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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

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Posted: 03:50AM

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you're probably aware of all the new offerings from AMD and Nvidia in the ongoing war for videocard supremacy. Sometimes though, spending upwards of $300 is either not in the cards (pun intended) or just not necessary. Both sides have been filling in the niches below their top of the line graphics cards and that's where the HD4670 from AMD and the 9500GT from Nvidia come in. These cards are targeted at the below $100 market and may just be ideal for a HTPC setup. Speaking of which, the SilverStone ST45NF 450W power supply is a low-noise PSU due to its fan-less design and quiet operation is a key factor in a good home theater PC build.

nPowerTek NPH-775-140HC Heatsink @ FrostyTech

Aeneon Xtune PC3-12800 @ XSReviews
OCZ Flex II 4GB PC2-9200 DDR2 Memory @ Legit Reviews

MSI P35 Platinum Combo Intel P35 Express Motherboard @ PCSTATS

Power Supplies
SilverStone Nightjar ST45NF 450W Fan-less PSU @ PC Perspective
Thermaltake Toughpower Power Express 650W VGA Power Supply @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Mega Fifteen-way USB 2.0 Flash Drive Roundup @ TweakTown

Twintech 9600 GT Overclocked With Phase-Change Cooling @ Madshrimps
Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 in Crossfire @ TweakTown
HD 4670 Review: Mainstream muscle card? @ Neoseeker
Leadtek WinFast PX9500GT @ Bjorn3D
Geforce 9500 GT SLI vs Geforce 9600 GT Performance Comparison @ Madshrimps

Audio Archiving Guide: Part 1 - Music Formats @ Techgage

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