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IN WIN Silencer prototype case aims to totally eliminate noise

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Jun 3 2010 12:24 PM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - IN WIN were showing off a whole range of new products during the show including ones which we have reviewed recently, but the one which really caught our eyes was an upcoming chassis called the Silencer.

Right now it is still in the prototype stage and it may not go on sale until sometime in early 2011, but if it does I reckon that would end up selling a bunch of them. As the name suggests, the Silencer aims to totally eliminate sound produced by fans and other moving parts inside the system by deploying a range of noise cancelling and dampening technologies throughout various sections of the case.

What first got out attention was the somewhat odd gap between the back of the case and the other back of the case, err yeah that didn't make sense. It directs sound to the back of the case the way hot air extraction normally works, but instead the sound is caught by a special layering of foam position and cut in a certain way that the sound is absorbed.

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Qualcomm shows off prototype PocketFlo device

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Thu, Jun 3 2010 12:02 PM CDT

Qualcomm has been operating its MediaFLO mobile broadcasting service for a while now and it's the service behind the mobile TV offerings from AT&T and Verizon here in the states. Qualcomm has been talking up new features for the iPad and its service.

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The new iPad features will involve an app for playback on the iPad and a hardware device called the PocketFLO. PocketFlo is a small box that records programs and then streams them to the iPad via WiFi.

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AMD's Eyefinity six screen uber setup at Computex rocks

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | Thu, Jun 3 2010 11:36 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - AMD has being pushing the whole Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming thing for a good while now and despite some minor connectivity issues, it has been accepted with generally lots of excitement in the industry.

First up AMD launched Eyefinity with three monitor support, but now the latest video cards are able to support up to six monitors - and 12 in the case of a solution from PowerColor. We walked by the AMD booth today and then of just walking past it like most booths, I stopped and was really impressed with the dual Eyefinity6 setup that the folks over at AMD prepared for the show. AMD had its booth setup in a way so that folks could sit down and watch people race each other on the 'big screen' in Dirt 2. Super cool.

I just need to justify spending all those dollars on getting this setup for my lounge room. Rock on AMD!

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TweakTown exclusive: OCZ Vertex 2 E SSD Bundle as low as $178.90 at MyDigitalDiscount.com

Don Lynn | Storage | Thu, Jun 3 2010 11:28 AM CDT
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If you read Chris Ramseyer's review on the OCZ Vertex 2 E, you'll know that for the money this is the SSD to own right now. Well the deal has gotten even better. MyDigitalDiscount.com has made their deals on the OCZ Vertex 2 E even sweeter by putting together a bundle package including the blazing fast SSD, a USB 2.0 case, and a 3.5" desktop bracket for easy desktop installation all for as low as $178.90 for the 60 GB version after a $20 rebate. Better hurry though, as the rebate will only last until June 10th.

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iRiver unveils T8 MP3 player

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Thu, Jun 3 2010 11:14 AM CDT

iRiver has been making MP3 players for a long time. Apple still owns the MP3 player market and has since the launch of the iPod years ago. iRiver has unveiled a new MP3 player that looks a lot like the old iPod shuffle.

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The new player is called the iRiver T8 Candy Bar. It has an integrated USB port with a removable cap sure to get lost fast. The device comes in eight colors and has a small OLED screen.

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Thermaltake Armor A30 unique sized small case fits full-size video cards

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Jun 3 2010 11:12 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Again we are back with Ramsom from Thermaltake and this time he showed us another of their highlight products at this year's show and it is the Armor A30.

Stated as being crafted for battle, the A30 is a rather unique sized case that should end up being very suitable for gamers on the move. Inside you can fit two standard desktop size hard drives as well as two 2.5-inch drives such as SSDs. What is even better is that for such a compact and good looking case, it even is even able to support full size video cards such as the ATI Radeon 5970.

The sample we saw was only a very early mock-up that was handmade to display during the show, but still Ramsom tells us development is going really well and it should hit the market in around three months for around 130 USD.

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Thermaltake's green Jing 16dBA CPU cooler ready to fly off shelves?

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Jun 3 2010 10:32 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Ramsom from Thermaltake showed us one of their highlight products at this year's show and we are talking about the impressive new Jing CPU cooler.

Jing is a Chinese word which directly translate to quiet in English. Quite suitably named, the Jing even when having its two cool looking 120mm green fans with specially designed blades running at full speed of 1300 rpm, the thing only has a noise level of 16dBA. The guy sitting next to me tells me that is about the same amount of noise electricity makes as it passes through circuits, in other words, it's silent or jing for your Chinese lesson today.

Ramsom tells us that the cooler should be out on the market and selling like hotcakes in about two months. If the ratings and such stay the same, it's sure to come out looking really good in our test graphs after Chad puts it through the usual paces.

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Iomega unveils new external HDDs with USB 3.0 connectivity

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Thu, Jun 3 2010 10:04 AM CDT

External hard drives are one of the most important pieces of tech for many users who need them for backing up files and for storing data. Iomega is one of the big makers of this sort of gear and the company has announced a new line of external storage solutions for Mac and PCs.

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The new eGo Portable HDD has 500GB of storage and has a USB 3.0 port for powering the device and fast connectivity. The drive is sized for portability and sells for $129.99. The company also offers a new USB 2.0 series of portable drives with 320GB for $94.99, the 500GB version is $114.99, and the 1TB version is $199.99.

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CM Storm Inferno mouse has 11 programmable buttons for MMORPGers

Cameron Wilmot | Peripherals | Thu, Jun 3 2010 9:59 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - During our stop at Cooler Master we caught up with a guy by the name of TERRY who spent some time introducing us to CM Storm's latest and greatest gaming mouse called the Inferno.

This is a new gaming mouse that is due to come out by the end of this month and it was designed heavily with MMORPGers in mind. Besides looking the part in its very stylish black dress, it has no less than 11 programmable buttons that are also very scriptable too.

The mouse will also ship with accompanying software that allows users to go in and setup combo scripts that perform certain function in game real quickly, as opposed to trying to do it the slow old fashioned way. It was also mentioned off camera that professionals could also use the gaming software to have certain scripts run in applications like Excel and others.

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EVGA Motherboard Team Jumps to Sapphire

Chris Ramseyer | Motherboards | Thu, Jun 3 2010 9:44 AM CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - HardOCP the other morning had a breaking news post about EVGA's entire motherboard team leaving. Over the last couple of years EVGA has gained a very good reputation for their motherboards. Most if not all of these designs came from the same team that was at one point pumping out great designs for EpoX (remember the EpoX BP7+ 100 that was the only thing on the market to compete with ABIT and ASUS' designs?)

On our way out of the city today Cameron and I caught wind of where the team was headed. It's looking like the EVGA motherboard team will be setting up shop at Sapphire. With AMD Fusion coming in 2011 this has the potential to turn into a big deal for Sapphire who has been borrowing other teams for their motherboard product designs.

It looks like Lars and the boys over at Semi Accurate broke the story before we were able to get back to the Taiwan office. Hit the News Source button below to read their take on things.

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