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Thermaltake and SilverStone PSU Review @ myWORLD Hardware

"As you´ve may known by now that power supply was the most crucial components of a particular system. They are responsible for supplying endless power to the internal components of a computer system. However, choosing a suitable PSU was very crucial and must not be taken lightly. Some have take things for granted that PSU was not a very important thing. But, when technology advances now and everyday, computer components consumed more and more power and thus, this assumption has to be corrected..."

Read more at myWORLD Hardware.

Silverstone SST-ST35F-G02 350W Power Supply @ DarkVision Hardware

"SilverStone is a new Taiwanese company, with a strong background in aluminum cases and power supplies. A few months ago Coolermaster merged with ATCS Technology, a daughter company from Coolermaster which produces computer cases. Most of the members of ATCS leaved, and most of the R&D and marketing people became part of SilverStone. At the moment SilverStone has three product lines ; Cases, power supplies and also accessory. We are going to take a look at one of their silent PSUs."

Read more at DarkVision Hardware.

A look at the VIA K8T800 chipset with the MSI K8T Master2-FAR... @ Legion Hardware

"I am finding it difficult deciding what I found most impressive about the test subjects. Was it the powerful Opteron 244 processors or the highly flexible K8T800 chipset or just the rock solid MSI K8T Master2-FAR motherboard? One thing is for sure they were all top of their game; the Opteron 244 processors were amazing. Clocked at just 1.8GHz they were able to rub shoulders with Pentium 4 processors that were over 1GHz faster. When operating in SMP under a program that supported this mode the Opteronís were unstoppable smashing through the 400fps barrier in Quake III Arena."

Read more at Legion Hardware.

aTuner @ 3DCenter.org

"Our nVidia graphic cards tweak tool aTuner has reached a new version, with the following updates:

  • Some Bugfixes, some new options, wider hardware-support.
  • Support of Radeon 9600 Series, and 9800 Series
  • Support of GeForce FX 5900 (and Ultra)

Download aTuner on the official english aTuner site: http://www.3dcenter.org/atuner/index_e.php.

Thermaltake SilentBoost HSF Reviewed @ myWORLD Hardware

"Backed to few years ago, when AMD processor took the storm into the PC market, the need for the ultimate cooling solution was in vain. It was because AMD processor tends to dissipate quite an amount of heat, prompting heatsinks manufacturer to produce heatsinks to solve this problem. At that time, the only solution to this cooling was to implement fast rated fan onto the heatsink that was about blazingly 6000RPM and above. However, at that rate of speed, noise pollution can be a problematic to all whereby it is really unbearable. And so, instead of Zalman, a company well-known for its line of quiet heatsinks product, Thermaltake has taken their first venture into quiet heatsink fan solution with their latest product, Thermaltake Silent Boost"

Read more at myWORLD Hardware.

Athlon 3100 SiSoft Memory Benchmark using AXP 3100 running 1 x 512M Corsair CAS 2, 5-2-2 on *** chipset single channel DDR400

Read more at OCWorkbench.

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