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    ECS LIVA X Mini PC- Review

    Introduction   Here we are at the beginning of a new year where we can start fresh on old habits, forgotten projects of days past, and new promises to self and others; it is all about moving forward. Last year ECS released a mini PC kit called LIVA. We were invi...
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    GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers – Review

    Audio has been a major component of gaming dating all the way back to Pong and Centipede. A good soundtrack and audio reproduction adds to the overall experience of any game just as a bad soundtrack or sub par reproduction can take away from that experience. Discre...
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    Introducing the NZXT DOKO! A Unique Take on PC Streaming

          A PC streaming device that brings you the full functionality of your pc, anywhere in your home.     Los Angeles, CA – DOKO is a PC streaming device that connects to your network and allows you to easily use your PC in the comfort of y...
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    Gigabyte Raptor Gaming Mouse

    With the Raptor gaming mouse, Gigabyte is targeting a rather specific crowd in the gaming world: those who want a claw-style rodent. We don't see many of these, and the Raptor looks sleek and comes with a few interesting features. Not only is it a claw mouse, but it'...
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ASUSTOR and DIGIEVER Create Optimal Surveillance Storage Solution

ASUSTOR and DIGIEVER Create Optimal Surveillance Storage Solution All ASUSTOR NAS devices come equipped with high performance Intel processors and feature cross-platform file sharing, Rsync, FTP and Cloud backup, Windows PC backup utility Backup Plan and Time Machine support for Mac. Provides DIGIEVER professional surveillance NVRs and hybrid enterprise environments with an optimal storage solution.   Taipei, Taiwan, January 14th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that all of its NAS devices are now compatible with all DIGIEVER NVRs, providing a stable backup and storage solution for DIGIEVER NVR users. ASUSTOR NAS provides cross-platform file sharing, suitable for hybrid enterprise environments and comes built-in with the ADM operating system which offers an intuitive user experience that easily integrates with existing IT environments, providing IT professionals with seamless Windows AD integration and easy file permissions management. ASUSTOR provides a flawless surveillance storage solution for users with demanding professional surveillance needs. “DIGIEVER NVR’s exceptional surveillance management platform combined with ASUSTOR’s innovative network storage devices, allow us to provide an optimal solution for professional management and storage expansion,” said Allen Tseng, Product Manager at DIGIEVER. “No matter if for personal or business use, this solution offers a lot of added value for bo...


ECS LIVA X Mini PC- Review

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Introduction   Here we are at the beginning of a new year where we can start fresh on old habits, forgotten projects of days past, and new promises to self and others; it is all about moving forward. Last year ECS released a mini PC kit called LIVA. We were invited out to a press event in San Jose to discuss it and a few other products.  Article here.  The small black box PC was meant to be assembled before the end user installed their preferred OS. This wasn’t overly difficult for even a beginner but it may have intimidated some into looking for other solutions. LIVA had a decent amount of processing power, small footprint, built in Bluetooth/WiFi and was priced competitively. Overall it was a good first out for ECS. Now we have a new year and a fresh attempt to introduce Mini PCs to those with an imagination, limited space, HTPC or even digital signage. The LIVA X is an update to add features and correct some of the pitfalls found in the first iteration of the LIVA MINI PC. I have high hopes for the LIVA X so let’s see if it can replace my current full size HTPC solution.     ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987, and almost 30 years of business. More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles facing new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. Her main focus has expanded to not only motherboards, but also desktop and notebook computers, graphics cards and other mo...


 

G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16!

G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16! Accompanied by a new DDR4 3200MHz CL15 memory kit Taipei, Taiwan – 15 January 2015 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is proud to release the Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit at CL 16-16-16-36, and a new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit with a faster CL15 timing. These extremely high end memory kits also come with awesome Turbulence III memory fans! Below are the specifications for these two new extreme high end DDR4 memory kits: The new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit is made from hand-picked IC and G.SKILL’s highly-selective binning process. It has also been tested for compatibility on the Asus Rampage V Extreme and Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboards, shown in screenshots below. Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) on Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) on ASUS Rampage V Extreme About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.


GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers – Review

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Audio has been a major component of gaming dating all the way back to Pong and Centipede. A good soundtrack and audio reproduction adds to the overall experience of any game just as a bad soundtrack or sub par reproduction can take away from that experience. Discrete sound cards, integrated audio chips, gaming headsets and complete speakers systems are some of the more common items discussed for delivery of gaming audio. Often you will find multiple solutions in a serious gamers tool box, A gaming headset for late night gaming sessions and a speaker solution for when free to play as loud as possible.


 

SP/ Silicon Power Received Ten Awards from Taiwan Excellence 2015 for Six Consecutive Years

SP/ Silicon Power Received Ten Awards from Taiwan Excellence 2015 for Six Consecutive Years Taipei, Taiwan – January 14th, 2015 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today is honored to announce that SP has once again been crowned as the biggest winner of Taiwan Excellence Award 2015 for the sixth consecutive year. This year, SP was granted the most awards for its ten outstanding products, not only setting the record for the industry but also showing how perfection can be even more perfect. After winning numerous worldwide prestigious design awards in 2014 including iF Product Design Award, reddot Design Award, COMPUTEX d&i award and GOOD DESIGN AWARD, SP continues to exceed expectations and further demonstrates its strength in innovative product design by the great recognition from Taiwan Excellence Award 2015. Commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in 1992, Taiwan Excellence Award was established to encourage quality products made in Taiwan and has now become one of the most reliable and distinguished design awards. In its 23rd year, Taiwan Excellence Award attracted 1,155 entries from 448 companies running for the award. Judged by 91 experts and evaluated with the criteria of “R&D”, “Design”, “Quality”, “Marketability” and “Made in Taiwan”, SP outperformed many other competitors and received tremendous success with ten awards,...


COUGAR’s 200 Series Now Available in UK market

COUGAR’s 200 Series Mouse and Keyboard Now Available in UK Market January 13th, 2015, London, U.K. – COUGAR After recently announcing that Ebuyer and CCL cclonline.com are carrying COUGAR peripherals and cases, COUGAR are announcing a new and strong contender to the UK gaming market. The 200K Gaming Keyboard and the 200K Gaming Mouse. The new range is available to buy from Ebuyer, CCL cclonline.com, and Aria PC Technology– all firms currently offer a wide array of COUGAR’s award winning products. The COUGAR 200M Gaming Mouse stays away from complicated and extravagant designs and focuses on the core of what gamers ask for in a gaming mouse: accuracy, durability and functionality. The heart of the 200M is a 2000 DPI optical sensor, which provides excellent accuracy both for gaming and for any other task. For those users who need extra control over the speed and accuracy of the mouse, it offers even more: a dedicated on-the-fly DPI adjustment button which allows the user to instantly switch between 800, 1600 and 2000 DPI modes. This allows 200M to stay always perfectly adapted to the task at hand. Almost as important as a mouse’s sensor are its buttons, and the 200M certainly does not lag behind in this area: the high quality OMRON switches guarantee 5 million clicks, an incredibly long gaming life. They also provide unsurpassed reliability when it comes to responding to the user’s clicks. Other important features are its special rubber coating, which gua...


Introducing the NZXT DOKO! A Unique Take on PC Streaming

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      A PC streaming device that brings you the full functionality of your pc, anywhere in your home.     Los Angeles, CA – DOKO is a PC streaming device that connects to your network and allows you to easily use your PC in the comfort of your living room. Run office software, stream limitless media content and play PC exclusive titles – do anything and everything your PC can do, anywhere in your home. The current problem with modern PC streaming technologies and set-top boxes is that they all come with their own pre-defined limitations. TV boxes are restricted to their own set of media channels, file formats and limited applications. PC game streaming and screen mirroring devices are all restricted by their own platforms, proprietary technologies or latency issues. Utilizing a gigabit connection to your network, DOKO offers low latency (50-80ms) high definition (1080p, 30fps) streaming with unparalleled compatibility. And unlike current streaming devices and set-top boxes, DOKO offers four USB ports with USBoverIP technology. With this technology, plugging a USB device into DOKO is just like plugging that USB device into the PC that is being streamed, no matter how far away. This gives you the freedom to use the input devices you already own and are used to. Freeing you from the restrictions of current PC game streaming technologies, DOKO lets you play any game your PC can, all in the comfort of your living room. No proprietary software or har...


CRYORIG Announces New QF120 Fan Line

CRYORIG Announces New QF120 Fan Line 12.01.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, innovator of PC thermal solutions is releasing it’s new QF120 line of 120 mm PWM system fans. The new QF120 line features CRYORIG’s proprietary Quad Air Inlet™ system. Four strategically placed air intakes line up the corners of the QF120 fan frame, allowing the static pressure optimized fan blades take in extra air from the sides of the fan frame increasing overall air output. HPLN™ High Precision Low Noise bearing from the XF140 line makes a return in the QF120 Series for low noise performance. The fans will cover a wide RPM spectrum with PWM control, allowing users to fine tune it to their liking individually. Integrated rubber Vibration Absorbers also come preinstalled to absorb excess vibration. The QF120 will initially be released in three different models, QF120 Silent, QF120 Balanced and QF120 Performance. The QF120 Balanced features a moderate fan speed range from 330 to 1.600 RPM in order to offer good balance between performance, RPM and noise. The range is low enough for low noise use, and powerful enough for high load computing. The QF120 Silent features ultra low RPM speeds of 200 to 1.000 RPM with the minimum noise level of 5 dBA, virtually inaudible inside a PC chassis, while still pushing good airflow. The perfect solution for those who need near silence but still want their system cool and stable. The QF120 Performance at 600 to 2.200 RPM is extremely fast and extremely c...


CRYORIG Releases the compact H7 CPU Cooler

CRYORIG Releases the compact H7 CPU Cooler 12.01.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, innovator of PC thermal peripherals has released the H7. The next step in CRYORIG’s H series heatsink, the H7 holds an even smaller footprint while keeping an extremely high performance efficiency. Keeping almost all award winning features from the larger H5 Universal, the H7 packs great value in it’s small size. Featuring series moniker HiveFin™ technology for better air management and also CRYORIG’s much renowned Zero RAM Interference design among many others, the H7 will also feature CRYORIG’s brand new QF120 Balanced 120 mm 330~1.600 RPM PWM fan with Quad Air Inlet™ technology. The CRYORIG H7 is the next piece in CRYORIG’s quest for PC thermal solution dominance. Targeted at entry and mainstream systems, the H7 brings affordability and CRYORIG innovation to the masses. With a total height of only 145 mm, the H7 is almost certain to fit 99% of all mainstream mid-tower cases. While Zero RAM Interference allow users to use any RAM of choice, with no compatibility issues period. With the H7, CRYORIG went back to the drawing board for an even simpler mounting system. The brand new X-Bar™ System needs even less individual pieces and even less steps to install. Literally install your H7 within minutes of opening up the box. Multi-platform support for both Intel™ and AMD™ is already included, and does not require separate parts. A dedicated backplate made from fiberglass augm...


G.SKILL Breaks Fastest DDR4 Memory Frequency Overclock at 4255MHz!

G.SKILL Breaks Fastest DDR4 Memory Frequency Overclock at 4255MHz! Taipei, Taiwan – 13 January 2015 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is extremely excited to announce a new memory record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency, set at 4255MHz CL18-18-18! This amazing achievement was attained on the Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboard (X99 chipset) and with the Intel i7-5960X processor, all under sub-zero liquid nitrogen cooling. Below is a screenshot of the record validation by CPU-Z. (Source: http://valid.canardpc.com/zqe93e About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory





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