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MSI pushes the pre-built GTX 960 toting Nightblade MI PC to market

With an internal chassis volume of 10 liters, MSI has pushed its new pre-built Nightblade MI gaming PC to the market. Boasting a full-sized MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 video card within, this miniature PC also comes packed with Windows 10, DirectX 12 and an Intel Core processor.

 

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Further featuring 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel 4th generation i7 processors and a maximum 16GB of RAM, this gaming PC is powered by a seemingly-small 350W bronze rated power supply. If you're worried about connectors and ports in this small desktop, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that featured is two USB 3.0 ports on the side, alongside two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, one Ethernet, one HDMI out, one display out and a single PS2 port all located on the rear.

 

Further features include support for three total hard drives in the form of two 3.5" and one 2.5". With the Nightblade MI brandishing an Intel i7, GTX 960 and more located within, this PC should easily handle most mainstream gaming tasks.

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MAINGEAR shows off new gaming rigs with AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPUs

PC maker MAINGEAR has announced new gaming PCs using AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. AMD is working with partners to help gamers prepare for 4K gaming and virtual reality with the R9 Fury X.

 

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The Fury R9 X GPU allows for 60 percent more bandwidth than GDDR5, utilizing High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology. HBM stacks DRAM vertically and allows for greater results involving latency and throughput, providing a smooth gaming experience at higher settings. The GPU has been designed for DirectX 12 and Vulcan.

 

The new gaming rigs from MAINGEAR are available now.

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Overclockers UK announces new series of mean-sounding gaming PCs

With names like Karambit, Tanto, Katana, Scythe, Sabre, Rapier, Dagger, Scimitar and Machete, Overclocker UK's new custom-made PCs sure do pack a punch.

 

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With the cheapest model listed at $475, there are plenty of options to chose from ranging from simple air-cooled setups to complete custom-looped water cooling beasts. Assembled and overclocked on site by Overclocker UK's system builders, each PC comes with a 3-year warranty and labor-free upgrades.

 

Complete with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, the Blade Line of gaming desktops is a continuation of Overclocker UK's Atomic and special edition Project CARS models.

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Origin PC adds the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X to its pre-build lineup

ORIGIN PC has recently unveiled its support for AMD's new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, by adding it to an already extensive pre-built PC collection.

 

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ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski commented in a recent press release that it's the added performance ORIGIN is seeking; "The AMD R9 Fury X's bleeding edge, next generation technology brings with it much anticipation and excitement and it will truly be unlike any other Radeon before it."

 

ORIGIN PC will be offering the new video card immediately after the global launch, adding to what Wasielewski states is "the best time ever to be a PC gamer!" If you're wanting a piece of the action for yourself, this card will be added to the CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS systems on offer.

AMD announces Quantum, powered by the next-gen Fiji architecture

E3 2015 - AMD has finally, finally made the Radeon R9 Fury X official. Not only that, but we've seen the Fury announced which will be an aircooled video card. The Radeon R9 Fury X will be the next-gen, HBM-powered card that will be watercooled.

 

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AMD also introduced the Radeon R9 Nano, a Fiji-powered card that is super, super small. A super small video card with HBM, measuring in at just 6 inches, with "significantly more power" than the Radeon R9 290X. The Radeon R9 Nano features 2x more performance per watt than the Radeon R9 290X, which is saying quite a lot about the new Fiji architecture.

Razer rumored to acquire Android console maker Ouya

After rumors that Ouya was looking for a quick sale, it looks like that quick sale could be to Razer. Razer is rumored to be thinking of acquiring the Android console maker, with CNET reporting that the purchase agreement is "not yet finalized".

 

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With investors putting $15 million into the company, founder and CEO Julie Uhrman is wanting to give them their money back, and not have the company sink into a financial black hole. An acquisition by Razer would make sense, as it would give Razer a cheap opportunity to get into the living room with an Android-powered console.

Valve has sold 35% of its first wave of Steam Controllers

Valve has updated TweakTown on what to expect for the next couple of months in the ramp up to the launch of Steam Machines, SteamOS, Steam Controller, SteamVR, Steam Box, and everything else Valve-related.

 

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Doug Lombardi, VP of Marketing for Valve, said that the "get it early" offer for the Steam Controller "is available to everyone who pre orders, but only while supplies last. As of this writing, we have sold over 35% of the limited quantity available for early delivery in Oct".

 

Lombardi added that: "All Steam Machines offer full support for Steam's In Home Streaming, in addition to offering support for native Steam OS games. This means they can transmit and receive In Home Streams, and allow them to play all the games on Steam when paired with Steam PC".

GIGABYTE shows a new focus towards IoT solutions

Computex 2015 - In a recent press release, GIGABYTE has shown off a large dedication to IoT related items, ranging from server motherboards to vending machine applications teamed up with CoCa-Cola.

 

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As for its gateway options, shown off is the GB-BXBT-3825 and the GB-TCV1A Vending Machine Controllers. Sporting tiny overall designs, these two products are designed with vending machines in mind, complete in a 56mm high x 107mm wide and 114mm deep chassis.

 

These products come complete with Intel Atom E3825 or E3815 processors, a single audio jack, HDMI and VGA outputs for advertising or signage applications, data encryption capabilities and seamless connectivity to cloud-based operations.

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SYBER opens the floodgates for Steambox pre-orders

As a division of CyberPowerPC, SYBER has just allowed for pre-orders of its upcoming Steambox series as mentioned in a recent press release - claiming to offer "the ultimate in PC Console solutions to bring the PC gaming experience to the living room."

 

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Starting at $499, the three models on offer come packaged with everything down to peripherals alongside upgrade packages being on stand-by should you want more grunt in the future.

 

All of these machines come pre-installed with SteamOS and a Steam Controller can be purchased for an additional $49.99 directly from CyberPowerPC as a package with your system or separately.

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Colorful video cards power some insane custom PCs at Computex

Computex 2015 - While the GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame from Colorful looks like one of the slickest GM200-powered video cards to expect, the company powered a few custom PCs with its VGA cards.

 

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This system had an Intel Core i7-4790K, Bitspower water cooling setup, Colorful iGame Z97 Extreme, Avexir Blitz 16GB DDR3 2400MHz Green RAM, a Plextor M6S 256GB SSD, two Colorful GeForce GTX 980 Tis in SLI, all powered by an Antec HCP 1300W Gold PSU and housed inside of the beautiful InWin D-Frame NVIDIA Edition.

 

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This gorgeous beast packed mostly the same hardware as the green system, apart from some red components and the use of the insanely awesome InWin S-Frame Black & Red Edition.

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