From the Magazine

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.

Beat on the Brat (with a Baseball Bat?)

By Thomas L. McDonald

Personal and parental responsibility is a semi-ongoing theme of this column, and I’ve read so many attacks on games by half-assed politicians looking to score cheap political points that I’ve spent all my outrage.

Be Careful What You Wish For

By Michael Brown

My dad gave me some advice when I was a kid. “Be careful what you wish for,” he said, “because you just might get it.”

I’ve thought of that advice many times over the past few weeks as I’ve pondered my role as editor in chief of Maximum PC.

On the Disc: June 2005


May 2005 - Motherboards: A to Z

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

  • Motherboards A to Z
  • Water Cooling
  • A behind-the-scenes look at product testing
  • Product Reviews including the Asus Vento 3600 Gaming Case!
  • 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!

The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack

Here’s your chance to act like a Van Wilder

You can play the first Sims 2 expansion pack—The Sims 2 University—any way you like: You can relive your own college experience, or you can create the experience you wish you had.

You can ditch class and lounge around your dorm blowing bubbles out of a bong until you get kicked out of school.

CH Products Throttle Quadrant

Once again, CH pushes the realism (and geek) envelope for flight sims

It won’t do a thing to soften the “GEEK!” label slapped on hardcore flight-sim junkies, but the Throttle Quadrant will make every stick-jockey’s favorite hobby immensely more pleasurable.

So what if new flight sims are few and far between these days? Every Flight Simulator, LOMAC, and Pacific Fighters pilot will be stoked by the prospect of adding six control axes to his desktop, each of which comes with two detents and 12 buttons (for engine idle and/or brake settings).The Quadrant integrates smoothly into the typical CH flight-control setup, which consists of the USB Fighterstick, Pro Pedals, and Pro Throttle (which the Quad can either work with or replace).