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Cooler Master Unveils HAF Stacker Series

Chino, California – August 30th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today officially unveils to the world the first stackable “modtower” — The HAF Stacker series. This evolutionary computer case is the first of its kind to provide new levels of modularity, expandability, and creativity for system builders around the world. The HAF Stacker series is currently on display for the very first time at the Cooler Master Booth#3446 at PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle, WA. Series Convergence Joining together two titans among Cooler Master case series, HAF Stacker takes the essence of the widely popular High Air Flow and Stacker series and elevates them to new heights as a single, cohesive line. The large drive storage and interior space of the Stacker series meets the Water and Air cooling design of the HAF series. The result is the first modular and expandable full tower with smaller companion cases that all stack together seamlessly. Follow the launch and learn more at: http://coolermaster-usa.com/microsite/hafstacker/ Stack Up. Stack On. HAF Stacker, built for the tinkerer, DIY builder, modder, newbie, multi-PC household, and you. The HAF Stacker is more than a collection of cases, it’s the freedom to configure a single PC or multiple PC setups in innumerable ways. Be it watercooled, air cooled, workstation, server, extreme gaming setup, or the first PC you have ever built; HAF Stacker has a setup to suit ...



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GP70, GP60 – MSI’s latest gaming notebooks

Take it Easy” Performance Gaming Machine Slim and slight, MSI’s GP60 and GP70 presents better performance of the latest laptops for online gaming competitions. Under the hood, these NBs meet your need for machines that with good performance with better gaming experience. In addition, they sport envelope-pushing SteelSeries gaming keyboards, unique Audio Boost for headsets sound enhancement solution. Easy to Take and powerful, these NBs will give you the furious advantage in HD gaming competitions. Taipei—MSI has received high marks for its high-end gaming laptops, the good performance but compact gaming design in new gaming notebooks. They featured Intel’s 4th Generation Quad Core processor and new Generation NVIDIA GeForce GT740M discrete graphics. Specially designed to meet the demands of online gamers around the world. Best of online gaming — MSI’s newest GP gaming laptop Eric Kuo, vice president for global sales & marketing, MSI Notebook, points out the GP60 and GP70 featured with Steelseries keyboard, GT740M graphics and audio boost for better headset experience, while weighing in at only 2.5(GP60) and 2.75(GP70) kilograms, respectively. They are the trimmest and most popular level gaming laptops and are the best choice of online or casual games players around the world. Not only do they feature the epoch-marking processor using 22nm production technology, they also pack NVIDIA ’s latest GT740M 2GB discrete graphics card. Comes with the innovativ...



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G.SKILL To Attend IDF 2013, Showing Next Generation Memory!

Taipei, Taiwan – 29th August, 2013 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high-performance memory designer and manufacturer, announced to participate this year’s Intel Developer Forum at San Francisco as part of Intel’s memory community at booth no. 165, displaying maximum DDR3 memory frequency & capacity on the new Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for socket LGA-2011 platform, also sharing plans for future technology such as DDR4. “As this is our first time attending IDF, we are very excited to show our high performance quad channel DDR3 memory and also announce our plans for DDR4,” said Mark Yu – Technical Marketing at G.SKILL. About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by computer hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL is a leading computer memory & Solid State Drive and flash memory manufacturer based in Taipei, Taiwan. By insisting on continuous product innovation, G.SKILL is always able to being the industry’s first to provide the fastest memory available to the market. Backed by numerous overclocking world records, media editor’s choice awards and customer choice awards. G.SKILL has been recognized as the leader of high performance computer memory by worldwide enthusiasts.



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LUXA2 Releases New Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker

Taipei, Taiwan – August 29, 2013 – LUXA2, a premier designer and manufacturer of uniqueand functional mobile accessories including holders, portable power, headsets and cases, is proud to announce a brand new product to its already impressive product portfolio – The Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker.   LUXA2’s Groovy is designed to give the modern music lover wireless streaming of their favorite tunes to ultimately match their lifestyle. The Groovy is made from premium grade brushed aluminum and finished off with a stylish genuine leather strap; meaning that it not only looks good, but feels good too. This, coupled with the Groovy’s excellent sound quality makes it the perfect partner for all occasions.   Key features: Bluetooth 2.1 Premium grade brushed aluminum body Lightweight and portable Bluetooth and wired connectivity Speakerphone capability Interchangeable genuine leather handles 1800mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery Midrange and woofer made from polyethylene fiber glass Groovy – Modern music lover for all occasions For more product information, please visit http://www.luxa2.com/product.aspx?s=108   LUXA2 official website and community websites: LUXA2 official website: http://www.LUXA2.com LUXA2 Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/LUXA2



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BitFenix Introduces Shadow

Latest BitFenix chassis design delivers modern styling and impressive value (BitFenix Design Lab, August 29, 2013) – Today, acclaimed PC hardware designer BitFenix is proud to reveal the latest chassis in its award-winning lineup – Shadow. Featuring a clean, modern design and a multitude of DIY-friendly features, Shadow represents a trifecta of style, functionality, and value. With a completely uncluttered façade and monolithic design, Shadow fits perfectly in virtually any environment. The magnetic door, which deftly hides away optical drives, is covered with signature BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment for added stain resistance and a premium matte finish. This smooth surface is complimented by a brushed aluminum BitFenix logo, along with a customizable LED accent. Located at the bottom of the front door, this LED accent can be changed to red or blue to match your build, or turned off with the press of a button on the I/O panel. On the inside, Shadow shows it’s more than just a pretty face. This ATX design fits long graphics cards up to 320mm in length, and tall CPU coolers up to 165mm in height, ensuring full compatibility with today’s high-octane hardware. Shadow comes with plenty of storage capacity, equipped with three 5.25″ drive bays and no less than seven 3.5″ bays – perfect for users with massive media collections. To speed the installation process along, each of these bays come with tool-free drive locking, and single 2...



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Brand new Kits from Phobya!

Phobya Pure Performance Phobya Pure Performance Kit: The name sais what you will get! A maximum of cooling power combined with a cool design for an attractive price is offered in this complete kit, in which everything you need to install a CPU water cooling system is included. The Phobya Pure Performance Kit unites the favorite Phobya products in a complete kit where all components are chosen best. http://www.aquatuning.de/shop_content.php/coID/1748/XTCsid/05dh6p6tj1cgchvitjrbda2426



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Digital Storm Unveils HydroLux – The New Standard in PC Cooling

HydroLux redefines PC cooling performance by offering unmatched levels of customization and control FREMONT, Calif. – (August 29, 2013) –Digital Storm today unveiled HydroLux, a complete desktop cooling solution that combines liquid and airflow cooling with fully customizable control software. Available exclusively on Digital Storm desktops, HydroLux monitors and automatically adjusts to temperature fluctuations in in real-time, marking a giant leap in the evolution of PC cooling. “We work hard to differentiate the Digital Storm brand by engineering powerful systems that meet our customer’s high-performance demands,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “HydroLux delivers on that promise by providing an industry leading cooling solution that can be fully customized to meet each user’s unique needs.” The HydroLux’s proprietary Control Center software provides enthusiasts with complete control of the cooling system and chassis. This includes detailed temperature graphs, thermal linked LED lighting (pictured below) and automated airflow optimization.With the click of a button, HydroLux can transform chassis LED lighting into a powerful tool for monitoring system temperatures. As both internal system and fluid temperatures rise, HydroLux visually displays the fluctuations by fading LED lighting from a cool blue to a warm red. To help enthusiasts know when they have pushed their system to n...



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MSI announces the GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING graphics card

Once again raising graphics performance to new heights MSI, world renowned graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, has officially announced the release of the GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING. This product uses the new exclusive Triple Force Architecture and is equipped with a Triple Level signals LED. The card, from the inside out, represents the next revolution thermal design. The combined power of the Twin BIOS and the card’s Enhanced Power Design equip gamers and extreme overclockers with the best graphics card. This superior performance is accompanied by a 20-phase power design that can unlock the limitless potential of the graphics card. Also featuredis the patented GPU Reactor powered back plate design which filters power supply noise and improves overclocking stability. The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING is built using Military Class 4 components that have passed rigorous certification testing in laboratories. With such powerful components, this graphics card is guaranteed to have an impressive service life and excellent overclocking stability. Additionally, the popular 3×3 OC Kits allow for gamers to effectively monitor the status of the graphics card. MSI products are renowned for leading the industry due to the company’s innovative R&D, excellent performance, streamlined thermal design, and quality components and software. The MSI GeForce GTX 780 LIGHTNING is once again the most powerful graphics card. Exclusive Triple Force Architecture The latest ...



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Mebotics Debuts ‘World’s First Machine Shop in a Box’

The Microfactory is a networked, easy to operate, affordable, mess-free, quiet, safe and fully-enclosed machine designed for makers, by makers Somerville, Mass. – August 28, 2013 – Mebotics, LLC is launching the Microfactory – already gaining notoriety as the “world’s first machine shop in a box” – on Kickstarter this week. The Microfactory will be the first widely-available machine to marry both additive and subtractive manufacturing, integrating machining and 3D printing into a safe, self-cleaning, networkable unit. The company has announced a $1 million fundraising goal. The Mebotics team conceived, designed and built the Microfactory over the past year. “After putting so much effort into what we truly believe to be a revolution in accessible 3D printing technology, we’re thrilled to be ready to share it with the public,” said Jeremy Fryer-Biggs, one of the four co-founders of Mebotics. “The beauty of the Microfactory is its broad range of applications. Imagine being able to do most of your prototyping work, including machining parts and etching circuit boards, on a single machine.” The Microfactory contains four printing heads on two separate heaters, plus a milling head. This allows it to print in four colors of the same material, or two colors of two different materials, on the same part. The milling component is capable of cutting and etching wood, plastic and some metals (with optional upgrade). Its user-friendly features are designed to bri...



 
 
 
 
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s 4th Generation Haswell release sparked a great deal of movement with motherboard manufacturers over the last few months. We have seen many new motherboards hit the consumer market with revamped aesthetics and updated on-board features. The web space today is flooded with media coverage of high-end motherboards, but we know that not everyone is always looking for the highest-end products. Sometimes, meeting that happy middle-ground of performance and price is what’s important. Today we are going to bring to the table a new Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H that fits that description. With the aesthetics of a top shelf motherboard but the price of a mid-range board, we will see if Gigabyte really hit the mark here to bring both of these combinations together on the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H. The impressive red and black aesthetics make the board stand out in its price category, so now let’s get the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H tested to see how well it performs. Before we do that, here’s a quick note from Gigabyte.   GIGABYTE was founded in 1986, establishing our uncontested position in continuous technological innovation. By focusing on key technologies and achieving strict quality standards, GIGABYTE has been regarded as an innovative and trusted motherboard leader in the globe. To keep pace in a rapidly changing world, we have offered a comprehensive product line covering Motherboards, Graphics Cards, PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Slat...



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Cooler Master Elite 130: Compact & High-Performance M-ITX Chassis

Chino, California – August 27th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced the brand new Elite 130 M-ITX chassis. The Elite 130 improves upon the popular Elite 120 and brings about even more value added features. It does so while keeping an elegant, yet demure exterior. Small, Yet Powerful Elite 130 is among the most compact, yet fully featured chassis for high performance M-ITX computing. Included is a large mesh front panel that offers reserved styling while allowing extreme airflow. Elite 130 is designed to fit in the most minute available desk space while supporting high performance hardware. A pleasing, clean exterior design conceals the true performance parts contained within the Elite 130. Full Range of Cooling & Hardware Support Taking a no compromise approach, Elite 130 offers support for the highest-end dual slot graphics cards such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN and AMD Radeon HD7990. This extends to allowing the install of full length ATX power supplies so users don’t have to search for compact or proprietary power supply sizes. Those with extensive storage needs can fit up to one 5.25” bay device and 5 HDDs and/or SSDs. Dual Super Speed USB 3.0 ports provide convenient front panel access to some of the newest and fastest portable storage and devices. Those that are interested in expanding into liquid cooling, DIY or AIO, will find ample space for a thick 120mm radiator i...



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Cooler Master SF-15: Laptop Gaming at Full Speed

Chino, California – August 27th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced a new addition to the recently released SF-17 Strike Force gaming grade laptop cooler, the SF-15. Award-Winning Roots With the release of the award winning SF-19 USB 3.0, gamers and media reviews were soon left awestruck by its raw cooling power and gamer aesthetics. SF-15 carries on this tradition with its complementary ability to create the perfect atmosphere for gaming through its styling, LED lighting strip, and highly effective cooling fans. This makes it ideal for prepping gamers for battle. SF-15 boasts a proven effective and highly customizable cooling design to ensure laptops are cooled as a gamer specifies. Specialized Design for Gamers In order to protect a gamer’s gear while it’s under heavy stress from gameplay, the SF-15 employs its incredible ability to dissipate excess heat through its perforated surface. SF-15 also has a strengthened mesh that can withstand all laptop sizes up to 15.6”. It features a single, large, and adjustable turbine fan (160mm) that is specially engineered to provide unprecedented airflow that keeps laptop components running at optimal temperatures. Comfortable Gaming Station Proper viewing and typing angles can mean the difference between being fully comfortable during a long fire fight and bowing out due to pains. SF-15 includes multiple height adjustable angles that assis...



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ASUSTOR and DVBLogic Announce Limited Time Offer

DVBLogic provides ASUSTOR NAS users with a limited time offer, after downloading DVBLink TV Server from App Central users will be able to enjoy a 30 % discount when upgrading to the full version of the App, offer valid until 9/27/2013 Taipei, Taiwan, August 27th, 2013 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced today that it has collaborated with DVBLogic to bring a special limited time offer to all ASUSTOR users. From August 27th, 2013 to September 27th, 2013, after downloading the DVBLink TV Server App from ASUSTOR’s App Central, users will be able to enjoy a 30% discount when upgrading to the full version of DVBLink TV server. The ASUSTOR NAS product line consists of the 6 series and 3 series. The 3 series is a line of network attached storage devices that were created for the home use market. Featuring the latest Intel processor designed specifically for multimedia use and a range of hardware features such as an HDMI port, infrared receiver and 3.5 mm audio jack, ASUSTOR’s 3 series consists of some of the most powerful home multimedia NAS devices in the industry. Additionally, each 3 series device comes with ASUSTOR’s in-house developed NAS operating system, ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.0. ADM 2.0 features App Central, an App platform that contains the highest number of add-on Apps in the industry (over 100). Among the many Apps offered by App Central are a variety of multimedia Apps including iTunes Server, UPnP...



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MSI Beat it 2013

As a high-end notebook leading brand, MSI is hosting “MSI Beat it 2013 e-Sports tournament”, a global. The first regional qualifier started from Europe and South East Asia at 20th August. Followed by the regional qualifiers of America, Middle East and APAC. The grand final will be 2 days LAN-Party on 22nd to 23rd November at Shanghai. MSI is providing over USD 100,000 as the prize for players who are stand-out in end. The register of worldwide regional qualifiers is started. MSI predicts the online will gather 500,000 top players from over 100 countries to join the prestigious e-Sport, including the MSI sponsored champion CS:GO teams – Fnatic; nXa Ladies from Indonesia, MSI Evolution GT from Philippines, Nearly God from Thailand and Black Widow from Spain. The first Europe qualifier included 93 teams, followed by the second Europe qualifiers from 22nd to 23rd. The regional final of Europe will be on 10th to 25th September. The regional qualifier of America will be 2nd to 3rd September; the regional final will be 5th to 20th September. The regional final of Middle East and APAC will be separated hosted from 20th to 22nd and 27th to 29th September. The regional qualifier of South East Asia has already started, the final will be hosted at 21st November, Shanghai. In the grand final in Shanghai, MSI will display the latest series including notebook, motherboard, VGA and AIO for attendees to experience the top MSI products. Sincerely welcome the top players from worldwide...



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Genius Release of the KB-G265 Gaming Keyboard in North America

Advanced Features Meet Affordability August 27, 2013, Chino, California – Genius is pleased to announced release of the KB-G265 Gaming Keyboard in North America. The KB-G265 is the new and improved version of the KB-G255. It’s perfect for gamers who do not want to break the bank but are still seeking a keyboard with lots of features. As for features, the keyboard boasts blue LED back-lit keys, 8 macro keys, 20 anti-ghost keys, and a 1000Hz polling rate. Blue LEDs and Hotkeys The KB-G265′s all-black exterior is complimented nicely by it’s cool blue LED back-lit keys, making it well-suited for dark gaming environments and LAN parties. The backlight feature can be conveniently turned off at any time by using one of the hotkeys at the top of the keyboard. Eight in all, these hotkeys provide easy access to functions such as media playback, web browser control and more. Top-level Key Response When it comes to key response, the KB-G265 is at the top of the food chain. It’s equipped with 20 anti-ghost keys, so gamers won’t have to worry about whether or not the game will register a key if multiple keys are pressed simultaneously. The KB-G265 also stands out thanks to its 1000Hz polling rate, meaning its response time 8 times faster than most standard keyboards, which have 125Hz polling rates. Smart Design Wire clutter can be a problem for gamers. That’s why the KB-G265 has recesses so the keyboard cable can be positioned so that it goes to the...






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