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The NZXT Phantom 820 Enthusiast Full Tower Chassis

As a kid I loved reading comics, especially the ones about super heroes. One of my favorites is the Phantom, an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician. This is a popular feature adapted to several forms of media, including television, film and video games. It stars a costumed crime fighter operating from the fictional African country Bangla. The Phantom is the 21st in a line of crime fighters that originated in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath to fight evil on the skull of his father's murderer, Christopher started the legacy of the Phantom that would be passed from father to son. Believing him to be immortal due to this legacy, his enemies gave the mysterious figure nicknames such as "The Ghost Who Walks", "The Man Who Cannot Die" and "Guardian of the Eastern Dark." Unlike many fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom does not have any supernatural powers, but instead relies on his strength, intelligence, and fearsome reputation for being an immortal ghost to defeat his foes. Today we have the pleasure of reading about another Phantom; only this legacy and legend was conceived and created by our friends at NZXT. The Phantom is reborn again only this time as The Phantom 820, an enthusiast steel full tower chassis, engineered to chill even the most demanding systems. The Phantom 820 is equipped with 200 mm and 140 mm fans in strategic positio...



Rosewill Debuts First Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Launch of THRONE, and a full line up of many more at CES 2013

Improving Innovation – Rosewill Debuts First Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Launch of THRONE, and a full line up of many more at CES 2013 Las Vegas, CES 2013 – January 4th, 2013 – The leading hardware solution provider, Rosewill®, will be show casing their latest innovations and premiere line of products at CES 2013. Rosewill® will debut a world first, Rosewill® Helios RK-9200 Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Switches in Blue, Red, Brown, and Black. It supports Red or Green Backlit LEDs and allows independent color control of the vital WASD and 4 directional arrow gaming keys while allowing you to choose between 5 global brightness modes. It will stand side by side with the RK-9000 and RK-9100 series Mechanical Keyboards that have already cemented their positions. Rosewill® will also be show casing their line of Computer Cases, Power Supplies, Networking products, Server products, Gaming Peripherals, Surveillance Products, and Computer Accessories that compliment your PC build. Rosewill® will launch a new gaming case, THRONE, in Black and White, with its sleek angular appeal and aggressive appearance; it’s the case to have for any gaming event. Alongside will be the newly introduced ARMOR Evolution mid tower case, the first mid tower with support for E-ATX motherboards and have 2x USB 3.0 front ports. To power your system, Rosewill will have on display a full line of award winning 80 Plus Platinum Power Suppl...



ROCCAT Debuts 2013 Lineup of PC Gaming Peripherals

  ROCCAT’s first-ever mechanical keyboard, Ryos, along with a Beta version of Power Grid, and the newly available Kone XTD and Kone Pure all on display at CES – LVH #2065 Hamburg – January 4, 2013 – ROCCAT will be showing its new product developments in gaming peripherals and software at CES in Las Vegas on January 8 – 11, 2013. Some of the ROCCAT highlights at this year’s show will include the brand’s first-ever mechanical keyboard and the first software project for the company from Hamburg, Germany – the Power-Grid app, which has now passed Beta testing. In addition, several ROCCAT products at CES are newly available to US gamers, including the gaming mice Kone XTD and Kone Pure along with the multicolor gaming keyboard Isku FX. ROCCAT founder and CEO, René Korte, on the significance of CES for the company: “We announced ROCCAT’s entrance to the American market here exactly 12 months ago. The feedback from gamers and media worldwide has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re here again to prove that ROCCAT sets the rules when it comes to gaming peripherals.” ROCCAT™ Ryos – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Series with unique per-key illumination With Ryos, ROCCAT has succeeded in defining a new standard for mechanical gaming keyboards. The Ryos is the first gaming keyboard ever that features per-key lighting and up to two 32-bit ARM cortex processors. The keyboard can display key functions, macros and even health or mana bars th...



Lian Li Announces CES 2013 Facebook Photo Contest

See Lian Li’s Latest Line and Win Prizes Whether at CES or at Home January 4, 2012, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, is pleased to announce the “Post and Vote – CES Photo Contest” that will take place during CES 2012. With this contest not only will visitors to Lian Li’s booth be given a chance win products, but also Lian Li fans at home can witness the next generation of brushed aluminum chassis and win prizes in the process.By taking a picture at Lian Li’s booth of one of the new chassis and posting it on the “Post and Vote – CES Photo Contest” app on the Lian Li HQ facebook page, attendees at CES will be eligible to win. Once posted in the app Lian Li HQ fans at home as well as at CES can vote on their favorite picture. The uploader who has the picture with the most votes will win a PC-Q25B. Additionally, a random voter will win PC-Q07B. So whether you can make it to the booth or not, you have a chance to win just by participating in the Facebook contest. Visitors to Lian Li’s booth will also have another chance to win a prize. One lucky winner who fills out a simple survey will have a chance to win an iPad. Don’t miss your chance to win prizes from Lian Li. Visit the CES booth (LVCC, South Hall 2 #25405), and participate in the “Post and Vote – CES Photo Contest”. To go to Lian Li’s Facebook page to enter the “Post and Vote – CES Photo Contest” click here: https://www.facebook.com/LianLiHQ A...



G.SKILL TridentX Nominated for 2013 Edison Awards

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of high performance memory and solid-state storage, is proud to announce G.SKILL’s TridentX Series DDR3 Memory is nominated for the world’s fastest DDR3 memory frequency achieved – DDR3 3,900MHz by Edison Award. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in America. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.



 
 
 
 
 

Thermalright – True Spirit 120m CPU Cooler

Over the years we have seen hundreds of air coolers of various models and designs. From the smaller coolers to the larger twin tower coolers, performance is always a key factor when it comes to finding the right product. Today we are going to be looking to a new unique design by Thermalright. It is called the True Spirit 120m. Does it have the right aesthetic appeal and how does it stack up with some of today's coolers in thermal performance? That is what we will attempt to answer in our review today.



MSI Announces Availability of Ultra-Light Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible

Ingenious lightweight design and superb performance on display at Aria Resort & Casino until January 10th City of Industry, Calif. – January 3, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible, a clever blend of portability and performance featuring a slide out keyboard, Windows 8 and Intel® Core i5 processor. The Slider S20 is the perfect companion for business travelers, students and all users seeking computing power without sacrificing portability and battery life. Equipped with state-of-the art components, including a16:9 1920×1080 full HD 10-point touch screen, 8GB of DDR3 memory and 128GB of SSD storage, the Slider S20 weighs 2.2 lbs. and is less than 1 inch thick for lightweight on-the-go computing. “Many users prefer the mobility of a tablet, but still need the processing power of an actual laptop computer,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. “MSI’s S20 Ultrabook Convertible solves that problem by combining the best of both worlds, giving users the choice of using it as a tablet or as a laptop.” To perfectly complement its performance, MSI also designed the Slider S20 for easy connectivity, with a Jackson Peak Wireless adapter, Ethernet, 2 USB3 ports, Bluetooth capability, mini HDMI-out connector and an integrated 720P HD webcam. The Slider S20 will be available in Q1 2013 for $1,199.99 MSRP. For more information o...



Mad Catz Announces GameSmart Technology Initiative for Smart Devices

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today GameSmart, a technology initiative that moves smart devices one step closer to delivering a core gaming experience similar to a gaming console or gaming computer. GameSmart control products will function through the Bluetooth Smart stack, will be game and hardware independent, and will have a smart device app to provide additional functionality. By utilizing Bluetooth Smart, GameSmart devices will feature simplified setup, longer battery life and universal compatibility. In addition, GameSmart offers game developers and game publishers standardization, ease of implementation and scalability when enabling controller and console-like accessory functionality in mobile games. “Smart devices have made considerable inroads in delivering all forms of entertainment including games, music, movies, books, and social media. Mobile gaming is a vibrant and exciting space and we don’t see controller-based games replacing touch screen games, we expect them to enhance and enlarge the smart device gaming experience to include the living room experience. There are a number of point-to-point solutions in the market today that provide proof of concept, but the industry needs an agnostic operating system solution to provide standardization, ease of implementation and scalability,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “With our long history in the gaming industry, Mad Ca...



 
 
 
 
 

Azio Levetron Mech5 – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Today we will be taking a looking at one of Azio's newest gaming keyboards on the market, the Azio Levetron Mech5 mechanical keyboard. The Mech5 is Azio's most innovative mainstream mechanical gaming keyboard available today. As of the last few years, mechanical keyboards have gotten really popular and we are seeing many competitors releasing their own designs in an attempt to capitalize on this new craze. Azio designed the Levetron Mech5 to be completely modular, so fit and finish will be an important aspect to keep in mind; however, let's not forget that functionality is just as important when it comes to mechanical gaming keyboards. So today we are going to put the Azio Levetron Mech5 to the test and see how it stacks up.



RAIDMAX Announces a Full Tower Chassis – VAMPIRE

  A Spacious No-Hassle Case 3 January, 2013, L.A., California, U.S.A. – RAIDMAX today announces the VAMPIRE, a full tower case with all the features a PC building enthusiast could want: tool-free design, convenient top I/O panel, zero-clutter cable management, water cooling support, and SSD hot swap functionality. Supporting motherboard form factors up to XL-ATX, the VAMPIRE is an ideal chassis for those looking for a spacious no hassle-case. Tool-Free Features To minimize installation, upgrade and maintenance stress the VAMPIRE has several tool-less features. This case holds up to five 5.25” drives and seven 2.5” SSD/3.5” HDDs that are easily set into place with a tool-less mounting mechanism. The side panels and PCI slot covers use thumbscrews. Also, the fan filter on the bottom of the PSU can be easily pulled out for cleaning. For overclockers who wish to add top case fans or radiators, the metal mesh can be removed without tools. Hardware Capabilities This spacious case can support the highest-end of setups. Lengthy, high-end video cards up to 13 inches (330mm) in length are supported. As a powerful video card requires a beefy power supply; this case supports power supplies up to 10.43 inches (265mm) long. For those overclocking, the Vampire supports massive CPU coolers up to a height of 7.68 inches (195mm). In addition, the VAMPIRE has 10 PCI slots for a plethora of expandability options. 2.5” HD Hot Swap Functionality For on the fly data transfer the V...



 
 
 
 
 

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK Gaming Keyboard

The Build quality of the CM Storm QuickFire TK is second to none the Cherry MX Blue switches are the best I have ever used, and I love the blue LED lighting and accent off of the sky blue steel plate. The dimming functions and the highlighted gaming keys actually helped to improve my gaming experiences, I am now favoring the Cherry MX Blue for gaming over my Red and the overall gaming performance is one to be reckoned with.






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