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Hardware Roundup: Thursday, December 14, 2017, Edition

14 December 2017 - 05:47 AM

Thursday is here, with a couple of items to check out to get you closer to the weekend. We have a review of the Creative Halo Portable Bluetooth Speaker, letting you stream your music from your phone, tablet, or even PC if you so choose. Our other item is actually a giveaway, where you have the chance to win a Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 Keyboard, which has RGB backlighting, Cherry MX switches, and far more.

Speakers/Headphones
Creative Halo Portable Bluetooth Speaker @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 Keyboard Giveaway @ ThinkComputers



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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Edition

13 December 2017 - 05:47 AM

The middle of the week is here, with several items for you to check out. We have another look at the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 case, featuring a massive design with a modular motherboard tray and plenty of cooling potential. There's a review on the Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse, which has a unique style and a host of features to set it apart from other mice on the market. If you're curious how the new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin improves your gaming experience, you're in luck, as we have a preview checking out all the things it has to offer. We wrap up with a look at five different technologies that are starting to grow and become big, and maybe even something we have and use in the future soon.

Cases
be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 @ ThinkComputers

Mice/Keyboards
Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Software
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin adds in-game overlay, mobile app, wider API support @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
The Last Mile to Civilization 2.0: Technologies From Our Not Too Distant Future @ TechSpot



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Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Edition

12 December 2017 - 05:43 AM

Tuesday is here, with a couple of items for your viewing pleasure. We have a look at the new Corsair Gaming PBT Double-shot Keycaps, offering a different typing experience than what you might already have on your preferred mechanical keyboard of choice. If you're in the market for a new chair for your PC, perhaps the OPSEAT Master Series Gaming Chair, with its racing-inspired design and variety of colors, is the best one for you.

Keyboards/Mice
Quick Look: Corsair Gaming PBT Double-shot Keycaps @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
OPSEAT Master Series Gaming Chair @ ThinkComputers



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OCC's 2017 Christmas Contest is Here!

11 December 2017 - 09:18 PM

Yes, OCC, there is a Christmas contest. The Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest is back and it is now live! We're back with plenty of prizes for you to win, including two grand prize computer systems to get you up and gaming right away. The two systems feature an AMD Ryzen CPU and a case, power supply, and cooler from be quiet!, with more on the way! We'll keep you updated on what exactly you can expect to be gaming on in your new PC, if you win, that is. There are plenty of other prizes too, but before we get to that, we better tell you how to enter, right?

In order to enter the OCC Christmas Contest, you just need to be a member of OCC. The contest is open worldwide, so be sure to enter regardless of where you are! Simply send an email with the subject of "OCC 2017 Christmas Contest" to [email protected] with your name, forum name, shipping address, and phone number, since Bosco does need a means to contact you if you happen to win one of the grand prizes.

Also included in your email will be answers to the following two questions:

What is your next planned upgrade for 2018?

What hardware news got you most excited in 2017?

You must include everything in your email, as failure to do so will result in it being deleted.

The grand prizes will be drawn on Christmas Day, December 25, with Bosco calling in the morning to the two happy winners. Don't have your phone on silent and miss the call! The rest of the prize winners will be announced on December 27. More prizes are still being added in, but we have items from Noctua, ID-Cooling, Corsair, and Cooler Master, along with a selection of hardware from our reviewers and some massive gaming bundles.



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Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest

11 December 2017 - 09:17 PM

It's been away for a while, but it's finally back. That's right, the OCC Christmas Contest is here! We have plenty of great prizes to win, including two grand prizes that are sure to appeal to practically everyone. There are some rules for the whole thing, of course, so let's get right to it!
 
In order to be eligible for the contest, you just need to be a member of OCC. It's open worldwide, so get your entry in pronto!
 
To enter, send an email titled "OCC 2017 Christmas Contest" to [email protected] with your name, forum name, shipping address, and phone number, since Bosco does need a means to contact you if you happen to win one of the grand prizes.
 
Also included in your email will be answers to the following two questions:
 
What is your next planned upgrade for 2018?
 
What hardware news got you most excited in 2017?
 
 
Failure to include any information, even the answers, will result in deletion of your email.
 
The grand prizes will be drawn on Christmas Day, December 25, with Bosco calling in the morning to the two happy winners. Don't have your phone on silent and miss the call! The rest of the prize winners will be announced on December 27.
 
So, what about those prizes? Well...
 
Two Grand Prize Systems
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200

GPU: NVIDIA TITAN Xp
Case: be quiet! Dark Base 700
Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3
PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 10

RAM: Kingston

Storage: HyperX Savage SSD 240GB
Rest will be will be updated this week

 

NVIDIA

2x GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
 
Noctua
1x NH-DH15
1x NA-HC3 chromax.black.swap
1x NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap
 
Corsair
2 x VOID PRO Wireless
2 x GLAIVE RGB
 
ID-Cooling
1x Auraflow 240
1x Frostflow+ 280
1x Frostflow+ 240
3x SF-12025- RGB-TRIO
 
Cooler Master
1x MB600L
1x MasterLiquid ML120L RGB
1x MS120 Keyboard/Mouse Combo

 

VIVO

1x SMART Case-V06

1x STAND-V002 Dual Monitor Mount
 
OCC
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU w/Wraith fan
MSI GM60 Wired Gaming Mouse
Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha PRO Gaming Headset
CM MasterLiquid Pro 140
Reeven RC-1205
 
Games donated by Universe
All games are Steam keys, provided via either gift link or key.
 
Bundle 1
The Legendary Bundle of Magnificent Gaming Awesomeness 2.0
 
The Flame in the Flood
Hitman: Absolution Elite Edition
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages
Tempest: Pirate ActionRPG
Lethal League  
Skullgirls
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide  
Guns of Icarus Online & Soundtrack
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
ABZU  
UnEpic
Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
Out There: Omega Edition & Soundtrack
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Murdered: Soul Suspect
2064: Read Only Memories
Insurgency
Aquaria  
Kentucky Route Zero  
Chroma Squad  
Her Story  
This War of Mine
 
Bundle 2
The Epic Bundle of Outstanding Gaming Awesomeness 2.0
 
Lethal League
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Guns of Icarus Online  
ABZU  
TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD
GRAV  
The Masterplan
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball
JumpJet Rex
Anoxemia
Vertical Drop Heroes HD
Paranautical Activity: Deluxe Atonement Edition
Columns
Steamworld Heist
A Story About My Uncle
2064: Read Only Memories
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
 
Bundle 3
The Grand Bundle of Superb Gaming Awesomeness 2.0
 
Lethal League
Guns of Icarus Online
Viscera Cleanup Detail
Viscera Cleanup Detail - House of Horror DLC
The Masterplan
Hacknet  
UnderRail  
Insurgency
Shadowrun Returns
La-Mulana
Galak-Z
Legends of Eisenwald  
Blue Estate The Game
Cook, Serve, Delicious!  
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
 
Bundle 4
Star Wars MEGA Bundle
 
Star Wars™ Knights of the Old Republic™  
Star Wars™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II: The Sith Lords™  
Star Wars™: X-Wing Alliance™  
Star Wars:™ X-Wing vs TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns™  
Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II  
Star Wars™ Jedi Knight™ II: Jedi Outcast™  
Star Wars™ Starfighter™  
Star Wars™ The Force Unleashed™: Ultimate Sith Edition  
Star Wars™: The Force Unleashed™ II  
Star Wars™ Empire At War: Gold Pack
Star Wars™: Dark Forces
Star Wars™ Jedi Knight Dark Forces II
 
Singles
 
The Banner Saga & The Banner Saga 2
Company of Heroes™ 2  & Company of Heroes™ 2 - The Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West
Divide By Sheep  
Road to Ballhalla  
No Time To Explain Remastered  
SpeedRunners  
The Journey Down 1 + 2
Jotun  
Bit Blaster XL  
Refunct  
Odallus: The Dark Call  
Uncanny Valley  
WWE 2K16
Town of Salem  
Broken Age  
Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse
Space Run
Lumino City  
Q.U.B.E.: Director's Cut  
Planetary Annihilation  
Deponia  
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
Strata  
Divekick  
Mind: Path to Thalamus
The Silent Age
Pixel Piracy  
Outlast  
140  
Contraption Maker  
Ittle Dew
The Shadowland
Bionic Dues  
GRAV  
Contagion
 
 
More prizes are on the way, too, so be sure to check back often to see what all has been added in!
 
Go ahead and get your entries in, as you don't want to delay!