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Monday, December 22, 2003

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Albatron GeForce FX5700 Ultra @ TechConnect

"Albatron did their best to come with a unique card, and quite did it. The FX5700U features the latest Albatron cooling system and packs lots of features. The software package suffered modifications from the one of their previous video cards. Feature rich and backed-up with lots of power to provide great performance, the FX5700U is an interesting card that deserves our full attention."

Read more at TechConnect.

Sunbeam LED Case Feet review @ Creative Mods

"You´ve modded it all, think you´re done? Think again my mod happy friend, your world is about to be turned upside down. I saw these LED case feet over at The Cutting Edge Case Mods and thought "Those would be pretty cool". Oh how wrong I was these things blew me away! Let´s take a closer look at these bad boys shall we?"

Read more at Creative Mods.

Samsung 957MB 19-inch CRT Monitor Review @ Bjorn3D

"Over the last six months, I have reviewed several monitors, including the Samsung 192T, which I even ended up buying for myself. There has however been one problem with all the LCD displays I have reviewed so far they only go up to 1280x1024 in resolution. Since I review many video cards, I really need to be able to go up to at least 1600x1200, and so far I have been forced to use my six year old, trusty Samsung 900P to do this duty. Today, I am happy to give you my thoughts on the new Samsung 975MB. I have been using this monitor for about a month and am ready to give you my opinion of it."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

iRiver iHP-120 @ TrustedReviews

"Over the last couple of months the team at TrustedReviews have seen several different MP3 players, some good and some not so good. The iRivier iHP-120 falls in the very expensive category as it is a hard disk based device. If youve read our reviews of the Apple iPod and the Philips HDD100 then youll be familiar with the concept of a hard disk based MP3 player."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Arctic Cooling´s VGA Silencer Review @ Creative Mods

"The VGA Silencer has a massive aluminum heatsink and a big enclosed fan that draws air in from your case, and then expels that heat out the back via the heatsink fins. All the wires are sleeved run down the heatsink and are held in place by small clips. The design is ingenious. Once out of its retail package, we see there´s all kinds of goodies included. The hsf, an instruction pamphlet, a small syringe of thermal grease, a blue backer plate, a grounding plate, and a custom dual pci plate with attached hi/low switch."

Read more at Creative Mods.

Thermaltake Aquarius III Water Cooling System Review @ TweakTown

"With Christmas only just around the corner, there may be no better time than now to look into PC water cooling as an interesting gift to spice up a computer for friends or family. Today we´ve taken a look at the Thermaltake Aquarius III water cooling system. Read on and find out if this is the right gift or not!"

Read more at TweakTown.

Seasonic Super Tornado 400 Watt PSU @ EOC

"Seasonic Super Family series are designed and produced by Seasonic Electronics Co., Ltd., a professional designer and manufacturer of switch mode power supplies since 1975. Seasonic has strived to provide high efficiency and environment friendly products for the consumer by having an ISO 9001 certified factory that ensures high quality products."

Read more at EOC.

I4U Review: Sony DSC-T1 Review World´s Thinnest 5MP Digital Camera

"On December 2nd we received the Sony DSC-T1 from Dynamism.com and I immediately posted a First Look Review about this hot Camera. Back then I promised to follow-up with a more in-depth review of the world´s thinnest 5MP Camera in a couple of days. We are sorry that it took almost 3 weeks, the Christmas season was just to busy. Now things are a bit more quite and I had time to lay down a full review. I am still very much taken with the Sony DSC-T1. Showing it to friends they just are amazed how small it is and that it packs 5MP and 3x optical zoom. The Sony DSC-T1 is definitly one of the Coolest Gadgets on the market right now."

Read more at I4U.

Sapphire 9800 XT vs. Gainward FX 5950U > K-Hardware

"Besides the new Mainstream chips ATI and NVIDIA also announced its high end chips in September and October. FX 5950 Ultra and RADEON 9800 XT got only little changes, but sometimes it´s enough to win the race."

Read more at K-Hardware.

LANFire By Night Modding the ThermalTake by ACRyan @ Madshrimps

"ACRyan is fairly new to the modding scene. They send us some of their most impressive products in the "UVactive Fever" line. Take a look how this high quality modding gear can give a Thermaltake Lanfire the edge!"

Read more at Madshrimps.

DFI Infinity 875 reviewed @ MetkuMods

"So what do I think of DFI Infinity 875 as an overclocking motherboard? Answer is simple; I´m going to put this motherboard right to my OC rig. It is clearly the fastest and most overclockable platform that I have tested so far."

Read more at MetkuMods.

Beginners Guide to Modding your PC part 3 @ JSI Hardware

"Today brings us to the third instalment, dont worry Im sure it wont be the last as Ive more ideas for this system yet but you will have to wait and see. In this article we will be explaining how to install a Rheobus, change your standard case screws for the thumb variety and slip in a cathode to finish the job"

Read more at JSI Hardware.

Spire SoundPad review @ DarkVision Hardware

"Some people really dislike noise coming from PCs, and do their best to block noise coming from their PC by adding silent fans, big heatsinks, quiet power supplies, ... Spire has a product that can help these people to further decrease the noise generate by their computer system. The Soundpad."

Read more at DarkVision Hardware.

Soyo KT600 Dragon Ultra Platinum Motherboard Review @ TweakTown

"Don´t be fooled, the Athlon XP processor is still going strong despite the release of the expensive and not yet mainstream Athlon 64 processor by AMD. Today we´ve got the Soyo KT600 Dragon Ultra Platinum motherboard on the test bed which is based on VIA´s KT600 chipset for the Athlon XP. If you cannot afford the Athlon 64 platform, pay very close attention to this motherboard!"

Read more at TweakTown.

PC round up @ TrustedReviews

"...with the new year approaching we felt it was time to look at another collection of computers. We wanted a machine that was well-rounded enough to cater for the whole family. With that in mind we asked the suppliers for a PC that focused on features rather than pure speed, with extras such as printers, gaming controllers or software bundles as welcome inclusions."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

AMD 8151 Socket 754 board review @ OCW

"SOYO K8USA Dragon Ultra inherits this tradition and we have the first retail K8 board based on this chipset. K8USA Dragon Ultra features support for the AMD Socket-754 Athlon 64 Based on ALi M1687 Chipset supporting 400 MHz FSB, DDR400/333, 6-ch audio, 8X AGP PRO, overclock capability, 10/100/1000 Mbps Giga LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, IEEE 1394. Not only that the package also comes with embedded ALI M5283 RAID chip, provide Two channel serial ATA and One channel parallel ATA with RAID 0,1. What that means is that you can have IDE RAID and SATA RAID + normal IDE making it one of the boards that caters for upgrades in the near future. On top of all these, the board features o/c functions allowing you to adjust fsb, voltage levels (see gallery). Lets take a look at the gallery for more information."

Read more at OCW.

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