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May 31, 2016

Unboxing & Review: Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum

By: John Diew

Flashy design, feature loaded and mediocre sound quality, those are the general perception of a pair of gaming headphones. But hey, aren't headphones supposed to focus on audio quality instead of bells and whistles? What makes matters worse is the pricing where consumers are literally paying an unjust price for those extra side features instead of audio.

That got me thinking, is it really that difficult for gaming peripheral manufacturers to pay attention in the audio quality department? They should be a bunch of innovative guys unlike the tried and tested traditional headphone manufacturers.

Today, what we have in our labs is a rather special gaming headphones from Logitech - the G633 Artemis Spectrum, which promises exceptional audio quality with its Pro-G audio drivers as well as their expertise from the acquisition of Ultimate Ears. Let us dive into the review shall we?

Retails for RM599.

Computex 2016: Cooler Master’s Expanded Its Product Line-up For The Next Steps Towards Embodying The Maker Spirit

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today unveiled their next steps towards embodying the Maker Spirit in building and using PCs. In Cooler Master’s booth and a separate, private meeting room, visitors can see both how Cooler Master’s expanded product portfolio is enabling a wider scope of creatives and professionals to better pursue their PC-powered aspirations, and experience what can be created through the power of custom-built PCs.

In the booth, visitors can compose music in a 3D landscape; simulate an all-too-real parachute jump; operate a ‘war’ robot; challenge a beardy Twitch streamer/gamer to a match at his station; or design and print their own keycaps. These experiences are powered by award-winning developers, engineers, streamers, and designers who use Cooler Master components and share the company’s value of individual freedom and creation.

“The response we are getting from the community has shown that people resonate with the notion of creating something unique to them,” said Raymen Wu, Global Marketing Director. “This year that maker spirit is coming to life across our product portfolio and in the new ways we support the creative endeavors of the community.”

MasterCase and MasterBox: Many Ways to Modular
MasterCase and the FreeFormTM Modular System are creating more avenues for individual choice and expression as more towers fill out the MasterCase, MasterCase Pro and flagship MasterCase Maker lines. A full range of sizes has now appeared as well as new outlooks for simplicity and expression. On top of the modular frame, a growing ecosystem of swappable MasterAccessories and MakerMade Accessories can be used to customize the exterior and adjust the interior layout. The second version of Cooler Master’s innovation platform, MasterConcept 2.0, has made strides towards a completely modular case that has no defined form or function other than that created by its user. The MasterBox line, a trimmer case featuring internal expandability and layout flexibility, has also expanded with a mini-tower and new mid-tower colors and outlooks

Decades of Innovation in the Complete Thermal Line-Up
Cooler Master’s award-winning thermal solutions have grown to make it easier to select cooling to match your case layout. As well, all the lines have been consolidated and imbued with new technology across many product segments. The MasterAir Series of CPU air coolers and the MasterGel Series of thermal pastes now all feature full product portfolios ranging from entry-level up through the Pro and Maker iterations for increasing quality and customization. The liquid cooling segment has also launched its first member, the MasterLiquid Pro 120 and 240 AIO coolers, featuring a unique pump design for various user preferences. The MasterFan Series has spun off its MasterFan Pro, a collection of three blade designs with adjustable fan speed profiles for varying component and case cooling needs. All CPU coolers include the MasterGel Pro or MasterGel Maker, depending on the segment.

MasterWatt: Reliable Power with the Thermal Touch
The MasterWatt Series was charged by the flagship MasterWatt Maker 1200 and will expand into a full line of MasterWatt PSUs for varying levels of control and power requirements. The series incorporates custom changes to the circuit design, heatsink and fan to reduce heat waste, strengthen reliability and extend life expectancy. These have become available from the MasterWatt upwards.

Customize the Touch and Feel of Your PC Experience with Peripherals
Peripherals have been reengineered to allow high customization depending on the feel and personality of the user. Starting with the varying sizes of the MasterKeys line, users have a choice of lighting and switches ranging from simple and clean to the infinite customizations of the MasterKeys Pro RGB with software. The MasterMouse Series also starts from a clean, ambidextrous build and works in swappable panels for size and grip type in the Pro version. The MasterPulse’s Bass FX technology for in-ear and over-ear headphones allows the switch between a bass boost created by unique hardwiring in the headset structure itself.

May 29, 2016

GIGABYTE Announces Its GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING Graphics Card

By: Low Chern Lin

GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today launched the GeForce® GTX 1080 G1 GAMING graphics card (GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD). Powered by Pascal, the new king of graphics card is packed with legendary G1 GAMING designs to deliver unprecedented performance for next-generation gaming. Featuring Super Overclock GPU, the signature WINDFORCE 3X cooling and RGB illumination, this G1 GAMING graphics card provides a proven solution in terms of overclocking capabilities, silent cooling, and customizable lighting for an enriched gaming experience and beyond.

Game Cool in Silence with WINDFORCE 
The legendary WINDFORCE 3X cooling system incorporates 3 pure copper composite heat-pipes with direct touch to the GPU, special fin architecture, and unique blade fan design. Together the WINDFORCE delivers an effective heat dissipation capacity for bringing out the best of Pascal while keeping the card cool. The 3D Active Fan provides semi-passive cooling, which allows gamers to enjoy gameplay in complete silence when the system is running light or idle. An LED fan indicators provides a user-friendly, instant display of the fan status.

Full-spectrum RGB Lights up G1 GAMING Spirit
The new black shroud with orange accents provides a new vibrant gaming visual look to G1 GAMING. The metal back plate offers rigidity and protection to the structure, while adding a sleek, clean look to the card.
The GTX 1080 G1 GAMING is further styled up with the GIGABYTE LED logo available in full-spectrum RGB. With 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, gamers have the maximum freedom to choose the right scheme for their gaming rigs using XTREME Engine utility software.

Game on and Go Super Overclock
The GTX 1080 G1 GAMING is forged with only the top-notch GPU core through the very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology, ensuring the maximum overclocking performance without compromising system reliability. The card is backed by an 8+2 phase power design for load balance that effectively extends the stability and longevity with lower component temperature. It ultimately allows greater overclocking headroom, reinforcing higher, stable boost clocks for today’s heavy-load game titles.
The card also comes with one-click overclocking via XTREME Engine. With a simple mouse click, gamers can easily tune the card to meet their various gaming requirements without any overclocking knowledge, while saving the hassle of manual adjustment.

Built with G1 Durability
Boasted with the highest-grade chokes and capacitors, the GTX 1080 G1 GAMING delivers outstanding performance and durable system lifespan to take on today’s most challenging gaming demands. In case of any power abnormality, gamers could easily visualize the issue at hand with the smart power LED indicator.

MSI Announces Its New GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards Lineup

By: Low Chern Lin

Play Hard, Stay Silent
As the world’s most popular GAMING graphics card vendor, MSI is proud to introduce its full line up of graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s new Pascal GPU with fierce new looks and supreme performance to match. Building on the monumental success of MSI’s award winning GTX 900 GAMING series, the MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G premieres the impressive TWIN FROZR VI thermal design allowing for higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games. The famous shapes of the eye-catching TWIN FROZR cooler are intensified by a fiery red GAMING glow piercing through the cover, while the MSI GAMING dragon RGB LED on the side can be set to any of 16.8 million colors to match your mood or build. A completely new custom 12-phase PCB design using Military Class 4 components with an 8+ 6-pin power connectors enables higher overclocking performance to push your graphics card to the max. The classy matte black solid metal backplate gives the card more structural strength and provides a nice finishing touch.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G with WIN FROZR VI Cooling Solution
WIN FROZR VI: Thermal Design with Balls of Steel
MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI Thermal Design raises the bar of Graphics Card air cooling. TORX Fan 2.0 is the enhanced version of the patented TORX Fan technology which generates 22% more air pressure for better cooling performance while further reducing noise levels. The new fans are equipped with Double Ball Bearings to ensure lasting smooth and silent operation. Connected to the huge heatsink are 8mm copper heat pipes with a squared shape at the bottom for optimal heat transfer from the solid nickel-plated copper baseplate combined with premium thermal compound X to keep the Pascal powerhouse cool.

The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK is the result of a revolutionary partnership which combines MSI’s top-notch graphics card engineering with the popular Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler. This ensures that the SEA HAWK stays at least as cool as it looks while providing extreme gaming performance thanks to vastly increased clock speeds out of the box.

“Collaborating with MSI again has been fantastic, allowing us to create the fastest, coolest, quietest NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 possible” Said Aaron Neal, Manager of DIY Product marketing at Corsair. “The result is a card powered by the best of MSI, and cooled by the best of Corsair – A match that results in a superb graphics card for the most demanding of systems.”

Dressed in a fashionable Black & White design inspired by advanced armor shielding, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC is perfect for gamers and case modders looking for something unique and different. The new ARMOR 2X Thermal Design uses the patented TORX Fan technology also found on the award winning TWIN FROZR V graphics cards and Advanced Airflow Control for enhanced cooling performance. MSI’s Zero Frozr technology stops the fans in low-load situations such as web browsing or light gaming to remain fully silent.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC
Sporting a sleek Black & Silver look, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC will look great in any build. The new AERO graphics cards It feature a new thermal design built around a radial fan which pushes all the heated air out of the PC via a rear exhaust, keeping the rest of your components cool.

Prepare for VR with MSI
To fully enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality, high-performance hardware is required. MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics cards deliver the perfect performance for a smooth VR experience. The MSI Gaming App now features a function to optimize PCs for smooth VR performance. MSI also introduces the VR Boost Kit, which makes VR more user-friendly by making all the required connections for VR accessible in a single 5,25 inch front panel.

MSI Gaming App
The MSI Gaming App allows gamers to quickly switch between OC, Gaming and Silent performance modes, depending on their needs. The latest version of MSI Gaming App features One-click to VR, which instantly optimizes your PC for the best Virtual Reality experience. It also includes host of premium features like EyeRest to improve image quality and Dragon Eye which allows you to watch a YouTube movie or stream while playing a game. Last but not least, the Gaming App features a LED control tab, allowing gamers to choose from 5 unique lighting modes to set the right ambience for their gaming sessions with just one click.

ZOTAC Announces Its New GeForce GTX 1080 AMP and AMP Extreme Graphics Cards

By: Low Chern Lin

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to change the playing field of graphics cards once more with ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 10 Series. The first of the new ZOTAC 10 Series is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, the flagship card of the series. Using the advanced NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, the performance has been tuned to incredible levels to provide users with an astonishing out-of-the-box experience.

“ZOTAC is pleased to be standing on the new page of gaming history. Pascal opens many doors to applications that we haven’t seen before, especially in the scope of virtual reality,” says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. “Our engineering team has taken great measures to ensure our graphics cards continue to shine brightly, so that we can bring smiles to each gamer.”

The launch of NVIDIA Pascal brought the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition, a groundbreaking card that enables performance significantly greater than the previous generation of graphics cards. ZOTAC innovation further enhances the card with greater speed while providing outstanding thermals for marathon sessions.

ZOTAC is pleased to introduce AMP and AMP Extreme. Redesigned, new features, and more powerful than ever.

Both ZOTAC GeForce GTX AMP and AMP Extreme brightens the system to let users add a personal touch. Enter SPECTRA, a lighting system enabling customization of colors and mood lighting through the redesigned ZOTAC FireStorm utility. Stability and smooth power delivery come hand-in-hand with POWER BOOST, reducing ripple noise and minimize power fluctuations, for longer lasting high performance. FREEZE continues to regulate the fans, providing a silent mode when idle.

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition enhances both performance and thermal regulation with the re-engineered dual fan IceStorm while still conforming to a dual slot. Designed with a hint of the previous dual fan IceStorm with ultra-wide fans, it is made tougher with ExoArmor and brighter with the addition of SPECTRA lighting system.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Extreme continues to be a monster pushing performance to the limit, extracting every ounce to deliver one of the fastest speeds out of the box. A triple fan IceStorm thermal system with EKO Fan performance provides extreme cooling with up to 30% increase in airflow compared to traditional fans. Reinforced by ExoArmor which provides a durable aesthetic finish and enhanced with SPECTRA, a customizable lighting system, for a cool-fast durable performance with a personal touch of color.

A new era of hardware calls for a new generation of software. Firestorm, the ZOTAC graphics card fine tuning utility, has acquired a new look dotted with new features. The biggest addition is the SPECTRA lighting system functions. Users are able to adjust the color, brightness and lighting style of the graphics card with a few mouse clicks. The performance-tweaking and fan settings have been revamped to deliver a more user-friendly experience with individual controls for each graphics card on any SLI configuration.

ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics cards will be displayed at the upcoming Computex from May 31 to June 4 in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

Palit Annouces Its New GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock and Super JetStream Series Graphics Cards

By: Low Chern Lin

Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, releases the brand new GameRock series in Palit GeForce® product line-up, GeForce® GTX 1080 GameRock. The revolutionary GameRock series provides the best gaming features, the best thermal solution and the best graphics card quality to deliver gamers the ultimate gaming experience.

GeForce® GTX 1080 is the most advanced gaming GPU ever created , the GeForce® GTX 1080 is based on the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture GP104 GPU armed with 2560 CUDA cores and equipped with 8GB of GDDR5X memory running at an effective clock rate of 10Ghz on a 256-bit bus. Palit GeForce® GTX 1080 series is designed to deliver 3x more performance than previous-generation video card and its breakthrough innovations in gaming give gamers new possibilities to enjoy via VR experiences. Palit releases Brand new GameRock and JetStream series of GeForce® GTX1080 series, to fulfill different needs of PC users.

The brand new gaming series, Palit “GameRock” is specially designed for enthusiast gamers who desire to have the ultimate gaming experience. GameRock series provides the best gaming features, the best thermal solution and the best graphics card quality, make you become a real game rocker without any fears. Adding RGB LED lighting feature, the color lighting from RGB LED can be changed in accordance with graphics temperature. Gamers can choose from 16.8 million colors to suit their own style and preferences. Also with GameRock Stylish Backplate to provide the better graphics card protection and avoid any physical impact. The dual BIOS features activates the protection mechanism when an error occurs in one of the vBIOS. This allows the graphics card to be functional again in the event of system failure. With the 0-dB Tech, there is zero noise while you are at general workload, such as internet or multi-media application. Stay Quiet, Stay Cool and Enjoy the High gaming performance with Palit GameRock series.

Palit GeForce® GTX 1080 GameRock Series:
  • RGB Lighting 0-dB tech 8-Phase plus 2 PWM
  • 4K3 monitors surround Honeycomb Bracket Dual BIOS
  • ThunderMaster Utility Optimized Air Flow DrMOS
  • Stylish Back Plate TurboFan Blade Copper Base
  • 10cm-10cm Dual Fan

Palit also announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Super JetStream series.  The revolutionary Palit JetStream風 series of graphics cards features advanced innovative cooling and an optimized product design to deliver the ultimate gaming performance. As the latest and the next generation NVIDIA Pascal architecture features power efficiency, gaming experiences and latest gaming technologies, the Palit GeForce®GTX 1080 JetStream series guarantee gamers cutting-edge performance and explosive new gaming experience.

GAINWARD Announces Its GeForce GTX 1080 PHOENIX Series Graphics Card

By: Low Chern Lin

As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward proudly presents the brand-new GeForce® GTX graphics - GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series. Gainward GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series is the most advanced graphics card, accelerated by the groundbreaking NVIDIA PASCAL™ architecture to deliver an unbeatable 4K and virtual reality experience. With the most advanced process – 16nm FinFET, the Gainward GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series deliveries powerful graphics performance with extremely high efficiency power usage. By adoption of the 10Gbps GDDR5X memory, the Gainward GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series gives you amazing gaming performance by two times faster than previous generation.

Gainward GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series comes with new Phoenix cooler design, provides extreme high thermal performance with very low acoustic level even under heavy-loading gaming environment. The cooler design is also including a LED-lighting loading indicator that gives users clear indication for the GPU temperature range. And, a “dual BIOS” design brings the confidence from a second VBIOS on the board that provides backup-BIOS to boot up whenever needed.

GPU Boost 3.0 is introduced with the GeForce® GTX 1080, lower GPU temperature and better power solution will provide extreme overall performance boost. Gainward GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series not only has new Phoenix cooler for extreme lower GPU temperature but also an extreme good PWM solution for those 2560 cores – 8 phases with DrMOS that provides 3% higher power efficiency than NVIDIA’s reference design. Gamers will enjoy the advantage with Gainward’s new design for Phoenix series.

Gainward GeForce® GTX 1080 Phoenix series is built for the most demanding gaming enthusiasts, users will experience a whole new class of the performance enhanced 4K gaming environment with it. Combining the latest technologies and extreme performance of the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, it is the fastest, most advanced graphics card on the planet.

Product NameGAINWARD GeForce®GTX 1080 Phoenix “GLH”GAINWARD GeForce®GTX 1080 Phoenix “GS”GAINWARD GeForce®GTX 1080 Phoenix
GPU ChipNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
Stream Processor2560 cores
Core Clock>1708 MHz (base),
>1847 MHz (boost)
1708 MHz (base),
1847 MHz (boost)
1607 MHz (base),
1733 MHz (boost)
Memory Clock5,000 MHz (DDR10G)
Memory Type, Bus Width10Gbps GDDR5X, 256 bits
Memory Size8 GB
Maximum TDP200 watts180 watts
Output PortsDVI-D, DisplayPort *3, HDMI
CoolerPhoenix fan
External Power Connector8-pin and 6-pin
Bus InterfacePCI-Express 3.0

May 27, 2016

GIGABYTE Announces the Launch of Its All-New Ultraportable Laptop, the Aero 14 at Computex 2016

By: Low Chern Lin

GIGABYTE continuing its proven track record for innovation and takes ultra-portable mobile performance one step further, and unveiled the Aero 14 and announcing its launch at Computex 2016. Putting an emphasis on maximizing mobility and performance, it claims the title of most portable 14” high performance laptop with a powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M while being only 19.9mm thin. Now enjoy both superior performance and mobility along with the latest platform: DDR4 memory, M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C. With the top-level performance and extended battery life in a slim-profile of an Ultrabook, Aero 14 is the mobile solution for both professionals and gamers alike.

Aero 14 – The New Breed of Slim-Line, High Performance Laptops
The balance between mobility and performance has finally been bridged. The Aero 14 breaks the paradigm of needing to sacrifice mobility for performance.

For the Professional | An Ultrabook Chassis with Stunning Performance
Through innovative design the GIGABYTE Aero 14 takes the mobility and extended battery life, the strengths of an Ultrabook to the next level with its 94.24Wh battery, which is able to provide battery power for an entire day and also make up for what an Ultrabook lacks by providing high performance with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M GPU and Intel quad core i7 H-series CPU, and a QHD 2560x1440 IPS display. Allowing the Aero 14 to support any and all resource heavy applications yet also retain the convenience of the conventional Ultrabook. 

For the Gamers | Gaming On the Go
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 brings mobile gaming solutions to the next level. With the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M graphics within its Ultrabook-like chassis, it is able to power even the most graphics intensive game titles. Included on the Aero 14 keyboard is the highly customizable Marco keys. Combined with GIGABYTE exclusive Macro Hub software you can simplify complete key combos to the press of a button.

Refreshing Design | Unique Aesthetics
Through Nano-Imprint Lithography the Aero 14 has a sleek and unique design. This unique and environmentally friendly process grants the Aero 14 a 3D look, and feel, while retaining its original solid metallic feel with its full aluminum chassis. The Aero 14 comes in three colors: black, green, and orange. Putting extra emphasis on ultra-mobility, the Aero 14 is as thin as an Ultrabook yet still retains the high quality metallic finish.

Uncompromised Performance | Raising the Bar
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 features the latest processor, the 6th Generation Intel Skylake CoreTM i7 CPU, which comes exclusively with four complete features. The M.2 SSD adopts rapid PCI-Express 3.0 technology reaching a speed of 2000 MB/s, which is 4x faster than traditional SATA SSDs. Also included is the all new DDR4 RAM. With faster frequency and lower power consumption, the DDR4 grants a faster and smoother gaming and computing experience. In addition, the Aero 14 features a USB 3.1 Type-C connector adding speed and convenience.

Generally Mobile Portability and battery life go hand-in-hand and are both essential for a mobile workstation. As an ultraportable, the Aero 14 takes it a step above the rest by also providing a large capacity battery of 94.24 Wh, generating up to 10-hour usage, providing power for running any resource-demanding applications throughout an entire day.

Next Generation Graphics |True High Definition Support
Paired with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M and its high end graphics allow you to enjoy more frames per second supporting any high resolution applications. With The QHD 2560x1440 IPS display with great viewing angles, the Aero 14 provides a premium viewing experience plus precise color accuracy and clear images at any angle. Aero 14 also provides the option to expand true 4k resolution to external display, with HDMI 2.0 and its 12-bit color and up to 60Hz refresh rate.

Aero 14 Specs:
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 “Skylake” Processor
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M/965M
  • QHD 2560x1440 IPS Display
  • M.2 PCIe SSD x2 / DDR4 Memory x2
  • 94.24 Wh Battery
  • Dual-4k output with HDMI 2.0 and Mini-DisplayPort
  • Dimensions: 335(W) x 250(D) x 19.9 (H) mm / 1.89kg
*Specifications are subject to change.

AORUS Announces RGB Fusion Keyboard and the Award Winning X7 DT at Computex 2016

By: Low Chern Lin

At Computex 2016, AORUS displayed their full Lineup, adding the latest 17.3” X7 DT to the existing family: 13.9” X3 Plus v5, 15.6” X5S v5, 17.3” X7 Pro v5. AORUS also introduced their all-new exclusive AORUS RGB Fusion keyboard, a per-key fully customizable RGB laptop keyboard, along with their innovative design. AORUS also showcased its 2016 Limited Edition Multicam® camouflage design, which have received resoundingly positive feedback since the unveil back at CES 2016.

AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard

Per-Key RGB Backlight in 16.8 Million Colors
The people have spoken and AORUS has answered. Receiving numerous requests to add RGB functionality, AORUS has taken that step with the RGB Fusion keyboard. After their per-key backlit keyboard was introduced at CES 2016 earlier this year, AORUS has made a breakthrough and introduced the new RGB per-key backlit keyboard that will be featured on the next generation of X5 and X7 models.

The all-new AORUS RGB Fusion features per-key backlighting, delivering virtually unlimited customization. The RGB backlight provides 16.8 million color variations, and can be customized to light up only the required keys, or go a step further and setup animated illumination effects like breathing, waves, and ripples.


Innovative Award Winning Design
Adding to the list, the AORUS Skylake lineup continues to garner awards with the 2016 Computex Design and Innovation Award for the AORUS X7 DT. The X7 DT being recognized for its innovative design; possessing superior performance with its 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 overclocked processor and true desktop GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980, all within a thin and lightweight chassis (25.4mm/3.2kg). 

VR ready and Certified
The AORUS X7 DT Claims the title of thinnest and lightest VR-Ready laptop in the world, and the only laptop recipient of the “Gaming & Virtual Reality” category of the 2016 CES Innovation Awards. The AORUS X7 DT has been recognized as the complete mobile VR solution, being VR certified and compatible right out of the box. With its superior performance, the X7 DT fully supports the latest VR releases. At Computex 2016 AORUS provided the latest VR demos fully powered and supported by the X7 DT.

2016 Limited Edition Camouflage Design 
Inspired by an AORUS and military enthusiast’s creativity, AORUS turned idea into reality. The AORUS trademark style is one of simplicity: having a sleek yet subtle look, while retaining a sense of sophistication. By combining this understated style and the classic world-famous MultiCam® camouflage, as a market 1st, AORUS has created a totally new, and unique style for AORUS gaming laptops. After an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and numerous requests for additional AORUS models to be included, AORUS has made the Limited Edition Camouflage design available worldwide on the AORUS X3, X5, and X7 models. 

AORUS All-In-One Streaming Solution
The AORUS Hardware Live Stream Engine gives gamers and edge while streaming. Now available on the X5 and X7 models, the fully integrated encoder card eliminates the fuss of connecting an extra compressor and enables you to record and stream simultaneously in high-definition quality without compromising system performance, or the loss of FPS. Along with the 1-year Premium subscription to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, allowing you to record, edit, and stream anytime, anywhere.

Thermaltake Introduces Pacific RL360 D5 Hard Tube RGB Water Cooling Kit & Pacific RL240 D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit

By: Low Chern Lin

As part of its “hardcore” spirit towards ultimate custom PC water cooling, Thermaltake launches the new Pacific RL360 D5 Hard Tube RGB Water Cooling Kit and Pacific RL240 D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit. These two water cooling kits are the featured products in this year’s cooler category. The RL360 water cooling kit features three Riing 12 RGB Radiator fans and a 360mm radiator, while the RL240 water cooling kit comes with two red Riing 12 LED Radiator fans and a 240mm radiator. Most importantly, both kits are comprised of one Pacific W1 CPU water block, one Pacific PR22-D5 pump and reservoir combo, four V-Tubler PETG tubes, six Pacific G1/4 compression fittings (chrome), one red C1000 Opaque coolant, and other accessories. Together, these provide the best liquid cooling solution for PC DIY enthusiasts to build up a system with exceptional thermal performance and aesthetics! 

Exclusively “Tt LCS Certified”
Tt LCS Certified is a Thermaltake exclusive certification applied to products that pass the rigorous hardcore enthusiast standards that only the world’s best LCS chassis are held to. The Tt LCS certification was created so that we at Thermaltake can clearly convey to power users and enthusiasts which chassis are built and tested to be best compatible under extreme liquid cooling configurations. This ensures you get the best performance, compatibility and features.

Pacific RL360 D5 Hard Tube RGB and Pacific RL240 D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kits Separately Include:

Pacific RL360 D5 Hard Tube RGB:
Pacific RL140 Hard Tube D5:
Riing 12 RGB LED Radiator Fan
(3 Fans Pack)
Three patented LED circular 256 multicolored 120mm radiator fans are included. To achieve the best cooling performance, the Riing RGB Series applied a high-static pressure design and hydraulic bearing for silent operation to guarantee ultra-low noise. The four corners of the fan are also designed with anti-vibration pads to strengthen the stability during operation. With the self-contained smart controller, users can freely adjust fan speed as well as fan colors. The smart controller allows users to switch between 5 modes in the LED combo: red, blue, green, white and multicolor with 256 colors. In multicolor mode, users can even pause to choose the preferred color gradient.
Riing 12 LED Radiator Fan (Red)
(2 Fans)
The water cooling kit comes with two 120mm radiator fans. The patented LED Riing maintains color and brightness uniformity; the lighting effect is visible from all sides and angles. To produce an impressive cooling performance, the Riing 12 LED fan is applied high-static pressure design. In addition, hydraulic bearing for silent operation guarantees ultra-low noise. The four corners of the fan are also designed with anti-vibration pads to strengthen the stability during operation.
Pacific RL360 Radiator
With high-density fin design (FPI: 14), the 360mm radiator is optimized to accommodate high airflow and high air pressure with increased capacity and provides superior cooling performance to all components.

Pacific RL240 Radiator
With high-density fin design (FPI: 14), the 240mm radiator is optimized to accommodate high airflow and high air pressure with increased capacity and provides superior cooling performance to all components.

Pacific RL360 D5 Hard Tube RGB and Pacific RL240 D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kits Mutual Features: 

C1000 Opaque Coolant Red 
Made in Germany, the non-flammable C1000 Opaque Coolant is a ready-to-use cooling solution with at least 3 years shelf life in airtight containers, providing great performance while preventing the entire cooling system – copper, brass, nickel, and aluminum – from corrosion. 

Pacific W1 CPU Water Block 
Pacific W1 CPU water block is constructed with a copper base and anti-corrosive nickel plating to provide exceptional heat transfer and cooling performance. Most importantly, the W1 CPU water block fits all modern CPU sockets. 

Pacific PR22-D5 Pump/Reservoir Combo 
Manufactured from high quality POM and PMMA material, Pacific PR22-D5 includes a 300ml reservoir and D5 pump to provide the perfect combination for proper water cooling circulation and capacity. 

V-Tubler PETG Tube 5/8” (16mm) OD 500mm (4 Pieces) 
Manufactured from premium PETG, the V-Tubler rigid tubing provides custom PC water cooling configurations with reliability and durability from end to end. 

Pacific G1/4 PETG Tube 16mm (5/8”) OD Compression Fittings (Chrome) (6 Pieces) 
Six durable copper compression fittings allow proper connection to G1/4” ports to properly secure to cooling components. 

Extraordinary Expansion 
Both Water Cooling Kits include various LCS components that is convenient for PC enthusiasts to build the ultimate in custom configuration. By incorporating externally-modular upgrades for their chassis, users can easily build up an aesthetically-superior liquid cooling system. 

For more details on the Thermaltake Pacific D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kits please visit: 
Pacific RL360 D5 Hard Tube RGB Water Cooling Kit – 

Pacific RL240 D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit –