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Mini hardware happenings over at Tech-Report. If you have a PDA and the Graffiti input gets on your nerves, you need a visor and a fold out keyboard. So what if it fills your bag with loads of clutter? Its all good fun. Go here to get the lowdown on the kit that will make you feel like an extra from The Matrix.



It is true of many things in life - a notable exception being anti ageing products - that the more you pay, the more you get.

This

review of the 3Ware RAID card over at Hardware-One confirms that this does hold true of RAID controllers. The initial outlay ($280) may seem a bit steep, but Hardware-One promised "...with full SCSI command queuing under Linux and Windows, this card will not disappoint you."




Socket A

has reviewed the FIC AZ11E socket A motherboard. The reviewer reckons its a darn sight better than the AZ11, despite wanting another PCI slot and wondering why the RAM timings weren't in the BIOS. However, a score of 9.5/10 isn't too shabby and they reckon it is ideal for the budget overclocker.




Tech Zone have been getting in touch with their inner cool, and checked out some heatsinks. Under the slightly festive sounding headline of

Holiday Heatsink Roundup

, five heatsinks get put through their paces. To shortcut to the scores, click

here

.




Lastly, Chris over at AMD Zone sent us

this

link because they want the world to know that they have released the Athlon/Duron optimised source code and exectutable for FlasK. ®



More hardware links and stuff can be found in the archives.

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