NZXT S340 Razer Special Edition Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Introduction


NZXT are one of the go-to brands for people building a gaming system, and that’s hardly surprising given that they’ve created some of the coolest looking and best-performing gaming chassis available and have been doing so for many years! From their legendary Phantom and Switch series to the more recently popular H440 and now their S340. Today we’re taking a look at the latest entry in their S340 series, which is at its absolute core the same S340 they launched at the end of last year, but it has been given a cosmetic makeover courtesy of popular gaming brand Razer.

The new chassis still features the same specifications as the original S340. There’s a good amount of storage space, room for large graphics cards, lots of cooling support and much more.

The new edition comes in a slick powder black paint job, giving it a dark and rather stealthy appearance. The black interior also means the side panel window has a mirror effect on it today, partly due to the sun beaming through the windows in our office, but with my eyes and not the camera lens, you can actually see in the chassis just fine.

The right side panel is a flat black panel, nothing fancy, but certainly neat and tidy.

Aside from the powder black finish, the next big change is the front panel. The original S340 had a smooth front panel, but this one comes with a gorgeous Razer logo right in the middle and to make it just that little bit cooler, it’s even LED backlit!

Even with the LEDs off, the logo stands out really well thanks to a reflective and bright colouring.

Everything is the same as before here, with the usual rear I/O LED light switch at the top, a 120mm fan pre-installed, seven expansion slots and the PSU cut-out. One nice touch, the snap-off covers of the original are now reusable covers; hurray!

The PSU is installed from the rear of the chassis, and this is done by removing the four thumbscrews and mounting plate.

The top panel has a 120mm fan pre-installed, although you can swap this out for a 140mm if you desire. I actually would have preferred them to utilize the full space and pre-fit a 140mm, but I’m just being picky in that respect.

One subtle change is the USB 3.0 ports, which have been switched for the Razer produced green ones, the same you find on Razer produced notebooks; these looks really cool!

There’s a full height dust filter tucked into the front panel which can be removed from the top edge without removing the front panel. It’s magnetic and washable, so removing it and cleaning it, then re-installing it, is a nice and simple task.

The base of the chassis has a clip-in dust filter for the PSU, nothing fancy, but it’ll get the job done. There’s a pair of LED strips along the bottom, no surprise that these are green LEDs to match the Razer theme.

NZXT Announces the New S340 Special Edition PC Case

If you are planning a black and green PC build or you just are a Razer fan, then NZXT’s newest special edition chassis might be just the right fit for you. NZXT just announced the new S340 Special Edition PC case and it looks as awesome as we’ve come to expect it from NZXT. It is also a durable chassis, made of 90 percent steel.

This isn’t just a normal NZXT S340 chassis in a new colour scheme, it also brings new features along with it. One of them being a cable management bar that avoids separating the front inlet and the remainder of the housing, allowing complete control of cables for a refined appearance and cooling optimised through better air circulation.

The NZXT S340 has a pretty compact form factor and allows you to create a pretty powerful setup with its dimensions of 445 mm height and 432 mm length. No need to put a giant block next to your desk if smaller can do it.

The chassis allows for water cooling setups with 280mm radiator support at the front and it comes with two 120mm FN V2 fans at the top and rear. The integrated PSU shroud will keep those unpleasant cables out of sight and creates an overall cleaner look in the chassis.

Special Edition Features:

  • Front panel featuring back-lit triple-headed snake logo
  • Cable management bar with triple-headed snake logo
  • Green power LED
  • Green under-glow LED with rear on/off switch
  • PCI slot base cover for a flush look and funneled airflow
  • Signature green USB 3.0 ports
  • Tinted window panel
  • Matt black finish

Common S340 Features:

  • 360 degrees of steel casing surrounding the all-steel chassis
  • Grommet-less cable management bar keeps cables tidy with ease
  • Full 280 mm radiator support in the front
  • Compact form factor coming in two inches below competing mid towers
  • Detailed design and engineering with tons of small touches
  • Very easy to build in for new and experienced users alike
  • Integrated PSU shroud for an ultra-clean build
  • Fully filtered intakes
  • Includes 2x 120 mm FN V2 fans, top and rear

The price of this special edition S340 NZXT chassis is set to £69.99 ex VAT / €99.99 ex. VAT. We will, of course, have a review of this chassis ready for you shortly, so stay tuned.

Phanteks Announces Special Edition Enthoo Evolv ITX

Phanteks has announced the new Special Edition of the Enthoo Evolv ITX chassis which brings two new colours to the Enthoo Evolv ITX series. The chassis is as the name suggest designed for ITX motherboard, but it isn’t a small chassis. With its measurements of 230 x 375 x 395mm, the chassis is a large one for an ITX. In return, there is room for quite a bit of hardware inside and it also looks pretty sweet.

The two color options available are white with black interior(PH-ES215P_WT) and black with red interior (PHES215P_SRD), otherwise it retains the same minimalist design from the original EVOLV and features a metal exterior.

The Enthoo Evolv ITX supports graphics cards with a length of up to 330 mm and offers a unique bracket solution for the radiator to be mounted on top without any conflicts between the radiator and memory. The storage possibilities are increased with the included Drop-N-Lock SSD bracket and a Multifunctional mid plate Bracket which allows for mounting a reservoir, pump, and SSD/HDD. There are also other optional accessories such as the 3.5-inch HDD bracket, SSD brackets, pump brackets, and a PWM hub.

The pricing depends a bit on the version and the black and red one is the cheapest with an MSRP of £49.99. The White version will cost a little more and set you back £54.99, VAT included. The new Special Edition Enthoo Evolv ITX will be available from October 2015.

Dying Light: My Apocalypse Version Costs £250,000!

As if games weren’t expensive enough, the crazy developers of Dying Light have just revealed a £250,000 version of their game. The no expense spared edition comes packed with all kinds of crazy extras to help justify spending 1/4 million on their new zombie game.

Developer Techland will include a real-world, custom build zombie-proof shelter, a round trip package that’ll take you to the developers studio in Poland, night vision goggles, a Razer Tiamat headset, parkour lessons, and more, including one very strange item indeed – adult nappies.

I’m not sure where I would put a life-size monster statue, in my new zombie shelter I suppose! On the other hand, I’m not sure where I would put a freaking huge zombie-proof shelter! I guess you could live in the shelter to some extent, as it’ll come kitted out with a TV, Xbox One and a sound system.

Fancy getting your credit card out and buying this thing? You can get it exclusively from UK retailer GAME. Think no-one will buy it? Well, someone did buy this £125,000 special edition GRID 2 a couple of years ago!

Thank you Tweaktown for providing us with this information.

NZXT H440 Razer Special Edition Chassis Review

Introduction


NZXT have been delivering award-winning products time and time again in recent years. Their most recent marvel isn’t exactly new, but as far as a refresh goes, it’s a big one. The NZXT H440 is one of my all time favourite chassis, I even own one myself for my own rig! I’m a big fan of what NZXT have been doing for the gaming chassis market and I’ve been eagerly awaiting their next product ranges. Unfortunately, it’s likely we won’t see new chassis’ from them until Computex later this year, but for now, we have their stunning NZXT H440 Razer edition. This is the H440 you know and love, but it has been given a Razer makeover to appeal to the loyal Razer fans, of which there are many.

As you can see, the chassis is virtually unchanged in terms of dimensions, it’s the same chassis and that’s as simple as can be. What is new is that stealthy powder black paint job and dark side panel window tint.

The same matte finish on the right side panel.

The once blank front panel has been treated to the Razer logo, with the added bonus that it’s also LED backlit.

Razers’ fancy green USB 3.0 ports.

Still the same old H440 round here.

Another sneaky bonus, an LED strip lighting around the base of the chassis; can you guess what colour this is going to be? If you guessed green, go get yourself a cookie.

$45,000 For a Copy of Uncharted 2!?

Nothing says crazy like paying $45,000 for a copy of a computer game. I’m a big fan of the Uncharted series and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is certainly a welcome addition to my collection, but someone seems to think it’s a little bit (see: a lot) more special than that.

For a bargain price of $45,000 you can pick up Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, graded by the Video Game Authority with a score of just 90+ for its condition – this is what you would refer to as “very good” on eBay, as the case has a few hairline fractures.

Of course, this isn’t the stock version of the game, it’s the Fortune Hunter Edition. Is that worth this crazy amount of money? Not really, but that doesn’t mean someone won’t buy it.

“Not for sale in stores and available only through special Sony Computer Entertainment contests for PlayStation fans, this exclusive edition of Uncharted 2 comes packed (along with the game) an exact in-game replica of the Phurba Dagger Artifact and stand, a Collectible Art Book, a Collector case autographed by Naughty Dog, plus a host of downloads.” Reads the eBay listing.

Check out the eBay listing here, or for those with lighter wallets, pop down to your local game store and pick a copy of the game up for about $10.

NZXT Introduce H440 Special Edition

NZXT has just revealed their stunning new H440 Special Edition chassis. They’ve created the special edition of their already very popular chassis in collaboration with the legendary gaming brand Razer.

The core features of the chassis still remain the same. It has similar sleek looks, the PSU shroud, thick panels, sound dampening materials and high quality dust filters in place; all the features that I loved about the original H440 when I reviewed it. Of course, it wouldn’t be very special if they had made no changes, and the chassis has been given a range of tweaks to help it fit in with other Razer branded hardware.

Exclusive features designed by NZXT that you won’t find in the traditional H440 include:

  • Premium matte black paint finish
  • Tinted window
  • Hexagonal mesh
  • Green USB 3.0 ports
  • Green LED underglow
  • Green rear I/O LED lighting
  • Green illuminated triple-headed snake logos

For Razer fans, there really is no better option in terms of chassis. If you’ve got the matching headset, mouse and keyboard already on your desk, this will be a stunning way to complete the set. Of course, you don’t need any other Razer products to enjoy this chassis, as it certainly looks awesome all by its self.

The chassis will launch with an MSRP of 149.99 EUR and will be available via pre-order through various online retailers shortly.

Thank you NZXT for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of NZXT.

In Win S-Frame Open Air Limited Edition Chassis Review

Introduction


It was only a few weeks ago that I was in Taipei to attend one of the technology industries largest trade shows Computex. While eTeknix were attending the show we were lucky enough to be invited to the In Win factory, where we got to see the many stages of product development and manufacturing, as well as being part of a small group who were the first to see their new D-Frame Mini and S-Frame chassis. While attending the tour we were also awarded the awesome gift of a one of a kind S-Frame of our own, of which only fifteen will ever be produced. The retail edition of the chassis comes in a stunning black and red colour scheme and only 500 of these will be made, each one branded with a special serial number, as too are the 15 models sent to the technology industries review media, such as our selves. The model we were given comes in a blue-tinted colour scheme and I’m sorry to inform you that this colour isn’t available to the public, but the core design and feature set of our model is identical to the retail release, so it shouldn’t have any effect on our review.

In Win have come from being just any other manufacturer, to somewhat legendary status in the last few years. Their passion for creating some truly unique and awe-inspiring products has given them a reputation for creating chassis that are borderline works of art. With products such as the H-Frame, D-Frame, Tòu and the 904 being prime examples of how In Win are literally thinking outside of the box these days and it looks like the S-Frame is one of their boldest designs yet.

Manufactured from a single piece of 4mm thick aluminium, the metal work of the S-Frame is folded 15 times by two people who feed the metal into a special machine, giving the chassis manufacturing process a real hands on approach that is very different from the often automated production lines we’re used to seeing create PC cases. It is then finished off with two 5mm thick panels of tempered glass, which means no expense has been spared in the construction.

As you can see from the specification below, the chassis will handle ATX and MicroATX motherboards, large PSUs, comes with four USB 3.0 ports on the front and room for up to 3 340mm expansion cards. Cooling is an interesting mix as the chassis features a semi open-air design, but you’ll still find room for 3 120mm fans in the bottom, or up to a 360mm radiator, and the chassis can also handle a CPU tower cooler of up to 160mm in height. You’ll also notice the dimensions, this chassis is super wide and long compared to your average ATX chassis.

The box for the chassis is nothing short of massive, one would think their is an American style double fridge in here, but its size is actually a side effect of several inches of soft foam padding protection, designed to keep the tempered glass away from harm in transit.

A few bullet points down the side of the box detail the major selling points of the chassis.

In the box I found a few extra components, including a multi connect SATA cable, 4-from-1 hard drive power cable, motherboard 4+4 pin extensions and a USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 adaptor.

Breaking News: InWin Reveal S-Frame Chassis At Computex 2014

We’ve been eager to tell you all about this for a few days, but we had to keep it secret for just a little while. InWin recently let us into their head office in Taipei to take a look at their next special edition chassis, the S-Frame.

The S-Frame is their latest flagship product, following along from similar products such as the D-Frame, H-Frame and Tao. It’s design is incredibly unique, with the main part of the chassis being formed from a single piece of thick anodized aluminium, which is then cut and folded to create the front panels, motherboard back plate and rear of the chassis.

The left side panel and right panel are finished with tempered glass held in place with four gorgeous red aluminium screws on peg mounts. This gives a great view of the chassis interior and will certainly demand a high quality build to do this kind of chassis justice.

The sleek black frame of the chassis is trimmed with a red edge, giving a stunning premium look to the chassis from every angle.

On the interior you can see there are a few red trays used for mounting storage drives, the motherboard is mounted at a 90 degree angle meaning the GPU’s exhaust at the top of the chassis, and in the base you’ll find room for three 120mm fans or a 360mm radiator.

The chassis has a an open air design, to plenty of room for airflow around the motherboard and all your components, this could cause issues with dust, but on the other hand, maintenance should be pretty easy thanks to the easily removed side panel.

The PSU is snuggled away in the back panel fold, and there is loads of clearance here that should allow room for longer GPU designs.

There is obviously one downside, the price, the chassis will set you back a whopping $799. This is crazy expensive, but there is really nothing else quite like it and only 500 will be produced. The build quality is incredible and if you stick around we’ll be bringing you a closer look at how the chassis is made in the InWin factory as well as how it was designed.

EA Reveal Huge Range Of Titalfall Merchandise Ahead Of Launch Date

With Titanfall just weeks away from release on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and of course PC, it couldn’t be a better time to reveal that there will be a huge range of merchandise released alongside the game, and we wouldn’t have expected anything less given that it is a game created by people who worked on Call of Duty titles and of course Electronic Arts are in charge, two teams that are well known to cash in as much as possible on each franchise.

Titanfall is one of this years most hotly anticipated titles, with already 80 awards from around the world to its name without even having been released yet, it will be the first original shooter that hits ones of the new generation of consoles. The prospect of frantic FPS action and having heavily-armoured 24ft Titans at your disposal is a tempting proposal, and we really can’t wait to see how this game plays.

A wide range of licensed merchandise will be available including the Titanfall standard and collector’s edition strategy guides from Prima Games, premium gaming peripherals from Turtle Beach and MadCatz, apparel from Jinx! and Level Up Wear and Titan constructions sets from K’NEX. The full line of Titanfall licensed products consists of:

  • Turtle Beach Xbox One Headset
  • MadCatz PC gaming peripherals including Keyboard, Xbox 360 headset, PC/MAC/Smart Device Headset, Mouse and Mouse Pad
  • Prima Standard and Collector’s Edition Strategy Guides
  • Titan Publishing Art Book
  • JINX! Apparel & Accessories
  • Level Up Wear Apparel and Accessories
  • Posters by Trends and GB Eye
  • EP Memory USB Drives and Cases
  • K’NEX Construction Sets

Titanfall will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2014 in North America, and beginning March 13, 2014 in Europe.

Thank you Titanfall for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Titanfall.

White Xbox One’s Selling For A Small Fortune On eBay

Limited Edition is like a drug to some people, that “I just have to have it” attitude knows no bounds, nor do these peoples bank balances apparently. The White Xbox One is the current centre of attention and with listings popping up on eBay, they’re going for thousands of dollars, and white controllers are going for a few hundred dollars!

These special while Xbox One consoles are for the most part just a standard Xbox One, they don’t do anything special, they don’t have special software and they’re technically not worth much more than the black one. They do however say “I made this” on the console and the controller, they’re finished in a gorgeous white and they were given to members of the Microsoft staff as a thank you for being part of the consoles creation.

Obviously smitten with joy at their award from Microsoft, where one would think owners would be told not to flog them off, or perhaps mount them in a display case next to their TV, the consoles are flooding onto eBay, and with such high profits, I can’t blame the sellers for doing so.

Just check out these eBay listings, will you be putting down a wad of cash to own one of these?

Thank you The Six Axis for providing us with this information.

Nintendo Announces Zelda Special Edition 3DS XL

A new “Golden” edition Nintendo 3DS XL has been officially announced. Though it has been rumoured for quite some time now that there would be a “Legendary” version released. Mr. Eiji Aonuma officially announced this Special Edition Nintendo 3DS XL and has given a release date for November 22.

As the years have gone by we have seen many golden cartridges for Zelda games, now we are getting a Nintendo 3DS XL. Normally the 3DS XL would retail for $199 this special edition will retail for $219 but will also come with a digital copy of A Link Between Worlds which retails for $39. If you’re in the marked for a new 3DS then this may be the way to go, getting yourself a new Gold and Black Zelda themed handheld system.

A Link Between Worlds is set to release on November 22, the same day that the Nintendo 3DS XL bundle comes out.

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“Hello everyone, I am the producer of The Legend of Zelda games, Eiji Aonuma. We have a tradition of making the Zelda series gold. Today, I would like to introduce a new product that follows that tradition. A gold-colored Nintendo 3DS XL that will be on sale the same day as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I am grateful for the fans supporting Zelda over the years. Please enjoy Link’s new adventure with the gold system”

The system is gold-colored just as you may remember the cartridge for The Legend of Zelda on the NES. Keeping true to the tradition the new 3DS XL will Gold on one the front, while the back will be black representing parallel worlds that Link travels to in the game. Both sides will feature the iconic Triforce on the exterior.

The game will be familiar to those who had hours of enjoyment playing A Link to the Past on the SNES, taking place in the same Hyrule after many years have passed. In A Link Between Worlds Link will venture between Hyrule and Lorule using a power that lets him become a drawing on walls. Players will get to solve puzzles and explore dungeons in a new way.

Thank you ZeldaDungeon.net for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Youtube.com.

Leap Motion-enabled technology unveiled in upcoming HP laptops

 

HP announced their next line of laptops and are trying to innovate through implementing Leap Motion technology, allowing users to control applications with the use of hand gestures.

Leap Motion has been thought of as an integrated sensor that comes embedded into computational systems rather than a peripheral gadget. It looks like HP took the initiative and will take the first step into embedding this technology. The HP Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition will be one of the laptops that can be controlled from afar with the help of hand gestures.

The embedding process is possible thanks to the startup crew from San Francisco who worked tirelessly for the past few months to reduce the size of the sensor, therefore being able to fit it into a laptop chassis.  The sensor is around 3.5mm high and is placed below the keyboard and to the right of an off-center trackpad.

The Envy HP 17 Leap Motion Special Edition will include 5 bundled games (Boom Ball, Jungle Jumper, Dropchord, Disney Sugar Rush and the HP-exclusive Jack Lumber) and HP will also offer a quick link to the Airspace Store, the store that hosts Leap Motion compatible applications. There are currently over 100 applications available in the store and the number is  growing.

Here is a preview of how the Leap Motion technology works:

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HP has priced the Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition laptop at $1050 (around £655) and is set to hit the market on the 16th of October.

Thanks to Bit-Tech and Adevarul for providing us with the information.

Images and video courtesy of Adevarul.

 

In Win Tou Tempered Glass Special Edition PC Chassis Review

Introduction


In the eTeknix office this week we have something a little different, ok a lot different! We have the super rare, expensive and exclusive In Win Tou PC chassis and we feel very lucky indeed.

The In Win Tou is part of the premium range that In Win have been building, this means it sits alongside unique products such as the H-Frame and the D-Frame, both of which are pretty insane in their own right, but it looks like In Win are pushing the boundaries of what we think of as a PC chassis even further than before.

“tòu in Chinese means transparent. The design concept comes from glass building, we use 3mm tempered glass together with aluminium structure. With special glass coating if you switch on the LED you can see the components inside. When the internal lights are off, the chassis is pretty much just a mirror.” – In Win

The Tou, which I’m told is pronounced “toe or tow”, is made from glass and lots of it! Set upon an aluminium frame and at first glance it resembles more of a display case than a pc case. The concept behind the Tou is based around modern architecture, much like we see on fancy glass faced office blocks and as you can see from their concept design are work there are some unique inspirations that you don’t really see in PC chassis designs… until now at least.

Tou concept art

The chassis is fairly well equipped and supports a single 5.25″ drive, 2 x 2.5″ drives, 3 x 3.5″ drives, a PSU of up to 220mm. There is also full USB 3.0 support, room for 7 expansion cards and there are four 120mm fans included (pre-installed), with room for water cooling radiators of up to 360mm.

As you can see from the specifications above, the Tou isn’t a small chassis and is about on par with other premium full-tower chassis, although I suspect this product wasn’t really intended to be tucked away under a desk where it can not be seen, it should still fit into most under desk spaces.

We normally fire on with a look at the packaging here, but since we had a non retail box I shall pass over that bit. In the box you can expect to find a few extras, these including the usual booklet and screws you will find some screw down cable ties, these are great for keeping things tidy and cable management will be extremely vital in a build of this type.

Glass is a fingerprint magnet, so when you have a nearly all glass exterior on your chassis you are going to need to keep it clean, fortunately In Win provide a good quality microfibre cloth to help with maintenance.

Finally we have these squeezable suction cups, these can be joined onto the side panel windows and will assist you in lifting the glass panel away from the frame. You can use your hands, but it’s obviously good to keep finger prints away from the shiny PC case.

That’s the accessories out of the way, now let’s get right into the cool stuff and take a look at the chassis up close.

Very Special Very Limited Saints Row IV Edition Costs $1 Million!

“Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition” aka “The Million Dollar Pack” available for pre-order now exclusively from Game for a breezy million dollars! Making this the most expensive special edition video game ever and certainly a lot more expensive than the edition of Grid 2 that came with a £220,000 sports car.

Deep Silver today unveiled the very special edition of Saints Row IV. The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition aka The Million Dollar Pack which will contain a selection of very Presidential items and activities for the ultimate Saints Row experience.

One Saints Row fan will be able to purchase this limited edition package which contains:

  • Saints Row IV : Commander in Chief Edition
  • A full sized replica Dubstep Gun
  • A full day of spy training
  • A trip to space with Virgin Galactic
  • One year’s membership of E25 Super Car Club and a Lamborghini Gallardo to make it worthwhile
  • Plastic Surgery of the purchaser’s choice
  • A shopping spree with a personal shopper to create the ultimate Planet Saints capsule wardrobe
  • 7 nights for two at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington
  • Hostage rescue experience
  • A brand new Toyota Prius and insurance to give something back to the environment
  • 7 nights stay in the Top Royal Suite at the Burj-al-arab with flights for two

The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition is available for pre-order through Game now and will be delivered to the purchaser in a truly Presidential style.

I imagine this will sell out quite quickly, there are enough rich and crazy people out there that just couldn’t resist something as mental as this, but since I don’t have a spare million, it won’t be me.

Thank you Saints Row for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Saints Row Facebook.

Computex: InWin Tou Glass PC Case, Is This The Best Looking Case Ever?

InWin have set the standard for crazy cases, some great, some awful (sorry InWin) but all of them truly unique and while I may love and hate some of them, others will love and hate different ones and it’s this uniqueness that makes them so special.

Ever six months, InWin set out to make a brand new limited edition chassis, more often than not they’re expensive but you do get some exceptional design, unparalleled build quality and a case that uses the best materials on the market, now InWin have simply out done them selves, because the Tou is in a league of its own.

As you can see it features a tinted glass exterior bolted onto an aluminum frame, giving it the look of an executive sky scraper.

It looks even cooler thanks to the colour matched water cooling and Gigabyte motherboard they’ve fitted.

I erm, well, just look at this thing, a picture says a thousand words and when it comes to chassis design, this thing just steals the show!

The bottom of the chassis features the I/O panel and the optical drive bay.

This chassis is pure art and I can’t wait to see what can be done in terms of mods, case lighting and more. I just don’t think I would enjoy trying to keep it clean!

Stay tuned to eTeknix for more Computex coverage in our Computex section.

Image(s) courtesy of eTeknix at Computex

Grand Theft Auto 5 – Collectors Editions Detailed

In less than 4 months we will be able to play GTA V, unless of course you are a PC Gamer. Rockstar has yet to announce a date for the PC Version of GTA 5, or if PC users will be given the same versions of the game with special content like the console users.

If you’re a console user that is interested in playing the new Grand Theft Auto and cruising the streets of Los Santos, you will be happy to hear the news today of the 3 versions that will be offered.

First we will start off with the Standard Version, which is just the game itself, but anyone who pre-orders the game they will be receiving exclusive content, it isn’t much but it is really cool. Wait for it… You will get access to fly the ATOMIC BLIMP! Of course everyone who pre-orders will have access to the blimp. I wonder if we will be able to crash it.

If you are planning to get the upgraded Special Edition you will get a couple of great extras! You will receive a collectible SteelBook with exclusive artwork. This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook. You will also receive a Blueprint map. This exclusive, additional 21.5″ x 26.75″ map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and coming entrepreneur.

Not to forget the exclusive digital content, which will include:

1. STUNT PLANE TRIALS

Single player Stunt Plain Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.

2. Special Ability Boost

Michael, Franklin and Trevor each has a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.

3. Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More

Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos and tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.

4. Additional Weapons

When visiting Ammunition stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol. 50, Bull pup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

 

 

And if you are looking for the ultimate experience and going for the Collectors Edition you surely will get the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE! On top of the things you get with the Special Edition you will also get a Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY Snapback Cap. This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applied on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit. Also in the Collectors Edition you will receive a Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with logo key. Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V this custom 10.75″ x 8.5″ money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. the reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.

Collectors Edition Digital Content will include everything in the Special Edition but you will also have 2 additional pieces of content.

1. Unique Vehicles And Garage Property

Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, layers will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.

2. Custom Characters For Grand Theft Auto Online

Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.

What version are you going to purchase? After reading over everything that is going to be offered I really can’t decide which version I want, though I think I am going to go with the Collectors Edition. As always feel free to comment below letting me know what version you are hoping for, also let me know what you are most excited about for the new coming version of GTA5

Pre-Order pricing will most likely be $59.99 for the Standard Version, $79.99 for the Special Edition and a whopping $149.99 for the Collectors Edition. Due for release September 17th, 2013 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. PC Versions have yet to be informed on.

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