PC Gaming Essentials 2011 Edition

Looking for that killer PC rig? Then we have got some recommended parts for you to start building up that killer PC you were dreaming of for ages….

 

ECS Presents A75 Series, the Latest AMD FusionTM APU Platform

 

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) introduces the latest AMD based motherboard series – ECS Black Deluxe A75F-A, and ECS mainstream series A75F-M and A75F-M2 motherboards. ECS A75 series motherboards powered by AMD Hudson D3 chipset support the latest AMD A series APU.

One More Black Deluxe Member, A75F-A

As one of the ECS Black Deluxe series, ECS A75F-A has passed 50℃ burn test, presenting high quality and unbelievable durability. ECS Black Deluxe A75F-A also equips with complete expansion slots from PCI Express 2nd generation x16, x4 to PCI 1st generation for users to enlarge the power of yours computers with every possibility. To match the amazing graphics power of APU, ECS A75F-A has full video output options: HDMI/DVI/D-Sub with optical audio output for you to enjoy the ultimate entertainment moment.

The High Speed Transportation Era

ECS Black Deluxe A75F-A, A75F-M and A75F-M2 all support the latest AMD A series APU with AMD Hudson D3 chipset and AMD FM-1 socket. With native USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s powered by AMD Hudson D3 chipset, ECS A75 series represents the official arrival of new age of high transportation speed, and that USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s have also officially become the basic equipment for every computer.

The Latest AMD FusionTM A Series APU Platform

Supporting the latest AMD FusionTM A series APU means that ECS A75 series has great graphics ability to support DirectX 11, UVD 3 and all provide at least two outputs of HDMI and D-Sub(VGA). ECS A75 series motherboards all supply ECS unique applications: EZ Charger/eDLU/eBLU/MIB III for users to experience the convenient using environment. Last but not least, all A75 series motherboards have anti-static (ESD) protect, ensure the durability of your computer to keep your motherboard safe from electrostatic damage.

 

Model

Chipset

Supported

CPU

Specification

Form Factor

A75F-A

(Black Deluxe)

AMD Hudson D3

AMD A-series APU

4xDDR3, 4xUSB 3.0, 5xSATA 6.0Gb/s,1xeSATA 6.0Gb/s, 1xPCIex16, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub

8-Ch HD Audio with S/PDIF

ATX

A75F-M

4xDDR3, 4xUSB 3.0, 6xSATA 6.0Gb/s,1xPCIex16, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub,

8-Ch HD Audio with S/PDIF

Micro-ATX

A75F-M2

2xDDR3, 4xUSB 3.0, 6xSATA 6.0 Gb/s,1PCIex16, HDMI/DVI(Optional)/D-Sub,

6-Ch HD Audio

 

 

 

Kingston HyperX H2O 4GB 2133Mhz

There are several brand name enthusiast PC memory manufacturing companies in the market today that all use similar IC’s with comparable performance levels, warranties, and customer support.  So how do you stand out from the crowd in this environment? You innovate in the areas of heat management and the visual impact of your memory kit.  It is a well known fact that the enemy of maximum performance in the PC arena is heat, and it is also well known that liquid cooling moves heat away from components much better than air.  For those of you that want to go deep on water cooling, Kingston has the answer by integrating a water tube in the heat spreader of their top of the line HyperX memory and rebranding it HyperX H2O.

When it comes to water cooling there are generally two camps, either only focus on the CPU and GPU, or put everything possible under water.  You can read for days on your water cooling forum of choice about people debating the advantages of water cooling the motherboard VRM’s and SouthBridge along with the system DRAM.  The first group points to all kinds of benchmarks showing no real performance gains by cooling the motherboard and RAM stating it is all about looks.  The second group states that by putting everything under water they remove all heat from the case and therefore help the CPU and GPU run even cooler providing further over clocking headroom.  If you are of the mind that you want to put everything under water this Hyper X H2O kit is for you.

 

The three flavors of the Kingston HyperX H2O memory kits available:

•             4GB (2 x 2GB) 2000MHz DDR3 CL9 Dual Channel Kit – KHX2000C9AD3W1K2/4GX

•             6GB (3 x 2GB) 2000MHz DDR3 CL9 Triple Channel Kit – KHX2000C9AD3W1K3/6GX

•             4GB (2 x 2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 CL9 Dual Channel Kit – KHX2133C9AD3W1K2/4GX

 

Kingston HyperX H2O 4GB Features:

•                Storage Capacity:  4 GB : 2 x 2 GB

•                Service & Support:  Limited lifetime warranty ( Russia – 10 years )

•                Type:  DRAM

•                Technology:  DDR3 SDRAM

•                Form Factor:  DIMM 240-pin

•                Module Height (inch):  1.88

•                Memory Speed:  2133 MHz ( PC3-17000 )

•                Latency Timings:  CL9 ( 9-11-9-27)

•                Data Integrity Check:  Non-ECC

•                RAM Features:  Eight banks, On-Die Termination (ODT), Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), dual channel, Water-cooledsystem , unbuffered

•                Module Configuration:  256 x 64

•                Chips Organization:  128 x 8

•                Supply Voltage:  1.65 V

•                Lead Plating:  Gold

 

 

 Inno3D Gamepack

GAMEPACK aims to target hardcore gamers who require a little more than the value segment but do not wish to pay too much for high end, thus Gamepack was born. Bundled with super OC software to maximize performance for hardcore gamers that like to push to the limit, and a must have Inno3D accessory giving you more bang for your buck!

 

 

BenQ EW Series VA LED Monitors 

 

Internationally-renowned provider of digital monitors –BenQ, proudly announced the release of their EW Series of Vertical Alignment (VA) LED monitors – The lineup of the VA-panel LED monitors includes EW2430 and EW2430V. With True 3,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio and BenQ’s proprietary Senseye® Human Vision Technology all on a true 8-bit color panel, these beautiful VA LED monitors aims to bring full connectivity, smarter video design and elevate its viewers audiovisual experience.

 

Leading the EW Series is the 24” EW2430V VA LED monitor, this VA LED panel features an ultra-high native contrast ratio of 3,000:1 for added depth and definition, also minimizes light leakage. It has better contrast and detail in dark-colored movie scenes. Equipped with the ultra high Dynamic Contrast Ratio (DCR) that equates to 20,000,000:1, it enhances the details and color contrast, producing the most exquisite and flawless true-to-life images. The true 8-bit color range with 16.7M color level presents saturated vividness and smoother color transitions in every image.

EW2430 and EW2430V are designed to support a variety and multiple audiovisual enjoyments. It comes with a headphone jack, audio line in and out, 2x HDMI Ports, and 1x D-Sub and 1x DVI-D to support various gaming devices and both analog and digital signals. Four USB ports are built-in on both models for the digitally savvy, ensuring every USB device will have its own home. A component (RCA) jack for regular housing entertainment devices also empowers the V Model.

The design of EW Series aims to satisfy the demanding eyes of audiovisual lovers. By using metallic materials as the stylish essence to project simple and refined look, they can be easily blend into any room and environments. The outward extension under the screen not only creates an aesthetically pleasing exterior, but also conceals the dual 2W speakers at the same time – allowing for even cleaner and simpler lines, seamlessly integrating audio and visual dimensions of entertainment.

 

Besides, EW2430V is equipped with various features for users’ enjoyment and convenience for video watching. These features include:

• Smart Focus: Helping viewers to concentrate on the main viewing content when section of the selected window or area is highlighted;

• Super Resolution: Increases the density of low resolution images and simulate to improve picture clearance, accurately capturing details and enhancing picture quality;

• PIP/PBP: Allows viewers to display two different incoming visual contents simultaneously to maximize entertainment;

• 3D Deinterlace: Reduces cross-over interference flickers produced while incoming videos are in interlaced format, to provide consistent smooth high visual presentation;

• 3D Noise Reduction: Automatically removes visible noise from the source to create advanced quality output;

 


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