Tech News June 2005

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Sunbeam Trio ATX Case Review @ OCIA
OCIA :: Saturday, June 04, 2005

“The single thumb screw releases the side panel — these fit quite nicely, not as difficult to take off or put back on the case as some other similar methods. The acrylic window is fastened in place with plastic pop rivets.”

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Mushkin 2GB HP3200 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ Adrian’s Rojak Pot
Tech ARP :: Saturday, June 04, 2005

“The new Mushkin High Performance series offers high capacity, high performance and affordable prices. If you are looking for new memory modules with the best price-performance ratio, the Mushkin HP series is definitely something to consider.

Today, Chai puts the Mushkin 2GB HP3200 dual-channel memory kit under close scrutiny to see what this new large-capacity memory kit is capable of doing. Let’s see how these Infineon-based modules perform in our tests! ”

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Balanced Technology eXtended (BTX) @ ASE Labs
ASE Labs :: Saturday, June 04, 2005

“When Intel released the BTX standard in 2003, ATX was going stronger then ever. We are now at a point of where ATX is hitting a limit on thermal design. Ducting can only do so much for us. It is time to move on to a new and better standard. Enter BTX…”

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Tyan Tomcat K8E (S2865) Motherboard (Socket 939) Video Review #573 @ 3dGameMan
3dgameman :: Saturday, June 04, 2005

“The Tyan Tomcat K8E (S2865) Motherboard is based on the nForce4 chipset & supports the AMD Athlon 64/FX 939 CPU. It also accepts up to 4GB of dual channel DDR unbuffered ECC/Non-ECC memory. Onboard features include; USB, Firewire, Dual LAN, NVRAID, SATA-II, 5.1 Audio, & Video. An exceptional product for a server/desktop environment. Watch the Video to find out more…”

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Rewritable Media Tests @ CDRInfo
CDRInfo :: Saturday, June 04, 2005
“CDRInfo presents the results of a prolonged test, which examined the reliability of DVD±RW media, after numerous cycles of writing and rewriting”

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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ ‘Venice’ Overclocking @ Hexus
Hexus :: Saturday, June 04, 2005

“If you’ve already got a decent S939 motherboard on your hands it would be almost criminal not to try an Athlon 64 3000+ E3-stepping CPU. Sure, it’s not hugely fast at default speeds, but I’d be amazed if 2.5GHz wasn’t a given and 3GHz on the cards with better cooling. There’s just something rather naughty but nice about 50% overclocks with near-default voltage. For once, you can have your cake and eat it! Yum.”

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Waffer Technologies PC Air Conditioner PAC 400 @ PimpRig
PimpRig :: Saturday, June 04, 2005
“The mounting tray allows the PAC 400 to slide in and out with ease with just a gentle push when it’s plugged in. While it’s sliding into the bay it does not move around or have a lot of slack on the sides. Again, another good sign of the quality of this unit. There is even a lock to keep it in place and to prevent the unit from working back out. The juice is piped in using a normal molex connecter.”

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Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 iPod Speakers Preview @ CoolTechZone
CoolTechZone :: Saturday, June 11, 2005

“Although Altec Lansing was never a strong competitor to Logitech and other dedicated speaker manufacturers in terms of innovation, the company has managed to stay afloat due to affordability of the products it produced. However, Altec Lansing seemed to have changed its presence recently. The company is surely not the affordable manufacturer it once was, but it is moving rapidly towards becoming one of the innovative consumer electronics companies in the industry. It has proven that with the surge of specialized speaker units made specifically for Apple’s iPod. As a new edition to its previous inMotion series of products, Altec Lansing has added unique capabilities to the latest inMotion iM7.”

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ATI Brings Catalyst Drivers To Mobile Users @ Legit Reviews
Legit Reviews :: Saturday, June 11, 2005
“For years notebook enthusiasts and gamers suffered with poor graphics drivers. ATI today proved that although it took a numbers of years to address the problem all the gripes did not fall on deaf ears. With the launch of CATALYST Mobility 5.6 this morning ATI has proved they have been listening all along…”

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BlueTake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset Review @ The Tech Zone
The Tech Zone :: Saturday, June 11, 2005
“Nothing says geek like a Bluetooth headset. With the BT400 G5, you’ll be able to laugh at people with corded headset because they’re not as cool as you. With a simple flip and a twist, the BT400 G5 works for both left or right ear. How geeky is that?”

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Logitech Z-2300 THX Certified 2.1 Speaker System Review @ Futurelooks
Futurelooks :: Saturday, June 04, 2005
“In this day and age of 5.1 speakers and surround sound, is there still a place for a set of top end 2.1 speakers that can rock your world? Of course there is! For the music lovers everywhere, 2.1 is where it’s at, and we check out Logitech’s top drawer offering to see if they are up to task.”

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