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Saturday Afternoon (6 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 3-February-2007  17:51:05 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Madshrimps has taken a look at this awesome case mod where a guy turned his regular PC case into an entertainment center. "Guest writer Olivier tackles this high end enclosure, building an XBOX 1 game console inside, a small TFT, a truckload of LEDs and custom made PCB to control them all. Read on to find out how he turned a run of the mill Thermaltake Kandalf into an entertainment center."

HardwareZone has taken a look at Intel's next gen 802.11n wireless which is set to appear in future Centrino notebooks. "On the 23rd January 2007, Intel announced their next generation Centrino WLAN chipset for notebooks, codenamed 'Kedron', marking their entry into the high speed Draft N wireless race. Kedron was initially supposed to be part of 'Santa Rosa', Intel's upcoming Centrino mobile chipset that is not due to be launched for another quarter, but Intel has revealed that the new Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN chipset will be available almost immediately with updated Centrino Duo (Napa Refresh) models."

BigBruin has taken a look at some popular audio formats and their charasteristics. "Outside of the government and the military, the computer world uses the most acronyms. This is especially true for the names of audio formats. There are dozens of formats, each with its own reason for being and with its own strengths and weaknesses. But what do all of those names mean? And how do you deal with an audio file that you're not familiar with? This TechTip looks at some popular audio formats and some of their characteristics."

LegitReviews has posted a guide to install Vista on a RAID 0. "Recently, many of the users on the LR Forums want to install their first RAID array while others want to know more about Microsoft Windows Vista. I thought I could knock out two birds with one stone as I just happen to be upgrading my personal system with some new hard drives in RAID 0 and a fresh installation of Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. So, read on to see how to set up and install Windows Vista Ultimate on an Intel Core 2 Duo system using RAID 0."

Carlos has sent in word of GamerZines who release several free Gaming magazines online downloadable in PDF. "Issue 2 of the free PC games magazine brings you a great preview of S.T.A.L.K.E.R, the long awaited radioactive shooter, plus a massive review of 2007's first great RTS, Maelstrom. We've also got an exclusive interview with the developer of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and an exclusive preview of The Lord of the Rings Online. Which barely leaves room to mention, the gaming on Vista feature, the reviews of WoW: TBC, Star Trek & Armed Assault or the previews of Vanguard & Fields Ops. Or even to mention the 600 of graphics cards we've got to give away."

PCMech have taken a quick look at two different Desktop search programs for Windows XP, possibly useful for those who don't want to upgrade to Vista. "Ever feel like you can not find that file you were working on yesterday? Or you misplaced the family vacation photos on the computer? Well this article will not be about organization, which is important in its own right. Instead, for today's Freeware Frenzy, I'll be pitting two desktop search programs against each other to see which emerges as the best. So sit back and read "Desktop Search Head to Head: Windows Desktop Search vs. X1 Enterprise Client.""

Phalanx has sent in this video of a unusual car racing game where you control the speed of the car with your voice.



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