Daily News for Dec 9

Seagate's Barracuda ES.2 hard drive Review @ Tech Report
You can't just show up in a server room with a palette of desktop drives, though. Enterprise customers are a discerning lot, and they're particularly, er, particular about reliability, power consumption, and suitability for multi-drive RAID environments. Standard desktop drives simply won't do, which is why hard drive manufacturers have developed SATA drives with enterprise-class credentials. These drives are based on desktop models, but they tend to undergo more stringent reliability testing, benefit from additional features, and come equipped with firmware tweaked to improve performance with demanding enterprise workloads. Seagate first dipped its toe into the enterprise SATA market with the Barracuda ES, which was based on the company's then-current 7200.10 drive technology. Since then, Seagate has rolled out a 7200.11 drive platform, and with it, a new Barracuda ES.2. With a terabyte of total capacity spread over four 250GB platters and 32MB of cache, the ES.2 looks great on paper. But how does the drive's performance compare with its direct rivals and the 7200.11 on which it's based? Read on to find out.

ASUS G92 EN8800GTS and EN8800GTS TOP Review and Comparison @ Tweaktown
The two cards are slightly different from each other; we have a standard 512MB 8800GTS which isn’t something too out of the ordinary. The other card is part of the TOP series from ASUS which comes pre-overclocked out of the box. Let’s not delay any longer and move on to the package of the cards before we check the cards out themselves and roll on into the benchmarks.

XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
XFX has done a wonderful job with their XXX Edition video card for the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB series. Their improved cooler is a nice touch that makes their GeForce 8800 GT video cards stand out from the rest. It's tough to make a video card stand our from the crowd, but XFX has been finding ways to make it happen. The bundle with the XFX GeForce 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog XXX Edition was solid and it was nice to see the game Lost Planet included with the bundle. The 650MHz core clock and 1.6GHz memory clocks on the XXX edition are nice as it's a card you can plug in and just run. Users don't have to download third party applications and/or flash the BIOS to overclock.

Icy Dock MB664US-1SB Screwless eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ Bigbruin
Any hard drive enclosure will allow you to take your files with you, but what makes the Icy Dock enclosure appealing is the tool-less installation, the build quality, and above average eSATA transfer rates. The MB664US-1SB enclosure is very heavy duty, which provides a little extra peace of mind that your data is well protected while in transit.

How To Always Save Tab Session In Internet Explorer 7? @ Tech ARP
Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) is a little too late coming back into the Internet browser game after their infamous win, beating Netscape Communicator into oblivion in the late 1990s. Wow, that was almost 10 years ago, how time flies! It was almost entirely due to Microsoft integrating Internet Explorer into almost all Windows flavors. Since that victory though, IE has seen very few upgrades and I mean "really few". With feature-rich browsers like Firefox, Maxthon2, Opera and Safari emerging soon after that and growing non-stop, Microsoft really had trouble (and still do) catching up. Apart from the pop-up blocker and phishing filter in the latest IE7, I don't see anything new that would entice me to convert from Firefox to IE7. One gripe I have with the IE7 is that I can't choose to "always" save the tab session when I close IE7. Whenever I close IE7, I have to make sure I have checked the "Open these the next time I use Internet Explorer" option. The next time I close IE7, I've to check the option again. IE7 does not remember my preference and the option always remained uncheck, EVERYTIME!

Coolermaster Hyper TX2 Heatsink [email protected] Frostytech
Coolermaster position the Hyper TX2 heatsink as a "total cooling solution," which is a fancy way to say exhaust airflow is put to use. Behind the Hyper TX2 is a rather large air scoop. It's job is to direct airflow exiting the aluminum fins of the heatsink down towards the MOSFETs, chipsets and other circuitry positioned around the CPU socket on many Intel and AMD motherboards.

ATI HD 3850 Crossfire vs. 8800GTS 512MB G92
We’ve been given an indication of the pricing which is going to accompany the new 8800GTS; when it came to figuring out what exactly it would compete against in the red corner, we soon after came to the following conclusion. The HD 3850! Oh, but not just one of them, rather two working together in Crossfire. So it was clear what we had to do; grab a pair of HD 3850 cards, stick them into our beloved P35 motherboard and let them go at it. Two setups enter with one setup to come out on top.

DFI Infinity Blood Iron P35-T2RL Review @ Tweaktown
We have been blessed to review a number of amazing boards from DFI’s top shot line up; today we slow it down a bit as we look at one of their more mainstream oriented designs. As part of the Infinity series, the Blood Iron Infinity P35-T2RL motherboard is based on the popular Intel P35 chipset supporting DDR2 memory. How does it stack up as a more cost-effective mainstream board?

Daily News for Dec 6

Noctua NH-U12P Low Noise Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
The Noctua NH-U12P is a slightly refined take on the companies previously successful NH-U12 heatsink. This time around, Noctua bundle in the NF-P12 fan, and it's not your average 120mm vaneaxial fan either. It's flesh tone coloured plastic draws attention away from its three key innovations; SSO bearings, vortex-control notches, and textured leading impeller surfaces. Noctua's NH-U12P heatsink in one of the few models to breakthrough the low noise handicap and actually perform like a high performance heatsink.

Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives @ PCSTATS
The hard drive is the single most important device behind the mass acceptance of personal computers in the home and workplace. The ability to save significant amounts of data within a computer itself, rather than being forced to place it on external media finally fulfilled the potential that the PC had never quite lived up to, at least as a business tool. Hard disk storage ability has increased massively since the early days of the technology, and will likely continue to increase in the future as drive's cost per megabyte of storage drops equally fast.

'How To Find Out Folder Size In Windows?' Article @ Tech ARP
To save time, I've found TWO pretty good solutions. One is by installing a windows extension, the other is a software based one. I prefer the latter because I don't like the idea of having any service running in the background scanning the folders size all the time too even when I don't need it.

Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaktown
In our last test session we made a run with the Thermaltake MaxOrb and found that it performed better than any of the other coolers we have tested thus far. Today we will be taking a look at another Thermaltake product that is sure to rock our testing charts. The Thermaltake V1 places a fan in between two cooling fins to maximize incoming and outgoing air. The box makes some pretty bold statements about the level of performance that the V1 is capable of delivering, and at $60 USD the V1 is in the upper atmosphere of air coolers.

AMD Phenom Processor TLB Errata workaround benchmarked @ Tech Report
We have been following the story of a chip-level problem in AMD's quad-core Opteron and Phenom processors all week. This bug--CPU makers prefer to call them errata--can cause system hangs in specific, rare circumstances. This sort of obscure problem is not really uncommon in microprocessors, but CPU makers are often able to fix them on the fly with little impact to the end user. This particular erratum is especially unfortunate because the fix for it involves sacrificing a substantial amount of performance. This week's developments have included the revelation that this bug affects all "Barcelona" quad-core Opterons, leading to a "stop ship" order on quad-core Opterons to most customers. The erratum also affects all speed grades of Phenom processors, which are still shipping to PC makers and resellers. AMD admitted the presence of the erratum prior to the Phenom's public introduction, but the firm's initial statements gave many the impression that the erratum affected only the 2.4GHz version of the Phenom, which it had decided to delay. In truth, all current Phenom variants have the bug, and systems with those processors will have to be patched and suffer the accompanying performance penalty.

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
The Coolermaster Hyper 212 is a 60mm tall heatsink, and it's comprised of just the right mix of copper heatpipes and aluminum cooling fins. I'll save you the trouble of skipping to the end of this review - the Hyper 212 performs within the top 10 best Intel and AMD heatsinks currently in the Frostytech reference list. Each list is nearly a hundred heatsink models long, so that's quite a feat for this 710 gram puppy. The Hyper 212 heatsink supports AMD socket 939/AM2/AM2+ and Intel socket 775 processors.

Thermaltake Mozart Tx Dual-ATX Tower Case Review @ Madshrimps
Thermaltake has been around as long as most of us can remember. This is a compliment to product innovation, expansion and longevity. Today we test a PC chassis poised to change the shape of things to come.



Daily News for Dec 5

ATI Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 was a solid performer in all of the benchmarks we tested and was able to run all the DirectX 10 game titles we threw at it with no problems at all. The CrossFire drivers still need some help on certain games, but hopefully that will clear up in the next couple driver releases. The Radeon HD 3870 was hands down a faster card than a Radeon HD 3850, but you'll pay for the extra performance. Is the Radeon HD 3870 worth the extra $60.

HTC Touch Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone Review @ Tweaktown
It has been seen around the world as an iPhone pretender, but quite frankly I don’t think that’s the case at all. The HTC Touch most likely began as a concept around about the time Sony Ericsson launched their P910i Smartphone with a similar touch screen interface way back in 2005. Like many things in the technology world, the perfect product usually takes several generations (don’t tell Apple Inc.), however the HTC Touch has quite impressed me even if it is the first in this genre for HTC.

Foxconn Mars Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review @ PCSTATS
Foxconn's MARS motherboard was a breeze to work with, I particularly liked the physical power, reset and clear CMOS buttons. Enthusiasts will find a very tweakable BIOS, and the Gladiator BIOS tools are a real time saver. Be warned though, if you're new to the overclocking game don't go too crazy with the voltage options, you can permanently damage your hardware!

Fujitsu LifeBook N6460 Notebook Review @ OzHardware
It’s apparently designed to meet the needs of the avid multimedia enthusiast, but I believe the latest notebook available from Fujitsu, the LifeBook N6460, is designed to render the desktop PC obsolete once and for all.

SilverStone Temjin TJ07 Review @ 3DXtreme
have wanted a SilverStone TJ07 ever since Maximum PC used one for their Dream Machine a few years ago. The elegance, the beauty, the curves – it’s just a beautiful looking Case. Today 3DXtreme is getting the opportunity to take a look at the SilverStone Temjin TJ07.

Sparkle GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card Review @ Tech ARP
If you have been waiting for NVIDIA to release a cheap, mid-range DirectX 10 graphics card, you need wait no longer. The new NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS offers not only the same unified shader technology and DirectX 10 support, it also comes with a spanking new video processor that can completely take over H.264 decoding. Today, we revisit our review of the Sparkle GeForce 8600 GTS. We retested with the latest Windows Vista driver and along with some new DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 games. This will give us a better gauge of its performance with larger monitors that are becoming particularly common as well as an examination of the GeForce 8600 GTS' DirectX 10 capabilities.

ASUS ROG Series X38 DDR3 Maximus Extreme Motherboard Review @ Tweaktown
X38 is now here, and it’s still a mixed bag in regards to how it performs. So far there aren’t really any performance breaking features of the chipset, it’s basically a P35 but with better Crossfire support and a few novelties such as XMP memory profiles. Today we are testing out the ASUS Maximus Extreme board which is designed to be the most impressive board ASUS has ever put out to market.

Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaktown
The idea of placing a fan inside of a heatsink has been around for a very long time. The first time an “Orb” style cooler was used on a CPU was around 1998 when a product became available through surplus catalogs that didn’t have any markings other than on the fan. The fan was Panaflo branded and so this product became known as the Panaflo Orb. Thermaltake has been through a rainbow of colors and super sounding names for their Orb line and today we are going to take a look at the latest Orb. This heatsink uses the decade old Orb philosophy and merges the latest heatpipe technology to make the MaxOrb.

Win a Rosewill eSATA & USB Drive Enclosure @ Big Bruin
Up for grabs in week fourteen of Bigbruin.com's Pro Football Pick 'Em is a Rosewill eSATA & USB Drive Enclosure! But, if we can get 50 participants for this week's game, the winner will also receive a Bigbruin.com T-shirt.

Daily News for Dec 4

Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere iPod Speaker Dock Review @ 3DXtreme
Recently Logitech delivered a new product to my door, the Pure-Fi Anywhere iPod speaker dock. Fortunately I own a 30GB 3G iPod and was overjoyed to get my hands on this new product. For anyone not familiar with this product line, it’s a dock for your iPod that is rechargeable (up to 10 hours of playback on the battery) and features a remote control for your iPod while it’s docked here.

Chip problem limits supply of quad-core Opterons @ Tech Report
AMD's quad-core "Barcelona" Opterons have been notably difficult to find since their introduction two months ago, and The Tech Report has learned that a chip-level problem has impacted the supply of these chips to both server OEMs and distribution channel customers. Chipmakers refer to chip-level problems as errata. Errata are fairly common in microprocessors, though they vary in nature and severity. This particular erratum first became widely known when AMD attributed the delay of the 2.4GHz version of its Phenom desktop processor to the problem. News of this problem is notable because it confirms that the TLB erratum affects Barcelona server processors as well as Phenom desktop CPUs, and that the problem impacts AMD's quad-core processors at lower clock speeds.

Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews
The aluminum hard drive cooler from Ultra is not just eye candy and, as stated on the box, it is highly efficient. The cooler preformed better than I thought it would and in doing it should extend the life of the drive thanks to the lower temperatures. The performance comes at a price though, the MSRP for the cooler is $43, now granted, for that amount of money you're getting a nice part that looks as good as it performs. With a little shopping you should be able to find it for less as PriceGrabber has them starting at $19.99 thanks to a $5 rebate.

Shuttle XPC SG33G50 Intel G33 Express SFF PC Review @ PCSTATS
In this review, PCSTATS will be testing out Shuttle's glossy-black XPC SG33G50 small formfactor barebones PC. Shuttle's XPC SG33G50 and is the new kid on the block and it's based on the Intel G33 Express Northbridge and ICH9DH Southbridge chipsets. In short, that means it has an integrated Intel GMA3100 video and comes with the usual collection of features; Gigabit networking, IEEE 1394a Firewire, 7.1 channel High Definition Azalia sound and lots of USB2.0 ports. More importantly, the Shuttle XPC SG33G50 has a dedicated HDMI video jack.

Glacialtech Igloo 5610 PWM Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
The Glacialtech Igloo 5610 PWM is a compact LGA775 Intel heatsink suitable for office work computers. It's 80mm fan is Pulse Width Modulation compliant, so Intel motherboards can direct it to spin only as fast as required (from a low 800RPM to moderately audible 3200RPM), thus keeping unnecessary noise down.

Erratum degrades Phenom 9500, 9600 performance @ Tech Report
We reported earlier today that a problem with AMD's quad-core processors has limited supply of "Barcelona" Opterons, but that is only part of the picture. Because the hardware bug--known as an erratum--affects all revisions and clock speeds of AMD's quad-core processors, it affects the newly introduced Phenom 9500 and 9600 processors, as well. And although AMD is no longer shipping quad-core Opterons to major server vendors and general customers, it is shipping Phenoms to large PC builders and distributors. In fact, AMD knew about the erratum before the Phenom product launch.

Gigabyte 3D Mercury Water-Cooled Case Review @ Madshrimps
Going deaf from all those noisy fans cooling your high end hardware? Not skilled enough to switch to water-cooling without turning your room into an Olympic swimming pool? Gigabyte has the solution: a case with build-in water-cooling. Just snap the water blocks in place and your ready to go cool & quiet.

Apevia X-Jupiter G-Type Black Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews
This case is a good choice for those who want an attractive, full tower solution with good cooling along with a few useful extras. The aluminum construction keeps the case light so it can be easily transported, and the four included 120mm fans provide plenty of airflow.

Topcom [email protected] 6000 DECT Skype Phone Review @ Tweaktown
This Belgian company has been producing corded and cordless phone for some 15 odd years now, and just recently have shifted much of their focus toward DECT devices. This has also branched out into the Walkie-talkie market and some broadband and wireless networking products. What we’re looking at today is the [email protected] 6000, which is Topcom’s first PC-less cordless Skype phone. As mentioned, it uses DECT signalling to communicate with the base unit and it is similar to the Netgear SPH200D which we reviewed about three weeks ago.

Daily News for Dec 3

Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
Hype can be fun to pass along, but let's put all that aside for the moment and take a good look at the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink. The Tower 120's main claim to fame is an integrated 120mm fan, set uniquely within the body of a densely packed array of aluminum cooling fins. You can't see the fan from the outside, and when dialed down to 1000RPM it is pretty hard to hear the fan either. In that regard, the Tuniq Tower 120 has the making of a good low noise CPU heatsink.

NVIDIA G92 Overclocked - GT vs. GTS 512MB Benchmark Review @ Tweaktown
The overclocking ability on products is sometimes one of the most important features. More often than not in the computer world you’re given the ability to buy a model or two down, and with a BIOS or easy to use application you can take that said product up to and often above the level of the top model. The 8800GTS 512MB is only a little bit ahead of the 8800GT 512MB, but with its dual slot cooler and extra shaders on tap we thought that where the card may really shine is in the overclocking department.

Gateway MT3705 Laptop CMOS reset, OS & CPU Upgrade Article @ Madshrimps
We will go through CMOS reset from a mistake made in BIOS setting. Replacing Vista with Windows XP and how about upgrading the CPU while it is so inexpensive at eBay. Let´s call this a double “upgrade” and fixing a fatal BIOS mistake made...

Zalman Reserator XT External Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Review @ Tweaknews
With its new hybrid cooling design for the XT, Zalman has lost the traditional silence of the previous Reserator systems, but gained significant cooling performance. The Reserator XT is indeed a worthy successor to the Reserators of the past and boasts easy installation, attractive styling and superb materials and workmanship. Digital monitoring of fluid temperature and fan/pump speed control are welcome features, and the mechanical flow indicator adds a visual confirmation of coolant flow rates as well.

OCZ Technology Vendetta Heatpipe CPU Cooler Review @ Big Bruin
After our first review of such a cooler I was left wondering if this design development was really such a good idea, as performance was less than impressive. We're going to give direct touch heatpipe CPU coolers another shot, this time in the form of something from OCZ Technology. They have provided their Vendetta CPU cooler, which looks a good deal like the Kingwin Revolution cooler we reviewed just about a month ago.

Daily News for Dec 3

Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
Hype can be fun to pass along, but let's put all that aside for the moment and take a good look at the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink. The Tower 120's main claim to fame is an integrated 120mm fan, set uniquely within the body of a densely packed array of aluminum cooling fins. You can't see the fan from the outside, and when dialed down to 1000RPM it is pretty hard to hear the fan either. In that regard, the Tuniq Tower 120 has the making of a good low noise CPU heatsink.

NVIDIA G92 Overclocked - GT vs. GTS 512MB Benchmark Review @ Tweaktown
The overclocking ability on products is sometimes one of the most important features. More often than not in the computer world you’re given the ability to buy a model or two down, and with a BIOS or easy to use application you can take that said product up to and often above the level of the top model. The 8800GTS 512MB is only a little bit ahead of the 8800GT 512MB, but with its dual slot cooler and extra shaders on tap we thought that where the card may really shine is in the overclocking department.

Gateway MT3705 Laptop CMOS reset, OS & CPU Upgrade Article @ Madshrimps
We will go through CMOS reset from a mistake made in BIOS setting. Replacing Vista with Windows XP and how about upgrading the CPU while it is so inexpensive at eBay. Let´s call this a double “upgrade” and fixing a fatal BIOS mistake made...

Zalman Reserator XT External Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Review @ Tweaknews
With its new hybrid cooling design for the XT, Zalman has lost the traditional silence of the previous Reserator systems, but gained significant cooling performance. The Reserator XT is indeed a worthy successor to the Reserators of the past and boasts easy installation, attractive styling and superb materials and workmanship. Digital monitoring of fluid temperature and fan/pump speed control are welcome features, and the mechanical flow indicator adds a visual confirmation of coolant flow rates as well.

OCZ Technology Vendetta Heatpipe CPU Cooler Review @ Big Bruin
After our first review of such a cooler I was left wondering if this design development was really such a good idea, as performance was less than impressive. We're going to give direct touch heatpipe CPU coolers another shot, this time in the form of something from OCZ Technology. They have provided their Vendetta CPU cooler, which looks a good deal like the Kingwin Revolution cooler we reviewed just about a month ago.

Daily News for Dec 2

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Mobile GPU Review @ Tech ARP
Like its desktop counterpart, the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT looks better on paper than in real life. On paper, it is roughly between the desktop GeForce 8600 GT and the GeForce 7600 GT in performance. That makes it a rather powerful mobile GPU, especially compared to integrated graphics solutions like the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100.

Samsung Syncmaster 971P 19inch LCD Display Review @ PCSTATS
In this review PCSTATS is testing out the 19" Samsung Syncmaster 971P LCD display, a sleek glossy black free standing display with great technical specs. The Syncmaster 971P has a bright 250nits luminosity rating, and killer black contrast ratio. Gamers should be happy with its 6ms G-to-G pixel response time, that's certainly quick enough for first person shooters.

Logitech G15 Keyboard Review @ 3DXtreme
Logitech is always known for raising the bar when it comes to computer peripherals, today they are proving that once again there is room for improvement and possibilities. We are taking a look at the re-worked Logitech G15 Keyboard. At first glance there are a few big changes to this product the backlighting is no longer blue, it’s a shade of Amber. The second change is the LCD display, no longer using a fold up LCD, the shape of the G15 has been re-worked and the LCD is now always in a viewable position. The last major change the other G15 is the shape, by removing the many function keys and replacing them with one single row but three different modes we get all the function keys without having 18 keys on the keyboard.

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
When we first sat the XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB next to the reference NVIDIA card something just didn't look right. XFX implimented a larger fan and also increased the opening in the cover to let more cool air in. The slits on the sides of the cover have also been increased to improve airflow around the capacitors and other heat producing components. The changes to the cooling really paid off as the XFX GeForce 8800 GT was 15C cooler at idle and 8C cooler at load thanks to the increased airflow. Not bad considering the XFX GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog is running overclocked! Our review sample have a core clock frequency of 625MHz and the reference cards from NVIDIA run at 600MHz.

Daily News for Nov 30

Quad FX canceled, upgrade path unclear... @ Tech Report
So AMD has dropped its enthusiast-class dual-socket technology direction. When we pressed for further details on CPU upgrade options for current owners of Quad FX systems, Pruitt said the processor "likely won't be a Phenom-branded product," but could not give us an ETA for its arrival. We expect to have more details from AMD soon, though, and will follow up with those when we get them.

Samsung Syncmaster 971P 19inch LCD Display Review @ PCSTATS
In this review PCSTATS is testing out the 19" Samsung Syncmaster 971P LCD display, a sleek glossy black free standing display with great technical specs. The Syncmaster 971P has a bright 250nits luminosity rating, and killer black contrast ratio. Gamers should be happy with its 6ms G-to-G pixel response time, that's certainly quick enough for first person shooters.

Rosewill RD600N-2DC-SL-SLV Stallion Series 600W Power Supply @ Big Bruin
The RD600N-2DC-SL-SLV Stallion Series 600W unit is just one of a handful of Rosewill power supplies presently on the market. With a highly polished finish, a pair of blue LED fans, and well finished cables, it is obviously an attention grabber. This review will take a look beyond the flashy exterior to see if this stallion is a work horse that your system can rely on.

How to build a PC Article and Guide @ Tech Report
Users new to building systems from scratch need more than just a shopping list, though. There's an art to assembling a rig from bare components. Building a PC can be a daunting task for a newbie who has never put a system together before. For those folks, we've crafted a step-by-step guide covering the basics of system assembly. Keep reading as we show you how to build a PC from scratch.

Apacer Handy Steno AH421 4GB Flash Drive Review @ Tweaktown
With the world of storage continually getting bigger and bigger, it’s not uncommon to find flash drives growing in capacity and speed. Media files now make up quite a huge portion of the need for increasing space. When flash drives first started to hit the shelves, 128MB was the largest you could get, and would cost you a fortune too. Apacer’s new USB 2.0 flash drive not only combines 4GB of flash storage, but manages to incorporate a compression and security program in one. According to Apacer this allows you to store more than 5x the actual 4GB limit as well as being able to encrypt it all.

GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H - GeForce 7150 IGP Review @ Tweaktown
Being a graphics card maker, there is one area that NVIDIA has a leg up, that being the IGP market. For the basic home PC and office workstation, IGP based boards really do have a home. Even for a Digital Home PC that does nothing but play movies and record TV programs, integrated graphics is perfect as there is no need to add in extra expansive hardware. Till now, NVIDIA hasn’t had an IGP based solution for the Intel market; it has been supplying ones solely for the AMD sector. Core 2 and Pentium Dual Core CPUs are perfect CPUs for an IGP board. The only problem is that Intel G31 / G33 boards don’t have much power when it comes to running any graphics programs.

Silverstone Tundra TD01 External Water Cooling Kit Review @ MadShrimps
Silverstone introduced a compact external water cooling kit, named the Tundra TD01 a while ago, we stress test this silent cooling solution with a hot running P4 as well as a more eco-friendly Celeron CPU. Does it stand a chance against a high end air cooling setup? We'll find out.

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