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HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Revealed!

The HyperX Alloy Origins is the first full-sized gaming keyboard to feature HyperX switches and exposed RGB backlit keys.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard!

 

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX Alloy Origins is a compact full-sized keyboard that features custom HyperX mechanical switches with a short travel time and low actuation force.

Its key switches have exposed LEDs for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects, and five adjustable brightness levels.

Built with a full aluminium body, the HyperX Alloy Origins is rigid and stable, and yet portable at just over 1.07 kg. It comes with a detachable USB Type C cable so you can easily take it on-the-go.

Designed for gamers, it has anti-ghosting and N-key rollover capabilities, as well as a Game Mode to ensure that you do not accidentally take yourself out of the game in key moments.

It has three adjustable tilt angles, with onboard memory for three user profiles. And you can customise the lighting effect, craft macros and adjust Game Mode with the HyperX NGENUITY software.

 

HyperX Alloy Origins Specifications

Specifications HyperX Alloy Origins
Model HX-KB6RDX
Switch HyperX Red Switch
80 million keystroke lifespan
Switch Type Linear, 45 g actuation force
Key Travel 1.8 mm to 3.8 mm
Backlighting Per-key RGB lighting
16.8 million colours, 5 brightness levels
Anti-Ghosting Yes, 100%
Key-Rollover N-key
Game Mode Yes
User Profile 3 Profiles
OS Compatibility Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Tilt Angles Three steps – 3° / 7° / 11°
Connection USB Type C to USB Type A
Cable Detachable, braided USB cable (1.8 m)
Dimensions 442.5 mm wide
132.5 mm deep
36.39 mm high
Weight 1075 g

 

HyperX Alloy Origins Price + Availability

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard is available for purchase at these price points :

 

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Cooler Master MP750 Soft RGB Mousepad Revealed!

Cooler Master just announced its MP750 soft RGB mousepad, which is available in three sizes with a water-repellent coating!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Cooler Master MP750 soft RGB mousepad!

 

Cooler Master MP750 Soft RGB Mousepad

The Cooler Master MP750 is a soft mouse pad with a fully-integrate RGB border, and a smooth, water-repellent surface graded for gaming on the professional level.

The sleek smooth surface is comprised from finely textured microscopic mesh fabric specialized for gaming with precision and speed. The RGB lighting around the mat is thick and bright for minimal fading and maximum illumination.

Extra-Thick RGB Borders : It has an extra thick RGB border around the edges for an extra bight and consistent lighting all around.

Water-Resistant : The water-repellent coating lets you enjoy the soft fabric while preventing damage from spilled liquids.

Microscopic Mesh Fabric : The fabric has been specially selected for its slick and smooth texture for speed and precision.

Uniform Stitching : The Cooler Master MP750 features a seamless, uniform stitching of the edges to minimise fraying and maximise longevity.

Software Customisation : The Cooler Master MasterPlus software allows you to adjust the MP750’s lighting modes to your liking.

 

Cooler Master MP750 Price + Availability

The Cooler Master MP750 is available in three sizes at these recommended retail prices :

Here are some direct online purchase options :

 

Cooler Master MP750 Specifications

Specifications Cooler Master MP750
Model M Size : MPA-MP760-M
L Size : MPA-MP760-L
XL Size : MPA-MP760-XL
Material Plastic, Cloth, Natural Rubber
Colour Black, Purple
LED Lighting 2 x RGB lights
Software Customisation Yes
On-The-Fly System Yes, default effect switch
Surface Finely-textured microscopic mesh
Swift-RX identical surface with water-resistant coating
Connectivity micro USB
Cable Length 120 cm / 47.24 inches
Dimensions Size M : 370 mm x 270 mm x 3 mm
Size L : 470 mm x 350 mm x 3 mm
Size XL : 940 mm x 380 mm x 3 mm
Weight Size M : 503 g
Size L : 643 g
Size XL : 1063 g

 

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2019 MSI GE75 + GE63 Raider Gaming Laptops With WiFi 6!

MSI just unveiled the 2019 MSI GE75 Raider and GE63 Raider RGB gaming laptops, and they all boast the latest WiFi 6 wireless connectivity! Here’s a primer on these two new MSI gaming laptops!

 

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider and its large 17.3-inch display is powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / 2070 / 2060 graphics.

In addition to its gaming performance, gamers can also count on its WiFi 6 wireless connectivity to ensure maximum bandwidth and low latency for esports gaming.

However, reviewers have noted that the 2019 MSI GE75 Raider’s battery life is shorter than expected when not plugged in, and its webcam was below par of a laptop with such a price tag.

Well, the higher the price, the higher the expectation right?

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider Specifications + Price

Model GE75 Raider (RTX 2080) GE75 Raider (RTX 2070) GE75 Raider (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 397 x 268.5 x 27.5 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Price RM 12,999
~US$ 3,144
~£ 2,402
~€ 2,796
RM 9,799
~US$ 2,370
~£ 1,811
~€ 2,108
RM 7,999
~US$ 1,935
~£ 1,479
~€ 1,720

 

The 2019 MSI GE63 Raider RGB

As the slightly lower price, the 2019 GE63 Raider RGB offers the same gaming performance in a smaller form factor, with a smaller 15.6-inch display.

According to reviewers, the downside to this particular model is that its screen is dim and its battery life quickly drains, especially if the RGB lights are turned on.

The 2019 MSI GE63 Raider RGB Specifications + Price

Model GE63 Raider (RTX 2080) GE63 Raider (RTX 2070) GE63 Raider (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Display 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
1 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 383 x 260 x 29.5 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Price RM 11,099
~US$ 2,686
~£ 2,051
~€ 2,388
RM 9,499
~US$ 2,298
~£ 1,756
~€ 2,044
RM 7,899
~US$ 1,911
~£ 1,460
~€ 1,699

 

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The ViewSonic XG350R-C HDR Gaming Monitor Revealed!

ViewSonic recently unveiled the XG350R-C curved HDR gaming monitor at CES 2019, as part of the ViewSonic ELITE family of gaming monitors. Here are the full details!

 

The ViewSonic XG350R-C Curved HDR Gaming Monitor

The ViewSonic XG350R-C (Price Check) is an ultra-wide, 35-inch curved HDR gaming monitor that supports customisable RGB lighting and AMD FreeSync.

Performance

The ViewSonic XG350R-C (Price Check) has a 35-inch VA panel with a ultra-wide QHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. It has a 100 Hz refresh rate, a fast 3 ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync.

The panel has a maximum brightness of 300 nits, with a typical contrast ratio of 2500:1 and 100% sRGB coverage. Its connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4, three USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm audio port.

HDR10 Support

The ViewSonic XG350R-C (Price Check) supports HDR10. That said, it is not DisplayHDR-certified, because the lowest DisplayHDR 400 specifications require a minimum brightness of 400 nits.

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RGB Lighting

ViewSonic partnered with three top PC peripheral manufacturers (ThermalTake, Razer and Cooler Master) in developing the XG350R-C (Price Check) gaming monitor. You can thus take full control of its RGB lighting system using software from those partners.

The support for these third-party RGB lighting control software also allows the ViewSonic XG350R-C’s RGB lighting to sync properly with other peripherals with RGB lighting in your system.

  • TT RGB PLUS
  • Razer Chroma
  • Cooler Master MasterPlus+

 

ViewSonic XG350R-C Price + Availability

The ViewSonic XG350R-C gaming monitor is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of US$ 699.99. It is currently only available in the United States.

 

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The ViewSonic XG240R FreeSync Gaming Monitor Revealed!

ViewSonic recently unveiled their XG240R gaming monitor at CES 2019, as part of the ViewSonic ELITE family of gaming monitors. Here are the full details!

 

The ViewSonic XG240R Gaming Monitor

The new ViewSonic XG240R (US | UK | MY) gaming monitor is the first 24-inch ViewSonic ELITE monitor to feature customisable RGB lighting.

Performance

The ViewSonic XG240R (US | UK | MY) has a 24-inch TN panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It boasts a 144 Hz refresh rate, a super-fast 1 ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync.

The panel has a maximum brightness of 350 nits, with a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Its connectivity options include two HDMI 1.4 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.2 and two USB 3.0 ports.

RGB Lighting

ViewSonic partnered with three top PC peripheral manufacturers (ThermalTake, Razer and Cooler Master) in developing the XG240R (US | UK | MY) gaming monitor. You can thus take full control of its RGB lighting system using software from those partners.

The support for these third-party RGB lighting control software also allows the ViewSonic XG240R’s RGB lighting to sync properly with other peripherals with RGB lighting in your system.

  • TT RGB PLUS
  • Razer Chroma
  • Cooler Master MasterPlus+

 

ViewSonic XG240R Price + Availability

The ViewSonic XG240R gaming monitor is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of US$ 259.99 / £310.58 / RM 1,089. Here are some direct purchase links :

 

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R AIO Cooler Revealed!

Cooler Master just announced the MasterLiquid ML360R – their first 360 mm AIO liquid CPU cooler. Let’s find out what it offers!

 

The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R AIO Cooler

Cooler Master introduces its first 360mm all-in-one (AIO) liquid CPU cooler. The MasterLiquid ML360R features addressable RGB LEDs on both the fans and water block and is certified compatible with ASUS, MSI and ASRock motherboards.

16.7 Million Color Customization with Software or Controlled


The MasterLiquid ML360R features Cooler Master’s newly designed pump with 12 addressable RGB LEDs on the water block and 8 addressable RGB LEDs on each fan, capable of 16.7 million color options.

Users can easily customize each LED through the addressable RGB software from ASUS, MSI and ASRock motherboards, or with Cooler Master’s MasterPlus+ software for complete ambient control.

It also comes equipped with a new addressable RGB LED controller for use and compatibility with non-addressable RGB components and easy lighting and mode control.   A 5-in-1 addressable RGB splitter is also included in the packaging.

Innovative Quality Design and More


The MasterLiquid ML360R is constructed with a low-profile, dual chamber pump that separates incoming coolant from the radiator-bound heated coolant.

Cooler Master’s unique pump design maximizes CPU cooling results and assists in maintaining ideal system temperatures. Italso features a precision machined microchannel cold plate to quickly dissipate heat, FEP tubing on the interior and sleeved tubing on the exterior for a premium look and extended durability.

MasterLiquid ML360R Price + And Availability

The MasterLiquid ML360R is now available, at the following prices :

 

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The GIGABYTE AORUS RGB SSD Series Revealed!

At CES 2019, GIGABYTE revealed their latest storage product – the AORUS RGB SSD Series! And they are launching it in not one, but two, form factors – AIC and M.2.

The GIGABYTE AORUS RGB SSD Series Revealed!

AORUS RGB M.2 SSD

The GIGABYTE AORUS RGB M.2 SSD is available in two storage capacities – 256 GB and 512 GB. It delivers sequential read speeds up to 3480 MB/s and sequential write speed up to 2000 MB/s and is built with anodized, aluminium heatsinks.

The AORUS RGB M.2 SSD also features digital LED lighting that synchronises with AORUS motherboard, and a hairline finish on its heatsink.

AORUS RGB AIC SSD

The AORUS RGB AIC SSD offers larger storage capacity sizes of 512 GB and 1 TB, with sequential read speeds up to 3480 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 3080 MB/s.

It comes with a 5 mm thick dark grey aluminium matte heatsink with a cross-cut design for increased heat dissipation area, as well as a thick LAIRD thermal pad.

The AORUS RGB AIC SSD’s heatsink has also been treated with fine sandblasting on the surface, multi-step anodisation and laser engraving. Even its screw holes were CNC processed for accuracy and aesthetics.

Finally, it boasts frontside RGB lighting with default RGB wave patterns. You can also customise its lighting effects using the new RGB Fusion 2.0 app.

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The New GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0 Software Is Out!

GIGABYTE just released RGB Fusion 2.0 with single click lighting synchronization. Read all about it right here!

The New GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0 Software Is Out!

GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0 is an integrated user interface that now synchronises the LED effects across all supported products.

Sync With One Single Click

With a brand new UI design, RGB Fusion 2.0 provides a convenient way for RGB synchronization. There are various lighting modes you can select from, including :

  • Static mode
  • Single Flash
  • Double Flash
  • Random Flash
  • Color Cycle
  • Game mode
  • Music mode.

You can simply sync the RGB effects with just a single click.

Furthermore RGB Fusion 2.0 offers an advanced control mode for you to setup the RGB effects for each product individually and showcase your own personality.

Advanced Lighting Control

In the advance lighting control mode, you are given maximum capability to personalize your RGB lighting effects. By clicking the product icon on the homepage, you enter the advanced lighting control page.


In this page, you are able to customize the lighting effects of your product individually. For instance, you can change your mouse and keyboard to Static mode while the rest of the PC is in Color Cycle mode.

In some products, you can even change the settings of each segment of the product. All of this give you the power to change your PC lighting any way you want.

 

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MasterAir MA620P CPU Cooler Revealed!

Cooler Master just announced the MasterAir MA620P CPU cooler that pushes the performance of air cooling beyond AIO liquid cooling. Here are the full details!

 

The MasterAir MA620P CPU Cooler

The MasterAir MA620P (Price Check) is a supercharged Cooler Master cooler. It is a combination of two built heatsinks with CDC 2.0 technology and two MasterFan MF120R RGB (Price Check) fans that is able to transfer and dissipate heat at extremely efficient levels. The MasterFan MF120R RGB fans are also certified by ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock with their motherboard RGB feature.

Supercharged Dual Heatsink Dual ML120R RGB fans

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The MasterAir MA620P (Price Check) supercharges your CPU cooling by combining two heatsinks each accompanied by two MasterFan MF120R RGB to ensure enough air pressure brings out the heat quickly enough to continually remove heat from the CPU. An optional 3rd fan is possible to take you to the next level.

RGB Certified for ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock

The MasterAir MA620P (Price Check) comes with two MasterFan MF120R RGB and a RGB controller. You have the option of controlling with a click of a few buttons to set the color, intensity level and effects or use the software from the motherboard manufacturer. Because Cooler Master RGB fans are fully compatible with ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock, you are guaranteed that full system sync of RGB is possible.

 

MasterAir MA620P Price + Availability

The MasterAir MA620P is available with immediate effect. It is priced at RM 189 / ~US$ 47 only. In the United States, you can purchase it at :

  • Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P : $54.75
  • Cooler Master MasterFan MF230R RGB : $19.05

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AMD Wraith Prism Preview – A Swirling Vortex Of Colour!

The 2nd Gen Ryzen processors not only feature a number of new features and enhancements, they are also cheaper and now come bundled with an AMD CPU cooler. AMD also introduced a new CPU cooler for the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (Price Check) processor – the AMD Wraith Prism.

In this article, we will take a close look at the AMD Wraith Prism, and see why we are all so excited about this swirling vortex of colour!

 

AMD Wraith Prism – A Swirling Vortex Of Colour!

James Prior (AMD Senior Product Manager) revealed at the Bangkok preview that the no. 1 piece of feedback they received was that Ryzen fans wanted a “swirling vortex of colour directly into their eyeballs“. LOL!

So AMD took their Wraith Max cooler, added a rainbow LED ring, and topped it up with LED-illuminated fan blades – all in RGB glory!

It’s not just a pretty version of the Wraith Max though. AMD made other improvements to the Wraith Prism :

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  • Direct Contact Heat Pipes – The four heat pipes are now part of the copper base, in direct contact with the CPU. This allows for far better thermal transfer from the CPU to the heat pipes.
  • Enhanced Compatibility – The heatsink profile was reshaped to ensure compatibility with smaller motherboards.
  • Dark Mode for RGB Heathens – If the swirling vortex of colour in your eyeball is blinding you, yes, you can turn it off! 🙂
  • Switchable Overclock Fan Profile – In the standard quiet operation mode, the fan has a 39 dBA noise level. But if you need more cooling, you can kick it up a notch!

 

AMD Wraith Prism In Action!

Here, you can see the AMD Wraith Prism in action, cooling the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (Price Check) on our X470 AORUS Gaming 7 WiFi (Price Check) testbed.

 

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Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P CPU Cooler Revealed!

Cooler Master just introduced a new RGB-enabled tower cooler with 6 heatpipes – the Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P. Check out the details below!

 

The MasterAir MA610P CPU Cooler

The Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P is directly descended from the MasterAir Maker 8. It is designed for gamers and overclockers who demand ultra-low temperatures, aggressive RGB lighting, and total control over their air cooling.

The MasterAir MA610P comes with the Cooler Master Continuous Direct Contact 2.0 Technology that increases the surface area of the copper base by 45%, while a total of 6 heatpipes efficiently conducts heat away from the CPU.

The push and pull configuration of dual MasterFan MF120R RGB fans allows high-pressure cooling at low dBA. With the Wired RGB controller, this cooler is ready for more than 16.7 million colors and effects combinations.

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  • Continuous Direct Contact 2.0 – Excellent heat dissipation with 6 heatpipes and Continuous Direct Contact 2.0 technology.
  • Dual MasterFan RGB – Push and pull dual MasterFan MF120R RGB fans to maximize CPU cooling with plenty of color while doing it.
  • Unique Top Cover Design – Creative RGB LED logo design with additional light strips on the top cover for aesthetic customization.
  • Wired RGB Controller – The Controller allows customizable colors and effects for the fans and top cover with just the touch of a button.

 

MasterAir MA610P Pricing & Availability

This new Cooler Master CPU cooler is available with immediate effect, priced at RM 229 / ~US$ 59. Here are some purchase links for your convenience :

  • MasterAir MA610P  on Amazon : $65.36
  • MasterAir MA610P on Lazada : RM 222

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The ASUS ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Keyboard Revealed!

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that ROG Strix Flare, a versatile RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that improves upon a well-established formula with exceptional performance and unrivalled personalization features, is now available in select markets.

 

ASUS ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Keyboard

The ASUS ROG Strix Flare is currently offered with four different Cherry MX RGB switch types — red, blue, brown and black —to deliver the precise mechanical feel and responsiveness demanded by gamers. The keyboard also features 100% anti-ghosting technology with N-key rollover to ensure all keystrokes are registered reliably, no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously.

Unrivalled personalization

ROG Strix Flare lets gamers experience a new level of personalization with a customizable illuminated badge that can be inserted directly into the keyboard. Gamers can keep the pre-installed ROG logo badge or design their own insignia on the provided blank insert and see it flare up with Aura RGB lighting. The badge can be easily customized using paint or printed stickers, or gamers can seek professional printing or laser etching for a premium touch.

Individually backlit keys are housed in a dual-textured case displaying the signature ROG slash design, and a row of LEDs under both sides of the case creates a vibrant underglow that extends the customizable lighting beyond the keyboard.

Powered by Aura Sync, ROG Strix Flare puts the entire color spectrum and a range of dynamic lighting effects at gamers’ command, enabling them to create a unique color scheme. All onboard lighting can be synchronized with the extensive portfolio of Aura Sync-enabled devices for a truly immersive gaming environment.

Designed for convenience and comfort

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While most gaming keyboards place media controls on the upper-right, ROG Strix Flare features its dedicated media keys and a smooth-scrolling volume wheel positioned on the upper left. This gives gamers instant access with their keyboard hand, eliminating the need to take their finger off the trigger to make adjustments mid-game.

The keyboard also features a handy USB passthrough port for conveniently connecting other devices and a detachable soft-touch wrist rest for extra comfort.

New ROG Armoury II configuration utility

ROG Strix Flare comes with ROG Armoury II, an enhanced, driver-based version of ROG’s peripheral configuration utility that offers improved controls while using less system resources. ROG Armoury II enables gamers to create profiles, customize colors and lighting effects, map keys, record macros, and even track hardware stats during gameplay for data analysis.

 

ASUS ROG Strix Flare Price

The ASUS ROG Strix Flare is currently priced at $179.99.

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The Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 Revealed!

Cooler Master just announced an updated variant of their popular MasterBox 5 mid-tower case. The new MasterBox Pro 5 (Price Check) builds upon the flexibility of the MasterBox 5 with a transparent front panel and a tempered glass side panel to show off your hardware.

 

The Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 Key Features

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The MasterBox Pro 5 (Price Check) features a flexible internal layout, allowing you to fit massive E-ATX motherboards in its compact dimensions. The motherboard tray features well-placed cutouts to allow you to make space for gigantic 410mm / 16.2” long graphics cards and 360mm radiators. Fully load out all the drive bays with support for up to four drives. It’s all up to you. You are in control of the space in the MasterBox Pro 5.

Keep your cool

All the high-end hardware that the MasterBox Pro 5 (Price Check) can accommodate will definitely require great cooling to keep them running optimally. To achieve that, you can either go the air-cooling route with support for up to four 120mm fans (three in front, one at the rear), or opt for liquid cooling with support for 240mm, 280mm and 360mm radiators. The MasterBox Pro 5 also has plenty of cutouts for cable management, so your wires are never in the way of your airflow.

Make them drool

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The MasterBox Pro 5 (Price Check) comes with a 4mm thick edge-to-edge tempered glass side panel which lets you show off your build. A built-in PSU cover and ample space for cable routing behind the motherboard tray ensures that you won’t have unruly cables snaking their way around your case.

A transparent front panel is also brought over from the MasterBox 5 Dual Tone to help it stand out from all the other boring cases. If that’s not enough, go for the MasterCase Pro 5 RGB for even more bling. The MasterCase Pro 5 RGB comes with three 120mm RGB fans in front and a RGB connector splitter certified for ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock motherboards.

 

Pricing & Availability

The following MasterBox Pro 5 models are now available for purchase in Malaysia.

  • MasterBox Pro 5 : RM 339 / ~US$ 80 (US Price Check)
  • MasterBox Pro 5 RGB : RM 399 / ~US$ 95

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The Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB Case Released!

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – Cooler Master today announced the release of the MasterBox Lite 5 RGB, a high performance ATX mid-tower case with three pre-installed RGB fans behind a DarkMirror front panel which gives an amazing lighting effect.

 

The Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB Case

With the three interchangeable trim colour options (black, white and red) included in the box, and three pre-installed RGB fans, this case offers a great variety of casual user customization options. This case has a lot to offer for more experienced PC builders as well. Users can download the schematics from Cooler Master’s website and 3D print trims in any colour they choose. The RGB fans can then be synced with this trim colour to make your own one of a kind case.

The case comes standard with the 1-to-3 RGB Splitter Cable and four 4-pin male to male adapters. These are certified compatible with ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE and ASRock motherboards. To have full control of the RGB fans, the RGB LED Controller or compatible motherboard is required.

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With the three pre-installed RGB fans and customizable colour trims there are many options to change the case’s outside appearance. The interior, with black coating and a PSU cover, allows you to make very clean builds with supreme cable management. Show off your perfect build and powerful components through the 4mm thick, edge-to-edge, tempered glass side panel.

Room for up to four 120mm fans, three in the front and one in the back, or front/rear liquid cooling support ensures that you don’t have to compromise on performance with this case. The spacious interior will also allow you to install graphics cards up to a length of 400mm and CPU coolers up to a height of 160mm.

 

The MasterBox Lite 5 RGB Pricing & Availability

The MasterBox Lite 5 RGB is now available for purchase locally, priced at RM 299 / ~US$ 71.

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The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Price & Specifications

Apr. 26, 2017 — Logitech G, a Logitech brand, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today introduced the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Amazon).

 

The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Designed in collaboration with top eSports athletes, the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Amazon) is a high performance, tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard that is purpose-built for professional competition.

The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, all in a switch design that delivers quiet performance. It also features a detachable cable system, making it easy to transport with customizable RGB lighting and onboard memory.

 

Romer-G Key Switches

Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches are purpose-built for pro-grade performance, responsiveness and durability offering precision and speed. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches and are designed for performance.

Compact, Durable Design

The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Amazon) features a compact tenkeyless design, making it easy to pack for tournament travel and freeing up table space for low-sensitivity mouse movement. The keyboard is reinforced with a steel back plate, adding stability and rigidity for gameplay.

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Detachable Cable System

A detachable Micro-USB connector ensures that the cable won’t break at the connection point when bouncing around in a bag and transported between events. The three-pronged design features support arms for an easy, reliable data connection.

Customizable RGB Lighting

Using optional Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), players can select and personalize each individual key light from more than 16.8 million colors, and save a lighting pattern to onboard memory so it’s available for use in competition.

 

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Amazon) is expected to be available at authorized resellers in mid-April 2017 for a suggested retail price of RM629.00 (inclusive of GST) / ~US$ 139.

 

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The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

GAMDIAS Technology is a young new eSports company that focuses on PC gaming peripherals, from gaming mice to keyboards and headsets. Established in 2012, their name is an amalgam of GAM (Gaming Art in Motion) and DIAS, the Latin word for god. In short, GAMDIAS means “god of gaming“!

Despite the Latin origin of its name, GAMDIAS adopts an ancient Greek mythology theme for its products, naming them after Greek gods and goddesses. Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard.

Don’t forget to join the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo Giveaway Contest!

 

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Keyboard Specifications

For those who don’t know their Greek mythology, Hermes is the Greek god of transitions and boundaries, and a son of Zeus. GAMDIAS currently offers seven different Hermes models :

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB is their top-of-the-line model, with the following specifications :

SpecificationsGAMDIAS Hermes RGB
ModelGKB1050
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP
Processor32-bit ARM Cortex-M3
Key Switch TypeKailh Blue
Switch Rated Lifespan50 million keystrokes
Key Backlight Capability16.8 million colours, 4 brightness levels
Customisable Light EffectsYes
N-Key RolloverYes, 6KRO (as tested)
Built-in Memory72 KB
Programmable Keys2
Multimedia Control Keys6
Profile Keys6
Additional Macro KeysNo
Other CapabilitiesDisable Windows Key
Lock All Keys
Switch WASD & Arrow Keys
Consecutive Attack Mode
Graphical User InterfaceYes, via the GAMDIAS HERA software
InterfaceUSB
Polling Rate1000 Hz
Cable Length1.8 m braided cable with gold-plated USB connector
Onboard USB portsNo
Onboard audio portsNo
Dimensions440 mm wide x 170 mm deep x 37 mm thick
Weight1.16 kg

Let’s check it out!

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Unboxing The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Keyboard

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard comes in a large black and white cardboard box. Let’s take a look inside!

Inside the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB box, you should find the following items :

Next Page > Key Features, Keys & Switches, RGB Backlight, Other Features

 

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Key Features Of The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB

Here is a quick video tour that showcases the key features of the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard.

 

The Keys & Switches

This is a mechanical keyboard targeted at gamers, so the keys and switches are, arguably, the most important components.

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard uses the Kailh Blue switches – the clicky type. This gives you great tactile feedback, but if there are people around you, they’ll not enjoy the experience quite as much. 😀

Here are the Kailh Blue switch’s key specifications :

  • Behaviour : Clicky
  • Feel : Heavy
  • Actuation Force : 60 g
  • Actuation Distance : 2 mm
  • Total Travel Distance : 4 mm
  • Sound Level : Loud
  • Rated Lifespan : 50 million keystrokes

The key caps have a more pronounced cylindrical key face, which makes it easier to touch type. This makes the Hermes RGB a really great keyboard for touch typing. But again, the audible clicks may put off people around you.

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The keys can be removed for cleaning and replacement. GAMDIAS includes a bright orange key cap removal tool for that very purpose. Just push it in until it locks into the key and then pull to remove the key.

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard has a few 6 gaming profile keys, 6 multimedia control keys, as well as special function keys :

  • Lock Keyboard – to disable all keyboard keys until they are unlocked
  • Game Mode – to lock the Windows key so there is no response when it is pressed
  • Swap WASD And Arrow Key Modes – switches the WASD keys to the arrow mode, and back again
  • On-The-Fly (OTF) Macro Recording – enables on-the-fly macro recording

 

RGB Backlight

This is the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard’s headline feature. As its name suggests, it has full RGB backlighting for its keys. Every single key is not just individually backlit, you can choose the backlight colour out of a wide spectrum of 16.8 million colours, with 4 brightness levels.

The Hermes RGB keyboard also comes with four lighting effects built-in. Using shortcut keys, you can instantly switch between those lighting effects – Wave, Rotation, Slide In, Static… and even turn off the lights completely. You can also adjust the speed and brightness levels of the backlight.

 

Other Features

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has 1.8 meter long USB cable with a gold-plated USB connector. The keyboard has three channels, while the USB cable has two straps, for cable management.

The back of the Hermes RGB keyboard can be raised about 2 cm using the flip-stands. To prevent inadvertent movement, the flip stands have a rubber coating. There are also four rubber pads in the front of the keyboard.

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N-Key Rollover

GAMDIAS rates the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard as being capable of n-key rollover (NKRO). This means it can correctly register multiple keys simultaneously. This is not only important in competitive gaming where keys are rapidly being pressed, but also musical composition where multiple keys may be pressed simultaneously.

Our tests showed that the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard is capable of registering up to 6 simultaneous keys. That makes it a 6KRO keyboard. This is enough for most competitive gamers and quick typists. And like all modern mechanical keyboards, it has anti-ghosting built-in, so it won’t register false key presses.

 

User Experience & Verdict

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has great tactile feedback, thanks to the Kailh Blue switches. The curvier key caps also allow for easier touch typing. Even though it’s not a true NKRO keyboard, it is more than fast enough for most competitive gamers and touch typist.

The Kailh Blue switches can be rather distracting though, especially if you are playing for fun or with other people nearby. The clicks may offer audio feedback for typing, but it takes away your suspension of disbelief while gaming. You can “fix” the former by using headphones, but there’s nothing you can do about the latter.

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The RGB backlighting is great for those who want to play in the dark, or colour-coordinate it with the LED lighting in their gaming rig. The Hermes RGB offers full control of the lighting. But if you are not into RGB lighting, then the extensive lighting options it offers will seem like overkill.

Because it’s targeted at gamers, the Hermes RGB keyboard swapped the Menu key on the right with the Windows key. Where you usually have the Windows key on the left (between the Ctrl and Alt keys) is the Function key. This allows for faster, single-handed access to the built-in function keys. The downside – the Windows shortcut keys may now require two hands (e.g. Windows + E to open Windows Explorer ).

We would recommend the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard to gamers who generally play alone, particularly if they prefer to use headphones over speakers. It is also a great keyboard for those who intend to do a lot of typing – the tactile feedback is similar to that of a typewriter. This is actually a great option for those who work and play on the same computer.

 

Giveaway Contest

In conjunction with the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review, GAMDIAS is sponsoring a giveaway of their Hermes E1 Combo worth US$ 79.99! Will YOU be the lucky owner of the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo?

Click here for the contest details!

 

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AORUS Computex 2016 Tech Overview

On the third day of Computex 2016, we were invited to the GIGABYTE VIP Showroom up on the 36th floor of Taipei 101. Part of their VIP Showroom was dedicated to AORUS, their premium, gaming brand. Let’s show you what’s new in the AORUS Computex 2016 showcase!

 

AORUS Computex 2016 Tech Overview

In this video, Cyril Largent, GIGABYTE Senior Marketing – Europe, gives us an overview of the new technologies that will be introduced into new and upcoming AORUS gaming laptops. Check them out!

 

AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard

After AORUS introduced their individual key backlit keyboard at CES 2016 earlier this year, they received a lot of requests to add RGB colour functionality to that keyboard. During Computex 2016, they introduced the AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard with individual RGB backlit keys!

The new RGB Fusion Keyboard features per-key backlighting, with up to 16.8 million colour variations. Because there is a dedicated LED behind each key, you can customise the keyboard to light up only certain keys. You can also create animated illumination patterns, like breathing, waves or ripple effects.

The new RGB Fusion Keyboard will be introduced in the next-generation of AORUS X5 and X7 gaming laptops.

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AORUS X7 DT Gaming Laptop

AORUS won the 2016 Computex Design and Innovation Award for the new AORUS X7 DT gaming laptop. The AORUS X7 DT is powered by an overclocked 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a desktop-class GPU – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980. Yet it is just an inch thick and weighs only 3.2 kg.

The AORUS X7 DT also claims to be the thinnest and lightest VR-Ready gaming laptop. In fact, it is the only laptop to win the “Gaming & Virtual Reality” category of the 2016 CES Innovation Awards.

 

2016 Limited Edition MultiCam Design

The 2016 Limited Edition MultiCam design is an AORUS trademark style, offering a military-style look that is subtle enough to look sophisticated. This year, they will make the Limited Edition MultiCam Design available worldwide on the AORUS X3, X5 and X7 models.

 

All-In-One Streaming Solution

AORUS will be making their Hardware Live Stream Engine part of their AORUS X5 and X7 models. This fully-integrated video encoder card eliminates the fuss of connecting an external compressor to record and stream your full HD video simultaneously without compromising system performance.

The AORUS X5 and X7 gaming laptops will also come with a 1-year Premium subscription to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, allowing you to record, edit, and stream anytime, anywhere.

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