Archive for February 17th, 2020
We have been doing a lot of testing with the new processors designed for the AM2 platform. Combined with the amazing ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, we found the Athlon 64 3800+ could reach quite incredible frequencies. Next in line for testing was the more affordable Athlon 64 3000+ that we are testing today. Without wasting too much time in dream land I fired up my web browser, headed over to a local supplier and quickly made the purchase, which worked out to be just $90.?We say a 900MHz overclock out of stock cooling is not too shabby. Read on for more details as we experiment with the Athlon 64 3000+ Socket AM2. AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (AM2) Overclocking @ Tech Spot
The Asetek Vapochill Dress up kit is a nice addition to the original aluminum look, especially if you have a different colored case. The replacement panels also mean that you can get new ones in case you have damaged yours by accident. The anodized color on these panels is fairly thin, so be careful when your trying to mount them. Vapochill Lightspeed Dress-up Kit @ BoPC
It’s the midrange that the most sales will be made in, and where we will focus our attention on today. Asus’ latest release in this field is the EN7900GT TOP, based on the NVIDIA 7900GT GPU. As we alluded to earlier, the 7900GT is an updated version of the 7800GTX, formerly NVIDIA’s high-end GPU but with a smaller die size and, as result, higher clock speeds. However, the architecture really hasn’t changed otherwise. Are some higher speeds and an updated bundle worth a new purchase? Read on and find out… Asus EN7900GT TOP 7900 GT @ HotHardware
Have a beefy system that requires a large PSU, but don’t want to suffer with an ugly unit? OCZ recently released their GameXStream series which are designed with gamers specifically in mind, and promise to deliver "XStream" performance. OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU @ Techgage
Snip: Coolermaster is known the world over for making some of the greatest cases of all time. With production runs from the ATCS up to the newest Stacker 830, there is no denying that Coolermaster is one of the tops when it comes to cases. Well, today they were cool enough to send over one of their newest products for us to test and write up. The Extreme Power Duo 650 Watt power supply. The unit boasts all of power and low noise characteristics. Is it enough to warrant a place in your case? Lets see. Coolermaster eXtreme Power Duo 650W PSU @ Pro-Clockers
Snip: Logitech has produced something every gamer needs. A keyboard with backlighting, usable in the dark. It will make the use of your World of Warcraft or Counterstrike key binds easy to use and out of the way. Even the LCD is useful, with sheer endless possibilities. Once again the quality and details of this input device is just what we have come to expect and love from Logitech – perfect in every aspect. Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard @ techPowerUp!
Snip: Although not likely to recommend this board to someone well versed in overclocking I would still whole heartily recommend it to someone looking to get into overclocking and looking for a user friendly, feature packed board. This is Foxconn’s first go at the 975 chipset and I feel for the entry level enthusiast it is a solid choice, there’s no doubt that future Foxconn boards based on this chipset will pick up where this one left off. Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H 975X Motherboard @ Viper Lair