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OCZ Introduces Special Ops Edition DDR3 Series

Razer Debuts The Razer DeathAdder For Mac OS X

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BenQ Introduces C36 Music Phone

ASUS Introduces Crosshair II Formula Motherboard

OCZ Introduces Special Ops Edition DDR3 Series

OCZ Technology Group announced the Special Ops Edition DDR3 Series, available in both PC3-8500 and PC3-10666 kits featuring the high densities and stability gamers demand. These DDR3 kits are intended for users advancing to the next generation of memory platforms, offering the speeds, density, and reliability required for the latest DirectX 10 PC titles. Featuring a unique camouflage motif heatspreader design, the DDR3 Special Ops Edition Series was designed for gaming systems in need of a reliable upgrade as well as some extra style.

The PC3-8500 and PC3-10666 SOE will be available in 1GB and 2GB modules, and 2GB and 4GB dual channel kits for the high densities demanded by graphic-intensive games, operating systems, and applications. These modules offer the stability and speed to give gamers the performance edge with a highly reliable, future-proof system that takes advantage of all high-speed DDR3 has to offer.

Available options:

  • PC3-8500 1GB Module (P/N: OCZ3SOE10661G)
  • PC3-8500 2GB D/C Kit (P/N: OCZ3SOE10662GK)
  • PC3-8500 2GB Module (P/N: OCZ3SOE10662G)
  • PC3-8500 4GB D/C Kit (P/N: OCZ3SOE10664GK)

  • PC3-10666 1GB Module (P/N: OCZ3SOE13331G)
  • PC3-10666 2GB D/C Kit (P/N: OCZ3SOE13332GK)
  • PC3-10666 2GB Module (P/N: OCZ3SOE13332G)
  • PC3-10666 4GB D/C Kit (P/N: OCZ3SOE13334GK)

OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Special Ops Edition specs:

  • 1333MHz DDR3
  • CL 9-9-9-27 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Unbuffered
  • Camo Motif XTC Heatspreader
  • 1.7 Volts
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • 1.75V EVP

OCZ DDR3 PC3-8500 Special Ops Edition specs:

  • 1066MHz DDR3
  • CL 7-7-7-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Unbuffered
  • Camo Motif XTC Heatspreader
  • 1.6 Volts
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • 1.8V EVP

All DDR3 Special Ops Edition modules are 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature high quality XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation. Furthermore, each OCZ SOE module is backed by the industry leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty.

Source: OCZ Technology Group

Razer Debuts The Razer DeathAdder For Mac OS X

Razer has launched the "Lunar White" Razer DeathAdder, an ergonomic right-handed gaming mouse specifically built with the needs of Mac OS X gamers in mind.

Razer DeathAdder for the Mac – US: $59.99; Europe: ˆ49.99


  • 1800dpi Razer Precision 3G Infrared Sensor
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response
  • Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Always-Onmode
  • 16-bit ultra-wide data path
  • 6400 frames per second (5.8 megapixels per second)
  • Up to 120 inches per second and15g of acceleration
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
  • Approximate size:128mm (length) x 70mm (width) x 42.5mm (height)

Availability: May 20, 2008 – Worldwide and at US Apple stores.

The first gaming mouse in Razer's arsenal specifically developed for the Mac gamer, the Razer DeathAdder's Razer 3G Infrared Sensor technology and engineering improvements make it well-suited for Mac OS X gamers in need of a fully feature gaming mouse. The DeathAdder for Mac OS X features the 1800 dpi Razer Precision 3G infrared sensor with 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response and a tracking speed of up to 120 inches per second (ips).

The Razer DeathAdder has five independent Hyperesponse buttons and On-the-Fly Sensitivity drivers that allows players to instantly change and adjust mouse sensitivity settings to their game environment. As a bonus, the mouse possesses a sleek and smooth rubber coated matte black finish that enhances gripping traction while maintaining a dry surface, with a pulsating white Razer logo that illuminates its elegant curves and the perfect right-handed ergonomic shape.

Source: Razer

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Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks @ HardwareLogic
OCZ Quad 2Gb Memory Kit Review - 8Gb of Platinum Goodness @ Madshrimps
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Legion Hardware - (Thermaltake DuOrb CPU)
Futurelooks - Nyko Cord-Free Wireless Adapter for Wii Nunchuk Review
Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 Review @ Everything USB
AV Receiver Buying Guide @ eCoustics
NZXT Tempest Mid-Tower @ Techgage
Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition review @ TechSpot
Razer Piranha Gaming Communicator Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Nexus XiR-2300 Aluminum Ed. CPU Cooler @ TweakTown
Samsung SyncMaster 245BW Widescreen LCD Monitor @ BmR
Logitech diNovo Mini Palm-sized Keyboard Review @ OCIA.net
Ultra m998 Case Review @ OCModShop
EVGA e-GeForce 8800GT AKIMBO 1GB Video Card Review @ Gamepyre
Xigmatek HDT-SD964 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
XFX GeForce 9800GX2 1GB Review @ InsideHW
NZXT Alpha @ TweakPC
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BenQ Introduces C36 Music Phone

BenQ today announces the launch of the BenQ C36 music phone, successor to the BenQ C30, with enhanced multimedia functionalities, upgraded 1.3-megapixel camera and a spacious 2" LCD display perfect for viewing photos and videos. The origianl top key design brings direct access to FM radio, MP3 player and camera functions in a faster and easier way.

Weighing 78g, the BenQ C36's 2" LCD display is perfect for viewing photos and videos. The upgraded 1.3-megapixel camera supports AVI video recording and playback, and can also do double-duty as a webcam when connected to a PC. The C36's powerful multimedia functions includes a built-in FM radio with recording and schedule recording functions and a MP3 player supports MP3, WAV, MIDI and AMR formats.

The C36 also adds an e-book reader and a photo editor for touching up photos. It also comes equipped with dual speaker for sharing music with friends and a MicroSD card slot and USB connectivity to store and transfer all the music, photos and videos.

The BenQ C36 will be firstly available in Indonesia in May with other countries to follow in the coming months.


System GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
Battery 650 mAh Li-Ion Battery
Talk Time Up to 2.4 hrs
Standby Time UP to 180 hrs
Integrated Camera 1.3 mega pixel camera
PC Sync Yes
Others Health Management (BMI, Menstrual)
E-book reader
Photo editor
Melody composer
Display 176 x 220, 2", 262K TFT-LCD
Video Functions AVI ( recording and playback)
Audio Functions Music player
FM radio (Scheduled recording)
Voice memo
Dual loud speakers
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Ring Tones 64-chord polyphonic ring tone
Connectivity WAP 2.0
GPRS class 12
USB 1.1
Memory microSD Card slot extended up to 2GB
Dimensions 108 x 47.2 x 14.2mm
Weight 78g
Color Lustrous Blue
Accessories (Standard) Standard travel charger
Standard Li-Ion Battery (650 mAh Li-Ion)
USB data cable

Source: BenQ

ASUS Introduces Crosshair II Formula Motherboard

ASUS today released the new ASUS Crosshair II Formula Motherboard that includes innovative technologies like CPU Level Up, Hybrid SLI and 3-Way SLI. It is also ready for AMD Socket AM2+ Phenom FX / Phenom X4 / Phenom X2 / Athlon X2 / Sempron and legacy AM2 processors; and features up to 5200 MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0-based system bus speeds for AM2+ CPUs.

ASUS CPU Level Up technology makes it easy to upgrade the CPU performance without additional costs. This innovation allows users to obtain enhanced performances in three steps. Firstly, users need to enter the BIOS. Next, they need to choose the processor they wish to overclock to. Finally, they need to reboot. The motherboard will now do the rest, and users can instantly start using higher performances and better frame rates.

Users who feel that their discrete graphics cards are not up to par can now make use of the Crosshair II Formula's support for Hybrid SLI with HybridPower and GeForce Boost features. The Hybrid SLI is a dual-graphic solution that utilizes the integrated graphics processor to assist discrete graphics cards for boosted performances. It can even save power by switching off discrete graphics while running lower requirement games.

Another graphical advantage of the Crosshair II Formula is its support for NVIDIA's 3-way SLI in PCI-E 2.0 mode. With a triple SLI setup, three high-end video cards will work efficiently together to deliver smoother, scalable 3D performances.

SupremeFX II delivers a high definition audio experience to the gamers of ROG. The SupremeFX II features unique virtual surround audio innovations for gamers' headphones—allowing them to easily to spot enemies in 3D environments during game play.

The Pin-Fin design helps lower system temperatures; and reduces noises arising from the fan during game play—providing an efficient thermal system.


CPU AMD Socket AM2+/AM2
Chipset NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI
System Bus Up to 5200 MT/s; HyperTransport 3.0 interface for AM2+ CPU
Memory Dual Ch. max. 8GB, DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 / 533, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
VGA Integrated graphics with 512MB maximum shared memory
Supports HDMI Technology with HDCP compliant & D-Sub
Multi VGA output support: DVI & D-Sub
Hybrid SLI Support
Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe2.0 x16 support NVIDIA SLI Tech @ dual x16 or 3-way @ x8, x8, x 8
2 x PCIe2.0 x1, PCIex1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot
2 x PCI 2.2
Storage 6 x SATA 3Gb/s
1 x Ultra DMA 133
High Definition Audio SupremeFX II Audio Card

Source: ASUS

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