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Mainboards has reviewed a Socket 939 mainboard made by MSI. The MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum mainboard is based on NVIDIA’s nForce3 250Gb chipset supporting everything you would look forward from a powerful mainboard, including onboard RAID controller, 7.1 integrated audio, dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers, FireWire and USB 2.0 ports. One of the main features of this product is the HyperTransport speed that has been bumped from 800MHz to 1GHz as well as integrated NVIDIA Firewall technology.

Tom’s Hardware Guide has taken a close look at four new mainboards for Intel’s LGA775 processors. Find out who is the best in terms of overclocking, performance, features and price among Biostar P4TAW Extreme, Epox EP-5EGA+ and a couple of products from the DFI LANParty series: the LANParty UT 915P-T12 and the LANParty 925X-T2.


AnandTech has reviewed OCZ 3700 Gold Rev. 3 memory module kit. The OCZ 3700 Gold Revision 3 is based on Hynix’s new D5 DRAMs with the optimal range of performance starting from 466MHz and beyond.

Storage Technologies

The Tech Report has taken a look at Maxtor's Atlas 10K V SCSI hard disk drive. Maxtor’s new Atlas 10K V is packed with 73.5GB platters and available in capacities of up to 300GB. It boasts with a 10000rpm speed, seek times between 4.0 and 4.9ms, and a maximum sustained transfer rate of 89MB/sec.

TrustedReviews has posted an article about NEC ND-3500A DVD writer. NEC chose to skip 12x speed-bin and jumped straight onto 16x. This drive will burn DVD+R/-R discs at 16x, DVD+RW/-RW media at 4x, DVD+R DL discs at 4x, CD-R writing up to 48x, while CD-RW write speed is 24x.

Computer Cases

Overclockers Caf? has reviewed Thermaltake SilverRiver drive enclosure. This product features USB 2.0 interface, 520g of weight and is been cooled down by 80mm fan spinning at 1500rpm. The fact to notice is the Mac OS X compatibility.

Aftermath1 Reviews has taken a look at XG’s Viper ATX case. Stylish design, a great number of features and low price are all the factors that may encourage you to get this computer case.

Modding, PSU

Dev Hardware has reviewed Ultra X-Connect 500W modular power supply unit. The biggest feature of the X-Connect PSU is the modular cable connections. There are eight spots on the X-Connect PSU to hook up cables, three of which are dedicated to the 20-pin mainboard cable, 6-pin AUX Xeon cable, and 4-pin 12V P4 cable. The other five are for 4-pin Molex cables.


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