Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition
Our research turned up an interesting mix of items from around the web for today's roundup. Let's begin by visiting the audio department where we find the Pleomax portable speakers at Fudzilla. This small unit produces better sound that native notebook speakers and offers four additional USB ports as well. TweakNews takes a look at the Zalman ZM-RS6F USB 5.1 Surround Headphones/Headset and rates them as a decent set for notebook gaming use. On the desktop side of things, Techgage analyzes the Logitech Z Cinema Speaker System, a 2.1-channel system and finds a lot to like. PC Power & Cooling has been cranking out high-end power supplies for quite some time and PC Perspective finds the Turbo-Cool 860W PSU continues to deliver the high-quality we've come to expect from them. Modders will appreciate the Alpahcool LC-Display 240x128 Pixel blue neg. black evaluated by RBMods. Check out what all they discovered you can use this LCD display for. Another modding trick made its way into the roundup as Overclockers Online shows us How to Rotate your Samsung 245BW. PCStats has another installment in their guide series with its Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death. There's big and then there's the Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 Low Noise Heatsink. FrostyTech evaluates the largest heatsink ever to pass through its labs and shows us what kind of performance you can expect from a ten-heatpipe cooler sporting a 140mm fan. HotHardware has posted ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI Sneak Peek, with a couple of pics of the AM2+ motherboard based on NVIDIA’s GeForce 8200 chipset - think hybrid SLI and HDMI support. While we're on the subject of AMD boards with integrated graphics support, Legit Reviews has the AMD 780G Chipset - Gigabyte MA-78GM-S2H Motherboard and they like what they saw, especially at a price point under $100US. In a galaxy far, far away, or at least on the high-end of the Intel universe anyway, Madshrimps reviews the Intel SkullTrail Super High End PC Platform. No matter how you look at it, all that performance comes at a very steep price. On over to the video arena where we find a guide from Tech ARP showing us Getting NVIDIA ForceWare 174 To Work With GeForce 8 Cards is a possibility. TweakTown reviews the MSI GeForce N9600GT OC Graphics Card, a factory-overclocked unit with enhanced after-market cooling. If you're looking to build a HTPC or just want to watch TV on your computer, Bjorn3D has the WinFast Leadtek PxDTV2300H TV tuner card for you to read about. Closing out the roundup today is the Kingston HyperX DDR3-1625 2GB Memory Kit reviewed by ThinkComputers.