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Project Reality Wins Mod DB's Mod Of The Year

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 04:39 AM | Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

Mod DB has announced the winners of their 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, which celebrate the most creatively remastered video games and game modifications.

The big prize this year goes to the creators of Project Reality, a mod for EA's Battlefield 2 game that strives to deliver the most realistic combat environment possible. The team has tweaked the game's physics, visual effects, and overall play style while adding new factions to the game. Project Reality took second place for Mod of the Year in 2006 and 2007, so this year they finally get their chance to shine.

Link: Project Reality

Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q4 2008

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 01:37 PM | Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

From my experience, 2008 has been a very good year for CPU coolers. We've tested the OCZ Vendetta 2 to perform as well or better than coolers twice its price, and we've discovered that the Thermaltake V14 Pro can deliver top cooling performance while looking good. But heading into 2009 we must bid farewell to the LGA775 platform, which has been the home to many of our most popular products, and welcome in the new LGA1366 socket for the Intel Core i7 CPU & X58 platform. This Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q4 2008 article will be the last foreseeable socket T series round-up from Benchmark Reviews, unless something really big changes the landscape.

Year In Review: 2008 Computer Hardware Industry Failure

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 02:55 PM | Thursday, January 1, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Every technology starts with a motivation, and throughout the past year Benchmark Reviews has watched the computer hardware industry follow trends that seem all too familiar of yesteryear. In this article by Executive Editor Olin Coles, the past 2008 calendar year is summarized for it's accomplishments, but the real focus is on the coming year ahead. Will 2009 be the year that component computer hardware becomes important again, or will it be relegated to a niche hobby for enthusiast?

Benchmark Reviews Editors Choice Awards 2008

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 12:27 PM | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Benchmark Reviews tests a lot of very good computer hardware, which is a result of our selection process for product reviews. Although it would be most ideal for a hardware review website to test each and every item sold on the retail market, it's just not feasable due to limited staff and budget. As a result, many of the products featured here are among the best consumers will find. This year Benchmark Reviews Executive Editor Olin Coles delivers his nominations for the 2008 Editors Choice Award for each category: CPU Coolers, Desktop Processors, Solid State Drives, Desktop Graphics Cards, Computer Cases, System Memory, and Desktop Motherboards.

Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q3 2008

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 06:16 PM | Friday, October 10, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

When it comes down to it, consumers that shop for aftermarket cooling products only want one thing: the very best their money can buy. It makes perfect sense, too. Since so many products flood the market every day, it all comes down to price and performance. Based on this principal, Benchmark Reviews searches out the latest CPU coolers and tests them under real-world overclocked conditions. Want to know which cooling products stand-out? This quarterly update to our Best CPU Cooler Performance series will separate the good from the bad.

Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q2 2008

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 05:37 PM | Friday, July 18, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Benchmark Reviews strives to offer the overclocker and hardware enthusiast community solid evidence reflecting the true performance of computer products through rigorous testing and evaluation. The purpose of this second article of our series is to document performance and declare the best CPU coolers available as of Q2 2008.

Alienware Curved Display wows gamers at CES 2008

Submitted by: Fox k @ 03:58 PM | Friday, January 18, 2008 | (url:

This widescreen monitor provides a 90-degree horizontal field of view at 2880900 resolution with .02ms response time. The Curved Display uses DLP technology from Texas Instruments and OSRAM LEDs. Alienware said this widescreen monster is scheduled for release in the second half of 2008.

The Year Ahead: PC Gaming in 2008

Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:48 AM | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

With this year's gaming harvest already played and beaten and filed away into memory like so many save files, it is time now to look on.