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August 2021
Tuesday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 31-August-2021  00:19:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you have an older iPhone, you can apparently overclock it by moving to France, or at least changing the location settings. According to a recent report out of China, as long as you change the location to France, the performance of its phones will become faster and smoother. The reason for the smoothness is that Apple has been fined by France for the frequency reduction incident. This means that the company can not temper the performance of old iPhones in the country. Worth a try, anyway.

HotHardware looked at how to upgrade your PS5 with an SSD. Sony's PlayStation 5 launched in November of 2020 somewhat incomplete. While the hardware had an M.2 slot to expand the internal storage needed by PS5 games, the software didn't know what to do with it out of the box. Earlier this year though, Sony opened up a beta program with early access to firmware that can use that slot, and we managed to get in.

TechSpot meanwhile listed their best CPU coolers for 2021. Another reason to use water cooling is if you have a slim case that doesn't have the space for a larger air cooler, or even for a fan near the CPU. On the other hand, a pump is much harder to replace than a fan if it breaks, and while rare, the possibility of leaks within an electronic device can be scary. Regardless of which type of cooler you need, this guide will cover many great options at every size and price point.

TechSpot also considered what L3 cache config makes for a fast quad-core gaming CPU. Coming away from that testing, many of you wanted to know how much difference the L3 cache capacity makes with just 4 cores active, wondering if the margins would be even greater. So we’ve gone back and retested a 4-core, 8-thread configuration while adding three more games to the list along with a fourth processor, the 4C/8T Core i3-10105F.

There's been quite a bit of chatter recently about manufacturers silently changing SSD specs, with WD notably saying they will change their behaviour in future. Drive makers have gotten into the unfortunate habit of swapping out key components that can potentially affect the performance of any particular solid state drive model, which introduces a sort of luck-of-the-draw factor for the buyer. Western Digital recently did this with its value-oriented Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. After catching some heat, WD has promised to update the drive model whenever it does something similar in the future. Samsung seem to have changed a controller under similar cirumstances. For more info, check out this thread with some other examples. ExtremeTech refer back to the IBM DeathStar HDDs as an example of how easy it is to lose consumer trust.



Sunday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 29-August-2021  20:56:42 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Tripowin TC-01 In-Ear Monitors headphones on TechPowerUp.
Movo VSM-7 Review - A Budget-Friendly Studio XLR Microphone on TechPowerUp.
Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.
Dell UltraSharp 4K Webcam on HotHardware.

Input Etc:
Leopold FC660C Low Noise Electrostatic Capacitive Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Woojer Strap Edge Haptic Strap For Games & Music on NikKTech.
Cougar AirBlader mouse on NeoSeeker.
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
Neo Forza NFP075 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
Seagate FireCuda 530 4TB SSD on Tweaktown.
Quick Look: SilverStone MS12 NVMe Enclosure on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
ASRock RX 6600 XT Phantom Gaming D 8GB OC on Guru3D.
VR Wars: The Red Devil RX 6600 XT Showdown with the RTX 3060 on BabelTechReviews.

Cooling:
Corsair SP120 RGB Elite fans on NeoSeeker.
Fractal Design Lumen S36 RGB AIO watercooler on Modders-Inc.
Fractal Lumen S28 RGB AIO CPU cooler on Vortez.

Misc:
Lexar Hades RGB DDR4-3600 32GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit on Tweaktown.
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 1000W Power Supply on APHNetworks.
Thermaltake Toughair 510 case on OCInside.
ASUS Z590 Wi-Fi Gundam Motherboard on Tweaktown.



Misc Pics (36 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 27-August-2021  13:43:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Getting my second jab at 3pm today - thanks to GillR and Simon this week!








Wednesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 25-August-2021  23:23:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Cooling:
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 A-RGB AIO CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
ARCTIC BioniX P120 A-RGB and P12 PWM PST RGB 0dB Cooling Fans on APHNetworks.
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 A-RGB on OCInside.

Memory:
G.Skill TridentZ Royal Elite DDR4 3600 MHz CL14 (2x16 GB) on Guru3D.
Patriot Viper Elite II 32GB DDR4-4000 Memory Kit on FunkyKit.

Storage:
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB SSD Review - the 176 Layer Flash Powerhouse on Tweaktown.
Laptop Gen4 Performance Upgrade - Phison's 2TB E18 B47R OEM SSD on Tweaktown.
Team Group MP34Q 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime USB 3.2 Gen2 1TB Flash Drive on Tweaktown.

Audio Visual:
Shanling MTW300 True Wireless Earphones on TechPowerUp.
ThieAudio Legacy 2 In-Ear Monitors Review - Beryllium Bang for Buck! on TechPowerUp.
OnePlus Buds Pro Review: Terrific Features, Tunable Sound on HotHardware.
Razer Barracuda X Multi-Platform Wireless Headset on MadShrimps.
XGIMI Elfin projector on TechPowerUp.
EPOS B20 USB Condenser Streaming Microphone on Tweaktown.
Monoprice Monolith M-TWE Wireless Earphones + SoundID on TechPowerUp.
Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Headset on Guru3D.
CORSAIR HS80 RGB WIRELESS headset on Vortez.
Corsair HS80 headset on NeoSeeker.
Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless headset on TechPowerUp.
Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset on ThinkComputers.

Power Supply:
Eaton Ellipse PRO 1600 Line Interactive UPS on NikKTech.
SilverStone Nightjar NJ700 700W on APHNetworks.

Input Etc:
ZSA Moonlander Ergonomic Split Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Quick Look: Akko World Tour-Shanghai Keycap Set on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT PCI-Express Scaling on TechPowerUp.
ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Phantom Gaming D on TechPowerUp.
VR Wars: The Red Devil RX 6600 XT Showdown with the RTX 3060 on BabelTechReviews.

Software:
Death's Door game on OCClub.
Adrenalin 21.8.1 Driver Performance Analysis on BabelTechReviews.

Misc:
SilverStone ECU06 & ECU07 USB-C Expansion Cards on TechPowerUp.
ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB4 Motherboard on Tweaktown.
Amplifi Alien Wi-Fi 6 Router on Tweaktown.



Monday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 23-August-2021  00:46:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Some news catchup..

This year marks 30 years since Linux was created. It's hard to over-state the effect that Linus's original work and the ongoing subsequent community effort has had on the history of computing. Also I liked this nugget: Torvalds announced in 1996 that there would be a mascot for Linux, a penguin. This was because when they were about to select the mascot, Torvalds mentioned he was bitten by a little penguin (Eudyptula minor) on a visit to the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra, Australia. Personally I remember buying an InfoMagic 3CD set in around 1994 which got my Linux journey underway. Anyway, there's some logos celebrating the birthday on the LinuxFoundation website.

There was some chatter recently about a 3dfx resurrection, but it seems to have been some kind of prank. So it was intriguing when the Twitter handle @3dfxofficial popped up out of nowhere, claiming to be back in some form and teasing "many exciting announcements" scheduled for today. And staying in character, the Twitter account posed eight presentation slides this morning to explain why it is returning, what products it plans to release, and other nonsense. If you do want some "modern" 3dfx goodness, check out this thread in our Retro & Arcade Forum.

Also on the retro side is this article about using an Amiga 4000 in 2021. Friends, acquaintances and random people often ask me, “What is the greatest computer range of all time and why is it the Commodore Amiga?”. Of course I don’t wait for them to ask me. I just shout out reasons why the Amiga is the best from across the street. Some might say Amiga owners are the original computing fan-boys. I think that’d be insulting to Commodore 64 owners. Still, there’s something about the Amiga that resonates with me in ways modern computing doesn’t. Which reminds me of this Amiga a500 Mini I posted about in the Forums recently.

HotHardware report from Intel Architecture Day. Intel held its annual Architecture Day earlier this week, and it’s safe to say that members of the press and analyst communities were waiting with baited breath for the deep dive disclosures on the company’s next-gen silicon architectures and products that are typically unveiled at the event. This year, Intel gave us a densely-packed view of what it has in store for PC consumers, the enterprise and data centers. From Alder Lake to Intel Arc, Sapphire Rapids, Ponte Vecchio and more, Intel laid down the gauntlet in fair detail on a number of fronts Guru3D have info on Alder Lake and Xe GPUs too.

The ACCC are taking Telstra, Optus and TPG to court, accusing them of charging customers for download speeds they could not provide. The ACCC alleges the companies told customers on FTTN connections they would test the speeds, notify customers if the maximum speed was not met, and offer remedies, but then failed to do so for many of those customers. The regulator has also alleged the three companies wrongly accepted payments for people on higher-speed plans when they could not achieve those speeds.

In the meantime.. Starlink is targeting coverage in your area in mid to late 2021. Soo, any day now? Or, maybe NBN Co will upgrade me to FTTP, as one of the "up to 10,000" of the 1.1 million premises they have said would be potentially eligible. Wait, what? “By calendar year end, the company plans to initiate a small volume launch of FTTN to FTTP upgrades, making up to 10,000 premises eligible to access to NBN Home Fast [100Mbps] and other higher speed services on demand, before scaling the program throughout 2022 and 2023.” In the meantime I barely have speeds above the ADSL I moved onto from dialup about 15 years ago.



Misc Pics (22 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 20-August-2021  14:40:03 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again! Thanks to Axe and Simon this week. Stay safe out there.









Baz's Full Scale Mk II Colonial Viper (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-August-2021  23:54:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

One positive about lockdown is it gives people a chance to work on their projects.. you know, like the life-size Mk II Colonial Viper you've been working on in your garage. Baz continues to amaze!


click for the worklog!



Thursday Night Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-August-2021  21:08:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Cases:
Fractal Torrent on Vortez.
Fractal Design Torrent on PCTestBench.
Fractal Design Torrent on HWAsylum.
Fractal Torrent White TG on Modders-Inc.
Fractal Design Torrent Black RGB TG Light Tint on TechPowerUp.
Fractal Design Torrent video review by OCClub.
Fractal Design Torrent on ThinkComputers.

Input Etc:
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard on Vortez.
Building a Keyboard 4: Epomaker GK61XS, Akko Carbon Retro Keycaps, Kailh BOX Switches on TechPowerUp.
Monstargear NINJA87BT TKL Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Viper Gaming Viper V765 Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard on NikKTech.
EVGA X17 8000Hz Gaming Mouse on PCTestBench.
Monoprice Dark Matter Hyper-K mouse on NeoSeeker.
Zowie EC3-C mouse on TechPowerUp.
ROCCAT Kone Pro Air Wireless Gaming Mouse on ThinkComputers.

Audio Visual:
FiiO FD3 In-Ear Monitors + New K3 Desktop DAC/Amp on TechPowerUp.
Eve Spectrum 4K Gaming Monitor Review : HDMI 2.1 + 4K 144Hz on Tweaktown.
Audeze Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
Viotek GNV34DBE2 Review - An Affordable 34” Ultrawide Gaming Monitor on TechPowerUp.
Tribit Home Speaker with LCD Display on FunkyKit.
Creative Stage V2 2.1 speakers on TechPowerUp.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Google Pixel 5a 5G Review: A Well-Executed Battery Life King on HotHardware.
Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders Review: Qualcomm & ASUS Set The Bar on HotHardware.

Misc:
NobleChairs Hero Black Edition gaming chair on Guru3D.
Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hub 16TB on Tweaktown.
Prisma AL-18 fans video review by OCClub.
Ion+2 Platinum 860W PSU video review by OCClub.
EVGA Z590 Dark Motherboard on Tweaktown.
GeForce 471.68 Driver Performance Analysis on BabelTechReviews.



Monday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 16-August-2021  23:04:34 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
EVGA Z590 FTW Motherboard on Tweaktown.
Gigabyte X570S AORUS Master Motherboard on FunkyKit.

Audio Visual:
Mangird Tea In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
Etymotic Evo Multi-Driver Earphones on TechPowerUp.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Review: Fast, mini-LED, True HDR Gaming on TechSpot.

Input Etc:
ASUS ROG Falchion keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Turtle Beach Recon Controller Gamepad on APHNetwork.
Marsback Zephyr Pro mouse on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT GAMING X on Tweaktown.
XFX MERC 308 Radeon RX 6600 XT on HotHardware.
XFX RX 6600 XT MERC 308 on OCClub.
SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB on NikKTech.
PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 XT Red Devil on Guru3D.
XFX Speedster MERC 308 Radeon RX 6600 XT on Guru3D.
The Red Devil RX 6600 XT takes on the RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti in 32 Games on BabelTechReviews.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6600 XT Pulse OC on TechPowerUp.
XFX MERC 308 RX 6600 XT Black on LanOC.
AMD Radeon Pro W6600 Review: RDNA 2 Pro-Vis GPU For Less on HotHardware.
XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Speedster MERC 308 Black on Tweaktown.
MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X on TechPowerUp.
XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Speedster Merc 308 on TechPowerUp.

Cooling:
Bykski 60 mm RC Series Radiator on TechPowerUp.
be quiet! Dark Rock TF 2 CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
be quiet! Dark Rock TF 2 on TechPowerUp.
Phanteks T30-120 Fan on TechPowerUp.
ID-Cooling SE-207-XT Black CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.

Storage:
MSI Spatium M470 NVMe 1TB M2 SSD on Guru3D.
Sabrent Rocket Q Battleship - 64TB & 23,000 MB/s on Tweaktown.
Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive on APHNetworks.
Neo Forza ZION NFP075 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.

Misc:
Berner GA101 Battery Solar Garage Door Opener on FunkyHome.
Montech X3 Mesh case on TechPowerUp.
Patriot Viper Elite II DDR4-4000 16GB Memory Kit on FunkyKit.
SteelSeries Prime Wireless Lightweight Ultra-fast FPS Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 1000W TT Premium Edition PSU on HWAsylum.



Misc Pics (18 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 13-August-2021  14:02:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Looks like I didn't post much news this week, too busy playing with my Raspberry Pi. :) Anyway, it's Friday again!









Tuesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 10-August-2021  23:44:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Video Cards:
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT on TechSpot.
ASUS Radeon RX 6600 XT STRIX OC on TechPowerUp.
Radeon RX 6600 XT Review: AMD RDNA 2 For Mainstream Gamers on HotHardware.
MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X on Guru3D.
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AMP HOLO on Guru3D.

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial on TechPowerUp.
Intel Core i5-11600K and Intel Core i9-11900K on OCInside.
EVGA Z590 Dark Motherboard on HWAsylum.
ASRock Z590 OC Formula Motherboard on Tweaktown.
AMD Ryzen 7 5600G and Ryzen 5 5700G - ZEN3 with Built in Graphics on Guru3D.
AMD Ryzen 5000G Series Review: Zen 3 APUs Deliver Big Value on HotHardware.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 5700G APU on Tweaktown.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G on Vortez.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G on TechPowerUp.

Cooling:
be quiet! Dark Rock TF 2 CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.
be quiet! Dark Rock TF2 CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.
SilverStone TP04 SSD Cooler on APHNetworks.
be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU cooler on TechPowerUp.

Memory:
Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith DDR4 32GB 3200MHz Gaming Memory Kit on MadShrimps.

Cases:
Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL Computer Case on NikKTech.
Corsair 5000D on NikKTech.

Power Supply:
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 1000W Power Supply on Modders-Inc.
Chieftec Polaris 1050 W on TechPowerUp.

Audio Visual:
Desklab 4k Portable Touchscreen Monitor on NikKTech.
VIOTEK GNV34DBE2 34" QHD Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor on FunkyKit.
HyperX CLOUD II Wireless Gaming Headset on NikKTech.
FiiO FH5s In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
ThieAudio Monarch In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
Quick Look: ICY DOCK EZ-Adapter MB031U-1SMB on TechPowerUp.
Patriot Viper PC4300 PCI Express 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD on HWAsylum.
Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer - 32TB & 28,000 MB/s of Awesome on Tweaktown.
Synology DS1520+ 5-bay NAS Review - DSM 7.0 Overview on TechPowerUp.
Quick Look: TDBT HybridHub-S USB-C hub with M.2 slot on TechPowerUp.
Acer FA100 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD on FunkyKit.
Lexar NQ100 480GB Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.
Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB USB 3.2 Flash Drive on FunkyKit.
GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s 1TB SSD on Tweaktown.
Acer SA100 1920GB SATAIII SSD on FunkyKit.
Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB SSD on Tweaktown.
MSI Spatium M480 2TB SSD on Tweaktown.
MSI Spatium M480 2TB NVMe SSD Breaching 7 GB/sec on Guru3D.
MSI Spatium M480 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
MSI Spatium M470 1 TB on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
Epomaker GK61 + SK21 Red Review - Red Wine on Your Desk keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Corsair K60 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on Tweaktown.
Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Keyboard on MadShrimps.
MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Gaming Mouse on Tweaktown.
Hexgears Gemini Dusk Keyboard on TechPowerUp.



Misc Pics (37 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-August-2021  14:42:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to mpot, Axe and mr bill this week!









Retro Gaming August 2021 (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-August-2021  00:05:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This month's Retro Racing is F1 Racing Championship from 2000. Wait, 2000 isn't retro! That's only.. (counts on fingers) oh. Right. Anyway: F1 Racing Championship contains several playable game modes: Single, Arcade, Grand Prix (training, qualifications and warm-ups) and Time Attack. Overall, the game features 22 drivers from 11 teams, and 16 tracks used in the 1999 Formula One World Championship. The multiplayer relies on local area network integration, supporting 22 players to compete simultaneously. A two player split screen mode is also included.


click for the thread!


Meanwhile the Retro Let's Play game is Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse from 2005. Stubbs wakes up as a zombie in the middle of Punchbowl, a newly built city in the 50s that has big clunky robots, laser guns, and hover cars. Being a newly animated zombie in this metropolis, most of your time is spent doing zombie things, like eating brains and attacking humans. Stubbs is no ordinary zombie; he has special abilities that he can use after eating enough brains. He tosses his head like a bowling ball and blows up enemies, making them zombies. He can rip his arm off, and you can control the arm like a remote control car. How have I never heard of this game before?


click for the thread!



Wednesday Night (13 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 4-August-2021  23:25:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Telstra have announced that all public payphones will be free - assuming you can still find one! Starting Tuesday, Telstra’s bold move, which is expected to lose more than $ 5 million in revenue, will be free from just asking for help from one of Australia’s 15,076 payphones or calling a friend. increase. As part of the telephone payphone overhaul, both local and domestic calls are free, and calls to Australian mobile numbers are unlimited except for the 6-hour call limit. However, consumers still have to pay to make a call abroad. Dicussion here.

An Australian court has ruled that an AI can be a patent inventor. On Friday, the Federal Court ruled in favour of Dr Stephen Thaler, a US-based developer of Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience (DABUS) in his case against the Australian Commissioner of Patents. The Commissioner had rejected Dr Thaler’s claim that his computer program is capable of independent invention and that it has devised several new inventions. But in the first judicial determination in the world of its type, Australian Federal Court Justice Jonathan Beach determined that an AI system can be named as the inventor of a patent.

OCInside have a DIY Nickel Plating Guide. This is how to nickel plate. Nickel-plated surfaces are frequently encountered in everyday life. Furniture fittings, tools and even CPU coolers are often coated with a thin layer of nickel. It protects objects from corrosion and makes them resistant to environmental influences. In the computer area, high-performance CPU coolers are often nickel-plated, as bare copper would otherwise oxidize quickly. In the following nickel plating tutorial on OCinside.de we nickel plate a coldplate and test the nickel plated AIO with liquid metal! Make sure you do your homework on the chemical safety side of things, though!

DIY keyboards are still popular, and OCClub have a guide to lubricating the switches. When I started with custom mechanical keyboards nearly a year ago now, I gave myself the goal of covering it within reasonable extremes. It can be described as a constructive hobby and, like many hobbies, can get very extreme if you decide to take it that far, with examples such as hand wired builds and so-called franken-switches, assembled from the parts of other switches. Lubricating switches I could see being described by some as extreme as it involves disassembling each switch, but it is more approachable than the examples I just gave, and so I have wanted to do it.

TechSpot looked back at 27 years of Need For Speed games. Today, we’ll fasten our seat belts for a quick drive down memory lane and take a look at all the mainstream Need for Speed games – PC & console – from the 1994’s original to Need for Speed Heat released in 2019. A new titles is also in development slated for 2022 as of writing.

I've been following Revenger's Astro City retro arcade project for a while - if you're working on something similar, you might be interested in these retro replica Sega Virtual Fight Stick Pro panels that he's organising. In partnership with San Star Game and thanks to FrancoB from Arcade Otaku, we are releasing a 2L16B panel (2 Player 16 buttons) with or without artwork one can buy. This layout is used by all modern fighting games especially console ones. The panel with artwork included (comes not attached) can now be ordered, you can just order 1 and we need a minimum of 50 total orders in order for them to be produced.



Tuesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 3-August-2021  22:43:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS ProArt B550-CREATOR on TechPowerUp.

Cases:
G.Skill Z5i ITX case on TechPowerUp.
Corsair 4000D White Computer Case on APHNetworks.

Cooling:
Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID 240 ARGB Sync AiO Liquid Cooler on PCTestBench.
Watercool Heatkiller V RTX 3080/3090 + eBC Backplate on TechPowerUp.
be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler on NikKTech.

Audio Visual:
Creative Sound Blaster Play! 4 USB DAC on ThinkComputers.
TinHiFi T5 In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI GE76 Raider 2021 (Intel 11th Gen) on HighPerformanceLaptops.
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop on TechSpot.

Storage:
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB SSD Review (tested with Windows 11) on Tweaktown.
Patriot High Endurance microSDXC 128GB Flash Memory Card on MadShrimps.
Lexar Professional 1066x SILVER SDXC 256GB & PLAY MicroSDXC 512GB Memory Cards on NikKTech.
ASUSTOR Drivestor 4 Pro (AS3304T) NAS on Tweaktown.

Input Etc:
Razer Basilisk Ultimate mouse on Vortez.
Redragon M808 Storm Pro mouse on TechPowerUp.
Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (Series X|S) on TechPowerUp.
Kitcom NK60T Mechanical Keyboard on APHNetworks.




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