Tech News March 2004

Abit AI7 and Asus P4P800 Deluxe 865PE
Overclockers New Zealand :: Friday, March 19, 2004

“It seems the 865PE chipset is a quite mature chipset and performance wise; it’s pretty much optimized to its peak by Asus and Abit. Both P4P800 Deluxe and AI7 have the same level of performance and both boards fall under the performance category.”

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Scan 3XS-OC System Review
Hexus :: Friday, March 19, 2004
“There’s more than one method of building of high-performance system. Scan has shown us that. Going down the enthusiasts’ route of overclocking the CPU and motherboard has paid dividends for the 3XS-OC system. Scan chose to add an extra 20% FSB and RAM oomph to a regular 2.6GHz 200MHz FSB Pentium 4 and ABIT Springdale motherboard. Some of Corsair’s finest (and most expensive) RAM was used to guarantee the preferred synchronous FSB and dual-channel DRAM combination. We’re pleased that Scan has been able to manage it without the need for additional voltage to the CPU”

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Thermaltake Silent Boost A1889-01 Copper Heatsink Review
Frosty Tech :: Friday, March 19, 2004

“The premise behind the Silent Boost heatsink series is quiet cooling. The unique fans Thermaltake use, relate directly to the modified fans developed a couple years ago by Andy Lemont. Mr. Lemont discovered that horizontal slits in the fan casing could help to decrease fan noise by several orders of magnitude, and worked for short time promoting a heatsink adapted to this technique. The fan frame features a series of four 1.5mm x 32mm slits cut from what would normally be a solid surface. The slits allow air to be drawn in by the impeller at different locations, with the end result being a slightly lower pitch of sound from the 2450RPM fan.”


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Spire Skivestream 3 cpu cooler
Red & Blackness Mods :: Friday, March 19, 2004

“CPU coolers have enlarged as with the speed of the processors themselves, this is due to the more complex you make a processor and the faster it runs the more power is required therefore more heat is produced. This leads to us now connecting 600-800g behemoths of coolers to our socket lugs, which I why I was suppressed when I saw the spire SkiveStream III as its dimensions are quite small. ”

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Xoxide Ultima Dancing Light Speaker Set Review
3dXtreme :: Friday, March 19, 2004
“Today 3DXtreme is proud to present a review brought to us by the fine folks over at Xoxide. We will be taking a close look at the Xoxide Ultima Dancing Light 2.1 Speakers. The Xoxide Ultima Dancing Light 2.1 Speakers are unique adding a bit of flair in the form of lights that react to the sound. Both satellite speakers and the subwoofer flash blue light in conjunction with the sounds being produced. With all this flair will the Xoxide Ultima Speakers be able to deliver in the sound department? Read on…”

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