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Leadtek WinFast PX6600 TDH Extreme

Budget videocard is no bargain

Leadtek offers gamers a $200 board based on nVidia’s GeForce 6600 GT core.

Dell DJ 30GB

Cheaper than the iPod, in every way

We once considered Dell’s Digital Jukebox to be a serious contender to the iPod.

iPod Photo 30G

The best only gets better

It wasn’t the first MP3 player, but Apple’s iPod was unquestionably the best—easy to use, beautiful to look at, and lovely to listen to.

Dell Pocket DJ 5GB

Ribbed, for your pleasure

The Pocket DJ from Dell is about the same size as iRiver’s H10, and places the most important controls—play, forward, and reverse—in the most prominent positions on the face of the device.

iRiver H10 5GB

Chasing the iPod Mini

Only slightly larger than the iPod Mini, the H10 includes a 1.5-inch color screen with photo display capability, an FM tuner, line-in recording, custom five-band EQ, and text document display, to boot.

Gigabyte GV-3D1

Innovative design, but with significant drawbacks

Disingenuous marketing claims frost our nether regions, and Gigabyte makes a doozy by describing its GV-3D1 single-slot SLI card as having a 256-bit memory interface.

Asetek WaterChill Power Kit

The next best thing to phase change

Asetek is best known for its killer Vapochill phase-change cooling rigs, which make your CPU colder than a well-digger’s ass.


Dell XPS

1TB of storage, dual cores, and overclocking... on a Dell? When you’re the No. 1 PC manufacturer on planet Earth, it’s hard to make machines that will appeal to Auntie Wendy while fronting an attitude that appeals to gamers and the power user elite.

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July 2005 - The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Guide

In the PDF archive of the July 2005 issue, you can find:

  • The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Guide
  • 27 Invaluable How-To Projects!
  • Answered: All your questions about Microsoft's latest operating system!
  • Doom 3 Expansion: Our Shocking Review!
  • Powerful Portables Reviewed
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the big giant cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!

Hitachi 7K500 Deskstar

This hard drive is some kind of monster

Hitachi pulled out all the stops for its latest flagship disk drive, the 7K500.