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When it comes to manufacturing motherboards, Taiwan-based Epox is well respected amongst enthusiasts.  While we've only had the opportunity to review a few of their motherboards over the years, the small sample we have tested were fairly impressive.  In fact, late last year we reviewed the Epox 4PDA2+ v.2, one of the many Springdale boards to be released in 2003, and we gave it a hard-earned "Editor's Choice" award.  What could we expect then with the eX5-320S, one of EPoX's all new line of Small Form Factor barebones PCs? Epox enters the SFF PC market somewhat late in the game.  Companies such as Shuttle and Biostar have been perfecting the art of the mini-PC for... Read more...
Good evening fans, welcome back :)  I hope all my Canadian friends had a good thanksgiving weekend.  Myself, I spent some quality time with my parents back in my ol'hometown.  There is nothing like quality "mom food."  I don't know what it is, but it always tastes better!?  Speaking of tasting good, I have some extra sweet juice lined up so go grab a glass.... ATI Supports Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 "Extensive Line of Hardware and Software Products" MARKHAM, Ontario – October 12, 2004 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced support for the new Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which... Read more...
Hello everyone, JeffB stopping in for your afternoon news fix.  Today has been an insanely busy day for me and it's only 12 noon!  Between friends having computer problems, intermittent connectivity, and of course, reviews of hardware, I'm really juggling today.  Hopefully I will get through the day unscathed and can get a normal routine back this weekend.  As far as news goes, things are hopping with the latest Chipset release from VIA.  Let's take a look... A number of sites, including HotHardware, have news on the VIA K8T890 Pro.  Here's the rundown so far: VIA K8T890 - PCI Express For The Athlon 64 @ HotHardware.com HEXUS.net Feature: VIA's PCI Express plans... Read more...
It's been a long time since several pioneering companies bridged the gap between the TV and the PC.  What initially started out as a novelty is now driving the industry in a new direction with the merging of TV and Radio with the personal computer.  Today, thanks to faster hardware, and the advent of the mini-PC, manufacturers and users alike continue the push to merge the PC into our lives as a complete media device. One of the components needed to make this possible is a TV/Video card.  Without a solid video card and TV card solution, the "home theater PC" could not exist.  While each component can be bought separately, space constraints can make a combination... 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...
Good morning friends :)  Things around the HH labs have been humming with activity over the past few days.  With our newest member of the HH Crew, Rudy, firing up his first review and our other members preparing to unleash their reviews, this week is going to be a busy one.  But you know us, the busier we are, the happier ;) Albatron FX5700P Turbo Video Card @ LAN Addict "So, after all of the testing and overclocking and game playing I've done with Albatron's FX5700P Turbo, what do I think of it? Well, I think it's a damn fine card! It'll overclock past 5700 Ultra core speeds with relative ease and it comes with some pretty decent memory. The RAM sinks are a nice touch, as... Read more...
Good evening my friends, welcome back :)  As you can see, the dust from constructing our new home is slowly settling to the ground.  But, as BigWop eluded to this AM, we still have a few tricks up our proverbial sleeve.  In the mean time, you will just have to suffer through piles of news and benchmarks... *sigh* such a rough life..... ;) Alpha Novatech S-PAL8952 Pentium4 Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech "It has been nearly two years since FrostyTech last reviewed an Alpha heatsink. That heatsink was the PAL 8942, the predecessor to the S-PAL8952 we are testing in this review. There have been significant advancements in Pentium 4 heatsinks, and the industry has seen the emergence... Read more...
The MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 NVIDIA's Flagship GPU, MSI Style... By, Marco Chiappetta February 12, 2004 After facing some fierce competition from ATi's R3x0 GPUs and fielding a mountain of criticism regarding questionable driver "optimizations", NVIDIA has had to deal with quite a bit of adversity as of late.  They have also had to contend with the fact that multiple, long-time partners like Asus and Abit, for example, broke with tradition and released new video cards powered by rival GPUs.  However, one of their largest and most respected partners, Micro-Star International or MSI, is still on-board.  Tonight on HotHardware.Com, we're going to take a look at MSI's current... 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...
  The MSI GeForce FX5200 TDR128 A Budget Card with a Little Extra By: Jeff Bouton June 3rd, 2003 If there is one thing that is certain, it's that there is no other channel of the PC hardware industry more heated in competition and embroiled in controversy than the graphics sector.  This is a fierce market consumed with debates over whose video card is on top.  Those of us who follow the industry often find ourselves glued to our monitors with both great interest and excitement in the daily goings on.  While most PC Enthusiasts are interested in what the best video card available is, that doesn't mean that all of us have the money to buy such a card.  It is analogous to... Read more...
  The Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW Drive More Space, More Speed, More Compatability By, Jeff Bouton April 15, 2003   Plextor is one of the top manufacturers of optical drives.  In fact, many consider their drives to be the best available.  Over the years, we've had the opportunity to review quite a few models, with virtually all of them receiving our "Editor's Choice" award.  The reason for this was simple; Plextor consistently produces drives with features and performance, that either set the standard, or perfected current standards.  As hard drive capacities continue to grow, the need for larger removable storage solutions has increased.  Naturally,... Read more...
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