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System Builders Guides (SBG) get some updates

Cameron Wilmot | Computer Systems | Sep 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm CDT

We just got done updating all three of our SBG systems. Starting off with the TweakTown Sub-lieutenant PC ($1000 USD) it gets a new CPU cooler in the form of the Xigmatek Gaia and due to popular request, we have got rid of the old HDD and replaced it with a 7200 RPM spinning drive from Western Digital.

System Builders Guides (SBG) get some updates | TweakTown.com

Moving onto the TweakTown Commander PC ($2000 USD) we see the addition of new SSDs. Before we were using older SATA II drives, now we have made way for two new Corsair Force Series 3 SF-2200 SATA III SSDs in RAID 0. These drives even when not in RAID offer great performance for the price.

And finally we finish up with the TweakTown Admiral PC (Unlimited Cost) which gets an additional 3TB hard drive for increasing storage demands as well as the top-end sound card from ASUS, the Xonar Xense.

Thermalright's True Spirit CPU Cooler now shipping

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Sep 5, 2011 at 11:48 am CDT

Thermalright is now shipping its latest CPU cooler, the True Spirit through distribution channels, which should be found in stores by the middle of the month.

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The cooler is based on a traditional tower design, measuring 133 x 52 x 160 mm and comprising 48 aluminum fins and four 6mm copper heatpipes. The included fan is 120mm in size, operating between 1000 and 1500RPM (with 19.6 to 37.4 dBA sound output).

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The cooler is compatible with all current and previous generation platforms from Intel and AMD dating back to LGA775 and AM2. Thermalright's MSRP on the True Spirit sits at the equivilent of €28.90.

Intel releases 16 new desktop and mobile processors

Steve Dougherty | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 5, 2011 at 10:34 am CDT

Intel has just rolled out no less than 16 new processors this week into both the desktop and mobile spaces, which include new members to the Core, Pentium and Celeron families.

All new models are 32nm; eleven are desktop chips while the other five are for the mobile sector. The top dog in the pack of new desktop offerings is the Core i5-2320 with a clock speed of 3.0GHz, while the exorbitantly priced 2.7 GHz Core i72960XM sits atop the new pile of mobile processors.

Check out the chart below for the full rundown on all the new models :-

Intel releases 16 new desktop and mobile processors | TweakTown.com

TweakTown Android app is ready to download!

Cameron Wilmot | Apps | Sep 5, 2011 at 9:40 am CDT

We are happy to announce that TweakTown's Android content app is now ready to be downloaded from the Android Market.

Stay up-to-date with the latest from TweakTown on-the-go with your Android device and best of all, our app is FREE and completely ad-free.

TweakTown Android app is ready to download! | TweakTown.com

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Gateway launch re-branded Acer tablet - TP Series A60

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 5, 2011 at 9:40 am CDT

In somewhat quiet fashion Acer's subsidiary Gateway looks to have released its first 10-inch Android tablet this week, the TP Series A60 with it popping up on Canada's FutureShop for sale.

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The unit is more or less a rebranding of Acer's Iconica Tab A500. It runs 3.1 (Honeycomb), weighs about 765 grams, is 1.3cm thick and uses a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen. Powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC (using two ARM cores @ 1GHz), it packs 1GB of RAM, 16GB of in-built storage, has an SDHC card slot, 5-megapixel rear facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, built-in GPS, a couple USB ports and a 6,520 mAh battery that is said to give it about 8 hours of operation.

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Thermaltake go Massive with new notebook cooler

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Sep 5, 2011 at 8:34 am CDT

Often we'll see the release of yet another notebook cooler into the market that does little to stand out and impress us with anything we haven't already seen before. However, Thermaltake have stepped forward in radical fashion and announced today something that does indeed have its eye catching attributes straight off the bat.

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Appropriately dubbed the "Massive 23 GT" notebook cooler, it sports a beefy 200mm fan which can operate between 5 and 800RPM, giving up to 24 dBA of sound output. The overall unit measures 352 x 293.1 x 41.4 mm, weighing in at 907 grams and supports notebooks sized anywhere between 10 and 17 inches.

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Borderlands 2 gets 14 minutes of wobblecam footage

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sep 5, 2011 at 6:57 am CDT

There has been 14 minutes of leaked Borderlands 2 footage that someone has caught on camera and uploaded to the Internet. You can see a fair bit of stuff going on in the game and while I don't want to spoil much - I seriously can't wait for this game. It's looking good and the improvements they've done (even to something like the HUD) look pretty darn cool. Check out the 14 minutes of wobblecam footage below:

Borderlands 2 gets 14 minutes of wobblecam footage | TweakTown.com

iPhone 5 for Sprint hitting Best Buy in October, pre-orders this week?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 5, 2011 at 1:00 am CDT

A leaked Best Buy document shows that Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores are anticipating taking pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5 as early as this week with the actual hardware rocking up in Best Buy stores as early as the first week of October! Sprint looks to be carrying the iPhone 5 at launch and Best Buy is quick off the mark to make note that Apple product introduction and launch dates are subject to change, but a pre-order date changing is pretty different from a new carrier getting a phone for the first time.

iPhone 5 for Sprint hitting Best Buy in October, pre-orders this week? | TweakTown.com

Excited, iPhone fans?

Amazon's 7-inch tablet to be priced at $250?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm CDT

Amazon's upcoming Google Android-powered 7-inch tablet is reportedly called "Amazon Kindle," but differs from the other Kindles. The new Kindle is due for launch in November and at a very eye-opening price of just $250. Amazon's competitive price mixed with their large range of content could push the Kindle into the race against already established tablets like the iPad and GALAXY Tab.

Amazon's 7-inch tablet to be priced at $250? | TweakTown.com

Amazon are using an older Android 2.2 OS but have built things on top of it of course and have deeply integrated their services into the new tablet with a Kindle app for reading books, Amazon's Cloud Player for music, Amazon's Instant Video player for watching movies and Amazon's Android Appstore. The Kindle reportedly only has a single-core chip and 6GB of internal storage and the initial Kindel will be WiFi-only.

The biggest news is of course, the price. At $250 it is super competitive and should gain a fair amount of sales on price alone.

HTC Runnymede, 4.7-inch display, Beats audio, great camera but only single core?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm CDT

HTC have sure been quietly brilliant lately with the announcement of yet another Android-based smartphone. The new phone is called the Runnymede and will sport a decent set of specs including Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with Sense 3.5 on top, a 4.7-inch 800x480-pixel display, a 1.5GHz single-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (720p video, dual flash), a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, less than 10mm thick, DLNA and includes HTC's Beats headphones (note: note earphones).

HTC Runnymede, 4.7-inch display, Beats audio, great camera but only single core? | TweakTown.com

Only a single-core processor? Just an 800x480-pixel resolution? Really? But then, we do have more details on the specs:

The camera, for instance, is said to feature a backlit sensor plus 28mm wide-angle lens and focal ratio of f/2.2 (compared to the iPhone 4's smaller f/2.8); in video mode, it can supposedly capture footage at 60 frames-per-second, more than twice that of the average handset. Obviously sound quality will also play a big role here, with Runnymede featuring SRS Surround, dual microphones, and even recognizing when it's plugged into the Beats headphones.

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