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Misc Pics (19 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 20-April-2018  14:39:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to mpot and Steve this week! Also, kombiman sent in the Moral Machine timewaster, which I think we have linked previously but is still fun and interesting. Welcome to the Moral Machine! A platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving cars.

AMD Ryzen 2000 series CPU Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 20-April-2018  04:35:10 (GMT +10) - by booj

Ryzen 7 2700X:

Toms Hardware

Ryzen 5 2600X:


Ryzen 7 2700X & Ryzen 5 2600X:

LanOC Reviews
Hot Hardware
PC Perspective

Thursday Evening (2 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-April-2018  18:12:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apparently Russian hackers have been targeting Australian businesses, according to the Defence Minister. In Australia, hundreds of businesses were affected in 2017, but Cyber Security Minister Angus Taylor said there was no indication their information had been compromised.

Meanwhile on the CeBIT blog there's an article about cyber security and Australian small businesses. While some small business owners may not think of their business as being a target for cybercriminals – according to Manta, 87% of small business owners surveyed said they didn’t feel they were at risk of experiencing a data breach – a new report by Norton has revealed that not only are Australian SMBs more vulnerable to cyber threats, but they also stand to lose a lot more in a cyber attack than ever before.

OCClub have a GTX 1070 Ti Overclocking Guide. In this article, I will talk about how to achieve a stable overclock, along with NVIDIA Boost 3.0 technology. While this guide is dedicated towards the GTX 1070 Ti, the concepts and basic overclocking principles can be applied to the whole Pascal series, including the GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 series and the Titan X/XP.

Tweaktown wonder if M.2 heatsinks are worth it. Its safe to say m.2 SSDs have taken over as the preferred form factor for those building a PC in the current generation. Both Intel and AMD motherboards have support for the form factor and vendors have been producing these drives going on five years now. That said without the enclosure encompassing the drives acting as a heat sink, heat itself has seemingly been more of an issue with the m.2 form factor than ever before.

Roy reminds us not to give our WiFi hotspots silly names. A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named “remote detonator,” prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog.

Thursday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-April-2018  13:26:04 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
Best Value Intel B360 Motherboards on TechSpot.
AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs Revealed on TechReport.
AMD Unveils Faster, Optimized 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 Zen+ Processors on HotHardware.

Kingston A1000 480 GB NVMe SSD on BabelTechReviews.
HP SSD EX920 1TB M.2 Drive on LegitReviews.

Audio Visual:
ERL Wireless Sports Earbuds on NikKTech.
EIZO FlexScan EV2785 monitor on TechPowerUp.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Teardown Exposes Massive Battery, Upgradable SSD on HotHardware.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on PCPerspective.

Phanteks Eclipse P300 on OCAholic.
FSP CMT510 RGB Mid-Tower on Tweaktown.
Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass Case on FunkyKit.

Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 memory on Vortez.
ASUS ROG Gladius II Origin mouse on TechPowerUp.
Enermax Liqtech TR4 280 AIO cooler on Modders-Inc.

Wednesday Morning Reviews (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 18-April-2018  05:28:25 (GMT +10) - by booj

Crucial MX500 500 GB on TechPowerUp.
WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 40TB on TweakTown.
NORCO RPC-3216 3U rackmount 16 bay hot swap server chassis on Missing Remote.

SilverStone Redline RL07 Computer Case on APH Networks.
Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Mid-Tower Case on Legit Reviews.
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic on TechPowerUp.
Thermaltake View 28 RGB Mid-Tower on Funky Kit.
[SIZE=4]Deepcool Gamer Storm New Ark 90[/SIZE] on Hexus.

Input etc:
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on TweakTown.
i-Rocks K70E Capacitive Keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Intel NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC on The Tech Report.
Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon) on PC Perspective.

Aerocool P7-L240 closed-loop liquid CPU cooler on The Tech Report.
NZXT Kraken X72 on Guru3D.

Logitech G560 RGB PC Gaming Speakers on Vortez.
HyperX Cloud Revolver Gunmetal on Benchmark Reviews.

ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB on Madshrimps.
Gigabyte Z370N WIFI on Modders-Inc.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ on Techspot.

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Little Raven Ridge Machiney (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 16-April-2018  15:09:49 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I've always had a fondness for well-assembled mini-PCs. Sgt Bilko has a very tidy little HTPC project, named "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Little Raven Ridge Machiney":

click for the worklog!

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