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Kick Ass Gaming PC Katana SLi

Overkill defined

Month Reviewed: March 2005
Verdict: 8

A Katana is a thin Japanese sword with graceful lines, fashioned for slashing-and-thrusting melee.

NEC ND-3500A DVD Burner

Fast is a blast, and the price is nice

Month Reviewed: March 2005
Verdict: 8

When a student of the University of California, Berkeley decided to start walking around campus in the buff, the reaction from other students was fairly mild.

Sony DVDirect DVD Burner

Give your VHS tapes the two-finger salute!

Month Reviewed: March 2005
Verdict: 9

Archiving creaky, old analog footage is sort of like flossing—we all know we should do it, but it’s such an easy thing to blow off.

Aerocool Spiral Galaxies

It would be best to keep this galaxy far, far away

Month Reviewed: March 2005
Verdict: 5

Back in November 2004, we reviewed a case from Silverstone that was strikingly similar to this Aerocool unit—the only major difference being the front bezels.

Chenbro Gaming Bomb II

This case really is the bomb

Voodoo Rage F:5

Month Reviewed: February 2005
Verdict: 9 Kick Ass

We've long said that great PCs are crafted, not built.

How To: Konfabulate Your Desktop

Maximize your screen real estate with dozens of handy data-gathering widgets

You just bought a kick-ass, 23-inch, flat-panel display—which you paired with your old monitor—and now you have more screen real estate than you really know what to do with.

Alpha to Omega to Alpha

By George Jones

Well, after 13 issues, I find myself saying goodbye. I’m moving on to run my own business.

Kill the Clock

By Tom R. Halfhill

Everyone knows AMD and Intel are turning away from stratospheric clock speeds and moving toward chips with multiple processor cores.

Rated "O" for Obvious