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  • Valve Is Reportedly Working On A Steam Update That Lets You Hide Your Sex Games

    Ok, so I can imagine how this feature went down.

    • Valve: We have starting to catalog quite a number of "adult" games but, nobody is buying them?  Lets ask some of our customers.
    • Customer: Oh I would totally buy ALL the adult games you have but, I'm not a fan of how Steam will let everyone know that I'm playing a pervy game title and logged over 300 hours.  You know, how Steam is,
    • Valve: That broadcast is to promote people to buy the game and allows your friends to watch you play. It is an awesome feature!
    • Customer: ....
    • Valve: So, you are saying we need to start respecting that some people want to be private?
    • Customer: That would be nice

    And guess what?!?

    According to Djundik's post, once a user marks a game as private, it will be hidden from their friends, thus permitting them to play Koikatsu Party to their heart's content and far away from prying eyes. That said, this feature isn't limited to games with, ahem, adult themes. For those ashamed of just how much time they poured into Dota 2 or Baldur's Gate 3, hiding your hours spent playing will soon be a few clicks away.

    This rumored update is a drastic improvement to Steam's current privacy options, which essentially boil down to setting your profile to public, friends only, or private. Djundik also stated that Valve is working on new parental controls as well. These additions will reportedly allow users to set playtime restrictions for children, as well as prevent children from purchasing something without requesting permission first.

    It would seem that the world is finally evolving how it should.  Be sure to check out the full post over at Gamespot

  • DFI Wins the Corporate Sustainability Report Awards Gold Award

    DFI Wins the Corporate Sustainability Report Awards Gold Award, Green Design Improves Product Energy Reduction by Nearly 40%

    TAIPEI, Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As renewable energy and new energy development become a global issue, DFI, the world leading brand in embedded motherboards and industrial computers, was awarded the "2023 16th Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award (TCSA)" - "Corporate Sustainability Report Awards - Gold Award for Electronics and IT Manufacturing Industry". In addition to following the related standards and regulations, DFI has introduced green design guidelines/directions, improving product energy reduction by nearly 40% and over 90% of system products now use easy-to-recycle materials.

    The "2023 16th Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award" organized by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy had a record number of 526 participating companies, marking a 24% increase compared to the previous year. This not only underscores the significance of ESG for major corporations but also highlights the difficulty of winning these awards.

    Furthermore, this is the second award that DFI, which won the "Corporate Sustainability Report Awards - Gold Award for Electronics and IT Manufacturing Industry", has won, moving up from the Bronze Award to the Gold Award. This achievement is attributed not only to the establishment of clear sustainability objectives and adherence to international standards and regulations such as SASB, TCFD, and GRI but also to the development of four major green design standards for its products.

    The green design standards include "Reduction", which avoids the redevelopment of standard boards. The number of new standard products was reduced by 12%; "Hazardous Substance Management", which ensures the parts must comply with the EU RoHS directive and REACH regulations; "Energy Conservation", which has achieved an energy reduction of 38.7% for motherboards, reducing power consumption and carbon emissions; and "Product Disposal/Recycling", which has resulted in over 90% of system products using easy-to-recycle materials and the smelting of steel and aluminum for reuse. DFI is reducing the potential negative impacts of products and components during every stage to develop the sustainable value of its products.

    DFI President Alexander Su stated, "Our sustainability goals are clear. In addition to advocating for RE100 with the group, we are strengthening sustainable governance. In this year's Sustainability Report, we adopted international standards and guidelines, set short, medium, and long term sustainability goals, and linked the usage settings of our main products with the actions plans for the 17 UN SDGs to achieve diversified sustainability."

  • Save Up to 40%! Shop Early Black Friday Deals from Thermaltake

    Unbeatable Discounts Await You

    Get ready to elevate your gaming experience to new heights with Thermaltake's exclusive deals at Amazon! From November 17 to November 27, 2023, we're bringing you early Black Friday gaming extravaganza that spans Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Don't miss this golden opportunity to acquire premium gaming gear at jaw-dropping prices.

    What's Hot in This Sale? 

    • LCGS Glacier 360 Gaming PC - $999.99
    • Ceres 300 Black Edition Mid Tower PC Case - $79.99
    • TH240 ARGB Sync V2 AIO CPU Cooler - $74.99
    • UX200 SE CPU Air Cooler Black Edition - $19.99
    • ToughPower GF A3 850W ATX3.0 PSU - $109.99
    • SWAFAN EX 12 ARGB Cooling Fan Black - $63.99

    Shop Early Black Friday Sale

  • Lexar Announces Big Deals Available Leading up to and on Black Friday with up to 60% off Select Products

    From CFexpress to microSD cards, NVMe SSDs to DRAM, there is something on sale to suit everyone

     San Jose, CA, USA, November 17, 2023—Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is excited to announce big holiday savings starting November 17 and continuing through Black Friday until December 1. Customers can save up to 60% on a multitude of Lexar products, including memory modules, internal and portable SSDs, microSD, SD, and CFexpress cards, and card readers. Below is just a sample of the savings that customers can enjoy.

    Key Features

    • Products on sale from every Lexar product family: memory cards, card readers, SSDs, DRAM, and USB flash drives
    • Customers can save up to 60% on select products
    • Great prices on gifts for gamers, creative professionals, business professionals, photographers, videographers, students, and more
    • Sales kick off on November 17, some items on sale only during Black Friday weekend, November 23-27

    The PLAY microSDXC™ UHS-I Card in 1TB is the quintessential card for gamers. It delivers fast load times with read speeds of up to 160MB/s and quick downloads with write speeds up to 100MB/s.* This card will be offered at 50% off.

    The 1TB Professional 1066x microSDXC™ UHS-I Card SILVER Series w/ SD Adapter delivers professional-level performance for on-the-go adventurers. Perfect for action cameras, drones, and smartphones, it features 160MB/s read speeds* and is rated A2 for better app performance on smartphones. It will be available for more than 45% off.

    The Professional 2000x SDXC™ UHS-II Card GOLD Series in 128GB leverages UHS-II technology for a read transfer speed up to 300MB/s*. It’s prefect for capturing high-quality images and extended lengths of Full-HD and cinema-quality 8K video. It will be offered at more than 40% off.

    With ARES RGB DDR5 6000 Desktop Memory 32GB kit (2x16GB), gamers can unleash their gaming performance and light up their games with Lexar RGB Sync. It will be available for more than 25% off during Black Friday.

    The 256GB Professional SILVER PRO SDXC™ UHS-II Card delivers up to 280MB/s read and 160MB/s write* so users can capture stunning video and immaculate photos—and save time transferring and backing up files. It will be offered at more than 20% off its retail price.

    The 4TB NM790 with Heatsink M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe SSD delivers exceptional performance of up to 7400MB/s read, 6500MB/s write* and is up to 2x faster than PCIe Gen 3 SSDs**. It will be available for nearly 20% off.

    The JumpDrive® Dual Drive D400 USB 3.1 Type-C™ in 256GB offers users the convenience of one drive that works with both Type-C and Type-A ports and its USB 3.1 performance transfers files fast. This drive will be offered at nearly 20% off.

    “We’re thrilled to offer our customers such a wide array of really great savings to kick off their holiday shopping,” said Joey Lopez, Director of Marketing. “With sale prices on a variety of products, consumers are sure to find great deals on gifts for many people on their shopping lists.”

    Customers can see all sale items and shop by visiting the Lexar store on Amazon.

  • YEYIAN GAMING Sparks Black Friday Frenzy with Unbeatable Deals on Amazon and Newegg

    Revolutionize Your Gaming Setup with Up to 27% Off Gaming PCs and a Mind-Blowing 37% Off Gaming Monitors 

    San Diego, California, Nov 17, 2023, YEYIAN GAMING, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is set to captivate gamers with its spectacular Black Friday Deals on Amazon and Newegg, offering unbeatable gaming PC and monitor discounts. From November 17th to November 30th on Newegg and November 20th to November 27th on Amazon, gaming enthusiasts can enjoy unprecedented savings of up to 27% on Gaming PCs and an astounding 37% on Gaming Monitors.

    Frank Lee, Vice President of YEYIAN GAMING, expresses his enthusiasm about the Black Friday deals: "Our Black Friday Deals on Amazon and Newegg are a testament to our commitment to providing gamers with the best technology at unbeatable prices. We believe these offers will elevate the gaming experience for our customers."

    Early Black Friday Deals on Newegg (11/17-11/19):

    • $1,249.99    YEYIAN GAMING Desktop YPI-YA27F0B-4701N Intel Core i7 12th Gen  12700F (2.10GHz) 16GB DDR4 1 TB PCIe SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Windows 11 Home 64-bit Get Alan Wake 2 with Select GeForce RTX 40 Series, limited offer
    • $3,099.00   YEYIAN GAMING Desktop YPI-ODAX13-05 Intel Core i9 13th Gen 13900KF (3.00GHz) 32GB DDR5 2 TB SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Windows 11 Home Get Alan Wake 2 with Select GeForce RTX 40 Series, limited offer
    • $1,249.99    YEYIAN Shoge Gaming PC Desktop INTEL Core i5 13400F, RTX 4070,1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR4 3200, 650W Gold PSU, 120mm AIO, AC Wi-Fi, Window 11 64bit- YPI-SH34F0B-4701U with FREE Keyboard set Get Alan Wake 2 with Select GeForce RTX 40 Series, limited offer
    • $1,299.00    YEYIAN GAMING Desktop YPI-KUNX13-01 Intel Core i7 13th Gen 13700KF (3.40GHz) 16GB DDR5 1TB NVMe SSD SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Windows 11 Home
    • $1,229.00    YEYIAN GAMING Desktop Tanto YPI-TA34F0B-4701U Intel Core i5 13th Gen 13400F (2.50GHz) 16GB DDR5 1 TB PCIe SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    • $829.99       Yeyian Yumi Gaming PC Desktop INTEL Core i5 12400F, ASUS Nvidia RTX 4060, 1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR4 3200, 650W Gold PSU, AC Wi-Fi, Window 11 64bit-YPI-YU24F0B-4601N with FREE Keyboard set
    • $1,849.00    YEYIAN GAMING Desktop YPI-YARX13-03 Intel Core i7 13th Gen 13700KF (3.40GHz) 32GB DDR5 2 TB SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Windows 11 Home
    • $1,899.00    YEYIAN GAMING Desktop Yari YA47KFB-47T1N Intel Core i7 14th Gen 14700KF (3.40GHz) 16GB DDR5 1 TB PCIe SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Windows 11 Home 64-bit. Get Ghostrunner 2 Game Bundle w/ purchase, limited offer.

    Black Friday Deals on Newegg (11/20-11/27):

    • $749.99 YEYIAN GAMING Desktop Tanto YPI-TA24F0B-3601U Intel Core i5 12th Gen 12400F (2.50GHz) 16GB DDR4 500 GB PCIe SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Windows 11 Home 64-bit

    Early Black Friday Deals on Amazon (11/20-11/27):

    • $ 3,499.00   YEYIAN Odachi Gaming PC, Intel Core i9 14900KF, GeForce RTX 4090, 32GB DDR5 RAM 6000,2TB SSD,2TB HDD,1000W Platinum PSU,360mm AIO,7 ARGB Fans, Keyboard & Mouse, WIFI 6E, Win 11 Home
    • $ 2,099.00   YEYIAN Odachi Gaming PC, Intel Core i9 14900KF, GeForce RTX 4070T, 1TB  NVMe SSD, 32GB DDR5 5600MHz, Intel Z790 Chipset, 360mm Liquid Cooled, 850W Gold PSU, Win 11
    •  $ 99.99       YEYIAN 24” Curved Curved LED PC Monitor
    •  $ 135.99     YEYIAN Sigurd 3001 27” Curved LED Multistand Monitor

     Black Friday Deals on Amazon (11/26-11/27):

    • $3,199.00 YEYIAN GAMING PC Yari II - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 
      Gaming Computer Desktop, 1 TB NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR5 5600MHz RAM, 650W Gold PSU, Prebuilt Win 11 Home PC, Liquid Cooler, VR Ready 
    • $3,399.00 YEYIAN ODACHI Gaming PC, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, RTX 4090, 32GB 
      DDR5 5600MHz RAM, 2TB M.2 SSD + 2TB HDD, 360mm Liquid Cooler VR Ready Desktop Computer, 1000W Platinum PSU, X670 Motherboard Win 11 Home
    • $186.98 YEYIAN ODRAZ 27-inch IPS Panel HDR 4K UHD Slim Bezel PC Gaming 
      Monitor 3840x2160, 1 Billion Colors, 99% sRGB, 300cd/m2, 1000:1, 60Hz 5ms, 16:9, 178°, G-Sync, FreeSync, DP/HDMI/USB, Speakers, VESA

    YEYIAN GAMING is not just about delivering cutting-edge technology; it is also deeply committed to engaging with the gaming community. Through exclusive offers, bundled game deals, and high-quality products, YEYIAN aims to build a strong connection with gamers, creating an immersive and enjoyable gaming experience.

    YEYIAN GAMING prioritizes customer satisfaction through the YEYIAN Shield Warranty Program. This program provides seamless customer support, addressing all gaming and content creation requirements. Gamers can learn more about the YEYIAN Shield Warranty Program by visiting:

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  • ZOTAC's Black Friday Blitz: Power Up the Play with Exclusive Discounts on Amazon, Micro Center, Newegg, and The ZOTAC STORE

    Score Big on ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards and MEK HERO Gaming PCs with Unbeatable Deals starting November 17 

    IRWINDALE, Calif., November 17, 2023 - ZOTAC USA Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative gaming hardware solutions, announces an epic Black Friday event featuring exclusive discounts on a range of graphics cards and gaming PCs on Amazon, Micro Center, Newegg, and The ZOTAC STORE. The promotions commence on November 17 and run through November 27, 2023, on Amazon and Micro Center. Additionally, they will be available on Newegg and The ZOTAC Store until November 30, 2023.

    Gary Lau, President of ZOTAC USA, expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming event, stating, "We're thrilled to offer gamers unprecedented discounts on our cutting-edge graphics cards and MEK HERO Gaming PCs. This Black Friday, ZOTAC is making high-performance gaming more accessible than ever."

    Amazon Black Friday Deals (11/17-11/27):

    • $ 791.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AMP AIRO Spider-Man™: Across The Spider-Verse Inspired Graphics Card Bundle
    • $ 418.49 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB AMP
    • $ 395.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge OC White Edition 
    • $ 269.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC

    Top Amazon deals include a staggering 25% off on the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X Twin Edge graphics card.

    Micro Center Black Friday Deals (11/17-11/27):

    • $ 759.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Trinity OC
    • $ 534.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Twin Edge 
    • $ 349.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge Spider-Man™: Across The Spider-Verse Inspired Graphics Card Bundle
    • $ 279.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC 

    Visit the nearest Micro Center store or explore online to take advantage of these Black Friday Deals on Graphics Cards with up to 15% off before they're gone.

    Newegg Black Friday Deals (11/17-11/30):

    • $739.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Trinity OC
    • $514.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Twin Edge
    • $424.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB AMP Spider-Man™: Across The Spider-Verse Inspired Graphics Card Bundle
    • $364.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Twin Edge OC Spider-Man™: Across The Spider-Verse Inspired Graphics Card Bundle
    • $309.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 8GB Twin Edge OC White Edition
    • $399.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
    • $359.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 AMP Holo
    • $249.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition
    • $164.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Twin Fan

    ZOTAC offers a spectrum of discounted graphics cards. Featuring compelling discounts on sought-after models such as the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Trinity OC, gamers have the opportunity to enhance their gaming experiences at unparalleled prices.

    ZOTAC Store Black Friday Deals (11/17-11/30):

    • $1,149.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4080 AMP Extreme AIRO
    • $749.99 ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AMP Extreme AIRO

    The ZOTAC STORE features $100 off on high-performance graphics cards, including the highly anticipated ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4080 AMP Extreme AIRO and the powerful ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AMP Extreme AIRO to elevate gaming experience.

    Gamers should seize the opportunity during ZOTAC's Black Friday event, where innovation converges with affordability. Head to Amazon, Micro Center, Newegg, and The ZOTAC STORE promptly to secure your gaming essentials before these exceptional deals conclude in the digital realm.

    ZOTAC offers three (3) years of standard warranty coverage on ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 40 series graphic cards, with no registration required. ZOTAC offers two (2) years of warranty coverage for ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards with the option to extend to a full three (3) years of warranty coverage when registering the product within the first 30 days of purchasing. For additional warranty information about other graphics cards, please visit the ZOTAC website:

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  • Elevate Your Tech Life: Cooler Master Offers a Global Black Friday Extravaganza of Innovations for the Tech Enthusiast

    TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – November 17, 2023 – Cooler Master, a leading provider of PC components, gaming peripherals, and tech lifestyle solutions, has today announced its Black Friday deals. This year, we're taking our Black Friday extravaganza worldwide, with each country offering a unique slate of high-performance gaming gear and innovative products.

    "Our Black Friday lineup is a testament to our commitment towards integrating cutting-edge technology with everyday life. These products are not just tools; they are extensions of the modern tech lifestyle, enhancing the way our customers interact with technology in their daily lives. We're proud to offer solutions that are both high-performing and lifestyle-centric, ensuring that every tech enthusiast finds something that resonates with their individual needs this holiday season."

    Tech Lifestyle Meets High-End Gaming

    • Cooler Master 30th Year Anniversary Cosmos Infinity Gaming PC Desktop: A testament to three decades of innovation, this desktop isn’t just a gaming beast with its AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, but also a lifestyle statement with its sleek design and cutting-edge features.
    • Cooler Master HAF 5 Pro High Performance Gaming PCs: With two variants featuring Intel i5 12400F CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, these PCs embody the fusion of high performance and modern aesthetics, suitable for any tech-savvy individual’s lifestyle.

    Ergonomic Peripherals for Everyday Use

    • Cooler Master MM712 Wireless Gaming Mouse: This hybrid wireless mouse, boasting a lightweight design and high precision, is not only perfect for gaming but also for everyday use, reflecting a tech lifestyle that values both performance and comfort.

    Advanced Thermal Solutions for the Modern User

    The thermal solutions like the MasterAir MA824 Stealth and MasterLiquid 360L Core White are not only about superior cooling but also about integrating into the lifestyle of modern users who appreciate efficiency and design.

    MOBIUS 140P ARGB – Balance and Performance Redefined

    Cooler Master's Mobius140P ARGB enhances any tech setup with its Ring Blade Design and Pressure Air Acceleration, offering optimal performance and acoustics. Ideal for a range of applications, from cooling solutions to intensive gaming, it combines Absolute Acoustics and Luminescent Light Effects with Addressable Gen 2 RGB, embodying Cooler Master’s commitment to engineering excellence.

    Reliable Power Supplies with a Modern Twist

    The Cooler Master V850 and V1100 SFX Gold ATX3.0 Power Supplies are designed for the modern tech enthusiast, offering power, a sleek design and quiet operation, aligning with the needs of a contemporary tech lifestyle.

    Stylish and Functional PC Cases

    Cases like the NR200 White SFF Mini-ITX Case and HAF 500 White High Airflow ATX Mid-Tower showcase how Cooler Master combines functionality with a modern aesthetic, catering to those who view their PC as a part of their lifestyle.

    This Black Friday, Cooler Master is redefining the relationship between technology and lifestyle. Our products are designed for those who seek performance, style and innovation in their tech products. Join us in celebrating this new tech lifestyle with our exclusive Black Friday deals.

    Explore these incredible offers at our Amazon store and visit the Cooler Master website for more information.

  • Lexar Announces Professional CFexpress Type A Card SILVER Series and GOLD microSDXC UHS-II Card

    San Jose, CA, USA, November 14th, 2023—Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is excited to announce two additions to their professional lineup – the Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card SILVER Series and the Professional GOLD microSDXC™ UHS-II Card. Both cards come with the superior performance that professionals need to get their job done.

    Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card SILVER Series

    • Compatible with Sony Alpha and Sony FX cameras that support CFexpress™ Type A cards
    • Delivers max read speeds of 800MB/s, max write speeds of 700MB/s, and sustained write speeds of 600MB/s
    • Video Performance Guarantee 200 (VPG200) ensures sustained write speed for seamless video capture with no dropped frames
    • Capture seamless 8K video and gorgeous burst-mode image

     Lexar® Professional GOLD microSDXC™ UHS-II Card

    • Accelerate workflow with transfer speeds up to 75% faster than UHS-I cards
    • Transfer massive amounts of high-res images with read speeds up to 280MB/s
    • V60-rated to capture extended lengths of 4K video with no dropped frames
    • Quickly captures high-quality images with write speeds up to 180MB/s
    • Also ideal for UHS-II portable gaming devices

    The Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card SILVER Series deliver pro performance for maximum creativity. With 800MB/s max read, 700MB/s max write, and sustained write speeds of 600MB/s 1, it allows users to capture seamless 8K video and gorgeous burst-mode images. Compatible with Sony Alpha and Sony FX cameras that support CFexpress™ Type A cards, it comes with an industry-leading 10-year warranty.

    The Professional GOLD microSDXC™ UHS-II Card is a versatile, high-performance card that’s perfect for capturing drone and action camera footage and is also great for UHS-II portable gaming devices. Read speeds up to 280MB/s allow users to quickly transfer massive amounts of files and load games fast, while write speeds up to 180MB/s and a V60 rating let them capture high-quality images and extended lengths of Full-HD and 4K video without dropping frames.1

    “We know that for our professional users time is money,” said Joey Lopez, Director of Marketing. “That is why we design our professional cards not only with the superior performance to capture stunning images and video, but also with the read speeds to transfer files in a flash, ensuring an accelerated workflow.”

    The CFexpress™ Type A Card SILVER Series is compatible with devices that support the CFexpress format. It is available now and is offered at an MSRP of $189.99 for 160GB and $379.99 for 320GB. Professional GOLD microSDXC™ UHS-II Cards are compatible with smartphones, gaming devices, action cameras, and drones. They are available now and are offered at an MSRP of $39.99 for 128GB and $74.99 for 256GB.

  • LIAN LI and PCMR Launches the O11 VISION

    November 16th, 2023, Taipei, Taiwan – LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, launches the latest addition to its O11 series with the O11 VISION. Designed in collaboration with PC Master Race (PCMR), the O11 VISION is the perfect showcase tower, featuring tempered glass panels on the front, top, and left side. The O11 VISION offers flexible configurations with the removable motherboard tray, which is adjustable to 2 positions. There is no compromise in airflow, thanks to the elevated base to 27mm and rear support for up to 2 x 120mm fans. The O11 VISION is available in black and white at an MSRP of $139.99 and $149.99 respectively. A Chrome version with black frame and mirror-like panels will also be available at an MSRP of $149.99.

    • 3-sided tempered glass without support frame and column for unobstructed view
    • Removable motherboard tray; adjustable in 2 positions (low mode, high mode)
    • Low mode supports up to 2 x 120mm fans / 240 radiator at the rear
    • High mode supports 95mm thick fan/radiator combo at the bottom
    • 27mm elevated base for increased air intake
    • Comprehensive cable management and flexible storage solutions

    "The collaboration brings together LIAN LI's exceptional craftsmanship in case design and mechanics with insights from the PCMR community. The O11 series continues to evolve with the tastes and preferences of the community, delivering what is the O11 VISION." Jameson Chen, CEO of LIAN LI.

    “Today, we've harnessed the boundless enthusiasm of PCMR, turning the PC case into an extraordinary centerpiece of the digital world. The PC is not just the most powerful and versatile tool there is; it's a canvas for limitless creativity and beauty, showcasing individual taste without constraints." Pedro Valadas, Founder of PMCR

    Built with Unobstructed View
    The O11 VISION is the first case to offer a completely unobstructed view of the system with its top, front, and left-side tempered glass panels. The support structure along the glass edges has been eliminated. For structural support, the glass panels meet at the top left corner, held in place by a mounting key that aligns with magnets that provide up to 35kg of support force. The mounting key is discreetly concealed behind a triangular silk screen, with the white version featuring an elegant gradient white and grey, elegantly blending with the case.

    2 Configurations
    The O11 VISION offers a removable motherboard tray for ease of installation, which can be adjusted in two different positions. In low mode, the O11 VISION supports up to 2 x 120mm fans / 240 radiator at the rear. In high mode, the case supports up to 3 x 120mm/140mm fans and up to 360 radiator at the bottom removable bracket, with maximum thickness of 95mm, ample space for push-pull setup. Additionally, the O11 Vision supports 3 x 120mm fans / 360 radiator or 2 x 140mm fans / 280 radiator beside the motherboard. For optimal bottom air intake, the base is elevated to 27mm, and with fans mounted on the bottom fan bracket, the height of the bottom fans can be raised to 40mm in total.

    Cable Management Focused
    In the second chamber, the cable management bar is held in place by magnets. The PSU mounting bracket also protrudes from the rear of the case by 15mm to provide more clearance in the second chamber for excess cables. Additionally, the 2 drive cages located above the PSU can be removed individually if not used, freeing up more space in the second chamber, or providing another location for mounting a fan hub/controller. Lastly, the O11 VISION comes equipped with two dual-layer cable clips that can be mounted anywhere along vertical grommets pass through.

    High-end Build Ready
    The O11 VISION offers support for large components, including compatibility with up to E-ATX motherboards, 455mm long GPUs, and CPU cooling towers as tall as 167mm. It can accommodate a total of 5 x 2.5” SSDs or 2 x 3.5” HDDs, along with 3 x 2.5” SSDs. With such support and its unique hardware display capabilities, the possibilities are endless.

    The O11 Vision is available for pre-order on November 16th, 2023, at an MSRP of $139.99 for the black, and $149.99 for the white version. The Chrome version of the O11 VISION will be available at a later date at an MSRP of $149.99.

    For more information on the O11 VISION, please visit:

  • Biostar Silver Series Motherboards for Intel Core i7 14700K

    We recently launched Episode 153 of the Hardware Asylum Podcast and in it we talk about how stupid motherboard designs have become due to the absence of expansion card availability.  Despite this motherboard makers are still selling full sized motherboards which is not only wasteful but has been fully enabled by consumers.

    The underlying message is that we only "need" a full sized ATX motherboard if we are going to use the available expansion slots, if not we can go with something smaller.  Well, how about Micro ATX?!?

    Leave it to Biostar to be ahead of the curve and actually use their brains. 

    November 10th, 2023, TAIPEI, TAIWAN – BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, introduces SILVER series motherboards that synergize well with the latest Intel Core i7-14700K Raptor Lake-S Refresh processor.

    Intel's Raptor Lake-S Refresh, the Intel Core i7-14700K processor emerges as a powerhouse in the computing landscape, surpassing its predecessor with an impressive array of 20 cores and 28 threads. This substantial increase from the 16 cores and 24 threads of the i7-13700K translates into a notable uptick in multitasking prowess and efficiency in managing complex tasks.

    Precision-engineered to the highest standards of technological excellence,

    BIOSTAR’s B760A-SILVER, B760M-SILVER, B760T-SILVER, and B660T-SILVER motherboards stands as the quintessential companions to the Intel Core i7-14700K processor. These motherboards exemplify BIOSTAR's unwavering commitment to cutting-edge technology, ensuring each motherboard is a perfect match for the i7-14700K's powerhouse of performance. Crafted for those who demand reliability and peak performance, the synergy between BIOSTAR's meticulous design and the robust capabilities of the Intel i7-14700K processor facilitates a computing experience that is as seamless as it is powerful. Whether for intensive gaming, professional workloads, or content creation, this pairing guarantees a platform that meets the rigors of modern computing with unmatched precision and prowess.

    This motherboard release offers up four new designs built on the B760 chipset.  This chipset is not intended for performance applications but is a down market alternative with the intention that users will also use a down market processor such as the Core i7 14700k.  One board is full ATX while the other three are enjoying the Micro ATX and Mini ITX form factors.