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Noctua presents NH-D15 elite-class dual tower CPU cooler

Noctua today introduced its new flagship-model NH-D15. Built on the basis of the legendary NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate quiet cooling performance, the NH-D15 is an elite-class dual tower cooler for the highest demands.

“Having convinced tens of thousands of quiet cooling enthusiasts around the globe, our NH-D14 has become a reference for top-tier dual tower heatsinks”, explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. “In the end, it took us more than three years of continuous development, countless thermal simulations and over hundred samples to come up with a substantial improvement in efficiency. Staying true to our policy of not releasing anything we’re not 100% satisfied with, we had to accept some delays in order to squeeze out the last few percent of performance, but now we’re proud to finally release the NH-D15 as a worthy successor to the venerable D14.”

Noctua’s NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the D14′s much acclaimed quiet cooling performance.

QPAD introduce two new mousepads

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Returning to the product that started the success story of QPAD, the company now launches two new pro-grade series of gaming mousepads. The QPAD UC-series features a soft yet resistant surface of natural rubber, designed for you to feel the mouse’s movement over the pad’s uncoated surface for better control. The QPAD FX-series has the same features as QPAD UC, but with a heat treated surface for lower friction providing slightly higher speed.

“This is an important moment for me and QPAD”, says company founder Christer “MrMouse” Körnbäck.”Back in the 1990′s we were the very first company to offer mousepads specifically designed for gaming. With this launch, we’re back with a broad range of soft top fabric mousepads in a very attractive price range, and I believe these mousepads will become the most popular mousepads we’ve ever created” says Christer.

With this launch QPAD also want to redefine the importance of the mousepads, and the changing of mousepads regularly, in order to always maximize gaming performance.

Tt eSPORTS unveils the Level 10 M Blazing Red Edition Gaming Headset

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Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals, will be releasing the third variant in the Level 10 M Headset series with the Level 10 M Headset Blazing Red edition. Designed in collaboration with BMW Designworks USA – the Level 10 M Headset is a meticulous blend of form and function. While maintaining the tradition of iconic design found in the products before it, namely the Level 10 Chasis and Level 10 M Mouse, elements of open spaced architecture and geometric modularity are employed throughout the Level 10 M Headset.

The Level 10 M Headset was made to meet the stringent demands gamers’ have in a headset, without looking out of place for everyday use. The headset comes with a set of PC gaming cables as well as mobile headset cable. Joining the already available Level 10 M Headset in Diamond Black and Iron White, the Level 10 M Headset Blazing Red will further allow consumers to enjoy the experience offered by a Level 10 product.

Fractal Design introduces the Node 804 Micro ATX PC Case

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The Node 804 is a Micro ATX chassis which focuses on cooling performance and maximum configurability, all packed in an interesting new form factor with an elegant design. The dual chamber layout separates hot running components from the cooler ones and allows unrestricted airflow over the motherboard, processor and graphic cards.

The case comes with three Silent Series R2 120 mm fans but can be upgraded with an additional 7 fans if desired. There are also plenty of options for placing water cooling components, tall heat sinks and hard drives. The flexibility of this case really gives the users the possibility to create their optimal system build.

Razer launches world’s first Keyboard Mechanical Switch Designed for Gaming

Razer today announced the launch of the world’s first mechanical switch designed by Razer specifically for gaming — the Razer Mechanical Switch.

While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. In order to achieve that, Razer decided to go back to the drawing board to completely re-engineer the traditional mechanical switch.

After extensive research, Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Furthermore, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points, result in a lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes.

MSI announces the R9 290X LIGHTNING

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The all new MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING has been upgraded and improved to deliver the fastest single GPU graphics experience. With dozens of improvements across the board, the R9 290X LIGHTNING epitomizes the no-holds-barred overclocking attitude that drove the development of world’s fastest single GPU graphics card.

The design reminisces of MSI’s greatest Lightning series graphics cards, like 2x 8-pin and 1x 6-pin power connectors on board guaranteeing a minimum of 450W available for overclocking. The TriFrozr Thermal Design has been optimized to more efficiently dissipate heat from the GPU and on-board components to ensure class-leading results. The GDDR5 memory on the R9 290X LIGHTNING has been optimized in cooperation with AMD to deliver the best overclocking results whether cooled on by air or through extreme cooling like Liquid Nitrogen (LN2.)

Rapoo releases the T120P Wireless Touch Mouse

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Rapoo’s ergonomic T120P Wireless Touch Mouse is the ideal mobile accessory for laptop users. The Windows 8 compatible mouse boasts an ambidextrous design and runs on a reliable 5GHz wireless connection for a smooth and interference-free mobile experience.

The T120P Wireless Touch Mouse features Smart Touch Zone technology and an intelligent 4D touch wheel with interactive vibrating feedback for easy navigation, replacing the need for a traditional mechanical scroll wheel. The T120P also features fast-scrolling – meaning with one simple swipe of a finger over the touch zone, users can quickly scroll through long documents, excel files and web pages.

Cooler Master launches CM Storm Alcor and Mizar Gaming Mice

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Cooler Master unveils two new gaming mice that are throwbacks to a simpler time in gaming, but outfitted to withstand modern gaming needs. These new gaming mice are Alcor and Mizar.

Each with a design inspired by the essence of the earlier years of gaming, Alcor and Mizar meld a proven comfortable and classic design with technological improvements that match today’s gaming scene. Alcor is fitted with the Avago 3090 optical sensor while Mizar utilizes the Avago 9800 laser sensor. Both sensors are tuned for gaming with high speed actions and very precise tracking. Combine this with a low weight of about 121 grams and unparalleled ergonomics both mice are perfect for gaming. The physical design and layout of both mice remain true to a classic, right-handed, and ergonomic feel while each button is intuitively placed to ensure quick setup and more comfortable long-term use.

Tt eSPORTS releases POSEIDON Z Illuminated, world’s first 5 year warranty Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tt eSPORTS is releasing the new POSEIDON Z Illuminated mechanical gaming keyboard. Tt eSPORTS is committed to pushing the envelope for future of gaming as well as striving for continuous innovation. From creating many of the world’s firsts such as a retail store dedicated only to eSports gaming peripherals, gaming mice & keyboards with a detachable cooling fan, etc.., Tt eSPORTS now reveals its newest world’s first with the 5 year warranty on a mechanical gaming keyboard in the POSEIDON Z Illuminated. In the POSEIDON Z Illuminated, we aim to offer a full-featured yet budget friendly fully back-lit mechanical keyboard for gamers – especially first time mechanical keyboard users.

The POSEIDON Z Illuminated is a back-lit blue mechanical switch keyboard, featuring brightness adjustment, 6-8 key N-Key Rollover support, media keys, and the ability to disable the windows key. It is fully plug and play compatible, with no additional software needed. Featuring the new Tt eSPORTS certified mechanical switches, with usage life of 50 million keystrokes, paired with amazing build quality and accompanied by our world’s first 5 year warranty. The POSEIDON Z Illuminated will come in Tt eSPORTS certified brown and blue mechanical switch variants.

Microsoft names Satya Nadella new CEO as Bill Gates steps down as chairman

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Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.”

Since joining the company in 1992, Nadella has spearheaded major strategy and technical shifts across the company’s portfolio of products and services, most notably the company’s move to the cloud and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world supporting Bing, Xbox, Office and other services. During his tenure overseeing Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, the division outperformed the market and took share from competitors.

OZONE rolls out Neon Precision Gaming Mouse

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Sleek, precise and versatile: Ozone Neon is the ultimate laser mouse, an ambidextrous gaming mouse designed to suit a wide variety of grip styles and hand sizes. Available in four colors. February 2014. Msrp: 49,90€. Outfitted with an ultra-precise 6400 DPI laser sensor that ensures a perfect tracking performance. Fully customizable, adjust the polling and response rate and program its 8 buttons in 5 independent profiles thanks to its 128Kb built-in memory.

Specifically designed shape to suit all playing styles and ensure maximum control and comfort for both right and left handed users. Easy to go to 6400, 3500, 1800 and 800 DPI with LED level indicator. All of those features are easily customizable thanks to its software included.

No matter if you make small precise movements or fast long range swipes the side rubber pads will ensure the best motion control. Top Surface specially coated with leading-edge antislip rubber material. Never lose control of your game.

Roccat launches Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Gaming Headset

ROCCAT Studios, German manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals, today announces the availability of the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital gaming headset in Europe and North America. The true 5.1 gaming headset is the flagship version of the new Kave XTD series. The Kave XTD 5.1 Digital builds upon the foundations laid by the original Kave headset, rebuilding it from the ground up and adding impressive innovations of its own, all the while refining the tried and tested feature set that made the original such a success.

The Kave XTD 5.1 Digital includes a fully-equipped desktop remote with a built-in premium 5.1 sound card. Also included in the feature-packed remote is ROCCAT Smart Link, a patented technology which lets users pair their smartphone to the remote via Bluetooth, allowing them to make and receive calls through the headset while gaming. ROCCAT solved two problems here: you don’t get on your team’s nerves making strange noises while you try and talk to somebody on the phone with your headset still on. Plus, nobody will be able to hear what you are saying on the phone, because whatever chat software you were using gets muted once you pick up the call. The rear side of the remote boasts 5.1 speaker ports, letting users hook-up their existing speaker system to remote and easily toggle between headset and speaker output. That means no more crawling under the table to re-plug in audio cables. The remote is completed by comprehensive headset and system audio controls.

GIGABYTE launches BRIX Gaming Mini PC Barebone

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GIGABYTE today announced the launch of its latest addition to the GIGABYTE BRIX series of ultra compact PC kits, the GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming. Packing an AMD A8-5557M APU together with an AMD Radeon R9 M275X discrete graphics processor, the GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming has gaming performance that belies its compact size.

“The BRIX Gaming offers a real desktop PC experience in a compact form factor that end users now expect from a GIGABYTE BRIX device,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “We’re very excited about the continuing evolution of the desktop PC, challenging the notion that smaller PC design means abandoning performance.”

Tt eSPORTS announces the Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse

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The Level 10 design concept originated back in 2008 when Thermaltake Group initiated the first design collaboration with BMW DesignworksUSA, and the design concept was widely and continuously praised for its futuristic design, open-space architectural structure, excellent heat dissipation properties, and its intuitive functionality. After the success of the Level 10 Chassis, Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA decided to continue their pursuit in challenging themselves to create the most beautiful and functional products around in the realm of gaming peripherals with Thermaltake’s subsidiary brand Tt eSPORTS, via the Level 10 M series. The first product in the Level 10 M series, the Level 10 M Mouse continued the iconic design of the Level 10 Project with the same use of aluminum throughout, open-spaced architectural inspirations, and excellent ventilation properties. The M Mouse has garnered numerous design awards already. It was only natural for Tt eSPORTS and BMW DesignworksUSA to further continue their pursuit for highly aesthetic and functionally designed peripherals, which led to the recent 10 M Headset and now… The Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse!