The ECS KN1 Extreme is one of the first AMD enthusiast motherboards launched by ECS Elitegroup and is based on the nVidia Nforce 4 chipset. With a price tag under $100 this enthusiast board runs with the best of them at default speeds. Read on to see if this is the right board for you.
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is the world’s leading producer of motherboards, but is just now starting to build products aimed at the enthusiast community. We went out to San Jose last week to discuss their new image and we dig deep to figure out why they are entering a new market right now.
Legit Reviews takes a closer look at the dual core 3800+ in an overclocking environment. While the majority of users will appreciate the benefits of dual core for under $375, the enthusiasts among us are looking to squeeze ever last bit of performance out of this processor.
Last week we got to stop by the booths of the two leading North American enthusiast companies and take a look at their product lines. We got to look at Kingston’s engineering samples of DDR2 800MHz ValueRAM and take some Corsair XPERT modules out for a test drive.
The Intel Developer Forum has started and the information that is flowing out of the Intel camp is coming faster than we can type it up. LR covers all the first day highlights in an easy to read bullet list. We also go into detail on the new Intel micro-architecture and cover the public CPU roadmap up to 2007.
Today Legit Reviews brings you the final installment in our series on Antec’s 2005 product line with a look at the P180 Advanced Super Mid-Tower. With a name like that, you have to expect something pretty special! Read on to find out what LR thinks of the P180 and see if it deserves to be used on your system.
Today Legit Reviews takes a look at one of the most popular i955X motherboards available on the market, the ASUS P5WD2-Premium. Featuring dual core processor support this motherboard comes jam packed with the latest features one can ask for. Read on to find out if this board deserves to be the next one in your system.
Quakecon 2005 is now rolling smoothly and the lack of sleep is no longer having an impact on any of the gamers. With the help of Bawls water and of course pizza many gamers have proven all they need is a seat at the BYOC to be happy 24 hours a day.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!