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  1. NVIDIA recently confirmed the existence of a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060, and MSI has now added five cards based on this design to its lineup. The main differentiator between the cards is the cooling system used, which also has an impact on the base and boosted clock speeds. The GTX 1060 Gaming X 3G and GTX 1060 Gaming 3G use the Twin Frozr VI cooler with base clocks of 1594MHz and 1531MHz and boost clocks of 1809MHz and 1746MHz, respectively. The Twin Frozr VI is made up of large heatsink, 8mm copper heatpipes, and MSI TORX Fan 2.0. The GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1 and GTX 1060 ARMOR 3GV1 use the ARMOR 2X cooling system with base clocks of 1544MHz and 1506MHz and boost clocks of 1759MHz and 1708MHz, respectively. The ARMOR 2X uses TORX Fan technology, Advanced Airflow Control, and Zero Frozr technology to minimize noise while under low loads. The GTX 1060 3GT OC has a dual fan cooler with base clock of 1544MHz and boost clock of 1759MHz. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  2. G.SKILL has announced the addition of two high capacity memory kits to its Trident Z DDR4-3333MHz lineup, with plans to show them off at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week. Both sets are built using 8Gb chips from Samsung operating at 1.35V and are compatible with the latest Intel X99 chipset and Broadwell-E CPUs. The 64GB set uses eight 8GB sticks at CL13 latency while the 128GB set uses eight 16GB sticks at CL14 latency. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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    Thermaltake Announces Max SATA HDD Rack Series

    If they included the link to the press release in the e-mail that they sent out I would have included it. Didn't know they also post them on the site.
  4. Thermaltake has announced its latest case accessory, the Max SATA HDD Rack Series, featuring four models of 5.25" bay mountable hard drive enclosures. The Max 2504 and 2506 occupy a single 5.25" bay and can hold four or six 2.5" hard drives, respectively. The Max 3503 and 3504 can hold three or four 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives, respectively, in the space of two 5.25" bays. All four units feature hot swappable drive trays, security locks, ventilation holes, and an active cooling fan. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  5. Logitech has unveiled a new mouse "specially designed for professional eSports players," the G Pro Gaming Mouse. The G Pro is built using Logitech's "most accurate optical gaming sensor, a metal spring button tensioning system, onboard memory for driver-free operation on tournament systems, and a comfortable, durable yet lightweight design." The mouse combines features from a pair of popular Logitech mice, utilizing the shape from the G100s and "incredible speed, accuracy and responsiveness of the G303." The PMW3366 optical sensor has DPI adjustable from 200-12,000 allowing it to accommodate all playstyles and games of choice. VP and general manager of gaming Ujesh Desai described the motivation for working with eSports professionals, stating "The benefit of working with eSports players is that they tell us what they like, and more importantly, what they don’t like." The G Pro Gaming Mouse will be available sometime this month at an MSRP of $69.99. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  6. Cooler Master has announced a new all-in-one liquid cooler, the MasterLiquid Maker 92, which "skirts the divide between liquid and air cooling by combining properties from both." The pump and radiator were combined into a single piece flanked by two MasterFan Pro 92mm fans and attached directly to the CPU mounting apparatus. It uses a swivel mechanism to allow for horizontal or vertical fan configurations, giving users options for different size cases. Cooler Master will begin accepting a limited number of pre-order on August 30 with availability sometime in September. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  7. A small teaser has been posted by AMD Senior Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations Chris Hook in the form of a Facebook photo of the venue where the company will launch the Vega GPU. The venue is a "large industrial space that’s in desperate need of 'renovations'," though it is unclear if the need for "renovations" is related to the launch. Vega is said to be AMD's challenger to the NVIDIA GTX 1080, built using 14nm FinFET technology and utilizing second generation High Bandwidth Memory. Vega was initially slated for a release in 2017, though some rumors are now pointing to a possible October 2016 release. For now it looks like we will just have to wait and see what AMD reveals at the launch event. Source: WCCF Tech Back to original news post
  8. Google already has a pair of Operating Systems under its belt with Android and Chrome OS, and is now working on another known as Fuchsia. The new OS is being built from scratch and won't use the Linux kernel. Fuchsia is instead based on Magenta, a "medium-sized microkernel that is itself based on a project called LittleKernel, which is designed to be used in embedded systems." The fact that it is based on a microkernel doesn't mean it will lack in features as it is targeted at smartphones and personal computers with features such as a capability-based security model and graphics rendering already in place. It is unclear what the end game for Fuchsia is, with speculation including combining Android and Chrome OS, powering Internet of Things devices, or augmented reality interfaces. Users that want to get their hands on the code now rather than waiting for Google to release something officially can go to the company GitHub page. Source: The Verge Back to original news post
  9. Google is planning the demise of Flash in the Chrome browser, with the beginning of the end coming next month with the release of Chrome 53. Google is starting with "tiny and non-visible Flash content, such as tracking and fingerprint cookies," and will later remove support for Flash altogether in Chrome 55 with some exceptions planned for "sites which only support Flash." Chrome 55 is expected to be available in December of this year and with it, HTML5 looks to become the new default for web browsers. Source: Ars Technica Back to original news post
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    [WTS] CheeseMan42 for sale thread

    DFI Combo and OCZ memory sold
  11. Corsair has teamed up with MSI to create a new version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080. The new card combines the graphics experience of MSI with the cooling prowess of Corsair to create "a graphics card with the overclocked power to push the limits of 4K and VR gaming performance, while running not just cooler, but also significantly quieter than a stock GeForce GTX 1080." The improved cooling helps the Hydro GFX to run up to 50% cooler than stock cards despite bumping performance by up to 10%. The cooling is provided by a Hydro Series H55 all-in-one solution that features a 120mm radiator and low-noise LED fan. The card has three pre-overclocked profiles that can boost the GPU speed to 1847MHz or lower it to 1733MHz in Silent Mode. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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    [WTS] CheeseMan42 for sale thread

    x58 combo pending
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    [WTS] CheeseMan42 for sale thread

    Yeah I realize the socket 939 stuff is pretty old. I recycled another DFI 939 board and a single core Opteron last time I moved.
  14. BitFenix has announced a pair of new products with the Aurora chassis and Alchemy 2.0 magnetic RGB LED stripe. The Aurora is available in midnight black and artic white color schemes and was "designed for high end aesthetically pleasing builds with water-cooled systems carrying an elegant theme of curved lines and glass windows." Both sides of the case are tempered glass with one clear to show internal components and one dark to hide behind motherboard tray cable management. The case supports motherboards up to EATX in size with modular hard drive cages, space for multiple liquid cooling radiators, and tool free mounting. The Alchemy 2.0 LED strip is available in lengths of 30cm and 60cm and gives users the ability to set the color with or without the use of a compatible controller. The use of magnets gives plenty of mounting options within your case and an included 90 degree bridge allows for connection of up to 180cm of stripes per controller. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  15. If you are like me and grew up in the 90s then the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow are games that were probably in your library. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have kept the releases coming since then, with the 20th anniversary of the game being celebrated this year. The game is now looking to take advantage of the increasing adoption of smartphones across the globe with Pokemon GO, an augmented reality game that will allow users to catch Pokemon and engage in gym battles in the real world. The game is currently in beta testing in Japan, New Zealand, and Australia and one user has uploaded a nine minute video showcasing some of the testing including character setup and catching Pokemon. I was very intrigued with the concept when I first heard about it, and the gameplay video has only furthered my anticipation. Source: Game Rant Back to original news post
  16. Microsoft had previously announced that it would make two feature and maintenance updates per year for Windows 10, with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update the first for 2016. The company has quickly decided to abandon the twice yearly updates for this year, with the biannual updates set to resume in 2017. The decision to move the second update for this year to next year was made with "feedback from organizations moving to Windows 10." Windows 10 Insiders can expect preview builds of the next update sometime later this year. Source: WCCF Tech Back to original news post
  17. Backblaze is a cloud backup and storage service that has made a name for itself with custom designed storage enclosures and releases quarterly reports on the hard drives used in its systems. The latest report gives high regards to the reliability of 8TB hard drives from both Hitachi and Seagate. Backblaze started to convert to 8TB drives with 45 Hitachi drives to improve storage density and later added 2,700 Seagate drives to the mix. The Hitachi drives have an annualized failure rate of 3.2% while the Seagate drives were at 3.3%. This measure is calculated by counting the number of days a drive was installed in a system at the time of failure. The majority of the drives used by Backblaze remain a 4TB Seagate drive with a failure rate of 2.7% over 34,693 drives. Source: Yahoo Back to original news post
  18. Just over a year after its release, Windows 10 continues to gain traction in the desktop PC market. According to NetMarketShare, the newest OS from Microsoft can now be found on 21.13% of desktop PCs. The OS has seen its share of problems since release and just discontinued the free upgrade option for Windows 7 and 8 users. Windows 7 is still the leader with 47.01% of systems while versions of Windows 8 are at less than 10% and Windows XP is at 10.34%. Source: Win Beta Back to original news post
  19. NVIDIA has released a number of models for its GeForce GTX 1000 series, and the latest rumors suggest that the company will continue the trend of releasing versions for the mobile market. According to Digitimes, a number of manufacturers including Asus and Gigabyte will reveal laptops using the new GPUs at Gamescom in Germany later this month. These new cards will abandon the "M" designation of past mobile versions, perhaps not surprising as the cards have similar specifications to the desktop models. The report points to the increasing player base in Europe as the reason that the reveal will occur at Gamescom. Source: Digitimes via Digital Trends Back to original news post
  20. In a recent interview, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has reiterated his earlier belief that Microsoft is planning to use Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) to hamper the performance of Steam on PCs. Sweeney believes that this will be accomplished over a period of several years by slowly convincing developers and customers to move to the UWP. This will be combined with patching Windows 10 to "make Steam progressively worse and more broken," increasing the appeal of the Windows Store. I can't imagine that Valve will just sit idly by and let its platform become irrelevant, but as Microsoft controls the Windows OS it is certainly concerning. Source: WCCF Tech Back to original news post
  21. Thermaltake has added to its large offering of power supplies with the Toughpower SFX Gold Series. As its name might imply, the PSU is 80 PLUS Gold certified, operating at up to 90% efficiency. The PSU uses the latest Intel SFX 12V 3.3 and ATX 12V 2.4 standard with an included SFX to ATX adapter bracket, allowing for easy installs in ATX, Micro-ATX, or Mini-ITX cases. It is cooled by a single 80mm fan that shuts down when not under load to help reduce power consumption and noise. The Toughpower SFX Gold Series will be available in capacities of 450W and 600W. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  22. Thermaltake has announced the Riing LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, a 120mm fan powered by the Riing RGB Software. It is the first digital radiator fan from Thermaltake and uses an optimized blade design for generating large volumes of air for dispersing the heat found in radiators. The Riing software allows users to alter the fan speed using presets for Performance or Silent operation. Users can also control the fan colors by choosing their favorite color or using RGB Cycle mode to cycle through 256 color options. LED Brightness mode grants the self explanatory ability to change how bright the LEDs are. Up to three fans can be connected to a digital fan hub with the Riing software able to control six fan hubs for a total of 18 fans. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  23. Many games that have been developed for consoles and PC have found the PC version a bit lackluster despite the potential for more powerful hardware. As part of the Play Anywhere initiative, Microsoft is hoping to turn that around, starting with the "flagship" Gears of War 4. The game will offer 28 different graphical settings with an explanation of how that setting will impact performance. Unlike some ports, the game will have an unlocked frame rate with texture support for resolutions up to 4K. Rounding out the PC features will be fully customizable mouse and keyboard controls. The game will be available in October for both Xbox One and PC. Source: VG 24/7 Back to original news post
  24. Patriot has announced the expansion of the Viper 4 and Viper Elite DDR4 memory lines with a set that operates at 3733MHz. The dual channel memory kits are available in sets of two 8GB modules with timings of 17-19-19-39 and voltage of 1.35V. Both sets are XMP 2.0 ready and are designed for the X99 and 100 series motherboards from Intel. The new addition to the Viper 4 and Viper Elite lines will be available starting August 3 at an MSRP of $159.99. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  25. Inno3D has announced a pair of new graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, the GTX 1060 Gaming OC and GTX 1060 iChiLL. The Gaming OC model will utilize two 10cm fans with aluminum fans and heatpipes that cover the GPU core, memory, and power components. The fans have a triangular design to improve airflow and have intelligent fan technology to turn the fans off in idle mode to save power and reduce noise. The iChiLL steps up the cooling with the Power Direct Cooling System utilizing three Scythe blade fans to blow cold air over an aluminum heatsink. The iChiLL features the same intelligent fan technology as the Gaming OC. Both cards have a clock speed of 1784MHz, 6GB of GDDR5 192-bit memory, and 8.2Gbps of memory bandwidth. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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