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Editorials

Do I Really Need a Home Theater PC (HTPC)?

The Home Theater PC has hit an all time high. Everyone wants to have a single location to play music, stream movies, and capture movies like a DVR, and some would like to browse the Internet on that same PC. I think this is a little extreme. The HTPC is now becoming the do everything PC, and not really doing HTPC duties.  Do we really need a HTPC?

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Reviews

ATi HD 5870 Review

We are going to be covering the SAPPHIRE Radeon Model 100281SR priced @ $379.00. In this review I intend to discuss Performance, benchmarks and overall as a buyer what you should expect from this video card.

 

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Editorials

Windows 7. A Compelling Upgrade From Vista?

There’s been a lot of love for Windows 7 on the web, and it has generated a good buzz with media in general. I’ve given it a decent trial, and I don’t see a compelling reason to switch from Vista. Windows 7 has brought a few changes, but it doesn’t amount to much more than a theme pack for Vista.

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How-tos

Downcore That CPU

In the later parts of Summer 2009, I was in an overclocking competition. Someone was talking about lowering the number of cores so that they could increase the overall speed of the CPU. This made sense, sort of.

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How-tos

Out of the Loop?

With Microsoft’s new operating system out, are you looking to build a new machine, but aren’t caught up on what has changed over the last few years? Here are my opinions regarding current trends in PC building for those getting back into the game.

 

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