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Enermax EG465P-VE(FC) Power Supply

With a plethora of features, like dual temperature controlled fans and a maximum of 460 watts of power, the EG465P-VE(FC) from Enermax is a great power supply for almost any PC.

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Enermax CS-B031-TBB Titanium Case

Aluminum cases have been quite popular over the past couple years, and it seems as if regular old steel is the only other option out there if you don’t want aluminum. Well, that is until Enermax decided to produce a titanium case! Check out our review of the CS-B031-TBB titanium ...

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Biostar M7NCG PRO Motherboard

I like nearly everything about the M7NCG PRO. This nForce2 mainboard is a solid overclocker, with support of FSB speeds of up to 200 MHz. While the second built-in VGA port will appeal to some of you, the missing Serial-ATA and RAID features will likely be an issue for others, ...

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Xoxide Super Lazer LEDs

The Super Lazer LEDs from Xoxide are an affordable and flexible way to add light to your case. You can focus each of the three independent LEDs on different components in your case, or you can use all three to add a lot of light to your system.

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Crucial 3200 1GB Kit

‘No-one will ever need more than 640k” … That was ages ago. Today 512 MB is almost a minimum and more and more are getting 1 GB of memory. We’ve taken a look at some PC3200 memory from Crucial to see how it stands up against more expensive memory.

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Leadtek K7NCR18D PRO II

A few months ago we reviewed the Leadtek K7NCR18D PRO and loved it. Now it is time to take a look at the updated Leadtek K7NCR18D PRO II, which includes 400MHz FSB support. Is it as good or even better?

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Athenatech A747SC Midtower Case

If you are tired of the same old beige cases, then check out the cases from Athenatech U.S.A. Inc. This company has been manufacturing computer cases and power supplies for over six years. Athenatech GmbH has a factory located in Mainland China with a workspace of 40,000 square meters and ...

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CMG Equipment Infinity Ultra

While a flashlight might not be the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions LEDs, it just might be something you should consider for dropping in your PC repair or LAN party tool kit!

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Leadtek WinFast A310 Ultra TD MyVivo

Leadtek’s MyVIVO line always seem to pack in great features and good bundles, and in general, Leadtek products perform quite well. So does the WinFast A310 follow that trend? Read the article to see how this GeForceFX 5600 Ultra card fares in our testing.

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Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW CD-R/RW

Plextor has a reputation of producing high quality and high performing CD-RW drives. Recently, Plextor decided to join the DVD recorder market and try to extend that reputation. This review takes a look at Plextor’s PX-504A DVD+R/RW drive, which actually is also a CD-R/RW drive as well.

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Xoxide UV LED Fans

LED fans are great. UV light is great. So combine the two and you have great great… or greater. Well, what I’m trying to say is UV LED fans look great and help cool your case, which is great! Check out this article about Xoxide’s UV LED fans, and I’ll ...

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Biostar M7NCD Pro

If you are building an AMD powered system these days chances are high that you will be using a motherboard using NVIDIA’s excellent nForce2 chipset. Today we are taking a look at Biostar’s second nForce2-based motherboard, the M7NCD Pro, a nForce2 motherboard with a $80 pricetag.

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DFI LANParty KT400A Motherboard

DFI isn’t leaving anyone guessing with their latest line of high performance, feature-packed boards. The LANParty family is quite obviously aimed at the enthusiast / gamer / modder who wants to show off his system. Dual LAN, UV reactive and RAID 1.5 are just a few of the interesting features ...

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Corsair TWINX512-3200LL DDR Memory Kit

The popularity of dual channel DDR (DCDDR) memory configurations seems to only be increasing, especially as more and more Intel and AMD based boards are becoming available with chipsets that support DCDDR. In early 2003, Corsair introduced TWINX memory kits to meet the demand of enthusiasts wanting high quality and ...

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BFG GeForce FX 5600

BFG offers an extra 128MB of memory with its FX5600, but is it worth the extra money?

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MSI TV@nywhere (MS-8876) Review

MSI’s TV@nywhere (model MS-8876) PCI TV-tuner packs a lot more than just video input and some TV-tuning software. Two features that stand out, right off the bat, are that the TV@nywhere can (1) record and convert between MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG4, and (2) actually serve its TV connection over the ...

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MSI CR52-A2 52/24/52 CD-R/RW

MSI is known for making high performance and high quality motherboards and video cards, but that’s not all they manufacture. MSI also has a nice line of optical drives, including this speed 52x burner that was sent to our labs.

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Belkin Quadra 4-in-1 Pen

If you’re looking for a new stylus for your PDA, then you might want to give the new Belkin Quadra 4-in-1 Pen a good hard look. It offers an unusual array of features at an outstanding value. How often does that happen these days?!

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Casewraps: The Cure For The Common PC

Got a case of the PC blahs? Beige got you bored? Try a Casewrap for a colorful quick fix!

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MSI GeForce FX 5600-VTDR128

The MSI FX5600-VTR128 is a quiet card, of reasonable size, which does NOT need extra power or an adjacent PCI slot and it comes with an excellent bundle of goodies.

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Xoxide UV Cold Cathode 80mm Fans

Want to add some cooling AND lighting to your case at the same time? There seems to be no better way than with some cold cathode fans! Xoxide offers several different types, and I take a look at the 80mm UV orange and blue versions. They’re quiet, bright and cool!

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Chaintech Reloaded 2003 Event Report

I was lucky enough to have the privilege to attend a media event — the Chaintech Reloaded Event. The event took place in New Orleans, and Chaintech took it as an opportunity to introduce itself and some of its products to the press. NVIDIA, InterVideo and Corsair were also there ...

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XFX GeForce FX 5200

With all the talk about the high-end FX5900 cards it is easy to forget that there also is a low-end part, the FX5200. I have taken a look at XFX’s GeForce FX5200 card to see if it is a good replacement for the GF4MX.

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OCZ Ultra 2 Thermal paste

Arctic Silver is the gold standard of thermal compounds. Can OCZ’s Ultra 2 dethrone it?

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Antec Sonata PC Case

Antec’s new Sonata case is quiet, compact, and beautiful.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Can Rockstar Games successfully up on the overwhelming success of GTA3? According to Starfury, yes they can!

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AOpen AK79D Max nForce2 Motherboard

After getting through some headaches with installation, the AK79D Max proved to be a pretty good board. It’s very stable and offers a lot of features. In this review, I compare this nForce2 mobo to a KT400 board to see which is really better.

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Xoxide Dual 6 Inch Bubble Light Cold Cathodes

Xoxide’s 6″ Dual Bubble Light Cold Cathodes are a unique way to add some light to a case with a window. The kit comes with everything you need, and it is very easy to install!

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NVIDIA nForce2 400 and Ultra 400

NVIDIA is unveiling two new products in its nForce family — the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 and NVIDIA nForce2 400 platform processors. So what’s new with these offerings? They are optimized and validated for the new AMD Athlon XP 3200+ processors with advanced 400MHz FSB technology.

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NVIDIA FX5900 GPU’s – Preview

Will the FX5900 GPU’s help NVIDIA regain the place at the top or will it be another disappointment like the FX5800 Ultra was?

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GameBoy Advance SP

Nintendo finally gave in to the hue and cry from gamers for a lighted screen on the GBA. To many peoples surprise they did more than just add a light, they totally redesigned the GBA’s form factor and added some other minor changes as well. Take a look to see ...

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CrazyPC Green Cold Cathode Kit

This cold cathode kit from CrazyPC happens to be a Sun Beam product, which is a well known name to light aficionados. The kit is pretty high quality and includes everything you need for installation.

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Biostar M7NCG Motherboard

This Micro-ATX motherboard has just about everything you need for a basic computer: built-in GeForce4 MX video, sound, network connection, USB 2.0, etc.

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MSI Ti4800SE-VTD8X

Remember the good ol’ days when 3D accelerators were new and card makers were trying to convince you to make the leap to 3D? MSI obviously remembers the good ol’ days (and recognizes the need to differentiate its products). Their NVIDIA Ti4800SE offering, the Ti4800SE-VTD8X, is chock full of goodies.

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X-trac Pro HS Mousing Surface

Even though optical mice marketing involves the claim of “not needing a mouse pad,” you still need a good surface to mouse on, especially if you are a gamer. The X-trac Pro Hard Surface is a mouse pad engineered with optical mousers and gamers in mind, and you can tell!

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nForce3 Professional

Following up the success with the nForce2, NVIDIA now offers a solution for the new AMD Opteron CPUs, the nForce3 Pro. Check out our article about the new chipset.

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GrinderGear Expedition PDA Case

The downside to a PDA being there for you all the time is that it’s also there when conditions are less than ideal for electronic equipment. If you frequently expose your PDA to rugged and hostile environments, you might want to check out GrinderGear’s Expedition case!

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Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/750-8X XP Golden Sample

The Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/750-8X XP is a great VIVO and gamer solution. This Ti4800SE is actually a Ti4400 with 8X AGP support, but it easily overlcocks to Ti4600 speeds (300/650) with Gainward’s included ExperTool utility. Overall, it’s a great package and high in value.

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Radeon 9600 Pro

Not content of owning the high-end ATI also want to own the mid-end. Today I am looking at the Radeon 9600 Pro to see what it offers.

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MSI K7N2G-ILSR

MSI offers one of the most feature-rich nForce2 boards in its price range. This board is directed at nearly every edge of the market. System builders will love it for its price, stability and features.

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