Building a Budget PC: Should You Buy a Used Graphics Card? and more
Posted on: 03/13/2018 11:04 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review
ASRock X299 Extreme4 Review
Asus Prime X299-A Motherboard Review: Primo Value for Core X?
Building a Budget PC: Should You Buy a Used Graphics Card?
Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML120L RGB CPU Cooler Review
Corsair Carbide 275R Review
Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review: New processor, new ports, more security
Kaspersky Reveals Security Flaws In Hanwha Techwin Smart Cameras
Kingston Digital KC1000 960GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 Wireless Gaming Router Review
Phanteks Evolv Shift X Case Review
Reolink Argus 2 review: Better than its predecessor in all the right ways
SilverStone Primera PM01-RGB Mid-Tower Chassis Review
SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Review
SuperMicro SUPERO C7Z370-CG-IW Z370 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review
ASRock motherboards with AMD X370 chipsets are really popular and are clearly one of the best options on the market. We didn’t have many chances to test ASRock motherboards for AMD Ryzen processors while couple of days ago there was Ryzen based APU premiere so it’s time to present you how much you can achieve combining small but high-end motherboard, full of unique features with the latest AMD APU.

Let’s start from general product description and the key features.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

ASRock X299 Extreme4 Review
ASRock proclaims that their X299 Extreme4 motherboard is the ultimate X299 motherboard option for mainstream users that do not need a ton of PCIe slots. We put it to the test to see just how extreme the X299 Extreme4 really is.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Asus Prime X299-A Motherboard Review: Primo Value for Core X?
Recently spotted for as little as $200, is the Asus Prime X299-A still the best deal in high-end motherboards? We take a closer look.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Building a Budget PC: Should You Buy a Used Graphics Card?
At a time when graphics cards are extremely overpriced, AMD's new Ryzen APUs offer an affordable means of building a basic gaming PC. But we've been keen to see if the APU holds its ground against bargain priced second-hand GPUs. Today we're going to find out.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML120L RGB CPU Cooler Review
We are now in round three, the last of the Cooler Master coolers to have been sent over. This time we step away from air coolers and venture back into liquid cooling via a CLC AIO. The cooler we are about to see is part of the MasterLiquid series of coolers, but after hunting the product down through the website, we soon realized that this is not part of their top of the line kits.

Rather than being part of the vanilla ML series, or part of the ML Pro lineup, possibly even the ML Maker series, but no, this is a member of the MasterLiquid Lite series. Knowing this does not have us expecting much, as one would have to assume the Lite series is missing something the others possess, and we sure hope that missing piece is not performance.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Corsair Carbide 275R Review
With the Carbide 275R, Corsair updated their Carbide series with a tempered glass side panel. Like the previous 270R, the new Carbide is a case capable of housing custom watercooling builds and ATX motherboard. There is a lot of space available for radiators and there is space for reservoir and pump.


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Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review: New processor, new ports, more security
Playing it safe.

Dell's Latitude 7390 convertible business laptop has been refreshed with eighth-generation Intel Core processors (CPU), a couple of Thunderbolt 3 ports, and some extra security features, but otherwise it remains mostly the same as its predecessor, the Latitude 7389.

It's still a no-nonsense business laptop with mobility and durability in mind — it's undergone MIL-STD 810G testing — and it's still a compact black slab that's heavy in a good way. Is it exciting? Not really. Will it keep up with you, proving itself as a worthy partner? Let's find out.


Read full article @ Windows Central

Kaspersky Reveals Security Flaws In Hanwha Techwin Smart Cameras
Kaspersky Lab just discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in popular *Hanwha Techwin smart cameras* that are frequently used as baby monitors, or for internal home and office security surveillance.


Read full article @ Tech ARP

Kingston Digital KC1000 960GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review
Today we are going to take a quick look at the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD that came out in June 2017. This drive series is coming up on being a year old, but has some monster performance numbers that can’t be ignored. The Kingston KC1000 has up to 2700 MB/s sequential read and 1600 MB/s sequential write speeds. The Random 4K performance numbers are rated at up to 290,000 IOPS Read and 160,000 IOPS Write. Kingston was able to pull off these super-fast performance numbers on the KC1000 by utilizing the PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 interface and pairing an 8-channel Phison PS5007-E7 controller with Toshiba 15nm 2D Planer MLC NAND Flash.

Performance numbers are nice to talk about, but reliability and endurance are major factors one needs to think about when purchasing a drive to store data on. All drives in the Kingston KC1000 series are backed by a 5-year warranty and free technical support. They have a 2,000,000 hour Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) rating, which is the predicted elapsed time between inherent failures during normal system operation. The endurance rating on the KC1000 series is also about as good as it gets as the 960GB drive for example has a 1 PB (as in 1,000,000 Gigabytes) Total Bytes Written (TBW) rating or 0.58 Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) when you factor in the drives 5-year warranty.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 Wireless Gaming Router Review
Network gaming performance is about a lot more than raw router throughput. With the Nighthawk XR500, however, networking heavyweight NETGEAR is promising gamers the full package – namely, a router that offers not only an excellent connection, but also the necessary features to give gamers the best possible experience.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Phanteks Evolv Shift X Case Review
Most modern chassis are designed to make the installation process simple and straight-forward; mostly they succeed in this. Cleverly case engineers have taken hints from yesterday’s mods and created designs that enable the builder to fit most any part on the market with little to no hassle, no elbow grease needed. At the end some might even feel like they’ve created something worth unique even as a first time builder. Today we are not looking at one of those cases. The Phanteks Evolv Shift X immediately strikes you as a unique and beautiful work of steel and glass. It is incredibly aesthetically pleasing. Striking even. However, as we take a moment and ponder further we see that beauty, as it often does, comes at a cost. This chassis will accept only Mini ITX motherboards, it is small. The length or height (depending on orientation) hides the fact that this case is basically SFF and as such must be approached with care and tact. Follow along as we find out both what it takes to build in this nearly boutique work of art as well as whether or not you really want to.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Reolink Argus 2 review: Better than its predecessor in all the right ways
All the impressive features of the original, but now with a rechargeable battery.


Read full article @ TechHive

SilverStone Primera PM01-RGB Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Back in late 2016, we saw the chassis that started things off for the case we are about to see. Not too many cases stay around very long, as we would be swimming in cases if we did, but for some reason the Primera we saw then struck a chord, and we decided to keep it for a while. Even though we never put it to use in any of our own builds, we still knew it would come in handy.

Not too long after reviewing that chassis, my niece hit me up for a newer build than she had, and the light went off to build in that chassis again. What we found was that not only was the build process just as easy as we remembered the first time, we also got to see her eyes light up when she first glanced at that white chassis with blue LED accents all over it.


Read full article @ TweakTown

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Review
Moving from the 20Hz - 22kHz featured in the base Arctis models, the Pro series is capable of reproducing audio in the range of 10Hz to 40kHz, earning itself the High-Res Audio Certificate. To complement the Arctic Pro headset, it is also available bundled with the GameDAC, which is a USB DAC powered by the ESS Sabre 9018, providing up to 96kHz 24bit audio. But wait, there is more!! RGB LEDS!! <<< No, not just that, but DTS Headphone:X v2.0, the next step in virtual surround technology.


Read full article @ Vortez

SuperMicro SUPERO C7Z370-CG-IW Z370 LGA1151 Motherboard Review
C7Z370-CG-IW is a feature-packed ITX motherboard which supports the latest range of Intel processors and for additional reliability, SuperMicro has used server-grade components. The UEFI interface has not changed much from the previous iterations and contains plenty of options, many of which a lot of users will never touch. In terms of overclocking, this board has some limitations in place in order to avoid overheating but even in this case, C7Z370-CG-IW was able to obtain some solid scores in our benchmarks.


Read full article @ Mad Shrimps




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