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COUGAR releases QBX, the Most Advanced Compact Gaming Case

COUGAR™ releases QBX™, the Most Advanced Compact Gaming Case on the Market Taipei, Taiwan March 16th, 2015 – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, announces today the arrival of COUGAR QBX™, the most advanced compact gaming case on the market. This Mini-ITX case stands above the crowd for three reasons: its compact dimensions, its expandability and the best cooling on the market for a case of its size.   The first of QBX’s virtues is self-evident. Its 178 x 260 x 368 mm make QBX a highly compact case. With it, gamers no longer need enormous desks with lots of space to install high-end gaming components in order to enjoy new generation games, plus you can always play with Qiu Qiu Online , på DK Cozino. If you are interested to play agen sbobet, or slots visit https://www.vegas338.id. Whether on a desk or near the TV, QBX will fit in any gamer’s room and leave them space for a bigger screen or whatever they want to do with it. The second of QBX’s distinguishing features is what makes it a gaming case. A compact case with very good cooling is great, but virtually all of those are limited to smaller components with limited capabilities, which makes it impossible to enjoy the most demanding games. QBX shatters that limitation, allowing the user to enjoy high end graphics cards (up to 350mm long), up to five hard disks (both HDD and SSD), Slim ODD for different media formats, USB 3.0 and much more. All this is well powered, sinc...



Aerocool presents value for money chassis Cyclops and Cyclops Advanced

Aerocool presents value for money chassis Cyclops and Cyclops Advanced 12.03.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, presents new value for money chassis for the entry-level market. The Cyclops and Cyclops Advanced midi-towers are part of the PGS-V series, which combines great features with a futuristic design. At times, where the gamer’s demands are growing, Aerocool raises the bar for entry-level chassis once again by offering great amount of functions for a sweet-spot price. Aerocool designed the Cyclops chassis in a futuristic style and offers gamers the choice between a red and a black version. The case is made of steel with 0,5 mm thickness to provide decent stability. In spite of the great value-for-money ratio, many technical advantages and features have been implemented. ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX Mainboards as well as VGA cards with a length of 390 millimeters can be fitted easily. CPU coolers with a total height of 155 mm are supported as well. The mainboard-tray has been fitted with several openings, in order to allow neat cable management. In addition, a bigger opening has been prepared for easy mounting of backplate-based CPU coolers. Aerocool includes a removable dust filter for power supply units, an acrylic-window in the side-panel and a special adapter, allowing users to mount a fan or HDD into the exposed 3,5” bay. The Cyclops chassis comes with one pre-installed bl...



Lian Li Giving a Sneak Peak of the Latest Desk and O Series Chassis at CeBIT 2015

Lian Li Giving a Sneak Peak of the Latest Desk and O Series Chassis at CeBIT 2015 Hall 17, Booth D26 12 March 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is pleased to announce that prototypes of the latest O Series Chassis and Desk Chassis will be on display at CeBIT 2015. Lian Li invites all to get a sneak peak at its booth (Hall 17, D26) of the latest editions of the some of the most talked about chassis lines. Desk Chassis Prototype – DK-Q2 Combining the symbiotic relationship of desks and computer cases, the DK-01 and DK-02 were the first desk chassis to be brought to the mainstream market. Now, almost a year after their initial release, Lian Li will be debuting a desk chassis prototype, DK-Q2, that is a result of user feedback. Major updates include a removable motherboard tray, new leg design, and a slimmer body. Newest Addition to the O Series – PC-O8The O Series was initially launched in 2014 featuring a combination of Lian Li’s traditional high-end aluminum construction with an oversized tempered glass window, and allowed DIY builders to show off their hardware creations. The newest addition to the O Series, PC-O8, which is to be previewed at CeBIT 2015, follows the series’ philosophy, but does so in a bigger and more expansive form factor. 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 engi...



Noctua launches NH-L9x65 low-profile CPU cooler and NF-A6x25 PWM fan

Noctua launches NH-L9x65 low-profile CPU cooler and NF-A6x25 PWM fan Vienna, March 11th 2015 – Continuing its recent focus on premium grade cooling components for compact systems such as ITX based gaming or Home Theater PCs, Noctua today released its new NH-L9x65 low-profile cooler and a 4-pin PWM version of its popular NF-A6x25 60mm fan. While the latter adds PWM support for automatic speed control to the proven NF-A6x25 design, the NH-L9x65 is a taller, performance-enhanced version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9 low-profile coolers. “Our NH-L9 coolers have become a default choice for customers seeking premium grade quiet coolers in the sub-40mm class, but with a height of only 37mm, their performance is inevitably limited”, explains Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO), “The new NH-L9x65 provides the increased performance necessary to cool high end CPUs quietly while still offering excellent case and component compatibility.” Due to its compact heatsink and the renowned 14mm thin NF-A9x14 PWM fan, the NH-L9x65 stands only 65mm tall (the same height as low-profile expansion cards), which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form Factor cases that offer limited clearance for CPU coolers. With 65 instead of 37mm height and four instead of two heatpipes, the NH-L9x65 is more powerful than its smaller siblings yet retains their 95x95mm footprint, which guarantees 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility on Intel based ITX mainboards and make...



First DirectX 12, Now Vulkan

About a week ago, I posted my thoughts on AMD putting an end to Mantle and what that could mean for DirectX 12. While I was pretty excited, some people were quick to remind me that while DirectX 12 is low-level, it’s still proprietary. Well the good news is that I only had half of the story. Not only was AMD pointing developers to DirectX 12, but they also started pointing them to the new API from Khronos Group, Vulkan. For those unfamiliar with the Khronos Group (as I was a few days ago), they are the people responsible for OpenGL. In short, this API was originally designed for graphics workstations and while it could be used for gaming purposes, the code was built up over the span of 20 years making it difficult to program to. OpenGL ES was cleaner, but was only designed towards mobile devices. This is where Vulkan comes in. Vulkan has taken the best and brightest features of Mantle and brought the “close to the metal” concept to a completely open and cross-platform API. To put it simply, what DirectX 12 is accomplishing for Windows, Vulkan should be able to accomplish for pretty much every major graphics player in the industry including the Big 3 (INTEL, AMD, NVIDIA). Those of you who wanted something non-proprietary; it looks like you got it and it isn’t fragmenting the industry, which was a concern back in the early days of Mantle. The other really interesting thing about Vulkan is what it could mean for the future of SLI and Crossfire. Rumors ...



SP/ Silicon Power Releases the Sportscar-like USB 3.0 Flash Drive—Blaze B50

SP/ Silicon Power Releases the Sportscar-like USB 3.0 Flash Drive—Blaze B50 Taipei, Taiwan – March 9th, 2015 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the specially-designed USB 3.0 flash drive—Blaze B50. Inspired by muscular curving and dynamic spirit of sports cars, the Blaze B50 is tailored to delivering the streamlined and breathtaking look with powerfully-sculpted lines and delicate carbon fiber surface treatment. Consideration to every detail is echoed in the exterior design that represents a sense of movement and appears to be a great attraction for sports car enthusiasts. Not just a characteristic styling choice for fashion-conscious users, the Blaze B50 also appears to be the top gear by offering comprehensive capacity solutions up to 256GB and utilizing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. Emphasizing the power of remarkable performances and superb designs, the Blaze B50 lines up as the very best in its segment. Give in to the euphoria in every curve and angle Encouraged by the dynamic concept of sports cars, the Blaze B50 USB flash drive is designed to be an artistic production with flowing lines and exquisite surface treatment that altogether create a sensuous character and an aggressive expression of style. To thoroughly accentuate the sense of speed and sportiness, the Blaze B50 applies the special surface treatment with carbon fiber pattern that lends the drive an exceptionally energetic gesture. No ...



COUGAR releases first Digital PSU – COUGAR CMD

COUGAR™ releases first 80 PLUS BRONZE Digital PSU, making Digital Power accessible March 09, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR™, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market, announces today the release of its first 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Digital Power Supply Unit, the COUGAR™ CMD™ Digital Power Supply Unit. Its arrival marks a radical change for Digital PSUs, freeing them from their current status of niche product and putting digital power in the right direction towards becoming the mainstream option for PC gaming. This is due to the emphasis on practical functionality put during its development, which has led to a product whose specifications all target real user needs. CMD™ is fully integrated with COUGAR™ UIX™ System The basis of the CMD™ is the state of the art technology and quality materials COUGAR™ is already well known for in the PSU market. On top of this, COUGAR™ has implemented its newly developed Digital Power technology and integrated it with the COUGAR™ UIX™ Device management system. The Digital Power technology brings a broad range of functions to CMD™ that will assist the user mainly in two areas: the electric supply of the computer and its temperature and cooling. Those two areas have been chosen because they are especially relevant for gamers. CMD™ provides the user with detailed information and control about his system The CMD’s electric supply-related functions include monitoring of the PSU’s elect...



BIOSTAR Reveals the TA970 Plus

 BIOSTAR Reveals the TA970 Plus AMD Mainboard with Advanced Clock Calibration March 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has released an AMD socket AM3+ motherboard, the TA970 Plus with AMD OverDrive™ and the ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration) feature. This AMD 970 chipset board supports AMD multi-Core (x8, x6) and Socket AM3 processors including the AMD FX/ Phenom II and Athlon II versions. This is a powerful platform for gamers and enthusiasts. The TA970 Plus is a full sized ATX board with 4 DDR3 DIMM slots and mSATA/Mini PCI-E combo connector. It supports SATA 6Gb/s speeds, which are two times the speed of current SATA 3G. Of course there is USB 3.0 support as well. Powerful graphics are supported with AMD’s CrossfireX capability. To get every power advantage the TA970 Plus features the AMD OverDrive™ and the ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration) function. This allows power users to overclock their system by precisely calibrating the clock timings between the processor and RAM chips. These timings are critical in maintaining system stability when overclocking, otherwise you will end up with a system that crashes often. As they say, “Timing is Everything” and the TA970 Plus allows you to get it right. Premium BIOSTAR exclusive features of the TA970 Plus include the BIO-Remote II, Smart Speed LAN and PURO Hi-Fi technology. The PURO Hi-Fi technology features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio component...



HyperX Savage DDR3 Memory Review (HX318C9SRK2/16)

Introduction Over the last few years, the HyperX…a division of Kingston Technologies has increased its product line and today we add a new addition to the memory category. HyperX introduced to us the Fury series last year which offered great speeds for its entry level gaming memory and received great feedback for the awesome bang for your buck performance to value. With the success of the Fury line up, today we are going to introduce to you the new Savage series that will replace its existing Genesis series. HyperX Savage has been designed to fit the middle playing ground of bang for your buck and top performing memory. The Savage memory line offers speed of up to 2400MHz speeds and various size configurations from 4GB to 32GB kits. The kit we have at hand today is the Savage HX318C9SRK2/16. This is 2x8GB sticks of 1866MHz of aesthetically pleasing memory. While the Savage series was not designed to be your best of the best performers, it is designed to fit that good middle ground. The Savage sits nicely between HyperX’s Fury and its Predator line up. Before we dive in and give you the full details of the HyperX Savage memory at hand, we have to say that the asymmetrical red heat spreader made from high-quality aluminum are aesthetically pleasing to look at. Its design is making us drool already, so let’s move forward and break down the HyperX Savage memory and see what this memory kit can do. Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about HyperX: ...



Akasa releases Euler T and Euler M

Akasa releases Euler T and Euler M   Euler T is an evolution of the popular Euler / Euler S passive case for Thin mini-ITX motherboards. The slightly larger and redesigned chassis still doubles as CPU cooler, but now accommodates three 2.5″ drive bays. The Euler T will be available this month for $250. ✓ Designed for Thin mini-ITX motherboards ✓ Designed for 35W TDP ✓ 3 x 2.5″ bays ✓ 245 x 215.5 x 68.5mm ✓ 2.5kg   Euler M is the first fanless case from Akasa compatible with a short list of regular Mini-ITX motherboards ( Asus Z97I-PLUS, Asus H97I-PLUS, Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI, and Asrock Z97E-ITX/AC). Hundreds of movies can be stored locally thanks to four 2.5″ drive bays. The Euler M will also retail for $250. ✓ Designed for Mini-ITX motherboards ✓ Designed for 35W TDP ✓ 4 x 2.5″ bays ✓ 80W PSU ✓ 245 x 274.5 x 68.5mm ✓ 3kg Available at  Performance-PCs.com sales@performance-pcs.com www.performance-pcs.com 1701 Robert J Conlan Blvd. NE Unit #5,Palm Bay, FL 32905 USA About Akasa Akasa design and manufacture a comprehensive range of high quality technology products including coolers, heatsinks and fans. We work closely with Intel and AMD to ensure our products match the complex demands of CPU and form-factor technology. So when new, advanced technology arrives, Akasa have the products and expertise to make it work for you.



G.SKILL Announces 2nd Annual “OC World Cup 2015” Overclocking Competition

G.SKILL Announces 2nd Annual “OC World Cup 2015” Overclocking Competition $16,200 Total Cash Prize; $10K for the Champion Taipei, Taiwan (4 March 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, proudly announces the 2nd annual “OC World Cup 2015” overclocking competition! This year, as a contribution to the overclocking community and to dedicated extreme overclockers worldwide, G.SKILL is raising the total cash prize to a staggering $16,200 USD! Following the tradition of the event, the Champion of the OC World Cup 2015 will receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD. The OC World Cup 2015 is split into three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Final. Live Qualifier and Grand Final will be held live at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2015. Online Qualifiers, the first round of the competition, will be held on HWBOT (http://hwbot.org) from 9th March to 13th April 2015, featuring 3 benchmarks: SuperPI 32M, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, and 3DMark Fire Strike Physics on specified hardware. These selected benchmarks and specified hardware are chosen to challenge the memory tuning skills of contest participants. The top 6 Online Qualifier contestants will be eligible to enter the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2015 for a chance to claim part of the $16,200 USD cash prize pool. In the Grand Final, the top 2 Live Qualifier contestants will battle head to he...



NZXT DOKO Review

Introduction During CES 2015 this year, NZXT show-cased the DOKO PC Anywhere device. Now this is a product we are not used to seeing from NZXT. They are primarily known for their PC chassis, cooling and accessories line up. But from what we saw during the CES show, we were quite impressed with what this new product offers. One thing that came up in our conversation was why is this portable PC named DOKO? As NZXT explained to us… the word DOKO comes from the Japanese dictionary and means “Where.” So DOKO or “Where” is a device that let’s you take your PC Anywhere in your home or office. In our minds, the first thought was, it’s like the software PC Anywhere…. The NZXT DOKO pretty much does just that, but in a more simplified and easy form factor. Today, we are going to break down the DOKO device and walk with you step by step on how easy it is to use. We will also cover what its capabilities are, including its its limitations and compatibility. Before we do here’s a word from NZXT. Our People React, adapt and be fearless – we’re a group of young people who aspire to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are driven by the yearning to explore, create, change, and push boundaries. Our culture revolves around having a passion to walk off the well-beaten path, and turn away from the status quo. Our Company Avant-garde and unconventional – NZXT as created because we aspire to make a positive difference for people. ...



DirectX 12 Looking Better with an End to Mantle

News just arrived that AMD is ending the Mantle API and directing developers to start working towards DirectX 12 instead. I’m sure the thought that comes to everyone’s mind is, “What on earth is going on!?!” When I first saw the end to Mantle, even I was slightly disappointed but as that segued into the appeal to start using DirectX 12, I felt the rush of excitement again. It may not seem like it, but I have a feeling this is really good news for what’s in store for the future of gaming. Let’s review what’s been happening in the API world a bit. A couple years back, Mantle starts claiming how it can boost performance on AAA titles and as results start flowing in, the potential for the gaming industry looked promising even if more work was needed. Fast forward to GDC 2014 and Microsoft announces DirectX 12 coming to the next version of Windows. What everyone was scratching their heads at was the inclusion of AMD, along with NVIDIA, INTEL and QUALCOMM, as one of the major supporters for the new Microsoft API. Why would AMD support something that was seemingly in direct competition with Mantle? Now, it looks like AMD saw potential to get in on the ground floor, which not only allowed them to make sure performance was going to reach their standards, but also allowed them to determine if they needed to spend resources keeping Mantle in the mix if their GPUs could benefit just as well from DirectX 12. So is this good news? At first, it ...



Noctua NF-A9 and NF-A8 Fans Review

Introduction Noctua brought us something that might seem a little unexpected to those of us who know their fan reputation. At first glance, 80mm and 92mm fans appear to be somewhat of a waste of effort when larger fans are not only quieter, but provide better airflow as well. That’s until we remember that there are still server chassis’ and home theater PCs that can use exceptional cooling as well but lack the larger form factor cases. We’ll dive into the fans soon but before we do that, let’s take a word from the designer of our products today.  



Tesoro Announces the Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard: Key-by-Key Customizable Backlighting in North America

Tesoro Announces the Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard: Key-by-Key Customizable Backlighting in North America Game in Your Own Spectrum of Colors March 3, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., announces the Excalibur Spectrum mechanical keyboard, featuring individual key-specific customizability in 16.8 million colors. Full Spectrum, Full Customization The Excalibur Spectrum allows gamers to individually customize virtually any color, to any key. With 8 different LED effects, such as dimming, full zone, trigger, ripple, firework, radiation, rainbow wave, and per key customized mode as well as 5 levels of brightness and 5 distinct profiles to store them, there are endless combinations for a truly unique configuration. Switchable N-Key Rollover / USB 6 Key Rollove rAllowing gamers to switch between N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and USB 6 Key Rollover, the Excalibur Spectrum has no ghosting or jamming issues to speak of, it polls keystrokes at a fast 1000Hz to ensure precision. With a quick set of hotkeys, gamers can jump between PC and Gaming modes to prevent any compromising accidental key strokes, and stay competitive. Instant Recording / 512kb Built-in Storage Gamers are able to instantly program macros on the Excalibur Spectrum with the help of newly designed software. Built-in storage gives players the freedom to carry their preferences with them, even on different computers, preventing any tedious reprogramming. Built to Last, Designed for Play The Excali...






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