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Auras T6C Golden Review @ Ninjalane

"With a hint of industrial style heatsink design and a quiet LED fan isn´t the only thing that makes the Auras T6C unique, but it helps."

Read more at Ninjalane.

Latest Bios and Drivers updates @ OnlyNewZ

"Latest drivers and bios updates for TYAN, GIGABYTE, Soltek, Epox, MSI, ASUS and more..."

Read more at OnlyNewZ.

AC Ryan SATA+ATA PCI Combo Card @ Madshrimps

"We test a PCI SATA controller from ACRyan. Allowing you to connect 2 SATA hard drives to any system that has a free PCI slot. Does it perform better or worse then an onboard solution? We installed it and let you know."

Read more at Madshrimps.

HWZ review: Seagate Momentus 40GB (5400RPM)

"The Seagate Momentus 2.5-inch hard disk drive has not made it to the retail stores although Seagate told us that they have already started shipping to notebook manufacturers and OEMs. Thus, we´re unable to provide an accurate pricing but we guess that it´ll probably be priced competitively against other 5400RPM models with the same cache size. Sadly, unlike Hitachi´s Travelstar series which is warranted against defects for three years, the Momentus comes with only a one-year warranty period."

Read more at HardwareZone.

I4U News: First Windows Media 9 DVD Recorder DiVA 489

"The DiVA 489 which is the first DVD recorder to record using Microsoft´s innovative Windows Media 9 Series video compression (WMV9) for digital video recording to DVD and CD disc, as well as playback of streamed and downloaded video.
DVD+R/RW can hold more than 6 hours of DVD quality content using the built in Microsoft(R) Windows Media 9 encoding, and more than 15 hours of recording on a recordable DVD using a lower bit rate. Aeon Digital is also building the network that comes with the DiVA to deliver content from the Internet into the consumer´s living room TV using simple plug and play technology, direct to the Internet of the future.
In the US to the WM9 DiVA 489 DVD Recorder will actually be sold under the Polaroid brand. "

Read more at I4U.

SilenX 400 Watt Power Supply @ EOC

"Most people do not realize just how important the PSU is to a modern day PC. It is really the heart of the PC, giving power and stability to each of the components in the system. A really good PSU is even more important to today´s overclockers. With the ever growing demands placed on power supplies today, overclockers are always on the lookout for a very affordable PSU with really good and reliable power."

Read more at EOC.

Designtechnica reviews the Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam

"Gateway´s latest entry into the digital imaging marketplace is their DV-S20, a 2.1 megapixel digital still and video camera. Gateway calls the camera "pocket sized" and for good reason. At 4.3 oz it measures 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches and truly does fit in a pocket. The camera records still images in the JPEG format and movies in the MPEG-4 format.
The DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam is not intended for super high quality photos, prints or videos. If you´re in the market for the best imaging, this is not the device for you. However, this device is quite useful for someone who wants to have a still and video camera handy at all times. It´s small, light, and under the right conditions, takes good images and videos. It´s very easy to use and you can quickly get videos and images to your computer and on the Internet."

Read more at Designtechnica.

Evesham e-Style II (Biostar iDEQ S200) @ TrustedReviews

"Let me start by saying this. If youíre thinking about buying a small form factor PC, get this one. You might think that itís hasty of me to say this at the start of a review, but the Evesham e-Style II is by far the best small form factor PC I have ever had the pleasure to review."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 HSF Reviewed @ myWORLD Hardware

"First, let´s take a look at what items you will get upon purchasing Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12. Behind the plastic box packaging, you will stumble upon 2 fan knob controllers, one for PCI slot while the other for 3.5" bay. Besides the heatsink fan cooler itself, you will also get a nice pack of plastic bag that contains thermal sensor cable, thermal paste as well as adhesive tape. For those who are new to Do-It-Yourself job, Thermaltake has gladly included a simple instruction manual to guide you through the installation process."

Read more at myWORLD Hardware.

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