Corsair has just launched new 450W and 550W power supplies in a brand new series of power supplies that make up the ‘VX’ family. Corsair designed these power supplies to have efficient power management and ultra-quiet design features for mainstream users. Read on as we take a look at the Corsair VX450W and put it to the test in our HTPC.
ASRock is at it again! ASRock has been known for its budget yet innovative boards and LR is taking a look at two more boards that may just fit the bill when it comes to finding a board for your budget and HTPC needs. The ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 and ConRoe1333-eSATA2 motherboards are in the hot seat this time around! Read on to see how these budget boards stack up against the competition.
Designed especially for hard core gamers and enthusiasts, PNY’s XLR8 Performance memory is said to be some of the best memory on the market today. The XLR8 series of modules come with a custom heat sink featuring cooling fins designed to provide superior heat extraction for enhanced reliability and endurance. Legit Reviews pushes these DDR2 modules with their 3-4-4 timings to 3-3-3 at 800MHz to see what they can do on our Intel Core 2 Quad test system.
Super Talent has recently launched the Exelerator family of ReadyBoost drives that use an internal 9-pin USB header on the motherboard to help improve system performance for those that have already made the leap to Windows Vista. These innovative new Flash drives plug into a standard 9-pin USB header inside the chassis and Legit Reviews has been able to take one for a test spin on a Compaq Presario with Windows Vista Basic.
If you need stylish protection from scratches and scrapes for your laptop, look no further than Electricbaby! Electricbaby is a new company with a background in the Seattle art community, featuring applied art for community action and creative laptop sleeves to support our vision. Today we look at one of their laptop sleeves and cord bag to see how it works with our Mac notebook!
At the beginning of this week Intel officially introduced their flagship Core 2 Extreme QX6850 quad-core processor to go along with the recently announced Core 2 Duo E6550, E6750 and E6850 series processors. These processors have a new faster 1333MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) for improved performance that has replaced the old 1066MHz FSB processors. Read on to see how they perform!
Just minutes ago Intel announced their first ever mobile extreme part, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor. The Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor doesn’t contain any new microarchitecture as it is still based off the Merom core, but it is fully unlocked for improved overclocking and performance. Read on to take a look at the latest mobile technology that Intel has released.
Armed with four 2GB kits of DDR3 memory running at 1333MHz we set off to do our first DDR3 roundup to show those that are building the latest and greatest enthusiast systems which modules stand out from the crowd. Corsair Memory, Kingston Technology, OCZ Technology and Super Talent all sent out 2GB kits for us to try out and that is exactly what we did using the latest Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processors on the Intel P35 chipset!
Every wanted to work virtually anywhere with complete use of phone, email, internet, MP3 files and camera? If you own a Palm Treo 580, 579 or 755p model phone you can do all that and more thanks to the OtterBox 1921. The OtterBox 1921 casing completely seals device from the elements while providing access to keypad, touch screen, volume and program buttons, saving you hundreds from having to replace or repair damaged devices. Read on to see if it holds up!
XFX is a relative newcomer when it comes to motherboard production. They have been known for great performing video cards, but can they take that reputation and transfer it to a line of motherboards? XFX has released nForce 500 and 600 Series motherboards, but today Legit Reviews look at two of their motherboards in the 600 series lineup! Will the XFX nForce 680i SLI and nForce 650i SLI motherboard stand out from the crowd or blend in?
Based off the popular Plantronics CS70 headset system, the new CS70N features a specially-designed boom and noise-canceling microphone that eliminates distracting background noise in any office environment. The Plantronics CS70N will let you take calls 300 feet away from your desk! providing the freedom and confidence to bring conversations with them in less predictable environments, such as the hallway, or continue calls in more private areas.
Do you have an HDTV, but not made the move to High Definition media player? With Blu-ray and HD DVD players decreasing in price we recently picked up an Xbox 360 HD DVD player to use in conjunction with out Home Theater Personal Computer (HTPC). Since our HTPC uses the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT video card we can run an HDMI cable for true 1080p with a player that is less than $200! If you’ve been curious about moving to HD and have a HTPC this article should peak your interest!
It’s not everyday that one gets to go to Taiwan to see how a memory is made, but recently Legit Reviews was able to take a peak inside the Kingston facility in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan to see how a DDR2 memory is made from the ground up as well as Flash memory. If you want to know what all it takes to make memory modules and bring them to the retail channel then this article is for you!
The Gennum nX6000 Bluetooth headset features Gennum’s patented FRONTWAVE Extreme acoustic processing that allows you to hear your caller clearly and an unusual dual microphone array that helps isolates your voice, so you can be heard clearly. Your communications deserve the power and performance of the nX6000. With 120 MIPS DSP performance and a battery life that will let you talk for up to 6 hours this small Bluetooth 2.0 headset might be what you are looking for.
Early this year Intel showcased media creation platform demo machine that was to be known as ‘V8’. It was a system that was prepared by Intel just to show the media that consumers could go build a dual-socket platform with Intel retail products just like what AMD was doing on their QuadFX system. We have built one of these systems with a pair of Intel Xeon X5365 processors and the performance is something you have to see otherwise you wouldn’t believe it.