Tuesday News

Posted on Tuesday, March 18 2003 @ 10:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck

Tweakmonster EL Lightstrip Rev 3.0 - Contest
It’s that time of the month – we’re giving away three Tweakmonster EL Lightrip Rev 3.0 case lighting kits. However, unlike the last dozen contests, this one requires you to perform a ‘Treasure hunt’ of sorts to claim your prize. In a classic ‘Bug Hunt’, you need to track down five nasty Xenophobes from our site, and report to us the 5 character key-code to help us exterminate these pests ... We won’t let the cat out of the bag on this one – you’ll need to read our News Posting to get the full scoop. The contest is open to all ages and all nationalities

Contest @ EnvyNews

Vantec Nexus Multi function panel review
I have seen a lot of reviews on this device so I am sure I don't have to explain to most people what it is. Basically this is a drive bay that will allow you to see the temperature of three different components in your system and be able to adjust the RPM on one fan. By default the Nexus Multi-Function Panel displays the temperature of your CPU, hard drive, and case ambient. However, you can use the three temperature sensors on whatever devices you wish.

Review Link : CyberCPU

512MB Corsair XMS3500 memory modules
XMS stands for eXtreme Memory Speed, and that's the crux of the matter. XMS memory is very high performance memory that leaves room for overclocking, and takes on those high-end games that we're all so familiar with. So, how is this accomplished? "XMS, or eXtreme Memory Speed, is the process that Corsair uses to take ICs rated at one speed and verify/guarantee their operation at another speed. Since specifications have not been generated to accurately specify operating parameters, Corsair gives these parts an XMS rating. For example, since PC2400 does not exist according to any valid standards institution, Corsair parts are called XMS2400." Corsair doesn't just 'make' memory and send it to consumers like most memory companies do. XMS memory modules are tested to perform at the speeds specified by the manufacturer. An example is PC3500 Corsair modules, like the two we are testing here. Motherboards don't actually support DDR 433 MHz (PC3500) just yet, it's around the corner, yes, but it's an extra gain for when those boards do come out. Then again, if you're running an AMD Barton system, you won't actually get 433 MHz FSB speed, either-that's another topic for a rainy day.

Review Link : IpKonfig

Thermalright SLK800U
While Thermalright is always looking forward in their heatsink design and offerings, this time they briefly looked back. They took the popular SLK-800, a top ranked 80mm fan, copper heat sink, and added the much more robust mounting system found on their SLK-900U to it and called it the SLK-800U.

Review Link : Systemcooling

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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