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Got A Computer Bug? Get A Computer Snake!

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We’ve seen some pretty interesting things stuffed inside a computer but it has been awhile since we saw a snake stuck in one. At least this is only the snake’s skin, meaning the snake is probably still alive somewhere, no… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX Extreme Overclocking

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When the driver is loaded, the default GPU frequency is 1.22V in 3D mode. Having increased it to 1.528V we watched the card pass all of our tests at GPU frequencies of 875/2188MHz (879/2214MHz as reported by RivaTuner). This is… Go To Full Article

320 GB Hard Disk Drive Round-Up

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When buying a hard disk drive most users are only concerned with the drive's capacity. Should you also care about performance? We compared the performance of nine 320 GB SATA-300 hard disk drive models from Seagate, Samsung, Western Digital and… Go To Full Article

MSI N280GTX-T2D1GOC GeForce GTX 280

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With Crysis on high image quality and at 1920X1200 resolution, you can see that all of cards we tested, though they are some of the fastest on the market today, all broke a sweat trying to handle the rendering workload… Go To Full Article

Forcetake Mars CL-R1000 Ram Cooler Review

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A while back we had the opportunity to review some chipset coolers from forcetake (the TJS-0005 and TJS-0006) which were pretty innovative at the time, nowadays more and more components need better cooling. Take memory for example, when overclocking they… Go To Full Article

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Black Heatsink review

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Thermalright has undoubtedly created a legendary heatsink with their Ultra Extreme. I am pleased to say that their new TRUE Black 120 is no exception and has thoroughly impressed me. Its performance was second to none on our toasty Q6600… Go To Full Article

Corsair XMS3 DHX 4GB DDR3-1600 kit

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We stick the Corsair XMS3 DHX kit into our test machine today and rev up the speed till the speedometer cracks. Does the Corsair kit survive our test track? If you are thinking of shifting your rig into high gear… Go To Full Article

Crysis Warhead Release Date is 12 September

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Electronic Arts today announced that Crysis Warhead, a new Crysis game, this time in the works at Crytek's Budapest studio and built on a new, enhanced and optimized version of Crytek's CryENGINE 2 technology, will hit the store shelves in… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Toxic HD 4850

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With ATI and NVIDIA both releasing monster GPU's simultaneously it's hard to find that one product that offers good performance for price. When the ATI 4870 and 4850 came out we found ourselves astonished that ATI was closing the lead… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Forceware 177.83 vs 177.41 Performance Comparison

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The guys over at Hardwareoverclock used their Geforce GTX 260 in Windows Vista to see if the latest official drivers, Forceware 177.83, offer any performance difference. They overclocked their QX9650 to 4ghz to help eliminate CPU bottleneck… Go To Full Article

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