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Wednesday Midday Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 29-March-2017  12:45:30 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor on ThinkComputers.
ASUS PRIME X370 PRO motherboard on Vortez.
GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming 5 (AMD X370) Motherboard on Tweaktown.

Cooling:
Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler on APHNetworks.
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.
NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.
Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct on TechPowerUp.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Alienware 13 laptop on TechSpot.

Storage:
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card on LegitReviews.
Lexar JumpDrive P20 Flash Drive on PCPerspective.

Cases:
Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 Window Mid-Tower on NikKTech.
Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 on ThinkComputers.
BitFenix Shogun E-ATX on BenchmarkReviews.
be quiet! Pure Base 600 Window on Vortez.

Audio Visual:
Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player on HWSecrets.
Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 on OCInside.
The 360° Honor VR Camera Preview & Demo on TechARP.

Memory:
Ballistix Sport LT Red 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory Kit on MadShrimps.
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4-3200C16 32GB on OCAholic.



Tuesday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 28-March-2017  00:38:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

All the best to the QLD folks in the path of Cyclone Debbie. Stay safe! Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. Discussion and updates are happening in this thread.

A 103-year-old car has been saved by a 3D printer. Australia is home to the only surviving 1914 Delage Type-S grand prix car in the world, and thanks to a world-first feat of technology this much-loved centurion is still on the road.

Speaking of which, LanOC went to a RepRap Festival in Indiana. While the name most likely isn’t obvious to most people, but RepRap is the community around 3d printing. So unlike Maker Fairs where 3d printing is also very popular, this time the entire event is exclusively focused on it. This event started off as a small get together of friends in a garage and is quickly growing out of control. A few of the big names in 3d printing were there and we have the chance to stop and talk with a few people. We also brought the camera along so I figured I would make a quick post to share what we saw.

Back to cars, and BlueRaven sent word of a new electric car record at the Nurburgring. Video here on YouTube. Back in October 2016, the NIO EP9 all-electric supercar shaved a cool 15 seconds off the electric vehicle lap record at the Green Hell - the Nordschleife at Germany's iconic Nürburgring. Here's a full and uninterrupted onboard video of the record-breaking lap. It's bizarrely quiet! Discussion thread here.

LegitReviews checked out some motherboards using a thermal camera. Thermal performance is important to PC gamers and enthusiasts, so we wanted to take a look at VRM thermal performance on some of the AMD X370 motherboards that we have in our possession for testing. Those boards would be the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero, GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 and the MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM.

eTeknix have been testing Ryzen and Intel GTX 1080 Ti. I initially tested on stock only and matched that with the stock performance on the i7-5820K, as we do with all GPUs on that chip as it’s our graphics card test bench. I did the same with the 7700K as I had access to it and my whole trip was to give us some metric for the stock and overclocked gaming performance of Ryzen. However, many of you wanted the Intel chips to be overclocked, and we’re not going to shy away from what our readers want, and we’re going above and beyond.

Cooler Master have an ANZ Edition of their Case Mode World Series 2017. Earlier in February, Cooler Master announced the Case Mod World Series 2017. This global case modding competition invites anyone from first-time tinkerers to seasoned veterans to make and submit their creations from Feb 3rd to May 3rd. Today Cooler Master announced the Case Mod World Series 2017 "ANZ Edition". All Case Mod World Series 2017 entries from Australia and New Zealand will be automatically entered in to the "ANZ Edition" competition.



Monday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 27-March-2017  23:08:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero on Guru3D.
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270G Gaming on OCAholic.

Cases:
Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 on FunkyKit.
Supermicro GS50-000R on HWInsights.
Thermaltake Core P3 on HWSecrets.
Cougar Panzer Max on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
Silicon Power S56 240GB TLC SSD on MadShrimps.
Kingston HyperX Savage 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on Tweaktown.
Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD on LanOC.

Networking:
Netgear Orbi mesh wifi on PC Review.
Skyroam Global WiFi Mobile Hotspot on TechnologyX.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (helio X20) Phablet on TechARP.
Dell XPS 15 (9560) laptop on HotHardware.
NVIDIA’s SHIELD (2017) on Techgage.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform Performance Preview on PC Perspective.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmark First Look on HotHardware.

Misc:
THINKWARE F770 Dashcam on Techgage.
AZIO MK MAC Mechanical Keyboard on APHNetworks.
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 Edition Liquid CPU Cooler on NikKTech.



Sunday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 26-March-2017  11:13:12 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor on Madshrimps
AMD Ryzen R7 1700 on LanOC

Input etc:
Bloody B820R RGB Gaming Keyboard on Benchmark Reviews
Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on TweakTown
Gamdias Hermes RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on TechARP

Case:
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower Case on Custom PC Review
AeroCool Project7 P7-C1 Tempered Glass Edition on OC Inside
Antec Cube Certified By EKWB Mini-ITX Case on NikKTech
AeroCool Project7 P7-C1 PC Case on OC Inside
Cougar QBX Kaze on ocaholic

Videocard:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti Founders Edition Video Card on OCC
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX OC on Guru3D

Cooling:
Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4 CPU Cooler on FunkyKit
NZXT Kraken X42 Liquid CPU Cooler on TweakTown
Swiftech MCP655-PWM Pump on techPowerUp
Phononic HEX 2.0 Thermoelectric CPU Cooler on PC Perspective

Motherboard:
Asus ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard on TweakTown
Gigabyte AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming 5 on Vortez

Misc:
Corsair ONE Pro SFF Gaming PC on TweakTown
MSI GS43 7RE Phantom Pro Laptop on Vortez
Acer Predator X34 34-Inch G-Sync Ultrawide 21:9 Gaming Monitor on eTeknix
Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router on eTeknix

Storage:
Patriot LX Series 256GB MicroSD Card on Think Computers
Glyph 2TB AtomRAID Portable SSD on The SSD Review

Audio:
Rosewill EX-500 & EX-700 Headphones on techPowerUp
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset on Legit Reviews



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