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Biostar iDEQ 200A SFF Review

SFF computers are not a new thing at Bjorn3D. However, Biostar’s iDEQ model 200A may very well be the best executed, P4-based SFF system out there. No related posts. Read More »

Counter Strike: Condition Zero

Counter Strike was first introduced to the gaming community in 1999 as a mod to Half-Life. It took off like lightning. It is the number one modification for any game, and arguably the most played FPS on the net to this date. What Counter Strike: Condition Zero does is offer the casual player the opportunity to hone their skills in a single player environment. No related posts. Read More »

BFG GeForce FX 5900XT OC Review

BFG Technologies introduces the GeForce FX 5900XT Overclocked. Is this the new king of the mainstrream-performance segment? Read our review to discover if this the card for you! No related posts. Read More »

City of Heroes – Preview

This is a place where we can all be heroes. Set in a metropolis overrun by villains, City of Heroes brings the world of comic books and movies alive in the first PC MMORPG of its kind. No related posts. Read More »

Lineage 2: The Chaotic Chronicle – Preview

You have been thrown into this chaos. However, unlike those weak ordinary people who pass each day by praying, you have the power to protect yourself. In Lineage II, developing a character is not an end by itself. Rather, it is used as an instrument to obtain the power you need to fulfill your will in his world. Become a king and rule over this world. Your own hand will write your own history in this world. No related posts. Read More »

Albatron GeForce FX5900XTV

The recently-released GeForce FX 5900XT has become NVIDIA’s dominant player in the mainstream market. Today, we’ll take a look at Albatron’s excellent implementation of the 5900XT and find out if it really is the next GeForce 4 Ti4200. No related posts. Read More »

GeForce 6 – Return Of The King?

Enthusiasts will simply love this card. Built from scratch, high-end GeForce 6 Series GPUs show huge technological advancements over the previous generation. Great performance and much improved image quality seem to be the two strong aspects of highly anticipated NV40 GPU. No related posts. Read More »

DFI LANPARTY Pro875B Motherboard

DFI has made quite a name for itself with the LANPARTY series of motherboards. The Pro875B is DFI’s Canterwood offering in this big bundle, top performance line. With its orange and yellow UV-reactive slots and connectors and great features, it’s not only a great looking but also a great performing P4 solution. No related posts. Read More »

PMI 3200-512DGL Memory Kit

Power Memory International recently entered the enthusiast DDR memory module market with its TurboMemory line. The TurboMemory line offers modules operating at today’s common speeds and featuring gold or platinum heat spreaders and low latencies. Does this memory industry veteran have what it takes to hang in this market? Judging by the PMI3200-512DGL, I would say PMI is here to stay! Read to this review to find out what is so great about PMI’s new offerings. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor 9800SE

We all want the biggest and fastest video card but rarely can afford it. The solution? Buy a slower version. With the Radeon 9800SE, PowerColor has a card that while crippled (compared to the 9800XT) still offers good performance for a great price. No related posts. Read More »

Monarch Hornet 64 Pro Barebones SFF System

The Hornet might not be the smallest SFF sytem around, but it offers features you won’t find on other SFF systems, such as a slide-out mobo tray and multiple PCI slots. You can also choose which motherboard you. Check out this review to get a look at a highly flexible SFF system. No related posts. Read More »

Kingwin TC-02 Thermal Center

Fans; we all need them to help cool our systems, but, do we need them running full throttle all the time? Not really, if you’ve come to this conclusion and are currently in the market for a control center you might find this Thermal Center from Kingwin just what you’re looking for. No related posts. Read More »

HIS Excalibur 9600XT TURBO VIVO EDITON

The HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600XT Turbo is a mid-priced (approximately $200) video card that performs well and has an excellent bundle (which includes Half-Life 2). It also looks good, with chrome heatsinks and a blue LED fan. No related posts. Read More »

StarTech HDDPRO Hard Disk Cooler Review

So, you think a hard disk cooler is overkill? Think again. If you are running a simple file server or if you have mission-critical data sitting on a hard disk at home, you may want the extra peace of mind that this simple but effective device has to offer. No related posts. Read More »

Compro VideoMate Live USB 2.0

Being able to watch TV on your computer as well as import video is a capability that is getting increasingly popular. We have reviewed several solutions before, including one from Compro (Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus), but they all have been PCI-based solutions. What do you do if you are using a laptop or a system where you cannot add more PCI cards? Do not worry, Compro has a solution for that too! I have been using their USB2.0 based solution, the Compro VideoMate Live USB2.0, for a few months now and am now ready to tell you all about the good and bad points. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Overture – Piano Black Media Case

Antec enters the medic PC market with the Overture. Both the case and the included power supply feature the high level of quality that we expect from Antec. The Piano Black finish must be seen fully appreciate. While not the quietest media case around, it’s quiet enough for my taste. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston HyperX PC4000 1GB kit

RAM speed and quantity continue to increase almost daily as PC power grows like an unstoppable plague………sounds almost scary! Don’t worry, Kingston’s offering of PC4000 memory is rated G for everyone, take a look to see how fast it goes. No related posts. Read More »

NEC Multisync LCD 2080UX+

With the 2080UX+, NEC has brought us a 20″ LCD monitor with a 16ms response time, perfect for gaming as well as serious work. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor Performance

Wondering what you kind of performance can expect from the cheapest Athlon 64 processor from AMD? As usual, AMD does not disappoint with its bargain (relatively speaking) high-end chip. Read this review to see how it performs against the 3200+, which is clocked the same but has twice the L2 cache. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS Radeon 9600XT/TVD

Everyone knows that the 9600 XT is one of the top mid-level graphics cards currently available, but what makes Asus’s offering different? How does it perform compared to other mid-level cards? Read this review to find out. No related posts. Read More »

Biostar K8VHA Pro & K8NHA Pro Athlon 64 Motherboards

Biostar throws its K8 motherboards into the ring to duke it out with the competition. How will the K8VHA Pro and the K8NHA Pro do against one another? Take a look to see how the K8T800 and the nForce 3 chipsets end up after 12 rounds. No related posts. Read More »

Biostar iDEQ 200P Athlon64 SFF System

Thinking about jumping on the Athlon 64 and SFF bandwagons? Well, Biostar has a small form factor system that will allow you to get on both bandwagons at the same time. It’s the iDEQ 200P, and it offers all the performance of its bigger brothers but at a fraction of the price. Did Biostar hit another SFF homerun or is it more of a stand-up double? Read the review to find out! No related posts. Read More »

Logitech MX 510 Performance Optical Mouse

If you were impressed by Logitech’s first generation MX Optical Engine, then you’ll really want to check out the newest member of the family — the MX 510. As the name implies, it’s an upgrade from the MX 500 mouse. The MX engine has been improved and the looks are better than ever. Check the review to learn more. No related posts. Read More »

X2 – The Threat

Within a dynamic Universe and a plot expertly weaved together with a series of moving cut-scenes, planet locations and characters of interest, the story of “The Threat” is waiting to be told. No related posts. Read More »

Laptop Mouse Showdown: Targus vs Microsoft

Check out this little battle between two little mice — the Targus USB Optical Ultra Mini Mouse (a big name for a little critter) and the Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse. They are both geared towards users on the go but not necessarily the same users. Read the review to see who comes out ahead in this tiny showdown. No related posts. Read More »

SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ01 Case

If you are in the neighborhood for a new case and want something that has quite a few features but don’t want to spend a fortune, SilverStone has something just up your alley. Check out this reivew of the Temjin SST-TJ01 Case! No related posts. Read More »

Jetart JAK802A Socket 754/940 CPU Cooler

With the AMD64 line of processors getting more and more popular, it’s only natural for more cooling solutions to hit the market. If you’re into decent aluminum sinks with high speed fans, then you might want to check out this review of Jetart’s JAK802A HSF. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor Performance

Check out this review to see how AMD’s latest socket 754 processor – the Athlon64 3400+ – performs versus the Athlon64 3200+ and the Athlon64 FX-51. At 2.2GHz, the 3400+ throws down some awesome performance numbers. Be sure to check it out! No related posts. Read More »

Maxtor 120GB DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA HDD

SATA… either you’ve got it or you want it, right? Well, at least that’s how it seems. Quick adoption of SATA technology will help lead to the death of the PATA interface, which is just a good thing. Check out this review of Maxtor’s DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB SATA drive. No related posts. Read More »

Need for Speed: Underground

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru®, Toyota™ and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. No related posts. Read More »

Eumax 4-in-1 128MB MP3 Player

The Eumax 4-in-1 128MB MP3 Player is a great, no frills, USB flash disk / MP3 player. It’s small, lightweight, and sounds very good. It’s ideal for those of you that need a flash disk to transfer files between computers and would like integrated MP3 player functionality too. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 Performance

The Athlon 64 FX, coupled with an nForce3 150PRO motherboard, finally performs to the level where I want a production/development computer to perform. Things can only get better when the 64-bit Windows arrives. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair TWINX1024-3200LLPRO

Looking for some high-quality, good-performing, and nice-looking DIMMs for your PC? Corsair’s XMS ProSeries line of memory modules may be what you’re looking for. Check out this review of the TWINX1024-3200LLPRO to see for yourself. No related posts. Read More »

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