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Thursday's Round-up (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 5-December-2002  13:09:28 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

For those of us who didn't lose our sight during the eclipse, here is some news.

Turn based games. You either love 'em or hate 'em. Sciby (pronounced Sky-bee) (Sciby edit: Love your work, Mred32. *nod*)wants to let us know about a new turn based game called Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin. This is the follow up to the original "Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord". I might have to give this one a go.

Assailant sent this one in. You can blame him. Remember the game "Pong". Here is another version and it's ahh....different.

Tuttle says that the "Tomy Char-G Mini RC Car" that Decker reviewed here are also available at K-Mart.

It looks as though Australia is set to launch it's first home grown satellite in 35 years. Full story at news.com.au

Do you like elephants? Here is todays flash game of the day. This one is made by an Australian company. Thanks gabe gross.

It's ZZZ time again. This weeks installment (#153) questions things along the lines of blood flow electricity generation, nuclear batteries and heat-powered clocks. This weeks they also have a collection of Useful Applications, most of which are freeware or public domain.

If you happen to have an old SGI machine laying around, how about turning it into something useful, like a refrigerator or a coffee machine.

Seagate have shipped a second SATA hard drive. This time it's a 40Gbyte model designed for budget PCs. Read more about it at extremetech.

Do you own a Radeon 9700 Pro? Having problems keeping it cool? It seems your not the only one. The guys at frostytech.com investigate why.

Some new Detonator Drivers have been released. This is the 41.09 version. Get them from nVidia before they run out. Thanks drift_boy.

The Tech Report has published an article comparing IDE RAID controllers from four of the top manufacturers. 3ware, Adaptec, HighPoint, and Promise. For those who are new to RAID, and those with an interest, there is a lot of info in this round-up.

Sudhian have posted an article entitled "Is the Mid-Size Tower Effectively Dead?" An interesting question with a few interesting points.

If you like the idea of "Extreme Cooling" for your PC, The Modfathers can show you how to build a very cool chiller, on the cheap. Not that anyone would really use a fridge to cool their PC! :)

BiT-Tech.net have an article about a Plasma ball mod. Looks spooky.

3dGameMan has a video review of the AMS G-Mono Mid Tower Case. You can save the video to your hard drive or stream it.

Digit-Life have a round-up of nForce2 boards from Abit, Asus, Chaintech, MSI, Leadtek and Epox.

Some info here on ATI's new 256Mb card, the FireGL-X1. Thanks Nigel.

SilentPCReview have a round-up of some heavy duty P4 HSF combo's.


Reviews
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Socket A Motherboard at Techseekers.net
ABIT Ti4200 with the new OTES cooler at Hardware-Test
EPoX 8RDA+ nForce 2 Motherboard at Hexus.net
Iiyama 18.1" LCD Monitor on tech-pc
Belkin Nostromo n50 SpeedPad at LAN Addict
PNY 128MB Secure Digital card at Envynews
Iwill P4HT-S i845PE Red Motherboard on Pcstats
Spire CoolCat HSF at pctechzone
Iwill KK400-RS Motherboard at Club Overclocker
laser etched 8-Ball Window Kit on OCIA
Universal Smart Drive at The Tech Zone
Simpletech SimpleDrive USB HardDrive at Björn's 3D World
L.I.S. LCD Indicator at SystemCooling.com
Nexland ISB WaveBase Wireless Gateway on BurnOutPC
IOGEAR HomePlug Ethernet Bridge & USB Adapter at MonkeyReview
Crystal Clear LED Fans at Computer Sphere.net
Hercules Gamesurround MUSE 5.1 DVD at RadiativeNZ
Soyo 7VX4B Dragon Ultra Black Edition KT400 motherboard over at Overclockers NZ
Splinter Cell Game for XBox on 3DAvenue



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