November 2007

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Rosewill RD600N-2DC-SL-SLV Stallion Series 600W -

The RD600N-2DC-SL-SLV Stallion Series 600W unit is just one of a handful of Rosewill power supplies presently on the market. With a highly polished finish, a pair of blue LED fans, and well finished cables, it is obviously an attention grabber. This review will take a look beyond the flashy exterior to see if this stallion is a work horse that your system can rely on.

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OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler -

"What makes the Vendetta unique, is the fact it uses three copper heat pipes that each make direct contact with the processor to ensure the most rapid heat transfer. The 'V' shaped stacked aluminum cooling fins feature dimples that are supposed to add turbulences, thereby reducing the skin effect of laminar air flow. Basically, this CPU cooler was built to tackle heat-induced performance degradation and to solve the cooling challenges of today’s enthusiast system builds..."

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Sunbeam Tuniq Mini Plant 950W -

Sunbeam's Mini Plant is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The PSU comes in an ATX standard sized casing but offers up to 950W of power. With most other manufacturers this means that the PSU fan will be very loud, not with the Mini Plant. Actually the fan is the quietest we ever tested in the 900W+ segment, you can almost not hear it, even under load.

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS -

"We've just updated our latest "NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB G92 Tested" article with benchmark tests of the card in Crysis under Windows XP / DirectX 9.

Also worth noting is that we've carried over our Crysis test results from when we had both an 8800GTX and Ultra in our lab. You will find these results on page 18 of the article."

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NZXT Rogue Ultimate Gaming -

"Deciding what chassis to house your computer in these days can be an agonizing decision. The selection of computer cases on the market is simply astonishing which tells you it's a lucrative market segment and everyone wants a piece. Not to mention everybody needs some type of case for their system so just like the selection of automobiles is huge to try to fit every personality and situation, so tries the case market. However it's not every day that a product launches that simply breaks the normal segment boundaries. NZXT just launched such a product called the Rogue.

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Video Connectors -

"There are several types of video connections that you can find on PC and CE products like TVs, DVD players and videoprojectors. Even though they all serve to the same purpose - connect video signal from one device to another - the video quality obtained by each type of connection is completely different. Since you probably want to get the best video quality from your equipments, we've written this tutorial to explain you the differences between each kind of connection and when to use each one of them, with many tips on how to improve the video quality from your equipment."

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Foxconn A6VMX-K -

Foxconn präsentiert am Fließband neue Mainboards. Kein Wunder bei den verfügbaren Fertigungskapazitäten. Schließlich ist man der weltgrößte Produzent solcher Hardware. Auch µATX-Mainboards mit AMD 690 Chipsatz finden sich im Angebot. Das A6VMX-K ist preislich am unteren Ende der Skala angesiedelt und konkurriert damit gegen das von uns kürzlich getestete Asrock ALiveNF7G . Grund genug für uns, das Mainboard in die Mangel zu nehmen.

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AMD Phenom -

Endlich ist er da - AMDs lang erwarteter K10. Wir haben uns die Desktop-Variante Phenom 9500 näher angesehen und dem Prozessor in puncto Performance auf den Zahn gefühlt.

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB G92 -

"Getting down to the nitty gritty there are some key details we should make mention of. Based on the new G92 core, we have the standard features to come with it such as PCI Express 2.0, a 65nm die and 1:1 texture addressing units : texture filtering units.

These are the features we know to be standard across all of the upcoming 8800GTS G92 based graphics cards, but as far as model specifics go we have in this case 512MB of GDDR3 memory. That 512MB comes clocked in at 1940MHz DDR while the core and shader clocks come in at 650MHz and 1625MHz respectively."

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Motherboard for a Middle-End Machine -

"To uncover the full potential of the newest quad-core AMD Phenom X4 and FX processors one should install these into Socket AM2+ boards based on AMD 790FX, 790X and 770 chipsets. However, the new processors can be installed into Socket AM2 boards as well. Actually, of all possible combinations only installing Socket AM2/AM2+ processors into Socket AM3 boards is not possible."