Overclockers Club reviews a set of Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB PC2-9200 memory. Hardware Logic posts a 25 must have gifts for xmas. Pro-Clockers talks about the Ultra X3 1000 PSU.
Anyone familiar with the old fighting game Primal Instinct knows the significance of hearing that word. Much like Mortal Kombat®, primal instinct used a combo system and the Ultra Combo was the best one. By the time you finished off the combo, your opponent was so beaten and bruised, your victory was all, but assured. I remember jubilantly celebrating when I would pull one of those combos off as I finished local rivals. Now, I’m older, but when I heard I was given the chance to review the X3 1000 watt power supply by Ultra, I celebrated like I did of old with a fist pump in the air for good measure. For the last few months, I’ve been considering a SLI setup with dual 8800 GTX’s, but I knew my 650 would probably have problems with providing the needed power. I already have one GTX, but I also have 3 SATA II hard drives, a DVD-RW, CD-RW, 3 USB hard drives, and about 4 other USB devices plugged into my computer. Another GTX might take it over the edge. Just from reputation, I knew the Ultra X3 1000 has what it takes to handle SLI without breaking a sweat. Not to mention, Ultra is very well known for the quality of its hardware. I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity to put this thing through its paces.