Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas To New Year Operating Hours In Vic & NSW

Please note that Mittoni's hours during the Christmas to New Years period are as follows:


Last day: 21st December.
Closed: 24th December to 1st January.
Reopen: 2nd January.


Closed: 24th to 26th December & January 1st.
Open: 27th & 28th December.
Reopen: 2nd January.

We encourage resellers to take extra stock on or before the 20th of December to ensure you have sufficient product on hand for the late December to early January period.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

'How To Build A PC' By The Tech Report

"So, you want to build a PC. The process is a lot easier than you might expect, even if you've never pieced together all the components that make up a typical system. Although the underlying technologies are often stupendously complex, modern PCs are no more complicated to assemble than the average piece of Ikea furniture."

Geoff Gasior - The Tech Report

Read Geoff's full PC build article on The Tech Report.

Monday, December 17, 2012

1C Company Partners With 777 Studios For IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad....

“1C is proud to take the next step in flight-simulation history with 777 Studios, a company and team that has grown to be one of the best flight-simulation developers in the world and has proven that their attention to detail and product quality speaks volumes about their talent and dedication,” said Nikolay Baryshnikov, VP of 1C Company. “We look forward to bringing a new era of development and spirit of enjoyment to the combat flight-simulation community together.”

Read the full press release from 1C.

G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD on NinjaLane

"Performance aside the TridentX modules are quite versitale by not only offering higher default frequencies but also having the user options. The coolest of these isthe ability to remove the red heatsink across the top. This becomes important when installing large aircoolers that overhang the memory area. In the past you may have had to replace your memory modules or go with a different cooling solution but, with the TridentX you can gain an extra half an inch by removing the heatsink which should alleviate many of the fitment problems associated with modern day air coolers."

Dennis Garcia - NinjaLane

G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD review by NinjaLane - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Chassis Review By OverclockersClub

"the Gene retains the essence of what makes the Thermaltake Armor Revo the great case it is. From the exterior you are hard pressed to tell the difference between them. To begin with, the Revo Gene retains the width and depth of the full tower version while giving back only three inches in height (one bay worth). This means that the Revo Gene will be able to house the largest of graphics cards for an all-out gaming build. Thermaltake has also kept the nifty top hot-swap Dock-X system, the hidden HDD bay, and even the cool looking 'breathe' lighting effect."

red1776 - OverclockersClub

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene mid tower chassis review by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Cooler On OCModShop

"Quality as usual, great performance, stylish, well thought of design, complete package, and a 6 year (!!!) warranty even on the fan. This really is a great quality low profile cpu cooler!"

Daniƫl Pielage - OCModShop

Noctua NH-L9i review by OCModShop - Introduction & Conclusion.

WW2 RTS Is Back.... Company Of Heroes 2!

RTS is back with Company Of Heroes 2! Whether playing on the Red Army or Wehrmacht side, you'll want a fast gaming mouse and a great mouse pad for super smooth operation. Get into them!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PowerRetail - January... It's HUGE For Online Sales... So Don't Forget About It!

"Retailers stock up heavy in Christmas, across a wide range of products, so when the festive rush is over it’s not uncommon to see “surefire best sellers” not selling as expected. Stock needs to be cleared and cash flow freed up – so what do you do? You have a new year sale."

Ivan Lim - PowerRetail

Read Ivan's commentary on PowerRetail.

Noctua NH-L9i & NH-L9a Low Profile CPU Coolers On NiKKTech

"Granted you can find many other low-profile CPU coolers in the market (like the NH-C14/NH-C12/NH-L12 by Noctua) but to my knowledge the NH-L9 is currently the lowest/smallest one around and once you combine that with its performance, build quality and low noise levels it's really not hard to understand how impressive it is which is also why it gets our Golden Award."

Noctua NH-L9 A & I CPU coolers reviewed by NiKKTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Level 10 M Mouse Review On FunkyKit

"When I heard that Thermaltake was partnering with BMW to create a mouse I pictured something that would be crazy looking like it just came off of the race track. And boy I was right. This Level 10 M mouse sure looks fantastic, but it also performs great as well."

Dexter K - FunkyKit

Thermaltake Level 10 M mouse review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, December 7, 2012

IL-2 Cliffs Of Dover - *THE* WWII Air Combat MP Experience!

The final IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover patch has been released and is available via Steam. Now is the time to join the fight over the English Channel, with the RAF and the Luftwaffe slogging it out 24/7 online. Take a look at the video and if you're keen to get involved, then head on over to the hanger and check out our swag of flight controllers and head trackers - both essential kit for the fighter or bomber pilot in us all!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hell In The Pacific Mod For ArmAII

"after many years of development, we witness the first release of Hell in the Pacific, a mod that tries to cover the events that took place in Asia and the Pacific during the Second World War... This first release is dedicated to land combat in the Pacific and the India/Burma theatres, mainly on the finished or at least almost finished maps 'Tarawa', 'Peleliu' and 'Kohima Ridge'."

There are three factions to choose from - US, Japanese and British. This mod has been years in the making, so show your support with a download and play!

ArmAII is best played with a TrackIR, a popular head tracking gaming peripheral distributed by Mittoni.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thermaltake New Soprano On LegitReviews

"Thermaltake finally redesigned the venerable Soprano series and did an awesome job of it as well. The New Soprano combines stylish lines and awesome features at an seemingly impossible low price point!"


Thermaltake New Soprano chassis on LegitReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thermaltake Level 10 Battle Ed Chassis Review On TechwareLabs

"The Level 10 GT has always been a great case and the Battle Edition is no different. The large size means to that you will be able to fit just about anything you need to in there, and you can do it without skinning your knuckles like in a tight case. You get the security locks, hot swap bays, a massive amount of cooling, and great cable routing as well."

Eric Guest - TechwareLabs

Thermaltake Level 10 Battle Ed review by TechwareLabs - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 Mouse Review On TweakTown

"it is like no other on the market currently and would make a great gift for the guy who has everything and enjoys high-end toys. For users that fit this same mold, and like to have something that is surely a step above what everyone else is using, this is definitely the mouse for you. For those of you that may tend to be haters; yes you can get cheaper mice with similar functionality, but nothing near this sleek and elegant."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown

Thermaltake's Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M mouse review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Americans Are Landing In Normandy This December As Iron Front Goes To France!

"Deep Silver and X1 Software/AWAR today announced “D-Day”, an add-on pack for the tactical World War II shooter Iron Front– Liberation 1944. The DLC takes the player to the western theatre of the war where, in Normandy, the Allied armed forces fight against the German troops.”D-Day” will be released in December 2012 and will be exclusively available on PC."

Read more on the Iron Front forums. Based on the ArmA2 engine, Iron Front plays best with TrackIR.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two Part Documentary Film On The 325th Fighter Group

Check out this two part documentary on the famous 325th Fighter Group, known during the war and thereafter as "The Checkertail Clan".

Filmed over a 3-year period and including multiple interviews with surviving veterans, the film draws on their experiences and incorporates original 325th archive footage, WW2 footage and Computer generated sequences to take the viewer into the heart of the story.

Think you have the virtual 'right stuff' to make the grade? There is only one way to find out: Get airborne and do your bit!

Friday, November 23, 2012

SimHQ's "Iron Front Saturdays" - YOU are wanted at the Front!

The call's been made.... Will you pick up a rifle? You can view screenshots from last weekend's event here & general Iron Front info on the official website.

Using the ground breaking ArmA2 engine, Iron Front plays best with a TrackIR....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler On eTeknix

"Awarding the Noctua NH-L12 is a tough one. It could have our innovation award for being such a unique product in the HTPC/SFF market. It could snatch the Bang For Buck award for being one of the best performing and best value HTPC cooling solutions on the market we have ever seen. Yet the Noctua NH-L12 ticks so many boxes that we feel it is more than deserving of our highest award, the Editor’s Choice award."

Ryan Martin - eTeknix

Noctua NH-L12 CPU cooler review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas To New Year Operating Hours In Vic & NSW

Please note that Mittoni's hours during the Christmas to New Years period are as follows:


Last day: 21st December.
Closed: 24th December to 1st January.
Reopen: 2nd January.


Closed: 24th to 26th December & January 1st.
Open: 27th & 28th December.
Reopen: 2nd January.

We encourage resellers to take extra stock on or before the 20th of December to ensure you have sufficient product on hand for the late December to early January period.

SweetFX Mod For The Awesome FREE To Play Rise Of Flight

"SweetFX is a DirectX injector (or some crazy thing) that pre-empts your usual graphics appearance and imposes it's own settings which includes some cool colors settings, contrasts, HDR tweaks, post effects and a certain kind of anti-ailiasing. It works the same way as the old ENBSeries mod from a while back. Only this one has more features."

Jason - 777 Studios

Check out Jason's post on the SimHQ forums. He's included a bunch of split screenshots showing the graphics overlay in action.... Pretty sweet!

Haven't come across RoF before? From their website:

"Rise of Flight is a next generation WWI combat flight simulator for the PC. Immerse yourself in realistic aerial combat above the trenches. Fly famous aircraft including the Fokker Dr.1, Sopwith Camel, S.E.5a and Albatros D.Va. and many more!"

This top shelf WWI era simulator is FREE TO PLAY as mentioned earlier, you can download the game which includes an aircraft for both sides of the conflict. You can then choose to purchase additional aircraft to taste from the online shop - but the game is completely playable with just the included free aircraft, in both multi and single player modes....

That might just leave you with the funds to pick up a quality flight controller and a TrackIR5 - You'll want both to get the best from this amazing sim!

Monday, November 19, 2012

BattleTech Marauder Instrumental In Russian Revolution Of 1917!

"The VCE exam body has been left red faced after a doctored artwork depicting a huge robot helping socialist revolutionaries during the Russian Revolution was accidentally included in this year’s year 12 history exam taken by 5700 students.

Exams for the popular History: Revolution subject were original supposed to include the artwork Storming the Winter palace on 25th October 1917 by Nikolai Kochergin, which depicts events during the October Revolution, which was instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917.

But when students opened their exam this morning they found an altered version of the work with what appear to be a large "BattleTech Marauder" robot aiding the rising revolutionaries in the background."

Tom Arup - The Age

Read Tom's full History transformed in VCE exam article on The Age. When piloting revolutionary battlemechs, be sure to use the right controller for the job!

History is just so revisionist these days..... When I did the same course over 15 years ago, no-one realised the critical role played by battlemech's during the revolution!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Chassis On Legit Reviews

"Thermaltake hit a home run with the Armor Revo Gene. It combines a wealth of features and great styling at an awesome price point. Be sure to put the Armor Revo Gene on the list for your next build."

Legit Reviews

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene chassis on Legit Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TrackIR Scope Mod For ArmA2 & Expansion Packs

If you find the scoped mode in ArmAII disorientating when using your headtracker, this mod might be the solution you're looking for. NaturalPoint's awesome TrackIR 5 is now available!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Atomic 143 - The Last Issue So Show Your Support!

It's been a great run, but the end of Atomic MPC as a standalone magazine is near...

Restructuring and merging with PC & Tech Authority, the issue due to hit the news stands shortly (143) will be the last 'standalone' Atomic - So make sure you go BUY ONE!

Read the announcement.

Right now, you also need to think about those other magazines you haven't purchased in months, perhaps even years. If you don't want to see other truly great publications suffer the same fate, maybe call at that corner newsagents or news stand before you hop on that train, tram or bus today...... You might just be saving something you'd forgotten how much you love!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thermaltake Level 10 M Mouse Review On eTeknix

"In truth, the Level 10 M gaming mouse is simply amazing, not just the way it looks, but the way it feels and performs. It is a pure spectacle, sitting there on there your desk. It is guaranteed to capture people’s attention"

Tim Mammatt - eTeknix

Thermaltake Level 10 M mouse review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis Review On Bjorn3D

"The Thermaltake Overseer RX-I is a fantastic gamer’s chassis... Overall we’re very satisfied with the case, and we’d recommend it to any gamer."

Peter Kapas - Bjorn3D

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I review by Bjorn3D - Full review.

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Liquid Cooler On FrostyTech

"Asetek are the engineers behind the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro system and clearly by the results we've witnessed in this review, the engineers from Denmark know how to make a good liquid cooling solution for today's desktop computers. From a thermal performance standpoint, the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro liquid cooling solution offers excellent results"

Max Page - FrostyTech

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro review by FrostyTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Grand Theft Auto V Announced - Get Down With Your Bad Self!

O..M..G........ It's time to grab a new gamepad for the PS3 or the 360!

TechReport's Windows 8 System Guide - Noctua, Thermaltake & Logitech All Good!

"The situation is much simpler for us desktop users and gamers. Windows 8's new desktop is a pretty clear improvement over Windows 7, so aside from the odd trip into the Modern UI twilight zone, the new OS represents a net gain. Coupled with the latest hardware refinements we just mentioned, that sets us up quite nicely for the holidays."

Cyril Kowaliski - TechReport

Read Cyril's full Windows 8 system guide on the TechReport. You'll note that three of our brands (at least!) received a mention as ideal solutions for the new 'lucky 8' OS - Noctua, Thermaltake & Logitech.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

PowerRetail Say Aussies Use Social Media to Vent Customer Service Annoyances

"In the new digital age, online viral attacks on a brand can spiral out-of-control with consumers quick to use social media networks as a way to vent their frustrations toward retail and service providers."

Jessica Benton - PowerRetail

Are you monitoring social media for poor feedback against your business? Read Jessica's full report on PowerRetail.

ArsTechnica Get Under The Hood Of Windows 8

"Windows 8's most obvious—and most divisive—new feature is its user interface. However, it would be a mistake to think that the user interface is the only thing that's new in Windows 8: there's a lot that's changed behind the scenes, too."

Peter Bright - ArsTechnica

Read Peter's full commentary on ArsTechnica.

Halloween Special! Lian Li Black PC-X2000F Hot Swap Full Tower Chassis (USB3)

Halloween Special!

You've always wanted a flagship Lian Li case.... NOW is your chance!

Lian Li Black PC-X2000F Hot Swap Full Tower Chassis (USB3)

This superb enthusiast level chassis with hot swap, gothic black styling and thermal isolation zones is available at a SCARILY LOW Halloween price.

Don't miss out!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Assassin's Creed 'Rise' Unchained Oct 31st..... Game On!

The popular cross platform game series Assassin's Creed has the next edition released tomorrow..... Due to the grass roots cross platform development of the title, this series plays best with a gamepad, rather than the traditional gaming mouse and keyboard. Time to consider an additional controller?

Tom's Hardware Compare Windows 7 & 8 Gaming Performance

"Of the 10 games we benchmarked, one one demonstrated a significant difference in moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and only on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660. That game was Borderlands 2, where our average measured frame rate dropped from 86.6 to 81 FPS. But at that speed, the five-frame drop is hardly worth fretting over.

More bothersome was the compatibility issue we ran into in Sleeping Dogs, which affected Windows 8, but not Windows 7. When we chose the High detail preset, most of the in-game models simply disappeared. Fortunately, that geometry shows up again if you dial down the graphics quality. Hardly a favorable solution, but it's what we have for now.

Aside from those couple of idiosyncrasies, performance under Windows 8 is indistinguishable from Windows 7. Any speed-up or slow-down would be almost impossible to identify during game play, and we expect compatibility issues to get patched quickly by game developers."

Don Woligroski - Tom's Hardware

Gaming..... We're passionate about it! Read the full comparison on Tom's Hardware - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Noctua Fans Video Review By 3DGAMEMAN

Check out the full Noctua fan range as reviewed by 3DGAMEMAN.

Noctua NF-A6x25 60mm Fan Review On Frostbyte

"Again Noctua have really impressed us here at Frostbyte and continue to deliver fantastic products that, not only perform exceptionally well but look amazing, and being Noctua you know you're in great hands of a company that know exactly what you need and exactly how to deliver it. We here at Frostbyte recommend this product to anyone looking for a great cooling solution with the engineering and hard work and effort to back it! 9/10 Frostbyte Approved."

Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 3000RPM 60mm fan review by Frostbyte: Full article.

G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD TridentX Memory Kit Review On Anandtech

"The biggest difference seems to be with respect to WinRAR, where for our 450+ second test the 2666 C11 kit performed 22 seconds faster than a 2400 C10 kit. If that 5% change can be justified in the price for what you do, then this kit could be for you."

Ian Cutress - Anandtech

G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD review by Anandtech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

3DGAMEMAN Video Review Of Noctua's NH-D14 CPU Cooler

Noctua's NH-D14 CPU cooler is now available!

Slashdot Discussion: The Essence Of The PC Revolution Is Closer To Realization Than Ever Before...

"As tablets and computer-phones flood the market, the headlines read: "The Personal Computer is Dying." But they are only half true: an artifact of the PC is dying, but the essence of the PC revolution is closer to realization than ever before, while also being closer to loss than ever before.

Certainly one way to define the Personal Computer stems from the era of the IBM PC: a gray box with a monitor, mouse, and keyboard (or a laptop). But the idea of the Personal Computer dates back quite a while — back to Alan Kay's Dynabook, the Lisp Machine, etc.

The Apple Knowledge Navigator provided a vision of personal computing far more dynamic than that dull gray box. Although still a pale comparison, tablet and phone platforms are beginning to look awfully similar.

The essence of those pre-PC Personal Computers was that of the user controlling the device. You control the data, you control the software; the Personal Computer is a uniquely personal artifact that the user adapts to his own working style. One consequence of this is that creating is as easy (perhaps easier) as consuming content. Another nice side effect is that your data remains private by virtue of local storage."

Unknown Lamer - Slashdot

Read the interesting full post on Slashdot.

The Need For Speed Most Wanted TV Ad..... Is Seriously Cool!

Plays like a spaghetti western with a cameo from Ken Block! You'll see what we mean.....

Great games like this deserve more than a casual play - Immerse yourself within the racing/drags/drifting genres with accessories such as Playseat and a quality racing wheel! In the end, you can only expect to get out what you put in.....

Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams 2012 - December 7-8-9 2012!

Passion, skill, esprit de corps & a whole lotta FUN! Demonstrating that you do indeed get more out of your simulation games with the more you put in.... Pilots from around the globe are practising, practising, practising to bring you the most polished virtual airshow to date.

For show details, keep an eye out on the Virtual-Airshows website. To get involved yourself, you'll need a quality flight controller and a TrackIR. Shack!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How to Buy a PC Case -

"Understanding what the case does, how it works, and why it's designed the way it is will help you make smart buying choices. Will choosing the wrong case destroy your computing experience? Probably not. But the right case has the potential to make a mediocre system okay and a good system great. So why take the chance?"

Matthew Murray -

Read the full article from Got a better idea of what you require? Great! Then head on over to our chassis range and take your pick!

G.Skill TridentX F3-2600C10D-8GTXD RAM Kit Review By TweakTown

"G.Skill know how to make great RAM and the kit we've got here today is no different as it has the ability to almost reach 2900MHz DDR. G.Skill just makes quality RAM and there's no denying that if you're after something fast, this is exactly the kind of RAM you want to look at buying."

G.Skill 8GB [TridentX] F3-2600C10D-8GTXD RAM review by TweakTown - Full review.

iRacing System Requirements & Controller Recommendations

"One thing you will need is a controller, and there are several options which will accommodate just about any budget. Gamepads, joysticks and steering wheels are all compatible with, so you can spend as little or as much as you want on hardware in order to compete with more than 35,000 iRacers around the world."

So what brand of controller does iRacing recommend? Thrustmaster of course!

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Noctua NF-A4x10 40mm Fan: 'An Astonishing Product' & 'Without Any Doubt 10/10' Says Frostbyte

"The NF-A4x10 is an astonishing product not only because it achieves almost silent running and optimal airflow, but because it is something that we have been waiting for, for a long time, a high level fan that is capable of cooling such things as storage, graphics, networking and is such a versatile and universal product that you know is going to deliver everything you need it to."


Noctua NF-A4x10 40mm fan review by Frostbyte - Full review.

Noctua NF-A9x14 92mm Fan Review On DVTests

"According to the rotation speed, propeller design and the low profile Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM is with very similar performance/noise ratio to bigger 92x92x25mm fans rotating at around 1700 rpm. It can be used everywhere where the space is precious."

Rumbeza - DVTests

Noctua NF-A9x14 92mm fan review by DVTests - Full review.

Great Performance, Elegant Looks & Maitenance Free - Meet Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Performer

"Combining great performance results, elegant looks, and its maintenance-free design, many would say that the WATER2.0 Performer would make a very good "level-up" component to add to their system. Its relatively low noise operation is another excellent feature to tack on to a product alongside its great test results."

Preston Yuen - APH Networks

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer review by APH Networks - Full review.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Swiftech Apogee Drive II Delivers 'Shock & Awe' Level Performance - TweakTown

"I don't really care what system you are building, this is a perfect solution to any water cooling build. I mean, what more do you want from a purchase than to be able to beat the competition? And I mean hands down beat them... the Apogee Drive II integrated pump and CPU water block is just too good to pass up, and will be going into my next build for sure.

Swiftech did a great job with the development, incorporation of ideas and components, and pulled it off to deliver a product that should shock and awe those who thought they had the best CPU block money could buy - that was until they saw this."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown

Swiftech Apogee Drive II waterblock review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lian Li PC-Q25 Chassis On XSReviews

"Build quality has always been something Lian Li excels at. Being completely made of aluminium you might expect the case to feel slightly flimsy, this is not the case with the PC-Q25. Everything fits together well; the side panels are held on tightly but are also easy removed."


Lian Li PC-Q25 mini chassis examined by XSReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

G.Skill's F3-2666C11D-8GTXD Memory Kit - One Of The Greatest Products Ever Tested!!!

"We’re happy to give G.Skill and their TridentX 2666MHz 8GB kit our Editor’s Choice Award and even with that in mind, we wish we had an award higher than that, as this kit really is one of the greatest products we’ve ever tested, and yes, you can quote us on that."

Andy Ruffell - eTeknix

G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Mouse Review On Vortez

"Thermaltake and BMW DesignWorksUSA have combined to create an eyecatching new mouse which sets an extremely high standard for aesthetic design in the gaming and office professional peripherals market. The build quality is exceptional, and presents a basis ideal for a combination of gaming and office use. Customisation is good, though software needs to be improved to unlock added potential. The Tt eSPORTS Level 10M has a nailed-on Creative Award, and is a very strong overall Silver Award winner."

Tim Harmer - Vortez

Tt eSPORTS (aka Thermaltake) Level 10M mouse review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Train Simulator 2013 Deluxe & Lian Li's PC-CK101 Steam Train Chassis!

"Train Simulator 2013 Deluxe Edition is now available worldwide via download on Steam. The sequel to the multi award-winning and best-selling Train Simulator 2012, the TS2013 Deluxe Edition includes the Sherman Hill route from Cheyenne to Laramie, Wyoming, as well as the London-Brighton line and the lively four-lane Munich to Augsburg route, complete with the superb ICE3 express train!"

RailWorks Train Simulator 2012 Deluxe is now available. We have the perfect companion to this awesome new rail sim - Lian Li's jaw dropping PC-CK101 Steam Train computer chassis!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

X-Plane 10 Turns 10.10!

X-Plane 10 has been patched to 10.10. Simply run your installer to download the update. Haven't discovered X-Plane as yet? Check the official website for more information.

A game which gives back as much as you put in, you'll want to consider an appropriate flight controller & a TrackIR for this in depth flight simulation.

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler Review On Vortez

"NH-D14 SE2011 doesn’t disappoint. Noctua continue to give a strong bundle within the packaging; dual cooling fans, thermal paste, low noise adapters, secuFirm 2 and a helpful installation guide tout this as a packaging scheme for others to follow. We’ve been a fan of SecuFirm since the early days as it offers a simple, no-fuss method of installing the cooler to the motherboard. Further to this Noctua pre-attach the mounting screws to the cooler and fan clips to the cooling fans which results in a completely hassle-free installation.

The results on the preceding pages demonstrate that the D14 SE2011 can handle Sandy Bridge-E with no questions asked. The thermal design of the heatsink on its own tackles the problem of heat clearly from the passive results. Let’s not forget Noctua were the first to bring to market the dual-radiator design and these guys know what they are doing."

David Mitchelson - Vortez

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse Review On The OCAU Forums

"one thing I really like about it is that I have no issue using it for tasks other than gaming, which can’t be said about a lot of gaming keyboards. It is one great package for the price, the mouse is just very nice and it feels very high quality. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a decently priced gaming mouse."

Sin0822 - OCAU Forums

Tt eSPORTS Theron gaming mouse review on the OCAU forums - View full forum thread.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

APH Networks Review Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Pro CPU Cooler

"Combining the performance characteristics of a water cooler and the simple, maintenance free virtues of a traditional air cooler, there is a lot to like about the company's latest foray into the integrated closed loop liquid cooling system market. Or should I say, it blows the competition out of the water, haha. Its relatively low noise operation and proven performance on our charts simply speaks for itself. This is not to mention the WATER2.0's handsome, subtle looks that will blend in to any computer build."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro review by APH Networks - Full review.

Noctua Introduces 40, 60 & 92mm A-Series Fans!

Vienna, October 2nd 2012 - Noctua today introduced the first three models of its new A-series of premium quality quiet fans: The NF-A4x10, NF-A6x25 and NF-A9x14 all feature Noctua's novel AAO frames and the series' signature Flow Acceleration Channels for reduced boundary layer separation and improved aerodynamic efficiency. Reference class SSO2 bearing and 6 years manufacturer's warranty make the new models a stand-out choice for all noise-sensitive 40, 60 and 92mm applications.

Would you like to know more? Check out the full press release & our website here.

Thermaltake's Silver & Black Level 10 Limited Edition Chassis

With only 300 units worldwide, the new flagship chassis from Thermaltake called the Level 10 Limited Edition is truly LIMITED - so get yours before they sell through!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Forza Horizons Drops Oct 23rd - Are You Ready?

Forza Horizons drops on Oct 23rd..... We're ready - Are you? Take a look at our range of Xbox360 racing wheels & Playseat racing cockpits.

OCAU Discussion: Joysticks - Anyone Still Using Them?

"Have been thinking about a force feedback joystick. Haven't used a joystick since my old 486 running windows 95, but looking to acheive full nerd level on games that offer that experience."

Check out the full discussion on OCAU. Mittoni offers one of the widest ranges of flight controllers around.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mining The Most From DiRT....

From the video game to real life, DC & Ken Block took a level out of DiRT3 (the DC Compound), and put on an event at the Battersea Power Station in London for Media and VIP's.....

To get the best from game titles such as DiRT, you'll want to consider some kit - so check out this range: DiRT mining tools.

SimHQ Discussion: How Formation Flying Is Used Tactically & Why Is It Done?

Q: "Can you describe how formation flying is used tactically? We see some fancy formations (parade, diamond, etc.) in the virtual airshows, but I'm really curious to know how formations are used by Real(tm) combat pilots.

A: Good question, but one with a number of answers.

First, we have to define the subject a little. We'll talk fighters, not bombers, transports, etc. Then we define 'tactical' as compared to 'strategic'...that means we are looking at relatively simple, short range conventional weapon missions (both A2A and A2G). And then we have to define the era...are we looking at today's tactical environment...or that of the 60s...WW2...or WW1? Obviously, such a singular focus makes a difference...

A final note before I turn this back to you folks...In my sim flying, I found that the ability to maintain an effective position on another aircraft was a function of three things. One, obviously, the pilot had to know the basics of maintaining position...two, the sim viewing system had to be flexible enough to allow a visual picture of what was going on (perhaps something like Track IR was good for this), and lastly, the pilot's controllers (throttle and stick) had to be able to transmit the fine detail of control need for formation flight."

Read the full discussion on SimHQ's forums. You'll note that when it comes to sim flying, it boils down to three things - pilot skill, a TrackIR and a quality flight controller. We can help you with two of those......

HardwareHeaven Review Tt eSports' Level 10M Mouse

"So that brings us to the performance where the Level 10 M scores particularly well. The mouse feels very fast at 5000DPI (default) and beyond with accurate tracking and good response to precise movements. The scroll wheel could do with a touch extra resistance to clicks but the left and right buttons feel great, balanced perfectly just like the weight of the mouse which makes it exceptionally easy to game with over longer sessions."

Tt eSPORTS Level 10M 8200DPI Colourshift Gaming Mouse review by HardwareHeaven - Introduction & Conclusion.

Kaeyi Dream Video Review Of Logitech's G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse.

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro & Performer Liquid Coolers On ThinkComputers

"Put simply, if you’re in the market for a closed-loop cooler, the Thermaltake WATER 2.0 series should be in your list of considerations... Overall, these coolers are very impressive and ThinkComputers would like to award the Thermaltake WATER 2.0 Performer and Pro a well deserved 10 out of 10 and our Recommended Award!"

Adam Wilson - ThinkComputers

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro & Performer review by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Reviewed By APH Networks

"Some say the Noctua NH-L12 is a legendary NHL hockey player that hypes the crowd to a roar. Others say it is a quiet night owl keeping watch at night. All we know is that the Noctua NH-12 is a very compact and quiet heatsink delivering very impressive cooling results. Noctua comes out with yet another heatsink that many would say many good things about, but there is really almost nothing to complain about. Simple and clean are my first impressions, while keeping the originality of the design from previous models. However, even with simple designs, the Noctua NH-L12 is solidly built with noise reduction in mind"

Preston Yuen - APH Networks

Noctua NH-L12 CPU cooler review by APH Networks - Full review.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Something Very Special For The Virtual Pilots - Rise Of Flight 1.028B Released + DLC Aircraft Sale!

"This past Monday we released to you the results of our work on version 1.028 and the first seaplane for ROF. We have been pleasantly surprised by your positive comments and that you like this aircraft. However, on Tuesday, we discovered how to apply a new set of equations that makes the physics of the interaction with water even better. This idea has come to our mind because of your strong reaction to the W.12. That is why today we are ready to present version 1.028b of Rise of Flight.

Now all planes, not just the new seaplane will interact with the water’s surface in a more realistic manner. It doesn’t matter if you touch water with a wheel or wing or make an emergency landing after losing the landing gear. This is something completely new for us and something we are very proud of and something that we have done in a very short period, just a couple days. We liked it so much we decided to release it right away."

Loft - RoF Team

777 Studios RoF 1.028B release announcement on 777's website & DLC aircraft sale. Can't wait for the Felixtowe F2A to be released!

The beauty of Rise Of Flight is that its FREE TO PLAY! A complete game is supplied on the download link, with a free aircraft for both the allied and axis powers. You simply purchase any additional aircraft and field mods to suit your own taste, should you wish to - the game will function 100% both on and offline with just the free to play download. Think Call Of Duty has fun multiplayer???? Wait till you try a furball with 20 or so WWI kites swirling and whirling all over the sky!!!

To get more out of the game, however, you'll want to put some in.... Consider a flight controller upgrade and a TrackIR, both will really increase your enjoyment of the game!

We'll see you after your sortie in the pilot's mess!!!

Thrustmaster F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150th Italia Alonso Edition Review On eTeknix

"There we have it, the Alonso Editon of the Thrustmaster F1 Wireless PC Gamepad, a very sleek and stylish looking dual analogue (plus micky mouse ear) controller for PC and Playstation 3, but is it a great controller or not? That is the major question is it not. While it did do rather well in my tests, I’d even go as far as saying I like the controller, I’m not sure that I am the person it’s marketed towards, I’m not an F1 fan my self but I do like the style and general design of the controller, the ergonomics of it feel comfortable too, so I’ll give Thrustmaster a plus point on those accounts."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix

Thrustmaster F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150th Italia Alonso Ed gamepad review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse Review On Vortez

"The Theron is a great mouse for RTS fans. It will do everything you ask of it and thanks to the customising functionality it not only performs well but looks great too. Thermaltake have come a long way recently and should they continue to release quality products such as this, market leaders will be looking over their shoulder with worrying concern."

w3bbo - Vortez

Tt eSPORTS Theron mouse review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Logitech's C920 HD Pro Webcam On NiKKtech

"The C910 HD Pro Webcam was the best consumer oriented high definition webcam to ever land in my hands up until 2011 (not a small thing) although not very surprising since we are talking about a product designed and manufactured by Logitech. Of course that also means that Logitech had their job cut out for them since improving an already great product across the board is never an easy task. As a result the new C920 HD Pro Webcam may follow the design lines of the original C910 but packs quite a few improvements such as Full HD 1080p video call capability (supported by Skype), 15MP (Megapixel) stills and an new base/stand designed from the ground up."


Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam review by NiKKtech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX Memory Kit Reviewed By ThinkComputers

"To be able to get a kit that runs at 2400Mhz and simply “set it and forget it” is fantastic. The modules currently have the best out-of-the-box performance of any memory we’ve tested to date."

Bob Buskirk - ThinkComputers

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX review by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hardwaresecrets Review Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Extreme Cooler

"The Thermaltake WATER2.0 Extreme is amazing. It has an outstanding cooling performance even in “Silent” mode (when it is really silent). It is relatively easy to install and uses less internal space in the case than typical high-end air coolers."

Rafael Otto Coelho - HardwareSecrets

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme review by HardwareSecrets - Introduction & Conclusion.

Lian Li PC-Q16 Chassis Review On FunkyKit

"Lian Li has been known over the years for the quality of their cases. The PC-Q16 does not fail to impress. If you are looking for a sophisticated and impressive looking case that is still well build you will be hard pressed to find a case much better for your ITX system."

Dexter K - FunkyKit

Lian Li PC-Q16 chassis review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tt eSports Shock One Headset On XSReviews

"The Tt eSports Shock One is an interesting headset, with its LED lights and USB connection; they look great on and sound great too. There are features such as the controller that really make the headphones nice to use...

The Tt eSports Shock One sells for £60. This seems like a fair price for a pair of good headphones, they perform well and the build quality isn’t bad either. If you’ve got the money to spend and you’re looking to stick out with the LED lights, they’re well priced, otherwise you can get similar audio performance for less."


Tt eSPORTS Shock One headset review by XSReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

School Swaps Laptops For iPads.... And Now Wants The Laptop Back!

The reader, who asked not to be identified, is an ICT co-ordinator at a secondary school. He tells how his “image-conscious” headmaster was seduced by a scheme that allowed all the school’s staff to replace their laptop computers with an iPad 2. Our source says staff were initially thrilled at the prospect. “Most staff are IT illiterate and jumped at the chance of exchanging their laptop for an iPad,” he writes. Now, however: “the staff room is full of regret.”

Nicole Kobie - PC Pro

Read the full article on PC Pro. Food for thought!

PowerRetail Talk About Replatforming Your Online Shop & Avoiding Unnecessary SEO Damage

"Any e-commerce website will require a platform change at some point. Unfortunately, many companies forget to prioritise SEO in this process and sacrifice brand equity along the way. Michael Jenkins from Shout! Web Strategy explains how to avoid unnecessary damage."

Michael Jenkins - PowerRetail

Take a look at Michael's commentary on PowerRetail.

State Of Retailing Online - A Report From The Front Lines

“It’s easy to forget that mobile retailing is still in its infancy, and unlike what we saw with eCommerce ten short years ago, mobile is almost entirely consumer-driven,” said Executive Director Vicki Cantrell. “As mobile grows, so too will retailers’ investments in technologies that make sense for their shopper, but to get to that level of commitment, retailers must first take smart, calculated steps to maximize the mobile shopping experience both now and in the future.”

Grant Arnott - PowerRetail

Read Grant's full report analysis on PowerRetail.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Challenger Ultimate Gaming Keyboard On XSReviews

"I think that the Challenger Ultimate wholeheartedly deserves a glorious 9/10 score. Everything that it can do; it does to the absolute best of its ability AND it does those little things that we come to appreciate."


Tt eSPORTS Challenger Ultimate gaming keyboard review by XSReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, September 7, 2012

eTeknix Check Out Logitech's G27 Racing Kit For PC & Playstation

"We’ve tested a few wheels out here at eTeknix, with the slightly cheaper MadCatz Xbox 360 wheel and the much more expensive Thrustmaster T500RS, so where does this one fit in? well given it’s price is around £200 cheaper than the Thrustmaster, it’s performance is much closer to the T500RS than the MadCatz, which in it’s self is a fantastic wheel, but the one we reviewed was only for the Xbox 360, but while it’s not as specialist as Thrustmasters effort, the addition of the gear level, more compact build and exceptional performance make this a real bang for buck contender, while it’s price might make a few eyes water, you really do get your moneys worth with the Logitech, but it’s the performance that has earned it our award, not it’s price, which is why I am happy to award the Logitech G27 our Gamers Choice Award."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix

Logitech G27 racing kit for PC & Playstation review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thrustmaster T-Wireless Gamepad For PC & Playstation Review On eTeknix

"For me personally the best solution I have found for this controller is for my son, he’s only 5 years old and loves to play on the Playstation 3, with the cost of an official controller now around the £50 mark, I feel a lot more comfortable with him using this, with it’s lower price point making it less of a concern if he were to damage it and also its slightly smaller size fits his hands much better than mine.

The build quality is rather good too, it’s moulded out of really durable plastics, so it should survive a few knocks and bumps with ease and given its small size, it’s also perfect for chucking in the bottom of your bag should you need a compact controller for your laptop when traveling."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix

Thrustmaster T-Wireless gamepad for PC & Playstation review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX TridentX Review On TechPowerUp

"I really enjoyed playing with the G.SKILL F3-2400C10D-8GTX kit. They have, having been the 'reference' modules I used for testing with all Z77 and Z75-based boards, proven themselves time and again; not only in terms of compatibility, but also full complete stability. They worked with every board within a couple weeks of the launch of Intel Z77 Express platforms and definitely made my job of doing reviews easier."

Cadaveca - TechPowerUp

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX memory kit review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake's 5G USB3 HDD Dock Gets The Once Over From BenchmarkReviews

"Performance in a product like Thermaltake BlacX 5G is about being able to read and write at the highest possible speed. The Thermaltake BlacX 5G has incredibly high performance to start and when the firmware is upgraded to enable USB Attached SCSI then high queue depth performance dramatically improves and even our sequential performance improves noticeably. The 192MB/s read speed of the BlacX 5G is particularly wonderful when compared to the original USB2.0 connection and its 35MB/s maximum transfer speed."

Austin Downing - BenchmarkReviews

Thermaltake 5G USB3 HDD Dock review by BenchmarkReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Blokes Whom Shop Online Want Less Choice Reports A Recent Survey

"Australian pre-shopping portal, Lasoo analysed the online behaviour of 11,320 people at leading Australian online retailers, including Myer, Big W and Target. Lasoo found that men consider 34.8 percent fewer purchase alternatives compared to women. Yet, despite less scrupulous research, the study found that men were only 7 percent less likely to make a purchase than women following online browsing. This research followed an Australian study that revealed men were outspending women online."

Jessica Benton - PowerRetail

Read Jessica's full commentary on PowerRetail.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring Specials On Auzentech & Luxa2!

We're running some Spring Specials - Check out the latest pricing on Auzentech & Luxa2 - Something there for everyone, so Spring into it peeps!

The GM300 Infrared Thermometer - Limitless Possibilities!

Could the new GM-300 infrared thermometer be Mittoni's 'most useful' product to date?

From the overclocker or handyman to the hobbyist, there seems to be limitless usage possibilities for the GM-300! It is one of those rare products where there more you think about it, the more you realise you ALWAYS NEEDED ONE!

Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 - Yes Yes Y'All!

"DUXFORD, UK, September 1st, 2012 – The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics will release Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 for Windows PC in September 2012.

Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 (FC3) is the next evolution of the Flaming Cliffs series. FC3 features the F-15C, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29A, MiG-29S, Su-25T, and Su-25. FC3 aircraft provide an easy learning curve for new players and focuses on a broad range of aircraft rather than a detailed single aircraft. FC3 adds a number of new features and improvements to previous versions of the Flaming Cliffs series. FC3 is a module of DCS: World, which makes it compatible with all other DCS: World titles like A-10C, Black Shark 2, P-51D, and Combined Arms."

Check out the LOMAC 3 press release. Big news for the jet drivers! Hmmmmm, time to consider controller upgrades? Check out the Thrustmaster Warthog & CH Products Topgun, they're ideal solutions for this game release. Also, don't forget your TrackIR!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme On FunkyKit

"On the subject of the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme itself, I'll lead off by saying that the cooling power is excellent. The ability to get heat out of the dubiously designed 3770k CPU is also excellent. This is, quite literally, the best performing cooler I've ever tested. Liquid nitrogen and dry ice don't count."

Ed Smith - FunkyKit

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Innovation - The Most Abused Word In Tech Circles?

"The iPad is about as innovative as the toaster. You can still read books without an iPad, and you can still toast bread without a toaster. True innovation radically alters the way we interact with the world. It is something like air conditioning, the combustion engine or the telephone, not the smartphone. But in tech, every little thing is called 'innovative'."

Patrick Thibodeau - ComputerWorld

Read Patrick's article on the ComputerWorld blog.

SimHQ Review Trainz Simulator 12 By Aussie Developer N3V Games (aka Auran)

"Trainz Simulator 12 is the latest in the long running railroad simulation series by Australian developer N3V Games. Trainz Simulator 12 is available in several platform specific variations including Mac, iPad, and Android. This review is based on the Windows Trainz Simulator 12 product, and should not be confused with any other platform specific versions. My review sample was delivered via Steam, though boxed DVD and other digital download options are available through various outlets."

adlabs6 - SimHQ

Read the full review by SimHQ.

Trainz 12, as it's known, is a very immersive gaming title. It's had me hooked for well over a year now being one of those rare games that delivers more enjoyment the 'deeper you go'. One of the reasons Trainz is so immersive is the driver experience combining Cab Mode in game, with NaturalPoint's TrackIR 5.

Now, aside from being trained as a fireman and then as a driver by an organisation such as SteamRail Victoria, this is as close to driving a locomotive as most of us will get!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Facebook Anyone?

If you're a Facebook user and haven't checked out our Facebook page as yet, take a moment to do so! It's got very different content to the blog as we consider both mediums compliment each other. We'd appreciate a like and your comments as well.... Engage with us - That's what it's all about!

Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Chassis Gets A Thumbs Up From OCIA

"As for function, the Armor Revo starts with the best features we liked about the Chaser MK-1 and expands upon it. We get a similar layout and control panel with integrated hard drive dock, fan speed and LED controller, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and eSATA and audio jacks. The three included 200mm fans in the front, top and side, and the 140mm fan in the rear, improve upon the case airflow, and removable mesh filters help protect each intake location. The hard drive trays thoughtfully accommodate both 3½" and 2½" drives, and the power supply support can be adjusted to fit any length unit."

Zahn Funk - OCIA

Thermaltake Snow Edition Armor Revo review by OCIA - Introduction & Conclusion.

eTeknix Take A Close Look At Tt's 5G USB3 HDD Dock

"The main area that we have to look at is how the dock performs. Like we would expect, there is going to be a slight amount of loss in performance, but to aid against this, the BlacX 5G comes with full USB3.0 functionality and with performance levels being virtually the same, we can safely say that the dock does not impede the drives performance at all."

Chris Hadley - eTeknix

Thermaltake 5G USB3 Dock review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Successful Online Retail - It's All In The Details....

"Luke Ryan had worked in sales and marketing for two years in Sweden when he began forming a plan for a new online retail start up. At the time, he met his business partner Asa Nystrom, who was able to take on the buying role required for the concept... Unfortunately, the downside of putting an online retail store together in a flash is that consumers may not know to look for it. Ryan points out that this has been the case so far with Details by Sven, but with the right marketing mix, this should soon change."

Cambell Phillips - PowerRetail

Read Cambell's full article on how online retail is all in the details using an upstart etailer as his example. We all need to remember that the old saying "build it and they will come" is a long way from the reality of building traffic and enhancing conversion rates - something all online retailers need to maintain focus on, especially the new ones!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AphnetWorks Review Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse

"Whether you're a gamer or not, the Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Theron is a great ergonomic mouse for gamers and office users alike. Additionally, Thermaltake gives the mouse a nice rubber finish for superior grip and control to give the user accuracy in handling precise movements. Its build quality is quite study, and with the featured braided 1.8m cable, it is bound to live for as long as you would like to keep it on your desk. Putting it through our long and vigorous testing process confirms that it has a very well-thought out design for comfortable usage over extended periods of time."

Preston Yuen - AphnetWorks

Tt eSPORTS Theron mouse review by AphnetWorks - Full article.

Monday, August 27, 2012

SimHQ Examine 'Take On Helicopters - Hind' Expansion Pack

"Take On Helicopters - Hinds could really do with more varied modeling of the Mi-24's weapon systems, improved modeling of the aerodynamic effects of the Mi-24's stub wings, and above all, more mission variety. However, this doesn't keep it from being a wonderful improvement that fills the gap between the Take On Helicopters and the Arma series."

Jonas "Avimimus" Weselake-George - SimHQ

Read Jona's full review on SimHQ. As mentioned within the article, NaturalPoint's TrackIR is supported, as it is within the entire ArmA series of games (ArmA/II/III), along with an extensive array of flight controls.

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX Trident DDR3-2400 Kit Reviewed By TechwareLabs

"This is a great kit for the enthusiast. The Physical design of this kit allows flexibility between flashy looks and low profile. The RAM itself is speedy and made for high amounts of speedy throughput. Enthusiast level RAM used to cost an arm and a leg, but this kit comes in at just under $100 ($99.99 at time of writing). And to top it all off, a lifetime warranty covers the RAM if something were to happen."

Ben Weber - TechwareLabs

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX DDR3-2400 memory kit review by TechwareLabs - Introduction & Conclusion.

Oh Cripes..... Am I Really That Old???? Id's Wolf3D turns 20!

"Oh hell, can it really be 20 years? Twenty years since Id Software effectively kickstarted the first-person shooter genre? Yes it can, because, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, Bethesda has made it freely available as a browser game."

Keith Stuart - Guardian

Do you remember Wolf3D???? Read more about the anniversary and free browser game.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SimHQ Gets A Development Update On "Wings Over Flanders Fields" WWI Combat Flight Sim

"There he was, smoking at first, then on fire, high above me. As he lost height, the fire got worse, bits of his kite started tearing off and he started coming at me by design or by chance, I don't know. The fire was by now engulfing his bus and I thought that he would surely take me with him in a fiery collision, but somehow he missed me by the smallest possible of margins, and I just sat there for what seemed like a very long time, unable to move."

...This, to me, is the essence of what first class simulation is about. It makes you start thinking about the pilots in the real war, realizing with renewed acuity how they must have seen, for real, such horrifying sights over and over again, perhaps within a very short time-span, wearing on their courage and the quality of most young men; their total and absolute conviction that they are immortal and invulnerable, giving them bad dreams when in fitful sleep and in waking nightmares in the skies by day they wonder; when will my luck run out, when will the dice come down against me.

Jens "McGonigle" Lindblad - SimHQ

Read the full WOFF development update on SimHQ. If combat flight sims are your thing, check out our essentials for virtual aces - flight controls & TrackIR head trackers.

Live it.... Don't EVER just PLAY it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

iRacing Overtaking Discipline - Enhance Your Experience!

"I want to spend some time talking about overtaking discipline, and what I believe are the essentials to preserving your (and others’) safety rating and ultimately having an enjoyable iRacing experience."

Nathan Aljoe - inRacing

Read Nathan's overtaking discipline article on inRacing.

If you're into motor racing games, do be sure to take a look at our extensive range of Playseat cockpits and motorsports controllers for the PC, Playstation 2/3 & Xbox360.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Communications Council Releases Social Media Guidelines

"Following the recent ruling which sees advertisers responsible for user-generated content on Facebook, the Communications Council has unveiled its Social Media Code of Conduct to address an increasingly murky social marketing landscape."

Wenlei Ma - AdNews

Read Wenlei's full report on AdNews.

War Thunder Open Beta - Here's An MMO With A Difference!

Every now and again, a game developer really thinks outside the square.... And here is a great example!

You can find out more about the public beta for this exciting WWII online aerial combat game here. Like any game these days, you need the right kit to dominate in online play - look no further than our extensive range of flight controls.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CombatAce Check Out NaturalPoint's TrackIR 5

"There's nothing else I can say except that TrackIR 5 is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is a serious gamer. The amazing thing about reviewing the TrackIR 5 is that I have no negative opinions on it. No negatives about the software either. I can't even think of a "wish list" item for Naturalpoint to add to a software upgrade. Not even the price is a con. It's cheaper than the TrackIR 4 was when it was first released. This is a first folks. I rate the Naturalpoint TrackIR 5, 10 out of 10 points."

Ruggbutt - CombatAce

NaturalPoint TrackIR 5 review by CombatAce - Full article.

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer & Pro Reviewed By OCIA

"Thermaltake's Water 2.0 liquid cooling kit was able to upstage one of the top ranked air coolers in the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011. That's impressive enough in itself but even Tt's budget-minded Performer was able to do so - very impressive."

Shawn Knight -

Thermaltake Water 2.0 review by - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Dracco Signature Headphones Deboxing Video From GGF

Tt eSPORTS Dracco headphone series now in stock @ Mittoni, your digital lifestyle distributor!

Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Chassis Review On NinjaLane

"The Armor Revo Snow Edition is a nice example of Thermaltake's ability to provide a full featured case that stands out from the crowd without getting gaudy. Working with the chassis was easy and the spacious interior never felt cramped."

Dennis Garcia - NinjaLane

Thermaltake Armor Revo full tower chassis review by NinjaLane - Introduction & Conclusion.

A-10's Gather For Hawgsmoke 2012 @ Davis-Monthan AFB

"Hawgsmoke is a biennial worldwide A-10 bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competition. Hosted by the winners of the previous competition, Hawgsmoke is an intense competition and an opportunity to share in the camaraderie and fellowship of the world’s premier Close Air Support fighter, as well as legacy of its pilots and support crews."

Check out the full details on the Hawgsmoke 2012 website. If you love the A10, like we do, then you'd be very interested in this fine piece of kit from Thrustmaster. Don't EVER just play it..... LIVE IT!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Windows 8 Has Reached The RTM Milestone.... Release Date Oct 26th!

"I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll introduce starting with General Availability."

Brandon LeBlanc - Microsoft

Read Brandon's post on Blogging Windows. Those keen to purchase can pick up a copy on October 26th. Not long now!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How Much Influence Should Players Have On Game Development?

"Gaming fans have always been one of the most vibrant and vocal communities around, and they have never been afraid to voice their opinions about a game. But are developers listening - and should they be?"

Simon Hill - DigitalTrends

An interesting discussion! Read Simon's full article on DigitalTrends.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Zombie Madness - Day Z Updated Again!

There is a new patch available for the Zombie bashing ArmAII mod Day Z. Get the patch from the official Day Z website.

As some of you are aware, the best way to tackle a Zombie rush isn't headshots.... It's NaturalPoint's TrackIR! Find out more about TrackIR support for Day Z.

Great to see so many new ArmAII players - servers are full again!

Bjorn3D Check Out G.Skill's F3-2400C10D-8GTX Memory Kit

"G.SKILL TridentX kits are designed for a purpose and to understand that purpose helps you understand its place in the market. These modules are made for the highest end, the user who is not afraid to get their hands dirty and really push their systems to the max and then some to get the performance they desire."

Shannon Robb - Bjorn3D

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX memory kit examined by Bjorn3D - Full review.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scythe's Super Popular 120mm Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan Returns!

Nutshell: "for case cooling there is really nothing else we'd recommend."

Justin Robinson - AtomicMPC

So, like..... What is the fuss all about????? High volume of airflow for a very reasonoble noise output - Don't believe me? Check the video!

Ahhhhhh..... The tranquility!

Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM 120mm fan review by Australia's own AtomicMPC - full review.

Avoiding The Top 10 SEO Blunders With PowerRetail

"With Google’s latest algorithm updates and a saturated online retail sector competing for consumer attention, it’s essential retailers adopt appropriate search engine optimisation processes to ensure their website is ranked highly in search results."

Michael Jenkins - PowerRetail

Read Michael's report on PowerRetail.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nothing Gets A Perfect Review Score... Oh Wait... Seems G.Skill F3-2400C10D-16GTX Does!

"at the moment high-density stuff doesn't get any better than this, this is why we want to award G.Skill's 16GB TridentX set with our maximum rating of five stars."

Sam - OCaholic

G.Skill F3-2400C10D-16GTX review by OCaholic - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Black Element Mouse Review By Metku

"The Black Element was the first product we review from Tt esports' product range, and it turned out to be an excellent new mouse. The shape is very different from my usual favorites such as the Mionix Naos and Qpad 5K, but in action it turned out to be very comfortable. The mouse also packs all the features imaginable, it has a 6500 DPI sensor, plenty of extra buttons, weight system and fancy lights."

Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama - Metku

Tt eSPORTS Black Element gaming mouse review by Metku - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, July 23, 2012

TweakTown Review Tt's Water 2.0 Pro Liquid Cooler

"if anything I say matters, I urge you to lean to the Water 2.0 Pro over the other AIOs, it just works that well and I have no reason not to recommend these to everyone."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Have You Considered Selling On Amazon? Yes, You Read That Right..... Amazon!

"Amazon announced earlier this year that Australian retailers can now sell through the massive marketplace to customers on — a boon for retailers down under looking to get their products in front of Amazon’s hundreds of millions of loyal buyers... Aussie retailers are already looking to cash in on the benefits of being able to sell to Amazon customers all over the world... Here are five tips to help retailers make the most of selling on Amazon"

Mark Grey - PowerRetail

Hmmmmm...... Food for thought - nothing better than a marketplace with that size of customer base! How can we take advantage? Read Mark's full report on PowerRetail.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Enclosed Liquid Coolers Reviewed By OverclockersClub

"My first impressions of these two water cooling units were good. I liked the compact nature, the quiet fan specifications, the flexible tubing and the swivel fittings all helped overcome the bar where I expected these units to be. I will admit that the installation process, being unique, took me by surprise and I had to clarify several things in the manual. Other than that, the installation process went smoothly and I have no complaints."

Airman - OverclockersClub

Thermaltake Water 2.0 liquid cooling kits reviewed by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CH Products Flight Sim Yoke USB - Cessna Pilot Says Its The Real Deal!

"The yoke felt very much like the Cessna's that I fly, albeit a bit lighter weight. The resistance was a little surprising, very stiff, which is good for cross country flying. It took a little getting used to the button locations, especially the hat switch, but after a few hours it falls right into my grasp. Having an 8-position hat switch sure makes the landing pattern easier to fly, and with all the buttons on the yoke I don't need to touch the keyboard."

Mike Stiteler - CharlestonArea

CH Products Flight Sim Yoke USB review by CharlestonArea - Full Review.