When I first heard that ASRock was coming out with a motherboard specifically made for overclockers I was excited, then I saw the color scheme they were using for the board and I was really excited! The black and yellow Z77 OC Formula Intel Z77 Motherboard features built-in watercooling, an 8 layer PCB, all digital power design, premium alloy chokes and much more. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Borderlands 2 is another one of the most anticipated PC games of 2012. The original game was great and many people enjoyed it and the hype for the second game has been growing over the past couple of months. Well a day ahead of the game’s North American launch Gearbox has released the launch trailer. If this game is as good as the original they have a winner here!
Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltake’s gaming division which specializes in mice, keyboards and headsets specifically promoted for gaming has opened its first retail store in downtown Taipei on a joint venture basis with Super A Electronic, the operator of the Studio A retail chain of Apple products in Taiwan, and Taiwan Tea Corporation (TTC), according to Thermaltake.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Here is what is going on around the web!
Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance II and Trigger review @ Hardware-Mag.de
Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1866MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix.com
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD @ Rbmods
SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ80-064G) Review @ PCSTATS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Review @ Hardware Canucks
MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2GB OC @ LanOC Reviews
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB SuperClocked @ Benchmark Reviews
EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Video Card Review @ Hitechlegion
Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce OC Edition Review @ Hitechlegion
MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr OC Video Card Review @ Hitechlegion
Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Low Profile Review @ Neoseeker
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Review @ Techgage
Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce @ PureOverclock
Sparkle GTX650 OC Dragon Series Review @ KitGuru
ASUS has already made a name for themselves as the top motherboard manufacturer for quite some time now, but they are really making a name for themselves in the graphics card market as well. Their specialized cards use quality components, come with better cooling than the reference design and even sometimes are overclocked. The card we are looking at today is no different. ASUS’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP comes factory overclocked up to 900MHz, uses ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooler and features a super alloy design on the power components. Let’s take a look at this card and see what it can do!
Just 12 hours after going on sale September 14th at 3:01AM EST Apple’s iPhone 5 pre-orders have sold out. So if you did not get your pre-order in you could be waiting up to 2-5 weeks to get your brand new iPhone. Even though to most people the iPhone 5 was not something that really blew them away as expected since this is a brand new Apple product they are in high demand.
SP/Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions today launches the new Slim series 7mm 2.5” SSD for the new generation of ultra slim notebook. Built in a slim and stylish enclosure, the new SSD unleashes the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface to further expand computing experiences and mobility.
ASUS is excited to release the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II series featuring the Standard, OC and TOP editions. Utilizing the latest 28nm NVIDIA Kepler graphics architecture, the OC and TOP cards deliver a factory-overclock while all three cards feature ASUS exclusive DirectCU thermal design and GPU Tweak tuning software to deliver a quieter, cooler, faster, and more immersive gameplay experience. The ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II series set a new benchmark for exceptional performance and power efficiency in a highly affordable graphics card. The ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II is perfect for gamers looking to upgrade from last-generation graphics technology while retaining ASUS’ class-leading cooling and acoustic performance.
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Welcome to the ThinkComputers overclocking guide for the NVIDIA GK104. Also known as the NVIDIA GeForce 680, 670, and 660Ti! This guide does MAY apply to other cards in the series, but, use it at your own risk, as it has not been tested on those devices. If this is your first time overclocking, we hope this guide will be useful to you. If you’re running Intel’s latest processor technology, Ivy Bridge, feel free to check out our sister guide that’ll help you in that area.
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