The Silencio 550 from Cooler Master
Merging style and silence with strength, Cooler Master ushers in a new era of silent towers by introducing their newest case: The Silencio 550. Enveloped in a cool-black steel case, this new case holds the capacity to support the most demanding computing configuration. Fronted by a mirrored high-gloss panel, the finish is enriched with the class and elegance only embraced by Cooler Master products.
The dominating part of the Silencio 550 is, as the name already suggests, the very low sound it produces when the case is turned on. Insulated with silencing foam padding internally on both sides cancels the noise made by the slight reverberations of the fans and the whirrs and clicks of hard drives. Combine this with a solid-steel unshakable frame, shiftless rubber feet and two Cooler Master low noise fans and you will get a chassis which you will hardly hear when it is on; perfect for those who value peace and quiet as a must in the computing environment.
Beneath the Silencio 550
Gigabyte ECO600 Long-lasting Wireless Laser Mouse
Gigabyte is pleased to announce a Long-lasting Wireless Laser Mouse -- ECO600. As the name suggests, ECO600 Long-lasting Wireless Mouse offers a long battery life of up to 12 months.
The long-lasting battery life not only helps you saving time and money for batteries replacement, but also a practical environment-friendly way for energy saving! Along with precise laser tracking, 2.4GHz wireless technology, and portable Nano receiver, ECO600 enables 10 meters efficient working distance. It also features ergonomically designed shape with soft rubber grip, and 3-stage blue LED indicator changing along the on-the-fly 1600/1200/ 800 adjustable resolution. There is a blinking indicator light that allows you to know when the battery goes low. Bring GIGABYTE ECO600 Long-lasting Wireless Mouse home with you, and you will be free from worrying about limited battery life!
- 2.4GHz laser tracking engine
- Long-lasting battery life up to 12 months
- On-the-fly 800/1200/1600 adjustable resolution with 3-stage blue LED indicator
- Five programmable buttons
- Portable Nano receiver
MSI Z68A-GD80 motherboard review
So, today a closer look at Z68 technology and of course we'll review a unit, the Z68 motherboard tested, reviewed and spanked comes from MSI. We'll test their Z68A-GD80 motherboard.
A sincerely cool looking motherboard that is equipped with the latest gadgets, features and obviously that Z68 chipset. Have a peek at the motherboard, and then let's head onwards into the review.
Check out the review right here.
HIS IceQ Series Radeon HD 6970
Today HIS unveils its IceQ series
ASRock A75-Extreme6 AMD FM1 Fusion Motherboard Photo
And yet another leak that provides a couple of high-level details for a couple of upcoming ASRock AMD motherboards
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 Socket AM3+ Motherboard Photo's
And sure, Gigabyte could not be left out. Here are some photo's of the upcoming GA-990FXA-UD7, as you can understand this is a AMD 990FX chipset based motherboard. Gigabyte is going heavy duty with this model,
the board has a 10-phase VRM, comes with four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting DDR3 allowing to be clocked to 1866 MHz. You'll spot seven card slots of which are six PCI-Express 2.0 x16 supportinf NVIDIA 4-way SLI and AMD 4-way CrossFireX.
Two of these slots are x4, the rest would be x8 when you use four of them. Also a legacy PCI slot can be found.
Storage is eight internal SATA 6 Gb/s ports, six from the SB850 southbridge, and two from a third-party controller. There are two eSATA ports, other then that, that is a great looking motherboard.
Hunted - Around Dark Corners Trailer
Students, buy a Windows 7 PC, get a free Xbox 360
While the current school year is coming to a close, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to next year. Are you about to head to college this fall for the first time? Planning another year on campus? Worried what next year has in store? Wondering what you'll need, how you'll succeed or what fun adventures will be around the corner? We can't predict the future but here at Microsoft, we've come up with a way to help you succeed in the coming year, while building on the fun and friendships that are key to your life. And starting May 22nd for a limited time, we are bringing students a very special offer.
When students buy a Windows 7 PC over $699, they will receive a FREE Xbox 360*.
You can buy any kind of PC, although we recommend a few specifically for students like the HP Pavillion DM4 a great entertainment system on the go, the Dell Inspiron 14r a stylish powerful 14
Corsair Graphite Series 600T White edition review
It was time for an upgrade, so the designing minions in the dark caves of Corsair's R&D facility started thinking, brainstorming and came up with a fresh idea .. yep the Graphite Series could use an update. So the team came up with a special edition series chassis, the White Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Case as reviewed today. This little white colored beast has five exposed 5.25-inch drive bays, immediately hinting this chassis to be a mid-tower chassis.
Check out this Guru3D.com article right here.
MSI 990FXA-GD80 Socket AM3+ Motherboard Pictured
Well, after all others, of course MSI's AMD 990FX chipset based motherboard information and photo's had to leak as well.
Meet the "Big Bang Conqueror", based on the 990FXA-GD80. An socket AM3+ motherboard that supports AMD's upcoming FX series processors, is based on the AMD 990FX + SB950 chipset.
The motherboard has a 10-phase VRM + 2 for memory, and uses MSI's milotary II design and component selection. You'll spot four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 with support for NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX; two PCI-E x1, and a PCI.
Six SATA 6 Gb/s ports are located at internal ports, you'll spot two USB 3.0 controllers, driving two ports on the rear panel. Expect the MSI 990FXA-GD80 to launch in late June, prive is TBA, but we expect 180 USD.
Corsair Hydro H80 and H100 coolers to be launched
Yikes a small leak from an etailer exposes some of the stuff Corsair is to launch soon as TC-Mag noticed Corsair will soon introduce two new watercooling kits; the H80 with a 120mm radiation and the H100 with a 240mm rad.
"Both models use two fans. Both upcoming CPU coolers have their fans operate at up to 2600 RPM, they boast a sound output of 22 to 39 dBA, and support Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 processors.
According to the now removed store pages, the H80 costs
PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 SCS3 passively cooled
PowerColor announced the SCS3 HD6850, a new Radeon HD 6850 card with passive cooling.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today introduces a passive cooling solution into the HD6800 family: the PowerColor SCS3 HD6850. While running passively, the PowerColor SCS3 HD6850 maintains the high performed specifications with core engine of 775MHz, 1000 MHz memory speed; with up to 1.48 teraFLOPs of computing power, easily accelerates the gaming rig and delivers extreme gaming performance.
The PowerColor SCS3 HD6850 features an effective passive cooling solution; with 62 piece of L shape heat sink which enlarge the heat dissipation surface areas, the excessive heat can easily being dissipated through 5 piece high performance heat pipes; furthermore, it
Intel SSD 710 series released in July?
Intel is expected to introduce its SSD 710 "Lyndonville" series in July. The 710 series codenamed Lyndonville which uses the 25nm MLC-HET NAND flash is slated for July launch.
It will come in capacities of 100GB, 200GB and 300GB not 400GB as VR-Zone reports as rumored earlier. Performance and pricing is not available at this moment. The 1.8" 320 series in capacities of 80GB, 160GB, 300GB is slated for July release too.
ADATA 1333MHz DDR3L dual-channel kits
ADATA Technology, a worldwide leading manufacturer in high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today introduced its latest XPG Series DDR3L 1333MHz 4GB dual-channel kit memory. The modules feature high-density, low timing and low voltage, enhanced system stability, and improved performance to meet market needs and especially those of gamers.
The latest XPG Plus series DDR3L 1333+ is available in 2GB single channel and 4GB dual channel kits, with latency of 8-8-8-24. The utilization of an exclusively designed aluminum heat sink and high quality circuit board ensures high efficiency and stability of the memory modules. The Gaming Series DDRL 1333G 4GB dual channel kit has latency of 9-9-9-24. They employ the same special heat sink design, and can effectively reduce running temperature to extend the life of the module.
The new XPG Plus series DDR3L 1333+ and Gaming series DDR3L 1333G memory modules are distributed through designated agents and resellers.
Intel might launch unlocked dual-core Sandy Bridge chip?
Great for overclockers, great for true value .. a story that Intel may be planning to release a cheaper unlocked Sandy Bridge part is surfacing on the web.
A Taiwanese site says Intel is cooking up an unlocked Core i3-2120K processor. That model will reportedly feature two fully unlocked Sandy Bridge cores and a $150 price tag. XFastest also quotes a 3.3GHz clock speed, 3MB of L3 cache, a 65W thermal envelope, and Intel HD Graphics 2000. Sadly, the site doesn't say when this chip might hit stores.
8K Ultra High Definition Display
Hmm, yummie ... Sharp showed off the first Super Hi-Vision TV, a 85" model with a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels. That's 16x more detail than run-off-the-mill 1080p HD TVs. Go check it out ..
ARMA 3 Announced
Czech developer Bohemia Interactive has confirmed that a follow-up to its landmark military simulation game, ARMA 3, is in development. The announcement comes via the official website, which says the game will be based on a Mediterranean island and focus on NATO forces fighting Eastern armies. The game is currently slated for a 2012 release and will feature multiplayer, singlplayer, vehicles, customisable loadouts and an extensive editor for players to make their own content with.
Some of the key features of Arma 3 include:
- Single-Player Campaign - Evolve from a lone prey into a military commander in the open-ended & story-driven campaign.
- Vehicles & Weapons - Control a multitude of aircraft, vehicles and ships with accurate simulation; shoot anything from pistols to sophisticated weapon platforms.
- Physical Simulation & Improved Animations - Take advantage of PhysX supported vehicle simulation, in-game interactions and the revamped animation system.
- Rich & Authentic Environment - Explore an unsurpassed military combat experience set on an authentic Mediterranean island modelled from real geographic data.
- Multiplayer Gameplay - Experience both cooperative & competitive scenarios with the full support of dedicated servers for both Windows and Linux.
- Completely Extensible & Moddable - Design & create countless customizable scenarios using the intuitive & easy-to-use mission editor.
- Customizable Soldier Load - Choose your uniform; assemble your weapon kit; change your load-out; get loaded up.
AMD Catalyst Application Profile 11.5 CAP2
Grab the latest AMD Catalyst Application Profiles 11.5 CAP2 (May 19)
These are the Catalyst profiles for multi-GPU support. Build Info: 8.87-20110518-1952. No release notes at this time but we hope for Witcher 2 support, please wait. (thanks to asder00 once again).