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Computex 2014

This is by far the most exciting time of the year for me when Computex and E3 strolls around, not only do I get to sit back and relax, but just go completely insane over computer hardware and PC gaming enough said right. Serious though Computex is awesome, well at less for me. E3 on the other hand not so much, because we usually get follow ups from last year, although I do manage to add a game or two the Future PC Game’s list.

Has of now it’s all about Computex 2014, lucky enough for me I completely finished working on the house outside for now to get sometime with Computex this year, so with that said let’s start filling up this post with Computex 2014 gear. Also when it’s over I’ll be adding what I found best at Computex 2014.

Here’s what I found best at this years Computex, first lets start this off with the Chassis, wow do we really need so much computer cases on the market honestly do we? At the moment I’m in middle of buying computer hardware and the first piece gear was the computer case, Cool Masters Cosmos II. Up on purchasing it I said to myself, this case will last me at less a good eight to ten years indefinitely. So after seen so many cases at Computex this year I was glad that I payed $431.23 Total for the Cooler Master Cosmos II, because I didn’t care what chassis they were showing off at Computex 2014.

First up All-in one coolers, even though I order the Corsair H100i last night along with the AX860i PSU and Samsung’s 840 EVO 250GB SSD, I wish these coolers were available to purchase because I would’ve got either one. Raijintek and Fractal Design that could fit in my Fractal Design Define R2 chassis, something that I’ll remember or when the server gets a upgrade. Raijintek is building a mini see-through tank onto the waterblock, and the tubing is likewise transparent with four colors, not that I care about colors but the fact that you can change the fittings like the Fractal Design T12, S24 and S36 AIO cooler. High pressure pump provides impressive water flow rates even when an additional CPU or GPU water block or an additional radiator has been added to the loop, All parts have fully standard G 1/4″ thread fittings for compatibility with the vast majority of enthusiast water cooling products.

Enough said who wouldn’t want to add more blocks to the loop for other cooling purposes, it’s the beginners setup that could lead to something more extreme. Now for Raijintek I’m pretty sure I heard or read something about the G1 1/4 thread fittings or could be wrong, can’t seem to find it, nevertheless it’s still a beautiful AIO CPU cooler.

Motherboards that’s easy the ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Chill With Air Or Water, I’ll be getting ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero Z97 motherboard Although would love to get something like the Formula, I wont be overclocking the processor that much. Plus the specification are almost the same. Also ASUS and MSI motherboards with USB 3.1 at 10Gbps cool and EVGA’s X99 FTW board.

Memory and Storage, Basically it was all about X99 and DDR4 this year along with a bunch of SSD’s, SATA Express, PCIe drives, there’s one thing that had WTF all over it and that was Apacer Mashes a DDR3 DIMM with an M.2 SSD some company I never heard off or seen before, maybe who knows with all the hardware I read about. Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 even though Micron Crucial Ballistix Elite got higher clocks, I would still pick Corsair because of the Dominator Airflow Platinum LED Fan plus the Vengeance Pro Series and Vengeance Airflow Fan is on the list for the new system build. There’s a lot of Corsair but gotta mention the Flash Voyager GTX USB Flash Drive that has a SATA controller in it, Patriot had some USB drives to show too the Stealer Boost and Life Flash drives. Talking about flash drives and controllers LSI also was showing off the new SandForce controller SF3700.

PSU and Graphics, Cougar GXD Digital PSU seen it last year and didn’t pay any attention to it up till now, it lets you Tweak Output Voltages and do I love having control over the gear in the system. Guest that’s why I kinda went with Corsair because of it’s Corsair Link plus their a well known brand. In the graphics department the EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN-Z dual-GPU graphics, don’t have $3000 just laying around because this card would be in my system period, even though it’s aimed at developers still would get it for bragging rights.

Peripherals not so much keyboard is a keyboard as long as it’s a maniacal one, but did fine the Func KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard and Roccat Tyon Gaming Mouse interesting considering it’s all about Logitech and Corsair. Yes the Func KB-460 has Cherry MX mechanical switches multimedia control and LED backlighting too, so there your have it. Last but not least the ASUS RT-AC3200 Six-steam 802.11AC Router, again wish I had this if it wasn’t from the price. I’ll just stick with ASUS RT-N66U and get this one after the system is up and running to go with the ASUS RT-N12 same family. Okay if there was going to be a case, it would the BitFenix Atlas or Antec’s Performance One P380 Case.

This years Computex wasn’t over the top but better then it was last year with stupid Tables and Smart phone gear etc, Fuck I hate that shit with a passion, serious the dream of owning a little PC repair show went down the drain because of this shit, no take your shitty ass fucking laptop else where please and thank you. So now that Computex 2014 is over time to watch some E3 Stage Demos.

Cooling and Chassis

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AeroCool Unveils XPredator Cube in 5 Color Options
Antec Reveals Performance One P380 Case (Video)
beQuiet! First Chassis Ever (Video)
beQuiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler
BitFenix Pandora and Atlas Case (Video)
CRYORIG Previews New H5 Coolers and RIMS Fan Concept
Cooltek Unveils the C2 Aluminum HTPC Chassis
Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX Chassis
Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 612S V2 CPU Cooler
Cougar QBX Mini-ITX Tower Chassis
DeepCool Unveils New D-type CPU Cooler
DeepCool Unveils GamerStorm Liquid CPU Cooler (Video)
DeepCool Unveils Four New Steam Castle Color Cases

Three Lian Li Desk Style Chassis (Video)
Huge Range of Lian-Li Chassis
Corsair Hydro Series HG10 GPU Liquid Cooling Bracket (Video) (Corsair)
Cooler Master Shows Off New Nepton Series Water Cooling
Phanteks PH-TC14S and PH-TC14LS Slim CPU Coolers
Phanteks Unveils Enthoo EVOLV Cubical Micro-ATX Case (Video)
Enermax Chassis and Cooler Shown
Enermax Ostrog.Q and Thorex PC Cases (Video)

Raijintek Arcadia Mid-tower Case
Raijintek Atlas Cubical Micro-ATX Case (Video)
Raijintek Triton Unique Reservoir + Pump + Block Assembly
Raijintek Nemesis, Ereboss, and Pallas CPU coolers
Thermaltakes new Core V1 mini-ITX case
Thermaltake Level 10 Miniature and Titanium Limited Edition Case
Thermaltake Unveils Pacific Line of Water Cooling Parts
Rosewill Wolfstone Gaming Case (Video)

Fractal Design Reveal New AIO Water Cooling Products (Pictures)
Fractal Design Launches The Core X3 Case Series (Video)
Noctua CPU Cooler and Fans
NZXT Introduces Three Groundbreaking Products With CAM Software Functionality (Video)
In-Win Reveals S-Frame Chassis At Computex (Video)
In Win D-Frame Mini (Video)
In Win Chassis Steam Machine / SteamBox
Silterstone Reveal Loads of New Chassis
SilverStone Temjin TJ12 Monstrosity Case (Video)
Silverstonestone Prototype Watercooler without a Pump what!
Silverstone Coolers and Fans with PWM
Sharkoon Vaya II Value PC Case
Corsair Showcases Trio of New Cutting-Edge PC Cases (Carbide Air 240 Video) (Graphite 380T Video) (Corsair)
XIGMATEK Spirit and Spirit-M Cases (Video)

Processors and Motherboards

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Intel unleashed the Beast Overclocking Event
Intel says Moore’s Law will drive the next era in computing
Intel Devil’s Canyon Core Processor Presentation (Round-Up) (Legitreviews)
ASUS ROG Crossblade Ranger First FM2+ Motherboard (ASUS ROG)
ASUS Maximus VII Formula Chill With Air Or Water
ASUS Maximus VII Impact Mini-ITX
ASUS Shows off H97 Pro-Gamer Motherboard for Gamers Who Don’t Overclock
ASUS TUF Sabranco Z97 and Sabertooth Z97 MK2 Motherboards
ASUS also Brings Two USB 3.1-Enabled Motherboards
ASRocks X99 Extreme4 and Extreme6 Motherboards (Video)
ASRock Celebrates Intel Pentium Anniversary with Special Motherboards
ASRock Launches First Socket AM3+ Motherboard with M.2 Slot

Colorful Shows off its First LGA1150 Motherboards
ECS Z97I-Drone with WiFi based on the M.2 standard
EVGA’s Computex Suite Visit
EVGA X99 FTW Motherboard (Pictures)
Gigabyte Shows Off Hellboy Case Mod with Z97N-Gaming 5 Board At Computex
Gigabyte’s Computex 2014 Party
Computex 2014 Gigabyte Suite Visit
Gigabyte Motherboards at Computex (Video) (Video G1 Gaming Mobo)
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force LN2
MSI X99 motherboard with USB 3.1
MSI ECO Range Motherboards (Video)
Sapphire Unveils Atomic 990FX Motherboard with FC Water Block
Sapphire Also Shows off Atomic Z97 Motherboard with water-block

Memory and Storage

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Apacer Mashes a DDR3 DIMM with an M.2 SSD WTF!
ADATA Showoff Worlds First XPG Z1 DDR4 OC Module (Video)
ADATA M.2 PCIe SR1020 and XPG SX930 packs 2TB of Storage
ADATA HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express SSD Enclosure (Review/Preview)
ASUS Hyper M.2 X4 Adapter (ASUS ROG)
Crucial DDR4 and MX100 SSD Preview
(Video) (Crucial MX100) (Crucial Ballistix Elite)
Corsair Dominator Platinum and Premium DDR4 kits (Dominator Airflow Platinum)
G.Skill Unveils 960GB PCI-Express SSD
Galaxy Enters the High-performance Memory Fray with HOF Memory
Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB Flash Drive (Video) (Corsair)
Corsair Announces Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive (Video) (Corsair)

Galaxy Unveils Captain Line of mSATA and M.2 SSDs Weird!
Intel Unleashes Powerful SSDs For Big Data Era (DC P3700 800GB Review)
LSI SandForce controller SF3700 with Demo
LaCie Upgrades Its Iconic Rugged Hard Drive
Patriot Stealer Boost and Life Flash drives  (Video) (Stellar Lite) (Stellar Boost XT)
Samsungs TLC 10nm-class NAND based 845DC EVO SSD
WD To Demonstrate First PCI Express Hard Drives At Computex 2014
Western Digital: World’s first demonstration of PCI Express hard drives
Kingston Digital Ships M.2 SATA SSDs
Plextor Announces M6 Pro SSD and PlexTurbo Software (Video)
Kingston Announces V310 and HyperX Fury SSDs, Shows SF3700 And Marvell PCIe SSDs
OCZ Vector 180 SSD PCB
OCZ RevoDrive 350 Striped in Soft-RAID, Put out 3.7GBps

Power Supply Units PSU

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Antec Presents New Power Supplies for PC Enthusiasts
beQuiet! Straight and Dark Power 10 PSUs (Video) (Dark Power 10)
beQuiet! SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 PSUs (SFX Power 2) (TFX Power 2)
Cooler Master Designs PSU that Talks Directly with Your Smartphone
Corsair HXi Series PSUs Arrive – HX750i, HX850i, HX1000i (Corsair) (Video)
Cougar GXD Digital PSU Lets You Tweak Output Voltages
EVGA Introduces SuperNOVA 1600 G2 Power Supply (EVGA)
SilverStone Unveils a 600W, Fully-modular SFX Power Supply
Super Flower 80 PLUS Titanium-rated Leadex PSUs (Video)
Rosewill Unveils Quark Series Fully Modular PSUs
Rosewill Unveils AIM Series Digital PSUs
Thermaltake Toughpower Titanium 1500W PSU

Graphics

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ASUS Swift PG278Q G-Sync 144Hz WQHD Gaming Monitor (ASUS ROG)
ASUS PA328Q, PB279Q 4K with Nvidia G-Sync (PB279Q)
ASUS ARES III Dual R9 290X (Hawaii) GPU Limited Edition (ASUS ROG)
Colorful GTX 780 Ti iGame Kudan with Air and liquid cooling
Colorful Unveils Fan Rail Cooling Solution
Colorful Also Shows off iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid 6GB
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN-Z dual-GPU graphics card and HydroCopper (Video) (TITAN-Z)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 750 Ti Darbee Edition Graphics Card (Video)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF) V20
Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF Second Edition
Gigabyte WaterForce VGA Liquid Cooling Solution (Video)
HIS Shows off Radeon R9 290X IceQ Hybrid
PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 Devil13 Up Close (Video) (PowerColor)

Peripherals

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AMD Demonstrates First FreeSync Monitor Prototype
ASUS ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse and GK2000 Gaming Keyboard (ASUS ROG)
Corsair Launches World’s First Cherry MX RGB Gaming Keyboards (Intro) (Video) (Corsair)
Coolermaster Novatouch Topre Switch Keyboard
Rosewill Unveils RGB80 Compact Gaming Keyboard (Video) (Rosewill)
Func KB-460 mechanical keyboard and MS-3(2) gaming mouse (Video) (Func MS-2) (Func KB-460)
ROCCAT Unveils Tyon, The Next Step in Gaming Mice Evolution (Roccat)
CM Storm Resonar Headset (Video)
Thermaltake Shock 3D 7.1 Headset
Logitech Announces the 2014 Color Collection Mice
ASUS RT-AC3200 Six-steam 802.11AC Router with MIMO
D-Link DAP-1650 11AC Dual Band Range Extender
D-Link Debuts Low Power 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express NIC
QNAP Showcases Its Next Generation NAS TS-x51 (Video)

What geeks Really Need

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ASUS Computex 2014 Live Stream
Intel at Computex Taipei 2014
Computex 2014 – Day 1 Coverage
Computex 2014 – Day 2 Coverage
Computex 2014 – Day 3 Coverage
Computex 2014 HWBOT OC Gathering
Computex 2014: Booth Babes Part 1
Computex 2014: Booth Babes Part 2

Outside Computex

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PC Perspective Podcast #303 – News from Computex 2014
PLX Technology Enables Industry’s First USB-to-PCIe Consumer SSD Solution
New DockPort Display Standard Released From VESA
DisplayLink and I-O DATA Announce First 4K USB Graphics Adapter

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