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Water-cooled ROG GX800 is ASUS’ latest mobile gaming behemoth

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Just as you thought water-cooling in a gaming notebook was overkill with last year’s ROG GX700, ASUS has upped the ante once again with its successor, the ROG GX800. Built with the same monstrous cooling system, the latest gaming laptop is now equipped with Intel’s most powerful Core i7 mobile processor and a pair of graphics cards that work together.

ASUS hasn’t specified which NVIDIA cards are being offered, but it’s safe to assume they’ll come from the recently launched GeForce GTX 1080 series. With the ability to overclock the notebook’s components using the bundled water-cooling unit, this would make the GX800 the most powerful gaming notebook on the market by several miles.

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ASUS’ GX800 has two graphics cards inside and one clever way to cool them off.

The Taipei-based company already claims the GX800’s dual-GPU setup is 236 percent more powerful than a single GTX 980 graphics card. We’ll have to see how real-world tests hold up to the benchmarks, but it’ll most likely blow away whatever you’re playing on right now.

What makes the ASUS notebook extra tempting – and a lot more expensive – is the inclusion of a full-fledged mechanical keyboard complete with colorful LED lighting. It’s quite a rare feature to have in any kind of laptop, and will provide much more responsive inputs while gaming, bringing the experience closer to an actual PC gaming setup.

Oh, and it comes with two 330W adapters, meaning it’ll draw more power than most desktop computers. Don’t think for a second that such a setup would consume only as much juice as your everyday notebook.

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The ROG G31 resembles the insides of an alien mothership.

Speaking of dual graphics card setups, ASUS also unveiled its latest gaming desktop PC, the ROG G31 Edition 10.

Like the GX800, the tenth-anniversary edition G31 follows up on last year’s similarly compact ROG G20 gaming PC by adding another graphics card to the setup. You now get the newest Intel Core i7 processor and two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards in a space-efficient 20-liter case.

You’ll have to hook up the G31 to a separate keyboard, mouse, and monitor like any other desktop computer, but once everything is in place, you’ll be treated to competitively smooth gaming in resolutions up to 4K.

Full specifications and pricing are still out of reach for both gaming devices. If they’re anything like their predecessors, expect the ROG GX800 to go beyond P250,000 and the G31 Edition 10 to cost way more than the G20’s average price of P65,000.

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Build the ultimate gaming PC: MSI, EVA e:PROJECT team up

Have an Eva-01 Test Type-themed PC

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MSI joined forces with esports brand EVA e:PROJECT for an exclusive collection that gives gamers and fans the chance to build the ultimate gaming PC.

For the collaboration, MSI has incorporated the classic Eva-01 Test Type purple and green colors into these four PC components:

  • Motherboard
  • Liquid cooler
  • Power supply
  • PC case

This will allow enthusiasts to make a one-of-a-kind Evangelion Unit-01 themed PC.

MAG B660 TOMAHAWK

The limited-edition MAG B660 TOMAHAWK motherboard is the centerpiece of the collection.

It features the famed NERV logo on the Extended Heatsink, along with Evangelion’s Matisse EB font.

MSI’s Mystic Light also offers an exclusive EVA lighting effect to add flair.

MAG CORELIQUID C240

The MAG CORELIQUID C240 All-in-One (AIO) Liquid Cooler showcases the Eva-01 Test Type as its main design.

Aside from the NERV logo, the cooler’s water block combines gorgeous ARGB lighting and purple highlights to further stand out.

MAG A650BN, MPG GUNGNIR 110R

Meanwhile, the MAG A650BN power supply unit (PSU) brings its stability and excellent power efficiency while incorporating the colors of the Eva-01 Test Type.

Complementing everything is the MPG GUNGNIR 110R case coming in a sleek design with a tempered glass side panel.

It also features Evangelion’s font and an illustration of the Eva-01 Test Type on the other side.

Availability, giveaways

The MSI X EVANGELION e: PROJECT collection launches this month.

To make things more exciting, MSI has also partnered with Intel and Kingston for giveaways, such as:

  • An Intel 12th Gen processor
  • A Kingston Beast DDR5 memory

Fans are invited to complete quests for a chance to walk away with the grand prize.

For more information on the EVA e:PROJECT, visit the campaign page here for details.

 

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SteelSeries adds world’s lightest gaming mice to Aerox series

The Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless
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SteelSeries continues to expanded its award-winning Aerox series, adding three new ultra-lightweight gaming mice to the collection.

The new Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless mice are now available, offering gamers even better precision, speed, and comfort.

Dubbed as the world’s lightest multi-genre and MMO/MOBA gaming mice, the latest peripherals come with customizable features.

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These include programmable buttons for instant access to a gamer’s preferred shortcuts, as well as syncing RGB lighting for a more personalized gaming experience.

Pricing, availability

The three new Aerox mice are now available at SteelSeries’ official Lazada and Shopee stores, as well as Challenger, Courts, Endless passion, Tec Drome, Xtreme, and other major channels.

Refer to the table below for the prices and specs.

Model Specs Price
Aerox 5
  • 66g
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • TrueMove Air sensor
  • 100 percent Virgin Grade PTFE feet
  • 3 RGB zones with Brilliant PrismSync Lighting
  • Water-resistant AquaBarrier with IP54 safety rating
SG$ 149
Aerox 5 Wireless
  • 74g
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • TrueMove Air Sensor
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
SG$ 229
Aerox 9 Wireless
  • 89g
  • 12 programmable buttons
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Golden Micro IP54 Switches
SG$ 249

In addition, any purchase of SteelSeries entitles customers to a free one-month GeForce NOW cloud gaming subscription.

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New MSI motherboards for Ryzen 7000 announced

To be available later this 2022

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MSI announced the upcoming release of the latest motherboards for its brand-new AMD X670 lineup.

The brand-new motherboards from MSI’s Gaming and PRO series include the following:

  • MEG X670E GODLIKE
  • MEG X670E ACE
  • MPG X670E CARBON WIFI
  • PRO X670-P WIFI

All new motherboards come with support for the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors and MSI’s exclusive M-Vision Dashboard.

The Ryzen 7000 processors will be the first to use the TSMC 5nm FinFET process, as well as introducing the new AMD Socket AM5 platform.

More new features for the processors include:

  • PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 Memory support
  • Rear USB Type-C support for up Display Port 2.0 output
  • Front USB 32 Gen2 x2 Type-C support for up to 60W power delivery
  • Upgraded VRM design for up to 24+2 Power Phases with 105A Smart Power Stage
  • Support for ARB Gen2 devices

Extraordinary upgrades

Such upgrades for the latest processor will definitely benefit users as far as storage, graphics, speed, and more are concerned.

For more details on the upgraded features for the MEG, MPG, and PRO Series motherboards, refer to the table below.

Motherboard Features
MEG X670E GODLIKE
  • E-ATX PCB size
  • Up to 24+2 VRM phases with 105A Smart Power Stage
  • Stacked fin array design heatsink for cooling, MOSFET baseplate
  • Up to 4 onboard M.2 slots including a M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot and a M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN5 DUAL add-on card
MEG X670E ACE
MPG X670E CARBON WIFI
  • 18+2 VRM power phases with 90A
  • Extended heatsink design for cooling
  • EK Water Blocks-customed monoblock cover for VRM and M.2 sections
PRO X670-P WIFI
  • 14+2 Phases Duet Rail Power System
  • Dual 8-pin CPU power connectors
  • 1 M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot
  • 2.5G LAN and WI-FI 6E solution

 

The X670E and X670 motherboards are expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

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