Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the creepiest single-player games we've ever played. It's even scarier than FEAR, which is the current high-water mark in the horror/shooter genre.

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?