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Experience Revolutionary Gaming @ KODE5 USA

KODE5 Supporters Unite to Assemble Killer PCs for Contestants

(Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA) - August 16, 2006 - Following the launch of its US events, KODE5 is proud to announce the official PC hardware configuration for the KODE5 USA Finals that will take place in Los Angeles. In addition to global supporters Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer, regional support from AMD and NVIDIA will provide the final four KODE5 USA competitors with a revolutionary gaming experience. The KODE5 USA tournament PCs will not only feature the latest and greatest hardware from KODE5 USA supporters, but all hardware will be assembled and tuned for optimal gaming performance and stability by Vigor Gaming Computer. By combining best-of-breed hardware with the meticulous build quality of a top-shelf system integrator, KODE5 USA contestants will have the absolute best platform to compete for the right to defend America's honor on the world stage. Supported globally by Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer, the KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution takes competitive gaming to an international stage with events being held in 20+ countries worldwide.

The KODE5 USA PC is built from the ground up with the C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H motherboard from Foxconn. This NVIDIA SLI-ready motherboard, featuring support for award-winning NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, integrates the latest Foxconn technologies to ensure a smooth gaming experience. As this NVIDIA nForce motherboard supports the latest Socket AM2 CPUs from AMD, AMD will be providing their Athlon 64 FX-62 AM2 CPU for blazing gameplay. Earth-shattering graphics will come courtesy of dual SLI-Ready graphics cards featuring NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800GT GPUs. Dual-channel XMS2 Pro DDR2 memory from Corsair will provide optimum compatibility and performance for the KODE5 USA PC. Finally, a full range of Razer gaming peripherals will be available for gamers to select their weapon of choice.

KODE5 USA Finals

On August 19th, the final four from the KODE5 USA Regional Qualifiers will do battle at the G4 television studios (G4 providing event location only) for the right to defend America's honor on the world stage. The winners from the Counter-Strike 1.6 and Warcraft III: TFT competitions will travel to the KODE5 Global Finals in China. The winner from the Quake 4 tournament will be sent to Leipzig, Germany to defend America's honor at the KODE5 Quake 4 Global Finals which take place at Games Convention from August 24th ~ 27th.

Venue: G4, Los Angeles, California

Date: August 19th

"In a sport where a few dropped frames could mean the difference between victory and defeat, we wanted to make sure that the KODE5 USA contestants have an incredible platform from which to display their skills," says KODE5 Revolutionary-in-Command Lester Lau. "With gaming rigs equipped with top-notch PC hardware from manufacturers like Foxconn, Corsair Memory, Razer, AMD, and NVIDIA, gamers will have only their own skill to determine their destiny at KODE5 USA."

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About Foxconn

FOXCONN is the global leader in the manufacturing of Motherboards, Graphics Cards, Optical Storage Devices, Workstations, Servers, Slim PCs, Barebones Systems and IA Products. With more than three decades of manufacturing experience that includes global distribution and logistics, Foxconn is dedicated to making business easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that propel the market forward.

More information:

Please see www.foxconnchannel.com

Press Contacts:

China/APAC - Christin Wang + 86. 2812. 9800 ext 25503 christinwang@foxconn.com

About Corsair

Corsair Memory, a member of JEDEC, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed memory modules since 1994. We have earned our reputation as being the first to market with leading-edge products supporting new computing platforms and technologies. Corsair supplies memory for applications ranging from mission-critical servers to ultra-high performance gaming systems. The performance and reliability of Corsair memory products makes them ideal for memory-intensive computing. Additional information about Corsair is available at www.corsair.com.

About the Razer Group

Razer is the world's leading brand in high-end computer gaming peripherals. The company designs, engineers and markets cutting-edge gaming peripherals that provide professional gamers with the competitive edge through a combination of technology, innovation and design. Recognized as the pioneers of the high-performance gaming mouse, our superiority in gaming peripherals stems from our ability to understand and conceptualize peripherals that gamers need. Engineered to near perfection, Razer's reputation of being the leaders in peripheral technology is embodied in every single Razer product.

Razer-For Gamers. By Gamers

For more information, please log onto www.razerzone.com.

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1969, AMD is dedicated to delivering superior computing solutions based on customer needs that empower users worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com.


NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

About Vigor Gaming Computer

True to its name, Vigor Gaming Computer aims to provide the ultimate gaming experience to its customers. Founded by hardcore gamers, our company's sole mission is to transform and incorporate leading-edge technology into your next extreme rigs. Our engineering team consists of seasoned computer hardware veterans who understand the utmost importance of exceptional performance and exquisite craftsmanship. For more information, visit www.vigorgaming.com.

About G4

G4, the fastest growing network on television for 2006, launched in April 2002 and is now available in 58 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. The #1 podcasted cable network in America and a leader in VOD, G4's programming includes breaking video game industry news, trends, reviews, the hottest games and gear, celebrity interviews and insider opinions. Targeting the male 18-34 audience, G4 is the last word on games, technology, animation, interactivity, the Internet and broadband. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and is owned by Comcast Corporation.

To learn more, log onto www.g4tv.com.

About KODE5

KODE5 masses gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional events to find the best gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an undisclosed location to square off against the world's gaming elite. With television crews from around the world broadcasting, international media in attendance, and mass crowds rioting for their favorites, the KODE5 Global Finals will bring gaming to the center stage like no other gaming event. KODE5 will take competitive gaming to another level and gain the respect that gaming deserves. To join the revolution, go to the KODE5 website at www.kode5.com.

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