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Foxconn 8800 GTX Graphics Card

  When I was contacted by Issac Poon, Marketing Manager for Foxconn’s Channel Division about reviewing this card I wasn’t the least bit hesitant! I knew that given their vast experience in the OEM market that their retail product would more than likely be superior. Join us today as we run the Foxconn model FV-N88XMAD2-OD 8800 GTX graphics card through its paces and confirm if my thoughts are true. No related posts. Read More »

Sparkle Calibre 8800GTX P880+OC

With the Sparkle Calibre 8800GTX P880+OC, Sparkle and MACS have combined to create the ultimate GeForce 8800GTX card. The card comes with a TEC-unit which manages to cool the card down considerably compared to regular 8800GTX cards. No related posts. Read More »

Bluegears b-flexi and b-cools fans

Bluegears b-cool and b-flexi fans are not your boring computer case fans, rather they are “cool” fans that not only deliver the performance but also shows off some interesting light shows. If you are in the market for some cool fan either to help you cool your components or add to your mod case to show off to your friend, then you definitely want to take a look at these fans. Check out our review and see what you can do with these fans and how well they perform. No related posts. Read More »

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 have already speculated on how the GTS could be made to perform to the same level as the GeForce 8800 GTX with some tweaking. No related posts. Read More »

CoolIT Systems Freezone

CoolIT Systems’s Freezone is an all-in-one CPU cooling that is build base on thermostatic cooling technology. It has provided an excellent alternative for those who wish to keep their processor cool and system noise down, yet do not want to go through the trouble of installing water cooling kits. The unique “Chiller” also is environmentally safe and free from biological growth, hence no maintenance is required. Read more as we put the Freezone to a typical air cooling and see how well it performs and out thoughts on this new product. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake TMG A1 Cooler

In a nutshell, Thermaltake TMG A1 is a good product if you’re looking for stock HSF replacement. Its unique design takes the heat problem to a whole new level. It cools the CPU very well under both load and idle states while not hurting your ear drums No related posts. Read More »

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 innovation. Yet later down the road we learn that a single-rail power supply unit not only offers more stable and efficient power if designed and built correctly; it would also cost less. No related posts. Read More »

be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W and Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

Get be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W if you’re looking for a power supply that will handle next generation components with bells and whistles on top of it. If you want to go cheaper without the need for all these nonessential features and enhancements, get Thermaltake Toughpower 850W with 140 mm fan which runs quieter than its contender and performs just as well. No related posts. Read More »

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition

  In a continuation from the exclusive GeForce 8800 series product launch covered by 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 as the previous 640MB version, this new edition to the family offers all of the same great performance and almost half the cost. No related posts. Read More »

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™. No related posts. Read More »

Ultra X-Finity and X-Pro: Two 800W PSU for Your SLI Needs

If you just recently purchased the latest GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX graphics card, you may found out that your power supply is just not up to the task to handle such monster card. Since the power supply is the heart of the system and it cannot be overlooked specially if you have expensive components, such as GeForce 8800. Today, we have received not one but two 800W power supplies from Ultra: the X-Finity and X-Pro. Read our reviews and see how these two power supplies perform. No related posts. Read More »

The Hottest Games Coming in 2007

2006 was a great year for gamers, bringing us some great and innovative games. But everything has to end and, as we all know, every ending means a new beginning. It is now time to raise our heads, look forward into the distance and try to figure out what the future holds for us and what we should expect to see on our screen in 2007. No related posts. Read More »

Kristanix Software’s Password Protector 2006

Here we have a nifty program that claims it can protect your passwords. Inside I’ll touch on the security protections employed and then take a run through the application, and along the way give some of the reasons why you actually should give this software some consideration. The simple matter is, if you think remembering all of your passwords now is bad, just keep in mind it will only get worse in the future! No related posts. Read More »

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, I would insist that it is still very much alive and well; and the growing number of Media Center users and home theater themed hardware devices produced seem to support my statement. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS X1950XTX Crossfire 512 MB DDR4

While the X1950XT might no longer be the fastest GPU on the market it still is a fast GPU and with a price that won’t require you to sell your kidneys to be able to afford it (well, maybe one of them). Today we are testing the ASUS X1950XTX Crossfire 512 MB DDR4, the flagship in ASUS ATI-lineup. No related posts. Read More »

Team Group TXDD2048M800HC4DC-D DDR 2-800 Memory

The Team Group TXDD2048M800HC4DC-D is a PC6400 DDR2 that is specifically designed for entry overclocker and gamers in mind. In a fierce market of computer memory, can Team Group’s TXDD2048M800HC4DC-D offer something different from the competitor? How is its performance and overclocking result? Well, in this review, we will put this RAM to the the torture test. So, join us and take a look at our takes on this memory module. No related posts. Read More »

Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle

In a more serious tone, an adventure game is by definition a game that puts the storyline in the center and you can expect a very fascinating and interesting plot when approaching a game from this genre. It usually features one main hero, rarely two or more and you can usually find his character to be quite appealing. In order to make progress, you’ll have to utilize objects you will find scattered around the environments that the game offers. No related posts. Read More »

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 solution is to purchase from myriad of styles, sizes, and purpose-driven cases available on the market. No related posts. Read More »

HIS X1650 IceQ Turbo

The card I am testing today, the HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo, uses the relatively new graphic chipset, the x1650XT from ATI. While the name suggests it is nothing more than a slightly faster X1650 Pro, the truth is that it is much more than that. No related posts. Read More »

FOXCONN 975X7AB-8EKRS2H Motherboard

I should first point out that the Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H is fully Core 2 Duo ready. Foxconn has a previous product titled, you guessed it, 975X7AA-8EKRS2H, that is not compatible with Core 2 Duo processors, so hence the “B” in the “975X7AB”. To recap, the board we have in this review is the “AB” product refresh/update with the needed changes having been made to the voltage regulator and BIOS. No related posts. Read More »


  From our rather extensive experience doing XFX® product reviews we’ve seen this corporate philosophy transcend from merely words into a series of excellent, highly polished digital wonders that go a step beyond in not only performance but quality as well. We are highly anticipative that our review sample, the XFX®GeForce™ 8800 GTX XXX will continue to follow this same tradition. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Aguila

Aguila is another fine product from Tt’s stable. It’s one of the coolest looking PC cases I had reviewed so far. Although this product brings features found in Thermaltake Armor it comes with its own practical functions such as front panel that can be opened for easier access to your devices. Essentially what you get is a lightweight good looking PC case compatible with Tt’s watercooling and BTX kits No related posts. Read More »


  We thought it would be fun to test and detail the similarities and differences of several products that fit in this genre of “flash drive” in one single review. Please join us as we explore the performance, intricacies, and issues with the: OCZ Rally2 2GB USB 2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory Drive, OCZ Roadster 1 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, and the OCZ 2GB 80X Secure Digital Dual Memory Card. No related posts. Read More »

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. No related posts. Read More »

Eidos Interactive’s Just Cause

In Just Cause, you take control of Rico Rodriguez, a Latin field operative and specialist in regime change. Silently backed up by the CIA, you are tasked to roam the huge island and make sure president Mendoza’s regime will end as soon as possible. No related posts. Read More »

ETASIS ET850, 850 Watt Power Supply

  I received the ETASIS ET850 850 Watt power supply a few days before Christmas and immediately began to wonder if part 2 of my daydream; “meets the needs of the needs of the greater majority of my readers at a price that everyone could afford”, would be affirmed. Please join me as we explore this product in great detail and see if this entire scenario is surreal, or if perhaps sometimes dreams really do come true. No related posts. Read More »

Mushkin XP2-8500 DDR2

  Today that may all change and I may be procuring this reference sample as my new reference memory to use as I will be reviewing the Redline XP2-8000′s big brother, XP2-8500. This time we’ll testing the memory’s performance with an Intel Core 2 Duo based system whose components are tried and true and should easily be able to push the XP2-8500 to its potential and beyond. Please join me to see if we have another winner on or hands or just another contender. No related posts. Read More »

High Power 620W PSU

The High Power 620W has an impressive features-list: three 12V rails, Active PFC, >80% efficiency and a extremely low noise level. With its 620W it should be sufficient for even demanding systems as long as it can manage to produce stable and clean power. No related posts. Read More »

asetek Waterchill Xternal Kit

Since my current motherboard uses a heatpipe on the chipset, I decided that the cooling solution provided by Asus was sufficient. And since my XFX video card’s warranty would become null and void if I modified it by adding a gpu waterblock, I decided that its cooling solution on it was sufficient as well. Finally, keeping in mind that I am lazy and that my primary goal was to cool the cpu that had become unbearably hot, I decided that an external watercooling kit was the best solution for me and that of all of the external kits, the asetek Waterchill Xternal kit would be the one that earned my hard earned dollars. No related posts. Read More »


For those enthusiasts waiting for the prices on the new G80 hardware to come down or those holding out to see what ATI (and NVIDIA) has to offer early next year, but who still need a graphics card that can power their games for the interim, cheaper but still powerful cards such as the 7950GT would easily suffice as a holdover until then. No related posts. Read More »

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 HP-580AP is designed to handle dual processors, dual graphics cards, and just about anything else you can throw at it – perfectly. Additionally, Mushkin’s “Enhanced Thermal & Acoustic Design” will automatically vary the PSU fan speed depending on the system load and temperature, allowing for the most stable and quiet computing environment no matter what programs are running. No related posts. Read More »

Dark Messiah: Might & Magic

So, when I heard Dark Messiah was out there, I decided to put on my shining plate armor, place my magical sword in its curved heavy leather scabbard and go out to face my next dangerous quest to conquer my copy and bring it back safely into my DVD for installation. No related posts. Read More »

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 as personal video devices. It seems progressive then that external hard disks are quickly becoming something more of a personal carry item as their size grows smaller. Conversely, some stylish trends have managed to give a new look to the old ideas. So whether you are a mobile power user with compact storage needs, or discerning office user who enjoys a stylish environment, VIZO offers products to satisfy both needs. No related posts. Read More »

WinDVD Version 8, Platinum Edition

Today we are going to take a close look at the WinDVD 8, the Platinum edition. Our primary goals will be to determine if this highly feature-laden software works as advertised. We want to take this task a step further and determine whether WinDVD 8 Platinum is the new “Swiss Army Knife” in the realm of video player software or if it’s just another mile marker on the road to success. No related posts. Read More »

ABIT SG-95 Motherboard Review

The abit SG-95 is a mATX board which targets budget segments. It features SiS 622 and 966L chipsets. It has some nice features such as 16x PCIe support for latest graphic cards, HD audio, DDR2 667 support, and SATA RAID support. It can support most of Pentium 4 processors as well as the latest Core 2 Duo. Despite these features, the board does miss some more up to date technologies, such as Gigabit Lan, dual channel support, and SATA II. Well, the question remains, is this a good choice if you just want a board that works and maybe with the option to upgrade to the newer Core 2 Duo? Read our review and find out. No related posts. Read More »

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 cooling solutions will prove invaluable to preserving performance and stability. Sytrin offers a solution that is just what high-performance hard drives need to sustain high output and maintain stability. No related posts. Read More »

PC Power & Cooling 1KW-SR, 1 KW Power Supply

The test specs of my rig are about as extreme as is currently available today. Extreme systems of this type most certainly require desperate measures to meet their basic power demands, much less the requirements when I really push the system. Today I’ll outline my experience with the PC Power & Cooling 1KW-SR and detail it’s performance in the most harrowing torture test I could dream up to throw at the system. No related posts. Read More »

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 MS2UT is guaranteed to provide unparallel performance to meet most data intensive demands. Supporting RAID 0 or RAID 1, enclosed in stylish aluminum housing, the MS2UT will allow you to easily choose between ultimate performance and high redundancy. No related posts. Read More »

Vantec Piano 101 Notebook Cooler

Vantec has released a notebook cooler that does a lot more than just cool your notebook down. You will find both a 2.1 sound system and a 3 port USB2.0 hub on it. We’ve tested it to see if it is a worthile investment. No related posts. Read More »

XFX 8800 GTX: SLI Performance

I thought it might be fun to do a short addition to the first review as since writing it I have made some rather significant upgrades to my test rig and also added a second XFX 8800 GTX running in SLI. Now that I have your attention, just a few words on what to expect. First, this addendum will only contain the outline for testing the SLI configuration and the test results as anything more would be a rewrite of the article I’ve already published. No related posts. Read More »

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