Overdrive Gemini GX2

With stock overclocking options and top shelf hardware, the folks at Overdrive PC serve up a contender.


Thermaltake Blue Orb II

We gave the Golden Orb II a mediocre 7 verdict back in October 2005, but the Blue Orb II is bigger and much, much better. It’s a massive cooler that squats over the CPU socket like a sumo wrestler, taking up every square millimeter of space.

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Akasa AK-873 AMD Cooler

The AMD-only AK-873 is small enough to fit comfortably in your palm, but its large copper base plate (zinc-coated to ward off corrosion) makes it surprisingly heavy. Two plump 8mm heat pipes carry the heat from the base plate to the upper area of the aluminum heatsink.

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Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600

Monster notebooks skew two ways these days: They’re either gaming-friendly, desktop-replacement machines that breathe fire, or they’re big-ass Media Center jobbies.

We haven’t yet seen a Toshiba notebook that’s competitive in gaming performance, but the latest Qosmio (pronounced Cosmio) just might be the best Media Center notebook we’ve seen to date.

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Imagenomic Noiseware Pro

Performance computing certainly matters when it comes to editing high-res digital images. Second perhaps to digital RAW conversion in time-suckiness is the job of noise removal.

Tritton SEE2 USB 2.0-to-SVGA Adapter

The Tritton product lets you translate your SVGA signal through a USB 2.0 port. Why? We're not sure either.

The Godfather

Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to play a game in which I was a gangster. Haven't you?


Sprint PC-5740 EVDO Card

If you’re the kind of road warrior who has spent an hour driving around aimlessly looking for an unsecured wireless router to check your email, it might be time to invest in EVDO service.

EVDO, which stands for evolution data optimized, offers “broadband-like” speeds using the CDMA mobile phone network. Such technology has been available for some time but never at the affordable prices it is today.

Sprint’s Mobile Broadband package is available two ways: $40 for 40MB of usage and one-tenth of a cent per additional kilobyte, or all you can eat for $60 (provided you have a voice account with Sprint.)

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