OCAddiction takes a look at the FIC VL11PE motherboard today based on the Springdale chipset
Upon first inspection the board looks fairly impressive. We see the normal brown PCB however FIC has thrown some colors in with lime green DDR Slots and Blue PCI's, not to mention a few other colors sporadically placed around the board. I'm glad to see hardware manufacturers doing this type of "coloring" since the hardware mod community can take advantage of these sharp looks to show off in their windowed case. We also have been given word that the final production model will look much like its bigger brother, the P4-875P MAX Motherboard which has a nice red PCB
The Chenming 301 KE Aluminum Case begins a series of very affordable aluminum cases. Being economy models doesn’t mean that they are not packed with the innovative features most computer enthusiasts want, they are. But, for the sake of economy they lack in only one area and that is, they do not have a slide-out removable motherboard tray.
I highly recommend these to a person looking for a cheap way to spice up there computer desktop. It is not a product for someone who listens to music all the time making their ear drums work overtime. Those people are better off buying a $400 system. These speakers are made for people with a low income and want the best they can get for a low price. I have found these for as low as $60, which is about the same price as the Logitech Z-640’s. I prefer these speakers over the Z-640’s because it has a better mid-range. However, the 640’s offer better bass
This player boasts 3 play modes: CD, MP3, and FM. This may lead you to believe that you can use standard CDs, digitally store MP3s, and listen to the radio... but this is not the case. To listen to MP3s, you need to burn them on a CD. An option to store MP3s on the device would have been a great addition, but the price would have to increase dramatically to accomodate a physical drive being integrated. I must say, however, that this device performed flawlessly in all modes.