Dream Machine: Kentsfield + 8800GTX SLI + 680i SLI

Dream Machine: Kentsfield + 8800GTX SLI + 680i SLI

Too much hardware has been recently launched for Legit Reviews to benchmark in such a short period of time, so we took all the products and built one killer test machine with a price tag pushing north of $4,000. The hardware is the best money can by and this is one of the only articles on the web showing a pair of XFX GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards running in SLI.

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTX and eVGA 8800 GTS GPU’s

XFX GeForce 8800 GTX and eVGA 8800 GTS GPU’s

NVIDIA?s GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800GTS GPU’s are the industry’s first fully unified architecture-based DirectX 10 compatible GPU’s. The GeForce 8800GTX GPU consists of 128 individual stream processors clocked at 1.2GHz, which means awesome gaming performance. If you are wondering how these new GPU’s stack up against the rest read on as we compare them to more than a dozen GPU’s.

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Buffalo Firestix PC2-8500 Memory Review

Buffalo Firestix PC2-8500 Memory Review

There are many players in the computer memory industry that are trying to claw their way to the top and become a name that is synonomous with enthusiasts. Buffalo Technology is one of those companies, and though they are not “new” in the industry, they are trying to break into the enthusiast realm. Do they have what it takes to do it? Find out as we take a look at their PC2-8500 offering.

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review

Legit Reviews has already covered the Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 in a number of articles, but now that the first quad-core CPU is officially launched we bring you 20 pages of information to ponder. If you want to see what the future holds when it comes to quad-core processors then this article is a must read. The Intel QX6700 quad-core processor is a monster when used with certain applications!

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ATI Radeon X1650XT CrossFire GPU Review

ATI Radeon X1650XT CrossFire GPU Review

The Radeon X1650 XT delivers superior mainstream performance with industry-leading image quality and best-in-class HD video in the $149 market segment. With ATI?s new, easy to use ?plug-and-play? CrossFire? configuration the X1650 XT might be one of the best gaming and home theater graphics cards choices on the market today. Read on as Legit Reviews tries a pair of these GPU’s in CrossFire and as a single card to see how it performs.

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Intel D975XBX2 Motherboard Officially Launched

Intel D975XBX2 Motherboard Officially Launched

Intel has the D975XBX2 desktop motherboard on their site, which usually means they should be available at retailers very soon. The first official ?production? boards for the Intel D975XBX2 Bad Axe 2 motherboard will be Rev502 and Rev503. Legit Reviews talks about some of the revision changes and tries out the most recent BIOS on the latest enthusiast board from Intel.

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The Super Talent T1000UX2G4 (2GB PC8000) Memory Kit

The Super Talent T1000UX2G4 (2GB PC8000) Memory Kit

Super Talent has recently introduced some new heat spreaders and really quick 1000MHz DDR2 overclocked memory kits for the gaming enthusiasts. Legit Reviews takes a look at their 2GB kit (T1000UX2G4) and run it at 1GHz with 4-5-4-15 timings and see how the latest and greatest memory from Super Talent does. If you’ve never heard of Super Talent or are looking for some 1GHz memory read on!

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ATI or NVIDIA – The Battle For Adult Gaming GPU’s

ATI or NVIDIA – The Battle For Adult Gaming GPU’s

It was bound to happen, but a number of our readers have recently sent in e-mails asking what graphics cards would be best for rendering graphics in adult video games. Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the ThriXXX gaming engine and the game title Virtually Jenna to see how ATI and NVIDIA do when it comes to rendering a digital version of porn superstar Jenna Jameson.

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Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System Review

Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System Review

Used commonly in the aerospace industry, thermoelectric chips (TEC), or thermoelectric coolers, have not been integrated in the cooling of CPU due to previous humidity problems. Vigor Gaming had resolved these problems and developed the patented Vigor Monsoon II series of CPU cooling systems with TEC. Legit Reviews compares this TEC cooler to some leading air and water coolers in this review.

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ATI Radeon X1950 Pro CrossFire GPU Review

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro CrossFire GPU Review

The ATI Radeon X1950 Pro, codenamed RV570, has been built on the 80nm process, contains 36 pixel shader engines, 12 parallel pipelines and eight vertex engines, utilizes digital PWM, supports dongle-less CrossFire, fits in a single PCIe slot and comes with an MSRP of $199. Legit Reviews puts the X1950 Pro in the hot seat and takes it for a test drive today.

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Plantronics Discovery 655 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics Discovery 655 Bluetooth Headset Review

Today, Legit Reviews takes a look at Plantronics? upgrade of one of our favorite Bluetooth headsets. The Discovery 655 takes the best of the Discovery 640 and improves its functionality by incorporating a Digital Signal Processor. It weighs only 9 grams, but still provides up to 10 hours of talk time and includes a unique vibrate ring indicator. Is this a worthy upgrade? Read on to find out!

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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX Mobile GPU Preview

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX Mobile GPU Preview

NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce Go 7950 GTX as their new flagship mobile gaming graphics solution and Legit Reviews is here to bring you the low down on what the changes are. The GeForce Go 7950 GTX features a core frequency increase of 75MHz and depending on the notebook 100MHz on the memory. Read on to see what this 45W part is all about and to take a peak at the performance numbers.

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ECS KA3MVP Extreme Motherboard – ECS Tries Enthusiast

ECS KA3MVP Extreme Motherboard – ECS Tries Enthusiast

ECS goes enthusiast on us! See if they have what it takes to compete with the top dogs of the market with their ATI CrossFire XPRESS 3200 powered KA3MVP Extreme motherboard. The KA3MVP Extreme is the first board from ECS that offers unrestricted PCI Express lanes for a total of 44 PCI-E lanes! We take the ECS KA3MVP Extreme out for a test drive and give you our thoughts on it!

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Intel IHS Lapping and Removal For LGA775 CPU’s

Intel IHS Lapping and Removal For LGA775 CPU’s

If you’ve maxed out your processor by overclocking and want to squeeze more out of it or are just looking to reduce core temperatures lapping the processor might be something worth looking into. Legit Reviews does some lapping and eventually removes the IHS on our Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 processor to show you what to do and not to do when it comes to messing with the IHS on your processor.

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OCZ Cooling Update: V-12 HSF and Cryo-Z

OCZ Cooling Update: V-12 HSF and Cryo-Z

Legit Reviews has recently talked with OCZ about some of their highly anticipated Cryo-Z and V-12 cooling solutions. It seems both are still months away from shipping to retail stores, but we still got some pictures of the prototype coolers at OCZ’s offices here in the United States. If you’re interested in twelve heat pipes on a CPU cooler or phase change cooling read on!

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