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The news has been a bit sluggish this weekend, but today we have enough items to keep you busy for awhile :) As I look outside, the wind is blowing pretty hard and the tree right in front of my window is looking a little threatening... and hey! You know what it means for me when the wind blows? There's a 90% chance my internet connection will screw up... again. So before that happens, I've got to get posting ;) asetek 3.5" Bay HDD Cooler @ SystemCooling "The ever increasing weapon of choice in the enthusiast arena has been watercooling. It's allowed users to squeeze those extra MHz out of their CPU's and GPU's, but at the same time keep them cool, quiet and preserve their life expectancy.... Read more...
Well I just finished HL2 a few hours ago. It's a great game with a questionable registration system(That's right folks, I'm talking about STEAM). After this post, I'll be off to record some time demos and then do some benchmarks. With the Doom3, Source, and Cry Engine available for developers, gamers will be in for a real treat in the next year or so! How to Get Deep Bass @ eCoustics.com "Retrieving real deep bass and reproducing it in your home theater or listening room at real-life levels is not easy. In fact, there are laws of physics that dictate how deep a subwoofer will extend its bass output, and as often as not some of these work against simple physical limitations of room size and... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review @ PC Stats "Over the course of this review, PCstats will explain the attributes of nVidia's hot new nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the benefits of this technology, and how it application on the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard performs. The Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 is bound to be a favourite solution,... Read more...
Hey everyone! So here I am, posting the news on a friday night. Nerd, or dedicated news jockey? A little bit of both actually ;) Seriously though, I'm heading out in a few minutes so I've got to do this fast. Let's get it on! Mentor HSMT-UD headphones @ Legit Reviews "I first listened to music and then watched a couple of action DVD movies with the Mentor HSMT-UD headphones and thought they sounded great. I really noticed the difference when I used them to play games. I first tried them with Battlefield 1942 and found it much easier to tell which direction I was taking fire from..." Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Review @ EXTREME Overclocking "When you get to the point where... Read more...
Hey everyone, as my first news post I'd like to remind you all it's November 2nd, so if you haven't already, get registered to vote and support your candidate! But that's politics, and I know why your really here, so get ready for your mid-afternoon fix of tech news.  Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case @ PimpRig.com "If it weren't for the lights it would be difficult to know the case was on. Yes, that is how silent it is. What more could you want? Looks, performance, and silence..."  RaidMax Cobra Gaming Case @ ViperLair.com "Cooling is very well done, but we think they could have substituted the sheer number of 80mm fan options with fewer larger fans. While the cooling is... Read more...
  Good Evening Folks! BW here, stopping by to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Asus' K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 motherboard. This board, which is based on the NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb chipset, sports a very complete BIOS and host of useful integrated features. Click here and check it out!    ... Read more...
  Although AMD's socket 939 platform has moved into the mainstream with the recent release of 939-pin Athlon 64 3000+ and 3200+ CPUs, products based on the older socket 754 platform are still in demand.  While the new socket 939 processors have been met with much fanfare (and relatively high price tags), the older socket 754 Athlon 64s have proven to be a solid processor.  And now that lower-speed socket 939 processors have begun to arrive, the older design has started to drop in price, and socket 754 processors have become much more affordable. While socket 754 will eventually fade away at some point in the future, there is currently no sign that demand has waned.  OEMs are... Read more...
Hey there gang, welcome back!  Man, it has just been one of those stretches where nothing seems to be going right for me.  The last few weeks I've been dealing with an ailing pet, who is looking much better thankfully.  Now my neck has decided to give me a lesson in pain, to the point that I am looking at the world with a bit of a tilt.  I sure hope this goes away soon.  I kind of feel like Ed Sullivan right now.  So I guess I will be popping the Doan's Back Pills and hope for some relief.  While this did stop me in my tracks yesterday, it isn't stopping me from getting the news out to you!  Here's your latest dose for today... Steelpad's Steel Grip @ TechTastic.ca:... Read more...
Judging by the amount of "you have mail" notifications I have received over the past few hours, I think it is time for another shot of juice.  So, run over to the water cooler, grab a cold drink and shut the cubical door.  It is time for round two...  Chaintech SK8T800 Review @ AMD Zone "Well the big plus of the Chaintech is of course the low price.  Stability of the board was also good, and you get SATA RAID, 5.1 channel audio, and built in Ethernet as a part of the package.  You wouldn't see those options at this price point a year ago."  ATI TV Wonder USB 2.0 Review @ Beyond3D "Internally the we can clearly see TV Wonder USB 2.0 uses the... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  Thanks for bearing with me this morning, I made it to my meeting on time, but, not with much room to spare.  Nonetheless, taking a gander into my inbox-o-wonders, it looks like my fellow editors from around the net had quite the busy day themselves.  So, without further ado, here is your evening dose of juice...  Antec NeoPower 480 Review @ ClubOC "The box top of the Antec NeoPower 480, aside from the obvious Matrix overtones, clearly shows the power supply's greatest innovative feature. No, not the use of a single 120mm fan to provide cooling. How about the five connectors that allow you to pick and choose as many, or as few,... Read more...
Welcome back, NJ here with your AM shot of juice.  I just put my good friend, Mr. Coffee, to work behind me and fired up some new tunes from the slightly deranged crew of Prodigy.  All in all, I am settled in for this wonderful Monday morning.  The news front is flowing at a fairly steady rate already. So, go grab a mug and help yourself to the Joe.  Here is your first severing of news...  Plextor PX-712A DVD Writer Review @ CoolTechZone "12X DVD writers are currently the sizzling sensation of the optical storage market and Plextor was the first one to introduce their PX-712A 12X DVD writer to the market. What we will take a look at today is a PATA version of their... Read more...
Hello everyone, JeffB stopping in for your afternoon news fix.  Today has been an insanely busy day for me and it's only 12 noon!  Between friends having computer problems, intermittent connectivity, and of course, reviews of hardware, I'm really juggling today.  Hopefully I will get through the day unscathed and can get a normal routine back this weekend.  As far as news goes, things are hopping with the latest Chipset release from VIA.  Let's take a look... A number of sites, including HotHardware, have news on the VIA K8T890 Pro.  Here's the rundown so far: VIA K8T890 - PCI Express For The Athlon 64 @ HotHardware.com HEXUS.net Feature: VIA's PCI Express plans... Read more...
Good morning all! VIA is officially unveiling their latest chipset for the Athlon 64 / Opteron today, the K8T890.  The K8T890 sports all of the features of the popular K8T800 Pro, with the added benefits of PCI Express.  The "Pro" flavor of the K8T890 even offers dual PEG slots, for full support of dual PCI Express graphics cards.  We've got all of the main features outlined in our K8T890 spotlight.  Head on over and take a look.  ... Read more...
When AMD's Athlon 64 was initially introduced, all of the major players in the core logic chipset  business immediately jumped on board, and introduced, or released, full-featured chipsets for the new processor.  And although SiS, ALi, VIA and NVIDIA all had similar Athlon 64 chipsets on their respective road maps, it was VIA and NVIDIA who ended up truly dominating the segment.  VIA's K8T800 and NVIDIA nForce 3 150 Pro locked horns back then, and the battle has raged on ever since.  NVIDIA and VIA essentially fought to a draw on the Socket 754 platform, with each chipset garnering its share of fans, but on the Socket 940 platform the K8T800 was declared the "best"... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back :)  Along with Jeff, I was also having issues with my internet today.  Though I am on a totally different ISP then my counterpart, I was unable to access anything HH related today (e-mail, web-page or forum).  Yet, when I called in to complain, I was magically able to access everything after they "ran some tests."  Nevertheless, I am now able to access my e-mail which means I have a pile of news and all that glorious spam that accumulated throughout the past 36 hrs ;)  So, go grab a comfy chair and toss in some music, here is your news for the evening....  MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum @ Viper Lair "The Socket-939 is a step... Read more...
Good morning folks!  How's everybody doing today?  I hope you're all doing well.  We here in the HH labs are up to our usual hijinks, overclocking, benchmarking, evaluating, and the like.  Before we get to posting our next review though, we've got some news to tide you over.  Not too much going on this morning, but it'll pick up by tonight I'm sure...  Asus K8N-E Motherboard Review @ PCStats: "In any case, in this review PCstats will be focusing on the brand new Asus K8N-E Socket 754 motherboard. This little baby is powered by nVidia's nForce3-250Gb chipset, and comes loaded with features like an additional four port Serial ATA/RAID Silicon Image controller,... Read more...
Good evening friends, NJ stopping in with another dose of HH's special brand of juice.  On tap tonight we have a variety of flavours that should suit just about everyone's taste.  So, go grab a mug and pull up a stool, I am starting to server...  DDR vs. DDR2 @ Legion Hardware "After recently reviewing the Gigabyte 8GPNXP motherboard, I received a whole heap of e-mails regarding the boards dual memory support. It would seem that a lot of people are unsure about the differences between the original DDR memory and the new DDR2 memory type. Most of the questions were "Which memory type is faster?", "Can both DDR and DDR2 be used at the same time?" and of course... Read more...
Since the release of AMD's Socket 939 processors, motherboard manufacturers have wasted little time transitioning to the newer design, but that doesn't mean previous AMD platforms are now completely obsolete.  Like the older Athlon XP, the 754 pin Athlon 64 processors still have some life left as a relatively economical alternative.  With the newer socket 939 processors selling in the $500+ price range, the socket 754 platform can be an attractive substitute for the higher priced newcomers, with prices hovering in the $200 range.  Although they lack a dual channel (128-bit) memory controller, socket 754 Athlon 64s are still robust processors capable of running virtually any application... Read more...
Good morning friends, how is everyone doing?  Things around the Canadian portion of the HH labs have been fairly mundane so far today.  Between applying a few Ghost Images and taking a few pictures for a review, I think the coffee machine has been doing the brunt of the work ;)  Nonetheless, let's take a step out of the HH world and see what else is happening around the net.... Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL Pro Series Memory @ ExtremeMHz "The XL series is a major step in the right direction in order to achieve a higher level of performance from DDR memory.  The lower latencies do really play a major role in overall system performance, and they show in our test results.  Don't... Read more...
Good evening friends, how are you?  Nothing terrible exciting happened in my world today.  I did however pick up a new CD which I ordered a while back.  I doubt most of you have heard of the record label before, but, it is a new release from NinjaTunes.  If you can imagine mixing Downtempo Jazz with Break Beats, you will get an idea of the music ;)  Nonetheless, let's get down to the real reason you came here... Albatron GeForce FX5700U3 GDDR3 Videocard Review @ PC Stats "The GeForceFX 5700 Ultra is already a pretty decent mainstream videocard, but that hasn't stopped nVIDIA from trying to sweeten the deal by including GDDR3 to the mix. GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data... Read more...
Good morning friends, N.J. here with yet another edition of the H.H. Times.  If you managed to miss last nights news shot, AMD just released their new 939-pin AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors.  If AMD is your cup of tea, you won't want to miss-out Marco's thoughts of the new core... Marco's Review PRESS RELEASE - "AMD Ices Competition" TAIPEI, TAIWAN - June 1, 2004 - At Computex, AMD today raised PC performance to new heights with the launch of four new processors in the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family featuring the exclusive Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) capability for desktop and mobile computing when enabled by the upcoming Microsoft(R)... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like this week has shaped up to be quite a busy one.  The hardware news has been developing all week long and today is no different.  There's good stuff going on, so let's get down to business:  VIA Reveals Details of Next Generation C5J Esther Processor Core With Advanced Features For Securing E-Commerce Transactions: "Designed to be coupled with a range of feature rich chipsets from VIA, the C5J Esther core will enable unprecedented performance of demanding applications, such as high compression video streaming and data encryption/decryption, from miniature, fanless devices." The Inquirer is reporting that AMD and Tyan are working on... Read more...
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