Thermaltake previews its BigTyp14 Pro heatsink

Cameron Wilmot | | Aug 27, 2008 2:11 AM CDT

Our friends over at Thermaltake have uploaded a video to YouTube showcasing its upcoming BigTyp14 Pro CPU cooler, which is due out next month.

It is based on an improved design of the older BigTyp 120VX CPU cooler with an incredibly large 140mm fan smacked on top of it. On the low fan speed setting, it only generates 16dBA and that pretty much means that it is really, really quiet.

Yes it comes with a 14cm fan! The new cpu cooler, BigTyp14 Pro from Thermaltake, is a new high performance generation of the famous BigTyp family. With numerous recommendations and awards crowning, all top PC gamers from around the world are familiar with this best selling BigTyp 120VX cpu cooler, and the new BigTyp14 Pro had kept all those well-liked designs with new upgraded features for your upgraded systems! And now, you can watch the video preview from Thermaltake on Youtube!

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GIGABYTE sets date for Overclocking Championship

Cameron Wilmot | Tweaking & Overclocking | Aug 27, 2008 1:54 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has just sent out a press release talking about its Open Overclocking Championship or GO OC for short.

GIGABYTE sets date for Overclocking Championship

The massive event promises to be the biggest overclocking event ever bringing famous overclockers from countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, Greece, HK, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam. Yep, 23 countries in all and the contestants from each country will be flown to Taiwan expenses paid to compete in the GO OC final on September 25th at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Taipei.

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Razer wows gamers with Megalodon 7.1 Headset

Steve Dougherty | | Aug 26, 2008 9:24 PM CDT

Razer has just unleashed a highly impressive set of gaming headphones dubbed the Megalodon. The first and most noteable feature of these headphones is 7.1 surround sound which uses Razer's new Maelstrom Audio Engine, said to be able to process algorithms up to 800% faster than traditional HRTF virtual surround technologies which results in a more accurate and convincing positional sound stage.

Razer wows gamers with Megalodon 7.1 Headset

What's also worth a mention is that the Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine originated as a military grade audio technology developed for fighter pilots who needed precise audio warnings for incoming missiles.

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Up close with Gigabyte's M912V netbook at NVISION

Cameron Wilmot | Laptops | Aug 25, 2008 11:30 PM CDT

During NVISION, NVIDIA's fancy new show held just the week after IDF, Scott over at Tech Report managed to get his hands on Gigabyte's upcoming M912V netbook - he even managed to get some Gigabyte booth babes to pose for the photo and that is the type of thing we like to encourage.

Up close with Gigabyte's M912V netbook at NVISION

The girls are suited up in skimpy pink outfits... oh crap - focus on the tech side of it! Yes, err, well it has an Intel Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel webcam as well as three USB 2.0 ports. Specs wise that should put it right up against most new ASUS Eee PC and performs pretty close to each other.

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MSI claims that APS is better than EPU and DES

Cameron Wilmot | | Aug 25, 2008 4:22 AM CDT

MSI is circulating a sales document at the moment which claims, at least on paper, that its DrMOS Active Phase Switching or APS for short is better than ASUS EPU-6 and GIGABYTE DES Advanced power saving features by taking multiple wins against the two motherboard heavyweights.

MSI claims that APS is better than EPU and DES

We aren't saying the claims aren't true but we think that is a big call considering the amount of time and effort that both ASUS and GIGABYTE has put into making their boards as green as possible. We would like to see all three put to the test before making any firm calls as to which is best.

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Zotac working on Nitro GPU overclocking device

Cameron Wilmot | Tweaking & Overclocking | Aug 25, 2008 2:14 AM CDT

Slobodan Simic from Fudzilla had a chance to catch up with Zotac at the Games Convention recently and instead of just hearing about the latest GeForce graphics cards to come out from the company, they got word of a new product which Zotac is currently working on.

Zotac working on Nitro GPU overclocking device

Have you ever wanted to easily overclock your graphics card while playing a game? Maybe it isn't running very smoothly and upping the clock speeds could fix it. The fancy yellow Nitro overclocking device might just be for you and it should be on store shelves sometime in early November. Apparently it will cost $99 in the USA and €89 in Europe.

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Albatron ready to ship its "Tee PC" Mini Tablet PC

Cameron Wilmot | | Aug 25, 2008 12:53 AM CDT

Albatron has just announced that it is all set to begin shipping its first mini tablet PC called the "Tee PC".

Albatron ready to ship its Tee PC Mini Tablet PC

It's not an ultra powerful system and uses the Windows CE 6.0 operating system which comes pre-installed. It comes with a 7" touch screen, that is capable of a resolution of 800 x 480, and touch pen but there is no slide out keyboard, instead you need to use the included on-screen keyboard.

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VIA shows off its robotics at Taipei show (video)

Cameron Wilmot | Internet & Websites | Aug 25, 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Lynn from VIA sent us a link to a video they've uploaded which features robots using VIA Embedded parts such as systems based on the Pico-ITX form factor.

The video was shot at the Taipei International Robot Show which was held last week. We weren't able to make it but lucky VIA had a camera in hand and took some pretty cool video for us all to see.

Taiwan hosted the Taipei International Robot Show this past week and it was certainly an exciting event, with over 60 international academic and industrial developers attending.

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MSI next up showing us its X58 Eclipse mobo

Cameron Wilmot | Motherboards | Aug 24, 2008 6:38 AM CDT

We have already had an early look at both ASUS' and GIGABYTE's upcoming X58 motherboards and now it is MSI's turn for some time in the spotlight. It is only fair, right?

MSI next up showing us its X58 Eclipse mobo

MSI will brand its first X58 board with Eclipse naming, maybe suggesting that it can do just that to the competition... MSI explained that it has improved on DrMOS since its X48 and P45 boards and claims that generation two provides better power efficiency than before. FSB is out with Core i7 and has been replaced with QPI or QuickPath interconnect which MSI says provides bandwidth up to 25.6GB/s which is said to be twice as much as the previous processor FSB1600 quad pumped standard.

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