What happens when you have an infinite supply of hard drive parts, 400 hours and a passion for hard drive and race cars? Rob Ryan, Western Digital (WD) Technologist, Advanced Concepts Team, and his family set out to create a WD F1 car unlike anything the world has ever seen. The WD F1 car looks like …more
Last night Corsair held an invite only event at the V Bar in Las Vegas Nevada during CES 2013. While there they showed off several of their latest products, between you and me, they have been busy. Perhaps the most impressive, or at least the most anticipated is the follow up to the Obsidian 800D, the Corsair 900D is bigger, better, and much cooler then the original. Inside we have lots of pictures and information on the 900D as well as many other products. Come on in, take a look, and tell us what you like best in the forums!
Thermaltake had a suite full of interesting products here at CES 2013 and Legit Reviews stopped by to take a look and see what the hot products are going to be for 2013. Thermaltake has new computer cases, Air & Water CPU Coolers, Gaming Keyboards and more. Today we will take a peek at some of the highlights in the Thermaltake Suite. Take a look at some of what we saw and let us know what you like!
ASUS has been busy behind closed doors in the recent months. Today at CES 2013 in Las Vegas Nevada they were kind enough to open those doors and show off what they have been so diligently working on. We started off seeing a low power AMD APU mini ITX motherboard featuring the E2-2000 APU and followed that up with the more enthusiast products that we have come to love from ASUS. We were able to take a look at the new ASUS ARES II graphics card that features dual AMD 7970 GHz edition GPU’s, as well as the RAIDR Express. The RAIDR Express is the first entry for ASUS into the SSD market. With the ROG name behind it, it has a lot to live up to!
To help celebrate 10 years of being online Legit Reviews is going to be giving away 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSDs! This will be the first of several giveaways that the site will be doing for this milestone! Read on to see how the site got started and what you need to do to enter this worldwide promotion! You don’t want to miss out on this one!
Today we are looking at the Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC)! This desktop PC uses uses a tiny form factor that measures just 4”×4”×2” and still managed to pack a mean punch thanks to the Third Generation Intel Core i3 ‘Ivy Bridge’ processor inside. Read on to see how this system is assembled and performs after we install Windows 8 on it! Is the NUC the future of computing?
CyberpowerPC’s Intel Z77-based models are targeted for performance enthusiasts who are looking for a more affordable solution. We got our hands on the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE, which features top-end hardware like the Intel Core i7-3770K processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card. Read on to see how this system was built and how it performs with the CPU overclocked to very nice 4.7GHz!
Earlier this year, AMD outlined the companies HSA (Heterogeneous Systems Architecture) plans through 2014 and talked about how AMD was fully backing the architecture. Today at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) it was announced that the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation was created. The goal of the HSA foundation is to provide a hardware specification that will be uniform and can utilize the same program coding.
We wanted to build an Intel Ivy Bridge powered Small Form Factor (SFF) PC that is water cooled and be able to run an NVIDIA GeForce Kepler video card, so we did it! We thought that you might be interested in what our dream mini-ITX system would be and wrote up a guide that shows you what hardware we used and how we put it together. We also include some benchmark along with power consumption and temperature testing results of the complete project!
A little more than a month ago we told you about the AMD Gaming Evolved Campaign as well as the new game title called Total War: Shogun 2. We took a look at the Shogun 2 and ran some benchmarks using DirctX 9. At the time of release Sega promised a soon to follow patch that would include DirectX 11 compatibility as well as a handful of other killer features. The patch has arrived and we have taken to the benchmarks again to see how the patch has helped or hurt the performance of Total War: Shogun 2. Read on to see what we found out.
NZXT and Legit Reviews are joining forces to give ten our fans a very nice NZXT system upgrade simply by “liking” both NZXT and Legit Reviews on Facebook and making a video response to our YouTube video! By making a video response and posting the video on each sites Facebook wall you’ll then be entered into the contest, which gives you a chance to win one of five NZXT Phantom cases or one of five NZXT Sentry LXE fan controllers!
MSI has been making quality products for years. This week during CES 2011 their flagship motherboard, the MSI Big Bang XPower X58 motherboard to the test. Overclockers were flown into compete in the MSI Operation Las Vegas Master Overclocking Arena 2011. Hosted at Pole Position Raceway in Las Vegas everyone there was having a good time. What kinds of scores were these world class overclockers turning in? Read on to find out!
In our previous Apple TV article, we un-boxed the A-TV and detailed what you would need to do to get your media files to play. Basically, once you have them in a ‘container’ that iTunes can understand (MP3, M4A) you would drop and drag them into iTunes so that they are visible to Apple TV. You have to convert non-iTunes-compatible files by using a third-party converters like Super and Handbrake to allow iTunes to catalog the media. Read on to hear Ken’s thoughts on the latest Apple TV!
Today’s toy isn’t a single system component, it is a complete system from iBUYPOWER! The iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom is a newly released system that is based on the X58 platform and has some of the latest bells and whistles! The question of the day is, how will it perform in our battery of tests? Read on to find out!