Lian Li unveils top panel radiator kits
Lian Li introduced the new T-7024W and T-7022W Top Panel Radiator Kits for their PC-A70 / PC-A7010 cases.
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched two top panel radiator kits called the T-7024W and T-7022W. Both are suitable for the PC-A70 / PC-A7010 chassis only. The kits include a copper radiator mounted into the underside of the top panel with open vents to allow the internal fans to exhaust the heat. The outer face of the panel has multimedia ports for ease of use. These combo panels are ideal for those with water cooling kits and who want to keep the kit low profile and internalized, while keeping the functionality of cooling your PC rig at a premium.
Multimedia Ports and Radiator specifications
The top panels have USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE 1394 x 1, E-SATA x 1, HD+AC97 Audio connectors on the outer face of the panel, while mounted below are copper radiators, with each model having a different size. The T-7024W has the larger radiator at 140x280mm with 2x 140mm (1500RPM) Ball Bearing Fans for cooling. The smaller T-7022W has a 120x240mm copper radiator with 2x 120mm (1500RPM) Ball Bearing fans for cooling. Both are made with the superior craftsmanship and attention to detail that Lian Li is renowned for. The kits do not include tubing nor a water pump assembly and are designed to be an add on feature to an already existing water cooling setup.
Radiators for water cooling
Both radiators of the T-7024W and T-7022W have pure copper internals with black anodized coating and will be the perfect addition to any water cooling setup you may have. The advantage of the integrated radiator keeps the size and look of the traditional PC-A70 / PC-A7010 chassis, while adding the hidden dimensions of a rad for your cooling needs and convenience.
GeForce GTX 295 preview [Guru3D]
The all new GeForce GTX 295 tested. Today is the day that we can lift up a a big chunk of the mystery that you guys have heard about in the rumor channel for a while now. It's the GeForce GTX 295. As usual, the rumors where pretty accurate.
The GeForce GTX 295 is a new dual-gpu graphics card from NVIDIA based on the 55nm GeForce GTX 200 derivatives. Guru3D 's preview includes a deep look at the product and we've tested the GeForce GTX 295 with the hottest games, such as:
- Far Cry 2
- Fallout 3
- Call of Duty 5: World at War
- Crysis WARHEAD
- Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway
- Left 4 Dead
Check out the full Guru3D 14 page preview at this link.
NVIDIA entering Netbook market in 2009
Toshiba launches largest SSD with 512GB
Toshiba introduces a record setting SSD with its latest 43nm Multi-Level Cell Flash technology, doubling the 256GB record set earlier this year, boosts 512GB of massive NAND storage space into the 2.5-inch disc drive platform. New arrival also improves drive speed; data access rates reach a jaw dropping sequential read speed of 240MB/s and sequential write speed of 200MB/s.
Additionally, the 43nm NAND SSD family also including smaller size members from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities to be available in physically smaller 1.8-inch disc drive platform as well as the 2.5-inch or as SSD Flash Modules.
Toshiba says its 2nd gen SSDs bolsters advanced MLC controller to increase drive performance with parallel data transfers and improve reliability. Security feature offers AES data encryption to prevent unauthorized data access.
Toshiba will showcase its new SSDs at the coming CES 2009. PC makers can expect the drive samples to be available in the first quarter of 2009 while mass production will be following in the second quarter.
Water-cooled ready OCZ Flex EX memory launched
OCZ have released a new Flex FX memory series featuring the integrated liquid injection system designed with 100% aluminum block (which is weird galvanic corrosion wise)
Designed to fulfill the needs of most demanding PC enthusiast and gamer, the high density Flex FX memory can deliver extremely high frequencies of up to DDR3-2000 and DDR2-1200 speed. The water cooling ready
Crysis Wars Patch 1.3; Ten Days of Free Play
Spotted this one at ggmania today, and submitted by Watcher. If you're seeking system-killing eye candy but don't care for single-player gameplay, then you're in luck. Starting today, gamers can take advantage of this great offer by registering online at www.mycrysis.com and by downloading Crysis Wars.
After registration, players will receive a unique key generated on the site that will be saved to their profile, allowing them to play on all online multiplayer servers from Friday, December 19th at 9:00 AM PT to December 28th at 11:59 PM PT. The free sample period comes hand-in-hand with the 1.3 multiplayer patch, which reportedly adds two new official maps and fixes problems with custom assets in downloaded maps. Speaking of updates for games with "Cry" in the name, Ubisoft has released a 1.02 patch for Far Cry 2. This update adds a number of multiplayer tweaks and fixes.
The Hunter Teaser Trailer
Avalanche Studios and Emote Entertainment seek to change to the way hunting sim games are played with an online and FREE experience in The Hunter for the PC.
Oh and guys, the graphics engine on this game is looking really good. Check it out.
New AMD layoffs - this time EMEA staff
We've just learned that one week before Christmas AMD again is enforcing another round of layoffs. EMEA = Europe, Middle East and Africa. From what we heard 100 of the roughly 250 people that still where active at AMD EMEA have been fired, with around 20 going from Germany alone two weeks ago and around 15 of the UK operation given the bad news last week.
It's weird, because things are finally picking up and Phenom II is looking pretty good, despite that more and more people are getting fired.
When you look at the layoffs accumulated, you'll notice that two fifths of AMDs workforce now was fired. That's a horrendous number and you start to wonder with how much people AMD can actually run their business ?
My thoughts are with the people who learned they have been made redundant this week.
G.Skill DDR3 Gold 6GB Triple Channel kit review [Guru3D]
We take a 2x3= 6GB DDR3 memory kit rated at 1600 MHz from the good people at G.Skill.
G.Skill is known not to be fighting with the uber-low latency timings based memory, making their product really fast but not enthusiast products. The benefit you'll find back in the sales price though. Of course with the more expensive memory you'd achieve maybe a 2000 MHz clock frequency which the G.Skill kit won't do .. but as our tests will show, it wasn't at all afraid of 1866 MHz either though.
Check out our review here.
Tomorrow 18 December ...
Hercules announces DJ Control Steel deck
The DJ Control Steel can be used with other DJing software programs that use MIDI instructions. The new Hercules deck is compatible with Windows XP and Vista 32- and 64-bit, as well as Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. The digital mixer will be available on December 22nd, priced at nearly $300.
Cryostasis PhysX video
AMD quad-core Prupos sampled, arrives in Q2 2009
Mafia II - Spike VGA World Premier Trailer
Aah, I want this game so badly. Think you can get away from the mafia, think again :P
DFI LP JR X58-T3H6 MicroATX Board
DFI is prepping a microATX board based on Intel X58 chipset slated for release in January 2009. The PCB is black in colour and has 6 layers measuring at 245x245mm size. With 6 phase digital PWM design, it supports the LGA1366 processors from 4.8 to 6.4GT/s QPI. There are 6 DIMM slots on the board to allow up to 24GB DDR3-800/1066/1333 memories and two PCIe x16 slots for 2-way SLI and Quad Crossfire.
Other features include 1 x PCIe x4, 1 PCI slot, 6 SATA ports configurable with RAID 0/1/0+1/5, one IDE port, 12 USB ports, Realtek ALC889 HD Audio, Marvell 8053 GbE LAN. There are 7 fan connectors onboard with EZ-On (Power) and EZ-Touch (Reset) switches and a Software Debug LED. The BIOS features CMOS Reloaded, Voltage Tuning for Vdimm, Vnb, Vcore, Vsb, VHT, 1MHz FSB frequency tuning and adjustable CPU multiplier, ABS technology system.
Besides, the motherboard also includes 7 fan connectors onboard with EZ-On (Power) and EZ-Touch (Reset) switches, as well as a Software Debug LED. The BIOS of the mobo features CMOS Reloaded, Voltage Tuning for Vdimm, Vnb, Vcore, Vsb, and VHT. In addition, it sports 1MHz FSB frequency tuning and adjustable CPU multiplier, as well as the ABS technology system.
The DFI microATX motherboard has been added by the manufacturer to its LanParty family of X58-based mobos that support Intel's next-generation Core i7 processors. There is no specific information on the exact launch date, availability, or price, yet we won't have to wait too long for the company to announce the new details.
Corsair works on exclusive Dominator GT kit
Corsair is working on a new Core i7 memory-kit, which obviously boils down to low voltage and low latencies. The kit will consists of three 2GB modules that'll hit 2,000MHz at just 1.65V with low latencies of 7-8-7-20.
And surely that's damn fast. I noticed that the DIMMs will have a red stripe on them, much like canon's most exclusive L series lenses. The product code will be TR3X6G2000C7GT and the price while TBA, will be be very high.
AMD and XFX Announce Technology Partnership
Some pretty shocking news today, just in from AMD: SUNNYVALE, Calif. December 15, 2008 AMD today announced that XFX is now an official AMD technology partner, joining the elite group of successful AMD add-in-board (AIB) partners. XFX plans to provide new products based on the award-winning ATI Radeon HD 4000 series GPUs to cconsumers, beginning in early 2009.
Cyber E Sport intros scrolling Orbita Mouse
The three-axis mouse has adjustable top and side shell buttons, while the scrolling body can be spun freely or adjusted slowly like a volume control knob in a high-end home theater system.
The Orbita Mouse has an integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The mouse will begin shipping in January, and is priced at $100.