Corsair® Re-launches Dominator GT Ultra-Performance DRAM Modules

TR3X6G2000C7GTF_DominatorGT [news]"Fremont, CA. July 22, 2009 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies, and flash memory products including solid-state drives, today re-introduced the popular Dominator GT line of memory modules. These modules had been removed from the market due to unacceptable failure levels of the Elpida “Hyper” components with which the modules are constructed."

 

“The issue with the Hyper RAMs was discovered with the help of the enthusiast community, and we worked closely with them to solve it,” stated John Beekley, VP of Applications Engineering at Corsair. “Our lab was able to correlate the failures to specific batches of early material, we worked very closely with Elpida to determine the root cause of the issue and to define the associated corrective actions to take. We are confident that every GT module using the Elpida Hyper IC Corsair ships from today will meet our strict quality and reliability standard.”

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StarCraft II Gaming Surfaces Unveiled, SteelSeries Community Contests Announced

2147-2618 [news]"Today, we at SteelSeries unveiled a new line of gaming surfaces featuring art from Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated StarCraft® II.  The QcK Limited Edition Terran Marine and Kerrigan vs. Zeratul editions are designed with a non-slip rubber base which prevents the pads from sliding and is optimized for optical and laser technology for an overall more reliable gaming experience. Also, another notable mention is the SteelSeries “Month of Madness” on our Facebook fan page.  Please direct your community to Facebook.com/SteelSeries for some fantastic and exclusive daily giveaways.  You can find more info on this at: https://www.fragyou.net/2009/07/14/month-of-madness-coming-up/ And finally, as you may know we are co-sponsoring a sweepstakes to win a trip for two to BlizzCon 2009.  As you already know, BlizzCon is the annual convention for Blizzard Entertainment, producers of World of Warcraft and Starcraft.  The sweepstakes, which will send the lucky winner and a guest on an all-expenses-paid trip to Anaheim, CA for the August 21-22 convention can enter here - https://www.blizzconsweepstakes.com/ (J!NX, Upper Deck, BradyGames, and SwagDog are also helping with the contest)"

Free Street Fighter® IV from CyberPower

BALDWIN PARK, CA (July 24, 2009) – CyberPower, Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com is celebrating the PC-platform release of the highly anticipated fighting game, Street Fighter® IV, with a knock out gaming bundle. CyberPower will throw in a free copy of Street Fighter IV for customers purchasing a CyberPower gaming system with Nvidia 200 series graphics cards. The most storied franchise among arcade fighting games is finally available on PC. Street Fighter IV combines some of the classic elements from previous Street Fighters with realistic 3D backgrounds for a stunning visual experience. Street Fighter IV also features new characters, new moves, and new combos and earned rave reviews from the gaming community. Show off your skills against the world’s best or challenge your friends and family to a duel through online play. With CyberPower PC and Nvidia’s GPU, you’ll have the power and performance to tackle your foes and enjoy the great game play that made Street Fighter one of the most famous fighting game franchises ever. About CyberPower Inc. CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com was founded in 1998 and has emerged as one of the leading custom computer system manufacturers. Headquartered in Baldwin Park in Southern California, CyberPower manufactures and distributes a complete line of custom built gaming machines, notebook systems and high performance workstations to meet the unique needs of gamers, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and other end-users. For more information contact: Sales (800)707-0393; Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All products/company names are either trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

Lexar Media Announces Next Generation Crucial Solid-State Drive Products

M225internal2_5-inchSSD_256Fremont, CA, and Glasgow, UK, July 20, 2009 — Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced its revved-up line of Crucial solid-state drive (SSD) products — the fastest, highest capacity Crucial SSDs to date. The most dramatic change in this new generation of Crucial SSDs is the blazing-fast read and write speeds. The flagship 256GB Crucial M225 SSD screams at an impressive 250MB/sec read speed and a 200MB/sec write speed. The new Crucial SSDs enhance system performance by improving operating system boot and application load times. They also utilize a SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) interface and feature MLC NAND flash components housed in an industry standard 2.5-inch drive enclosure, making a Crucial M225 SSD easy to install. "By upgrading their system with a solid-state drive, mobile computer users will enjoy a faster, more rugged system with storage built for mobility. The fact that SSDs don't have any moving parts makes Crucial solid-state drives quieter, cooler, and more durable than traditional hard drives," said Robert Wheadon, Lexar Media's senior worldwide product marketing manager.

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Launch of “Armor”—HDD Cooler

Taipei, Taiwan—2009—Evercool Thermal Corp., Ltd., one of the famous and professional cooler and fan manufacturer in Taiwan. Today, EVERCOOL would like to one HDD cooler named “Armor”. People pay more and more attention on computer cooling nowadays. Therefore, not only for CPU coolers and NB cooling pads, but for hard disc cooler, Evercool is also going to launch one HDD cooler named “Armor”, which can be compatible with 5.25” hard disc. Although the space of Armor is small, the real capacity is not small. Armor converts the dual 5.25” drive bays into a three 3.5” H.D.D.. 8cm fan with two ball bearing makes fan’s life get longer. In addition, the meshed and fashionable design is like the protected armor and increases the air convection to make the greater cooling effect. To consider the inconvenience and problems of fan cleaning, the filter is designed to a dismantled one, so that users can clean or exchange the filter to keep its inside clean easily and filter the dust effectively that is a convenient design and considerate feature. Moreover, the other advantage of Armor is shock absorption design. The four rubber spacers at the bottom can absorb the shock, protect the hard disc and reduce the damage of hard disc from shock. “Armor” HDD cooler is available in July 2009. For further product information, please visit: www.evercool.con.tw.

SilverStone’s dream PSU, the Strider ST1500, helps to set new benchmark record

July 17, 2009 [Taipei, Taiwan] SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd., one of the leaders in consumer PC power supplies, proudly announces the spectacular achievements of the EVGA overclocking team, led by Kingpin and Shamino, two of the most prolific overclockers in the world in breaking all existing 3DMark records.  The world record runs were made on June 27, 2009 with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX295 and an Intel Xeon W3540 CPU.  The CPU was super cooled by the use liquid helium to around 240°C which enabled an incredible overclock of 5.069GHz from the default speed of 2.39GHz.  To cope with this massive increase in power draw from the overclocked CPU and system, Kingpin and Shamino relied on SilverStone’s OP1200 and the newly release Strider ST1500 power supplies.

 

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Corsair® Launches new ‘Extreme’ Series High-Performance SSDs

CMFSSD-32D1_angled [news]Fremont, CA. July 16th, 2009.- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 high-performance SSDs, in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB densities respectively.

Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the Extreme Series has been designed to offer the highest performance currently available on the market, with read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s.

"The combination of the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung flash memory, and 64MB of on-board cache delivers blistering, stutter-free performance, eliminating the bottleneck imposed by traditional mechanical hard disks," said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "The new Extreme Series SSDs are ideal for use as primary drives in desktop and notebooks systems, and also for RAID 0 configurations in high-performance desktops for enthusiasts who want extreme performance."

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RAZER LAUNCHES mobile gaming communicator FOR GAMERS ON THE GO

razer-moray-plus [news]Carlsbad, Calif. – July 7th, 2009 – Razer™, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, announced the release of the Razer Moray+ ™, an in-ear noise isolating earphone equipped with an inline omnidirectional microphone that provides a smart, portable solution for gamers on the go.

“After the release of the original Razer Moray, we received feedback from gamers who needed something more,” says Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, President of Razer. “They wanted a compact headset that provides not only great audio quality but the ability to talk to their friends. Instead of lugging around large headsets, the Razer Moray+ provides a lightweight, portable solution for gamers who need just one pair of earphones for all their audio, communication and gaming needs." Read more from Razer...

A-DATA Unveils WORLD'S FIRST High Performance Flash Drive Compatible with Windows 7

image002 [news]"Taipei, Taiwan – July 3rd, 2009 – A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high-performance DRAM modules and Flash application products, today introduced its new 64 GB capacity XPG™ Xupreme 200X flash drive, which is the first flash drive compatible with Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). Coated with an elegant dark grey aluminum color, the XPG Xupreme 200X flash drive presents the high-performance USB flash drive in a simple yet stylish design of XPG product line. It offers capacity from 8GB to incredible 64GB, and supports up to 30MB/s (200X) read speed.

The XPG Xupreme 200X flash drive also certified for Windows Vista™ and Windows® ReadyBoost™, offering the high performance advantages to this operation system. Moreover, the XPG Xupreme 200X flash drive also comes with a practical leather strap and provides true "Plug and Play" function to make your storage utilization more convenient.

 

With the capacity up to 64GB, the XPG Xupreme 200X flash drive is the perfect blend of high performance and simple flash drive to improve your digital lifestyle, and maximize your storage."

Corsair® Launches New 128GB and 64GB Performance Series Solid State Drives

CMFSSD-128GBG2D_angled_view [news]"Fremont, CA. June 25th, 2009. Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced two new products in its Performance Series SSD family: the P128 and P64 high-performance solid-state drives.

Building on the success of the award-winning P256 SSD, the Corsair P128 delivers the same 220MB/sec read speeds and 200MB/sec write speeds as its higher capacity cousin, at a lower cost. The P64 is one of the best-performing, lower-density SSDs available, with read speeds of up to 220MB/sec and write speeds of up to 120MB/sec. Both drives utilize the same cutting-edge technology as the P256, including a sophisticated Samsung controller IC with 128MB of cache memory and NCQ support to deliver class-leading, stutter-free performance.

“The high performance of the new Performance Series solid-state drives, combined with the inherent reliability and stability of flash technology, make them ideal for both new system builds and upgrades of desktops and notebooks,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. “These drives have also been extensively validated in a wide range of popular notebook computers, which means that you can upgrade with absolute confidence

The Swedish AIM champion Björn "threat" Pers sets the new record at Dreamhack

"The Swedish AIM champion Björn "threat" Pers sets the new record at Dreamhack.
QPAD, the Swedish company famed for its premium gaming gear, today announced the result of the Guinness World Record attempt at Dreamhack the biggest lan party in the world, taking place last weekend between 13-16 of June.
Guinness World record attempt "Gamers edition" QPAD was on location to set a new Guinness World record in Counter-Strike 1.6 aim map. The rules where simple. You simply had get the most rounds during 12 hours of game play. First to 10 rounds stayed and met the next challenger in a classic King Of The hill format. Björn "threat" Pers who is a well known player on aim maps, he won QTOUR 1on1 Championship in 2008 and came second in 2007. Björn had a fantastic weekend Coming 1st in both the Guinness world records attempt and beating SK-Gaming in the main 5on5 tournament final with his team Lemondogs."

Cooler Master Lets Loose at COMPUTEX 2009

"Taipei, Taiwan – Cooler Master has a full line-up of impressive live demos and products on display at COMPUTEX 2009 Nangang exhibition hall on 1F, I1224, I1323. There is also the private meeting area for customers and the press on 4F, 402a. The recently released mid-tower beast HAF 922 finally lets loose to show off its unbeatable look and High Air Flow structure. Also from the HAF family is the full tower HAF 932, with live demo to show-off a spacious and thermal superiority by housing a quad graphic card system. Cooler Master places Ethernet network into power supplies with the Power LAN 700W by incorporating PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). This adventurous move is sure to stir up interests at this year’s show. Another notable mention is Cooler Master’s first venture into notebook power adapters with SNA 95, which received the COMPUTEX Taipei Design and Innovation Award 2009. Hyper TX3 and Hyper 212 Plus will be Cooler Master’s first of many LGA1156 and LGA1156/1366 compatible coolers to come. Direct contact heat-pipes, dual fan cooling and new PWM fans are distinguished trademarks. We also decided to experiment with “Freezing a Soda” to demonstrate V10’s HYBRID TEC cooling power!"

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Noctua presents quiet CPU coolers for Xeon 5500

noctua_nh_u12dx_1366_1 [news]"Vienna, June 15th 2009 - Noctua today presented two new additions to its DX series of quiet Intel Xeon CPU coolers: Now compatible with Intel's latest LGA1366 based Xeon 5500 (Nehalem EP) processors, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 are true drop-in replacements for standard Intel coolers and make it easier than ever before to significantly reduce the noise emission of high-end workstations and severs. "Our industry clients who build quiet servers and workstations swear by our DX series of Intel Xeon coolers for applications which require both high processing power and low noise emission", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "The new Nehalem EP processors certainly provide an impressive boost in performance, but especially the faster models also require high-quality heatsinks in order to be cooled quietly. That's where our new DX 1366 coolers come in." Based on Noctua's signature NH-U series and fitted with the award-winning NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 form complete premium quality packages that include Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and guarantee outstanding quiet cooling performance for Intel's LGA1366 Xeon 5500 CPUs. While the larger NH-U12DX 1366 is ideal for quiet audio, video, CAD or rendering workstations, the smaller NH-U9DX 1366 fits standard 4U chassis and thus lends itself to special server applications."

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New Extended Cooling Fins give Corsair® DominatorTM Memory Aggressive New Look

dominator-gt-extended-fins [news]"Fremont, CA. June 10th, 2009. Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the launch of Corsair Extended Cooling Fins for triple-channel Dominator and Dominator GT memory kits using Corsair’s DHX+ technology.

Corsair memory modules using DHX+ (Dual-path Heat eXchange) technology – a patent-pending cooling approach that uniquely removes heat from both the memory ICs and print circuit board – feature removal cooling fins that allow for modular cooling accessories to be fitted. These include the recently-announced Hydro Series H30 water-block and Ice Series T30 thermo-electric cooler, which are now joined by the extended cooling fins.

“The extended cooling fins for Dominator and Dominator GT memory kits have been designed with an aggressive, high-performance look for enthusiasts and gamers who want to upgrade their memory to stand out from the crowd,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. “By choosing Corsair Dominator or Dominator GT, you not only get the highest-performing memory in the world, but also the most distinctive and customizable memory too.”

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Noctua @ Computex 2009

noctua_nf_p12_pwm [news]"The days flew by at Computex last week and we'd like to thank all of you who visited us at our booth – it's been great to meet you! For all those who haven't been able to visit us or who weren't at Computex, we've put up some photos and information about the upcoming new products we've exhibited at the show:"

https://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=news_list&news_id=46

Antec Introduces Newest Addition to New Solution Series: VSK-2000 Case

"Fremont, CA – June 4, 2009 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the VSK-2000, the latest addition to Antec's New Solution Series line of enclosures. The VSK-2000 joins the New Solution Series as a quality, versatile and cost-effective case option. The VSK-2000 case is designed to maximize value, combining efficient airflow, cable management and CPU and graphics cards cooling with an affordable price. The VSK-2000’s cooling system features up to three 120mm cooling fans (one rear TwoCool™ fan, two front optional fans for HDDs) and Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) 2.0 Design Guide compliance for improved CPU and graphics cards cooling. The VSK-2000’s perforated front bezel also provides air intake for additional cooling. Offering users convenience and flexibility, the VSK-2000 features seven expansion slots and washable air filters that allow for easy cleaning, ten drive bays (six internal front-loaded 3.5” HDDs, three external 5.25” HDDs, one external 3.5” floppy drive), and front ports including two USB 2.0 and Audio In and Out."

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A-DATA Presenting the Killer Speed of 1TB SSD with Latest XPG 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converter at Computex 2009

XPG SSD Total Solution [news]"A-DATA Presenting the Killer Speed of 1TB SSD with Latest XPG™ 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converter at Computex 2009 Taipei, Taiwan – June 4th, 2009 - A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high-performance DRAM modules and Flash application products, presenting the killer speed of eight A-DATA S592 SSDs with XPG 3.5” converter configure in RAID 0 at Computex Taipei 2009. With the utilization of XPG 3.5” converter, the capacity can reach up to 1TB to perform 825 MB/s read and 1,115 MB/s write transfer rate. The eight A-DATA S592 SSDs adopting the latest XPG EX93 3.5” SSD converter, equipped with safety lock mechanism that can easily secure the SSD/hard drive in 3.5”drive bay without purchasing any accessories, to keeps the valuable data operate in a safety environment. This functional and worthful XPG EX93 3.5” SSD converter is the best choice for those PC user and enthusiasts. For more information about the latest XPG series products, please visit A-DATA booth at Computex 2009."

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Corsair: Intel® and AMD CPUs Just Got Cooler

Corsair [news]Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., June 2, 2009 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today debuted the new Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 high-performance CPU cooler at Computex 2009.

Working in concert with ASEtek, a worldwide leader in liquid cooling systems for high-performance computing, Corsair has developed an easy-to-install CPU cooling solution that outperforms stock CPU coolers by more than 30%. Utilizing a copper CPU cooling plate and integrated pump connected to a 120mm radiator and high-efficiency, low-noise fan, the Hydro Series H50 delivers superior cooling for higher overclocking performance and greater stability. Unlike traditional liquid-cooling solutions, the H50 is a closed-loop system that is supplied pre?filled and fully connected using low permeability tubing to virtually eliminate evaporation and leaking.

“Until today, most innovations in CPU cooling revolved around how to fit increasingly bulky and unmanageable heatpipe-based air coolers into a chassis,” said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing for Corsair, “The new Hydro Series H50 changes the game, packing an incredible amount of cooling into a much more compact solution and delivering better performance than even high-end, dual-fan CPU coolers that barely squeeze into a system.”

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Corsair® launches Obsidian Series 800D

case_2 [news]Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., June 2nd, 2009 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today at Computex 2009 announced its entry into the PC chassis category with the launch of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D. Flexible, roomy and sturdy, the Obsidian Series 800D full tower chassis was designed exclusively by Corsair and incorporates features demanded by the enthusiast market. “The Obsidian Series 800D is a true builder’s case,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “It will reliably last you through years of motherboard, power, memory, cooling and component upgrades, while its advanced features and superior cooling performance allows you to build your ultimate dream system.” The steel structure of the Obsidian Series 800D has a matte black coating both inside and out, and is finished with a brushed aluminum faceplate for a professional, high-end look. It supports up to five 5.25 inch and six 3.5 inch drives in total, is compatible with ATX, Extended ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards and incorporates advanced features that make it ideal for demanding system builders. These include four hot-swap SATA bays, a cut-out section in the motherboard tray for easy CPU cooler installation and a unique cable management system that decreases cable clutter to increase airflow. The tool-free design also allows for easy entry and simple installation of 5.25 inch drives.

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