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Intel Core i7-7740X ‘Kaby Lake-X’ 4C8T CPU Review
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How do you take a High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform laden with six-to-double-digit core count CPUs and make it more appealing to a wider mainstream audience? Add quad-core options, of course. Yes, that’s the utterly bizarre approach that Intel has taken with X299, putting consumers in a position where they can buy a quad-core processor on a platform designed for up to 18-core chips, quad-channel memory, and 28+ PCIe lanes. Adding salt to the wound, many X299 motherboards retail for more than the cost of the 4C8T Core i7-7740X (not to mention the Core i5-7640X!). Anyway, can Intel’s $339 Core i7-7740X prove itself as a worthy option despite the cost increase of at least £100 over a comparable LGA 1151-based system, the forced obsolescence of numerous X299 platform features, and the removal of a sometimes-convenient integrated GPU for no reduction in purchase price to consumers? Maybe the Core i7-7740X will be aided by the 100MHz uptick in base frequency over the Core i7-7700K, or the increase in TDP, or the native support for DDR4-2666MHz memory.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

DOOGEE Y6 Moonlight Blue Smartphone Review
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Y6 smartphone from DOOGEE comes with a really solid build construction and is also quite heavy versus other products in the same category (about 200 grams). For just 115 Euros, you are getting decent low-end to mainstream performance, a bright 5.5’’ HD display manufactured by Sharp, a responsive touch screen but also a big 3200mAh battery. For easy and more secure screen unlock you can take advantage of the fingerprint reader in the back which does work decently, increase the smartphone storage with a large microSDHC/microSHXC card or simply benefit from the Dual-SIM capabilities of the terminal."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Acer Predator 21 X Laptop
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Predator 21 X is a huge laptop that is packed with top notch gaming hardware. The headline feature is the curved IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz that sports G-Sync technology. There is minor controversy about the size of the screen as the specification says 21-inches and our tape measure suggests 21.5-inches but what the heck, it’s a mere detail (and measuring a curved screen is an inexact science anyway.) The rest of the specification includes a mobile Core i7, dual GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI and a bunch of DDR4 memory along with a pair of SSDs in RAID 0. It’s a gaming beast of a laptop but that knowledge does not prepare you for the size and weight of the Predator 21 X.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

In Win 301 Mini Tower Case Review
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tempered glass is all the rage right now in the custom PC market. As a result, many case makers are releasing new designs with tempered glass in an attempt to cash in. But tempered glass is often more expensive than options such as plastic. Seeing this, In Win has released the 301 mini tower, a smaller mATX version of their successful 303 chassis design. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we’ll take a closer at the In Win 301 SECC Tempered Glass Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, detailing the features included in this design, before delivering my final recommendation.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Tt eSports Meka Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But with different switches were available and it looked to be more beneficial for a different type of users. As soon as Cherry MX’s patent expired, the floodgate opened for many manufacturers to use mechanical switches made by Kailh, Outemu, Greetech, Gateron, Zoto and Zealio. So choosing a good keyboard to serve you well for a long time was not an easy task even if your preference was the Cherry MX.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s hard to believe that the Ryzen 7 launch was three months ago but with the Ryzen 5 launch and the recently Intel launch, things have just been crazy. During that time though I have been constantly on the lookout for ITX boards. AMD spoke about their X300 and A300 chipsets at the Ryzen 7 launch but things have been suspiciously quiet about them for the last few months but a few motherboard manufacturers have been working on their own ITX AM4 boards using the X370 or B350 chipsets. Gigabyte has finished up their variation and it came in late last week. I immediately started in on testing to see just how feasible Ryzen is in ITX. So let's take a closer look at the Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi and then see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Linux Benchmarks: 27-Way CPU Comparison On Ubuntu
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you are looking to get an AMD Zen CPU on a budget, the cheapest Ryzen 5 CPU in the current line-up is the 1400 model, which for $160 USD will get you a quad-core processor plus Hyper Threading and clocks up to 3.4GHz. Here are some benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 on Ubuntu 17.04 compared to various other Intel and AMD CPUs over the years."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
ASUS ROG STRIX Magnus Review
     Wed, Jul 26 2017 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Magnus is a USB microphone, meaning it doesn't require any additional audio interfaces for high quality recording, and features 3x 14mm condenser capsules that are described as 'studio grade', along with various onboard controls, an additional USB port, as well as featuring customisable RGB lighting that is positioned in a way specifically to be seen by your viewers.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Acer Predator XB252Q High Speed 240Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:23P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are going to take a look at gaming monitor from Acer with a blazing-fast 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. The Acer Predator XB252Q gaming monitor speaks clearly to both media buffs and hardcore gamers who have a penchant for fluidity and triple-digit frame rates. This display offers a Full HD (1080p) native resolution and an ultra-quick 240Hz refresh rate to complement the uber-high frame rates possible with a modern, high performance gaming PC. Toss in an attractive set of connectivity options, ports, and a few other key bells and whistles and we have a formidable addition to any gamer's arsenal...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet & S Pen Review
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:22P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has finally introduced a new tablet – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3! Find out what’s new in the Galaxy Tab S3, and what it offers over its predecessor!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Phanteks Evolv Shift SFF Chassis Review
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:22P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phanteks' newest case creation, the Evolv Shift SFF chassis, goes under the lights today as we see what it's all about."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 144-165 Hz
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:22P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Predator XB271HU is an impressive gaming monitor equipped with a 27" 1440p IPS panel that can be overclocked from its native 144 Hz to 165 Hz. Absolute smoothness of in-game action is ensured by the built-in G-Sync module, and its ultra-thin screen bezels make it as immersive as they are downright pretty to look at.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:21P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has been pushing its Aorus brand in the motherboard market by outfitting the gaming-calibre motherboards with adjusted styling, enhanced fan control, and increased use of RGB LEDs. We examine the £270 X299 Aorus Gaming 3 to see what one of Gigabyte’s more ‘affordable’ X299 motherboards can offer.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MIFCOM Battlebox Titan Xp Review
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Battlebox series MIFCOM has a powerful and good looking basis for gaming systems and workstaitons in their portfolio. Today we're going to have a look at their Battlebox Titan Xp with Core i7-6900K processor and NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics card. We're doing so by putting this PC up against our ocaholic reference test system for PC reviews and apart from that we're also going to look at all the other details such as design, build quality, packaging and more.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:21P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's X299 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard is the latest Intel X299-based product to hit our labs. How does it do? Let's see."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Comic-Con 2017 trailer round-up: MCU vs DCEU vs the rest
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 7:20P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Comic-Con 2017 was MASSIVE, with new trailers for Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and SO MUCH MORE."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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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.
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