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Sorry, 59 million Americans -- you can't buy Alienware's new gaming PC

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jul 27 2021 7:11 PM CDT

Dell's brand new Aurora R10 and R12 desktop gaming PCs can't be sold to 59 million+ Americans... the reason? New power regulations in multiple US states prohibits the sale of these PCs -- meaning Dell can't ship them to you.

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The reason why Dell can't ship these new Alienware Aurora R10/R12 desktop PCs is "due to power consumption regulations". California's new Energy Consumption Tier 2 began on July 1, 2021 and is much tighter on power regulations... almost too strong.

This means you can't buy a new Alienware Aurora R10/R12 desktop PC if you're in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington. Across those US states, are 59 million+ Americans that are barred from gaming on a new high-end Alienware PC.

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Aftershock PC opens up huge new HQ in Melbourne, Australia

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jul 26 2021 8:29 PM CDT

Aftershock PC has just opened up a gigantic new HQ in Melbourne, Australia -- with the Singaporean brand expanding its operations Down Under in a big way... one would say, causing aftershocks in the custom PC making business in Australia.

In a new post on their official Facebook page, Aftershock PC said that their new 40,000 sqft facility will allow them to make some of the most EPIC PCs on Earth. I personally visited the Aftershock PC offices in Melbourne, Australia a few years ago but this new HQ absolutely blows their previous HQ out of the water.

Aftershock PC explains: "Located in the heart of Melbourne, the new 40,000 sqft facility will allow us to produce some of the most EPIC PCs on the planet. As a proud Singaporean company, its been just over 3 years since we've expanded regionally, and our mission to bring our local Singaporean brand and flavor of custom PC building with quality service beyond our shores has been a blast".

Continue reading: Aftershock PC opens up huge new HQ in Melbourne, Australia (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU-powered Mini PC coming soon, Zen 3 SFF beast

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jul 20 2021 11:42 PM CDT

Intel started its NUC range out with a bang and has continued to impress over the years, but AMD has been missing out on that Mini-PC world... until now.

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AMD's new Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU is the heart and soul of these next-gen Mini-PC systems from Morefine Focus and Minisforum computer manufacturers, as well as more -- with Zen 3-powered NUC-like PCs. The new MoreFine S500+ MiniPC is powered by the Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, offering 8 cores and 16 threads at up to 4.6GHz.

There's room for 2 x M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs and a single 2.5-inch SSD or HDD, up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM is supported, while there's dual RJ45 connectors (one of them is 1GbE and one of them is 2.5GbE). Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity is on offer, with DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 for display output.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU-powered Mini PC coming soon, Zen 3 SFF beast (full post)

This ultra-compact PC has open air chassis, AMD Ryzen CPU + Radeon GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, May 14 2021 9:28 PM CDT

Minisforum is teasing its new ultra-compact gaming PC with an all-AMD CPU+GPU combo, and an interesting open-air design that I'm kinda liking the vibe of to be honest. Check it out:

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The new Minisforum GameMini is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor, a GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO AX Mini-ITX motherboard, up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM from Kingston and its HyperX family of memory, a 1TB M.2 SSD and an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card.

It's all installed into a really dope open-air case with a full-sized GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6700 XT GAMING OC graphics card on the other side. The CPU is cooled by a gigantic air cooler, while the entire system is powered by a SilverStone SX650-G PSU.

Continue reading: This ultra-compact PC has open air chassis, AMD Ryzen CPU + Radeon GPU (full post)

Say hello the AORUS Model X and Model S gaming PCs, inspired by Tesla

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 5 2021 8:32 PM CDT

GIGABYTE has just unveiled some very Tesla-inspired AORUS gaming PCs with the introduction of the new pre-built AORUS Model X and AORUS Model S.

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The new AORUS Model X and Model S gaming PCs can be tweaked with either an Intel Core CPU or AMD Ryzen CPU, with the Intel model packing the new Rocket Lake-S flagship Core i9-11900K processor. GIGABYTE is using the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor in the AMD-tweaked AORUS Model X gaming PC.

Both of the systems are powered by NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, 16GB of DDR4-4400 memory (for Intel) while the AMD-powered AORUS Model X had DDR4-3600 memory. There's a 1TB PCIe 4.0 storage options, as well as a larger 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD.

Continue reading: Say hello the AORUS Model X and Model S gaming PCs, inspired by Tesla (full post)

COLORFUL iGame M600 Mirage PC: Core i9-11900K + GeForce RTX 3090

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Apr 29 2021 10:32 PM CDT

COLORFUL has just announced its new iGame M600 Mirage Gaming PC range, powered by Intel's new 11th Gen Core CPUs and NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

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The new COLORFUL iGame M600 Mirage PC packs a unique-looking case with RGB lighting throughout (on the front, back, top, inside) with a unique Magnetic Power Key -- the only way to turn on the PC, keeping it personal. Only you can turn the PC on with your spiffy detachable, and magnetic Power Key.

Inside, you can customize the COLORFUL iGame M600 Mirage from the lowest-end Core i5-11400 processor all the way through to the flagship Core i9-11900K processor. GPU wise you can swing between the entry-level NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, all the way through to the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.

Continue reading: COLORFUL iGame M600 Mirage PC: Core i9-11900K + GeForce RTX 3090 (full post)

Apple's new iMac: M1 chip, 4.5K display, impressively thin design

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Apr 20 2021 8:29 PM CDT

Apple has announced its new 24-inch iMac powered by its impressive custom M1 chip, with the new iMac being so thin the company had to tweak the design and move the 3.5mm headphone jack from the back of the PC to the side of it. Check it out:

YouTuber MKBHD tweeted that Apple's new iMac was so thin -- at just 11.5m thick -- that the company had to move the 3.5mm headphone (which is typically 14nm deep) to the back of the iMac. It's so thin, Apple literally couldn't put the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back, now that's impressive.

The 3.5mm headphone jack being placed on the side of the iMac seems like a good decision, just from a useful perspective. It's far easier to look to the side or feel with your fingers on the side of the iMac and find the 3.5mm headphone jack, versus looking behind it or moving the entire iMac to get to the back of it.

Continue reading: Apple's new iMac: M1 chip, 4.5K display, impressively thin design (full post)

This amazing custom $23,000 gaming PC was made for an Aussie gamer

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Mar 16 2021 5:37 PM CDT

Australian custom PC retailer AfterShock PC have crafted one of the most beautiful gaming PCs, no scrap that -- one of the most beautiful things that I've ever seen.

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The company was tasked by gamer Ali Kaos, who wanted AfterShock to build the most insane PC they could with teh components available at the time. Inside, the PC has AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor at its heart which is inside of the flagship ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha motherboard.

AfterShock used not one but two ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards for the ultimate in GPU performance, which is staggering in its own part. It seems AfterShock has half of the global supply of GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards in this single gaming PC.

Continue reading: This amazing custom $23,000 gaming PC was made for an Aussie gamer (full post)

Apple's rumored Mac Pro 2022: up to 64 CPU cores, STARTS from $19,000!

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Mar 9 2021 10:30 PM CST

If you thought $400 for some wheels for the Apple Mac Pro in 2019 was expensive, then the new Mac Pro 2022 models are going to cost a pretty penny -- with pricing beginning at a rather huge $5499.

Apple will reportedly have 3 different Mac Pro 2022 configurations with the first being a 32-core Mac Pro with 64GB of RAM, 32 GPU cores and starts from $5499. The model up from that offers 48 cores of CPU performance, a much larger 256GB of RAM and 64 GPU cores with prices starting at $11,999.

Meanwhile, the flagship Apple Mac Pro 2022 will pack a huge 64 cores of CPU grunt, 512GB of RAM, 128 GPU cores and prices starting from a staggering $18,999. This isn't too far out of the norm as the Apple Mac Pro 2020 model cost over $50,000 when it was fully kitted out with 1.5TB of RAM and 4TB of PCIe-based storage.

Continue reading: Apple's rumored Mac Pro 2022: up to 64 CPU cores, STARTS from $19,000! (full post)

Intel's new NUC 11 PC review unit comes in unique house-shaped box

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Feb 3 2021 10:19 PM CST

Intel's new NUC 11 series PC has just launched, with the new Qi version of the NUC 11 Panther Canyon PC coming in an interesting house-shaped box.

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The regular version of the Intel NUC 11 doesn't come in the house-shaped box, but the Qi-charging capable version of the NUC 11 does (and confirmed by Robtech) Inside of the NUC 11 you'll find an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, and support for a super-fat NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD.

Intel's new NUC 11 Performance Panther Canyon is the flagship gaming high-end NUC that packs a discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, Optane Mem H10 memory, and 16GB of RAM by default -- but it can be upgraded.

Continue reading: Intel's new NUC 11 PC review unit comes in unique house-shaped box (full post)

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