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News Archives for March 2007

Review: Antec Nine Hundred

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 06:04AM
Author: Nemo

Techgage - Antec has launched a gamers case that they tout as being the "most versatile ever". It also takes on a huge task of keeping your components cool with it's 200mm fan. We are taking a thorough tour of the case to see if it's worth your time.


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News: AMD claims its ATI R600 is primed, ready to beat nVidia's 8800

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 10:17AM
Author: sdy284

ZDnet - Among the various agenda items at today's AMD press conference was a report card on it's plans for CPU/GPU integration — a part of the company's long term vision now that it has acquired graphics tech titan ATI. During the conference, company spokespeople were very frank about the lead in graphics performance that NVidia's 8800 graphic solutions have over anything that ATI has to offer. That said, company officials also argue that the true benefits of the 8800 won't kick in until software titles supporting Microsoft's DirectX 10 graphics APIs (aka "DX10") hit the market. Currently there are none. But by the time those software titles start to ship, ATI claims that its competition to NVidia's 8800, currently codenamed the "R600," will be ready by the time the DX10 titles that need the sort of power that it and NVidia's GeForce 8800 deliver.

Click HERE to discuss this in the OCC Forums. - sdy284 *News Editor*


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Review: Razer Krait Optical Gaming Mouse

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 10:21AM
Author: sdy284

TechARP - Have you ever wanted a really good optical gaming mouse, but see no need for "professional" mice with multiple side buttons? If so, the Razer Krait might just be the answer to your prayers. The Krait boasts a 1600 dpi optical sensor with a frame rate of 6400 fps, a 16-bit data channel and a gold USB connector for bling bling. Read about it in our latest review

Click HERE to compare this to the OCC review of the Razer Krait. - sdy284 *News Editor*


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Review: ABIT AW9D-MAX 975X Express Motherboard

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 05:46PM
Author: Nemo

PCStats - The ABIT AW9D-MAX motherboard is based on Intel's top of the line 975X Express and ICH7R chipsets, packs in quite a lot to get excited about. This high end desktop chipset enables the AW9D-MAX to accommodate 533/800/1066MHz FSB Intel socket 775 processors. The four memory slots can be filled with up to 8GB of unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2-800 RAM. Standard equipment on the motherboard includes dual PCI Express based GigABIT network cards, ABIT's AudioMAX High Definition 7.1 channel audio controller, eight 3GB/s SATAII channels, Firewire IEEE 1394a and two additional two port Silicon Image SiI3132 Serial ATA II/RAID controllers.


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Review: Rosewill RCX-Z1 Heatsink

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 05:46PM
Author: Nemo

Frostytech - The Rosewill RCX-Z1 is an economical socket AM2 or 939 AMD Athlon64 heatsink in the most basic sense. In fact, it has been quite a while since FrostyTech has tested an extruded aluminum cooler for a modern processor. Apart from its copper heat spreader base plate, this is a very simple heatsink that is cheap and simple to install. It's thermal performance is satisfactory for AMD Sempron or any of the new lower wattage Athlon64 CPUs.


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News: AMD Will Continue Intel Chipset Development

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 06:34PM
Author: Nemo

DailyTech - AMD is continuing ATI chipset development for Intel processors despite the recent AMD and ATI merger. AMD does not intend to take the market share crown from Intel however. Jochen Polster, sales and marketing vice president for AMD, said their goal is to have a reasonable share of the Intel chipset market -- nothing too large. Relationships with NVIDIA will continue as well.


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News: Lenovo recalls 208,000 laptop batteries

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 06:34PM
Author: Nemo

ComputerWorld - Months after joining other PC vendors in a massive recall of faulty notebook batteries, Lenovo Group Ltd. said today it has found a different problem with some models, and will recall 208,000 notebook batteries worldwide. Lenovo made the move after five customers complained their batteries overheated after they had dropped or hit the notebooks. The defect caused minor eye irritation for one user, and damaged the property and computers of the others, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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News: Warner Buys Halo Soundtrack and Other Microsoft Game Music

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 06:35PM
Author: Nemo

DailyTech - Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and Microsoft Corp. announced today a worldwide music publishing administration agreement, whereby Warner/Chappell lays claim to compositions for Halo and Halo 2, as well as Age of Empires, Fable, Kameo and other video game franchises. The agreement also includes music in future video games to be published by Microsoft Game Studios, including the upcoming Halo 3 release.


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News: Nvidia announces upcoming beta Vista Forceware drivers

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 06:35PM
Author: Nemo

Techspot - With all the backlash they've received over Vista support, Nvidia has been very vocal recently about their alterations and updates to the Forceware driver package. They've today announced the upcoming release of a Vista Beta driver within the next few days, compatible with the GeForce 6, 7 and 8 series. The most notable feature of the package is SLI support for the 6 and 7 series, including the 7950 GX2.


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AMD Responds to Intel with its Own Teraflop Concept

Posted: March 1, 2007 @ time: 08:01PM
Author: Nemo

BetaNews - Last month at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Intel showed off a kind of "concept CPU," the way automobile manufacturers at the Auto Show in Detroit parade their concept vehicles. Intel's model was observed to have performed at a throughput rate of one teraflop - one trillion calculations per second. Never to be left outdone for long, AMD answered back yesterday at a press event in San Francisco, with a system design that, while not a single CPU, makes the case for "teraflop on a budget." Rather than pile 80 cores onto a single chip, as Intel's design accomplishes, AMD's teraflop system is comprised of a pair of dual-core Opteron processors coupled with a pair of R600 Stream processors. If you're wondering why you haven't heard of AMD R600 processors, it's because you still might have some information to absorb on account of the ATI acquisition. R600 processors are essentially GPUs, but in this design, they're being co-opted for general-purpose processing.

More information can be found in the AMD press release HERE. - Nemo *News Editor *


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Review: Microsoft Zune 30GB Media Player

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 04:46AM
Author: Nemo

Bona Fide Reviews - Microsoft's Zune has been the talk of the town since it's release during last year's holiday season yet the context of the "talking" has been both good and bad. We've read mixed reviews with some loving the Zune and some hating it. Understandably this must be quite confusing for consumers, so today we at BFR hope to leave you with a review that you can truly use to base your opinion of the Zune on.


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Review: Merconnet Car MP3 FM Transmitter

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 04:46AM
Author: Nemo

PC Apex - Yet another issue I had with this device was the output level. Ideally, I would want the device to broadcast at the same volume level as the radio stations around, so if you change the channel, you are not blasted by sound. Unfortunately, it doesn't. In fact, to broadcast at the same volume level as local radio stations, I have to turn my Treo's output down to the point where it wouldn't distort the input and turn up the car stereo to the point where I am starting to hear the engine's electrical interference. If I were to use the USB port to power my Treo while broadcasting via the audio input, the interference is worse.


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Review: Cooler Master X-Craft 350 HD Enclosure

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 04:46AM
Author: Nemo

Techgage - In the world of external hard drives, eSATA is the clear way to go. With both USB and eSATA on the Cooler Master X-Craft 350, it is positioned with plenty of bells and whistles to entice you to buy it. But is it worth it?


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News: Disk drive failures 13 times what vendors say

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 06:08AM
Author: Nemo

ComputerWorld - Customers are replacing disk drives at rates far higher than those suggested by the estimated mean time between failure (MTBF) supplied by drive vendors, according to a study of about 100,000 drives conducted by Carnegie Mellon University. The study, presented last month at the 5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies in San Jose, also shows no evidence that Fibre Channel (FC) drives are any more reliable than less expensive but slower performing Serial ATA (SATA) drives.

Click HERE to discuss this in the forums. - Nemo *News Editor*


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Review: ASUS M2A-VM

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 01:42PM
Author: Nemo

techPowerUp - The ASUS M2A-VM is ASUS' first board using the new AMD RS690G chipset. It comes in the small MicroATX form factor and is all passively cooled. This makes the board an ideal candidate for a quiet Media PC system. The integrated VGA with DVI/Analog output has enough power to do video playback and play an occasional game.


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Review: Foxconn 8800 GTX Graphics Card

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 01:42PM
Author: Nemo

Bjorn3D - Foxconn is no stranger to graphics cards as they manufacture an extremely high percentage of all the NVIDIA based cards on the market. When we say manufacture we're talking taking the bare PCB and turning it into a finished graphics card. The finished products are then shipped to the appropriate company who in turn puts its name and logo on the card and encloses it in the appropriate packaging to ship to distributors and various retail outlets. When I was contacted by Isaac Poon, Marketing Manager for Foxconn's Channel Division about reviewing this card I wasn't the least bit hesitant! I knew that given their vast experience in the OEM market that their retail product would more than likely be superior. Join us today as we run the Foxconn model FV-N88XMAD2-OD 8800 GTX graphics card through its paces and confirm if my thoughts are true.


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Review: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 965P Express Motherboard

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 01:43PM
Author: Nemo

PCStats - The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 is a balanced motherboard that is capable of completing any task that you ask of it. Even though the motherboard has loads of integrated features like IEEE 1394a, plenty of Serial ATA II ports, Gigabit networking and 7.1 channel High Definition audio, you still have plenty of expansion opportunities. Three PCI Express x1 and two PCI slots certainly give the GA-965P-DQ6 a lot of options.


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Review: Vizo Xena Notebook Cooler

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 01:46PM
Author: Nemo

TechwareLabs - As processor speeds get higher and faster they run hotter, add in the fact that video card options available in todays notebooks are often putting out more heat than the CPU and you have a small volcano on your hands. As such we were pleased to see another notebook cooler offering enter the ring to help you the consumer fight off the dreaded heat in your laptop to protect your expensive property. In an ocean of currently available notebook coolers however, we wondered how can one notebook cooler make a name for itself amongst the others? By incorporating along with fans and aluminum construction, a 3-port USB 2.0 hub, a backup system with software and a tray for an external SATA hard drive with a one touch backup button, that's how! Today we review the Xena Notebook Cooler and see how Vizo has entered the ring to do battle.


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Review: Spire Pininfarina ATX Chassis

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 01:46PM
Author: Nemo

Virtual-Hideout - I liked the looks of the case when I first saw it, and the longer I’ve had it, the more I like it. The blue on black, along with the thick aluminum finish, just really works for me. I don’t even think I have to say if I would recommend the case or not, everyone I’ve shown the case to wants one. The price point I’ve seen is around $130, and I think that’s just about right for the case.


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Review: Ultra Products 2GB Hydra MP3 Player

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 01:46PM
Author: Nemo

Bigbruin - While I might prefer a more robust type of player, there are times that a larger player is just too much. This is where the Ultra Products Hydra is a perfect choice. Whether you are out running, biking, sitting by the pool, or working in the hot summer sun; a compact, solid state, and splash resistant player like this will come in very handy.


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Review: Vizo Ninja 15" Laptop Cooler

Posted: March 2, 2007 @ time: 05:21PM
Author: Nemo

GideonTech - The Ninja cooler is made out of aluminum and has two fans to increase heat transfer. By keeping the base of the notebook cool, the Ninja not only prolongs component life, but keeps often loud notebook fans from whirring annoyingly under heavy load.


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News: Microsoft Rolls Out Tutorial Site for New Programmers

Posted: March 3, 2007 @ time: 08:00AM
Author: Nemo

ComputerWorld - Microsoft Corp. yesterday unveiled a new Web site designed to help people with no programming experience learn to build Windows applications or Web sites using Visual Studio 2005. The new Beginning Developer Learning Center offers such developers 45 lessons and 31 short "how-to" videos on programming using Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition products, Microsoft said. Each lesson takes about 20 to 40 minutes, according to Microsoft, and is provided in multiple content types, including video/audio, documentation and hands-on labs. The lessons are divided into two tracks -- Windows or Web development -- with multiple tiers of lessons


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News: Breaking the Silicon Barrier: Graphene Transistors Demonstrated

Posted: March 3, 2007 @ time: 06:22PM
Author: Nemo

DailyTech - Using the world’s thinnest material, Graphene, researchers at the University of Manchester have created the world’s smallest transistor. According to Professor Andre Geim and Dr. Kostya Novoselov from The School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester, the new transistors are only one atom thick and less than 50 atoms wide. The development opens the gate to superfast computer chips at sizes not possible before with standard Silicon transistors.


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News: Samsung Mass Producing 1Gb DDR2 DRAM at 60nm

Posted: March 3, 2007 @ time: 06:22PM
Author: Nemo

DailyTech - Samsung Electronics has announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 1Gigabit DDR2 DRAM using 60 nanometer process technology. In its press release, Samsung estimates efficiency gains of the 60nm process are 40 percent over the 80nm, and twice the productivity of 90nm general process technology. Samsung’s line up of 60nm 1Gb DRAM-based modules includes 512MB, 1GB and 2GB densities supporting either 667Mbps or 800Mbps speeds. Samsung anticipates such a high degree of receptivity to the 60nm process that it should drive greater demand for 1Gb DRAM chips in the near future over today’s mainstream density of 512Mb.


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News: HP Touch-Screen Computer Sparks Debate

Posted: March 3, 2007 @ time: 06:22PM
Author: Nemo

InformationWeek - Has the touch screen's day finally come? There are two consumer technologies to watch to see if this also-ran interface will be important to a new generation of computers. The most widely known is the iPhone, which Apple plans to start selling in June. It relies entirely on a touch screen, so success hinges on how its patented technology works and if people like using it. Not as well known is Hewlett-Packard's $1,800 TouchSmart IQ770, a desktop PC that lets people use their fingers to call up pictures, music, and notes written on the the 19-inch screen with a stylus. It also can be controlled with a keyboard and mouse. HP sees it as a kitchen computer, replacing a PC, TV, and message board. HP is the first major computer maker to launch a touch screen PC. "In many ways, it's a revolutionary device," says Sam Bhavnani, an analyst for Current Analysis.


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News: '3D' Screen Launched

Posted: March 3, 2007 @ time: 06:22PM
Author: Nemo

PCWorld - Remember the Princess Leia hologram in Star Wars? Now you can have your very own mid-air display. IO2 Technology has released its Heliodisplay that projects a 2-dimensional mid-air display with up to 1024 x 1024 resolution. It appears to be convincingly 3-dimensional though, and can be interactive, allowing a finger or hand to move images around in the air as if one were grabbing a virtual object or icon.


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News: Microsoft's OneCare comes last in new test

Posted: March 3, 2007 @ time: 06:22PM
Author: Nemo

TechWorld - A new test of anti-malware programs has found that Microsoft’s OneCare software is by some margin the weakest product on the market. Austrian outfit, AV Comparatives, found that out of 17 programs put through extensive tests against a wide range of malware, OneCare was only able to detect an average of 82.4 percent of what was thrown at it. To put this into context, the next worse program, Dr Web, scored 89.27 percent, with the other 15 programs under scrutiny scoring rates from approximately 92 percent to 99.5 percent.


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Review: Verbatim Store 'n' Go 4GB U3 Smart Drive

Posted: March 4, 2007 @ time: 07:02AM
Author: Nemo

techPowerUp - The Verbatim Store 'n' Go U3 is a Smart Drive with the U3 Launchpad included on the memory stick. The addition of the software and improved performance cost the end user around $10 USD more, when compared to the basic Store 'n' Go 4 GB variant available. We benchmark the Verbatim U3 Smart Drive and let you know if the performance and software are worth the small price premium.


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Guide: Understanding & Mastering Water Cooling Rev. 1.1

Posted: March 4, 2007 @ time: 10:24AM
Author: Nemo

Tech ARP - Ever wondered about water cooling your PC? Well, wonder no more. AlmostThere will show you everything you need to know about water cooling.


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Review: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling System

Posted: March 4, 2007 @ time: 10:24AM
Author: Nemo

Virtual-Hideout - WOW! That was a labor intensive install for sure, but wasn't as difficult as the instruction manual made it seem. GIGABYTE didn't leave a stone unturned on this kit: a lot of thought went into making this system upgradeable and user friendly.


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Guide: Security Boot Camp Part 2

Posted: March 4, 2007 @ time: 10:24AM
Author: Nemo

Tech ARP - If you are always worrying about the security of your computer but do not know what to do about it, then this is the boot camp for you.


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News: Lightfleet Lets Computer Data Hitch a Ride on a Laser Beam

Posted: March 4, 2007 @ time: 10:24AM
Author: Nemo

WSJ - A start-up company has developed an unusual way to use lasers to speed the flow of data inside a computer, hoping to break a bottleneck that can hamper machines using many microprocessors. The company, Lightfleet Inc., plans to sell servers it predicts will be much more efficient than existing systems in tackling tough computing problems. The tasks could include automatically recognizing a face in a video image or sifting through billions of financial transactions for signs of illegal activity.


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Review: CoolIT RAM Fan Memory Cooler

Posted: March 4, 2007 @ time: 06:30PM
Author: Nemo

ExtremeMhz - CoolIT Systems is a company that has quickly gained a high level of exposure thanks to their highly innovative CPU coolers that honestly are a step above all other cooling options on the market.  First was their Freezone cooler which provides the next best thing to phase change cooling.  Second was their Eliminator which was designed primarily for the enthusiast on a budget looking for very similar performance.  Their third component cooling product is a very inexpensive memory cooler labeled appropriately as the RAM Fan.  This simple cooling accessory is designed to effectively cool your overclocked memory modules.”

The OCC staff photographed the CoolIT RAM fan memory cooler at CES 2007. You can view the pictures HERE. - sdy284 *News Editor*


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Review: Sapphire X1050 and X1550

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 06:41AM
Author: Nemo

Techgage - Sapphire has recently launched two new video cards that are designed to deliver you a great Vista experience. Though not touted as gaming cards, they offer enough performance to be worthy of consideration over on-board video.


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Review: In Win Alpha 360 Computer Case

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 06:41AM
Author: Nemo

Tweaknews - The In Win Alpha 360 mATX case has a lot going for it. Its unique styling features make it one of the best looking small cases on the market today. Innovative features throughout the chassis also make it one of the easiest mATX cases I've ever worked with. Liberal use of plastic allowed the In Win design team to do some very nice things with the 360 and one would have to say that the result is quite impressive, both in appearance and performance.


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Review: PowerColor X1550 SCS

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 06:41AM
Author: Nemo

Bjorn3D - Every now and then companies will introduce products that carry no real change except for a product name. ATI have had few of those in the past, for example X1650 PRO which is a renamed X1600 XT. This is the case here where old X1300 PRO gets new pants and inherits a new name: X1550. It's an old IHV (Independent Hardware Vendor) trick to get rid of old SKUs and bring them back into the market through various channels. Believe it or not, product naming scheme does play a major role in consumers' minds. Potential customers will think this way: X1550 > X1300. Logically, 1550 is bigger than 1300; and because bigger means better for some people, why not go and buy it? I will spoil the fun just a little. In our case X1550 = X1300 PRO and have that equality running through your brain throughout this review, period.


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Review: Asus M2N32 WS Professional nForce 590 SLI Motherboard

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

PCStats - For business applications which demand SCSI configurations, or professional grade network cards, the Asus M2N32 WS Professional has two PCI-X slots located just below the blue PCI Express x16 slot. Each 3.3V 64 bit PCI -X slot operates at 66 MHz, which means each can support a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 250MB/s. This works out to the same as a PCI Express x1 connection, but obviously the list of supported PCI-X devices is much more substantial than PCI Express x1 devices at this point in time.


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Review: Silverstone CFP51 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

ExtremeMHz - The new CFP51 from Silverstone is quite a unique product.  It is a universal bay converter designed for those with mid or full tower cases sporting three free 5.25" drive bays.  Not only will it convert them so that you can mount a total of four additional hard drives, but will also enhance the look of your chassis and provide added cooling capabilities as well.  This sleek and well-designed accessory will appeal to storage lovers and is primarily designed to maximize the storage capabilities of your chassis.


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Review: SteelPad S&S

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

tecPowerUp - Based on the award-winning SteelPad S&S, SteelSeries has created a new mouse pad that comes with a completely new surface that is optimized to give the best compromise between low friction and best precision. We tested this $35 mousepad that comes with included Teflon and a carrying bag to see if it is really an improvement.


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Review: OCZ 2GB Flex XLC PC2-9200

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

Techgage - OCZ is on the top of their game, which is evident just by taking a look at their recent inventory. I will be taking a look at their latest high-end kit today, which utilize the new water-cooling capable heat spreaders.


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Review: In Win F430

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

Overclockers Online - The F430 is an excellent case, boasting a bright red finish, and stylish air ducts. The whole case feels very rigid with no creaks or rattles, and it is a very pleasant case to work with because of the drive bay railing as well as the folded edges. The installation is straight forward, and the manual is very clearly laid out. The cooling performance is excellent. The only thing that separates this case and the truly high end computer cases is the lack of a motherboard tray and more space for internal hard drives. All in all, the F430 can pertain to anyone who has a passion for racing, because every time they would push the "START ENGINE" button, they would feel a rush of excitement.


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OCC News: Super Talent Ships 10 Millionth USB Flash Drive

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

OverclockersClub - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, will ship its ten millionth (10,000,000) USB Flash Drive in mid-March, 2007. Super Talent began designing and manufacturing USB Flash Drives in 2003. Since shipping its first units nearly four years ago, Super Talent has committed vast technical resources to expanding and improving their USB Flash Drive product offerings. Virtually all the design work, including mechanical design of the casings, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, and packaging design, is done by their own engineering teams in the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. These products are made in Super Talent’s state-of-the-art San Jose, California factory. With fourteen surface mount (SMT) manufacturing lines, Super Talent boasts the largest and most advanced USB Flash Drive production facility in North America.

Click HERE to discuss this item in the OCC Forums. - Nemo *News Editor* 


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OCC News: Building a case from scratch to house 2 PC's: A complete build & worklog

Posted: March 5, 2007 @ time: 10:23PM
Author: Nemo

OverclockersClub - OCC member Fueler is at it again! You see, Fueler is somewhat of a celebrity around OCC for his amazing case modding & building ability. His latest project is sure to not disappoint anyone. The plan is to stuff two Intel E6300 based PC's into one case and run them off of one heavily modded PC Power & Cooling power supply. The quality and craftsmanship that Fueler puts into his case projects is unreal. Be sure to check back often as the worklog is constantly being updated with new pictures.


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Review: Pertelian X2040 LCD

Posted: March 6, 2007 @ time: 11:21AM
Author: Nemo

Virtual-Hideout - Do you game and like to chat, but hate how some chat programs override the game? Or perhaps you use full screen applications, and forget to check for that important email because you were concentrating on that project. Well, the solution to those issues is here with the Pertelian X2040. This little device, about the size of a large pager and has a 4x20 character LCD screen, can be set up to display incoming emails, used with various chat programs, and so much more. I know this introduction sounds more like a commercial and not a review, but to a certain extent that's precisely what it is.


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Review: Antec 900 Advanced Gaming Case

Posted: March 6, 2007 @ time: 11:28AM
Author: Nemo

TechWareLabs - Along with creating some of the best power supplies and accessories in the computer industry, Antec's name is perhaps best known for their stylish yet functional cases for computers. Some of their well known cases are the Sonata, the P160W known as the Anodized Aluminum Super Mid Tower , the Plus-View II and the Super LanBoy have maintained their edge in the high performance cases. Today we look at their latest powerhouse named the Antec 900.


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Review: Vizo Luxon Advanced 3.5 inch HDD Enclosure

Posted: March 6, 2007 @ time: 07:14PM
Author: Nemo

techPowerUp - The Vizo Luxon Advanced HDD enclosure is a very versatile case which gives the user complete choice what type of internal and external connection is used. The rounded corners and nice black, blue or silver exterior make this a great addition to your desktop and the performance of both USB 2.0 and eSATA is good no matter what drive is used.


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Review: Nikon Coolpix L6 6.0MP Digital Camera

Posted: March 7, 2007 @ time: 05:06AM
Author: Nemo

Techgage - Nikon is not known as a company to slow down their release schedule, and currently they have a huge collection of point-and-shoot cameras. Today we are taking a look at a model from their lifestyle series, the six megapixel L6.


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Review: Logitech Z-10 Interactive Speaker System

Posted: March 7, 2007 @ time: 05:06AM
Author: Nemo

ThinkComputers - When looking for a desktop speaker system there are a ton of choices, you can go the cheap route or the expensive route it all depends on what you want. Today we will be looking at the Z-10 interactive 2.0 speaker system from Logitech. It has a ton of cool features that many desktop speaker systems just do not offer. These speakers might be a bit expensive at over $100, let's see if they are worth the price tag.


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Review: XClio StablePower 850 Watt Power Supply

Posted: March 7, 2007 @ time: 05:06AM
Author: Nemo

Tweaknews - During my battery of tests, Xclio's Stablepower 850W PSU lived up to its name. They could also legitimately call it the “Silentpower,” as it performed its duties without a whisper of noise. (That name is already taken, but I couldn't help myself.) The Stablepower 850W has both stability and silence, as well as features like active PFC, 80% efficiency and a two-year warranty.


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Review: Xclio A380 Super Tower Case

Posted: March 7, 2007 @ time: 06:44AM
Author: Nemo

Bigbruin - The Xclio A380 case is an excellent choice for anyone who likes to show off their machine to their buddies while knowing they have a superior case. To my knowledge, this is one of very few cases that has dual 25CM fans, and has to be about the baddest looking of the bunch. On top of that, it keeps your hardware cool and a maintains a fairly low noise level.


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