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The NETGEAR N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is said to deliver the ultimate performance and range, with a fast, reliable and secure wireless connection to the Internet. The Netgear N900 wireless provides up to 450 + 450 Mbps speed and with simultaneous dual band technology it avoids interference ensuring top WiFi speeds. Read on to see how this wireless router performs when we try it out!

"Our experience with the Netgear N900 router is that it handles complex traffic very nicely and is really transparent on your network. We never had any issues at all with trying to stream movies or music. This included 1080p movie files as well as FLAC and other lossless music files. After we tried to overload the network we did notice that WMM does make a difference in your connection speed so if there is one recommendation we can give to users out there, it is to check your router’s firmware and enable WMM. Many manufacturers will try and use the functionality of WMM or QoS and market these tools as unique to their own brand, but you should know and recognize that many routers and most newer WiFi adapters support this function already. However, most people don’t know that they need to actually turn it on..."

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Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:48

Fractal Design Define R3 Window Side Panel

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Fractal Design Launches Window Side Panel for Define R3

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Define R3 Window Side Panel

 

Fractal Design’s new side panel features a large fully transparent window allowing you to display your setup in style.
The acrylic window side panel features the same clean, Scandinavian design as the case itself, and has a completely flat outer surface without any plastic bezel or rivets.
Installing the Fractal Design side panel could not be easier - simply remove and replace the standard panel!

 

 

Key features

 * Completely flat outer surface, no plastic bezel and no visible rivets
 * Clean, stylish Scandinavian design that matches the case
 * Easy installation -simply replace the standard panel, no modification necessary
 * Window size (W x H): 270 x 290 mm, positioned 45mm from both the top and the back edge
 * Available in Pearl Black and Arctic White

 

 MSRP Pearl Black Arctic White
USD $19.99 $19.99
EURO 18,90€ 18,90€
SEK 179 kr 179 kr
GBP £14,90 £14,90
       
Description Art. Number EAN UPC
Define R3 Window Side Panel Black Pearl FD-AC-WND-DEF3-BL 7350041080909 817301010900
Define R3 Window Side Panel Arctic White FD-AC-WND-DEF3-WH 7350041081043 817301011044

Will be available in August


 

 

 

For more information, please visit  www.fractal-design.com
or click here to download the Define R3 Window Side Panel Product Sheet.

 

About Fractal Design
Without question, computers are more than essential technology – they have become integral to our lives. Computers do more than make living easier; they often define the functionality and design of our offices, our homes, ourselves.
The products we choose represent how we want to describe the world around us, and how we want others to describe us. Many of us are drawn to designs from Scandinavia, which are organized, clean and functional while remaining stylish, sleek and elegant. We like these designs because they harmonize with their surroundings and become nearly transparent. Brands like Georg Jensen, Bang Olufsen, Skagen Watches and Ikea are just a few that represent this Scandinavian style and efficiency. In the world of computers components there is only one name you should know, Fractal Design.
For more information and product specifications, visit www.fractal-design.com 

 
     
 


 

 

 

 

-- GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt™ Motherboards --

-- Connects a Massive Twelve Thunderbolt™ Devices on the Fastest Connection to Your PC Ever --

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City of Industry, California, July 5th, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the latest GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards, the very first to offer fully certified dual onboard Thunderbolt™ ports. Capable of connecting up to 12 devices plus 3 digital displays simultaneously, with breathtaking data transfer speeds that can transfer 1TB of data in only five minutes, GIGABYTE Thunderbolt™ motherboards offer the fastest connection interface ever on the desktop PC.

 

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GIGABYTE Thunderbolt™ motherboards allow users to daisy chain up to 12 devices simultaneously via an incredible bi-directional 10Gbps data pipeline that includes both PCIe and DisplayPort traffic. GIGABYTE Thunderbolt™ motherboards redefine desktop PC connectivity to make it far easier to connect multiple high speed storage devices and HD displays to your PC than ever before.

 

 

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“It’s easy to see how our unique dual port Thunderbolt implementation simply offers more,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “We’re the only motherboard vendor currently offering DIY PC builders the absolute maximum in terms of device connectivity.”

 

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“Thunderbolt technology represents a leap in performance and simplicity for media creators and entertainment enthusiasts,” says Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt marketing. “We are pleased to be working with GIGABYTE as they bring the first dual Thunderbolt port motherboard to market. It’s a great example of what Thunderbolt makes possible.”

 

GIGABYTE Dual Thunderbolt™ motherboards open up a wealth of new possibilities regarding high-performance storage devices. GIGABYTE has worked closely with several leading device partners, including Promise® Technology, LaCie, BlackMagic, Western Digital, Seagate, Elgato, CalDigit and cable manufacturer Sumitomo:

 

“Working with GIGABYTE has been very exciting,” said Kosta Panagos, Director of Creative Marketing, at CalDigit. “GIGABYTE’s new line of Intel 7 series motherboards featuring dual Thunderbolt ports, will usher in a new era of flexibility to the PC platform. It is also a perfect match with CalDigit's new T1 and T2 Thunderbolt drives which provide professional level performance on all platforms at consumer prices, a feat that was previously unattainable, thanks to GIGABYTE and Thunderbolt technology.”

 

“GIGABYTE’s new dual port Thunderbolt motherboards are an exciting innovation, giving incredible performance and are perfect for video and film professionals using Thunderbolt and the PC,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Customers using our wide range of Thunderbolt devices will now be able to choose to work in whatever format they need, giving them the flexibility to build whatever production and post production workflow they need.”

 

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"In line with GIGABYTE and its dual on board Thunderbolt ports, WD's My Book® Thunderbolt™ Duo offers dual Thunderbolt ports for amazing creative flexibility while allowing daisy-chaining of up to six My Book Thunderbolt Duo drives or other high performance peripherals for fast and efficient workflow," said Craig Davis, Director Sales & Marketing, Retail Division, Western Digital Asia Pacific & Japan Region.

 

“Thunderbolt technology is a fantastic way to deliver both data and display via one interface. It provides unparalleled performance and plenty of flexibility,” said Leo Paskin, Product Marketing Manager at Seagate. “With the ability to daisy chain up to 12 devices on GIGABYTE’s new dual port Thunderbolt motherboards, you can turn a desktop PC into a central device hub by plugging in a single cable!"

 

“As the first Intel certified cable vendor, Sumitomo is delighted to see GIGABYTE bring the first dual port Thunderbolt motherboard to market, creating the ultimate connectivity for desktop PCs, commented Motoi Matsuo. “These new Thunderbolt motherboards are also the perfect fit for Sumitomo’s exclusive high speed 20m optical cables.”

 

"Thanks to their dual Thunderbolt™ ports, Gigabyte's new 7 series motherboards deliver unbeatable flexibility", says Adam Steinberg, Vice President Marketing at Elgato. "The unique dual port feature enables users to combine multiple portable Thunderbolt™ devices like the powerful Elgato Thunderbolt™ SSD."

 

“LaCie is pleased to see GIGABYTE announce Thunderbolt technology on their lasted motherboards,” said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Unit Manager, LaCie. “The time is now for demanding PC users, especially digital content creators, to experience the unprecedented speeds and advantages enabled by Thunderbolt Technology. The desire for computers and peripherals to keep up with their work flow is a concern of the past.”

 

Dual Thunderbolt™ - Fast, Flexible and Simple Connectivity for your Motherboard

GIGABYTE Thunderbolt™ motherboards are the first to be certified by Intel featuring dual Thunderbolt™ ports directly on the motherboard back panel I/O, with each Thunderbolt™ port supporting a maximum data transfer speeds with simultaneous bi-directional data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps - this means you can transfer a full HD 1080p movie in under 30 seconds.

 

GIGABYTE’s dual port Thunderbolt™ implementation ensures the absolute maximum potential connectivity, with support to connect up to 12 individual devices simultaneously, with each port offering full 10Gbps bandwidth.

 

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Thunderbolt™ combines both DisplayPort and PCI Express protocols over a single cable so that users can connect a multitude of device types in tandem with HD streaming video and 8-channel audio, simultaneously in one specially developed cable. Users can also enjoy improved flexibility by ‘daisy-chaining’ several devices while still enjoying low latency and industry-leading data transfer speeds.

 


GIGABYTE Thunderbolt™ Motherboards Models

Dual Thunderbolt™ Ports are featured on the following GIGABYTE motherboard models:

 

GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH

GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH

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ATX Form Factor

 

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Video interview with Intel’s Jason Ziller

Thunderbolt technology demo recorded at Computex, 2012

 

Ultra Durable™ 5

The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH and Z77X-UP4 TH both employ award winning GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology that includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards. Featured on a range of new motherboards based the Intel® X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.

 

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* Testing result for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration.

*Up to 60° C lower temp. obtained using 4 phase IR3550 PowIRstage® with 2x Copper PCB vs. 4 phase D-Pak MOSFET @ 100A load 10 mins lab testing without heatsink.

 

More information about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology can be found at the following links:

  1. 1.GIGABYTE Unveils Exclusive Ultra Durable™ 5 Technology at Computex 2012
  2. 2.GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Technology Earns Best of Computex 2012 Award from Tom's Hardware
  3. 3.GIGABYTE Video Introduction to Ultra Durable 5 Technology at Computex 2012

 

More product details can be found on the GIGABYTE website here: www.gigabyte.us.

 

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.

 

Note: Thunderbolt™ and the Thunderbolt™ logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries

Today we have the second HSF offering from Phanteks. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is a down draft CPU cooler, rather than a standard tower cooler. With Dual Phanteks PH-F140 Premium 140mm fans and five 8mm heatpipes it looks like this cooler should perform pretty well. Join us as we put Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU cooler to the test on our Intel LGA2011 test bench and see how it can handle the heat.

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CITY of INDUSTRY, CA) July 2012 – TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, is shipping a new Concurrent Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router that provides a reliable and high quality wireless multimedia experience online. With speeds of up to 450Mbps and simultaneous dual-band capabilities, you can now play music, games and HD videos as well as share photos from anywhere in your home or office without worrying about drops in wireless connection.

With the power of up to 300Mbps at 2.4GHz and 450Mbps at 5GHz simultaneously, this dual band router is the best weapon to avoiding interference on your wireless network. Due to a variety of devices in the home or office operating on the 2.4GHz band—such as cordless phones, microwaves, automatic garage door openers, Bluetooth devices, and even neighboring wireless networks, the likelihood of wireless speed slowing down is high. However, with the less crowded 5GHz band, you gain access to an entire band of free channels to transmit data. Browsing the Web with the 5GHz band at 450 Mbps to stream HD videos just got that much easier.

The TP-LINK N750 Concurrent Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router offers two USB ports to attach an external hard drive or other USB storage device for sharing and backing up files. Adding a new device to your network is simple with its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Button. Just press a button and your wireless device will automatically establish a WPA2 secure connection, more secure than WEP encryptions.

N750 Concurrent Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (TL-WDR4300) – $89.99

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=2166&model=TL-WDR4300

TP-LINK products are available at Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, B&H and Data Vision. You can also find them online at Newegg.com, Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com, Walmart.com and Buy.com. For more details on where-to-buy, please visit us here.

*Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environmental factors

About TP-LINK

TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO & SMB networking products and the world’s No. 1 market share leader in WLAN and Broadband CPE devices, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in wireless routers, network adapters, access points, ADSL modem routers, 3G routers, Powerline adapters, switches, IP cameras, print servers and media converters to global end users. Visit us at http://www.tp-link.com/en/.

The Corsair Vengeance K60 and M60 are a first person shooter inspired combo of keyboard and mouse. The K60 keyboard is mechanical and features Cherry MX Red switches, while the M60 mouse has 8 programmable buttons and features a 5700 DPI laser sensor. I'm pretty anxious to see how they will perform, so read along to see how they stack up to the competition!

"The time I spent with the Corsair Vengeance M60 and K60 has been very positive. They are both very comfortable and ergonomic. The wrist wrest on the K60 could stand to be longer, perhaps the full length of the keyboard. It’s hard to adjust coming from a keyboard that has a wrist wrest and then going to the K60 which only provides a rest for the left arm on the WASD keys. I understand this though, with it being an FPS motivated keyboard. The 20 key rollover is extremely nice, but something that I personally will never fully utilize but I’m sure that there are plenty of people out there who are more than capable of taking advantage of that..."

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Admit it. You've often wondered what would happen if you took an SSD controller, like the SandForce SF-1200, crammed it into a thumb drive with gobs of NAND and let it run wild with an eight channel architectural design. Well, now you no longer have to wonder because we'll show you what happens when we put the USB 3.0 Express RC8 50GB flash drive from Super Talent to the test.

"In terms of performance, while we never did get the drive to hit the rated 270MB/s reads and 220MB/s writes, we came very close. Still, it's very cool to be able to plug into a USB 3.0 port and move huge amounts of data with ease in no time at all. We were able to stream high-definition video with nary a hiccup. Even with the turbo software in normal mode, this drive cooks but with turbo enabled it's simply amazing..."

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The Corsair Accelerator SSD cache drive series was designed for desktop PC users who want to give their Microsoft Windows based PC a dramatic performance boost with minimal cost and hassle. We take a look at the Corsair Accelerator 30GB to see how it performs on a computer that is nearly a year old to see if it helps boost performance. Read on to find out more about this SSD Cache drive and see what happens.

"The Corsair Accelerator Series was designed to significantly boost your systems read and write performance by the least intrusive method possible. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade your existing system this is most certainly one of the best ways to do it. Sure you don't have to do any drive mapping or need to reinstall the operating system, but it isn't as 'no hassle' as we first thought..."

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADATA Launches Ultimate Performance XPG SX910

Raising the Bar on Solid State Drive Reliability


Taipei, Taiwan - June 28, 2012 - ADATA™ Technology launches the XPG SX910 solid state drive, a significant broadening of the popular and powerful XPG line of storage products. The SX910 features a 7% capacity increase over common SSDs that use a SandForce controller, delivering a powerful combination of capacity and high performance with a five-year warranty.

The ADATA XPG SX910 uses new optimized firmware to maximize utilization of the NAND Flash components, allowing for full use of the available storage capacity. This zero percent over-provisioning in the design and engineering of the SX910 is implemented with no loss to performance: maximum 4k random read/write speeds are 50,000 and 85,000 IOPS respectively, with sequential read and write speeds reaching 550 and 530MB/sec.

In addition, the SX910 undergoes an improved screening process for the Flash IC chip selection. This results in improved stability and performance, that is demonstrated by the five-year warranty that comes as standard for this SSD. With capacities of 128, 256 & 512 gigabytes, the SX910 is positioned to meet the rigorous standards of the world’s most serious gamers and professionals.

Availability

The ADATA XPG SX910 is now available through selected distributors and resellers in the USA and Canada.

MSRP for XPG SX910

  • 128GB: US$189.99
  • 256GB: US$379.99
  • 512GB: US$749.99

 

More information can be found on the ADATA website at:
http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=3&piid=183&lan=us

 

About ADATA

ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit www.adata-group.com.

 

For Release 12 p.m. PST

June 28th, 2012

Rosewill

Rosewill Advances their Award Winning Power Supplies with the FORTRESS Series

-Rosewill’s First 80Plus Platinum Power Supply

 





City of Industry
, CA
– Rosewill, the recipient of multiple awards for their innovative power supplies, has just released their first 80+ Platinum certified power supply. Codenamed FORTRESS, it is the first among several 80+ Platinum certified power supplies that will be added to their already distinguished line of power supplies.

 

With an efficiency rating up to 94%, you’ll get the maximum performance from every FORTRESS power supply which will be available in 450W, 550W, 650W, and 750W ratings. The 80+ Platinum rating translates into cooler temperatures across the board which provided the opportunity to use a silent 135mm fan.

 

Equipped with a single 12V rail that outputs up to 62.5A and comes with four 6+2 PCI-e connectors on the 750W model, you can power almost any combination of two video cards on the market. Coupled with the 80Plus Platinum Certification, you’re components will be getting clean and efficient power at all times.

 

The FORTRESS is built for efficiency and comes in a simplistic design. Featuring exceedingly stable voltages with low ripple and noise, it is the perfect complement to any system.

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FORTRESS

 

FORTRESS-450

FORTRESS-550

FORTRESS-650

FORTRESS-750

Wattage

450w

550w

650w

750w

80 Plus Rating

80+ Platinum Certified

Efficiency

> 89%, Up to 94%

Fan

1x Silent 135mm

Connectors

- 1 x 20 + 4-Pin Main
- 1 x 4 + 4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
- 2 x 6 + 2-Pin PCI-E
- 5 x 4-Pin Molex
- 6 x 5-Pin SATA
- 1 x 4-Pin Floppy

- 1 x 20 + 4-Pin Main
- 1 x 4 + 4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
- 2 x 6 + 2-Pin PCI-E
- 5 x 4-Pin Molex
- 6 x 5-Pin SATA
- 1 x 4-Pin Floppy

- 1 x 20 + 4-Pin Main
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1 x 4 + 4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
- 4 x 6 + 2-Pin PCI-E

- 5 x 4-Pin Molex
- 8 x 5-Pin SATA
- 1 x 4-Pin Floppy

- 1 x 20 + 4-Pin Main
- 1 x 4 + 4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
- 4 x 6 + 2-Pin PCI-E
- 1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
- 5 x 4-Pin Molex
- 8 x 5-Pin SATA
- 1 x 4-Pin Floppy

12V Rail

Single Rail @ 45.5A

Single Rail @ 37A

Single Rail @ 54A

Single Rail @ 62.5A

SLI & Crossfire Ready

YES

Dimensions

5.91" x 3.39" x 6.50"

 

 

About Rosewill

Rosewill Inc. (www.rosewill.com) is the leading manufacturer of a vast array of computer hardware, peripherals, consumer electronics, mobile hardware and accessories.  Established in 2004, Rosewill brings high quality hardware at affordable prices. Formed from a top team of hardware professionals, Rosewill is dedicated to its mission to compete and succeed on price, quality, and service. Our vision is to become the leading brand in computer hardware and peripherals. We aim to achieve this goal by our integrity, innovative products, and superior customer service.