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Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 PCIe SLI motherboard

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1x W-LAN, 2x Gigabit LAN, 8x S-ATA ports, 10x USB ports and 8-channel sound with 6x 3.5 mm jacks. That sounds no longer like a Motherboard, but rather like a complete PC. It is however the newest Gigabyte…

Western Digital WD1500ADFD: King Raptor

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With a $300 price tag, 150GB capacity, and enterprise market heritage, this drive is targeted to a different market. While Western Digital desperately wants the drive to succeed in the server arena, they are acutely aware of the fact that…

Thermaltake Toughpower 550W PSU

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The Thermaltake Toughpower 550W PSU is a totally silent and powerful PSU. With the dual 12V rails of power at 38A of output, it will support many peripheral devices without any problems. Furthermore, this PSU is equip…

Nvidia in no rush to stamp out dangerous driver bug

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Back on the 20th of October last year Nvidia Corporation introduced a new feature in their ForceWare 81.85 graphics card drivers. They called it “Direct Access”, and it was designed to enable users to control their monitors directly from the…

Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T

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Aerocool is one of those companies that are taking the enthusiast market by storm. Their coolers have being a big hit over the last three years or so. I remember using their HT-101 in many system buildups I have done.…

Gigabyte GA-K8N51PVMT-9 nForce 430 Motherboard

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Integrated graphics have had a bad reputation for years, offering performance bad enough to be called “graphics decelerators” by many. Choked by relatively slow system memory and comparatively simple circuitry, integrated graphics have historically been a poor substitute for add-in…

5 Power Supplies Get the Full Juice Treatment

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Our live stress tests last year served to weed out which PSUs were good for the electronic waste dump and which units merited a closer look. The drop-out rate of 32% also demonstrated that the underlying quality of power supplies…

Microsoft warns of new Windows security issues

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The flaw exists only in IE 5.01 with Service Pack 4 on Windows 2000 and IE 5.5 with Service Pack 2 on Windows ME, Microsoft said in a security advisory. Users could be attacked simply by viewing a malicious image…

WD's Raptor Still Stands Alone

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Over two years ago Western Digital announced the arrival of the first ever 10,000 RPM serial ATA hard drive, the Raptor. Despite having a capacity of just 37GB, the WD360GD was immediate a hit with performance enthusiasts and high-end system…

HIS X1600XT IceQ Turbo 256MB Dual DVI Video Card

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After reviewing the Sapphire X1300, we continue the X1K line of reviews with the HIS X1600XT Turbo. The X1600XT features the effective IceQ cooler which allows for it to be branded with the "Turbo" label. With the help of the…

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