Thermaltake Purepower Power Station 520W PSU

Thermaltake Purepower Power Station 520W PSU

Today we take a look at one of Thermaltake’s modular implementations. The Purepower Power Station 520W PSU offers solid stability and improved modularity. With the power demands of today’s hardware, we show why it is important to upgrade the old sub-400 watt PSU with your next system upgrade.

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ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer Video Card Review

ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer Video Card Review

Today we look at the Extreme N6600GT Silencer video card that features a totally silent cooling solution from ASUS. With sound and heat becoming major issues for many users ASUS has come out with a select number of video cards that feature 0db cooling solutions. Just how well could a silent video card perform while gaming? Take a look and see for yourself!

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The Kingston TravelLite SD/MMC Reader Review

The Kingston TravelLite SD/MMC Reader Review

The Kingston TravelLite SD/MMC Reader is designed for today’s popular SD and MMC Flash memory cards and provides quick and easy transfer of data. With a thin profile and respectable read/write speeds the TravelLite might be the SD/MMC flash memory reader you need to take with you on the road.

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Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset Review

Today we take a look at the Plantronics Discovery 640, which differs from some of the other Bluetooth headsets that we have reviewed in the past due to the innovative pocket charger. See what this 9 gram is packing as we take it for a test drive on the Treo 650 and Motorola RAZR Cell Phones!

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LR’s Monthly Editorial: February 2006

Marketing Departments Exchange First Blows In last months editorial we talked about the year in general and informed out readers to be smart consumers of 2006.¬†One month later the marketing departments of numerous companies are working overtime to dig the trench line and fight for your hard earned money. nVidia Paid People To Post In …more

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Do Memory Heat Spreaders Make A Difference?

Do Memory Heat Spreaders Make A Difference?

There?s been lots of discussion recently about what type of heat spreader is best for overclocking, or if no heat spreader is best of all. Corsair decided to run some tests to see what the results would be. Today we post up their thoughts along with ours and a couple memory companies. Read on to see how heat spreaders impact performance.

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GeForce 7800 GS AGP Video Card Preview

GeForce 7800 GS AGP Video Card Preview

In recent months many enthusiasts have looked into updating the video cards on their dating AGP based platforms only to find that all the top end cards are PCI Express only. NVIDIA has noticed the demand for AGP cards and in a move to help support the millions still using the AGP slot have released the 7800 GS AGP to help. Read on to see what it is all about!

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ATI’s Radeon  X1900 Video Card Series Part II

ATI’s Radeon X1900 Video Card Series Part II

Armed with a faster dual core processor, we take a deeper look at the performance of the ATI Radeon X1900 video cards. We take the fastest enthusiast video cards from ATI and nVidia and benchmark them on the leading game titles and 3DMark05/3DMark06 to show you where your hard earned money should be spent.

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Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review

Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review

With this months release of the Mushkin Xtreme Performance XP2-5300 3-3-3-10 DDR2 modules we are seeing that tight timings and high densities can work very well together. We test Mushkin’s XP2-5300 modules versus 1GB and 2GB modules with the same speed and latency to show if these modules can hang with the Micron Rev A IC’s.

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ATI’s Radeon  X1900 Video Card Series

ATI’s Radeon X1900 Video Card Series

With the launch of ATI’s X1900 series we see the first series of graphics cards to feature 48 pixel shaders and over 380 million transistors. The new X1900XTX, X1900XT, and X1900 CrossFire are also available for sale today, which might as well be another first for the video card industry! Read on to see how the ATI X1900 compares to the nVIdia 7800GTX 512!

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St. Louis Gaming: Laclede’s LAN 9

St. Louis Gaming: Laclede’s LAN 9

St. Louis Gaming is alive and never been better now that organized LAN parties are finally taking off in the heart of the country. With numerous 100+ LAN parties becoming normal in St. Louis take a look and see what you are missing out on! The next one will be taking place in April if you missed this one.

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2GB for the Masses – Corsair’s 4000PT and 3500LL

2GB for the Masses – Corsair’s 4000PT and 3500LL

With the high demand of games and graphic intensive programs, the need for more ram in daily use rigs is becoming more apparant. It is also becoming more affordable to run 2GB of ram, as todays 2GB kits cost roughly the same as a 1GB kit a little over a year ago. Combine great prices with great performance, and you have a situation that should appeal to the masses. But do we really need 2GB of ram in our rigs? That is what we intend to find out today.

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ATI X1800 CrossFire Video Card Review

ATI X1800 CrossFire Video Card Review

Today we look at ATIs second generation of multi-GPU systems, the X1800 CrossFire and compare it to Nvidias SLI. We test both the ATI X1800XT and the X1800XL with the ATI X1800 CrossFire master card and see how they perform against a couple of overclocked BFG Tech nVidia 7800GT’s in SLI mode. Read on to see how they do!

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Interview: John Beekley of Corsair Memory

Interview: John Beekley of Corsair Memory

For the first interview of the month we bring you one of co-founders of Corsair Memory — John Beekley. We have known John for nearly five years now and just recently interviewed him to see his perspectives on Corsair and the memory industry in general. John Speaks about everything from Corsair’s updated website to FB-DIMM’s and DDR3 memory!

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E-Power Silent Engine 550W Power Supply (PSU)

E-Power Silent Engine 550W Power Supply (PSU)

Are you looking for a power supply that supports two PCIe SLI power cables, SATA hard drives, and the EPS power connector for your next system? If the answer is yes, read on and take a look at the E-Power Silent Engine Tiger 550W power supply review we have today. We take the 550W power supply for a test spin on an Extreme Edition rig and give you our thoughts.

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