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Cooler Master debuts Choiix Power Fort external battery

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:00 pm

The only thing that tends to come to my mind when I hear the Cooler Master name is computer cases. The company consistently makes some of the coolest cases on the market today. Cooler Master isn't all cases though; the company also has all sorts of other gear including cooling stands for notebooks and more. The latest product from CM is the new Choiix Power Fort external battery pack.




The battery packs has a rechargeable lithium ion battery inside with 1500mAh of power. That power is fed out to any device that charges with USB. The single USB port on the battery pack has 1A, which should mean it works with the iPad and anything else from cameras to GPS devices and the iPhone.

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Razer Starcraft II gaming peripherals up for pre-order

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 5:08 pm

Back during the summer at E3, Razer unveiled its Starcraft II branded gaming peripherals to go along with the game. At the time, Razer only said the stuff would ship in the fall and offered little other detail on when gamers could get their hands on the stuff. Razer has now announced that the gaming gear can be pre-ordered directly from its site and all of the offerings will ship in November.




The peripherals will include the Spectre Starcraft II mouse with blue backlighting, 5600dpi sensitivity, a 3.5G laser sensor, and adjustable click force for the buttons. The mouse will ship globally in November with the US price of $79.99. Razer will also ship the Marauder Starcraft II keyboard in November around the world with the US price pegged at $119.99. The keyboard has blue LED backlighting, the Starcraft II logo, optimized key travel, and a lot more.

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PowerColor showcase new cooler on upcoming AMD Radeon video card

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 4:21 pm

Just a few moments ago PowerColor added a couple of pictures of an upcoming AMD video card on it's Facebook page that showcase its new PCS cooling system.


One would take a guess that the video card in question is one of the new AMD Radeon 6000 video cards that is being launched later this week.




As you can see from the picture above, the fancy looking black cooler sports a single 80mm fan (at least by what we can tell from the image) and it looks as if it will take up a single slot in addition to the first slot taken up by the card itself. There is another birds-eye video of the video card after the break.

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Patriot launches Viper Xtreme RAM with special heat sink

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 4:02 pm

Patriot has been in the memory game for a long time and is one of the names many enthusiasts look to for RAM for their computers. Patriot has announced a new RAM line that is aimed at Intel platform users that offer an interesting heat shield that promises to improve the cooling capacity, which should mean the RAM can be overclocked further than similar RAM using conventional heat sinks.




The new Viper Xtreme heatshield has a copper insert that runs across the DRAM chips that is then covered with an anodized aluminum heatshield. The custom heatshield provides 5% better cooling that an aluminum only heatshield according to Patriot. The RAM will be offered in three kits to start with that are each hand screened and tested in the Patriot labs before they are shipped.

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Futuremark teases new 3DMark 11 "High Temple" trailer

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 3:55 pm

Today Futuremark released a new 3DMark 11 trailer for your viewing pleasure.


This time it is the "High Temple" trailer demo which was released to show the real-time DirectX 11 graphics capabilities of the upcoming 3D benchmark software. According to Futuremark, the trailer showcases advanced tessellation and lighting effects rendered in real-time by 3DMark 11's native DirectX 11 engine. Watch the 1080p trailer below.



3DMark 11 is due to be released later this year. If you are at BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California from October 22-23 you can stop by the Antec booth and see it in person.

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CoolIT Systems supports AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and Radeon HD 5970 GPU

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 3:08 pm

When it comes to overclocking one of the most basic things that an enthusiast does is move from air-cooling their hardware with fans to liquid cooling for better performance. Some enthusiasts have room for giant radiator setups and other don't. For the enthusiast that want liquid cooling with a system that can fit completely inside the case, CoolIT Systems has become one of the best brands to shop.




CoolIT and AMD have announced that CoolIT's line of cooling solutions are now available for computers that run the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor. The cooling solutions now also support the AMD Radeon HD 5970 GPU allowing for more overclocking potential of the GPU on the video card as well as the CPU. CoolIT and AMD are displaying thin and lower cost solutions at Technical Exhibition in Taiwan.

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Mobile App of the Day: TomTom for iPhone

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 1:30 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day today is TomTom for iPhone.


TomTom is one of the biggest names in the dedicated GPS industry and their mobile app is pretty popular with those who don't want to fiddle with a dedicated GPS device. TomTom for iPhone has been upgraded to version 1.5 with a few new features being included.




TomTom's latest update includes iPhone 4 optimization, which allows the app to take advantage of the devices high resolution graphics and responsiveness along with making maps more accurate. The new "Navigate to Photo" feature allows you to tap on an image and get turn by turn directions to the location. Updated maps give TomTom a million more miles worth of roads than their competitors with constant updates to keep everything current. It's a little pricey at $49.99, but if you're a traveler with an iPhone you can grab the updated app on iTunes now.

Weekly Giveaway: Gainward GTS 450 "Golden Sample" Goes Like Hell Video Card

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 12:14 pm

We have teamed up with Gainward this week to giveaway one of their GTS 450 "Golden Sample" Goes Like Hell (GS-GLH) video cards.




This video card is based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GPU, but not like any regular video card. Using handpicked parts, the "Golden Sample" Goes Like Hell edition comes with its GPU core clock set at 930MHz (783MHz is standard), memory clock set at 2000MHz (1804MHz is standard) and finally the shader clock speed is set at 1860MHz compared to the standard speed of 1566MHz.


It is the top-dog GTS 450 video card from Gainward and this week you have a chance to win one!


Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone in the world can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.

Download of the Day: 3.3.0 RC1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:42 am

Our Download of the Day today is 3.3.0 RC1. is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.


Great software is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software.


Easy to use is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that is probably available and supported in your own language.


... And it's free


Best of all, can be downloaded and used entirely free of any licence fees. is released under the LGPL licence. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration.




Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Logitech Wireless Wave Combo Keyboard and Mouse for $49.99

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:08 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Office Depot - Logitech Wireless Wave Combo Keyboard and Mouse for $49.99.


Offer: A great price ($20 drop on the Office Depot site) on this very popular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. Order it online and have it ready to be picked up or add anything to get everything in your cart shipped free. Price is set to expire 10/23/10 or while supplies last.





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