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Oukitel K10000 Max & Pro Preview
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We managed to get our hands on two Oukitel smartphones with 10,000 mAh batteries - the Oukitel K10000 Max and the Oukitel K10000 Pro. Check them out there!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN AM4 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the X370GTN, BIOSTAR has succeeded to offer plenty of goodies, in a compact ITX format; due to a smaller VRM, the manufacturer does recommend CPUs with a maximum TDP of 95W, but if we do use it with a 65W SKU, we do also have some overclocking headroom. In our tests with the Ryzen 3 1300X, we have succeeded to achieve the same results as with the high-end Crosshair Hero VI from ASUS, by just setting up the multiplier and the voltage inside the UEFI interface, which is really easy to use."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

V-MODA Remix Bluetooth Speaker Review
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The V-MODA Remix shows that physics can be defied in order to deliver ridiculously good performance in an incredibly compact package.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

First AMD X399 Motherboards!
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Planning to buy the AMD Ryzen Threadripper? Here are the first AMD X399 motherboards you can pair your Threadripper with!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

X 1080 Ti Overclocking
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 9:03A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is important, because even when you are trying to apply a higher overclock, it may downclock for any number of reasons, from thermal limits, lack of voltage, or power draw. As stated above, NVIDIA has locked the GTX 1080 Ti voltage to 1.093v. It does not matter what brand you have, you cannot exceed this without hard modifications to the card. That means your maximum overclock cannot surpass 2.2GHz because of how Boost 3.0 works once again with thermal, power, and voltage limitations. Most cards will not exceed 2012MHz for a 1080 Ti, as that's the average number I've come across browsing different forums. Remember, this is a very big GPU die with 12 billion transistors in a small area. It is hard to expect the same overclock as a 1070 or even 1080.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Asus ROG Zephyrus
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus ROG Zephyrus is the flagship model for Nvidia's Max-Q initiative. It packs a fully-fledged GTX 1080 with 8GB of GDDR5, a Core i7-7700HQ and 16GB of RAM, inside a chassis that's 17.8mm thick and 2.3 kg heavy. This makes the Zephyrus the slimmest GTX 1080 laptop on the market, and by a significant margin, too.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel Core i7-7820X X-Series Skylake-X 8C/16T CPU Review
     Tue, Aug 22 2017 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Core i7-7820X X-Series Skylake-X 8C/16T processor gets examined to see where it sits in the market to help you on the buying decision."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 AM4 CPU Review
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:53P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of the AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs, the entire Ryzen CPU family is finally complete. Unlike the Ryzen 7s which will find home in high-end PCs and the Ryzen 5s which are a great bang-for-buck mainstream performance CPU, the new Ryzen 3s offer something that AMD has not had in a while: an efficient entry-level CPU that can …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Intel details 8th Generation Core CPUs with Kaby Lake-R
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Intel introduces its brand new 8th Generation Core processors with the Kaby Lake-R CPU. Let's take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SilverStone Raven RVZ03 mITX Computer Case Review
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:38P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone Raven RVZ03 wraps up a slim, small computer into an eye-catching chassis blessed with the RGB treatment.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Etymotic ER4 XR & SR
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:38P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Etymotic's ER4 in-ears set the benchmark when they were first launched over 25 years ago. Recently, Etymotic decided to bring out two new versions of their ER4 design - namely, the XR (Extended Response) and SR (Studio Reference). These new versions feature all-metal housings and a brand new cable design. On the acoustic side of things, you now get the choice between elevated bass and something that should be close to neutral in terms of the Studio Reference.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

SilverStone Raven RVZ03 mITX Computer Case Review
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:38P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone Raven RVZ03 wraps up a slim, small computer into an eye-catching chassis blessed with the RGB treatment.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Intel Launches 8th Generation Processors With 40 Percent Performance Gains
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:38P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is ready to launch their 8th generation processors and are starting by releases a handful of ultra-low voltage 15 Watt TDP U-series processors today. These processors are targeted to laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles or any small form factor that needs a powerful performance with a low thermal envelope. What makes these processors a little confusing is the fact that these are based on a refresh of the Kaby Lake architecture and are what Intel is calling ‘Kaby Lake Refresh’....
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

four 15W CPUs
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:37P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is kicking off the eighth generation of its Core CPUs today with four 15W CPUs boasting four cores and eight threads. We examine what this doubling of resources compared to past U-series chips could mean for thin-and-light notebooks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

XCELLON AC Power Bank (PB-1200AC) Review
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:37P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I review the XCELLON 12,000mAh Rechargeable Power Bank with AC & USB Outlet. The model I'm testing today is PB-1200AC and is capable of powering up electronics up to 65W in power, meaning technically you can power a 13-inch MacBook Pro which consumes 60W. Not only does it have an AC outlet, it also comes with a USB port so this power bank should be able to handle just about anything you throw at it making it extremely versatile."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

Cooler Master's MasterCase Pro 6
     Mon, Aug 21 2017 | 5:37P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master's MasterCase Pro 6 puts a sharp new face on the company's tried-and-true modular chassis. We popped in our test system to see whether this case's pop-out vents are a cool new idea in case design.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
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  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
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  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
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