Tuesday News part 2

Posted on Tuesday, April 29 2003 @ 11:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Powercolor Evil Commando 2 ATi R9700 Pro 128MB VGA
From the benchmarks above, we can see that R9700 Pro gives Nvidia FX5800 a serious run for its money. The difference between a R9700 Pro and FX5800 is usually within 10%, which would be hardly noticeable..
Review Link : OCNZ

Enermax UC-A3FATR2 Thermal Controller
I set my temperature alarms as described in the directions and attached my fans. I then placed one thermal probe on the Video card and one probe on the RAM. In order to check the probe temps and the fan speeds one only needs to hit the mode button. The fan speed itself is controlled by the two knobs on the left.

Review Link : OCIA

Antec Sonata Super Mini-Tower PC computer case
Yes, we like this Antec Sonata for a lot of reasons. It is well made and comes complete with everything you need as you would expect from Antec and there is plenty of space to fit all your various drives while the power supply has sufficient number of long leads to match.
Review Link : A1 Electronics

Lighted Fan Roundup
I can remember back when a fan was just a fan, used for cooling and nothing else. Now we have colored fans, UV reactive fans, clear fans, lighted fans, you name it, it's been done! Well with all the new kinds of fans out there, I thought it'd be nice to do a roundup of a few of the lighted fans out thereā€¦ Today we'll be looking at some of the most unique fans out on the market and showing you how each scores..
Review Link : ReviewNation

Abit NF7-M nForce2
We take a look at Abit's latest nForce 2 solution, the NF7-M. It's based on the revision v1.2 PCB, and includes the nVidia nForce 2 IGP.

"For overclockers, you have a wealth of options available in the BIOS, and although the v2.0 PCB adds 200FSB Barton support, as we've seen here, the v1.2 PCB appears to be up to the task. Just remember to disable the onboard IGP if you plan on memory overclocking, and to make sure your BIOS is at least v1.6 to gain access to additional FSB options."
Review Link : Viper's Lair

D-Tek TC-4 Water Block
Once you make the choice to water cool that CPU in your computer, you have another decision to make. Like with air-cooling, you have many water blocks to choose from. One such company that sells high line water-cooling components is D-Tek, and we have their sharp looking TC-4 Revision 2 CPU water block to try out

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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