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YavaCo PC Test Station

Since its inception, COD has had the wonderful opportunity to play with some great hardware and have web surfers read our opinions on them all. We have not always had the latest and greatest motherboard and video card reviews; we have not always had the cutting edge tech articles on theories about where the industry is going; we have, however, ... Read More »

Western Digital WD2500KS

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Those of us who are always looking for the bigger, better and faster storage solutions have the end in sight. Lately, more and more SATA enhanced 3.0Gb/s drives are hitting the market. Western Digital one company offering solutions to those of us who aren't satisfied with second rate speeds, those of us with large home movies, and those of us who store everything we can find on a computer that sits in the corner with dust bunnies the size of basketballs. Enter the Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS hard drive. Read More »

Jackson Armor Card

What if I told you I could make your PC “crash-proof”, would you believe me? Well, that’s just what Jackson Backup is touting with their Armor Card. Now, that’s not to say your PC won’t lockup as most running Windows are prone to do. But, you don’t have to worry about a system crash. Go ahead, make whatever changes you ... Read More »

Slipstreaming SP2

To start your slipstream of Windows XP with SP2 you have to be able to access the DOS command line. Don’t be afraid of the command line; just remember that the command line is a “geek’s” friend. To access the command line from Windows XP simply click on the “Start” button. Click on “Run” and when the Dialogue box pops ... Read More »

Logitech® Precision PC Gaming Headset

If you’ve paid any attention whatsoever to the PC industry, you will recognize the name Logitech®. Long synonymous with quality PC products, Logitech has stepped up the push to broaden its’ appeal. You can find Logitech products integrated into just about every facet of personal and business computing today. Keyboards, mice, speakers, headphones, etc. are all encompassed by the retail ... Read More »

Ultra Power Supply Tester

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I am always looking for useful products that will make my life easier in the shop. Products like the HSPC Techstation, external Hard Drive units, the never hot soldering gun, and Power Supply Testing units. Power Supply testing units are as important as a screwdriver if you like to save time trying to figure out if a power supply works ... Read More »

Networking – A Basic Introduction

Some people think that setting up a network in their home is a painstaking, agonizing, troublesome, technical task that they would rather not partake in. This simply is not the case anymore. There are many reasons why a person would like to setup a basic network. These reasons range from sharing multimedia, playing games, sharing a single printer, or most ... Read More »

Speeze EE475B13 Copper Snake III

I can remember the days when I would have to find the biggest, baddest, most expensive heat sink on the market to cool my overclocked CPU. It’s amazing how things change. I went from the guy with the loudest computer, to the guy with the green glowing water cooled computer. My days of obnoxiously loud fans like the Tornados and ... Read More »

HSPC Tech Station 14×8

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Ingenuity runs rampant in repair shops and a reviewer's workshop. Most of us have been waiting for a company to develop something practical, affordable, and most of all DURABLE! Until now, most solutions were either too expensive or not durable enough for the retail environment. Enter the HSPC Tech Station. This is a bench made of "non-electrically conductive, scratch-resistant, high grade polymers"; it is tough, inexpensive, and practical; but will it be worth it? Read More »