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Hey folks, the news is now back in full force after a nice 3 day weekend. To start you off, Windows Longhorn might have a name... Microsoft Windows e-XPedition. Well, it's better than Longhorn I guess. Like the article says it's all just speculation, though it could have been leaked for the purpose of judging the public's reaction. Anyway, read on and enjoy! Kingwin 3.5" MS-350U-BK USB External Enclosure @ Club Overclocker "To me enclosure for my hard drive are just, well, clumsy. Having one of these resting on your case or desk can really ruin an otherwise esthetically pleasing workstation. Black, grey, silver, beige, you have seen all the colors, and even Kingwin has fallen into the... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for a saturday afternoon update. Today we have reviews for the Albatron Trinity GeForce PC6600U, Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Water Cooling Kit, Zalman VF700-AlCu, and a few other items. Have a great weekend :) HP DVD 640i - A First Look at LightScribe Disc Labeling Technology @ ExtremeMHz "A while back, Yamaha introduced their innovative CRW-F1 CD writer that gave users the ability to label their discs right from their drive. While this feature, called DiscT@2, was indeed quite impressive and sparked quite a bit of interest, it certainly had its drawbacks. For one, you could only "tattoo" your discs on the data side, reducing the maximum storage capability... Read more...
Happy Friday all.  JeffB checking in with your morning news post.  CTX is sporting a cheap 17" LCD worth checking out if you're in the market.  Speaking of cheap, we have links to a budget Volari video card to cover basic video needs.  We also found the Delphi portable XM receiver a cool little device.  Check it!  Supermicro "Super Quiet" Technology Reviewed @ 2CPU.com: "Demand-Based Switching (DBS) is another power management feature that Intel has come up with. Its goals are to reduce core frequency and voltage until the horsepower is actually required. The processor frequency will be reduced to a minimum of 2.8GHz until the demands of an application... Read more...
Good morning everyone, the news front is moving at a fantastic rate.  So, needless to say, we have a quiet the variety of fresh juice on tap this AM.  I don't know about you, but I am planning on kicking back for a few minutes and indulging my hardware fetish... Here is your first shot for the day...  BigBruin.Com Article: Monitors - LCD vs. CRT "As the technology has improved and the prices have come down, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitors have rapidly been replacing CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors on desktops around the world... The question is why choose LCD over CRT? There are several pros and cons to consider, and a few items will be considered in this Tech Tip."... Read more...
Good morning folks, Happy New Year!  With the holiday season coming to a close, it is back to the grind for this ol'boy.  Not that I really mind though; in some sick way I am actually finding myself missing work.  Nonetheless, it is getting late and I have a pile of news for you.  Here is your AM update...  Toshiba 80GB 16MB Cache 2.5in HDD Review @ Mikhailtech "The drive features a Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor for quieter operation and spins at 5400 RPM. It's rated for ATA-100 speeds and has a 12ms average seek time. While this may seem slow by desktop standards, keep in mind that more compact lower density notebook drives have a lot of catching up to do. From a... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like we have a few more last pushes of reviews before the holidays kick in.  Did you get all of your shopping done?  All I can say is thank God for Amazon.  My total time spent in the mall shopping this year was less than 2 hrs and even that wasn't too terrible.  Now I just need to prepare for all the extra eating that comes along with package.  This morning we have a few tid-bits for you, so let's jump into it...  Matrix Orbital MX222 LCD Kit @ Bjorn3D: "Case mods have gone from being a simple fad to an all out competition between friends, foes, and everyone in between. Everywhere you go there is someone with a PC filled with... Read more...
Hello All... Just stopping in here to formally introduce you to the newest member of the HotHardware.com team, Matt Beauvais (golf clap please!).  Matt has been with us as a very active member of our forum community for years now and recently has been doing the news on a regular basis for us as well.  We're breaking the man in slowly here but we expect that Matt will be covering technology articles and other content as well eventually. Check out Matt's Bio on our About page here and learn a little bit about the man.  Then blast him an email and welcome him aboard! That's all for now but stick around, news updates are-a-comin' soon!... Read more...
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...
Good morning all!  Can you tell the holiday season is approaching fast?  More commercials, more people in stores and a lot of computer hardware hitting the market.  We've got lots of treats on tap in the weeks ahead, so be sure to stay close to HH for the latest updates!  For now, here is your morning news... Samsung Syncmaster 193P 19 inch LCD Monitor Review @ Futurelooks: "What do you get when you cross one of Samsung's great LCD Monitors with the looks of an Apple iPod? Well, you get this! Samsung takes some design cues from the PC Alternative Giant. Is this the monitor for you?" AMD Athlon64 4000 Processor @ GamePC Labs: "Looking to round out the year in... Read more...
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to congratulate our boys from Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox!  Last night they upset the New York Yankees in an amazing 10 - 3 victory in the Bronx.  It was history in the making for sure, as the Red Sox showed the world what champions are made of.  Never-say-die, always believe, against all odds grit and determination paid off in a stunning upset and 4 game sweep, after suffering a 3 - 0 deficit in a best of 7 game series. Congratulations Red Sox!  "Big Papi" - David Ortiz, Johnny "Long Hair - Grand Slam" Damon, Curt "Tough As Nails" Schilling, D-Lowe, Cabrera, Varitek, Manny, Pedro, Bellhorn,... Read more...
Good evening friends, how was your day?  I just popped some pills that should help me kick this cold / sleep tonight.  So, before I loose total coherence to the world around me, let's get the news posted.  Here is your evening shot of juice...  Matrix Orbital MX422 LCD Review @ GruntvillE.com "The MX422 is basically the LK204-24-USB LCD display mounted on a nice looking double 5-1/4" drive bay insert. The front has a brushed metal finish which is pretty typical in the nicer aluminum cases like the Cooler Master and the Lian Li. The rear of the unit looks a little confusing and has a lot packed on to it, but it is designed to allow easy access for plugging in the... Read more...
Good morning my friends welcome back to HotHardware :)  Sorry about the lack of news last night, I didn't get back from the day job until nearly 12am.  Needless to say, this News Jockey is craving the caffeine this morning.  I wonder if thinkgeek would do an emergency shipment????  nVidia 6600GT Previews from around the web: Hexus HardOCP NVNews xBitlabs PC Perspective  Silverstone LC06 review @ Epiacenter.com "It doesn't matter whether it's used in a living room or an office the Silverstone LC06 always looks good. That's mainly due to the subtle yet elegant design and the hidden optical drive. "  Dual 2.5GHz G5 PowerMac Liquid Cooling @ Overclockers Australia... Read more...
Shuttle steps into the flat panel LCD arena tonight at HotHardware.com and we've got their 17" XP17 display on showcase.  With its all glass black bezel, base free chassis and zip up and go carrying case, this LCD seems to be a perfect accompaniment to a Shuttle XPC.  Take a look here and see for yourself!  ... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH.  In case you missed it, we just posted a review of MSI's latest drive, the XA52P CD-RW DVD-ROM Serial ATA Combo.  Coming bundled with three interchangeable face-plates and a Serial ATA interface, this drive surely hosts some unique features.  Click the link above to check it out...  Ultra PC4000 Dual Channel 1-GB Kit Review @ Sharky Extreme "This is still a niche market, but it definitely seems to be growing and becoming a very important and lucrative part of the computer market. Cost in one factor keeping the buyers in check, and these enthusiast-level DDR modules usually sell for significantly more than generic DDR. Higher performance,... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back!  The news flow has slowed down for the evening, but we still have a few tasty articles for you to sink your teeth into.  So, go grab yourself a cold drink, toss in some tunes and kick back with the HH Nightcap...  Samsung Syncmaster 173P 17-inch LCD Display Review @ PC Stats "The compact little 17" screen of the Samsung Syncmaster 173P boasts a resolution of 1280x1024 pixels, and an industry standard dot pitch of 0.264mm that makes for a crisper image than current 19" LCDs can muster. While the 173P does retail a bit higher than the average 17" LCD, priced a little over $600USD, it does offer up a contrast ratio of 700:1 and... Read more...
Good evening, welcome back to HotHardware :)  Before I begin serving up the juice tonight, I want to take a second and abuse my front page privileges.  I know, I know, such a rebel I am ;)  I would like to personally congratulate both Marco, and his lovely fiance on getting engaged.  I have been working with BigW. for almost three years now, and from what I know, Adrienne and himself make a wonderful couple. I hope everything in your lives that you seek, come true.  Congratulations,  I wish you the best! Evercool Aluminum LED Fan @ GideonTech "Evercool boasts some fairly impressive specs on this fan.  Including a 32.4CFM with only <25dBa of noise. ... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, how are you doing?   Sorry about the delay in news today, I had to jet to my parents house yesterday to help resolve some computer issues.  Nevertheless, I home safe a sound and have a pile of news for you to absorb... Spire Cooler SkiveStream 3 @ HardwareHounds.com "As processors get faster, they produce more heat. This means that it doesn't take long before the stock cooler that came with your cpu just doesn't do the job as well as you might like. One of the first upgrades to a stock system is the swapping of the stock cpu cooler to a cooler that will move more air, thus keeping the cpu cooler. Quite often, in the world of coolers, size matters. Coolers... Read more...
Good afternoon everyone;  Sorry about the lack of news yesterday, but my ISP was down *grumbles*.  Subsequently, we have quite a bit of news for you today.  So, in the interests of time, here is your weekend news...     Steelpad Wire Holder Review @ CreativeMods.com "Today I reviewed a product from Steelpad that is supposed to improve the gaming experience. What this particular product does is hold your mouse wire at an adjustable length to keeping it out of the way. I must say that this product works well, but it doesn't seem practical and it's too expensive. If you money to spend, or want to read up on the latest in high end gaming accessories, this review... Read more...
Oh, look you are back :)  I am in the middle of resolving some issues with an article I am writing, but I figured I would take a five minute breather to toss up some news for all of you.  So, with out further delay, here is some more of the good stuff... PMI 1GIG DDR400 Platinum Turbo Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ Tweaknews.net "PMI's PC3200 Platinum Turbo Memory can be summed up rather simply. If you are in the market for cost effective high quality PC3200 memory complete with copper heatspreaders, lifetime warranty and good overclocking potential, PMI's DDR400 would definitely be a smart buy. Throughout my three day barrage complete with gaming, benchmarking, overclocking... Read more...
Hey gang.  It looks like this is a sleepy Friday with little happenings in the hardware world.  We've got a few items for you and hopefully more will roll in later.  This will be my last post for a few weeks.  By this time next week I hope to be moving in to my new place in North Carolina.  My focus will be to get up and running as quickly as possible, so I should see you back here in the first week of May.  I'll see ya then! Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Real Surround Headphones Review @ myWORLD Hardware: "The Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Real Surround Sound headphones was designed with interesting intentions, that is to provide real multichannel audio over headphones.... Read more...
Good morning friends, welcome back to HH.  Today I took a sick-day in hopes of kicking this flu that has been hanging around for the past while.  *shakes head* I don't understand my immune system; I will be fine all winter but as soon as summer comes, BAMN, I get sick.  Maybe my body is so used to the soothing radiation that emanates from my CRT monitor that it is starting to reject natural sunlight.  Nevertheless, a solid day of coffee, music and benchmarks should do my body good ;) PRESS RELEASE- Serial ATA Milestones Achieved With Two Completed Specs Signaling Speed Doubled to 3Gbps, New Cable and Connector Solutions Defined   INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Barcelona, Spain,... 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...
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