Attack of the Prescott Heat Sinks! @ Computex 2004

Attack of the Prescott Heat Sinks! @ Computex 2004

Introduction We all know that the upcoming LGA775 platforms are coming real soon from Intel. The original Prescott made a lot of news with it’s high temps and we wrote a couple articles about cooling and their temperatures. For thouse of you that missed "Prescott Temperatures Examined" please go back and look it over to …more

Socket 939 Processor’s Arrive!!

Socket 939 Processor’s Arrive!!

Introduction After months of waiting AMD enthusiasts finally have another option available for their processor selection — Socket 939. As of today, AMD is releasing the following four processors: AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 (939-pin) AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (939-pin) AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (754-pin) AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (939-pin) Although these processors are based on …more

Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory

Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory

Introduction: A couple days ago we published a “preview” of the new Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory and now we are publishing our regular full review! The new series of Corsair memory is going to be called Corsair XMS-XL. The reason that this product is exciting to us is because of the specifications that the memory …more

Corsair Introduces XL Memory!

Corsair Introduces XL Memory!

Corsair XMS XL Arrives: It seems that Corsair has been developing a new line of memory for their successful XMS Series of memory. They managed to keep it a secret up until today! The new series of memory is going to be called Corsair XMS-XL. The reason they kept the new product on the down …more

Building A Whitebox Notebook: Part 1

Building A Whitebox Notebook: Part 1

Can I build my own laptop? ASUS M6N “Whitebox Notebook” Open ASUS M6N Side View Closed For years the only way to buy a notebook computer was to buy a bundled notebook from a major company. This means that you are likely to get all the features you do not want and none that ones …more

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2004

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2004

E3 -That Was Then.See What’s Next: E3 2004 Opens! First Day Line This year I had the pleasure to attend the first day of “open exhibits” (that’s a fancy name for, The-First-Time-People-Get-In-To-Play-With-Stuff) at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo. This year it was located at the LA Convention Center, which is a large venue boasting three …more

DDR2 Pricing Update

DDR2 Pricing Update

DDR2 Is Soon To Be A Common Enthusiast Part, But What About Cost! The next generation motherboards that will be using DDR2 are not too far away, and we were shocked to find that companies like Corsair and Crucial already have DDR2 sitting on store shelves for sale! The reason this shocked us is the …more

ePower Jaguar 450W PSU

ePower Jaguar 450W PSU

Introduction When it comes to the world of computing, one of the components that is sometimes given little thought or research when upgrading or building a new PC has to be the power supply. As an avid reader of many forums, I constantly see people trying to run systems that the top overclockers run powered …more

Gainward Ultra/1100XT TV-DVI Video Card

Gainward Ultra/1100XT TV-DVI Video Card

Introduction:   To follow up our Albatron FX5900 XTV review, we bring you the 5900XT solution from Gainward — which comes with a little different punch. The Albatron card came to us with default GFFX 5900XT speeds. However, the Gainward Ultra solution we are looking at today comes with overclocked core and memory speeds, which …more

Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

Introduction: We have been working with Kingmax now for well over a year and while their presence in North America is not overwhelming the company is alive and doing well overseas. One of the keys to their market success is due to low price points while also introducing innovative marketing techniques, the most noticeable being …more

Albatron FX5900 XTV

Albatron FX5900 XTV

Introduction With the recent release of the GeForce 6 Series on April 13th, we must not forget the cards whose prices will drop. According to this Digitimes.com article, “Nvidia is offering discounts of 10%-20% to graphics card makers, with the goal of clearing out several million graphics processing units (GPUs) from inventory before the end …more

PMI PC-4200 Turbo Memory

PMI PC-4200 Turbo Memory

Introduction Right now the memory industry is undergoing some changes that should heavily impact the prices on memory modules if all goes as some are forecasting. The ongoing trend that is taking place deals with the fact that many overseas memory companies that produce DRAM modules for world famous computer manufacturers are starting to produce …more

NVIDIA Geforce 6800 (NV40) Launch

NVIDIA Geforce 6800 (NV40) Launch

NVIDIA Pulls Out All The Stops; Aims For New Heights:   The Launch Stage Officially Announced Last night Nvidia unveiled the newest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), code-named the NV40, to the cheers and aplause of hundreds in San Francisco. Nvidia has been chasing their rival ATI, but Nvidia now feels that after ~18 months of …more

Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Introduction: With the upcoming launch of DDR II motherboards it is safe to assume that DDR550 may be one of the last major speed grades available in DDR I from Corsair memory as they shift their attention to DDR II. While Corsair won’t confirm or deny that this will be the fastest DDR I module …more

Interview with ATI’s Terry Makedon

Interview with ATI’s Terry Makedon

Introduction: Today we have a special treat for all our readers out there. We got the chance to have an interview with Terry Makedon from ATI! Terry is in charge of most all decisions that go into each release of ATI’s Catalyst Graphics Drivers, but that didn’t stop us from asking him about items not …more