Ultra M998 Midsize Black Tower PC Case Review

Ultra M998 Midsize Black Tower PC Case Review

The Ultra m998 is an all aluminum midtower with a classic styling on the outside, but is packed with new technology on the inside. The Ultra m998 offers 11 drive bays, along with front eSATA, Firewire, and USB audio ports all in a 1.5mm thick aluminum case. Is the m998 as tough as the military truck its named for? Read on to find out how the Ultra m998 does in our testing.

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Introduction to Intel XMP DDR3 Memory Overclocking

Introduction to Intel XMP DDR3 Memory Overclocking

Ever wish you could get a guaranteed level of success from your memory modules? Do you have a desire to get into overclocking, but just lack the confidence to get started? Never fear, Intel is here! Intel has been pushing a new feature that allows DDR manufacturers to save preprogrammed overclocked settings into the SPD. When the modules are used with a certified motherboard, you know right away that you can squeeze every ounce of performance out of your gear!

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AMD Introduces Hybrid CrossFire – Budget Gaming

AMD Introduces Hybrid CrossFire – Budget Gaming

AMD is announcing their upcoming Hybrid CrossFire technology today in New York during their financial analyst day, which is aimed at improving gaming graphics at lower price points. What makes this announcement even more exciting is the fact that they are showing off upcoming test system with the 780G chipset and Radeon HD 3450 video cards! Check it out!

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB XXX Edition Video Card

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB XXX Edition Video Card

NVIDIA is launching another video card based off the ever popular G92 GPU this morning! The GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB is the latest video card in the NVIDIA line-up and is available in the $299-$349 price range. The new GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card has 128 stream processors, support for PCI Express 2.0, dual-link HDCP support, and the second-generation PureVideo HD engine!

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Cooler Master GeminII CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master GeminII CPU Cooler Review

The Cooler Master GeminII has been around for some time, but just recently they have been available free after rebate. We ordered one of these coolers in from Newegg just to see how a free cooler does compared to the reference cooler that comes with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. With the ability to run two 120mm fans at the same time this is by far one of the largest heat sinks we have ever taken a look at. Read on and see how our free Cooler Master GemniII performs!

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XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

There is no doubt about it, the GeForce 8800 GT is the fastest selling card that NVIDIA has ever produced. The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card series fills the $199-$259 price points, but what about those that want to spend less and still have all the same features? NVIDIA didn’t forget about you guys and has just recently released the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB video card that is aimed at the $179-$199 price points. Will cutting the memory in half ruin performance or create a budget killer?

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ATI Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire Video Card Review

ATI Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire Video Card Review

Last month, Legit Reviews benchmarked a pair of Radeon HD 3850’s on the day they were launched, but didn’t have a pair of Radeon HD 3870’s to include in the article. We have now received a pair of ATI Radeon 3870 graphics cards to test and compare to all the other cards we have on the test bench. Read on to see how the ATI Radeon HD 3870 does as a single card and in CrossFire on recent game titles like Bioshock, Crysis and Call of Duty 4!

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Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler Review

Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler Review

Is your hard drive getting a little toasty? Don’t want to add another fan to your system because it’s loud or will not fit? The Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler with Heatpipes is said to dissipate heat efficiently and quietly. With passive thermal heat dissipation using fan-less operation, high-performance sintered powder heatpipes and top heatsink fins this cooler should help. Read on if to see if it is right for your build and if it even works.

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Saitek Photo Mouse – $18 Stocking Stuffer

Saitek Photo Mouse – $18 Stocking Stuffer

A first in customizable PC peripherals, the Saitek Photo Mouse functions as a compact, mobile picture frame. Print out your favorite photograph, cut it to the right size using the template provided, position it under the Photo mouse’s transparent cover and secure it by closing the cover. Is the Saitek Photo Mouse a perfect stocking stuffer for someone in your life?

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XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog Video Card Review

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog Video Card Review

Legit Reviews has published several articles covering the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT video card series, but today we bring you our first article on a production card from the folks over at XFX. The XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card has improved cooling and higher core clock frequencies than the reference design, so things should get interesting. Read on to see how the changes impact the card.

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Kingston 4GB DataTraveler Mini Fun USB Flash Drive

Kingston 4GB DataTraveler Mini Fun USB Flash Drive

With the holidays coming up you’re going to be looking for those little things for stocking stuffers. The DataTraveler Mini Fun Flash drive series from Kingston are fun looking and small enough to fit in nearly any stocking. The DataTraveler Mini Fun lets you carry all of your data with you, wherever you go and is available in capacities up to 4GB. Read on to see if the Mini Fun is right for you or is a possible gift idea.

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Tight CL4 Timings On DDR3 Memory Is Possible!

Tight CL4 Timings On DDR3 Memory Is Possible!

When LR first looked at various DDR3 memory modules back in July they were running 1333MHz and had timings that ranged from 7-7-7-20 to 9-9-9-24, which didn’t sound too impressive to enthusiasts. We were recently testing some new memory kits from Corsair Memory and was able to reach 4-4-4-12 timings at 1333MHz and even higher! The days of saying DDR3 can’t do tight timings are long gone.

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OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler Review

OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler Review

OCZ recently unveiled the Vendetta CPU cooler as their leading-edge yet affordable cooling solution. Using a distinctive, highly efficient heat pipe and fin design developed by Xigmatek, combined with a low-noise fan, the Vendetta is built to tackle heat on today’s enthusiast system builds. The Vendetta’s three copper heat pipes actually make direct contact with the processor! Read on to see how the OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler does!

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Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

It’s been two months since Crucial launched launched their first Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory modules and while they were months behind other DDR3 manufacturers their 1600MHz kit has been a success. Legit Reviews has their latest 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit on the test bench and compares it other 2GB 1600MHz kits from Corsair and OCZ. Read on to see how the kit does!

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Maximo iM-490S iMetal Earphones Review

Maximo iM-490S iMetal Earphones Review

The Maximo iM-490S iMetal earphones are acoustically engineered and tuned to provide optimal audio quality for your MP3 player. Featuring high fidelity 9mm neodymium drivers and a gold plated 3.5mm stereo plug these earphones produce powerful sound while providing a comfortable listening experience. Are the Maximo iM-490S iMetal earphones right for you? Read on to find out if these earphones are the last pair you will ever buy thanks to the standard lifetime warranty.

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