Month: September 2008

Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?

It’s huge, draws over 120W at load, ridiculously overpackaged, and illustrated lavishly when no one will ever see it once installed. But it has a secret card up its sleeve: The Asus nForce 260 based ENGTX260 could be the quietest stock high end gaming video card ever.

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Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board

HDMI and DVI video outputs, along with 4 SATA, eSATA, gigabit ethernet, S/PDIF and the G45 Express chipset featuring X4500 graphics make this new Intel C2D LGA775 mini-ITX board quite a loaded package at a pretty reasonable price.

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Intel DG35EC: G35 mainstream mATX board

We take a look at another G35-based socket-775 m-ATX board, this time directly from Intel. How does it fare against other small boards with integrated graphics?

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Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC

It’s tiny, svelte, and yes, very quiet. It uses the popular Intel Atom low power processor and a chipset designed for mobile use. It’s part of the continuing miniaturization of computing devices. What’s a cute mini PC like the Asus Eee Box good for? Our review delves into the details.

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Intel D945GCLF m-ITX: Atom For The Desktop

Intel’s second generation embedded-processor mini-ITX board features the Atom 230, which boasts one of the lowest TDP of any CPU in years. How does the new D945GCLF fare against its predecessor and other mini-ITX boards?

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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610: A legend reviewed

PCP&C has virtually legendary status among IT hardware aficionados and PC geeks, due partly to the brand’s engineering-oriented PR/marketing, partly to being the first high end computer PSU, and partly to its high price tags. Today, those price tags no longer seem so high, as competition fills the shelves with mega-buck PSUs from umpteen brands.

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Zotac NF610i-ITX: Compact, low cost, Core 2 solution

Zotac’s offers a low-cost mini-ITX board with removable socket-775 CPU options using the nForce 610 chipset. Is it suitable for the DIY system builder? The answer depends on your objectives.

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