Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 27/07/08 Page: 1
Overclock3D's Weekly Review Roundup - 27/07/08
 
Every week Overclock3D's news mailbox is spammed full of content from partner sites around the globe. Even with a dedicated team of 50 news posters we just cant keep up! So here's a round-up of the best bits we've received over the past week:
 
Nexus HOC-9000 Heatpipe On CPU Heatsink Review
In our meetings with heatsink manufacturers at Computex 2008 in Taiwan Frostytech received more than a few behind closed doors product previews. Today Frostytech tests the Nexus' HOC-9000 heatsink, a medium height lower noise cooler for Intel socket 775 and AMD socket 754/939/940/AM2+ processors. The HOC-9000 stands 128mm tall and features one low speed 120mm PWM fan held in place with flexible rubber posts. The cooler weighs upwards of 550grams, uses four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes and comes with a couple stickers you can plaster to the side.Frostytech.com
 
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200 Watt Power Supply Review
With best-of-class specs and a generous feature set with configuration options, the Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W is tough to beat. The Toughpower line represents Thermaltake's flagship PSU offerings, and the 1200W is a worthy addition, building on a tradition of power, stability and cutting edge features. The fit and finish is flawless, the connectors are numerous and the cable lengths are generous. - Tweaknews.net
 
Making A Sound Decision On Speakers
This is the first of a two part guide that I hope you'll find informative. This first article covers choosing the best speaker system for your needs. Within, I`ll cover everything you need to know as to ensure that no money goes to waste on a system that is not quite suitable, or quite unsuitable! When selecting a new speaker system for your swish new gaming rig, PS3 or XBOX360, the choice can be somewhat daunting for the average punter. However, with some understanding of what is out there, things can be de-mystified quite fast. - TweakTown
 
Asus Trinity Tri-GPU Graphics Prototype Benched
Asus recently contacted us with an interesting 3D graphics product that was intended to be nothing more than a proof of concept. The product was affectionately named Trinity and though it didn't necessarily conjure up visions of leather-clad vigilante-dominatrix-hotties for us, it certainly did have an intriguing design and board build. The Asus Trinity prototype is built on a trio of AMD ATI Radeon HD 3850 GPUs in CrossFireX mode for tri-GPU performance in a single slot.HotHardware
 
OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler Review
OCZ has released a revised version of their Vendetta CPU Cooler; this second generation features a larger 120mm fan and also Direct-Touch-Heatpipe design, maximizing performance at acceptable noise levels! Let's find out how it stacks up to the competition as we compare this new unit to 44 previously tested CPU Coolers.Madshrimps 
 
The 10 most wanted hardware products in Europe
Shopping time @ PCGH: What kind of computer parts are Europeans look for? PCGHx.com work together with the price search service from PCGH.de to find out the Top 10 for Europe. - PCGH
 
780G Chipset Motherboards Roundup
Since the number of motherboards based on AMD 780G chipset gets bigger and bigger, we decided to compare them forthright and to identify possible differences. Popularity of this chipset is shown in accessibility of motherboard based on it, superb integrated graphics and few more useful options. This kind of systems are great for multimedia computers because 780G will provide for this type of machines enough performances and of course, like any ATi, good display of colors. - InsideHW
 
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