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Posted on Friday, May 16 2003 @ 11:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

D-TEK TC-4 Revision 2 Water Block Review
The surface of the copper base has been CNC machined with three distinct water channels which define the flow rate in the TC-4. In the center of each channel are a set of Copper Turbulators. The turbulators are made from a copper wire that is formed like a coil spring. The copper wire has been added to increase the water to copper surface area, water velocity and turbulance which as D-TEK claims makes the pump flow more efficient. To seal the base of each channel a secondary O-ring has been added in place and forms another water tight seal when the aluminum and copper base are secured together

Review Link : Modthebox

A day at MSI
"Come on down and check out what we have for you to see". The call came and we weren't about to turn it down. A rare chance to see the inner workings of one of the most respected manufacturers of computer components in the world. So we went behind closed doors at MSI to peek into cupboards, check out what really goes on at a branch office and ask a few questions along the way.
Article Link : Icrontic

Enermax Adjustable Fan
To keep fans from being to noisy some manufacturers are using adjustable speed controllers on their fan designs. One such company is Enermax with it's Adjustable speed 80mm fan which we're going to check out today.

Review Link : TechTastic

I know you have been in the situation when it's to tight so you cannot plug your units in. Or it's dark and you have no idea what you are doing. The Frontx is a good choice then. It got usb ports and audio ports in the front and not to forget a port for your gamepad/joystick, and they are all in the front. This product is really nice and good for everyone I think. Enough with the crap talk and lets get to the review

Review Link : R&B Mods

Madshrimps compare the latest chipsets for the AMD platform, VIA/SIS/nVidia tested & overclocked :
A couple of months ago nVidia introduced the nForce² chipset for AMD. It outperformed VIA´s KT400 chipset by a considerably margin. Now VIA introduced a newer version, the KT400A. Is it a decent alternative for the Nforce²? And what about Sis ? They have the Sis 746 that boasts 200Mhz FSB. I compared three motherboards based on these chipsets, and of course, overclocked them. Tested motherboards: Abit NF7-S v2.0 (nForce2) , DFI Lanparty (KT400A) and the ECS L7S7A2L (SiS746)

Review Link : Madshrimps

Rose Electronics Vista-Mini PS/2 KVM switch
I was quite happy with the results. Amazingly even at 1600x1200 @ 75Hz I could not tell the difference between the cards going directly to the 21" monitor or through the KVM. The text remained as sharp as it did before I connected the Vista Mini . The Apple monitor has a very high quality cable going from the KVM to the monitor, so loss here is at a minimum
Review Link : Techseekers

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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