AeroCool VGA Cooler, DFI 875, CPU Shootout and Others...
Good morning everyone :) As you can probably judge by the timestamp of this post, I am having issues sleeping. So, what better way to fill a slumber free night, then relaxing with some soft music and good reading?!
"AeroCool has responded to increased consumer interest in fanless cooling solutions with their new Video Magic series fanless VGA cooler. The VM-101 video card cooler incorporates heat pipe technology to transfer heat away from the graphics processing unit (GPU) to a large array of aluminum fins, which the manufacturer claims can passively dissipate up to 70 watts of heat. The VM-101 can be used on both NVIDIA and ATI Radeon video cards up to and including the GeForce FX5900 and Radeon 9800 Pro."
"Motherboards are an item that can make or break a HTPC in terms of stability and performance. Motherboards like the DFI Lan Party are mainly suited for a Gamer's market, however what can they do when placed in a HTPC? Digital audio out, passive Northbridge cooler and more are inside... Does it make it worthy of an HTPC?"
"Today at GamePC, we've posted a comparison of the fastest notebook processors on the market. While we have the fastest Pentium-M and Athlon64 DTR products, which are custom designed for mobile platforms, we've also included numbers from top of the line Pentium 4, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, and Athlon64 CPU's, which can also be used in desktop replacement class notebooks. We've benchmarked all of these CPU's in notebooks loaded with Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics, and we got some surprising results."
Chaintech ZNF3-250 Zenith Review@ AMD Zone
"Chaintech has updated their ZNF3-150 Zenith motherboard with the latest nForce 3 250 chipset from Nvidia. It is one of the first nForce 3 250 based boards on the market, but it is not based on the 250GB. This is their high end Socket 754 Athlon 64 model. We loved the 150 version, and expectations are high for the new board. First let's look at the specs for this board."
"Each port has a cover to keep the dust out if you aren't using it. You just plug in the cables you need to power your gear and you don't have to worry about bundling and hiding excess leads. Very nice."
That is all I have at the moment. I will catch you later :) - Cheers