The Single 12V Rail SilverStone Olympia OP650 Power Supply Review

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The second special characteristic is the single 12V rail. In a time when other manufacturers are building up to six 12V rails in their PSUs, Silverstone has come up with a single rail able to pull a load up to… Go To Full Article

Windows Live, DX10 looking up for XP

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With Gears of War being announced for PC, creator Cliff Blezinski has been telling journalists that the game is coming to Windows XP as well as Vista, complete with Games for Windows Live integration for multiplayer and achievements.<br><br> Go To Full Article

Editorial: High end Mainboards need more I/O

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TOP NOTCH mainboards are not cheap, with $500 a piece not too far from the most expensive offerings - especially if the mainboard happens to use the Extremely Expensive Nvidia 680i chipset, which can easily amount to close to a… Go To Full Article

ATI's dual RV670 to beat Geforce 8800 Ultra, but only in 2008

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ATI's only hope is to put two RV670 cards together and such a dual chip card should be able to take the performance crown out of Nvidia's G80 Ultra. The biggest trouble is that at the time RV670 comes to… Go To Full Article

Intel P31 Chipset almost as good as P35

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HKEPC has got their hands on a P31 chipset based motherboard from Gigabyte, the GA-P31-DS3. This is an entry level motherboard with pretty basic features and the P31 as with the upcoming G31 chipset, is paired with the old ICH7.… Go To Full Article

AMD K10 CPU "Barcelona" clocks up to 2.5Ghz, too slow for 3Ghz+ Penryn

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Barcelona at this moment can reach 2.5 GHz and we are talking about the last stable revision of the core. This is the highest that AMD can go today and at this clock speed this quad core has a TDP… Go To Full Article

SiS Southbridge Chipsets In Short Supply?

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With VIA Technologies' chipset patent renewal with Intel still not yet settled, Silicon Integrated System (SiS) reportedly is seeing a shortage for its southbridge chipsets, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. Due to conservative order placing in… Go To Full Article

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Hard Drive Review

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They accelerated the electronics with the release of the T7K250 and then they introduced a 16MB buffer in the 7K500. These HDDs were not a total success as they didn’t always show the expected performance benefits, but those 16 megabytes… Go To Full Article

DFI Infinity NF650i "Dark" Motherboard Review

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When DFI created the LAN Party series they wanted to offer a similar line of products without the added fluff so to appeal to a larger mainstream market. The Infinity line of motherboards was their response. The first Infinity boards… Go To Full Article

Antec Phantom 500 Watt Silent Power Supply Review

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With all these 1000 million watt power supplies out there, 500 watts seems a little underrated. Well, it seems that at 500 watts, it also makes the Antec Phantom 500 under-appreciated as well. If you're all about… Go To Full Article

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