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AMD Ryzen 5 & Radeon RX 500 Series Tech Briefing
     Sun, May 28 2017 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
James Prior and Korhan Erenben from AMD explain the key features and benefits of the new AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs and Radeon RX 500 Series graphics cards!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

The Ultimate X370 Showdown
     Sun, May 28 2017 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our selection of motherboards were all available on release, however, we have now updated each to the latest available BIOS so we can objectively look at their performance and features to see which would be best for you and your requirements. The motherboards we’ll be looking at are: ASRock X370 Taichi, ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero, GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming K7, and the MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Vertagear Triigger 275 and 350 Gaming Series Chairs
     Sun, May 28 2017 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vertagear makes the bold claim that its Triigger 275 and Triigger 350 models are ‘Redefining gaming chairs.’ Mind you, that claim suggests you have a clear idea about the definition of a gaming chair. Some companies feel a gaming chair should look like a racing Recaro with bling colours and a chunky headrest while Vertagear instead puts the emphasis on support for your back and shoulders to keep you supported during lengthy gaming sessions.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Bitfenix Shogun Case - good or junk?
     Sat, May 27 2017 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Bitfenix Shogun may not look the part when it comes to its naming, but it does offer a nice and mostly functional feature set coupled with great overall build quality. It also sets itself apart by allowing the user to expand the motherboard tray for an E-ATX board.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX Tested With 11GHz Memory
     Sat, May 27 2017 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month EVGA announced that they were going to allow customers that purchased the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 models to upgrade the clock speed on the GDDR5X memory from 10GHz to 11GHz if they wanted to. EVGA released the new BIOS versions as an optional free performance upgrade for existing card owners, which is pretty awesome. Read on to see what that extra 10% memory clock does when gaming.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Pro PlayStation 4 utilized a SATA II bus
     Sat, May 27 2017 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The original, non-Pro PlayStation 4 utilized a SATA II bus, capping speeds at 3Gb/s. This was more than adequate for keeping up with the console's stock hard drive, but those who elected to take advantage of Sony's user-upgradeable storage policy and install an SSD faced the prospect of a storage bus bottleneck. As we saw in our original look at upgrading the PS4 Pro with a solid state drive, the SSD brought some performance improvements in terms of load times, but these improvements weren't always as impressive as we might expect.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Octa-Core Processor Review
     Sat, May 27 2017 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor has 8 cores, 16 threads, and a large 16 MB L3 cache. Find out how it performs in 3D rendering, video transcoding, and games!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
The Best PC Speakers
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A good audio setup is essential when it comes to fully experiencing music, movies, and games on a PC. We’ve done the dirty work of researching various PC speakers to bring the best options in three categories: best studio speakers, best 2.1 speakers, and best budget speakers.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Samsung PM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Flash prices are going up, but thanks to MyDigitalDiscount, you can still get a super-powerful Samsung 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD for a very reasonable price."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

The Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 18.0
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Currently covering 1,170 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every desktop CPU.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
players will hate and others will love. That is kind of the nature of producing any kind of media. Personally, I like the changes that have been made, but I think I will also say I kind of wish certain elements could be toggled on and off. That is not an easy request to satisfy, to say the least, as some systems are connected in ways that changing one requires changing them all. (The change to adding modules to star bases is one easy example, as returning to the original system would need to disrupt the economy for constructors and the resources that are now needed to build the modules.) I doubt we will ever see that happen, but what Crusade offers is good and I look forward to playing more matches in it, developing new habits, and conquering some galaxies. I think I can safely recommend it, but you do need to understand it changes the game a lot and more than I have described. I have only covered the points that stuck out the most to me.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

In Win 301 Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win has quickly become the master of high-end design cases starting a couple of years ago. Despite the exclusive design, the biggest issue of these cases has always been the price. With the 301, In Win appears to be offering a mini-tower case compatible with microATX motherboards with a price close to 80 euro. Compared to the 303, the cable management of this 301 has been improved.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Roccat Kone EMP Mouse Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roccat’s Kone series of mice has a strong reputation that stretches back years. Today we are looking at the new Kone EMP, a mouse that is actually the successor to 2012’s Kone XTD. Sporting fancy LED strips, an Owl Eye 12K DPI sensor plus Roccat’s ever-present Swarm software, how does the EMP fare in 2017?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ioSafe 216 2-Bay NAS Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:01P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ioSafe may be a new name to you but the company from Auburn, California have been in the business of physical data protection since 2005 producing fireproof and waterproof storage devices for home and business users alike. The company cover all forms of storage from servers to portable external drives. The ioSafe 216 is a 2-Bay NAS for the home and small business.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is this perhaps the best value Ryzen processor available on the market? We test and benchmark the six-core Ryzen 5 1600 (without the X). The 1600 will be tested and overclocked to see how much value you can squeeze out of this six-core and twelve threaded processor.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Mouse Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:41P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months, we have seen HyperX gradually enlarging its scope and manufacturing new products not typically associated with its brand. First was the award-winning Alloy FPS keyboard, and today we are looking at the company’s first mouse – the Pulsefire FPS. Designed to be a simple, no-frills gaming mouse, is it a good buy at £49.99?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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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
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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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