Hardware Roundup: Friday EditionCategory: Video Cards, Motherboards, Cases, Cooling, Operating Systems, Gaming, Storage / Hard Drives, Small Form Factor, CPU Cooling
Posted: January 18, 2008 06:06AM
Our roundup kicks off with a look at the Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fan at Overclockers Online. Noctua is known for its low-noise fans and the NF-P12 is designed for high-impedance applications such as CPU coolers. Foxconn has been introducing more boards aimed at the enthusiasts market over the past year and today Legit Reviews has a look at the Foxconn X38A Motherboard. With support for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory and tweaker friendly options such as onboard CMOS clear, power and reset switches can it make the grade for overclockers? Next up are a pair of external hard drives and who doesn't need more storage these days? The Tagan ICY BOX IB-3220 at GideonTech supports two 3.5" drives via a USB cable. Just as Tagan is best known for its power supplies, the name Plextor probably makes you think of CD and DVD burners. However, the Plextor PX-PH160US is an external 2.5" drive and Bjorn3D gives us the low down. 3dGameMan has a video review of the factory-overclocked HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB GDDR4 Video Card. If you're looking for a Vista performance tweak then Just Say No to SuperFetch and OCModShop shows us how. Techgage has a double offering today looking at two cases on opposite ends of the size spectrum with the SilverStone TJ10 Full Tower and the NZXT Rogue SFF Gaming Chassis. Finally, try saying Wii Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 three times real fast then head on over to RBmods to read the review. While we're in the gaming mode Tech ARP has updated their Crysis Benchmarking Guide.