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Maingear unveils new Quick Ship PCs

Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Jun 8, 2010 1:04 PM CDT

It has been many years since I purchased a pre-built PC for myself. I have built my own for years now. I did help my dad order a basic computer a year or so back and it seemed like it took forever to get here. When an enthusiast orders a PC that is customized the wait can stretch into weeks.

Maingear unveils new Quick Ship PCs | TweakTown.com

Maingear has announced three new PCs that come in Quick Ship varieties. The machines include the X-cube, the Vybe, and the F131. The Vybe can be had with Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPUs, up to 2TB of storage and up to 8GB of RAM starting at $1099. The Vybe can be ordered with ATI HD graphics, AMD Phenom II X6, and more. The machine starts at up to $798.

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Kingmax planning nano thermal dissipation for 2400MHz DDR3 kit

Steve Dougherty | RAM | Jun 8, 2010 3:31 AM CDT

After an extended break, Kingmax are making another big splash in the memory market as they strive to make their way back up to the top tier enthusiast class segment.

It's been mentioned this week that they are planning something quite unique to stand out from the pack with an upcoming dual channel kit for LGA-1156 systems.

Kingmax planning nano thermal dissipation for 2400MHz DDR3 kit | TweakTown.com

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iPhone 4 announced today, launch coming June 24th

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Jun 7, 2010 5:32 PM CDT

Here it comes, Apple fans: the iPhone 4. After a whole lot of leaks, photos, and drips of information from various sources, Apple made the official announcement today of the iPhone 4 breaking out on the smartphone world.

iPhone 4 announced today, launch coming June 24th | TweakTown.com

Pre-orders start in a week for 5 countries; the US, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, and the 16GB will cost $199 while the 32GB version will set you back $299 with a new AT&T contract. AT&T is even extending upgrade timing, so if you are within 6 months of your current contract being up you can get the iPhone 4 at these prices while renewing your contract. 18 more countries will see a July launch.

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HP set to launch printers with email addresses

Shane McGlaun | Cameras, Printers & Scanners | Jun 7, 2010 10:04 AM CDT

The first time I heard that HP was looking to put webOS into printers I thought the feature would be of little value. The New York Times has a report today on a new feature in printers, some of which will likely use webOS, that is very interesting.

HP set to launch printers with email addresses | TweakTown.com

HP is set to launch a new line of printers this month for consumers, with business printers coming later, that have their own email addresses. A web-connected printer with its own email address opens a whole new world for users of portable devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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ASUS Eee PC 1015T AMD powered netbook spotted on display

Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Jun 7, 2010 5:02 AM CDT

Tucked away at the back of ASUS' booth was a pre-release version of their upcoming Eee PC 1015T which the folks at Engadget got some brief hands-on time with.

ASUS Eee PC 1015T AMD powered netbook spotted on display 02 | TweakTown.com

This particular unit is said to be AMD based using one of AMD's V105 1.2GHz processors. It has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit (1024x600) display and comes with options for up to 4GB of RAM, 250 or 320GB HDD (plus 500GB of web storage), has Radeon HD 4200 IGP, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, optional Bluetooth 3.0 and a 6-cell battery giving up to 6 hours of use. The unit is also said to include USB 3.0 connectivity and will come in color options of black, white, red and blue.

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GIGABYTE readying up GTX 470 SuperOverclock

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards & GPUs | Jun 7, 2010 4:41 AM CDT

GIGABYTE had a large VGA display at Computex this year, the majority of which are made to stand out in the market using non-reference cooling solutions, factory overclocks and more attractive bundles.

One of the real standouts on display, though, would have been a new member of its highly impressive SuperOverclock series video cards that's based on the GTX 470. This is one GTX 470 well worth having and leaves the reference design for dead.

GIGABYTE readying up GTX 470 SuperOverclock | TweakTown.com

The GTX 470 SuperOverclock (GV-N470SO-13I) has been built using GIGABYTE's proprietory Ultra Durable VGA Plus (UDV+) technology on a modified (longer) PCB with superior VRM (12+2 phase). Further to this, GIGABYTE says it has hand-picked the GPU and memory chips for these particular cards to ensure optimum stability and the highest overclocking potential.

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Thermaltake rolls out Toughpower Grand series PSUs

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Jun 7, 2010 4:22 AM CDT

Swinging out a final playing card in closing of Computex this year, Thermaltake has bettered its line-up of high performance Toughpower series power supplies with some new 80 PLUS Gold Certified models.

Thermaltake rolls out Toughpower Grand series PSUs 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Toughpower Grand series sport a sleek glossy black finish with rounded edges and currently there are two models in the series; a 650W and 750W.

Thermaltake rolls out Toughpower Grand series PSUs 02 | TweakTown.com

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A-DATA XPG Memory adds in new features such as active fan cooling

Cameron Wilmot | RAM | Jun 5, 2010 1:35 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We found ourselves back at the A-DATA booth where we got an introduction into its line-up of XPG memory that is designed for overclockers, enthusiasts and gamers.

The Xtreme Series now includes an active fan cooling unit that is like others on market. It is installed over the top of the RAM and the two fans push air down over heatsink to aid in stability and performance when pushing the memory as fast as you can go.

The Plus Series includes cooling as well, but in the form of a heatpipe design. The Gaming Series doesn't come with any external cooling besides of course the standard heat spreader on the RAM. All these modules are now made using a 2oz copper PCB design which is designed to improve overclockability.

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A-DATA expands its business with launch of power supplies, due out in Q3

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Jun 5, 2010 12:54 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A-DATA had plenty of stuff on display at their booth and this time we get a look at the companies range of power supplies that it has just launched. As you should know, A-DATA is primarily a memory come that also does pen drives and solid state disk drives, so it will be interesting to see how they end up performing when we put them through the paces.

A-DATA is not messing around from the outset and in the video we get an introduction to the Eye of Horus technology. This is an intelligent LED fan feature that is able to indicate power output from one of the A-DATA Horus Series units. You have 0%~50% with a green light, 50%~100% with a blue light and over 100% with a red light.

There are currently five models in the series including 1200, 850, 750, 650 and 550 watt versions. Each come with 80 Plus Bronze certification, Japanese made caps and they should go on sale sometime in Q3 this year.

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Geek rigs up one-handed keyboard, and not for the reason you think

Shane McGlaun | Peripherals | Jun 4, 2010 10:08 AM CDT

There are lots of reasons why a computer use might need to work a keyboard one handed, some of which we won't mention here. A developer named Matt Daughtrey needed a one handed keyboard after arm surgery on his left arm

Geek rigs up one-handed keyboard, and not for the reason you think | TweakTown.com

The dude put some ingenuity into the problem and used a few items like Sugru, ShapeLock, and a wireless keyboard to create a system that lets him type on the right side of the keyboard for both right and left-handed keys.

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