Entry-level PC November 2017 and more
Posted on: 11/08/2017 10:51 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme (X299) Motherboard Review
Cooler Master MA610P and MA410P RGB Cooler Reviews
Cougar Revenger
Destiny 2 Gameplay And Performance Review: A PC Gamer's Delight
Entry-level PC - November 2017
EVGA 750 B3 PSU Review
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review with NVIDIA Founders Edition and EVGA FTW2
Home Reviews Laptops Standard Laptops Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Kaby Lake) Laptop Review
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Takes On The Radeon RX Vega 64 Under Linux
Patriot Viper V570 and V570 Blackout Edition Mouse Review
Raijintek Asterion Plus ATX Case Review
Raja Koduri Leaves AMD, Possibly Heading To Intel
Roccat Cross Gaming Headset Review
Sandisk Ultra 3D & WD Blue 3D 1TB SSD Review
XSPC RayStorm Neo CPU Water Block

Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme (X299) Motherboard Review
Thanks to Asus, we’ll be taking a look at their ROG Rampage VI Extreme (X299 chipset) Motherboard. This motherboard is Asus’s highest-end in their ROG series, and it’s currently their flagship motherboard for 2017 suitable for all Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors. It’s absolutely packed with great features that’s both impressive and intuitive. The amount of extras you’ll get with this motherboard is truly astounding. It’s the mother of all motherboards!

Here’s a few features that really got our attention. There’s an onboard 10GB LAN port, a DIMM.2 card for M.2 SSDs, a fan controller card, 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI bridges, as well as LiveDash OLED display on the I/O hood for diagnostic and motherboard status. There’s also SupremeFX audio, Aura Sync, Extreme Engine Digi+ and more. It’s definitely the most feature-packed motherboard I’ve come across to date.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Cooler Master MA610P and MA410P RGB Cooler Reviews
The big brother of the MA410P, Cooler Master has also launched the MA610P today. This coolers sports two RGB fans, as well as a well-sized heatsink that utilises 6 copper heatpipes. Hopefully that should provide good cooling performance, but is the MA610P worth £64.99?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Cougar Revenger
The Cougar Revenger is Cougar's upgrade from the Cougar 550m. We take a closer look at the mouse, which promises to deliver top-notch performance at a friendly price. Thanks to the PixArt PMW3360 sensor, tracking is perfect, with sensitivity adjustable from 100 to 12,000 DPI.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Destiny 2 Gameplay And Performance Review: A PC Gamer's Delight
Destiny 2 recently arrived on the PC, following its successful console launch on September 6 of this year. The original installment in the franchise was a console-exclusive title, despite petitions and pleading from PC gamers to port the title over to Windows. That makes Destiny 2 the first time PC gamers get to use their inner-Guardian to shoot, Sparrow-ride, and loot their way through Bungie’s open-word, action-RPG franchise.

In Destiny 2, you are a “Guardian”, a mortal being who has been granted incredible abilities after receiving the Traveler’s Light. Choosing from three distinct class types, your task is to restore and protect Earth’s last safe city from hordes of alien races...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Entry-level PC - November 2017
Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed £420. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power.

Additionally, the system has to be able to efficiently perform internet-related tasks. This includes basic photo editing (cropping and resizing to upload or send a photo) and extracting compressed files. At the same time the necessary background programmes need to be active, such as a virus scanner, a firewall, and anti-spyware software. The computer also needs to be able to efficiently run word processing software and administrative programmes.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

EVGA 750 B3 PSU Review
Another EVGA B3 PSU is on our test bench, and it's the third one to die before we could finish a review. This situation is looking even more suspicious, particularly since EVGA still hasn't acknowledged a problem.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review with NVIDIA Founders Edition and EVGA FTW2
NVIDIA recently released the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card at $449 and this card aims to fill the performance gap between the GeForce GTX 1070 ($349) and the GeForce GTX 1080 ($499) to better position the GeForce lineup against AMDs Radeon RX Vega series. NVIDIA slipped this card into the lineup near the end of the expected life span of Pascal and has done some interesting things on this model. For starters all the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards are shipping at the same core and memory clock speeds. Read on to find out more...


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Home Reviews Laptops Standard Laptops Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Kaby Lake) Laptop Review
We have looked at a few of Lenovo's workstation-type notebooks and PCs, and today we are looking at a ThinkPad designed to be more of a mobile workstation hybrid notebook. Under the ThinkPad brand, the P51 can be configured in multiple ways. You can get it with a consumer Core i7 CPU or an E3 Xeon, with up to an NVIDIA Quadro M1200 4GB GPU, mobile broadband, and even 64GB of memory. Let's take a look at one very equipped notebook; the ThinkPad P51.


Read full article @ TweakTown

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
In the fast paced world of computer hardware it can be difficult to keep track of things. In this year alone, 2017, there have been three major Intel processor launches, two from AMD and countless numbers of motherboards. More motherboards than any of us would care to count and they are all carefully designed to match a pre-defined segment in the marketplace. MSI has been hitting the gaming segment extremely hard and might have actually hit a home run using a processor where gaming isn’t a primary focus.

For this review I will be looking at the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. This is a gaming ready motherboard built on the new Intel X299 chipset supporting Core X Series processors on the LGA 2066 socket platform. Those of you familiar with LGA 2066 or X-Series processors in general will know that these are the HEDT (High End DeskTop) processors normally reserved for hardware enthusiasts who build without limits or industry professionals who prefer workstation style systems who can leverage everything X-Series has to offer.


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Takes On The Radeon RX Vega 64 Under Linux
Last week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card as an offering at the $449 USD price point to undercut the Radeon RX Vega 56. Here are some benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti under Linux with the latest OpenGL/Vulkan drivers compared to Radeon RX Vega, the rest of the Pascal GPUs, and other graphics cards under a variety of different Linux gaming benchmarks with 12 cards in total being tested this round.


Read full article @ Phoronix

Patriot Viper V570 and V570 Blackout Edition Mouse Review
Over the years, we’ve reviewed many Patriot memory kits, with the brand more often than not proving itself to be a viable contender, even in a competitive market place. Since the company has expanded into the peripheral market, we turn our attention to the flagship Viper V570 and V570 Blackout mice. Do they have what it takes to break into the already saturated FPS and MMO market?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Raijintek Asterion Plus ATX Case Review
The Raijintek Asterion Plus allows for custom water cooling setups and complex server builds. It comes with a roomy interior to house large 240/280/360mm radiators at the front and the top. There is also enough room for tall CPU coolers up to 180mm and large graphics cards up to 340mm in length. To top it off, the acrylic side panels open up like doors using the provided door handles on each side. This case does come in a black variant, but Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the Asterion Silver Plus for this review. Let’s take a look at its features, specifications, and a quick overview of what this product has to offer.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Raja Koduri Leaves AMD, Possibly Heading To Intel
Within 24 hours of Intel announcing the 8th Gen Intel CPUs with Radeon graphics, Raja Koduri announced that he was leaving AMD, possibly headed to Intel!


Read full article @ Tech ARP

Roccat Cross Gaming Headset Review
If you are like us, you have a handful of earbuds laying around on your desk or in your bag, along with a gaming headset or two for when you want to get serious about your gaming audio. While this gives us quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to our audio needs, it tends to clutter up our lives. Thankfully Roccat offers a solution to this audio clutter with their Cross, a multi-platform, over-ear gaming headset. With a slim profile featuring dual 50mm drivers, the Cross brings connectivity versatility to your arsenal with multiple cord and connection options.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Sandisk Ultra 3D & WD Blue 3D 1TB SSD Review
The step to 3D NAND did not go swimmingly for all manufacturers, but for Sandisk and parent company WD the time is finally ripe to use the third generation BiCS flash memory in products. We tested both Sandisk Ultra 3D as well as the WD Blue 3D and will tell you the differences between the two in this review, as well as whether or not you should purchase them.

To immediately answer the first question: the most important difference between these two products is the sticker that is on them. The SSDs are identical in terms of hardware, are manufactured in the same factory and have the exact same specifications. For now WD, owner of Sandisk since 2015, is still releasing the SSD using both brand names, but it is obvious that this will change in time.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

XSPC RayStorm Neo CPU Water Block
The RayStorm Neo is XSPC taking their flagship RayStorm Pro block and applying a new look to it. Featuring a polished acrylic top, chrome-plated aluminum brackets, and included RGB LEDs with controller, the Neo offers an option to those who want more than a matte/metal top block. Add in a precise installation mechanism and good performance alike and this is a block well worthy of consideration in the sub-$80 market.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp




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