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Solarism Flex-View LM-1730 17in LCD Monitor

With more and more gamers considering LCD monitors as their main monitors and/or for LAN party systems, it’s nice to see a reasonably priced, good performing 17″ 16ms offering from Solarism. So is it good for gaming? Read the article to find out! No related posts. Read More »

Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus

The Compro VideoMate is a great card for anyone looking for a Digital Video Recorder. The quality of the output is very good and will not make you dissapointed. No related posts. Read More »

DFI LANParty NFII Ultra Motherboard

DFI has come out strong with its attractive, enthusiast-oriented LANParty series of motherboards and its strong support of the LAN party community. In this article, you can see how the NFII Ultra LANParty motherboard compares to the KT400A LANParty and an AOpen nForce2 motherboard. No related posts. Read More »

Hercules Gamesurround Muse Lt

Looking for a soundcard that produces good sound without all the bells and whistles that you don’t want to pay for? Check out the Gamesurround Muse Lt from Hercules, a simple card that will make your ears and your wallet happy. No related posts. Read More »

Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD & Fortissimo III 7.1 Sound Cards

The Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD and Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1 sound cards deliver plenty of value for people longing for surround sound on their PCs. But do current owners of nForce2-based motherboards have any reason to even give them another thought? Read the review to find out. No related posts. Read More »

Cooler Master Musketeer — System Dynamics Detector

With the Musketeer, CoolerMaster has released a visually attracitve and very useful system monitoring device. The Musketeer is designed to display the fan voltage, audio sound pressure and the temperature of the positioned thermal sensor. It’s a very interesting product. Check the article for more info. No related posts. Read More »

MSI GeForce FX 5900 VTD128

MSI introduces an innovative, quiet and good performing high end card with its GeForce FX 5900 VTD128. Additionally, this card offers video-in / video-out capabilities. But it doesn’t come cheap. Read the review to see if we think it might be worth you spending your cash on. No related posts. Read More »

PalitDaytona GeForce FX 5200 Ultra 128MB

It is obvious GeForce FX videocards have begun their rise into the graphics market. PalitDaytona brings us the little brother of the group, the FX 5200 Ultra. If you have been scoping out the next generation of video cards, check out this review to see where the FX 5200 Ultra stands. No related posts. Read More »

Cooler Master Aero 7+ CPU Cooler

The Cooler Master Aero 7+ is not without flaws, but it’s a good performer and if you are looking for a CPU cooler that is both quiet and suitable for overclocking your Athlon, you should certainly consider this unit. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair Hydrocool 200

Corsair has always been a top notch manufacturer of memory, but can they make the jump to processor cooling? This all-in-one water cooling kit just may do the trick. Read the article to see how well the Hydrocool 200 keeps its cool under pressure. No related posts. Read More »

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB

In this review, the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB hard drive is compared to the popular Western Digital 120GB Special Edition hard drive. Both have 8MB buffers, but the Maxtor uses the faster ATA/133 interface compared to the Western Digital’s ATA/100. So how do they compare? Read the article to find out just how much better the DiamondMax drive performs… No related posts. Read More »

Enermax EG465P-VE(FC) Power Supply

With a plethora of features, like dual temperature controlled fans and a maximum of 460 watts of power, the EG465P-VE(FC) from Enermax is a great power supply for almost any PC. No related posts. Read More »

Enermax CS-B031-TBB Titanium Case

Aluminum cases have been quite popular over the past couple years, and it seems as if regular old steel is the only other option out there if you don’t want aluminum. Well, that is until Enermax decided to produce a titanium case! Check out our review of the CS-B031-TBB titanium case from Enermax. No related posts. Read More »

Biostar M7NCG PRO Motherboard

I like nearly everything about the M7NCG PRO. This nForce2 mainboard is a solid overclocker, with support of FSB speeds of up to 200 MHz. While the second built-in VGA port will appeal to some of you, the missing Serial-ATA and RAID features will likely be an issue for others, as will the missing serial port. No related posts. Read More »

Xoxide Super Lazer LEDs

The Super Lazer LEDs from Xoxide are an affordable and flexible way to add light to your case. You can focus each of the three independent LEDs on different components in your case, or you can use all three to add a lot of light to your system. No related posts. Read More »

Crucial 3200 1GB Kit

‘No-one will ever need more than 640k” … That was ages ago. Today 512 MB is almost a minimum and more and more are getting 1 GB of memory. We’ve taken a look at some PC3200 memory from Crucial to see how it stands up against more expensive memory. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek K7NCR18D PRO II

A few months ago we reviewed the Leadtek K7NCR18D PRO and loved it. Now it is time to take a look at the updated Leadtek K7NCR18D PRO II, which includes 400MHz FSB support. Is it as good or even better? No related posts. Read More »

Athenatech A747SC Midtower Case

If you are tired of the same old beige cases, then check out the cases from Athenatech U.S.A. Inc. This company has been manufacturing computer cases and power supplies for over six years. Athenatech GmbH has a factory located in Mainland China with a workspace of 40,000 square meters and more than 1,500 staff. Their current production capacity is now around 600,000 units monthly. No related posts. Read More »

CMG Equipment Infinity Ultra

While a flashlight might not be the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions LEDs, it just might be something you should consider for dropping in your PC repair or LAN party tool kit! No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek WinFast A310 Ultra TD MyVivo

Leadtek’s MyVIVO line always seem to pack in great features and good bundles, and in general, Leadtek products perform quite well. So does the WinFast A310 follow that trend? Read the article to see how this GeForceFX 5600 Ultra card fares in our testing. No related posts. Read More »

Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW CD-R/RW

Plextor has a reputation of producing high quality and high performing CD-RW drives. Recently, Plextor decided to join the DVD recorder market and try to extend that reputation. This review takes a look at Plextor’s PX-504A DVD+R/RW drive, which actually is also a CD-R/RW drive as well. No related posts. Read More »

Xoxide UV LED Fans

LED fans are great. UV light is great. So combine the two and you have great great… or greater. Well, what I’m trying to say is UV LED fans look great and help cool your case, which is great! Check out this article about Xoxide’s UV LED fans, and I’ll stop saying great. No related posts. Read More »

Biostar M7NCD Pro

If you are building an AMD powered system these days chances are high that you will be using a motherboard using NVIDIA’s excellent nForce2 chipset. Today we are taking a look at Biostar’s second nForce2-based motherboard, the M7NCD Pro, a nForce2 motherboard with a $80 pricetag. No related posts. Read More »

DFI LANParty KT400A Motherboard

DFI isn’t leaving anyone guessing with their latest line of high performance, feature-packed boards. The LANParty family is quite obviously aimed at the enthusiast / gamer / modder who wants to show off his system. Dual LAN, UV reactive and RAID 1.5 are just a few of the interesting features found on the LANParty KT400A. No related posts. Read More »

Corsair TWINX512-3200LL DDR Memory Kit

The popularity of dual channel DDR (DCDDR) memory configurations seems to only be increasing, especially as more and more Intel and AMD based boards are becoming available with chipsets that support DCDDR. In early 2003, Corsair introduced TWINX memory kits to meet the demand of enthusiasts wanting high quality and high performance matched pairs. Read the review to learn more about TWINX. No related posts. Read More »

MSI TV@nywhere (MS-8876) Review

MSI’s TV@nywhere (model MS-8876) PCI TV-tuner packs a lot more than just video input and some TV-tuning software. Two features that stand out, right off the bat, are that the TV@nywhere can (1) record and convert between MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG4, and (2) actually serve its TV connection over the internet such that you can watch your TV channels from work or wherever. No related posts. Read More »

MSI CR52-A2 52/24/52 CD-R/RW

MSI is known for making high performance and high quality motherboards and video cards, but that’s not all they manufacture. MSI also has a nice line of optical drives, including this speed 52x burner that was sent to our labs. No related posts. Read More »

Belkin Quadra 4-in-1 Pen

If you’re looking for a new stylus for your PDA, then you might want to give the new Belkin Quadra 4-in-1 Pen a good hard look. It offers an unusual array of features at an outstanding value. How often does that happen these days?! No related posts. Read More »

MSI GeForce FX 5600-VTDR128

The MSI FX5600-VTR128 is a quiet card, of reasonable size, which does NOT need extra power or an adjacent PCI slot and it comes with an excellent bundle of goodies. No related posts. Read More »

Xoxide UV Cold Cathode 80mm Fans

Want to add some cooling AND lighting to your case at the same time? There seems to be no better way than with some cold cathode fans! Xoxide offers several different types, and I take a look at the 80mm UV orange and blue versions. They’re quiet, bright and cool! No related posts. Read More »

Chaintech Reloaded 2003 Event Report

I was lucky enough to have the privilege to attend a media event — the Chaintech Reloaded Event. The event took place in New Orleans, and Chaintech took it as an opportunity to introduce itself and some of its products to the press. NVIDIA, InterVideo and Corsair were also there to tell us about their latest offerings. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce FX 5200

With all the talk about the high-end FX5900 cards it is easy to forget that there also is a low-end part, the FX5200. I have taken a look at XFX’s GeForce FX5200 card to see if it is a good replacement for the GF4MX. No related posts. Read More »

AOpen AK79D Max nForce2 Motherboard

After getting through some headaches with installation, the AK79D Max proved to be a pretty good board. It’s very stable and offers a lot of features. In this review, I compare this nForce2 mobo to a KT400 board to see which is really better. No related posts. Read More »

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