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ASUS ROG Strix H370-F Gaming Motherboard Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel released its new H370 chipset, along with H310 and B360, in early April 2018. H370 logically replaces H270 and comes with a respectable standard specification to target mid-range desktop users. Motherboard vendors have already released a wide selection of motherboards for H370, many based on sensible adaptations of existing Z370 models, including this ASUS ROG Strix H370-F Gaming.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review: Affordable Ryzen is Great
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're checking out the $200 Ryzen 5 2600, the most affordable chip of AMD's 2nd-gen processors. It's a bit cheaper than the 2600X we tested on launch day, but the real competition comes from the Core i5-8400 which is a little more affordable at $179. Let's find out where each stands.

Hydro PTM power supply
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest Hydro PTM power supply lineup sits right in the middle of FSP’s top-tier Premium Series and currently includes three models: 750W, 650W, and 550W. FSP Group Inc. has been designing and building PC power supplies under their own brand since 2003 and they are the OEM for many other big name brands. The three standard Hydro PTM power supplies are not water-cooled as the Hydro name might imply, but the FSP Hydro PTM+ 1200W PSU is. We will be taking a detailed look at the PTM 650W Platinum model in this review.

2nd Gen Ryzen @ Ryzen 2
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD launched the Ryzen 7 processors in March 2017. Just over a year later, they finally launched the 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, and popularly known as Ryzen 2. Here is everything you need to know about 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, popularly known as Ryzen 2 - key features, specifications, price and performance! As always, we will keep updating the article when new information comes to light.

Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB m.2.SSD
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 3:20P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung today releases the new 970 EVO and PRO models M.2. SSDs, these offer even faster perf than the 960 series and come with increased TBW values as well. The new M.2 EVO units will be the most popular ones, now with 5-years warranty for the desktop end-users and can be purchased in volume sizes up-to 2TB.

Samsung SSD 970 PRO NVMe 512GB SSD Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 3:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung today introduced the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO, the third generation of their NVMe SSD lineup. We have two reviews today, but only wanted to spam you with one e-mail.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (ZB601KL)
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 3:18P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ahead of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launch, ASUS revealed the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (ZB601KL) smartphone! Get the full details on this new ZenFone Max series smartphone, and find out how it stacks against the Redmi Note 5!

Samsung NVMe SSD refresh
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 3:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have been overdue for a Samsung NVMe SSD refresh, and with the launch of their 860 PRO and EVO back in January, folks have been itching for the 970's to come out. The 950 and 960 (PRO) lines were separated by about a year, but we are going on 18 months since the most recent 960 EVO launch. Samsung could afford to wait a bit longer since the 960 line already offered outstanding performance that remained unmatched at the top of our performance charts for a very long time. Recently, drives like the WD Black have started catching up, so it is naturally time for Samsung to keep the competition on their toes:

trailblazing 960 EVO SSD
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 3:17P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has taken the wraps off the successor to its trailblazing 960 EVO SSD. Join us as we put the 970 EVO through our test suite to find out whether it carries the EVO legacy forward.

Asia Cybersecurity Exchange Initiative Launched
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asia Cybersecurity Exchange is designed to nurture the development of new cybersecurity professionals, as well as encourage and support cybersecurity entrepreneurship. Read all about this new cybersecurity initiative here!

Western Digital Black & SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB M.2 Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Built from the ground up, Western Digital's newest NVMe SSDs are set to challenge for the consumer NAND storage performance crown."

WD Black & SanDisk Extreme Pro M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB)
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
They’re here, they’re finally here! The drives that we have been waiting for, for what seems like so long. At least we at the SSD review have been waiting so long for. But, what drives are they you might ask? Today, we have in our hands two tiny M.2 SSDs that could have just what it takes to challenge the Samsung 960 series for best in class value and performance. These drives are such a big deal that we were even flown to WD’s facilities in Milpitas, California to get the low down on what really went into the development of these products. What are these drives? None other than the brand new WD Black and SanDisk Extreme PRO NVMe SSDs. Yes, it’s been a long time coming, especially for the new SanDisk Extreme Pro, and we can’t wait to tear up the benchmarks with these bad boys.

Sandberg Survivor Powerbank 20100 Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2018 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Featuring an IP67 certified rugged enclosure, battery capacity of 20000mAh thanks to its high-quality cells made by LG and a built-in LED torch the Survivor Powerbank 20100 by Sandberg could be the ideal portable battery for both adventurous and casual consumers alike.

Rad Rodgers Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2018 | 7:30P | Gossip | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Now for the key question, which is do I recommend Rad Rodgers or not? As it is today, I am going to fail to recommend, or perhaps holding back my recommendation might be more accurate. It is definitely a fun and entertaining game, but with only the one world currently, it is hard to recommend it. Hopefully it will become even more fun and entertaining as worlds are added, but until then I do not think I can recommend it. I am looking forward to what more will come. The graphics are good, as is the performance, which should be the expectation for a 2D action platformer on one of the modern engines. The story is essentially a save the princess story, so rather minimal, and there is nothing wrong with that. Perhaps as more worlds are added there will be more added to the story as well, but I do not think this is necessary. The narrative, however, with its fourth-wall breaking and unusual NPC dialogue is something I hope new worlds build upon. Gameplay is fun but also challenging and required me to step back at times, as stress made some of the challenges more difficult. You might not need such breaks, but I think you can still expect some challenge. That is something that does not need to change as worlds are added in the future."

HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Review
     Mon, Apr 23 2018 | 7:30P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB is one of the best fully featured keyboards money can buy today: Genuine Cherry MX switches, stunning full RGB backlighting, and attractive looks.

Akitio Thunder3 10G Network Adapter
     Mon, Apr 23 2018 | 7:29P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
10Gbe over Thunderbolt 3, how well does it work?"

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
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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
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
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
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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
May 29 | Hard Drives/SSD
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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