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Thursday Evening (6 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 21-September-2006  18:14:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Quite a few people sent in this ion cooling setup for a silent PC. More info here. By combining the ion cooling, lots of heat sinks and ram drives, the machine is truly silent. Ion buildup isn't just a problem for space ships anymore.

From Wayne: I thought you might want to put this on the news page. A new TV show premiered on ABC 2 on Tuesday night. It is called "Good Game" and is an Australian show which focusus on gaming and computer hardware stuff. I believe this is the first of its kind on Australian TV. Thread here. Their site is here and it's on ABC 2 on Tuesdays 8:00 - 8:30pm. Shame I can't get ABC2 here, bah.

Tweaktown checked out a couple of Conroe 975X motherboards and also upgraded one of their testbeds to Conroe too.

From Sparky1240: Some fairly in-depth information on the new P-RAM from Samsung. Called phase-change random-access memory (PRAM), the patents for this concept date as far back as 1968. While the idea is conceptually simple, the problem for the last four decades has been finding the right balance of chemical materials that will behave as predicted on paper.

Lindsay spotted a new Indian motorcycle on the way, but I have to say this motorcycle on a tank track looks like more fun, thanks waine_sahn.

TechReport compared Core 2 chipsets. Since the Core 2 processor relies on the chipset for its memory controller, one's chipset choice can also have a much more profound impact on performance.

Anthw27 wonders if ebay will replace banks one day. If I wanted to look 20 years out, I would say there will not be a banking industry as we know it today. Most of the functions that they carry out will be handled by online or electronic brokerages.

Dan has a new article: There's a common PC connector that turns fifty-four this year. It's finally dying out, but I still think that's pretty good going. Find out which one it is here.

Technibble have an explanation of the physics of good airflow. Just shifting the same stale air around isnít going to help keep the components cool, in fact, itíll only heat them up.

SharkyExtreme have updated their Value Gaming System Buyer's Guide. To do this, we pay special attention to the price-performance ratio of each component, making sure to match the hardware according to their value from an overall system performance standpoint. One of the few such guides that isn't an affiliate spamfest nowadays.



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