Thursday News part 2

Posted on Thursday, April 03 2003 @ 11:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

X-Dreamer Mid-Tower Case
Immediately out of the box I liked the look of this case. I have noticed that many of the mid range cases are beginning to carry drop down doors for the CD and DVD drives. This is a neat feature in that it provides a uniform face on the case. The XDreamer has two such doors and two plain faceplates for external devices. The front face has an acrylic cover also which includes 6 faux thumbscrews. These are purely for aesthetic purposes and are not functional. The case also has a flip up door that covers 2 front USB ports and audio ports. The floppy cover is also unique in that it is made to sit in front of the floppy drive and provide that uniform front face. The attention to detail is nice for a case in this price range

Review Link : OCIA

NVIDIA's de-certification of the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe motherboard!
How can a product that was initially SoundStorm-certified be dropped from the list? Did NVIDIA tightened the SoundStorm requirements? Is ASUS cheating you by declaring SoundStorm certification with Dolby stickers on the box? I'm sure those were some of the questions that were running through your mind.

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StarTech 450W Power Supply Review
In our first power supply review, we were very disappointed with the power the Seasonic gave. We all know having a power supply is a crucial part of a system. Today we will be looking at the StarTech 450W power supply. Will it turn out to be another disappointment or a very good solution for power users?
Review Link : Modsynergy

Chaintech 7NIF2 Summit
Chaintech has recently released a MicroATX motherboard directed toward the budget users. The product they produced is known as the Chaintech 7NIF2 Summit. It uses the favored nForce 2 chipset and comes with on-board video. The included onboard video is comparable to Geforce 4 MX line of video cards. Let’s see how this motherboard competes while running the new Athlon XP 3000+.

Review Link : Nexus Hardware

D Tek TC-4 Waterblock
DTek has brought a few refinements to the game by using a large copper base plate, turbulence inducing channels and “turbulators” – wire assemblies within the channels designed to stir up the water and create even more turbulence; this exposes more of the surface area of the water allowing for more efficient cooling.
Review Link : MHW

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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