July 2006

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Sonos Digital Music System: ZP-80 Bundle

ALERT: Your days of having to stream music through your PC are over! Sonos now delivers the ability to stream straight from Rhapsody!

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July 2006 - Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Guide!

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

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Tom McDonald wonders what's will be the fate of the PC game.

Powerline Networking That Doesn't Suck?

Just why is Will giddy as a Japanese schoolgirl? Maybe he's been checking out some anime online with his new network device.

Logitech Wireless Music System for PC

Logitech's Wireless Music System for PC uses the same basic technology as the company's Wireless Music System for iPod we reviewed in July, but we're not nearly as fond of it.

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Kingwin Big Air BA-12 for AMD

Kingwin’s BA-12 shares a similar design with the popular Thermalright XP-120. A copper base plate connects to an aluminum heatsink, which is aligned parallel to the motherboard. A 12cm fan blows air over the heatsink, cooling the fins and also all the components around the CPU socket.

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Scythe Ninja Plus

The Scythe Ninja Plus is a huge-ass cooler, but it’s surprisingly light. Hugeness usually equals goodness when it comes to heatsinks—more surface area means more cooling power, which the Ninja delivers.

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Akuatek Extreme FS92

Though the Akuatek looks like a run-of-the-mill heatsink/fan setup, it’s actually a water-cooler in the same vein as Cooler Master’s Aquagate Mini. The heatsink comes prefilled with water, which circulates throughout the device, aiding in cooling.

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Musketeer III Tube Pre-Amp

One geek's must-have gadget is another geek's over-the-top gimmick.