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Verbatim 4GB Store ‘n’ Go USB Drive

  Today we’ll be reviewing a product that for lack of better terms I’ll call a hybrid USB drive, the Verbatim 4GB Store ‘n’ Go USB HD Drive. Why do I call it a hybrid? Read on and ye shall be enlightened on the answers to this and many other ...

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ICY Dock Removable Hard Drive Enclosure

If you want an easy way of changing your hard drive without ever opening up the sidepanel, you should check ICY DOCK’sremovable hard drive enclosuer. We will be looking into two removable SATA hard drive rack —Modiflash 722 and MB122SKGF-1B.

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Thermaltake Toughpower 750W

This Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU is all about stability, quad +12V rails with combined total of up to 60 Amps and very quiet operation. Give it a clean look and you have a perfect power supply for as low as $159 green! You can’t miss it!

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Multi-GPU World Tour 2006, Part 3 – Choosing the right motherboard

In part 3 of the Multi-GPU World Tour 2006 we take a look at the backbone of every Multi-GPu system, the motherboards and the CPU’s.

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Antec SOLO Case

  Today we are going to an in-depth look at the new Antec SOLO Case; the newest member of their LifeStyle Series of computer enclosures. In this review we’ll focus on determining how well this case fits each of the above captioned criteria which hopefully will answer most if not ...

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Antec Neo HE 550 Power Supply

  Ok, I hope I’ve made my point that the days of determining your system’s power needs using the SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) approach are most certainly over. All things being said, it’s now review time; and the subject of today’s review is? You guessed it, a power supply ...

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Mushkin Redline XP2 8000 DDR2 SDRAM (Updated 7/08/2006)

  Now it is time to change hats and focus to that of the computer product analyst and get on with this review. Please join me while we thoroughly investigate if the quality and performance that belonged to its predecessors has transcended the years and been imparted to the Redline ...

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PowerColor X1900 GT

This card’s memory overclocks like crazy with default voltage settings. From nominal 600 MHz (1200 MHz DDR) I was able to get it up all the way to 873 MHz (1746 MHz DDR). That’s waaaaaaay past the SAMSUNG specs of 700 MHz.

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RAID 2: A Look At The PCI Players

  So for purposes of clarification, today’s presentation will be part guide, part review, part article, and even include a mini shoot-out of the RAID controllers we have for comparison. Now that you’re totally confused please join us for what we feel is a very thorough investigation of RAID 2: ...

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XG Lazer Laser 2500 DPI Mouse Review

XG Lazer Laser 2500 DPI is one of the best gaming mouse available. The maximum resolution of 2500 DPI is just amazing. The ability to change between 6 resolutions (from 600 DPI to 2500 DPI) is great, it offers the needs for different people as well as different applications. Not ...

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Xgear Multimedia Gaming Headset

Xgear Multimedia Gaming Headset is something unique as a bass vibrating headset. We’ve tested it to see if it really is the ultimate gamers headset.

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Rainbow Fan TC

The Rainbow fan TC is something as cool as a fan that displayes the temperature onto it’s blades while spinning. It’s probably not that usefull byut definitely eyecatching.

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Leadtek WinFast 7950 GX2 TDH

  Please join me today as we determine if LeadTek’s quality of words captioned above stand tall and are transmitted into actions with one of their newest products, the LeadTek WinFast WinFast PX7950 GX2 TDH.

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Swiftech MCX159-CU

The Swiftech MCX159-CU is all-copper chipset cooler that comes with fittings for most types of motherboard. With a fast fan as well as a interesting design it promises lots of cooling for hot Northbridges.

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Gigabyte X1900 XTX Review

Check out our review of Gigabyte’s GV-RX19X512VB-RH, a Radeon X1900 XTX. We compare this card to a couple overclocked GeForce 7900 GTXs, and even though the GV-RX19X512VB-RH is not overclocked, it holds its own in the battle.

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HIS X1800GTO IceQ3 Turbo

The X1800GTO is ATI’s attempt to conquer the ~200$ market. We’ve tested the HIS X1800GTO, a card that offers great performance and also the promise of even more performance waiting to be unlocked under the hood.

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EasyATA & EasySATA

EasyIDE and EasySATA is two products that allow you to hook up either a IDE or SATA drive to the USB bus. We’ve tested them to see what kind of performance you can expect.

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Brewing With Mr. Beer®

What’s beer got to do with computers? Nothing, but it can be as fun to brew your own beer as it is to build your own PC! Read about Mr. Beer here.

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PowerColor X1800 GTO

Without a doubt, PowerColor X1800 GTO is one of the best performing cards in its class. RADEON R520 for $235 gives it a good performance / price ratio. If you’re lucky enough you might get a board with memory chips going all the way up to 675 MHz stable and ...

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XFX 7950 GX2 XXX

  We invite you to join Scott and I as we explore in detail the inner workings of GeForce 7950 GX2. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have garnered XFX’s top of the line “XXX” version of this card which comes from the factory with an default core clock of ...

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Seagate 7200.10 750GB Hard Drive

  Enough of the “SWAGS” (Scientific Wild Ass Guesses); it’s time for some facts! Join Scott and I while we examine and hopefully discover the intricacies of Seagate’s latest and potentially greatest drive to date: the Barracuda 7200.10, 750 gigabyte hard drive.

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SilverStone ST60F 600W Modular PSU

The SilverStone ST60F features a 120mm quiet fan, a modular cable system and SLI certification. This 600W PSU impresses in many ways. Check out the review to see how well it performed while powering two 7900 GTXs in SLI, three hard drives and the rest of a high-end gaming rig.

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NVIDIA nForce5 chat

On the 23st of May bjorn3d.com held a chat with NVIDIA regarding their new nForce5 chipset. this article contains a cleaned up transcript from that chat.

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Sapphire X1600 PRO Crossfire

With no need for master card, this solution may be good for those seeking less expensive graphics parts and no additional bonding media such as compositing cable. I, however do not recommend the mainboard I was testing those samples on simply because it doesn’t seem ready and as for overclocking, ...

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NVIDIA nForce 590 MCP

  Today I’ll be writing what one might call a prelude of things to come. The cool thing about it is that those “things to come” will be introduced today, namely the NVIDIA nForce®500 series of MCP that brings a huge amount of new and radically different technology to the ...

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Socket AM2 Overview & X2 5000+ Review

  The purpose of our article today is twofold. Our first mission is to give you, the consumer, some well deserved information on the features and results you can expect from the entire line of socket AM2 processors. Secondly, we’ll take a close look at the new socket AM2 X2 ...

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Thermaltake Armor Jr

Thermaltake Armor Jr offers a lot of things we’ve seen in super tower Armor model. Even more, you get lightweight and compact design with similar looks and functionality including BTX / Tt BigWater cooling compatibility

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HIS X1600 Pro IceQ Turbo (single and Crossfire)

In this review we have taken a look at a card for people who don’t have a lot of money to spend on their video cards but still want to be able to get decent performance in games. The card in question is the HIS X1600 Pro IceQ Turbo with ...

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ICY DOCK eSATA External 3.5” Drive Enclosure

The ICY DOCK eSATA External 3.5” Drive Enclosure allows you to have the performance of an internal SATA hard drive outside of your case. It’s the next generation of external storage. Check out our review!

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is one of those games you cannot stop playing. Offering a true arcade experience with cool graphics and Live support this is one game any Xbox 360 owner shouldn’t miss.

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Creative Zen Vision:M

With the Zen Vision:M Creative is aiming directly at the latest video playing iPOD and this time they have created a MP3-player that doesn’t have to be ashamed for its looks when compared to the iPOD. Could this be the MP3-player that finally will break the iPOD-dominance in the MP3-player ...

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Seagate NL35.2 Series, ST3500641NS 500GB drive

  “NL35 Series drives are not appropriate for true high duty-cycle enterprise workloads.” Hmmm! A niche market for drives or a stepping stone to the future? Please join me for a look at the Seagate ST3500641NS, 500 GB SATA 3Gb/s drive to ascertain if the differences this product brings to ...

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Antec Performance CPU Cooler

  While well versed in cooling solutions, and even OEM production of several basic HSFs, to the best of my knowledge this is Antec’s first truly “High Performance” HSF to be marketed. Will it meet the mark necessary for success or fall short of the mark as first generation products ...

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Antec Take 4 (4U Rackmount Enclosure)

  My initial thoughts were that Antec had arrived at a pleasant compromise between the utility of the previously mentioned server environment with a design that could be used effectively by the Computer Enthusiast. Please join me to see if those initial thoughts were accurate while we investigate the inner ...

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Mixed Vendor 7900 GTX SLI

Ever wonder if you really can mix NVIDIA GeForce video cards from different manufacturers in SLI? In this article, we show you that you can and show the performance of a Leadtek 7900 GTX combined with an XFX 7900 GTX.

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OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 2GB Dual Channel Platinum XTC

  While my previous words echo respect for a company that is one of several that are Computer Enthusiast centered in their business focus, I have no preconceived or contrived notions about the product that I’ll be reviewing today. Join me in exploring in depth the OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 ...

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Thermaltake Matrix VX Case

  Thermaltake® Technology, Co. LTD, a Hong Kong based company burst onto the case, cooling, and computer accessory manufacturing scene in 1999. Thermaltake has been kind enough to furnish us with one of their newest products, the Matrix VX Case for review today. This case targets two very popular subsets ...

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4GB Apple iPod nano Review

Check out our review of the white 4GB Apple iPod nano. The nano is a small and sleek flash-based digital audio player. We haven’t reviewed an iPod here before, but now we know why they are so popular…

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PowerColor X1600 PRO AGP 512MB

PowerColor X1600 PRO AGP model with 512 MB framebuffer it’s not up to X1600 XT toes, but it’s not weak either. It’s a good solution if you don’t want X1300 and want to go with something stronger. Performance wise it does its job, but I’m afraid more memory won’t necessarily ...

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VisionTek Xtasy Theater 550 Pro MCE Edition

  About 10 days ago, I was surprised when a VisionTek™ Xtasy™ Theater 550 Pro™ MCE Edition was delivered to my doorstep by the man in the brown truck. Needless to say, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to ascertain whether the purported facts I had read were simply hype ...

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