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Tuesday's Reviews (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 8-June-2004  11:01:59 (GMT +10) - by Wolfy

Amongst the virus and spam email, I found some reviews for you today:

Video Cards:
Chaintech Geforce FX5500 256Meg, at Tweaknews.net - read it if you can tolerate 10 pictures and 5 words per page.
Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro at Bjorn3D.com

PCUnleash report that Kye has "successfully modded the X800Pro to a full fledged X800XT."

Cooling:
Fluid XP, looks and feels like water but it costs a fair bit more, see why over at A True Review.
Thermaltake Extreme Spirit North and South Bridge Cooling Kit at Hi-TechReviews.com, dare I call it a cute little mini-blower?
Thermaltake Tower 112 Cu, it's big, copper and ugly, say LegionHardware; they don't really like it.
Zalman Reserator 1 Fanless Water Cooling kit "is too high a price to pay for a product of modest performance no matter how quiet it is" say PimpRig.

RAM:
DDR-II vs. GDDR3, usually I don't link stuff that has popup and similar advertising, but thought a number of readers may be interested in this.
Corsair TwinX1024 PC4000 PRO at Controlled-Insanity PC Mods.
PMI3200-512DG Turbo Memory gets a brief review at BlueSmoke.

Cases and BareBones:
Small Form Factor Box. This month, the Ars System Guide explores the world of SFF systems.
Antec Overture at Legit Reviews.
Chenbro Xpider II at eXtreme Reviews.
FIC Condor is a "Novel Approach to SFF" according to SFFTech.
QTechnology 350W Power Supply not only has voltages that are spot on, but its also quiet and shiny, according to subzerotech.
Silverstonetek ST460W PSU at Rbmods.

Mods:
Acrylic Scratch Fix Guide, Gideon Tech will show how you can repair minor scratches in your acrylic case windows.
The Sunbeam Hyper Light is very bright, lightweight, does not generate heat or EMI interference according to Monster Hardware.
Sunbeam Tech Meteor Light - Bubble Lights at Hi-TechReview.
Thermaltake TWV480 kit, its a ... Power Supply/Wattage Viewer, reviewed at Overclocker Cafe.

Misc:
Lexington Technology PC Access Review at GruntvillE.com, its a home PC proximity card reader security system thingy.
Transcend USB 2.0 High Speed Card Bus Adapter, USB2 for your laptop at eXtreme Reviews.
Fluance Surround Sound Home Theater 5 Speaker System AV-HTB+ review at Tech-Mods.net
Zalman ZM-RSSC 5.1 USB Soundcard is "a good idea, poorly implemented" according to bit-tech.
Apple's new AirPort Express, including a look at the technical side of the device from Ars Technica.
Beyerdynamic DT 880 headphones. World's best cans? Asks DansData.

Two new IANAG Tweaks: Codecs and Network Browsing.

Computex 2004 News:
Wrapup and more at Hardware Analysis.
Four days in Pictures. This one has girls, a picture of the airport and mostly anything else OCW could snap.
Full report from VR-Zone.
Tech Tidbits by PCstats.com.
Computex 2004 - part 5 at Hardware Zone, but don't be distracted by the thumbnail picture of the girl - there aren't more, I already checked for you. ;)



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