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DirectX 10: The Future of PC Gaming

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DirectX 9.0 has been with us since December 2002 and we have seen some good progress made since its inception. Possibly the biggest evolution was when Shader Model 3.0 support popped up on NVIDIA’s GeForce 6-series hardware in Spring 2004,… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+/5000+ For Socket AM2

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"In this article we'll review another two AMD Socket AM2 processors: Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and Athlon 64 X2 4800+. These are rather interesting because the former has performance rating higher by 200 points due to its 2.6GHz clock rate… Go To Full Article

MSI 975X Platinum Motherboard

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"If you plan on running a high end Intel Core 2 Duo system, you're advised to upgrade your power supply to something that's ATX2.0 compatible and has an ESP12V connector. The MSI 975X Platinum will run on older power supplies… Go To Full Article

Corsair HX620 620w Modular PSU

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Corsair have made a brave branch out from the memory market into their own line of PSU's. Today I'll be putting their HX620 through its paces to see if it lives up to Corsairs reputation for high performance components.… Go To Full Article

Seagate 160GB Portable External Hard Drive

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"This is where something like the Seagate Portable External Hard drive comes in. It’s a good compromise between the two, being portable yet also offering a decent capacity, with 160GB the largest size currently available. The drive… Go To Full Article

ASUS P5B-E Motherboard

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We have been reviewing several of ASUS high-end motherboards the last few months (ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium, ASUS P5W64WS Professional Motherboard, ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition). ASUS however also have cheaper and simpler motherboards in the line-up. Today… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Crown SST-CW01 HTPC Case

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"A closer inspection reveals that the SST-CW01 is a simple redesign of the Lascala SST-LC18 minus the 7" integrated touch screen. SilverStone's engineers further tweaked the design to allow reverisble PSU installs and bigger hard drive mounting… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Armor LCS Liquid Cooled ATX Chassis

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"The Thermaltake Armor LCS features a 120x240mm front mounted radiator with dual 120mm fans sporting blue LEDs, a hefty CPU water block with an acrylic top and another blue LED, and the P500 pump with an attached reservoir. Plenty of… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 & Quad FX Platform

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AMD's much hyped "4X4" system today brings dual socket Athlon 64 FX processors to the desktop allowing two dual-core AMD processors to be used. This in effect gives us a quad-core system and paves the way for a true octo-core… Go To Full Article

Intel jumps on 802.11n bandwagon with Centrino

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On Tuesday, at the IEEE Globecom 2006 Expo in San Francisco, Intel announced that the company is planning to put a pre-standard version of 802.11n wireless networking into the next release of the Centrino chipset. Alan Crouch, director and general… Go To Full Article

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