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Lian Li Releases PC-B16 and PC-A61 Brushed Aluminum Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian Li Releases PC-B16 and PC-A61 Brushed Aluminum Mid-Tower Chassis Modular 5.25” Cage and Removable HDD Bays for Maximum Customization June 17, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the release of PC-B16 and PC-A61 – two new brushed aluminum mid-tower chassis featuring a modular 5.25” cage and removable HDD bays, allowing for maximum customization. These two models share the same spacious internal design – with the PC-B16 focusing on silent operation. HDD/SSD Mounting System Adapts to Users’ Needs Both the PC-B16 and PC-A61, 59.7L and 57.5L respectively, boast Lian Li’s tool-less HDD bay system, allowing DIY builders to mount either a 3.5” or 2.5” drive on the six individually removable hard drive bays. To free up space or to enhance airflow from the two front 120mm fans, all six bays can be removed with the twist of a few thumbscrews. The 5.25” cage which houses three 5.25” bays is completely modular, giving builders flexibility to use the space as they see fit. An additional 2.5” can also be mounted behind the motherboard tray. The Monolithic PC-B16 The silence-oriented PC-B16 allows for a high performance system that is audibly invisible. Sound-absorbing foam lines the side panels, top panel and the lockable front door. House Big Hardware CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.7”) in height and power supplies up to 280mm (11”) in length are supported. VGA cards up to 420mm (16.5”) comfortably fit inside the ...



ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

 ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive  Show Your Style by Vivid Colors Taipei, Taiwan – June 17, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive. With a simplistic design, vivid colors, and unique puzzle patterns, the HV611 can present your style effortlessly. Its compact size allows you to carry it easily wherever you go. The HV611 applies the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which greatly improves the efficiency of data transfer compared with USB 2.0. Featuring a unique puzzle design, the interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines present an eye-catching style. With a bright blue LED indicator, users will know the status of data transfers. The HV611 has capacities of 500GB and 1TB and is available in 4 color choices – cool black, starry white, shining blue, and hot pink. Purchasers of the HV611 are eligible for free downloads of ADATA’s proprietary OStoGo and HDDtoGo software, and enjoy the service of a 3-year warranty, ensuring greater reliability, security, and convenience. Availability: The HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. MSRP: 500GB: $64.99 1TB: $89.99 Product Webpage: http://www.adata.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=1&piid=297&lan=en About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives,...



AMD FX CPUs Plus a New 990FX Board Equals Exciting Speculation

AMD continuously makes the future look better. Their GPU architecture is taking a turn towards power efficiency, their APUs keep pulling out impressive performance for modern games, and HSA still looks like it has a ton of potential for the future of computing. The problem is when the future becomes today, the excitement can turn to disappointment. I’m at a point of no return with the expectations I have for AMD. So far, with the release of new FX series mobile APUs and an interesting new 990FX motherboard, I’m hoping for the possible release of a new AM3+ CPU. At this point, if AMD doesn’t deliver some high end by 2016, there is going to be disappointment. On the other hand, I think some good things are going to happen very soon. First, let’s look at the new release of an FX series APU. AMD hasn’t released these for full review yet, but quite few people got their hands on a few hour preview. Considering that these were being compared to mobile i7s, in most cases the results were impressive. These APUs aren’t blowing away any performance numbers, but let’s take in all considerations. First off, the FX-7600P is only a 35w chip, but the single thread performance is almost to the level of the the previous A10-5800k. That may not sound all that impressive, but the A10 is a massive 100w chip, and has a 4.2Ghz turbo compared to the measly 3.6Ghz turbo of the FX chip! Also, the graphics performance is the best yet with this APU being able...



ID-COOLING Booth Review @ COMPUTEX 2014

ID-COOLING Booth Review @ COMPUTEX 2014  Jun. 6, Taipei – ID-COOLING might be unfamiliar to many of you, but in fact they’ve been in cooling business for a decade, mainly developing OEM business for different purposes. During this Computex, ID-COOLING rolls out a full line of computer hardware products, ranging from CPU air cooling to aluminum Micro cases.  They made this astounding demo computer constructed by heatpipe and aluminum fins. Actually the wings you see are used as CPU and VGA cooling.  One fascinating product that intrigues us is the FI-REEX DELUXE CPU air cooler. The heatsink is composed of a vapor chamber, six heatpipes that directly connected with the vapor chamber sharing the same vapor cavity, two more U-shaped 8mm heatpipes and a set of shining nickel plated heatsink fins. Mounted with two 140mm PWM fans, this cooler is set to handle up to 300W. Other than the unique air cooler, ID-COOLING also present a full range of air coolers, including traditional tower heatsinks and low-profile cooler for small PC builders    Moving on, we spot their AIO liquid cooler prototypes: Frostflow 240S and Frostflow 120S. ID-COOLING claims to launch them in the market within two months with quite affordable prices.  Besides cooling, ID-COOLING also developed a Micro case line. The Silencer ITX case has pure aluminum housing. This case has no fan at all but a passive heatsink for the cooling, up to 45W processor. It supports Mini-ITX boards, two 2.5” HDD/SSD and...



NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Review

Things have been getting a thorough rustling in the case market in recent history. Every form factor from ITX on up to XL-ATX, has been getting some new life breathed into their respective segments with cases replete with features and styling that no one thought possible. NZXT, not being one to rest on their laurels for very long, have introduced a little something new to the ATX mid tower segment. It's something they like to call the Phantom 240. Boasting some pretty impressive specs for an ATX mid tower, yet not requiring you to take out a second mortgage on your house to buy it, this case stands to provide system builders on a budget with a truly impressive space for your hardware to be admired in. On top of this, it still offers the niceties that modern system builders come to expect. We've said it before, and it bears repeating: just because you're "ballin' on a budget," that doesn't have to mean that your system looks mediocre in the process. The question is... can this case provide its intended audience with enough features that make them feel like they aren't really missing too much? History tells us "yes," but like any good review site, we will turn our fair yet analytic eye toward the details for you to make sure that this product doesn't trim too much fat away for the sake of cost and form factor.



New 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark available today, from 13:00 UTC

New 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark available today, from 13:00 UTC Hot on the heels of all the hardware announcements at Computex, our new 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark test is ready to download and use today, from 13:00 UTC. http://www.futuremark.com/3dmark    Please read the important note from NVIDIA below about driver compatibility.  Every single 3DMark user – more than a million and counting – will get Sky Diver as a free update. For new users, Sky Diver is unlocked and ready to use in all editions of 3DMark. And for a limited time, you can buy 3DMark Advanced Edition, which includes more tests, custom settings and other features, from Steam for only $9.99 (60% off). http://store.steampowered.com/app/223850/ Sky Diver is a new DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. It’s ideal for testing mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other systems that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.  Together, Sky Diver and Fire Strike let you test the full range of DirectX 11 graphics hardware. Fire Strike is equivalent to testing a system with a modern DirectX 11 game on ultra-high settings. Sky Diver is more like running a game on normal settings. As a general guide: If a system scores less than 2800 in Fire Strike you should run Sky Diver. If a system scores more than 12000 in Sky Diver, you should run Fire Strike. Please note that Sky Diver and Fire Strike scores are not dire...



Enermax ETS-N30 TAA CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Aftermarket CPU Air Coolers flood the market with many options and styles today. With the vast number of options, we know that competition is fierce. Today, we are going to be looking at the Enermax ETS-N30 CPU cooler that was designed for the mid-range users who aren’t looking to spend a great deal of money. The Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Air Cooler sports a 92mm blue LED fan with a copper based heatsink that not only looks good, but also fits the bill for those in a budget crunch. Let’s take a look at the Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Cooler and what is has to offer. Before we do that, let’s talk little about who Enermax is: Enermax Technology Corporation is a world-renowned PC Power Supply Unit manufacturer. Since our establishment in 1990, we provide power supply products and peripherals like chassis, cooler, fan and keyboard with excellent quality and have won recognitions of consumers around the world. ENERMAX products are recommended by worldwide reviewers, and certain were granted by iF, Red Dot, Good Design and Taiwan Excellence Awards. Those are proven evidence of our top-notch quality and design competency recognized by the professionals. To develop an intensive sales network and better service customers around the world, Enermax has set up branch offices in Germany, France, U.S.A., Japan and China. We also have service offices and distributors in countries across Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. Our farsighted R & D capability is our key str...



Philips Two-in-One Monitor Wins 2014 COMPUTEX Gold Award

 Philips Two-in-One Monitor Wins 2014 COMPUTEX Gold Award World’s first virtually seamless Two-in-One display brings dual monitor productivity and minimalist, ultra-thin design to desktops  Taipei, Taiwan – June 3, 2014 – Today Philips Monitors was named the recipient of the 2014 COMPUTEX d&i Gold Award for outstanding innovation in the development of the world’s first virtually seamless Two-in-One Monitor. The Philips Two-in-One Monitor (Model 19DP6QJNS) combines two 19-inch screens, providing a virtually seamless 38-inch display for increased productivity and a streamlined view. With a minimalist 3.5 mm narrow border and a panoramic IPS display, brilliant colored images can be seen from any viewpoint. Supported by one space-saving stand and designed with maximum adjustability and viewing comfort in mind, both screens tilt forward and backward up to 22.5 degrees to accommodate preferred viewing angles. The monitor’s light footprint provides a clutter-free design to clear up your desktop. The sleek Philips Two-in-One Monitor generously offers multiple connectivity options including 1 DisplayPort and VGA input on the first display, and 1 VGA input and one MHL-enabled HDMI input on the second display, along with a two USB inputs on each display for convenience. The monitor’s MHL capability brings your mobile devices to life on the big screen display, allowing you to view content directly from your compatible smartphone or tablet, while also charging the dev...



Roccat Expands Gaming Arsenal with Sova the Future of Couch Gaming

 Roccat Expands Gaming Arsenal with Sova the Future of Couch Gaming Modular, latency-free wireless keyboard and mousepad combo takes living room gaming to the next level Prototype of ROCCAT’s Sova on display during E3 at South Hall, Alienware Booth 1047 Los Angeles – June 10, 2014 – ROCCAT™ unveils the Sova, the first fully realized modular wireless keyboard and mousepad combo that shatters couch gaming limitations and delivers the outstanding desktop gaming experience in the comfort of your living room. The Sova eliminates uncomfortable couch gaming by consolidating peripherals into a centralized battle station, allowing gamers to fully immerse in the game. “Sova is the option for gamers wishing to expand their arena without sacrificing gaming experience,” says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. “Platforms like Steam are fantastic, but the experience can be devalued by the lack of adequate gaming equipment. Gamers who wish to stream PC games to a living room television will no longer need to put up with latency issues and can now experience couch gaming at its fullest.” ROCCAT’s Sova utilizes a highly modular design with flexible and adjustable parts that adapts to individual gaming preferences. It sports multiple USB ports and can be used with any mouse, including the newly unveiled Tyon with 16 different programmable buttons. “Gaming is a not a one size fits all concept and everybody has a particular set of tools, such as their favorite mouse,” ...



SenTey GS 4840 HARMONIQ PRO 5.1 Gaming Headset Review

To sum things up the SenTey 4840 HARMONIQ Pro headset in my opinion though designed for the gaming audience also provides you with a great balance between movies, and music performance as well.



CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Suitcase-size FANG Battlebox to Level Your LAN Party Competition

 CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Suitcase-size FANG Battlebox to Level Your LAN Party Competition CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (June 9, 2014) – CyberPower Inc. a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, has a secret weapon that you can easily tote to your next LAN party. The company debuts its FANG Battlebox today, a high- performance gaming rig stuffed inside a suitcase-like shell that you can carry anywhere. The FANG Battlebox is small and portable, but has the headroom to accommodate high-end hardware like quad-core CPUs, dual-loop liquid cooling, and full-length graphics cards such as the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX TITAN Z GPU. The use of all standard components means the configuration possibilities for this small machine are endless. With the FANG Battlebox you can arrive at your next LAN party ready to dominate. CYBERPOWERPC took all that gaming hardware and crammed it into a suitcase form factor. The FANG Battlebox’s unique carrying handle and ideal weight distribution allows for easy transportation to LAN parties. It can even fit in airline overhead compartments after it’s done attracting attention at the check-in line. The portability of the FANG Battlebox allows it to function flawlessly in many environments because CYBERPOWERPC compartmentalized cooling in the chassis to help isolate and remove heat from various components efficiently and without obstruction. The FANG Battlebox also supports liquid co...



TRENDnet® Displays New Powerline 1200 Adapters at Computex Taipei

TRENDnet® Displays New Powerline 1200 Adapters at Computex Taipei TORRANCE, Calif. – June 5, 2014 – TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, is excited to display new Powerline 1200 adapters at the HomePlug Technology Seminar Computex 2014, this Friday, June 6, at the Taipei International Convention Center, 4F VIP Room. TRENDnet is showcasing the Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit, model TPL-420E2K, and the Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit with Built-In Outlet, model TPL-421E2K. The engine driving Powerline 1200 performance is the new HomePlug AV2 standard and specifically Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Powerline technology. For the first time, Powerline products use all three electrical wires: the live, neutral, and ground wires to achieve networking throughput speeds which rival those of the highest performance Wireless AC solutions on the market today. “Powerline products have always offered an ultra-stable connectivity solution using existing electrical wiring,” stated Zak Wood, director of global marketing of TRENDnet. “Powerline 1200 fuses extreme stability with extreme speed. This combination may be a game changer for select markets.” TPL-420E2K Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (includes two TPL-420E adapters) Simply plug in the adapters – all TRENDnet adapters auto-connect out of the box Real throughput speeds which rival the highest performance Wireless AC solutions A Gigabit port maintains h...



Samsung MicroSD PRO 32GB and EVO 16GB Review

Today we're looking at the Samsung microSD PRO 32GB and EVO 16GB cards. They promise very different speeds for consumers and professionals alike, and we'll discuss those differences as we take a closer look at what Samsung has to offer with their big splash back into the retail market.



Fractal Design new Kelvin Series Water Cooling System

Fractal Design new Kelvin Series Water Cooling System Fractal Design is proud to launch KELVIN, a uniquely Expandable All-In-One water cooling series. Available in three different versions T12 (120mm radiator), S24 (240mm radiator) and S36 (360mm radiator). Simple to install, silent operation, powerful performance and easy expandability define the Kelvin Series. The silent high-performance ceramic pump is strong enough to support considerable expansion, should you decide to include GPU blocks and/or additional radiators in the same loop.  The Kelvin Series water cooling systems are constructed from enthusiast class components. Both the CPU block and the radiator are made from pure copper, for maximum performance and an increased product life span with zero maintenance required.  All modern CPU sockets are supported by the versatile, easy-to-use mounting kit. Key Features Kelvin T12, S24, S36 The strong pump and the full-copper construction places the Kelvin Series water cooling system ahead of the pack in cooling performance. Easily Expandable system. Just open it up to get the full benefits of custom water cooling, with the ability to add any parts you want to the loop. High pressure pump provides impressive water flow rates even when an additional CPU or GPU water block or an additional radiator has been added to the loop. All parts have fully standard G 1/4″ thread fittings for compatibility with the vast majority of enthusiast water cooling products. The tubes ...



Enermax Liqtech 240 & Liqmax 120 CPU Cooler Review

All in one liquid cooling units are among the popular cooling solutions recently. With AIO units gaining popularity due to their cost to performance ratio, it doesn't come as a surprise. If we look back a mere 2 years ago, liquid AIO cooling units were few and far between, and only a hand of manufacturers offered this type cooling solution. However, today we find AIO units flooding the market, and selecting the right one can be a hard choice with so many readily available. Today are going to be looking at 2 units from Enermax that recently joined in on this market. We have the Enermax Liqtech 240 and Liqmax 120S AIO cooling units on the test bench. While choosing AIO units should be based on cooling performance, sometimes we find that aesthetics and software can be a deciding factor as well. Let's put both these units on our bench for testing today, but before we do that, let's talk about Enermax for just a moment.






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