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 Saturday, 30-November-2002  16:49:16 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Wow, first decent rain we've had in Sydney in ages.

Instead of stuffing themselves with turkey on their Thanksgiving Day, ClubOC put up 4 reviews! Vantec Nexus NXP-201 Fan Speed Controller here, Sunbeam Multi-Coloured Cold Cathode Light Kit here, PC Toys Quiet MAXX 6000+ socketA cooler here and the PC-8L Deluxe Computer Tool Kit here.

Sudhian have a somewhat cerebral article about technical support in the age of the internet.

XtremeSystems have a mod to get even better cooling from your Prometeia vapour phase-change cooler.

OCWorkBench have some Serial ATA info and benchmarks.

ViperLair try to answer the How and Why of Benchmarking.

Linux kernel 2.4.20 has been released, thanks Martinus.

Hexus reviewed the DFI NB80-EA Granite Bay dual-channel DDR motherboard for P4 processors.

mcrow spotted that Hercules have released a Radeon 9000 64mb All-In-Wonder video card (link is chinese).

mjcrow also suggests you update your virus software, as there's yet another nasty one floating around. Some of them even insult you, thanks klif-e.

Here's more bizarre Kikkoman stuff, thanks Mitch01.

Tech-Report wonder what a fair price for an operating system is.

OCClubCanada have a DIY LED light strip project.

David sends word that there is free wireless access in the Queen St Mall in Brisbane at the moment, as part of a trial.

LMBAtech have an older article about overclocking an older PC.

Dan's got even more letters. Hooray.

Iroquois returns with another of his news blasts: New Intel Xeon 2.40GHz 533 FSB have an extra pin. Pics of the Xeon here. Next Itanium likely to run at 1.5GHz. Sun trying to get major ISP's to distribute StarOffice. A trojan disguised as a Longhorn keygen.

CounterSmurf spotted this lego bible project.

There's a GameServe LAN on the 7th Dec to celebrate their 3rd birthday, on the Gold Coast.

Some interesting software: FRAPS is a free utility for DirectX and OpenGL games. It can best be described as: benchmarking software, screen capture software, movie maker software.

Phantom notes from allmoto.com.au: Our winner for the hotly-contested Wally of the Week award is the Victorian Government, which police sources reveal has just spent $150,000 of the so-called bike safety levy (a recently-introduced $50 annual tax) on...wait for it...motorcycle-mounted radar units!

Interesting Forum Threads:
Most Dissapointing Game of 2002? in Games.
A motherboard without housing in Overclocking & Hardware.
Unhackable Server in Networking & Electronics.
Informative Guides! in Overclocking & Hardware.
Translation mini-contest in the Test Forum.
Win l00ber a free LCD (silly thread) in Modding & Electronics.
Everglide Update in Overclocking & Hardware.

Reviews:
Vantec Nexus Fan Controller (video review) on 3DGameMan.
Yamaha CRW-F1E CDRW drive on Bench-House.
Shattered Web Applique kit on FuriousTech.
AVC Avalanche SocketA CPU cooler on 3DExtreme.
Swiftech MCP300T Inline Watercooling Pump on AMDMB.
Thermaltake HardCano 8 VR fan controller on Tweakers.
TweakMonster socketA Shim on BurnOutPC.
FIC AN19E KT400-based socketA DDR motherboard on NeoSeeker.
Xoxide Acrylic Laser Cut 80mm Fan Grills on 8Balls.
PowerCooler H610T heatsink on A1-Electronics.
Zalman ZM300A-APF 300W PSU on OCClubCanada.
Abit BG7E i845GE-based P4 DDR motherboard on MBReview.
Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 linux-based PDA on HWZ.
Antec Plus 1080AMG case on Mikhailtech.
GlacialTech Igloo 4300 P4 cooler on PCStats.
Antec TruePower 550W PSU on OCProjects.
Xoxide Acrylic Laser Cut Fan Grills on SubZeroTech.
Swiftech MCW478-UHT thermoelectric cooler on ExtremeMHz.
Neon ATA-133 rounded cables on OCrCafe.
EasyBuy2000 Wireless Optical Mouse on GeekShelter.
ARM Systems Stealth XP2000+ prebuild system on SilentPCReview.
Eksitdata Fan Bus Controller on Bit-Tech.



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