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Hey folks, JeffB dropping in for a spell to share a little triple monitor gaming with ya!  This is a bit of a personal triumph getting this set up to work with Vista and NVIDIA's current drivers.  Two 20" monitors are driven by a GeForce 8800GTX and the third by a GeForce 7600GT.  It's hard to get these two cards to play nice on the same system and the 7600GT is holding me back from DX10, but still, it looks pretty sweet.  Average FPS is around 12 and the flight is generally fluid unless I pull a fast bank.  There's room for improvement, like another 8800GTX and this puppy, but overall, it's surprisingly playable.  The only major drawback with... Read more...
A little bored with life at the moment?  Need something to occupy your brain-waves?  Feeling somewhat unchallenged by every-day thought process? Yeah, we feel your pain.  Why just the other day we were all sitting around the test bench thinking "dang, we're just too smart and we need to find something to baffle us a bit... ". Fear not, we have just what the doctor ordered -- your very own Three Rotor Enigma Simulator! (batteries not included) Keep it in check folks.  We don't want anyone blowin' a gasket or anything.  We'd suggest a couple of Coronas to accompany this one.... Read more...
Kuju Entertainment Supports AGEIA PhysX Processor in Rail Simulator LOS ANGELES and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 10, 2006 - AGEIA Technologies,Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming Rail Simulator. Rail Simulator lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany. The sophisticated gameplay even allows players to design their own ideal journey routes. Kuju Entertainment is the developer of Microsoft Train Simulator, which sold over a million copies worldwide and inspired third-party companies to develop over 40 expansion... Read more...
Hey folks! The weekend news is rolling steady, and now it's time for a post. Enjoy! RAIDMAX Samurai XE 901 Case @ MHW "As noted earlier in the intro the Samurai's unique design comes courtesy of a molded plastic hard shelled exterior attached to a steel frame. This manufacturing method greatly reduces costs over a comparable one piece steel only design. Unfortunately, the steel skeleton means the case is heavy, weighing in at nearly 25 pounds." SimpleTech 80GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive @ Techniz "The SimpleTech Portable Drives will provide the needs for home and even office users. It was specially design for portability, performance and reliability for storage and even backup... Read more...
Hey folks, your news is a little late tonight since I fell asleep on the couch, watching the Sox vs Yankees game(Sox won). First off, Nvidia has released Forceware version 71.89, which fixes the SLI Overclocking bug among other things. Personally I'm still using the latest build of the Omega drivers with my 6800 GT and 9800 Pro, no complaints. Well, I'm working with one eye closed at the moment, so it's time for the news... Cooler Master AquaGate Mini R80 @ SystemCooling.com "Cooler Master has been around for sometime now, always coming out with innovative high quality products. It seems like they have been very busy this year coming out with several new cooling systems, both liquid and... Read more...
Hey gang, JeffB here for your Thursday morning news fix.  It's the same story here, we're all loaded up with hardware, cranking away for your entertainment.  The best part is the stuff just keeps coming, so there is no slowdown in sight.  On a side note, have you guys been paying attention to the BigWop?  We need you to jump into the Folding frenzy and put your PC to good use.  You can help save lives with a little effort.  I myself was a hold out for a long time, being somewhat of a PC purist, but I've seen the light and have been folding away.  You can too, just visit our Folding Forum to find out how! Do something good, represent your team and you may end... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, how is your weekend going?  After a long work week I was extremely glad to get a chance for some R&R.  However, I can't kick back for long; I have a review that needs tending too.  So, let's dive into the ol'news bag and see what we can find...  SimpleTech PC3700 Nitro Dual-Channel Kit Review @ Rojakpot "SimpleTech produces memory modules as well as many other storage-related products. But if you are an overclocker, their Nitro family of high-speed memory modules will interest you the most. Today, Adrian takes a look at another Nitro kit for dual-channel motherboards - the PC3700 Nitro Dual Channel Kit. How well does it perform? Well, read... Read more...
The Hercules Gamesound Fortissimo II Big Sound, Small Price... By Robert Maloney April 17, 2002 Before we begin, I would like to give you a little background information because this is my debut appearance on HotHardware.  I have been working on and with computers for most of my life (as I am sure most of you reading this can say the same) and consider myself somewhat of a techno-geek. New hardware always makes me a drool, even when I have no need for it. My first IBM clone was a sleek 486DX50 with a whopping 4MB of RAM. Being a novice to clones at the time, I bought this one with only two words in my head as a requisite: ?SOUND? & ?BLASTER?. All of the advice I heard said that you needed... Read more...
Guillemot's Maxi Sound Fortissimo A lot of bang for your buck By  Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta March 19, 2000 The Maxi Sound Fortissimo is a product for value minded people looking for high dollar quality.  We know there are many people out there that would look into a Live! Platinum or an Aureal SQ2500 but don?t have $100-$200 to drop on a sound card. Should these people be deprived of such great features as EAX??or A3D??what about a Digital Output?  Of course they shouldn?t be and Guillemot doesn?t think so either.  The MSRP on the Fortissimo is only $49.99 yet it has those capabilities and features, and more.  Does it compare with some of its higher priced competition? ... Read more...
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