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Tech ARP posted part 2 of their Graphics Card Repair Guide

In our first Graphics Card Repair Guide, you learned how to fix large components like capacitors and inductors. Today, Empire23 will teach you how to handle smaller SMD components.

If you want to learn how to repair your graphics card at home, be sure to check this guide out.
Graphics Card Repair Guide Part 2

Virtual-Hideout posted a review on the ABIT IN9 32X-MAX 680i-SLI Motherboard

As performance champions go, the 965X has had more success in the overclocking and price to performance area for many makers. Some 975X motherboards like the AW9D-MAX, have helped in regaining and setting some very good overclocking records among the enthusiasts the past few months. Half of the credit goes to ABIT's ability to release better and better BIOS revisions while the other half goes to the electronics quality. At some point though, a BIOS begins to out pace the motherboard, so it becomes necessary to update revision or chipset based motherboard. I'd like to thank ABIT for sending us one of their newest motherboards that comes prepared for speed and ready to show off in any windowed computer enclosure. So, what does their IN9 32X-MAX 680i SLI Motherboard have to offer besides good looks and frame rates? You'll just have to read on.
ABIT IN9 32X-MAX 680i-SLI Motherboard Review

EclipseOC posted a review on the Crucial PC5300 2x1GB review

Who doesn't love cheap computer hardware? Today, we take a look at Crucial's 2x1GB DDR2-667 kit, which comes in at $120 at the time of writing. Can it compete with the more expensive performance kits? We plan to find out.
Crucial PC5300 2x1GB Review

OC Workbench posted a review on the Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3 motherboard

Gigabyte GA-MA69G-is first AMD 690G with CrossFire and HDMI/HDCP support mainboard.

We have reviewed many AMD 690G boards. Most of them uses DVI output while some uses HDMI. In fact, there are only 3 models out there that uses the HDMI interface with HDCP + audio support.
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3 is first AMD 690G with CrossFire and HDMI/HDCP support main

TheTechLounge posted a review on the Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard

Logitech wowed us in person at CES with what had to be the prettiest keyboard ever made. Now we've got one on-hand to get down and dirty with. The question is, is it all sex and no love? And can it really be worth the sky-high pricetag?
Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard Review

DragonSteelMods checked out the APIOTEK USB SkyPhone Stylish Metal VoIP from USBGeek

VoIP has become extremely popular and many companies out there are trying to take advantage of the increasing need by the consumer for VoIP related products. USBGeek sent me over a very cool and stylish VoIP phone from Apiotek for review. I've got a couple other Skype, VoIP phones that I found were pretty good overall, but the one I have for review today is just excellent overall. It sounds great, is very functional and stylish. The Apiotek USB Skype/VoIP phone is very thin, only 7.5mm thick and actually made of metal. The sound quality is excellent, and overall it's the best VoIP phone I've had in my hands to date...
APIOTEK USB SkyPhone Stylish Metal VoIP from USBGeek

Benchmark Reviews posted a review on the Antec TP3-650 TruePower Trio 650W PSU

Anyone who has suffered the failure of a low-end power supply will tell you: not all power supply units are created equal. While every journalist has their own system for reviewing a power supply, my review will take a very detailed look at the Antec TruePower Trio 650W PSU at every angle and submit the unit to battery of torture tests in order to ensure it will provide any computer system with stable power.
Antec TP3-650 TruePower Trio 650W PSU Review

Techgage posted a review of Logitechs updated G5

Logitech has quietly updated their popular G5 mouse, with the most significant upgrade being the extra thumb button. Although it's hard to warrant an upgrade for a current G5 owner, it's worth a look for anyone else in the market for a new gamers mouse.
Logitech Revised G5 Review

C.O.D. posted a review on the Cooler Master XCraft 250

It seems like the more technologically advanced and the more connected we become, the bigger the burden of storage becomes too. I, for one, am a victim of the corporate policies and tightening budgets. My company issued laptop suffers from irritable storage syndrome! With the lackluster storage capacity and the incredible need for stored software in a position such as mine, there is a great need for portable storage solutions. Even though storage comes in varying flavors, I simply look for the most bang for my buck solutions, and Cooler Master claims that they can provide the ammunition. Enter the XCraft 250 2.5" external HDD enclosure.
Cooler Master XCraft 250 Review posted Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Review

I got my first webcam many years ago. It was cool to have, but I really did not get that much use out of it because there were not a lot of applications out there that I could use it with. Now there are a ton of programs that utilize webcams for video chat and video calling. Today we will be taking a look at the QuickCam Ultra Vision from Logitech. It is one of the best webcams I have seen in a long time and offers many features other webcams just don't have. Let's take a look...
Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Review

OCC has published a new review of the Fanatec HeadShot Controller

One of those choices is to control how you want the LEDs to appear in color, intensity and pulsating or not. You can even have more than one color led on at a time on the pad itself. The mouse and mouse pad are separately adjustable. You can set these to whatever color scheme suites your fancy. These LEDs serve another function other than for looks, such as when making macros, the LEDs will flash or switch on or off depending on what you are doing at the time. Also on this tab, you can adjust the resolution from 400 dpi all the way to 4000 dpi. It is also adjustable on-the-fly, even while gaming by using the buttons on the mouse. Then, below this, you can adjust the sensitivity of the joystick emulation. In order to use the mouse as a joystick, you press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and the mouse button number five.
Fanatec HeadShot Controller Review

R&B Mods posted a review on the Cyber Snipa SWAT Laser Gaming Mouse

In the world of computer gaming, the gaming mouse is becoming more and more specialized and customizable to give you an edge against your components. Cyber Snipa, makers of a wide range of gaming accessories, has released a new mouse, the SWAT Laser Gaming Mouse, which has some unique features that claim to enhance your gaming prowess. Will their claims prove to be true? We are going to take a look at this mouse and see how it handles in gaming and everyday usage.
Cyber Snipa SWAT Laser Gaming Mouse Review takes a look at the Thermalright HR-03 Plus VGA Cooler in their latest review

Those looking for some extreme cooling/overclocking are certainly in store for a treat. With a high performance cooling fan, I was able to obtain some of the best temperatures I have seen on an 8800 GTX card to date - even better than what most watercooling options can offer. When it comes to overclocking, I was able to push the 8800 GTX well beyond the previous 650 MHz barrier with stock cooling.
Thermalright HR-03 Plus VGA Cooler Review

ExtremeOCTech posted a review on the Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse V2

The Logitech G5 v2 is amazing. It seems much more durable, sturdier, yet maintains the accuracy of a precision mouse. I highly recommend this mouse for any FPS gamers and Graphic editors who need accuracy and precision. For gamers the on-the-fly resolution changes will come in handy during changing scenarios in-game.
Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse V2 Review

Howtoforge published a guide about enabling the additional keys of a multimedia keyboard under Linux

Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file. It does not depend on the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys.
How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

APC published a review on Ubuntu 7.04

Now I'm as fond of Ubuntu as the next penguin, but I'm a bit of distro whore really -- I'm always trying new ones and my current system has all of Gentoo, SuSE and Ubuntu installed (and some other niche operating system on the other partition - Windows Vista I think it's called).

So given that I don't pledge loyalty to any particular distro, I usually come at them with a critical eye. It's love, mostly. I love Linux and want it to succeed in the areas it doesn't currently, so I'm usually straight about what does and doesn't work -- because tip-toeing the issues isn't doing the community any favours. I have great expectations for 7.04, and unfortunately they're not all met. If you're a fanboy, don't read on, because I'll shatter your fragile world.
What's wrong with Ubuntu 7.04