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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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor Review

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor Review

Today with the launch of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 AMD has launched their first dual-core processor in their FX line of processors. Rated at 2.6GHz the FX-60 is 200MHz slower than the 2.8GHz single-core FX-57 processor. Read on to see how the FX-60 does against several Intel Extreme Edition CPU’s and AMD processors.

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CES 2006: Pictures of Hot Products

CES 2006: Pictures of Hot Products

Today Infinitevalence walks you through several products that he saw from CES that he really liked. Read on to see what products caught his attention while he tried to avoid the 150,000+ people around him! While CES 2006 is a thing of the past we are already gearing up for CES 2007.

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CES 2006: Kingston’s microSD Flash Memory Card

CES 2006: Kingston’s microSD Flash Memory Card

Kingston Technology announced during CES 2006 that they fully support the growing U.S. multifunction mobile or “Smartphone” market with the release of microSD expansion memory cards as well as larger capacity miniSD and MMCmobile cards. We got a chance to take a look at the 256MB microSD card during the show!

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CES 2006: Dell’s Quad nVidia SLI XPS System

CES 2006: Dell’s Quad nVidia SLI XPS System

Dell’s upcoming XPS 600 Renegade gaming PC features the World’s first Quad-SLI video card solution with 2GB of memory on board. If you think seeing high end games run smooth on a dual card SLI or CrossFire system is impressive you haven’t seen anything now that Quad-SLI is being used!

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CES 2006: The Western Digital Raptor X HDD

CES 2006: The Western Digital Raptor X HDD

While at CES 2006 we got a chance to see the the revolutionary WD Raptor X SATA hard drive, the first ever drive with a view. Offspring of the immensely popular WD Raptor, fastest SATA drive on the planet, WD Raptor X focuses a large, crystal-clear lens on the drive to let you see into the inner workings and witness the drive in action.

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CES 2006: OCZ’s Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler

CES 2006: OCZ’s Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler

While at CES we spotted the upcoming OCZ Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler out in Vegas. These single phase change coolers are still over a month away from being in full production, but are still worth a look. If prices get down under $300 like OCZ hopes water cooling might be dated!

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LR’s Monthly Editorial: January 2006

It is around this time at the start of a new year that people believe they can get off to a fresh beginning. While most people are running out getting gym memberships or buying magical patches to stop smoking, those in the tech industry find themselves trekking out the first week of the year to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Part 1: Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955

Part 1: Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955

Today Intel launched the Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955 and we take it out for the initial test drive. We take a look at the features, pricing, temperatures, power consumption and of course overclocking. Does Intel’s next generation have want it takes? Read on for our introduction to the next generation Intel Processor.

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ATI X1800XL Video Card Overclocking Guide

ATI X1800XL Video Card Overclocking Guide

While the ATI X1800 XL is a very fast video card by today’s standards there is always need for more speed and that leads to overclocking. Today we overclock an X1800 XL with the goal of catching up with the higher priced X1800 XT video card. Read on to see how our overclocking trial went.

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Gennum nXZEN Plus Bluetooth Headset Review

Gennum nXZEN Plus Bluetooth Headset Review

Today we look at the nXZEN Plus Bluetooth headset, which features the world’s most powerful digital signal processor (DSP) available in any Bluetooth headset. With 120 mips of digital processing power this is a headset that should make PC enthusiasts think about overclocking their bluetooth devices. Well maybe not, but read on for the full review.

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The Future of Computer Memory: 2GB+

Today we have an editorial by Nathan Kirsch on the future of computer memory and what he believes is the right memory for you. With Windows Vista due out in 2006 and time running out in 2005 his recommendations for system memory has changed for professional users, gamers, and enthusiasts. Read on to see what made him change his mind.

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