Sunday News

Posted on Sunday, Feb 23 2003 @ 14:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck

Asus A7N8X motherboard review
ASUS is one of the most reputable hardware companies, and is considered by many as the best motherboard manufacturer. They have won many awards within the computing industry over the years, and their line of various hardware products are a very popular choice among computer enthusiasts. While a lot of attention has been paid to the deluxe version of the A7N8X, as there are countless reviews of the board, the non deluxe version has often been overlooked


Review Link : The Hardware Reviewer


DYMO LabelMANAGER PC ( lol )
Keep those folders, cd trays, book binders, equipment, etc. labels easy to read and fun to make.


Review Link : ASE Labs


Logitech Z-640 5.1 Speakers Review
As of late, Logitech needs no introduction when it comes to speakers. Ever since the introduction of their Z-560 speakers over a year ago, they have earned the respect that is needed for them to compete with the heavyweights in audio entertainment. However, Logitech did not neglect the entry-level and value markets, and included in their "Z" lineup the Z-340 and Z-540 systems which were geared towards those markets. Just as their Z-560 turned heads, these lower-end systems also garnered praise for their quality and low price. Just last year, Logitech released two new speaker systems in its new "Z" fall-2002 lineup, one of which was the Z-640. Today, we'll be looking at this system to see if it lives up to the legacy of its predecessors.


Review Link : Virtual-Hideout


Heatsink and Waterblock Lapping Guide
Lapping is an abrasive process used to dress the base of a heatsink or waterblock until the bottom surface is flat and smooth. It is used to promote better heat transfer. The metal base may look smooth but it is actually filled with microscopic peaks, valleys, scratches and pits. Few surfaces are perfectly flat. Lapping minimizes the surface irregularities, thereby increasing the available contact area. The following simple drawing shows two surfaces. The one on the left is how a surface might look before lapping and the one on the right after lapping. Lapping removes the microscopic mountaintops and produces relatively flat plateaus. Entire microscopic mountain ranges may need to be ground down in order to increase the available contact area.


Read more at Systemcooling


Latest Project Release at ExtremeMhz (Part 3-Final)
Today we conclude our write up by discussing how we installed all the components we featured in yesterday’s installment. We also analyze how our dual water cooled systems perform, and conclude with our observations and a review of our outcomes Vs our stated objectives.


Review Link : ExtremeMHz



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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