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Xigmatek debuts cool Pantheon computer chassis

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 4:04 pm

I was just talking about the new all black Kingston HyperX memory cooler that would look good inside one of the all black computer cases that are on the market today. If you need an all black case to go with that new Kingston fan a new case from Xigmatek has launched today called the Pantheon. The case is all black inside and out ad has all sorts of features.




The chassis has tool free 5.25-inch drive bays, six hot swappable HDD cages, USB 3.0 port, and dual fan controllers. It also has seven PCI slots and can have up to four 120mm fans on the side of the case for ventilation on the drives. The cooling system also supports a top fan up to 200mm and a bottom fan. In addition, the case has space for a 240/280mm radiator on the top of the chassis.

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Kingston offers gamers and enthusiasts all black HyperX fan

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 3:02 pm

When it comes time to build up a new gaming PC most of us want something that performs really well. We also tend to want the machine to look good and with many of the cool computer cases on the market today have clear side windows the way the hardware inside the machine looks is as important as how the case looks on the outside.


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Kingston has been selling a fan specifically made for its HyperX RAM for a long time now with the same blue color that the HyperX RAM sports. That blue fan might not go well if you are into the stealth look and are using one of the many cases that are black on the inside and out. If the blue color puts you off the fan, Kingston has announced a new black colored fan that cools just as well as the blue one.

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Download of the Day: Speccy 1.06.191

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 10:24 am

Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.06.191.


Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!


• Processor brand and model

• Hard drive size and speed

• Amount of memory (RAM)

• Graphics card

• Operating system


At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.


If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.



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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 8:52 am

The latest happenings from around the web - October 25th, 2010




- New MacBook Air Becoming Even More Flash @ eTeknix

- To hell with netbooks; bring on the slates! @ Tech Report

- Apple MacBook Air 13" (MC503LL/A) @ Testfreaks




- Gigabyte H55N-USB3: De Facto LGA1156 Mini-ITX Board? @ SilentPCReview

- ECS P55H-AK Black Series @ Pureoverclock




- Nvidia GTX 460 price cuts @ eTeknix

- nVidia slashes latest Quadro prices by 50% @ Kitguru

- Radeon HD 6800 pricing shambles @ Kitguru

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Games for Windows Marketplace launches in November with 100+ games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 5:49 am

Microsoft is set to launch a new online PC game store called Games for Windows Marketplace in the middle of November.


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Microsoft will have over 100 titles from various game developers and studios at launch, including many of the big hits from Microsoft Game Studios such as "Fable: The Lost Chapters," "Flight Simulator," "Gears of War," "Halo" and "Age of Empires Online." Other big titles in stock include "Grand Theft Auto III," and "Max Payne" from Rockstar Games and "Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition" from Square Enix.


Games for Windows Marketplace will also host indie games too.

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COD: Black Ops nearly leaked from Xbox 360 - investigators hunt person down

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 2:27 am

I thought piracy was only big on the PC? Oh how people are wrong...


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Well, the highly anticipated upcoming Treyarch title, Call of Duty: Black Ops was nearly leaked onto the internet last week which caused a ruckus in the community. It has been donned "Blackgate" by one man who found himself in the middle of this mess - there is a handy YouTube video showing what has happened:


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Notion Ink's Adam tablet touted to last 15+ hours on single charge

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 2:14 am

Notion Ink's close-to-being-vapourware Adam tablet is again being bragged about - but if it turns out to be a great product, then it's good marketing.


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Notion Ink's founder, Rohan Shravan has made a large claim - that the Adam tablet will give users a minimum, yes a minimum of 15 hours battery life, extending to up to 20 hours if the user replaces the battery with a 24 Wh battery.

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Windows 8 in less than two years?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 25, 2010 12:37 am

It felt like only yesterday that Windows Vista was released, it only felt like a few hours ago that Windows 7 was let out of the bag - but now we're hearing the early rumbles of Windows 8 and rumor has it, it's less than 2 years away.


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We all know they're working on it - it is no surprise, but there something great about knowing it's on it's way. Microsoft said in a blog post on it's Dutch web site that Windows 8 is about two years from being on the market.


The comments were made on Sunday and were made at the end of a post celebrating Windows 7 first birthday.

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