Corsair announced the winner of their Vengeance® Cup Call of Duty® 4 tournament

Yesterday Corsair announced the winner of their Vengeance® Cup Call of Duty® 4 tournament. In an exciting final match, the Anexis eSports team beat LowLandLions to take the top prize of $6,000. LowLandLions received $3,000, and third-place finishers Team-Dignitas received $1,000.

 

"We are very excited to announce the winner of the first Corsair Vengeance Cup, and congratulate Anexis ESports on their victory. Our thanks go to everyone who took part." Said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "The Vengeance Cup was a great way to celebrate the launch of our new FPS-optimized Vengeance K60 gaming keyboard and Vengeance M60 laser gaming mouse. They're an ideal match for the intense action of Call of Duty 4."

 

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Sub $200 tablet from ARCHOS

12202011Today ARCHOS introduced the availability of their newest internet tablet the 70b. Whats special about this tablet is this is their first Honeycomb tablet available for less then $200. 

Very slim and light, the newest version of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet Gen 8, offers the best performances in terms of portability, immediate internet access, multimedia, apps and affordability. This new version has a higher resolution capacitive screen (1024 x 600) for vibrant colors and crisp clarity and has doubled the RAM to 512 MB for a smoother web experience and more efficient multi-tasking.

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Lian Li Introduces PC-100

12152011cLian Li introduced today what they are calling a radical rethink of the PC case with their new PC-100. Here are a couple highlights from the new case.

Truly innovative design for optimal cooling performance

All cables accessible at the front for unprecedented ease of use

Supports E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX and Micro ATX motherboards

Accepts video cards up to 400mm, CPU coolers up to 165mm

Up to 8 drives, including 2 external

Multiple noise reduction and vibration damping features

Product will be available in the market by end of December

MSRP: US$199

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iBUYPOWER Launches Gamer Power 595D3 Exclusively at Tiger Direct

12152011bEl Monte, CA – December 14, 2011 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the availability of the Gamer Power 595D3 system exclusively at Tiger Direct. Powered by an AMD FX 4100 processor clocked at 3.6GHz, the powerful Gamer Power is ready to do battle right out of the box. An AMD Radeon HD 6770 graphics cards provides gamers with amazing visuals and detail rich environments.

 

"Were always excited to partner with Tiger Direct and build systems for their knowledgeable customer base," said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. "The Gamer Power 595D3 meets the high performance and value expectations they have come to expect and demand."

Housed in the spacious NZXT Source 210 mid tower case, the Gamer Power 595D3 packs 8GBs DDR3 memory, 1 TB hard drive, 600 Watt power supply, DVDRW Dual Layer optical drive, 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front and 4 back) and Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system all for just $699.99.

Customers with more specific gaming needs can configure a fully customizable gaming PC at iBUYPOWER.com. All iBUYPOWER systems come standard with 1 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.

Follow iBUYPOWER at facebook.com/iBUYPOWERPC all the latest news on all of iBUYPOWER's systems.

Rosewill Announces Aluminum Multi-Functional Lapdesk with Dual 80mm cooling Fan

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Dec. 14th, 2011 – Rosewill the leading hardware solution provider bringing the best choice in value, announced its newest Laptop Accessories, Aluminum Multi-Functional Lapdesk with Dual 80mm cooling Fan, RMND-11001.

 

The three section leg design gives you many different possibilities for how you will be able to work with your laptop. With the Rosewill's Lapdesk you can safely set up your laptop to work from your chair or from the comfort of your bed. The dual 80mm fans will also help to insure that your laptop is receiving ample amounts of air to remain cool.

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Verbatim announced new products

Yesterday Verbatim announced its new USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Universal Card Readers and USB 2.0 Pocket Card Reader – compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

 

"These Universal Card Readers are the perfect solution for the on-the-go executive or creative professional looking for a hassle-free way to transfer and share data quickly," said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim Product Manager, Accessories and Peripherals. "Because they are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems and they support a wide range of memory card formats, we're able to make sure all of our loyal memory card customers are covered!"

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OCZ introduced their new Petrol Series SSD's

12152011Earier this week OCZ introduced their new Petrol Series SSD's. The OCZ Petrol Series delivers bandwidth up to 400MB/s and 35,000 IOPS, and is optimized for the complete spectrum of file types and sizes.

 

"Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance applications due to the high cost of SSDs in relation to slower rotating discs, and we are proud to once again close the gap in pricing without sacrificing durability," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "The new Petrol Series showcases the flexibility of the Indilinx Everest platform and NDurance™ Technology, allowing OCZ to deliver the benefits of SSDs to a wide new set of applications while retaining the superior real world performance and reduced latency that separate Everest-based SSDs from our competitors."

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DisplayLink and AOC introduce e1649fwu

1252011Today DisplayLink and AOC introduced there new colaberation. The e1649fwu portable USB 2.0 monitor enabled by the DisplayLink DL-125 chip. The 15.6 inch diplay is designed for use expanding spreadsheet, photo editing, and social media monitoring. With a resolution of 1366 x 768, its a good way to expand your laptop screen real estate. 

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Antec Announces Advance Cleaning Solutions for Electronics and Accessories

Antec introduced a new line of products designed specificly for cleaning your PC equipment. The line includes three different types of cleaners: 100% Natural, 3x Strength and a Deep Cleaning Gel. All products come alcohol and ammonia free, while keeping your device or accessory fingerprint resistant, bacteria free and static free. To read more about it click the link below. 

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Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus

1222011bCooler Master introduced their newest case today, the Elite 431 Plus. With A MSRP of less than $60 and features you wouldn't normally find on a budget case like a black interior and a window it looks like it could be the perfect balance between being a cheap a** and not looking like a cheap a**. 
The Elite 431 Plus is the perfect choice for DIY computer projects on a budget. It is constructed primarily of high quality steel that lends to its strength and long-term durability. It is engineered to make it possible to upgrade to high-end components at a later date. Long graphics cards such as the AMD Radeon HD 6990 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 will fit with ease. The Elite 431 Plus also supports larger CPU Coolers such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Easily configure the case as a home server or workstation with five 3.5" HDD bays. Enjoy the blazing speed of USB 3.0 included in the front I/O panel connections and a convenient 5.25" bay X-dock that allows you to dock a 3.5" HDD quickly and safely. This X-dock can be removed if all three 5.25" bays are needed for other purposes.

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Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido Sets New 3DMark Record with X79 4-way SLI System

1222011Earlier this week Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido Set a new 3DMark record with X79 4-way SLI System. His record was using the extreme setting in 3DMark hitting a whopping X12554. To do that he was using four of the GTX 580 Classifieds along with a Intel i7 3960. An impressive record, but Vince is expecting the record to be broken again soon as they push toward scores in the +13 range. You can also see Vince in a video that we filmed at GeforceLAN HERE
Here is the full link for you to be able to read the full interview that Nvidia did with Vince. 

WD resumes hard drive production after Thailand floods

It looks like Western Digital has been able to get product started a little quicker than expected. Lets hope this means the worst of the price hikes are behind us. But it will still take a long time for them to get back up and running completely. 

Western Digital, one of the world’s biggest storage companies, said today that it has resumed hard drive production in Thailand as flood waters recede in that country.

100 MPH Remote Control Car!

1212011cIt may not be directly PC related, but I came across this and found it very interesting. Not only is it impressive that its a 100+ MPH RTR kit but the integration with iPods and iPhones is amazing. 

"The XO-1 is not a toy and is intended for use by experts only," says Traxxas, who warns that the XO-1 carries a risk of fire, injury or death! Further suggestions include operating the car only on a closed course, like a real racetrack or drag strip, where the XO-1 should be able to go 0-60 in just 2.3 seconds, on the way to its 100-mile-per-hour-plus top speed.

Check out the source like for more information and to see a few videos showing its performance and how you can see your speed on the fly using your iPod!

iBUYPOWER Launches Gamer Paladin HS11 in Time for Holiday Season

Just in time for the holidays iBUYPOWER is introducing a special priced build for under $100

Housed in spacious, upgrade friendly NZXT Source 210 Mid-Tower Case, the Gamer Paladin HS11 is kept cool by a maintenance free 120mm liquid cooling system and features 8GBs DDR3 memory, a 1 TB hard drive, 800 Watt power supply and 6-Port internal USB hub with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The system's NVIDIA GTX 570 1GB graphics card provides incredibly realistic gaming environments and detailed characters, and supports panoramic gaming across three screens.

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V-MODA announce the availability of Faders tuned earplugs

1212011bV-MODA, the maker of critically-acclaimed and award-winning headphones including Crossfade LP and Crossfade M-80, is thrilled to announce the availability of Faders tuned earplugs, the first of several protective offerings under Ear Armor, Inc.

"Most earplugs simply sound like you have mud in your ears, even expensive custom-fitted sets costing hundreds of dollars don't have the clarity and highs. Additionally, after DJing for years with custom earplugs, I experienced first-hand that they can cause ear canal problems similar to using Q-tips. Worst of all, these expensive products easily fall out and get lost," says Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of V-MODA. "Faders are affordable, comfortable, sleek, fit everybody, and most importantly they help protect your hearing while still allowing you to rock out and enjoy concerts, clubs, or any loud event."

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Corsair introduces Vengeance Laptop Memory

1212011Other than a few exceptions laptop ram has been very boring. Noone has really attempted to push the limits in that market, normally just focusing on the desktop market instead. Today Corsair introduced their new Vengeance line of Laptop memory. Designed to be plug and play they are giving power users a new way to get the most out of their PC, even when their PC is a laptop ;). Personly I'm just excited to see a black PCB, even if I will never see it after installing it.

"As more complex applications and games are available in the market, many laptop users are looking for an easy way to improve their system performance in order to have the best experience." said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "Our new Vengeance high-performance laptop memory kits allow performance-minded customers to boost their memory performance and capacity in an instant."

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Solid State Hybrid Drives will fuel the enterprise

A good read from one of our good friends over at Seagate!
Seagate just announced its latest generation Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) – the 750GB Momentus XT – which made me pause and think about the potential implications throughout the enterprise. To be clear, the new Momentus XT is a client drive specifically designed for laptops. But with a 70% performance increase over its first generation model, and while also making a significant bump in capacity, there’s a lot of storage power that the Momentus XT can deliver.

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