August 2006

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August 2006 - Supercharge Your PC Graphics

The complete PDF archive of the August 2006 edition of Maximum PC, every article included, every page posted! Download it now!

Digital Deck Media Connector

Streaming music and video from a server to your TV is nothing new, but this streaming box offers something a little different

The Problem with Gamer's Nostalgia

The Problem with Gamer's Nostaliga

Dreamgear i.Sound Max

Dreamgear obviously knows that speakers are the single most lucrative segment of iPod add-on products: The company offers eight models, including the i.Sound Max.

SIN Episodes: Emergence

Episodic games are widely regarded as the saving grace of the gaming industry. Instead of spending years creating 20-hour-plus full-length games, developers can build five-hour chunks of a game, and release them more frequently and for a lower price over the Internet.

Saitek A-250 2.1 Wireless Speaker

Saitek's A-250 Wireless 2.1 Speaker is like a roadside accident. You know you should look away, but you can' stop staring.

iPort FS-2 Free-standing Music System

If you think it's foolish to drop $200 on a docking station for a $300 iPod, we won&'t even mention iPort's $1,100 model FS-5.

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Koolance EXOS-LT

Koolance’s new Exos-LT is a cross between the too-expensive Exos 2 and the previous-gen Exos system. At just $200 (plus an extra $40 for a Koolance CPU block, which isn’t included), it’s the budget contender of this roundup. Of course, it’s the sole CPU-only kit in the group—if it were spec’d with extra blocks, we’d expect it to be priced like the others.

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Danger Den Custom AMD Kit

Danger Den is one of the most popular online destinations for a la carte water-cooling parts (water blocks, pumps, radiators, etc), but it also sells pre-assembled kits using exclusive hardware.