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DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Thursday

Mobile
ASUS Eee PC Windows XP @ AnandTech
Alienware Area-51 m15x @ TrustedReviews

CPU
Intel QX9770 @ Tweaknews

Video
Sapphire Toxic HD3870 @ Altgamer
Inno3D GeForce 9800 GTX OC @ LegionHardware
Gigabyte Radeon HD 2400 XT @ OCC

Motherboard
XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI @ EliteBastards
Biostar TF8200 A2+ @ InsideHW

Memory
Kingston KHX13000D3LLK2 Memory Kit @ TrustedReviews

Storage
Buffalo TeraStation Pro II 1TB Rackmount NAS @ ThinkComputers

Hard Drive Enclosures
Enhance Tech T4H CR External RAID Tower @ TweakTown

Cooling
Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme & IFX-14 CPU Coolers @ DriverHeaven

Cases
NZXT Tempest @ I4U
Antec Mini P180 mATX @ Pro-Clockers

Flash Drives
OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB @ ASELabs

Peripherals
Ultra m998 Case @ OCModShop
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 @ Geek

CE
Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital-SLR Camera @ Techgage



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Wow...
By herrdoktor330 on 4/24/2008 10:21:37 PM , Rating: 3
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Storage:
Gigabyte Radeon HD 2400 XT @ OCC


Yep... you sure can store alot of data on one of those bad boys. I guess the HD 2 series has to be good for something?




RE: Wow...
By djc208 on 4/24/2008 11:32:02 PM , Rating: 3
Even then, how many are looking at one of these to play Crysis? Yet not one test on HD playback performance or picture quality when the only thing I'd use this for any more is an HTPC.


RE: Wow...
By kenji4life on 4/25/2008 12:04:25 AM , Rating: 2
Well, everyone's a critic. If nobody benchmarked these cards with the top games, we wouldn't know that it's not practical would we?

Anyone with the 780G or upcoming 790GX motherboard chipsets can utilize the 2400XT in hybrid crossfire with the on board graphics, an incredibly cheap solution. They didn't have to break the bank to get a working computer to begin with, and the add-on crossfire capable graphics card only hit them for another <100 bucks. I can see a market, the only thing I can really fail to see is whether you thought of this before posting.


RE: Wow...
By herrdoktor330 on 4/25/2008 6:08:15 PM , Rating: 2
Honestly, I was just clowning on that they initially had the video card listed as a storage device. They since fixed the error, but I'm not hating on the card really.

But let's be honest now... the Radeon HD 2 series just isn't as hot as the HD 3 series, which you can get for about the same price. (2400 vs. 3450 on newegg.com) So I'd wonder as to why anyone would even bother with the HD 2 series. They have the same features and all. I mean, if there was a real price difference, then sure. But going my model releases alone, I'd choose the 3450 over the 2400 anyday.

Sadly... I haven't seen any benchmarks to compare the two. But I'm going to assume that the 3450 does better than the 2400 does. If someone can show me a benchmark saying otherwise, I'll retract my statement.


RE: Wow...
By mmntech on 4/25/2008 10:33:57 AM , Rating: 3
It actually didn't do too bad. 28fps at 1024x768 is still pretty decent even if they had to turn the quality down. OCed, it goes up to a smoother 35fps. The game still looks good judging by the screenshot. It's obviously not something you'd put in a proper gaming rig. However, you could actually use that card for some light gaming on your HTPC.


Nice review
By eye smite on 4/25/2008 11:05:14 PM , Rating: 2
Nice review on the QX9770.




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