Abit, MSI, Shuttle, Aerocool

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There were lots of other exhibitors at the show, including motherboard manufacturers we are all familiar with as well as a couple others. Abit was on hand showing off their latest Intel and AMD motherboards as well as a new SFF box they are developing. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of their booth, so I don’t have anything to show you all. Sorry!

MSI was showing off a couple of new things at their booth. The image below is of their latest, in-progress, SFF model called the MEGA. The new revision will be based on the nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset and will feature some layout changes to make it more friendly for the hardware community.

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MSI was also demoing their Athlon 64 motherboard, the same one VIA had shown us earlier in the show.

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On the video card side, MSI is introducing the “n box” set based around their GeForce FX 5900 Ultra graphics card. This setup includes the video card with a new cooling system, an optical mouse, and games and applications that you will actually use! 🙂 Unreal 2, Command & Conquer: Generals, Battlefield 1942, and a suite of WinDVD software is included.

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Shuttle was showing off their extensive line of XPC products. The SN45G was perhaps the most popular of the SFF boxes from Shuttle at the show, what peaked my interest was the nForce3 based Athlon 64 SFF that was completely functional and running, though behind closed doors.

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Our friends at Aerocool were on hand as well to show off some of their latest case mods and extras as well as some interesting cases in general. Below you will see two images: one with the appliqués, fans and lights that Aerocool has been making followed by a very unique looking computer that looks like a single engine crop duster!

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