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BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase High-End Gaming Machines

BIOSTAR Shows-off Ultra Gaming Machines BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase high-end gaming machines June 20th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its ultra gaming machines in partnership with Apacer and Thermaltake. Built around a BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard, these systems are built for the latest games and feature high-performance components all brought together by BIOSTAR motherboards. BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 Basing on the new Super 5 Design Concept, the RACING Z170GT7 flaunts the best of the entire BIOSTAR RACING series with its latest motherboard design features. This includes the all new RACING IO armor, carbon-fiber design treatment on the heatsink, checkered flag PCB print on a matte black surface treatment and Titanium-color RACING audio shielding. The BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard features BIOSTAR’s VIVID LED DJ which allows users to customize the lighting on the board’s heatsinks and PCB to reflect their personal style. Allowing multiple custom effects, gamers can configure their BIOSTAR RACING motherboard with custom lighting effects such as permanent (static), breathe, shine or shine & music (sound-reactive) to give their gaming machines a unique personality. For convenience, the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 also features GT Touch functionality, onboard buttons that allowing switching between the built-in modes to the motherboard featuring their own lighting profile. Thermaltake Core P5 Built for makers, the...



CableMod Giveaway

The Hardware Hound: CABLEMOD Giveaway

Some of you have been asking where the PureOC giveaways have been. Well, we’re working on bringing them back with the Hardware Hound taking the task upon himself. We know, this isn’t one of our biggest ones, but we’re hoping this helps us get started on bigger and better events down the road. We want to give a huge thanks to CABLEMOD for making this possible for us! What’s being given away you ask? Well check out the video below for the full details on the prizes. After that, follow the entry form instructions to rack up entries from June 13th through June 24th. After that, we’ll contact the winners, make sure the prizes are claimed, and announce who won. We hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck in securing a prize! PureOC and CableMod https://cablemod.com/



CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker, Case Compatibility Made Simple

 CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker, Case Compatibility Made Simple 11.05.2016 Taipei, Taiwan – PC Thermal solutions expert CRYORIG is releasing the second Origami based compatibility checker. Following the industry acclaimed CRYORIG Origami Tester that was initially released in 2014 for testing mainboard and component compatibility with CRYORIG products, CRYORIG has pushed the limits of paper folding innovation again with the CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker! The CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker is a simple to build tool to help PC builders measure their case’s CPU Cooler Tolerance Height, as there are still many case manufacturers who for some reason choose to omit this in their product page. Without this critical information, PC builders are left in the dark regarding wither or not a certain cooler will fit their case or not. The CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker is easy to make and only takes a few clicks to download and assemble. On the CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker you’ll find a ruler and set height markers that tell you directly which models can fit your case. What’s more! There will also be height markers for popular coolers from be quiet! Coolermaster, Noctua and more! If there is any request for additional height markers for other models and brands just write in to support@cryorig.com and CRYORIG will add them to the list. ********************************************** CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker – Product Page ********************...



FX-9590

AMD FX-9590 Overclocked Review

Introduction Back in 2013, AMD released a chip that had many scratching their heads. Between the abnormally high TDP and ridiculous price tag, everyone thought the company had lost their minds. In hind sight, it’s easy to see that AMD hadn’t found their new direction yet, and they were ensuring that a chip of this magnitude could be successfully handled in a consumer market. The good news about the 9590 is, in spite of being considered a failed launch, it still worked out to be a decent chip and it certainly opened the door for future releases with high TDPs. Energy efficiency kind of gets thrown out the window with overclocking, and an ultra-enthusiast version of Zen is something I would certainly look forward to today. Having followed this release for years now, the biggest thing that bugged me was only getting to see the limitations of the chip tested on 240mm AIOs. The question on my mind was, “Could someone get reasonably past the 5.0 GHz barrier if they had some uber cooling?” AMD was kind enough to send a sample my way and let me have a go at it. To be clear here, this isn’t just trying to reach 5.o GHz and run a couple of tests. The real test of the 5.0 barrier is if a user could run that as a 24/7 clock speed, and be able to do so with a fairly easily involving just a multiplier changes. With that in mind, let’s begin looking into how the experience went, the results of the tests, and just how worth it a 9590 would be for the ...



ENERMAX Announces the New DFR Technology with D.F.PRESSURE

ENERMAX Announces the New DFR Technology with D.F.PRESSURE April 28th, 2016, Taoyuan, Taiwan – ENERMAX transcend itself by develops the PC fan- D.F. PRESSURE. With the patented DFR (Dust Free Rotation) technology, it allows the fan to swiftly blow away dust in order to prolong the lifespan and APS (Adjustable Peak Speed) control to balance between cooling performance and silent operation. D.F.PRESSURE is definitely the best choice for PC cooling and gaming systems. Patented DFR (Dust Free Rotation) Technology Thanks to the DFR (Dust Free Rotation) technology, it offers a total solution for self-cleaning: prolong the product lifetime and extend the intervals for fan and system cleaning maintenance. The revolutionary DFR technology makes the fan to spin in reverse action at the highest RPM set by the user for 10 seconds upon startup before it resume to the normal operation. High Pressure Blades Design Due to the high pressure blade design, the blades accurately centralize dispersed airflow to the center zone and create extremely high air pressure up to 4.812mm-H2O,while maintaining noiseless operation. The high pressure blade comes from a precision circular arc design which generates high air pressure from the leading edge to trailing edge of the blade. D.F. PRESSURE can offer high air pressure for various of applications, including home PC, gaming PC, workstations and other industrial usage..  User friendly side switch with PWM function The new positioned side control ...



ENERMAX Invites RGN Top Tier CS Player Relyks to the PAX East 2016 with New Product Showcase

ENERMAX Invites RGN Top Tier CS Player Relyks to the PAX East 2016 with New Product Showcase April 19th, 2016, Taoyuan, Taiwan – PAX East, a grand gathering of gamers in Boston this year is coming up on 22nd to 24th April. At booth #11104, ENERMAX will invite RGN and a top tier player to interact with ENERMAX’s supporters. Everyone is welcome to our booth and challenge the professional CS player Relyks on the spot and win special prizes! 1 vs. 1 Challenge Want to challenge with the top tier CS player? Now you have a rare chance to battle with Relyks. If you can win the game against Relyks, you can win a special prize too! Is there any more chance to win more prizes? Yes, you can! Just “like” or “follow us” on ENERMAX’s FB, Twitter or become a subscriber of our YouTube channel and screenshot the page, we also have a small surprise for you. DFR Technology for Modern Gaming Machine Apart from a match with Relyks, what can attendees do at ENERMAX booth? Attendees will have a chance to play and experience the latest technologies and products developed exclusively by ENERMAX. One of the latest technologies that will be showcased is the DFR (Dust-Free Rotation) technology that offers self-cleaning solution. This new DFR technology will be available on upcoming products that include D.F. PRESSURE case fan and Platimax DF power supply. New Gaming Cases for True Gamers ENERMAX also introducing an all-new LED gaming case, the lighting “Ostrog ADV”, featuring the Ma...



Phanteks Power Combo Launch

POWER COMBO PH-PWCOB_2P1M Walnut, California, April 13th, 2016 – Phanteks today announces the release of their patented Power Combo. The Power Combo is design to maximize your power output by allowing you to connect two power supplies. The Power Combo will be a true plug and play that requires no splicing and cutting of the wires. Phanteks Power Combo The Power Combo is design to be safe and secure. The Power Combo features a redundant power supply architecture concept, this prevents the system from shutting down when one power supply fails. This ensures that all your vital information and data will not be interrupted or lost.   The Power Combo can run high end systems that requires more power output by combining 2x top tier PSUs. The Power Combo is fully compatible to Mini ITX, mATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards. The Power Combo features a unique soft start circuit that limits the inrush current to help improve stability and reduce transient voltage drops. The Power Combo will help share the load current of the two power supply and improve the power efficiency. The Power Combo is cost efficient and provides maxim TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS   PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AVAILABLE AT MOST LOCAL RETAILERS IN APRIL 2016 THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE PH-PWCOB_2P1M – $39.99 WARRANTY 2 Years Limited Warranty For More Information  WWW.PHANTEKS.COM



ASUSTOR Launches Powerful High Capacity AS6208T and AS6210T

ASUSTOR Launches Powerful High Capacity AS6208T and AS6210T ASUSTOR launches two new high-capacity enterprise-class NAS models supporting 4K UHD multimedia playback, equipped with the latest powerful Intel Celeron quad-core processors, featuring 4GB of built-in dual-channel memory that is expandable up to 8GB, provides ultimate cutting-edge performance and rich variety of I/O interfaces for flexible expansion and deployment. Taipei, Taiwan, April 12th, 2016 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its newest NAS series in the powerful 8-bay AS6208T and 10-bay AS6210T models. These two NAS models both feature powerful core specifications and rich expansion interfaces that enterprise environments demand. They are not only able to integrate existing resources and equipment but also provide 4 high speed Ethernet ports, allowing businesses to flexibly deploy them in high traffic environments. Under RAID 5 configurations and link aggregation these two new models feature read and write speeds of over 398 MB/s and 355 MB/s, providing stable performance and enhancing productivity in high traffic enterprise environments. Featuring impressive hardware specifications like all ASUSTOR NAS devices, the AS6208T and AS6210T both feature HDMI 1.4b ports, S/PDIF fibre optic audio output, infrared receivers, hardware acceleration engines and stunning playback performance of ultra high resolution 4K and 2K videos. Additionall...



BIOSTAR Races to the Future with New and Improved Website

BIOSTAR Races to the Future with New and Improved Website New website offers a more interactive, modern and intuitive way to get information about BIOSTAR April 6th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce the launch of its official website which recently went online to serve as the new information portal for customers to get information for BIOSTAR products as well as the company. As part of the BIOSTAR’s 30th Anniversary celebration, this milestone marks a momentous occasion in the company’s storied history and serves to mark the beginning of its reinvigorated presence in the components industry. The live website can be viewed here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/index.php   BIOSTAR’s History at a Glance Backtrack 30 years of achievements and milestones in BIOSTAR’s updated history timeline. Highlighting the key achievements in BIOSTAR’s history, this new presentation allows easier viewing of the company’s activities throughout the years in an easy-to-understand timeline allowing users to backtrack at a glance. View the new timeline here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/about/history.php   Get the Info You Need – All new PRODUCT OVERVIEW Get all the information you need with BIOSTAR’s new product overview page. Scroll through all the features and details of any BIOSTAR product and get detailed information at your fingertips. The new product overview layout details specifications, unique features and includes video and graphs for...



TRENDnet launches new line of 4 MP surveillance camera solutions

TRENDnet launches new line of 4 MP surveillance camera solutions New network camera line features HD video resolution and HTML5 support ISC WEST, LAS VEGAS & TORRANCE, Calif. – Apr. 5, 2016 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced today its new line of 4 MP network surveillance cameras with HTML5 support. The new cameras will each feature high definition quality video to enhance your surveillance system with sharp, detailed footage. The new cameras will also support HTML5 eliminating the need for browser plug-ins. It also allows users to view live video from browsers that do not support plug-ins, most smart TVs, and mobile phone browsers. “Video clarity is a vital aspect of a surveillance solution because it assists to identify and quickly react to potential risks and threats,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “The ability to access camera footage is also important, and the upcoming HTML5 support conveniently allows users to access live camera feeds from various devices.” The new 4 MP network camera category launches with the Indoor/Outdoor 4 MP PoE Day/Night Network Camera, model TV-IP314PI, and the Indoor/Outdoor 4 MP PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera, model TV-IP315PI. Later this year, TRENDnet plans to add the TV-IP344PI and the TV-IP345PI which will each feature a varifocal lens that allows the camera to auto-focus when zoom...



Club 3D News 10/16 – CeBIT, Review, Type C, AMD

Club 3D News 10/16 – CeBIT, Review, Type C, AMD The countdown is at 4 days for CeBIT 2016 to start. Club 3D looks forward to meet you at CeBIT 2016 where we will showcase our updated product portfolio which was expanded over the pas two years and includes new USB Type C adapters, as well as the first (Mini)DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters, several unique USB Docking Stations and Graphics Adapters. Contact us at press@club-3d.com to schedule a meeting. Please visit us at our partners API/Pilot (Hall 15 D20, with Club 3D Team members), Action Europe (Hall 15 H51) and Informatica Megasur ( Hall 15 H09). Link to Club 3D product line up. Mini Review on Club 3D MiniDP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter CAC-1170 and Intel NUC Club 3D was the first to introduce the (Mini)DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters like already mentioned in the news about CeBIT. Feedback and orders have been tremendous and still are. No matter if user wanted to go for the CAC-1070 (DP) to have 4K60Hz from their VGA card or CAC-1170 (MiniDP) for MiniPC like Intel NUC etc., all of them were really happy that finally such an adapter was made availabe. The NUC Blog from Finland did have a look on how the NUC with Skylake chipset does come along with the new adapters and came to the following conclusion: “This device helps to overcome the other major issue that the HTPC folks had with the Skylake NUC: lack of HDMI 2.0 connectivity.” They did try as well with Linux and after chaning some settings it did work as well. ...



Club 3D Type C Adapters – NEW: DP1.2/HDMI2.0/DVI

Back in October 2015 Club 3D did introduce its first USB 3.1 Type-C Adapters. Those adapters did have a very good market acceptance directly from the beginning and with Type C featured Notebooks, Ultrabooks etc. having a wider spread from week to week we are sure that now is the right time to introduce the next USB 3.1 Type C Adapters to offer our customers the widest range of outputs that they can get with Type C.Those adapters do form an innovative new product segment with our existing range of high quality Audio/ Video Adapters like f.e. the first (Mini)DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters (CAC-1070/1170) that were initially introduced by Club 3D in January 2016. The USB Type-C connector was introduced in the first months of 2015. This completely new connector plug is smaller, reversible and capable of transferring more than data alone. It is expected that the USB Type-C connector will eventually replace the USB Type A and Type B connectors we have all been using over the past years. With the Type-C connector, the USB 3.1 standard was introduced as well. Compared to USB 3.0 the new standard offers twice the transfer rate of up to 10Gbps and allows for three essential features to be used over a single cable: Video, Data and Power. The possibility of connecting and powering your laptop, tablet or smartphone with a range of peripherals, monitors and other devices using only one cable is a significant improvement over the previous standards. It means the beginning of a new era with ...



Aerocool presents Dream Box DIY-Kit to unleash your Imagination

Aerocool presents Dream Box DIY-Kit to unleash your Imagination 23.02.2016, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces the revolutionary DIY kit called “Dream Box” for creative minds, which is available as of today. The product name was committed by users during the last year’s „Free Your Imagination“ contest. This unique DIY kit comes in a box with total of 118 parts, allowing users to build one of the three PC related chassis models straight out of the box. Aerocool’s new Dream Box allows users to not only create extraordinary PC chassis and bench-tables suiting every user’s unique requirements, but goes beyond that. The possibilities are endless and only limited by one’s imagination. The starter kit includes various components, including aluminum pipes, various connectors with different angles, mounting C-rings for other connections as well as PC related parts such as mainboard-tray, PSU tray and one I/O panel. The Dream Box can be also used for assembling tables, lamps, cup holders or even all kind of toys and useful gadgets. For bigger builds and projects, several Dream Box kits can be combined to achieve the desired goal. Aerocool supplies a manual to explain the main assembly and explains a basic installation in a video tutorial on the Dream Box website. Interested users can access the online parts catalog, to find out more about each of the parts. Due to the fact, ...



MSI Re-Envisions Mobile Gaming with GT72S G Tobii with Eye-Tracking Technology

MSI Re-Envisions Mobile Gaming with GT72S G Tobii with Eye-Tracking Technology   World’s first gaming laptop that recognizes, reacts and controls game activity with looks, stares and gazes now available     City of Industry, Calif – February 8, 2016 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer gaming hardware and solutions, announces the availability of the GT72S G Tobii, the world’s first gaming notebook that unlocks the power of vision by harnessing and translating the eyes’ natural and intuitive movements into the game.   The world’s most advanced gaming laptop, the GT72S G Tobii with eye-tracking technology immerses gamers into a hands-free dimension by allowing them to switch targets in a game, select objects on the floor or even automatically pause a game by simply focusing or looking away. Available immediately, MSI’s GT72S G Tobii will be bundled with Tom Clancy’s The Division and currently supports a variety of gaming titles, including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, ArmA III, Elite Dangerous and more. “The GT72S G Tobii Tobii adds another dimension to gaming and provides a level of interaction and immersion never experienced before,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “Our eyes will no longer be passive players, they will now direct, command and transport us into the future of PC gaming.”   MSI’s GT72S G Tobii gives streaming an added dimension by seamlessly and instantly overlay...



ADATA Reveals HD650X and HD710M USB 3.0 External Hard Drives

ADATA Reveals HD650X and HD710M USB 3.0 External Hard Drives Durable and stylish Xbox and military-themed instant storage expansion Taipei, Taiwan – Feb. 4, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and storage devices today launched the HD650X external hard drive for Xbox One and the HD710M camouflage-styled drive. Both are available in up to 2TB and connect via USB 3.0. The HD650X delivers high speed storage expansion for Xbox gamers that want more space for an ever-growing library of games and apps. The drive features a green color scheme that matches Xbox branding and style and is based on the ruggedized ADATA HD650 for enhanced durability and portability. The HD650X is compatible with Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The HD710M provides high-grade water, dust, and shock proofing, clad in a special edition woodland camouflage design. Keeping up with ever-larger games Xbox One consoles currently ship with 1TB drives, and gamers quickly find themselves wanting additional storage as major game releases regularly clock in at above 50GB per title with patches, updates, and downloadable content. This is where the HD650X comes in. Users can choose 2TB, doubling available storage on their Xbox and ensuring ample capacity for the remainder of the console generation. The HD650X helps gamers avoid having to choose between getting new content and deleting previously-installed games, apps, and media. The HD650X is an...






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