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Asus® Selects Asetek® Liquid Cooling Technology for Limited Edition ROG ARES II Graphics Card

Asetek and Asus Cooperate to Bring Fastest and Most Powerful Graphics Card to PC Enthusiasts Asetek Inc., the world’s leading supplier of liquid cooling solutions for computers announced today that its liquid cooling technology will be used to cool the limited edition Asus ROG ARES II Graphics Card. The card features dual AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Ghz Edition GPUs, 6GB GDDR5 memory and a hybrid liquid/air cooling system that provides supreme graphics performance.   The ARES II card utilizes Asetek’s proven, maintenance free, factory sealed liquid cooling technology to cool the two powerful GPUs. This liquid cooled design assures continuous stability even under full load, achieving up to 31ºC cooler operation compared to a reference GTX 690. Furthermore, the 2-slot height is the same size as the air-cooled versions, and the 120mm radiator will easily fit into most PC cases. Asetek’s liquid cooling system delivers significant benefits to the ARES II graphics card. Gamers will see much quieter acoustics, significantly lower GPU and component temperatures, and faster performance compared to air-cooled HD 7970 GPUs. With increased overclocking headroom, the liquid GPU cooler is an ideal complement for Asus’s flagship graphic’s card designed for maximum overclockability and performance, and provides an overall better experience for gamers. Additionally, users can expect much less noise because the fans aren’t forced to run at maximum speed to dissipate the heat. A ...

Satechi USB Hard Disk Enclosure and Card Reader Now Available

Satechi USB 3.0 Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure and Multifunction Card Reader Now Available SAN DIEGO – Jan. 16, 2012 – Satechi, a mobile accessories manufacturer, announces the availability of the USB 3.0 Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure and Multifunction Card Reader. The two new peripherals feature a sleek, clean aesthetic complimenting Apple computers and laptops perfectly in both form and function.  Satechi’s user friendly, USB powered Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure for 9.5mm and 12.5mm 2.5” SATA HDD/SSDs converts the user’s hard disk drive or solid state drive into a protected external drive ideal for protecting valuable data. The lightweight yet sturdy enclosure has USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces which allow for fast data transfer and is also backward compatible allowing it to work with older products or technology. The External Hard Disk Enclosure also allows for fast and easy installation and disk swapping. www.youtube.com/harddiskenclosure  The plug and play Aluminum Multifunction Card Reader supports SD, XD, MS, TF, M2 and CF formats making it the ideal all-purpose card reading device to access all of the user’s stored media. The card reader is compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0. www.youtube.com/multifunctioncardreader  The Satechi USB 3.0 Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure and Multifunction Card Reader are available for an introductory price of $39.99 and $29.99 respectively at Satechi.net and Amazon.com. For more on the USB 3.0 Al...

COUGAR Introduces SPIKE – Mini Gaming Tower PC Case

COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, has introduced a new high-end mini gaming tower PC case, the COUGAR SPIKE. The SPIKE delivers expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design. The COUGAR SPIKE case is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. Indeed, the list of functionality of micro ATX motherboards is growing and becoming more complete. Many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by micro ATX motherboards nowadays. As such, COUGAR thinks that the mini gaming tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations. The SPIKE mini tower sports a gaming themed style with interior black paint to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR’s screwless design technology for convenient on-the-fly data access of 3.5″ and 2.5″ HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of 2.5″ HDD/SSD at the bottom cover. With any PC case ventilation is crucial and COUGAR’s SPIKE case handles it smartly. Conveniently, the COUGAR SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed. In total, there is support for 4 fans: one 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional). Lastly, the COUGAR SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower PC Case supports the lasts, advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speeds. The COU...

How We Make Our SSDs (by Crucial)

Crucial announced their new M500 SSD at CES this year, and in the wake of this excitement want to share a look at how they make them. Very cool video inside!

ECS MODMEN Custom Case Modding Competition

THE CLOCK IS COUNTING DOWN FOR ENTRY INTO THE ECS MODMEN CUSTOM CASE MODDING COMPETITION   Upload Specs/Photos by February 28 to Win Grand Prize of $1,000,000NT ($30K USD) and a Trip to Taiwan for Finals Taipai, Taiwan, January 15, 2013 – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) wants to remind potential competitors that the clock is literally counting down on its website (http://www.ecsmodmen.com/) to February 28, 2013, the deadline for entering the ECS Modmen Custom Case Mod Competition. The top five participants will be invited to Taipei, Taiwan to show off their mods at Computex 2013 where ECS, with a panel of judges, will determine the overall winner of $1,000,000NT and the title of MODMEN 2013! “Winning the ECS Modmen competition will give someone international notoriety and top-notch cash and prizes,” notes Ivette Huang, ECS Marketing Manager. “We wanted to offer a big cash prize as well as give a few Modders the chance to check out Computex 2013.” The ECS Mods will be judged by a number of factors, including Overall Design, Creativity, Technique, Mod on Motherboard and Peer Evaluation. Aside from the grand prize, the top five participants will also win $1,000 USD and over $2000 in prizes, including a Thermaltake Armor case, cooler, PSU and headset. Participants 6-10 will win over $800 in prizes, including a Thermaltake case, cooler and PSU. If you have any questions about the competition, contact info@ecsmodmen.com or visit the video at https://www.youtube....

Prodigy Window Side Panel and Alchemy Mixed Cables

BitFenix Design Lab, January 15, 2012 – With overwhelming response from the community, users have requested greater personalization for their BitFenix cases and accessories. Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce the Prodigy Window Accessory and Alchemy Mixed Cable Series.       Prodigy Window Side Panel Accessory   Displaying a clear, non-obstructive acrylic, the Prodigy Side Panel Window Accessory is a hassle free option to obtain a clear view of your full sized video card. Without any clips or tacky mounting mechanisms in sight, your Prodigy Black or Prodigy White can maintain its sleek design while having no compromises to the hardware inside.       Custom individual sleeving is a great way to add flare and cleanliness to a computer. But without the right tools, it can be very time consuming and messy. BitFenix Alchemy Cables proved to be a modder’s favorite when it comes to shrinkless and flexible cables. Featuring our ultra-dense NanoSleeve™ braiding in an alternating pattern of colors, Alchemy Mixed Cables make customizing and color coordinating your system an incredibly simple affair.   Both the Prodigy Side Panel Window Accessory and Alchemy Mixed Cables will be available at the middle of February.   For more information on other BitFenix products and new releases, please visit http:// http://www.bitfenix.com.


ECBC: Spear Laptop Tote

There are many options in the world of laptop and tablet accessories ranging from a cheap $5 sleeves to very expensive totes and backpacks. Among all of these choices there is company that specializes in making sure your investment is safe during travel. ECBC focuses on giving people a more functional, comfortable and stylish way of transporting their laptops, ipads, tablets and other essentials.


Rosewill USB 3.0 External All Aluminum 6X Blu-ray/DVD Reader/ Writer

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing The Rosewill USB 3.0 External all Aluminum 6X Blu-ray/DVD reader/writer, that will not only play all of your prized digital media collection, but also gives you the ability to back it up as well. The USB 3.0 Rosewill RDED-12001 Blu-ray writer offers the most comprehensive disc media Read & Write capability including up to a whopping 128GB BDXL disc, at up to 6X BD-R speeds. The Rosewill RDED-12001 also supports state-of-the-art 3D technology together with the enclosed Cyberlink Media Suite 10 to bring a true-to-life 3D experience to your desktop or laptop. The aluminum case offers enhanced durability as well as heat dissipation, and the lightweight, ultra-thin profile can easily fit into your notebook case or backpack without adding too much bulk. Read on to see what else it brings to your laptop, notebook or desktop.

ECS at CES 2013 –Get a Hands-On Experience with ECS Products

January 10, 2013, CES Las Vegas — On the opening day of CES 2013, ECS has presented a wide range of innovative and creative products which not only highlight environment caring but also underline enrichment of technology life. This time, ECS has been advocated by worldwide visitors for showing overwhelmingly inspired products including AIO PC, Small Form Factor, Tablet PC, Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard series and so on. ECS welcomes all CES visitors come to enjoy the spectacular and cutting-edge technology at the Mirage Hotel Suites E28 from January 8th to January 11th 2013.   ▼ECS Suite at CES - Presenting you a stylish design of AIO G24, G18 & G11   ▼ECS Suite at CES - Presenting you a wide range design of Small Form Factor   ▼ECS Suite at CES - Showing a variety solutions of Tablet PC   ▼ECS booth at CES - Presenting you the latest innovative Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard     About ECS Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. Today, the motherboard maker also designs and manufactures desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld devices for distributors worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan with operations in North America, Europe, China, Korea and Japan, ECS also has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities in China. For more information, please visit ECS at www.ecs.com.tw

New Micron and Crucial M500 SSDs Offer Affordable, High-Capacity Storage

New M500 SSD Reaches Terabyte-Class Capacity and Delivers Next-Generation Feature Set   Key Messages: Offered in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities First terabyte-class drive available for under $600 Utilizes Micron 20nm MLC NAND flash with a SATA 6Gb/s controller and Micron custom firmware Includes hardware-based encryption, data protection against unexpected power loss, and an adaptive thermal monitoring system Available in 2.5 inch, mSATA, and M.2 form factors for standard computing and next-generation ultrathin devices Multimedia Elements: Media Kit BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today introduced the M500 solid state drive (SSD), featuring terabyte-class capacity, new ultra-slim package designs, and increased response times at a more affordable price point. Available to consumers, businesses, and system builders under the Crucial® brand, and to OEM customers under the Micron® brand, the new M500 SSD is built start-to-finish by Micron, providing the quality and reliability that only a NAND flash memory and SSD manufacturer can provide. Watch this behind-the-scenes video to see how Micron designs and builds SSDs. Benefits of Advanced NAND Flash Technology The M500 SSD utilizes Micron’s award-winning, 20-nanometer (nm) multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash to achieve terabyte-class capacity and enable a new level of SSD price competitiveness; the 960GB Crucial M500 SSD will be initially priced under $...


OCZ Vector 256GB

OCZ has an impressive history of innovation in the SSD market, leading the way in many respects, and whether it's fair or not, they're the target and we hold OCZ to the highest standard. And so OCZ is responding the consumer/enthusiast’s growing demand for a fast and reliable drive that performs as well with incompressible data as it does with compressible data. OCZ is also responding to the demand for a drive that retains its performance in a peak condition over time as well as greatly extending the life span of the NAND with their new Proprietary Indilinx Ndurance 2.0 Technology. The OCZ Vector is the result, promising enthusiast-classed performance to battle the SandForce drives. But how does the performance of the Vector measure up? Is it worth the investment? Let's dive in and find out.

Mushkin Unveils New Chronos SATA III 960GB Solid-State Drive at CES 2013

Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announced the worldwide launch of its new 960GB Chronos(TM) solid-state drive (SSD), slated to start shipping this month. The newest addition to the Chronos(TM) line of SSDs offers 960GB of space, almost double the storage capacity of typical 2.5-inch form factor drives. The much higher storage capacity, combined with the performance and reliability benefits of an SSD, make the 960GB Chronos(TM) an ideal choice for disk intensive applications like workstations and servers. “With the growing demand for higher capacity and higher performance storage, we are excited to now offer our Chronos(TM) SSD in an industry-leading size, and continue our commitment to meeting market needs,” said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin. “For CAD, animation or similar applications where speed and space are key, the new 960GB high-capacity Chronos(TM) SSD really shines.”

Leetgion EL’DRUIN ARPG Gaming Mouse Now Available Worldwide

Leetgion, gaming arm of renowned PC Heatsink manufacturer Thermalright, announces ‘the long waited, designed for fast paced click heavy Action RPG gaming mouse, The Leetgion EL’DRUIN is finally released! After rigorous testing and countless tweaking, the Leetgion engineer team has found a perfect balance between function and hands on feel. Featuring a distinctive RPG armor design, The EL’DRUIN contains the brand new Leetgion SPAD and Omni-Tuner, along with removable Palm Plates, top quality Avago9500 Laser Engine and Made in Japan Omron Micro Switches. The Leetgion EL’DRUIN is your best weapon for digital questing. The SPAD, short for Skill Power Actions D-Pad is innovative control suited to gamers’ need. It’s a fully programmable five way thumb pad that gives fast access to skills without the need to memorize complex button placements. Everything you need is right at the tip of your thumb. Leetgion’s Omni-Tuner (Patent Pending) is an all-in-one wheel for on the fly switching of profiles, DPI settings and more. Omni-Tuner controls are easy and intuitive, down press the central button to choose between DPI Micro Tune, Profile switching, and Programmable button mode. One wheel to control all, no hassle. The Leetgion EL’DRUIN is here to fit your play style. Featuring the Removable Palm Plate for adjustable size and grip, choose between two sizes and two different textures, your grip your style. Perfect for both Claw Grip and Pal...


Cougar PowerX 550W

  Introduction The power requirements of enthusiast and gaming PCs have increased dramatically over the last few years, due to the development of ever more powerful and sophisticated CPUs and graphics processors. More power can often mean higher energy bills, and manufacturers have been working on improving power efficiency for their products in response. While the general trend has been higher energy consumption, there are many consumers that don’t need a high end kilowatt power supply. There is still a considerable market for mid-range units to power a single graphics card setup, something under 600W. The Cougar PowerX 550W is one such mid-range power supply, and while this unit isn’t a beast like some we’ve seen of late, the PowerX is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a price of only $70. Seems pretty affordable, so let’s take a closer look at this Cougar unit and see how it fares. Let’s take a closer look at this Cougar unit and see how it fares.

NZXT Phantom 630 High Performance Modular Full Tower Launched

NZXT has built the Phantom series cases to be aspired by gamers through it’s clean modern aesthetics and the highly convenient functionality. Today we introduce the NZXT Phantom 630, the latest in the family which brings cutting edge features in a next generation design including Interchangeable fully-modular HDD cases, pivoting fan mount and a single 30-watt controller with four high endurance fans included. The chassis can fit up to an XL-ATX motherboard on a smart split-level motherboard tray allowing for incredibly neat cable management. USB 3.0/2.0 along with an integrated card reader, illuminated I/O panel and dust filter also complete the case. With the unmistakable appearance, the NZXT 630 High Performance Modular Full Tower Chassis keeps the timeless, striking visuals as previous series of the case with a next generation design. The chassis is crafted out of steel and plastic in 3 popular colours – Matte black, White and Gunmetal. The Phantom 630 is designed to fully satisfy the demands of those who take computing seriously. The grand size of the case enables users to fit up to an XL-ATX motherboard on a smart split-level motherboard tray which allows the user to mount dual SSDs securely and have incredibly neat cable management. The Fully modular internal drive bays allows you to customise the Phantom 630’s internal layout to suite your needs giving the space required for more extreme cooling. The case enables the user to install simultaneous su...

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