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Neoseeker has reviewed DFI’s Lan Party NFII Ultra B mainboard. For those who are not quite ready to migrate to a Intel Pentium 4 or an AMD Athlon 64 based systems, the NFII Ultra B deserves a close look. This mainboard for Socket A processors boasts the nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset as well as the MCP-T I/O controller as well as a lot of extras from DFI, such as a modular front panel connector, a carrying strap for a PC as well as ultraviolet IDE cables.

Modding, PSUs, etc

TheGuruOf3D has taken a look at a water-cooled case from H2O Computers. The case is a highly recommended one for people,who like silence, very efficient cooling and tweaking. This product is based on Chieftec’s full Tower DA-01SLD/BLD with addition of a CPU water-cooling solution inside.

Overclockers.com web-site has had a chance to look at Vantec’s coolers for laptop computers. Rather untraditional devices are powered by USB and are intended for cooling-down the bottom side of your mobile computer. While you can hardly overclock your notebook, you may still be worried about overheating of your powerful portable PC.

Bjorn3d.com has reviewed a PSU from OCZ. The OCZ PowerStream 470W power supply boasts with OCZs’ patented technologies, such as OCZ PowerWhisper, OCZ PowerFlex, OCZ ConnectAll, OCZ PowerShield, Overvoltage/Short-Circuit protection, as well as five-year limited warranty from OCZ. Low noise, ability to connect to ATX, BTX and EPS12V standards, those are only few highs which are accessible with this device.

Mobile devises

Cooler Master Centurion 5 is the latest "budget" case from Cooler Master that has been reviewed at Viperlair.com. Being well built and fairly attractive, the Centurion 5 also comes equipped with a 120mm fan. Other than the Centurion 5 case, inside the box you will find a 350W PSU, a bag of case screws, rear I/O plate, and a power supply cable.

TrustedReviews has reviewed HP's Compaq nc4010 notebook. 1.59Kg of weight and dimensions of 279.4 x 233.7 x 27.94mm (Width x Depth x Height) can be considered as peculiarities of a thin and light laptop. The computer is powered by Intel Pentium M 1.60GHz processor, ATI RADEON IGP 9100 (350M) chipset, 512MB of DDR SDRAM and a 40GB hard disk drive, which is more than enough to satisfy needs of a typical end-user. In addition to typical Intel Centrino features HP has also added support for 802.11b/g wireless networking, Bluetooth and IrDA as well as built-in 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet from Broadcom and a 56K V.90 modem, making a mobile PC with practically ultimate connectivity options.

UPS

PCWorld.com has put up a chart comparing an array of UPS devices. The price of UPSs starts from $45 and climbs up to $280. While the minimum time that reviewed UPSs are able to keep your PC running is about five minutes then some of them a capable of running your system for a half an hour.

Networking

Tom’s Hardware Guide has posted a review about a PRISM-based 802.11g wireless SPI router with USB print server. The SMC2804WBRP-G is a part of SMC’s Barricade g line supporting four 10/100Mb/s LAN ports, an USB printer port and a WAN port. The router's processor is the ADM5120 Home Gateway controller and it uses Arcadyan’s WN4401A miniPCI Card radio which is based on Conexant’s PRISM 11g chipset.

Display

TrustedReviews has issued a large coverage of LCD displays. They reviewed eight premier large TFT screens that are available today. Every monitor in this group sports either a 20.1” or 21.3” panel and a resolution of 1600x1200. Each of the displays is equipped with both digital and analogue inputs for additional flexibility. Some have two DVI ports, some have USB hubs, some can rotate and some have built-in speakers.

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