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bennyg's Laptop Watercooling (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 17-February-2020  19:22:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I've linked this in a roundup before but now it's complete it definitely deserves a separate mention! In short, bennyg took it upon himself to add some custom external removable watercooling.. to a laptop.

click for the worklog!

Monday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 17-February-2020  19:10:34 (GMT +10) - by Agg

SilverStone Precision PS14-E on APHNetworks.
ABKONCORE RAMESSES 760 Full Tower on NikKTech.
Cougar Blazer open-air case on Modders-Inc.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Samsung Galaxy A51 : Our Hands-On Preview on TechARP.
Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Comparison on TechARP.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones: Everything You Need To Know on Tweaktown.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Family Unpacked: Beautifully Executed Premium Android Phones on HotHardware.

Audio Visual:
Razer Nari Ultimate - Overwatch Lúcio Edition Gaming Headset on MadShrimps.
Gaming with a 34" Curved UltraWide Monitor: AOC 346B1C on APHNetworks.
Philips TAPH805BK Noise Cancelling Headphones on LanOC.
Tt eSPORTS Shock V2 headset on TechPowerUp.

Alphacool Eisblock XPX 1U CPU Water Block on TechPowerUp.
SilverStone PF240-ARGB Liquid Cooler on HotHardware.
Corsair A500 Dual Fan CPU Cooler on TechPowerUp.
Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 All-In-One watercooler on OCInside.
Bitspower Touchaqua Summit MS OLED bling waterblock on TechPowerUp.
Corsair iCUE QL140 RGB Dual Fan Kit with Lighting Node CORE on Tweaktown.
Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 CPU Digital RGB Cooler on Tweaktown.
Corsair A500 Air CPU Cooler on OCClub.
Corsair iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.

Seagate FireCuda Gaming Thunderbolt 3 Dock on Tweaktown.
Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD 1TB USB-C on Tweaktown.
Kingston KC2000 1TB Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.
Crucial X8 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD on NikKTech.
ADATA SE800 External SSD on Modders-Inc.

Input Etc:
KnewKey Rocksete Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Corsair Scimitar Elite RGB gaming mouse on Guru3D.
Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite Mouse on TechPowerUp.
Cougar 700K Evo keyboard on Guru3D.

Video Cards:
SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Review : RTX 2060 Killer on TechARP.
MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X on Tweaktown.
XFX AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB GDDR6 THICC III Ultra on MadShrimps.
ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming OC 8 GB on TechPowerUp.

bequiet Straight Power 11 Gold PSU on HWAsylum.
Team Group T-Force Dark Z? DDR4-3600 MHz CL18 2x8 GB memory on TechPowerUp.

Misc Pics (14 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 14-February-2020  13:59:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks again to Axe this week! Happy cynically enforced romantic demonstration day!

Thursday Evening (7 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 13-February-2020  18:45:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Federal Court has ruled that the merger of Vodafone and TPG can go ahead, despite the ACCC's concerns. The ACCC believed TPG would restart a bid to launch itself as a fourth mobile network operator in its own right if the merger with Vodafone did not proceed. The commission maintained that having more - not fewer - mobile networks was better for competition, a view dismissed by the court and criticised by Vodafone. The question now is whether the ACCC decides to appeal the court’s ruling.

In an interesting parallel, the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in the US might be going ahead as well. During a two-week trial in December, T-Mobile and Sprint argued the merger will better equip the new company to compete with top players Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc as the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, creating a more efficient company with low prices and faster internet speeds.

TechPowerUp have a Threadripper Overclocking article. In this article our resident AMD Ryzen memory and overclocking guru Yuri "1usmus" Bubliy will dive deep into the dozens of new settings introduced with third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, so they become accessible both for platform beginners and enthusiast overclockers wanting to climb benchmark leaderboards. Special attention is given to memory settings, one of the most important dials to maximize overclocking performance on AMD's new third-generation Threadrippers.

TechSpot meanwhile compared Radeon RX 5600 XT vs. GeForce GTX 1060 6GB vs. GTX 1070 in 32 games. Today we're running the Radeon RX 5600 XT through more than 30 games and for comparison we have the older Pascal-based GTX 1070 and 1060 GPUs. We've also thrown in the RTX 2060 Super and RX 5700 XT for good measure, but the key takeaway for this article is to see what kind of upgrade the Radeon 5600 XT offers over the GTX 1060 when testing a huge range of games.

If you have kids under 5, you might be interested in new guidelines about online safety. A booklet for families offering practical advice and strategies for parents and carers, to tackle the key online safety issues for children from birth to 5 years old. This resource is available online, and additional free printed copies can be ordered by families and services. I wonder if they have a booklet covering what to do when your 13yo son has unilaterally moved the PS4 into his bedroom..

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