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November 2023
Tuesday Night News Catchup (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 28-November-2023  23:34:48 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Ok, time to finally catch up and clear out the news box. First up, a story from a month ago from IntelInside, that says your iPhone MAC address was not as private as you may have thought. With the release of iOS 14, Apple promised to protect iPhone users from having the MAC address of their devices being tracked. That feature was fundamentally broken. Until now.

With power bills on the rise, it can't hurt to have a power-efficient PC - so HotHardware have a guide to building one. Working and gaming on a PC that requires lots of power has a negative consequences. Using more power will have an impact on your electricity bill, and in the warmer summer months your A/C may have to work overtime to deal with the added heat being pumped out by a powerful PC. Thankfully, there are plenty of power-efficient components to choose from today, that still offer excellent all around performance, and they won't break the bank either

If you've got an old Google account laying around that you still want, you should log into it to avoid it being deleted for inactivity. Act now if you want to keep your old Google accounts. Starting this week, on Dec. 1, Google will start deleting inactive Google accounts, it said, and all their contents, including Gmail messages, Photos, Calendar appointments, Contacts records, YouTube videos and Drive documents. .. To reduce this risk, Google said, starting in December, if an account hasn't been used or signed into for at least two years, it may delete the account and its contents. That means if you've not logged into an account since 2021, Google may get rid of it.

It seems like every few years we hear about diamond wafers making for faster chips, but here we are again. Those keeping a close eye on the tech sphere can already see this happening with slowing advances on GPU and especially CPU architecture, but manufacturers have been pondering this issue for much longer and are working on new solutions, like synthetic diamond and purified glass!

This slightly bends my brain but someone managed to essentially make a ramdisk inside the CPU cache and it is, unsurprisingly, blisteringly fast. So while L3 cache (which is where 3D V-Cache fits into the hierarchy) is a ton faster than any SSD that exists today, each 3D V-Cache chip only has 64MB of storage. Even if you include the L3 cache integrated into the CPU chiplet itself, the total amount on the 5800X3D and 7800X3D is only 96MB. Although you won't be using your CPU's cache for storage ever, the above benchmark run helps attach a number to one of AMD's most celebrated innovations.

The Government have released their Terms of Reference for the recent major Optus outage, with a particular focus on the impact on 000 calls. The Optus outage impacted approximately 10 million people, causing significant disruption to the ability of Australians to communicate, run small businesses, and left some people unable to call emergency services. The Review will consult widely with industry and consumer stakeholders as well as with Australian Government and state and territory agencies, and will provide a report to Government by 29 February 2024.

NASA's Curiosity Rover recently celebrated 4000 days on Mars. Four thousand Martian days after setting its wheels in Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover remains busy conducting exciting science. The rover recently drilled its 39th sample then dropped the pulverized rock into its belly for detailed analysis.

In an otherwise generally bleak news cycle, it's nice to hear a well-reasoned positive outlook on the future - from a co-founder of Ethereum. It's a long read which I haven't fully grokked yet, but I agree with this sentiment: I love technology because technology expands human potential. Ten thousand years ago, we could build some hand tools, change which plants grow on a small patch of land, and build basic houses. Today, we can build 800-meter-tall towers, store the entirety of recorded human knowledge in a device we can hold in our lands, communicate instantly across the globe, double our lifespan, and live happy and fulfilling lives without fear of our best friends regularly dropping dead of disease.

Monday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 27-November-2023  15:57:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Portable & Prebuilt:
Best Black Friday Laptop Deals on HighPerformanceLaptops.
ASUS ROG Strix G16CH Gaming PC on Tweaktown.
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus Laptop Review: Understated Beauty And Brawn on HotHardware.
Dell XPS 9730 (2023) Productivity & Gaming Laptop on Tweaktown.
ASRock 4X4 BOX-7840U Barebones Mini-PC on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER PF3 1050W Platinum Power Supply on FunkyKit.
Tewaycell Teze K5 1200W/1050Wh Portable Power Station on NikKTech.
XPG Core Reactor II 1200w ATX 3.0 80 PLUS Gold PSU on Tweaktown.

Audio Visual:
Ploopy Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones Review - DIY Fun! on TechPowerUp.
eufy eufyCam S330 4K Solar Security Camera on NikKTech.

CORSAIR iCUE Link XG3 Hybrid GPU Block (RTX 4080/4090) on TechPowerUp.
TeamGroup T-FORCE SIREN GA360 ARGB AIO cooler on Guru3D.
DeepCool AN600 Low Profile CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.

OdinLake Ergo MAX 747 Office Chair on ThinkComputers.
Thunder X3 Ultimate CORE LOFT Gaming Chair on Tweaktown.

ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Motherboard on OCInside.
Corsair Darkstar Wireless mouse on TechPowerUp.
Corsair MP600 Mini 1 TB Review - TLC Storage for the Steam Deck on TechPowerUp.
Thermaltake CTE C750 TG ARGB Snow case on APHNetworks.
Zyxel NWA220AX-6E AXE5400 WiFi 6E Access Point on LanOC.

Retro Misc Pics (5 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 24-November-2023  13:32:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Crikey, it's Friday again. In late November. In 2023! WTF. Anyway, here's Retro Misc Pics from January 2011:

7th Jan 2011:

14th Jan 2011:

21st Jan 2011:

28th Jan 2011:

Sizzlethon 2023 (17 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 22-November-2023  13:27:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Our fellow Aussie tech nerds over at TheSizzle are running a charity fund-raiser called Sizzlethon.

Until 11:59PM tonight I will be donating $5 to Ballarat's Child & Family Services for everyone that signs up for a free trial of The Sizzle. So far we've raised almost $700 and with a little nudge from OCAU we could make it $1,000. :)

If you sign up using this link you get a 90-day free trial instead of the usual 30-day one - and you support a good cause, without it costing you anything. What's not to like?

Tuesday Afternoon News, Maybe (2 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 21-November-2023  16:43:41 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

I thought I'd try posting a bunch of news links that took my eye, but didn't actually look too closely at.
Some will be good, some will not be good. Feel free to blame me if you waste your bosses time here.

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX was forced to kidnap a seal and blast it with sonic booms
Why superconductor research is in a ‘golden age’ — despite controversy
Scientists 3D print a robotic hand with human-like bones and tendons
Valve has released a 25th anniversary remaster of Half-Life
Hell freezes over – Apple to support RCS messages from Android phones next year
RX 7900 XTX prices starting to rise in China after RTX 4090 ban
Why Apple is working hard to break into its own iPhones
Apple's iPhone 16 May Abandon Apple's Dynamic Island For This Instead
YouTube angers millions of users around the world with new crackdown on ad-blockers
Rivian software update bricks infotainment system, fix not obvious
PlayStation CEO explains why PS5 profitability has 'deteriorated'
Xbox Is Giving Away A Deliciously-Themed Wonka Console With An Edible Controller
Microsoft Store adds a new feature: you can now choose what drive to install a game on
GTA 6 Anticipation Builds As Latest Leak Reveals A Surprise Character
ISS astronauts dropped a tool bag during a spacewalk and you can see it here
Ransomware Gang Leaks 43GB Of Boeing Data After Demand To Pay Up Doesn't Fly

Tuesday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 21-November-2023  16:09:17 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Audio Visual:
TOPPING D70 Pro SABRE DAC + A70 Pro Amplifier @ TechPowerUp
Hollyland Lark C1 Wireless Lavalier Mics @ FunkyKit
KTC OLED G27P6 @ TechPowerUp

Keyboard, Mouse, Etc:
Lofree Touch PBT Wireless @ ThinkComputers
SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL 2023 @ Madshrimps
Corsair Scimitar Elite Wireless @ TechPowerUp

TerraMaster D6-320 USB 3.2 HDD Enclosure @ NikKTech
Samsung 870 EVO 4 TB @ TechPowerUp

Motherboard, Memory, CPU:
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X & 7970X @ HotHardware
Ryzen Threadripper 7980X and 7970X @ guru3D
ASRock Z790 PG NOVA WiFi @ FunkyKit
Patriot Viper Elite 5 DDR5-6000 48GB @ ThinkComputers
MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk MAX WIFI7 @ guru3D
Lexar THOR OC DDR5-6000 2x16GB DDR5 @ aphNetworks

Video Card:
EK-Quantum Vector² RTX 4090 Strix/TUF GPU Block @ TechPowerUp

Software and Benchmark:
Steam Deck Undervolting @ HotHardware
Howl @ Neoseeker

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI Stealth 16 Studio @ HighPerformanceLaptops
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG @ HighPerformanceLaptops
GEEKOM Mini IT13 @ TweakTown
Razer Blade 18 @ TweakTown
Best Gaming Laptop: The Top 25 in Australia @ HighPerformanceLaptops

Misc Pics (25 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 17-November-2023  13:32:59 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Melissa and mpot this week!

Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 17-November-2023  00:16:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS Xtreme X Motherboard on Tweaktown.
ASRock Z790 PG-ITX/TB4 Motherboard on ThinkComputers.
ASRock Z790 PG Lightning WiFi Motherboard on FunkyKit.

DeepCool ASSASSIN IV High-Performance CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.
Arctic P8 Max fan on OCInside.

Audio Visual:
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro headset on Vortez.
FIFINE AmpliGame SC3 Audio Mixer on ThinkComputers.
ASRock Phantom PG34WQ15R2B QHD monitor on Guru3D.
Dan Clark Audio STEALTH Flagship Closed-Back Headphones on TechPowerUp.

Crucial X9 Pro 2TB & X10 Pro 2TB Portable SSDs on NikKTech.
Corsair MP700 Pro 2TB SSD Review - Cool at 12,400 MB/s on Tweaktown.
Corsair MP700 Pro 2 TB Review - Great Cooling Included on TechPowerUp.
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 4TB SSD on MadShrimps.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Acer Predator Triton 17X on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Origin PC EON17-X v2 Gaming Laptop on Tweaktown.
Google Pixel Watch 2 Review: An Impressive Sequel on HotHardware.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i on HighPerformanceLaptops.

Geometric Future Model 4 King Arthur Mid-Tower Case on Tweaktown.
XPG Valor Mesh on TechPowerUp.

Corsair Platform 6 Elevate Modular Computer Desk on TechPowerUp.
FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W ATX 3.0 Power Supply Unit on NikKTech.
G.Skill KM250 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review - Great Value! on TechPowerUp.
AMD Radeon Pro W7700 Review: Hitting The Sub-$1000, Pro-Vis Sweet Spot video card on HotHardware.

Sunday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 12-November-2023  15:05:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

WD Black SN770M 2 TB Review - Fast TLC Storage for the Valve Steam Deck on TechPowerUp
Sabrent Rocket Nano XTRM 1TB SSD Review - 3,000 MB/s that fits in your pocket on Tweaktown.
Addlink A93 4 TB on TechPowerUp.
Kingston IronKey Keypad 200C 256GB Hardware-Encrypted Flash Drive on FunkyKit.

Portable & Prebuilt:
GEEKOM A5 "AMD Ryzen 7 5800H" Mini PC on Tweaktown.
Google Pixel Tablet Review: A Tablet And Smart Home Hub All-In-One on HotHardware.

Power Supply:
XPG Core Reactor II 1200W Power Supply on APHNetworks.
Ugreen PowerRoam 1200 Power Station on TechPowerUp.
Be Quiet! Straight Power 12 1500W PSU - ATX 3.0 PSU on Guru3D.

Audio Visual:
RODE Streamer X capture device on FunkyKit.
Fifine AmpliGame AM8 microphone on TechPowerUp.
NZXT Relay Speakers and Subwoofer on Guru3D.
Corsair HS80 MAX Wireless Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.
AVerMedia Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 Capture Card Review - HDMI 2.1 Is Here, And It's Wonderful on TechPowerUp.
AOC AGON Pro AG276QZD 1440p 240Hz OLED Gaming Monitor on Tweaktown.

Phanteks Glacier G4090 RTX 4090 Strix/TUF GPU Block on TechPowerUp.
Valkyrie SYN 360 AIO Liquid Cooling System on NikKTech.

Input Etc:
MSI VIGOR GK50 Elite TKL Mechanical Keyboard on Tweaktown.
Darmoshark M3S Varun mouse on TechPowerUp.

Lexar ARES RGB DDR4 and DDR5 Desktop Memory on LanOC.
KLEVV CRAS V RGB DDR5-8000 32GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit on Tweaktown.

Creality Ender-5 S1 3D Printer With Sonic Pad on NikKTech.
SilverStone CS382 Case on ThinkComputers.
Intel Application Optimizer Tested: Smash CPU Bottlenecks And Boost Framerates on HotHardware.
Sapphire PURE AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT video card on Tweaktown.

Misc Pics (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 10-November-2023  13:28:39 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!

Thursday Morning (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 9-November-2023  01:09:00 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Still catching up on news from the news box. AMD recently unveiled their Threadripper 7000 family. These are workstation CPUs with up to 96 cores, supporting up to 2TB of RAM and a truckload of PCI lanes. More info on AnandTech, HotHardware and PC World. The Threadripper Pro 7000WX series mirrors the previous 5000WX series for the most part. It features 12, 16, 24, 32, and 64 core processors with a similar model numbering scheme, save for the top end part. The Threadripper Pro 7000WX series, however, adds an additional 96-core SKU – the Threadripper Pro 7995WX -- that sits unparalleled at the top of the stack.

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that Optus had an outage yesterday. Optus says some services are "gradually being restored" but it may take a "few hours" for all connectivity to return after a huge outage that affected more than 10 million customers earlier today. I quite liked The Chaser's take on it, thanks Branes. Discussion in this related thread.

On a related note, here's some lessons from 20 years of site reliability engineering at Google. At one point, we wanted to push a caching configuration change. We were pretty sure that it would not lead to anything bad. But pretty sure is not 100% sure. Turns out, caching was a pretty critical feature for YouTube, and the config change had some unintended consequences that fully hobbled the service for 13 minutes. Had we canaried those global changes with a progressive rollout strategy, this outage could have been curbed before it had global impact.

Here's a cool retro deep dive into some gadget catalogs. Here’s a catalog, from a guy who chooses cool gadgets, and writes about them in great detail, every word his own. Sounds fun. And then, you dig in.

This is slightly rumour-milly from a couple of weeks ago but big news if it turns out to be true: NVIDIA and AMD planning Windows ARM CPUs. Apple's release of Arm-based system-on-chips for its desktops and laptops three years ago demonstrated that such processors could offer competitive performance and power consumption. On the Windows-based PC front, only Qualcomm has offered Arm-based SoCs for notebooks in recent years, but it looks like it will soon be joined by AMD and NVIDIA, two notable players in the PC space, according to a Reuters report. That report is here with more coverage here on ExtremeTech. Intel are apparently not worried.

MSI have new Project Zero boards which tidy up the cable in show-boating PCs by moving some connectors to the back. The key gimmick with these boards is that basically all of their internal I/O and power connectors are moved to the back of the board. The only things left on the front are the CPU socket, the RAM slots, the PCIe slots, and M.2 sockets.

The robot dogs from yesterday's news might not need extreme parkour, if they can just shoot you with a rocket launcher instead. The U.S. Marine Corps recently tested a robot dog toting a training version of the M72 infantry anti-armor rocket launcher. This is the latest example of growing interest in the U.S. and foreign militaries forces, especially the Chinese and Russian armed forces, in the idea of arming four-legged uncrewed ground systems. What could possibly go wrong?

Wednesday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 8-November-2023  00:27:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Something I missed earlier (curiously my two high-school aged children failed to mention it) is that NSW has banned mobile phones in high schools. Students in public high schools across NSW must have their mobile phones turned off and out of sight from today, as the NSW Government delivers its commitment to ban students’ use of phones at school from the start of Term 4.

A site called "Chips and Cheese" has taken aim at the venerable CPU-Z benchmark, calling it inadequate, and going into some interesting CPU execution detail. CPU-Z is a hardware information tool from a company called CPUID, not to be confused with the CPUID instruction. Besides showing basic CPU, motherboard, and memory information, CPU-Z features a built-in benchmark. While the benchmark isn’t its primary function, it has made its way into some reviews, as well as AMD’s slides. Its free, accessible nature means it naturally enters online discussions. Therefore, it’s worth investigating and understanding the CPU-Z benchmark.

Intel and a mob called Submer have had a cooling breakthrough in the form of a Forced Convection Heatsink which can apparently handle CPUs of up to 1000W. Intel and Submer haven't nailed down the exact happenings of its next-gen FCHS cooling system, but it will use the power of liquid cooling between two cold plates, enhancing the thermal transfer and assisting in the cooling process. This new technology was cooling an "undefined Xeon processor," which was probably just Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" at 800W+ power.

Microsoft meanwhile are working on glass plate data storage - which could last thousands of years. Magnetic storage, while widely used, is problematic, according to Microsoft. Because of their limited lifespan, they need to be recopied frequently, which increases energy consumption and operating costs over time: “A hard disk drive might last five years. A tape, well, if you’re brave, it might last ten years”, explains Ant Rowstron, Distinguished Engineer, Project Silica.

So those terrifing robots can now do extreme parkour, also known as "pursuing human prey at high speed across varied terrain". We show our robot can perform a high jump on obstacles 2x its height, long jump across gaps 2x its length, do a handstand and run across tilted ramps, and generalize to novel obstacle courses with different physical properties.

Full scale MkII Colonial Viper - Finished! (1 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 7-November-2023  22:41:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

After 6 years of building, Baz has completed his incredible Full scale MkII Colonial Viper. This is without a doubt one of the most audacious and complex builds we've ever seen in the forums and it's fantastic to see it completed. Baz's website is here and as always the very detailed build log is here:

click for the worklog!

Tuesday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 7-November-2023  18:21:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-E Gaming WIFI II motherboard on Guru3D.
AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 Debut: 96-Core Zen 4 CPU Benchmarked on HotHardware.
Aorus Z790 Elite X WiFi 7 Motherboard on HWAslyum.

Input Etc:
AQIRYS ALUDRA Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.
Turtle Beach Atom Controller (iOS) Mobile Gamepad on APHNetworks.
CHERRY MX-LP 2.1 COMPACT WIRELESS WHITE Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.
Building a Keyboard 14: Ducky ProjectD Outlaw 65 + Cherry MX2A Red on TechPowerUp.

KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite 2TB M.2 SSD on FunkyKit.
Lexar NM790 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
Lexar NM710 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
PNY Duo Link USB 3.2 Flash Drive on ThinkComputers.
GIGABYTE AORUS Gen5 12000 1TB SSD on Tweaktown.

Audio Visual:
FiiO SP3 HiFi Desktop Active Speakers on NikKTech.
Quick Look: Gizaudio x Binary Acoustics Chopin In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
NACON RIG 900 MAX Gaming Headset on NeoSeeker.

KLEVV CRAS V RGB DDR5-6400 CL32 2x 16 GB on TechPowerUp.
Predator Hermes DDR5 6800Mhz RGB Memory on HWAsylum.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i on HighPerformanceLaptops.
HP Omen Transcend 16 on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Acer Nitro 5 on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Acer Aspire Vero on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Best Portable Laptop: The Top 30 in Australia roundup on HighPerformanceLaptops.

Power Supply:
Cooler Master V 1100 SFX Platinum ATX 3.0 PSU on Tweaktown.

Enermax LIQMAXFLO 360 AIO cooler on LanOC.
Thermaltake TH360 V2 Ultra ARGB Sync AIO Liquid Cooler - Snow Edition on FunkyKit.
Arctic Freezer 4U-M 4U cooler on OCInside.
CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 GPU Block (RTX 4090 Strix/TUF) on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
Acer Predator BiFrost Arc A770 OC Graphics Card Review: Intel On-Board on HotHardware.
Alphacool Core GeForce RTX 4090 Strix + TUF GPU Block on TechPowerUp.
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 7600 Gaming OC WINDFORCE 8G on Tweaktown.

Fundraising for Brianna (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 6-November-2023  20:34:17 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Long-standing Forums member Chamelion is in a tough spot at the moment, with his daughter requiring intensive care after an accident. There is a GoFundMe page if you wanted to help out with their expenses etc. There is no expectation, but if anyone wishes to help Brianna through this time, we would be forever in your debt. All proceeds will go directly to Briannas care and to help us bear the costs associated with being by her side as much as possible. Wishing all the best to you and your family.

OCAU Merchandise Discounted (2 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 4-November-2023  23:40:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Tony_L pointed out that Redbubble are having another sitewide sale which seems to include OCAU merch. For example our classic logo mug in white is 40% off, or only $12.08 plus shipping:

Now only $12.08 plus shipping!

Misc Pics (12 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 3-November-2023  14:10:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to MUTMAN and mpot this week!

Also these retro ones from 31st December 2010 which didn't fit into last week's post:

Retro Gaming November 2023 (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 2-November-2023  13:48:42 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

This month's "Retro Let's Play" for November are Jill of the Jungle, and Vinyl Goddess from Mars.

Jill of the Jungle is the classic DOS side scrolling platform game, and has some nice elements and is a bit hit of nostalgia for just about anyone who had a PC after 1992 as the first episode was such widely distributed shareware. Having a female protagonist was a novelty at the time, and indeed on GoG search it is the oldest release tagged with a female protagonist. It has Sound Blaster and Adlib support with some reasonable music and (loud!) sound effects. Designed and developed by none other than Tim Sweeney.

Vinyl Goddess from Mars was originally intended to be the sequel however ended up being released separately by Six Pound Sledge Studios. According to a 2009 video from LGR, the game's plot and look were changed a bit to make it more adult (seedy). The box art and menu screen confirms this direction.

click for the thread!

Thursday Lunch Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 2-November-2023  13:33:42 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Audio Visual:
RCA Evolution M27PG135F @ TechPowerUp
Comica Vimo S MI Wireless Microphone System @ ThinkComputers

Keyboard, Mouse, Etc:
Corsair M75 Air @ cowcotland
SCUF Envision Pro PC Gaming Controller @ TechPowerUp

Cases and Cooling:
Thermaltake Ceres 300 TG ARGB @ TechPowerUp
Scythe Fuma 3 CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers
Scythe Fuma 3 High Performance CPU Cooler @ FunkyKit
MSI MPG GUNGNIR 300R Airflow @ cowcotland
SSUPD Meshroom D mITX SFF @ TweakTown
Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo @ Bjorn3d
DeepCool ASSASSIN IV WH CPU Cooler @ aphNetworks

Crucial T500 PRO 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD @ guru3D
Crucial T500 2 TB SSD @ cowcotland
Crucial T500 Gen4 SSD 2TB @ TweakTown
Crucial X9 Pro 2TB Portable SSD @ Madshrimps

Motherboard, Memory, CPU:
Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 RGB DDR5-7600 48GB @ TweakTown
ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi @ OCinside
ACER Predator Hermes RGB 32GB DDR5 6800MHz CL32 @ NikKTech
Patriot Viper Elite 5 RGB DDR5-6000 48GB @ TweakTown
Lexar THOR DDR5-6000 32GB @ FunkyKit

Video Card:
PowerColor HellHound Radeon RX 7800 XT @ guru3D

Software and Benchmark:
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite @ HotHardware
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty : DLSS 3.5 @ cowcotland

Portable & Prebuilt:
Geekom Mini IT13 @ guru3D
Synology DS923+ @ cowcotland
Best Laptop Group Test: November @ HighPerformanceLaptops


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