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Misc Pics (19 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-September-2017  15:03:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Rezin amd t1mbot this week!

Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-September-2017  11:50:08 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
EVGA X299 Micro on Hardware Asylum.
Supermicro Z270 C7Z270-CG on Funky Kit.
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC on Anandtech.

Plextor M8Se 256GB & 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD on TweakTown.
TerraMaster F2-420 2-Bay Quad-Core NAS on Legit Reviews.

Input etc:
CHERRY B.UNLIMITED 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse Kit on Madshrimps.
iKBC F108 RGB Keyboard on techPowerUp.
Gigabyte Aorus K7 keyboard and Aorus M3 mouse on Guru3D.
Corsair K70 LUX RGB on Vortez.

Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition on Hexus.
RAIJINTEK Asterion Classic Aluminum Chassis on Modders-Inc.

Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 on Phoronix.
Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB Fan and RGB Controller on OC Inside.
Reeven Kiran RGB 120mm Fan on Modders-Inc.

AVADirect BattleBox Ultimate X370 Gaming System on ThinkComputers.
HP Omen Desktop PC on Techspot.

TP-Link Archer C3150 Dual-Band Wireless Router on TweakTown.
Philips BDM4037UW 40-Inch Curved 4K UHD LCD Display on NikKTech.
Moto Z2 Play on Hot Hardware.

Thursday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 21-September-2017  14:25:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I wasn't aware of this lawsuit between Asetek and Cooler Master, but it seems a court has sided with CM for now. Back in April 2017, Cooler Master lost a dispute in the court against Asetek, a company that specializes in CPU and GPU liquid solutions over patent infringement. As result, Cooler Master is required to compensate a huge sum of $600,000 for violating U.S. patents 8240362 and 8245764 which belonged to Asetek. However, the table has turned in the favor of Cooler Master, as the court in the Hague has annulled a European patent of Asetek for water cooling in the Netherlands because of lack of inventiveness.

Tech Report have a system guide posted. Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple of months in the world of DIY PCs. We're here to help navigate these turbulent waters with a new System Guide.

Tweaktown looked into Threadripper's hardware modes. We spend time investigating and testing AMD's various hardware modes for its Threadripper CPU to see what difference they make it performance.

If you like large scale free-battle games, you'll be happy to know that Battle Royale will be free from the 26th of September. The team at Epic is excited to announce that Fortnite Battle Royale will be available for FREE beginning September 26! The Fortnite Battle Royale mode takes the gameplay of battle royale games and adds all of the action-building pieces unique to Fortnite. This 100-player PvP world will allow you to locate weapons and supplies, destroy enemy cover, drop traps, and build your way to victory.

While I'm here, it seems that Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is free on Humble Bundle at the moment, too. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee® is provided via Steam key for Windows. For key redemption, a free Steam account is required. Discussion in this thread.

Finally, a few people pointed out that eBay Australia are celebrating their 18th Birthday by offering 18% off site-wide tonight only. Conditions apply, obviously.

Wednesday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 20-September-2017  14:27:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
AMD X399 TR4 Threadripper Motherboard Buyer's Guide on Tweaktown.
AMD A12-9800 Review: Infecting The AM4 Platform on TechSpot.
GIGABYTE AX370 Gaming K7 AM4 Motherboard on HardOCP.

Power Supply:
Seasonic PRIME 650 Platinum on HardOCP.
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W on HardOCP.

Audio Visual:
HyperX Cloud Revolver S on TechPowerUp.
SilverStone Ensemble EBA02 Headphone Holder on APHNetworks.

Riotoro Prism CR1280 Full Tower RGB on Guru3D.
Thermaltake View 28 RGB Riing Edition on Vortez.

The $12 RGB Strip For Your Monitor on ThinkComputers.
PUBG CPU Core Benchmarks – How Many Cores Do You Need on LegitReviews.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on HotHardware.
8K benched: RX Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. TITAN Xp SLI on Tweaktown.
ROCCAT Isku+ Force FX Gaming Keyboard on Modders-Inc.

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