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Just a few 240GB Vertex LE 240GB Drives Remaining at 249.99 USD

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2011 2:29 am

With all of the X79 news coming out on the 14th you may have missed the Revisiting the Legend: OCZ Vertex LE article that was posted. Our friends at MyDigitalDiscount.com uncovered a batch of drives in a warehouse and are blowing them out.

 

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TweakTown has teamed up with My Digital Discount to offer a coupon code to get the legend for right around $1 per GB on the 240GB model. The coupon code, TT30off240LE is still in effect but only a few drives remain.

 

The Vertex LE is one of the fastest SATA II drives ever released and was ahead of it's time. It featured 3Xnm flash with 15K P/E cycles, a rarity these days in a world filled with 25nm flash rated at just 5K P/E cycles. After the coupon you can't find a better deal and the 285MB/s read, 270MB/s write speed is pretty nice too:)

Friday Afternoon Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 4:47 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 18th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 @ Vortez

- ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z @ Pureoverclock

- ASUS Sabertooth X79 @ Ocaholic

- ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard @ OCIA

- ASRock A55 Pro3 @ Overclockers Club

- ASUS P9X79 Deluxe @ Ocaholic

 

CPU & APU

 

- Intel's NEW X79 LGA2011 Socket Platform and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E Processor @ Futurelooks

- Intel Core i7-3930K, Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Processors for LGA 2011 @ ixbtlabs

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Issue 17 of TheOverclocker now available

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 2:46 pm

Issue 17 of TheOverclocker online magazine has just gone live for your reading pleasure, which if you haven't heard of it before, happens to be the world's first (and best!) online overclocking magazine that is dedicated to all things overclocking and PC enthusiast specific.

 

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The latest edition includes a QnA with world renowned overclocking veteran, GiorgioPrimo and a good look at the latest top dog processors from AMD and Intel in the FX-8150 and Core i7 3960X, respectively. Further to that is a run with the mighty MARS II dual-GPU graphics card from ASUS, a solid look at Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and much, much more!

 

Click here to catch all the action of Issue 17 of TheOverclocker folks.

Download of the Day: Firefox 8.0.1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 8.0.1.

 

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

 

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Deal of the Day: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $79.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $79.99 Shipped Free!.

 

Offer: This is ridiculous. Get 16GB of matched CORSAIR Vengeance 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory for just $79.99 shipped free! Use coupon code: EMCJJJC22 for the discount. Expires 11/22/2011.

 

 

CORSAIR VENGEANCE 16GB 240-PIN DDR3 SDRAM DESKTOP MEMORY KIT DEAL

 

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Antec Eleven Hundred Gaming Series case exclusive video preview

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:40 am

Earlier today we made our way over to the Antec Taipei office where we got given access to an exclusive video preview of the upcoming Eleven Hundred Gaming Series computer case.

 

 

The Eleven Hundred is the flagship model in Antec's gaming series of cases which brings with it full E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboard support and support for up to three-way SLI and four-way CrossFireX. It's a stylish looking case which immediately indicates great quality as we have come to expect from Antec cases in the past. It looks just like a typical Antec product with included traditional features we've seen in the past, but it's also mixing in a blend of new features.

 

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On the top of the case is a 200mm exhaust fan with a blue LED and in total the case supports up to nine fans in total for some pretty extreme cooling potential. In the past we've seen Antec including the power and reset buttons towards the front top of their cases, but this time around with the Eleven Hundred they are move to the top front of the case, which is a much better position especially for when the case is sitting on the ground.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition arrives to iOS users tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:27 am

Minecraft has enjoyed 4 million sales on PC, but it will be on iOS and more specifically, the iTunes Store in a matter of hours. The game is called Minecraft Pocket Edition and is virtually the same game that was released to the Sony Xperia Play and Android Market earlier this year.

 

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The game will work on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, costing $9.99. The PC version includes multiple modes, alternate dimensions, craftable items, non-player characters, and a pretty good multiplayer side, where the Pocket Edition is pretty bland. You can explore the randomly-generated world, build with unlimited supplies of 36 kinds of blocks, as well as multiplayer over a local network.

 

Minecraft Pocket Edition should receive the same thing the PC version receives, constant updates with new features always being added. Time will tell what we get exactly, but this should be exciting news for iOS-based Minecraft fans.

App of the Day: Reqvu (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:11 am

Our App of the Day today is Reqvu for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

 

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We saw Kevin Rose's Oink app come out recently which takes location based check-ins a step further by being able to rate things inside places you visit and everything in general. Reqvu also does more than the standard check-in using location services and allows you to request videos and pictures from friends at certain locations around the world.

 

You can announce to your friends where you are by checking-in and then in Action Mode you can say that you are ready to take videos and photos for them to see. I saw a beta preview of this several weeks ago and it looked great, I'm going to give the final version a try right now.

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SteelSeries launch the SRW-S1 Steering Wheel

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 10:14 am

SteelSeries have today announced the Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel. The SRW-S1 is SteelSeries first peripheral in this particular category and comes from their partnership with the creators of Simraceway, Ignite Technologies, who also co-designed the wheel.

 

 

The SRW-S1 is a handheld, hybrid racing controller that combines the features and functions of the usual high-end wheels, but with the portability and convenience of a joypad. The SRW-S1 sports a motion-sensor for steering and a patent-pending throttle and brake paddle system for a fully simulated driving experience without the need for floor pedals.

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Seagate CEO says drive production won't return to pre-flood levels until at least the end of 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 18, 2011 9:26 am

The on-going flooding problem in Thailand is only getting worse for the technology industry, with hard drive pricing skyrocketing past what most people would have been able to dream of two weeks ago. People are expecting pricing to rebound soon, but they are wrong, very wrong.

 

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Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo was talking to Bloomberg, where he labels "nonsense" estimates that drive production will return to "pre-flood levels" by next summer. He adds:

 

This is going to take a lot longer than people are assuming, until the end of 2012 at least. And by then, demand will have gone up.

 

Another year of inflated prices, where they could really go anywhere from here? Not good for consumers, or those companies who are building cloud-based super servers such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, etc.

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