThermalTake PurePower 680 watt PSU Review @ GruntvillE.com "Today I am reviewing the HUGE Thermaltake PurePower 680watt Power Supply Unit (PSU). This thing is a beast. I am going to put it through the wringer to let you know how... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  BW here to ler you know that we've just posted a new article, the link is at the top of the page.  It's a Notebook Buyer's Guide that answers some of the questions commonly asked by potential notebook consumers.  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
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