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Archive for April 23rd, 2018

ECS Announces Its First Ever Modmen PC Modding Competition

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today announces it is teaming up with Thermaltake, G.skill and various media partners to announce its first ever worldwide Modmen PC modding competition. Starting on October 11, 2012, ECS is searching for the Modmen of the year. The Grand Prize winner will become a Taiwan millionaire (approx. US $33,333). To register for the contest head to www.ecs.com.tw. All submissions must be sent before February 28, 2013. To be eligible for this contest all contestants need to have an ECS motherboard purchased after 9/20/2012 or have an ECS Golden Board. There are two stages of competition. The first stage takes place online. The top 10 case modders will be determined by a combination of online votes and ECS’ own modding judges. The modder with the most votes will win US $1,000. The top 5 PC modders that qualify for the second stage of the competition, besides winning cash and prizes, will be flown to Taiwan and given accommodation to compete at Computex for a chance to win the Grand Prize – approx. US$33,333. During the competition the top five contestants will showcase their mods at ECS’ booth and a panel of accredited judges and the audience will determine the grand prize winner. The sixth through tenth place modders will also win a host of prizes sponsored by Thermaltake and G.skill. See below for more prize information. ECS is proud to host this competition and hopes to ignite the skill and creativity of the world’s best modde...



 
 
 
 
 

MSI Z77 MPOWER

In the past few years, we have seen the motherboard competition heat up. Asus, Gigabyte and ASRock are the leaders in marketshare but we have seen others step up their game lately, especially in their Z77 products. Names like MSI, Biostar and EliteGroup are also highly recognized names in the industry. Recently we have heard rumors that Asus may purchase ASRock, thus improving their marketshare through acquisition. Of course, the other industry leaders aren't going to just let Asus take all the pie. Today we get to take a look at the MSI Z77 MPower, and determine just how much more competitive they have become to reduce the potential dominance of an Asus-ASRock team-up. Last June, we reviewed MSI's Z77-GD65 and Z77-GD55. Both motherboards shined in performance, overclocking and value, showing they can hang with the big boys. Both motherboards overclocked as well as, if not better, than any of the higher-end boards. If you think MSI is going to stay quiet about the potential industry shake up, think twice. With MSI's progression, we can easily see them filling the number 3 spot provided the aqusition goes through. If if doesn't, MSI is still on the rise giving the other big boys a run for their money.





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