Oktober 7th 2012
If you don't write anything on your frontpage for a longer period of time people start to think you no longer exist. So, no worries, we are still here! And, off course, we continue to add new cards to our portefollio and we continue to investigate possible tartget machines for them. Per example, the ATI HD7970 card is for sale and has been tested in most Alienware machines with a Type B slot. Have a look here.
Off course, with the advent of a new King of the Hill, the old King needs to take a step back. So, we pushed the price of the HD6970 down a bit. Actually, we kinda pushed it off the cliff.
Another interesting feature we added to the site is the Bargain Bin, perhaps your need for a good cheap card coincides with our need to get rid of some cards and we can both get lucky.
Finally, off course we continue to sell for older machines too. Per example, we are still selling the HD4670. At the time, we stocked up good to make sure our stockpile would carry us well into the future. And so it does. While most cards on the market now are of dubious origin, we can still offer guaranteed brand new (albeit produced a while ago) cards.
Premium thermal paste - on the house!
For years now we have added a fresh high grade thermal pad for all purchase that need them or that might need them. And we don't use the term 'high grade' lightly. Our pads score an impressive 17W/mK which is unparalleled for 1mm thick, non-conductive pads. Some graphite pads edge ours out but are conductive and phase change pads also have an edge but are not available in 1mm thick. In addition, we've sold the defacto industry standard thermal paste, Arctic Silver 5. Customers need some paste in most cases because either the heatsink is shared with the CPU or high power cards have a dedicated heatsink and are constructed so that they have direct contact with the GPU core. So we've been looking for a way to add paste per default without breaking the bank. We could have added some generic, dirt cheap paste that probably does the trick. Kinda. More or less. Then again, what would be the point to add cheap paste while paying through our nose for the pads? Mixed message to say the least.
So we went for the best and we started with this article. Aside from an excellent source for TIM benchmarks it explains in detail how to apply your paste. And how not to. We suggest to read it front to back. A few times. Anyway, on other pages you'll find the pastes included by some eBay shops, we were only interested this page. We'd like to point your attention to the "T-C Grease 0098" which scored admirably. When checking the TIM Consultants website we found out they have a successor, Quantum, which is supposed to score 44% better. Not sure how they came to this metric or what it means exactly but we have translated it as 'pretty good stuff indeed'! We went ahead and bought this material in bulk, filling up the syringes ourselves which keeps the price low enough to include a tube with each purchase.
Did we mention it will be included free of charge?
August 11th 2011
Normally, we use this page to announce what we can do. But as we get a lot of requests for these machine we'll you what we can't.
The G73JH card, as shown, is kinda like MXM but not really. Doesn't matter that it says 'MXM' on the board: it's not. You could label the Eifel Tower MXM, doesn't make it so. The biggest mechanical difference is circled. The JH machine is actually a bit closer to the spec, at least our HD6970 fits mechanically but the card won't put anything on the display.
In summary: we have no solution for these machine...
M15xR2 Upgraded to HD6970
May 5th 2011
Marco plugged this in his m15xR2. Or something like that. Alienware/Dell nomenclature confuses us. So: the v3.0 incarnation of this machine. Joining the ranks of the m17xR2 and R3, this beast kicks ass and makes perhaps for the most powerfull 15"notebook on the planet!
He cheated a bit with the fan control, other than that: smooth sailing!
Article right here.
HD6970 crossfire cables in store
August 11th 2011
Got a dual m17X R2/3? Fancy Clevo machine with two MXM 3.0 slots? Maybe you should consider installing a pair of HD6970s... We got the cards and we got the cables. In addition, we got some pretty nice discounts for two cards and the cable.
Contact us for further information!
HD6970 - Clevo W870CU upgrade
March 9th 2011
Just did the first HD6970 upgrade ourselves. Not exactly a walk in the park but impressive performance for sure!
Also known as Sager NP8760, Eucom Cheetah, mySN XMG7, Deviltech Fragbook DRX or countless other buotique offerings, this card brings your gaming machine ones more to the front of the pack.
Read all about it right here!