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Gateway Mooooooves East - Far East, That Is

Acer buys Gateway, and would you believe, Packard Bell? Find out who wins and who loses.

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June 2007 - 19 Awesome Upgrades

The complete PDF archive of the June 2007 edition of Maximum PC, every article included, every page posted! Download it now!

HD-Arrrrrgh

Since he can't afford a fancy, $1,000+ DSLR camera, Dave Murphy gets creative when it comes to "HDR" photography

Dave to Fort Bend: You Suck, Too

Some Texas school officials have yet to learn that video games [not-equal-sign] terrorism. But Associate Editor Dave Murphy has no problem spelling it out for them.

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NZXT Adamas

Tough doesn't begin to describe this sturdy midtower case. Its classy chassis will protect your PC from harm, and look good doing it!

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ABS Ultimate X8 III

One of our favorite scenes in Pulp Fiction takes place when Samuel L. Jackson’s character, the ever-so-eloquent Jules Winnfield, describes the wonderful gourmet taste of his friend Jimmie’s coffee. Of course, Jules and his partner have just pulled up to Jimmie’s house with a body blasted all over the backseat of their car. But for the briefest of moments, nothing else mattered, save for the sweet flavor of something that wasn’t freeze-dried Taster’s Choice.

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Maingear F131

Hoo-hoo! That’s an exact recreation of the noise we made when opening the box containing Maingear’s F131 desktop rig. But “rig” might be too generic a description for the bright-blue machine; “behemoth” seems more appropriate. For in every direction—processor power, graphics, and even the freakin’ weight of the beast—the F131 seems to dwarf its competition.

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ECS KA3 MVP Extreme

ATI's often-overlooked chipsets for the Athlon 64 CPUs got a serious lift this summer when AMD bought the Canadian graphics company.