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Thermalright show off some massive metal at Computex

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 10:48 am

Thermalright are a solid player in the high performance air cooling market for CPUs and GPUs and always manage to wow the masses with improved heatsink designs in every generation.

 

At Computex last week they showed no slowdown in development with some eye popping and quite massive high performance air cooling solutions for both CPUs and GPUs.

 

This video below lets you see just how far they're taking the next generation of air cooling :-

 

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Kingmax planning nano thermal dissipation for 2400MHz DDR3 kit

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 8:31 am

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.

 

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MSI Afterburner 1.6.0 brings many updates

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 7:53 am

A quick heads up regarding the popular graphics card monitoring and tweaking tool, Afterburner from MSI. They've just rolled out out 1.6.0 which brings a significant amount of changes and additions to get the most out of your card(s).

 

And remember, MSI hasn't confined this to their own branded cards. You can use this with both ATI and NVIDIA based cards, including the new GTX 400 series with voltage adjustment.

 

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There's so much packed into this build, in fact; it's easier to let the full changelog do all the talking :-

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Acer announces Aspire One 533 netbook

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 7:30 am

Acer has just officially released its Aspire One 533 netbook to market; another Intel NM10 powered unit with GMA 3150 IGP and choice of Atom N455/N475 (1.66GHz/1.83GHz) processor.

 

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This 10.1-inch (1024x600) netbook is around about 25mm thick, weighing in at 1Kg. It has a 93% standard sized keyboard along with multi-gesture touchpad and comes in three glossy colours' black, red or white.

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Download of the Day: Speccy 1.02.156

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:49 am

Our Download of the Day today is Speccy 1.02.156.

 

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!

 

• Processor brand and model

• Hard drive size and speed

• Amount of memory (RAM)

• Graphics card

• Operating system

 

At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.

 

If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.

 

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Deal of the Day: Fantom GreenDrive II 1TB USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty for $64.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:44 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Fantom GreenDrive II 1TB USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty for $64.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping.

 

Offer: This 1TB external hard drive with both USB 2.0 and eSATA connections and 2 year warranty and backup software (Ninja Backup Software! I'm sure Sho Kosugi would approve, then promptly cleave you in two) is just $64.99 after $25 rebate (expiring 6/13/10).

 

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Tuesday Morning Roundup for June 8, 2010

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:39 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 08/06/2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Asrock 890GM Pro3 mATX Socket AM3 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula @ Extreme Overclocking

- MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard @ Neoseeker

 

Video/Monitor

 

- XFX HD 5870 Black Edition @ XSReviews

- EVGA GeForce GTX 465 SuperClocked Video Card @ Hardware Secrets

- Performance comparison graphics cards 2Q2010 @ HT4U

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Sharp offers 6.5mm bezel LCD for video walls

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:38 am

Sharp has a vast array of LCDs for many different uses. The LCDs the company makes run from HDTVs to displays for computers and different products. Sharp has unveiled a new LCD aimed at multi-screen systems.

 

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The new screen is called the PN-V601 and is a 60-inch LCD with a bezel only 6.5mm thick. The screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and a brightness of 700 cd/m2. The screen can display 16.77 million colors.

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Smartphones have "no market impact" on GPS devices, according to TomTom VP

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 8, 2010 2:43 am

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It's a question a lot of us have been asking: With so many people stepping into smartphones that have GPS capability, how long will it be until these phones destroy the standalone GPS business altogether? ZDNet had the same questions, and had a sit-down with Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development at TomTom.

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