Zaward has a small booth at Computex, but their CPU coolers are quite out of the ordinary. Some feature direct touch heatpipes, while others use golf fans in combination with heatpipes for silent operation. A pre-filled watercooling kit and passive northbridge heatsink can also be viewed at their booth
Winchip may not be well known in Europe or the Americas, but have made a name for themselves in Asia. They are trying to break into the european market and have some very interesting and well performing memory on display at their Computex booth.
Biostar has been doing incredibly well with their T-Series motherboards. The latest products use all the new Intel chipsets like X38 and G33. On the video cards side the V-Ranger voltage control features have been extended to the GeForce 8600 Series.
Elixir has a fancy yellow booth, showing off various DDR3 1066 or 1333 MHz modules for notebooks and desktops. Their demo system is running the new memory at 1600MHz, while you will also find DDR2 sticks running 1066MHz at default voltage on display.
ASRock had a number of cost-effective Core 2 Duo motherboards on display which all support up to 1333 MHz FSB. Another novelty was the ConRoe 1333-DVI/H R2.0 which comes with a DVI add-on card that has to be installed in a PCI-Express slot and reroutes the Intel Integrated Graphics to a DVI port with HDCP support.
Alutek is showing off a wide range of HTPC cases fit for every budget. Their line-up of such enclosures is quite extensive. The company is also displaying small cases which act as heatsinks, making them perfect for passive home theater PCs.
At Corsair you could see the world's fastest DDR3 memory running at 2000 MHz, that's 1000 MHz real clock. Also several shipping DDR3 products were on display in addition to a static demo of ATI's new RD790 chipset motherboard.
Akasa has brought an all new line-up of VGA coolers to Computex and is also showing off new CPU coolers and brand-new power supplies with 135 mm fans. Even a golden colored, actively cooled notebook cooling pad can be viewed at their booth.
A-DATA is showing off a lot of different and very innovative flash memory devices. You will find tiny memory sticks as well as rugged ones at their booth. All new DDR2 1200 MHz and DDR3 memory is also on display, while their new line-up of digital picture frames is being shown off for the first time.
Scythe is letting visitors take a look at their newest CPU coolers like the Kama Cross or Ninja Mini, as well as a prototype of an immensly large CPU cooler, which utilize 10 heatpipes as well as a very large fan. In other areas, we show you a few very useful products and their Japan exclusive power supplies.
GeIL is showing off three systems, one running DDR3, another DDR2 PC2-9200 CL4-4-4-12 and a third with a whooping 8GB quad channel kit of their new Black Dragon series DDR2. You will also find notebook and Macintosh memory at their booth. A small assortement of USB flash devices rounds up GeIL's offering
Even though MACS is not such a well known brand, their cooling products are very innovative and they are one of the few to implement TECs into all their products. The GPU coolers are even compatible with NVIDIA G80 graphic cards. MACS also sells cases under the Casetek brand. Their newest offering is simply such a unique case, that we could not pass up the chance to snap a few pictures and bring you all the details of the new V. Gemini case.
PQI is a well known memory and flash storage manufacturer. They have a great booth at Computex and are showing off incredibly small and innovative USB storage devices, high performance DDR2 memory as well as DDR3 DIMMs. Their Intelligent Stick Mini and Card Drive have some incredible dimensions and capacities with 4 GB and 32 GB respectively
COMPUTEX Taipei, or Taipei International Information Technology Show is held in Taipei annually since 1981. It is the largest computer expo on the asian continent, with a constant growth every year. We took a quick look at behind the scenes to see a lot of construction work going on, even on the eve before the show.
The Cyber Snipa Intelliscope gaming mouse comes at a price tag of under $25, but includes a lot of functions one would usually only find in mice twice as expensive. These include an on-the-fly DPI switch, programmable buttons and perfect left handed gamer support. The only real shortcoming is the somewhat bloated and buggy software. If you are willing to look past that, the mouse itself will certainly not disappoint.
Zotac's new GeForce 8800 GTX OC Edition comes factory overclocked with clocks of 630 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory. This is a nice increase over the standard NVIDIA clocks, especially if you consider the small $20 premium and that you don't lose your warranty. For users who are not willing to spend a lot of money for a GeForce 8800 Ultra this card seems to be a viable alternative.
While Mushkin is traditionally a high performance memory manufacturer they also have several power supplies in their lineup. Today we take a look at the Mushkin HP-580AP which offers 580W of power output as the name suggests. For a sub $100 price you get sleeved cables, a modular design and Rail Fusion which keeps your system stable, even if you go beyond the rated maximum load.
The Good Work Systems Fragpedal Elite gives your feet control during your favorite game. Our feet are the only part which we still do not use when sitting in front of the computer. The Fragpedal Elite give you four fully customizable buttons to use in any fashíon you would like. The included software with its own programming environment makes this possible. We give the pedals and the software a try, to see if it makes a good addition to your keyboard and mouse.
Synology's latest DS207 NAS device offers enterprise grade backup capabilities with up to 2 TB of storage at an affordable price. Being able to configure RAID 0/1 and automatic backups is great for your data protection. What makes the unit more interesting for home users is that you can download files via BitTorrent without your PC being on or you can setup your own Gigabit file, web and MySQL server in just a few clicks.
Mushkin's XP2-8500 4 GB DDR2 memory is the only kit on the market that can run DDR2-1066 in a 4 GB configuration. While other manufacturers have to use CL6 @ 800 MHz, Mushkin can use CL5 @ 1066, at around 2.30 V. Having 4 GB of system memory may soon be the recommended configuration when running the memory-hungry Windows Vista. The only drawback of this memory is its price: $679.
If you are constantly changing components and playing with new hardware you sure have noticed that using a case is not the right way to do it. For years HighSpeedPC has been offering their easy to use Tech Stations that give you an open bench to work with. The new 'Top Deck' Tech Station removes one of the biggest problems of the original offering by placing the motherboard - just as the name suggests - on the top.
Lian Li continues the expansion of their Classical Series cases, and today we take a look at one of the newest editions - The PC-A12. We'll take a look at the layout and features of this case to see if it's worth its 140 USD price.
The Ideazon Reaper is a very unique mouse with a cool red Ideazon logo, which is sure to attract some attention at dark LAN parties. Due to its shape it is unsuitable for left-handed gamers. Right handed players will find the mouse to be quite comfortable and the software is solid, with a fair amount of customization features. This all makes for a good alround gaming device.
NZXT is well known for producing some very high quality components. The Adamas is constructed of 3 mm thick sheets of aluminum and only utilizes the best in materials and some very innovative engineering. A price tag of just under $200 US Dollars demands this quality as well as high expectations on compatibility and the installation process. We take a close look at every aspect of this case to let you know if it is worth it.
The XTracPads Mad Dotz try to overcome the weakest link between a mouse and the mouse pad - the glide feet. The Mad Dotz greatly reduce the friction between the two parts and make mouse movement a lot easier and increase the speed greatly. At a price of just under four US Dollars, these Dotz perform well for a limited time.