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Good afternoon HotHardware Fans!  I apologize for the late start today.  I've been sorting, sizing, and organizing a couple of hundred images for a huge Socket 939 motherboard round-up we have in the queue, and I lost track of the time!  It's a good thing I came to my senses though, because I've got a date with the Science Channel tonight that I definitely don't want to miss. For a third-degree uber-geek like myself (I say that proudly), it doesn't get much better than watching 2 hours of Stephen Hawking discussing the origins of the universe.  If you've got the time tonight, and get the Science Channel, I'd highly recommend checking out the specials tonight.  Then tomorrow... Read more...
Long time no see ;)  I am back to inform you that we've just posted a review of AOpen's GeForce FX 5900 XT.  Like some other recently released 5900 XTs, this model from AOpen comes pre-overclocked, with a core clock speed that's a full 30MHz higher than NVIDIA's recommendations.  It's got a custom cooling solution, a decent bundle, and it's also priced to sell.  Click the link above to check it out, or, if you are lazy: Click Here  Leadtek WinFast A400GT TDH (GeForce 6800 GT) @ Bjorn3D "Leadtek is one of the oldest NVIDIA board partners around. They actually have been working with NVIDIA since the GeForce 256 back with their WinFast GeForce256 DDR. We at Bjorn3D... Read more...
2004 is easily shaping up to be a banner year for the graphics card market as NVIDIA and ATI continue to trade blows with their high-end offerings.  We've seen huge increases in performance between the current and last generation of video cards from both manufacturers, and the competition is as intense as ever.  Today, there are high-performance options from both companies that easily exceed a $500 price tag.  Whether you're eyeing the latest Radeon X800 XT or the GeForce 6800 Ultra, you're going to get the highest frame rates and best image quality, for a price.  But let's face it, there is a select audience for video cards in this price range.  The rest of us are looking... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HH.  The news front has slowed down for the day, thus it is time for our daily wrap-up.  Go grab a drink and settle in, here is the HH Nightcap.  AOpen COM5232 Combo Drive Review @ PC Stats "In this review, PCstats.com is testing the new AOpen COM5232 CD-RW/DVD combo drive. The AOpen COM5252 is capable of burning CD-R media at 52x speeds and CD-RW media at 32x. Reading CD-ROM material hums along at 52x, and the drive can also read DVD's at 16x. Combo drives are generally great for those who need the storage capacity of a CD burner and the ability to read DVD's at the same time. As a bonus, the Aopen com5232 also comes with removeable... Read more...
Welcome friends! Sorry about the late post today, my family took me out for dinner and such tonight.  So, let's get down to business before it gets any later...  Kingston 1GB CompactFlash Elite Pro @ Viper Lair "If you're a digital photography enthusiast, the Elite Pro deserves a spot in your camera bag. There are different options available when it comes to capacity, but I would strongly recommend 512MB and up if you own anything higher than a 4MP camera."  Onix Rocket Tykes 5.1 Speaker Review @ Designtechnica "Onix' Rocket Tykes are truly a gem among micro speaker systems. If you are looking for a tiny speaker system with little sacrifice in sound, you may not... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back.  From the looks of my inbox, the news has been flowing at a good rate throughout the day.  There seems to be articles from all different aspects of the hardware scene tonight, so, everyone should be happy.  Go grab a chair; I am starting to serve...  AOpen AX4SPE Max II motherboard @ TrustedReviews "At first glance the AX4SPE Max II doesn't look all that impressive as it has a fairly standard board layout and there are no special connectors around the back. Dig a little bit deeper in the box though and you realise that AOpen has actually included a lot more features than you initially think."  Evercool NP-101 Notebook Pad... Read more...
Good evening friends, how was your day?  Mine was okay, nothing terribly exciting.  A little work, a little play, you know how it goes.  However, from the looks of my inbox, the news front was rock'n this afternoon.  So, go pull a stool up to the juice bar and order whatever you wish, there is lots to choose from... PRESS RELEASE - AOPEN Introduces Two New USB 2.0 External Optical Drives SAN JOSE, CA USA - June 21, 2004 - AOpen(R) Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, today announced that it is now shipping two new USB 2.0 optical drives: the external AOpen Combo5232 Drive (Model EHB-5232U) and the external AOpen Slim 4X DVD+/-RW Drive... Read more...
Good evening friends :)  Sorry about the delay in news, I had to stay extra late at work tonight.  However, from the looks of it, the news has been flowing at a steady rate all evening.  With tasty reading like this, I would be lying if I said tonight's news shot was anything but golden... PRESS RELEASE - Corsair Announces Value Select DDR2 Memory Modules Fremont, CA, June 17, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new DDR2 Value Select memory modules. These products are ideal for the budget conscious consumer who would like to take advantage of the new features and bandwidth that DDR2 has... Read more...
For those of us that like to piece together our own computer systems from the ground up, deciding which piece of hardware to buy can tough.  With more and more companies coming to market with competitive products, its never easy to choose which component best suits both your needs and budget.  And it's not like one component will take care of everything, so there are numerous decisions to be made for motherboard, video, audio, RAM, Drives..etc. Instead of having to make decisions on a handful of different pieces of hardware, the AOpen AX4SG MaxII motherboard has a few of them covered for you.  With onboard graphics and sound as well as a slew of other capabilities, this motherboard... Read more...
The AOpen EZ65 & Biostar iDEQ 200T Shuttle Isn't the Only OEM Making SFF Systems... By, Marco Chiappetta December 16, 2003        With all of the buzz surrounding Shuttle's popular XPC line of small form factor systems, you'd think they were the only company producing these diminutive machines, which obviously is not the case.  Over the past year or so, virtually every major player in PC hardware has brought their version of the mini-PC to the market.  Some of them have been viable alternatives to the XPC product line-up, while others simply can't hold a candle to Shuttle's SFF systems.  Today on HotHardware.Com, we're going to take a close look at... Read more...
  The AOpen DRW4410 4x DVD+R/RW Drive A drive that won't burn through your budget! By Robert Maloney December 4, 2003 If we were to step back for a second and look at the state of optical storage a couple of years ago, we were just getting used to having CD-Writers come standard in pre-built PCs. They might not have been super-fast, or overly elegant, but they got the job done.  It was for some people, a liberation from the scant amounts of removable storage that floppy or ZIP drives provided. DVD-Writers, or "burners" as many have dubbed them, were just entering the market, but the prices were way too prohibitive for most people to write off as a justifiable expense. Not... Read more...
The AOpen Aeolus FX5600S AOpen Enters the Mainstream with Some Punch By - Tom Laverriere December 3, 2003 NVIDIA and ATi currently offer PC graphics solutions they refer to as "mainstream" products, since that is the kind of card you will find in an average (versus "enthusiast") system, where the bulk of the market volume is driven.  NVIDIA offers their mainstream product in the form of the GeForce FX 5600 GPU and more recently the GeForce FX 5700.  These cards may be on many wish-lists this holiday season, with their excellent price/performance ratio .  The GeForce FX 5600 has  500MHz of Dual DDR DRAM memory giving it an effective 1000MHz of memory bandwidth. ... Read more...
   Hot Hardware Presents The...   Well this is it, you silly freaks! The main event! Tonight we'll show you the two most smokin' overclock setups in the Hot Hardware Open Pit! Before we announce our winners I would like to comment a little on some of the Hot Hardware clientele. YOU PEOPLE NEED HELP!!!!! :-) You have way too much time on your hands and may very possibly be suffering from some strange neurotic disorder, kind of like chronic masterba... uh... never mind! :-) Seriously my Brothers and Sisters, you rock! I never knew there was such a vast group of creative and twisted minds out there! Thanks for making Hot Hardware what it is today! Whatever that is... :-) Enough talk!... Read more...
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