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Most Recent Articles/Reviews

The latest reviews added to the content archive (In order of submission date). These have been already added to their respective categories on this page.

Bauhn AMID-972XS Android Tablet

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe

Synology DiskStation DS1812+ NAS

GIGABYTE GTX 570 Super Overclock SOC

Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler

GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 Motherboard

DIY HTPC Remote Control

MSI MOA 2011 APAC Final Post-Event Report

Bitfenix Shinobi Case

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 APAC Final

Palit GeForce GT 520 1GB Review

Silicon Power V20 Series 120GB SSD Review

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 OC Review

ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP Review

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review

VTX3D Radeon HD 6790 1GB Review

MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC Review

TIM Shoot-out with Corsair H70

GIGABYTE GTX 580 Super Overclock SOC Review

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin Motherboard Review

GoPro HD HERO Camera Review

Behind the Scenes at OCAU

2009 OCAU Server Upgrade

Video Cards

Bauhn AMID-972XS Android Tablet

GIGABYTE GTX 570 Super Overclock SOC

Palit GeForce GT 520 1GB Review

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 OC Review

ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP Review

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review

VTX3D Radeon HD 6790 1GB Review

MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC Review

GIGABYTE GTX 580 Super Overclock SOC Review

GIGABYTE HD 6970 OC 2GB Review

MSI R6970 Lightning 2GB Review

ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB Dual Fermi Review

ASUS Radeon HD 6990 4GB Dual Cayman Review

ASUS GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Review

Gainward GeForce GTX 550 Ti GS Review

MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti Cyclone II OC Review

ASUS GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II Review

VTX3D Radeon HD 6970 2GB Review

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic 1GB Review

Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum Review

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Review

Gainward GeForce GTX 570 Phantom Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 vs GTX 480 Review

Gainward GeForce GTX 460 1GB GS-GLH Review

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 1GD5/OC Review

MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB HAWK Review

PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 1GB Review

Performance Scaling with HD 5870

AMD's Cypress and Juniper

Radeon 4xxx Shootout

ATI Radeon HD 4890 in CrossfireX

AMD Media Event Report

Inno3D GeForce 7600GS AGP Video Card

GeForce 6600 (NV43) Preview Info

EPoX 8RGA+ Onboard Graphics Tweaking

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

ABIT GeForce4 Ti4200 OTES

nVIDIA overclocking with CoolBits

X-Micro Impact T4600 (GeForce4 Ti4600)

Asus V8460 Ultra (GeForce4 Ti4600)

Leadtek Winfast GeForce3 TDH

Gainward GF3 Golden Sample

Hercules Prophet III (GeForce3) Mini-Review

Creative Labs 3DBlaster GeForce2 Ultra 64MB

Creative Labs 3D Blaster GeForce 2 GTS

Creative Labs GeForce 256 Pro

ASUS V6600 Deluxe GeForce 256

Skywell TNT2 M64


Synology DiskStation DS1812+ NAS

Silicon Power V20 Series 120GB SSD Review

OCZ RevoDrive and Vertex 2 120GB Review

Inexpensive Greener File-Server Guide

Comparing VelociRaptor, SSD and RAM Drive

Attack of the fake USB sticks

Silicon Power 64GB 2.5" SATA SSD

Kingston SSD vs Western Digital VelociRaptor

Thermaltake iCage

Brando Workshop USB 2.0 to SATA / IDE Cable

X-Micro Mini DiscGo 20GB

Welland ME-740 3.5" HDD Enclosure

Imation Disk Stakka Disk Organiser

Intel's MatrixRAID Examined

Thermaltake SilverRiver 3.5" HDD Enclosure

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB

Connectland 5.25 LCD IDE Mobile Rack

HighPoint e.SATA RAID Kit v2

Western Digital Raptor in RAID 0x2 and 0x4

Western Digital Raptor 10k-RPM SATA HDD (Part 1)

PCRange 3.5" USB2.0 External HDD Case

40MB HDD Autopsy

Ur-Disk 128MB USB Storage

Single Disk and RAID 0 HDD Shootout

IBM 75GXP HDD Anatomy

Raid0 Shootout with ATA-100 and ATA-133

An Introduction to Storage Area Networks


Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler

TIM Shootout with Corsair H70

Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Review

JetArt XCool NP5000 Notebook Cooler

2CoolPC Turbo

The CardCooler

Globalwin CAF-12 and CBF-32 Card Coolers

2CoolPC Plus

FC-100 and PCSC-100 Slot Coolers

Six Smaller P4 Coolers

Five Large P4 Coolers (most fit LGA775 & S940/939)

Spire Verticool SocketA CPU Cooler

Scythe Kamakaze

CoolerMaster Aero 7+ & WhisperRock IV

6 Coolers from Sibak, Fanner and Bitspower

Thermaltake Volcano 7+

CPU Radiator Zen

ThemoSonic ThermoEngine Comparison

Monster 21-way SocketA Cooler Roundup!

3-Way SocketA Cooler Comparo

7-way Socket Cooler Comparo #2

Titan Majesty Twins (twin fan)

Thermaltake Golden Orb

Globalwin FKP-32


SuperDual Twin-Fan

Socket370 Cooler Comparison

Globalwin VOS-32+

6-way SECC1 Cooler Comparo

Globalwin VOS-32+

4-way SECC2 Cooler Comparo

Macase MS-10 Hermannator

HD-600 and Ultimate HDD Cooler

5-way Chipset Cooler Shootout

Extreme Cooling

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra Watercooling Kit

Cooler Master AquaGate Mini R120

Dual 2.5GHz G5 PowerMac Liquid Cooling

Xice ExternalCool Kit

Cooler Master AquaGate Kit

Asetek Waterchill Kit

Thermaltake Aquarius II Kit

Making a Bong Cooler

HWLabs Black Ice Radiator

Cool-computers radiator

DangerDen a-MAZE-ing copper water block

Senfu Naked-Athlon Water-Jacket Mounts

Senfu Water-Cooling Kit

Senfu Single-Fan Radiator

Janne's water-cooled K6-2/450 at 630MHz!

Slartibartfast's homemade waterjacket

J. Collins's water-cooled system, very nice.

Dugedug's simple system - nice reservoir :)

Les's water-cooled K6-2/450 - using a holden radiator!

Scott's cool reservoir - inside a fridge!

Water-cooling Experiment #1 (C366 @ 643MHz)

Peltier Experiment #1

FreeFrag's Peltier Disaster!

PeterC's Peltier Calculations

The Peltier-Cooled PC - Power and Heat Considerations

Zack's simple idea for stopping condensation

Vapochill Facelift (fit into Lian Li)

Asetek Vapochill Mk2 PE Titanium

AMD's Thoroughbred meets Vapochill

Motherboard & CPU

Socket LGA1156/1155

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 Motherboard Review

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Review

GIGABYTE P67A-UD3R Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE PH67A-UD3 Motherboard Review

Intel Clarkdale

Lynnfield i5 or i7 - This is the Question

Socket LGA1366

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin Motherboard Review

Intel Core i7 - Nehalem Arrives

GIGABYTE Core i7 920 Overclocking Guide

Socket T / LGA775

Intel Skulltrail - Dual Quad-Core Computing for Desktops

Intel E8000 "Wolfdale" Dual-Core Processors

Intel Penryn - Fast, cool, and "greenish"

Intel QX6700 Quad-Core CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo "Conroe" CPUs

Intel Pentium D 920 and 955 Extreme Edition

Intel Pentium D and 830 Extreme Edition CPUs

ABIT Fatal1ty AA8XE i925XE

Intel 6xx Series and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition CPUs

Intel 925XE Chipset & 3.46GHz EE P4

Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3

GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 Motherboard

ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Review


Scaling Down AMD's Phenom II 1090T


Phenom Shoot-out

AMD Phenom II X4 810

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition and Radeon 4670

AMD Spider Platform

Socket 940

AMD Athlon64 FX-51 CPU

Socket A

ABIT AN7 (NF2 Ultra 400)

AMD AthlonXP 3200+ CPU

ABIT's NF-7 meets Granite Bay

AMD AthlonXP 2600+ CPU

Asus A7V333 (KT333)

Soltek SL-75DRV5 (KT333)

MSI KN7420 Pro (nForce)

Abit KR7A-RAID (KT266A)


Asus A7V266 (KT266)

3-way AMD760-based roundup

Epox EP-8KTA3

Socket 478

Abit IC7-MAX3 i875P

Abit IS7 with Game Accelerator

Abit IT7 Max2 Version 2 (i845PE)

Abit IT7 Max 2 (i845E)

Abit BD7-II RAID (i845E)

Soltek SL-85DRS2 (SiS645A2)

Socket 370

ApolloPro266 - 2 DDR Motherboards

Transcend TS-ASL3 - Intel i815e

Slot A

Abit KA7

Asus K7V

Epox EP-7KXA

Asus K7M

Slot 1

MSI BXMaster

Abit VA6 - VIA Apollo Pro 133

Asus P3C2000 - Intel i820

AOpen AX6BCPro II Millennium Edition - BX

AOpen AX6BC Pro - Intel BX



VIA "Eden" EPIA-M (933 MHz C3)

VIA EPIA Eden 800MHz mobo/CPU


OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum EB (DDR2 800MHz)

DDR2 Takes Off: OCZ PC2-4200 Rev 2

A-Data DDR500 PC4000 Test, 12 Sticks

Winbond DDR400 Mega Test

KingMax PC2700 DDR333 SDRAM


Kingmax DDR-266 SDRAM

KingMax PC166 SDRAM


KingMax PC150 256MB SDRAM

KingMax PC133 v1.2 and PC150 SDRAM

Corsair PC133 CAS2 SDRAM

Networking & Comms

Nmap Examination of Various Operating Systems

Minitar 802.11g Wireless Networking Bundle

Billion BIPAC-741GE V2 ADSL Modem/Switch

X-Micro Bluetooth C2 USB Dongle

Pre-made Serial Infra-red Receiver with Remote

MobileAction MA-620 IR USB Adapter

Long-distance Wireless with Waveguide Antennae

Cantenna Construction and Mischief

Nokia 6610 Mobile Phone

Billion BIPAC-711CE ADSL Modem / Router

Nokia 5510 Mobile Phone + More

TV / DVD Cards / Players

Zensonic Z500 Hi-Def Network Media Player

DigitalNow DNTV Live! DVB-T Card

DVIco FustionHDTV DVB-T Digital TV Tuner

Compro VideoMate Live USB2 External Tuner/Capture

Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus

VisionPlus DVB-T Digital TV Tuner Card

Asus 880 TV Tuner and Capture Card

REALmagic Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder

REALmagic DVD Remote Control

Mouse, Keyboard, Etc

Razer Naga Epic Mouse and Ironclad Mouse Mat Review

Das Keyboard Model S

Diatec Filco Majestouch Keyboard

Virtual Racing Chassis by Bob Earl

Think Outside Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

"The Claw" Game Controller

Wolfclaw 2 Gaming Keyboard

XTRAC Hammer, XTRAC Ripper XL, Steelpad QcK+ and Mad Wax

Sitecom USB 2.0 VGA Adapter

A4Tech BatteryFree Mouse

Thermaltake Gamma Pad and Steelpad S&S

Connectland 2-Port PS/2 Mini KVM

NYKO AirFlo Mouse (hand-cooling)

DIY Ultimate Mouse Pad

Quality Mat glass mousepad

Logitech diNovo Media Desktop

Icemat Mousing Surface

Logitech Mouseman Dual Optical

Cherry Cybo@rd Plus Wireless KB + Mouse

A4-Tech RP-648 Wireless Optical Mouse

MS Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth

Logitech Cordless Keyboard

A4Tech Wireless Optical 3DMouse

IBM Model 10K3849 keyboard and 3 Button Optical Mouse

Everglide Optical Mouse Pads

Everglide Gaming Mat

MS Wireless Explorer

Samsung Cyber Beetle

Mouse Bungee

fUnc Surface 1030

Razer Boomslang 2000

Everglide Giganta

Everglide Wrist Rest Plus

A4Tech 4D+ (WWW-11)

Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer

Everglide Large Attack Pad

Case Modding

Matrix Orbital MX610 Mini-LCD

The Snarf's Shuttle Project

Antec NoiseKiller 80mm

Bitspower LED RAM Mod

Rainbow LED Fan

Connectland LED Case Feet

Super Flower Fan Master

Lian Li C-01 Faceplate Cover

VIA Eden Colecovision PC Mod

Antec Blue and Tri-Colour LED Fans

Enermax Adjustable-Speed Fan

Case-cutting on the cheap!

Installing a 120mm Blowhole

Glowire and Lazer LED's

ST Fan Controller

Cable Rounding for better airflow

PCMODS RheoBus Kit

Simple fan-duct in HX45

MacPower DigiDoc 5

PCCG Rounded Cables

Black&Decker Wizard Rotary Tool

FrontX Multimedia Ports

Case Mods at MPU

Case painting with Frank

OCAU PC Database

Hardware Hacks

DIY HTPC Remote Control

Speaker Cut-Off Headphone Socket Mod

LG Burner 48x-52x Flash

Home-made Cooling Duct

Key-Start Switch Mod

AMD AthlonXP Thoroughbred Unlocking



LG CDRW 32x to 40x Flash

Fan splitter (RPM/Power) cable

Radial Blower Mod

Lapping the Blue Orb

Using an automotive rheostat for fan control

slowing noisy fans

Multiplier modification for A7M266

Modify Panaflo Orb to fit Asus A7V

Convert Promise Ultra66 to FastTrack66

How to sand your CPU slug

Attach a remote activity LED to your LAN card

Convert motherboard temp monitor into CPU temp probe

How to get ANY voltage on ANY slot1 motherboard!

A fix for rebooting FIC SD-11's

Re-use your stock P3 cooler on your Voodoo3

Re-use your stock Celeron cooler on your TNT2

Audio / Visual

GoPro HD HERO Camera Review

Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Monitor Arm


Apple iPod Shuffle Gen 2

Merconnet SONOWave Digital Media Player

Dell 2407 (Rev A02) 24" Widescreen LCD

Samsung SyncMaster 172x LCD Monitor

Zensonic Z800 5.1 Home Theatre Speakers

Zensonic Z710 Wireless Headphones

Digiana AudiaX wireless audio

"Dan" MP3 Player

X-Micro Bluetooth Headset

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers

nForce SoundStorm Technology

NEC MultiSync LCD 1525v

Acer F51 15 LCD Monitor

Andrea Pro Gamer NC1212 Headset

Sennheiser HD570 Headphones

Aureal Vortex 2 SQ2500 Quad

Power Supply

Super Flower Crystal Plus 600W PSU

Antec SmartPower 2 350W PSU

Thirteen PSU Roundup

GTR 450W-LI Power Supply

Leadman Model LP-6100 400W PSU


Bitfenix Shinobi

Super Flower SF-800

Yeou Chih YCC-63F1 Server Case

Antec P160

Antec SLK3700-BQE

COMSCOM Think Tank

Procase 3688 Mini-ITX

Antec Super Lanboy Minitower

Lian Li PC-6077

Antec 4U22ATX 4RU Rackmount

CoolerMaster WaveMaster

Antec LANBOY Aluminium Minitower

AOpen H340A Mini-Desktop

Antec Sonata

Antec PerformancePlus 660AMG Minitower

Lian-Li Window Upgrade Kit

Macase KA-230 Champion Midtower

Macase KA-130 Champion Fulltower

SkyHawks ATX4388+C Aluminium Midtower

Lian-Li PC-10 Aluminium Midtower

Big Daddy Kahuna!

The Big Kahuna!

Macase K10 Sunrise mid-tower

RC Toys

Smartech Winner Sport 1:10 Nitro RC Buggy

Mini RC Submarine and Speedboat

Smartech Winner 1 Nitro Car

Micro RC Combat Force and Stunt Car

Micro RC Car Shenqiwei

Tomy Char-G Mini RC Car

Misc Reviews

Bauhn AMID-972XS Android Tablet

Leo, Thuban and Raptor

Microsoft Windows Vista

Beryl on Ubuntu

Nintendo DS Lite Game Console

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 'Preferred' Edition

Canon Pixma IP4200 BubbleJet Printer

Call Of Duty 2 PC Game

F.E.A.R. PC Game

Travel Easy Cable Bag Connectivity Kit

Zensonic Z400 Wireless Media Player

A.C.Ryan Backy molex/fan relocator

KEYKatcher 32K Keyboard Logger

Apple iSight

Mandrake Linux 9.1 Quick Look

Sunbeam Tech Quad LED Fan

120mm Aluminium Fan Filter

YOPER RC3 Operating System

Sunbeam Tech Cold Cathode Fan

Palomino and Thoroughbred Copper Cap

USB Safety Desktop Fan

Cornea MP704 17" LCD Screen

Dynamat Extreme Computer Kit

Sony CRX1600LEK FireWire/i.Link CDRW

Wacom Graphire2 Graphics Tablet

IceCube FireWire HDD Enclosure

Apple iPod MP3 Player

NewMotion USB HDD Enclosure

ST Fan Controller

WindowsXP - An Overclocker's Perspective

HighSpeedPC Fan Adapter

80 and 92mm Fan Adapters

Aopen CRW1232 CD Rewriter

Athlon GFD Comparison

Palm Portable Keyboard

Evergreen Spectra 400 CPU Upgrade

Senfu DIY House

Senfu Super Box

Buddy B-210 Virtual PC

Misc Articles

MSI MOA 2011 APAC Final Post-Event Report

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 APAC Final

OCAU Blog: Change and why it's (obviously) a good thing

A Street View of Google Street View

Fun with CrossFire

BF2 Timedemo Benchmarking

CeBIT Sydney 2005

Making the Avatar Mosaic

OCAU Server Upgrade

Time Warp Computer Pricing

CeBIT Sydney 2004

CeBIT Australia 2003 Report

Big Day In 2003 Report

WPC Expo 2002 (Tokyo Japan)

Interview with Scott Thirwell (ABIT)

DIY Subwoofer Enclosure

Slipstreaming OfficeXP SP2

3-Phase Power - Pavarotti, Choir Boys and Balloons

EPoX EP-8K3+ BIOS Comparison

Sydney Consumer Electronics Show 2002

Matrix 2 & 3 Filming On-Set Report

Quake3 Slayer Demo

Tip-Magnetic Driven Fan

Sydney PC Show March 2002

Quantispeed Calculator

DOSFix - Real Mode DOS support for WinME

Apple Cooling Techniques

AGDC, November 2001

DIY printer-cable LCD

Thermal Paste Comparison

Modifying VIAMACH.INF to detect all devices

Asus GF2: A Pro for the price of a GTS?

Dual Palominos on Tyan Thunder K7

Speed Cheat - Not just for H-L Anymore

Sydney PC Show March 2001

Automatic Thermal Fan-Control Circuit

SlotA Showdown! Tbird vs Classic Athlons

Further Adventures with Athlon O/C

Adventures with Apollo Pro 133(A)

Changing Windows Startup Text

Building a stable Athlon system, pt 1

Building a stable Athlon system, pt 2

Mandrake Linux 7.0

Athlon 1GHz Benchmarks

Historical Articles

David Alvarado's Dual C366 BP6 Adventures

Kat from QLD's P2-350 @ 522MHz

OCAU Historical Tidbits

Mick's P3-500 at 669MHz

Bill's interesting 16-processor screenshot

Ogier's dual ducted BP6-based machine!

Alista's P3-450 @ 650MHz

Nick's a nutter with a 140MHz FSB P2

ZerO's Coppermine667 @ 805 - in Oct99!

Subside from NZ's simple but clever ducting idea

Teo's C366 that does 605MHz, air-cooled..

Drew's got more fans than you. Oh yes he does.

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