As we head into the tail end of December, we figured we'd take a look back at
the year and its top moments for Computers. We had some big announcements and
events that had us computer monkeys at Mighty Ape HQ giggling like kids during
recess. So after some deliberation and serious debate (that may have involved
Nerf guns) we came to an agreement on the top 10 Computing moments of the year,
and one conclusion:
You certainly can't call 2014 uneventful, that's for sure.
It has become a phenomenon… Mini PC's with the raw power of Rigs double
the size, have been springing up all over the place and custom builders have
adopted them with arms wide open.
Corsair have the 250D…
BitFenix have the Prodigy…
Silverstone have the RVZ01…
is now joining the fray with a bold addition to the field.
Introducing the STEAM CASTLE.
Bright, loud and round, the Steam Castle is capable of housing a MATX
Motherboard and is capable of housing 2 x full length graphics
cards to run in SLI or CrossFire!
Cooling wise there is space for a 240mm radiator for all
those water cooling buffs out there and since the motherboard tray is horizontal
there is space for the largest CPU air coolers. On the front there is a 200mm
fan and a 120mm on the rear.
There are also 4 very unique extractor fans planted on the top of the case.
The built in fan controller allows users to change the colors between red, blue
and green. There is also a breathing effect and the LED's can also be turned
off whilst the fans remain active.
Second Monkey is part of a new custom rig line up called Gorilla
Gorilla EX is made for IT savy gamers, looking for a base build
they can customise over time.
The range is designed in the way that none of them come with dedicated
graphics cards installed, but are still fully working PC suitable for home or
student uses if needed – really though, it wouldn't be putting the 650 watt
power supply to good use now would it?
Second Monkey specifically comes fitted with our favourite AMD
A8–6600K APU which gives exceptional performace. You will also
find a 128GB
SSD with the OS loaded on it to get super fast boot times and
loading times in general. There is plenty more space for storage expansion when
the time comes.
The RAVEN series is famous for its excellent cooling with unconventional
designs and the RAVEN
RV04 is no exception, as you can see in the image below the Gigabyte
GTX 760 graphics card sits upside down inside presenting a spectacular view
of the Windforce cooler and SNSV motherboard :)
The exterior of RV04 showcases SilverStones unique design with a one-piece
like outer shell that creates a powerful presence on any desktop setting.
Small details also adorn the exterior such as feather-like top elements that
act as independent airflow channel for the power supply unit.
It seems like only yesterday we gave away an Epic Logitech Prize pack and yet
here we are with another awesome collection of Logitech
G gaming gear up for grabs!
Get yourself any Gorilla
Rig this August and you'll receive BONUS Logitech
G240 Gaming Mouse Pad and automatically goes in the draw to win
some EPIC PRIZES!
August Prize Pack Contains!
This blog might get a bit geeky!
Today we start shipping our new range of enthusiast Gorilla EX Rigs, the
first being aptly named The
Gorilla EX are intended to be the base for a system that you can
improve over time, they come assembled and pre-loaded with the
windows 8.1 operating system so you can add wireless, more storage, graphics
cards and cooling to the builds easily when you want to.
The First Monkey sits in a versitile Corsair
Spec-01 mid tower, with plenty of space and power to do some
pretty cool builds. We can add 120mm LED fans with fancy controllers, wireless
and solid state storage later – right now we start off with a quick look at
graphics card options!
More awesome components have arrived!
Finally with us in NZ is the latest Raven
RV05 chassis with SilverStone's uniquely cool styling touches
and an awesome 90 degree motherboard mounting system we love almost as much as
their 180 degree one :)
Included with this stealthy chassis are two of the latest Air
Penetrator fans with three speed switches and SilverStone have
made nice design choices yet again such as externally removable dust filters
(with cool ravens on them) and tool-less panels.
Gaming Rigs and Logitech are back and this month we've got some
outstanding Gaming Gear up for grabs!
Anyone who purchases a Gorilla Gaming Rig this July gets a
BONUS Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad and
automatically goes in the draw to win some EPIC PRIZES!
July Prize Pack Contains!
Two weeks ago I stuck one of the new magnetized
dust filters (quite literally) on the front of my gaming PC and put it on
the floor, the results were obvious!
In that small amount of time the SilverStone filter picked up enough dust to
make me want to kit out my entire rig with them.
These neat little dust filters have embedded magnets in the
frame so it can be effortlessly attached to any steel chassis
without tools but if you want you can also attach it to your fans via the screw