Tuesday Reviews part 2

Posted on Tuesday, July 15 2003 @ 16:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Manli Radeon 9800 Pro Picture-of-the-day
Link : Digit-Life

Crazy PC Lian Li Stealth Case
The computer modification industry has grown to immense proportions. It has matured to the point where it is absolutely bloated with products. For us, interest in modding started to fade when we could drive to the local CompUSA and choose from a variety of cold cathodes, laser cut fan grills, and LED fans. No longer is modding a sign of elitist computer enthusiasm, it’s merely another market exploited to its absolute max. Therefore, finding a modification product that truly impresses us is rare. However, today we have found that rare product

Review Link : Nexus HW

Cooltek uv-fan&grill
Review Link : Teccentral (German)

ASUS P4P800: 1200MHz FSB is real
We’ve received some interesting info regarding Springdale-based Asustek P4P800 boards from company’s local branch. According to it, having tested various revisions, test labs confirmed the ability of ASUS P4P800 to work with 2.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 (800MHz FSB) at 1200MHz system bus clock speed without sacrificing system stability.

Link : Digit-Life

Thermaltake Volcano 11+ Cooler Review
Summer traditionally brings a lot of concern and problems to owners of PCs because of the increased temperature of system components and possible negative consequences of their underperformance... In such conditions cooler makers do their best to bring out new solutions by the beginning of this season - they either modernize old models or switch to new promising projects. One of the established companies on this market - Thermaltake - released several new models meant for PC enthusiasts together with a budget line under the TR2 trade mark. The Volcano 11+ is the company's most promising cooling system which as they say is the most innovative and useful. Is that true? Is it worth our attention? Let's try to answer these questions today.

Review Link : Digit-Life

Gainward FX Powerpack Ultra/1200 Golden Sample Video Card on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900
It's clear that the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra can't be called a single 3D king (the difference between the 5900 and 5900 Ultra is demonstrated above, so you can estimate whether the 5900 Ultra is able to outscore even the 128MB version of the RADEON 9800 PRO). We admit that we were wrong giving the crown to the new NVIDIA product because of the deceitful 3DMark scores. The throne is now shared by two GPUs, but the prices for the High-End products become higher at the beginning of sales. Isn't it strange?

Review Link : Digit-Life

AOpen Aeolus FX 5600 128MB, Soltek GeForce FX 5600 128MB
Remember that the prices for the FX 5600 are falling down, and the previous products are gradually fading away from the market (first of all, the RADEON 9500), that is why the 5600 will be in demand. But at present the GeForce4 Ti and the remains of the RADEON 9500 (not to mention the RADEON 9500 PRO) look more attractive; however, the companies' policy may soon press out such products from the market (it's not profitable for the manufacturers themselves to produce competitors).

Review Link : Digit-Life

OCZ Ram at DDR520 CL2!
Not a review yet, but Joey has been tinkering with some new OCZ Gold PC3700 that he got in and has managed to crank it up to 520MHz (DDR)! Running at 2-3-3-7 isn't too shaby either. He took a screen shot with the Sandra Memory score, CPU-Z info, 3DMark 2k1 & 2k3, as well as some more info about the system setup and voltages used.
Link : EOC

SiS 648FX Reference Board
Review Link : ASE Labs

Vantec Nexus NXP-205-BK Fan Controller

Review Link : Modtown

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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