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ROCCAT Unveils Groundbreaking “Hiro” – 3D Supremacy Surface Gaming Pad

Next Gen mousepad features a unique vulcanized silicone surface delivering unrivaled control and accuracy – plus a patented construction that ends edge fraying and offers max durability Hamburg – October 18, 2012 – ROCCAT, the German manufacturer of professional gaming accessories, today announced a January 2013 North American release date for its new high-performance cloth gaming pad – the ROCCAT™ Hiro – 3D Supremacy Surface Gaming Mousepad – the world’s first mousepad to use an advanced new manufacturing process that creates smooth, rounded edges that won’t ever fray, even after extended use. The patented build process creates an inseparable “power bond” between upper and lower surfaces, delivering a mousepad of unrivaled durability. The Hiro also features an entirely new kind of gaming surface: an exclusive vulcanized silicone playing field, with a complex 3D structure, that delivers significantly increased gliding speed and control on both the x and y axis – offering the ultimate command capability during even the most demanding gaming. “With the Hiro, we are yet again bringing true innovation to gaming,” says ROCCAT Founder and CEO, René Korte. “Frayed edges are a thing of the past with this mousepad. And its groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind surface delivers speed and precision that will thrill even the most demanding gamers. We built the Hiro using only the most advanced materials and construction methods – so gamers can rest...



 
 
 
 
 

Patriot 8GB PC3-17000 (2133MHz) Intel Extreme Masters Memory, Limited Edition

Memory has become a hot topic with Intel's IvyBridge processors. Lately, we have seen an onslaught of memory modules in the high-end category, which frequently reach frequencies up to 2800MHz. The press has been focusing on high frequencies and performance. Of course, along with a top tier product comes a higher price tag. Manufacturers push these high end memory kits bringing higher margins, but, because of that, we have not seen an abundance in "affordable" memory. Patriot has been known throughout the industry for quite some time. They manufacture memory, flash media, storage enclosures, media plates and Solid State Drives. Memory has always been their first forte, but as we see, they excel in other areas as well, making them more versatile. In the memory segment, Patriot has always been known for solid performance and a mainstream product with outstanding pricing. Today, we have Patriot's 8G 2133MHz Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition memory kit in our paws and we will say, they look very handsome. Now, let's get these modules unwrapped and onto our IvyBridge test bench to see what Patriot brings to the table this time.



Greetings from G.SKILL! Free SSD & DDR3 kits Giveaway on Facebook!

Here’s your chance to WIN FREE G.SKILL 120GB SSDs & DDR3 8GB Memory Kits! Simply like, share, invite then sit back and hope you’re a winner! Every invitation you sent out will get you 1 more entry to win! So hurry and get inviting! Event ends: 31st October 2012, winners will be announced during the first week of November! Best of Luck! Read More..http://goo.gl/2CfPq



V-MODA Unveils Crossfade M-100 Metal, Customizable, Over-Ear Headphones

V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling designer of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces the highly-anticipated M-100 headphones designed by and for mobile music enthusiasts. V-MODA uniquely crowd-sourced the input of hundreds of audiophiles, journalists, producers and renowned DJs around the globe after news of M-100 first leaked online. Rather than abolishing the information, V-MODA embraced it and openly interacted on forums and social networks which ultimately transformed into a platform of crowdsourced product development. “This collaboration is one of the most unique design processes I’ve ever been a part of” states Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer at V-MODA. “Once the word started to spread on M-100, forum discussions exploded with exceptional feedback vital to the development of the product. Our research and development labs consisted not of corporate marketing and finance departments, but rather the most passionate headphone consumers, musicians and DJs across the globe. M- 100 is a progeny of audio enthusiasts worldwide – truly built by the people, for the people,” added Kolton. To achieve the greatest sound for the greatest amount of people, years of ergonomic research and obsessive quality control over speaker driver variance served as the driving force in the release of M-100. “Speaker drivers must be carefully quality-controlled like grapes at fine vineyards,” added Kolton. “The end result is an e...



 
 
 
 
 

Xigmatek Fan Round Up

Xigmatek is a name well-known as a world leading innovator in PC thermal performance and peripherals. With so many advance innovations in today's tech world, we sometimes wonder, "do some of these slight changes in design from competitor to competitor really make a difference? Today we will be taking a look at Xigmatek's new line of PC fans and see if their unique designs answer that question. We are going look at 4 models, and each has its own touch of flare. We will be putting them to the test to see how they stack up to the competitors. We have the following models today: Xigmatek's XAF-F1253 (120mm Orange Blades), Xigmatek XAF-F1251 (120mm Black Blade), Xigmatek XAF-F1456 (140mm Blue Blade), and Xigmatek XAF-F1454 (140mm Smoked Blade). Before we dive into the essence of the XAF series fans, lets talk a little about Xigmatek.



Sapphire Fright Fight Contest

SAPPHIRE Forum “Fright Fight” Contest Hello foolish mortals, to the Sapphire Forum “Fright Fight” Contest, where you can win a freakish prize that will bring terror to your online gaming enemies by just conjuring a simple Sapphire slogan spell fit for the spooky Halloween season. Contest Period: From: Time Posted within Forum on October 15, 2012 To: 11:59PM PST (UTC-08:00) on October 31, 2012 The Prizes: One (1) Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X graphics card How to Enter: Contestants must post, within this thread, a picture containing a piece a paper that contains the following HAND WRITTEN contents: a) Your ‘Spooky Halloween Themed’ Sapphire slogan b) Actual Full Name c) Sapphire Forum Username/Handle d) “SAPPHIRE Forum” How the Winner is Chosen: Your ‘Spooky Halloween Theme” Sapphire Slogan would be cast down to the depths of the Sapphire Marketing Department where a mob of marketing ghouls will rip and shred each and every slogan till only one remains. Supplemental Rules: – Only one entry per person. – Files must either be uploaded onto this site (JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG files are accepted), or linked from an image dumping site, like Tumblr, Photobucket, imgur, etc etc. (But if your image is linked from an image dumping site, it is your responsibility to keep that particular link alive, posts with dead picture links will be deleted.) – The picture still must follow the rules of this site. (Safe For Work and Legal) – By po...



iTwin SecureBox – Your Key to Secure Cloud Storage

iTwin SecureBox provides hardware-key based security for Dropbox™ Singapore / Boston – October 16, 2012 – iTwin – the company that created the iTwin ‘remote file access’ device – releases iTwin SecureBox, bringing hardware-key based security to Dropbox™. Now, even the most privacy-conscious users can rest assured about putting their sensitive data in the Cloud. Cloud storage is a great way to access data on-the-go. However people are concerned about the security of their data once it leaves their computer. iTwin SecureBox has been created to solve this problem. Key benefits of iTwin SecureBox include: Drag & Drop Simplicity: iTwin SecureBox automatically encrypts files dragged into the SecureBox folder and seamlessly integrates with Dropbox™, requiring no extra steps. Plug & Play Operation: Plugging iTwin into a computer automatically decrypts and presents the files that had been encrypted using iTwin SecureBox. 2-Factor Authentication: Hardware key plus an optional password. Hardware-Based Security: AES 256-bit encryption, in AES-GCM* mode, with the encryption-keys residing only on the iTwin devices. The encrypted files will appear as gibberish to anyone who does not have the physical iTwin device that was used to encrypt. Even the filenames are obfuscated. “With iTwin SecureBox, users can store sensitive data in the Cloud without fear,” says Lux, CEO of iTwin. “They will get the best of both worlds: the convenience of the Cloud and...



Kingston Technology Celebrates 25 Years as the Leading Third-party Memory Maker

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announces that tomorrow marks 25 years in the business as the largest third-party manufacturer of computer and device memory. Kingston was founded on October 17, 1987 by CEO and co-founder John Tu, and COO and co-founder David Sun. The entrepreneurial spirit of both owners and the success of the company have been recognized globally through the years. Kingston’s core tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity have created an exemplary corporate culture; one that guides its relationships with customers, partners and vendors, and to which Kingston owes its success. “It is a great and humbling feeling to be a part of this company. The best aspects of the last 25 years here have been the people who work here, our partners and all of the great relationships we have been a part of,” said John Tu, CEO and co-founder, Kingston. “I am truly amazed by the thought of where we started and where we are today, and look forward to the next 25 years.” Kingston is marking its 25th anniversary in the United States, Canada and EMEA by holding a contest with a grand prize of $2,500 (USD) and the opportunity to design a USB Flash drive. Other prizes include $250, solid-state drives and Kingston’s 25th anniversary USB drive. Full contest details can be found here. Details on other promotions and activities will be forthcoming. A series of quotes from Kingston executives around the world as...



ADATA Expands Line of Solid State Drives with SP600

ADATA™ Technology today announces the launch of the SP600 Solid State Drive (SSD), an entry level solution to the SATA 6Gb/sec SSD specification. This move will allow both consumers who are new to SSDs, and also those who are especially cost conscious, to experience the lightning fast speeds of solid state drives at an attractive price point. The SP600 delivers read and write speeds of 360 and 130 megabytes per second, and random 4KB read and write speeds are as high as 40,000 IOPS and 30,000 IOPS. With the replacement of mechanical drive with a SSD, users not only will experience increased boot-up speeds, but also one of the most cost effective ways for the average consumer to upgrade system speed. Additionally, with SSDs having no moving parts, the SP600 is completely silent during operation. The SP600 achieves a strikingly competitive balance between price and performance that serves as a perfect first step into the SSD world. The initial capacities of the ADATA SP600 SSDs are 32, 64, and 128 gigabytes. The SP600 solid state drive will be available through selected distributors and resellers in the Europe. For more information, see the company website at: ADATA.



 
 
 
 
 

Ecomaster Lepa Chopper and Casino Fans

When it comes to shopping for fans, there are a couple of items to account for. Sometimes you are looking at the aesthetics, while other times you're looking for the noise factor. Most of the time you are looking for thermal performance. There are hundreds of options available from today's e-tailers at your finger tips, making it that much more difficult to choose the correct fan for you needs. Today we will be taking a look at a couple of fans by Ecomaster Lepa that are trying to seperate themselves from the rest of the pack. We have the Lepa Chopper and the Lepa Casino on the bench today and we are going to find out how these stack up. Before we take a closer look at these fans, let's get to know Ecomaster Lepa a little more. Ecomaster is a leading provider of OEM PC components such as fans and power supplies. Ecomaster is also a leading provider for Enermax. Ecomaster is not as mainstream so not everyone knows the name Ecomaster or Lepa, but Enermax has been reputable for a number of years, which speaks volumes for Ecomaster. Based on our experience with passed Lepa products they are very similar to Enermax. Since Ecomaster is the OEM provider for both, we can assure you the quality is normally top notch.



 
 
 
 
 

PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990

While it's no secret that AMD doesn't officially have a dual-GPU card in its lineup, PowerColor has bucked the trend and blazed a new trail here with their own design for the 7990. This Limited Edition Devil 13 certainly looks monstrous, and it's got an accessory package second to none, but it also comes with a stratospheric price tag of about $1000 that will target all but the most diehard and well-heeled. Let's dive in and take a closer look at the PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990 and see how it fares against Nvidia's dual GPU offering. Click through for more.



Leadtek launchs their high-level GeForce GTX 660 graphics card today

After releasing GeForce GTX 660 Ti, Leadtek Research Inc, a world-leading maker of professional gaming graphics cards, announces its high-level GeForce GTX 660 graphics card today. With all the features of the NVIDIA Kepler, the GTX 660 delivers smooth graphics performance at 1080p. The dual fan SKU will be available later. The GTX 660 features a GPU Boost function for users to make dynamic clock adjustment for optimal performance/watt. With 960 CUDA cores, the GTX 660 delivers a base clock and boost clock speed up to 980 MHz and 1033 MHz to automatically adjust the clock according to the needs of gamers. Designed for power gamers, the GeForce GTX 660 is equipped with the PCI Express 3.0 bus, 192-bit memory interface width, 2 GB GDDR5 memory, and memory clock at 6008 MHz to fulfill gamers’ demands for better interaction and faster image processing in the 3D FPS game. In addition, the balance between cooling and noise is optimized by the active cooling system equipped with a PWM fan to ensure the most stable graphics display in a cool and quiet environment. Like GeForce GTX 660 Ti, The GeForce GTX 660 from Leadtek is also equipped with NVIDIA Surround supporting four video outputs with a maximum resolution of 5760 x 1080 pixels. The video output supports one Dual-Link DVI-I, one Dual-Link DVI-D, one DisplayPort and one HDMI. Supporting OpenGL 4.3, the GeForce GTX 660 is also equipped with the NVIDIA TXAA anti-aliasing technology, NVIDIA FXAA technology, NVIDIA Adaptiv...



Thermaltake Pushing the Boundary with Evo Blue 2.0 PSU

  In 2009 with aesthetic design in mind, Thermaltake launched the first gaming PSU series – the Evo Blue which stands out from the crowd with different and refreshing appearance. This fall, Thermaltake launches the next generation gaming PSU series – the Evo Blue 2.0 Series. Evo Blue 2.0 is the world’s first “turbocharged” concept PSU designed for gamers and enthusiasts to take on the growing surge of PC games and gaming hardware. Key Features Thermaltake Evo Blue 2.0 is a modular series feature 850, 750 and 650 watts with 80 Plus Gold certified guarantee to deliver up to 92% efficiency. The Evo Blue 2.0 has a special designed “turbo-charge” push-button that will instantaneously provide an extra 100 watt of power for any special circumstance. To make sure the components are properly cooled, the series has incorporated the FanDelayCool Technology which the fan will continue to operate for another 15-30 seconds after shutdown. Furthermore, Evo Blue 2.0 is equipped with high current single +12V rail for steady and consistent output, high-grade components such as Japanese capacitors and electrolytic to prolong the usage and full low-profile cable design to grant easier cable management. Aesthetic Appearance The Evo Blue 2.0 has a flashy and vivid appearance that comes in black or military green, features a bold and rigid “X” shape with a prominent Evo Blue 2.0 logo design on both sides of the chassis and a large 14cm crystal LED fan to endure the gaming ...



CyberPowerPC Announces Zeus Storm Desktop Gaming Systems

CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming computers, today announced the Zeus Storm series – a powerful trio of desktop gaming computers equipped with cutting edge processors from Intel and AMD, godly NVIDIA and AMD graphics, and a host of performance peripherals that will prompt your opponents to batten down the hatches and take cover. A “storm” is coming and CyberPowerPC does not want gamers to be left out in the cold. The Zeus Storm series includes three models that stand ready to battle. Customers can select from the Zeus Storm 1000 with 8-Core AMD Zambezi processors, which allow you to immerse yourself in the most advanced 3D games and achieve extreme mega-tasking. The Zeus Storm 2000 features Intel’s latest powerfully fast Intel 3rd Gen. Ivy Bridge CPU. The Storm 3000 model will be based on Intel’s enthusiast 2nd Gen X79 platform including the latest 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. Regardless of your CPU choices, all Zeus Storm gaming PCs are “extreme OC” ready, delivering an additional 20% CPU performance out of the box. High definition gaming will be epic because CyberPowerPC outfits the Zeus Storm with leading edge graphics from NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon 7000 series GPUs. Whatever GPU selected, CyberPowerPC customers will be assured of gaming performance as well as great versatility and speed in video transcoding and other digital content creation applications. The ...



 
 
 
 
 

ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse

The ROCCAT Savu looks to continue the innovative features we've previously seen, and if the past is any indication, then we expect big things from ROCCAT here with this gaming mouse. And while ROCCAT may not be quite as well known in North America as some established industry heavyweights, they've made quite a splash in Europe, and seem to be looking to expand on this side of the pond, complete with a healthy pedigree to back up their gaming lineup. With a price tag of about $70, can the ROCCAT Savu stack up well in a competitive market? Let's take a closer look and find out.






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