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 Sunday, 6-January-2002  23:52:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Wired have a thing on cheap webhosting, if you're looking for somewhere to put your site. Most of those "unlimited bandwidth" deals you see are fine until you mention 50GB/week, then they run away screaming, so I've discovered. Speaking of which, there's some rumblings in the hardware website scene today - Ezyduzit noticed this thread on Storagereview which, among other things, reveals that StorageReview will be closing its doors soon. That is a real shame, many little sites have come and gone but StorageReview focussed on one aspect of PC hardware and did it really well. I recommended countless people to go there when thinking about buying hard drives and used it as a reference myself. Another one bites the dust. Anyway, Joe from ProCooling has put up a rant about the state of the hardware website scene at the moment.

Digit-Life have a hefty roundup of KT266A-based SocketA DDR motherboards.. 9 boards in total.

John sent word that consumer complaints about e-commerce will be closely monitored this holiday season by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC is targeting non-disclosure of terms and conditions, failure to provide refunds, and non-delivery of goods.

AcesHardware have a roundup of OpenGL accelerators.. high-end graphics cards.

Sniper noticed another GeForce4 rumour.. apparently Feb 5 will be the announcement date.

Another price-comparison site has popped up.. this one is PriceWatch.com.au and was spotted by thetron. Don't forget of course the original TechWatch.com.au which has been comparing prices for years now, and the (relative) newcomer Razor Prices. There was an Overclockers.OzPriceCheck.com site but that doesn't seem to have been updated in months now, not sure what the story is there.

There's a LAN on in Sydney this weekend.. this is a combined OCAU/ZGeek/CLGA LAN so you should be able to put a few faces to names there.

292 people in the forums tonight, not too shabby. :)

Reviews:
AMD AthlonXP 1900+ socketA CPU on 3DVelocity.
IceHole fan adapter on JSIHW.
Black IceMat mousing surface on MikhailTech.
Hercules XPS510 5.1 speakers on TweakTown.
Romtech Trios hard drive selector on DSLWebserver.



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