New $5 Raspberry Pi

Recently, a new $5 Raspberry Pi launched, the Raspberry Pi Zero. For $5, this thing really packs a punch. It has 512MB of RAM,  with a 1GHz Arm11 core that's supposed to be 40% faster than the Raspberry Pi 1.

The board has slimmed down a bit though as result. The Raspberry Pi Zero does not have an ethernet port. The main ports available are the MicroSD slot, mini HDMI, and 2x Micro USB. One of the USB is for power, the other is a USB OTG port. This would work well with my setup where I have a powered USB hub with a USB Wi-Fi adapter. The board itself is also physically smaller at 30mmx65mm.

EVGA How To: EVGA ACX CPU Cooler Installation

Its time for our next instructional video in our "EVGA How To" Series.  In this video, Matthew Decker will introduce you to our EVGA ACX CPU Cooler and walk you through the simple installation steps.  

The EVGA ACX CPU Cooler was built to perform with 5 8mm heatpipes that are arranged to receive the maximum airflow, direct-touch base technology provides excellent thermal transfer,  and has a wind tunnel fin design for optimal air-flow and more.

The center section of the fins form an enclosure in front of the fan hub where air flow is at its lowest, and the edges of the fins are closed. This creates two wind tunnels that maximize airflow around the heatpipes.
And of course, the full sleek black look and PWM controlled red LED fan are the perfect match for any EVGA gaming rig! 

So if you looking for a new CPU cooler or looking to replace that stock cooler that came with your CPU, make sure to check out our How To video below on the simple installation instructions.  Our EVGA  ACX CPU cooler is available on the EVGA web store now!

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void released earlier this month as a stand alone expansion. Players looking to jump right into the action would only be required to purchase this version to play Multiplayer and Legacy of the Void campaign. 

The Protoss is the narrative of this expansion. The protoss evolve on Aiur; one of many worlds the xel'naga engineered. The xel'naga conceded that their latest creation was their first of all their experiments to evolve beyond the feral constraints of baser life-forms, and gave this new species the name of "protoss," or "Firstborn."

In the early, glorious days of protoss civilization, the Conclave built magnificent arkships, self-sustaining vessels capable of supporting protoss culture through its most desperate times. Armed with legendary warriors and knowledge of aeons past, the Spear of Adun will be Hierarch Artanis's flagship in the fight against Amon.

Daily Competition

Come prove your might against participants from around the world in no-holds-barred tournaments that run once per day at specific times. Entries are open to players of all skill levels. Sign up, survive the elimination rounds, and face off against the best for ultimate dominance!

Two Player Single Base Control

Two heads are better than one: you and an ally share control over a single base to battle against two enemies in multiplayer action. Learn basic tactics from a seasoned veteran or amplify the power of a burgeoning all-star. Embody the spirit of the Archon and merge together to become a greater, unified force.

Objective Based Gameplay

Take command in a brand new game mode where you and a friend fight hosts of enemies in action-packed, objective-driven missions. Master the art of war with StarCraft legends such as Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, and Hierarch Artanis, and use their unique talents to turn the tide of battle in your favor. Level up to unlock additional units and new abilities—including exclusive team powers.

Legacy of the Void brings new combat units including the Adept, Disruptor, Cyclone, Liberator, Ravenger and Lurker.

My Life for Aiur!

Aiur is the protoss homeworld, located in a star system with a single yellow star and possessing a single moon not unlike Luna. It is at least the third of the system's terrestrial planets, if not further out.

A great psionic matrix emanates from Aiur. Protoss structures and units, to a lesser extent, draw their energy from it. A nexus provides a link to this matrix, but pylons are needed to actually tap into the energy required to provide psionic energy to new colonies.

For more information on Legacy of the Void and to purchase the game please visit

A look into the BlizzCon 2015 Attendee Goodie Bag!

BlizzCon 2015 is upon us!! The event kicks off tomorrow November 6th at 11:00 AM PST.  The event will take place for 2 days with it ending in an awesome concert by this years guest musical guest Lincoln Park in the closing ceremony, November 7th!

For those attending, like every year, there is a goodie bag that is given out to everyone.  I was able to get my hands on one of these goodie bags and wanted to share the contents with everyone!

First glance... the goodie bag is an actual bag, messenger bag to be correct.  It has an awesome "BlizzCon" logo embroidered into the front flap.  The bag itself seems to be of very good quality. 

Taking a sneak peak to see what is inside.  Looks like there may be a few awesome goodies in here.  

I took out all the stuff that was inside and put it all on display.  There was a Diablo key chain to protect your keys, a Hearthstone luggage tag for when going on that next trip, and a Heroe's of the Storm vinyl figure which I have yet to open.

A World of Warcraft pin, not sure of who it is though, but its cool.  An inflatable StarCraft 2 PSI Blade, to use for those battles of office warfare! And what looks to bee an OverWatch coaster or really nice badge you can stick on you case or wall.  

Here are all the goodies and the messenger bag in which they all came in.  A good overall look of you you get in the goodie bag.

And a few final shots of the messenger bag and the name tag lanyard that you get with your pass.

Also a close up look at all the Blizzard game logos, embroidered on the bottom of the bag.

Hope you all enjoyed this unboxing of sorts, and getting a look into what the attendee's of BlizzCon 2015 will be getting once they arrive and pick up their badges.  Let us know in the comment section below if you are planning on attending as well or if you purchased the virtual ticket.  I'll be there on Friday, checking out OverWatch, since I wasn't able to get into the beta, and see what else Blizzard has in store for us this year and the next.

Co-op Streaming added to Geforce Experience Beta

Nvidia recently launched a Beta of the Geforce Experience with new built in streaming features. The most impressive feature is the GameStream Co-op. With GameStream Co-op, you can stream games to your friends and talk to them through the built-in voice chat.  Your friend can also take over and play the game through the stream and even play alongside you in games that have support for local co-op.

Included with this update is an in-game overlay with streaming options. You can even edit and upload videos from within the overlay to avoid having to tab out of your games.

They have also improved the ability to stream. Youtube has been added as a streaming option. In both Twitch and Youtube, users can now stream up to 1080p at 60 FPS.

Nvidia's announcement article can be found here.

EVGA's How To: Properly Install your EVGA Power Supply

We are back again with another instructional video in our "EVGA How To" series.  In this next video Matthew Decker will explain the importance setting up,  installing and testing your EVGA power supply.

Featured in this video is our fully modular EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply.  This is the top power supply currently in the EVGA line up, with the ability to power up 4 individual graphics cards for those 4 Way SLI needs, and power your system efficiently with its 80 Plus Titanium rating.

The importance of purchasing a good quality and reliable power supply should be one of the main things to look at when building your system, since it is the main component that will be delivering power to all of your system.  If you are in the market for a new power supply and don't know which type or wattage to purchase for your build, then head on over the the EVGA Power Meter, where you can answer a few questions for our suggestions on different EVGA power supplies that will fit your needs!  Alternatively, you can contact our 24/7 Presales Support team via phone: 888.881.3842 or email:

Be sure to check out our EVGA How To video and let us know what you think in our comment section below.  Also be sure to comment, like and subscribe to the TeamEVGA YouTube channel for more "EVGA How To" videos.  

EVGA How To: install the EVGA Hybrid Cooler

We are back again with our second video in our "EVGA How To" series is here to show you how to install the EVGA Hybrid Cooler on an EVGA GTX 980 Ti graphics card.  

In this video, Decker will show you the tools and walk you through the steps in upgrading your reference GTX 980 Ti graphics card into the GTX 980 Ti Hybrid with the EVGA Hybrid Cooler.  The install is simple and easy to do. If you are interested in purchasing the EVGA Hybrid Cooler, they are available at the EVGA web store or you can purchase the GTX Hybrid cards located here.  The EVGA Hybrid Coolers are available for the GTX Titan X, GTX 980 TI and the GTX 980 reference graphics cards. 

Let us know what you think of the video and what other instructional videos you would like to see us do, in the comment section below!