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High Power Astro 700W Platinum

The High Power Astro 700W Platinum power supply is interesting not some massive wattage, premium-oriented unit that costs a fortune. In fact, it's decidedly mid-range for only 700W, but that's enough to pack quite a punch for most consumers. It's got a semi-modular design, sleek styling, and some very interesting and unique features. Let's take a closer look at this High Power units and see how it fares. Click through for more.



7.38 GHz AMD APU on MSI FM2-A85XA-G65

World record holder fastest FM2 CPU MSI, a world leader in overclocking graphics cards and mainboards is pleased to announce that their brand new FM2-A85XA-G65 has just set a stunning new world-record CPU speed for AMD’s new A10 APUs. Featuring MSI’s new DigitALL power design with Military Class III components, the FM2-A85XA-G65 was able to smash the current limit and set an astonishing 7.384 GHz clock speed. This all was made possible with high-tech liquid nitrogen cooling of MSI’s the newly released processor from AMD and outstanding engineering work on the FM2-A85XA-G65 mainboard. Trinity shines on the best platform AMD’s new Trinity APU is a powerful solution that combines excellent CPU performance with unprecedented integrated GPU performance. MSI’s FM2-A85XA-G65 is the excellent companion for AMD’s new series of APUs as it combines great performance features with a keen eye on game performance. With the push of a button, OC Genie II will boost your APU’s processing power to 4.2 GHz, overclocks the GPU and memory as well. Graphics performance is boosted with both AMD CrossFire and Dual Graphics. 7.38 MHz With a nearly 7400 MHz CPU speed, the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 clearly separates itself from other FM2 mainboards by providing more CPU speed. This can be attributed by the use of higher quality components, external clock generator and support for both AMP and XMP overclocked memory. To check the performance submission, click on this...



Kingston Technology to Preview Upcoming Low-voltage HyperX SO-DIMMs at AMD Fan Day

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will give a sneak peek of its upcoming HyperX LoVo low voltage SO-DIMMs at AMD Fan Day on Saturday, October 6, in Austin, Texas. HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs are designed for notebook users looking to boost system performance as they auto-overclock with no need to adjust system BIOS settings. They also allow systems to run cooler and quieter. The full specifications for HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs will be announced when they ship later this month. “AMD Fan Day is all about making direct connections between AMD, our high-performance partners like Kingston, and the enthusiast community that inspires us in the design of each new generation of products,” said John Taylor, director of marketing, Client Products, AMD. “This event is an incredibly fun way to celebrate our fans while they get hands-on experiences with brand-new AMD A-Series APUs, AMD Radeon graphics and unreleased games.” “We are proud to be a part of AMD Fan Day as we join them in giving back to the enthusiast community,” said Annie Leung, Hyper Marketing Manager, Kingston. “In addition to demonstrating our new LoVo SO-DIMMs in AMD ‘Trinity’ based notebook PCs, we will give away 500 kits of HyperX blu memory to the fans in attendance.” Kingston HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs are backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support. Kingston can be found on:   YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstonhyperx Fa...



Introducing Recon White and Spectre Pro All White LED

BitFenix releases two white-themed updates to its popular Recon fan controller and Spectre Pro fans (BitFenix Design Lab, October 5, 2012) – With the influx of white PC chassis reaching the market, users have been asking for white-themed versions of BitFenix accessories. Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce the Recon™ White fan controller and Spectre Pro™ All White LED fan series – two perfect additions to any white-themed system. Recon™ White BitFenix Recon™ White Fan Controller Sporting an Arctic White SofTouch™ bezel and a bright white LED touchscreen, Recon™ White looks fantastic in virtually any white case. The world’s first Internet-connected fan controller, Recon White enables users to connect to it using smartphones, tablets or laptops via the Internet. Five fan channels offer plenty of connectivity for every case fan in your system, and the easy-to-use touchscreen interface displays current system temperatures and fan speeds, while giving easy access to the Recon’s advanced functionality. Now available in white, Recon™ White keeps your system cool in more ways than one.   Spectre Pro™ All White LED BitFenix Spectre Pro All White LED – 230mm   Delivering high performance with a fresh design aesthetic, the BitFenix Spectre Pro LED fan series is the gold standard for case fans. The first of its kind, Spectre Pro All White LED combines an all-white look with colored LEDs. Ideal for white-themed systems, Spectre Pro All Whi...



 
 
 
 
 

Kingston HyperX Predator – 8GB Kit (2x4GB) – DDR3 2666MHz CL11 DIMM

Memory's importance has taken on a new meaning with both SandyBridge and IvyBridge. The extra lanes of the re-worked IMC (Internal Memory Controller) on Ivy plus motherboards pampers your hardware with more bandwidth bringing overall performance to a different level. We have seen a slew of memory lately from multiple manufacturers with frequencies hitting all time highs of 2400MHz and more. The competition in the memory sector also remains at an all time high. Name brands such as Kingston, G.Skill, Crucial, and Corsair are still the major players. Of these brands, Pure Overclock has always turned to Kingston memory in situations where compatability is an issue with a new motherboard product. You cannot go wrong when inserting Kingston's HyperX modules into a new board with a fresh BIOS. Their reliable HyperX branding has been a mainstay in the industry for sometime now. Today, Kingston has a change of pace for you memory junkies. Their newest HyperX Predator series has a re-designed heat spreader plus a 2666MHz frequency rating, which should pack a serious punch for those looking add some serious bandwidth to their SandyBridge and IvyBridge systems. Let's get the new Kingston HyperX 2666MHz Predator modules to the lab and see what kind of "horsepower" they add.



CM Storm Skorpion

Chino, California – October 2nd, 2012 – Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today of a new must have accessory for your climb up the ranks of professional gaming leagues, the Skorpion. Versatile, Freeing, Expandable Crafted to be the next necessary addition to your gaming arsenal, Skorpion solves a wired mouse problem that has existed since the beginning of gaming. Mouse cords have had the tendency to get caught at inconvenient times. Skorpion solves this through the use of several techniques such as adaptive grip grooves that secure thin and thick mouse cords in its elevated active flex rubber mouse cord arm. This new found cord elevation gives gamers the control over how much mouse cord slack they need to perform lightning fast movements that score the final kill of a match – all without the concern that a caught cord might cause unwanted movements that have devastating consequences. A heavy iron core and feet with anti-shift pads provides Skorpion with exceptional stability, even throughout stressful final matches. Skorpion is the next logical step in your journey to increase your gaming prowess. Let nothing, not even a caught mouse cord, stand in your way of victory. Skorpion will be available October, 2012. Price and availability may vary by region. Please consult your local Cooler Master Representative for more information. Click here for more details.



ARCTIC Dual USB Car Charger

ARCTIC releases its latest in-car charger for USB devices – Dual USB Car Charger. This charger is compatible with all different Smartphones and at the same time it supports fast charge for iPad and iPhone. Just occupying the minimum space in your car, this charger can charge up to two USB devices in one go. Please refer to our Press Release for more information.



 
 
 
 
 

Patriot Gauntlet Node Portable Storage Device

I have to say I am totally blown away as to just how far we have come since then. With everyone going mobile, we now have Cell Phones, Tablets, Notebooks, Laptops, and other portable devices to download, store and stream video and data wirelessly across the information highway at breakneck speeds. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing such a device; The Gauntlet Node from Patriot Memory. We have high demands being placed on us at school, in the workplace, and at home, to store and transfer data and information. With hard drive space on our laptops and computers becoming a premium, I believe Patriot, with the Gauntlet Node, may have come up with a perfect solution. With the Gauntlet Node, you can do it fast and inexpensively, but more importantly wirelessly as well.



Cooler Master Announces NotePal I300

Chino, California – October 2nd, 2012 – Cooler Master, an innovative creator of laptop coolers, Apple accessories, and other mobile products, today reveals a new thin, lightweight, and effective laptop cooling pad, the NotePal I300. Slim. Slender. Smooth. Coming in at a slim 36mm (1.4″) thickness at its smallest point with a lightweight metal mesh, plastic, and rubber build, NotePal I300 is amongst the thinnest and lightest weight laptop cooling pads that support up to 17” laptops. It offers two height adjustment settings to provide options for ergonomic viewing and typing angles. It also packs a powerful 160mm fan that manages to deliver crucial airflow to cool your notebook while remaining comparable to whisper quiet. These features are rounded out by a soft blue LED lighting effect that creates a calming ambiance while using your laptop. NotePal I300 will be available in early October, 2012. Price and availability will vary based on region and/or country. Click here for more details: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=10016&product_name=NotePal%20I300 About Cooler Master Cooler Master was founded to provide the best thermal solutions to our customers worldwide. Since its establishment more than two decades ago, we continue to invest in product development in order to provide leading-edge innovations to people and businesses. Cooler Master’s enclosure technology line-up includes heat sinks and fans, chassis, power supplies, funct...



GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest FM2 series motherboards supporting next generation AMD A-Series APUs. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4, the flagship of the GIGABYTE FM2 series, incorporates GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology, digital power delivery and other exclusive features that guarantee you’re getting the most from AMD’s new ‘Trinity’ technology. “A number of new features and technologies make their debut on the AMD platform, including Ultra Durable 5 technology, Dual UEFI 3D BIOS, Digital Power delivery, triple display support and Lucid Virtu MVP,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE. “These new FM2 series motherboards offer outstanding value for any DIY builder looking to harness the improved performance of AMD’s Trinity APUs.” The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 – Maximizing Trinity Performance The flagship GIGABYTE FM2 series motherboard comes in the shape of the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, designed to push AMD A-Series APUs to the limit with GIGBAYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology. Digital power controllers ensure high capacity, high current power delivery which, when coupled with high speed memory support, combine to push the onboard AMD 7000 series graphics processor to the absolute maximum. Tested and Verified on HWBOT.org Respected overclocker and HWBot.com aficionado, Massman, managed to push the ...



Lian Li Announces PC-7H Mid Tower Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum mid tower chassis – PC-7H. Supporting ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, the elegant PC-7H gives DIY builders a simple yet functional design with many tool-less options. The Lian Li PC-7H can hold up to four 3.5” hard drives and one 2.5” SSD in the HDD cage in the front of the chassis. The 3.5” drives are secured into place using thumbscrews with rubber suspensions to reduce vibrations. For those looking to modify this all aluminum chassis, the HDD cage can be easily removed. Above the HDD cage are the three 5.25” drive bays. Thanks to the tool-less design of the bays, DIY builders can easily install optical drives. Two 140mm fans in the front of the chassis pull cool air into the chassis. The bottom 140mm fan blows air directly on the HDD cage, while the upper fan pushes air across the motherboard and expansion cards. The front panel is tool-lessly removable, making it easy to clean and maintain the air filters. The rear 120mm exhaust fan pulls hot air out of the chassis. For those looking for more cooling options, there is space on the top panel for two 120mm fans, and more room for another 120mm fan on the side panel. The motherboard tray features several cutouts for easy cable management, and the PC-7H accommodates CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.6”) in height. The PC-7H has 8 vented expansion slots with thumb screws. Expansion cards up to 400mm (15.7”) are supported. Power supplies up to 250mm (...



Noctua introduces 40, 60 and 92mm A-series fans

Noctua today introduced the first three models of its new A-series of premium quality quiet fans: The NF-A4x10, NF-A6x25 and NF-A9x14 all feature Noctua’s novel AAO frames and the series’ signature Flow Acceleration Channels for reduced boundary layer separation and improved aerodynamic efficiency. Reference class SSO2 bearing and 6 years manufacturer’s warranty make the new models a stand-out choice for all noise-sensitive 40, 60 and 92mm applications. “We have been getting a lot of requests for 40 and 60mm models both from our industry clients and customers who seek to replace noisy fans in network and storage solutions”, says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. “We’re confident that the new NF-A4x10 and NF-A6x25 are highly competitive offerings for these types of applications, their efficiency really pushes the boundaries in these form factors.” Noctua’s new A-series fans use a novel aerodynamic design measure called Flow Acceleration Channels that allows them to significantly improve the airflow to noise performance of conventional, uniform blade shapes. By speeding up the airflow at the crucial outer blade regions, Flow Acceleration Channels reduce suction side flow separation and thus lead to better efficiency and lower vortex noise. Another aspect that contributes to the NF-A4x10’s and NF-A6x25’s outstanding performance is their reduced motor hub size: Thanks to a streamlined, compact motor design, their ...



Easy gaming with MSI FM2 models

Easy gaming with MSI FM2 models New AMD APUs power great out of the box performance With the availability of AMD’s new lineup of APUs MSI, the world leader in extreme performance mainboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce the availability of a new lineup of Socket FM2 mainboards. Amongst the models available are the full-fledged FM2-A85XA-G65 Gaming mainboard, compact MicroATX models and a brilliant miniITX model with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Aiming to deliver the best gaming performance you will find the FM2-A85XA-G65 equipped with an amazing feature set to deliver an unprecedented gaming experience for the AMD platform. OC Genie II boosts the APUs CPU & GPU performance, Memory performance is enhanced with support for both AMP and XMP memory overclocking profiles. And MSI clock generator allows for much faster bus speeds which increases the performance of Dual Graphics and CrossFire even further! This is topped off with the first DigitALL PWM with Military Class III on a MSI mainboard. Enhanced for gaming The FM2-A85XA-G65 is truly optimized to deliver the best gaming experience for integrated graphics. There’s a Gaming Device Port with enhanced polling for gaming mice/keyboards. OC Genie II boosts both the CPU & GPU performance of the APU. both AMP and XMP memory profiles are supported for easy memory overclocking. Both Dual Graphics and CrossFire are supported to give the best flexibility and performance when it comes to graphics cards. and la...



ECS Launches A85F2-A Golden Socket FM2 Motherboard

Press Release – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today reveals the newest production of Black Series AMD Gold Limited Edition: A85F2-A AMD FM2 Socket Motherboard. The ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN builds on their already strong performance of FM2 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features in the Trinity technology platform and also adapting the exclusive gold plating technology for the strictest quality and a higher outstanding performance. The individually-numbered, handcrafted motherboards are stunningly outfitted in cool black with gold plated key components, giving A85F2-A AMD FM2 Socket Motherboard a sophisticated and classy appearance that is unprecedented in the PC motherboard industry. Key features include: World 1st AMP Technology support to take the full advantage of their unique operating design, newest graphical uEFI BIOS: EZ BIOS, with stunning user-friendly interface and easy-to-use function radically takes full advantage of the performance, high-end gaming, multi-tasking and Windows 8 support, ATI CrossFireXTM graphics support with next generation PCI Express 2.0 to achieve the ultimate in 3D gaming performance, separate 4 display output design allowing users to fully satisfy their visual quality and growing demand. Huge high speed storage capacity ECS A85F2-A AMD FM2 Socket Motherboard is one of the most powerful and reliable AMD FM2 Socket motherboards for gaming solution. In the ATX format, this ECS motherboard features 2 PCIe...



Meet the 2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) – formerly codenamed “Trinity”

New AMD A-Series Processors Bring Faster Speeds, High Core Count and AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics to Do-It-Yourself PC Enthusiasts and Gamers With up to 4 “Piledriver” Cores, 4.2 GHz of Processing Speed and the New FM2 Infrastructure, the Latest AMD APUs Enable an Immersive Microsoft Windows 8 experience and an Easy Upgrade Path SUNNYVALE, Calif. —10/2/2012  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced retail and distribution channel availability of its second generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs. These new APUs target do-it-yourself (DIY) PC builders, mainstream gamers and value-added resellers who want to upgrade their PC infrastructure with affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores and fast processing for outstanding responsiveness. The second generation desktop AMD A-Series APU is available at prices ranging from $53 to $122 USD1. Compared to similarly priced competitive offerings, the new APUs offer more cores, more speed, best-in-class entertainment experiences and an easy upgrade path based on a stable socket infrastructure2. AMD APU users also gain access to the AMD AppZone and a comprehensive list of accelerated applications that leverage the full compute power of the APU. With hardware-accelerated support for DirectX® 11 on AMD Radeon™ graphics and AMD Eyefinity technology delivering a more immersive experience, the AMD A-Series APUs are the ideal solution fo...






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