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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:16

Plantronics GameCom 780 Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews

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The Plantronics GameCom 780 is a surround sound gaming headset that features Dolby headphone & Pro Logic IIx technologies to convert standard audio to 7.1 surround sound. The GameCom 780 also features a noise-canceling mic that helps reduce background noise while the 40mm speakers provides stereo sound with deep bass. Are the Plantronicsthe GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls? Read on to find out!

"The Plantronics GameCom 780 has the best sound reproduction I’ve heard from a gaming headset to date. Highs are crisp and clear while lows are deep and throaty. The 40mm drivers do an excellent job of surrounding you in your game or favorite tunes. Overall, the Plantronics GameCom 780 were found to be an amazing headset for under $60 shipped..."

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Are you looking to build a budget PC, but have a limited budget to work with? When we started to look into low cost Do-It-Yourself (DIY) systems we found that you could easily build an AMD Llano system for less than $300. We build a system for under $300 with an AMD A8-3870K APU, Gigabyte A55M-DS2 motherboard, OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB Solid-State Drive and more. Read on to see how it turned out and performed.

   "Are you looking to build a budget PC, but have a limited budget to work with? We have had a number of readers and businesses that we consult with looking for new systems that will save power and be faster than the systems they currently have. When we started to look into low cost Do-It-Yourself (DIY) systems we found that you could easily build an AMD Llano system for less than $300. And when we say under $300 we mean with shipping included! You would think that for under $300 we would have to cut corners and use knock off brands, but that is not the case here. We are using the top of the line AMD A8-3870K APU and an OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) into this system. The one corner that we did cut is..."

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:17

Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews

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Gigabyte has came out with a mouse that has an extremely high DPI resolution of 8200. And, on top of having a high DPI the Gigabyte Krypton mouse is fully customizable to our individual needs. Everything from adjusting the weight, to customizing all of the buttons of this mouse to specific computing tasks. Step inside and see what the Gigabyte Krypton Mouse has to offer us.

   "A quick look at the specifications of the Gigabyte Krypton mouse gives us insight that it utilizes a dual chassis design, and that this mouse has the capability of using a high DPI of 8200. The Krypton mouse also contains 32k of on board memory so that this mouse will retain the multiple profiles we will be programming with this mouse, so if we move to another computer, this mouse will retain those settings without the need to install the software on those other computers..."

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THIEL Audio Unveils the CS2.7 Phase and Time Coherent Floor Standing Loudspeaker
New 3-way model takes engineering cues from flagship CS3.7 and features proprietary drivers along with completely new cabinet architecture and crossover networks   


(Lexington, KY) August 30th, 2012 THIEL Audio (, winner of over 60 prestigious awards for loudspeaker design and performance since 1978, has announced the introduction of the CS2.7 3-way floor standing loudspeaker. The CS2.7 employs the coincident tweeter/midrange driver, widely considered an engineering masterpiece and pioneered in the company’s flagship model, the CS3.7—named one of the world’s top 100 loudspeakers of all time. The CS2.7 also uses a short coil / long gap 8-inch woofer coupled to a passive radiator for fast, accurate bass response.


The new CS2.7 features a cabinet engineered from the ground up using bent plywood sidewall technology also adapted from the CS3.7, as well as carefully engineered internal bracing used to minimize cabinet resonances. The CS2.7 employs a completely new first order phase and time coherent crossover network—a signature of the THIEL brand for over 30 years.


“Our mission with the CS2.7 was to bring some of the engineering innovations developed for the CS3.7 downstream to a loudspeaker weighing in at under $10K per pair,” explained THIEL president Kathy Gornik. “The capabilities of the 3.7 coax to deliver unmatched purity and the lowest possible distortion in the mid and high frequency ranges have been well documented—we wanted that technology to be the foundation of this new model,” added Gornik.


The uncolored output of THIEL’s proprietary drivers along with astonishing frequency response and ultra-low distortion specifications have contributed to THIEL’s impressive catalog of accolades from media and music aficionados worldwide. The CS2.7 is the next generation of THIEL loudspeaker to carry forward these engineering advances. Also at the heart of the CS2.7 are stunning industrial design elements that accent the traditional sloped THIEL baffle and legendary real wood veneers. THIEL’s Kentucky-based factory also encourages dealers to offer custom finishes to their customers, accommodating virtually any décor. The THIEL CS2.7 is built to the same exacting standard that has been the hallmark of the brand for nearly 35 years and is what enables the company to offer a 10-year warranty on the complete line of floor standing, architectural and subwoofer products.


The THIEL CS2.7 will be shipping to authorized THIEL dealers beginning in September, 2012 and will have an MSRP of $9900 per pair.




THIEL Audio Products Company of Lexington, Kentucky is a privately-held, engineering driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality music and video sound reproduction in the home. The beauty of THIEL loudspeakers can be traced back to design concepts born from powerfully innovative thinking. For over 30 years, THIEL has woven a nearly magical synergy between engineering brilliance and an unfailing passion to create the most lifelike reproduction of recorded music. Along this quest for sonic perfection, THIEL’s customers, music aficionados, and audio press from around the world have lauded THIEL’s loudspeaker designs as some of the best ever conceived. THIEL manufactures ten individual products ranging in price from $1090 each to $14,700 per pair.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:13

Autonomic Unveils Complete Distributed Audio Solution

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Autonomic Unveils Complete Distributed Audio


8 and 16 channel full-feature digital amplifiers and two in-wall interface options on display at 2012 CEDIA


Armonk, NY. August 30, 2012—Autonomic, supplying the custom electronics industry with award-winning high performance cloud-based media solutions, has announced the introduction of two Mirage Digital Amplifiers engineered to interface seamlessly with Mirage Media Servers. The 8-channel M400 and 16-channel M800 create the ultimate cloud-based distributed audio or audio/video product lineup for custom installers seeking intuitive complete solutions in a broad budget range. Both new amplifiers will be recognized automatically by Autonomic’s web, iOS or Android applications to provide out of the box, full control of all zones including volume, source selection and independent zone power (on/off). Additionally, Autonomic is debuting two in-wall interface options including a basic keypad and an iPod touch® control mount for the ultimate global distributed A/V solution. 


“Our goal for these amplifier and interface products was to make life easier for our dealer installers, particularly as they address customers who are seeking basic audio-only installations,” explained Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. “Mirage Media Servers have become well known for their cloud compatibility and integration with major control platforms; however these new products make our systems ideal for distributed audio packages in a wide price range of installations. Integrators will also appreciate the efficiency and reliability of products that were designed and engineered to work together,” de Nigris concluded. MSRP for the M400 is $2495 and $3495 for the M800. The MKP-1 keypad has an MSRP of $200 and the MKP-iOS keypad mount (available through partnership with iPort) has an MSRP of $250 (excluding iPod touch®). All models are expected to ship to dealers Q4, 2012.


Mirage Digital Amplifier Summary

The Mirage Digital Amplifier M400 is a four zone/six source amplifier that is well suited to smaller installations, or as an add-on amplifier to the M800 to support larger projects with additional zones.  The Mirage Digital Amplifier M800 supports eight zones and eight sources. In addition to traditional analog inputs, both products have high resolution internal D/A converters with coax digital inputs for all sources, making them an ideal pair with Mirage Media Servers, all of which feature a digital output that can be used as the primary source to supply high quality music to any of the zones.


User Interface Options

The Autonomic MKP-1 in-wall keypad will offer simple and intuitive control of volume, source, and independent zone power, providing convenient local access to these important functions.


For more advanced control, the Autonomic MKP-iOS is an in-wall keypad mount designed to accommodate the Apple® iPod touch®. Ideal for full control of the system in heavily used zones, the MKP-iOS securely and permanently affixes an iPod touch® into the wall, providing the ultimate interface solution for the distributed audio system utilizing Autonomic’s outstanding iOS app.  The Mirage application will operate knowing which zone is native to that keypad. Other applications on the iOS device will remain fully operational; extending the functionality of the keypad by providing access to any other application such as home automation control, weather and news updates, or anything that the user desires. The MKP-iOS keeps the iOS device fully charged and powered through a single Cat-5 cable wired back to the amplifier location, and can optionally be powered locally using a DC power supply.


Distinguishing Features

Several unique features make the M400/800 amplifiers stand out from their competition when selecting an amplifier for use with a Mirage Media Server, or even as a standalone solution.


  1. 1)IPMost matrix amplifiers are only controllable via RS-232.  The M400 and M800 offer both connectivity options
  2. 2)50 watts per channel power distribution. This is significantly higher that most distributed audio amplifiers that average between 15-25 watts per channel, delivering a superior listening
  3. 3)Coax digital inputs allowing for a pristine signal path from the MMS (or other components) to theThis is made more important due to the higher power rating of this amplifier, which may allow installers to use higher quality speakers.  Most matrix amplifiers do not provide digital inputs of any kind.
  4. 4)Provides a pre-configured and complete solution when paired with anAll MMS applications, keypads, and interfaces will recognize that the system includes an amplifier.
  5. 5)Advanced scheduling interface with the Mirage MMS allows any zone to automatically power on / off and play preset programs from local content or streaming services.


Specifications – M800

•               50Watts RMS per channel 8 ohm - 4 ohm capable

•               Output short circuit, thermal and hard clipping protection

•               10 Sources

-               1-6 either Analog, or Coax Digital Audio (PCM)

-               7-8 either Coax or Optical Digital Audio (PCM)

-               9-10 are internal Door-Bell .wav playback sources

•               Storage for up to 10 seconds of 44.1 KHz 16 Bit stereo for doorbell or paging functions

•               Bass, Treble, Balance, Loudness adjustment per zone

•               10 Buffered IR Outputs. 1-8 have routing, 9-10 summed

•               Internal real time clock

•               Internal Web Page for Configuration

•               Expandable to 96 Zones

•               Extensive zone linking

•               Keypad/IR connection for every zone

•               RS232 and Ethernet control interfaces

•               AMP-On Status: 12VDc Outputs

•               Setup lockout

•               Static/DHCP network connections

•               2 RU Rack Space Required



Specifications – M400

•               50Watts RMS per channel 8 ohm - 4 ohm capable

•               Output short circuit, thermal and hard clipping protection

•               4 zones

•               6 Sources

-               1 - 6 either Analogue, or Coax Digital Audio (PCM)

•               Storage for up to 10 seconds of 44.1 KHz 16 Bit stereo for doorbell or paging functions

•               Bass, Treble, Balance, Loudness adjustment per zone

•               8 Buffered IR outputs

•               Internal real time clock

•               Internal Web Page

•               14 Presets command

•               Extensive zone linking

•               Backward compatible to previous generation systems

•               USB, RS232 and Ethernet interface

•               Two page presets

•               AMP-On Status: 12VDc Outputs

•               Setup lockout

•               Static/DHCP network connections

•               2 RU Rack Space Required





Autonomic Controls, Inc. ( introduced the world's first cloud-based media server, making audio and video consumption more reliable, easy and fulfilling. Exclusively engineered for control system integration, Autonomic products have become the standard for converging content for multi-room distribution from the most popular sources, such as iTunes, Windows Media,, PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio and Spotify.

For Release 08:08 a.m. PDT, August 30, 2012:

Visit Kingston at PAX Prime Booth #152


Kingston Technology Makes HyperX red a Permanent Addition to Product Line


  • Demand Grows After Success as Limited Edition Offering
  • Aggressive Red Heatspreader, High Performance, Affordably Priced


Fountain Valley, CA -- August 30, 2012 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX® red memory as a permanent addition to the entry-level, high performance HyperX blu product line. The vibrant red colored heatspreaders allow greater heat dissipation to help maintain optimal system performance. HyperX red is for entry-level gamers, system builders, PC modders and mainstream consumers looking for stylish, high-performance memory upgrades at reasonable prices.

HyperX red is Intel® XMP ready and is available in 8GB kits and 4GB single modules at 1600MHz and 1333MHz, in both 1.65v and 1.5v. With the ease of installation and HyperX reliability, these new modules meet the needs of consumers and gamers alike who seek higher performance via faster speeds and larger capacities.

“HyperX red was a tremendous success when it was launched earlier this year as a limited edition product,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. “We decided to make it a permanent part of the HyperX family because demand was so great. The vivid color, fast speeds and excellent value make it perfect for any system, especially red, gray and black schemed motherboards.” 

Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free live technical support. For more information, visit


HyperX red Features and Benefits:

  • Unique: features HyperX red heat spreader for greater heat dissipation
  • Robust:
  • Reliable: 100-percent factory tested
  • Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
  • Capacities up to 8GB (single) and 4GB–16GB (kits)
  • Frequency (speed) 1333MHz and 1600MHz
  • CAS Latency: 9-9-9-27 and 10-10-10-30
  • Voltage: 1.5v and 1.65v
  • XMP Ready: higher-performing frequencies, timings and voltage are attainable by simply enabling Intel’s Extreme Memory Profile
  • Compatible with P55, H67, P67, Z68, Z77and H61 Intel chipsets; as well as A75, A87, A88, A89, A78 and E35 AMD chipsets


Kingston HyperX red Specifications  

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S. only)


4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM HyperX red

$ 25.00


8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX red

$ 49.00


2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM HyperX red

$ 15.00


4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM HyperX red

$ 25.00


4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP HyperX red

$ 29.00


4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX red

$ 29.00


8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 DIMM HyperX red

$ 45.00


8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX red

$ 49.00


8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP HyperX red

$ 49.00


16GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 DIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX red

$ 90.00


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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit


Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at


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Have a spare hard drive laying around you'd like to put to use? Ever thought of wrapping it in cardboard as a makeshift enclosure? Probably not. Although Convar has with their very eco-friendly and cleverly designed BytePac drive enclosure made of nothing but recycled raw material cardboard. Intrigued? We were, so we asked for a sample to have a look. See what we thought!

"For those that go out of their way to minimize impacts on the environment, this is a no-brainer. According to Convar, the average hard drive plastic case is produced using 350ml of crude oil. Cardboard is also much more cost-effective in terms of manufacturing so the cost for the kit we reviewed is very reasonable at $55.93. Frankly, the cables alone are worth that much and are all covered by a generous 5-year warranty. Overall, it's very innovative, works as advertised, and we really have nothing negative to say about our experience with the BytePac. .."

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AVerMedia Unveils the PC-free HD Recorder for Simple Video Archive

Taipei, Taiwan—Aug. 29th, 2012

 C283S Color Box

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the preeminent name in digital multimedia technology, today introduced the HD EzRecorder Plus, a standalone 1080i video capture box for video enthusiast who wants to preserve HD TV shows, recordings or your personalized content in unsurpassed 720p/1080i quality. It guarantees a prompt and robust HD video capture ability to preserve your beloved HD video clips from TV set-top boxes and camcorders. With the HD EzRecorder Plus’s cyclic schedule recording function, you won’t miss any episode of your favorite shows anymore. The HD EzRecorder Plus can independently handle the whole HD video recording task without using a PC, which means you don't need to set up a PC in your living room. The installation is easy. By connecting the HD EzRecorder Plus with your video device via the accompanying component cable, your HD video recorder is ready. The HD EzRecorder Plus will be soon available in Q3 of this year.

The HD EzRecorder Plus possesses an advanced H.264 hardware compression technology. It can archive the stunning high definition video in the most HDD-efficient way. Its incredible color and imaging performance has built a new standard for HD capture products. Even fast-paced racing games can be preserved precisely. Besides, it provides you the comprehensive recording information which includes the video quality and remaining hard disk space. If watching TV has become part of your lives, its cyclic schedule recording function can do a big help for you. Simply schedule a repeating recording, you won’t miss any episode of the shows you’re fascinated with. Even better, you can snapshot the highlights of a once in TV shows or family videos. Its playback capability allows you to experience your video from lens to a big TV.
C283S device

In addition to the solid video capture features, the stylish shell of the HD EzRecorder Plus makes it a perfect match for your living room. The easy menu navigation also helps the novice users to get familiar with it painlessly. The gallery with thumbnail view guides you to the recordings or snapshots you’re looking for. It even allows you to choose the file storage by your own preferences. The USB port for external hard drive and the 2.5" hard drive slot under the HD EzRecorder Plus also enhances its portability and stability. This superlative HD capture box definitely is a must-have equipment to archive HD video.



About AVerMedia Technologies

The AVerMedia Technologies ( is the preeminent name in designing, manufacturing and marketing multimedia products. Alongside a full-line of TV tuner and personal video recorder, AVerMedia provides high quality video capture, converting and streaming devices for consumer, corporate and industrial markets. AVerMedia Technologies is committed to enriching entertainment experiences and promoting effective communication between people. Founded in 1990, AVerMedia became a public company in 2000. AVerMedia adheres to the latest green manufacturing standards in delivering the highest quality products.


Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:52

GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

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GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

 A New Legend is Born





City of Industry, California, August 28, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their latest overclocking powerhouse Z77X-UP7 motherboard, featuring the industry’s most robust 32+3+2 power design with Ultra Durable 5 high current capable components including 60A rated IR3550 PowIRstages® chips from IR.

“With the Z77X-UP7 and its 32+3+2 power phase design featuring Ultra Durable 5 technology, we have created the very best CPU power design of any motherboard available today,” commented HiCookie, GIGABYTE In-house Overclocking Expert. “Not only does this help extreme overclockers to reach 7GHz+ on their Intel® Core i7-3770K CPUs and take down benchmark records, but it also provides System Integrators with a platform cool and stable enough to withstand the rigors of an always-on, overclocked water cooled system for their customers.”


 Industry Leading 32+3+2 Phase CPU Power Design

The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard delivers a serious amount of power through its 32+3+2 power phase design (32 CPU phases, 3 Intel® HD Graphics, 2 VTT phases). With the industry’s highest phase count, the Z77X-UP7 motherboard is able to share the workload between 32 phases, ensuring lower working temperatures and maximum CPU power delivery.


Ultra Durable™ 5

Featuring the award winning GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology with high current capable components including 60A rated PowIRstages® from IR, the Z77X-UP7 is able to deliver an astonishing 2,000W of power and at the same time, operate at remarkably low temperatures. This means that even overclocked, water cooled Z77X-UP7 systems are able to provide remarkable levels of performance.

True All Digital PWM Design

The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard takes advantage of an exclusive All Digital Engine to deliver maximum power to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Using entirely digital controllers means that more precise power delivery to the motherboard’s most power hungry and energy sensitive components is possible.



4-way Graphics

The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 delivers the industry’s most scalable graphics platform, with support for both 4-way ATI CrossfireX™ and Nvidia SLI™. Providing PCI Express 3.0 x8 connectivity on 4 slots, the Z77X-UP7 delivers ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced graphics capabilities for users wanting to get the highest levels of graphics performance from their system.

Native PCIe Gen. 3 x16 Direct Link to CPU

The Single black PCI Express x16 slot provides a direct link to the CPU, enabling it to bypass the PLX chip. This provides the fastest possible connection for single graphics card benching.

OC BIOS Featuring 3D BIOS

GIGABYTE has completely re-drawn the traditional BIOS experience, providing mainstream and enthusiast users with an exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS. Featuring a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, GIGABYTE 3D mode allows novice or casual users to more clearly understand the areas of the motherboard that are being affected through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the BIOS functionality. Advanced Mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is designed specifically for overclockers and power users who want maximum control over their PC’s hardware.   



At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS™ technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE’s exclusive in-house designed Dual UEFI BIOS™ technology, featuring the patented GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed.

BIOS Switcher

With onboard BIOS Switcher, users can manually select which BIOS chip to use (Main BIOS or Backup BIOS), allowing them to select one BIOS for normal use, and the other specifically for overclocking. Users can also easily compare two different BIOS versions, a very useful feature when users want to update to a new BIOS, but don’t want to lose their original settings.


DualBIOS™ Disable Switch

Using the onboard DualBIOS™ Disable Switch, users can disable the DualBIOS™ recovery feature, helping to save time between failed overclocks.


OC Touch

OC-Touch enables overclockers to quickly and easily get the best performance from their system. Onboard OC-Touch buttons allow overclockers to manually adjust the CPU ratio, BCLK settings as well as adjustments to the BCLK stepping ratio, to either 1MHz or 0.3MHz increments. These changes can be made in real-time, whether in BIOS, DOS, or Windows® without the need for rebooting, so that users can quickly fine-tune their system and find their CPU’s maximum frequency. Onboard voltage measurement modules are also included to help users to conveniently monitor individual component voltages and onboard LN2 Mode switch allows users to quickly drop CPU frequency to x16 multiplier during extreme overclocking so that opening benching applications such as CPU-Z will not cause the overclock to fail.

Thin Fin Cooling Design

GIGABYTE has created a new “Thin Fin” heatsink design featuring the GIGABTYE signature OC Orange look and feel. Featuring ultra thin metal fins, the heatsink provides greater surface area so that quicker heat exchange can occur. 

More information about GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard, please visit: and

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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 for more information.


The ASRock Z77E-ITX Intel Z77 motherboard is a tiny little motherboard. It is designed for small form factor PC's but has latest chipset from Intel, Graphics technology, and bells and whistles. Today we are going to put it through the ringer and see how it fares against some larger motherboards to see if there is a difference due to size! Can good things come in small packages? Read on to find out!

   "I can honestly say that I wasn't sure what to expect from a mini-ITX motherboard like the ASRock Z77E-ITX. I was afraid that it wouldn't be on par or as capable as a full ATX motherboard. Once all the benchmarking is said and done though, I have to say that I am really happy with the ASRock Z77E-ITX motherboard. Sure we are missing a couple of things that are typical to an ATX or Micro-ATX motherboard, but that is more due to available real estate on the PCB than anything else..."

Read the full review at Legit Reviews