DH Review:Dell 2405FPW
Driver Heaven :: Monday, October 31, 2005
The first impressions can be really summarized with only one word: huge. Being a previous owner of a Iiyama Vision Master Pro 454 (an excellent 19? CRT monitor which has served me well for the past three years, and continues to do so even now), I was accustomed to large monitors, but a 5 inch increase in real estate is something you are never really prepared for. Just to give you an analogy, imagine being used to working with a 14? monitor, only to jump to a 19? monitor after that. Yes, the difference is that big. Widescreen is something you also have to grow accustomed to; especially if you come from the CRT world (like most of us). Fortunately the transition is smooth ? as soon as your eyes get used to the enlarged size of the panel (as already stated, the monitor is huge), you will appreciate the extra desktop real-estate you will have; and all that, without having to resort to wearing glasses. At 1920×1200, everything is crisp, and fonts and icon sizes look normal.
Silentmaxx HD-Silencer @ TheTechLounge
The Tech Lounge :: Monday, October 31, 2005
It just so happens that Silentmaxx, producer of silent PC components, makes a hard drive enclosure that manages to cool your drive as well as make it quieter. QuietPC USA is the exclusive distributor of Silentmaxx products in North America and they were nice enough to send me the Silentmaxx HD-silencer for review. With its heatsink-ish exterior, this enclosure promises to keep your drive and your ears happy, but will it deliver?”
Razer Copperhead Gaming Mouse Review
OCIA :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Ergonomic Mouse round-up
InsaneTek :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Quote: “Intel’s current flagship chipset continues to be the 955X. Gigabyte has taken that chipset and made a wonderful board out of it. The GA-8I955X Royal provides great performance, great overclocking headroom, and has a big bundle of goodies.”
Swiftech Apex Watercooling Kit Review
OCIA :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Innovatek Premium XXS Watercooling Kit review @ Xtreme Resources
Xtreme Resources :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Title: Watch Out For GeCube Reviews on Other Websites
Hardware Secrets :: Monday, October 31, 2005
“You need to be very carefull when reading VGA reviews from GeCube on other websites. GeCube is sending out “fine tuned” boards to media, models that aren’t easily found on the market. In our case, we’ve got from them one Radeon X800 GTO running at 472 MHz for core and 1 GHz for memory, while the original specs for this board is 400 MHz for core and 1 GHz for memory. With this “fine tuning”, GeCube Radeon X800 GTO would be faster than a Radeon X800 Pro (475 MHz for core and 950 MHz for memory). The whole problem is that they didn’t tell us that the sample they sent us was overclocked. Officially, GeCube was selling this overclocked model in a “special limited quantity” offer, however this model is already sold out. Also, we couldn’t find any reference for the overclocked specs on the box, on the manual or on their website of this model we’ve got.”
Symphony OS BETA 1 Preview 1 @ Phoronix
Phoronix :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Ultra X-Finity 2nd Generation 550 watt Power Supply
Hi-Techreviews :: Monday, October 31, 2005
We mention the cabling because at last there is finally a way to beautify you case with a little help from the power supply. To learn more about the Flex-Force cabling you will have to read the review.
HEXUS.reviews :: Shuttle XPC SD11G5 SFF
Hexus :: Monday, October 31, 2005
3 New Power Supplies: SinTek 500w SLI, Enermax Liberty 500w, Silverstone Strider 600w at 3DXtreme
3dXtreme :: Monday, October 31, 2005
A stable source of power is the heart of every working PC. Overclockers can appreciate a stable and sufficient Power Supply as this could be the ‘make it or break it’ component within their PC. As of late there is a growing sense of awareness within the industry of the importance of a high quality Power Supply and today 3DXtreme is taking a look at three new comers to the market. Dual Core Processors and SLI based PCs are upping the power requirements and the marketing departments are doing a good job getting this information to the consumer. Here are the Power Supply Units that arrived for review in the last two weeks and they will be pitted against one another.
Corsair 2GB TWINX PC4400 DDR550 Pro Series Memory @ BonaFideReviews
Bona Fide Reviews :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Quote: “After reviewing 1GB of Crucial’s PC3200 Ballistix memory and 1GB of OCZ’s Gold PC3200 memory we continue the trend of enthusiast RAM with 2GB of Corsair’s PC4400 TWINX Pro Series memory. The keyword here is enthusiast as the TWINX comes in a 2GB package with a speed rating of 275MHZ (DDR550). Perhaps not today, but certainly in the near future (6-12 months) having 2 gigabytes of memory in a computer will be the standard.”
OCZ PC4000 2GB EB Platinum Ed.
Overclockers Online :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Quote: Gone are the days when the best performance is provided by 1GB kits of memory. OCZ has given us an alternative that provides amazing performance, solid overclockability, and 2GBs of memory in the form of two 1GB modules running in dual channel at timings that are un-heard of anywhere else on the market. As you saw from the overclocking, this kit not only runs DDR500 @ 3-3-2-8 but it actually runs DDR500 @ 2.5-3-2-7 and 2-3-2-7 up to DDR450+!
Thermaltake Blue Orb II Review @ PC Modding Malaysia
PC Modding Malaysia :: Monday, October 31, 2005
Content: “Being one of the heaviest CPU coolers tested here, the Blue Orb II is unlike anything we have seen. Thermaltake made the Blue Orb II stand out from the crowd by adding blue LED fans to the cooler to match it with the blue aluminium fins on the heatsink. Although the heatsink was made of copper core and aluminium fins, the performance was slightly better than the full copper heatsink we compared it against. It runs pretty silent at 1700RPM and performs as advertised.”
Vapochill Micro Review @ Legit Reviews
Legit Reviews :: Monday, October 31, 2005
“I have to say that I found the Vapochill Micro to be an outstanding product. Not only did it obliterate the stock AMD cooling solution, but the temperatures produced by the Extreme and High End models were on par with both water cooling kits I use on my system, at least at stock speeds… ”
XG Ninja 2 Case @ ThinkComputers.org
Think Computers :: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Quote: “Feeling Well, Today I have another review for an Xgbox product, the last few reviews I did of Xgbox products were power supplies, today I will be taking a look at one of their new entry level PC Cases, the Ninja 2. Xgbox has gotten some great scores from ThinkComputers in the past for their great products; will the Ninja 2 keep up with this tradition? The Ninja 2 is inexpensive, considered an entry level gaming case, but it has many features of the more expensive cases out there. Xgbox has a great reputation so far for their great products, and I have to say from my first impression, the Ninja 2 looks to keep that reputation.”
Fable: The Lost Chapters @ Techgage
Techgage :: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Quote: Imagine a world of good and evil: With the power to choose your own place between the two. If you like to bring the devil out in you, or be a little good boy, or maybe a little bit of both. Then this game is definitely one for you.
Zalman CNPS9500 LED @ InsaneTek
InsaneTek :: Saturday, October 29, 2005