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OCZ PC-3200 ECC Registered Memory @ Legit Reviews

"OCZ has delivered a quick and well designed module to the table with their PC-3200 ECC Registered Dual Channel kit. By having the ability to run tight timings it was able to pass up the other PC-3200 ECC modules it was benchmarked against in all the tests but one. Enthusiasts who play graphic intensive games should be able to see the clear choice in modules as running tight timings will result in a FPS increase..."

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Chill Vent I Review @ OCIA.net

"Now that we are familiar with the concept behind this product, letís do some testing to see how it performs. First letís go over the installation. This is where the fun begins. I could not fit this product into my case. Granted, I am running a YY Cube case, but this product was too wide to fit in there. However, it says on their site that this is designed for a mid-tower ATX case, so no point deductions here. I went ahead and installed it into a different computer using a typical mid-tower ATX design. It fit into the case as advertised"

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NTI Backup Now 3 Deluxe Suite Review @ Bjorn3D

"We can of course just copy the data we want backed up to another harddrive or a DVD/CD but even more convenient is to use a specific backup program for it. NTI has just that, and today I am taking a look at the NTI Backup Now 3 Deluxe Suite. Not only does it feature full backup capabilities to CD, DVD and networked harddrives, but it also has the ability to create images of your drives."

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HWZ Review: Shuttle XPC SB75G2

"Clearly, the Shuttle XPC SB75G2 proposes itself as an excellent replacement to the traditionally bulky and space-hogging PC systems where expansion is not required. Most home users, including the enthusiasts themselves can get by with a system with a good CPU, plenty of memory, a performance graphics card, an optical drive and perhaps one or two hard drives. The Shuttle XPC SB75G2 is built to cater to these lesser needs and it does it in style and elegance."

Read more at HWZ.

Designtechnica reviews the Sony PCG-X505/SP Notebook

"The Sony X505 pushes the envelope when it comes to sub-notebook design and innovation. Almost everything is unique in one way or another and Sony tops it off by adding the elegance and detail that we have only seen from companies such as Apple. The included optical mouse adds a nice touch by offering a memory stick reader, and the packaging that the X505 comes in is very stylish and retro.
Using the X505 in a public place such as a coffeehouse or on public transportation, you´ll notice a lot of glances. Whether they are looking at the elegant little powerhouse in front of you or the big grin on your face while using it, you will be noticed — it´s just that special. The Sony X505 is an extreme system that will appeal to those wanting the bleeding edge in design and innovation."

Read more at Designtechnica.

Creative Inspire P580: 6-Kanal fur wenig Geld @ Hardware-Mag

"Nachdem wir die letzten beiden Male 2.1-Systeme im Test hatten (Creative Inspire T2900 und I-Trigue L3500), haben wir dieses Mal ein 5.1-System im Test. Denn machen wir uns nichts vor, der Trend im Soundsystemgebiet, geht wohl eindeutig in Richtung Mehrkanal, was wiederum für 5.1 und mehr steht. Immer mehr Spiele werden erst durch ihren Mehrkanalsound zum richtigen Genuss und wer einmal EAX aktiviert hat, möchte es am liebsten nie mehr deaktivieren. Aber auch für diejenigen die sich DVDs an ihrem PC anschauen, ist zumindest das 5.1-System ein Muss. Wir haben heute das günstigste 5.1-System von Creative — Inspire P580 — im Test und werden es auf Herz und Nieren untersuchen. Viel Spass beim Lesen!"

Read more at Hardware-Mag.

MADDOG Multimedia Entertainer 8 Channel Soundcard Review @ Tweaknews.net

"The Entertainer is a great soundcard with a good price, solid performance and extreme compatibility. You can plug every audio toy you have into this card and enjoy them all in heart-pounding 8 point surround sound. The Entertainer does everything a soundcard should do and more, which makes it an exceptional product that I would recommend to anyone who..."

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Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer @ TrustedReviews

"The Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer is the latest generation of optical wireless mice from Microsoft and this is the top of the range model. The IntelliMouse Explorer is available in four different colours; metallic grey, platinum, metallic blue and black leather. My review sample was metallic blue and looks very stylish. The first three are made entirely out of plastic, whereas the black leather model is actually finished in black leather, but it commands a price premium over the other three."

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AMD Aircooling — Heatsink roundup 2003 @ Madshrimps

"We go for silent! The average AMD setup still sounds like a jet taking off. Swiftech, Thermalright and other heatsink manufacturers are trying their best to provide us with a silent solution to cool these hot potatoes. Do they succeed? And which one does it best?"

Read more at Madshrimps.

Maxtor DiamondMax9 200GB SATA HDD Review @ MonkeyReview

"Unfortunately the ATA100/133 standard has a new format to contend with. Introducing Serial ATA drives. While the standard/format has taken some time to catch on from it´s early days it is making it´s way into the home user market. Many motherboard manufactures have included the support for SATA while still offering support for ATA. Today we´re going to be looking at Maxtor´s SATA DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB drive from their SATA Ultra Series."

Read more at MonkeyReview.

HWZ Review: Gigabyte 3D Cooler-PRO

"In addition to its unique design, the cooler comes with support for all of the current CPU socket systems, from Socket-462 (Athlon/Duron) and Socket 478 (Pentium 4) to Socket-754 (Athlon 64) and Socket-940 (Athlon 64 FX and Opteron). Besides that, the cooler is also equipped with the ability to control the fan´s speed, especially useful for those who wants to control the noise emitted by the fan. Oh, it should also be every case-modder´s dream cooler since there are four bright blue LEDs that light up during its operation."

Read more at HWZ.

Nokia 6600 @ TrustedReviews

"The first impression you get with the tri-band Nokia 6600 is a distinctly wide yet attractive two-tone handset that thankfully dispenses with the aforementioned round keypad. At 58.2mm, the 6600 is 9.5mm wider than the SPV E200, but that doesnít detract from the usability of the Nokia which weighs in at a manageable 122g."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

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