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 [LATEST]  OCC's Recommend Holiday Build Guide
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:40P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”This build guide is focused solely gaming and getting the best "bang for the buck" so to speak. A byproduct of this are things like RGB lighting and color theme builds go out the window due to budget restraints. On the low end, every dollar saved from an unnecessary, flashy setup can be put to better use. However, nothing is set in stone and you are free to adjust and spend a few dollars more to purchase things more to your liking. But whatever changes you make, just be sure it is compatible. If you unsure, feel free to hit up the OCC forums and ask for help. On that note, I am not loyal to one brand, but my lists do consist of parts I would buy myself instead of putting together a list of the cheapest possible combinations. I also avoided rebates due to needing to pay more up front. Since I opted out of the rebates, you will find better hardware for a similar price if you are willing to fill out the paperwork. I also listed alternate choices for most of the parts, so if something is out of stock or if you have a distaste for a certain brand, the option is available to choose.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 [LATEST]  Last Mile to Civilization 2.0
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:40P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As technology migrates from our desktops and laptops to our pockets and bodies, databasing and deep learning will allow for society to be optimized from the micro to the macro. Here are 5 technologies that may not be on your radar today, but they sure are approaching closer and are expected to become very relevant very soon.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 [LATEST]  Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering over 800 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 [LATEST]  ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1 Revealed
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:38P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS just revealed the ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1 smartphone, which boasts a 5.7? full-screen display with a 18:9 aspect ratio and a dual-lens camera system. Here is everything you need to know about the new ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1 smartphone!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 [LATEST]  OWC Mercury Helios 3 Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:38P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We pair the OWC Helios 3 Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosure with the Intel DC P3700 SSD. Join us as we check out the performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 [LATEST]  SilverStone TS421S 4-Disk SATA/SAS Disk Enclosure
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:37P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While SilverStone is mostly known for their computer cases, power supplies, and other peripherals, with the TS421S they have a compelling four-disk drive enclosure on their hands. The TS421S drive storage device supports up to four SAS/SATA 2.5-inch drives over a single mini-SAS SFF-8088 cable."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 [LATEST]  Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:37P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Synology DS918+ is the successor to the DS916+ and features a new CPU, more RAM, a pair of M.2 slots, and trays with locks. Strangely enough, the older model seems to perform better in real-life scenarios; however, the DS918+ is fast enough to still meet the increasing demands of a home user.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
NVIDIA Announces Monstrous TITAN V With Volta V100 GPU
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA is ready to unleash a completely new GPU aimed at researchers and scientists, the TITAN V. The card was fittingly announced at the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). The new TITAN V is based on the NVIDIA Volta architecture, and with that shift comes a gigantic leap in compute performance with certain workloads. According to the company, the TITAN V’s redesigned Tensor Cores, which feature independent parallel integer and floating-point data paths, help to fuel a whopping 9x uplift in horsepower compared to the TITAN Xp, coming in at a dizzying 110 TFLOPs for Deep Learning workloads. All of that power is packed into the 21.1 billion-transistor GV100 GPU that is manufactured using a TSMC 12nm FFN high-performance process, customized for NVIDIA. Other features of the $2,999 TITAN V include 12GB of HBM2, a new combined L1 data cache, and a shared memory unit. Power efficiency has reportedly been improved as well; NVIDIA is claiming big performance gains, within the same power envelope as Pascal...
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE

20 of the Worst PC Setups – November
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from November."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Radeon vs. NVIDIA With Windows 10 & Ubuntu Linux
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A few days back we published some Windows 10 vs. Linux gaming benchmarks with two Radeon graphics cards. For putting those numbers into better perspective, here are the results now when adding in two competing NVIDIA graphics cards on both operating systems."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse with Roccat
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In 2007 the original Roccat Kone mouse was released as Roccats’s first ever product. 10 years later we take a look at the Roccat Kone AIMO which features the AIMO intelligent lighting system, 12000dpi owl-eye optical sensor and tri-button thumb zone. The Roccat Kone is available in 3 different colours – black, grey and white – but is it worth the £69.99 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Antlion Audio ModMic 5 Modular Microphone Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PC and console gaming headset industry often sees manufacturers prey on uninformed consumers and sell overpriced units that simply don’t sound good or feel comfortable when compared to a decent pair of headphones from manufacturers like Sennheiser or Grado. That isn’t to say that every gaming headset out there is garbage, I personally love the HyperX Cloud Alpha and their included microphone, but many gaming headsets suffer from sub-standard microphone quality and in scenarios where clear communication is essential, a high quality microphone is a must. Why does there have to be a sacrifice in microphone quality when using a headset? What if you can just eliminate the “gaming headset” middleman and make your own headset, potentially superior to what any manufacturer is pushing on gamers? For users who want to take their favorite pair of Audio Technica, Beyerdynamics, Sennheiser, or other audiophile headset and add a quality microphone to them, Antlion produces the ModMic 5. Read on to see how the ModMic 5 performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Crucial BX300 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This year has been an interesting one for solid state drives. First, M.2 NVMe drives have become more popular and are now the high-end choice of system builders. With that you have many people using 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives for a more entry-level system and OS drive, and to even some extent high-capacity storage drives. One entry-level solid state drive that you definitely want to have on your radar is the Crucial BX300. It makes use of the Silicon Motion SM2258 controller, and Micron 3D MLC NAND. Offering speeds of 555 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write and available in capacities ranging from 120 GB to 480 GB, this could be the perfect drive for your next build. Read on as we take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SteelSeries Apex M750 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" The Apex M750 was primarily thought for gaming purposes, so SteelSeries has integrated the QX2 mechanical switches, which were built in cooperation with Gateron. These linear switches have an actuation point of 2mm with an overall travel of 4mm; with the 45cN actuation force, these do bring a similar feel to the Cherry MX Reds but at the same time they produce quite a bit of noise. This aspect may be a non-issue during gaming sessions, but when doing productivity work these could become annoying. Also, it is good to mention that because of the shorter than usual travel distance, users may need some time to get used to when typing documents, because in the first week of usage, we kept making quite a bit of mistakes."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

HP SSD M700 Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP SSD M700 is an entry-level solid state drive, with up to 560 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write speeds from the 240GB SSD M700 model, which utilizes 2D Planar NAND technology to deliver solid reliability. Adding to its appeal is the cost of solid state drive technology, which has doubled its storage capacity per dollar from just one year ago. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the HP SSD M700 (model 3DV74AA#ABC) against the competition.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Logitech G433 Review
     Tue, Dec 12 2017 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every aspect of the G433 speaks loudly of innovative thinking, from the sleek aesthetic finish using a hydrophobic mesh (available in 4 colours: Black, red, blue, camo blue), to the patent-pending 40mm Pro-G drivers that are made with a hybrid-mesh material for super-low distortion, are just two examples of this.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

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