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Monday Morning reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 26-June-2017  05:02:24 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
Intel Core i9-7900X, i7-7820X and i7-7800X on Techspot.
Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor on ThinkComputers.
MSI X299 SLI Plus on Hexus.

Cases:
In Win 301 Mini-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.
AZZA Photios 250 Mid-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.

Storage:
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage on NikKTech.
Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 / USB 3.0 Reader Hub on Anandtech.

Audio:
Rosewill RGH-3300 Pro Gaming Headset on techPowerUp.
SteelSeries Arctis 7 on LanOC Reviews.
Edifier S1000DB Desktop Computer Speakers on APH Networks.
Logitech G433 7.1 Wired Surround Gaming Headset on PC Perspective.

Smartphones:
Kogan Agora 8 on PC World.
Wise Pad W7 Windows 10 4G LTE Phablet on TechARP.

Misc:
Dobot Magician Robotic Arm on techPowerUp.
Team T-Force Dark ROG DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit on TweakTown.
Logitech G413 Keyboard on Vortez.
Alienware 15 (GTX 1070) Gaming Laptop on Toms Hardware.



Misc Pics (21 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-June-2017  14:50:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Axe and Simon this week!









Friday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-June-2017  14:48:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Still plenty of Ethereum mining buzz, with a 40-GPU setup on Tweaktown, a Guide to Ethereum on Techspot, silent mining on LegitReviews and AMD vs nVIDIA GPUs also on LegitReviews. Meanwhile discussion continues in this thread, where one member has ordered 130 video cards so far..

Here's an interesting one: using AWS for artificial intelligence on TechARP. Just before we flew to Computex 2017, we attended the AWS Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence. It offered us an in-depth look at AI concepts like machine learning, deep learning and neural networks. We also saw how Amazon Web Services (AWS) uses all that to create easy-to-use tools for developers to create their own AI applications at low cost and virtually no capital outlay.

Stephen Hawking thinks we need to get back to the Moon, as a project to unite humanity. Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020. They should also aim to build a lunar base in 30 years' time and send people to Mars by 2025. Prof Hawking said that the goal would re-ignite the space programme, forge new alliances and give humanity a sense of purpose.

OCClub look into memory speed and gaming performance. After running through all of the tests, it appears that what I previously thought was an easy and clear answer is in fact more complicated. With the evidence provided I can safely say that memory can play a large role in some games over all frame rates. However, other factors like the processor, type of video card, and resolution will usually provide bigger impact in the final frame rates.

OCInside have updated their interactive guide to fitting coolers and fans on motherboards. Now with Intel Skylake-X X299 LGA2066 motherboards, AMD Ryzen B350 and X370 Socket AM4 motherboards, Intel LGA1151 Z270, H270 and B250 Kaby Lake motherboards, Intel X99 LGA2011-3 motherboards and many new CPU coolers!



Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-June-2017  03:32:08 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview on ocaholic.
Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 on Legit Reviews.
ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe on Guru3D.
Asus Prime X299 Deluxe on LanOC Reviews.
AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor on TechARP.

Storage:
Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive on Madshrimps.
ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD on TweakTown.

Audio:
Noontec Zoro II Wireless Limited Edition headphones on The Tech Report.
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset on Madshrimps.

Networking:
802.11ad (WiGig) Tested with ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe and Netgear Nighthawk X10 on PC Perspective.
Best bang for your buck: AC1900 Wireless Routers on TweakTown.

Systems and Notebooks:
Razer Blade 2017 on Hot Hardware.
Lenovo ThinkStation P910 Workstation PC on TweakTown.
Asus ROG GX501VI Zephyrus on Kitguru.

Misc:
Cougar Panzer case on techPowerUp.
Das Keyboard Prime 13 on techPowerUp.
SmallRig 1982 Camera Cage & 1955 Camera Stabilizing NATO Handle on Funky Kit.
Radeon RX 560 vs. GeForce GTX 1050 on Techspot.



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