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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

GameBoy Advance SP

Nintendo finally gave in to the hue and cry from gamers for a lighted screen on the GBA. To many peoples surprise they did more than just add a light, they totally redesigned the GBA’s form factor and added some other minor changes as well. Take a look to see how the new GBA SP stacks up and whats been changed! No related posts. Read More »

CrazyPC Green Cold Cathode Kit

This cold cathode kit from CrazyPC happens to be a Sun Beam product, which is a well known name to light aficionados. The kit is pretty high quality and includes everything you need for installation. No related posts. Read More »

Biostar M7NCG Motherboard

This Micro-ATX motherboard has just about everything you need for a basic computer: built-in GeForce4 MX video, sound, network connection, USB 2.0, etc. No related posts. Read More »

MSI Ti4800SE-VTD8X

Remember the good ol’ days when 3D accelerators were new and card makers were trying to convince you to make the leap to 3D? MSI obviously remembers the good ol’ days (and recognizes the need to differentiate its products). Their NVIDIA Ti4800SE offering, the Ti4800SE-VTD8X, is chock full of goodies. No related posts. Read More »

X-trac Pro HS Mousing Surface

Even though optical mice marketing involves the claim of “not needing a mouse pad,” you still need a good surface to mouse on, especially if you are a gamer. The X-trac Pro Hard Surface is a mouse pad engineered with optical mousers and gamers in mind, and you can tell! No related posts. Read More »

GrinderGear Expedition PDA Case

The downside to a PDA being there for you all the time is that it’s also there when conditions are less than ideal for electronic equipment. If you frequently expose your PDA to rugged and hostile environments, you might want to check out GrinderGear’s Expedition case! No related posts. Read More »

Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/750-8X XP Golden Sample

The Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/750-8X XP is a great VIVO and gamer solution. This Ti4800SE is actually a Ti4400 with 8X AGP support, but it easily overlcocks to Ti4600 speeds (300/650) with Gainward’s included ExperTool utility. Overall, it’s a great package and high in value. No related posts. Read More »

Radeon 9600 Pro

Not content of owning the high-end ATI also want to own the mid-end. Today I am looking at the Radeon 9600 Pro to see what it offers. No related posts. Read More »

MSI K7N2G-ILSR

MSI offers one of the most feature-rich nForce2 boards in its price range. This board is directed at nearly every edge of the market. System builders will love it for its price, stability and features. No related posts. Read More »

Leadtek Winfast A300 Ultra TD MyVIVO Review

Leadtek has once again proved that they innovate. Their WinFast Twin Turbo II cooling solution on the A300 is likely enough to get me to choose the A300 over other models out there. A nice software bundle and VIVO features round it out. No related posts. Read More »

Antec TrueControl 550

Antec’s latest power supply combines the performance of the TruePower 550 with a tweaker’s delight: A remote control panel for adjusting voltages and fan speeds. No related posts. Read More »

Black Chieftech X-Sonic Mid-Tower Case

With a great set of features and having such an affordable price for aluminum, the X-sonic is definitely worth taking a look at if you are needing a new case. I have a couple issues with the case, but overall the pros outweigh the cons by far. No related posts. Read More »

AOpen AK79G Max nForce2 Motherboard

When you take a look at all the features included with the AK79G Max, you definitely start to understand the “Max” designation. With Serial ATA, FireWire, USB 2.0, WinBIOS (change BIOS within Windows), EzClock (overclock from within Windows) and many other great features, the AK79G Max is without a doubt one of the most feature-rich nForce2 solutions around. Add this to the fact that it’s a rock solid nForce2 board, and you’ve got yourself an excellent product. No related posts. Read More »

Western Quake 3 Beta 2.0 Review

Western Quake 3 is a fun, action-packed and beautifully accurate Wild West Q3A mod that left me wanting more! It would be hard not to have fun while playing this game! No related posts. Read More »

SpeedUpMyPC

Have you ever had problems with low memory or low resources in Windows? Then LiUtilities SpeedUpMyPC might be the program for you. No related posts. Read More »

Compro Poladyne Ti4800SE

With all the talk about new cards like the ATI Radeon 9800 or the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra it is easy to forget that most people don’t want to or can’t afford to buy one of those. Thus it still is interesting to look at the GeForce 4 Ti’s since they still pack enough punch for most of the users. Today I am looking at the Poladyne Ti4800SE from Compro. No related posts. Read More »

Melvine ”Blue Edition” HDD VU Kit

This cool electronic light show is one of the easiest mods I’ve ever seen. The lights flash outward from the center when your hard drive is active. During heavy access, all the LED light up. This is a perfect ”beginner’s mod”. No related posts. Read More »

SOYO SY-KT400 DRAGON Ultra Motherboard

In recent days Soyo’s short period of fame has started to fade, with new companies like Soltek and Epox sprouting up offering comparable features and performance. With this motherboard Soyo hopes to regain some of the fame offering a board filled with the latest technology as well as lots of features. No related posts. Read More »

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