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MSI, leading in motherboard design, launches two new motherboards to fully utilize the power of the Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 series CPUs. The C236A WORKSTATION andC236M WORKSTATION motherboards are engineered to offer the best performance and stability for workstation, entry server and datacenter use, catering to the most demanding heavy-duty computer users.

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MSI C236 WORKSTATION motherboards are optimized for professional and industrial use. Advanced PCB design, engineered using industry leading standards and the use of the highest quality components passing the most extreme quality validation, the C236A WORKSTATION and C236M WORKSTATION motherboards guarantee the best in performance and reliability. Designed and optimized for NVIDIA® Quadro® and AMD® FirePro graphics cards multi-GPU setups, equipped with unique Steel Armor and optimal PCI Express slot placement ensure great efficiency and perfect stability for heavy duty computing.

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The MSI WORKSTATION motherboards are designed to fully support the latest generation Intel® Xeon® processors for high performance computing. Utilize all cores & threads and harness the power of Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 series processors to optimize productivity.

DDR4 BoostThe WORKSTATION motherboards are also equipped with a plethora of smart features, such as unique DDR4 Boost, enhancing the traces and signals of ECC memory to offer a fast and reliable system. The latest storage standards can also be found on the WORKSTATION models. With support for Turbo M.2, Turbo U.2 and SATA Express offering a wide variety of blazing fast solutions. Following the latest and greatest in connectivity, the reversible USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port can be found onboard.* Military Class 4 components, Audio Boost, Intel® Gigabit LAN* and Click BIOS 5 make top things off to make the C236 WORKSTATION motherboard the perfect multi-tasking powerhouse for demanding productivity applications.

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SEE, TRY AND BUY THE TECH OF TOMORROW TODAY AT GADGET SHOW LIVE 2016

Gadget Show Live returns for its 8th year, 31 March – 3 April 2016, NEC, Birmingham
Tickets on sale now at www.gadgetshowlive.net

Britain’s biggest consumer tech show – Gadget Show Live – returns to Birmingham’s NEC this Easter from Thursday 31 March to Sunday 3 April and 75,000 tech fans are expected to flood through its doors. Tickets are on sale now at gadgetshowlive.net and start at under £10.

The show features four fantastic new areas this year – Better Life, Power Up, The Lab and The Arcade – making it the perfect day out for everyone from early adopters to silver surfers and tech-fanatic families.

Better Life – visitors to Better Life will discover tech that’s been engineered to enhance their everyday lives, whether that’s tech that seamlessly integrates different areas of their lives, or aesthetically irresistible products to beautify the home.

Sitting at the heart of Better Life is the House of Sound and Vision. Playing host to a truly cinematic experience, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the latest home cinema technology on the market. They can test out a cinema style experience in a purpose built living room kitted out with the latest audio, TV and surround sound tech to try before they buy.

Power Up – visitors will find technology with the power to drive their lives forward, everything from mobiles to wearables, fitness devices and in-car kit. Test drive very cool cars in the Car Experience and the latest personal transport devices on the Gadget Wheels Test Track.

The Lab – concept and innovation are integral to modern day tech and at Gadget Show Live visitors can discover inspirational tech for the future as well as advice and education on how the tech of tomorrow can change their lives.

In The Lab, visitors can hear gadget reviews from our experts in the Connect Theatre, see the tech of the future in the British Inventors’ Project and Innovation Theatre, and make their own gadgets in Engineer Your Future.

The Arcade – this is the place for gamers to become truly immersed in the very latest titles on the market, compete against friends (and even against the pros) in the Competition Zone and Minecraft Zone, check out innovative?? in the Indie Mobile & Gaming Pod and take a trip down memory lane with some fine vintage flashbacks.

Of course, everyone’s favourite, The Super Theatre will also make a powerful return featuring all four Gadget Show presenters – Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Ortis Deley and Amy Williams – in a brand new, never before seen, hour long performance overflowing with tech and treats. It’s an unmissable experience teeming with first class stunts, audience participation and the chance to win the latest, most sought after technology on the high street.

For the first time ever, the Super Theatre will be filmed live for The Gadget Show television programme and visitors will be surprised by some very special guests.

(Friday 1st April 2016 9:00 – 18:00

Saturday 2nd April 2016 9:00 – 18:00

Sunday 3rd April 2016 9:00 – 18:00

* please note new opening times

VIP – What’s in my VIP package? £160

Child (Thurs) £9.99

Adult (Thurs) £16.99

Child (Fri, Sat, Sun) £11.99

Adult (Friday, Sat, Sun) £18.99

Get social

Follow Gadget Show Live on Twitter @gadgetshowlive, Facebook at /Gadgetshowlive, YouTube

/gadgetshowlivetv and Instagram @gadgetshowlive for regular updates.

Buy your ticket: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/

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December 17th, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to bring gamers the best in performance and value and brings both to gamers with its  GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card for mainstream gaming. Powered by the high-efficiency Maxwell architechture, the BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 750 Ti OC delivers stunning visuals with low power draw. Complimented by 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit wide bus, you can play the latest games smoothly thanks to this Special GAMING OC revision designed to meet competitive gamers’ needs, its 640 CUDA cores are factory overclocked to 1127Mhz with a Boost frequency of 1178Mhz for that extra kick.

The FPS unique dual-fan cooling design helps keep the GTX 750 Ti OC cool and running in top condition while looking the part as well. Designed to complement the BIOSTAR GAMING line of motherboards. The BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 750 Ti OC supports multiple displays via dual DVI and mini-HDMI output.

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FACTORY OVERCLOCKED FOR HIGHER PERFORMANCE 

Enjoy a higher level of gaming with the higher clocks thanks to BIOSTAR’s GAMING OC. Faster than reference clock speeds improves gameplay by shifting the GTX 750 Ti to overdrive, churning out more frame rates for a smoother gaming experience. 

UNIQUE DUAL-FAN COOLING DESIGN 

Keeping your card cool is important to get the most out of your card. The new BIOSTAR GAMING FPS design cooler cools the full-sized PCB card and maintain ideal temperatures. Quiet operation also ensures no distraction so you can game in full immersion without worrying about noisy fans.     

 

For more info on the GEFORCE 750Ti GAMING/OC please go to: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/vga/introduction.php?S_ID=202

Available soon in BIOSTAR’s eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/usr/biostar_microtech?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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MSI has received news from various media websites about possible bending of Intel® 6th Generation Processors when using heavy-weight cooling solutions. Possible bending might not occur straight away, however, as your system sits on its desk or moving it anywhere, could result in unwanted effects. To make sure you will never encounter this problem we developed the CPU GUARD 1151 to protect your Socket 1151 Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 / Core™ / Pentium® or Celeron® processor which strengthens the corners to withstand more vertical pressure.

PREVENT THIS

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Besides protecting your CPU, the CPU GUARD 1151 is also the perfect tool for anyone looking to ‘delid’ their 6th Generation Intel® processor. When re-applying the IHS, the design of the CPU GUARD 1151 tightly locks the HIS ensuring it will stay in its place and you will never have to worry about optimal thermal performance or it moving. Recently the CPU GUARD 1151 was used during an overclocking event, helping top overclockers push their Skylake CPU to the max, breaking world records.

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COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design.

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COUGAR Attack X3 uses the original Cherry MX mechanical switches that guarantee the incredible performance people associate with a true mechanical gaming keyboard. Their unique tactile and audible feedback will provide you with an unparalleled gaming experience.

COUGAR UIX System will allow gamers to get the most out of this keyboard. With UIX, the user can easily define the function of any key, and use up to ten of them as macro keys. All the settings (up to three full configuration profiles) can then be conveniently stored in the keyboards on board memory, which allows the user to bring the keyboard to another computer and keep all the settings.

Quick response is guaranteed with a 1000Hz polling rate that can be fine-tuned to suit users’ preferences. The keyboard’s N-Key Rollover capabilities bring absolute input accuracy: It doesn’t matter how many keys the gamer presses, the result will always be accurate input.

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Finally, the aluminum frame that covers the keyboard provides a distinctively elegant design that sets it apart from the loads of plastic keyboards that flood the market. Durable and classy, this keyboard comes also with exceptionally strong red backlights that will not only allow you to play even in dimly lit environments, but also enhance the gaming atmosphere.

Attack X3 is, in short, everything gamers need it to be, and nothing they don’t. It will be available in December in the EU, and in Q1 2016 in the USA. USA MSRP: USD 119.9 (VAT excluded).

For more information on the Attack X3 please visit:

COUGAR Attack X3 http://www.cougargaming.com/products/keyboards/attackx3/

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 Corsair®, a world leader in enthusiast PC hardware and components, today announced the release of the new Corsair Carbide 600Q and Carbide 600C high-performance PC cases. With iconic minimalist styling, a wealth of sound-deadening features (600Q), a huge clear side-panel window (600C) and distinctive inverted-ATX interior design, the 600Q and 600C continue the Corsair tradition of innovation and excellence in modern PC case design to deliver a no-compromise approach to PC cooling.

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Unlike many PC cases which demand enthusiasts choose between noisy, high-airflow ventilation or low-noise, restricted airflow designs, the 600Q and 600C are able to deliver the best of both. The distinctive inverted-ATX internal design places the heat producing components in the direct airflow pathway of the two AF140L 140mm intake fans and single AF140L 140mm exhaust fan, providing powerful and efficient cooling, with extra wide vents ensuring unimpeded airflow.

Specially tuned for low-noise operation, the 600Q and 600C’s three included fans have been redesigned for excellent airflow at lower noise levels, with an integrated external 3-speed fan controller allowing users to reduce the fan RPM, further lowering noise with a minimal impact on cooling performance. The result is a no-compromise approach to cooling that delivers fantastic system temperatures at extremely low noise levels.

The 600Q dedication to low-noise continues well beyond fan speeds. High density sound deadening material fitted in the front panel, side panels, and roof works to further mute system noise and ensure that the 600Q is as quiet as it is beautiful.

Clean and minimalist styling that’s both eye-catching yet reserved combines with solid steel exterior paneling and a premium finish. The distinctive curved front panel houses two 5.25in drive bays secreted behind a hinged flap, offering full functionality without compromising on looks. Inside you’ll find two tool-free 3.5in drive bays and three tool-free 2.5in drive bays integrated into a stylish PSU and drive bay cover.  A plethora of cable routing holes, tie-downs and cable grommets make building in the 600Q and 600C easy, so your system can look as good on the inside as it does on the outside.

Available in December from Corsair’s world-wide network of retailers and distributors, the Carbide 600Q and Carbide 600C are backed by a comprehensive two year warranty and Corsair’s world-wide customer support network.

Specifications

  • Inverse-ATX Layout: With this new layout, airflow is easily directed at the hottest devices in your system; the GPU and CPU, and not wasted on drive cages.
  • Sound Damping Throughout (600Q only): Keep your system quiet and cool with high-density sound damping material on side panels, front panel, and top panels.  It’s so quiet, you’ll find yourself wondering if your PC is even powered on.
  • Hinged and Latched Full Side Panel Window (600C only): Easily access your components with a single touch – and when closed, enjoy viewing every part of your build through the full size side panel window.
  • Steel Exterior: Get rid of those plastic cases – the 600Q and 600C have full steel exterior panels for extra durability and gorgeous good looks.
  • Three Included AF140L fans: Great airflow doesn’t have to be noisy – the three AF140L fans can push large amounts of air across your hottest devices without that annoying fan hum, and the three-speed fan controller lets you decide exactly how fast they run.
  • PSU and 5.25” Bay Cover: Clean up the inside of your case by tucking all those cables and less-attractive drives behind a clean, refined PSU and 5.25” bay cover. Or remove them for assembly – it’s up to you.
  • Watercooling Ready: Fit up to a 280mm radiator up front and up to a 360mm radiator on the bottom – along with a 140mm rear fan mount.
  • Easy to Clean: Easily access dust filters on front and bottom meaning you’ll never spend more than a minute getting dust out of your system.
  • Easy to Build: Tool-free drive installation, tool-free side panel access, and tons of cable routing options and tie downs means you can spend less time building your PC and more time using it.
  • MSRP: $149.99 exc. Tax

Web Pages:

For more information the Carbide Series 600Q, visit

http://www.corsair.com/600Q

For more information the Carbide Series 600C, visit

http://www.corsair.com/600C

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