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GELID Solutiuons @ CeBIT 2013 in Hannover, Germany

  Radiator specialist GELID Solutions reveals new CPU & VGA Coolers and fans for players and fans quieter cooling solutions at CeBIT


3DMark 11 v1.0.4 released, now fully compatible with Windows 8

Futuremark updated 3DMark 11 to version 1.0.4, which makes the benchmark fully compatible with Windows 8. The update also addresses other compatibility issues and a few uncommon bugs. Benchmark scores are not affected and scores from this new version can be compared with scores from the previous version 3DMark 11 v1.0.3. DOWNLOAD: 3DMark 11 v1.0.4 Improvements: Keyboard focus is no longer checked during the demo or when running the benchmark in a loop. Note that if the display switches to the desktop due to a popup window during the benchmark, the run will still be aborted as the display mode is no longer the same. 3DMark 11 now remembers the last custom resolution used. GPU count detection for multi-GPU systems is now correct even when SystemInfo is explicitly disabled. 3DMark 11 will now prevent Windows from entering Sleep during the test. The license key is now reset when the benchmark is reinstalled, allowing removal of invalid keys. Compatibility: SystemInfo updated to version 4.15 for full Windows 8 compatibility. Updated DirectX redistributable. Now using static Visual C++ 2010 runtime libraries to fix rare installation issues on some systems. Removed dependency on EvaDotNet.dll and EvaDotNet.DirectX.dll for GPU enumeration to fix compatibility issues with some systems. Bug Fixes: Fixed display initialization code that caused “SetFullscreenState failed: DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE” errors on some systems. Fixed several memory and texture leaks, im...


ROCCAT™ Celebrates Five Years of Kone at CeBIT

ROCCAT ™ Ryos debuts for the first time ever in Germany and Power-Grid™ begins closed beta testing phase On display at CeBIT March 5th – 9th at Business Area, Hall 17 – Booth C44 Hamburg – February 28th, 2013 – German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, celebrates the fifth anniversary of the release of the successful Kone gaming mouse. The occasion is marked with the announcement of the Kone Pure Color at CeBIT 2013. The mouse comes as a direct response to the expressed wishes of ROCCAT customers, and only a limited number of the special edition mouse will be made. Other variations of the Kone will follow later in the year. The Kone Pure Color boasts the same features as the existing Kone Pure – complete with a 8,200 DPI laser sensor, high quality Omron© switches, and the popular Easy-Shift[+]™ function. The mouse will be available in four different designs: Hellfire Red, Polar Blue, Inferno Orange, and Phantom White. The original Kone gaming mouse was launched in 2007, and laid the foundation for an impressive success story. At ROCCAT, 2013 therefore belongs to the mice in the award-winning Kone series, which are amongst the most popular gaming mice worldwide. CEO and Founder René Korte, on the Kone Pure Color and other planned special editions: “Based on customer feedback, the Kone series has evolved steadily and consistently over the last five years. Often there are requests and questions about features which, for various reason...


The NZXT Phantom 630 Full Tower Chassis

NZXT with the Phantom 630 breaks tradition and continues to raise the bar for the entire industry with its new cutting edge features moving forward and ahead of the pack in every way.

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Evercool Silent Shark CPU Cooler Review

When it comes to choosing the right CPU Cooler there are a lot of available options. With the massive amount of coolers available in today's market, how do you know how to choose the right one? Well if you are reading this review then you are on the right track by doing some research. For some, the performance of a CPU cooler is the primary deciding point, however aesthetics can be just as important. You may be looking for a cooler that matches your color theme, or something along the lines of LEDs, or maybe the ability to adjust speed and noise of the cooler. Well today we are going to a look at something that is a little different from your standard CPU Cooler. Today we have in our hands the Evercool Silent Shark CPU Cooler. It has some distinctive features that we haven't seen before. Will these features prove to be a benefit to the performance? We are going find out just that as we continue.

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

See the Latest Brushed Aluminum Chassis and PC-CK101 Train Chassis in Action 27 February 2013, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, will be at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show – CeBIT 2013 in Hannover, Germany from March 5 to March 9, 2013. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit their booth in the Exhibition Grounds, Hall 17, Stand M11 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 line, Lian Li will also display a full line of brushed aluminum chassis ranging 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. With a history of eye-catching unveilings at CeBIT, Lian Li will once again prove itself an industry leader and innovator without sacrificing product quality. Attendees will be able to see the expertise of Lian Li in meeting the latest trends and market demands. When: March 5 – 9, 2013 Where: Hall 17, Stand M1 Exhibition Grounds, 30521 Hannover, Germany. Check out Lian Li’s new Facebook page here: http://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 &am...


Cooler Master Unveils Scout 2 Advanced Case

Chino, California – February 26th, 2013 – Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today makes the much anticipated Scout 2 Advanced available with exciting new Ghost White and Midnight Black Editions. Dedication to Our Users Building upon a reputation as a company that listens to and acts on its users’ feedback, Cooler Master has stepped back and retooled the Scout 2 into an advanced model to better suit the needs of gamers. This includes a hotly anticipated Ghost White color that will come with two limited edition ghost white fans with white LEDs in the front of the chassis and an additional rear exhaust fan. In addition, the dust filter layout has been reevaluated to provide better coverage. Midnight Black will benefit from these same improvements, but will receive matching black fans with red LEDs. To show our appreciation for the consistent and passionately attentive feedback provided by users, current owners of the original Scout 2 model may contact us on our support site to receive the Scout 2 Advance Upgrade Kit at no extra cost to them. About Scout 2 Advanced Show true dedication to eSports and LAN gaming by being ready to move at a moment’s notice. Be it a sponsored LAN, friend’s house, or a remote battlefield, Scout 2 is prepared to take the fight to the enemy. Comfortable rubber carrying handles with steel reinforcements that are bolted to the core structure ensure that no matter how good...


ECS Updates its G24 All-in-One Desktop

  ECS today proudly announces the exclusive touch based All-In-One PC — G24, with a elegant and versatile design. In order to support the latest interface of Windows 8, ECS G24 has considered all the design and components to meet the Windows 8 requirements, including edge-to-edge 23.6″ touch panel, 10-finger touch capability, realistic audio display and full HDMI capability. The unique of sleek and neat design is perfect for business productivity and also home entertainment platform. ECS G24 is an ideal central station for medical sector and health center with its larger display, high resolution and friendly touch screen. The slim and elegant design makes G24 a perfect digital signage platform for public information, advertising and promotion in shopping malls and chain stores, which can take full advantage of your business. The delicate touch screen can swipe the programs freely and also become an intelligent platform for information sharing and entertainment. ECS G24 also comes up with a series of interchangeable ECS Thin Mini-ITX motherboards in order to fulfill the wide range of application for various segments. Equipped with full HDMI capability, G24 strengthens the application of tablet PC, smart phone and notebook. Besides general PC usage, with TV tuner kit, G24 turns into your second TV at home. Moreover, ECS G24 is the world’s first All-in-One PC with a hot swap bay on the right side of the display. Users can easily switch optical drive device ...


Sceptre Newest Sound Bar Delivers Exhilarating Sound Experience

Compact all-in- one Speaker Sound Bar 2.1 with built-in subwoofer delivers room-filling high fidelity audio City of Industry, CA – February 26, 2013 – Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC displays, unveils the SB301523 Speaker Sound Bar 2.1 with built-in subwoofer, the all-in-one sound solution for budget-conscious users seeking a dynamic home audio experience without sacrificing space and design. The SB301523 Sound Bar 2.1 produces heart pumping surround sound through dual 20 Watt speakers and a built-in 40 Watt subwoofer. In addition, integrated technologies such as High Efficiency Amplifier, SRS WOW audio and sculpted bass response deliver a more natural audio with a wider sound field and raised sound image. The perfect replacement for expensive and bulky home theater systems, Sceptre’s newest Speaker Sound Bar 2.1 eliminates wires and the need for a separate subwoofer; and is compact enough to fit on any shelf or in front of any HDTV. Elegant enough to become a centerpiece, it features a touch sensor control panel to easily adjust volume, preset modes or sound sources and an LED screen that displays all settings. “Sceptre’s new Sound Bar 2.1 with built-in subwoofer gives users the ability to enjoy high quality sound without the hassle of purchasing and installing expensive entertainment systems,” said Sceptre’s Vice President of Operations, Cathy Chou. “This all-in-one unit provides a much richer sound than traditional...


Laura Sapiens launches Ego! Smartmouse on Kickstarter

A revolutionary interaction device which will simplify the lives of people LONDON – 26 February, 2013 Laura Sapiens is proud to announce its Kickstarter campaign for Ego! Smartmouse, the first personal device that allows people to interact with every computer, move freely from one to another and access their digital identity safely, quickly and seamlessly. “Easy tasks in human-computer interaction are getting each day more complex: too many passwords to remember, profiles to manage and devices required for common operations are increasingly making user’s life more complicated” says Matteo Modè, Laura Sapiens’s CEO. “In order to overcome these issues, Laura Sapiens developed the new Ego! Smartmouse, a next-generation device, which redefines the concept of the mouse.” With Ego! Smartmouse people can interact both in 2D and 3D, store and transfer contents, authenticate seamlessly and easily switch from one computer to another enjoying a unique interaction experience with the surrounding digital environment. Ego! Smartmouse aims to simplify the lives of people by improving their interaction with computing systems (desktops, laptops, smart-TVs, interactive multimedia whiteboards and projectors). Each support can be instantly customized, allowing people to find what they like, what they are looking for or what they were doing on another computer. Through Kickstarter, Laura Sapiens is turning to the crowdfunding to help raise funds for his innovative device....

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be quiet! introduces high-end thermal compound DC1

Glinde, 26th of February 2013 – be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for seven years in a row*, announced today the availability of the new high performance thermal compound DC1. The new paste is the logical extension of the award-winning cooler portfolio of the German company. With its excellent heat conducting properties and its extremely simple handling, the paste is suitable for both normal users and Overclockers. Through the perfect combination of metal oxides and silicon the new be quiet! thermal compound DC1 has a theoretical thermal conductivity of about 7.5 W / mK. Thus it offers several degrees Celsius advantage over conventional thermal compounds, as used for example in many ready-build-systems. Overclockers can also improve their results with the DC1. Thanks to a wide temperature range of -50 to +150 ° C, DC1 is suitable for various cooling methods. Its unique composition allows the paste to be applied easily. be quiet! ‘s DC1 comes in a handy syringe, which allows for a neat and tidy application onto the CPU die. For a perfect and planar layer of thermal compound there is an extra enclosed spatula. A syringe with 3 grams of be quiet!’s DC1 costs EUR 6.49 and is available in stores now. * Source: GfK Panelmarket Germany, sales units internal computer power supplies, December 2012   About be quiet! be quiet!’s track record of offering technology enthusiasts products which focus on silence and innovation has earned ...


Mionix Naos 8200

The Mionix Naos 8200 is positioned as the new flagship mouse from Mionix, and sits in the upper echelons of gaming mice. It's not cheap, but it looks absolutely captivating. Is it worth the premium? Can the Naos 8200 improve upon its predecessor without losing its original appeal? Let's find out.


G.SKILL teamed up with EVGA & KINGPIN Cooling in King Of Cards – Ultimate “TITAN” Giveaway!

Taipei City, Taiwan – 27th Feb 2013 To celebrate the launch of the world’s strongest graphics card, EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN, we’ve teamed up with EVGA & KINGPIN Cooling to giveaway one of the most exciting prize packs to show some love to all our fans on facebook! Enter the giveaway here à http://goo.gl/vlPu1 Starting from Wednesday, 27th February 2013, entries will be accepted until Friday, 11th March 2013, and since it’s a giveaway event for facebook fans, participants are required to like fan pages of KINGPIN Cooling & G.SKILL for a chance to win one of these amazing prize packs.   Enter the giveaway here à http://goo.gl/vlPu1 Participants will also get 1 bonus entry every time a friend enters the event through shared link, so hurry and get inviting!   Prizes include: 1st Prize l EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN l EVGA Z77 FTW l EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500w PSU l G.SKILL Trident X 2600MHz C10Q-16GTX l KPC Tek-9 FAT 6.0 GPU Unit l KPC Dominance Memory Unit   2nd Prize l EVGA Z77 Stinger mITX l G.SKILL Sniper 1866MHzCL9D-8GBSR l KPC Dominance Memory Unit   3rd, 4th, 5th Prizes l KPC Dominance Memory Unit l G.SKILL Polo Shirt Official facebook fan pages G.SKILL : https://www.facebook.com/gskillofficial KPC : https://www.facebook.com/kingpincooling   Big thanks to EVGA for providing these awesome prizes, show some love in return by visiting their FB fan page : EVGA : https://www.facebook.com/TEAMEVGA Event terms: This give-a-way event will close o...


iBUYPOWER Revolt – The Revolution Begins Shipping

February 25, 2013, City of Industry, CA – iBUYPOWER, a leading provider of high-performance gaming systems is proud to announce that its industry pushing Revolt is now shipping!  “We’ve waited long, anxious and excited to get our Revolts on the assembly line,” said Darren Su, Senior Vice President, at iBUYPOWER. “We’re ready to try something new, and we’re hoping to move the industry forward, and inspire others to do the same. Revolt is the beginning of revitalizing an industry that cries out for innovation, and we hope enthusiasts, gamers, and people who just love technology will be inspired by Revolt as much as we are.”  Those who have pre-ordered Revolts will be happy to know that their orders will begin shipping this week. iBUYPOWER is pleased to begin fulfilling orders immediately, and we’ve made substantial enhancements to our production facility to decrease build time, while maintaining a high-quality standard.  iBUYPOWER recently announced that its Revolt will be configurable with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX TITAN, enabling gamers to experience the most spectacular visuals and performance. Along with TITAN, the Revolt is available in three default configurations, but users are free to customize their Revolts for a truly individualized experience using iBUYPOWER’s system configurator.  Check out how you can configure an iBUYPOWER Revolt at www.ibuypower.com/revolt.

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MSI adopts Sound Blaster Cinema

MSI Creates a Bang Sound Blaster Cinema – the new audio standard for motherboards MSI, the world’s leader in motherboards and graphics cards has chosen Creative Sound Blaster® Cinema™ audio technology for its new motherboard lineup. Sound Blaster is the leading brand in PC gaming audio and MSI is excited about the prospect of providing class-leading audio technology with its motherboards. Thanks to the Sound Blaster Cinema suite of audio technologies, gamers can enjoy upgraded surround sound through their stereo headphones, enhanced gaming sound effects and Smart Volume™ control for long gaming sessions. When using Sound Blaster Cinema, gamers will be able to hear their opponents more clearly and easily while enjoying the competitive advantage of accurate positional audio to reveal the precise location of their opponents. Sound Blaster Cinema will first be introduced on MSI’s new Gaming motherboards, on display at CeBIT 2013in Hanover from March 5th to March 9th. Sound Blaster Technology “We are very excited to provide MSI with the latest in Sound Blaster sound technology on its new gaming motherboards”said Low Long Chye, general manager of audio for Creative. “This is the next step of our great ongoing relationship where MSI introduces new standards of Sound Blaster audio technology designed specifically for motherboard products.” Sound Blaster Cinema Armed with the technology of the biggest name in PC gaming audio, gamers can leverage Sound Blaste...

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