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XFX GeForce 7800 GS AGP Review

Today NVIDIA gives AGP users another weapon to use to win in playing games. We put the XFX 7800GS up againts a BFG 6800 Ultra OC.

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PC Power & Cooling 1KW PSU Review

Have two video cards, two optical drives, three hard drives and a plethora of other components in your PC? If so, you might wonder if your PSU is struggling. Well, there’s certainly no struggling for PC Power & Cooling’s Turbo-Cooling 1KW. Check out our review of this powerful beast!

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The Radeon X1900

The high-end video card war continues with ATI’s latest GPU X1900 (R580). Sporting 3 times the pixel shader processors over the X1800XT and twice as many as the GeForce 7800GTX ATI has release a real power-horse. Even more important is the fact that the cards already are in stock in ...

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HIS X1600XT IceQ Turbo DL-DVI, DVI 256MB

When the X1600XT was announced there were some concerns that it wasn’t priced correctly when you compared it to similar NVIDIA cards. ATI responded by lowering the price and today the X1600XT is a chipset that offers a lot of features and performance for its price. Today we test the ...

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Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal Motherboard Review

Check out our review of the Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal to see if it deserves to be called “royal” or not. This high-end 955X motherboard boasts a lot of great features and an extensive bundle, but the layout isn’t perfect. Read the review to find out the details.

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60: Dual-Core FX Has Arrived

Today, AMD is releasing its latest FX based CPU, the FX-60. First off, you may say, “What happened to the odd number scheme FX-51, FX-53, FX-55 and FX-57?” Well, this new CPU starts off 2006 in the AMD world of Dual-Core Performance CPU. At this time, we see that these ...

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PowerColor X1600 XT & X1300

While I can easily say both X1600 XT and X1300 from PowerColor are good products, I’m a bit famished. The performance of X1600 XT could be better yet I understand this might come in time with the new drivers. This X1600 as well as X1300 have it all; Avivo/HDTV along ...

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Sansun Thermal Monster Fan Controller Review

With more and more fans in your computer the noiselevel is bound to go up. A fan controller can be the solution for keeping your computer coll while as far as possible keeping the noise down. We’ve tested Sansuns’s Thermal Monster to see if it will do the trick.

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Corsair COOL Water Cooling Kit Review

Corsair’s continuation of enigineering excellence is the COOL by Corsair. Check out our review of the next iteration of water coolers from Corsair that follows in the footsteps of the Hydrocool.

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Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT 620W Power Supply Review

Enermax delivers an attractive, flexible, and powerful PSU with its new Liberty ELT620AWT. If you are looking for a high-end modular power supply, do yourself a favor and check out this review!

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Antec TrueControl II 550 PSU Review

Check out our review of Antec’s TrueControl II 550. Read the review to see if this 550W PSU could handle a system with three hard drives and two 7800 GTX 512s.

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PowerColor X800 GTO 16

To make the long story short, it would’t be wise of me not to recommend this card. Everyone who is seeking a cheap upgrade yet wants decent performance should give PowerColor X800 GTO16 a considerate and detailed look. Whether you’re a gamer, enthusiast or graphics editor you should not look ...

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Leadtek 7800 GTX MyVIVO Extreme Review

Leadtek responds to the factory-overclocked competition with a highly-cranked 7800 GTX (490MHz core and 1.25GHz memory). Additionally, Leadtek throws in a good bundle to add value to the package. Check out our review of this fast and big (thanks to the cooler) card.

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Transcend 40GB StoreJet 2.5 Portable HDD Review

Need some portable storage? USB flash drives don’t quite cut it? Then maybe you should take a look at our review of the 40GB Transcend StoreJet 2.5 portable hard drive.

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PowerColor X1800 XT

Check out our review of PowerColor’s flagship video card – the X1800 XT VIVO. With 512MB of memory and an advanced architecture, it promises great performance. See if it delivers!

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SilverStone LC16M HTPC Case Review

The SilverStone LC16M offers a lot for a HTPC case, including a VFD, IR receiver, remote control, room for six hard drives, good cooling and great style. Like any other product, it’s not perfect though. Check out our review of this HTPC case to see what we like and dislike ...

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XFX GeForce 7800 GTX 512 XXX Edition Review

We take a look at our first retail GeForce 7800 GTX 512 card to see how fast it flies. The GTX 512 is undoubtedly the fastest performing card on the block right now, but is it worth the current asking price? Read this review of XFX’s 7800 GTX 512 XXX ...

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ATI All-In-Wonder X1800 XL

With the All-In-Wonder X1800XL ATI has created a card that sits just as confortable in a MediaPC as a gaming-PC. Support for both analogue and DVB-T channels as well as true RGBScart, DVI, VGA and Component output makes it an ideal card for anyone who wants to get the best ...

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Albatron 6600GT (single and SLI) Review

Once only for the hardcare gamer SLI has become much more interesting for every budget now that there is a lot of different cards supporting it. I’ve tested the Albatron PC6600GT both as a single mid-level video card but also in a SLI-configuration.

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NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 Preview

Check out our preview of the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512. As the name implies, this is a 512MB version of the 7800 GTX, but more than just memory was added to this card. We look at reference GTX 512s in SLI and at the XFX 7800 GTX XXX Edition.

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Thermaltake PowerStation 520W

Thermaltake 520W model is stable even when overclocking the CPU to 2.5GHz from standard 1.8GHz and accordingly adjusting voltages. The only potential problem I noted is the whole PowerStation device “thing” I have nothing against flexibility and benefits coming from innovative components such as this one, but in the long ...

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XFX 7800 GT SLI Review

With its factory overclock, generous bundle and unique Double Lifetime Warranty, the XFX GeForce 7800 GT offers a lot of performance and value. Check out our review of this card by itself and paired up in SLI mode. We compare it to a Gigabyte 7800 GT and GTX and a ...

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ULTRA Mini Portable Disk

With the ULTRA Mini Portable Disk, a “traveling” harddrive can be made into a reality. “Just add a drive and go!” claims ULTRA. Let’s see if that is really the case.

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Albatron nForce4 K8SLI

The Albatron K8-SLI is a cheap yet competent nForce4 SLI motherboard. If you are on a budget yet want to treat yourself with SLI support, the K8SLI is a good choice.

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OCZ 2GB Rally USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

OCZ decided to jump in the crowded USB flash drive market. Rather than focus on a gimmicky design or extra bells and whistles, OCZ set out to become the undeniable flash drive performance leader. Check out this review to see if the Rally hits this target.

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HIS X800GT IceQ II Turbo and HIS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo

HIS is back with two new X800-series cards, the HIS X800 GT IceQII Turbo and the HIS X800GTO IceQII Turbo. These might not be super fast cards but with a low price they might still provide the best bang for the buck. We have tested both to find out.

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Thermaltake Golden Orb II CPU Cooler

If you’re in the market for a new CPU cooler that you want to be able to forget it’s doing its job because you can’t hear it, you should read this review of Thermaltake’s Golden Orb II.

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Corsair 2GB PC4400 DDR Kit – TWINX2048-4400PRO

The battle for 2GB DDR kit supremacy has begun… mostly because of Battlefield 2 and its high demand on system memory. Check out this quick look at Corsair’s upcoming flagship 2GB DDR kit – the TWINX2048-4400PRO.

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Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GT (GV-NX78T256V-B) Review

If you can’t quite justify a 7800 GTX but still have a nice budget for pixel crunching, then you really need to (and probably are) consider a 7800 GT. Check out this review of Gigabyte’s 7800 GT, which we compare to Gigabyte’s 7800 GTX and a reference 6800 GT.

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SunBeam Trio

The SunBeam Trio case has one visible cool feature; the three glowing analogue meters in the front of the case. We’ve tested it to see if this is all that the case has to offer or if there is more cool features lurking beneath the surface.

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The X1000 series – ATI goes SM3.0

ATI has finally released their first Shader Model 3.0 famlily of Shader Model 3.0 supporting chips. With a new and updated architecture, new features and even more performance ATI has closed and in many cases passed NVIDIA again. We’ve not only listened to tons of presentations about the X1000 but ...

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World’s exclusive review: PowerColor X800 GT EVO Liquid Cooled

PowerColor X800 GT EVO is faster than plain GT by roughly ~10% and ~3% speedier than overclocked GT. X800 GT EVO OC should perform ~13-15% better (on average) than standard GT. Yet ask yourself is it worth it if you already have one of those crippled X800s?

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Frontier Labs NEX 3+ MP3 Player Review

If you’re looking for a simple MP3 player with a built-in FM transmitter to play your MP3s on your car stereo, then you might want to check out this review of the Frontier Labs NEX 3+.

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Biostar NF4SIE-A7 nForce4 SLI IE Motherboard Review

Check out our first retail SLI Intel Edition motherboard review. In this article, we tackle the Biostar NF4SIE-A7, a no-frills and affordable SLI offering.

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Biostar I945P-A7 Motherboard Review

Looking for a cheap way to build an Intel-based PC? Biostar’s I945P-A7 is definitely worth a look. Read our review to see if it offers up enough features for you.

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GeForce 6100 and nForce 400 preview

Today nVIDIA is throwing its hat back into the integrated video market again. Last time they where in it was with the nForce 2 product line. nForce2 was aimed at the enthusiast market for the most part, this time they are aiming for corporate desktop, media center machine and what ...

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Ergodex DX1 Input System

Ever wonder why you are stuck using the same keyboard layout for all of your applications? Check out the Ergodex DX1 for a new perspective on input devices.

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Antec Phantom 500 Silent PSU

Antec’s Phantom 500 is a 500W silent power supply, but it’s not fanless like most silent PSU’s. The Phantom 500 is a “hybrid” design that includes a fan that only comes on at a certain, user-configurable temperature and then shuts off after lowering to that temperature. Check out our review ...

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XFX GeForce 7800 GTX

By now, you all know how exciting the GeForce 7800 GTX has proven to be. It’s definitely on a whole new level of performance. This review covers XFX’s offering into this whole new level of graphic card goodness. Check it out to see just how well a single retail 7800 ...

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Asetek VapoChill Micro Ultra Low Noise Cooler

After various heavy CPU coolers the VapoChill Micro Ultra Low Noise from Asetek is a welcome change. It is very light and use a gas inside to remove the heat.

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