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April 2018
Iron Man in Tuggeranong! (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 28-April-2018  21:58:36 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you'd like to see ASIGN_Baz's incredible Iron Man suit in the real steel, head along to ZiNG Pop Culture in Tuggeranong, ACT next Saturday 5th May. A gold coin donation to the Starlight Children's Foundation will get you a photo with Iron Man!

click to enlarge!

Misc Pics (33 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 27-April-2018  14:58:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

School holidays are nearly over, so I should be a bit more visible around the place again soon..

Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 27-April-2018  06:56:38 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
Intel Core i5-8600 3.1 GHz on TechPowerUp.
MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC on Neoseeker.
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WIFI Motherboard on TweakTown.

Samsung 970 PRO 512GB and 970 EVO 250GB, 500GB, 1TB NVMe SSD on PC Perspective.
Samsung SSD 970 PRO and SSD 970 EVO on Legit Reviews.
Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB m.2.SSD on Guru3D.
Samsung 970 EVO SSD on Vortez.
Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD (1TB) on The SSD Review.
Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD (500GB/1TB) on The SSD Review.

Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic chassis on Guru3D.
EVGA DG-77 Mid-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.

AMD Wraith Prism on TechARP.
Noctua NH-L12S Video Review on Modders-Inc.

Input etc:
Cougar Revenger S Optical Gaming Mouse on NikKTech.
Tesoro GRAM XS Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Roccat Horde AIMO RGB Gaming Keyboard on Benchmark Reviews.
Corsair Dark Core RGB SE + MM1000 Qi on ocaholic.
Genius Mouse and Earbuds Mobile Package MH-8015 on Funky Kit.

Tunai Wand Bluetooth Transmitter on Funky Kit.
Roccat Khan AIMO 7.1 Gaming Headset on Benchmark Reviews.

ANZAC Day (1 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 25-April-2018  09:04:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

They shall grow not old
As we who are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them

Lest We Forget

Wednesday Morning (24 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 25-April-2018  00:52:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Valve have officially lost their ACCC case and must pay a $3M fine. In 2016, the trial judge had found that Valve had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations to Australian customers about their rights under consumer guarantees.

Intel are planning to use GPU grunt for virus scanning. Intel is planning to allow virus scanners to use its integrated graphics chipsets to scan for malicious attacks. The change could see performance and battery life improve on some systems. “With Accelerated Memory Scanning, the scanning is handled by Intel’s integrated graphics processor, enabling more scanning, while reducing the impact on performance and power consumption,” explains Rick Echevarria, Intel’s platform security division VP. “Early benchmarking on Intel test systems show CPU utilization dropped from 20 percent to as little as 2 percent.”

The CSIRO have taken a look at deep fakes and the future of video manipulation. Can you remember that helpless feeling when someone has misinterpreted something you’ve said and quoted it out of context? Having words put in your mouth can not only be humiliating, but profoundly destructive. Imagine then, instead of your words being taken out of context, someone went through and scanned every photo and video you’ve ever uploaded to Facebook and created a programmable 3D model of your face to make it look like you’ve said something which in reality, you’ve never uttered.

On a related note, here's some borderline witchcraft photo editing from NVIDIA. Researchers from NVIDIA, led by Guilin Liu, introduced a state-of-the-art deep learning method that can edit images or reconstruct a corrupted image, one that has holes or is missing pixels. The method can also be used to edit images by removing content and filling in the resulting holes.

NASA have released a 4K tour of the Moon. Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, sites, and information gathered on the lunar terrain.

Once you've built your PC and now have nothing to do, maybe you could simulate building a PC on your PC in PC Building Simulator. And I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but I think PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important enthusiast tools since the advent of PCPartPicker. It’s one part tutorial, one part visualizer, and one part wish fulfillment—a perfect blend. Hrm, that might not actually be as silly as it sounds.

If you have Telstra Cable, it may have just become faster. If you’re on our standard cable speed tier your maximum download speeds will rise from 30Mbps to a maximum of 50Mbps, while your upload speeds will lift from up to 1Mbps to a maximum of 5Mbps. And, if you are a customer with a cable speed boost, you will also see your upload speeds lift from 2Mbps to 5Mbps. Just turn your modem off for a few minutes, apparently.

IT News have figured out the list of suburbs switched to FTTC NBN. Around 160 suburbs that had been designated HFC have been switched over to FTTC instead. Most are in NSW (41 percent), followed by Victoria (29 percent), Queensland (17.5 percent) and South Australia (12.5 percent).

Meanwhile a few people sent in this video about connecting to the NBN which would be hilarious if I could hear it over the screaming inside my head as my ADSL slows to a crawl every evening...

Tuesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 24-April-2018  23:53:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin laptop on TechSpot.
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 laptop on TechSpot.

Motherboard & CPU:
BIOSTAR Racing Z370GT6 LGA1151 Motherboard on MadShrimps.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU on TechSpot.
SuperMicro C7B360-CB-MW Intel Coffee Lake Motherboard on FunkyKit.

Audio Visual:
Corsair HS60 Headset on Guru3D.
KitSound Voice One Smart Speaker on ThinkComputers.

EchoGear's single-screen and dual-screen monitor arms
on TechReport.
Genius GX Gaming Headset HS-G680 on FunkyKit.

Power Supply:
Antec HCG 750W Gold Power Supply on OCInside.
FSP Hydro PTM 650W Platinum on PC Perspective.

WD My Passport Wireless SSD 500GB on Tweaktown.
Samsung SSD 970 Pro And 970 EVO on HotHardware.
Samsung's 970 EVO 1 TB SSD on TechReport.
Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD on Tweaktown.

Sunday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 22-April-2018  07:46:51 (GMT +10) - by booj

Motherboards & CPUs:
MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC on Vortez.
MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC on Guru3D.
MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC on LanOC Reviews.
ASUS ROG Crosshair VII HERO (Wifi) on Guru3D.
Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi on Guru3D.
Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi on Hexus.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor on Legit Reviews.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Octa-Core Processor on TechARP.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X + Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Benchmarks on Phoronix.

Input etc:
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical on APH Networks.
CORSAIR K68 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on NikKTech.
GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Video Review on APH Networks.

Dune HD PRO 4K Premium Compact Media Player on NikKTech.
ADATA Premier Memory Cards on TweakTown.
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 on TweakTown.
Akitio Thunder3 10G Network Adapter on TweakTown.
Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds on Funky Kit.
Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Case on Benchmark Reviews.

Misc Pics (29 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!

Sunday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-April-2018  09:18:16 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Toshiba X300 5TB SATA III HDD on NikKTech
TerraMaster F4-220 NAS on PC Review
HP EX900 500GB M.2. SSD on Guru3D
HP EX900 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD on Legit Reviews

Phanteks Glacier R160 Reservoir on TechPowerUp
ID-Cooling Dashflow 240 Liquid CPU Cooler on Benchmark Reviews
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU Air Cooler on HardOCP

Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WIFI (AMD B350) Motherboard on TweakTown
Colorful C.B360M-HD Deluxe V20 on TechPowerUp

Fractal Design Focus G on TechPowerUp
Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis on TweakTown

MSI GT75 Titan 8RG Gaming Laptop on TechARP
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop Preview on TechARP

Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale on TweakTown
Genius Pen (GP-B200) Premium Capacitive Stylus on TechARP
God of War (2018) (PS4) on Gaming Nexus
Cougar Phontum Gaming Headset on TechPowerUp
ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Preview on Madshrimps
Bloody B930 Light Strike Optical Gaming Keyboard on ThinkComputers.org
TP-Link Archer C2300 Wireless Router on APH Networks

Misc Pics (28 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 13-April-2018  14:55:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Oooh, Friday the 13th.. thanks to CJ and Simon this week!

Thursday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 12-April-2018  17:31:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NBNCo are planning to shift some future installs to Fibre to the Curb. The FTTC connections (previously called fibre-to-the-distribution point) run fibre closer to the home and therefore uses less old copper wiring to make the final connection. As a result, the connection performs better than those more reliant on copper such as FTTN connections which have, for some users, failed to achieve the top speeds they were theoretically designed to deliver.

Australia's Hunter Valley could become a hotbed for blockchain. An Australian first energy and blockchain deal could help make the NSW Hunter Valley the next Silicon Valley. IOT Group has signed an agreement with Hunter Energy to build a blockchain centre inside the Redbank coal-fired power station to provide cheap electricity for blockchain applications.

LegitReviews looked at game load times. Solid-State Drive (SSD) prices are continuing to drop and capacities are increasing, so more and more gamers are looking to install games on an SSD over a traditional spinning hard drive. One of the first things that a gamer will notice when moving from a hard drive to an SSD are reduced loading time in games between menus and cut scenes. Read on to see what happens when we take a look at game load times on seven drives!

AMD CPU users can now get Spectre protection thanks to some Windows updates. AMD announced that it has made mitigations available for Spectre Variant 2 through a combination of microcode and software updates. The new patches will protect all of AMD's products dating back to Bulldozer, provided they are paired with the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system. AMD has already addressed Spectre Variant 1 with operating system patches that it distributed via Windows updates. AMD had no exposure to Variant 3 (otherwise known as Meltdown) due to its processor architecture, so no patches are needed.

Wednesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 11-April-2018  23:57:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 & Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU Coolers on NikKTech.
be quiet! Dark Rock PRO 4 on Guru3D.
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 on Guru3D.
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 on TechPowerUp.
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 on Vortez.
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 on Vortez.

Input Etc:
Rapoo VPRO V500S keyboard on OCinside.
MSI Vigor GK80 Gaming Keyboard on NeoSeeker.
Kinesis Gaming Freestyle Edge Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Thermaltake Premium X1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on Tweaktown.

G.Skill Sniper X 16GB DDR4-3600 Memory Kit on FunkyKit.
Team Group Night Hawk RGB DDR 3200 MHz 16 GB Kit on BabelTech.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Dell Latitude 7390 2-In-1 Review: A Convertible Built For Business on HotHardware.
HP Envy x2 Review: The First Snapdragon 835 Windows Device on TechSpot.

Asus Hyper M.2 x16 Card on FunkyKit.
Promise Technology Apollo Cloud 2 Duo 8TB NAS Server on NikKTech.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset on MadShrimps.
Oneadaptr EVRI 80W USB C charging station on Bjorn3D.
Kolink Rocket case on Vortez.
LA NOIRE:The VR Case Files PC game on GamingNexus.
MSI B360M MORTAR (Intel B360) Motherboard on Tweaktown.

Monday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 9-April-2018  22:50:09 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS ROG STRIX B360-F Gaming on Guru3D.
Intel Core i5-8400 (B360) vs. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (B350) on TechSpot.

Audio Visual:
Yantouch EyE Lifestyle Bluetooth Speaker on NikKTech.
Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera on TechARP.
AOC AGON AG322QCX: 32-inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync on Tweaktown.
Galaxy S9+ vs Pixel 2 XL Camera on TechSpot.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 256GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive on APHNetworks.
ADATA XPG Gammix S10 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD on Tweaktown.
HP EX920 1 TB M.2. SSD - Excruciating TLC perf with the new SM2262 controller on Guru3D.

Sumo Gamer Corduroy Beanbag Chair on APHNetworks.
ASRock DeskMini GTX1060 (Z370) prebuilt PC on TechPowerUp.
PC Building Simulator Review (Early Access Phase) on OCClub.
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.

Verticality by Duality92 (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 9-April-2018  13:33:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Duality92 has finished his "Verticality" custom PC, and the end result is very impressive:

click for the worklog!

Misc Pics (39 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-April-2018  14:33:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I think I can feel the first hint of the first flu of the season.. yay.

Friday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-April-2018  14:21:42 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Alright, time for some news catchup after being away for a week. Firstly, Intel have finished patching CPUs but advise that some older ones won't be patched, thanks metamorphosis. Why aren’t these being patched? Intel gives several reasons, the foremost being that the ‘micro-architectural characteristics’ of these processors mean that it’s not actually possible to patch against Spectre Variant 2.

Meanwhile they have new laptop and desktop CPUs and chipsets, with more on Tech Report. At an event in Beijing today, Intel lifted the curtain on an entourage of new eighth-generation desktop and mobile CPUs that will fill out its family of highly-caffeinated chips. Highlights include six-core Core i7 mobile chips, a new Core i9 mobile part, and eighth-gen U-series mobile processors packing Iris Plus graphics and eDRAM. Additionally, a handful of mobile and desktop chips got the vPro blessing for business deployment. I linked a heap of reviews in the recent review roundups further down the page.

NBN chief Bill Morrow is stepping down. Regular commentators on the national broadband network have mixed opinions about the departure of NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow, with some not absolving him of the condition of the project and others saying he could do no better under the circumstances.

But the arrival of Fixed 5G from Optus next year could disrupt the NBN market. Telecommunication companies are racing to deliver fifth-generation mobile technology by 2020, which will have faster speeds and lower latency than 4G. The NBN is expected to complete its rollout around the same time. Optus and Telstra are running highly publicised trials and displays of 5G internet services at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Google are building another undersea cable network to connect Australia, HK and Singapore. The JGA cable system will have two fiber pairs connecting Japan to Guam, as well as two fiber pairs connecting Guam to Sydney. RTI-C is developing the JGA-North segment, while a consortium of AARnet, Google, and RTI-C is developing the JGA-South segment. Together, they'll span nearly 6,000 miles. NEC Corporation and Alcatel Submarine Networks are co-building the new system.

BabelTechReviews report from the NVIDIA GPU Tech Conf in San Jose. The GTC is all about the GPU and harnessing its massive parallel power to significantly improve the way humans compute and play games. This year, the emphasis continues to be on AI and on deep learning which affects every industry, including automotive. Analyzing massive data sets for deep learning require progressively faster and faster GPUs and NVIDIA is delivering in spades. These GPUs are co-processors with the CPU, and they basically use the same architecture whether used for AI or for playing PC games.

Banshee sent in this article which claims VPNs are logging more than you might think about their customers. Based on extensive research, we prepared a list of over 110 VPN services and indicate whether they keep logs or not. We also include a statement from their website — usually their TOS or Privacy Policy page — so you can see their stance in their own words.

A recent Windows7/Server2008 patch contained a new vulnerability, thanks Callan and metamorphosis. It has since been fixed in a more recent patch, so make sure you're up to date. Discussion in this thread.

Friday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-April-2018  13:12:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
MSI B360 Gaming Plus on LanOC.
Gigabyte MZ31-AR0: EPYC With Dual 10Gb/s LAN, 16 SATA Ports, Seven PCI-E on Phoronix.
MSI B360 Gaming Pro Carbon on Guru3D.
ASUS ROG STRIX B360-F Gaming on Vortez.

Input Etc:
Cougar Minos X5 mouse on TechPowerUp.
EVGA Z10 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on LegitReviews.
ASUS Cerberus MECH RGB on OCAholic.
EVGA Z10 Mechanical Keyboard on HotHardware.

SanDisk Extreme Pro & WD Black M.2 NVMe SSDs Review (1TB) on TechnologyX.
WD Black & SanDisk Extreme Pro M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) on TheSSDReview.
Western Digital Black & SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB M.2 on Tweaktown.
WD Black NVMe 3D SSD on LegitReviews.
Western Digital WD Black 3D NAND SSD on Anandtech.
Western Digital WD Black NVMe SSD on ThinkComputers.

Zotac AMP Box Mini (external enclosure) on FunkyKit.
Sandberg Survivor Powerbank 20100 on NikKTech.
Arctic Freezer 33 TR CPU cooler on OCInside.

Thursday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 5-April-2018  14:39:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
POWER9 Benchmarks vs. Intel Xeon vs. AMD EPYC Performance On Debian Linux on Phoronix.
Intel B360 vs. Z370 Chipset: Finally an 8th-Gen Budget Platform on TechSpot.
MSI B360M Mortar Titanium on Vortez.
GIGABYTE B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WiFi on Vortez.
EVGA X299 Dark Motherboard on HWAsylum.

Fractal Design Meshify C Tempered Glass Case on PC Perspective.
Cooler Master Masterbox Q300P on FunkyKit.

CUK AC1300 Dual Band USB Adapter on Modders-Inc.
Circle with Disney – Parental Controls & Internet Filtering network management device on MissingRemote.

Audio Visual:
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds on NikKTech.
Cougar Phontum Gaming Headset on FunkyKit.
Viotek GN32Q 32-inch Curved 1440p 144Hz Monitor on ThinkComputers.
Logitech Circle 2 Security Camera Tweaktown.
BenQ SW271 & SW320 Photographer Monitors Revealed on TechARP.

Portable & Prebuilt:
2018 Dell Latitude + Vostro Laptops Revealed on TechARP.
ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 Gaming Laptop Revealed on TechARP.
THUNDEROBOT 911 Air + 911S Notebooks Launched on TechARP.
MSI GE Raider, GT75 Titan + GS65 Stealth Thin Laptops Revealed on TechARP.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop Revealed on TechARP.

Input Etc:
Genius Pen (GP-B200) Premium Capacitive Stylus on TechARP.
ROCCAT Horde AIMO Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Tesoro Gram XS Mechanical Keyboard on APHNetworks.

Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Preview on HardOCP.
Final Fantasy XV on Tweaktown.
Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges on PC Perspective.
Performance Testing Chaos Group’s V-Ray GPU & CPU 4.0 Beta Renderers on TechGage.
Far Cry 5 Benchmarked at 8K (7680x4320): Do We Get 30FPS? on Tweaktown.

HP SSD EX920 M.2 Solid State Drive on BenchmarkReviews.
Kingston KC1000 240 GB SSD on TechPowerUp.

Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 CPU cooler on Modders-Inc.
Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool on HardOCP.

Wednesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 4-April-2018  23:54:56 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS ROG STRIX H370-F Gaming on Guru3D.
GIGABYTE H370N WIFI on Vortez.
Intel Core i7-8750H Review: Hexa-core Processor for Laptops on TechSpot.
ASROCK H370M-ITX/AC (Intel H370) on Tweaktown.
GIGABYTE H370 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI on PC Perspective.
GIGABYTE H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI (AMD X370) on Tweaktown.
Charts CPU Performance Content Creation: 21 CPUs tested - Core i3-8350K on OCAholic.
Gigabyte Aorus H370 Gaming 3 WIFI on Guru3D.
Gigabyte Aorus B360 Gaming 3 WIFI on Guru3D.
Intel Core i5 8600 processor (65W) on Guru3D.
Exploring Intel's H370, B360, and H310 chipsets on Tech Report.

Toshiba X300 6TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive on MadShrimps.
Intel Optane SSD 800p on Vortez.
Kingston A1000 960GB PCIe NVMe SSD on LegitReviews.

Koolance CPU-400I Water Block on TechPowerUp.
Cooler Master MasterAir G100M CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Gigabyte Aero 15XV8 Coffee Lake laptop on ITWire.
Gigabyte's Aero 15Xv8 gaming notebook on TechReport.
GIGABYTE AERO 15 (Coffee Lake-H) Laptop on Tweaktown.

Easter Sunday Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 1-April-2018  08:00:26 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Thermaltake X1 RGB Cherry MX Silver Keyboard on Benchmark Reviews
Cherry Gentix Silent Mouse on Madshrimps

Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 TT Premium Edition RGB Fan Triple Pack on Vortez
Cryorig H7 and Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi on OCInside

Supermicro X11DAi-N Server Motherboard on TweakTown
Asus ROG Strix X370-I Gaming on LanOC

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Review (1TB) on The SSD Review
HP EX920 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) on The SSD Review

GAMDIAS ASTRAPE P1-750G 750W Power Supply on APH Networks
Enermax Revolution DUO 700W 80+Gold PSU on FunkyKit

Portable/Gaming PC:
ZOTAC MEK1 Gaming PC (GTX 1070 Ti) on TechPowerUp
Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 on Hot Hardware
Intel NUC8i7HVK NUC on PC Perspective
Intel NUC8i7HVK NUC on Hot Hardware
Intel NUC8i7HVK NUC on TweakTown
Intel NUC8i7HVK NUC on Legit Reviews

Arozzi Inizio Gaming Chair on NikKTech
G.Skill Sniper X DDR4-3200 16GB Dual-Channel Memory on TweakTown
A Way Out (PS4 Game) on Gaming Nexus
NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 WiFi on TechPowerUp
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