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Patriot Viper VPN100 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
     Mon, May 20 2019 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on the same Phison E12 - Toshiba 3D TLC NAND configuration as the MP510 by CORSAIR and the P34A8 by Silicon Power but with the addition of a black heatshield the Viper VPN100 M.2 NVMe SSD could be exactly what you've been looking for.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2019
     Mon, May 20 2019 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2018 was a fantastic year for the gaming world at large, but for PC gamers, it was a bit of a mixed bag. Kingdom Come: Deliverance launched in February to great success and other titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4 and Vermintide 2 were received to excellent user impressions. What's in store for 2019?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

FiiO BTR3 Bluetooth Headphone Amp Review
     Mon, May 20 2019 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're looking for an LDAC and/or LHDC compatible Bluetooth transmitter/receiver/amp FiiO has you covered with their BTR3 model.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
     Mon, May 20 2019 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The world's first 5G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, just made its debut in South Korea and the United States.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Discrete GPU on a Cheap OEM PC
     Sun, May 19 2019 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After testing the GTX 1650 we pledged to track down a popular OEM PC that didn't have a 6-pin PCIe power connector. This lead us to the HP Elitedesk 800 G1, a computer that most who were in favor of the GTX 1650 recommended we test with. Here we go.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Cooler Master SK621 Review – 60% Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
     Sun, May 19 2019 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’re looking for a keyboard that’s easy to transport, Cooler Master might just have a solution with the SK621. With its tiny 60% form factor and included carry case, Cooler Master has definitely designed the SK621 with portability in mind – but the question remains: how many users actually travel with a keyboard on a regular basis? Even if easy portability isn’t on your list of requirements, the SK621’s feature list is still pretty impressive with Bluetooth connectivity, RGB lighting, and Cherry MX RGB Low Profile switches. Is it enough to justify the £139.99 price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Edifier G4 Pro Headset
     Sun, May 19 2019 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G4 PRO offers gamers a high-quality headset solution without too much compromise in terms of comfort, audio, or mic quality. At 69 USD, Edifier has delivered a very nice product.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

 
Cooler Master SK621 Wireless Keyboard Review
     Sun, May 19 2019 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since the launch of the MasterCase 5, Cooler Master has released some of the most unique hardware we’ve seen in recent memory. From Cooler Master’s Free Form Modular system to their excellent gaming headsets, I’ve been continually impressed. However, one of the more impressive products was also one of the most surprising. Now, it's finally here. We first got …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Hercules P32 DJ and Hercules DJ Control Instinct P8 Review
     Sat, May 18 2019 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is the next summer party already planned? Today on OCinside.de we test the DJ Control Instinct P8 and the P32 DJ, both DJ controllers from Hercules. We are curious to see what you can do with them and how the two Hercules Remix DJ Controllers with DJuced software will perform in the review.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

well-loved G502 Hero mouse
     Sat, May 18 2019 | 9:02A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bringing out a successor to the well-loved G502 Hero mouse is a tall order to begin with, and endowing it with wireless functionality and fancy wireless charging is a gusty move on top of that. Did Logitech succeed, or did it try to do too much at once? Let's find out.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Corsair AX Series 1000 W
     Sat, May 18 2019 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At $240, the Corsair AX1000 is certainly not cheap, but it is the best PSU we ever tested. Being built on a Seasonic platform, only top-notch components are used, making this one of the most recommended 1000 W PSUs you can get today, if your system needs much power.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

2.5 Geeks 5/8/19: GeForce GTX 1650, Lenovo Legion Y740
     Sat, May 18 2019 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650, Lenovo's Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop, the LG G8 ThinQ Flagship Android Phone, a Sneak Peek at the Google Pixel 3a XL, Corsair's H100i RGB AiO Liquid Cooler and more!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

DIY market may shrink further due to US-China trade tensions
     Fri, May 17 2019 | 3:19P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Digitimes reports: "Motherboard makers have experienced sluggish demand coming from the PC DIY market, which is likely to shrink further as the US-China trade dispute escalates, according to industry sources.

The PC DIY market has seen weak replacement demand, particularly in China, while shortages of Intel's entry-level to mid-range processors remain an issue.

With the cryptocurrency mining fad dissipating, most motherboard and graphics card players have seen their revenues returning to regular levels. But those who heavily rely on the two business segments have reported sharp drops in sales for the first quarter.

With the US government threatening to extend the 25% tariff to consumer products including notebooks and smartphones, Taiwan's motherboard and graphics card players noted that the impact on their businesses will not be big since they have already increased the prices for products shipping to the US previously when the US increased the tariff to 10%. They have also prepared production sites outside of China as a precaution.

As for China's 25% retaliatory tariff on US-imported products, the firms so far have not seen major impacts.

However, fierce trade tensions are expected to result in weakening demand from the end market. China is especially important as the popularity of the country's PC DIY market is far strong than that of the US.

For motherboards, nearly half of the worldwide shipments go to China and if demand continues falling, Taiwan suppliers' sales in 2019 are expected to be severely undermined.

At the moment, the China market accounts for big portions of the motherboard businesses of Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, but the proportions are relatively low for Micro-Star International (MSI), ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS).

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.49 billion (US$939.26 million) for the first quarter of 2019, down 0.9% sequentially and 7.2% on year. The company achieved EPS of NT$1.55 for the quarter, weaker than NT$2.49 of the same quarter a year ago, but higher than fourth-quarter-2018's NT$0.80."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Preview
     Fri, May 17 2019 | 3:13P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a quick look at the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7, check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Aerocool Tor three RGB fans
     Fri, May 17 2019 | 3:13P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Aerocool Tor aims to deliver a pretty cool feature set for the gaming enthusiast. With plenty of glass, as well as three RGB fans and a remote to control it all out of the box, we load the Tor up, turn it on, and light it up to figure out if it holds up or if Aerocool had to cut too many corners to offer it at such an attractive price.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

GIGABYTE AERO 15 Classic-XA Review
     Fri, May 17 2019 | 3:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well, today we have a new laptop which delivers a double dosage of new tech – the GIGABYTE AERO 15. This laptop features the Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, RTX 2070, an astounding SHARP IGZO 240Hz display, all complying to the NVIDIA Max-Q Design. Does it get much better than this? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
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  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
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