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Noctua industrialPPC 24V Fans and Chromax Accessories Review

Introduction Typically, nobody is supposed to run a piece of hardware outside of the way that it was intended to run. Of course, we make exceptions because we love to overclock things and see how much extra performance there is to be gained. So it may seem a bit strange to review something and only give it half of what it’s capable of. When you consider that the goal is silence in cooling, then it begins to make sense. NOCTUA just released a new series of industrialPPC fans that rate at 24V. While this can be useful for high end server environments that don’t care about noise as much, the benefit for everyday consumers is at 12V, the fans will run more silently while hopefully giving decent air flow. We’ll find out how well they do, but there’s one more huge thing that consumers have been waiting eons for. COLORS!!! That’s right. NOCTUA is finally giving consumers a broad range of colors to customize their fans beyond brown or beige (I suppose there were those grey colors too). Personally, all it took for me to fall in love with a NOCTUA fan was to see how it performed in person, but I totally understand people who don’t go in on one of them because of the color scheme. Now there are Chromax accessories that allow the user to customize each fan to have a splash of color that matches a build better, while still having the professional look that comes from having a NOCTUA fan over a flashy LED fan. We’ll see how those look in a b...



CRYORIG presents LUMI Edition and LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s

CRYORIG presents LUMI Edition and LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s 18.12.15 Taipei, Taiwan – 2015 has been another big and successful year for CRYORIG. With the launch of the acclaimed H7 and H5 Ultimate entry and mid-range coolers, robust line of CRYO-Pastes, the industry’s first color customizable heatsink accessory CUSTOMOD for R1, tiny but heavy weight performers C7 and M9i/a and finally CRYORIG’s first liquid cooling based A-Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. In a gesture of gratitude cooling solution innovator CRYORIG is holding two special giveaway events, one for VIP members one opened to all. CRYORIG is giving away a total of 5 LUMI Edition H7’s and 2 LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s. \ Based on the acclaimed award winning CRYORIG H7, the LUMI RGB+/LUMI Edition CRYORIG H7 is CRYORIG’s first prototype attempt at a LED lighted product. Contrary to the standard solution of just adding a LED lighted fan, CRYORIG chose to take a different path and light up the whole heatsink body. This route proved to be difficult and required additional custom-made parts through CNC to work. The end result is a unique and fresh new spin on what a LED lighted product can look like. CRYORIG will continue to test out different lighting methods and options to deliver more unique experiences for CRYORIG users in the near future. More About the CRYORIG H7 The CRYORIG H7 belongs to CRYORIG’s H-series of products, and is much acclaimed for it’s high performance, value and small size. Featurin...



ADATA Showcases Future Evolution at CES 2016

ADATA Showcases Future Evolution at CES 2016 Highlights include XPG Dazzle LED DDR4 modules, ultra-fast PCIe Gen3x4 SSD with 3D NAND, stylish Apple Series accessories, and diverse USB Type-C storage and memory devices Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 17, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will bring a broad range of innovative technology products to the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, taking place January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADATA will reveal high performance and eye-catching XPG Dazzle LED DDR4 modules alongside extra-speedy SO-DIMM DDR4 for notebooks rated at 2800MHz. Visitors will be able to experience ADATA PCIe Gen3x4 (32Gb/s) SSD featuring 3D NAND Flash, stylish Apple Series accessories, and USB Type-C offerings that include SSDs, USB Flash drives, power banks, and cables. ADATA cordially invites CES 2016 attendees to witness the multiple ways it will shape the evolution of technology towards a more enjoyable, productive, and perfect future for people worldwide. Extreme performance XPG Dazzle LED DDR4 ADATA will debut a new line of XPG DDR4 memory, dubbed Dazzle due to the inclusion of proprietary LED lighting inspired by high performance automotive headlights. The first Dazzle offerings are 4GB modules clocked up to 3866MHz. They cater to devoted gamers, overclockers, and case modders that seek a combination of top-tier performance and unique gaming-themed styling. The XPG Dazzle range implement...



COUGAR Announces the launch of the Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE ATTACK X3 MECHANICAL KEYBOARD   December 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design. COUGAR Attack X3 uses the original Cherry MX mechanical switches that guarantee the incredible performance people associate with a true mechanical gaming keyboard. Their unique tactile and audible feedback will provide you with an unparalleled gaming experience. COUGAR UIX System will allow gamers to get the most out of this keyboard. With UIX, the user can easily define the function of any key, and use up to ten of them as macro keys. All the settings (up to three full configuration profiles) can then be conveniently stored in the keyboards on board memory, which allows the user to bring the keyboard to another computer and keep all the settings. Quick response is guaranteed with a 1000Hz polling rate that can be fine-tuned to suit users’ preferences. The keyboard’s N-Key Rollover capabilities bring absolute input accuracy: It doesn’t matter how many keys the gamer presses, the result will always be accurate input. Finally, the aluminum frame that covers the ...



Leadtek NVS 810 professional graphics card released – The ultimate HD multi-display output is no longer a dream

NVS 810 professional graphics card released  The ultimate HD multi-display output is no longer a dream December 1st, 2015 from Taipei The needs of business owners have grown tremendously with advancements in technology. NVIDIA, the leading professional graphics card supplier, is working with its exclusive Asia Pacific Partner, Leadtek Research Inc., to release the all-new NVS 810 professional graphics card. Unlike Quadro and its real-time rendering features, NVS 810 is designed to provide high definition multi-screen output to satisfy business requirements that range from large exhibits, outdoor advertisement walls, and other digital image output applications. The NVS series is currently provided with the best multi-display solution available on the market. The newly released NVS 810 uses a dual-core Maxwell GPU coupled with 4GB of DDR3 memory. This single slot card fully integrates 2 GM107 units for a total of 1024 CUDA cores as well as 8 sets of Mini Display Port 1.2 output ports, giving a single system the capacity of supporting 32-screen output, making it the perfect high-density, low-cost solution for digital billboards. From the perspective of image management, NVS 810 is capable of tapping into the powerful functions provided by NVDIA DesignWorksTM package including the outstanding technologies of Warp & Blend and Mosaic multi-display, offering excellent and advanced image management capabilities. TDP has a power consumption rating of only 68W and is furnished ...



BIOSTAR Announces GeForce Gaming GTX 950

BIOSTAR GEFORCE GAMING GTX 950 ANNOUNCED, STYLISH PERFORMANCE FOR COMPETITIVE GAMING  Impact Your Sense of Visual  November 25th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR announces its latest graphics card designed to tackle the needs of gamers with competitive performance. BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 950 features 2GB of GDDR5 memory, with 768 CUDA cores, and support for NVIDIA PhysX and DSR Technology. Game in silence with the Low noise output via its heat pipe cooling design, and be prepared for the latest titles with its complete DirectX 12 support. The BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 950 features NVIDIA’s 2nd-generation Maxwell GPU which boasts highly-improved performance-per-watt versus other cards. With performance intended for 1080p gamers, the GTX 950 is the perfect lightweight card for MOBA gamers featuring various optimizations to improve your gaming experience while delivering the best performance-per-watt that only the latest-generation Maxwell GPU can offer. Armed with 768 CUDA cores and complimented by 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 memory, this card brings stunning visuals with support for up four monitors: dual-DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI supported. Complimented by the full-array of NVIDIA-exclusive features like GeForce Experience, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), Multi-Frame SuperSampling, native PhysX acceleration and other visual improvements is support for DirectX 12; be ready for the next-generation of blockbuster games with the BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 950. With LED Lighting feat...



Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday

Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday Get the Easy-To-Use AC15 WiFi Router for an Unprecedented Low Cost at Tigerdirect.com November 24, 2015 – Walnut City, Calif. – Tenda Technology Inc.® a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware, announces an impending Tigerdirect sales promotion this shopping season. We know that after the buzz of Black Friday wears down, there will be many more devices in your home fighting over the WiFi signal. The Tenda AC15 is a simple solution: expanded bandwidth for everyone and improved, hassle-free management of connected devices. The AC15 packages the new 802.11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi standard, Gigabit speed, and useful network utilities in a simple, straightforward router. The AC15 is designed for online entertainment, home networking with IoT devices, and to support the growing number of connected home gadgets – an inevitability for many families this holiday season. For a limited time – from Friday, 11/27 to Monday, 11/30 at Midnight – Tenda is dropping the already low price of its AC15 router for unprecedented value. We can’t even tell you how low here. Quick, Simple Installation and Operation The AC15 is designed for ease of operation; it’s about as easy as plug-and-play installation. Tenda’s easy-setup wizard makes installation fast and simple, offering a suite of iOS and Android apps to help you get started. For power users, the more detailed options...



COUGAR Announces the Launch of the 450 Series

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE 450 SERIES November 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, one of the world’s leading gaming gear brands, announces today the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse. 450K is a Hybrid Mechanical gaming keyboard that brings gamers a wide range of functions within an attractive splash-proof design. 450K’s hybrid mechanical switches provides a tactile feedback and a durability similar to those of high end mechanical keyboards, and its functionality is everything one would expect from a gaming keyboard: macros, function remapping and many other options allow gamers to adapt the keyboard to their own preferences. When it comes to its external design, 450K features a three color backlight that will allow the user to easily know which of the three gaming profiles stored on board is currently being used. The impressive Splash-proof design further enhances this gaming keyboard’s durability, keeping it safe from accidental liquid spills and making it ridiculously easy to clean. This comes all within an aesthetically pleasing rugged design that will look great in your desktop. 450M does not fall behind, being an incredibly capable gaming device. This 5000 DPI optical gaming mouse sports an impressive ambidextrous design that will allow anybody to enjoy it, irrespective of their hand of preference. With an excellent gaming sensor and quick responses, t...



ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card Outstanding-Performance CFast Enhanced with Advanced Features Taipei, Taiwan – November 19, 2015 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications. Ultra high speed meets rugged durability Utilizing fast SLC NAND Flash, the ICFS332 provides outstanding performance and reliability with sequential read/write speeds up to 560MB/400MB per second and an MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2 million hours. Thanks to an industrial-grade operational temperature range of -40°C to 90°C, the ICFS332 enables long term deployment in harsh environments that experience extreme cold and heat. Suitable for diverse applications and loaded with advanced technology The ICFS332 uses an industrial-grade SATA III interface and is available in 8GB to 64GB capacities. It has been designed for a plethora of scenarios. These include energy, automation, surveillance, transportation, networking, medical devices, and much more. The ICFS332 employs a full range of advanced technologies, including ECC (error code correction) and S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring and reporting technology) for high-reliability data transfer and improved security. It uses wear leveling technology t...



AccelStor Introduces the NeoSapphire 3505 1U All-Flash Array with 500K Sustained IOPS and InfiniBand Connectivity

AccelStor Introduces the NeoSapphire 3505 1U All-Flash Array with 500K Sustained IOPS and InfiniBand Connectivity 5 Terabytes of High-Performance Flash Storage in Compact 1U Form Factor November 5, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, announces its latest flash appliance, NeoSapphire 3505, a 1U rack-mount storage appliance featuring 500K sustained IOPS performance with 5TB usable storage capacity and high-speed InfiniBand connectivity. Utilizing AccelStor’s FlexiRemap flash-management software technology, the compact, high-value 1U flash appliance saves rack space while providing outstanding I/O performance without costly proprietary hardware. The NeoSapphire 3505’s high-throughput, InfiniBand connectivity allows the full performance of all-flash acceleration to be realized. 500K Sustained IOPS in 1U Rack Space Through the power of FlexiRemap technology, AccelStor NeoSapphire 3505 is able to fit an impressive 500K sustained IOPS for 4KB random writes into a space-saving 1U rack-mount form factor. Few 1U array models in the market can archive this kind of high IOPS performance. Businesses with densely packed data centers can fit more performance into the same rack infrastructure for high-performance computing, cloud optimization, and database acceleration. High-Speed InfiniBand Connectivity The NeoSapphire 3505 features an InfiniBand FDR 56Gb/s QSFP interface to unlock the full performance of all-flash storage, which is a pe...



Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block In The US

Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block In The US Lian Li Style and Craftsmanship Brought To DIY Water Cooling Enthusiasts November 5, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the CB-01 CPU Water Block. Manufactured by Lian Li in partnership with cooling experts from Overclockers, UK, a world-record overclocking team, this is Lian Li’s first water block ever. With their passion for quality materials, the CB-01 is made to the same exacting standards as Lian Li’s outstanding cases. The cold plate has a heart of solid copper in a nickel coating and a final layer of tin-cobalt for extra cooling, durability, and corrosion resistance. The top is a translucent acrylic block that visibly guides the cooling waters through the microchannels. The simple yet sturdy mounting fits virtually all modern and past motherboard sockets securely. For a bit of flare, there are holes pre-drilled for 5mm LED lights. Ultra Thin Microchannels for Targeted Cooling and Water Flow The CB-01 uses a standard G1/4” thread so most DIY water cooling components will easily fit the inlet and outlet ports. The inlet is deliberately offset against the outlet to allow the coolest water to enter the block in direct contact with the middle of the hottest CPU core. It then flows across the other cores and vents on the opposite side. The microchannels have an area of 32.2mm by 27.3mm but because they are contoured with precision grooves, they provide a greater ove...



ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive

ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive Up to 6TB capacity with one-touch backup plus simultaneous record and playback Taipei, Taiwan – Nov. 5, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the HM900 external hard drive, which is available in up to 6TB. The HM900 offers convenient content backup, playback, and management, contained in a highly durable product. TurboHDD technology maximizes USB 3.0 bandwidth for fast data transfers, while 256-bit AES encryption ensures robust security. In a time when large Ultra HD video and high bitrate audio are increasingly popular, spacious media-focused external drives such as the HM900 are a must for entertainment enthusiasts. Choice of spacious drive sizes ADATA offers the self-powered HM900 in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB to suit different budgets and needs. All provide ample room for large multimedia files and virtually every other type of content, from documents and photos to music and Ultra HD 4K video. Purpose-designed for media convenience The HM900 boasts a dedicated one-touch backup button that allows for near instant transfer of selected files from a source device to the drive. It also supports simultaneous video recording and playback, making it eminently easy to enjoy content without missing out on other experiences. For example, users can playback a previously-recorded sports event while recording a favorite TV show in the backg...



ADATA Expands Apple Series with Multiple Product Launch

ADATA Expands Apple Series with Multiple Product Launch Fast, stylish, and innovative accessories purpose-made for Apple devices Taipei, Taiwan – Oct. 29, 2015 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., the world’s leading brand in memory modules, today announced a major strategic move towards deeper investment and involvement in Apple-compatible products. The Apple Series announcement coincides with the launch this week of three ADATA products for Apple devices: i-Memory UE710 USB 3.0 Flash drive, i-Memory SD Card, and UC350 Type-C USB 3.1 OTG Flash drive. ADATA has developed several patented technologies that are being applied in Apple-related products and is leveraging extensive research capabilities as part of this new focus. Based on its strong track record in memory and storage, ADATA plans to integrate existing proficiencies in future innovations to benefit Apple users. Notable areas include advanced storage expansion, rapid device charging, and products that make the most of proprietary Apple Lightning connectors and emerging USB Type-C. With a series of products dedicated to Apple platforms, ADATA expects to deliver exciting new innovations to customers while promoting long-term business growth. New Force in iOS Accessories: Series of Smart Products Ready for Launch According to data provided by IDC, a leading market research company, global smartphone shipments will reach 1.45 billion in 2015 and 1.93 billion in 2019, demonstrating huge demand for portable technolog...



AccelStor Announces NeoSapphire 3405, 3501, and 3401 Entry-Level 1U All-Flash Arrays with High Sustained IOPS

AccelStor Announces NeoSapphire 3405, 3501, and 3401 Entry-Level 1U All-Flash Arrays with High Sustained IOPS Affordable High IOPS Flash Appliances with 5TB and 1TB Usable Capacities in Compact 1U Form Factor October 28, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the innovative software-defined all-flash-array provider, announces its entry-level all-flash array lineup, the NeoSaphire 3405 1U rack-mount flash appliance with 5TB usable capacity featuring 360K sustained IOPS performance, the NeoSapphire 3401 1U rack-mount flash appliance with 1TB capacity featuring class-leading price-performance ratio and 10GbE SFP+ connectivity, and the NeoSapphire 3501 1U rack-mount flash appliance with affordable sustained IOPS and InfiniBand FDR QSFP connectivity. These three compact yet high IOPS models complete the NeoSapphire series for budget-sensitive use cases and I/O-intensive applications. All NeoSapphire models are powered by FlexiRemap flas h management technology, offering best-in-class performance and automatic data reconstruction for peace of mind. Affordable High Performance The entry-level NeoSapphire 1U models aim at addressing the storage performance bottlenecks limiting business applications at all tiers with industry leading price-performance ratios. NeoSapphire 3405 provides a networked storage solution with 5TB usable capacity at just $0.13 per IOPS for I/O-constrained business applications whether it is accelerating front-end response, database speed, or tiered caching. Fo...



Giada F210 Compact and Fan-less Mini PC

Giada’s New, Compact Fan-less Mini PC – F210 The compact design is perfect for the thin client market, desktop virtualization or cloud terminals   October 28th, 2015, Shenzhen, China – Giada Technology, an industry leader in Mini PCs, embedded systems and servers for small & medium enterprises, is proud to unveil a compact fan-less mini pc system – the F210. With an efficient Intel® Cherry Trail Processor and lower power consumption, the F210 is a compact-sized and cost effective Intel Platform thin client Mini PC. It provides 2G onboard memory and 8G of eMMC storage. To support diversified video output, the F210 is equipped with both VGA and HDMI interfaces. OS compatibility with the latest Windows® 10 and Android ensures wide OS options. The space-saving size of the F210 and its uncompromising performance enables its wide range of applications in thin-client and desktop virtualization terminals. Robust and Compact Design The all-metal chassis provides better protection for the internal parts from damage as well as EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference). Its rugged design allows for 24/7 stable operation over long periods of time. In addition, the all-metal design can improve the heat dissipation efficiency and lowers the working temperature of the parts, thus prolonging the form factor’s lifetime. Measuring only 116.6 x 107.2 x 30 mm, the F210 takes only 1/30 the volume of a traditional PC and enables flexible deployments and installations. It frees...






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