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Speical Edition CMHD.TV Case Giveaway

"As 2011 winds down, our lovely Lisa Kaye's year reign comes to an end. In order to properly send her off to bigger and better things, we've commissioned Smooth Creations to airbrush her likeness onto one of our most popular cases, the ATCS 840. Instead of taking the prize and running, Lisa has kindly offered this one of a kind creation to one lucky winner worldwide. On top of this great prize, there will also be ten winners selected that each will receive one of our ten mystery prize offerings.

P280 and Eleven Hundred USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 Internal Adaptor

All, To say we’re pleased with the response that the P280 and Eleven Hundred chassis have been receiving would be an understatement but we’re not settling. We have heard the feedback you and your readers have given us regarding the USB 3.0 internal connector. Specifically, some users who are interested in the P280/Eleven Hundred may not have this connector and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of two of the ports on the case.

World's first 128Gb 20nm NAND flash could pack 2TB into a 2.5" SSD

"Intel and Micron's joint venture IMFT has announced that it has produced a 128Gb die. A package combining eight such dies together would be small enough to fit on a fingertip and boast an unprecedented 128GB capacity. Mass production will start in the first half of next year, and devices using the new dies are likely to start shipping in 2013..."

A-Data rolls out new USB 3.0 flash drives

"A-Data has rolled out a new series of USB 3.0 flash drives with a rather interesting, ruggedized design. Featuring a shock-resistant and waterproof casing, the new S107 USB 3.0 flash drive series will be avialable in 8, 16 and 32GB capacities.

As the name suggests, the new flash drives feature the USB 3.0 interface and achieve read speeds of up to 100MB/s. Thanks to special casing design, S107 drives feature military grade shock and water resistance, as well as an interesting arc design that doubles as a flash-drive cap holder..."

EVGA X79 Classified & EVGA GTX 580 Classified take the 3DMark 11 Extreme (X) World Record

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular PC benchmark. This new benchmarks has a few preset settings within the tool to let you customize the benchmark to match the horsepower of the machine; the 3DMark 11 Extreme (X) setting is a true test for enthusiast hardware with a 1080P resolution, 4x MSAA, 16x Anisotropic Filtering and visuals that are cranked up.

NZXT Unleashes HAVIK 120 CPU Cooler

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce HAVIK 120, a more compact and versatile version of NZXT’s award-winning HAVIK 140.  HAVIK 120’s premium materials include a nickel-plated copper base that utilizes four 8mm pipes for efficient heat transfer.  The heat is then quickly dissipated (75.8 CFM) out of the chassis through the masterfully engineered, aerodynamic, aluminum fan blades providing intense, yet silent cooling (22dBA) and ensuring the longevity of your components.

NZXT Unveils HALE82 PSU Series

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the HALE82 PSU line. Following the successful launch of HALE90, HALE82 delivers enthusiasts and gamers with 80+ Bronze Certification operating with high efficiency: at 20%, 50%, and 100% loads, efficiencies are 82%, 85%, and 82% respectively. Its simple 120mm two-ball bearing fan delivers smooth, silent rotation and optimal air intake with whisper-quiet operation.

AMD releases Catalyst 11.11c performance driver

"As was promised with the release of the 11.11b performance driver, AMD has now launched yet another performance driver that fixes performance scaling on Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards in the Elder Scrolls Skyrim... The new driver can be found here.."

Seagate releases next gen hard-drives

"Seagate is shipping its second generation of Momentus XT, solid state hybrid drive for consumer and commercial laptops... The Momentus XT drive is nearly 70 percent faster than the prior Momentus drive version and up to three times faster than a traditional hard disk drive while providing 750GB of storage capacity. Its Serial ATA 6Gb/second interface and 8 gigabytes of Single Level Cell NAND flash double the interface and NAND read-write speed of the previous generation. The Momentus XT drive is now shipping in volume worldwide. A 750GB drive will cost $245."

Western Digital cleared to buy Hitachi disk drive business

"Western Digital has secured conditional approval from the European Union's competition regulator to purchase Hitachi's hard disk drive business for $4.3 billion, after it agreed to sell several production operations."

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