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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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January 23, 2014 |

ASRock Gaming PC Receives 2013 Chicago Good Design Award

Award-winning M8 gaming rig features a standard mini-ITX sized case with flexibility for future upgrades.

Collaborating with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, ASRock’s Gaming PC M8 received the 2013 Chicago Good Design Award. Over 700 new products and graphic designs from over 38 countries were selected by the organization and ASRock M8 won the award with its innovative and futuristic design.

Good Design Award covers the world’s top design masterpieces from numerous fields, such as electronics, transportation, and energy systems. All the awarded products are designed with unique features and excellent practicability. Well-known modern electronic brands such as Alessi, Samsung, Apple, and Bosch also received the 2013 Chicago Good Design Award.

James Lee, VP of ASRock Sales and Marketing, comments that, “ASRock M8 is designed with outstanding features and is the perfect base for everyone to build their own high-end gaming machine. M8 is also the first product which ASRock collaborated with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and won 2013 Chicago Good Design Award.”

M8 features an aluminum exterior, while hidden magnets hold the whole case together. Inside the box lies a Z87 mini-ITX motherboard for advanced portability and space efficiency. The case may contain any standard mini-ITX for future upgrades, and M8 is sold as a barebone system so that gamers have the freedom of choosing their own components, such as swappable DDR3 DIMMs, any standard PCIe x16 graphics card, and also has 6 SATA3 ports lined up for storage.

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A : Power Supply Unit (450W)
B : Standard Mini-ITX Motherboard (Z87-M8)
C : Standard PCIe x16 VGA card Holder
D : Hard Disk Drive Tray
E : ODD + 2.5″ SSD/HDD Tray

For the system to remain cool while gaming, there’s a total of 4 quiet built in chassis fans that draw in cold air and pump out the heat simultaneously.

Sturdy aluminum handles on both sides of the case for advanced portability.

Employing grade N48 magnets to hold the case together, this innovative design makes it easier for users to quickly disassemble or assemble the chassis. Plus an uniquely designed set of keys to ensure all of the components are sitting safely inside the chassis.

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