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Tuesday Night (22 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 3-October-2006  23:00:11 (GMT +10) - by Cryogenic

Wow, busy night on the news page tonight. Here's more for you.

Chris Thomson has posted an article on Silent PC Review on a Superquiet Superclocked DIY Core 2 Duo System. He comments that the system is barely audible. In fact by comparison, his laptop is outrageously loud. I'm sure things will be quieter still if we could somehow incorporate this new Magnetic Fridge technology Blake told us about.

UKGamer have had a look at Samsung's Blu-Ray disc player with some interesting comments. Sadly it does seem that content will be the problem for early adopters. Most journalists I spoke to were unimpressed with the picture quality and it was clear on most of the titles we saw there was a lot of noise in the picture, visible even from a distance.

This year's Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2006) has just wrapped up and TechReport have posted their coverage. There is some more coverage on PC Perspective. On the other side of the fence, Penstarsys have an article on what AMD's recent acquisition of ATI will mean for computing. Contains a nice discussion on GP-GPUs and why it might give AMD an edge over Intel.

Technibble have posted an article on Knowing your Power Supply. In this article we discuss the one component your whole computer depends on: the Power Supply Unit. Any computer, no matter how perfectly planned, prepared or assembled, will fail to boot, sputter, smoke and eventually die if connected to an inadequate, weak or just plain faulty power supply.

Some TopGear stuff sent in from koopz. A large, but chuckle-worthy download of a TopGear Battlefield 2 parody. Whilst waiting for the download to complete, check out these TopGear time wasters.

Nick has sent word that a new data transmission record has been set at a whopping 14 Tbps. He also sent a link to an article about why Firefox is to be renamed in Debian Linux. Speaking of Linux, Slackware 11.0 is now out in case you didn't know.

Holdennutta informs us that Apple has released an update to iTunes 7.0.1. Visit Apple's website here to grab it. Then head into the forums to share your experiences in this thread.

Creative Labs asked bit-tech to build them something to showcase their new X-Fi. A nice walkthrough the modding process with some very impressive results. You've already seen the music amp mod that we created for the X-Fi. Check out how Chris 'eddie_dane' Newman and Dave 'macroman' Williams put together an Orac-style gaming system.

We'll wrap it up with a couple of guides. ExtremeMHz have a Extreme Guide to Lightscribe Labeling while TheTechZone have posted an LCD Monitor Guide focusing on contrast and brightness.



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