Archive for February 25th, 2021
Snip: Thermaltake provides the Tai-Chi in two versions, one with pre-installed water cooling and one without. Obviously the water-cooling equipped Tai-Chi comes with a hefty price tag and is one of the most expensive cases. Gazing at this behemoth one would expect it to do laundry too, however everything I wash turns pink even the poka dots. So after having to explain to the kids we didn’t get a new TV I lugged the box indoors. Time to see what’s inside the crate and makes this the top of the line Thermaltake offers. Full review @ techPowerUp!
Snip: "whether the Logitech MX5000 under Office and Games works satisfactorily see you in the following Reviw on Technic3D " Full review @ Technic3D
Snip: It may come as a surprise to some, but memory moguls Corsair actually threw together quite a great water cooling kit called COOL. Well, now they are testing different waters.. an external kit! We will be testing it on a very, very hot Intel Dual Core, so let’s see how it does. Full review @ Techgage
Snip: In the end, while the military styling might not win you over, the rugged construction, beautiful ease of use, and convenient features (the handle is just plain cool) should get you won over. While we definitely aren’t happy about the lack of space to work in, that’s forgivable considering what a few zip-ties can do in your build. Considering the lack of window here though, this isn’t a case built for looks, it’s one built for function and that where it shines. Full review @ Motherboard.org
Snip: Most people are familiar with the very popular Enermax "Noisetaker" line of PSUs, and with good reason as they are good quality. Enermax has decided to take it one step further releasing a new power supply that incorporates a 120mm fan and a modular cable design. While using a 120mm fan in a PSU is nothing new, it is a first for Enermax whom traditionally uses smaller dual fans. This new line of power supplies is dubbed the "Liberty" models and is currently available in 400W, 500W, and 620W configurations. Full review @ ExtremeOverclocking
THE CORE DUO MAY WELL BE Intel’s best microprocessor. Conceived initially as a mobile processor, Core Duo is the dual-core descendant of the Pentium M and the direct predecessor to Intel’s next-generation microarchitecture, versions of which are due to arrive in desktops, servers, workstations, and laptops later this year.? You can understand, then, why we have been waiting impatiently, wriggling in our chairs, until somebody–anybody–actually delivered a desktop-style motherboard for this puppy.? This high-performance, low-power processor could be an ideal centerpiece for a fast but quiet desktop system or a killer home theater PC.? Equipped with desktop-class cooling and overclocked accordingly, the Core Duo might turn into a fire-breathing titan of performance–and it could give us something of a glimpse of Intel’s future, as well. One of the first Core Duo desktop mobos, the N4L-VM DH from Asus, finally arrived in Damage Labs just over a week ago.? Since then, we’ve been busily testing this processor against a broad range of potential competitors, from other mobile-on-desktop options like the Turion 64 and Pentium M to the latest dual-core desktop processors like the Pentium Extreme Edition 965 and the Athlon 64 FX-60.? Can the Core Duo really hold its own against today’s fastest desktop processors?? What we found may surprise you. Full review @ Tech Report
Snip: Refurbished items, a lot of people do not even consider buying them, but when your budget is tight sometimes you have to go that route. Geeks.com has a lot of refurbished items that you can get at great prices. They are almost in perfect condition too, so why not save the money? Today we will be looking at the Logitech X-530 speaker system, which is almost in perfect condition. The X-530’s feature Logitech’s Frequency Directed Dual Driver (FDD2) satellite technology, which produces a uniform sound field for full, rich sound. Full review @ ThinkComputers
Snip: Most people have not even heard of Super Talent, but they are not new to the memory market. They are however new to the enthusiast side of things. It looks like they know what they are doing, because these modules are FAST. Let’s take a deep look and see just how impressive they are. Full review @ Techgage
Snip: Just like its predecessor, the VF900-Cu performs extremely well while keeping things silent. Built with impeccable quality and craftsmanship, not to mention innovation, Zalman has once again created one awesome cooler. Unlike other manufacturers, Zalman has made no compromises with the copper base and not one, but two, heatpipes! Not only that, they have included memory heatsinks and even the FanMate 2 fan controller. Full review @ Overclockers Online
Asetek have launched a new external watercooling system called the "WaterChill Xternal" thats going to give the Koolance Exos a run for its money! The NEW WaterChill? Xternal system looks very, very cool indeed. The guts of the system include the well known Black Ice Pro dual radiator with 4 low noise fans bolted on, and the Waterchill Xtreme 12v pump. You can purchase the system with or without Asetek water blocks allowing you to use third party blocks if you feel the need. The system comes with a PCB controller board which plays a vital role, interacting with the software control panel offering direct noise and performance optimization, such as pump speed, profile settings, and automatic fan adjustment. The WaterChill? Xternal system will fit neatly on top of standard ATX cases. Pricing exc vat are: Xternal Cooling Base Unit – Aluminum Standard? [10mm] = 289,00 ? Xternal Cooling Base Unit – Black Aluminum [10mm] = 289,00 ? Xternal CPU/VGA/Chipset Cooling System Aluminum Standard? [10mm] = 317,00 ? Xternal CPU/VGA/Chipset Cooling System Black Aluminum [10mm] = 317,00 ? More info can be found at Asetek
*Update* It is now official from Gainward that this card is coming, it should show up on OCUK for pre-order sometime later today. This is a limited edition card, there?will be?1500 cards produced and it’s very likley that once these are gone there will no others to fill the demand, so if you really want one of these you better get in quick! We?ve heard solid rumours that Gainward have a fantastic new card on the way, and it?s a refresh of there most ambitious GPU to date. If you recall, Gainward launched a 512MB AGP based 7800 GS recently which actually had 20 pipelines instead of 16. Essentially the card was a 7800 GT in disguise and was above and beyond the performance of any other AGP card available. Gainward have a new card on the way with the exact same naming scheme as before except with the addition of a ?+?. The full name is the: BLISS 7800 GS SILENT 512MB GS+. We?ve uncovered what we believe are the specs for this new card and have compared them to the old 7800 GS SILENT: GPU Comparison Chart Model Name : BLISS 7800 GS SILENT 512MB GS+ BLISS 7800 GS SILENT 512MB GS Core Clock : 450 MHz 425 MHz Memory Size : 512 MB 512 MB Memory Clock : 1250 MHz 1200 MHz Memory Interface : 256 bit 256 bit Pixel Pipes : 24 20 Essentially makes it: 7900 GT AGP 7800 GT AGP The new ?+? refresh part looks set to move the specs away from 7800 GT territory and instead move them toward the 7900 GT. The card will be based on 1.4ns memory so expect to be able to clock it to 1400MHz wit...
Dailytech have received official confirmation from motherboard and chipset manufacturers in Taiwan that AMD has moved the official launch date of Athlon 64 DDR2 up two weeks to May 23, 2006. Snip: AMD insiders tell us Conroe’s launch date was also a factor in pushing the AM2 launch date up, though even we do not know the exact date Intel’s Conroe will launch. Read more @ Dailytech
A few weeks a go we showed off some tasty non-reference cards from Nvidia launch partner Galaxy that?were?rumoured to be appearing in European stores very soon. I’ve just recieved word of the first of these cards, taking form as a rather impressive 7600GS. Galaxy’s take on the 7600GS is much improved over the reference board and uses its own PCB design. The cards core is clocked at 500MHz (stock 7600GS is 400MHz), throws out the 256MB of GDDR2 memory clocked at 400MHz and instead replaces it with 256MB of 2.0ns GDDR3 memory clocked at 500MHz. Galaxy don’t stop there, they aslo add?some other inticing features found nowhere else like SmartFlash and Buzz Alarm. This sounds rather famliar to what Gainward?are doing with some of there cards?(own PCB and changing memory specs) so we’re rather excited here at PureOverclock to see another manufacturer stepping up the stakes. Prices and availability are as yet unknown though.