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AVADirect Best Performance Award


AVADirect attended PAX East in Boston last week to compete in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge with our Jotunheim Custom Gaming PC, going up against 12 other teams to create the ultimate gaming PC. Pax East is one of the largest shows exclusively for gaming, showcasing some of the best games and hardware in the industry.

We blew the competition away, winning the Best Performance Award!

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AVADirect powers the VR demonstrations at the Sixense booth at GDC 2017

AVADirect is at GDC 2017!

If you’re in San Francisco for the Game Developer’s Conference, stop by and take a look at the AVADirect computers running virtual reality demonstrations! The AVA Sixense VR Desktop is powering virtual reality demonstrations of MakeVR and other innovations from Sixense at booth #602 in the South Hall.

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AVADirect Attends CES 2017 and Exhibits the AVA Z270 Scorpio

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4th, 2017 – AVADirect is proud to announce that the AVA Z270 Scorpio is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Gigabyte suite in Caesars Palace, Palace Ballroom I & II.

AVADirect Custom Computers and Gigabyte have enhanced their partnership by developing the AVA Z270 Scorpio, to showcase the new Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor, Gigabyte’s powerful Aorus GA-Z270X-GAMING 7 motherboard, and the hardline liquid cooling, cable management, and attention to detail that AVADirect is known for.

The AVA Z270 Scorpio features an Intel Core Kaby Lake processor and Z270 Chipset. This latest Intel technology not only increases clock speed, but includes thermal improvements and new features like Speed Shift. Together these advancements boost the performance of both CPU and graphics-heavy workloads. On display at the Gigabyte suite at CES 2017, the AVA Z270 Scorpio showcases the Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-GAMING 7 motherboard. Combining the latest Intel Kaby Lake microarchitecture and Gigabyte gaming hardware with custom hardline liquid cooling and overclocking from AVADirect, the AVA Z270 Scorpio represents the pinnacle of gaming performance.

As well as presenting the AVA Z270 Scorpio, the AVADirect team will be attending CES for the eleventh time, meeting with industry executives to enhance our business relationships for the betterment of our customers.

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Simulations at I/ITSEC 2016 are powered by AVADirect Custom Image Generators

Twinsburg, OH – November 30, 2016 - AVADirect, a leading manufacturer of custom computers, servers and image generators, is displaying its systems at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

AVADirect is celebrating the 50th anniversary of I/ITSEC, the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. I/ITSEC brings together all of the large defense contractors, accessory makers, global mapping and several other companies that feed into the real world of simulation and is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis.

The AVADirect systems on display power simulation demonstrations including those at the AECOM, Diamond Visionics, Lockheed Martin, 3D Perception, Digital Projection, and RPA Electronics booths. At booth #849 an AVADirect custom image generator powers the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s flight simulator.

For the past eleven years, AVADirect has been attending this event. AVADirect builds specialized hardware for simulation and modeling systems for fellow I/ITSEC exhibitors including but not limited to Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman.


The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference, consisting of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Hence, I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security. For more information, visit http://www.iitsec.org/

Q&A with CPU Magazine, Travis Bortz and Shannon Robb
Q&A with Travis Bortz & Shannon Robb - Interview with CPU Magazine
CPU Magazine Catches Up With AVADirect’s Travis Bortz & Shannon Robb, discussing what's changed so far and what's in store for 2017.
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AVADirect Finishes Strong in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge

AVADirect placed 4th out of 12 in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge, which concluded at PAX West 2016. The competition, which began in early June, featured the 12 top custom computer builders in North America. Each builder was given the task of designing, configuring and building the most extreme gaming rig possible, valued at $10,000.

The top 7 systems, including AVADirect’s, were featured in Intel’s PAX booth where famous Twitch streamers, including Bluejay and AustenMarie, streamed with their followers.

Take a look at AVADirect’s build, the AVA Aurora, here.

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AVADirect in Intel Rig Challenge

AVADirect is competiting in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge... and we need your help!

Throughout the summer, AVADirect will be competing in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge – where 12 builders will compete to create the most extreme gaming rig, featuring the new Intel Broadwell–E processor and Intel 750 Series SSD, ending with the final top 7 rigs to be unveiled at PAX Prime – and you decide the winners!

Over the next three months, we will be working meticulously to create the most impressive and remarkable handcrafted ‪True Custom‬ PC that we have ever built. As the build comes together, we will share the progress with all of our fans using ‪#‎IntelRigChallenge‬ on Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s where you, the fans, come in! In order for us to make it to the finals at PAX Prime in September, we need everyone’s votes. Cast your vote by tweeting our Twitter handle (@AVADirect) and use the hashtag #IntelRigChallenge. Oh by the way, you’ll also be entered to win one of the final 7 rigs, and trust us, you’ll want to win ours! You’re eligible to vote once a day through September 3rd, so don’t stop the support!


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AVA wins Boeing Performance Award

The AVADirect is honored and humbled to have received the 2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Silver Level.

Out of 18,000 global suppliers, roughly only 442 achieved “Silver” status by maintaining our strong commitment to quality, performance, and continued innovation for each month of the October 2014 – September 2015 period.

We would like to attribute our success to our world class engineering and production team, in conjunction with bleeding edge technology, allowing us to continue to meet and exceed Boeing’s , as well as all of our industry partners, expectations.

For the full list of award winners and more information regarding Boeing’s Supplier Recognition Programs, take a look at the following link.

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AVADirect attends SVVR

The AVADirect team is excited to be walking around the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo this week, checking out some of the latest and greatest developments within the Virtual Reality industry. The Expo, in it's third year, takes place in San Jose, California and runs from April 27th - April 29th. Major sponsors include NVIDIA, Oculus, Vive, Google, and many more. Sixense is demoing the AVA Sixense VR PC at their booth, if you're at the show be sure to check it out!

Notable take-a-ways from the event include NVIDIA’s Iray rendering technology, Noitom’s Project Alice VR program, SpaceVR’s first virtual reality camera satellite, and VirZoom’s smart stationary bike system. For a more complete recap of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality expo, take a look at this blog and let us know what you think!

The AVADirect team is already looking forward to next year's expo and seeing the developments made in virtual reality over the next year.

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AVADirect attends Intel Solutions Summit

The AVADirect team is thrilled to be attending the Intel Solutions Summit this week in Orlando, Florida. ISS is Intel’s top channel event of the year, reserved exclusively for Intel Technology Provider Platinum partners. This prestigious event gives AVADirect, and other Platinum partners, a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights into upcoming products and technologies to help us best provide for the industry. Through networking events, keynote speakers, and focus sessions, ISS is a great experience and we are honored to be an Intel Technology Provider Platinum for the 8th year in a row.