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Brand New A970M-A DELUXE: Latest Reliable, High-Performance Motherboard from ECS

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced the newest member of its high-performance Black Series of PC motherboards. The ECS A970M-A DELUXE supports AMD AM3 and AM3+ APUs, and gets the most from them with the latest ECS innovations for power, ease-of-use, and reliability. With features like full Windows 8 support, an upgraded user friendly BIOS – EZ BIOS, dust defending technology – Anti Dust Technology (ADS) and 8 channel HD audio, the A970M-A DELUXE is the heart of the ultimate gaming center and perfect all-round PC. The A970M-A DELUXE is built around the AMD 970 chipset, to squeeze the maximum performance out of the most powerful cutting edge CPUs, while still maintaining compatibility with older technology. Exclusive features design The motherboard features the new user-friendly graphical uEFI BIOS – EZ BIOS, with ECS MIB X for easy overclocking, tweaking, a multi-language interface and full Windows 8 support. Users can easily select and change settings in the BIOS with mouse and keyboard. For the ultimate in stability and reliability, the A970M-A DELUXE introduces new features like ECS Anti-Dust Shield Technology (ADS). The ultimate in dust defending technology, ADS prevents dust build up on the motherboard, a common, but little-understood cause of instability, intermittent faults, and poor performance. Long-term dust build up can cripple even the most powerful PCs by causing tough-to-diagnose issues like overheating, short-circuits, and unreliable memory ...



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New Kingston microSDXC 64GB Class 10 Memory Card Helps Unleash Potential of Mobile Devices

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new 64GB Kingston® microSDXC Class 10 memory card. In the current age of smartphones and tablets, the need for more mobile data storage has become more important than ever. The Kingston microSDXC Class 10 card significantly improves consumer’s digital lifestyle by delivering higher storage speeds and capacities they need to get the most out of their electronic and mobile devices. Available in 64GB capacity, microSDXC cards offer additional storage for more music, videos, pictures and games — more of everything the consumer needs in today’s mobile world. Fully compliant with the latest SD Association specification, Kingston’s micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (microSDXC) card operates on the exFAT file system, which is designed to handle extremely large volumes of data, such as files bigger than 4GB. “The need for higher storage capacity is growing as consumers shoot more pictures and videos, and carry around more data,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “With our new 64GB Class 10 microSDXC card, we offer our customers a chance to fully maximize the performance and storage capabilities of their existing mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, by providing them with a reliable and easy upgrade solution.” For added reliability and durability, Kingston’s solid-state...



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MSI introduces 27″ All-in-One PC with Windows 8: AE2712

Equipped with 10-finger touch frameless display Today, MSI is officially adding two true eye-catchers to its All-in-One PC line-up, the MSI AE2712 and AE2712G. Both All-in-One PC’s are equipped with a 27″ 1920 x 1080 full HD display, ecompassing up to 10 multi-touch points and a beautiful frameless design. The heart of the AE2712G is driven by the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics card. Completed by the all new Windows 8 operating system, the MSI AE2712 is a true example of a PC of the future. The MSI AE2712 will be in stores across Europe by the first week of November. Equipped with Windows 8 The MSI Wind Top AE2712 and AE2712G come with Windows 8 pre-installed and support the all new 10-finger multi touch feature of this new ground breaking operating system. Windows 8 breaks the traditional OS architecture of past Windows operating systems; whereas it applies a UI interface which allows users to interact with Windows 8 more instinctively and flexible. Military Class II components The MSI Wind Top AE2712/AE2712G are equipped with highly-stable and high-quality Military Class II components with SFC, solid state capacitors, and Hi-c Cap, which provide excellent stability, power efficiency, and performance. These three key components have passed U.S. Military Standard certification and provide extra protection to ensure the system’s stable operation. MSI Instant Display Technology The Wind Top AE2712/AE2712G ar...



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller

When cooling our computers their are numerous different ways to go about it, to say the least. Some of us might install faster and bigger fans, while others could use water cooling. But, one of the easiest, most reliable and most cost effective solutions, is to simply control the speed and airflow from your fans strategically to the different parts of your case. You can do this with a fan controller. Today we are looking at another new arrival from BitFenix, the BitFenix Hydra Pro. This is a fan controller designed for the cost-conscious consumer who is looking for a simple and cost effective fan controller to power high speed fans or even a water cooling pump. Read on to see if the BitFenix Hydra Pro can fill those needs.



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Cooler Master Introduces the Seidon 120M CPU Liquid Cooler

Chino, California – October 30th, 2012 – Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, announces its return to the liquid cooling market. Creating the industry’s first All-In-One (AIO) liquid cooler in 2004 with the Aquagate Series, Cooler Master has since strived to improve the design and technology that runs its AIO solutions before signaling their return. The result of which is a unique pump and block design that sets itself apart from a sea of copies – The Seidon 120M. It promises to be the first in a long line of AIO solutions from Cooler Master. Easy Liquid Cooling for the Masses Seidon 120M, designed from the ground up to be an extremely compact solution that is accessible to all. Affordable can often be a stigma, but quality remains a high priority with Seidon 120M. It has a high performance waterblock that is machined out of a single block of copper with special Micro Channels that maximize heat dissipation. The integrated pump / waterblock combo assist in saving valuable space around the CPU socket while providing performance and reliability that is similar to air-based CPU coolers. Operating between 600 and 2400RPM, the included 120mm PWM fan ensures that there will be plenty of options for balancing performance and noise to a user’s needs. Simple Setup & Maintenance-Free True to the All-In-One moniker, Seidon 120M is a self-contained unit that requires minimal setup for installation and u...



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NZXT Announces the Kraken Series All-In-One Liquid Coolers

High performance liquid cooling has finally arrived in an easy to use, all-in-one package. NZXT releases the Kraken, the first premium all-in-one water cooler series for PC enthusiasts and gamers alike. The Kraken X40 and Kraken X60 are high end, all-in-one 140 mm and 280 mm liquid-cooling solutions where ease of use meets unmatched performance. Applying its forward-thinking design philosophy to the water-cooling market, NZXT raises the bar with a userfriendly solution that brings unrivaled liquid-cooling performance to your fingertips. With 36% more surface area than standard 120 mm/240 mm radiators and fully interactive fan control, NZXT’s Kraken series is nothing short of a water-cooling behemoth. NZXT brings its innovative HUE controlled lighting system to the Kraken, setting a new standard for design and performance. Featuring premium black sleeved cables and extended 16-inch tubing for large tower support, the Kraken brings high performance cooling with an uncompromised look that any enthusiast will be dying to show off. At its core, the Kraken features a state-of-the-art pump attached to an all copper base that is compatible with all of the current offerings from Intel and AMD. Included with the 140 mm Kraken X40 is one NZXT FX-140 PWM fan, with the ability to install an additional 140 mm fan for a push-pull configuration, offering unmatched cooling performance. The 280 mm Kraken X60 features two NZXT FX-140 PWM fans, with the ability to install an additional ...



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Crucial Supports Intel Demo Depot Program w. High-Density Server Memory Modules

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, and Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, today announced the inclusion of Crucial server memory modules in the Intel Demo Depot Program. This service lends fully configured Intel Xeon-based servers to customers for evaluation and testing prior to final purchase. As a brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, Crucial supplies the Intel Demo Depot Program with DDR3L registered DIMMs ranging from 8 GB to 16 GB densities, in speeds of 1600 MT/s and 1333 MT/s to support Intel’s latest generation of servers. The Intel Demo Depot Program consists of more than 200 servers and is available to interested customers throughout North America. Potential customers procure evaluation servers for 30-day periods to test equipment and proof-of-concept trials. Servers are also used by various technology manufacturers for demonstrations at tech-focused tradeshows and customer demos by Intel field account engineers. “Launching a new server architecture requires close cooperation from the entire industry,” said David L. Brown, Director of Marketing for Intel Enterprise Platforms and Services Division (EPSD). “We are pleased to be partnering with Crucial to include their memory products in the Intel Server Systems based on the Intel Xeon Processor E5 Family we lend for validation and demos. Micron is a leader in server memory technology and a great fit fo...



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Mad Catz Ships Licensed Halo 4 Gaming Headset Range

  Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today shipping of the new range of licensed Halo 4 gaming headsets under the TRITTON brand for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Each headset in the range features themed Halo 4 graphics and bonus downloadable content (DLC). Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “Halo 4 is one of the most anticipated titles of this holiday season and we’re pleased to be offering passionate gamers high quality experience with our range of exclusive, TRITTON licensed Xbox 360 headsets.” Frank O’Connor, the Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries stated, “It was a pleasure to find an audio solution that not only ticked all the boxes of ease of use, fidelity, immersion and quality, but also to find a partner willing to work with us to create a product that fit beautifully into designs that span the entirety of the Halo 4 aesthetic.” Products available as part of the range include the Halo 4 Trigger Stereo Headset (with bonus ‘United Nations Space Command’ (UNSC) Logo T-Shirt DLC) and the Halo 4 Warhead 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset (with bonus ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ Animated Prop DLC). In addition, to celebrate the launch of Halo 4, the TRITTON Detonator Stereo Headset, TRITTON Primer Wireless Stereo Headset and standard edition TRITTON Trigger and Warhead 7.1 headsets wil...



 
 
 
 
 
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Mach Xtreme MX-ES 16GB USB 3.0

The Mach Xtreme Technology FX 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Sporting a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance over the aging USB 2.0, this little drive packs 16GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast is this flash drive? Well, we put the MX-ES USB 3.0 to the test to find out. Click through for more.



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FinalWire Releases AIDA64 v2.70

Revamped CPU Benchmarks and AMD Vishera Processor Support BUDAPEST, Hungary – October 29, 2012 – FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.70 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 2.70 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises. The latest AIDA64 update introduces completely rewritten PhotoWorxx and AES benchmarks, optimized for AESNI, AVX, SSE4.1, VIA PadLock, and XOP capable AMD, Intel and VIA processors. The new AIDA64 release also implements full support for Socket FM2 motherboards, adds optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD FX-Series “Vishera” processors, and supports the latest GeForce and Quadro graphics accelerators by nVIDIA. New features & improvements Revamped PhotoWorxx digital photo processing benchmark with AVX, SSE4.1 and XOP optimizations Rewritten AES data encryption benchmark with AESNI, SSE4.1 and VIA PadLock optimizations Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD FX-Series “Vishera” CPU Preliminary support for AMD “Kabini” APU Socket FM2 motherboards support Support for VirtualBox v4.2 and VMware Workstation v9 Samsung 840 and 840 Pro SSD support GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, Quadro K-Series, VGX K-Series What’s new since AIDA64 v2.00 Microsoft Windows 8 RTM and Windows Server 2012 RTM support OpenCL GPGPU Stress Test Enhanced UPS support...



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Introducing the CUBE and CLUTCH: Apple / Win 8 Ready Accessories

Chino, California – October 25th, 2012 – Cooler Master, an award winning designer and manufacturer of thermal and protective solutions for computers and mobile devices today announces two brand new additions to its line of versatile Mac accessories, the CUBE and CLUTCH. Windows 8 Ready Announcing day one support for the latest and greatest Windows 8 tablets, Cooler Master’s Cube and CLUTCH make it so you can maximize your comfort and enjoyment while using your slick new tablet and operating system. CUBE Tablet computers are convenient, but they often are used in uncomfortable sitting or standing positions and that can cause pains all throughout the body. The CUBE was designed to help avoid these issues, by holding your iPad or other tablet in a secure position to create a more comfortable viewing / typing angle that makes watching movies, reading and chatting to friends easier. Numerous ergonomic height settings let you customize CUBE so you can find the ideal angle for comfort. Width adjustable rubber feet support any sizes tablet and also keep the CUBE securely in place. Elegance in design and durability being key factors in the production of the CUBE provides you with a stand that will be useful for years to come. A slim and compact travel design makes it easy to fit inside any bag so you can use it at home, in the office or at your favorite coffee shop. The CUBE lets you do what you need to and stay totally comfortable. Use the CUBE with any tablet, including...



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Recon Internet Connected Fan Controller

Cooling is an issue that will likely always be a concern, whether we run our computers at stock settings or overclocked it really makes no difference. There is always going to be heat generated from every electrical component in your system. There are many ways to accomplish this, from faster or bigger fans, to exotic water cooling. Both have their pros and cons, but sometimes the easiest, most reliable and most cost effective way to accomplish something comes from getting back to basics. Fans in most cases fit this bill and offer a cost effective solution to improve or adjust cooling throughout your system. But, running fans at full speed all the time can leave us with noise problems and in most cases, cool and quiet cannot coexist together. Or can they? Is it possible to breathe new life into that old computer or custom build with your current fans? What if you could control the speed, airflow, and temperature strategically to different parts of your case? Imagine being able to do this both quickly and effortlessly, and wirelessly as well. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you what may be the world’s first internet connected fan controller, The Bitfenix Recon. It's designed for a new age of mobile devices and built on a platform with software that’s Browser based, meaning it is compatible with virtually any mobile operating system, including iOS, Android, or Windows. The Bitfenix Recon sports a cool looking illuminated easy on the eyes touchscree...



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Connect Four Additional USB-powered Devices to PC or Mac with Satechi 4-Port USB Strip & Pocket Hubs

Strip and Pocket Hubs provide additional ports to easily connect USB devices like  digital cameras, external hard drives and flash drives to any computer SAN DIEGO – Oct. 24, 2012 – Satechi, a mobile accessories manufacturer, announces the availability of the 4-Port USB Strip and Pocket Hubs. The 2.0 4-Port USB Strip and Pocket Hubs offer users a compact solution to support additional USB devices without creating bulk and requiring no software or complicated installation process.   The plug and play 4-Port USB Strip and Pocket Hubs can quickly transfer or backup MP3’s, digital photos, videos and more, with rates up to 480Mbps. The Strip and Pocket Hubs’ overvoltage protection prevents damage to the user’s computer in the event the peripheral USB devices short circuits.   The 4-Port USB Strip Hub features a slim (0.7 x 0.7 x 3.3 inches), rectangular design, and the lightweight (1.4 oz.) 4-Port USB Pocket Hub sports a square design. Both USB devices take up little to no desktop space and easily fit into a pocket, bag or purse. Additionally, the hubs can be used with game consoles in order to expand the number of connections available for controllers.   The Satechi 4-Port USB Strip and Pocket Hubs are available for $5.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.   For more on the 4-Port USB Strip and Pocket Hubs and all of Satechi’s award winning products, “like” us on Facebook.com/Satechi and follow @Satechi.   About Satechi: Established in 2005, Satechi is fully ...



 
 
 
 
 
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In-Win GRone

Today we will be looking at the In-Win GRone full tower case. This case features support for E-ATX motherboards, a 360mm rad at the top, a 240mm rad at the bottom (with the HDD cage removed), and support for ten 120/140mm fans. Yes. 2 rads and 10 fans! This case was designed to appeal to nearly anyone, from the water cooling enthusiast to the gamer with taller heatsinks. Could this wide variety of features be the shining factor for this case? We shall soon see if In-Win did well enough by trying to cater to everyone's needs with the GRone.



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Rosewill Releases the SilentNight and Tachyon Series Power Supplies

Rosewill, the recipient of multiple awards for their innovative power supplies, has just released 2 new members of their 80 Plus Platinum certified power supplies, SilentNight and the Tachyon Series. Joined with their FORTRESS Series, the current media award winner, Rosewill is proud to present a complete product line of 80 Plus Platinum power supplies. The first member of the SilentNight series is an 80 Plus Platinum 500 W power supply and it adopts a 0 dB fanless design, letting you operate your PC in a complete noise-free environment. The passive cooling utilizes a great number of ventilation on its 4 side walls and large heatsink on the top cover that ensure effective and efficient heat dissipation. It also features sufficient cabling, utilizing a partially modular cabling layout, for a mid-range dual-GPU gaming PC including a pair of 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, 8-pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, and up to six SATA power connectors. SilentNight is the perfect solution for the PC lovers who are looking for a completely silent operation. With an efficiency rating up to 94%, you’ll get the maximum performance from every Tachyon power supply which will be available in 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, and 1000 W ratings. The 80 Plus Platinum rating translates into cooler temperatures across the board which provides the opportunity to use a silent 140 mm fan. Equipped with a single 12V rail and bundled with fixed a pair of 6+2 PCI-e connectors and four 6+2 PCI-e connectors on the 1000 W model; t...






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