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Thermaltake Launches the ARMOR REVO GENE Gaming Chassis

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, launches the ARMOR REVO GENE – a mid-tower version of ARMOR REVO that is primed with full-tower features for gamers to take on the latest games and gears. Features Thermaltake ARMOR REVO GENE features Thermaltake symbolic top-mounted HDD docking station to assist on data organization, front I/O ports including two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and headphone & microphone jacks allow direct gaming peripherals access, up to 30 mm side panel spacing for advanced cable management, tool-free bay design to simplified the trouble on building the system, combat headset holder for headphone, heighten foot stands and bottom PSU placement to enhance system ventilation. Further, it supports up to five fans with four dust filters to provide a versatile aeration and a cleaner system environment. Exterior & Interior The ARMOR REVO GENE is launched with black and white colored editions, with the flash of being like Armor, it is equipped with the ecstatic Armor emblem – the wing shape aluminum front bezel, transparent side panel, and ostentatious aesthetic. Its interior is fully coated with the equipment of four of 5.25″ bays, five of 3.5″ bays and five cable routing openings including rubber protection to prevent any damage to the cables. Plus, it’s capable to house ATX & Micro ATX motherboards with high-end components like CPU air cooler that is up to 175 mm...



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Introducing the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II

Compete on Classic Benchmarks for the Chance to Win a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 City of Industry, California, August 31, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II, the latest GIGABYTE overclocking competition hosted on HWBOT.org. Open from September 1st through September 30th 2012, the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II combines two exciting stages based on classic 3DMark01 and SuperPi 31M benchmarks. The overclocker with the highest points tally from both rounds will win a recently announced GIGBAYTE Z77X-UP7, with a 2nd place finish earning a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH. Another Z77X-UP7 will be awarded to the entrant with the most GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II submissions on HWBOT. The GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II Stage 1: 3DMark 01 – Low Clock Challenge Overlockers will have to use all of their tweaking ingenuity to come out on top in this stage. Using any Z77 GIGABYTE motherboard, contestants must limit the CPU frequency to 5GHz while also restricting the Nature 3DMark 01 subtest to a maximum of 1340FPS. Stage 2: SuperPi 32M – Straight Up and All Out A classic benchmark, this time served straight up. Submit the fasted times using any GIGABYTE Z77 board, using any compatible CPU. Limitations: Entrants must use the official competition background. Verification screenshots are required and must include; 3DMark01/SuperPI 32M score plus CPU-Z CPU/MEM/Mainboard tab. Entrants must incl...



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Mad Catz® Expands Relationship With Namco Bandai Games Inc® To Create The Tekken Tag Tournament™ 2 Arcade FightStick

San Diego – August 30, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today its agreement with Namco Bandai Games Inc, to produce the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade FightStick, a Tournament Edition fighting game controller for use with the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 videogame. The agreement gives Mad Catz worldwide rights to ship products for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony® and the forthcoming Wii U console from Nintendo. About Mad Catz Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com. Social Media TEKKEN™ TAG TOURNAMENT 2 & ©2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. This product is manufactured under license from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Mi...



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Asetek Granted Three New Patents for its Ground Breaking Technology

Asetek, the world leading supplier of liquid cooling for the computer industry and the original inventor of integrated loop liquid cooling, announced today that it has been granted three new patents for its ground breaking technology. Asetek pioneered the integrated sealed loop liquid cooler as early as in 2002 and created a whole new category of product that makes the superior performance of liquid cooling easily accessible to computer OEMs and DIY enthusiasts alike. “Asetek is an innovation company by DNA,” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “These patents, some of which have priority back to 2003, spring out of our rich PC enthusiast heritage and our dedication to solving painful problems for our customers.” Asetek further announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with a leading global marketer of integrated liquid cooling products that will enable the licensee to market both Asetek manufactured product and product utilizing Asetek Intellectual Property manufactured by certain other suppliers. This agreement enables Asetek to increase the rate of return on its investments in research and development. “Our successful innovations have attracted several imitators,” noted André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “Although competition is a keen motivator for continuous innovation and operational excellence, innovation is expensive and as such we take out patents to protect our investments. This license agreement allows ...



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iBUYPOWER Valkyrie Gaming Laptop Now Available at NewEgg and Best Buy

El Monte, CA – August 30, 2012 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the availability of their best-selling Valkyrie gaming laptops in NewEgg and Best Buy – just in time for Back-to-School season. “Valkyrie is our #1 selling gaming laptop,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “We are excited to bring this incredible gaming system readily available for gamers in a wider marketplace.” Both online stores will be featuring two Valkyrie models. Configured specifically for the performance-oriented gamer, one model will have 8GB memory and 750GB HDD – more than enough gaming capacity to allow games like Diablo III to be played for hours with no lag. Alternatively, the stores offer a second option for gamers looking for inhuman system performance for homework, games, entertainment, and more. This fully loaded Valkyrie offers a full 16GB memory, 1TB HDD, and a Blu-ray reader for just over $100 more. Working only with the best and most reliable technology in the market, iBUYPOWER Valkyrie gaming laptops will be running on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics. Designed exclusively for iBUYPOWER, the Valkyrie gaming laptop is a unique build that sets itself apart from regular laptops in the market. The iBUYPOWER Valkyrie gaming laptop features a 17” full HD non-glossy display, sleek blue lines and an iBUYPOWER logo that lights up on the back of the laptop, and also a LED-backlit key...



 
 
 
 
 
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Crucial v4 256GB

It's not always the enthusiasts (and well-heeled) that want blistering speeds, and certainly not just in the SSD arena. Anyone with an SSD can benefit from massive performance gains over a hard drive, from the most diehard to the budget-oriented consumer. So the Crucial v4 targets the latter, offering an SSD that's very accessible to users on a modest budget. Specifically, the v4 is limited to the SATA II 3G interface, so we're not expecting record-breaking performance results today. But at a price of $189, it's a very attractive option. Let's just say that Crucial's stated specifications for this drive turned out to be very conservative, and we were pleasantly surprised by the performance offered by the v4.



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Kingston Technology Makes HyperX red a Permanent Addition to Product Line

Fountain Valley, CA — August 30, 2012 — Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX® red memory as a permanent addition to the entry-level, high performance HyperX blu product line. The vibrant red colored heatspreaders allow greater heat dissipation to help maintain optimal system performance. HyperX red is for entry-level gamers, system builders, PC modders and mainstream consumers looking for stylish, high-performance memory upgrades at reasonable prices. HyperX red is Intel® XMP ready and is available in 8GB kits and 4GB single modules at 1600MHz and 1333MHz, in both 1.65v and 1.5v. With the ease of installation and HyperX reliability, these new modules meet the needs of consumers and gamers alike who seek higher performance via faster speeds and larger capacities. “HyperX red was a tremendous success when it was launched earlier this year as a limited edition product,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. “We decided to make it a permanent part of the HyperX family because demand was so great. The vivid color, fast speeds and excellent value make it perfect for any system, especially red, gray and black schemed motherboards.” Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free live technical support. For more information, visit www.kingston.com/hyperx   HyperX red Features and Benefits: · Unique: features HyperX red heat spreader for greater he...



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Mad Catz Announces TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset

  Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset, the upgrade to the Company’s TRITTON AX 720 Headset. Compatible with both the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system from Sony, the TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset is expected to ship in September 2012. The 720+ features a number of key enhancements designed to offer superior performance and sustained comfort. All new Neodymium drivers have increased in size from 40 mm to 50 mm resulting in improved bass response and audio clarity. Featuring the latest Dolby Headphone technology, the 720+ delivers rich 7.1 Surround Sound, ideal for pinpointing in-game enemy movements or for enjoying movie blockbusters. In addition, the 720+ features Selectable Voice Monitoring (SVM), allowing users to choose to hear their own voice through the headset. Sporting a lightweight and flexible design, the 720+ has been designed for extended playing sessions and comes replete in an eye-catching gloss white finish. “Following our recent announcement of the Pro+, we are pleased to continue upgrading our range of TRITTON headsets with the announcement of the 720+. We expect the 720+ to be a key product in our range as we continue to grow our portfolio and market share within the headset sector.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We believe the enhanced features an...



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Sapphire PGS Launches Pro-Platform

SAPPHIRE PGS announced today a professional FirePro workstation platform that uses the all new AMD FirePro™A300 APU equipped with the SAPPHIRE PGS A3 M series mainboard exclusively supplied by SAPPHIRE Technology. This platform is mainly targeted for entry level and intermediate mainstream desktop 2D and 3D workstation markets. “Big Things Come in Small Packages”, this type of small workstation platform has the advantage of being high performance and space-saving, as well as offering flexibility; it can perform DCO (Discrete Compute Offload) technology together with the AMD FirePro 3D graphics card, which allows additional compute capability by using select discrete GPUs in parallel with APU graphics for extended GPGPU performance. This professional FirePro platform also supports AMD Eyefinity multi-screen display technology, not only satisfying the professional user’s need for high performance computing and rendering, but also supporting computer-aided design(CAD), media and entertainment (M&E) workflows while providing a simple multi-screen output solution. The SAPPHIRE PGS A300M/A320M professional platform uses the all new GCN architecture Southern Islands A300 series Accelerated Process (APU), which is the first family of single-chip processors that provides workstation-class visual computing performance, able to satisfy the need for todays most advanced professional design workflows. The release of the FirePro A300M/A320M professional platform not only bri...



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Mad Catz’® Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII™, Is Now Available

San Diego – August 28, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ), announced today the shipping of Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII (“Damage Inc.”), an exciting new air-combat game published by Mad Catz and available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony® and Windows PC. “Damage Inc. is part of our strategy of publishing key software titles which complement our hardware business.” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We believe that when partnered with the AV8R FlightStick, Damage Inc., presents a unique gaming experience that will resonate with passionate gamers.” Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII takes place exclusively over the WWII Pacific Theatre, placing the gamer at the controls of more than 30 historically accurate aircraft as they fight for control of the skies following the attack of Pearl Harbor. A robust single player campaign is complemented by extensive multi-player options, including four player campaign co-op and unique ‘Scratch One Flat-Top’ mode which sees teams of up to four players attempt to destroy their opponents’ aircraft carrier while protecting their own. Available in both standard and Collector’s Edition configurations (Xbox 360 and PS3™ only), the Collector’s Edition includes the game and the Pacific AV8RFlightStick, a WWII combat aircraft inspired flight stick co...



 
 
 
 
 
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Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X

The Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X comes with a custom cooler, and if history is any indication, we expect very big things from this Vapor-X technology, as Sapphire typically produces some of the coolest-running Radeon cards out there. Perhaps more importantly, however, the 7970 Vapor-X sports a factory overclock, to the tune of a 1GHz clock speed. This should provide enough of a speed boost for it to better competes against the competition's offerings. Can the Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X live up to the expectations? Click through to find out.



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GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

Taipei, Taiwan, August 27, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their latest overclocking powerhouse Z77X-UP7 motherboard, featuring the industry’s most robust 32+3+2 power design with Ultra Durable™ 5 high current capable components including 60A rated IR3550 PowIRstages® chips from IR. “With the Z77X-UP7 and its 32+3+2 power phase design featuring Ultra Durable 5 technology, we have created the very best CPU power design of any motherboard available today,” commented HiCookie, GIGABYTE In-house Overclocking Expert. “Not only does this help extreme overclockers to reach 7GHz+ on their Intel® Core™ i7-3770K CPUs and take down benchmark records, but it also provides System Integrators with a platform cool and stable enough to withstand the rigors of an always-on, overclocked water cooled system for their customers.” Industry Leading 32+3+2 Phase CPU Power Design The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard delivers a serious amount of power through its 32+3+2 power phase design (32 CPU phases, 3 Intel® HD Graphics, 2 VTT phases). With the industry’s highest phase count, the Z77X-UP7 motherboard is able to share the workload between 32 phases, ensuring lower working temperatures and maximum CPU power delivery. Ultra Durable™ 5 Featuring the award winning GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology with high current capable components including 60A rated PowIRstages® from IR, the Z77X-UP7 is abl...



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CyberpowerPC Debuts its “Customizable” Ultra-Thin and Ultra-Stylish ZEUS-M “Ultrabook”

BALDWIN PARK, CA (August 28, 2012) – CyberPower Inc. www.Cyberpowerpc.com was founded in 1998 and has emerged as one of the leading custom computer system manufacturers. Headquartered in Baldwin Park in Southern California, CyberpowerPC manufacturers and distributes a complete line of custom built gaming desktops, gaming notebooks and high performance workstations to meet the unique needs of gamers, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and other end-users. For more information contact: Sales (800) 707-0393; Email



 
 
 
 
 
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CoolerMaster CM Storm Ceres-400

Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres-400, it delivers high-quality sound, in a rugged yet comfortable and light weight frame. Built for gamers “on the go”, Ceres-400 delivers great ultra mobile sound at an affordable price. High Quality 40mm drivers bring out every detail in the game so you can react quickly and hear where the action is. Specially designed sound-absorbing cushions sit comfortably on your ears and help block out distractions or chatter from other gamers. Ceres-400 lets you enjoy the comfort, quality and competitive edge of a professional-grade gaming headset wherever you go. Click here to read more about our review on the Ceres-400



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Aquatuning new fitting series in matte black!

As the demand for black fittings has always been rather high, we have decided to offer a new fitting series. In beautiful matte black these fittings are now in stock. Everything was thought of: Connectors, bushings, manifolds, angled fittings and much more! The first batch of over 100 different fittings can be found in the fitting section, e.g. here.






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