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1.8" Hard Drives: Small is Beautiful

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(1)
There's a saying that "big is beautiful", but when it comes to PC storage, big is out. A look at the past 15 years reveals the obvious trend: hard drives are shrinking in size. For many years, 5.25" drives were…

Laser Mouse Roundup

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(0)
They’ve been on the market for several months now and I’ve had a chance to play with all of them. Laser mice are definitely here to stay. Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to have gotten to play…

NVIDIA Quad-SLI vs. ATI Crossfire

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(0)
At this year's CeBIT the most controversial and most debated new hardware was NVIDIA's Quad-SLI, which was awarded "best product of CES" earlier this year. We had the chance to put two identical retail 7900 GX2 QuadSLI and X1900 XTX…

Koolance PC4-1025BK Water-cooled Server Case

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(0)
Thanks to one of our best and most reliable sponsors, I've had the ultimate pleasure of taking a thorough look at a number of Koolance products over the past couple of years, including their water-cooled cases and internal kits. What…

ECS Elitegroup C19-A SLI Pentium 4 Motherboard

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(0)
The ECS Elitegroup C19-A SLI offers solid features for anyone looking to build a gaming system around an Intel processor... With Intel gaining ground in the gaming market with its dual core CPUs, coupling that processing power with the graphical…

Corsair 1GB TWIN2X1024-8500

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(0)
Without a doubt, DDR2 memory is becoming increasing popular, especially with an AM2 launch coming up. Corsair has given us some memory that's worth talking about. While it's only a 1GB kit, it's the fastest 1GB kit you can get…

Corsair Nautilus 500 Watercooling System

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(0)
With summer right around the bend, it is a smart time to be thinking about improved cooling for your computer. The heat of the summer can turn a system which runs on the warm side into a serious problem. This…

Scythe Kamariki-2 550W

@ 2006/05/01 read/post comments(2)
When I was told I was reviewing a Scythe product, I immediately assumed it would some sort of CPU cooler. Why? Well, if you read around the web, you\'ll find that Scythe has produced some of the best CPU coolers…

Pentium XE 965 and 955 Processors

@ 2006/04/30 read/post comments(0)
Succeeding their lackluster predecessors, the new Pentium XE processors based on the Presler core sport some serious specs. With clock speeds of up to 3.73GHz, loaded with 4MB of L2 cache and taking advantage of a 1066MHz FSB, they seem…

Overclocking the Super Nintendo

@ 2006/04/30 read/post comments(0)
The Super Nintendo is a tricky piece of hardware, but I have finally managed to overclock it up to 5.1 MHz. At this speed, the sprites scatter across the screen; this is likely a sync issue since the CPU is…

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