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Gigabyte P35-DS4

Gigabyte's implementation of the P35 chipset from Intel is useful and caters well to upgraders. The Intel P35 chipset can be paired with either DDR3 or DDR2 memory slots by motherboard manufacturers, and Gigabyte has paired the P35-DS4 with DDR2 memo...

ASUS P5K3 Deluxe

The ASUS P5K3 Deluxe feature's Intel's new P35 chipset and Intel Controller Hub version 9 (ICH9), and it represents a shift in PC technology. It's one of the first motherboard's on the market to ship with DDR3 memory slots, and it can handle a front ...

Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS

Western Digital's Scorpio WD2500BEVS makes it possible for notebook computers to pack a quarter of a terabyte of hard drive space on a single internal drive. It's the first 2.5in-sized drive we've seen with such a capacity and it's sure to be a hit n...

Seagate FreeAgent Go

Seagate's FreeAgent Go is more than just a portable 160GB hard drive, it's a portable work environment. It ships with software called Ceedo, which gives you a Windows XP Start menu-style interface that runs directly off the portable drive when launch...

ASUS Lamborghini VX2

The VX2 is a collaborative effort between ASUS and Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini, and it's aimed at those of who want to own a prestigious and exotic-looking notebook. The VX2's bodywork features the car manufacturer's badge as well as leather...

AOC 210V

AOC's 22in widescreen LCD monitor has a thin bezel, an easy-to-use on-screen display (OSD) and features an extensive array of changeable colour and contrast settings. Its native resolution is 1650x1080 and it's mainly aimed at high-end users and ear...

Zepto Znote 6214W

A 14.1in widescreen and a feature-packed chassis make the Zepto Znote 6214W suitable for either work or play. Similarly, its size makes it suitable for either a desktop user or mobile warrior, although its battery life wasn't too good in our tests. P...

MSI NX8500GT

This MSI graphics card is based on NVIDIA's GeForce 8500 GT GPU (graphics processing unit), which is aimed at the mainstream end of the PC market. It's a less powerful GPU than NVIDIA's 8600 GT as it has only half the processing power and slower GPU ...

ASUS EN8600GT

This mid-range card from ASUS is based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GPU (graphics processing unit), and it runs at stock-standard speeds. It isn't the fastest card we've seen, but it runs quietly and can be used to play current DirectX 9-based games...

MSI NX8600GT

At just over $200, this card represents good value for a Windows Vista-based system. It's based on NVIDIA's GeForce 8600 GT GPU (graphics processing unit), which isn't as fast as the GeForce 8600 GTS, but it can still be used for gaming and for proce...

Zotac 8600 GTS

Zotac may not be the first brand that comes to mind when the topic of graphics cards is brought up, but the company's modest offerings are good performers and definitely worth checking out when you're shopping for a new card. The Zotac 8600GTS is bui...

ASUS EN8600GTS TOP

To date, this is the fastest mid-range card we've tested, and that's not surprising considering the card's specifications. It's based on NVIDIA's latest mid-range GPU (graphics processing unit) - the GeForce 8600 GTS - which is DirectX 10-capable and...

ASUS P5B Premium

Based on Intel's P965 chipset, the ASUS P5B Premium board suits any of the current generation Intel LGA775 socket-based CPUs and can also handle an ATI CrossFire dual graphics card configuration. It comes with some features that aren't found on most ...

ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2

The ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 AMD-based board is inexpensive, and while it does have a limited supply of expansion options, it comes with some cool features, namely eSATA and ATI CrossFire support.

MSI GeForce NX8600GTS OC Edition

This DirectX 10-capable card produces solid frame rates in current gaming titles and has the capability to display next-generation games in all their glory when they're released later this year. It's based on NVIDIA's GeForce 8600GTS mainstream graph...

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