motherboard

Spectrum ZX Laptop – blast from the past

Spectrum ZX Laptop – blast from the past

I am no computer historian but when the two computers that made up this beast are referred to as old and older, its pretty obvious this stuff is old. So some guy took a Spectrum ZX and a Toshiba Libretto 110 and smacked the two together.

NVIDIA 790i SLI Ultra – has more radiator fins that my truck

NVIDIA 790i SLI Ultra – has more radiator fins that my truck

I know heat dispersion is a hard thing to control, furthermore, I know that the more power we give these chips, capacitors, and all that jazz, the hotter they get, but look at the picture below, at some point you just need to start bundling liquid cooling and give up on the conventional cooling methods. However, the features are strong with this one and it’s a badass motherboard.

CoolIT Freezone Elite and Pure CPU coolers – they’re as cold as ice

CoolIT Freezone Elite and Pure CPU coolers – they’re as cold as ice

CoolIT is jumping on the ESA or Enthusiast System Architecture bandwagon and has already begun producing component under that architecture. Their first product is the Freezone Elite processor cooler that is a fully enclosed liquid cooling solution that connects to your AMD or Intel processor and then connect to the fan slot just above the backplane of your motherboard.

Maingear Ephex desktop gaming rig

Maingear Ephex desktop gaming rig

Maingear is a new company to me, but apparently they make boutique, one off custom gaming PC’s. Word on the streets is they are pretty good at it too since NVIDIA entrusted them to make the computers that they sent around to the press to show off their new 3-way SLI system.

Asus has some new X48 motherboards

Asus has some new X48 motherboards

There are two, the P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n, and the Rampage Formula motherboard. They both feature the X48 chipset with the ICH9R Southbridge and Intel Fast Memory access, they both also accept Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, and Core 2 Duo processors, they both have dual gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel HD audio, and system bus’ up to 1600MHz as well as DDR3 support.

iFixit disassembles the MacBook Air

iFixit disassembles the MacBook Air

So it looks like SlashGear just got their first MacBook Air, although I don’t foresee Vincent taking it apart anytime soon, at least not to this extent. So instead we have the pics from the folks over at iFixit as they slowly take apart the computer.

Once you get the initial bottom cover and battery off, everything else seems to be object oriented. What I mean by that is that there is the motherboard, but from there on, everything else is broken down into modules based on what they do, and then they all just connect to the motherboard.

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