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Posted on Monday, February 17 2003 @ 11:44 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck

X450 Aluminum Mid-tower case
The last review of a case I did was of their LL-61 Warrior, and while it proved to be an effectively designed case, its price was quite steep for some people. But those same people will perhaps still want a case that is not only aluminum, but looks great and is well-built. There are many advantages to the aluminum case: Heat can be dissipated better, they are easy to transport because of their light weight and they generally look nicer. Today, Xoxide answers the call of the budget aluminum case aficionado with their X450 Aluminum Mid-Tower.

Review Link : Virtual-Hideout

Serial ATA Converter
We are now starting to see other motherboard manufacturers releasing SATA capable boards. What we haven't seen much of yet are the next generation hard drives that sport the new interface. We are still skeptical as to how much better will this new interface be over IDE. Sure, a major plus is the smaller cable it uses but how about performance? We at ExtremeMhz discovered a neat little adapter that will convert current IDE hard drives to next generation Serial ATA.

Review Link : ExtremeMHz

First 3D Display Mobile Phone From Sharp
Sharp offers the SH251iS Mobile Phone with 3D image Display. The Phone features a 2.2 inches (176x220 dots) TFT color display with 65,536 colors. Downloaded images and photos taken with the built in camera can be converted to 3D images with an editor on the phone.
These 3D images are like those where you have to stare long enough to get the depth effect. Japanese consumers seem to need that feature.
More info at I4U

Socket 478 Heatsink Shootout
What happens when you lock some of the more reputable names in P4 heatsinks in a room? Well it's much like a pack of wild animals. You have a few content with their place in the middle ranks, you have 1 or 2 that just flat out get their butt whooped, and you have a couple competing for the role of Alpha Male (no pun intended I swear, well ok, pun intended.

Review Link : OCIA

Geil 1GB PC3200 Dual DDR Kit
The stats this RAM puts up makes it attractive even if it was a single stick. This kit has two 512MB PC3200 RAM sticks for a total of 1GB RAM. Timings are CAS 2 6-3-3 1T Running @ DDR400Mhz... Niiiiiice.

Review Link : Pimprig

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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