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Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Daily mailbox: Madshrimps, Bjorn3D, Legion Hardware, TrustedReviews, Legit Reviews, OnlyNewZ, etc. Cormac @ 16:55 Discuss this

asetek WaterChill Cooling KIT — KT03-L20 @ Madshrimps

"asetek has delivered a high quality water cooling solution for chilling your hardware. It keeps your CPU at healthy temperature levels and allows you to push its performance past the default. The included Fan is guaranteed to keep the whole unit running silently while still providing the needed airflow."

Read more at Madshrimps.

Chatlog for Fall chat with NVIDIA´s nForce team @ Bjorn3D

"The chat went on for over 1 hour and there were lots of talk about sound issues with the nForce2 as well as questions about why there is no Soundstorm in the nForce3.
Both an unedited ´raw´ chatlog as well as a cleaned up version."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

Legion Hardware — Antec PlusView 1000AMG

"Antec have done well with the exterior of the case. Once the user ventures inside to install their hardware they will quickly realize the quality extends far beyond the exterior. The interior of the PlusView 1000AMG is clean and everything seems to work well, which made the installation process a breeze."

Read more at Legion Hardware.

CoolerMaster WaveMaster Aluminium PC Case @ TrustedReviews

"There was a time when the only thing that mattered when purchasing a PC case was how many expansion bays it had. There was little to differentiate as far as design went, and almost every case you could find was finished in a fetching beige colour. Oh how things have changed."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

HyperX 1GB DDR400 Registered Memory Review @ Legit Reviews

"When Kingston was developing their DDR400 Registered Memory Module they could either follow the JEDEC specifications or disregard the "qualification status" and enter the market with a TSOP module with lower latencies. It is obvious that Kingston went along with the JEDEC standards and thus became the only "officially supported" memory module at the time of the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor launch..."

Read more at Legit Reviews.

Trust Combi TV-PC Pop View @ MetkuMods

"The automatic channel tuning worked nicely and found all the channels available. I noticed that the sound rattled at some frequencies, but it was quickly fixed by lowering the sound volume from the computer (PC audio goes through the device). This, however, leads to the fact that you have to turn your audio system up quite a bit because Combi can´t amplify the sound all that much. Fortunately, I didn´t notice any noise yet, but people with high-end audio systems might hear some static."

Read more at MetkuMods.

Kingwin "KF-72" Black SATA Mobile Rack Review @ G3D

"Standard lift-up-the-lever-and-pull design (and, intuitively, push-in-and-flick-lever-down when returning the drive). The whole apparatus is made out of thick, durable plastic, so you shouldn´t be getting any busted bits either in shipping, or 3 years after you started using the thing. I´ve dealt with really cheap racks before, and this ain´t one of them. I´ve seen better, but I´ve also seen notably worse."

Read more at G3D.

Latest Bios and Drivers updates @ OnlyNewZ

"Latest Drivers and Bios updates for GIGABYTE, MSI, EPOX, ASUS, Soltek, NVIDIA, ATI and more!"

Read more at OnlyNewZ.

EPoX 8RDA3+ nForceII Ultra 400 Review @ MonkeyReview

"The first thing I wanted to do was see how far we could push the FSB. As mentioned, anything above 184MHz required us to loosen our memory timings. With that being done, I was able to get stable operation with a FSB of 234 / 468 MHz. Not bad at all, but I feel my memory really proved itself to be a bottleneck this time out. Once we had established our best FSB..."

Read more at MonkeyReview.

Slim Devices SLIMP3 Player review @ Designtechnica

"The SLIMP3 is a networked music player that hooks up to a server computer and allows you to play digital music stored on a remote computer through your stereo. The unit features a 2x40 vacuum florescent display (VFD), a remote control and hooks up to your network with a regular 10-baseT connection.
The device is simple yet powerful. The server software is open-source, runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, BSD and Solaris and requires very little resources. It can play mp3 music at fixed or variable bit rates up to 320Kbps and also can convert various other music formats to .mp3 "on the fly" with the LAME encoder. The SLIMP3 can also play streaming Internet radio such as Shoutcast or RealAudio."

Read more at Designtechnica.

Zalman ZM-RS6F Surround Headphones @ TrustedReviews

"What is so special with these headphones is that they feature six separate speakers and three audio connectors. Each of the 3.5mm connectors are labelled front, rear and centre/subwoofer, which indicate the corresponding connectors on a soundcard."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

COOLINK Cool Armor2VS @ Madshrimps

"If you are looking for the best of the best you can be sure that you will be spending some $$$. But when you are an avid overclocker who doesn´t have deep pockets but who still wants to get above average performance, look no further then this all-copper ARMORVS2 heatsink!"

Read more at Madshrimps.


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