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Introducing the ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’ Overclocking Contest

Taipei, Taiwan, December 21, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announces its latest overclockingcompetition, the ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’, an open overclockingcompetition hosted at HWBOT. The ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’ also features a special bonus prize for the snowiest and most festive submission photo. The ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’ starts today, running until January 20th2013 and is open to all overclockers using any Intel® processor on any compatible GIGABYTE motherboard. The competition centers around three key stages, each containing a 3D benchmark with specific limitations imposed to level the playing field. A GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H motherboard plus, a Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooler will be awarded for the winner of each stage. ‘Winter OC Whiteout’ Stages: Stage 1: 3DMark11″No X79″- Any Non-X79Intel CPU; Single GPUonly Stage 2: 3DMarkVantage “Dual core” – Dual or Single core Intel CPUs only; Single GPU Stage 3: Heaven DX11″Full Out” – Any Intel CPU; Single GPUonly Bonus Stage: Show us Your Winter Wonderland Submission Photos As a special bonus, the ‘Winter OC Whiteout’ will also offer a prize for the submission photo that most creatively inspires the festive spirit. So make sure to snap your submission photo when your LN2pot is at its absolute snowiest. On January 10th2...



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Rosewill Unveils the Armor Evolution Mid-Tower Case

Rosewill, the leading brand of PC Components and Peripherals and award-winning power supplies, computer cases, and gaming peripherals, is introducing the Armor Evolution, a Mid-tower with support for E-ATX motherboards. The Armor Evolution is the next generation of Rosewill’s Top Selling mid-tower case, Armor. Designed to maximize internal capacity for the ever evolving dimensions of today’s and tomorrow’s PC components and support for 2 Front USB 3.0 ports. The Armor Evolution is an Extreme Mid-tower case, perfect for gamers and casual builders because of its sleek appeal, large internal capacity, and competitive pricing. Performance Cooling Armor Evolution provides performance cooling out of the box. Pre-installed are Dual Front 120 mm Fans with Red LEDs, 1 Top 120 mm Fan, 1 Rear 120 mm Fan, and a large but quiet 230 mm Side Panel Fan to ensure your components stay cool at all times. The perforated Front Panel compliments the cooling by allowing the fans to draw in cool air efficiently. If the pre-installed fans aren’t enough, there are optional slots to install 2 additional Front 120 mm Fans behind the HDD Rack , 1 Bottom 120 mm Fan, and an additional 1 Top 120 mm fan. The large 230 mm side panel fan can be removed to support 4 120 mm in its place. Expansion and Compatibility Armor Evolution provides support for Micro ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards in a Mid-Tower chassis. Expansion is provided for up to 7 3.5″ devices, up to 3 5.2″ d...



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RockDoc and Global Superstar PITBULL Launch Portable Speaker Line through VisionTek Products, LLC

RockDoc & VisionTek open your mobile music library… PITBULL opens your mind RockDoc, LLC and Armando Christian Perez also known as international music sensation Pitbull team up to develop a revolutionary portable speaker line, based on their Proprietary Weave Technology. Leading consumer electronics supplier VisionTek has been contracted to bring the complete line-up of RockDoc® Brand products to the consumer market in North America this Holiday Season. These high quality portable speakers are aimed at mainstream audiophiles. Pitbull institutes that quality and innovation embody the products that bear his likeness. With a new approach to portable music, the RockDoc® series of Pitbull speakers change the way you listen to music, at a price that will not slow you down. “Do you hear music? Or, Do you listen to music?” remarks Pitbull Co-Owner of RockDoc, LLC. Many who follow the music industry have anticipated a solution to complement the growing mobile content universe. RockDoc,LLC selected VisionTek because they have always been closely associated with cutting edge consumer electronics products. “We scrutinized consumer electronics suppliers in the United States, both traditional audio and current mobile suppliers, to determine the best fit for the RockDoc® / Pitbull go-to-market partner,” commented Tommy Disco, President of RockDoc,LLC. “After careful consideration, it was clear that we needed a supplier with a consumer electronic...



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ADATA’s XPG DRAM Modules Receive a Facelift

Now in three stylish color options and performance segments Taipei, Taiwan – December 20, 2012 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today announces a facelift of the company’s popular XPG ™ line of DRAM modules that gives PC enthusiasts a choice of easily distinguishable performance options in three different stylish heat spreader colors.The XPG level of DRAM modules are available in the following heat spreader colors and performance options: blue XPG DRAM modules that run at 1600MHz with CL11 timing, black modules at 1600MHz and CL9, and red ones at 1866MHz and 2133MHz with timing of CL10.According to Ted Tsai, Senior Product Marketing Manager at ADATA. “Top-tier enthusiasts in all countries- from gamers, to power users, to system builders demand not only the best in heat dissipation and long term stability of DRAM, but they are increasingly looking for components that improve the overall appearance or attitude of their rigs. We will make sure our XPG DRAM line meets the demands of these groups, both technologically and aesthetically.”The innovative engineering and unique appearance of the new XPG heat sinks make them requisite gear for the most dedicated gamers and power users. The sleekly crafted lines are reminiscent of the mechanical goliaths found on today’s electronic battlefields. ADATA once again showcases the company’s proven ability to unite world-c...



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Genius Releases New SP-U115 USB Powered Speakers

Give Your Desktop or Laptop A Voice December 20, 2012, Chino, California – Genius today is pleased to announce the SP-U115, a pair of USB powered speakers in stylish color options. These affordable and compact USB speakers can be connected to your desktop or laptop in a matter of seconds, giving you the volume boost needed when listening to music or watching movies. The two glossy SP-U115 satellite speakers with 2-inch driver units ensure an audible volume level for home entertainment use, which built-in laptop speakers often fail to provide. Everybody can find their favorite from the four classy and vibrant front color schemes available – shiny black, sapphire blue, ruby red and grass white. The different colors of the SP-U115 give a nice touch to most environments, ranging from the home office to the bedroom. The SP-U115 speakers only need to be connected to your computer: no extra wires are needed. The speakers can be directly connected through a USB cable and a 3.5mm jack. When needed, these two short wires can be easily hidden behind your system. The volume control on the side of one of the SP-U115 speakers is a simple way to adjust the sound output. This saves you from the trouble of adjusting the volume levels in your operating system. The SP-U115 USB stereo speakers are now available in the US and Canada in four front color options for the suggested retail price of $14.99. Technical Specifications: Total output power: 1.5 watts (RMS) Driver Unit Satellite: 2-in...



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ECS Reveals Full Product Line of Thin Mini-ITX Motherboards

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today reveals a full product line of Thin Mini-ITX motherboards, in three segments where low power consumption and a small footprint are desirable: enterprise, multimedia and consumer – to fulfill the different demands for AIO (All-in-one) and SFF (small form factor) applications. Enterprise/Corporate Solutions: Q77H2-TI & B75H2-TI For corporate and industrial use, the all solid capacitor ECS Q77H2-TI & B75H2-TI motherboards are based on the Intel 7-Series Chipset, which support 3rd generation Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5 and other Intel processors. Both of these platforms feature 2 x Mini PCIe x1 expansion slot, SATA 3.0/2.0/mSATA, 4x USB 3.0, 5x USB 2.0 along with support for digital signage.   ECS Q77H2-TI – Remote Management and Hardware Level Security with Intel vPro Technology ECS Q77H2-TI uses Intel vPro technology, which enables management features such as remote access to the PC (including monitoring, maintenance, and management) independent of the state of the operating system (OS) and hardware level security features to prevent viruses and worms.   ECS B75H2-TI – IT Management for Small Businesses with Intel Small Business Advantage ECS B75H2-TI comes with the Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) security and productivity software, a set of tools designed to help small businesses manage their PC infrastructure to enhance productivity, protect valuable data, and cut operating costs. Multimedia/Entertai...



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Sceptre unveils 2013 lineup including first Wi-Fi enabled 2.1 sound bar

Complete selection of HDTVs, including the new Rimless Series featuring MHL technology showcased during CES 2013 at the Bellagio City of Industry, Calif. – December 19, 2012 – Sceptre, superior manufacturer of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC displays, showcases their 2013 lineup of consumer entertainment solutions during CES 2013, including the world’s first Wi-Fi 2.1 enabled sound bar, the new Rimless series and a variety of HDTVs featuring MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology that allows mobile phones and other portable devices to directly connect to the display unit. On display at CES 2013 at the Bellagio Resort & Casino will be an assortment of surround sound stereo sound bars, HDTVs ranging from the compact 16-inch to a mammoth 84-inch and a selection of 3D LED HDTVs. Additional display units include: Rimless Series HDTVs – HDTVs featuring ultra-slim edge design, measuring less than 4mm wide and available in multiple colors Rimless Series Monitors – Ultra-thin monitors ranging from 32 to 55 inches with super-fast refresh rate for optimum graphics performance Wi-Fi Enabled Sound Bar – First ever 2.1 compact sound bar with built-in Wi-Fi instantly transforms your television into a smart TV Stereo Sound Bar – 2.0 and 2.1 compact stereo sound bars with up to 90 watts of heart pumping power, dual speakers, surround sound capabilities and an integrated 30 watt subwoofer on 2.1 models HD Car Camera –1080P high-definition camera designed to ea...



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Mad Catz Announces the Launch of Saitek Combat Pilot

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., announced today the launch of Saitek Combat Pilot, a unique, flight-based MMO (massively multiplayer online) experience which allows simulation enthusiasts from around the world to gather, interact and fly with each other as they engage in simulated air combat. Published by Mad Catz and developed by the Company’s internal ThunderHawk Studios, Saitek Combat Pilot represents the first truly interactive, multiplayer air combat simulation built around Flight Simulator X from Microsoft (sold separately). “Saitek Combat Pilot offers members the chance to train for and participate in combat flight operations under the most realistic conditions possible. Flight simulation enthusiasts are among the most passionate and discerning consumers in the world and we believe they will embrace Combat Pilot as the ultimate multiplayer flight combat experience,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Our Saitek brand is synonymous with flight simulation and we will continue to support the flight simulation community with hardware and software offerings that simulate reality. “ A true multiplayer experience, those entering the world of Saitek Combat Pilot can create, join and fly in virtual squadrons with friends and wingmen, perform check rides and training, take part in weapons training, participate in dog fights and fully engage in combat operations and much more. For more information or to downloa...



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High-End PC Case Maker Lian Li to Unveil New Product Line at CES 2013

See Latest Generation of Brushed Aluminum Chassis December 19, 2012, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, will be at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show – CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from January 8 to January 11, 2013. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit the their booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), South Hall 2 #25405 and get a first glimpse of the latest generation of brushed aluminum chassis. Get a hands-on experience with Lian Li’s new line for 2013 as it is unveiled. With cases ranging from traditional to unconventional, visitors to Lian Li’s booth are sure to be impressed. In addition to the 2013 lineup, Lian Li will also display award winning chassis from their existing line: from Mini-ITX cases to massive full towers. Visitors will also to get a chance to see the PC-CK101 train themed chassis in action. Lian Li’s Booth Number: 25405 in South Hall 2 – Ground Level CES 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 8 – 11 January 2013 To enter Lian Li’s Facebook Christmas Giveaway click below: https://www.facebook.com/LianLiHQ About Lian Li Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality p...



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Phanteks Launch PH-TC12DX U-Type dual tower CPU Cooler series

Phanteks launches PH-TC12DX, a U-Type dual tower heat-sink with four 6mm heat-pipes allows for optimal airflow and cooling. PH-TC12DX’s 6mm heat-pipes are linearly aligned and developed to have the least amount of air and thermal resistance. Incorporating P.A.T.S and C.P.S.C Technologies, PH-TC12DX delivers better heat dissipation and heat transfers. PH-TC12DX includes dual PH-F120HP PWM Premium fans to allow for higher performance and/or silent operation. Features: Patented. P.A.T.S (Physical Antioxidant Thermal Shield) will greatly increase the cooling performance and reliability while deflecting other thermal radiation from other heat sources, such as the GPU, South Bridge, North Bridge, etc. P.A.T.S, ran at a long period, will display significantly better results in an enclosure, closed environment, than a tech station, open environment. In extreme conditions, PATS is able to withstand temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius. P.A.T.S is environmental friendly and non-toxic. Patented. C.P.S.C (Cold Plasma Spraying Coating Technology) is a brand new technologic forming deposit that displaces heat onto corresponding metals at a quicker rate. With this technology, the Phanteks PH-TC12DX enhances thermal conductivity on the soldered surfaces of the heat-pipes through the copper deposits. Phanteks PH-F120HP PWM Premium fans use UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) bearing, Nine blades and MAFO (Maelstrom Air-Fort Optimization) drive system to achieve massive airflow and pe...



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Digital Storm is re-launching the Bolt

  FREMONT, Calif. – (December 19, 2012) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, is excited to announce it has made Bolt, the slimmest custom designed gaming computer on the market, even better. Acting on feedback from customers and the media, Digital Storm redesigned Bolt to run quieter with improved airflow, upgraded its Level 3 configuration, and now offers two new paint options without raising the price. Despite the fanfare and tremendous success of the Bolt launch this past fall; the Digital Storm engineering team felt the need to address concerns regarding system noise levels and a glossy finish that seemed to attract fingerprints. The team contacted power supply manufacturer Sparkle to create a custom quiet fan profile for the server class 500W Gold Plus PSU. Digital Storm then added a new side vent to improve overall chassis airflow. With an improved chassis design, the team then turned its attention to paint options, looking for solutions befitting the most powerful thin form factor tower PC ever. Digital Storm decided on two matte options – an aggressive metallic gunmetal and stylish pearl white. “When we (Digital Storm) design a system it has to stand up to our core principles –performance, support, and value,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “Our original design was outstanding, but after listening to customers and reading media reviews we knew we cou...



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V-MODA M-100 Crowdsourced Headphones Now Shipping

Award-Winning V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Crowdsourced Headphones Now Shipping Winning multiple editors’ choice awards and rave reviews, M-100 is now available to music aficionados in time for the holidays Milano – December 18, 2012 – V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling designer of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces the availability of the highly-anticipated M-100 headphones designed by and for music aficionados. V-MODA tapped the collective intellect of artists, editors and audiophiles to design, develop and vote on the first units to go to mass production. M-100 quickly became the most highly discussed headphone on the internet forums with over 10,000 posts and 700 pages on the world’s largest headphone site, Head-Fi. “Developing this project alongside the passionate audio enthusiast community was a very special experience that I dedicated my life to over the past year” states Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer at V-MODA. “I’ll never forget the key moments such as collaborating with numerous Grammy-winning and artists or staying up late discussing and testing prototypes with audiophiles globally. We opened the first unit with world-renowned producer/DJ AVICII at Radio City Music hall and immediately afterwards let CNET’s Steve Guttenberg judge and listen to it first. The results so far has been unparalleled praise and editors’ choice accolades from CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, Head-Fi, Innerfidelity, Laptop Mag, NY Times, Popular Science, Soun...



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ADATA to Reveal a Raft of New Products at CES

Experience ADATA’s next generations of product offerings with live demonstrations Taipei, Taiwan – December 18 2012 – ADATA™ Technology, will be showcasing and providing live demonstrations of its new line of products at the 2013 International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) from January 8 to January 11 in the Piazza Suite at the Venetian Resort. ADATA invites all interested parties to get hands-on experience with its latest product offerings, including SSDs for consumer and enterprise solutions as well as the company’s latest applications in DRAM, Flash storage, and wireless-enabled devices. ADATA has historically been at the forefront of the industry in the implementation of new technologies, and this year looks to be no exception. Visitors will be able to see the XPG SX300 384GB mSATA solid state drive, the enterprise grade SX1000, and the latest embodiment of the new, tiny NGFF SSD specification. DRAM products on display with live demonstrations will include the high-density XPG DDR3 2600 memory modules. Additionally, DashDrive Air products will mark a robust first foray into the blossoming wireless accessory market, with a live demonstration that will show the future of mobile device inter-connectivity. For external storage, ADATA will exhibit its latest DashDrive Elite designs, with some of the industry’s most elegant realizations of USB 3.0 speed in USB Flash drives and portable hard drives. The company’s Premier and Premier Pro memory card lineup w...



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Thermalright Mega Draw, Win Limited Black Nickel Heatsink

To give back some love to all our beloved Thermalright fans out there in this holiday season, Thermalright is giving out three newly launched, designed for ITX & HTPC system Heatsinks, CUSTOM MADE BLACK STEALTH EDITION Thermalright AXP-100s! All you have to do is go to the Thermalright official website event page (http://www.thermalright.com/2012_mega_draw/2012_mega_draw.html), fill up 3 simple multiple choices questions to stand a chance. This global giveaway will go on for two weeks, from December 17th to December 29th. We will randomly select three lucky winners from the entries and announced on the Thermalright event page before January 4th. Wait, and there’s more! For all the TR Gurus out there, we also prepare a very special gift. By answering an optional 4th question, you will have a chance to win an additional Secret Gift. The Optional Extra Credit question is not obligatory, but answering it will prove that you truly are a TR fan as well as allow fans to enter one extra drawing of unfathomable coolness and unlimited bragging rights! The secret prize will be revealed right before the drawing both on our Facebook Fan Page and Official event page. ( http://www.thermalright.com/2012_mega_draw/2012_mega_draw11.html )



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Ghost Chassis

With the number of manufacturers designing more of today's cases with the extra "bling", we are seeing a lot of chassis with large side panel windows and fancy LED lights. It is sometimes nice to have a change of scenery by looking at something a little different. Today we have the chance to share our experience with BitFenix's new "Ghost" Chassis. The BitFenix Ghost is a chassis that was designed to be a silent computing tower but not sacrifice the cooling capabilities of modern systems and accessories. The sleek, smooth and glossy exterior finish has a simple yet elegant design that really stands out from the designs we typically see. While there are few fancy bells and whistles with the exterior aesthetics, the "Ghost" has features that will surprise even the most avid users today. As we dive into the essence of the BitFenix Ghost we will take a look at some of the special features that makes this chassis different from the rest.






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