Last week we missed an edition so this week’s edition will be packed full of goodness that you might have missed out on. We’ve got toys, videos and contests so pull up a chair and hang out for a while. We’ve got a lot to catch you up on!
We’re Giving Away Free Stuff on Facebook – Mark of the Phantom Scavenger Hunt
We’ve teamed up with NZXT, ioGaming, and iBuyPower to give away a whole whack load of prizes on Facebook! We’re having a bit of fun by doing it in a scavenger hunt format, getting you to find the “Mark of the Phantom” on specific pages. Big prizes include a couple of awesome NZXT Phantom Cases and a grand prize of an INTEL Gaming Rig. There are over FIVE levels of awesome prizes so you’ll want to hurry up and enter right here by April 30, 2011.
Speaking of free stuff, our little brother site, MEGATechNews, is also giving away some free stuff courtesy of ZALMAN. They’re giving away a few things on Twitter. You can check out their contest right here.
Toys for Futurelooks – The Canon XF100 Pro HD Camcorder
In the quest to give our fans better quality and more entertaining videos, we’ve been slowly upgrading our equipment over the last few months. Our latest acquisition gives us all the tools that we’ll need to create awesomeness for you. Check out our unboxing video below…
This is one killer machine that we’re really going to enjoy using to raise the production value of our videos. It’s also a huge step above anything we’ve ever used before so there will definitely be a bit of a learning curve. You’ll start seeing our shiny new XF100 being featured in more and more videos moving forward. Make sure you keep an eye on our YouTube Channel starting next week for content created with it.
Reviews, Previews and Round Ups
We’ve put up a number of great articles. Let’s lay it down for you guys…
ZALMAN ZM-F4 135mm Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan
First up is video review of ZALMAN’s innovative new ZM-F4 fan. It’s basically a 135mm fan that fits nto a 120mm mounting space. You can find the full review right here.
Intel P67 Sandy Bridge Round Up – ASUS P8P67 EVO, ECS P67H2-A2, GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4, MSI P67A-GD65 & Intel DP67DG Burrage Extreme
Our PC Hardware Editor, Eric Garay, did a massively awesome job on this great round up of a number of mid-range INTEL P67 Sandy Bridge boards. If you’re looking for an affordable board for that brand new INTEL system you’re brewing, this is one round up you won’t want to miss. Check it out.
Hands On Demo – ZOTAC ZBOX AD02 Plus AMD Fusion E-350 Mini-PC
Eric was also busy checking in with Tuan and ZOTAC. After a bit of arm wrestling, Tuan let him see the brand new ZOTAC ZBOX AD02 Plus AMD Fusion E-350 Mini-PC. This is one cool looking mini machine and it’s coming soon to a store near you. You can check out our full preview and demo of this right here.
MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GB5 OC Video Card Review
We wrap up our reviews and previews with a look at one of nVidia’s brand new GeForce GTX 550 Ti’s. MSI’s version is called the N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC. It’s a factory overclocked card with a newly upgraded Cyclone II heatsink that proves to be cooler and somewhat quieter than the original Cyclone I that came on the original N460GTX Cyclone. One thing that we found remarkably surprising about this sub $200 GPU is that it is particularly talented when used with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. In fact, it seems to blow away a lot of higher end cards in Adobe’s Mercury Playback Engine performance. Check out the review right here.
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