A german mob by the name of Tomarni GmbH are certainly taking the e-sports industry pretty seriously by catering to both casual and professional gamers with their new FpsBrain capsules.
Extensive research has led to the development of FpsBrainTM, which accelerates neural processes and heightens perception and capacity of reaction. Unlike soft drinks containing caffeine or energy drinks, the capsules do not lead to restlessness or shaky hands but restore constant concentration to the player throughout the game.
60 capsules are provided in the resealable container with the recommended daily dose being 2 capsules. You can order them at the official website here.
No matter if you talk about track and field, cycling or swimming - if there is money involved in athletics, performance improvement is an important matter. Electronic sports is becoming more and more professional. The most evolved e-sports industry in South Korea already guarantees professional players hundreds of thousands of dollars for their work. TOMARNI has up until now been known for the development of state of the art computer systems. Now, TOMARNI, in cooperation with the Free University Berlin, introduces the first neural accelerator for gamers.
Antec have dished up a cute miniature version of their popular and well regarded P180 chassis which fits snuggly into their Performance One series of PC enclosures.
The Mini P180 retains all of the characteristics of the full-sized P180 but due to its smaller more portable nature it's perfect for gamers and quiet computing enthusiasts who want a similar feature-set.
You can read all about it within the official PR here and the below thumbnails are clickable for a better look at the case.
International CES, Las Vegas, NV - January 7, 2008 - Antec, Inc., the leading global provider of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched the Mini P180, the latest addition to its Performance One series. The compact, high-performance enclosure provides the quality and quiet of the Performance One series in a small and highly portable frame, perfect for gamers and Quiet Computing enthusiasts.
Memory maker Super Talent have just boldy taken a firm step towards the enthusiast power supply market with their new "Atomic Juice" series, with variants of both a 600 and 700W model available in the lineup thus far.
As the name implies, these PSUs have been 'juiced' up with a unique appearance along with Quad 12V rails, NVIDIA SLI certification and some other nice touches.
Nvidia® SLI™ certified Atomic Juice PSUs come in 600W and 700W sizes. "We didn't want this to be just another cookie cutter PSU, so we juiced it up with a unique look and best-of-class features", said Super Talent Director of Business Development, Paul Sperry. The ultra-quiet 120mm ball bearing fan, which is backlit with fire-orange LEDs, communicates with temperature sensors, automatically adjusting RPM and airflow as needed.
Following news of a passively cooled 8800GT to show up very soon from Sparkle, ECS are following suit with their new 8800GT Dual Turbo Version Graphics Card which sports Arctic Cooling's beefy S1 cooler.
This massive heatsink with large heatpipes does have a couple of fans sitting on it for really bringing down those temps to gain some more overclocking headroom, but the cooler is easily capable of managing the G92's heat levels passively as well.
This would be a much welcomed change for the killer 8800GT given how annoyingly loud and under-performing the stock cooler is on these cards; though with that said I should also briefly mention that NVIDIA are starting to use a new improved revision (Thanks Expreview) of the 88GT's reference cooler in place of the original.
ECS have claimed that tests performed in their labs brought their load temps down from 91c on the stock cooler to just 64c with the Turbo Version, which is a significant 30% reduction. We're not entirely sure if this card is a 512MB or 256MB variant as no details of this were provided in the official announcement; but either way, at the right price a passively cooled 8800GT is going to draw much attention and providing stock availability improves on these cards I don't doubt it'll find it's way into many HTPC's and gaming rigs around the globe.
Taipei, Taiwan (techmessenger.com) -- ECS releases the latest GeFORCE 8800GT Dual Turbo version graphics card, compared with other NVIDIA 8800GT competitors, ECS N8800GT Dual Turbo version adopts ARCTIC S1 cooling, the Swiss cooling solution provider, brings a radically new noise free experience and wonderful ventilated potency for enthusiast gamers. ARCTIC S1 cooling matches ECS 8800GT to create the zero noise cooling solution and greatly lower temperature together. ECS N8800GT dual turbo version provides an all-round solution that achieves the best cooling performance.
Vantec might not be your first port of call when it comes to watercooling, but the company has had some success with its StingRay kit, but this time the company has decided to go for an ever smaller setup with the compact StingRay Mini STG-110. We're talking an all-in-one solution here, something that has been done before and which rarely offers any advantage over a normal air cooler.
Hopefully Vantec can bring something new to the table with the StingRay Mini and at least the design looks pretty funky. It relies on a 92mm fan to cool the radiator and it has a rated air flow of 22.25-55.89 CFM depending on the fan speed which is adjustable between 1,200 and 2,800 rpm and produces 24 to 36dB.
The pump has ceramic bearings which should result in a long lifespan, although these bearings aren't as popular as you'd expect. The StingRay Mini comes pre-filled with coolant, so there's no need to mess around which is a good thing for those that are looking at getting their first watercooler. It also features a universal mounting mechanism which is compatible with all current Intel and AMD CPU sockets. We're not sure when it will launch, but hopefully it'll be shortly.
You can find out a bit more here
PC cooling specialists GlacialTech have further extended their IGLOO series of CPU coolers with the new IGLOO 5750 PWM and Silent editions for both Intel and AMD platforms.
The press release describes the characteristics of both coolers very well which you can grab here.
From there, the Silent version's double fan quietly and efficiently brings the temperature down. The low decibel (19dB), high volume (30.8 CFM) fans are 92mmx92mmx25mm and run at an ultra-quiet speed of 1800 RPM. The dual fan is a unique concept that not only cools down the radiator, but the added blow down effect also cools down the heatsink directly above the CPU.
Unlike the Silent version of this series, the PWM version has a dual 92mm×92mm×25mm adjustable speed fan setup which brings the temperature down according to your needs, The fan ranges in speed from 800~2500RPM, with a maximum volume throughput of 51.3CFM.
Gigabyte has launched two new case ranges, the GZ-X4 and the GZ-X5. These both appear to be targeting the budget minded buyer that wants something a little bit extra for their money, or at least that's the case with the GZ-X4. The GZ-X5 slightly more conservative, although it looks like it still offers a good range of features.
As you can see from the picture below, it looks as if the GZ-X4 will come in two colour schemes, red/black and black/silver. Our only concern here is the matter of finding matching red optical drives, looks like a custom paint job will be in order, unless Gigabyte themselves steps up to the challenge. The GZ-X4 comes with front mounted connectors for two USB ports, a FireWire and two 3.5mm jacks for headphones and a mic.
The GZ-X5 comes in either black or silver/black and has the same setup of connectors, but they're hidden behind a flap at the bottom of the case. Both models can take a 120mm fan both in the front and the rear and have four 5.25-inch drive bays, but this is the only thing they have in common. The GZ-X4 feature one external 3.5-inch bay and six internal, while the GZ-X5 has two external and five internal ones.
The GZ-X4 measures 185x410x500mm (WxHxD) and weighs 5.2kg due to its steel construction. The GZ-X5 is slightly smaller at 185x410x480mm (WxHxD) and weighs 5kg. Internally the cases appear similar to the original 3D Aurora, but it has a different kind of locking clasps for the drives. We're not sure when they'll be available, but it seems like Gigabyte should have them very shortly according to its website.
PC chassis maker "NZXT" have just introduced a new small form factor chassis lineup this week which they say is 'The Ultimate Gaming SFF Chassis'.
The new NZXT Rogue is a project that they've had in the works for quite some time, and it would appear they haven't cut any corners in the design of this case. Its feature-set is quite extensive and at an MSRP of $149 it looks to be priced very aggressively as well.
Introducing the ultimate gaming SFF chassis from NZXT, the Rogue, built with an 3mm aluminum frame and fitted with the best cooling possibilities like five 120mm fans, the Rogue offers the best performance and quality for M-ATX gaming systems. Tailored for LAN parties, the Rogue comes standard with a carrying strap, capability for four hard drives and long video expansion cards like the NVIDIA 8800GTX. High performance parts also means a high wattage PSU so the Rogue was also designed to hold high wattage 750W power supplies through the use of an extension bracket.
Following NVIDIA's recent unveiling of their new Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) standard, there's been quite a few big companies join the party and announce their plans to release products that are based around ESA.
One such company is Cooler Master; they've announced a new "ESA" version of their highly praised COSMOS chassis which is basically identical to the standard COSMOS, however this one features an additional integrated thermal control board which adds four seperate sensors to the case.
These sensors are used to monitor and adjust system fan speeds accordingly; further to this, the system information gathered by the control board is also able to be displayed through a software control panel provided by NVIDIA.
Cooler Master mention that the COSMOS ESA should become available by the end of this month, and they also report that we'll be seeing a range of ESA certified power supplies and water cooling units soon as well.
For full details, grab the official announcement here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan - November 12, 2007 - Cooler Master Co. Ltd. proudly announces the support of Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), an industry wide initiative to integrate communication between PC components, thereby improving user control of enthusiast systems. With immediate worldwide availability of the COSMOS ESA - an updated version of the company's flagship chassis - ESA certified power supplies and water cooling units will be available from Cooler Master shortly after the launch.
All you folks out there with 8800GTX/Ultra graphics cards looking to spruce up the cooling capabilities without the cost of more noise, you may like to look into a new aftermarket cooler designed for these cards from Cooler Master, they call this the Hydra 8800.
This cooler is particularly interesting due to the fact that it is designed to use both air and water for the removal of heat. The block itself is made out of aluminum with an all-copper base and the fan is rated for a lowly 1800RPM, dishing out a noise level of just 19dBA.
Pricing and availability isn't yet known, but the official product page for the Hydra 8800 can be found over at CM's website.
Corsair have just announced a new series of power supplies catered towards enthusiasts and gamers. Dubbed the TX series, there is a 650W (CMPSU-650TX) and 750W (CMPSU-750TX) model, both with dedicated single +12V rails.
For full details on them grab the official PR.
Fremont, CA, October 16, 2007 - Corsair® http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high-performance memory and peripheral components, today announced the latest addition to their Corsair power supply lineup: the Corsair TX Series. Inspired by Corsair's award-winning HX Series, Corsair has engineered the TX Series to be a family of high-wattage, high-performance power supplies that meets and exceeds the most demanding specifications of enthusiasts and performance seekers.
Antec have extended their NeoPower of power supply units this week with two new additions, these being the NeoPower 650 and NeoPower 650 Blue. Both are identical except for the Blue edition sporting a bottom-mounted 120mm fan with blue LEDs for some bling.
Specs wise, they are rated for 650W power output with 85% efficiency. They also have active PFC, triple +12V rails and a modular cabling design.
Moving to the pricing, they come in at an RRP of around $169.95 to $179.95 and are apparently already available through major retailers. You'll also get peace of mind with Antec's five-year warranty.
For further information on 'em, grab the official announcement here folks.
Fremont, CA - October 16, 2007 - Antec, Inc., the leading global provider of high-performance components for the gaming, PC Upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched the NeoPower 650 and the NeoPower 650 Blue power supplies (PSUs) as additions to the NeoPower Series.
Both of the new NeoPower power supplies are up to 85% energy-efficient and feature either an 80mm fan or 120mm fan, resulting in a cooler and quieter system. In addition, the supplies have Active PFC, allowing them to deliver environmentally friendly energy with universal input voltage stability.
A mob by the name of "NOX-XTREME" have just entered into the PSU market some very flash looking models making up their new "PULSAR Series". Though it would be a little hard to trust a brand most of us haven't heard of before, these units certainly look the part with LEDs embedded into the connection points as well as a matching coloured 140mm LED fan.
You can buy a 650W or 750W model with a choice of red or blue LED theme, these using an advanced modular power connector design.
Techpowerup have the full scoop on 'em here.
After the URANO Series of 500W and 600W power supplies, NOX XTREME surprises with the PULSAR Series. These power supplies of 650W or 750W feature advanced modular power connectors management system, which allows to connect only necessary cables, obtaining to more space and order within the box.
It's aspect is really spectacular with a shiny nickel finish and amazing red and blue LEDs in the connections. The 140 mm fans (with LED) are controlled automatically and the antivibration system reduces the noise that could be caused by the power supply. The PULSAR series includes 4 PCI-E power connectors for today's demanding gaming systems and is ready for SLi and QUAD SLi.
Discovered via Techpowerup just a short time ago, Thermaltake have unveiled specs and images of their upcoming Xaser VI VG4000 and Armor+ VH6000 series of LCS (liquid cooled) chassis' which are due for release in early december.
These things look mighty impressive with a mass of features and bold characteristics. Though if you're not one to go for bling then you'll want to be looking elsewhere.
Furthermore, there has been a video posted up on YouTube which gives us an even better look at the cases and their features. You can check it out below :-
As a quick heads up to all you case modders out there who like the idea of showing off your abilities whilst possibly scoring some nice free prizes at the same time, Cooler Master are currently running their fourth annual Mod contest which goes until November 1st.
Good old case and PSU maker "CHIEFTEC" have made some noise this week, having revealed a new line of power supplies which come in beastly wattages of 850W, 1000W and 1200W.
Dubbed the Lifestyle series, these share an awfully close resemblance to the GALAXY series of high-end PSUs from Enermax. You can find the specifications on each model at this product page, and the lads at Techpowerup have written up a bit of info on them here as well.
CHIEFTEC, a world-wide renowned high-quality case manufacturer for the computer industry, has released a new line of power supplies ranging from 850W to 1200W. The new Lifestyle power supply units from CHIEFTEC look very much alike the popular Enermax GALAXY high-end PSUs. They feature two fans; one 80mm and one 140mm silent fan with AFC (Automatic Fanspeed Control), 2 x +12V lines@20A each, 2 x +12V lines@25A each (total of 4 x +12V lines), active PFC and cable management. All three units also have 2 x 6-pin + 2 x 8-pin PCI Express connectors for SLI or CrossFire video configurations. CHIEFTEC claims for 80%+ efficiency. The CFT-850G-DF (850W), CFT-1000G-DF (1000W) and CFT-1200G-DF (1200W) will be available in mid-September.
GlacialTech have just announced a rather swift looking HTPC chassis into their line-up, this dubbed the Adularia 380. It is available in both glacial silver and rock black and is constructed from lightweight aluminum.
To learn of its feature-set and characteristics, grab this PDF formatted press material.
14 September 2007- Glacialtech® launches a new range of stylish Media center chassis today, with a Home Theater appearance in light weight aluminum, giving a sturdy, yet lightweight solution that can match your environment perfectly. The two models of the A380 range are called Adularia and have two distinct colors; Rock black and Glacier silver giving you the choice to match what suits your home the best. As a total thermal solution provider, GlacialTech® is committed to bringing increased value to customers with light weight systems, a quiet working environment with an optimal price performance.
Scythe have just introduced a mini version of their popular Ninja CPU cooler, the SCMNJ-1000. With its more compact design and weight reduction along with a smaller low-noise 80mm fan and the inclusion of six copper heatpipes, this would make the Scythe Mini a particularly good cooling solution for a HTPC setup.
Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the mini version of its popular fanless CPU Cooler, Ninja Mini CPU Cooler. This mini version of Ninja CPU Cooler is still powerful and silent, yet the biggest advantage of this mini version is its height being 115mm. The overall weight of this mini version is reduced to 580g (without a fan).
ASUS have released a new CPU cooler into the market today, this being the second version of their Silent Knight cooler which is better catered to those toasty Quad-Core processors.
The Silent Knight II also uses a 100% all-copper design for its fins, base and six heat pipes, as well as the inclusion of dynamic fan speed control for its 92mm fan (+/- 2,300RPM). This beefy cooler can be mounted on any of the current desktop platforms (LGA775, AM2, 940, 939 and 754).
For more information head over to ASUS's website.
Taipei, Taiwan, September 4, 2007 - Catering to users who require a efficient way to keep CPU temperatures cool, ASUS today announced the Silent Knight II CPU cooler that utilizes 100% copper for its fins, base and heat pipes; and dynamic fan speed control to deliver efficient heat dissipation for the latest quad-core processors. The Silent Knight II offers quiet performance and a unique design that includes a blue LED for a peaceful computing environment as well as a stylish system interior.
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If you're on the lookout for a top-notch efficient power supply with a difference, HIPER have introduced several this week in the Type R Mk II and Type M Series.
The Type R Mk II series are the most interesting of the bunch as they included some brand new patented features such as eight integrated USB 2.0 ports and also a convenient USB-style port designated to charging the majority of mobile devices, even when your computer is turned off.
HIPER compliment this new lineup with their excellent HIPER ToolBox packaging as well.
You can check out the PSUs here.
Milton Keynes / Dornach. After the successful launch of the 5th generation power supplies, at Games Convention in Leipzig (hall 4/G01) HIPER presents the "Energy Saving" line extensions with ultra-efficient models: up to 87% is the new top level among the Type R Mk II and Type M Series.
All new HIPER Power solutions have the HIPER Mesh-Design and a single low-noise 135mm fan. HPU-5K880 and HPU-5B880 are certified up to Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra.