Computex 2008

Kash - 2008-06-04 09:16:05 in Trade Shows/Conventions
Category: Trade Shows/Conventions
Reviewed by: Kash   
Reviewed on: June 17, 2008

Computex 2008 Arrival

I got to Computex on the evening of June 3, so I had missed out on the first official day, thus my first day was actually the second day for everyone else. However, I didn't necessarily miss out on anything as I had the opportunity to get plenty done on my first day, as you will soon see.

 

 

Now on to the show!!

ECS

First stop, ECS.

ECS is known as a major motherboard manufacturer, focusing on both OEM and retail boards. However, at Computex we got to see an ECS that was into more than just motherboards.

First up, we have the gaming section. ECS had its high-end P45 and X48 boards on display.

Smaller form factor PCs were definitely the trend at Computex, with practically every company showcasing a small form factor PC. ECS had its entry in the form of the Slim PC. The Slim PC offers support for Core2Duo processors, 2GB of RAM, a DVD-RW, and a Flash card reader. Its multimedia functions are the most compelling - the Slim PC comes equipped with one HDMI port, a TV antenna, and built-in 3D graphics. As you can see in the picture below, this machine would be perfect addition to a home theater.

Next up is ECS's showcasing of the Intel G45 chipset and GMA X4500HD integrated graphics chip. The new graphics chip offers Intel's Clear Video Technology, which is "a combination of video processing hardware and software technologies designed to enhance the HD visual experience." In other words, Intel is finally building in support for high definition video in its integrated graphics chipsets.

Moving along, we discover ECS's foray into the handheld computer market. There were several models being showcased.

The next section at the ECS booth was the video card section.

A nearby product that caught my eye was the Hydra cooling system. It comes with a reservoir/radiator that can hold 350cc of liquid, a pump that can handle 500L/hour, a 120mm fan over the louvered fin radiator, CPU and GPU blocks, and finally, a "Quick Disconnect Connector" that features non-spill valves.

Finally, we end our tour of the ECS booth at the core of its business, the motherboards.

Intel

The next booth I visited was the massive Intel booth. This booth was so large that I spent half an hour walking around before I got back to where I started. It was quite an impressive booth, taking center stage at Computex, both figuratively and literally, as it was right in the middle of the floor when looking at a map of the convention hall.

First up was the motherboard wall. Having a wall showcasing a large number of motherboards was a common feature at the booths of all major manufacturers, as you saw on the last page at the ECS booth, and which you will continue to see in the upcoming pages.

Intel had a working Nehalem rig running Assassin's Creed with an Xbox 360 controller hooked up.

Before we continue on, I wanted to point out something odd and unique I saw in the middle of the Intel booth.

Moving onward, we find the Intel Atom processor. This was a major cornerstone of Computex 2008, with practically every manufacturer, large and small, clamoring to showcase its Atom solutions. Everywhere I went, I saw laptops or desktops featuring the new Atom processor. It got to the point where I would be surprised if I didn't see an Atom based system at a booth.

Intel had several machines from various manufacturers on display to showcase its Atom processor. There was the much anticipated MSI Wind, along with the recently announced EeeBox.

Next to the desktop machines, Intel had set up laptops featuring the Atom processor.

To give a estimate of the size of these laptops, here is a picture with my iPhone next to the MSI Wind for comparison.

As I moved on, I ran into the UMPC section, now featuring the Centrino Atom chipset.

Again, my iPhone laid on top for comparison.

Finally, we get to the most important section for us here at OCC, the new X48 high performance board.

Unfortunately, I was not allowed to further "examine" the board, despite offering my business card as proof of my credentials.

MSI

The first thing you see when walking into the MSI booth is MSI's P45 Diamond motherboard.

MSI had several motherboards up for display.

However, the most interesting one came in the form of the P7N2 Diamond. MSI had a large LN2 tank sitting next to the P7N2 board. Unfortunately, I was not able to see the live demonstration of the LN2 benchmark.

MSI happened to have quite a few walls full of boards, and it wasn't just desktop motherboards, but laptop boards and graphics cards as well.

Speaking of laptops, MSI had several laptops on display as well.

Finally, the product everyone has been anticipating, the MSI Wind.

Abit

The Abit booth was quite reassuring, to say the least. There were rumors leading up to the show that Abit had decided to leave the motherboard business, but thankfully, Abit had a strong showing of its motherboard products.

When I first saw digital picture frames at the Abit booth, I was a little confused. First, I thought I had stepped out of the Abit booth and was in a similarly themed adjacent booth, but I was reassured by an Abit representative that they were indeed in the digital picture frame business.

However, what was really neat about Abit's take on digital frames was adding a little printer to some models. You can load up pictures to the frame, and then print up to 30 photos on a single cartridge! The Abit representative offered to demonstrate one of the picture frames. She had us put on silly props to showcase the frame's color range, and we had a very nice print in our hands in just a few seconds (yes, that's me in the yellow).

Gigabyte - Part 1

There are two parts to the Gigabyte coverage. The first part will cover the Gigabyte booth at the convention center, while the second part will cover my one-on-one meeting with a representative at Gigabyte's invitation-only office at the Taipei 101.

First up are the motherboards, with a sprinkle of video cards.

As I was wandering about the booth, I ran into products that I did not know Gigabyte made. First is the Go-Ramdisk. Gigabyte states that it is designed for massive storage access applications. There is also a non-PCI version called the Go-Ramdisk Box, also known as the iRAM. It sits in a 5.25" bay and offers fast storage.

Another curiosity was the LAN surge protector, the Lightning Guardian Angel.

In the adjacent showcase, Gigabyte was showing off its various cooling products. First up are the laptop cooling pads, the Roll Pad, G-Pad and the G-Pad Pro.

Gigabyte had two CPU coolers, as well as an experimental RAM cooler on display. The CPU coolers went by the name G-Power 2 and G-Power II Pro, both touting their ability to cool surrounding MOSFETs. The RAM cooler went by the name Cool Rain. It's a liquid RAM cooler that's still being tweaked. The representative stated that the biggest concern was, evidently, weight.

The final products on display at the booth were Gigabyte's cases, which spanned from the relatively mundane to the extreme.

The extreme case had a name, the 3D Mercury. It contained an easy to use liquid cooling system, and sitting on top was a stylish valve that displayed wattage, temperature, and fan speed of the power supply.

Gigabyte - Part 2

When I got to the meeting, I met with two Gigabyte representatives who gave me a tour of some of Gigabyte's upcoming products.

First up was the sole AMD board on display, the GA-MA790GP-DS4H, featuring the 790GX chipset. The single most interesting part of this board is the SidePort memory. There is 128MB of video memory integrated on to the motherboard, which gets rid of the notion of sharing system memory with the integrated graphics chip. You can clearly see the performance enhancements such a feature would bring, especially in conjunction with Hybrid CrossFireX. The board also has several HTPC friendly features, such as integrated HDMI/DVI ports and HD audio with Blu-ray support.

If you have been reading reviews here at OCC of Gigabyte's latest boards, you might have heard of DES (Dynamic Energy Saver). While it certainly seems to work well, the lamentable fact was that it would only work at stock speeds. For us here at OverclockersClub, that simply would not do. Fortunately, Gigabyte has heard our calls and has released the DES Advanced. You get all the benefits of the original DES, but while overclocked!!

The first board sporting this new DES Enhanced technology was the GA-EP45-DQ6, featuring the Intel P45 chipset. This board supports the latest 45nm chips with an FSB of 1600MHz. However, in addition to the DES Advanced technology, the representative pointed out that this board also features a built-in TPM chip. Gigabyte has incorporated 2048-bit encryption at the hardware level. I was informed that you store the encryption key on a USB flash drive, and without the key inserted into a USB port, the board will not boot. Also, the hard drive is encrypted as well, so one simply can't pull the drive and access its contents in another machine. One great aspect of this feature is that you can have an infinite number of users with their own keys and secure access to their own data. Which means you can securely hide your secret stash of racy photos from your wife as she won't be able to access them without your key. For those who may be wondering, Gigabyte has a built-in backup feature where you have the option of storing the key on the BIOS and password protecting it, thus allowing you to place the information on a new flash drive in case you lose the original.

Next up in the motherboard lineup is the new Extreme series.The GA-EP45 Extreme is powered by Intel's P45 chipset, and also features Gigabyte's DES Advanced technology. Sadly, there is no TPM chip on this board, though I would imagine those looking at this board are more interested in the performance it offers than security. Notice the massive cooling system on this board. More interesting than its size is the fact that it's a hybrid liquid/air cooling system. Yes, you can choose to attach liquid cooling tubes to the Northbridge or stick with a fan, or simply passive cooling.

Finally, the wall of motherboards.

Asus - Part 1

The Asus booth was split into two, one focusing on the traditional Asus products such as motherboards, with the second booth focusing on the Eee brand.

First up is the traditional Asus booth.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the massive number of people. Then I saw the products. There were several laptops on display near the entrance.

Asus had a laptop with a 3D screen on display. As you can see, it was a little difficult to capture this feature in a picture. However, I can assure you, it truly was 3D, though admittedly a bit disorienting.

There was also a near identical laptop sitting to the right, but lacking the 3D screen.

Also on display was the Lamborghini model. This laptop has a 12.1" screen, a TPM chip, and a fingerprint scanner. The laptop boasts Centrino technology, with a Core2Duo T9300 processor, wireless N, GeForce 9300M, up to 4GB of DDR2 667MHz memory, 3G HSDPA support, and a built-in 0.3 megapixel camera.

Turns out Asus had some odd products on display as well. First up is the Eee Stick. The only description available for this was the tagline, "Easy to Learn, Work and Play." I couldn't tell you anymore about the product, except that it comes in more than one color and looks suspiciously similar to a Nintendo Wii nunchuck. 

The next product on display was the Wireless Monitor. A 22" widescreen monitor, it supports a resolution of 1680x1050 and has a response time of 5ms. The description states that along with Wireless USB, it also supports a D-Sub connection, so you don't have to worry about the monitor not functioning without a Wireless USB equipped computer.

Going back to traditional Asus roots, I ran into the motherboard display. The first board showcased was the M3N-HT Deluxe, an AMD board featuring the nForce 780a chipset. Most notable about this board is the Mempipe cooler that claims to reduce RAM temperatures by up to 10 degrees Celcius.

The next board on display was the P5Q3 Deluxe, an Intel board with a P45 chipset featuring the Asus Express Gate SSD.

We can't have a booth without a wall of motherboards and video cards.

On the way out, I saw a new product line by Asus, the Vento power supplies. The models feature different fan sizes, from 120mm to 135mm to 140mm, along with the usual wide array of wattages.

Now on to the other Asus booth!

Asus - Part 2

The Eee product line has become quite popular, and so I can imagine why Asus needed to create a separate booth for it.

There were several Eee PCs scattered around the booth.

The most interesting display was the shaking jeep with an Eee PC sitting on top to showcase its ability to withstand vibrations. You can't see it in the picture, but trust me, that car is shaking up and down quite violently.

We've all known about the Eee PC for a while, but it's the newest addition to the Eee product line that has everyone excited, the Eee Box. Let me tell you, this thing is TINY. You could stick this behind your monitor and confuse people as to what is running the monitor, but it's so sleek looking that you want it front and center to show off. Not bad for a budget box. Plus, it comes in different colors and designs.

Kingston

The Kingston booth had an interesting layout, with a catwalk in the middle. Too bad I wasn't able to see what Kingston did with this design.

Kingston had some rigs showcasing its HyperX memory line.

There were several DDR3 and DDR2 sticks on display throughout the booth. First up are the KHX1600D3K2/2GN, a DDR3-2000 kit, and the KHX1440D3K2/2GN, a DDR3-1800 kit.

Next up are the KHX6400F2LLK2/2G, a DDR2-800 kit, and the KTA-MP800K2/8G, another DDR2-800 kit. The former has a CL of 4-4-4-12 and the latter has a CL of 5, both being fully buffered DIMMS.

Kingston had many more sticks of RAM on display.

Via

The last booth I visited on my first day was Via's. Everyone has been anticipating the Nano chip for quite some time, but unfortunately, Via did not provide working samples, unlike Intel with its Atom processor. As such, the Via booth was rather a disappointment.

The Via Trinity Platform they had on display claimed to have the following specs: 1.8GHz Via Nano Processor, Via VX800 Digital Media IGP Chipset, S3 Graphics Chrome 440 ULP, 2GB DDR2 667, Windows Vista, and a Blu-ray drive.

 

Lian Li

The first booth I visited on my second day was Lian Li. I've always been a big fan of Lian Li cases, and am considering one for my next case purchase.

I'm not sure whether it was due to bad timing or because it was simply the third day of Computex, but the Lian Li booth seemed very mundane. There were simply cases lined up next to one another, no information tags like I saw at other booths, and just a few small product brochures were available. There was also no representative available to give us a product tour, as we got at nearly every other booth. While the cases were indeed very nice, the booth itself gave off the feeling of a half-hearted attempt by Lian Li.

Kingbox

Strolling through the convention, I saw a giant image of a gorilla at the corner of my eye. Intrigued by the pretty booth, I went in to investigate.

Turns out Kingbox is a major memory manufacturer in Asia and the company has won several awards.

Looking closer, I was intrigued to see Kingbox's name on the memory chips themselves. It made me wonder whether Kingbox was into fabricating the chips as well as making the sticks. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a hold of anybody who spoke English well enough to answer my question.

In Win

In Win's booth has a little pool at the front, with their logo right in the middle.

While it was certainly cool that they had a small pool in the middle of a convention hall, what was more interesting was that they had live fish swimming around inside!

On to the actual products. In Win has won several design awards for its cases, and it's clear why.

In Win had several cases on display, including a relatively compact home server model that can house up to four hard drives.

The one case that really caught my attention was the B2. It has an automated front door that opens and closes at the touch of a button (though as you can see, we were not allowed to do any touching).

The B2 sports something called the Smart-3D UniDuct system that improves airflow to the peripherals area, potentially increasing cooling of the video card. What's really neat is that you can swivel one of the fans out to add cooling to the hard drives, or simply cool the video card from another angle. For the newer video cards that suck in air from the front of the case and expel it out the back, having a fan blow fresh air right into the "intake" could really help with temperatures.

I was really surprised to see that In Win made power supplies. The representative told me that the power supplies provided with some cases are made by In Win itself as a means of ensuring quality. I've gotta admit, In Win just won some points on looking out for its customers like that.

Hidden in the back is In Win's flagship power supply line, the Commander series.

The Commander series covers a whole range of wattages, from 650w to 1500w, all while looking very cool (not to mention actually being cool as they happen to have 140mm fans in them).

 

Xclio

Another case and power supply manufacturer, with an added twist at the end.

At first glance, it would seem as though Xclio is simply a case manufacturer.

Much like In Win, Xclio also makes power supplies, though I have to admit, the military look definitely beats the flashy lights of Xclio's power supplies.

However, there is one product that In Win does not have, and that's the Bravo Notebook Multimedia Station. It's a notebook cooler, with an integrated vacuum tube amplifier stereo system. So you get a cool looking laptop cooler, which has a 180mm fan inside, and some great sound to go along with it.

Xclio has a standalone audio system in the works, but it isn't quite ready for prime time. I stuck my iPhone on the dock and it wouldn't play any of the music, despite claiming iPhone support. Hopefully Xclio will iron out the problem because it's definitely a cool looking system.

Geil

Next up on our tour is the Geil booth.

Geil had several modules up on display.

However, what was most interesting was its burn-in display. It simply looked cool.

When I think of Geil, I only think of memory, so the Evo Cyclone Hybrid Cooling System was initially an oddity, but I suppose a memory cooler for a memory company is a natural fit. According to Geil, it features a 50mm LED fan and can fit all types of memory modules.

PQI

From one memory company to another.

Before I stepped into the booth itself, I saw that PQI had on display its memory in several systems. The first system is running DDR2 1066 memory, with the second being a DDR3 1600 system.

Once I stepped into the booth, I saw something really cool. PQI had several of its flash drives submerged underwater!

Moving along, I was introduced to PQI's CoreSolid Storage products, which include Disk on Modules and Solid State Disks

Rounding out the products on display were a variety of flash drives. I really liked the ones the size of credit cards. I handled one and it literally fit in my wallet. Of course, I wouldn't stick one in my wallet for fear that I would crush it as soon as I sat down.

Thermaltake - Part 1

Thermaltake also had two booths set up at the show. The first simply offered a quick product overview, whereas the second had a bit more flare, not to mention Thermaltake's newest products on display.

It wouldn't be a Thermaltake booth without some cases.

Next up were some laptop coolers, followed by some external hard drive enclosures.

Also on display were some power supplies.

In the next display case were Thermaltake's cooling products. First up are the water cooling systems, with the air coolers not far behind.

Thermaltake - Part 2

The second, larger Thermaltake booth was certainly the more flashy one, especially since this one had the booth babes whereas the others just had normal looking representatives.

Since this booth had a lot of the products the other booth did, I'm just going to focus on the products that were unique to this booth. First up is the Xpressar cooling system. According to the Thermaltake, it's the "World's First Micro-Refigeration System." It's based on Freon, so it's definitely not the same as phase change systems. The rep told me that this system is going to be competitively priced, somewhere in the region of a good water cooling setup. With claims of being able to cool 20 degrees lower than water, that makes this a compelling buy.

Thermaltake had some new Toughpower power supplies on display, and I've gotta tell you, these things were massive. You practically need a full tower case to be able to use these as they would be far too large for many mid tower cases.

Of course, Thermaltake also had some power supplies for those of us who can't stick an oversized PSU into our cases.

Thermaltake has also hopped on the "green" bandwagon with its environmentally friendly power supplies, including the new ESA series.

Rounding out the booth was Thermaltake's new flagship case. It has a cooling tunnel where you have the ability to move the fan up and down, giving you the ability to focus the fresh incoming air on specific parts of your case.

Cooler Master

Cooler Master is next up on the list.

The Cooler Master booth seemed a bit oddly designed. With all of the cases on the periphery, it would seem as though Cooler Master was trying to draw focus away from its famous cases and rather have us direct our attention more toward the center.

I've gotta admit, I've always liked Cooler Master's case designs. Sleek, yet functional at the same time.

At the heart of the booth was Cooler Master's power supplies. Once I got a closer look, I could understand why the company wanted us to focus on this product line.

Yep, your eyes aren't fooling you. You are indeed witnessing a single power supply running two boards sporting two 9800 series cards in SLI. That PSU is called the UCP series and is putting out 1100w of juice, with a peak capacity of 1320w and an 88% efficiency rating. Quite impressive.

Finally, Cooler Master had its latest case up on display, the HAF.

Nanya

Having never heard of Nanya or the Elixir brand, it was only the flashy booth that caught my attention.

Upon further investigation, turns out Nanya is a major memory manufacturer, with its own fabrication facility.

Having previous focused on producing products for OEMs, the company recently decided to branch out into the retail market. Not wanting to dilute its company name, the rep informed me that they decided to create a new brand name, Elixir.

Having experience producing memory modules certainly helps break into an already crowded market, as I saw with the variety of modules on display.

OCC has not had the opportunity to review Elixir memory. Hopefully, we will soon get that chance.

Noctua

For a company who has nearly perfected fan technology, I was excited to see what new things Noctua had to offer.

There were several fans up on display. I especially liked the NF-B9 and NF-P12 with their serrated tips. We've all had our fingers caught in case fans, so I could almost feel the loss of my finger if it got clipped by one of these fans.

Also on display were several heatsinks, some old, some new.

My favorite came in the form of the "Sandwich." This is simply the codename that the product is currently running by and will, of course, be receiving a true product name later on - but you've gotta admit, Sandwich is a pretty cool name for a heatsink.

Next to the Sandwich was something I found really neat. With Intel coming out with its new Socket 1366, all of the current heatsinks require new brackets to work with the upcoming socket. Noctua planned ahead with its SecuFirm 2. I was told that not only will this bracket accomodate all Noctua coolers released since 2005, but it will be free of charge, or at least Noctua is going to try to make it as close to free as possible, with a max of two or three dollars to obtain one. I've gotta say, that is perhaps the most impressive thing I've heard during this entire convention. It is decisions like these that make Noctua such a great company.

Rounding out the Noctua brand of products is the NT-H1 thermal compound. With Noctua's background in cooling, I wouldn't be surprised to find this thing perform exceptionally well. Plus, you get a whole lot of compound (approximately 50 applications) for a paltry $10. Plus, that "no burn-in time" seems quite appealing.

Noctua has another brand of cooling products, going by the name Coolink, and had several products on display.

The brand essentially covers the whole gamut of cooling products, from air coolers to graphics coolers to more thermal paste.

FSP

FSP's booth is next up in our list.

When I was talking with representatives, it seemed as though FSP was more interested in showcasing its industrial products than consumer brands, and as such, had a rather paltry selection of retail products up on display.

PNY

PNY's booth stuck out amongst the crowd with its Western styling.

PNY is primarily known for flash memory, and there was plenty of it on display.

However, it would seem as though PNY is beginning to branch out a bit, with video cards and system memory also on display.

A-Data

I was actually looking forward to visiting the A-Data booth.

A-Data has been traditionally known as a rather low key memory and storage company, and it certainly showcased its traditional roots with the first round of products.

However, once I got past the mundane products, I was greeted to the part I was looking forward to. A-Data had a surprise hit this year with its latest in performance memory. The representative I talked to was the head of performance memory at A-Data, and was very excited to show off her company's latest in performance RAM. She was very excited when she saw OverclockersClub on my business card, as she is an avid overclocker.

Zogis

Zogis had a cool little booth set up at the show.

Zogis's company profile states that it is a company "made up of gamers, graphic artists, web designers and computer enthusiasts just like you." I could definitely see the company's commitment in its products and packaging.

Zalman

I wandered next into Zalman's booth.

However, I didn't get very far into it, and it seemed as though neither did anybody else.

Zalman was showcasing a 3D display that had an Xbox360 hooked up to it, which was running Guitar Hero. I grabbed a pair of 3D glasses and got my game on. I've gotta admit, it was pretty cool playing Guitar Hero in 3D. My only qualm is that those glasses can get annoying to wear after a while, since they were made of hard plastic. Perhaps with a more comfortable pair, using the 3D display could be far more entertaining.

Thermalright

Thermalright was another company whose booth I was looking forward to visiting.

Thermalright certainly knows how to design booths, with its latest products the first thing on display.

Before I even walked into the booth, I was introduced to one of the cases Thermalright is producing. The rep told me that they moved the motherboard further in, giving you more room to work between the board and the back panel. At first this seemed odd, because while cooling would certainly get a boost, I couldn't figure out how one would be able to access the IO ports at the back of the case. I was informed that Thermalright would have short 4" cables that would connect to the motherboard's back panel. While feasible, it certainly doesn't seem very practical.

Sitting next to the new case was Thermalright's heatsink for the Xbox360. The rep told me that this heatsink was on display at last year's Computex but nobody really paid much attention to it, but with the recent Red Ring of Death situation Microsoft has been facing, this product has garnered a lot of attention at this year's show.

The next case up on display is perhaps the most promising new product from Thermalright. The case essentially acts like a giant radiator to the built in liquid cooling system.

The last case on display is a horizontal model, perhaps good for a media center case. Thermalright incorporated a CPU heatsink into the case itself, with heatpipes drawing heat away from the processor to the top panel, which acts like a giant heatsink. Thermalright made the base of the heatsink broad enough to accomodate any shifts in the socket location.

The last thing on display were Thermalright's famous heatsinks, some of which were mounted on motherboards.

Thermalright had some new heatsinks on display, including the TRUE Black, the T-RAD2, the 140mm capable AXP-140, and smaller heatsinks for RAM and MOSFETs.

Zotac

Zotac is a company I had not heard of when I got to the show, but was very excited about its products once I had sat down with one of its representatives.

I was hurled right into the product line, which were quite impressive. The first set of products I saw were the motherboards.

Here is the GeForce 9300, an Intel board with the GeForce 9300 chipset.

Next up is the nForce 790i-Supreme, another Intel board but with the nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset.

The next board is the nForce 780i-Supreme, which is essentially a DDR2 version of the board above.

The next two boards are based on the nForce 610i chipset.

Now, on to the video cards. According to the rep, every video card Zotac produces is overclocked. First up is the 9800GX2. Note the self contained water cooling, which some of you may know to be necessary for this particular board. This is followed by a normal 9800GX2, and then the 9600GT DP.

We can't forget about the wall of graphics cards.

DFI

DFI has a soft spot in my heart, as I'm sure it does for many technology enthusiasts.

DFI had several motherboards set up as live demos, such as the LANParty X48-T3RS, LANParty 790GX-M2RS, and the LANParty P45-T2RS.

We can't leave a motherboard manufacturer's booth without looking at the wall of motherboards.

One thing that caught my eye as I was leaving was a poster for the Auto Boost System. Seems interesting.

Conclusion

What an intense trip, but very rewarding. I learned a great deal about the big names in the enthusiast industry, as well as discovering up and coming companies that potentially offer some great products and whose products I would love to see at OCC soon. One thing I love about these trade shows is that they offer a great opportunity for OCC to further cement its relationships with major companies, and as a means to grow by forming relationships with new companies. This growth ultimately benefits you, the reader, as it provides us with the opportunity to review all of the new and exciting products that are showcased during the convention.

If you have any further questions about what you saw in this article, be sure to drop me a line, as I have a pile of brochures with a ton of information on the various products that I mentioned.

It has been a pleasure representing OverclockersClub at Computex 2008 and I hope to get the opportunity again. Until next year!