From the Magazine

Cooler Master Praetorian 730

The vaunted Wave Master gets a face-lift

You know you’re a hardcore geek when you begin reminiscing about the good-ole days you spent with an ATX enclosure, but it happened this month when the Praetorian 730, aka the Wave Master 2, arrived in the Lab.

Accordance ARAID 2000

A cagey device that protects your data

The ARAID 2000 is a two-drive RAID enclosure for either SATA or PATA drives that occupies two 5.25-inch internal bays in your PC.

Tascam VL-S21 2.1-Channel Speaker System

Budget speakers that can hang with the big boys

When Tascam contacted us about reviewing its $100 VL-S21 2.1-channel speaker system, we wondered if anyone at the company had read our reviews of cheap speakers lately.

Polywell Poly 939N4-SLI

Polywell Computers specializes in reasonably priced custom PC configurations, so we requested the fastest PC the company could muster with the latest parts.

Welcome to the new MaximumPC.com!

So much has changed since I started out writing on the web. I was an editor at Ars Technica, where every single page on the website was a hand-written, flat HTML file.

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

  • Dual-Core Processors First Benchmarks
  • Which micro-size MP3 player reigns supreme?
  • Next-Gen Wi-Fi Reviewed
  • How To: Build the Ultimate Entertainment PC
  • Flash Storage Tech Guide
  • 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!

Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

This sequel makes for a strong case of Déjà vu

Single player roleplaying is far from dead.

Shuttle XP17 Lite

An impressive display that's made to travel

Shuttle is a pioneer of small formfactor boxes and the brand remains a favorite of LAN party enthusiasts, so the XP17 Lite is an obvious companion piece to the popular wee gaming PCs.

BenQ FP785

It can "handle" most any task!

Maybe it’s the rounded corners and burgundy trim, or the fact that the FP785 debuted at Milan’s fashion week, but we have a hunch LAN partiers aren’t the FP785’s target audience.

Multicore Madness

By Tom R. Halfhill

It's hard enough explaining the differences between multitasking, multiprocessing, multithreading, Hyper-Threading, single-core processors, multicore processors, and multiprocessor systems.