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#935| source: www.overclockers.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
External H20...
Ed hit the pool with a big splash with one of the first retail "external" watercooling setups. Pretty innovative if you want alternatives to air cooling, but don't like the idea of a pump and resevoir inside your case.
#934| source: www.maximum3d.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
Got heat?
Another maximum3d (Not 3dluvr's), takes a look at p4 cooling, in this old style texas roundup of heatsinks.
#933| source: www.ars-techinca.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
More PowerPC Lovin from Ars
Here's a bit more info on the new 64 bit processor from IBM, which should give a nice ramp up to apple's hardware lineup, giving mac users something to brag about other then their damn os for once.

Though it looks like by the time this chip is released, everything else will be running about 3x faster. Heh
#932| source: www.aceshardware.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
IBMac?
IBM releases a new 1.8 PowerPC microprocessor. If apple chooses to integrate these into their line of systems, they might start competing against pc's again :).

Though it looks like it will be apple who shafts their own user base. If they were to announce this product, who in their right mind would buy a g4?
#931| source: www.hardocp.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
Time for another tease...AMD Operon
Like invisioning the type of computer you'll have a year or two from now? Aceshardware removes the veil and explains some of the finer points of AMD's next generation of cpu's.
#930| source: www.hardocp.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
Via and Sis Team Up...
Just after the Delay of the K8 chipsets, Via and Sis on planning on executing a new K7 chipset design. Is this good or bad...we'll have to wait and see.
#929| source: www.anandtech.com by crossbow on Fri Oct 18 2002 
Desktop Hammer Delayed...Nails Rejoice.
AMD is going to delay the desktop version of hammer till late in Q4 2003. Lets just hope this is the last delay, and that they can hold out long enough against Intel's onslaught.
#928| source: www.hardocp.com by crossbow on Thu Oct 17 2002 
Rotten Apples...
Apple has decided to withdraw from this years macworld. Instead this years macworld will feature such headlines as, "The Swedish Line Dancers", and "Bill Gates does the cha-cha" instead of Steve Job's traditional key-note speech.

Macworld...mac optional.
#927| source: www.3dluvr.com by crossbow on Thu Oct 17 2002 
Small Package...Big !$([email protected]# Stick
Shuttle has recently jumped the SMT bandwidth lately and added full support for the upcoming Intel processors in their mini cube line.

#926| source: www.xbitlabs.com by crossbow on Thu Oct 17 2002 
Got Raid*?
Xbitlabs takes a look at the performance of a variety of ide raid cards on the market today. If you've got all those extra drives laying around, you might as well put them to use right?

*=SCSI users don't consider IDE RAID to be raid at all. :)

 
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