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Hey folks, how's the weekend treating you? Anyone hear of the upcoming game called F.E.A.R.? How would you like to beta test it? Vivendi is having a sweepstakes with 20 slots open for beta testers, so click here, enter your info, and pray your going to win :) Anyway, here's the news, enjoy! Cooler Master Aquagate Mini Review @ Madshrimps "Cooler Master is introducing the Aquagate Mini in both 120mm and 80mm configurations. While water cooling CPU can be tedious at times with the associations of adding water, testing for leaks, finding the right pump location dealing with reservoir and bleeding. The new Aquagate Mini might well be the "Bic" of computer water cooling." Preventing... Read more...
Good morning everyone and welcome to your latest installment of hardware news at HH.  There's some pretty impressive hardware on tap this AM.  First we have the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, followed by an ATI X850XT, which we also reviewed here.  Wrapping things up is an interesting DDR booster from OCZ and a sweet 30" HDTV.  Let's get started, there's a lot to cover. Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Review @ Ninjalane: "Throughout the review process the general impression of this board has been very favorable. Soltek has made quite a few improvements with the SL-K890Pro-939 that compliment the new chipset and make the motherboard very enthusiast friendly." OCZ's DDR Booster... Read more...
Hey folks, we have some more news for your reading pleasure. One interesting item we have is an article about the current, and future state of the BTX Form Factor. Let's have a look and see... BTX Form Factor Exposed @ PCStats "Weren't we all supposed to be using BTX by now? When this radical form-factor change for motherboards and PC cases was first proposed by Intel in 2003, its introduction was supposed to coincide with the birth of the 'Alderwood' and 'Grantsdale' chipsets we now know as the Intel 915P and 925X. Instead, the standard took until just recently to get off the ground with manufacturers in Taiwan, resulting in Intel bumping the official introduction of the BTX form factor... 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...
To be honest, after watching the Patriots loose tonight, I'm at a loss for words. I do have to clap for Miami though, since it's amazing they still have that kind of fight left in them with their record. You can't win them all I guess. DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard @ hardCOREware "Enter DFI's Lanparty 875-T. It takes the latest CPU socket platform and mates it to the mature 875P chipset. It won't win any Gigabit Ethernet races, but you just wait and see how it performs with the tighter timings of DDR memory, and killer overclocking ability." Danger Den TDX Waterblock Review @ OCModShop "Instead of using their traditional maze flow design Danger Den has made something completely... 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...
  Well now, I'm glad at least some of you have taken a 5 minute Half Life 2 breather here and can focus your eyes on something other than a gun sight and mutant alien baddy.  ;-)  Sad truth be told, I haven't even played the game yet.  There's just been too much work to do around here lately.  Ahh but that's the life of a Tech Journalist I guess.  We get so caught up in all the analysis, that we don't get to enjoy it all enough sometimes! Speaking of work, we've been pretty busy with a number of functionality and feature enhancements that we've added to the site.  Thanks to our resident Developer extraordinaire, Dom, we have a few new areas for you to peruse... 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...
Good morning all.  The weekend is just about here and the gang at HH are in full swing with various hardware reviews.  I know I have 5 pieces queued up and some of the other fellas have even more, so there will be no shortage of hardware treats for quite some time.  Top that off with the holiday season and we are sure to be buried until Spring.  For now, though, let's take a look at some of the other offerings floating around the Web. We've got a double shot from the gang @ HEXUS.net: First up is their review of ATI's TV Wonder USB 2.0: "I prefer the PCI version for latency reasons, but if USB2.0 is the interface you need for a TV tuner and multimedia product without... 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...
Good afternoon folks!  How are you all doing today?  The crew here at HH all seem to be doing well, although we have been unusually busy as of late.  There just seems to be a neverending stream of product announcements / launches recently.  But that's good news, right?  :)  That's what keep us all going here on HotHardware! Oh man, we just can't wait to tell you all about what's coming in the next few weeks... Intel Collaborates With Nokia, Symbian To Help Deliver Series 60 Platform-Based 3G Smartphones Using Intel Technology SYMBIAN EXPO, London, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation and Symbian Ltd. announced today a collaboration to bring smartphones... Read more...
Good morning everyone. We've got a large line up of news treats for you today, so let's get right down to it... Seasonic PowerAngel Power Monitor @ Systemcooling: "Did you ever wonder how much power that computer sitting next to your desk is really using? Or for that matter, how about any other electrical device in your house? What's running efficiently, and what's making the little meter spin? The device we're looking at today, from Sea Sonic Electronics Co., is the Seasonic PowerAngel power monitor. Designed to identify power-wasting appliances, help forecast electrical expenses, and assist in troubleshooting problems, the PowerAngel also makes a great companion for the computer enthusiast."... Read more...
Good evening friends, how are you doing?  I just got back from a ride on my new toy.  It has been a while since I have been out riding, so my body is a bit upset at.  I think it will take a little while before it is used to that much exertion.  However, just because my body needs a rest, doesn't mean that my mind does.  Here is your evening shot of juice... DIAMOND MULTIMEDIA ANNOUNCES MULTI-GAME BUNDLING PARTNERSHIP WITH EIDOS INC. Los Angeles, California <August 31, 2004> -- Diamond Multimedia, a leading provider of graphics accelerator cards for PCs, today announced a partnership with Eidos Inc. to bundle Eidos games with the Diamond Viper and Diamond Stealth... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  With some new products rolling into the Canadian portion of the labs, this News Jockey will surely be a busy for the next little while. However, just because I live a busy life doesn't mean that I don't like to kick back with a cold beverage and a good read.  Oh my, would you look at that, there just so happens to be a bottle of "cold beverage" right here... Oh, and look over there, some news.  I guess this is a sign that it is time for the HH nightcap... ;)  ATi Drivers & Linux @ HardOCP.com "ATI's Proprietary drivers are not Red Hat specific, they are currently packaged in RPMs for convenience for dominant market... Read more...
Happy Friday everyone.  We;re closing out another busy week at HH, although we'll still be plugging away on hardware all weekend long.  We've had a busy one this week so make sure you didn't miss anything!  It looks like we're not the only ones cranking out content for you.  My mail box was loaded with word of the latest reviews around the web.  So I got everything all lined up and ready to go.  Put a little extra in your cup this morning, there's a lot going on!  Here you go... HIS Excalibur X800 Pro IceQ II @ Viper Lair: "This card is fast, very fast. With only four high end cards to choose from (X800 Pro, XT, 6800GT, Ultra) this card should be on your... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  I apologize for the later than usual start today.  I've been grinding away at a couple of reviews and totally lost track of time!  I'll make it up to you though - there's LOTs of good stuff to get posted.  And if I'm productive in the next couple of hours, we'll have some new content of our own for you as well...  The ATI Radeon To ATI FireGL Mod Guide Rev. 3.0 @ RojakPot: "Want a FireGL workstation card but can't afford to pay ATI's exhorbitant prices? Well, why don't you grab a Radeon desktop card and mod it into a FireGL card? Yes, you can easily mod a Radeon into the FireGL with just a simple BIOS flash! Our guide will go through all the... Read more...
Good morning friends, how was your weekend?  Things in my life have been extremely hectic over the past week or so.  Thankfully, it seems to be falling into place and my day-to-day schedule is reverting to somewhat sane hours.  Nonetheless, there is no better way to start the work week off then sitting down with a piping hot glass of juice...  OCZ DDR Booster Reviewed @ VR-Zone Hardware "The DDR Booster is an incredible device. Even at stock voltage of 2.9V, what I realized was when the DDR Booster was in the slot and running the DDR would overclock 2 FSB more than when it is not on the slot. This maybe OCZs patented PowerClean Technology at work. The PowerClean Technology... Read more...
Good morning folks!  As you've probably noticed, the bulk of the recent news has centered around the release of the Doom 3.  Lots of benchmarks, screenshots, console commands and cheats have started circulating.  And yes, we'll be doing a piece of our own shortly as well.  For now though, it's time for some news.  I'll call this one the "Doom 3 Free Edition" - 100% News, 0% Doom 3...everyone needs a break...  PowerPC on Apple: An Architectural History, Part I @ ARS: "The 601 could spend a ton of transistors (at least, a ton for its day) on a 32K cache because its front end was so much simpler than that of the Pentium. This was real advantage for using... Read more...
Good morning friends, NJ here with your AM news update.  The Juice Fairy was very kind to us last night, so we have quite the variety of juice on tap this morning.  So, go grab a mug, pull up a chair and settle in; you are going to be here for a while ;)  Sapphire Radeon Toxic X800 Pro VIVO Review @ GotApex "The fan that gave the boot to Zalman is the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer 4, in Blind Your Mother Orange. This is a larger set up than found on the older IceQ 9800 card, but about as silent in actual operation. It's also lighter than the Ultimate cards, and I found it's mounting to be quite solid on the card with no obvious gaps or any looseness to be found, which was a... Read more...
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