Leaked Images Show Nvidia GTX 1000 Shroud

The latest graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia are on their way, and that means one thing, someone has them! The new cards are no doubt undergoing a lot of development, testing and manufacturing in various parts of the world, so leaked information is always inevitable. The latest batch of images show us what appears to be a new shroud design for the 1000 series of cards from Nvidia, namely their GTX 1070 and 1080 designs.

The revised NVTTM cooling solution design features a similar design to the current crop of cards,  but with a much more aggressive and angular design. Of course, we’ve seen many leaks in the past and for the most part these days, they’re often right on the money. However, after the whole Nintendo NX controller fiasco, we have to advice you all to take these images with one more pinch of salt than usual.

That being said, we’re about two months away from Computex, and only a week away from Nvidia GTC, so it makes sense that some cards would be getting produced, at least in terms of visual design, to be featured at these shows. Nvidia are going to want to show off something at their own event and Computex, it just makes sense.

You can see the metal housing in the images, as well as CNC machines and cutting fluid. Could this be an Nvidia production line, or just part of an elaborate hoax? My gut instinct is saying these are real, but with any luck, we won’t have much longer to find out the truth.

Are you looking forwards to the 1000 series of cards from Nvidia? Let us know in the comments section below.

Friends Make Surprising Move With One Off Special

Friends are coming back to our screens. Sort of…

The cast is getting back together on their old TV network, NBC, to pay tribute to the veteran sitcom director James Burrows. Burrows has recently held his 1000th TV episode, he has helmed series such as Taxi and the Bob Newhart Show. He has directed 15 episodes of friends, one of which was the pilot episode.

While the special is about Burrows, the reunion of the cast of Friends — which launched in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons — is obviously the highlight. All six original cast members (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer) are on board.

https://youtu.be/sLisEEwYZvw

The average friends episode took 5 hours to film, meaning that in total around 1180 hours were spent making the entire 10 seasons. That is a fair old time for a TV series! Hopefully, the two hour’s air time will be enough to please the immense amount of fans that loved the show. The news comes as a surprise, especially over the news on the 1st of may last year, which came from the shows co-creator Marta Kaufman telling us that there would be no chance of a reunion.

“There will never ever – it’s not to going to happen. They have to let it go,” she told E!’s Marc Malkin on the red carpet for the premiere of her new Netflix show, Grace and Frankie.

Well, that clearly has changed – for this short little get together anyway! The episode will be aired on the 21st of Feb.

Image courtesy of Tvline.com

AeroCool Aero-1000 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Introduction


AeroCool is back on eTeknix once again, recently they’ve impressed us with a great range of gaming chassis designs and I’m hoping for a repeat performance from them today. The new chassis, the first entry in their PGS-A series is the Aero-1000 a high-end chassis designed for a wide range of desktop systems; gaming, workstation, or just a nice box for your humble family rig.

As you can see from the specifications below, the Aero-1000 is pretty well equipped. It has room for an ATX motherboard, seven expansion slots, a good amount of storage bays, room for extra long graphics cards and even more space if you remove the top hard drive bays. There’s also three good quality 120mm pre-installed, one in the back and two more in the front.

The left side panel is really nice and has a tall window panel that will allow you to show off your graphics cards and other fun hardware, while keeping the storage bays out of sight.

The right side panel is just a blank panel and just like the left panel, it’s held in place by a pair of thumb screws. At the top of each side panel, there’s a little extra ventilation, which also adds a little bit of visual flair to the edge of the chassis.

The front panel is really nicely designed. The top and bottom overhang a little, giving the front panel a slightly recessed look. There are two 5.25″ drive bays at the top, each with a front removable cover and there’s a huge amount of ventilation at the front with a removable dust cover for easy maintenance.

Around the back, you’ll find a pair of routing grommets right above the rear 120mm fan mount. There’s seven expansion slots available, each fitted with a reusable ventilated cover; more than enough room here for a multi-GPU configuration. The bottom of the chassis houses the PSU and there’s even a small slide-out dust filter for quick and easy maintainance.

The top panel has room for plenty of extra ventilation, with a magnetic dust filter to help keep dust and debris out of your system. There’s an I/O panel near the front, with the usual power buttons, HD audio jacks and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.

The base of the chassis has two full-width feet with four rubber grips, giving the 1000 a stable base as well as good airflow on the underside for the PSU air intake.

Vizio Introduces $1000 4K P-Series TV

Resolutions; How it was not so long ago that we all viewed content on our television sets at 640×480 pixels – long gone is that resolution in today’s digital world. Today US based television manufacturer Vizio announced a 4K resolution “P-Series” TV – looking to bring 4K resolution screens to the masses. Through extremely cut-through pricing models, Vizio have established themselves as a fresh and upcoming household name in the United States. The 4K TV was first spotted back in CES earlier in the year – with the company proud to announce today that pricing will start at just $999.99 for the 50″ model. The P-Series is built on a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and features a whopping 240Hz refresh rate, full-array LED back-lighting across the entire panel, a 50 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio as well as a total of 1.07 billion colours.

The P-Series is completely wall mountable, and includes the standard Ethernet, USB and HDMI inputs you’d expect. What’s also nice to acknowledge is the attention to the little things. You’re still capable of plugging in your old devices as the P-Series has inputs for composite cables as well as analogue audio  – whilst this might sound a little outdated and old hat, it’s still always nice being able to hook up your old gaming console whenever you want to.

On top of this, the P-Series line also includes a bigger 55″, 60″, 65″ and an enormous 70″ model – with values ranging from the bigger sets of $1,399 through to $2,499. Vizio thus far have really impressed with their picture quality at CES this year as well as design – so people who are in the market to upgrade their ageing television sets should really have something to look forward to here. 4K is without question the future resolution that we’re shifting towards, so if pixels and resolution mean a lot to you – now is looking better than ever to make the swap.

Competition such as LG and Samsung are going to have a tough battle ahead with Vizio – who currently offer the same resolution and size of screens for around $500 more. The new Vizio sets are available to purchase in the United States now.

Thanks to Vizio for providing us with this information.

PC Specialist £1000 Gaming PC Giveaway Winner Announced

It’s taken us a while but we have finally managed to go through all of the entries for our PC Specialist gaming PC giveaway that was run last month here.

Now we have to firstly admit, that there was some simply amazing entries and a lot of thought and effort went into each and every post. We did find a lot of “my grandmother’s dog is dying, so having this computer will cheer me up” posts, which we can only “sympathise” with but we wanted something that stood out, and the entries certainly weren’t short of that.

Some that really stood out for us were the guy who put his computer in his bed, and brushed his teeth with it, as well as the entry that was completely in Binary, which when translated gave a simple entry, but the method of execution was simply amazing, so kudos to you.

The one that stood out the most however was from member Roley Martin, purely because he made a rap video with an old style 8-bit backing track.

The video can be seen below and his entry, though it didn’t say a lot, the video pretty much did all of the talking.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idghDbn0pg8[/youtube]

Link to the forum entry can be found here.

At first it seemed as though it was a generic entry, but as the video went on, we heard the eTeknix name and really got into the song and was simply blown away.

Congratulations Roley Martin, and we can only apologise that there can only be one winner, as we appreciate everyones efforts in this competition, but remember we have a lot more competitions currently open here.

All winner(s) have been contacted requesting address details for your prize(s) to be shipped out directly.

Win a £1000 PC Specialist Gaming System

You may want to sit down for this one, as it’s a HUGE giveaway that can’t be missed. We have teamed up with our friends over at PC Specialist to give one lucky eTeknix reader the chance to win a custom built Intel Core i5, powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics system worth £1000.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Winner Announced As – Roley Martin

The full specs of the system are as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K
  • Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK
  • RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper-X Beast
  • SSD: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
  • HDD: 1TB SATA III 6Gb/s
  • GPU: 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660Ti
  • ODD: 24x DVD-RW
  • PSU: Corsair TX650V2
  • Cooler: Corsair H40 + Arctic MX4 Paste
  • Case: InWin GT1 Gaming Case

To enter this competition, we have broken things down into three steps to make it easier than ever:

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Rules and regulations:

  • The competition is open WORLDWIDE!
  • The competition ends at midnight GMT on 15th April 2013 and winners will be notified within 7 days of the closing date
  • In the event of a dispute, eTeknix staff hold the final say and no discussions will be entered into
  • Delivery is not in the hands of eTeknix and can take some time to arrive
  • In the event that the prize is unavailable, eTeknix reserve the right to offer an alternative of equal or greater value
  • By entering this competition, you adhere to the above rules and regulations
  • Winner(s) will be announced on our competition winners page