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Overclocking the GeForce 8800 Series

  For this project I have selected the FOXCONN NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS as my test subject, which I reviewed here at Bjorn3D back in November 2006. Presently, the 640MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is the second-best video card available on the market. Gamers and computer enthusiasts alike ...

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Antec 500W EarthWatts EA500 Power Supply Unit

  Since consumers have long been in the dark about power supply units, it seems common that manufacturers market their product and push features that may not actually make a difference in performance. For example, it could be seen early last year that multi-rail technology was viewed as a positive ...

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition

  In a continuation from the exclusive GeForce 8800 series product launch covered by Bjorn3d.com here, NVIDIA has added some new spice to the plate with the introduction of a value-priced GeForce 8800 GTS video card featuring a 320MB video frame buffer. Build on the exact same high performance platform ...

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HT Omega CLARO 7.1 Channel Sound Card

  HT Omega, Inc. is among the first companies to offer authentic high-fidelity sound at a true 24-bit level of performance. The world class Oxygen 8788 based audio processor by C-Media supports most all industry standards for 3D computer sound; including EAX™ 1.0 & 2.0, A3D™ 1.0 and DirectSound™.

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abit NF-M2 nView AM2 m-ATX Motherboard

  Many industry voices have begun to discount the HTPC idea as a fad. Some have professed that it was either a concept ahead of its time, while others conceded that its day had come and gone. But since nobody can agree on the present status of the HTPC trend, ...

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Antec P180B Performance One ATX Case

  For system builders who cater to the demanding consumer, or the do-it-yourself gamer and enthusiast, the computer case has become a means to extend your personal tastes into a unique appearance. Since modifying a computer case is an extreme endeavor for only the most patient craftsman, the next best ...

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VIZO Igloo Self-contained Water Cooling Heatsink

  VIZO Technology Corp has created a product which many would consider past-due: a self-contained liquid cooled CPU heatsink and fan. That’s right, an all-in-one CPU cooler which has an integrated water-cooling pump, resoivoir, and fan, and manages to consume no more space then most aftermarket coolers.

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Mushkin HP-580AP Modular 580W Power Supply

  The next generation of power supplies has arrived with Mushkin’s Enhanced series featuring RailFusion. The four 12V rails allow the PSU to distribute power more evenly, resulting in a more stable system. Available with 580 Watts, your power needs are met for even the most cutting edge components. Mushkins ...

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VIZO Uranus & Saturno eSATA HDD Enclosures

  We are in the age of mobile data and removable media. You can see it all around us. Most industry professionals keep a portable computing device in close company, and nearly everyone carries a USB flash drive on them. Cell phones double as MP3 players, and MP3 players double ...

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Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Hard Drive Cooler

  Even with the best cooling available for your CPU, motherboard, and video card, there are still components which may suffer from thermal breakdown. Despite advances in design and architecture of computer cases, the hard disk drive still manages to show a weakness in passive cooling. This is why supplemental ...

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Sans Digital MS2UT eSATA RAID Enclosure

  The MobileSTOR Series MS2UT is a 2bay external RAID solution designed for video editing and data storage. With simplicity and flexibly in mind, the MS2UT is equipped with 2 Hot-Swappable 3.5” lockable drive trays and both USB 2.0 and eSATA host interfaces. Utilizing cutting edge Serial-ATA HDD technology, the ...

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QNAP Turbo Station TS-201 NAS Server

  QNAP Systems, Inc. has developed a very diverse line of products which accommodate all NAS needs. Bjorn3d.com has recently released a great review of the single drive NAS solution dubbed the TS-101 from QNAP’s Turbo Station line of products. In this review I will dissect the larger and more ...

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VIZO Voyager Hard Drive Cooler

  It is an understatement that performance computer hardware gets a little warm. Even with the best cooling on your CPU, motherboard, and video card, there are still components which may suffer from thermal breakdown. Despite advances in design and architecture of computer cases, the hard disk drive still manages ...

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Lian Li PC-B20A All-Aluminum ATX Case

  Well known to computer enthusiasts and gamers alike, Lian Li has built a name based on performance and quality above everything else. Every single product released by Lian Li has had meticulous attention paid to details which the competition usually ignores. Clearly, there is no equal to Lian Li, ...

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EDOVA Innovations X-Pad Laptop Platform

  The Xpad’s innovative design shields user from laptop heat while improving laptop cooling without noisy fans or awkward straps. Its clever ABS composite structure design allows it to have a thin profile while providing an amazing structural stiffness. The Xpad is sized optimally to accommodate most laptop sizes while ...

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VIZO pargon & LUXON Drive Enclosures

  We are in the age of mobile data and removable media. You can see it all around us. Most industry professionals keep a portable computing device in close company, and nearly everyone carries a USB flash drive on them. Cell phones double as MP3 players, and MP3 players double ...

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FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS

  The GeForce 8800 GTS is based on the same G80 GPU which NVIDIA uses to build the flagship GeForce 8800 GTX. While the GTS variant is the second best in this 8th generation of products, is not just a binned down version which didn’t meet the strict standards and ...

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Vantec NexStar 3 NST-260SU-BK eSATA Enclosure

  Vantec has done an excellent job of joining function with fashion with their new NexStar 3 hard drive enclosure. While they offer nearly thirty different drive enclosure solutions, the NexStar 3 is a solid eSATA enclosure which offers extremely fast 3Gbps transfer rates. If your computer is not equipped ...

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NZXT Adamas Aluminum ATX Case

  You can’t win the hearts of computer enthusiasts, system builders, and hardcore gamers by simply releasing one good product and calling it quits, so it’s a good thing that companies such as NZXT have built a reputation based on releasing one great new product after another. In this review, ...

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Thermalright SI-128 CPU Cooler

  Built upon the SI-120 model, the new and improved SI-128 boasts tightly gapped fins for more surface area with longer and wider wingspan. In addition, the huge 8mm multiple heatpipes permit even more efficient heat transfer to the aluminum fins. The SI-128 offers a more robust aluminum fin group, ...

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Jetart CK5000 RAM Heatsinks

  Thanks to Jetart, system builders and performance enthusiasts will have a new tool to help maintain a cool running and stable system. If you want to overclock the system or video RAM to the extreme then you will need to compensate for the increased heat. The Jetart CK5000 is ...

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KuFormula VF1 Plus VGA Cooler

  Overclocking and overcooling the video card is more of a phenomenon now then ever before thanks to the molten-hot video cards on the market and high-demand video games demanding more power. Thankfully, there are cooling solutions addressing and controlling this hot new trend. One of them is the KuFormula ...

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Jetart JACSG1 North Bridge Cooler

  Computer enthusiasts are demanding more from their computers systems then what they receive from the manufacturer. Often times, settings will be tweaked and hardware may be over-clocked so that more performance may be squeezed from the system. When more performance is demanded, it usually brings increased heat with it. ...

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Bluegears b-Enspirer 24-Bit/192KHz 7.1 Sound Card

  Bluegears’ b-Enspirer is a high quality PCI 8 channel sound that can be built into home audio electronics or personal computers to provide high fidelity sound playback and processing. b-Enspirer enables studio level audio performance. With support for 8 outbound streams, b-Enspirer can easily support the latest theater quality ...

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nMedia System ICETANK Cooler

  In this segment, I will review the new nMedia System ICETANK active CPU cooling solution. I will take a comparative look at the nMedia System ICETANK, positioning it against similar active cooling solutions. We will see just how efficient the unique heat pipe and fin design really are, and ...

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Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt Power Supply Unit

  This year alone the computer industry has made huge leaps in power supply technology. Single rail power supplies were dominantly standard heading into 2006. Now just one year later, we have seen a very sudden shift making dual-rail power supplies the most common configuration. As power supply technology continuously ...

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PC Mesh Internet Cleanup

  Internet Cleanup offers many of the same features I have become familiar with through the use of freeware programs; such as CCleaner. In this article I will review the functionality and standout features of PC Mesh Internet Cleaner. I will also compare this software to its biggest rival, and ...

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Tuniq 2 Case

  The personal computer case has been a recent addition to the list of products a computer enthusiast will consider in designing a high-performance system. Not long ago, when everything was beige and cooling meant more internal fans, computer cases were the very last item of consideration in such undertakings. ...

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