Tuesday News bits part 3

Posted on Tuesday, April 29 2003 @ 11:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Sunbeam 80mm UV Fan Review
Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow! UV fans are a great way to mod and add color to your computer. Fleetwood Computers sent me some of their Sunbeam 80mm UV fans. A few of these and some UV cold cathodes and you have a sweet look for the insides of your computer. These came all the way from the UK and I know all you blokes will want to check these out!

Review Link : Furioustech

Soltek SL-75FRN-L Motherboard Review
Wow! This is a great board. I see good things for Soltek in the future and I can’t wait to test more of their products. The board only comes with the bare necessities but its performance level makes up for this. The AGP performance could be a little better but I’m not complaining. The BIOS was pretty well up to par for being an earlier version. The only drawbacks were the lack of multiplier settings and the limited voltage settings. Version 1.2 added multiplier settings but failed to address the lack of voltage adjustments. If future revisions of the board are made I would strongly recommend that Soltek raises the max Vcore settings. The layout of the board is OK except for some minor disturbances which unless you swap hardware constantly you will probably never notice

Review Link : TwistedMods

Revisited: Compro VideoMate TV PCI TV Tuner/ Capture card Reviewed
From our previous review, we've bad impression of the card, especially the software that was buggy. However, to our findings, it was actually the PCI card was having an IRQ conflict with internal devices. This time, we managed to run the program, Compro PVR and was amazed by it's functionality.

A little quote from the back, ermm I mean conclusion:
"Getting the Videomate has a lot of benefits to be gained. Among of the benefits are capturing video from any source that you could think of such as TV shows, game consoles, video cassettes, and so on. What makes Compro Videomate so powerful and useful was the Compro PVR program...."
Review Link : myWorld Hardware

PCToys Mouse Maxx 100si Precision Mouse Surface Review
The detailed flame graphic is precisely machine printed and runs around 3/4 of the Mouse Maxx 100si's surface. Initially, one of my main concerns was that the flame logo and potential hindering of tracking performance in those areas covered. This will be re-visited a little later on in the review. The PCToys Mouse Max 100si is constructed from Advanced High-Density Polyethylene Resin for a solid construction that is nearly damage proof. The top portion of the PCToys Mouse Maxx 100si is also features an Exclusive Accutrack texture for superior gliding and tracking of mice

Review Link : MTB

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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