Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB Fireblade Edition Review
Considering Sapphire are owned by PC Partner, one of the few companies contracted to produce ATI's OEM boards, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that they would just trot out the reference designs and sell them in retail. However, so far it appears that Sapphire have been one of the more experimental of the ATI board vendors with their own board design for the 9700 series and their range passively cooled 'Ultimate' boards. Their willingness for variation extends to the new line of 9600 product as well
We like the addition of the Adaptec SCSI as this suits us down to the ground saving us buying the add-in Adaptec SCSI PCI card but of course puts the price up for those of you who do not use SCSI drives. We would not be without ours as their performance is top notch. But then their is the standard Gigabyte 8KNXP version motherboard.
The additional power supply PCB is a bit of an advertising gimmick, but if it helps what can we say
Gigabyte's 7N400Pro is a top performing board, running neck to neck with Epox's 8RDA+ and Asus' A7N8X. It is also a feature rich board, with the ability host a whopping 10 IDE hard drives. This would satisfy most of the storage freaks out there. The onboard SATA controller means that you can hook up 7N400Pro with a couple of Western Digital Raptor drives to further enhance your performance. However, the 7N400 failed at overclocking, unable to POST whenever multipliers are changed
Everyone is getting into case modding now and its popularity is at an all time high. More people than ever have windows on the side of there computer. Windows are becoming a standard when buying a stock PC. So, the original modders that installed windows themselves aren’t as unique as they used to be. Well here is a way you still can have that leading edge, a laser etched window.
Laser etching is much more detailed then using appliqué. An appliqué is just sticker that go on the side of the windows and that’s about it. Laser etching takes a little more planning, with the ability to get up to 1000 dpi (dots per inch), it’s much more visually appealing.
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Kennt ihr das auch, man hat sein PC-System auf Silent getrimmt
und doch stört noch ein Plagegeist. Man findet noch sehr oft
Motherboards mit aktiver Northbridgekühlung, wirklich nötig ist dies
aber nicht, besonders bei unserem Abit Motherboard war diese Kombination