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Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.@ The Tech Report

Hard Drive capacity is still growing, but not at the pace it once did.?You can get large drive capacities at truly amazing prices thesdays. Snip: "AT FIRST GLANCE, having 400GB of storage capacity on a desktop hard drive seems a little ridiculous. It raises the question: do everyday users or even enthusiasts really need that much storage? They just might. With PCs increasingly becoming entertainment hubs tasked with storing audio and video in the highest possible quality, gigabytes can get eaten up pretty quickly. Gone are the days when 128KB MP3s were enough; lossless audio formats that take up much more space are all the rage these days. PCs that double as PVRs also need extra capacity, with high quality recordings consuming more than 2GB per hour. And that’s not even high definition content." Read the review HERE

EVGA e-GeForce 6600GT PCI-E SLI Review @ amdgamer

More 6600GT googness, this time it’s EVGA. Quote: "As true gamers we all know that a hobby of this nature can be a pricey one. With video cards being the heart and soul of every gaming rig we find ourselves spending hundreds of dollars regularly on upgrading our graphics to keep up with the ever evolving world of computer gaming. Many options are always available from mainstream graphics cards to high end, more expensive versions made for the hard core enthusiast. NVIDIA has brought to the market its 6 series of GPUs: the maintsream 6600GT, the mid to high end 6800GT and finally the uncompromising 6800Ultra. Three first-class solutions built with gamers in mind. Today, we’ll be looking at the EVGA e-Geforce 6600GT PCI-E SLI ready video card in both single and SLI configurations." Read it HERE

Albatron PX925XE Pro-R @ Viperlair

Whether you’re a fan of Intel’s Extreme Edition or non-EE CPUs, you’ll want a solid board to match. Snip: "The Albatron PX925XE Pro-R is a fine board but not one that a true hardcore enthusiast should aim for; if balls out overclocking is your thing you should look elsewhere. That said, if you have a 200FSB CPU, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the 925XE will allow you headroom up to 266FSB at least, but the same can be said of other 925XE boards." Read the review HERE

BeanTech Igloo 11 Aluminum Case Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM

Modthebox have reviewed a very yellow aluminum case indeed. Quote: "BeanTech International has done a decent job in terms of simplifying the process of keeping the Perspex window place. At the top and bottom portion of the front bezel sits a series of metal hinges which have two sets of threaded hex screws secured directly to the chassis. A small push to the locking mechanism allows the swing out front panel door to stay in place and can be easily opened with a slight pull on the front bezel." Read the review HERE

SMC EZ-Stream Media Receiver @ Bigbruin.com

Quote:?"Taking a look at the included brochure proved to be a necessity as I usually just fire things right up, and then only after failed attempts, read the manual. In this case, you must have the included MediaServer software installed before doing anything with the EZ-Stream. MediaServer is a small application that allows you to choose shared directories, enter in addresses of Internet radio stations, and do general option settings. Turns out the EZ-Stream will not connect to anything without MediaServer running." Read the full review HERE

Creative Labs Gigaworks S750

So 7.1 surround sound, do we really need to invest in it ? Not really?… But guru3d?found out that?it certainly does make a difference over traditional 5.1 setups. Snip: "Skeptic at first, is what I was, because the actual speaker set that we are testing today has already been on the market for roughly a year and a half and could be considered a little dated. Today’s product my friends are the THX certified (Lucas Film tested and approved) high-end series speakers from Creative Labs, the 7.1 surround sound Gigaworks S750. The latest Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES standards will finally get the attention they deserve in your PC room or even small living room." Read it HERE

Patriot PDC1G3200+XBLK 1GB DC Kit @ InsaneTek

Quote:? "As the age of Samsung TCCD memory chips come close to an end, companies are using what’s left in their stock to produce low latency DDR ram. PDP Systems is one of the lesser known memory companies that followed the trend of TCCD. It’s a surprise to hear that their company has been around since 1985. Although in existence for such a long time, they have provided memory for a variety of components, ranging from Flash memory devices to ATI graphics cards. Only recently has PDP Systems decided to join the highly competitive memory market with the name Patriot." Read the full review HERE

Intel Tops Off 64-Bit Server Platform Portfolio

SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation today added to its portfolio of 64-bit offerings with a platform that increases application performance, improves server uptime and the ability to manage large sets of data, and can lower utility costs. Targeted at the mid-tier enterprise market segment, the platform consists of five new processors for servers that use four or more processors, and a new chipset.

The platform, codenamed "Truland," includes 64-bit Intel? Xeon? processors MP (multiprocessor) that span value to performance configurations, and the Intel? E8500 chipset. Architected for dual-core technology, the new chipset prepares customers for the forthcoming transition to multiple cores and new innovations such as Intel? Virtualization Technology.

GeCube’s Radeon X850 XT Uniwise @ HEXUS

If you’re looking for a high performance graphics card, then this X850 XT from GeCube should be on your shopping list. It features a clever single slot cooler that still gives you overclocking headroom…. Snip: "For the performance, it’s hard to argue with the ?370 asking price, in the face of what you get for the same money invested in NVIDIA, right now. It’s close to X850 XT PE money, but then again, it is an XT PE in all but name. That it ships with an inspired cooler, one that brings back the essence of the initial X800 XT PE design, is all the better. I also get the dual DVI ports and VIVO ability I crave, for good measure." Read it HERE

Flexiglow Keyboard & Gaming Mouse @ Viperlair

Looking for some input devices to bring to your next LAN party? Viperlair look at some illuminated devices that also get the job done. Snip: "The Flexiglow xRaider Gaming Mouse and xRaider Keyboard are both good components although the obvious star of the show here is the Gaming Mouse. In the looks department it is pretty good, although I do think that perhaps the rear cycling LED should have a switch of some kind to dictate a singular colour or the cycling of the colour; it can get a bit tiresome/distracting to the eyes now and then. That said, there is a good chance you will have the palm of your hand covering it anyway." Read the review HERE

Installing Watercooling @ A1 Electronics.net

A1 Electronics.net proove watercooling is not difficult with this article Snip: "First. This work only took a short while and was very easy. Even easier if you are starting from scratch whereas we had to remove the cooler radiators from the Thermaltake Kandalf computer case." Read the full article HERE

Gigabyte’s GA-K8VT890-9 Motherboard @ The Tech Report

Snip: "PCI EXPRESS IS undoubtedly the future of PC peripherals, and with even budget motherboards hopping on the PCI-E train, upgrading to support the new standard doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition. Gigabyte’s new GA-K8VT890-9 carries a suggested retail price of only $82?30-120% less than other PCI Express Athlon 64 platforms we’ve reviewed. $82 obviously doesn’t buy a peripheral-packed board loaded with extra goodies, but if you’re looking for a no-frills package at a budget price, the GA-K8VT890-9’s intelligent spec might just be good enough. Read on to see what the board has to offer and how it compares with more expensive Athlon 64 platforms." Read the review HERE

Bigbruin.com Article – Wireless Networking: Setup and Security

Quote: "There are definitely additional issues that could be considered when setting up a wireless network, but covering these basics will make a wireless network much more secure than it was straight out of the box. Many people are confident that no one would be interested in their home network and feel security is just one more headache of technical mumbo-jumbo that they would rather not deal with." Read the full article HERE

Logitech USB Premium 350 @ Techgage

Quote: "Logitech recently announced at this months CeBIT, that new Headsets were on the horizon. We are reviewing their top model, the Premium USB Headset 350, which they promise to provide superior input and output sound, and great comfort. How does it do? Check out our review." Read the review HERE

Bigbruin.com Give Away: A Case Full of Mods

Bigbruin.com has a new give-away posted. Info:? "Bigbruin.com is sponsoring another give-away as we approach our second birthday online (April 1st)… One winner will receive a Sunbeamtech Transformer case complete with 12 (or more) additional items." Find the details HERE

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