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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4

Gigabyte bills its Intel-based GA-965P-DS4 motherboard as 'Ultra Durable' due to the use of solid capacitors, a robust BIOS design and a heat-pipe cooling solution for the chipset. While we can't say how long this board might last, we can say that it...

Unwired Wireless Card

Unwired's network covers most of the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan areas, but it's very spotty. Even if your location is listed as being covered, in reality, it may be in a crevice that is unable to actually get a usable network signal.

3G Mobile NetConnect Card

Working on the company's HSDPA network, 3 Mobile's NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard can offer download speeds up to 3.6Mbps (460KBps). The card uses the latest generation Express Card slot interface to achieve this high speed, so it's perfect for those o...

PowerColor X1950Pro Xtreme 512MB

As the name might suggest, this card is aimed at users who want a little bit of 'wow' in their graphics hardware. This card has slightly faster than usual speeds for its ATI Radeon X1950 Pro graphics processing unit (GPU) and 512MB of DDR3 memory and...

Inno3D GeForce 8800 GTS

As one of the most inexpensive high-end cards on the market, the Inno3D GeForce 8800 GTS is an attractive proposition. There's nothing fancy about it. Its circuit board and cooling solution is based on the standard NVIDIA reference design and the spe...

DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Digital 4

This digital TV tuner from DViCO contains dual tuner capabilities and is a very neat piece of hardware. It's a PCI card and it only requires one antenna input for both of its tuners. This means there are aren't any messy pass-through cables or splitt...

ASUS Striker Extreme

The first motherboard in ASUS' Republic of Gamers series was the Crosshair, which was built for AMD users. At the time, ASUS claimed that gamers preferred AMD CPUs over Intel. As Intel's Core 2 Duo has proven to be a superior performer to AMD's curre...

Gainward BLISS 8800GTS Golden Sample

The Golden Sample distinction on Gainward's graphics cards is an indicator that the card has faster than normal specifications. In the case of the BLISS 8800GTS Golden Sample, which uses NVIDIA's DirectX 10-ready GeForce 8800 GTS chipset, the speeds ...

Gigabyte Radeon X1950 Pro (GV-RX195P256D-RH)

While it may carry a standard ATI Radeon X1950 Pro graphics processing unit (GPU), the latest Gigabyte GV-RX195P256D-RH graphics card differs in many ways from a standard model. Gigabyte has built this card using its own circuit board design, solid c...

ASUS DRW-1814BLT

If you've ever wanted to completely rid your PC enclosure of flat ribbon cables, take a look at ASUS' new DRW-1814BLT. It's the first Serial ATA-based (SATA) burner that we've tested and it worked like a charm.

HIS H165XTQT256 GDD-R3

If you are looking to upgrade to a powerful mid-range graphics card, this HIS board is worthy of your attention. It's based on an ATI Radeon X1650XT graphics processing unit (GPU) and it has 256MB GDDR3 memory. This GPU supports DirectX 9, but not Di...

Western Digital WD1600AAJS

At 160GB, this 3.5in internal Serial ATA hard drive doesn't hold much in terms of desktop drives, but it's aiming to be one of the quietest and coolest drives on the market.

NEC Powermate X8500

The Powermate X8500 is a media centre PC that features plenty of useful connectivity options and storage space. Indeed, NEC has equipped this bad boy with video-in ports, so that you can easily plug in an old VCR, or even a gaming console. An 802.11g...

Lexmark X9350

The best part about Lexmark's flagship multifunction device is that it can be used wirelessly. It comes with a built in 802.11g adapter, which can run in ad-hoc mode or in infrastructure mode and is fairly easy to set up. When it runs in ad-hoc mode,...

DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Home

If you're in the market for a simple digital TV tuner device for your PC, the FusionHDTV DVB-T Home is a solid choice. It's a half-height PCI device, which means it can fit into a regular tower PC case or even a slim-line media centre, using the supp...

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