rAge Cape Town is almost here and by now you’re probably wondering what you can win at the expo – after all, free stuff gets given out all the time at the Johannesburg event, and prize givings generally cause chaos and traffic jams on the floor once people figure out where the action is. To help you guys out (because you’re such sweet fans), I asked Frontosa, one of our sponsors for this inaugural event in the Mother City, to give me an idea of what they’ll be giving away this weekend, and they delivered, oh boy, they delivered.
If you swing by the TFG Tech stand this weekend (stand #41), you can grab a free copy of their March and April editions of the Tech magazine (one of the few remaining in the industry), and enter the competition to win these awesome prizes at their booth. To enter, you’ll need to sign into your Facebook account, and like and share their Facebook page and the pages of their partners. Here’s some quick links for reference so that you know you’ve found the right ones:
As for the prizes you can win, scroll down and commence the drool! In no particular order, even though I’ve given them numbers…
Prize #4 – Cooler Master Devastator II keyboard and mouse
This keyboard and mouse combo will get you set up for gaming late into the night! With full backlighting across the keyboard and membrane switches, it’ll also make night-time gaming a bit quieter than those ridiculously loud mechanical keyboards. The accompanying mouse is ambidextrous and is more set up for claw grip gamers, but it’ll work just fine for the palm grip. There aren’t any thumb buttons on the right-hand side, so using it as a lefty turns it into a three-button mouse.
Prize #3 – Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5 chassis
Cooler Master’s Mastercase Pro 5 is one of the most flexible chassis designs in the world, built for modders who like to put their own spin on their rigs, as well as enthusiasts who prefer optimised airflow and want unfettered access to every grill and mounting point. The Mastercase Pro 5 weighs 10.7kg before any components are installed, and supports full ATX motherboards with up to seven PCI expansion slots. That means you’re limited to dual-GPU setups unless you’re crazy enough to mangle four single-slot Radeon Fury Nano cards in there, but two high-powered graphics cards should be just fine.
There’s also space for two 5.25-inch drives, five 3.5-inch hard drives or, somehow, seven 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs. If you’re able to order or make more 2.5-inch brackets, you can fit another two behind the motherboard tray. Dust filters come installed on the removable top, front, and side window covers. It’s not a full ATX chassis, but it might as well be given how much space their is inside.
Prize #2 – Cooler Master Quickfire XTI keyboard
If Cooler Master’s TriggerZ is the Bugatti Veyron of keyboards, then the Quickfire XTI is surely the neon-clad Lotus Exige of the keyboard world. Based on the original Quickfire Pro (which I still own), this is an even more no-frills keyboard than before, lacking any G-keys, extra buttons, or funny key cap designs. Instead it is a fully RGB backlit design that uses Cherry MX Blue, Brown, or Red switches.
It supports N-key roll over over USB, offers a range of 35 colour profiles and five colour profiles, and weighs 1.1kg without the braided, gold-plated removable USB cable.
Prize #1 – MSI GE62-2QL Apache gaming notebook
Valued at R21,000, MSI’s GE62-2QL Apache is a Broadwell-based gaming 15.6-inch notebook with lots of horsepower. It comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-5700HQ quad-core, hyper-threaded processor, 8GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, 1TB of storage space, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit pre-installed. Connectivity is handled by a combo 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 adapter, while Ethernet is a Killer NIC E2200 chipset.
The GE62-2QL also features three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, separate microphone and audio jacks, HDMI 1.4a, mini-Displayport 1.2a, a backlit Steelseries keyboard with a metal backplate to improve the feel and response of the keyboard while gaming, and Nahmic Sound Technology to better mimic surround-sound setups using the notebook’s speakers or your preferred stereo headset.
rAge expo Cape Town is happening THIS WEEKEND! Get hype and while away the hours by staring at our countdown timer.