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 Monday, 28-January-2002  22:54:34 (GMT +10) - by LoneWolf

AusGamers and Microsoft have teamed up for a new competition - enter the draw for a chance to one of five double passes for you and a mate to party with Chris Taylor, lead designer of Dungeon Siege, on February 4th at 6:30pm in Sydney.

Wireplay have a new CS Ladder and apparently over 400 people in over 70 teams have signed up already.

Icrontic has a preview of Valve's upcoming Counter-Strike 1.4. The preview is complete with a changelog and a bunch of screenshots. Looks smoooooth :)

Have a look at the Prototype AMD XP 3000+ then sit back, and draw your own conclusions. (Or an XP 6000+, whatever comes to mind first) :)

Overclockers Club have completed a new "how to" guide on making a PC case entirely out of plexi. Looks like there might be a sudden surge of full-plexi cases around here soon.

Wanna be a ninja? Here is a link to the Official Ninja Page. Thanks DuKe. /me gets out the silver polish and goes off to find his throwing stars and black PJ's.

bacco007 sent this in. It's a picture file to ASCII convertor. Excellent, I can see some fun coming out of this :)

leperMessiah tells us about a vinyl case sticker thread in our forums. Just like the one I linked to in news earlier. Wanna buy one? Head into our forums.

KyocEr@~* mentions details on Palm's to-be-released i705 are available here including a $499 US pricetag, so it ain't cheap obviously. It comes with in-built wireless capability though.

D K saw this in the majorgeeks.com forum. Talks about overclocking a Ti video card by increasing the voltage to it. Interesting.

Digit-Life have a roundup of 3 x 128meg graphics cards being the Joytech Apollo RADEON 7500 and 3D Thrill 315 and the Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 Ti200 TDH.

Amdmb.com have posted an editorial called Maxtor's ATA133: Good Marketing or Bad Timing? Do we really need ATA133 and is it really an improvement worth your money, compared to ATA100 ? What happened to Serial ATA ???

AtlantaOC have an article on spiral wrapping your cables. Mine are spiral wrapped, looks very nice :)

Designtechnica takes a look at SimpleDevices new "SimpleFi". Designed so you can play MP3's on your home stereo.

Sniper from IRC sent a little note to let you all know of an Unreal2 benchmark that benched a number of cards using the Unreal2 engine.

HardwareMania have a preview of the AMD Sledgehammer processor.

Microsoft chief software engineer Bill Gates has finally woken up to the fact that security counts when it comes to software and has ordered that all development work on Microsoft software be suspended in the first two weeks of February while development staff attend a two week training course on security. Thanks again Sniper.

Interesting stuff from the PCDB: Gigatron has a waterblock made from a Swiftech MCX462, a great idea nicely executed. LardArse has some hardcore cooling going on, while Raiden_Water interestingly has the radiator inside the reservoir. Fridge unsurprisingly has the reservoir in a fridge, logik-acorn squeezed his whole PC into an old Acorn computer while Daemon-DivX squeezed a DivX PC into an old Rotel amp.

And lastly, Wokket is back after a 3 week holiday, so here they come......... Some guy in the US has had his uni degree removed for doing a run round the city in his boxers, the british trying to
organise an Internet Free Day yesterday and make sure and visit the "Centre For Shopping Trolley Abuse Prevention" here. Welcome back Wokket :)

Reviews:
Enermax EG356P-VE review over on BlueSmoke.
Elsa Gladiac GeForce Ti200 and Ti500 brethren cards review at Hardware-One.
Epson Stylus C70 plus review at BlargOC.
VideoLogic Crossfire 4.1 gaming speakers are reviewed at Hardware Avenue.
Elsa Gladiac 721TV-Out GeForce3 Ti200 over at 3D Velocity.
CaseAce GearGrip Pro review on Overclockers Club.
Olympus E-10 Digital Camera review from Ars Technica.
Handspring's Visor Edge review at Tech Report.
Thermalright AX-7 HSF review on IPKonfig.
Thermal Integration TI-V86-15 Copper Core Heatsink review over at FrostyTech.
Arkua 6258 HSF review by the peeps at AtlantaOC.
Gainward GeForce3 PowerPack 3 Ti450 review from GotApex?
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV review at The Tech Zone.
Dynatron DC1206BM-R 1U heatsink review on Extreme Overclocking.
Samsung Syncmaster 151B 15 inch LCD monitor reviewed over on FutureLooks.
Titan TTC-CU4TB Low-Profile Copper heatsink review at MikhailTech.



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