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Gaming Hardware Coming March 2015


March in gaming: 40+ video game releases, tons of gaming gear and weekly steals and deals. Our final addition for March is of course bringing you all the new hardware releases for SA gamers.

Please note that the monthly hardware article is only a collection of some of the more important new hardware releases, as provided to us by the local distributors. It is in no way meant to be a complete list of every gaming hardware item releasing in the corresponding month.

Seagate 8TB Harddrive


Product description: Industry’s first high-capacity hard drive designed for cost-effectively storing active archive data and cloud content. Lowest cost/TB online data archive solution for petabytes of growing archival storage helps to ensure affordable long-term data management. SMR-enabled technology ensures efficient and economical cold storage operations even in the harshest data centre environments.

More info available at: Seagate

Purchase from: Titan-ice

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MSI GS70 Stealth Series


Product description: The latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, representing superior performance over previous generations.CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more powerful, and GPU performance is even more noteworthy, with an average increase of over 30%. In terms of 2D and 3D visuals, this is a huge increase in Intel's internal display chip performance. Moreover, there have also been significant advances in user experience and battery life.

More info available at: MSI

Purchase from: Computersonly / Raru

Asustor NAS Drive (AS-304T)


Product description: A blend of data protection and entertainment - Designed for your home office with high definition real-time multimedia transcoding and exceptional streaming capabilities. Flawless integration of AirPlay streaming and support for a variety of mobile applications. Designed to reliably protect your data. Energy efficient with quiet operation.

More info available at: Asustor

Purchase from: Rebeltech

Fractal Design Micro ATX Case (Node 804)


The Node 804 is a micro ATX chassis which focuses on cooling performance and maximum configurability, all packed in an interesting new form factor with Scandinavian elegant design. The case comes with three excellent 120mm fans but can be upgraded with several additional fans if needed. Featuring plenty of options for placing water cooling components, tall heat sinks and hard drives. The flexibility of this case really gives the users the possibility to create their optimal system build.

More info available at: Fractal Design

Available from: Loot


Fractal Design R5 Mid Tower


The Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction. The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.

More info available at: Fractal Design

Available from Loot

ACER S7 4K Ultra HD Monitor


An Acer S7 monitor delivers top-of-the-line viewing experiences in a clean-edged package that adds style to any space. These beautiful monitors are the world’s first to display 4K2K Ultra HD visuals on a frameless screen. They also feature super-fast HDMI 2.0 connection options, IPS1 screen technology, and DTS™ sound enhancement – for powerful audio-visuals.

More info available at: Acer

Distributed by: Rectron


Benq XL2430T Monitor


The XL2430T is not only designed with durability, sturdiness and functionality in mind, the stylish look also earned itself several international design awards of the reddot design award 2014. BenQ’s new Motion Blur Reduction technology further enhances an ultra-smooth, free-of-blur gaming experience, particularly for action-packed FPS games where every millisecond count. With Motion Blur Reduction, gamers no longer suffer from time and gaming comfort lost to poor vision quality created by motion blur and lagging. Instead, they have everything to gain with more reaction time advantage on their side to achieve ultimately a flawless victory.

More info available at: Benq

Distributed by: Rectron


Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming-WiFi


GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition CPUs.

More info available at: Gigabyte

Available from: Rebeltech / Raru / Weable



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