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Toshiba intro high-end Qosmio X300 gaming notebook

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Toshiba has today taken the covers off its very impressive high-end 17-inch widescreen Qosmio X300 gaming notebook. It's a beast!


Toshiba intro high-end Qosmio X300 gaming notebook
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It is so high-end in fact that Tosh reckon it will PWNS the Gaming Battlefield. It does so with the help of a fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9400 which operates at 2.53GHz, 4GB DDR3 (2GB+2GB) operating at 1066MHz and NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX with 1GB GDDR3 running at 800MHz.


Toshiba intro high-end Qosmio X300 gaming notebook
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It comes with Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit installed on its 200GB 7,200 RPM SATA master drive and it even includes a second 320GB 5,400 RPM SATA hard drive for storage. Its lovely 17-inch widescreen display uses WSXGA+ TruBrite technology for a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050. It comes with enough connectors to sink a battleship, DVD burner, card reader, 5x harman/kardon speakers with sub woofer and a whole lot more.


For the full specifications and press release, head on over here to read more about this beast of a system! It is said to be available now at a recommended retail price of a scary $3,999 AUD including GST, with $200 AUD cash back, from selected retailers.


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OCZ takes covers off Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse

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OCZ continues to dip its nose in new business with the release of its Dominatrix laser gaming mouse.


OCZ takes covers off Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse

It's laser works up to a DPI of 2000 with switchable settings of 400/800/1600/2000 depending on your accuracy needs as well as featuring a 500Hz polling report rate. You can independently adjust both "X & Y" axes for a combined maximum of 3200 dpi for lightning fast responsiveness and fluid gameplay, according to OCZ.


There are two programmable buttons with three different modes each for game settings and internet navigation to make the mouse your own secret weapon. Much like what Logitech has done, the Dominatrix features weighting with weight cartridges up to 40 grams. There is also a four-way tilt scroll wheel added on for good measure, too.


OCZ takes covers off Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse

We look forward to testing it out and posting a review on it for soon but for now more information can be found over at the OCZ product page, which is here.


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Microsoft SideWinder X5/X6 takes gaming up a notch

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Microsoft appears to be intent on continuing the revitalisation of its popular SideWinder brand by launching not just one, but two new family members today.


Microsoft SideWinder X5/X6 take gaming up a notch


Engadget reports, firstly, on the SideWinder X6 which Microsoft touts as the first gaming keyboard it has created from scratch.


Redmond, WA based Microsoft has thrown caution to the wind and implemented some innovative functionality to set the X6 above its competitors.


Of most interest, would be the switchable key pad that transforms into a macro pad, boasting full programmability.


Backlighting sets the mood and tone of this premium offering and the $79.95 price tag.


Microsoft SideWinder X5/X6 takes gaming up a notch


The SideWinder X5 mouse harnesses a 2000 DPI laser tracking engine and, six DPI settings for maximum precision.


It, will reach stores with a price tag of $59.95.


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Lian Li aims to put Xbox 360 on ice with PC-XB01

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It is no secret that Microsoft's second generation gaming console, the Xbox 360, has had more than its fair share of thermal issues since it became available, nearly 3 years ago.


Lian Li aims to put Xbox 360 on ice with PC-XB01


Esteemed chassis purveyor, Lian Li, has come to the rescue though with its enamouring, PC-XB01 chassis, allowing end-users everywhere to indulge in not only form, but function too.


There are two prerequisites, however. Firstly, a fearless will to void the Xbox 360's warranty and, enough faith in respective DIY skills to, effectively, move the Xbox 360's components into their new, roomier, home.


The first would probably be in the reach of many true enthusiasts and, if the second is as easy for you, what rewards can you expect for your efforts?


Lian Li aims to put Xbox 360 on ice with PC-XB01


A suave anodized, hairline brushed aluminium chassis, in a striking black colour takes care of the visuals, together with Lian Li's usual attention to detail.


Lian Li aims to put Xbox 360 on ice with PC-XB01


The chassis itself, which can be mounted either horizontally or vertically, aims to dampen acoustics via the use of sound dampening foam and a 120mm fan solution, running at 1500 RPM.


Lian Li aims to put Xbox 360 on ice with PC-XB01


Lian Li's feature set extends, remarkably, to pre-cut holes for the routing of water cooling pipes, should this take your fancy, whilst the spacious interior aids airflow.


Lian Li's attempt to put the Xbox 360 on ice will, according to the company, come at a price point of $149, with availability expected shortly.


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NZXT goes all out with Avatar gaming mouse

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NZXT has today announced an expansion to their accessories line-up with the inclusion of the new AVATAR gaming mouse, which looks to be the perfect addition to your ever growing arsenal of gaming accessories. Sporting seven buttons, 2600 DPI optical sensor and an ergonomic design for both left and right handed people, it clearly has the goods in the specifications department.


NZXT delivers Avatar High Performance Gaming Mouse


This is the first mouse that NZXT have released and hopefully we will have it in our labs soon enough to get a hands-on look at it, as with all mice the specifications of the unit is only one side of the story; how it feels and plays is the other side!


El Monte, CA - August 11th, 2008 - NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Avatar high performance gaming mouse. As with all of NZXT's PC accessories, Avatar is designed to provide gamers with the ultimate crafted gaming armor to emerge victorious in the gaming arena of choice. Avatar provides extreme enhancements to gameplay with the following breakthrough features...


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OCZ launches Alchemy Series Gaming Peripherals

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OCZ has just expanded on their gaming peripherals lineup with the new 'Alchemy' Series. The first entry into the lineup comes in the form of a keyboard designed for gamers, dubbed the Elixir.


OCZ are excited to have yet again entered a new market segment, with a continuous effort to branch out their presence across many areas of the industry.


The Elixir is a high-quality keyboard featuring the necessary features such as 10 tri-mode programmable macro keys, mode selection, a pop-up menu shortcut, and Windows® Media Players optical controller. The sleek design of the Alchemy Elixir Series will maintain your comfort throughout long gaming sessions with its membrane tactical keys made from 100% rubber-coating for no-slip comfort and ergonomic design.


The Elixir also features a USB port for added convenience, along with an extremely reliable lifestyle of 5 million cycles. The Elixir series is compatible with Windows® XP (SP2 or later) and Windows® Vista™.


OCZ has stamped the Elixir with an MSRP of $29.99. You can learn more about it within the press release here and also the product page on OCZ's website.


OCZ Alchemy Series Elixir keyboard

Sunnyvale, Calif.-July 10, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the expansion of its gaming peripherals under a new "Alchemy" line, with the introduction of the Elixir keyboard series for highly advanced functionality in game-play. Featuring a wealth of user-friendly features combined with an ergonomic and sturdy design, the Elixir keyboard will deliver a unique combination of performance and value to gamers as they blaze through the latest PC titles.


The Alchemy line, introduced earlier this year at Computex, embodies the needs of gamers through a diverse lineup of gaming peripherals and components that will provide PC players the ultimate hardware to take on the most demanding games. The Elixir keyboard is the first product under this line, and will be the first of many gaming keyboards, mice, another other computer gaming accessories. The Alchemy line was created by OCZ in its never-ending quest to meet the demands of each segment in the enthusiast community.


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AMD steps up enthusiast game against Intel, NVIDIA

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TG Daily, features an account of AMD's fight to make leaps and bounds in the enthusiast sector of the market.


Sunnyvale, CA based AMD's CPU offerings, have been lagging behind Intel's Core 2 processor family which, literally, has been obliterating offerings from AMD in sheer performance stakes. With Intel in their target and by launching, what they deem as highly overclockable, yet affordable CPUs, AMD aims to match, if not exceed, their successes against NVIDIA.


On the GPU battlefield, AMD's turnaround in late 2007, with the HD 3800 series, marked the turning of the tide in price to performance ratios and this, has been heightened with the recent launch of the RV770 GPU, which has taken birth as the HD 4800 series.


Amongst information pertaining to AMD's upcoming Phenom 9950 CPU, together with 790GX and SB700/750 chipset solutions, a screenshot depicts the highly anticipated R700 graphics solution, in CrossFireX configuration, scoring X12515 in 3DMark Vantage.



The R700, featuring two RV770 GPUs and, in the CrossFireX configuration used by AMD's Austin team, utilised four GPUs in total, to achieve the 3DMark Vantage score in question. The RV770 GPUs were clocked at 778 MHz, whilst the onboard GDDR5 memory modules, were running at a sprightly 980 MHz (QDR).


By way of comparison, it is notable that three NVIDIA GTX280 solutions are required to achieve a comparable score.


With AMD making waves, it is expected that not only is the R700 heading for launch within a seven week time-frame, yet also that AMD's next CPU and chipset iterations, should see the light of day too.


Perhaps the playing field in enthusiast land is about to get that little bit more even?


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Photo Realistic Gaming is Five Years Away

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At the recent Cinema 2.0 Press Event in San Francisco, California the general conscious from AMD product managers is that photo realistic gaming is still five years away. A technical demo was shown at the event that shows AMD making great strides towards what professional gamer Alyson Craghouse calls "The Pentacle of Gaming."



You can see the full sized technical demo in Shockwave form here.


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NZXT wreaks Khaos with its new gaming case

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NZXT has just taken the covers off its latest gaming case, Khaos.


Just when you thought the computer industry was already flooded with cases, we get another one to add into the mix. NZXT's Khaos was introduced today and it looks like yet another one to add to the potential list for your new box.


It is decked out with loads of great featuring including dual front 12cm fans with LEDs for the bling factor, very cool flappable motherboard tray for easy access and installation, triple 12cm fan bracket to cool hard drives at the front of the case, heatsink style setup at the top if 14cm to dissipate heat through the top of the case, dual PSU support and it comes on wheels for ease of transport - not that this beast would be moving around too much.


It definitely screams "Khaos" and you'll be able to get your piece of the action for $399 USD around the middle of this month.


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Kingmax into SSD game with 2.5-inch 64GB SATA-II

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COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 There are many companies displaying SSD's at Computex this year and one such example is from Kingmax.


While the products they had were probably just dummy's (they should get some booth staff that can speak English), it would have been nice to see them actually up and running. All these companies claim they have SSD products but unless they are up and running, it doesn't mean much.


Anyway, here are a couple shots of the Kingmax 2.5-inch 64GB SATA-II drive that features a rather stylish looking metal casing with reflective sticker, that made taking photos a joy... NOT!




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