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    FNATIC Rush, Flick & Focus Review

    Introduction It seems everything in the world is advertised as “Gamer” in order to attract customers. Seriously! I just read about a gamer toothbrush!!! ESports are on the rise but how much gaming hardware do we really need? Wait! You said it was designed...
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    CABLEMOD LED Strips Review

    Introduction It’s time that we settle the debate once and for all. LED’s make your computer go faster. Don’t argue it. Don’t even question it. It’s just fact! The real mystery is which LED strip will make your computer the fastest. As e...
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    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 n...
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    CREATIVE Sound BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset Review

    Introduction Headsets are devices I’ve avoided most of me life. Being a PC gamer, it seems odd to say this. On the other hand, when I would try a headset, I would find them, hot, uncomfortable, and lacking the type of sound quality I’ve come to expect fro...
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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 ...


AOC Introduces First AGON Series Premium Gaming Monitor

Introduces First AGON Series Premium Gaming Monitor The AOC AG271QX is a high-end QHD gaming monitor with 144 Hz and 1 ms, addressing the needs of demanding, competitive gamers Amsterdam, 28 April 2016 – AOC, one of the top global brands in the display market, recently presented their premium line of gaming monitors – the AGON series. Its first model is the 27″ (68.6 cm) AG271QX powered by a high-speed TN panel at a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It delivers ultra-smooth images with a 144 Hz refresh rate and a response time of 1 ms, supported by Adaptive-Sync Technology (FreeSync™ compatible, at a 30-144 Hz range) that reduces stuttering and tearing – focusing on the best gaming performance. Gamers that play competitively not only rely on fast and smooth images, but also on instantaneously-executed commands and perfect vision in every situation. The AOC Low Input Lag mode disables picture post-processing on the monitor’s electronics and, therefore, accelerates the command pass-through from mouse, keyboard and gamepad to result in immediate actions while the AOC Shadow Control enables gamers to quickly adjust contrast in overly dark or bright areas without sacrificing the quality of well-balanced areas across the rest of the screen. Gamers that never run out of steam would also want perfect ergonomics and to be able to rely on convenient features to adjust their monitor. The AOC AGON ergonomic base provides plenty of comfort when enabling adjustmen...


Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition Launch

Walnut, California, April 29th, 2016 – Phanteks today announced the new Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition which features full tempered glass panels and Phanteks RGB LED lighting controls. The Evolv ATX Tempered Glass with come in three colors – Satin Black, Galaxy Silver and Anthracite Grey. Designed based on the EVOLV line, the Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition combines sandblasted aluminum with tempered glass panels. System builders and watercooling enthusiasts can now present their build with a premium touch. The EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition is equipped with innovative features, amazing (water)cooling potential, and RGB illumination. The new Evolv ATX Tempered Glass now supports 10 colors RGB LED lighting with illumination effects that includes static, breathing and color cycle. You can also upgrade the lighting with Phanteks’ PH-LEDKT_M1/M2 and create your own personal color schemes. The Evolv ATX Tempered Glass will come equipped with 3x Phanteks PH-F140SP fans, 2x SSD brackets, 3x 3.5” modular HDD brackets, retractable radiator bracket, and removable dust filters. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AVAILABLE AT MOST LOCAL RETAILERS IN APRIL 2016 THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE PH-ES515ETG – $189.99 WARRANTY 5 Years Limited Warranty


PHANTEKS’ Power Combo has more Ramifications than you’re Realizing!

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“Dual sockets, CrossfireX, SLI, Raid 0… Why not PSUs?” That seems to be the the train of thought PHANTEKS was thinking when they announced the new Power Combo releasing this month. At first, it seems really exciting to be able to combine two power sources to work together as one. On further thought, the practicality behind the Power Combo begins to feel a bit contrived. The actual circumstances where a user can put two power supplies to work on one system are pretty limited, however, I believe the Power combo can open a whole new approach to how future systems are built. In order to see the full potential of the Power Combo, we have to look at several industry changes that are taking place right now. The first and most obvious change is DirectX 12. I’ve long been a proponent of dual GPUs in my systems. Practicality has nothing to do with it. If I have $500 to spend on an upgrade, I’ll always have two $250 cards in CrossfireX or SLI because I love the look of two cards in my system. This comes with some heavy pre-planning though, because I need the rest of my system to be able to handle the extra load. Previous APIs didn’t allow for hardly any variation when it came to matching two graphics cards, so it was best to buy both GPUs as close as possible to each other. DirectX 12 on the other hand, is beginning to shine light on the possibility of upgrading to a stronger GPU, while keeping your old one around for a bit of extra power, since th...


World’s First Standing Computer Desk: Lian Li’s New DK-04

World’s First Standing Computer Desk: Lian Li’s New DK-04 Designed for Enthusiasts – A Standing Desk for Work, A Sitting Desk for Play April 20 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the DK-04 computer desk chassis: the first-ever standing computer desk. This chassis offers hardcore enthusiasts design improvements, better drive mounting, extensive water cooling support, and, most importantly: it stands! The World’s First Standing Computer Desk Chassis Standing desks aren’t just fashionable, they’re proven to be beneficial and healthy in multiple ways. Lian Li sought to design a new computer desk chassis in this spirit. Users can configure up to four different height settings, from 67.5cm to 116cm, for the desk to automatically adjust to at the press of a button. The DK-04 can serve as a standing desk for work and switch to a sit-down gaming desk in an instant!   Latest Vibration-Dampened Drive Storage and Inputs With four stacking rubber-isolated drive racks, the DK-04 can mount a total of eight 2.5” or 3.5” drives with vibration dampeners. These racks are easy to install and remove via thumbscrews, and keep drives running quietly and reliably. This desk also includes a 5.25” bay on the front panel for an ODD, fan controllers, or other extras. The front panel also includes four USB 3.0 ports, HD audio inputs, and slots for the RGB controller for the optional lighting kit. Redesigned Ergonomics, Better Legroom The DK...


Leadtek launches Quadro M2000 delivering Excellent Experience for Accelerating Product Development and Content Creation Workflows

  Taipei, Taiwan, April 20, 2016   LEADTEK, the authorized channel partner of NVIDIA professional graphics card in the Asia-Pacific region, releases NVIDIA Quadro M2000 featuring an NVIDIA Maxwell-based GPU, 4 GB of ultra-fast on-board memory, and the power to drive four 4K displays natively. It provides industry-leading performance in the mid-range segment, giving designers the performance and features they need to realize their designs.   The NVIDIA Quadro M2000 has 768 CUDA cores, powered by the latest NVIDIA Maxwell architecture and 4GB of DDR5 GPU memory with fast bandwidth up to 106GB/s that delivers up to 2x the visualization performance of the previous-generation product. This makes it an excellent choice for artists, animators, and editors to accelerate product development and content creation workflows that demand fluid interactivity with complex models and scenes.   Designed for stability, Quadro M2000 supports the latest OpenGL, DirectX, Vulkan, NVIDIA CUDA standards, and certification with over 100 professional applications by ISVs to ensure hardware compatibility. Plus, creative professionals can tap into this increased performance—as well as hardware HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) encode and decode engines—allowing professional applications to rapidly create and display high-resolution videos.   The Quadro M2000 is the perfect balance of superb performance, compelling features, compact form factor, and price, delivering incr...


Colorful Introduces the High-End iGame GTX980 Ti KUDAN Graphics Card

Colorful Introduces High-End iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN Graphics Card  Experience the best with the most powerful GTX 980 Ti from Colorful   April 18th , 2016, Shenzhen, China – Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, introduces its most powerful GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card with the iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN featuring a revolutionary hybrid cooling solution to deliver extreme cooling for the best gaming experience. Maximum Cooling Performance The iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN features a unique custom-cooler from Colorful integrating powerful heatsinks with an integrated watercooling loop to deliver unsurpassed thermal dissipation. Five heatpipes carry heat away from the GPU and disperse it to the densely packed fins and the integrated water-cooling loop kicks in when extra cooling muscle is needed. Full-time GPU thermal monitoring gives smart control over when the integrated liquid cooling system operates. The integrated watercooling solution allows further expansion where you can add a custom watercooling loop to the Colorful iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN’s integrated cooling pump/block. Instant Overclocking Bring your iGame to the next level with a press of a button! Press the Overclocking Key and you get an instant overclock of up to 1304Mhz Boost frequency for increased performance, giving you a more fluid and responsive experience in resource-intensive games.  Colorful iGame Innovation Silver Plating Technology (SPT) – this techn...


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...


BIOSTAR Announces Dual BIOS Feature on Racing Series Motherboards

BIOSTAR Announces Dual BIOS Feature on Racing Series Motherboards Maximum system protection and convenience for enthusiasts April 15th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce that all BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards are designed with utmost protection in mind with the new BIOSTAR DUAL BIOS feature. There’s numerous advantage to having multiple BIOS in a motherboard and BIOSTAR has carefully crafted the DUAL BIOS feature to meet the needs of enthusiasts and power users as well as everyday users. DUAL PROTECTION with Two BIOS Chips With two physical BIOS chips, BIOSTAR motherboards allow two independent BIOS ROMs to be booted from. This provides a safety feature as well as a convenient tool for overclockers who might encounter system stability issues during system tweaking as well as troubleshooting possible issues caused by corrupted ROMs or a hardware failure. BIOS viruses that may attack the ROM are also mitigated as one can fall back to the secondary BIOS for system recovery. Users may run different versions of BIOS ROMs independently for maximum compatibility. How to Use Dual BIOS? To use Dual BIOS, select the desired ROM (ROM1/ROM2) via the onboard switch and power on the system. Be sure to note the active BIOS when you want to flash an update or reflash the existing version. The Dual BIOS allows you to choose one of the BIOS ROMs (ROM1/ROM2) for booting up. If you want to flash BIOS ROM, please make sure the Dual BIOS switch is set to the BIOS ROM ...


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





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