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Corsair vs Corsair: TWINX1024-4000 vs TWINX1024-4000PRO

With the great overclocking ability of the current Pentium 4 “C” chips and the Springdale / Canterwood mobos, maybe that 800MHz FSB just isn’t quite high enough to satisfy your inner-overclocker. So what do you do? One thing you’ll need is RAM capable of hitting that 1GHz FSB barrier, and the two kits reviewed here might be just what you’re looking for. No related posts. Read More »

Connect3D Radeon 9600 Pro 128 MB

The Connect3D package is a spartan, no-frills affair, but the board is a good value, since it performs quite well, considering the street price. The best part is that it looks great (on screen) too! Also, Tron 2.0 (a DirectX 9 game) is used to examine visual quality and performance (in addition to other benchmarks) in this review. No related posts. Read More »

Savage chatlog from 13 October

On the 13 October we held a chat with S2Games, the developers of the RTSS game Savage. During 1 1/2 hour we asked over 40 questions. Both an edited and an unedited chatlog can now be viewed here. No related posts. Read More »

RAIDing with Maxtor

200GB of UltraATA 133 Maxtor disk is a very good thing. Is 400GB really twice as nice? We found out when we took two and set them up in a RAID 0 configuration. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek nForce2 Ultra 400 Deluxe Limited Motherboard

The nForce2 chipset from NVIDIA has been around a while and countless different motherboards have been based on it. So, how does a company differentiate its product from the crowd when there are so many offerings? Leadtek, like various other companies, has decided to offer a Deluxe Limited edition (with lots of new goodies) of an already proven product to make it a fresh offering. Read the review of the nForce2 Ultra 400 Deluxe Limited to see if Leadtek offers a compelling package. No related posts. Read More »

Biostar iDEQ 200N SFF System

As you all know, Shuttle isn’t the only company out there competing in the small form factor (SFF) PC market. Biostar has several great entries that promise to provide great performance and features. This review covers the nForce2 offering — the iDEQ 200N. Check it out! No related posts. Read More »

Kingwin K-11-BK-WM Aluminum Case

Need a new case to hold all those goodies? Aluminum is the way to go, and Kingwin is here to put on a show. The K-11-BK-WM is one case worthy of a look, a gander, and a gaze. Read up on the latest offering from Kingwin and see if this case is going to make a new home on your desk. No related posts. Read More »

FIC Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB

Have you ever heard of the saying “Speed Kills!” Not when it comes to video cards, speed is good. This is definitely one card that is pushing the limits of your FPS fantasies. Can it beat out its 128MB kin? Take a look at the FIC Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB review and find out for yourself. No related posts. Read More »

MSI NBOX N5900 Ultra (GeForce FX 5900 Ultra)

Want one of the highest performing cards available? Want one of the best packages available? If you answer ‘yes’ to both these question and have plenty of bank, then this might be the package for you. MSI’s NBOX, it’s how bundles should be done! No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12

If you are in the market for a new CPU cooler, you are probably considering Thermaltake products. And they recently released a new HSF – the Extreme Volcano 12. We were lucky enough to get our hands on one. Read our review to find out if it should be your next cool purchase (pun intended). No related posts. Read More »

DFI 865PE Infinity Motherboard with CMOS Reloaded

With the release of its new Infinity series (aimed at overclockers on a budget), DFI has also chosen to unleash its latest innovation — CMOS Reloaded. This new tech allows you to edit, save, load and rename two different CMOS/BIOS settings so you can quickly change between them. No related posts. Read More »

Atech Flash PRO 9 USB 2.0 Internal/External 9 In 1 Card Reader

If you have a digital camera, PDA or other device that uses flash cards, then you will definitely want to consider getting a flash card reader if you don’t already own one. This review covers an internal / external 9-in-1 card reader from Atech Flash. It can be installed in a 3.5″ bay or used as an external reader / writer. No related posts. Read More »

Plextor PX-504UF – External DVD+R/W and CD-R/W

If you are in the market for an external DVD burner, then you should take a look at this review of the Plextor PX-504UF. It has a lot of features, solid performance, and a decent software bundle. The PX-504UF should definitely be on anyone’s list if they are looking for a new optical drive. No related posts. Read More »

Aerocool Aeropower II 420W PSU

Power can come in many different packages. If the normal PSU was Michael Jordan, this one would be the Dennis Rodman of the group. Flashy looks and strong performance give the Aerocool Aeropower II 420W PSU a huge advantage to sky over the competition. No related posts. Read More »

MSI 865PE Neo2-FIS2R Motherboard

Bjorn3d finally dives into the world of Intel with its first Pentium 4 motherboard review, and it just happens to be a board that has proven to be one of the best available today — the MSI 865PE Neo2-FIS2R. With a lot of great and innovative features, the board doesn’t disappoint. No related posts. Read More »

SilverStone 400W SST-ST400

SilverStone brings us a 400W PSU that will satisfy pretty much any user out there. If you need some dependable power, with the latest SATA connections in there too, you might want to check out this article. No related posts. Read More »

BFG Asylum FX 5900 Ultra

After 1 year with ATI products, I’ve finally returned to the NVIDIA corner for a review of the BFG Asylum GeForce FX5900 Ultra. This is one cool card that among other things does have 2 LED illuminated fans. The performance isn’t too shabby either. No related posts. Read More »

DVD X Copy and DVD X Copy XPress

Do you have a DVD player, DVD burner and an extensive collection of DVDs that you’d like to make backup copies of? If so, 321 Studios has a couple applications that can help you do this. Read this review of DVD X Copy and DVD X Copy XPress to find out if they can help with your burning desires. No related posts. Read More »

ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB

The Radeon 9800 Pro 256 MB is one of the fastest cards I ever had the opportunity to review. With exceptional performance and excellent image quality the only flaw of the card is its high price tag. No related posts. Read More »

CrazyPC Stealth Case Mod

Want an awesome, unique and high quality modded case? Then you should take a look at what CrazyPC has to offer. In this review, I take a close look at their laser cut Stealth Case Mod. Packed with lots of pics, this review should help you decide if something like this is for you. No related posts. Read More »

ATI AIW 9800 Pro

I have always been sceptical to all-in-one solutions but the AIW 9800 Pro has convinced me that you can get great multimedia features as well as great gaming performance in one package. Read our review to find out just how good it is. No related posts. Read More »

Aerocool Extreme CPU Cooler

Cooling that smoking processor has become not only a necessity, but even a hobby for those into case modding. Take a look at the Aerocool Extreme CPU cooling unit that will add a little chill, and a whole lotta cool into your PC. No related posts. Read More »

Kingwin KWI-450WABK Divine Power Supply

Four fans (including a quad-LED fan), great looking aluminum casing, plenty of power connectors and a three speed thermal control switch help make Kingwin’s Divine Power Series of power supplies a great choice for feeding your power hungry PC. Check out this review of the 450W black aluminum KWI-450WABK PSU from Kingwin to see if it really is “divine.” No related posts. Read More »

Samsung SyncMaster 192T

While not specifically aimed at gamers the 19″ Samsung SyncMaster 192T still manages not only to deliver excellent performance in normal windows operations but also work well with games. No related posts. Read More »

VisionTek Xtasy 9800 Pro 128MB

If you want one of the highest performing graphics cards on the market today, you basically have two choices — a Radeon 9800 Pro and a GeForce FX 5900, both of which are offered with 128 or 256MB of RAM. We finally get the chance to review a retail 9800 Pro, and it’s VisionTek’s 128MB version. Check out my review to see how well it performs. No related posts. Read More »

TR2TT’s TR2-M4 X Blower Heatsink/Fan

TR2TT is a Thermaltake company making its name known with CPU coolers. The TR2-M4 is very similar in design to the Cooler Master Aero 7 coolers. Check out the review to see how the “X Blower” HSF performs. No related posts. Read More »

Cooler Master Aero 7 Lite CPU Cooler Review

The Cooler Master Aero 7 Lite is lighter, cheaper, and best of all, actually performs better too! (I was quite surprised by this unit.) Even the stock thermal pad that came with the unit performs like a champ. All in all, it’s hard to believe you could find a better CPU cooler in its price range. No related posts. Read More »

Antec Performance Plus 660AMG

Quiet and attractive, the 660AMG from Antec delivers in more ways than one. Need a good looking case that comes with a TruePower PSU to boot, check out this review and see if you’ll want to be next in line for one. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO (FX 5900)

With the WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO, Leadtek offers a great blend of features and performance for a price below many of its FX 5900 competitors. Read the review to see if this graphics board should be on your list of choices for your next upgrade. No related posts. Read More »

Etching a Case Window

The Bjorn3D paw immortalized in Plexiglas… read the article to check out Kevin’s nice new modded case window. No related posts. Read More »

Plastic Surgery for your Desktop: Does It Hurt?

Have you ever wondered if those cool programs which lets you skin Windows affect the performance in your games? We have. We decided to benchmark a number of games just to see what would happen if you skinned your Windows. What did we find out? Click and learn. No related posts. Read More »

Kingwin KT-424-S-WM Aluminum Case

Kingwin makes some of the more stylish aluminum cases available today, and the KT-424-S-WM is no exception. With a window pre-installed, thumbscrews all over, a removable motherboard tray, tool-less drive installation and much more, it truly is an awesome case. Read the article to find out more about this great case. No related posts. Read More »

The Cool Mouse (Mod)

Have you ever experienced sweaty hand syndrome sitting at your PC? Take a look at this mod for your mouse that can keep those slimy paws of yours nice and cool when you’re fragging your buddies, or finishing that late research paper. No related posts. Read More »

Creative Labs PC Multimedia Remote Control

While the computer slowly has turned into a fully featured multimedia unit capable of both playing music and movies there is one thing that it is lacking – the ability to control the programs through a remote. sent over a cheap piece of hardware that might just do the trick – the Creative Labs PC Multimedia Remote Control. No related posts. Read More »

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