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If you dig custom PC builds and are also a fan of ASUS products, today is like Christmas for you. ASUS has announced its “Powered by ASUS” program, which essentially lets you configure a made-to-order custom rig from a boutique builder that’s packing ASUS components. “There are a lot of... Read more...
What’s better than a custom PC tricked-out with killer components and sweet lighting? A custom PC with the aforementioned goodies as well as the ability to share your stellar gaming performance with integrated gaming and live HD broadcasting. CyberpowerPC’s new Pro Gamer FTW custom rigs have AVerMedia Live... Read more...
NVIDIA’s new GTX 675M mobile GPU is making its way into systems, and the latest is available from custom builder AVADirect. The company announced that the GTX 675M is available in its Clevo P270WM gaming notebook; it’s even available in dual-SLI configuration. The rest of the notebook’s specs are... Read more...
With the Erebus GT, iBUYPOWER set out to make a slightly smaller and less expensive line of systems to complement its Erebus custom gaming series, which is now renamed the Erebus XL series. There are actually three Erebus GTs in the new line, with configurations based on the AMD FX platform starting as low as $899, but the one iBUYPOWER sent... Read more...
So you’re in the market for a smoking fast system, and you have your heart set on a custom build. You can easily drop upwards of three (or four or five) grand on a completely tricked-out enthusiast-class rig that will leave your gamer friends standing in puddles of drool. If you’re on a stricter budget, you can also opt for something... Read more...
We like to play with custom systems around here, and the latest from Digital Storm looks to be a real gem. The Aventum is the result of diligent research on the part of Digital Storm, as the company has gone back to the drawing board regarding every part of the system, from the chassis design to proprietary software to its new Cryo-TEC cooling... Read more...
In lieu of our regularly scheduled episode of Two and a Half Geeks this week, we decided to feature a rather lengthy video we put together with our podcast host, Iyaz, for his show This Old Nerd, detailing the steps necessary to assemble a system from start to finish. One of Marco’s incredibly cute daughters also makes a few surprise... Read more...
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Actually, while it is the holiday season, it really sucks. Look at the economy, the stock market, job losses, and earnings reports for many companies. But it is the time of the year for tne annual Amazon.com Customers Vote promotion. How does it work? Step 1: Vote. Browse our six rounds of great products,... Read more...
iZ3D and Smooth Creations Team up to Offer a Limited Edition of Custom Painted 3D MonitorsEnjoy Dazzling Effects On-Screen and on the Outside of your Monitor Too! San Diego, Calif., November 3, 2008 -- iZ3D, LLC, designer, developer, and pioneer of advanced 3D visualization systems, is pleased to announce that the company is once again teaming... Read more...
Verizon FiOS customers tend to be the envy of the rest of us non-FiOS, broadband users. Well, that envy quotient is about to go up another notch, as Verizon announced that as of next week, its 50/20 and 20/20 Mbps services will be available "across all of Verizon's FiOS Internet service footprint in 16 states." "Verizon had already offered... Read more...
Many, many people have said that Windows XP is just fine, and while Vista's great (DX10 comes to mind), it's not necessary for most.  Can an outcry of public sentiment save XP?Windows Vista was supposed to be a shot in the arm for Microsoft, which had gone five years without a new desktop operating system. It hasn't worked out that way.... Read more...
Shell wants customers to give them the finger, at least in terms of paying for their gas.  10 Chicago-area stations are testing biometric payment systems. Ten Shell gas stations in the Windy City are testing biometric systems that let consumers walk up to the pump, scan their fingertips on a device and fill up their vehicles. The systems,... Read more...
Monday Verizon unveiled a new new, symmetrical Verizon FiOS Internet service for consumers, featuring an upload and download speed of up to 20Mbps. Yes, you read that right, 20Mbps upload. The service went live in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday.The 20/20 service is first launching in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,... Read more...
Dell has announced  it will be offering a version of the open-source operating system Linux, called Ubuntu, on a small number of desktop and laptop models. They apparently announced it by sending an e-mail on Friday from an un-named Dell employee to a blogger named Jeremy Garcia who runs a Linux advocate site. John Hull, manager for Linux... Read more...
AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 18, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD Opteron Dual Core processor-based servers. "We welcome... Read more...
While many of our readers fall into the 'do-it-yourself' category, it's always good to know what's out there for already built computers. As [H]ard|OCP finds out in their latest review of a CyberPower custom build, it might be best to go with a bigger brand name. "A score of 7 is considered "substandard," and that's exactly... Read more...
Today Microsoft has announced they will provide technical support for running Linux distributions with Windows using their Virtual Server 2005 R2 software. They've also made Virtual Server 2005 R2 a free download, where as they used to charge a fee based on the amount of physical processors.""We've made a long-term... Read more...
HardOCP ordered up a sweet powerhouse from Puget Systems, running it through their standard evaluation procedures.  We're talking dual-core, 2GB of RAM, and high end video wrapped up in a sweet looking case.  Better yet, the $2600 pricetag is actually a solid value, beating out a lesser system by $150. "Therefore, in reality,... Read more...