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Weighing the value of today's processors

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PROCESSOR REVIEWS TEND TO FOCUS on performance, and rightly so. We all want to see how well the latest silicon plays games, encodes media files, renders scenes, and performs various other tasks. But performance isn't the only metric that's important… Go To Full Article

PowerColor HD 2600 XT Review

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In general terms, the HD 2600 XT is a diminutive card. It is the smallest card of the five we will be benching today. The printed circuit board is about an inch shorter than this Asus 8600 GTS. Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Aquagate S1 Water Cooling System

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Many people are intimated by water cooling because they don't want liquid spilling all over their hardware components. This is a concern, especially if you are piecing together a water cooling system yourself. If you chose to do that, you… Go To Full Article

NZXT HUSH Silent PC Case

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NZXT wowed ThinkComputers with its top-of-the-line Adamas aluminum chassis last November, earning an Editor's Choice Award. NZXT's newest offering is the HUSH, a chassis which the Taiwanese manufacturer says is silent but still offers premium airflow at a very affordable… Go To Full Article

[M] Eagle Tech Consus T & M Series SATA-IDE Enclosures Review

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External hard drive enclosure finds its market in the last couple of years due to the ease of installation and use when people exhaust the system hard drive capacity from their photo and music collections. Today, we take a look… Go To Full Article

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler

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The front of the cooler is dominated by the 92mm fan which clips onto the part. The motor for this fan contains a PWM chip, which is used in conjunction with the four-pin connector to the motherboard to regulate fan… Go To Full Article

Company of Heroes DX9 vs DX10 screenshot comparison

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On a first-hand basis we also immediately noticed a difference in graphics quality with a much sharper, cleaner, and dynamic graphics. Sometimes it is definitely hard to tell if you play Company of Heroes zoomed out most of the time… Go To Full Article

Ultra X3 1000W ATX Power Supply

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The X3 is super efficient, using less electricity than other power supplies when providing power to your computer and it generates less heat. Cooling is substantial yet silent by utilizing a thermostatically controlled 135MM ball bearing fan and a honeycomb… Go To Full Article

High-speed SAS hard drive growth set to explode

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The demand for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives continues to pick up steam, fueling predictions by Gartner Inc. that 21 million 3Gbit/sec. SAS drives will ship during 2008, nearly double the 12 million expected to ship this year. Go To Full Article

HD DVD/Blu-ray Total HD Combo Discs Delayed to 2008

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In early 2007, Warner Bros. announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that it was developing a hybrid disc format that would be playable in both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD players. The dual format disc, called Total HD, was heralded… Go To Full Article

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