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Overclockers UK unveils $43,000 gaming PC: 8Pack Orion X2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 56 mins ago

Overclocker '8PACK' is making headlines today with Overclockers UK unveiling his new 8Pack Orion X2 rig that costs an insane $43,000. What do you get for close to $50K? Well, not one but two damn powerful rigs with some absolutely beautiful custom watercooling and craftsmanship.

 

 

The new 8Pack Orion X2 is a dual-system with a fully custom watercooling system inside of the Phanteks Elite Full Tower PC, packing an Intel Core i9-7980XE processor (18C/36T) overclocked to a minimum of 4.6GHz. 8Pack has designed what Overclockers UK explain, and I would have to agree with, one of the "most complex and efficient custom watercooling systems ever installed in a PC".

 

TBoth of the systems are powered by a power splitter from the 8Pack Edition Super Flower Leadex power supply which provides 2000W of power to the systems, alongside 80Plus Platinum Certification.

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NZXT releases Overwatch-themed H500 PC gaming chassis

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 hour, 58 mins ago

NZXT has teamed with Blizzard on a new Overwatch-themed version of its H500 chassis, with NZXT announcing the new special edition H500 Overwatch Edition mid-tower chassis.

 

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The company touts an all-steel construction and cable management system that will keep your gaming rig looking slick andclean, with the H Series design rocking the exclusive Overwatch black, white, and orange color combination.

 

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NZXT provides a tempered glass panel that will let you take a peep inside of your gaming rig.

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NVIDIA reportedly launching GeForce GTX 1650 next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 hours, 56 mins ago

NVIDIA is reportedly preparing to launch a new Turing graphics card next month, with VideoCardz reporting that their sources have confirmed NVIDIA will be launching the GeForce GTX 1650 in March.

 

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The site says that "so far there is no confirmation on GTX 1660 non-Ti, but according to 3rd party recent leaks, that card is surely happening at some point". We should expect that the lower-end GTX 1650 will roll out with the TU117 GPU, on the same 12nm node but with less VRAM, and most likely cheaper GDDR5 versus GDDR6.

 

NVIDIA should launch the GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of GDDR5 on a smaller 128-bit memory bus and purported price of $179, meaning it will be great competition for AMD's mid-range Radeon RX 570 graphcis card.

No, AMD didn't just drop the price of Radeon RX Vega 56

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 41 mins ago

NVIDIA is expected to drop another Turing hammer on AMD with the impending release of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and then this morning news broke of AMD reportedly dropped the price of its Radeon RX Vega 56 to $279 to get ahead of the GTX 1660 Ti.

 

 

Yeah well, that's not the case. Excited press were a little excited about the price as it was looked at in a way that AMD was dropping the price of the RX Vega 56 to $279, but it was however Newegg that had a "killer deal" for the Radeon RX Vega 56. Newegg very temporarily dropped the price of the Radeon RX Vega 56 to $279, and just $279 after a mail-in rebate. It sold out incredibly quick.

 

I checked Amazon at the time of writing and the Radeon RX Vega 56 can be found starting at $400-$500, a much higher price than the tantalizing prospects of securing the card for just $250 after the MIR.

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343i crunched hard for Halo 4 and Halo 5

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 45 mins ago

After crunching for two games in a row, 343i will take Halo: Infinite's development more slowly as it prepares a new engine and toolset pipeline.

 

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In a recent interview with USGamer, 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross affirmed the studio's first two Halo games took a toll on its team. Halo 4 demanded immense crunch as 343i had to prove itself worth of the franchise and keep the Halo flame going with new content. Artists and designers were hit hardest by this crunch, as they had to feed assets and content into a complex engine. But after Halo 4, Ross promised the team things would be easier with the next game. More tools would be in place to expedite the process.

 

That didn't happen, and 343i was hit with even more crunch to ship Halo 5. The project just kept getting bigger and bigger despite missing modes like Firefight at launch; the game was a technical achievement given the then-current Xbox One's limited hardware. Finally having made two sequels in a row with expanded post-release content rollouts, the team was finally ready for that easier road Ross promised.

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Bowser takes over Nintendo of America

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 47 mins ago

Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring as President of Nintendo of America, and Bowser is taking over. No...not that Bowser. Company exec Doug Bowser.

 

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Nintendo today announced that Reggie Fils-Aime, the beloved hypeman and leader who gave us the legendary phrase "My body is ready!", is stepping down as president of its American branch. Following his 15 years of strong leadership, Fils-Aime will step down shortly after Nintendo starts its new fiscal year in April.

 

"Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever," Fils-Aime said in the press release. "It's a part that is filled with gratitude - for the incredibly talented people I've worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world's most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not 'game over' for me, but instead 'leveling up' to more time with my wife, family and friends."

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Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 7 hours, 32 mins ago

With Jordan Peele's new Twilight Zone reboot on the way, we thought it pertinent to drudge up our top 10 favorite episodes of the original 1960's series for your perusal.

 

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The Twilight Zone is my favorite anthology series. It's a show that opens new doorways in your mind, conjuring all kinds of strange ideas and possibilities that simply weren't there before. You feel like a changed person after you watch a good Twilight Zone episode, as if you can now see the world a little bit differently. The following 10 episodes of the original 1960s series should bring that sense of awe and mystery the series is known for, and you can check them out on Hulu or Netflix.

 

Our list is a bit obscure, though. It doesn't include iconic (but not necessarily great) episodes like Shatner's Nightmare at 20,000 Feet or Burgess Meredith's immortalized broken glasses of Time Enough At Last. You won't find the one about the neat little stopwatch that stops time, or the camera that can predict the future. No, we dug a bit deeper to unearth some of the really interesting and oft-unknown gems the show has to offer. There's lots of twists and turns in these ones, so be forewarned!

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New Twilight Zone trailer is full of classic throwbacks

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 8 hours, 15 mins ago

It'd be hard to make a Twilight Zone reboot or continuation without acknowledging Rod Serling's original parables of weirdness. I'm happy to see CBS has peppered its new Twilight Zone series with lots of little nods to the black-and-white anthology of yore.

 

 

Every 20 years or so The Twilight Zone gets brought back. Many remember the original 1960's version narrated by Rod Serling, but there's actually three different series: an 80's reboot (which is quite excellent) and 2000's series (which 80% miss and 20% hit). Now in 2019, almost 20 years after the last resurrection, a fourth is coming--and it's coming soon. CBS placed a new Twilight Zone reboot in Jordan Peele's hands to help create little slices of macabre morality. The latest in Twilight Zone's legacy will begin on April 1, 2019, CBS today announced with new footage.

 

The latest trailer has a ton of little Easter eggs that Twilight Zone fans will recognize immediately. The hilarious-now but scary-for-its-time monster that espoused Shatner's famous line "there's...something on the wing...some...thing!" in Nightmare at 20,000 Feet can be seen washed up on a beach shore. The devil bobblehead that predicted the future (another Shatner short) in Nick of Time is present, head dangling menacingly. The stopwatch that froze time in A Kind of Stopwatch is also present, presumably having something to do with the time rewind focus of an episode.

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Apex Legends wall running, Titan mechs possibly on the way

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 31 mins ago

Dataminers have scoured the new Apex Legends update for tidbits, uncovering some interesting new modes and the possible return of parkour mechanics and titan mech suits.

 

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Respawn's massively popular 60-player battle royale FPS sensation may become a lot more like its forebear Titanfall. According to info found by dataminers in Apex Legends' new update, the game is getting a new Classic mode that should unleash fresh havoc and bring back Titanfall-esque FPS action. Classic seems to include some familiar elements like double-jump thrusting via jumpkit items and Titanfall's beloved wall-running.

 

Some of the files also mention titans, hinting that mechs will return at some point. Respawn is likely testing the mechanics in a new developer-only mode and if hulking titan mechs do smash the scene, they should do so in a special gametype.

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First PC mods available on Xbox One through 'Paradox Mods'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 25 mins ago

Paradox Interactive and Microsoft have teamed up to bring the first ever PC mods to consoles, introducing 'Paradox Mods' to the Xbox One.

 

 

PC gamers now have an avenue of sharing there mods with console gamers on the Xbox One. Paradox Interactive and Microsoft have created 'Paradox Mods', a platform for PC modders to share their work with Xbox One users and the first game to support the new platform is 'Surviving Mars'. 'Surviving Mars' is a survival strategy simulator based on Mars, players will experience what life is like on the Red Planet by being required to build infrastructure to ensure the survival of your colonizers.

 

On the official Xbox website, Microsoft and Paradox Interactive have selected some mods to showcase to players. Additions such as the 'Forest Greenhouse' allows for users that download it to produce automated oxygen for your civilization. There is also the 'Martian Car Wash', which is exactly what it sounds like, a car wash for your dust covered Mars vehicles and plenty more additions. Surviving Mars is very first game to support 'Paradox Mods', I'm sure as the platform develops there will be more games added to the new service. If you would to check out the official announcement, visit this link here.

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