Thursday News part 2

Posted on Thursday, July 03 2003 @ 20:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Asus P4SDX
Although the technology is no longer cutting edge, the board is stable, fast, and a good choice for anyone wanting hyperthreading and dual channel memory on an Intel platform. The Asus P4SDX with the SiS655 chipset is a combination that is hard to beat and easy to buy

Review Link : PimpRig

Abit NF7-M
Before Matt takes the rest of this summer off, he has graced us with one last review. This time Matt takes a look at the all-in-one motherboard from ABIT called the NF7-M based on the nForce2 IGP chipset. It's a quick review, but what do you expect on an all-in-one board that wasn't produced with the gamer or overclocker in mind? Still, a very nice board and I think you'll enjoy the review. Check it out by clicking here!
Review Link : ClubOC

ZERN Wasserkühlung
Es gibt mittlerweile viele Wasserkühlungssets von vielen verschiedenen Anbietern und Firmen. Mit einer Wasserkühlung hat man ein leises System und kann es dazu noch sehr gut übertakten. Das sind wohl auch die beiden Hauptgründe, den Preis von meist über 160€ zu bezahlen. Wer nicht jede Komponente einzeln kaufen möchte und um sicher zu gehen, dass man alles hat, was man für den reibungslosen Betrieb des Wasserkühlungssystems benötigt, greifen die meisten Verbraucher zu einem Komplettset bekannter und namenhafter Hersteller. Heute haben wir ein Wasserkühlungsset der Firma ZERN im Test.
Review Link : Caseumbau (German)

Overclocking with dry ice
It has been awhile since we have gotten a chance to kick back and do some hardcore overclocking. Feeling that we have not been extreme enough in a long time, we are going to go back to our roots. Today, we will take a look at a retail Pentium 2.4C processor that was purchased from Newegg. This article analyzes the processor in terms of overclocking, ExtremeOC style. We are not going to be using an air coolers, water cooling, or even a TEC. Strap on your seat belts as we show you what a 2.4C can do with a Prometeia and some dry ice!

Link : EOC

Laserbay (Blue) Review
Every PC enthusiast or case modder is always in search of new and exciting ways to modify or make their cases uniquely appealing. Many companies currently offer a wide variety of case mod accessories to satisfy just about everyone in the growing case modding community. ExtremeMhz is always looking out for new and unique products to compliment your system. Laserbay Ltd, a UK based company, provides such a product. The Laserbay is a personalized lighted PC bay insert available in a variety of colors. This is truly a one of a kind product with amazing looks that will have your buddies saying "Wow...How did you do that?

Review Link : ExtremeMHz

Kingston PC3200 HyperX Review
Memory, so many choices and different systems run better with some memory modules! This is my first experience with Kingston memory. I can say that this memory performed quite well, but there are a couple aspects that could be a negative. If you want to find out read on, don't forget and lose your place!
Review Link : Furioustech

X Trac PRO HS Optical Mouse Pad
The pad looked like an oversized mouse pad with a black and white honeycomb design. The surface of the X Trac Pro HS is hard and very lightly textured. The black and white design prevents mouse cursor jitter.
Review Link : PC" target="_blank">PCA

Vantec UV Cathode and Cables Setup
In conclusion I’d say that this Cathode unit and the reactive IDE cable are some of the highest quality products I’ve ever seen. If you combine these units with a nice window design it’ll really take your case to the next level. Unfortunately I only got one of the reactive cables for review but I’m sure two would make your case out-of-this-world wicked!

Review Link : TwistedMods

Pentium 4 800MHz FSB CPU Round-up
The big thing that comes into play with these 200MHz FSB Pentium4's when overclocking is the memory you're using. With the PCI and AGP divider you can simply lock them at 33MHz and 66MHz respectively with no substantial performance hit and overclock the FSB until your hearts content. With the memory that isn't necessarily so. With the memory the higher DDR bus you have your performance scales right along with it. With a bus that is default at 200MHz you need some memory that can carry the mail”

Review Link : OCAddiction

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C 800FSB Processor Review
It's fast, it's stable and it is terribly expensive. With a price point that is more than twice the cost of the 2.4C, you really have to do a price to speed comparison to see if the extra US$150+ dollars is really worth the 600Mhz increase. If the retail version of 3.0C overclocks in the same manner as it's slower siblings, reaching the 3.7-4.0Ghz range should not be a problem

Review Link : TweakNews

Asus A7V600 based on the new VIA KT600 chipset
Gigabit Ethernet, SATA and PATA RAID, 6 channel sound, and a 400MHz FSB bring many improvements to the VIA platform. Asus has taken advantage of all of them. They have also included plenty of features to overclock and tweak performance in the bios. They also include plenty of helpful software and utilities including the new Instant Music Lite. Stability of the board was also excellent, and Asus always provides great bios support with new bios files several times a year.
Review Link : AMDZone

Vantec Tornado 92x38mm Fan
After seeing how well Vantec's 80x38mm Tornado did in a previous review, we wanted to see if that performance carried over to its larger brother: the 92x38mm Tornado. The 92x38mm Tornado is meant to do one thing, and do it well; cool whatever is in its path to the ultimate minimum temperature afforded by air! Judging by our first impression of this fan, it more than lives up to this claim! Pumping out nearly 120 CFM of air action, this fan should have been called the Hurricane

Review Link : EnvyNews

Maxtop CSX-147KBF-WIN Case Review
Ever wanted a case for $50 U.S? Ever thought you had to spend lots of money to get a decent case? Are you on a budget but want a case that looks good, cools well and actually is worth your money? Today we are going to take a look if that $50 can buy something of quality. We are reviewing the Maxtop CSX-147KBF-WIN Case
Review Link : Modsynergy

Gigabyte 7NNXP NForce2 Motherboard
Gigabyte's 7NNXP NFORCE2 motherboard pulls away from the competition. The 7NNXP beat out the enthusiast's favorite, the ASUS A7N8X, in 15 out of 19 of Short-Media's benchmark tests. Gigabyte continues to produce motherboards that challenge the leaders for performance. Their NFORCE2 platform brings a few unique additions including a Dual Power Voltage Regulator Module (DPVRM) and Dual Channel DDR across four DIMMs. Gigabyte also throws in their patented Dual BIOS and EasyTune4 along with Dual LAN and 6-Channel sound.
Review Link : Short-Media

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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