20 of the Worst PC Setups January 2018 and more
Posted on: 02/06/2018 11:10 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

20 of the Worst PC Setups – January 2018
AMD Threadripper Cryptocurrency Mining: How To Pay For A CPU In Just Months
ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Review
Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Corsair K68 RGB Review
Cougar Surpassion Gaming Mouse Review
GamerStorm Baronkase Liquid Review
Logitech G703 Review
Mining On The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Processor With NiceHash
Patriot Viper V730 Keyboard Review
The PC Landscape with Cryptocurrency
Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit Review

20 of the Worst PC Setups – January 2018
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 January.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

AMD Threadripper Cryptocurrency Mining: How To Pay For A CPU In Just Months
The effect cryptocurrency mining has had on the PC gaming industry, specifically the now sky-high cost of graphics cards, is profound. However, someday mining algorithms may change enough such that GPUs aren't the only non-specialized compute engines capable of processing cryptocurreny hash algorithms effectively, or at least aren't so dominant. That said, one fairly popular coin that's based on a CPU-optimized algorithm right now is called Monero. Monero or XMR utilizes the CryptoNight hashing algorithm (as do a few other altcoins). It also just so happens that AMD's Threadripper family of processors is relatively adept at mining it, or so we've learned recently...


Read full article @ HotHardware

ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Review
Will the X399 Taichi give us style and performance while driving a value position for an already expensive platform?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
A versatile tenkeyless keyboard, but is the optional Lapboard any good?


Read full article @ Hexus

Corsair K68 RGB Review
With their K68 RGB, Corsair offers a new mechanical keyboard equipped with Cherry MX Red switches. Based on a standard layout and without any additional buttons, this is a high-end product suitable for anybody who likes keyboards with linear actuation force. Apart from that there is a RGB backlight and IP32 certification.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Cougar Surpassion Gaming Mouse Review
Today we take a look at the Cougar Surpassion, a no-frills FPS gaming mouse that looks to hit above its weight (and affordable $49.99 USD MSRP) by featuring the acclaimed Pixart PMW3330 sensor complete with DPI and polling rates that you can customize using an included LED screen at the bottom. It even comes with a 13-mode color backlight.


Read full article @ Neoseeker

GamerStorm Baronkase Liquid Review
The GamerStorm Baronkase Liquid once again marries a Captain AIO liquid cooler with a chassis. What makes this case so interesting is the fact that it is geared towards the mainstream, utilizing a Captain 120EX, coupled with a compact chassis design. With the all-metal & glass exterior, handle and RGB elements, GamerStorm checks a lot of boxes, which makes the Baronkase Liquid an interesting contender for those who want to get into AIOs the easy way.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Logitech G703 Review
As part of those improvements, we see the PixArt PMW3366 optical sensor, which is widely regarded as the world's most advanced optical sensor. LIGHTSPEED connectivity comes as standard, offering lag-free, wireless, 1000Hz transmission to the PC. We also get PowerPlay compatibility, Logitech's wireless charging technology. Last, but most certainly not least, is the RGB lighting added to the top and scroll wheel.


Read full article @ Vortez

Mining On The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Processor With NiceHash
The cryptocurrency market might be down 50% from all-time highs due to tougher regulation in a handful of countries, but miners are still making profits by processing outstanding transactions into blocks and adding them to the blockchain. People that don't own a desktop PC are building them now as mining PCs for extra income. The only problem is that it is still nearly impossible to find an AMD Radeon RX 580/570 or Radeon RX Vega series graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060 series cards are just as tough to find. If you want to mine alt coins and can't find a GPU that isn't selling at crazy inflated prices, maybe you should look at CPUs! Read on to see how the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X can earn you some money!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Patriot Viper V730 Keyboard Review
So far, Patriot has proven itself as a contender in the high-end peripheral market with its flagship V570 mouse (https://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/mouse/damien-cox/patriot-viper-v570-and-v570-blackout-mouse-review/) and V770 keyboard (https://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/keyboards/damien-cox/patriot-viper-v770-keyboard-review/) offering feature-packed additions to its line-up. The V730 keyboard instead fills the mid-range portion of its Viper range, offering mechanical switches for a competitive price, but can Patriot stack up against established brands in the lower end market?


Read full article @ KitGuru

The PC Landscape with Cryptocurrency
One of the common topics over the past year was the lack of GPU availability. We have all heard about it and many of us had to deal with it in one way or another. Basically the situation is that with the rapid price increase of crytocurrency there is an increased demand from miners to get involved, buy more cards and increase their profit potential.

Profits are determined by a number of factors and there are online calculators that help you find a balance between hash rate calculations and cost of electricity. This can give the user an idea as to how quickly they can turn a profit at any given point. From there they can determine profit potential and as with everything computer related, more is better. Of course variables like exchange rate (price) and mining difficultly to factor in and for the most part they go up in a predictable pattern.


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

Ubiquiti Labs AmpliFi Teleport Kit Review
Ubiquiti Labs today brought out a new networking product that provides a hardware VPN solution that works seamlessly with their HD mesh Wi-Fi system. The AmpliFi Teleport kit should be on your short list if you travel and need secure, foolproof access to your local content, which would also make reading through this review well worth your time.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp




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