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Month Archives: September 2012

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Acer To Release Fiberglass-encased Notepad Before Holidays?

So the next big concern coming down the aisle for Ultrabooks may be simpler than CPU, RAM, hard-drives, and networking, it will concern what material to use. It seems much of the aluminum chassis needed to produce the popular magnesium-aluminum alloy for these devices is in short supply (with Apple having formed rock solid alliances with the two major alloy vendors) and manufacturers like Acer, Asus and HP are considering using fiberglass. Acer has already announced plans for a 15-inch <a href="http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/asus-and-acer-planning-fiberglass-ultrabooks-2011107/">fiberglass-encased notepad</a> in 2012.

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Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler Review

I have been covering computer hardware for quite some time and one thing that I’ve seen a lot of are companies that specialize in CPU coolers and cooling come and go.  Today we are checking out a CPU cooler from a relatively new company called Phanteks.  They currently offer CPU Cooler and cooling fan solutions.  The CPU cooler is the PH-TC14CS which is a C-type cooler that features dual 140mm fans, 5 heatpipes, and a large copper base.  The cooler also comes in a variety of colors so you can match it up with your case and other components.  Read on as we check it out.

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AMD Announces AppZone, Bringing Android Apps To PCs

AMD today announced the launch of <a href="http://www.amd.com/appzone" target="_blank">AMD AppZone</a>, an online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). In addition to featuring some of the most recognizable PC games and productivity apps, consumers can now download and seamlessly run popular Android apps on AMD-based PCs running Windows thanks to a collaboration with BlueStacks to enable the AMD AppZone Player.

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Ubisoft Reveals Hardware Specs for Far Cry 3

As many of you know the release of Far Cry 3 has been delayed, but pending no further delays the game will ship December 4 in North America and November 29 in Europe. This gives you quite some time to make the necessary upgrades to your system for Ubisoft's latest game. Just like the first two games you are back on a tropical island with lush environments, dense jungles and lots of enemies. Ubisoft has just released the minimum, recommended and high performance specifications for Far Cry 3 and we have them below.

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Unboxing the EK H3O 360 HFX Watercooling Kit

We are slowly getting into DIY watercooling kits and thanks to EK we have our first real kit. Watercooling can be a little intimidating at first, but over the next few weeks we will be showing you that it is not that hard at all. The H3O 360 HFX Kit from EK has everything you need to get watercooling up in running in your system. The kits from EK are perfect for the beginner as they include everything you need to get started. Read on as we open up this kit, see what all is inside and give you an overview of the main components.

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MAINGEAR Announces the ALPHA 24 Super Stock All-in-One PC

MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder whose name is known for building quality custom desktops, laptops, and workstations is yet again pushing the envelope of placing performance and quality in PC solutions to heights never before seen. The MAINGEAR ALPHA 24 Super Stock is an all-in-one computer that does not compromise in the way that the form factor is known to do: desktop-level performance.

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Thermaltake Launches the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition PSU

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, excited to release the latest addition to our signature power supply series – the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition 700 W and 600 W. The Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition is certified with 80 PLUS Platinum that grant up to 94% efficiency, featuring high current massive single +12V rail, modular cable design, patented 14 cm flower-shape fan with the integration of FanDelayCool Technology guaranteed system for a smooth and substantial operation.

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Cooler Master Introduces the CM Storm Scout 2 Case

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today showcased the next step in the evolution of highly mobile mid-towers, the Scout 2. True dedication to the growing eSports phenomenon is being ready to move at a moment’s notice. Be it a LAN, friend’s house, or a remote battlefield, Scout 2 is prepared to take the fight to the enemy. Comfortable rubber carrying handles with steel reinforcements that are bolted to the core structure ensure that no matter how good your configuration is, they’ll be there to support the weight and ensure a swift transition between battlegrounds. Bumps and scuffs are an unavoidable part of any mission to a remote destination. A sliding cover over the two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and audio jacks on the front panel helps defend against possible damage and ensure that you can plug in and continue to frag.

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Techbargains Deals for 9-25-12

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