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Saturday Afternoon (9 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 2-October-2004  17:42:32 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Xbit Labs has an indepth comparison between the two new value processor families from AMD and Intel.

Trusted Reviews has a small memory roundup comparing some of the latest DDR modules from Crucial, GeIL, and Buffalo.

Ever wanted to make your PC more secure and safe on the Internet? Well, PCStats has an article that informs you of the dangers you face and the easy steps you can take to avoid them.

The Pentium 4 Extreme Editions are going to get a boost from 800MHz to 1066MHz. Thanks Murray.

Sharky Extreme has posted their September High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide, where they take $2500 in search of high-end Intel and AMD gaming systems.

Recently, Canon has released their new range of PIXMA printers, and HardwareZoom has a look at some of them.

The annual Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (C.E.D.I.A) EXPO was held again this year between September 8 and September 12, and Design Technica has all the coverage on this event.

Whirlpool has information on the next generation ADSL that is due within the next 12 months. Thanks sniper_cs!

Overclockers New Zealand has posted an editorial on Digital Audio.

Still using IPCOP 1.3.x ? Well 1.4 has now been released, grab it from their site here.

TweakGuides.com has a Star Wars Battlefront Tweak Guide, which lets you know what all the in-game settings do, and all the known tweaks for the game.

The federal Office of Film and Literature Classification has refused to classify controversial game Manhunt, banning it from sale in Australia. More info here. Thanks browca04!

Trusted Reviews have a look at a few new items from Sony's product launches including the new VAIO Type U and the VAIO T1 series.

ZZZonline Issue 202, 5th Anniversary is out.

Reemul sent in a reminder for those in Brisbane area that the RAAF Airshow is on this weekend at Amberley. F1-11's, FA18's, Blackhawks etc with flying displays.

Since getting XP-Ms in Australia is pretty damn hard, then you might want to have a look at this guide from Tom's Hardware Guide that turns your Athlon XP into an XP-M.

Pyro has some important news from Distributed Computing Community:

First up, the Distributed Folding project will be finishing on the 4th of October, more info in this forum thread.

To help with the sudden loss of the Distributed Folding team, two new projects have come into recognition that Team OCAU are supporting.

CERN have started a project known as the Large Hadron Collider @ Home project which is helping CERN build a new particle accelerator to find the elusive "Higg's Bosun" particle. More info at the LHC@Home page and in this thread.

Also Team OCAU have begun tearing up the ranks in the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex project which is seeking to find a cure for children suffering from TSC. More infomation here and in this thread

Reviews

Software:
3dMark 2005 on ipKonfig.com
Far Cry Review on Adrian's Rojak Pot

Cooling:
Arctic-Cooling NV5 Silencer on 3DXtreme.net
Danger Den Water Cooling Kit on XYZ Computing
Aerocool VM-101 GPU Heatsink on GruntvillE.com
Asetek Hard Drive Water Cooler Kit on pcmoddingmy.com
Coolermaster Aerogate 3 Fan Controller on ExtremeMHz

Memory/Storage:
PQI Memory PC-3200 Turbo Memory on Legit Reviews
Mushkin PC3200 Level II V2 on Hi-tech Reviews
Kingston DataTraveler Elite 512MB on GideonTech.com
Twin2X1024-5400C4PRO on Bjorn3D

Motherboard:
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum on PCStats.com

SFF/Laptop:
BenQ Joybook 7000 on Hardware Zone
Shuttle XPC SN95G5 on Hexus
Shuttle XPC SN95G5 on Tech report

Video:
ATI Theater 550 PRO Video Processor on Hexus
Albatron PCX5750 Vs Powercolor X600XT on Oc-Zone.com
Gainward FX Ultra1800PCX on Overclockers Online
Samsung SC-D305 Digital Video Camcorder on Futurelooks

PSU:
Enermax EG475P-VE on Extreme Overclocking
OCZ PowerStream 470W PSU on OcPrices.com
Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply w/ UV Cable Kit on 3Dgameman

Case:
Silverstone TJ05 PC Case on Short-media
NZXT Guardian Case Review on Extension Tech

Other:
AC Ryan MORF PSU Sleeving Kit Review on Virtual-Hideout
Sony HDR-FX1 Sneak Peek on HardwareZone



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