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MACS MA-7131-A Triumph Deluxe

The MACS MA-7131-A Triumph Deluxe is big, heavy, noisy and expensive. But it is also a top class cooler that will give you even more headroom if you want to overclock your AM2 CPU.

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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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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 430W

Computer systems need more and more power. But is wattage and amperes the only indication on how good a power supply is? The be quiet! Dark Power Pro shows us that quality many times is more important than quantity.

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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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PowerColor X1950 PRO

If you were to buy X1800 XT, but don’t have enough money get X1950 PRO with native CrossFire support. Later on get another one of those and you’ll be set for a long time. RADEON X1950 PRO is NOT a respin. PowerColor X1950 PRO 256MB is a steal for $229. ...

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NZXT Zero–A Case Designed for Quiet Cooling

Today, we are going to take a look at the first product in the Crafted Series, the Zero. Zero is a full tower aluminum case that is targeted for enthusiasts and gamers who need lots of expansion and comes with ample of cooling solutions to keep the system cool. Join ...

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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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Revoltec VGA Graphic Freezer Pro

The Revoltec VGA Graphic Freezer Pro is a cheap but capable VGA cooler than not only will keep your video card cool but also make your system less noisy, especially when compared to an ATI or NVIDIA reference cooler.

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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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Leadtek Winfast® PX7950 GT TDH Extreme

  Please join with us as we review the Leadtek Winfast® PX7950 GT TDH Extreme, 512MB video card. We’ve got a much more extensive agenda than usual in mind for this product as well as two other cards in the 7900 series to compare it with. Will we still call ...

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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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ICY Dock MB559UEA-1S: A Worthy Upgrade to the MB452MK?

The MB559UEA-1S we have received functions very similar to the MB452MK that was reviewed. There are few distinctive changes from the MB452MK. The new MB559UEA-1S uses native SATA connector instead of the converter that was used in the older enclosure. Also, the new enclosure has been slimmed down and has ...

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nMedia System HTPC 180SA & 280BA Media Center Enclosures

  If you already play video games, watch movies, listen to music, or record television on your personal computer, then your computer is just one step away from looking the way it acts. This is where the HTPC enclosure market has taken keen note and met the needs of the ...

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Antec VCool Review–A Hassle-free Way to Cool the Video Card

Antec VCool provides a simple solution to those who want to keep their video card cool but do not want to mess with the existing HSF. It uses two expansion slots next to the video card and blows cool air to the video card. How does this cooler performs? Can ...

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Zippy-Emacs PSL-6850P(G1) 850 Watt Power Supply

  So much for the trials and tribulations of obtaining the product! Please join me as we submit the Zippy PSL-6850P(G1) 850 Watt PSU to the our extremely thorough Bjorn3D scrutiny. The question remains will this be my new reference PSU for SLI and Crossfire testing or will it make ...

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Frontier Labs NEXBlack

The NEXBlack is one of the kind of digital music player, a removable CF/MD MP3 player. In addition, it also comes with FM tuner and the ability to record sounds. With so many digital music players in the market, is NEXBlack the choice for you? Check out our review to ...

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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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Thermaltake Mozart TX

Mixing two different enclosures, PC and HTPC, the design team built a very unique case for both enthusiasts and home theater entertainment folks. If you are tired of desktop Home Theater PCs and want more than just HTPC case, Mozart TX should be your object of desire. Its clever and ...

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OCZ Platinum 7200 EPP DDR-2 Memory

  Well so much for explanation and speculation! Please join me as we attempt to discern with a high degree of objectivity how well OCZ has meshed NVIDIA’s EPP profile into their Platinum 7200 EPP modules. I assure you we’ll leave no table unturned and after reading this review you ...

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Building A Wooden PC

I knew with my woodworking skills I would be able to create something with more style and presence, and even improve on existing case layout and cooling, however after giving it some thought I wasn’t convinced that a wooden box mixed with the surroundings of a sleek monitor, keyboard and ...

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ICY Dock MB454SPF-B Multi-Bay Backplane Module

As hard drives’ price getting cheaper, having multiple hard drives seem to be the trends. Now, wouldn’t you love to be able to mount them all in a place that’s easy to exchange them? Today, we will be lookin at ICY Dock MB454SPF-B Multi-Bay Backplane Module, a multi-bay backplane module ...

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Noctua NH-U12F CPU Cooler & NF-S12-1200 Fan

  Once the product arrived at my doorstep I gingerly picked it up as not to damage what I sincerely hoped was the final long-lasting cure to my ailment. What follows is my description of just how this cure was implemented to stem the rising temperature issues associated with my ...

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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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ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition

While ASUS of course offer lower end solutions, it is the high-end motherboards that we look at today and more specifically the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition. This motherboard uses the latest nForce 590 chipset for AM2 from NVIDIA and is chocked full with cool solutions and goodies in the ...

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Seagate Barracuda ES

  Today we have the good fortune to the latest iteration of Seagate’s work, the 750GB Barracuda ES SATA drive, an enterprise level drive that boasts many new features. Please join me in the Bjorn3D lab where we fully intend to rigorously test this device with the intent of determining ...

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ECS KA3 MVP Extreme

Not only is the ECS KA3 MVP Extreme the first Xpress3200 AM2 motherboard but also one of the cheapest ones. We’ve compared it to two nForce590 motherboards to see if it can keep up.

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Enermax Galaxy 850W EGA850EWL

Enermax Galaxy 850W EGA850EWL is a must have PSU for those who plan to build the best gaming system that packed with high-end components. It is packed with five 12V and will support Quad Core & Quad CPU system as well as Quad graphics systems and up to 24 HDDs. ...

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XFX GeForce 7950 GT XT

  Will the XFX’s “silent approach” in their design of the 7950 GT be a flash-in-the-pan idea that in a few months is a distant memory or will it truly be a fleeting glimpse of what the future has to offer. Join me today in Bjorn3D lab while we put ...

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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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Super-Talent Fireball 2GB Flash Drive

Super-Talent is a company that in the last 6 months is starting to spring up everywhere with some very good memory, MP3 Players and Jump Drives. Today we are going to look at their FireBall 2GB Jump Drive. It is going against the Corsair Flash Voyager which up to this ...

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XFX GeForce 7900 GS XT

  So much for history! Today, September 6th, 2006 is a new day and a special one at that. NVIDIA® along with XFX® are launching a new product, the GeForce7900 GS. The GeForce 7900 GS is the latest addition to the GeForce 7 family, and raises the performance bar in ...

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PowerColor X1650 PRO aka X1600 XT

RADEON X1600 XT in different pants? That’s right. One of the things that may lead you to buy this card is the retail price of $99 green — supposedly. Pretty sekzy if you ask considering the price of X1600 XT holds tight at $110-140 depending on the vendor. If all ...

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ASUS P5NSLI

  All that being said, I invite you to join me today as we review one of the newest contenders on the block, the Asus® P5NSLI. This board is not only the newest kid on the block, but it’s different from the standpoint it’s the first released version of a ...

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Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H

The Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H is an excellent motherboard. With full nTune 5 support, lots of overclocking capabilitiees and great performance it is a mohterboard that does full justice to the nForce 590 chipset.

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Acronis True Image Workstation Version 9.1

  Given the sheer scope and magnitude of this task I began to question whether the home version of Acronis True Image would facilitate the imaging tasks I was planning using a number of different RAID formats on several different computers. A short visit to the Acronis website revealed a ...

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ATI X1950XTX, X1650 Pro and X1300XT

ATI is back with a bunch of fall refresh products. The most interesting is the X1950XTX that not only supports GDDR4 and has a better and more silent cooling but also will be quite cheap compared to other high-end video cards.

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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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Swift To Do List Version 5.10

  >Today we’re going to take an extensive look at Swift To-Do List version 5.10 engineered by Dextronet Smart Software. An overview of this product’s advertised features suggests that it would readily meet the needs of both the user involved in home projects as well the small to medium sized ...

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