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October 01, 2014

State-Of-The-Art Standards

If X99 is even a blip on your radar, read on for how big a role DDR4 will play in your next build.

Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

E3iO Car PC GEN4

E3iO is a boutique PC builder that specializes in cutting-edge gaming rigs and benchmark busters. One of the E3iO’s newest, most intriguing options is a car PC.

E3iO
Phone: (888) 474-7930
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

Deepcool Maelstrom 240

The Maelstrom 240 operates extremely quiet in idle, and the included fans pick up plenty of speed to deliver performance cooling when your PC is under load.

Deepcool
Phone: 86 10 5640 1928
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

GX Gaming

If you’re looking for a headset that can do double duty for a game console or PC, out of the box, then the GX Gaming Mordax should be at the top of your list.

KYE International Corp. (Genius)
Phone: 626-266-2677 x 1011
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy EVO

The EK-Supremacy EVO looks good and performs better. When you’re ready to climb the evolutionary ladder, this waterblock is a great way to get into custom liquid-cooling.

EKWB d.o.o
Phone: 3-865-909-6611
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

GX Gaming SP-i250G

Once everything is connected and playing, the 3-watt SP-i250G speakers gamely do their job, pumping out a great deal more sound than your phone or tablet is capable of, and in many cases producing more sound than even a pair of laptop speakers.

KYE International Corp. (Genius)
Phone: 626-266-2677 x 1011
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

Q&A With Shannon Robb

The Core series is all about going back to where we started, or our “Core” business model.

Thermaltake Inc.
Phone: (626) 968-9189 x132
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK

The GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK is built to last, and there are plenty of features to please gamers and enthusiasts alike.

Gigabyte
Phone: (626) 854-9338 x108
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

PNY LEGO USB Flash Drive

PNY recently introduced a 16GB USB flash drive that hides within the confines of a standard 2x4 LEGO brick.

PNY Technologies
Phone: (408) 392-4132
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

Crucial DDR4-2133 CL15 @ 1.2V

If you’re looking for a respectable set of DDR4 to start a Haswell-E and X99 build, this kit is a perfect starter.

CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY
Phone: (208) 363-5645
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

MSI Interceptor DS200 GAMING

In short, this is one of the most comfortable and useful mice we’ve used in a long time, and at a price that frankly surprised us.

MSI
Phone: 626-913-0828 ext. 183
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

In The Loop

This month, we have the inside scoop on all things coolant—filling, flushing, refilling, leak-testing, and so on. We talked with EK Water Blocks CEO Mark Tanko about the ins and outs of proper loop maintenance.

EKWB d.o.o
Phone: 3-865-909-6611
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition

This CPU represents a number of firsts: It is Intel’s first eight-core desktop processor, it is the first chip to incorporate 20MB of Intel Smart Cache on-die memory, and it is the first CPU to work in tandem with DDR4 memory, via Intel’s X99 chipset.

Intel Americas Inc.
Phone: (503) 696-7026
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

PNY GeForce GTX 780 XLR8 Overclocked Series

The GeForce GTX 780 XLR8 Overclocked Series shows off PNY’s expertise in taking a great GPU and making it better. Add a lifetime warranty to the dynamite factory overclock, and you have one impressive GTX GeForce 780.

PNY Technologies
Phone: (408) 392-4132
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Heavy Gear   |    October 01, 2014

A Home For Haswell-E

<I>CPU</I> is here to help you get the motherboard that’s right for you. The quartet in this roundup is only the first wave of X99 boards, but they’re already brimming with goodies.

Hard Hat Area   |    October 01, 2014

PDXLAN 24

In July, we attended PDXLAN 24 and found a good variety of mods that each took a familiar and popular case and made it into something unique and jaw-dropping. For the mod contest we found five systems that deserve a share of the spotlight. You can read mo

Hard Hat Area   |    October 01, 2014

PAX Prime 2014

PAX Prime was the last of our big shows for 2014, but we’re already planning for next year’s festivities. If you find yourself out at a LAN party we’re sponsoring or event we’re attending, feel free to stop by. We’re always game to talk tech, compare knuc

Hard Hat Area   |    October 01, 2014

Mad Reader Mod

<p>Coop says he’s been modding since 1999, and that this is his sixth and most complicated mod. </p> <p>“My next mod will be inspired by the Alien movie franchise,” Coop says. “I have been planning this mod for 18 months now, and with a new game based on

Digital Living   |    October 01, 2014

Look For CPU At These LAN Parties

Each month we compile a list of LAN parties that will take place over the next several months in the United States and Canada, along with date and web info so that you can plan your LAN party schedule!

Digital Living   |    October 01, 2014

GAW Miners Hashlet

Bitcoin mining has changed dramatically in the five years since its inception. Today, GAW Miners is leading the charge toward mainstream Bitcoin mining with its new line of cloud-based Hashlet mining ASICs.

GAW Miners
Phone: (917) 975-8080
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Back Door   |    October 01, 2014

Q&A With Eric Cheung

We currently offer the X99 platform with the Core i7-5960X optionally to more than eight unique CyberPowerPC gaming PCs. We expect that number to double once we fully transition to X99 from X79.

CyberPowerPC
Phone: (626) 813-7730 x1165
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