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Mini-PCs everywhere thanks to ASUS, featuring the VivoPC and Chromebox

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:31 am

Computex 2015 - ASUS is surely not short on mini PCs thanks to its Chromebox and VivoPC series', showcasing a myriad of options in Taipei this week.

 

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The Chromebox CN62 comes with a choice of three Intel processors (Celeron 3205U, i3-5010U, i7-550U), 2-4GB of Dual-Channel DDR3 memory at 1600MHz, Intel GD graphics, 1000 Mbps LAN and a 16GB M.2 SSD and comes in either silver or black. Claiming to draw only 6W of power at idle, it's "more efficient than a LED light bulb" as claimed by ASUS itself.

 

As for the VivoPC, there is the VC65 edition with a 6th generation Intel Core processor, RAID support for up to 1TB of 2.5" SATA 3 HDDs and up to 512GB of SSD storage space, adding to this is 4-16GB of dual-channel DDR3L RAM support at 1600MHz and 1000 Mbps LAN. Contrast to this is the VivoPC WM65N/VM65 with USB 3.1 and 801.11ac Wi-Fi and different storage options.

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Shuttle embraces Built-in Broadwell Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs for PCs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:21 am

Computex 2015 - Shuttle is showing off the DS57U3, DS57U5 and DS57U7 fanless computers, powered by the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs.

 

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The new Shuttle systems utilize two SO-DIMM sockets and can support up to 16GB of DDR3L memory. One mini-PCI Express slot can support an mSATA solid-state drive, while the other mini-PCI Express slot has a built-in WLAN module.

 

Owners can utilize two Gigabit Ethernet ports, Intel controllers, and utilize four USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, built-in card reader and audio ports.

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Make yourself a complete ASUS ROG-themed custom build

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:01 pm

Computex 2015 - If you're looking to complete your color scheme in style, ROG has teamed up with a bunch of different PC component and accessory manufacturers to bring you 'ROG Certified' parts.

 

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Adding to the myriad of options is a large RAM selection including G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 RAM, the Avexir Raiden Series Red Tesla Edition RAM, the Avexir Impact Series Ram, the Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 RAM and the HyperX Predator DDR4 RAM. On top of this, Bitspower has a ROG Certified Rampage V Extreme FCB in both black and clear alongside the Thermaltright Silver Arrow CPU cooler reaching certification status.

 

Built into a simplistic modded project and also InWin's new amazing transformer case, this ROG Certified series of product sure does make for a brilliant build, especially when coupled with the new ROG video cards.

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ASUS shows off its award winning GR6 tiny gaming PC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 9:59 pm

Computex 2015 - Claimed as being "console-inspired," this tiny 2.5L PC by ASUS ROG boasts desktop performance and a BC award.

 

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Featuring an Intel i5-5200U processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m to boot, users are given the ability to throw in another 8GB of RAM if they see fit.

 

Also complete with a 128GB 2.5" SATA SSD, Wake On LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Windows 8.1 this system is almost dwarfed by the mechanical keyboard it sits behind.

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ZOTAC shows off another Intel and NVIDIA powered mini PC, ZBOX EN970

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 4:34 am

Computex 2015 - We've just told you about the new Zotac Steambox ZBOX SN970 on display and now here's another beastly Intel and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970m powered beast in the shape of this red and black ZBOX EN970.

 

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The ZOTAC ZBOX EN970 comes complete with an Intel Core i5 5200u Broadwell processor, one mSATA storage drive, a single 2.5-inch HDD and yet again features four HDMI output ports, this time specified as running at HDMI 2.0.

 

This sleek black design is finished off by a cool red-ring power button, a front-facing SD card slot, USB 3.0 ports and two 3.5mm audio jacks.

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The ZOTAC SteamBox ZBOX SN970 discovered with pictures

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 4:23 am

Computex 2015 - We have just come across ZOTAC's rendition of the Steambox, the powerful ZBOX SN970.

 

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Complete with an Intel 6th Generation "Skylake" CPU, this product is set to be released in November and features two DDR3-1600 SO-DIM RAM slots, a single 2.5" SATA 6 Gb/s port for a HDD or SSD, dual gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

 

This product comes out of the box with four HDMI output ports, SteamOS preloaded, a Steam Controller, a 1TB HDD, a 128GB M.2 SSD, 8GB of DDR3 memory and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphical processor.

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MAINGEAR embraces NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti for new high-end gaming PCs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 6:01 pm

PC manufacturer MAINGEAR will use the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti series of video cards in its new line of higher-end PCs and gaming machines.

 

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The company was quick to spotlight the gaming functionality at ultra-high-definition settings, making use of the GPU's strong specs: 2816 NVIDIA CUDA cores, 1000MHz/1075MHz base/boost clock, 6GB GDDR5 memory, and 384-bit memory interface.

 

"NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti is the next step in the evolution of gaming video cards and delivers the beset in 4K and virtual reality gaming," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. "MAINGEAR is at the forefront of gaming innovation and the adoption of NVIDIA's newest GPU further establishes us as the dominant leader in high-performance gaming hardware."

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Grab a system centered around the NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti from CYBERTRONPC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 12:06 pm

Pre-built PC companies are becoming more popular and if you're that way inclined, CYBERTRONPC has just announced that it will be adding the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti to its gaming PC line up.

 

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The complete gaming series on offer here is the full-towerALPHA, the mid-towerSILENCER and the STRIKE-GTX2 which all contain facilities to host up the three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti video cards within.

 

Based on the CM200 core, the GTX 980 Ti is certainly a force to be reckoned with, with three of them easily killing every game release to date.

Corsair unveils Bulldog, a liquid cooled PC for the living room

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 11:30 am

Computex 2015 - After teasing the Bulldog just last week, Corsair has fully unveiled its new Bulldog PC. The Bulldog is a DIY PC capable of 4K gaming, in a "gaming console-sized chassis".

 

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The Bulldog system is a DIY kit filled with a liquid CPU cooler, PSU and motherboard, leaving room for customization and future upgrades. The Bulldog features proprietary liquid CPU and GPU cooling technology, offering desktop performance in a console-sized PC for your living room. Corsair will be including a Hydro Series H5SF liquid CPU cooler and HG10-based GPU that will offer a large amount of overclocking of both the CPU and GPU, while keeping the temperatures and noise levels down.

 

Inside, will be support for mini-ITX motherboards, and on the PSU side of things we have an 600W SFX power supply. The Bulldog will have support for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan X, GTX 980 and GTX 970 - but with the launch of the GTX 980 Ti being so close to this - we're sure that Corsair will have support for NVIDIA's latest GM200-powered video card.

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Did you miss it? The 6th Generation Intel Skylake NUC specs are here

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 10:53 am

Set for release in Q3 (i3) and Q4 (i5), the 6th Generation Intel Core NUC isn't far away from hitting the market.

 

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Featuring fanless technology when used in conjunction with rumored cases to be released by Akasa, HDPLEX, Streacom and cirrus7, this new technology will be paired with Dual-channel DDR4 memory of up to 32GB and features four total USB 3.0 ports.

 

There's Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora and OpenSUSE operating system support and this NUC release is being claimed as a great solution for photographers and content creators alike.

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