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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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ECS Editors’ Day Coverage

ECS was kind enough to invite Bjorn3D to its first Editors’ Day event in the US. We cover all the interesting stuff that ECS presented during the event, including HYBRID motherboards and Scalable Dual Graphic Engine (S.D.G.E.).

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Kingston HyperX DDR2 750MHz (KHX6000D2K2/1G)

If you’re looking for some DDR2 memory that will take your PC’s memory clock up to 750 MHz, Kingston has a new 1 GB memory kit that is worth consideration. From Kingston’s high-end HyperX line, the KHX6000D2K2/1G features the fastest DDR2 modules the company offers.

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Leadtek 7800 GTX SLI

In our 7800 GTX preview and reviews to date, we have seen it is a great card. But how does it stack up in SLI? I took some current programs and an upcoming game and did some testing.

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Sapphire Radeon X550 Review

While becoming infatuated with the mid- and high-end video card segments is quite easy, we must not forget the entry-level cards. This review focuses on Sapphire’s Radeon X550, which is a step up from the X300.

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Matrix Orbital MX6 Series PLED Kit

Matrix Orbital’s MX6 series showcases their PLED technology. Discover why it’s the sharpest, fastest, and smartest little display around!

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PowerColor X800 GT Strikes Back With Improved Performance

The new BIOS from Tul Corporation seems like a trick up their sleeve. Albeit PowerColor X800 GT performs marvelously with stock BIOS, additional FPS will never hurt anyone — just the opposite. The updated software provides a whopping 24% benefits in some cases. On average and across all resolutions there ...

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ECS KN1 Extreme nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review

ECS has always been a “go to” brand for budget motherboards when top performance wasn’t a concern. Now, with its Extreme line, though, ECS offers great performance and maintains a great price, which results in excellent bang for the buck. Check out ECS’s solid nForce4 Ultra offering – the KN1 ...

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Quakecon 2005 – Day 3

Quakecon 2005 is officially over and it was definitely a blast. Come check out the latest on the final day of Quakecon 2005!

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Quakecon 2005 – Day 2

Day 2 brings even more news, action, and fun from Grapevine TX at Quakecon 2005. Check out some news about some of the latest gaming hardware to make you drool through the holiday season.

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Quakecon 2005 – Day 1

Welcome to one of the largest LAN gatherings on the face of the planet. Quakecon 2005 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover it all. Check out our daily updates as we take you inside the madness that is Quakecon!

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PowerColor X800 GT

I have drawn plenty of facts from testing ATI’s latest VPU, RADEON X800 GT. PowerColor X800 GT is a beast in its own class. Thanks to very high core and memory clocks the performance of an 8 pipeline card is as good as it will ever get. We show you ...

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HIS X800XL vs Sapphire X800XL 512 MB

We’ve taken a look at two completely different X800XL cards. One card, the Sapphire X800XL 512 MB, features lots of memory while the other, the HIS x800XL, runs very silent. Which one is the right one for you?

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Gigabyte 3D Galaxy Liquid Cooling System Review

We take a look at Gigabyte’s new liquid cooling kit.

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Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GTX Review

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 Gigabyte’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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Lian-Li PC-V1200 Aluminum Extended ATX Case Review

If you want a big, stylish and roomy case, then you should definitely take a look at our review of Lian-Li’s PC-V1200 Extended ATX case. Like other Lian-Li cases, this one is made of aluminum and not only has awesome features but also great looks.

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Blue Tango Classic – Bluetooth Audio

The Blue Tango Classic is an impressive piece of kit that allows you to stream music from the computer to a stereo or a pair of speakers using Bluetooth.

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Frontier Labs NEX 3 MP3/FM Media Player

The NEX 3 is a small, SD-based MP3 player / FM radio. If you have basic needs and a spare SD card, then this simple player might just be what you’ve been looking for.

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Chenbro Gaming Bomb II Case Review

Chenbro’s Gaming Bomb II is a very impressive case, from its great looks and style to its outstanding features and uniqueness. When it comes to high-end cases and just cases in general, the GBII is definitely one of the best around.

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Tuniq Tower 120 Cooler Review

It is not often I get intimidated by a piece of hardware, but the sheer size of the Tuniq Tower 120 CPU fan/cooler made me wonder if it would fit my case and motherboard. Read my review to see how I got it installed and how it performed compared to ...

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PowerColor X800 XL 512MB

I recommend this card to anyone who can’t afford an X850 XT PE / GeForce 6800 Ultra or G70, but with limited pieces it would be quite impossible to get a hold of one. My only two gripes with this card are poor overclock results and outdated bundle; other than ...

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