Hardware Roundup: Tuesday EditionCategory: Video Cards, Motherboards, Cases, Memory, Power Supplies, Speakers/Headphones, Storage / Hard Drives, Modding, CPU Cooling, Trade Shows/Conventions
Posted: January 15, 2008 06:38AM
Our web wanderings turned up a lot of reviews to go through today. Let's begin by welcoming a new affiliate to the fold, HotHardware, who brings us a review of the Asus EAH3850 TOP Graphics Card. While we're looking at video cards, [H]ardocp gives us a chance to look at the other side of the ATI/NVIDIA competition with an evaluation of the Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB. Also in the NVIDIA camp is the XFX GeForce 8800 GT XXX 512MB Alpha Dog Edition at NVNews. Now we move on to memory with two reviews of DDR3 kits. First up is the Supertalent ProjectX 2GB DDR3-1800 Memory Kit at RBMods followed by Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 from Bjorn3D. For an amazing original case mod, check out Project: Eutanasia at MetkuMods and watch as the builder takes us from design to completion. It's always fun to take a look at what the previous year had in store and LostCircuits treats us to their 2007: A Retrospective. Looking forward, we find the Intel Skulltrail Out In Feb '08! at Tech ARP. Skulltrail/V8 is Intel's dual quad-core processor board that gives you a chance to have octo-core processing and four PCI-E x16 slots. Given that kind of setup, you'll have a real need for some serious power like the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W PSU at TweakTown. Keeping your Intel processor cool and quiet is a job for the Auras LPT-700 Heatsink and FrostyTech reports on how well it succeeds at that job. OCModshop gives us a look at the Razer Piranha Gaming Headset (also reviewed by OCC). We all have a need for the ability to store our data and multimedia files. A network storage device is one solution to this problem and Virtual-Hideout reviews the Thecus N5200 Pro NAS today. For a little video envy you can check out the Samsung SyncMaster 245T 24-Inch LCD Monitor at Tweaknews. And in the "It's Not Over Until It's Over" department we have more CES 2008 coverage from ThinkComputers (Intel) and Techgage (Cars).