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GIGABYTE's GA-X58A-UD9 now showing in stock

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 21, 2010 1:59 pm

GIGABYTEs mighty GA-X58A-UD9 is now available for purchase with stock showing at several well known retailers/e-tailers throughout the U.s. - This is an enthusiasts/overclockers dream of an X58 motherboard with everything bar the kitchen sink packed into it.




The board boasts loudly and proudly six DDR3-2200+ supporting slots, seven PCI-E x16 slots with a couple NF200 bridge chips for 4-way SLI goodness, both SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 support, a 24-phase power design to ensure excellent stability for super high overclocks, a bunch of exclusive GIGABYTE technologies in the way of power management, BIOS features and overall board quality, monster cooling system with a waterblock on the Northbridge and much, much more.

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FutureMark reveal a few more tid bits on next-gen 3DMark

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2010 1:22 pm

The next generation 3DMark benchmarking suite isn't all that far away with FutureMark planning for a Q3, 2010 launch. Some new details have come to light which gives one particularly promising piece of information, or should I say, lack of; no mention of PhysX!


The inclusion of PhysX support in Vantage was disliked by many due to its proprietory nature favouring NVIDIA. Sticking to open industry standard features this time around that are available across all DirectX 11 based graphics cards (with primary focus on new texturing and hardware tessellation features) makes for a nice even playing field that 3DMark has been much loved for in past releases.




Little is known yet about the main theme FutureMark are basing "3DMark 11" on...

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Inno3D releases GTX 470 with full coverage waterblock

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2010 12:42 pm

NVIDIA partner Inno3D have spruced up the GTX 470 with the launch of their i-Chill Black series model that comes equipped with a large water block covering all the important areas including the GPU, voltage regulators, I/O chip and memory modules.




The official press release goes into detail on the design and inner workings of this block. The card is said to be around 40c cooler in full load conditions when compared to the stock cooler variants.




Inno3D bundles the i-Chill Black series GTX 470 with the following :-


1. Fujipoly GR-d Thermal PAD

2. Backup O-Ring for VG-NGTX295B x 1

3. BP-BS90R Black Sparkle Rotary Angle IG1/4" Adapter x2

4. BP-BSWP-C07 Black Sparkle Direct-Plug Adapter x 1 / SLI connection tube (3 lengths)

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Puget Systems now advertising Echo III - Big power in Mini-ITX form

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: May 21, 2010 12:12 pm

Puget Systems have just brought the Echo III small form factor PC to market which could have many LAN gamers drooling thanks to its compact nature and high-end specs giving gobs of performance.


The Echo III is based on a ZOTAC H55ITX-A-E motherboard with options for Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors. It can be configured with up to 8GB of memory, Radeon HD 5970 or GeForce GTX 480 graphics card, 2TB mechanical or 256GB (Crucial RealSSD) solid state drive (or both!), Blu-ray player/writer and more.




The chassis of choice is Lian-Li's very tidy PC-Q08 Mini-ITX and in order to keep all those hot, high performing components inside happy, Puget Systems packs the Echo III series with its Hydro CL1 closed loop liquid cooling system which you can read more................

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Prolimatech readies up Samuel 17 low-profile CPU cooler

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 21, 2010 11:32 am

Prolimatech has proven itself to be capable of designing top performing CPU coolers in the past that get recognized with ease amongst all the top-end performers on the market.


The company has just unveiled a new model which is designed with space constraints in mind (ie. in mATX and mITX systems). It's a down draft style cooler which despite being quite compact in size (just 45mm tall and 92mm wide), can still have a 120mm fan mounted to it which will further assist in cooling components surrounding the CPU socket area.




The cooler also sports six nickel plated copper heat-pipes to better assist in heat transfer. All current as well as some older AMD and Intel sockets are supported.


When it hits shelves as of sometime next month it'll cost around $40 U.S.

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Flying into the future - Gizmag's week in emerging technology

By: Gizmag | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: May 21, 2010 10:41 am

Our wrap-up of emerging technology news this week starts with some significant developments from the world of aviation. An MIT led research team has presented a radical aircraft concept called the D "double bubble" which promises a 70 percent improvement in fuel economy, reduced noise, lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and the ability to use shorter runways. The design is part of a NASA project which looks forward to what we can expect to see in the skies around the year 2035.



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Download of the Day: GPU-Z 0.4.3

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2010 10:14 am

Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.4.3.


TechPowerUp rolled out a new version of GPU-Z, the popular graphics sub-system diagnostic utility. Version 0.4.3 comes with a load of new features and stability updates. Highlights include full capability to monitor voltages on the GeForce GTX 480, a new method of voltage monitoring which extends support for many ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards, support for the upcoming GeForce GTX 465, GT 320M GT 335M, ION variant, GT 340, Tesla C2050, Tesla M2050, and other Quadro series GPUs, new display languages including Spanish and Hungarian, among other stability updates.



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Deal of the Day: Logitech Indoor Video Security Master System (Dented Box) - $99.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: May 21, 2010 9:35 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Logitech Indoor Video Security Master System (Dented Box) - $99.99 Shipped Free.


Offer: Logitech's Indoor Video Security Master System is one of the fastest, easiest ways to set up an IP security camera. It uses homeplug connectivity and can be set up to be motion-activated. This means you can get mobile-phone and e-mail alerts quickly update you when you're on the go. Dented box.


Use coupon code: logi_ivsms_52110 for the discount. Expires 05/27/2010.




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Friday Morning Roundup for May 21, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 21, 2010 8:33 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 21/05/2010




- Zotac NM10-DTX Motherboard @ Overclock3D

- Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H and ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 @ Neoseeker




- Crucial Ballistix 4GB Kit DDR3-1600 CL8 BL2KIT25664BN1608 Memory @

- G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL7 6GB PI Series DDR3 Memory Kit @ Legit Reviews

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Newzbin is Down: This Time for Good

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Software | Posted: May 21, 2010 8:04 am

The courts have spoken and the people have shed a tear. Newzbin has just taken its place next to many other user friendly "content" websites and P2P software companies. Any announcement on the Newzbin website states:


Newzbin Closed

Regrettably the Newzbin website has to close as a result of the legal action against us. More details here:


But the post Newzbin Story is just beginning.




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