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Ultra Products X-Finity 500W PSU with Active PFC

@ 2006/08/30 read/post comments(0)
Ultra Products hit the nail on the head with the X-Finity 500W PSU with Active PFC. It not only addressed the bulk of issues I had with previous X-Finity units provided for review, but the new look is very much…

Hitachi-LG Releases Blu-ray PC and Burner

@ 2006/08/30 read/post comments(0)
Hitachi-LG has launched a new 4x Blu-ray equipped PC and Blu-ray burner. We first got a taste of the GBW-H10N last month, but it looks like the drive is officially on the store shelves in Japan now.

Foxconn seizes journalists´ assets over stories of workers´ woes

@ 2006/08/30 read/post comments(0)
IPOD MANUFACTURER Foxconn persuaded a court to freeze the bank accounts of two journalists who reported that the firm mistreated workers in China. A Chinese subsidiary of Taiwanese Foxconn, Hongfujin Precision Industry Shenzhen, wants $3.8m in damages from the journalists.…

3-in-1 Seamless LCD Monitor

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Ever wondered where those James Bond villains — with their lairs full of high-tech gizmos and monolithic screens — get their computer gear? After seeing this the Radius 320 monitor, I have to think one of their suppliers is Seamless…

Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooling kit

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Water-cooling has always been considered an enthusiast-only project. Most mainstream users shudder at the thought of water, or any other liquid, running through their computer. In fact, many people do not even understand the importance of cooling as a whole.…

Intel vs AMD - Video and Audio Encoding Performance

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Arguably, the biggest factor driving the computer industry is gaming. However, the home entertainment sector, especially encoding of audiovisual content is becoming increasingly important as well. Ripping and editing software ranges from super-expensive studio editions to free downloads. Each program…

How Much Virtual Memory is Enough?

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Ten years ago, Received Wisdom said that virtual memory should be, on the average, two to two-and-a-half times real memory. In these days, where 2G RAM is not unusual, and many times is not that uncommon, is this unreasonable? What's…

Draft N Router Coverage: When the "n" in 802.11n really means "not yet"

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It has been over two and half years since the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) formed a task group to develop and implement a new 802.11 standard for wireless local area networks (WLAN). The proposed standard is known…

Akasa Integral LAN Disk Enclosure

@ 2006/08/30 read/post comments(0)
With the Akasa Integral LAN using NDAS and supporting both FAT32 and NTFS all the little niggles I had with the NAS disk were out the window. Akasa have vastly improved there products over the last 2 years and this…

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Overclocking Adventure

@ 2006/08/30 read/post comments(0)
Overclocking the Core 2 Duo is extremely easy in my opinion, especially with a quality motherboard. It's actually dangerously easy because cranking this E6400 up past 3.2GHz was super easy, but the heat generated is the killer here. And if…

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