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Nvidia GeForce Experience 2.0 and Performance Update

We recently had the opportunity to meet with Nvidia to hear some of the upcoming newly minted features of their popular GeForce Experience software, and Nvidia is promising even better features to reach a wider audience, and are now calling this their GFE 2.0, presumably the new and improved version. Notebooks are getting the love this time around, receiving the full treatment like the enthusiast desktop brethren, and mobile gaming is looking to get a boost as well with Nvidia's new Gamestream. As an added bonus, we've got some new drivers from Nvidia as well, version 337.50, which promises performance increases. Not ones to blindly believe the claims, we get a GTX 780 on the bench and see what these drivers can do.



Team CompLexity Won 2014 Call of Duty World Championship

  Team CompLexity Won 2014 Call of Duty World Championship L337 Gaming sponsorship team CompLexity took the first place with $400,000USD grand prize   3rd April 2014, Taipei, Taiwan –Breaking news! ECS proudly announced that the L337 Gaming sponsorship gaming team, CompLexity, won the first place in 2014 Call of Duty Championship with $400,000USD grand prize in Los Angeles on 3/30/2014. Congratulations, Team CompLexity!     CompLexity scored wins over both TCM Gaming and XFinity in 3-0 matches during round one and two, respectively, and FaZe in round three. The team’s 6-0 win over OpTic in round four advanced them to the Championship Final Round against EnVyUs. CompLexity, which includes Patrick “Aches” Price, Tyler “TeePee” Polchow, Damon “Karma” Barlow, and Ian “Crimsix” Porter, showed their excellent skills and superb team work and defeated EnVyUs in overtime of Championship Final Round.   The full list of finalists for the 2014 Call of Duty Championship is as follows:   1st: CompLexity———$400,000 2nd: EnVyUs————-$200,000 3rd: OpTic Gaming——$120,000 4th: Strictly Business—-$100,000 5th: Trident T1dotters—$70,000 6th: FaZe——————-$50,000 7th: Rise Nation———-$35,000 8th: VexX Revenge——$25,000 World-famous professional gaming team CompLexity has been the leading organization in e...



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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

Lately, one brand is making a real name for itself when it comes to superior air cooling performance, and that brand is be quiet!. The company be quiet! has entered the air cooling arena with high performance air coolers. Their Dark Rock series is a great example. The Dark Rock™ CPU coolers are now becoming category leaders, and the newly upgraded Dark Rock Pro 3 is being touted as even more powerful then its predecessors. The double-tower Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler comes with two preinstalled quiet SilentWings fans that bring both high performance and quiet operation to your PC where it really counts. They are designed for both overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms. Read on to see if the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 with 250W TDP will offer the low temperatures and peak performance we are looking for in an air cooler.



Leadtek launches GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC graphics cards

  Taipei, Taiwan, March 31, 2014 Leadtek simultaneously launches GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC, two brand-new GeForce series overclocking graphics cards. They are equipped with the first generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ GPU architecture, and their main appeal is low power consumption. Their capabilities have also been improved, compared to products of the same grade in the previous generation. GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC are equipped with 2GB GDDR5 and 1GB GDDR5, respectively. Their memory bandwidth is 128-bit. GTX 750 Ti OC is embedded with 640 CUDA cores and its base clock is 1072 MHz, allowing it to support Boost 2.0 technology to 1150 MHz, overclocking more than 5%, offering better performance and excellent cooling effects, and giving more choices to professional gamers.   Maxwell GPU architecture can greatly improve the gaming experience, delivering twice the performance at half the power consumption of previous generation cards, all at a great value. Its price is also very user-friendly. Professional gamers can receive the strong display capability they need and cruise through the most popular games at the highest settings, backed-up by exquisite 1080p high resolution.   GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC support technology such as CUDA™ parallel computing, GeForce Experience™, PhysX® physics computing, FXAA, and TXAA. They not only fully support Microsoft DirectX® 11.2 and PCI-E3.0 but also allow gamers to experience exquisite graphics in 3D games with high res...



GX Gaming Zabius Headset is Now Available in North America

GX Gaming Zabius Headset is Now Available in North America Experience Explosive Gaming Sound on PS3, XBOX 360, PC and Mac March 27, 2014, Chino, California – GX Gaming,the professional gaming peripheral line by Genius, has launched the Zabius universal gaming headset. This comfortable universal headset system thoroughly brings crystal clear audio from each of its 40mm drivers with explosive bass and pulsing tones to the gaming battlefield on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. Compatible with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, PCs, and Mac Connected by a 3 meter (10 foot) long anti-tangle cable, the in-line controller allows gamers to switch between XBOX 360, PS3, and PC/Mac mode and adjust chat and volume settings on the fly. GX Gaming Style The Zabius gaming headset brings that extra touch of style to any gaming system. Accompanied by 40mm neodymium drivers for crisp, clear sounds, the stealthy black exterior framing, aggressive red trimming, and cool metallic finish ushers gaming style in true GX-Gaming fashion. Brilliant red LED illumination flashes along with the bass. Comfortable for Long Gaming Sessions Comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions, the Zabius’s durable, lightweight framing lowers its center of gravity to evenly distribute headset weight. The ear cup and headband cushions are lined with dynamic fibers designed for active heat and sweat dissipation. Users can adjust the Zabius for a comfortable fit with individually positioned swivel ear pieces a...



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Func MS-3 Revision 2 Gaming Mouse Review

We heard rumblings of a newer version of the original Func MS-3 gaming mouse, with the latest set to promise gamers a more advanced laser engine, higher DPI, and better quality internals. So we had to get one to study more closely for ourselves. Func now has the MS-3 Revision 2, a refresh of a winning formula that captures the same outstanding ergonomics while bringing new guts to a smartly designed body. And as an added bonus, we'll also be examining the Func Surface 1030² L, an update of a double-sided gaming mouse pad that now comes with a few new and interesting features. Can the MS-3 Revision 2 and Surface 1030² L improve upon the predecessors without losing its original appeal? Let's find out.



Razer Launches World’s First Keyboard Mechanical Switch Designed for Gaming

Thursday, 06 March 2014   RAZER LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST KEYBOARD MECHANICAL SWITCH DESIGNED FOR GAMING   Tested by top eSports athletes globally, the all-new Razer™ Mechanical Switch has been designed and engineered in-house from the ground up for gaming vs. traditional mechanical keyboard switches designed for typing      CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the launch of the world’s first mechanical switch designed by Razer specifically for gaming – the Razer Mechanical Switch.   While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. In order to achieve that, Razer decided to go back to the drawing board to completely re-engineer the traditional mechanical switch.   After extensive research, Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Furthermore, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points, result in a lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes.   While Razer scientists and engineers design...



World’s Thinnest Gaming laptop Now Features The World’s Highest Resolution 14-inch Laptop Display

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 WORLD’S THINNEST GAMING LAPTOP NOW FEATURES THE WORLD’S HIGHEST RESOLUTION 14-INCH LAPTOP DISPLAY Updated with the Next Generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, the Razer Blade is the Highest Power-Per-Cubic-Inch Laptop in the World CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the latest Razer Blade now comes with the highest resolution 14-inch display available in a laptop. The stunning 3200×1800 touchscreen display features a record 5.76 megapixels, sharply exhibiting even the finest details and text with 262 pixels per inch. The Razer Blade’s state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel technology provides unmatched color and image quality. The result is a 250 percent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, with high brightness LED backlighting optimized for outdoor use, wide viewing angles, and dramatically improved video propagation and response. The Razer Blade’s display minimizes color shift while maximizing uniformity to make gaming more beautiful than ever before possible. Blending retina-tearing clarity with ultimate functionality, the Razer Blade is also equipped with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works seamlessly with the new touch interface in Windows 8. “The Razer Blade sets the benchmark by which all laptops should be measured,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “The...



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Rapoo 7100P Wireless Mouse review

Computer mice are such odd peripherals. So many variations to suit different personal preferences, resulting in a difficult time trying to guess which one is best for you. Having seen a decent number of mice in my days, suffice it to say I’ve seen both good and bad, and plenty in-between. Particular models become popular amongst users, making a name for themselves, and often taking on the established industry. One of the up-and-coming companies which seems to have a good understanding of what makes a good mouse, is Rapoo. Today we have a chance to review the Rapoo 7100P Wireless Mouse with adjustable DPI. Despite the difference in DPI, the other major difference is that this new product utilizes optical sensors rather than laser internals. This has several pros and cons, which we’ll discuss in more detail, but the overarching point to realize here is you get nearly the same mouse for less money. We’re certainly fans of getting good value, so let’s take a closer look at the Rapoo 7100P and find out if it's really is a bargain.



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Razer Designs New Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Razer is all about gaming hype. They proudly boast that their products are “For Gamers, by Gamers.” The problem with hype though, is that it’s usually designed to make people spend more money than they need to. Take phones for example. A new phone every two years can get pricey but cellular companies are trying to diminish that wait so consumers can have a new phone every year! When I heard Razer designed a new keyboard, I smirked a little, and when I saw the video spots, I even laughed. All I can say now is, “I have to have one!’ While the exploding key in the video might have been a little over the top, the features of this keyboard are quite mouth-watering. The actuation point distance of the keys was trimmed, making it faster to press the key, but that’s only the first juicy bit. The really interesting feature is the reset distance. The standard mechanical distance to reset a key is 0.7mm, but the Razer switch is only 0.4mm. Key spam away because this keyboard is going to know the difference between fast clicking and actually holding down the key. The other nice feature is the lifespan, showing around three times the number of keystrokes standard mechanical switches can take before breaking down. To say that I want to own one of these keyboards is an understatement. It’s true that this amount of precision is probably overkill for the standard gamer while e-sport “athletes” will get the most out these features. ...



Newegg Hybrid Center Launch Party with AORUS

Sometimes being located in Southern California can have its benefits, and we’re not talking about the weather here. California being one of the larger states in the US houses most of today’s PC hardware and software companies. One of these companies is Newegg, and if you haven’t heard of Newegg; we have to say… you need to stop hiding under that rock. Newegg is one of the largest electronics e-tailers in the nation today. If you have ever thought about building a PC or looking for some of today’s latest gadgets, the one place you have probably searched is Newegg.com. Newegg houses some of the largest range of products available today in stock in their inventory and its where most of us PC enthusiasts turn to for some of the geek shopping. Today, at spur of the moment I was notified by a good friend of mine from NZXT (thanks Eric!) that Newegg was hosting a launch party at their new hybrid center. Newegg’s “will call” is located in City of Industry and has housed a space for many local consumers to be able to pick up their online orders; this allowed some of us locals to pick up the items and save some shipping costs if the item isn’t shipped for free. However, the space here was previously pretty empty and houses some chairs and seating in the waiting area and a counter to pick up your packages. But that wasn’t good enough for Newegg and now they have opened the “Hybrid Center,” which has some of today’s latest ...



Tesoro to Show New Products during CeBIT 2014.

Tesoro Technology USA Inc. – leading manufacturer of Gaming peripheries – will be releasing new products targeted to professional gamers and will put them on display during CeBIT 2014 trade show in Hanover from March 10 to March 14.   Tesoro will present Lobera and Lobera Supreme – released in January – the world first full color mechanical gaming keyboards that will arrive to Europe in February. In addition, Tesoro will present new upcoming products: Tizona, 80% mechanical gaming keyboard, Tizona Numpad – mechanical numpad, Tizona Elite – 80% mechanical gaming keyboard with full color LED and option to connect or disconnect Numpad from the left and right side of the keyboard, Shrike Laser Mouse Rubberized version with newest sensor and new choice of colors, Excalibur – new addition to mechanical keyboards gaming series, and other products that Tesoro have already shown throughout 2013.   During the show, Tesoro will also release some plans for future and explains the direction that company tries to go through professional eSport channels as well as targeting products to the more casual gamers. There will be time for open discussion where Tesoro staff will talk directly with communities and listen to their requirements to improve the products to fully meet the needs of both hardcore and casual gamer.   Tesoro Technology USA Inc. – leading manufacturer of Gaming peripheries – will be releasing new products targeted to professional ga...



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Feenix Unveils the Aria, a Studio Grade Headphone & Mic for Gamers

Introduction On February 20, 2014 In LOS ANGELES,  Feenix, the peripheral firm for luxury gaming instruments, debuted the Aria. The Aria is a headset that introduces gamers to audiophile level sound quality. Gamers can now experience their favorite titles the way sound engineers intended .The headset’s acoustic chamber is constructed entirely of Japanese pine (wood) for a warm, rich sound, and the 100% memory foam and protein leather ear cushions completely surround the ear for comfort and breathability during prolonged use. The Aria headset is currently available for pre-order at FeenixCollection.com for $349. Features Headphone & Mic: Studio quality 50mm Neodymium magnet drivers Feenix Engineering and Workmanship, hand checks and assembly Japanese Pine for excellent acoustic environment 100% Memory foam and protein leather earcushions Independent clip microphone with excellent uni-directional recording Specifications Driver unit: 50mm Impedance: 64 ohm Sensitivity: 101dB Frequency Response: 10Hz~26KHz Weight: 370g About Feenix Feenix s an independently owned company that creates the finest gaming peripherals available today. Feenix’s team of designers enjoys complete creative freedom when engineering the highest quality gaming instruments. With build quality being a top priority, each product is meticulously assembled and hand checked before being shipped to its owner. Feenix’s passion for gaming fuels its pursuit for product perfection. Please visit www....



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Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition Review

Today we're looking at a premium gaming card from Gigabyte in the form of the GTX 780 GHz Edition. As you can probably guess, its approach comes in the form of aggressive overclocking, by juicing up the core past 1GHz, one of the fastest on the market. Gigabyte doesn't normally just overclock their products, and indeed this model sports a stunning cooler that we've seen before: the Windforce. We've been impressed in the past with Gigabyte Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It's constructed in metal rather than cheap plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package. Factor in a very aggressive overclock on this card, and we are eager to see just how fast this thing can go. Let's take a closer look.



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BitFenix Flo Headset review

There’s a new audio product on the market. Bitfenix has released their new Flo headset. The Flo is supposedly optimized for stellar sound. The claim that its recision-tuned acoustic chambers (equipped with 40mm Neodymium drivers) ensure great dynamic balance. The 40mm drivers are complimented by a detachable microphone and the headset is compatible with PCs, mobile devices and gaming consoles. Continue reading to find out if this headset delivers the audio quality and decibels gamers are waiting to hear.






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