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Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 3, 2008 06:39AM
Author: Nemo


It's the beginning of a brand new week and our affiliates have been busy. Several sites are treating us to double features today so let's get started. PCApex leads off with a look at the Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler (reviewed by OCC HERE). Stick around for the second installment by jumping over to their Solytech 600w Power Supply review. Fudzilla is next up with a two-fer begining with a look at a motherboard powered by AMD's RS780 Hybrid Crossfire chipset - the J&W RS780UVD-AM2+ IGP. Next up is the factory-overclocked Asus EAH3870 TOP. Our third double feature comes from RBMods and the Vizo Sleet RAM Cooler that's eerily similar to the coolers found on OCZ's Reaper series of DDR3 modules. Next in line is a detailed review of the Spire Pinifarina Case.  TweakTown gives us our final double offering starting with the GIGABYTE GeForce 8800GT TurboForce (see the OCC review HERE) and finishing with The Bundle Do we really care?  Take a short breather while we talk about notebooks. The notebook/laptop market is growing faster than it desktop counterpart and as processors become more powerful there is also a niche market developing for even smaller and lighter devices.  ASUS has made a big splash with their Eee PC and today PC Perspective reviews the ASUS U6S 12.1" Ultra-mobile Notebook. Back to the cooling department where we find the Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound from Virtual-Hideout (you can find the OCC review HERE). Thermalright has been at the top of the cooling heap with their series of coolers for quite some time.  So how do you improve on that?  Try adding a couple of heatpipes to the Ultra-120 and Madshrimps reveals the results in their review of the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Cooler. Overclocker Cafe examines the Apevia X-Supra 'G' Type Case (recently reviewed by OCC HERE). NVIDIA is back in the integrated graphics game and today motherboards.org has a look at the XFX nForce 630i / GeForce 7150 motherboard.  At a price point of around $80, integrated graphics with HDMI, DVI and VGA ports, this might be the HTPC solution you've been searching for. ThinkComputers is giving us an opportunity to check out the Princeton VL2018W 20.1-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. For your modding pleasure, head on over to TechSpot and watch the video where they Turn a small home UPS into a giant UPS.  You could be listening to that video on some AblePlanet Clear Harmony Headphones reviewed at Techgage.  We'll close out today's uber roundup with the Überclok Ion: Custom built fragging goodness from Bjorn3D.



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