The boys at Mikhailtech have been very busy lately! They just finished reviewing
the Codegen 1701 budget ATX case. Too flashy
for me, but it's cheap!
After the side panels were off it was high time the top went. Much to my
surprise it was secured not only on the rear but also on the sides of the fixed
5.25" rack, which added to the stability. Speaking of which, when the top
is removed, the rest of the case is extremely wobbly. On the better side of
the road, removing the top yields great modding possibilities. You can easily
make a 120mm blowhole without having to take out your rig's entrails. But this
is where you need to be extremely careful. "It's all fun and and games
until someone loses their head." Not quite what happened, but you can no
doubt see the resemblance.
Next up is the ClutterBuster Desktop Organizer. Man, I could use something
like that myself here!
The kit consists of several pieces, all of which are interchangeable. You
get the main unit with Velcro attachments, two CD holders, two big compartments
and two smaller ones. Also included is a top holder with a deep recession (for
pencils, pens, rulers, etc) and a frame to house either a photograph or the
included 2001/2002 mini-calendar. There are many rails extending from the top
of the CB all the way down, in turn allowing for an almost infinite number of
configurations. Simply slide an adapter in and there you have it. From the feel
of it, the CB is made of a very thick and sturdy plastic so you needn't worry
about anything breaking.
And they also updated their Gainward GeForce4 MX440 Review! Ahh, take a look.
Because I didnt have enough time to do all test I wanted when I first
wrote the review, I thought it wouldnt hurt to complete the article with
more benchmarks. First of all, I did more Quake3 benches, this time only two
resolutions, 640x480 and 1024x768, because I had some problems with my monitor
and I had to switch back to 14 so I cant go higher than 1024x768.
But more quality options this time. And I tested Fastest, Normal, High Quality
and MAX. By MAX I understand all sliders to the max, default color depth (16
bit in this case) and Bilinear filtering.