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Early look at the NZXT Phantom computer case
http://www.tweaktown.com COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Earlier on today we stopped by NZXT's booth at the Grand Hyatt to get a look at some of its upcoming products that will end up going on sale later this year. NZXT showed us a range of different products, but the big one for designer and co-founder Johnny this year is the upcoming Phantom computer case that he kindly introduced to us. It's a white case made out of plastic with some attractive curves and some good design with some new concepts ideas that we haven't seen in the part. With what we have seen from the likes of Ikonik, BitFenix, Corsair and now NZXT, consumers are going to have some really brilliant choices on the case market in a short time. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo chassis is the Real Deal, hands-on at Computex
http://www.tweaktown.com Computex Taipei 2013 - Big case lovers have reason to rejoice today. Here at the show, Phanteks is showing their first computer case and it's just as large as their initial CPU cooler.
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Intel demos Haswell vs Broadwell at IDF 2013, shows lower power consumption, higher performance
http://www.tweaktown.com - As usual, Intel gave us a glimpse at its upcoming Broadwell and 14nm process. Specifically, the chip making giant pitted Haswell versus Broadwell in Cinebench and showed that the Broadwell system consumed less power. While they didn't specifically call attention to it, you can clearly see that the Broadwell system is completing the benchmark quicker than the Haswell system, though it's not too much faster.
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BitFenix shows us its new Prodigy Mini-ITX case and Recon fan controller
http://www.tweaktown.com Computex 2012 - Our next stop along the Computex Nangang hall path was BitFenix who had its full range of computer cases on display including the new Ghost as well as what we are focusing on right here, the new Prodigy. The Prodigy is BitFenix's latest case that comes in a range of different colors and supports Mini-ITX motherboards. Obviously seeing the increase in performance Mini-ITX motherboards going onto the market, BitFenix saw a chance to produce a new case model. It's going to make a wicked LAN gaming PC or small gaming PC, that doesn't have to sacrifice moving down to low-end parts due to the high end performance models of things such as video cards and power supplies being too big to fit into small cases. In the video above David from BitFenix also introduced us to the brand new BitFenix Recon which is a fan controller, but by no means your normal fan controller. This is something that BitFenix has been working on for a long time, in fact we even saw early mockups at Computex last year. This is a touch based controller that fan controller and temperature monitoring device that plugs into your motherboard. With this connection made, you can login to the device in your web browser and adjust fan speeds and monitor temperatures. And with your router properly configured you can also access the Recon control panel from other computers in and outside of your house. These are definitely some really cool toys here from BitFenix and we look forward to getting them in for review soon.
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NVIDIA previews technology being used by The Witcher 3, makes fur and hair look realistic
NVIDIA demos its PhysX features at E3 2013. This Fur technology is being used in The Witcher 3
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GTC 2010 - AMAX GPU Personal Supercomputer has 4.12 Teraflops in one system
http://www.tweaktown.com In this video we found Shoulin Chua from AMAX Information Technologies who gave us an introduction to one of its GPU Personal Supercomputers. It fits in a couple Intel Westmere Xeon processors along with four NVIIDA Telsa C2050 GPU processors. Each one of the C2050 cards has 448 cores, so if you do the math that gives us the system a huge total of 1792 cores of processing power. All of that amazing power on tap within a system chassis translates to a mega 4.12 Teraflops of performance or enough to do all sorts of simulations and supercomputing applications. The cost for such a system comes in at about $10,000 USD. Nicole, just hand over that check book and bring a few home for us, will you? Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Thermaltake goes white with Level 10 GT and 4 x 120mm Frio GT CPU cooler
http://www.tweaktown.com COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - The next stop on the Computex crazy tour today out at Nangang was Thermaltake who had a big presence at the show and plenty of products on display. We met up with Ramsom from Thermaltake who introduced us to their brand new white Level 10 GT called the Snow Edition. It's basically the same as the original Level 10 GT, but apparently due to market demand, Thermaltake take decided to offer a white version. The difference here though is that the case is not painted, it uses a coating technique called plastic injection. This essentially makes the case scratch proof and it should maintain the original color and not fade like others do. Ramsom tried to spoil the case, but without success. Next up in the same video above we also got a look at the completely crazy (hopefully) upcoming Frio GT CPU cooler. This absolute monster of a cooler comes with no less than four 120mm cooling fans and that's all dedicated to the CPU with up to 300 watts of cooling potential. This cooler is designed especially for the Level 10 GT and I forgot to ask if it would fit in other cases, but if it does end up going on sale (not decided yet), you'll have to check into it a little more.
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GTC 2010 - Exxact Corp $15k GPU Workstation shows rendering power over CPU
http://www.tweaktown.com In this video we hunted down Jason Chen from Exxact Corporation who gave us an introduction of one of its high-end GPU workstations based around a couple Intel Westmere Xeon 5650 processors and a staggering four NVIDIA Tesla C2050 GPU computing processors which comes to over 1,700 cores when all counted up. The system had a rendering benchmark from Tech-X which showcases the raw power of CPU versus GPU rendering. As you can see in the video above, on the left the CPU is drawing at around 1 FPS or so and on the right the GPU is drawing at around 65 FPS. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Exclusive hands-on with Corsair's AX1200i digitally power controlled PSU
http://www.tweaktown.com Computex 2012 - Yesterday we visited the Corsair suite for an early looking at its new products and one of the biggest new items from the company is its AX1200i power supply. Many of you would be aware of the popular and impressive AX1200 power supply, but let's introduce the brand new AX1200i PSU. It is a 80 Plus Platinum rated power supply, but the big story here is it is Corsair's first consumer fully digitally controlled power supply that features a DSP (Digital Signal Processor). That means it's able to work in conjunction with Corsair Link 2 software that allows you to do all sorts of cool things thanks to the new full digital nature of the PSU. You can some really cool things such as monitor the real-time power in and power out of your PSU along with measure the efficiency percentage. You can even go as far as measuring the power consumption on the PCI-E power (as well as the 12v rail, SATA, main and so on) to get a fairly good idea of what your video card is using. You can also set Over Current Protection individually. Corsair also claims at the AX1200i features very impressive tight power regulation which we cannot wait to check out in our full review when we get a unit in from Corsair. As if that were not enough, you can also set the fan profile depending on the type of performance / quiet factor that you are looking to achieve with your system. The other new thing with the AX1200i is that this PSU will run at around 400 - 500 watts with the PSU running completely silently. That is, the PSU will not start to spin up to cool down the PSU until it hits over roughly 500 watts. Corsair says that you will be able to buy the AX1200i around late July or early August. We don't have any pricing details at this stage. All we know is that we want one, now.
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SilverStone Temjin TJ11 case production model hands-on
http://www.tweaktown.com Today we spent some time with Tony Ou from SilverStone Technology at their Taipei based headquarters where we got some quality time with a production and shipping version of the recently released Temjin TJ11 case. If our numbers are correct, this is the eighth case in the Temjin series of cases. The first Temjin case, the TJ05, was first developed back in 2005, and since then each new revision over the years has improved by developing new ideas and additions. Kept are the most popular features from previous models and they are added to the latest version. And that makes perfect logical sense to me. The TJ11 was recently showcased at CES in Las Vegas by the crew at SilverStone, but the version you may have already seen covered there was of a early and non-finished sample. In the video above you get a look at the mighty all aluminum 21kg gross weighted monster in all its glory. Thanks goes out to Tony for his time this afternoon for introducing their latest product to TweakTown readers. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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3D Printing Tips and Tricks - How to make ABS Juice to help your 3D prints better stick
http://www.tweaktown.com - Charles walks us through his method of making a batch of ABS Juice which promotes less warping and better print adhesion to the printing surface.
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Lian Li Factory Tour - What goes into making an Aluminum Chassis
http://www.tweaktown.com Today I drove around 30 minutes north of Taipei to a small town in Keelung County which is the home of Lian Li. It was nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a bit in this quieter part of the country, but I knew things were about to heat up once we entered where we were headed. You've no doubt heard of them before. They've been around since the year I was born in 1983 producing some of the most high quality and highest rated computer cases that we've seen. Lian Li's fame comes from its experience in working with aluminum and being able to mold and shape the material that it depends on in some spectacular looking case designs. Lian Li got its start back in my birth year as previously mentioned by producing blank PCI panels that go into the back of your case to prevent dust from getting inside your computer. Back in the day, there was no uniform standard for PCI panels. Lian Li told us there were literally hundreds of different panels and if a company wanted a blank PCI panel for its system, the company to go to for the job was Lian Li as they had all the templates and production facility ready to go. Fast forward all these years and Lian Li has stepped way up from merely producing blank PCI panels to some of the best quality and most attractive looking computer cases on the market. All of the experience Lian Li gained throughout the years with its trademark aluminum material has got them to the point that they are at now...
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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Launches in Taiwan
http://www.tweaktown.com Can't decide between a tablet and a netbook? Well this 10.1" tablet with docking station might just solve all your problems! Distributed by Tubemogul.
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We go hands-on at CeBIT 2014 with MSI's new GS60 Ghost gaming laptop
MSI has just unveiled its next generation of gaming notebooks and its new GS60 is the crowing jewel of the line. TweakTown's Johnnes Knapp was on hand for the launch and got a chance to check out the new GS60 "Ghost" first hand. http://www.tweaktown.com
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OCZ Z-Drive R4 RM1616's caught breaking speed limit at 13GB/s and 100k IOPS
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2012 - We managed to sneak into the OCZ suite here in Las Vegas before anyone else and we got a look at their range of new enterprise storage solutions and the one that stood out for me was the demo of two Z-Drive R4 RM1616 PCI-E 2.0 drives running together in RAID 0 to produce some really mind-blowing performance numbers. The Z-Drive R4 RM1616 is not a desktop part and easily out of reach for pretty much all consumers, if you have the big bucks, this is the ultimate storage though. The drives come with no less than 16 SandForce 2500 series controllers and up to 16TB of storage capacity. In the video of the demo you can see above, OCZ had two RM1616 drives setup in one system running together in RAID 0 mode. This outrageousness is able to produce almost 13GB/s (yes - we are talking 13,000MB/s) and close enough to 100,000 IOPS with random 128k reads. And with random 4k reads IOPS hit a crazy 1.4 million IOPS and that is being limited by an Intel X79 system. With a faster computer, OCZ reckons the solution can hit up to 2 million IOPS in the 4k read range.
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Hands-on with MSI's WindTop AG2712 AIO PC - the first true gaming all-in-one?
http://www.tweaktown.com CeBIT 2013 - One of the final great videos we'll see from Johannes Knapp after his trip to MWC and CeBIT 2013 is of the MSI WindTop AG2712 AIO PC. This new all-in-one computer from MSI is claimed to be the world's first true gaming AIO and MSI does manage to back that claim up with some pretty solid specs. It comes packing an Intel Core i7 3630QM processor running at 2.4GHz, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and a speedy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX CPU with 3GB of GDDR5 memory. The screen included on the unit is 27-inches in size with a solid 1920 x 1080 resolution and includes 10 point multitouch support. The screen is also of the non-glare type, which Johannes liked during his hands-on with the unit. The unit includes a whole bunch of I/O options, with one of the better being HDMI IN, allowing you to use the AIO as a television for other HDMI devices such as your PS3 or Xbox 360. http://www.tweaktown.com/news/28925/hands-on-video-with-msi-s-windtop-ag2712-aio-pc-the-first-true-gaming-all-in-one-/index.html
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MSI Big Bang Fuzion mobo demo with GTX 260 and HD 4890
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2010 - We caught up with MSI this afternoon at its suite here at CES where they were showing off its much spoken about Big Bang Fuzion motherboard that uses the Lucid Hydra chip to create some pretty special video card options. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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ASUS pay very close attention to audio quality on Rampage IV Formula and Gene with separate tracer
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2012 - In our second video with JJ from ASUS at their Trump Towers suite we got a close up look at the new ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula and Gene and learned a lot about what ASUS is doing to really take audio to the next level. Exclusive to the aforementioned two motherboards, ASUS engineers are taking audio quality very seriously and have created a special route for the audio tracers from the back IO to the onboard audio codec towards the south of the motherboard. When held up to sunlight with a static board demo we could clearly see the separation in the PCB for the audio. When the system is turned on, the route actually glows red as you can see in the video above. The reason for all this? By creating a dedicated route for the audio signals, ASUS is able to offer better audio performance that is somewhat separate from the other parts on the PCB and this should go a long way to reducing any audio interference.
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Ikonik shows us its new cases and power supplies
http://www.tweaktown.com Yesterday we visited the Ikonik office in Taipei where they gave us an early introduction of what they will be showing at the re-named Tabutex Computex event next week. We were given an introduction to a total of three new computer cases including the SOHO, M1000 and the Optimus 1200. All very nice cases with varying uses, we really liked the Optimus 1200 model that has a front face that resembles Optimus Prime from Transformers. We were also shown Ikonik's new Vulcan+ series of power supplies which come in sizes of 850, 1000 and 1200 watt. They look like they have the moves to impress with 80 PLUS Gold certification. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Consumer vs. Enterprise SSD Performance - Chris Ramseyer and Paul Alcorn discuss
http://www.tweaktown.com The demarcation between consumer and enterprise SSDs is becoming a blurry line in some cases. The cloud computing market is growing quickly, and SSDs afford performance advantages in both performance and power consumption metrics. It is predicted that the Internet, and the servers powering it, consume 1.5% of the global power output. Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/5392/consumer-vs-enterprise-ssd-performance-analysis/index.html
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BitTorrent shows off "Share" technology for easy sharing from apps at CES
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2012 - In our second video from the BitTorrent suite at the Hilton hotel at CES last week, Brad from BitTorrent gave us a demo of its "Share" technology. This tech allows you to use either an Android or iOS app when logged into your BitTorrent client account and do things like record a video and send it back to your PC over 3G or Wi-Fi on your mobile device using the BitTorrent protocol. We saw it right before our eyes during our meeting and it was very impressive to say the least. Once it's been downloaded back to your PC client using software like BitTorrentPlus, you can then instantly stream it your BT certified device in just a few seconds. It all happens that quickly and it is very easy to use.
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Thermaltake Iron Man case mod of the Armor Revo kicks butt
http://www.tweaktown.com Computex 2012 - This is not the first time I've been impressed by case mods on display at Thermaltake booths at trade shows around the world. However, I think today, I was the most impressed by what I saw. I guess being a big fan of Iron Man helps. Out at the Computex Nangang hall Thermaltake were showing off a highly modified Armor Revo Snow Edition by a gentleman called Ron Lee Christianson. The amount of dedication and detail that has gone into the Iron Man Mod is just amazing. What I want to do right now is suggest that you hit the play button on the video and take a close look for yourself.
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Next-gen GIGABYTE Ivy Bridge boards including Z77X-UD5H shown off in Las Vegas
http://www.tweaktown.com GIGABYTE just got done holding their "Meet the Executives" event at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas and one of the big points for staying ahead of their competition (ASUS) was to be first out with new technology. One big new piece of technology coming out sometime later this year is Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. We are already bound by an NDA, so there is little we can say. A quick search on Google though shows things like native USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 support. It will be a mid-range platform, you can think of it as an updated Z68 Express for upcoming Intel processors. After giving attending media a rundown on GIGABYTE's aims for 2012, Colin Brix of GIGABYTE started bashing on the door of a nearby room in the hotel suite and asked if we could interrupt and show off the Taiwanese company's range of upcoming Ivy Bridge boards. We got see the full model range including the G1. Sniper 3, G1 Sniper 3 M3 (Micro-ATX), Z77X-UD5H, Z77X-UD3H and B75M-D3H. Fortunately we had video camera in hand and captured the whole deal. Watch it above. There are a lot of pictures in the photo gallery below, too.
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ASUS Mars II dual GTX 580 running Crysis II at 3240 x 1920 - you want!
http://www.tweaktown.com COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - We'll keep this one short and sweet, you really just need to watch the video below. ASUS had a very wicked setup at their Computex booth displaying the power of its amazing Mars II video card which runs two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 chips on one card. Anyone for Crysis II at 3240 x 1920? Wow!
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Team ROG extreme overclockers tell us about what they're doing at BlizzCon 2011
http://www.tweaktown.com BlizzCon 2011 - Our final video from the ASUS booth at BlizzCon 2011 is from the overclocking workshop area. Members of Team ROG were on hand to tell us what about they were doing at the show. Travis from Team ROG told us about the two ASUS systems that we setup and ready to get some LN2 cooling based overclocking treatment. One system was running an Intel 2500k processor while the other was running a faster 2600k CPU based system. The 2500k was running at around 5.7GHz and it was also running three-way SLI with GTX 570's along with Corsair Dominator memory running at 2200MHz with it all running on an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme (Z68) motherboard. The 2600k system used the same parts except the video card was an ASUS MATRIX GTX 580 Platinum video card. It was hooked up using a PCI Express extension cable which allowed for easier LN2 based cooling with the Kingpin Cooling Tek 9 Fatboy coolers. It will get the GPU temperature down to around -190 degrees Celsius and run at around 1500MHz.
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LSI's Steve Johnson Show 12Gb/s SAS Expander for Sharable DAS Solution
http://www.tweaktown.com LSI AIS - Steve Johnson shows LSI's new 12Gb/s SAS expander technology.
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Unboxing and first impressions of the ASUS Nexus 7 tablet
http://www.tweaktown.com For the past couple of weeks I've been trying to get my hands on ASUS' Jelly Bean-powered Nexus 7 tablet, but to no avail. ASUS could hook me up with one, but it would be a review unit meaning it was tested and used by someone else, but I wanted a fresh one. So, I ended up buying one personally, and here we are today. It arrived fresh in its box, and we've done an unboxing video, shown above. I go over a few things in the video, but I've used it for an hour or so since the video, and boy, is it a great tablet. The first thing I noticed is that it really is a pure Google experience. This is what sets any Android-powered tablet apart from Apple's iPad. When you turn an iPad on, it's an iPad, from Apple, that's it. A pure iOS/Apple experience. When you turn on the usual Android tablet, it's an Android tablet from someone like Samsung or ASUS, powered by Google's Android OS, with some of Samsung or ASUS' UI splashed on top.
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Deanzo overclocks GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 and Intel Core i7-980X with LN2 to 6.1GHz
http://www.tweaktown.com Today we look at the new flagship motherboard from GIGABYTE, the GA-X58A-UD9. We want to see what limits it will push a Gulftown CPU to when frozen at minus 150 degrees celcius. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Full look at ASRock's range of Z77 Ivy Bridge motherboards
http://www.tweaktown.com Earlier on today we visited the ASRock headquarters here in Taipei where we were introduced to their range of Intel Z77 Express Ivy Bridge based motherboards. You know, the ones we have been covering lately over the past couple of days - with more coming! ASRock literally had a large room filled with Ivy Bridge based motherboards with not just Z77 based products, but also H77, Q77, B75 and so on - the whole shebang. In our video above we have focused just on the boards our audience will be most interested in and knowing you guys, that is the more high-end boards in the new line-up from ASRock. We are going to let the video above do the talking, but as an introduction to it we got a look at ASRock's gaming boards including the Fatal1ty Z77 Performance, Professional and Professional-M. What's probably most interesting for us is that the Professional-M is the first Micro-ATX based board from ASRock to get the Fatal1ty treatment. We can't wait to test it. Moving down the line of motherboard we run into the high-end Z77 Extreme series including the Extreme9, Extreme6 and Extreme4 and some others which cut down features as we go down the load and that obviously reduces the cost of the board for the consumer. Two other boards we got a look at including the Micro-ATX based Z77 Extreme4-M as well as the Mini-ITX based Z77E-ITX. We love these small motherboards as nowadays you can build rather impressive gaming machines in a really small case. We finish up with the Extreme9 which was hooked up to a power supply to show off its coolness. ASRock has gone to big efforts with the Extreme9 by adding in LEDs on the cooling heatsinks - the board looks great. But it's not just all about looks though, ASRock has also included an additional PCI Express 3.0 bridge which gives the board support for quad-SLI support with each PCI-E slot running at 8x electronically. If you are running two-way SLI, the slots will run at x16 electronically. We almost cut Chris from ASRock off in the video before he got a chance to introduce us to its new ASRock WI-SB Box which will be bundled with the ASRock Z77 Extreme9 board. In the past ASRock has bundled a front-panel USB 3.0 box with its board to bring USB 3.0 to the front of cases which don't have it. This time around the box has been souped up to not only provided two USB 3.0 front-panel ports, but it also brings the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas (included adapter comes installed on the board) to the front of the case and in ASRock testing they found that by moving this setup to the front of your case, wireless radio communications are improved hence providing better throughput and signal performance. We have a whole range of ASRock Z77 boards in our labs right now with more on the way. We'll be posting the first of our ASRock Z77 reviews soon - stay tuned for them!
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BitFenix Spectre Pro cooling fans exclusive preview
http://www.tweaktown.com We shot this video a little while ago now, but today BitFenix is releasing its new range of Spectre Pro and Spectre Pro LED cooling fans. You may well be familiar with the Spectre series of cooling fans from BitFenix, but today they up the stakes with the "Pro" series which improve over the old series with better performance and looks in mind. There is a whole bunch of fans including 12cm, 14cm, 20cm and 23cm and they come in a range of colors including black (non-LED), white, blue and red. Watch the video as David from BitFenix explains the new fans in detail.
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MSI's Z77A-GD80 Ivy Bridge mobo includes Thunderbolt connectivity, we go hands-on
http://www.tweaktown.com It's been a fairly busy day for the TweakTown Taipei team with a visit to GEIL and then we headed on over to MSI who were nearby. We were shown a few products during our meeting, but the one that stood out to us the most was their upcoming Z77A-GD80 motherboard. This board supports the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge processors which if you have been reading TweakTown this past week, you know quite a bit about now. What's probably the most interesting feature of this motherboard is that it comes with a Thunderbolt connector. It's the first time we've seen a Z77 board with Thunderbolt onboard and that's pretty impressive. We have heard rumours around Taipei of more boards including Thunderbolt, but at this stage of the game, MSI is out in front in this department. The chip onboard to provide the Thunderbolt supported is made by Intel, we're not exactly sure what chip it is, but it's labeled with W138TA17, if that means anything to you. It doesn't have any form of cooling (even passive), so we would assume that the chip doesn't get that hot to warrant it. We really look forward to checking out Thunderbolt performance on this motherboard especially comparing it against the numbers we get from USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 and eSATA. Stay tuned for that in the weeks ahead!
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InWin's new H-Frame mini is a work of art
http://www.tweaktown.com - InWin had quite an array of impressive chassis' at Computex 2014, with the H-Frame Mini being a stand out for sure.
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Hands-on with new silent ioSafe Solo G3 fire and waterproof hard drive
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2012 - We ran into the CEO of ioSafe Robb Moore here at CES 2012 in Las Vegas at the Storage Visions show where he gave us a hands-on introduction of their newest baby, the Solo G3. This is a fairly similar model to the previous Solo models you've seen from ioSafe in the past, but this time a whole load of holes have been added to the navy green colored unit that allows the unit to get by without the need for a cooling fan. Robb noted that this makes the product ideal for noise sensitive installations such as in music studios and such. The Solo G3 also added USB 3.0 for faster backups. The folks over at ioSafe have been known for some pretty wild CES demonstrations to showcase the toughness of their units and this year apparently will be no different. Without giving away too much, Chris and I are going to be treated to some sort of thunderbolt demo on Day 2 of CES (this coming Wednesday) to help introduce their new product with Thunderbolt interface. Think actual bolts of electricity - we'll do our best to capture it all on video.
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MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard Overview
http://www.tweaktown.com - Steve walks us through the awesome MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming motherboard, which has some really cool LED effects that you can control from your smartphone.
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ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS dual socket upcoming Xeon mobo gets video hands-on
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2012 - We met up with JJ from ASUS today in their lovely suite at the Trump Towers here at CES and he was good enough to give us a hands-on introduction of the upcoming Z9P3-D8 Workstation server motherboard which is a dual socket board supporting upcoming Intel Xeon processors and chipsets. This board comes with no less than eight DIMM slots supporting up to 128GB of memory, USB 3.0, dual Intel server grade gigabit LAN ports, an amazing seven x16 PCI-E 3.0 slots and a total of 14 SATA ports. It should be going on sale towards the end of Q1 2012 in time for the new server processors from Intel.
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BitFenix introduces its new fans and accessories to us
http://www.tweaktown.com Earlier today we visited the BitFenix offices here in Taipei and got acquainted with some of its new case fans and accessories for its range of computer cases. First up David introduced us to their full range of new Spectre case fans. The fluid dynamic bearing fans come in either black or white and in a range of sizes (12cm - 52 CFM and 18 dB-A, 14cm - 60 CFM and 18 dB-A, 20cm - 65 CFM and 19 dB-A and 23cm - 115 CFM and 20 dB-A) for your cooling needs. There is the standard Spectre that comes in black or white and then there is the Spectre LED that just comes in black with four LEDs if I recall correctly. LED fan colors up for grabs are green, blue, orange, white and red. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Detailed preview of ASRock X79 Overclock King Motherboards
http://www.tweaktown.com Today is the big day for Intel and its new Sandy Bridge-E processors and X79 Express chipset platform. The NDA just came off moments ago and now we can give you the full run-down on the ASRock X79 Overclock King Series of motherboards based off the new platform. Last week we met up with Chris Lee, Director of Marketing, at the ASRock HQ here in Taipei where he gave us a full introduction to its first batch of X79 motherboards. ASRock is launching with five X79 boards right now including the Extreme3, Extreme4-M (Micro-ATX), Extreme4, Extreme7 and the Extreme9. We spent most of our time in the video above focused on the top-dog, the ASRock X79 Extreme9. This board is packed out with loads of good features including eight DDR3 DIMM slots for quad-channel memory support, five PCI-E x16 slots, active fan cooling for the X79 chipset, loads of SATA-III ports and full digital VRM power management with 18 phases of power for RAM (2) and CPU (16). One of the big additions with the Extreme9 is the bundle inclusion of the ASRock Game Blaster which is a PCI-E x1 add-on audio and LAN card which uses the quad-core Creative SoundCore 3D audio processing chip for greatly improved gaming audio support over usual onboard audio usually found on most motherboards. It comes with audio support for things like THX TruStudio Pro which provides THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer, EAX and more. It also packs in another gigabit LAN port for functions such as dual LAN support. On the software side of things, as usual, ASRock with each launch comes out with something new. This time it is ASRock XFast RAM and it makes good use of all the additional RAM support that some users will be piling onto their X79 motherboards. As some of you will know, Windows 32-bit only supports up to 4GB of RAM, so to make use of all that extra unused RAM that some users will have that are not running a 64-bit version of Windows, XFast RAM takes care of that. You can assign a RAM disk at a capacity of your choice using your system RAM ...
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CM Storm - The Sentinel Advance gaming mouse
http://www.tweaktown.com We met up with Eric from Cooler Master's gaming division, CM Storm, in Taipei at their headquarters ahead of Computex which begins next week. We got an early look at a whole bunch of products. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Ivy Bridge motherboard unboxing
http://www.tweaktown.com Earlier on today I did an unboxing video of the brand new and upcoming ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard. This new board based on Intel's Z77 Express Ivy Bridge chipset is due out soon and comes with plenty of features packed in such as ASRock XFast 555 technology (XFast LAN, XFast USB, XFast RAM), Lucid VirtuMVP, Intel Smart Response, Intel Smart Connect and much more. Again ASRock told us to say that this board support 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core processors and not "Ivy Bridge" processors, but at this stage of the game we're going to say Ivy Bridge, because we all know what we are talking about here. ASRock's Z77 Extreme6 motherboard features a stylish and attractive gold and black color scheme which looks really great. The PCB is black and gold comes into the theme by way of the gold touches on the coolers as well as the Japanese golden caps. The board includes three PCI Express x16 slots for up to three-way SLI and CrossFireX support. ASRock does claim that the board can support Quad SLI, which it can, but only by way of using two dual-GPU video cards such as the GeForce GTX 590. There are a total of four DDR3 DIMM slots which provides dual-channel memory performance all the way up to DDR3-2800 with the aid of overclocking, so you should be able to expect some good memory performance which is something ASRock has focused on for a while now. There also a mSATA connector squeezed inside between PCI Express x16 slots one and two along with a passive cooling solution, which looks like it should do a good job of keeping temperatures under control whilst overclocking. But ASRock, why did you include an FDD floppy drive connector at the bottom of the board? We're sure there is a good reason, we'd just like to know why. When was the last time you used a floppy disk drive? Shane is going to put this board through its paces soon and you can expect our full review once the NDA expires a little later on in the future.
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Quick look at a Google Android TV box from Computex
http://www.tweaktown.com Computex Taipei 2011 - Computex may well be over for another year, but we still have some great coverage to get online for your viewing pleasure. During her travels around the Computex halls, our mobile device editor Nicole Scott ran into a company showcasing a Google Android TV device. The device which looks like a standard media player runs a Samsung 1GHz processor which should enable good 1080p playback. It comes with a wireless and HDMI as well as an infrared remote control. It goes go on sale for around $140 - $150 when it goes on sale later this year.
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ASUS ROG notebooks get nod of approval from random gamer for high FPS
http://www.tweaktown.com BlizzCon 2011 - We are back at the ASUS booth from BlizzCon 2011 again for a look at some more ROG products and this time we look at some of the gaming notebooks which were on display at the show. While it may look a little staged, we ran into a completely random gamer who wasn't shy and he had a few words to say about the ASUS ROG G53 notebook he was using. All of the laptops that were on display were running World of Warcraft at high quality settings. I quizzed the gamer on what he thought about the G53 and he said that he "cannot argue with 60 FPS on a laptop". Hell yeah. And he knows exactly what he is doing! Thank you good sir for being on video, if you ever see this.
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John Carmack talks Oculus Rift at the NVIDIA Editors' Day in Montreal, Canada
http://www.tweaktown.com - NVIDIA Editors' Day 2013 - The great John Carmack of id Software/Quake/Doom and RAGE fame talks about Oculus Rift, and more.
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ASUS U36JC 13.3-inch notebook hands-on from Taipei
http://www.tweaktown.com ASUS held a press conference in Taipei today to announce its latest notebook, the U36JC. I couldn't attend the event personally, but luckily for us, Nicole of Netbook News fame was on hand to shoot a hands-on video of this new super slim laptop for us. The U36JC features a 13.3-inch screen and comes installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and an Intel Core i5 460M processor and an NVIDIA GT310M GPU with 1GB of dedicated video memory. As far as memory goes, it comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard disk drive. As Nicole explains in the video above, it's an ultra slim notebook coming in at just 1.66 kilograms, yet it still packs in an 8-cell battery that should be able to provide pretty decent battery life for most applications. Nicole comments she is not a fan of glossy displays, but I reckon that style actually works pretty well, but I am still a bit on the fence. Getting a look at the notebook opened, we are presented with a stylish looking notebook with what Nicole describes a great chicklet keyboard, however she thought the shift keys are too small - I tend to agree. Above the 1366 x 768 screen is a 0.3mp web camera for online chat, and as far as the track pad goes, it's a decent size and there is even a finger print scanner included. The mouse buttons are a little "clickly" (new word, Nicole?), but overall it looks to be a pretty decent notebook. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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QNAP introduces its fancy new Pinetrail based NAS systems
http://www.tweaktown.com CES 2010 We stopped by the folks at QNAP who make its bread and butter by producing a solid range of Network Attached Storage or NAS devices that offer a full range of features for users looking at adding more capacity or backup options to their network. In the video below we get a good introduction of the new QNAP 59 series of products and the new features that they bring to the market. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Exclusive: GIGABYTE demo On/Off Charge for Apple products
http://www.tweaktown.com Earlier today we were invited down to the GIGABYTE Technology headquarters here in Taipei where we were given an exclusive demonstration of its new "On/Off Charge" technology for the Apple iPod and other Apple products such as the iPhone and iPod. GIGABYTE quietly launched a software driver a little while ago that allowed its motherboards to charge Apple products via USB even when your computer was turned off. Now the Taiwanese motherboard heavyweight steps things up some more with its new On/Off Charge tech. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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INWIN Factory Tour - How to make up to one million cases per month
http://www.tweaktown.com Late last week we were invited to the INWIN HQ and factory in Taiwan to see how they make cases.
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GeIL Taipei Factory Tour - We almost broke an IC Testing Machine
http://www.tweaktown.com Today we were invited to GeIL's Taipei factory to get an up close and personal tour of its facilities for testing and producing its RAM modules.
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LG Signature Range 4K OLED HDR TV - HDR Is The Future of TVs
http://www.tweaktown.com - CES 2016 - The future of TVs is in HDR, with LG teasing its beautiful new Signature Range of 4K OLED TVs that are HDR-enabled. Simply beautiful. Follow us for more updates! ----------------------------------------­­------------- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TweakTown Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TweakTown/ Music ----------------------------------------­­------------- Elektronomia - Vision [AirwaveMusic Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHRPrA3nwKc https://soundcloud.com/airwavemusictv
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VIA introduces amazing $49 APC Android computer, we go hands-on
http://www.tweaktown.com Earlier on today we were invited down to the VIA headquarters where we met up with marketing director Richard Brown who introduced us to its new APC computer system. The APC computer is a $49 Android system based on the brand new Neo-ITX form factor which measures in at roughly half the size of standard Mini-ITX based motherboards. It features an 800MHz ARM SOC with 512MB of DRAM and 2GB of onboard flash memory for storage. A modified version of Google Android 2.3 uses up most of that 2GB of flash storage, but there are external storage options. On the back I/O is a SD slot and of course you could hook in an external USB 2.0 drive. VIA spent a lot of time customizing Android to enable keyboard and mouse support which natively it does not support. The system also comes with the modified apps such as a YouTube player, Angry Birds, a file manager, web browser and more. However, the VIA APC is not designed to be about local storage. It is designed to stream your content from the cloud and does so at an amazing price and within a very tiny footprint. The APC will fit in normal Mini-ITX cases with room to spare for something like a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drive. On the I/O panel you get VGA output, HDMI output, four USB 2.0 ports, gigabit LAN and audio out and microphone in. There is not much on the motherboard / computer itself. There is just the few chips required to power the system along with a four pin fan header if you wish to add a cooling fan to the system, but it does not require it and enables a completely silent system. One of the other amazing aspects of this system is that at load it only consumes 13.5 watts of power and hardly anything at idle coming in at just 4 watts. The system will ship with just a small 15 watt external power supply. VIA expects to start shipping the APC, "a bicycle for your mind", towards the end of June or sometime in July for just $49. The other big news is that VIA will be selling the APC directly on www.apc.io. Pre-orders will begin very soon.
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Hands-on with the awesome Steiger Dynamics LEET Core chassis
http://www.tweaktown.com Computex Taipei 2013 - Earlier on today we stopped by the WD booth here at Computex where we saw some amazing new slim hard drives, but we also spotted the Steiger Dynamics LEET Core chassis. This is the case that is the case category winner of TweakTown's Best of Computex 2013 awards. Hit play on the embedded video above to get a close-up look at its awesomeness. Basically I'll mention it's made out of a full block of aluminum and machined with perfectly even sides and edges. The workmanship is just amazing and it also looks really impressive as well, hence the reason for taking away our case award at the show this year. Start saving though, this is not a cheap case.
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