Hardware Roundup Cheap gaming a-go-go

Disks, graphics, Xboxes - it's all here folks

Seagate's new 18XL Ultra 160 SCSI Barracuda drive gets the once over at Gamer's Depot. They like the price and the performance but warn that a decent SCSI adapter could set you back a few bob.

And the same chaps put MSI's newly released GeForce 2 MX-powered video card through its paces here. They like the performance but aren't so keen on the outdated drivers shipped with the card.

Over at Sharky Extreme, there's an in-depth look at Microsoft's Xbox which is well worth a peek.

And while you're there, you should also check out the
Sharky Extreme Cheap Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Bit of a Sharky benefit today. The guys take a look at the Gravis Destroyer Tilt gamepad here. The verdict? Interesting.

Meanwhile, Anandtech Spills the beans on the new Soyo SY-K7VTA Socket-A KT133 ATX mobo for AMD's Duron and Thunderbird processors. Can it compete with the already crowned champs of the Socket-A motherboard market from ABIT and ASUS? Pop on over and find out.

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