Items tagged with Mobo

Nighttime news is here for your enjoyment. Also available for your enjoyment, is Jason's look at Asetek's WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit. Asetek has been know to make decent products, but is it worth the $349MSRP? Let's found out... Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit - KT12AT-L30 "Asetek's latest addition to their WaterChill line of products, the KT12AT-L30, is also known as the WaterChill Extreme Edition. Sporting a massive radiator which hosts three 120mm fans, water blocks for your CPU, VPU, and Chipset, and a pump that moves about 900L/H, this kit seemed very promising. But, as we all know that when it comes to hardware, some products don't perform nearly as good as they're... Read more...
It's Monday already? Yeah, I guess so. Well, that just means more news for you guys :) If you've been shopping around for a new motherboard recently, then take notice! Dave has reviewed the ASUS A8N Premium motherboard. ASUS has long been know for their quality products, but will the board live up to the "Premium" name? Only one way to find out... Asus A8N SLI Premium - NF4 SLI For AMD Refined "So, Asus did what we've been hoping many others in their competitive arena would do, take what is an already killer nForce 4 SLI for AMD based design and make it better. Better you say? How so? Let's take a collective look at the new Asus A8N SLI Premium and help you decide if it's better... Read more...
Hey folks, the work week is back in full force, and so is the news. In the chaotic war of "Do video games rot your brain?", a new battle seems to have been won by the gamers. How do games help this time? Apparently they speed up your visual processing. The article starts off by saying "but when they're ready to go out they can find their keys quicker than the rest of us"... yeah, right. That's one area where video games haven't helped me :( ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX Motherboard @ PC Perspective "The main advantage of supporting two different CPU packages is clearly the ability to stretch your technology investment. You can go with a Sempron on socket 754 today, and upgrade to... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  With the sun shinning bright and work fast approaching I think it is time for your AM update.  So, go grab a cup of Joe and settle in...  EPoX 9NPA Ultra (nForce 4 Ultra AMD) Motherboard Review @ TweakTown "EPoX sent us one of their newest motherboards recently, the 9NPA Ultra, which is based on nVidia's new nForce 4 Ultra chipset for the AMD Athlon Socket 939 processor platform. We've compared the motherboard against the nForce 4 SLI chipset to find out if there are any differences in performance in a non-SLI system setup. If you're on the market for a new PCI-Express Socket 939 motherboard with some decent overclocking support, you... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  Sorry about the late start today, my new laptop developed a "small" problem which resulted in an exchange.  So, after spending a few hours reloading software and kicking myself for not backing up the My Documents folder I am ready to rock. Go grab a drink and settle in, it is time for your nightcap.  PimpRig Review: DFI LanParty UT nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 Motherboard "Here are a couple of features that are targeted directly towards folks like us. If you are like me, my main rig is rarely completely put together and often runs on my Senfu bench outside the case. DFI included a power and reset switch directly on the board so tweakers... Read more...
Good Afternoon everyone, sorry about that later start today, yours truly got tied up in a meeting.  Nonetheless, the inbox is getting full and time is running short so let's get down to business...  500 Watt Power Supply Comparison @ HardcoreWare "To keep up with ever-advancing CPU's, video cards, and other components, Power Supplies have to get more powerful and advanced all the time. Occasionally, we like to collect some power supply units from various manufacturers, and contrast them in the latest test configurations."  Albatron Px915P4/G4 Pro Review @ Techware Labs "Albatron is a name you are probably becoming more familiar with these days. They make some of... Read more...
Hey folks, how's everyone doing? A foot of snow has fallen, adding to the 4 inches we had yesterday, so hurrah for March and the fact that's it's not even half over. Well, I'll end with the sarcasm and get you the news, enjoy :) Razotech Blizzard Case @ PimpRig "Before I go any further, let me talk a little bit about the airflow design of the Blizzard case. It makes no sense at all. Both doors and the top are actually a huge mesh, but only the top and left side have filters. The front is mesh, but is mostly blocked by plastic. The only fan included on the Blizzard is a front intake yet there is no filter there." March 2005 Budget System Buyer's Guide - Socket 754 under $400 @ Mikhailtech... Read more...
Welcome back friends :)  Last night I started to build my first HTPC.  It is typically what one would find in a high-end box, so I will spare you the details.  However, I have to mention the SilverStone case I picked up.  This is my first experience with one of their products and let me tell you, I am thoroughly impressed.  From ribbon cable guides, zip-tie (cable wraps) slots, case intrusion switch, etc... this case has it all.  It was a tad on the expensive side, but I think the overall cost vs. feature evened out in the end. Anyhow, enough blabbering, it is getting late and our news bin is filling up.  Here is your AM update...  AOpen i855GMEm-LFS @... Read more...
Morning there folks, you've got a sleepy JeffB checking in with your latest news bit.  A couple of nights ago I picked up HL2 so I could use it in future benchmarks. Surely, I took a few minutes to see how it played, even though time is precious these days.  Needless to say, it's been 2 days since I bought the game and I would say I've invested about 10 hours in gameplay ;)  What can I say, it's awesome, with amazing realism.  After a bit of a let down with Doom 3, it's nice to be pleasantly surprised after spending $50 on a game.  Get it, you won't be sorry!  Next up is a bit of the news, and don't forget, if you see something you think we should post, let us know.... 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...
Hey folks, it's that time again.  Sadly, we heard some disturbing news about Abit yesterday. The reports are there is a fair amount of financial wrong doing going on and the Taiwan authorities have stepped into the picture.  Here's the latest details so far, but we'll need to stay tuned and see how this unfolds. The 12 Stars of Samsung for 2005 @ HardwareZoom: "Here is a sneak preview of 12 Samsung hottest products which will be released in year 2005. From 56" wide screen DLP TV to the ultra compact MP3 player about the size of your thumb. Other highlight includes six compact & stylish clamshell/sliding phones, laser printer, video camera, LCD TV & DVD Recorder."... Read more...
Well folks, looks like I'm officially part of the HH Team now... Hello ;) The news is slow again this week(though not as slow as I am this morning), but I'll give you what there is, and then I'm off to watch the Patriots game. Here we go... Samsung CLP-550N Color Laser Printer @ XYZ Computing "The whopping onboard memory of 128MB is more than enough to handle most complicated documents such as large raster images, complex vector images from software such as Adobe Illustrator. Huge PDF files tend to be a big culprit with holding up printer spoolers, but they are not an issue with this beast. In fact, the printer's RAM helps it to buffer large amounts of documents at once, so that there is... Read more...
Good evening everyone, how are my friends doing?  The past few weeks have been crazy in my end of the world.  But, with things now calming down and the x-mas season fast approaching; you will be seeing much more of me.  Whether you want to take that as a threat or promise, is your discretion.  Nonetheless, it is getting late and our news-bin is filling up.  Here is your traditional HH Nightcap...  Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review @ PC Perspective "Moving on past the graphical aspects, we see that Asus has stacked the A8N-SLI Deluxe quite well with a lot of storage options.  How does eight SATA channels and two IDE channels sound?  That should satiate... Read more...
Good morning folks!  Happy Post Thanksgiving to all our State side friends.  In typical holiday fashion, I managed to eat so much food I still feel full the next morning.  We had one heck of a spread including a 25LB turkey and all the sides you could imagine.  What was more amazing was that for some reason, the turkey didn't make me sleepy at all.  In fact, I was wide awake the whole night, staring at the ceiling wondering if the triptophan would ever kick in.  Sadly, it didn't.  So it's lots of coffee for me this AM followed by a late afternoon nap for sure. I hope the rest of you had a good time with the one's you love, as that is what Thanksgiving is all... Read more...
Good morning friends :)  Well, today is the day; the day in which Half-Life 2 is officially launched.  Myself, I have the Collectors Edition currently installing in the background and personally, I have never be so excited about a game.  After nearly six years of waiting, I am very eager to see how Gordon is going to get out his current mess.  Nonetheless, the news bin is filling up and it is getting late.  Here is your AM shot...  HTPCnews.com Mobo Review: Chaintech VNF3-250 nForce3 250 "For those of you looking for a budget board to run the latest and greatest AMD A64 chips on, we've got one up for review that you very well might be interested in. Seems to... Read more...
Good evening everyone :)  With the work day over, we all know what time it is.  Yes, news time but it's also the start of the weekend.  So, to kick things off the right way we have prepared another hefty does of juice for your reading enjoyment.  Go grab a glass and help yourself, it's open bar tonight...  Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review @ 3DX "The Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 met our expectations and delivered an experience indicative of our past experiences of Solteks' products. The price to performance ratio of these boards just can not be beat. At the same price point most of the other boards lack SATA Raid, while this may not be used by everyone it is a feature... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  I know you stopped by for your latest dose of news this AM, and it is a big one.  We had a slew of interesting articles sitting in our inbox covering the hardware spectrum, from memory, motherboards, P4 overclocking and a contest for some free memory too.  So pour yourself an extra large one, this is going to take a little time to get through.   FIC Condor SFF @ Viper Lair: "FIC put together a nice little barebone PC, but missed on some important features that enthusiasts have come to expect. While it's no slouch in gaming, it does not stand out in the performance department which is a shame as the design itself was well thought out. A change in... Read more...
Hey there folks, JeffB stopping in for a little news update. Actually, there is some big news coming from the team at DFI this AM.  Check out the full release below regarding interesting new Pentium-M boards that boast some serious performance.  After that, we have several MSI motherboard reviews on tap as well as a sweet X800XT video card from Gigabyte.  What are you waiting for, get reading! DFI(R) Brings Dothan to Performance Desktop Computing The new Pentium M based 855GME-MGF "green motherboard" aims at energy-conscious enthusiasts who demand the best cool and quiet platform for overclocking or underclocking Hayward, CA (November 4, 2004) – DFI, maker of the award-winning... Read more...
Welcome back brothers and sisters.  With the day drawing to a close and a good majority of the HH labs shut down for the evening, it looks as if it is time for your nightcap.  It may not be as big as our normal "last call" of the day, but it should tie you over until the AM ;)  Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 DDR-2 Memory Review @ PCStats "In this review, PCStats will be testing a set of new 512MB Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR-2 RAM modules, for a total of 1GB. These green single-sided DIMMs are wrapped in black aluminum heatspreaders, and fall into the PC4200 class. They are rated to run at 266 MHz with 4-4-4-12 memory timings, at 1.8V. The memory runs a bit conservatively considering... Read more...
Good evening all, glad to see you are back :)  I came home tonight and to my surprise, my high-speed account was actually working.  Needless to say, I am itching to get back to abusing my bandwidth ;)  However, before I begin my downloading binge let's get some news posted... ABIT Announces ACON DOOM 3T Media FragFest Do they got game? On October 31st, we are going to find out. ABIT and VIA are proud to announce the ACON DOOM 3™ Media FragFest. The ACON DOOM 3™ Media FragFest invites the world's top IT media to an online DOOM 3™ tournament to the finish. Your favorite IT publications will be in attendance to find out once and for all which ones have the skill... Read more...
Good morning all!  Man, last night was a tense evening around the HH labs.  With the Yankees "blowing it" and the Red Sox making history, emotions were high.  Needless to say, Yankees fans are pretty cranky and Davo, our lone Sox fan, (correction Jeff, Tom is one too!) is laughing all the way home.  It was fun to watch, even for a non-fan like myself, but after the Sox put up 8 runs, I knew it was time to call it a night.  Oh well, at least NY still has two football teams doing really good right now. Heck, the Jets are undefeated! Who would've guessed that one?!?!  (want to put some money on the Pats/Jets game this weekend? ;) ) Anyhow, here is your news... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  It looks to me like things are winding down a bit as the weekend approaches.  That doesn't mean that the wheels have come to a screaching halt at HH, however.  We've got a lot of cool items on the HH test bench as we speak.  So while most of you get ready for a nice relaxing weekend, rest assure we are plugging away on some pretty sweet hardware for your reading entertainment.  For now, let's cover some of today's latest news. DFI LanParty 915X-T12 @ Viper Lair: "The 915P-T12 is a good buy for its price, for those looking for a mid-to-high range motherboard, or a motherboard that will be able to support relatively new technology, the 915P-T12... Read more...
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