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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.

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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?!

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Casewraps: The Cure For The Common PC

Got a case of the PC blahs? Beige got you bored? Try a Casewrap for a colorful quick fix!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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OCZ Ultra 2 Thermal paste

Arctic Silver is the gold standard of thermal compounds. Can OCZ’s Ultra 2 dethrone it?

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Antec Sonata PC Case

Antec’s new Sonata case is quiet, compact, and beautiful.

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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.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Can Rockstar Games successfully up on the overwhelming success of GTA3? According to Starfury, yes they can!

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Xoxide Dual 6 Inch Bubble Light Cold Cathodes

Xoxide’s 6″ Dual Bubble Light Cold Cathodes are a unique way to add some light to a case with a window. The kit comes with everything you need, and it is very easy to install!

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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!

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SpeedUpMyPC

Have you ever had problems with low memory or low resources in Windows? Then LiUtilities SpeedUpMyPC might be the program for you.

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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 ...

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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”.

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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 ...

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High Performance DDR Comparison: Corsair XMS3500 vs Kingston KHX3500

Want to see how well Kingston’s new HyperX RAM compares to Corsair’s XMS RAM? Well, then look no further! I compare the PC3500 DDR from each company and take them both up to 400MHz (limited by motherboard) to see if one can outperform the other.

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SanDisk Connect Low Power Wireless LAN Card

SanDisk makes connecting your PDA to the Net as easy as plugging in a memory card with their new Connect Wireless LAN Cards!

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MSI GeForce4 Ti4600 8x Review

A fast Ti4600 with the best retail package offering out there. A win-win choice in the GeForce4 arena.

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eDimensional E-D Glasses Review

3D Glasses aren’t a new thing but eDimensional has done a nice job of making these easy to use, with pleasing results.

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Antec TruePower 430

Power Supplies aren’t sexy or fun, but we’ll show you why a good one like the True430 is worth the extra money.

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NVIDIA NV31 & NV34 Review

NVIDIA has created an all inclusive line-up of 3D cards for every budget, and NV31 and NV34 are performing above their targetted markets.

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The Radeon 9800 Pro – first look

The Radeon 9800 helps ATI retain the performance crown for a while longer. Radeon 9700 owners might have to think a bit longer before upgrading but for anyone else you can’t really go wrong with this card,

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Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18G-Pro Motherboard Review

Looking for a great all in one motherboard solution that doesn’t sacrifice quality for number of features? Then look no further than Leadtek’s latest addition to the WinFast line, the K7NCR18G-Pro with GeForce4 IGP and SoundStorm audio!

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OCZ Technology Gladiator 2

OCZ Technology is best known for its performance memory products. OCZ also makes heatsinks and we put their best to the test to see if it lives up to its bold claims.

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SanDisk ImageMate 6-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer

Want an easy, convenient, portable and fast way to get data off your flash cards while saving portable devices’ battery life? Then look no further than the SanDisk USB 2.0 ImageMate 6 in 1 Flash Reader/Writer. With its docking station, it makes a great solution for both laptop and desktop ...

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Belkin SOHO Keyboard/Video/Mouse Switch Review

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