First off Gruntville has brought us a review of the ECS 945G-M3 which sounds more like the code name for a James Bond gadget than a motherboard. Despite not being one of the biggest names in the industry, ECS have been around for quite a long time. Gamers and enthusiasts may want to give this one a skip but the board appears to be a well engineered piece of kit and an excellent basis for a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) or basic desktop machine.
Our friends at Elite Bastards have been pushing a PowerColor Radeon X1950 PRO 256MB to its limits and have come out with a glowing review. Its massive cooler makes it a problem for people with small form factor PC’s but its performance is impressive.
For those who don’t want or need massive CPU coolers, Madshrimps has been cooling their jets on a Zalman CNPS8000 Low Profile CPU Cooler. If you’re not going to be overclocking your CPU, and especially if space in your case is limited, this cooler comes recommended. Although it pretty loud at high speed so make sure you set the speed controller to low.
Rbmods has had a go at the aptly named Zboard Fang. Hopefully you have a lot of space of on your desk as this little add-on is designed to sit next to your keyboard and take over from the usual WASD configuration most gamers adopt when playing PC games. If you’re an avid gamer, particularly FPS gaming, you’ll definitely want to check this out.
Much like the progression of PC cases from clunky beige rectangles to a variety of modern and ergonomic shapes and sizes, so have HDD enclosures evolved over the recent years as drives become smaller and the need for more portable data increases. Bjorn3D has reviewed the Vantec NexStar 3 NST-260SU-BK eSATA Enclosure which looks as sleek as it useful.
IT-review also managed to get their hands on an Intel Kentsfield Quad Core Microprocessor and put up a fairly detailed review, including some talk about the impact quad core is going to have and where it’s headed.
Opening with a statement like ‘Once every couple of years a product comes along which can be called revolutionary, and has the ability to upset the market’ you know that something special is on the cards as Madshrimps review the Corsair Dominator PC8888C4 DDR2 memory. From the results it looks like this is Corsair’s crowning glory to date and the results are jaw dropping, but with premium quality comes a premium price.
News source: THEINQUIRER