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Posted on Friday, Jul 18 2003 @ 06:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Chieftec AX-01BLD W/Side Window
I previously had thought that the only thing this case was missing is at least one place for a side fan in the window. Preferably over the video card, or perhaps the cpu. The other similar, but steel case I had this system in did have a side fan over the video card. However, temps in the same conditions are always 1-2C lower in this Chieftec aluminum case than in the same basic, but steel case. Could it be that a side fan disrupts air flow from the front intake fans, or is it because aluminum really does dissapate heat better

Review Link : PCA

FIC AU13 nForce 2 Ultra 400 based motherboard
FIC has another great Athlon motherboard with the AU13. It has good features and excellent performance with a price that is right. If you are looking for a lower cost nForce 2 Ultra 400 motherboard with good overclocking and hardware features then the FIC AU13 could be for you.
Review Link : AMDZone

Samsung SyncMaster 153B 15 Inch Black LCD Monitor Review
For a budget monitor, the 153B is no slouch in the feature or performance department. With a release price supposedly going to be in the US$250-$325 range depending on the retailer and availability. Add in the fact that it includes speakers and can be adjusted for longer document viewing and you would have the recipe for a smart, cost effective LCD purchase

Review Link : TweakNews

Spire Cold Cathode
Today I will be looking at Spire's NeonBar II. Lighting has become one of the most popular case mods next to case windows and there are tons of manufacturers that make different kinds of solutions for case lighting. The most popular of theses solutions is cold cathodes fluorescent lamps

Review Link : CyberCPU

SVC Quad UV LED Fans Review
As you notice from the pic there are two very obvious differences in these fans. First, the SVC fans does not have the LED band wrapped the outside. SVC choose to wire there fans directly to each LED. This allows the entire fan to glow and radiate light. Secondly, the SVC is much darker and a more pronounced green. These fans are a much deeper color than I am used to seeing and that’s a good thing. As far as air flow goes, 36 CFM is a very respectful output. After putting 2 of these fans in a case, the overall temp didn’t decrease but it didn’t increase either. These fans are also noticeably quieter than my old ones. They also put out more CFMs…more powerful and less noise

Review Link : GruntVillE

OCZ EL DDR PC3700 Gold Memory
We decided to skip the performance benches at 200 fsb with our 2.8c. This memory is built for overclocking, and though we could have run at 200fsb with a 4:5 or 3:4 divider, that is not where this ram shines, so we started right out at 233fsb, which gives us 466ddr using 2-3-6-3 timings, the rated speed for this memory
Review Link : Legit Reviews

CPU-Kühler Titan TTC-D5TB/G/CU35/SC
Zum Titan CPU-Kühler, den wir Heute in unsere Luftkühler Charts aufnehmen, gehört eine Lüftersteuerung, die in ein Slotblech eingefasst ist. Für die Charts nehmen wir die Temperatur, die bei der mittleren Drehzahl ermittelt wurde. Viel Spass bei lesen!
Review Link : Caseumbau (German)

Vantec Nexus NXP-301
Vantec has been in the modding market for a while now and have always created new and unique products. Fan controllers have been available for a long time, but most new products that come out are relatively the same, they only adjust the speed of fans. Vantec has now combined fans and lights to create the NXP-301. This fan and light controller not only adjusts up to three fan's speed, but it also contains a built in dual cathode inverter and control for the lights
Review Link : Hitechmods

Gigabyte GV-R96P128D Radeon 9600Pro 128MB VGA
In terms of the card itself (Gigabyte R9600Pro), I would say that Gigabyte did an acceptable job on manufacturing and packaging. The card's overclocking potential is a lot better than Gigacube's R9600Pro, with a maximum clock of 506C/702M
Review Link : OCNZ

Xoxide Clear UV Acrylic Case
If you like to show off your hardware and a window just doesn’t cut it; you need a clear case. Xoxide has added a new twist to clear case production. Xoxide has made their case out of UV reactive acrylic. Let’s move on

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ATI TV Wonder VE Remote Control Edition
As for this TV tuner card in comparison with the TV wonder USB edition, we can see a slight improvement. Since you'll be using a monitor don't expect a crystal clear image in full screen mode, but it'll still turn out pretty good. In windows mode the quality is perfect, which even surprised me! You can constantly work with the application and it won't lag, only when you have an application minimized and you maximize it that you're going to see interference in your TV windows screen.
Review Link : Viper's Lair

Lian Li Aquarium Side Panel
I, for one, love the panel with the design reversed. The only downfall I am monitoring is the moisture vent in the inside of the case now. So far she seems pretty dry and I haven't noticed any condensation inside. It's not that big of a pressure and change in internal humidity of the case
Review Link : PimpRig

Vantec ION VAN-400B PSU Review
Power supplies, I have reviewed several, today we have the VANTEC ION on the chopping block. This power supply is rated at 400 watts and 220 amps with a peak of 500 watts, pretty impressive! With a power supply being one of the most important parts of your computer system you don’t want a cheap or generic one with your expensive CPU or mother board. Want to know more? Then read on, you will be shockingly pleased!

Review Link : FuriousTech

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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