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ECS are currently showing off a new home entertainment system at Computex, dubbed the "ECS EKT media center PC". The system is built around Intel's Core 2 Duo platform, also boasting many other digital entertainment features expected from a pre-built high-end HTPC of todays standards.
Unfortunately no photos have been made available to me at this time, but the official announcement covers all the details.
Milton Keynes, England, 6th June, 2006 -The compact, expandable and powerful ECS EKT media center PC is a DVD player, DVD recorder, personal video recorder, digital photo frame, high-end stereo, games console and more - all housed in a simply smart one-box design, a compact attractive package with full consumer electronics connectivity. This complete home entertainment center can stream recorded TV programs or music throughout a home, transfer contents to a PC in any room and is designed to work in harmony with existing AV systems. The EKT delivers high definition media interface video output to 720p and 1080i.
Antec have just added yet another new model to their Lifestyle series of PC cases, the "Solo". Featuring the latest innovations in noise reduction technology and a classic piano black finish, Solo is ideal for many computing environments.
For further information, check out Antec's official announcement.
All Lifestyle series cases are designed to enhance computing environments by being ultra-quiet. Noise reducing features make the cases appropriate for any area in the home, and their elegant and stylish appearance makes them attractive in any setting.
Solo accomodates any ATX12V form factor power supply, allowing it to be adapted for a wide range of computing needs and providing greater options for modification and upgrading. For maximum quietness, the case is designed for use with quiet PSUs such as Antec's Neo HE, Phantom or TruePower 2.0 to enhance the chassis' noise reducing features.
Thermaltake are kindly giving away 3 of their Tai Chi cases with built-in water cooling. How do you score the freebie? Enter yourself into the draw by completing this short survey where your thoughts count towards Thermaltake's products of the future. The contest started April 28th and comes to a close on May 25th so there's plenty of time to register yourself a place and strike it lucky.
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Just take a few minutes to fill out our quick survey and you'll automatically be entered to win one of three Tai Chi Liquid Cooling Chassis - a superior, high performance case with built in liquid cooling kit that will blow your friends away! The earlier you participate, the bigger chance you get! So, step right up and get a chance to WIN!!!
A couple of announcements were made from OCZ just recently, the first of which outlines their move to enter the Secure Digital Memory market. Their new lineup of SD modules has been kicked off with several varying cards on offer, differing in speeds and capacities of up to 133X and 2GB respectively.
Sunnyvale, CA-April 24, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the launch of its new Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards designed to be the ideal storage solution for the latest media electronics and digital devices. Speed-rated up to 133X, OCZ SD Flash delivers fast and flawless performance and reliable storage for MP3s, digital images, and more.
Today's electronics increasingly need memory solutions that can support the units' operation and users' workflow whether they are using a MP3 player, GPS unit, or digital camera. OCZ SD cards promote dependable, high speed transfer of images and information so you are never waiting on your memory to capture the next photo or store the next set of MP3s.
OCZ's popular power supply range has also just been further expanded, with them having launched the new "GameXStream" series. Both a 600 and 700W model shapes the new series thus far, these being OCZ's most powerful PSUs produced to date. As demands in this area get increasingly higher, it's good to see OCZ delivering promptly yet again.
Sunnyvale, CA-April 26, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the launch of the extremely powerful GameXStream Power Supplies-a new line of PSUs for performance-minded gamers. After their first power supply release in June 2004, OCZ has become known as a pioneer in high-performance PSUs for overclockers and gamers. With the release of the 600 and 700 watt GameXStreams, OCZ offers affordable power solutions that are among the most powerful power supply units on the market today.
Next generation processors and video cards are essential to hardcore gamers and enthusiasts and sufficient power is needed to experience the full graphics potential of the hardware. The SLI-ready GameXStream line incorporates a high-end core and circuit design ensuring all your vital PC components are supplied a stable and vigorous source of power in even the most intense gaming environments.
Catering to those wanting to build up a swish looking HTPC for their loungeroom enjoyment, Sharkoon have just issued out an announcement which details their new standalone Home Digital HD-3 case.
Sharkoon is presenting its new Home Digital HD-3 home theatre case, whose design and features make it the perfect living room PC. The user can assemble his own individual entertainment center using whichever components and operating system he likes, and the integrated vacuum-fluorescent display, remote control, and included iMON software offer diverse options for displaying information and operating the system. Measuring 435 x 148 x 460 mm (w x h x d), the HD-3 is compatible with pre-existing HiFi equipment, and the solid front plate of brushed aluminum gives the case an attractive look as well.
Just a quick note from Antec letting us know that their P180 Performance One Chassis is now available in black. The P180 product page with all the details on this very nice case can be located here folks.
Just to let you know, Antec has released its P180 case in black - expanding the options for users to modify the style of their systems for a sleek, uniform appearance.
The case contains all the standard features of the original silver P180. These features include the innovative dual chambers to isolate the power supply and CPU in separate cooling zones, sound-deadening three-layer side panels and eleven drive bays for maximum expandability. The chassis supports up to standard ATX motherboards, and features a highly configurable cooling system
Antec's P180B is available for $169.
ATI Partner "SAPPHIRE" have just released their new kickarse "Blizzard RADEON X1900XTX" graphics card, sold with a silent yet extreme liquid cooling solution dubbed the "BLIZZARD" cooler (and designed with the help of Thermaltake).
Given how well cooled the card will be with this bigarse aftermarket monster cooler attached to it, SAPPHIRE assure us that the flagship ATI card will overclock *well* above stock speeds with the use of SAPPHIRE's exclusive TRIXX overclocking software, of course bundled with the card.
For the full scoop, grab SAPPHIRE's official PR here folks.
Now adding silent cooling to the highest levels of graphics performance ever achieved in the PC industry, Sapphire Technology has just introduced a new Blizzard liquid cooled model in its Radeon X1900 series.
Taking up a single PCI slot in addition to the PCI-Express slot occupied by the graphics card, the new Blizzard cooler is a sealed and silent liquid cooling solution. Maximum efficiency is achieved by the use of a Pure Copper Water Block on the GPU for superior heat conductivity together with a Pure Copper Radiator in the Blizzard cooler for great heat dissipation. Coolant is circulated with a Silent yet powerful 12V mini pump with superb reliability. Air is extracted from the case by an integral transparent blue LED fan, passed through the radiator and vented out of the case at the rear mounting bracket. Two speeds of operation give a choice of lower noise or higher efficiency. (18dBA at 2000RPM, 26dBA at 2500RPM).
Advancing on their previous Centurion 500 series chassis, Coolermaster are about to release a superior offering in the "Centurion 534" case. As well as being a tool-free design, better airflow is said to be easily achieved with this new model, having support for 120mm case fans at the front and rear.
More details found over at the product page folks.
Scythe have just unveiled their new Kama Bay 5.25" System Cooler, a unique cooling product designed with versatility in mind. The description below along with the info and pictures located on the official product page give you a good idea of its multiple uses.
Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the 5.25" bay system cooler KAMA BAY. This 5.25" bay system cooler is so unique that you can mount in 3-ways, using it as HDD cooler (hidden or exposed) or an extra fan for your system cooling (for visual description of mounting, please go to the product website)! Versatility and silence are extra features to make this product to outstand comparing to a normal 12cm case fan. 3 different color to match to your case!
GIGABYTE have just issued out two press releases detailing their newly released Poseidon and Triton mid-sized desktop tower cases. For specific details on each, grab the seperate Poseidon and Triton announcements in doc format.
Taipei, Taiwan Jan 3rd, 2006-Poseidon is the god of the sea, who has the power to calm the seas. GIGABYTE Poseidon Chassis series, named after the god of the sea represents the superior Aluminum covers. By the design of 12 cm front and back silent fan, it provides optimal system thermal solution. The most special here is users can easily install and maintain the system by its internal compact wiring and tool less design. Another characteristic needed to be highlight here is the patent front side light beam projector and changeable side panel, which help users to create their own style.
Taipei, Taiwan Jan 3rd, 2006 -Technology has always given us a mechanical impression in the past that could not be combined with our daily lives. In order to let technology integrate with our life, GIGABYTE presents a whole new chassis- Triton middle tower chassis, a minimalism style art work. GIGABYTE Triton Chassis series adopts superior aluminum design, 12cm front and back silent fan, adjustable ventilation hood, providing optimal system thermal solution. Users can easily install and maintain the computer system by its internal compact wiring and tool less design, and further enjoy their won unique style.
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