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AeroGate II Review from EB

"Well it´s about time i wrote something new so here´s a review of this panel, EB-Style. It scores well, and the review is short and to the point — primarily because I bought it myself, thus negating the need for fluff to please the vendor."

Read more at Elite Bastards.

Plextor PX-708A Dual-format DVD writer Review @ G3D

"After reviewing the Plextor Premium, I was pretty satisfied: it was a fast, quality, and future-proof burner. Why on earth would I want a DVD burner? So I could "backup my movies"? Please....Things have changed quite a bit with DVD recorders in just the last few months. It seems price-slashing and technology updates have been..."

Read more at G3D.

TerraTec Mystify It! CPU Cooling Intel im Test @ Hardware-Mag

"Wie schon angekündigt, haben wir einige der neuen bei TerraTec unter der Kategorie Modding-Systems eingeordneten Produkte mit dem Namen Mystify It! genauer unter Augenschein genommen. In diesem Test wollen wir aus dieser neuen Produktserie das Gerät CPU Cooling Intel genauer betrachten. Erstmals hat TerraTec auch Prozessor-Kühler im Angebot. Ob sich dieser in unserem Test allerdings gegen die Konkurrenten behaupten kann, können sie auf den Seiten unseres Artikels feststellen. Viel Spass beim Lesen!"

Read more at Hardware-Mag.

Enermax UC-A8FATR4 Fan Controller Review @ OCIA

"The package came with a healthy supply of adhesive labels for labeling the thermal probes as well as a 3 pin adapter for the CPU fan that allows you to control the speed of the CPU fan and keep track of the fan RPMs. I placed my thermal sensors on my RAM sink, my CPU Cooler, and my video card cooler. I was impressed with the accuracy as the temps all registered within 2-3 degrees F at idle when compared to the temps registered in motherboard monitor."

Read more at OCIA.

Princeton VL 1715 LCD Monitor Review @ BitBenderForums

"The VL Series of displays from Princeton offer a combination of value and performance. Today we´ll be taking a look at their 17" model with built in speakers, and decent specs for the price. The front of the panel is very good looking with a 1" silver bezel all the way around and the On Screen Diagnostic (OSD) buttons easily accessible without the need of hiding behind a drop-down door panel."

Read more at BitBenderForums.

Legion Hardware — (Shuttle SB65G2 XPC)

"With more than a dozen Shuttle XPC models in existence it is hard to imagine newer versions of these small form factor computers, such as the SB65G2, offering anything different. Though the challenge to find something different in these new XPC systems becomes quite an easy task, once the chipset and other imbedded features are revealed. It was not until I discovered the integrated Wireless LAN and Serial ATA support that I really started to pay attention to this product."

Read more at Legion Hardware.

Final CES report @ TrustedReviews

"Wandering around the North Hall I stumbled upon a small stand showing off HD-DVD hardware. HD-DVD is the competing format to Blu-Ray Discs. Yep, you´ve got it, there´s another standards war on the horizon."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Samsung SyncMaster 172v @ TrustedReviews

"The 172v comprises of a 17in panel bordered by a narrow silver bezel that measures approximately two centimetres along the sides and top, and two and half centimetres along the bottom. This gives the 172v a sleek appearance that will look good on any userís desk. The basic design is carried through to the clean facia where the buttons for the OSD controls are vertically mounted on the underside of the chassis. The buttons feel positive when pressed compared to the flimsy designs Iíve come across elsewhere."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Xbox Modding (Part 1) Ė What You Need to Know @ TweakTown

"Microsoft Xbox console modding has been a part of a world for some time now. We suspect though that not everyone is aware of the quite legal benefits of modding your console can bring. Interested? Read on and find out what some soldering and circuitry boards can provide for your experience."

Read more at TweakTown.

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