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HWRoundup And what's so special about the AD11? We still don't know

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Could there be a new contender in the chipset market? Over at Dr Tom's, Patrick takes a peek at the SiS730 from SiS. Probably not any real threat to the KT133, he reckons the 730 is nonetheless a useful addition to the budget end of the market. Click here for the full review.



Coolers. Are they all worth the money or are they merely the hardware enthusiasts' version of a Chanel handbag? Frostytech takes the Coolermaster CH5-5K12 Heatpipe Heatsink for a test drive to find out whether its more than a pretty face. Check that one out

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HardOCP has lined up a KT133 vs. KT133A vs. DDR comparison piece. A look at three of the latest AMD CPU mainboards and chipsets, rather than a review or shootout. Read all about it

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OC Workbench has put together a review of a FIC board. Despite mentioning the AD11 at the start of the review (which got all our hopes up) it is actually a look at the AZ11. Good for a read nonetheless, check the review out

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Finally, Gigabyte's new mobo for the P4 is put through its paces at Gamers Depot. The GA-8TX is not without faults, but won big points for stability. However, the boys wanna know what gives with using dipswitches to complete the overclocking process. I guess they were not feeling very retro. Go

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Enough hardware chat to fill the Grand Canyon [Perhaps not - Ed] can be found in the archives, as always.

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