Quakecon 2005: Day 1

Quakecon 2005: Day 1

Day one of Quakecon has already brought with it many memorable moments! The vendor booths are open and giving away massive swag. NVIDIA had some lucky ladies shave their heads for hardware, and the tournaments have started! If you couldn’t make Quakecon 2005 take a look and see what you are missing.

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Quakecon 2005: Day 0

Quakecon 2005: Day 0

The day before the launch of Quakecon is often busier than the actual event. Vendors are setting up, the BYOC network is getting the final touches, and hundreds of gamers are waiting in line.

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Foxconn Intel i945/i955 Dual Core Motherboards

Foxconn Intel i945/i955 Dual Core Motherboards

Legit Reviews looks at three mobos today from motherboard maker Foxconn. With the market moving toward dual core CPU’s, you need either a 945 or 955 chipset based board to correctly utilize Intel’s newest processors. With price points driving the market, can Foxconn’s newest boards balance budget and performance?

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The Apple iMAC G5 Case Cooling Mod

The Apple iMAC G5 Case Cooling Mod

Although the sleek all-in-one design on the Apple iMac G5 is pretty on the eyes many consumers are seeing 170+ Degrees Fahrenheit CPU temperatures and systems locking under load. Today LR posts up the thoughts of one of our readers and what he did to cool his iMac G5 down to keep it from locking up.

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The AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Processor Review

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Processor Review

Early this morning AMD announced two new processors, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor and the AMD Sempron 3400+ processor for the desktop market. We had the pleasure of test driving the AMD A64 X2 3800+ and find it to be a great all around dual core processor.

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Antec Vcool  Expansion slot VGA cooler

Antec Vcool Expansion slot VGA cooler

Is your video card heating up your system? If it is an issue consider using a pair of PCI slots and add an Antec Vcool. The VCool has a 3 speed fan which can help cool your video card by up to 15C! Read on to see how the VCool performs and what Legit Reviews thinks of Antec’s latest cooling product.

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New Mushkin Memory Heat Spreader

New Mushkin Memory Heat Spreader

Starting next week Mushkin Memory will begin shipping all their performance memory modules with a newly designed heat spreader. The new heat spreader provides a 58% increase in surface area and also allows for increased airflow to quickly remove heat. Not to mention that it does look pretty nifty!

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AcoustiFan DustPROOF Ultra-Quiet PC Fans

AcoustiFan DustPROOF Ultra-Quiet PC Fans

Legit Reviews takes a little break from big stuff to introduce you to some cooling products to beat the summer heat. AcoustiFan specializes in high performance low noise fans. Today LR will take a look at their 80mm and 120mm offerings. Both are inexpensive means to improve the overall cooling performance of your system.

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ETT & UTT Memory IC’s Explained

ETT & UTT Memory IC’s Explained

Do memory DRAM terms like UTT, ETT and branded/unbranded make your head spin? Memory companies have several options on what IC’s to put onto their memory modules and we go over them in a brief article showing the differences so you can become a better buyer or consumer.

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Wintec Industries PC5400 DDR 2 memory

Wintec Industries PC5400 DDR 2 memory

Today, we examine some PC2-5400 memory from Wintec Industries and see how the budget priced enthusiast memory performs against other leading memory companies. If you are hunting for some quality DDR2 memory without spending a ton, read on to check out the latest 675MHz memory from Wintec Technologies.

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Antec Sonata II ATX Case Review

Antec Sonata II ATX Case Review

Can Antec take one of their most popular cases and make it better? We take a look and the new Sonata II from Antec and try to figure out if they made it better or worse. With a 450W power supply and improved cooling methods you may be pleasantly surprised to see that Antec did with the original design!

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Apple iMac G5: How To Install More Memory

Apple iMac G5: How To Install More Memory

As the Apple iMac G5 series continues to gain market share among multimedia users many are finding out that the original system specifications are not up to par. Today we take apart an Apple iMac G5 and show you how to install additional memory modules to improve system performance.

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DDR1 Versus DDR2 Notebook Memory

DDR1 Versus DDR2 Notebook Memory

When DDR2 came out on Desktop computers to replace DDR1 many enthusiasts saw lower performance numbers across the board. Today Legit Reviews looks at the latest Sonoma platform from Intel and figures out if DDR2 is good or bad for notebooks. If you are a mobile user or interested in memory read on!

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OCZ’s EL PC-3200 Gold VX Memory

OCZ’s EL PC-3200 Gold VX Memory

OCZ Gold Series EL PC-3200 with Voltage eXtreme technology is a revolutionary line of memory designed to pursue a new level of DDR performance. At 2.6V volts the VX modules feature 2-3-3 timings, but running at 3.2 volts, the PC-3200 Gold VX is capable of blistering timings of 2-2-2! We take these eXtreme modules and put them to the test today for your reading pleasure.

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The Intel Pentium D 820….. Dual Core for the masses

The Intel Pentium D 820….. Dual Core for the masses

With the release of Intel’s Pentium D 840, those who could afford the best of the best finally saw the benefits that dual core processors bring to the table. With Intel’s release of the Pentium D 820, Intel brings the benefits of dual core processors to the masses for under $300. Today, Legit Reviews takes a look, and gives you our impression of Intel’s budget dual core processor — the Intel Pentium D 820.

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