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iBUYPOWER Now Offering Pre-Orders On Windows 8

El Monte, CA, October 12, 2012 – iBUYPOWER is excited to announce that it is now taking pre-orders on new gaming systems with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Starting October 12, 2012, customers may pre-order a lightning fast gaming system from iBUYPOWER with the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Pre-ordered systems will be prioritized for delivery after Windows 8 launches. “iBUYPOWER is dedicated to offering the latest and greatest technology for gamers,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER, “the flexibility to offer things the moment they become available on the market is something we’re very proud to be able to accomplish.” Windows 8 Information: Windows 8 is Microsoft’s next-generation operating system that builds on the solid core of Windows 7, and includes a number of tweaks and improvements over the previous operating system. In addition to an all-new redesigned start menu, Windows 8 includes a number low-power, performance, and connectivity enhancements designed for a personalized and connected experience. iBUYPOWER makes gaming systems that make your friends systems look like your grandma’s system.



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“Medal of Honor Warfighter” AMD Gaming Evolved PC Case Mod Giveaway PC

  Inside this case mod by Mnpctech is two Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 and Pure Black 990FX motherboard. Patriot Wildfire 240GB SSD, LG Bluray optical drive, 16GB of AMD “Performance Edition” DDR3. Keeping AMD’s 8-core FX-8150 3.6GHz processor cool while gaming is AMD’s new Liquid CPU Cooler.  



CyberPowerPC Debuts its “Fang Taipan” – The Most Powerful Customizable Dual NVIDIA GPU Gaming Laptop

Cyberpower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming computers, today announced its Fang Taipan, the most customizable gaming laptop with twin NVIDIA GPUS, 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and enough memory and add-ons to make the most demanding games and applications sizzle. The CyberpowerPC Fang Taipan is a laptop beast that wields a lethal dose of power. It can accommodate two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680Ms in SLI model; a full range of Intel Core i7 CPUs including the fastest i7-3940XM (3.0GHz) Extreme Edition Ivy Bridge Mobile Processor; and features up to 32 GBs of dual-channel DDR3 memory for gaming at unparalleled speeds. According to CyberpowerPC, this triple-threat marks the absolute pinnacle of mobile computing power. The Fang Taipan refines HD gaming with its full HD 17.3-inch 16:9 LED-backlit 1080p display combined with its Onkyo sound system with a built-in subwoofer for a sublime gaming experience. Other standard features include built-in 9-in-1 card reader; 2 megapixel digital video camera; one changeable 12.7mm (H) DVD (BR-RW Combo drive or Blu-ray/DVD (BR-RW) combo drive, SATA interface, two detachable 2.5” 9.5mm(H) SATA hard disk drives with hardware RAID 0/1 support and a full size illuminated keyboard that can change colors on the fly. Communication capabilities include built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN and internal 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth combo. With its fast-starting, energy-efficient Intel processor and chipset, and...



 
 
 
 
 

Archgon MH-3507HUB Fusion II Docking System

I don’t know about you but I personally have several small and large capacity 2.5" and 3.5" external hard drives that I use for storage only. I store movies, music, pictures, and important data on several separate HDDs. This makes it easier for me to label each drive to keep track of what I have on them and also enables me to designate the right size HDD for my storage needs. I despise having to dismantle and remove the hard drive from my vertical enclosure on my desk whenever I want to swap them out. The amount of time it takes to open the enclosure, remove and swap out the drive is sometimes so frustrating because it frequently takes me longer than the actually transfer of the data itself. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing an enclosure that I believe may relieve these frustrations. The Archgon Fusion II Docking System comes with on board USB 3.0 support, USB 3.0 Hub and will support hard drives up to 3TB in size. The Archgon Fusion II also features a patented drive ejection system, making removal of your HDD or SSD quick, safe, and easy. The Archgon MH-3507HUB Fusion II has a horizontal open architecture design that helps reduce heat and alleviates vibration during drive spin up, protecting your drive from damage while the drive is working. The Archgon MH-3507HUB Fusion II features an external three port USB 3.0 hub allowing the user to plug other USB devices into the hub and still take full advantage of the USB 3.0 speed. Let’s read on to see what else ...



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.



 
 
 
 
 

Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

As more and more CPU coolers appear in today's market, the competition is fierce and looking for the right design can pose some challenges. The various options out there can make it hard to determine which cooler is the right one for you. Though many coolers are designed to look the same, not all are made to perform with exceptional thermal cooling power. Today we will be taking a look at the Phanteks PH-TC14CS-BK cooler. If you know the name Phanteks, it goes without saying that Phanteks makes some of the top performing air coolers on the market. We have seen coolers ranging from small to large, some with exceptional thermal properties, others not so much. All of these coolers use the typical single or twin tower designs, proving that being typical isn't always the best. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS-BK is anything but your typical CPU cooler design, the unique touches made by Phanteks really makes this cooler stand out. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is designed in a horizontal position or in a "updraft floating balance", where fans are mounted on the bottom and top of the cooler. Will this design provide better thermal performance or will this design hinder it? As we take a closer look at this cooler we will soon find out.



New MSI GTX 650 Ti Power Edition

Press Release – Leading mainboard and graphics card maker MSI announces the release of the GTX 650 Ti Power Edition (MKT Name: N650Ti PE 1GD5/OC & N650Ti PX 650 Ti PE 1GD5) graphics card, featuring two of MSI’s exclusive architectures, Triple Overvoltage and Improved Power Design, effectively boosting overclocking potential up to 17%. The exclusivly designed Cyclone II heatsink module with 9cm PWM temperture controlled fans and dual heatpipes, provides an optimum balance between noise and heatsinking. Reverse Dust Removal technology automatically removes dust from the heatsink module and maintains optimum cooling performance. Propeller Blade technology also increases airflow by 20% compared to conventional fans, effectively reducing the temperature to 57℃ and the operating noise to 18.89 dB in a maximum operating state. MSI uses high quality and stable Military Class III components to provide gamers with a smooth and dependable working environment during overclocking or gaming. The features and technologies in the power supply, cooling, and materials incorporated in the MSI GTX 650 Ti Power Edition far exceed the specifications of the reference board. The superior overclockability make it the ideal choice among its class. MSI GTX 650 Ti Power Edition Features: The MSI GTX 650 Ti Power Edition graphics card uses MSI Power Edition architecture: Triple Overvoltage with Afterburner support allows adjustments to the GPU, Memory, and PLL voltages, releasing the ful...



KYE Systems Reveals Two New Robotic Vacuum Cleaners under New Brand – AGAMA

October 9, 2012, Chino, California – AGAMA, a brand of KYE Systems, today announces two new robotic vacuum cleaners, AiBOT RC530A and RC330A. Both these AGAMA AiBOT vacuum cleaning robots help to keep your home or office clean while you work and play. The AGAMA AiBOT RC530A and RX330A require very limit input from users to keep their carpet, linoleum, tile, and wood floors immaculate. The RC530A with a built-in easy-to-use cleaning schedule program can be set to clean at the most opportune times of the day. When low on power, the intelligent RC530A AiBOT will automatically return to its included recharging station for a recharge. The more economical AGAMA RC330A will continuously clean for up to 60 minutes – identical to the RC530A, but when it does need a recharge, the automatic cut-off attribute and battery light will indicate when it needs to be plugged in. Both the AiBOT RC530A and the RC330A avoid furniture, walls, and drop-offs thanks to their anti-touch and anti-cliff sensors. However, even if the RC330A or RC530A do happen to graze obstructions the protective bumper ensures no scratches or marks. The AGAMA AiBOT RC530A and RC330A both several cleaning selection options for a thorough clean no matter the room layout: along-the-wall, spiral, and random. The RC530A has an additional zigzag cleaning pattern. These AGAMA robotic vacuum cleaners consume only 15~20 Watts and are extremely lightweight at about 4 pounds. With the large dust collection capacity of up to ...



Lian Li Unleashes the PC-D8000

Feel the Space October 9, 2012, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd, today announces the massive brushed aluminum HPTX supported chassis – PC-D8000. Able to hold up to twenty 3.5” hard drives, two power supplies and one of the largest motherboard form factors on the market, the PC-D8000 has plenty of space to fit all the hardware an enthusiast desires. The massive 405mm x 628mm x 572mm (15.9” x 24.7” x 22.5”) PC-D8000 complements the virtually limitless hardware and storage capabilities with many tool-less features for ease of installation. The front panel of the PC-D8000 pops-off allowing full access to the twenty 3.5” hard drives. Each drive can be easily secured and removed thanks to the included thumbscrews and rubber suspensions. A key lock for the 3.5” HDD cage preventing unwanted removal of the hard drives adds extra security. The tool-less design of the five 5.25” bays make it easy to install optical drives. Unused 5.25” bays can house two 2.5” HDDs or SSDs each for a total of ten 2.5” maximum. The motherboard tray which can support HPTX, EATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards is removable giving unhampered freedom to builders when setting up their system. The motherboard tray also features large cutouts for the CPU and rubber grommets for neat cable management. CPU coolers up to 160mm easily fit inside the case. Up to six 140mm fans are supported behind the front panel. The rear of the chassis has one 120mm fan included with sp...



 
 
 
 
 

ASUS GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the latest in the Kepler lineup, and while it may share a similar naming scheme as the GTX 660 Ti, it has some very distinct differences, not the least of which is a considerably lower price tag. Beyond the reference design card, however, some manufacturers are taking what appears to already be an impressive product and pushing things further, with improved power distribution, custom heatsinks for lower temperatures, factory overclocked settings, and even voltage tweaking capabilities for enthusiasts who want to extract the most our of their graphics card. ASUS is bringing all of these to consumers with the GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP. Click through for more.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti OC

Today's review here is a look at the non-reference Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti OC, a model that sports a custom cooler and a factory overclock for only $20 more than the reference design. We expect some good things from this card and Nvidia has been extremely successful with the Kepler products, so will this card measure up? Can it beat the competing Radeon cards? Let's dive in and answer those questions and more. Click through for more.



 
 
 
 
 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the latest in the Kepler lineup, and while it may share a similar naming scheme as the GTX 660 Ti, it has some very distinct differences, not the least of which is a considerably lower price tag. Costing about $149 for the reference design (and about $10 to $20 more for most partner cards), this creates a very interesting scenario, as it sits just above the Radeon 7770 in terms of price, so the question is whether this new Kepler card has the horsepower to compete in areas other than simply price. Nvidia has been extremely successful with the Kepler products, so will this card measure up? Can it beat the competing Radeon cards? Let's dive in and answer those questions and more. Click through for more.



New AMD Z-Series APU for Tablets Enables Immersive Experience for Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 Platforms

AMD announced its latest entry in the performance tablet and small form factor PC market with the AMD Z-60 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD Z-60 is AMD’s lowest power APU, delivering unprecedented performance and AMD AllDay power for tablet form factors as thin as 10mm. A compelling combination of features, stunning graphics, support for the latest Microsoft Windows 8 applications and user interfaces, as well as compatibility with Windows 7 and the full-suite of legacy Windows applications, makes the AMD Z-60 APU an ideal solution for a range of designs. The first tablets based on the AMD Z-60 APU are expected to launch globally this year in conjunction with availability of Windows 8. “Tablet users seeking an uncompromised experience for both creating and consuming content on the Microsoft Windows 8 platform now have a performance-driven, affordable option with the AMD Z-60 APU,” said Steve Belt, corporate vice president of Ultra-Low Power Products, AMD. “We see a large gap between the lower performance and high-price competitive offerings that allow AMD to be in tablet designs that will please our customers and end users alike.” The AMD Z-60 APU comes loaded with features designed to enhance the tablet experience, including AMD Start Now technology that allows fast boot and resume from sleep times, up to eight hours of battery life while Web browsing, and up to six hours of HD video playback. Just as impressive is the stunning visua...






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