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Athlon Black Edition is the cheap FX

HW Roundup While Cosmos 1000 is my next case
Mon Oct 01 2007, 21:12

CHRIS TOM FROM AMD Zone benchmarked AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition, limited edition of 2.8 GHz model. The real difference between regular edition and Black Edition is the fact that multiplier is unlocked, so you can go and try to overclock the processor as high as possible. All in all, we cannot believe that there was an age where Intel and AMD asked for over 1000 EUR/USD for a processor that was identical to regular ones, with the only exception being unlocked multiplies. Oh wait... for some, that era still lasts.

More I see Cosmos 1000 case, more I am thinking about this case to be an ideal pet for my upcoming 30K capable TriFire meets Phenom based rig. But, all in given time - for now, you can read the review of this case over at IT-Review. Now, if only Cooler Master would get some balls and release this in a dual-power supply mode a’la original Stacker... Benchmark Reviews published a review of Insignia NS-LCD32, a 32” LCD TV device sporting 720p resolution.

Tech-Report came up with a roundup of enthusiast power supplies, readable as CABISA (Costs A lot Because It Sucks A lot). All in all, 11 interesting power supplies met their doom in hands of Dr. Damage and his team.

For those that want to see just one power supply reviewed, Hardware Canucks published a review of Thermaltake’s PurePower 600W, a modular power supply. A-DATA is not an often guest on these pages, but lads from Legit Reviews managed to get their hands on PD17 USB stick. This interesting concept warrants that you won’t loose a cap, which is mandatory in a life of everyday USB stick user.

Those penguin lovers from Phoronix published a review of Asus Blitz Extreme motherboard. Interesting to see how Asus developed over the course of years, especially when looked through eyes of Linux enthusiast. TweakTown published a preview ofmAsus Maximus Extrem, yet another motherboard based on X38 chipset. We can now say that not a lot of manufactures are waiting for X48, or X38 Golden Sample chipset. We know at least two motherboard vendors that are preparing hard-core overclocking beasts, so it will be quite interesting to see how will this Christmas pan out.

If you’re not exactly home with all the hardware tech going around, you might want to see an article over at Hardware Secrets. This time, guys took the time to dig into hard drive capacity limitation, a thing that can happen if you plug brand new 250GB hard drive in your older rig.

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