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Posted on Friday, March 28 2003 @ 18:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck

Arkua 8568 P4 Heatsink Fan Review
Now for the good part…the performance. I know that appearance is important to many modders today, but performance is what we are paying for. The test system is an Intel D845PEBT2 motherboard with a P4 3.06GHz CPU. There are 6 Antec LED fans in an Antec server case to keep the entire system cool. To ensure an accurate measure the difference between the ambient temperature and the CPU temperature as reported by the Intel Active Monitor. The Intel Active Monitor uses the probes that are built onto the mobo. One probe measuring CPU temp and 2 case zones temps are measured

Review Link : GruntVillE

Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW Internal Drive Video Review
The Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW Internal Drive is the first DVD burner from Plextor. This is a 6-in-1 drive offering 4X DVD+R, 2.4X DVD+RW, 12X DVD-ROM, 16X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, and 40X CD-ROM. Performance and stability of this drive is on par with the renowned quality of all Plextor products.
Review Link : 3dGameMan

DangerDan Maze3 Block LED Mod
Even though I'm not usually a big fan of red I think I will be going with it on this occasion as it looks brilliant against the blue UV stuff in this case and really lights up the Maze3..

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Vantec 6040H CopperX Socket-A HSF
If you're still using stock cooling for your AMD Athlon, and are looking for a cheap alternative that will also provide better cooling, we look at a viable solution from Vantec.

"Even at full load, which was achieved by running Prime 95 for fifteen minutes and then polling the processors using MSI PC Alert software, the Copper X proved to be quite the achiever, allowing the processor to only reach 44 degrees. This kind of performance is very good, but it is nowhere close to the performace achievable by Swiftech or Thermalright's cooling solutions."
Review Link : Viper's Lair

I-STAR TC-400R8A Redundant Power Supply
Servers for small to medium size business are getting smaller and smaller all the time. But as we shrink the size of our server boxes, let's not forget that we still need a heavy duty power supply. With servers that must maintain a 24/7 uptime, a redundant power supply is still a must. We all know those big boxes may be able to house a redundant power supply, but a mid or full tower ATX case??? Thanks to I-Star, we can replace that ordinary PSU with a heavy duty redundant power supply and still have room for other hardware! Check out the I-Star TC-400R8A redundant PSU right here on Club Overclocker!
Review Link : ClubOC

TRUST 350FS Powerc@m Flash digital camera
The TRUST 350FS Powerc@m Flash is a superb piece of kit. They have included everything that you need to get you started immediately. It took me a few days to get used to taking pics with the camera as I am used to using a standard 35 mm camera. Once I got used to it I was finding that virtually all my pictures were coming out as I intended them. The camera fits nicely into an inside jacket pocket without being noticed so it is very handy to take out on day trips etc.
Review Link : PCTechZone

Albatron GeForce 4 Ti4800SE
The Albatron Ti4800SE is one impressive video card .From the time I opened the box this card defiantly had quality written all over it. With the great looking blue PCB to the aluminum and copper heat sink and it never let me down once .The Ti4800SE Running at The default speed of 275 MHz Core and 550 Clock on the 3.3Ns BGA memory is not even working a sweat on it.
Review Link : PCTechZone

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB
Maxtor has once again astonished me with the motor noise level of the hard drive. When the drive is idle there is basically no noise, but when it is being used the noise level is very low. Actually my case would be perfectly silent with this hard drive if it weren’t for my loud heat sink fan. But to hear the very low noise level you must put your ear directly beside to hard drive during boot up or when seeking.

Another Maxtor novelty is the fact that their drives have the best per-platter density in the business. They managed to achieve an 80gig per platter density; so amazingly, this drive only has 2 platters. If you compare this to other makers, which usually have about a 40-60gig density, it’s quite a feature.

Review Link : Tech-Mods

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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