Hardware Roundup: Wednesday EditionCategory: Video Cards, CPU's, Cases, Input Devices, CPU Cooling
Posted: February 13, 2008 06:07AM
Our middle of the week wanderings turned up some goodies from our affiliate sites so let's get started by visiting a couple of videocard reviews. First in line is Neoseeker and their look at the VisionTek HD 3870 which differs from the reference design with the inclusion of an oversized heatsink and a more powerful fan. For double the GPU fun on a single card, TechSpot has the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2. For a comprehensive look at over 336 graphics cards you can check out the Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide from Tech ARP which has updated to include several Intel integrated graphic processors. Speaking of TechSpot, did you know they have a sister site written in Spanish? They've just published Prueba de desempeño AMD Phenom. Next up we have a couple of CPU cooling products. The Asus Triton 77 Heatsink that comes equipped with a "Sunon MagLev 92mm vapo-bearing PWM fan". Sounds impressive, but how well does it perform? Head on over to FrostyTech to find out. Bjorn3D evaluates the Thermaltake Bigwater 760i and finds it somewhat lacking. Can the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse make you a better gamer? Head on over to ThinkComputers to find out. If you're looking to tame the noise from your rig, Virtual-Hideout has a look at the Nexus Caterpillar ATX Quiet Case to see if it can do the job.